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Careers at Spectrum

Spectrum Diversified Designs, LLC, located in Streetsboro, Ohio is one of the leading design and manufacturing firms in the housewares industry. Spectrum has committed itself to providing consumers innovative storage and organization solutions while offering the best in service, quality and value.

 

Available Positions:

Regional Sales Manager/ National Account Manager

Director of Product Design

SolidWorks Designer 

Warehouse - Production, Shipping and Receiving 

 

 

Regional Sales Manager/National Account Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Building sales through strong relationships and a thorough understanding of retail – including mass merchant, home improvement, big box, hardware/ co-op, drug, grocery and specialty channels.
  • Managing all activities associated with national and/or independent accounts to assure profitable sales increases – creates and drives short and long term sales development plans
  • Developing customer presentations, line reviews and related strategic presentations
  • Identifying and securing new account prospects to achieve strategic goals 
  • Creating, implementing and managing account sales plans and securing business approval to implement
  • Facilitating new business development, the introduction of new product categories, new item market tests and product launches
  • Effectively communicating internally and externally to generate long-term sales growth, including working closely with all business functions such as product management, marketing, sales management, inventory planning, logistics, customer care and finance
  • Developing fact-based category planograms, in-store merchandising plans, trade marketing programs, advertising calendars and monthly forecasting
  • Potential to contribute to or lead international sales efforts. 
  • Additional duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related business discipline preferred or equivalent professional sales experience and accomplishments
  • 5+ years of sales and sales management experience working for a supplier/manufacturer or buying experience working for a national and/ or independent retailer.
  • A thorough understanding of the national and independent retailer network in North America
  • Accomplishments managing large complex customers or suppliers.
  • Demonstrated experience selling or creating programs and managing product mix to improve profitability year over year
  • Success with a broad, SKU-intensive product mix and broad customer profile
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and communicating market needs that are critical to success – ability to conduct market analysis to identify opportunities and define a clear winning sales strategy
  • A proven track record of success driving sales growth year over year – including the acquisition of new accounts and managing multiple merchant relationships within a single retail partnership
  • Knowledge of how to expand a market through merchandising and pull programs rather than through price concessions – a strong desire and drive to double a business in 3-4 years
  • Experience managing line review programs to win business and listings by inspiring and leading cross functional teams to understand the critical-to-success market, channel requirements and merchant needs and decision criteria
  • Identifies risk and develops plans to mitigate 
  • Understands, appreciates and exemplifies quality in all aspects of work
  • Embraces customer service as a core value
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Strong reasoning, negotiating and analytical skills
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, must display a strong sense of urgency and can work independently.
  • Willingness and ability for up to 50% overnight travel; some peak periods of intense trade show activity.
  • Experience managing independent sales agents, both strategically and tactically to engage, create and monitor quantifiable metrics and sales planning goals.
  • International sales experience a plus.

 Compensation:

  • Competitive with a range based on experience and background
  • Annual performance bonus program

Benefits Include:

  • Strong medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with partial matching
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

 Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, have the skills listed above and a passion for this type of work, please send your resume and salary history (in Word or PDF format) to HR@spectrumdiversified.com

 

 

 

Director of Product Design

Drive the Design process while directly managing a team of industrial designers and freelance resources. Bring 50-100 new products to market annually, sold by retailers across the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Leverage Spectrum’s in-house Art, Product, and Sourcing teams to collaboratively introduce products that meet consumer needs
  • Drive new product development and future innovation
  • Cultivate an intimate understanding of the marketplace with a vision towards current home design and décor trends
  • Collaborate with sourcing agents and factories to develop product and improve capabilities
  • Expand production core competencies including new product mediums

 Requirements:

  • Superior design skills and a passion for collaborative product development
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or similar
  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience
  • Advanced 3D modeling and rendering – proficiency in SolidWorks
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Some travel to manufacturing sites and trade shows

 Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the furniture, home decor or housewares sector
  • Understanding of brand management and retail marketplace
  • Knowledge of production processes including wire fabricating, plastic injection molding, steel stamping, ceramics, cut & sew, and more

Competitive salary and benefits.

Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, have the skills listed above and a passion for this type of work, please send your resume and portfolio to HR@spectrumdiversified.com

SolidWorks Designer

Create solid models and technical drawings using SolidWorks to assist the Industrial Design department with new product development. Take product concepts through to production by producing engineering drawings, renderings, detailed diagrams of products and patent drawings. This role is a component of an industrial design team which is flexible and resourceful in order to best support new product development.

Responsibilities:

  • Take new product concepts and realize them in SolidWorks
  • Create technical drawings in SolidWorks
  • Inspect prototypes against technical drawings and provide inspection reports
  • Create product renderings, patent drawings, and line art

Requirements:

  • Associates degree (2 yr.) or equivalent experience using SolidWorks
  • 2 years experience in an engineering or industrial design group
  • High proficiency using SolidWorks
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity; keen attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with production methods and materials, especially wire forming, steel stamping, plastic injection molding, casting and forging furbish 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative suite

Competitive salary and benefits.

Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, have the skills listed above and a passion for this type of work, please send your resume and salary history (in Word or PDF format) to HR@spectrumdiversified.com

 

 Warehouse - Production, Shipping and Receiving: 1st and 2nd 

Position Description:

We are looking for both full and part-time workers that thrive in a fast-paced, team environment. The ideal candidate is motivated, has a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.

Hiring for Production, Shipping and Receiving on our 1st and our 2nd Shifts. Our 2nd shift works 4 – 10 hour days per week (Monday – Thursday). Shift premium applies.

Required experience:

  • Experience preferred in Warehouse Operations
  • Forklift and RF Scanner experience (for Shipping) a plus but not necessary

Required education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Job Type:

  • Full-time and Part-time

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • Overtime and Holiday Pay
  • Benefit package available to all full time employees

Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, have the skills listed above and a passion for this type of work, please send your resume and salary history (in Word or PDF format) to HR@spectrumdiversified.com OR apply in person between 9:00am and 4:00pm weekdays at 675 Mondial Parkway, Streetsboro, OH.