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Office Administrator- UK Office Norwich, United Kingdon

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, and now the United Kingdom, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear. The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across the globe and is recognized as a Fortune Magazine “Great Place to Work.”

About the Position

The Office Administrator is responsible for coordinating office activities and operations to secure the efficient running of the office and compliance to company policies. This includes assisting with day-to-day operations of the Human Resources (HR) functions and Health and Safety (H&S) duties

The role supports the Financial Controller in monitoring customer accounts to identify overdue payments, contacting debtors to arrange account payment. In addition, the Office Administrator is responsible for the authorization and processing of all supplier invoices and credit notes in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner.

Responsibilities and Duties

Office Administration:

  • Manage agendas/travel arrangements/appointments etc.
  • Manage phone calls and correspondence (e-mail, letters, packages etc.).
  • Track stocks of office supplies and place orders when necessary.

HR and Payroll:

  • Provide clerical and administrative including compiling and update employee records.
  • Process documentation and prepare reports relating to personnel activities (staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations etc).
  • Assist in payroll preparation by providing relevant data (absences, bonus, leaves, etc).

Credit Control:

  • Weekly monitoring of accounts to identify overdue balances.
  • Production and issuing of chasing letters and communication with customers to encourage timely payments.
  • Investigation and resolution of any customer invoicing queries.

Purchase Ledger:

  • Processing supplier invoices and credit notes.
  • Handling supplier queries and statement reconciliation.

Other duties as requested.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • GCSEs at Grade 4-5 or Equivalent in English Language and Mathematics; or two to four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrates a positive view of role of relationship with customers, supplier and colleagues.
  • Must have knowledge of office operations, workflow analysis, and current technologies in telecommunications, data entry and file management.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word and proficiency in a variety of applicable databases and systems.
  • Requires working knowledge in ERP Systems with regards to stock and purchasing management.
  • Analytical with a strong proficiency for business math and analytics.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.
  • This position requires an individual who is highly motivated, detail-oriented and result-driven.
  • A valid driver’s licence is desirable

Benefits

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package, including a semi-annual bonus scheme, pension scheme, generous number of paid holidays, fresh fruit and juices, and celebrations abound! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

How to Apply:

Please send all CV's to jobs @ vionicgroup.com. No calls are accepted at this time, please email any queries to jobs @ vionicgroup.com.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year

Purchasing Analyst San Rafael, CA

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row. Gallup Polls has also rated Vionic among the top 98% of all companies based on “Employee Engagement” exceeding the national average by 65 percentage points.

About the Position

The Purchasing Analyst is responsible for assisting the Senior Purchasing Manager and Planning Department in purchasing, reporting and administrative tasks between purchase order management, suppliers and factories, as well as, order release and soft allocation. Specific duties include Domestic and International purchase order entry/maintenance, communications with Vionic’s factory partners, and weekly review of Vendor Production schedules.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor purchase order lifecycle, from time of initial placement until goods exit factory (XF).
  • Daily maintenance of purchase orders, including but not limited to: revising pricing, updating XF and ETA dates.
  • Confirm and frequently maintain the updating of direct delivery addresses.
  • Review factory production schedules weekly for accuracy. Communicate any issues with internal stakeholders and Vionic’s factory partners.
  • Prepare and distribute weekly Open Purchase Order (PO) report. Communicate any changes in delivery to the required internal stakeholders.
  • Partner with Key Accounts to ensure special labels are placed and communicated to the factory in a timely manner.
  • Manage and partner with UK Logistics Manager to ensure the timely monthly placement of International PO’s.
  • Assist with compiling and tracking the International demand forecast for review with Sr. Purchasing Manager and Planning.
  • Entrusted to become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Microsoft D365 Master Planning (Purchasing function), associated Power BI reporting tools, and the Vionic Vendor Portal.
  • Partner with the Allocation Manager to learn Microsoft D365 Soft Allocation and Order Release processes. Training will ensure that this role functions as a backup to the Allocation Manager.
  • Maintain Released Product Style Statuses. Partner with Director, Planning to ensure the required seasonal status updates are supplied to IT Department for updating in Microsoft D365. Must provide ongoing maintenance to ensure styles are coded properly as this impacts Sales orders and our B2B site.
  • Partner closely with Costing Manager and Development to ensure that proper F.O.B. and Landed Cost data is recorded on all purchase orders.
  • Assist Sr. Purchasing Manager with monthly preparation of the Supply Plan forecast.
  • Proactively identify issues and work cross-functionally to resolve.
  • Prepare established monthly and ad hoc reporting for Planning Department and other business partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced technical school certificate; or equivalent combination of 3-5 years of education and experience.
  • Preferred minimum 5 years of experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Power BI, Word, Power Point, Outlook). Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel required, including, but not limited to, pivot tables, v-lookups, advanced formulas.
  • 1-2 years’ experience with ERP programs such as Dynamics 365 or similar systems, required.
  • Confident decision maker with the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Proficient in clear and concise verbal and written communications to all levels of peers and management.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to productively multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive minded with the ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Industry knowledge of footwear or consumer soft goods is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australian Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Product Line Coordinator San Rafael, CA

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row. Gallup Polls has also rated Vionic among the top 98% of all companies based on “Employee Engagement” exceeding the national average by 65 percentage points.

About the Position

The Product Line Coordinator will work under the direction of the Product Line Manager, assisting them in all day to day responsibilities and supporting the product creation process. They will also be required to support the relationship between the PLM and Design/Development teams and to regularly collaborate with them from concept to commercialization. This position is responsible for keeping accurate/complete records of all products, and maintaining seasonal samples. The Product Line coordinator will be the go-to person for all details pertaining to the fashion category, and must communicate all information to internal and external team members in a professional and timely manner to deliver profitable, on-time products, that meet the company’s strategic goals.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate and timely entry of seasonal product files in PLM following deadlines on the product calendar.
  • Support Internal teams with all information regarding seasonal product (sizing, materials, colors, changes, drops, etc.) including marketing team for catalogue publication. Issue seasonal product recaps as needed.
  • Partner with the Sample coordinator to ensure accurate sales sample orders and details.
  • Manage physical samples in office and assist internal teams with sample requests.
  • Maintain presentable showroom with accurate samples.
  • Assist in prepartation for shoe shows and customer presentations, ensuring availability of key samples and accurate linesheets.
  • Support the relationship between the PLM and Design/Development teams and regularly collaborate with them from concept to commercialization.
  • Review sales reports, market data and trends, and other research as requested to assist PLMs in creating brand-right product guidance. Compile sales reports and present findings to PLMs.
  • Develop line building skills and learn product development process through assisting PLM from concept to commercialization.
  • Follow milestone calendar and support PLM meeting deadlines.
  • Assist with linesheet maintenance/distribution as needed.
  • Other duties as requested
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook), required.
  • Adobe Illustrator experience, preferred.
  • Desire to grow a career in footwear product creation.
  • Ability to read and analyze sales reports.
  • 1+ years of experience working in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and maintain productivity
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Have a "can do" positive attitude and be a flexible team player.
  • Extremely detailed and have superior organaizational and prioritation skills.
  • Skilled communicator and ablility to work with Design, Development and other Product Line Coordinators.
  • Demonstrates a positive view of role of relationship with customers, vendors and coworkers.
  • Industry knowledge and previous footwear experience is preferred.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australian Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Customer Care Clerk San Rafael, CA

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row. Gallup Polls has also rated Vionic among the top 98% of all companies based on “Employee Engagement” exceeding the national average by 65 percentage points.

About the Position

The Customer Care Clerk provides exceptional service to Vionic’s customers, dealers and outside sales representatives, as well as meets/exceeds sales profit and customer satisfaction targets.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Order Processing - Process and maintain orders received from customers.
  • Inbound Calls/Outbound Calls - Receive and make relationship-building calls with agents, wholesalers, retailers and, on occasion, consumers.
  • Send order confirmations and advise on backorders, available inventory, shipping/tracking and general queries.
  • Service Management - Identify trends in Customer Care data and report to the Customer Service Supervisor on those trends. Initiate action to take advantage of opportunities.
  • Customer Care Support - Provide general support to the Customer Care team.
  • General Administrative Duties - Assist with general administrative functions as assigned (filing, copies, etc.).
  • Other duties as requested.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience in a telephone-based customer service role.
  • Prior experience in a multi-tasked call center.
  • Prior experience with computer data entry.
  • Prior experience in working to a sales budget.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, experience and proficiency with customer service/order entry software systems, basic skills in standard office software such as Word, Outlook, etc. are required.
  • Keyboard skills to at least 35 words per minute.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and toggle between several screens with ease.
  • Ability to identify opportunities that "fall outside the square" and to initiate action to take advantage of those opportunities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude with customers at all times.
  • Demonstrates a positive view of role of service to customers.
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently, quickly and with empathy for customer issues.
  • Industry knowledge of footwear or consumer soft goods is preferred.
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We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australian Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Operations Assistant– UK Office Norwich, United Kingdon

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, and now the United Kingdom, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear. The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across the globe and is recognized as a Fortune Magazine “Great Place to Work.”

About the Position

The Operations Assistant is a key position within the Vionic Operations team that supports several functions within the company. The ideal candidate will interface primarily with our warehouses by overseeing all inventory-related transactions as well as monitoring on-time shipping performance and order accuracy. Responsibilities include ensuring all key account customer delivery special handling requirements are fulfilled and goods are shipped on-time and complete.

In addition, this role requires effective communication and cross-functional skills to successfully collaborate with Logistics, Customer Care, Sales, Quality, and Finance departments.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Handling QVC and Wholesale returns. liaising with the warehouse and customer freight forwarder about the expected goods. Organise product rework, if required.
  • Outbound: Follow-up shipping plan for collection and deliveries to key accounts. Liaising with freight forwarder for the collection and deliveries.
  • Ensure bookings are made correctly and on-time. Checking Sales Order (SO) booking against customer Purchase Order (PO) for variances.
  • Liaise with freight forwarders to ensure goods are delivered on-time and complete as per booking.
  • Ensure we receive timely and correct information from freight forwarders about collection, transit times, bookings, deliveries and wholesale customers (high volumes). Ensure we receive proof of delivery.
  • Prepare Commercial Invoices and Packing list as required.
  • Inbound: Raise and amend POs and Direct deliveries SOs.
  • Advise Vionic team about the received inbound on-time as per shipping plan.
  • Ensure all cargo docs are received after the cargo on board/shipped.
  • Check PO price and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes are correctly shown on the supplier cargo documentation (packing list & commercial invoices)
  • Labelling: Order labels and liaise with the warehouse and ensure all labelling is done on time, according the labelling plan.

Other duties as requested.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • GCSEs at Grade 4-5 or Equivalent in English Language and Mathematics; or two to four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of understanding with shipping documents (Air-Ocean Booking, Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice, Packing List, C/O, etc.)
  • Previous experience in stock management.
  • Excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook); be proficient on applicable databases and systems.
  • Requires working knowledge in ERP Systems with regards to stock and purchasing management, with previous experience in stock management.
  • Demonstrates a positive view of role of relationship with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
  • Must have knowledge of office operations, workflow analysis, and current technologies in telecommunications, data entry and file management.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, strong organisational skills and time management skills with results-driven attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical with a strong proficiency for business math and analytics.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain productivity in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package including a generous amount of PTO, fresh fruit and juices, and celebrations abound! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Sales Sample Coordinator San Rafael, CA

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a Fortune Magazine “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row.

About the Position

The Sales Sample Coordinator organizes and implements duties and needs of the various Sales team leaders and external sales teams with samples seen all the way through from demand to invoicing. This position will work across all Sales departments in sample tracking in order to hit the needs of deliveries such as sales conference and account needs globally. This position will also support the administrative needs for the Sales Teams.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Sample Management: Catalogue and store samples. Keep sample rooms organized, updated and current.
  • Shipment Management: Track sample shipments, unpack and stage shipments that arrive, deliver samples to correct recipients. Document FedEx invoices on the tracker for Accounting. Follow up with FedEx/Logistics for any shipments stuck in Customs.
  • Data Management: Update ERP system regarding SO's placed.
  • Support Sales teams with sample orders and purchase orders creation within ERP system for followings samples: Salesmen samples for Independent Reps, Medical Reps, Marketing and QVC.
  • Ongoing communication with Product Team Coordinator to adhere to product calendar and ensure salesman samples have correct specs for production; keep ongoing log of product changes.
  • Assist in the organization of all Trade Shows, Sales Conferences, PS Club meetings and Consumer and Customer Advisory Board Meetings.
  • Provide responsive, accurate support to Sales Department management team members including: producing reports, answer calls, emails, requests from the Sales leaders and sales teams.
  • Coordinate with Factories to create timelines for sample creation.
  • Support the administrative needs of the Sales Account Directors
  • Other duties as requested.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • Prefer one year certificate from college or technical school; or 2-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least two years working in a fast-paced work environment, required.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Contacts) required.
  • At least two years’ experience in event coordination, preferred.
  • At least 6 months experience with shipping/logistics, required.
  • At least one year with sample management, preferred.
  • Previous experience with ERP system required, Dynamics preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in tight timelines, with high productivity.
  • Ability to learn quickly and explain work process when teaching others.
  • Proven organizational, communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.
  • Demonstrates a positive view of role of relationship with vendors and coworkers.
  • Industry knowledge of footwear or consumer soft goods is preferred.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australia Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Associate Footwear Developer San Rafael, CA

IT BEGAN WITH A FLIP-FLOP.

But not just any flip-flop. A sandal that revolutionized the industry, bringing biomechanical support to a quintessential summer staple. From these humble beginnings in Australia to the bustling San Francisco Bay Area, Vionic has grown from a fledgling business to a global footwear brand. We’re bringing together style and science and reimagining the look of supportive footwear.

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Belk and Zappos.com, and at VionicShoes.com. Our corporate headquarters is located in San Rafael off of Highway 101, with easy highway access and plenty of free parking.

Vionic is nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal FIVE years in a row. Gallup Polls has also rated Vionic among the top 98% of all companies based on “Employee Engagement” exceeding the national average by 65 percentage points.

About the Position

Reporting to the Senior Footwear Developer, the Associate Developer is responsible for assisting with the footwear creation process from initial concept, spec, final sales sample, and, if needed, the commercialization and production for assigned models. The Associate Developer keeps in mind target costs, on-time delivery, and development according to the company product calendar.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Participate in oversea travels to work with manufacturers and suppliers on existing and current development projects.
  • Provide technical product expertise to brand partners.
  • Initiate and lead meetings with assigned products to relevant teams during various phases of development to review, evaluate, update, and ultimately drive the decision-making process to maintain on-time delivery.
  • Recommend and specify to product, design, development, and costing team the material, component, and construction options to meet target costs as well as product integrity through testing.
  • Create and build a knowledge base and stay informed about vendor capabilities and performance, factory relationships, quality issues, and material costs and lead-times.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary.
  • Manage and maintain development BOMS in Centric PLM system.
  • Assist with initial costing strategies to meet target costs.
  • Exhibits process discipline and provides insight on cost saving opportunities.
  • Other duties as requested by the Senior Developer.

Note: Candidates must be able to travel domestically and internationally.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year institution (Design, Fashion, Engineering preferred); or 0-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Relevant experience in Bill of Materials (BOM) creation, spec sheet construction, design translation, product and material experience with pattern engineering and project management is preferred.
  • Understanding of footwear construction, materials, and the product creation life cycle.
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives.
  • Ability to champion complex projects both cross functionally and vertically within the organization.
  • Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office, required. Experience in Illustrator, PLM, ERP and PPT is preferred.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Positive, flexible team player.
  • Industry knowledge of footwear or consumer soft goods is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in Chinese Mandarin, a plus.

We offer a fun and dynamic workplace with a robust benefits package that currently includes 100% paid medical premium for employees, dental, vision, LTD, Life, a generous amount of PTO, and a 401K retirement plan with employer match. Fresh organic fruit and juices, Fitbit challenges, and celebrations abound, including Australian Day! You receive free shoes each season, and receive a seriously deep discount on our products, because you will want more!

Benefits

We believe in a total value proposition that includes competitive compensation (base and
incentive pay), benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth.
We work hard and we make sure to build in opportunities for teamwork, creativity and fun. Our
comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Long-term disability
• Life
• 401K retirement plan with employer match
• Semi-annual incentive program
• Generous time off program
• Wellness program
• Free shoes
• Friends & family discounts on shoes