EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Really Good Stuff works hard to be the premier provider of education products for today's classroom. Our exclusive collection of fun and creative teaching tools makes us unique! We are a multi-channel marketer with catalogs and a website that teachers love to shop! We are a part of the Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry.

We are committed to seeking unique and talented individuals who share our passion for education. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status.

We invite you to join our team!

JOB OPENINGS

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for employment at Really Good Stuff, please fill out the Online Job Application and send resume and salary requirements via one of the following options:

  • Fax: 203-881-3135, Attn: RGS
  • Email Human Resources
  • Mail:
    Really Good Stuff
    Attn: Human Resources
    Really Good Stuff, LLC.
    P.O. Box 1111
    Shelton, CT 06484-1110




Buyer

Really Good Stuff – Shelton, CT

Under the general supervision of the Purchasing Manager, analyzes forecasts and stock reports and orders proprietary products based on lead times, MOQs, restocking levels, sales trends; manages foreign & domestic supply base to provide JIT inventory.

Essential functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages foreign and domestic suppliers for assigned product lines, to deliver on time deliveries of quality product in support of sales plan.
  • Mana finished goods inventory availability and works to minimize backorders for assorted product lines including but not limited to custom corrugated, molded plastic, carpets, pencils, and other proprietary classroom supplies.
  • Executes purchase orders, and negotiates all terms and conditions with vendor base relevant to scheduled delivery times, payment terms, returns, chargebacks, and discounts.
  • Analyzes various forecasting/inventory reports and collaborates with merchants to define optimum inventory and restocking levels and plan ordering form suppliers accordingly.
  • Actively seeks out cost savings and cost reduction and rebate opportunities with vendors; negotiates coop agreements; creates forecasts of savings and reports on actual vs projected
  • Manages vendor production to forecast and vendor warehousing of finished goods, to reduce lead times, optimize cash flow, and reduce risk of obsolescence.
  • Manages inbound freight via forwarder for on time container delivery; solicits air freight quotes for inbound inventory and calculates cost/benefit analysis for air freight cost vs backorder fulfillment.
  • Collaborates with Accounting Department to resolve vendor invoice discrepancies and ensure timely payment to maximize discounts...
  • Routinely monitors purchase order status and expedites vendor shipments, and collaborates with warehouse to ensure on time availability of product
  • Updates and manages landed freight costs in VAI system
  • Monitors daily backorders, investigates and resolves out of stock skis, and manages CLEAVER system to minimize order splits;
  • Inspects and coordinates the approval of samples for reordered product to ensure product quality, and compliance is within specification; collaborates with Compliance/Sourcing /Merchandising to resolve product problems approves or rejects received product.
  • Manages vendor self-inspection process, including reporting and problem resolution
  • Executes special projects as required

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree in business or related with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a purchasing/sourcing function. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required with strong Excel skills... Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written, required. Experienced in a strong ecommerce supply chain, preferred.

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Director, E-Commerce

Really Good Stuff – Shelton, CT

This position will be P&L responsible for increasing ecommerce revenue, site merchandising, content updates, site performance/maintenance, and etail marketing with an emphasis on driving sales, customer acquisition and site conversion. It will be important for this position to drive ecommerce sales growth in all categories and businesses, with a heavy focus on Amazon, while understanding and maintaining our brand positioning and providing our customers a world-class shopping experience. The ideal candidate must have a solid background in e-commerce operations, merchandising, marketing, analytics, etail and experience managing multiple direct reports.

Merchandising:

  • Responsible for ecommerce merchandising and product decisions using insights culled from KPI’s, multi-variate testing, and competitive research
  • Work with division verticals to grow sales, coordinate merchandising efforts and define business objectives
  • Identify and implement online merchandising strategies that drive improvements in sales conversion, translating to increases in customer acquisition, retention and up/cross-sales.

Website Functionality:

  • Identify and communicate business needs based on analysis for improved website functionality and enhanced customer experience
  • Identify, recommend and execute strategies and initiatives to drive significant increased website traffic, conversion rates, revenue and profitability leveraging analytics and A/B site testing
  • Utilize website usability methods to develop and maintain brand merchandising standards and increase conversions.
  • Optimize performance of channels and marketing initiatives by implementing a robust testing capability (i.e.: A/B and multivariate testing.)
  • Track and evaluate site user behavior; make recommendations to improve user experience/usability and sales conversion.
  • Develop appropriate KPI reporting to measure sales improvements.

Analytics/Reporting:

  • Oversee management of ecommerce budget
  • Manage daily, weekly and/or monthly analytic reports that monitor website performance, traffic, and overall status of database
  • Use analytics to identify actionable business opportunities

Etail:

  • Responsible for etail merchandising and product decisions.
  • Achieve revenue, volume and profit targets, as well as other determined business KPIs, through management of promotion mix in line with brand / company objectives.
  • Increase sales performance by effectively managing 3rd party etailer sites like Amazon and Walmart to ensure that Really Good Stuff is best in class in terms of positioning prominence, content relevance, customer satisfaction, internet specials and overall merchandising mix.
  • Review daily performance of products on etail platforms and make real-time adjustments to optimize across all platforms.
  • Work with analytics and site operations to define merchandising segments and merchandise appropriately to increase sales performance of each segment.
  • Implement etail marketing programs as directed and/or required.
  • Effectively manage e-commerce vendors to maximize etailer sales performance

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8-10 years’ experience in retail ecommerce business
  • Online P&L responsibility / management experience
  • Experience with Kalio and SAP Hybris a plus
  • Proven success managing a large catalog on Amazon
  • Proven success managing cross-functional teams and external vendors to accomplish goals
  • Proven success in improving user experience
  • Experience merchandising to K-5 teacher market preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management
  • Ability to move effortlessly between strategic planning and tactical execution
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven analytical skills with expertise in Google Analytics
  • PC skills; proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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Warehouse Receiving Associate – 2nd Shift

Really Good Stuff – Kansas City, MO

Our Warehouse Associates in Receiving are responsible for product movement through the warehouse and providing complete customer satisfaction through their focus on quality, efficiency and accuracy in shipping our orders to our customers through out the U.S. and Canada.

This position is second shift Monday-Friday with seasonal overtime with shift differential. Initial 90 day performance review period is pay rolled through a staffing agency we partner with. After 90 days qualified candidates are hired as full Really Good Stuff employees and full benefits are offered including medical, dental, vision, life, injury, illness, 14 days of paid time off within first 12 months of employment and paid Holidays.

Essential functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate workflow and quality control of all inbound functions
  • Communicate and follow-up on daily information
  • Support facility and department guidelines, processes, and SOP's
  • Stocking, inventory control, cycle counts and processing returned goods
  • Some record keeping skills
  • Keep work environment and warehouse clean and free of debris
  • Be an active participant in continuous improvement activities
Really Good Stuff benefits include health insurance, ten paid holidays, paid vacations and a great team oriented working environment. Typical work schedules are Mon-Fri. Seasonal overtime will be required as well as flexibility in scheduling.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous warehouse or distribution center experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to perform work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment (fork trucks, pallet jacks)
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on the task at hand
  • Thrive in a team-oriented work environment
  • Flexible to work overtime as needed
  • Be an active participant in continuous improvement activities
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Please send resumes to KCDC-jobs@reallygoodstuff.com or apply online.




Warehouse Associate – Day Shift (Monday – Friday)

Really Good Stuff - Kansas City, MO

Our Warehouse Associates have the responsibility of providing complete customer satisfaction through their focus on quality, efficiency and accuracy in picking, packing and shipping orders to our customers through the U.S. and Canada.

Essential functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Processing customer orders by picking product, checking orders for accuracy, packing, shipping and loading.
  • Duties could also include stocking, inventory control or processing returned goods.
  • Keep work environment and warehouse clean and free of debris.
  • Be an active participant in continuous improvement activities.
Really Good Stuff benefits include health insurance, ten paid holidays, paid vacations and a great team oriented working environment. Typical work schedules are Mon-Fri. Seasonal overtime will be required as well as flexibility in scheduling.

Qualifications:

  • Previous warehouse or distribution center experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to perform work quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment (fork trucks, pallet jacks)
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on the task at hand.
  • Thrive in a team-oriented work environment.
  • Flexible to work overtime as needed.
  • Be an active participant in continuous improvement activities.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Knowledge & Education: General warehouse procedures and skills. Read, understand and utilize both RF scanners and computers. A high school graduate with some experience preferred. Limited knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; exposure to AS400 is a plus. Basic mathematical skills and the ability to read English are required.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: The essential functions of this job require the employee to perform the following physical activities: The ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. The ability to access all areas of the facility. Noise level for this environment is moderate.

Please send resumes to KCDC-jobs@reallygoodstuff.com or apply online.




Warehouse – Receiving/Returns Clerk (Day Shift Mon-Fri)

Really Good Stuff - Kansas City, MO

Our Warehouse Receiving/Returns Clerk is responsible for supervising and coordinating returns and product movement and placement through the warehouse. Provide complete customer satisfaction with quality, efficiency and accuracy to our customers through the U.S. and Canada.

Essential functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the processing of all returned merchandise.
  • Actively participate in preventing and correcting errors (audits, coaching, feedback, etc.)
  • Innovative thinking: seeks operational improvements; able to resolve operational problems; adapts to procedural changes.
  • Communicate and follow-up on daily information.
  • Provide day-to-day communication and support to manager and team<./li>
  • Support and drive the department's goals and strategies.
  • Some record keeping, reporting skills required.
  • Monitors environment for safety, cleanliness and conformance to Company standards.
Really Good Stuff benefits include health insurance, ten paid holidays, paid vacations and a great team oriented working environment. Typical work schedules are Mon-Fri – Day Shift. Seasonal overtime will be required as well as flexibility in scheduling.

Qualifications:

  • Previous warehouse or distribution center experience required
  • The ability to lead and teach others, as well as promote team work
  • Good customer service skills and a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to perform work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment (fork trucks, pallet jacks)
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on the task at hand
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Knowledge & Education: Solid knowledge of general warehouse procedures and skills required. The ability to read, understand and utilize both RF scanners and computers. A high school graduate with some college course work preferred. Previous warehouse experience required. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; exposure to an AS400 is a plus. Basic mathematical skills and the ability to read English are required.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Adequate mobility to continually walk and stand; pull orders from various shelf heights; and the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. The ability to access all areas of the facility. Noise level for this environment is moderate. This position requires sitting at a computer approximately 30-60% of the work day depending on department needs.

Please send resumes to KCDC-jobs@reallygoodstuff.com or apply online.




Warehouse Picking / Floor Supervisor - Day Shift (M - F)

Really Good Stuff - Kansas City, MO

Our Warehouse Picking Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating order processing. Provide complete customer satisfaction with quality, efficiency and accuracy in shipping orders to our customers through the U.S. and Canada.

Essential functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the workflow and quality control of all order processing
  • Actively participate in preventing and correcting errors (audits, coaching, feedback, etc.)
  • Innovative thinking: seeks operational improvements; able to resolve operational problems; adapts to procedural changes
  • Provide technical support to team
  • Communicate and follow-up on daily information
  • Support facility and department guidelines, processes, and SOP's
  • Provide day-to-day communication and support to manager and team
  • Support and drive the department's goals and strategies
  • Some record keeping, reporting skills required
  • Makes personnel recommendations to HR & Managers
  • Monitors environment for safety, cleanliness and conformance to Company standards
  • Performs administrative duties such as attendance records, overtime, employee breaks, etc.

Really Good Stuff benefits include health insurance, ten paid holidays, paid vacations and a great team oriented working environment. Typical work schedules are Mon-Fri – Day Shift. Seasonal overtime will be required as well as flexibility in scheduling.

Qualifications:

  • Previous warehouse or distribution center experience required
  • The ability to lead and teach others, as well as promote team work
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Good customer service skills and a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to perform work quickly and accurately
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on the task at hand
  • Be a leader in continuous improvement activities
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Knowledge & Education: Solid knowledge of general warehouse procedures and skills required. The ability to read, understand and utilize both RF scanners and computers. A high school graduate with some college course work preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook are required; exposure to an AS400 is a plus. Basic mathematical skills and the ability to read English are required.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Adequate mobility to continually walk and stand; pull orders from various shelf heights; and the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. The ability to access all areas of the facility. Noise level for this environment is moderate.

Please send resumes to KCDC-jobs@reallygoodstuff.com or apply online.