Job Opportunities

The most important attribute for working successfully at Autumn Harp is the ability to work harmoniously with other people, specifically to create a positive work environment.  We offer a desirable and respectful workplace, competitive compensation and generous benefits - including paid time off, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, profit share, a free gym membership and more!  Explore job opportunities at Autumn Harp below.

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Autumn Harp
Human Resources
26 Thompson Drive
Essex Junction, VT  05452
jobs@autumnharp.com
Fax: 802-857-4601

Autumn Harp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Sales Manager

We are seeking a Sales Manager to join our team in an environment with strong commitment to internal and external customer service.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing strategic plans to ensure maximum volume, profitability and customer relations to drive long term growth for Autumn Harp. The Sales Manager is responsible for maintaining long-term relationships with a designated portfolio of strategic customers, while growing sales volumes through new product development.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Establishes deep relationships with existing accounts to service current and new product offerings ensuring the sales pipeline remains full with qualified opportunities for Strategic Accounts
  • Maintain trend and industry knowledge through trade show attendance, industry events, and marketplace research
  • Creates and analyzes customer profiles including financial and marketing data, in order to identify potential new product diversification
  • Brings new products to market by originating and initiating product concepts, issuing product profiles, liaising with customer and R&D to ensure timely and appropriate formula development  and establishing schedules with the account manager
  • Evaluates customers’ existing and potential product needs and make recommendations for bluesky & library product ideas
  • Keeps management informed by providing activity and results reports on a monthly basis or as needed
  • Monitors competition by gathering marketplace information on pricing, products and merchandising techniques.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Supply Chain, Finance and Manufacturing (as appropriate) to develop and deliver new products and/or services, with the intent of keeping Autumn Harp competitive and innovative
  • Recommends the nature and scope of future product lines
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with key external and internal customers to ensure the integrity, quality and delivery of products and customer service
  • Evaluate opportunities for feasibility, profitability and overall business fit in collaboration with VP of Strategic Accounts\
  • Travel as necessary, up to 30%

Qualifications

  • Minimum of BA or BS in a business concentration
  • 5+ years of Sales and Account Management experience
  • Proficient with the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Superior people skills, including ability to present well in front of customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supportive team player with strong work ethics
  • Creative thinker who is highly entrepreneurial and independent
Technical Operator
  • E1 Shift - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:50 AM 0 7:00 PM
  • E2 Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50 AM – 7:00 PM
  • E3 Shift - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM
  • E4 Shift – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:50 PM to 7:00 AM

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, Technical Operators are responsible for working with the manufacturing team to ensure that all equipment is performing optimally, operating pieces of equipment on the production floor, as well as assisting Maintenance Technicians with line setups and changeovers of manufacturing lines. Must be detailed-oriented and highly organized.  Must be able to handle up to 50 lbs. and able to stand and walk up to 12 hours on a regular basis.  Would be required to lead and work on production lines as needed.  

 Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Maintenance Technicians with changeovers, minor adjustments/repairs and line setups, as needed.
  • Performs all of the duties of a manufacturing operator including:
  • Starts and stops machines and reports machine issues; reads, understands and follows product specification and operation sheets; inspects containers to specs.
  • Fill vats and move kettles; replenishes packaging supplies and machine supplies.
  • Completes all associated paperwork associated for each product order.
  • Meets production targets on the line by both working the line at various stations and by providing coaching to line workers and temporary associates to meet targets.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks to assist the maintenance team as needed
  • Follows all safety guidelines and protocols
  • Perform house cleaning (5S) tasks
  • Support Operational Excellence program by doing audits and being part of continuous improvement activities

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong baseline of mechanical knowledge and aptitude
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • General computer proficiency
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and have strong organizational skills
  • Timely decision-making and responsiveness
  • Possess solid reading and math skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Office and HR Coordinator

The Office and HR Coordinator reports to the HR Manager and plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of administrative and organizational tasks within our organization. This position will play a dual role, dedicating time between both office coordination and Senior Leadership support. Our ideal candidate is professional, honest, respectful, reliable, patient, approachable and able to work well within a talented and diverse work family.  The Office and HR Coordinator must have the ability to maintain confidentiality, be detail-oriented and most importantly, have a positive attitude.

Responsibilities include:

  • Front Office:
    *Coordinates day-to-day office operations, including supply inventory, equipment maintenance (copiers etc.), and specific vendor relationships
    *Coordinates office and conference room / meeting space logistics and ensures a clean, organized, and efficient workspace
    *Serves as the primary point of contact for office related inquiries and issues
    *Greeting our visitors in the front office
    *Answering the phone and routing incoming calls
    *Managing incoming and outgoing mail, including distributing mail to the appropriate recipients
  • Human Resources:
    *Assist with the recruitment processes, including prescreening candidates, scheduling interviews, reference checking, responding to applicants and maintaining HR databases with accurate information.
    *Supports HR initiatives, such as employee engagement activities, and company events
    *Assist in the preparation and distribution of HR communications such as company newsletters and event announcements
    *Manages the inventory of product seconds according to our seconds policy
    *Maintains records of multiple HR-related metrics such as employee onboarding progress and temporary labor hours worked
  • Office Support:  
    *Administrative tasks for various departments
    *Support the account services team by placing food orders for and picking up customer lunches
    *Senior Leadership:
    *Track and manage expense reports for Senior Leadership, ensuring timely submission and accuracy
    *Create and edit presentations, reports, and other documents as needed
    *Coordinate communication and logistics for offsite meetings, retreats, and other events
    *Provide administrative support to Senior Leadership, including scheduling, and other duties as assigned

Experience and skills required:

  • proficient with Microsoft Office
  • organized with excellent interpersonal skills
  • willing to learn new skills and duties
  • excellent attention to detail and flexible in work tasks
  • ability to adapt to the current needs of the organization
Compounding/Mixing Technician

E2 Shift - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00AM - 7:00PM

E3 Shift - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7:00PM - 7:00AM

Who we are:

We are a premier contract manufacturer in the beauty and personal care industry.

What you’ll do:

By joining our talented compounding department, you can expect to challenge yourself while performing a variety of tasks. Our Compounding Technician ensures that all products are batched in accordance to the formula manufacturing instructions or “recipe”. You will stage and verify all required ingredients for bulk products and use state-of-the-art machinery to mix and blend raw materials. Our compounding team is responsible for product flow to manufacturing – providing high quality product that meets standards for flavor, color, viscosity and visual appearance.

What we are looking for:

·        A safety first – quality minded team player that is dependable with a positive attitude

·        Ability to read, follow and understand written instruction

·        Demonstrated problem solving ability - solving problems is what we do best

·        Experience with inventory transactions and material movement / forklift certified is a plus

Your benefits package will include:

·        A 3-day work week with paid lunch and breaks

·        Five weeks paid time off annually (a combination of Sick / Personal & Holiday pay) *

·        Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

·        FREE gym membership at the EDGE

·        Up to $5,000 Flex Spending Account (FSA) funds depending on insurance needs

·        401k with company match

Our Location is Ideal:

·        If you enjoy mountain biking – we are located right on the Saxon Hill Bike Trail

·        If you enjoy skiing or trail running – Cochran’s ski area and Catamount Family Center are near by

·        If you enjoy shopping or going to the movies the Essex Outlets is just up the road

·        If you enjoy eating – JCAT, Hoagies, Mimmo's and JP’s Restaurant are just minutes away

Why You Should Apply:

·        Three-day work week

·        Good benefits

·        Career advancement opportunities

·        Overtime availability

·        Great people
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, lifting @ 50 lbs. and @ 75 lbs. occasionally. Ability to work around perfumes and fragrance on a daily basis.

*Prorated for new hires