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




Director, Contract & Bid Administration

Monterey CA or Shelton CT

Director, Contract & Bid Administration - Excelligence Learning Corporation is the leading provider of innovative and compelling early childhood educational products that empower teachers and students across the country.

The Director, Contract & Bid Administration will lead the bids and proposal staff across all Excelligence companies. The bids and proposals staff are charged with sourcing procurement opportunities as well as the preparation and submission of winning proposals. In this role, the Director will work with Excelligence’s subsidiary companies to coordinate responses to Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and Grant Proposals. The person in this role will also manage existing and future GSA Schedules and opportunities.

The position involves researching, writing, and producing a high volume of client-facing documentation on behalf of Excelligence in support of an array of innovative education products. This role will successfully communicate and collaborate with a variety of internal stakeholders including, Legal, Sales, e-Commerce, Product leads and other subject matter experts, as needed - and thus, is a highly visible role.

The Director will oversee a small team, exhibiting strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to generate creative ideas while working both independently and collaboratively. The successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter, multitasker who works well under pressure, and follows through on tasks. We are looking for a strong team member who leads by example and keeps the team informed of changes.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and qualify RFPs, RFQs, RFIs and grant proposals that are a fit with one or more of the Excelligence companies. Communicate with a point of contact at the appropriate Excelligence company, confirming that the opportunity should be pursued.
  • Plan, research, develop, and edit complex content for proposals in response to customer solicitations
  • Act as the central point of contact on assigned proposals, and lead and guide the work of the Bids and Proposals team
  • Manage GSA Schedules and future GSA opportunities for Excelligence subsidiary companies
  • Maintain, improve, and enforce the bids process within the team and across the company
  • Understand the various Excelligence subsidiary companies and their position in the market to best represent and respond to RFP opportunities
  • Monitor the bid opportunities pipeline and ensure that team resources are appropriately allocated
  • Lead and/or support the development and submission of winning strategic bid responses by working with the Bids team, internal experts and/or contractors, as required
  • Research and gather information to include corporate information, product information, and other standard materials
  • Maintain, augment and improve library of reusable components, templates, and processes to reduce response time and improve quality on future bids
  • Direct product strategy research to inform bid responses as well as broader company awareness
  • Manage the active bid and contract maintenance, including performance tracking, contract reporting, and fees.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree, or equivalent in relevant experience
  • 5+ years of experience with public sector RFP responses and/or large-scale grant applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven attention to detail
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and spelling ability
  • Strong understanding of the early childhood education market
  • Excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi task and work in a deadline-conscious, results-driven environment

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




Warehouse Replenishment Associate – 2nd Shift

Really Good Stuff – Kansas City, MO

Our Warehouse Associates in Replenishment are responsible for product movement through the warehouse and providing complete customer satisfaction through their focus on quality, efficiency and accuracy.

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

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.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft preferred.
  • 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
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • 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 Associate – 2nd Shift

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

  • 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.

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 ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • The ability to access all areas of the facility.
  • Noise level for this environment is moderate.

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.

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




Category Manager

Really Good Stuff – Shelton, CT

The Category Manager is responsible for sales, gross margin and profit for a portfolio of products sold at Really Good Stuff. Candidate will be charged with developing and executing business unit and product line strategies to maximize performance and profitability of competitively selected and produced merchandise for marketing in the education industry. Must have an excellent understanding of market, merchandising, pricing and product design as well as sales via multi-channel environment. Drive all activities for product line to maximize performance. Responsible for key product lines growth by merchandising on Really Good Stuff site and other digital properties, drive new product introductions by working with Product Development team, and the Web Department on e-commerce merchandising. Intersect with Marketing department to drive digital and catalog activities for product line.

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

  • Manage key company product lines assigned to maximize contribution. Includes analysis, reporting, budget and planning and liaison with digital marketing and ecommerce teams
  • Manage product life cycle. Review performance for all products within assigned business unit to determine which products will be in future catalogs and on the website. Conduct exit strategies where appropriate.
  • Oversight on business unit performance merchandising vision. Collaborate with creative on merchandising stories, design, layout, image, and content
  • Develop reporting to monitor key merchandising initiatives and report accordingly. Utilize data to develop go forward strategies.
  • Analyze industry trends (via trade shows, within Elementary education to understand market dynamics and product needs of the target market.)
  • Monitor key competitors in the education marketplace, analyzing product mix, pricing, and merchandising strategy. Report accordingly.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement product assortments according to market analysis for catalogs and website for proprietary and non-proprietary product.
  • Partner with and make recommendations to Product specialists for products for further research and/or development. Test new product lines annually in all channels.
  • Interface with the web functional team to ensure merchandising objectives, for both catalog and web efforts are clearly communicated. This includes product selection, image development, content, features, and promos.
  • Responsible for meeting all deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in merchandising and management function using a variety of merchandising concepts, practices, and procedures, or a product management function.
  • Knowledge of online web merchandising and social media applications.
  • Proven analytical and business planning skills.
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written), analytical, organizational, and time management skills are essential.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to gain support and commitment of others to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Able to make timely decisions, anticipate problems and provide creative solutions.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required

apply online




Digital Copywriter

Really Good Stuff – Shelton, CT

The Digital Copywriter will work with the project team to conceptualize and execute themes that drive results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The ideal candidate has technical proficiency, digital marketing experience, web writing skills, an understanding of SEO, and appreciation for results measurement.

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

  • Produce bold, strategic, persuasive messages in all media – digital, social, broadcast, experiential and more.
  • Write web product content that clearly portrays products while also enabling high SEO results with proper use of keywords and tagging
  • Write scripts for videos
  • Write promotional content that is timely, evocative, and speaks to our customers in a compelling way that creates an emotional connection
  • Support print content as needed with writing and proofreading.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • A bachelor’s degree in English or Language Arts with 5+ years experience in a proofreading/copywriting capacity
  • 3+ years of copywriting experience
  • 2+ years of digital/content marketing writing experience focused on increasing SEO ranking
  • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Acrobat, and MS Office
  • Strong communication, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management
  • Writing samples/portfolio

apply online




Web Designer

Really Good Stuff – Shelton, CT

The Web Designer must have a strong understanding of layout, type, and color, and an aptitude for designing in both the digital and print worlds. The main focus of this role is the production of digital collateral, web assets banners, social media content, email communications, animation, and infographics.

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

  • Design and production of digital collateral, web assets banners, social media content, email communications, animation, and infographics.
  • Knowledge of how to adapt design/strategies for all types of interactive technologies and flexible enough to adjust designs based on results.
  • Understanding of UX/UI design principles and responsive design across all channels, especially mobile.
  • Proactive, accountable, multi-tasker with attention to detail for consistently branded content.
  • Passion for staying current with recent trends/advancement in interactive design, motion graphics, and digital marketing.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with strong communication skills.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Interactive design skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively to create results-generating digital experiences.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, After Effects, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Experience with InDesign, Bootstrap, and Acrobat a plus.
  • Video production capabilities and animation capabilities.
  • Experience thriving in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Web Design, Graphic Design or a related field, or equivalent work experience in web/graphic design.
  • At least 5 years of full time website design experience; preferably in an e-commerce environment
  • Experience working in Mailchimp a plus

apply online




Digital Marketing Manager

Really Good Stuff – Shelton, CT

The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the marketing campaigns for all of the Really Good Stuff digital channels. This person will be responsible for enhancing brand awareness within the digital space as well as driving website traffic. Collaborates across multiple teams within the organization to ensure that all business objectives are met.

You will manage and execute on a range of marketing initiatives including: trade shows, sales collateral development, case studies, website support, social media activities and lead generation programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with Digital Channel Managers, Marketing Managers, Category Managers and outside vendors to develop content calendars and marketing strategies across multiple businesses and initiatives for the businesses’ digital marketing efforts including social media, email, and website content strategies to meet lead generation and revenue goals.
  • Develops marketing strategies to attract customers to company website, online presence and promote online products or services. Leads the implementation of marketing strategies to ensure goals for online products or services are met. Analyzes online statistics and identifies the best practice to optimize online marketing performance. Oversees development on e-marketing content and explore sales channels.
  • Develop communication materials for prospects including sales collateral, white papers, testimonials and customer case studies.
  • Lead market intelligence efforts to better understand our customer. Utilize that data to help guide our product positioning and communication efforts.
  • Develop and track campaign metrics and ROI analysis.

Here's what you need:

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years digital marketing experience.
  • Experience with leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns.
  • Must be organized and have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient at multi-tasking, and strong organizational skills with superb execution and follow-through.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and/or similar presentation skills. Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends)
  • Familiarity with Salesforce.com and customer contact email platforms is a plus.

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.