Careers and Job Opportunities

Editorial Director

Role Summary:

Creative and enthusiastic, the Editorial Director is involved in all written storytelling aspects of the company, from the overall vision to the simplest email. A successful candidate will be able to quickly grasp and develop the brand voice, as well as write with a clever, natural warmth.

The perfect candidate will have an equal combination of creative and strategic experience, who knows how to effectively leverage content to engage customers in order to meet business objectives. The Editorial Director will have the ability to create content, as well as build a community of storytellers and creators, while working with teams inside the organization to support our overall brand and growth goals.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an exemplary writer with a clean, concise, well-polished voice
  • Create all storytelling to support the brand and customers' interest
  • Develop and edit written content for all areas of the business, both digital and print
  • Create and strengthen an editorial calendar that delivers to company and campaign plans
  • Maintain copy library and oversee all editorial duties
  • Maintain consistency with our company's tone and mission
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends
  • Bring the Annie Selke Brand to life across integrated marketing channels (including: owned channels, paid advertising and earned media) to drive greater customer awareness, engagement, conversion and loyalty
  • Oversee integrated communications process for all marketing campaigns, from ideation to execution
  • Harness data and technology to track, test and improve KPIs across customer segments and campaigns
  • Create content amplification strategies to expand the reach of our brand stores across existing or new channels
  • Collaborate on external brand and design partnerships to develop co-branded storytelling opportunities

Key Relationships:
VP of Creative, Campaign Director, Founder, Director of Product Development

Number of Direct Reports and Titles:
None

Evaluated On:
Proven ability to provide consistently excellent copy with outstanding attention to detail and self-editing ability.

Reports To:
CMO

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree (English or Journalism Preferred)
  • Seven + years' experience in professional writing/editing or digital media
  • Comprehension of standard grammar (Chicago Style)
  • Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills
  • Deep interest in home, home lifestyle
  • Proven ability to perceive stories where others don't
  • Deeply customer centric mindset, understand our customers and how to engage with them
  • Analytical ability to process and make decisions based on data and quantitative goals
  • Have a sense of urgency and the ability to manage multiple concurrent deadlines
  • Strong player-coach mentality, with the ability to develop others

Please forward your cover letter, three writing samples and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager, Business Analytics

Role Summary:

The business is investing in several platform enhancements. These tools are creating access to significantly more data that can be leveraged to better understand our customers, our sales mix and our ability to optimize our marketing strategies and operations. Digesting the increased data is critical to leadership’s ability to effectively manage the business and generate the expected ROI on the investments in technology. The primary objective of this role is to distill actionable business insights from across a variety of data sets and business functions to identify opportunities and support fact-based, decision-making.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Proactive partnership with Business Leaders to identify and prioritize data-driven projects, set scope and timeline and communicate with stakeholders on status. Analyses will cross functional areas, including customer analytics, sales and product analytics, optimization of marketing and catalog investments, warehouse, etc.
  • Conduct rigorous analytics to uncover new business opportunities and insights and establish benchmarks to support the development of actionable strategic recommendations based on findings.
  • Leverage the various tools across the business to gather relevant data, partnering with IT Business Intelligence teams and subject matter experts to address the questions at hand.
  • Prepare clear and actionable presentations of project findings and share collaboratively
  • Support implementation of action items where appropriate
  • Maintain a repository of analyses that is accessible to business leaders
  • Evaluate and recommend KPIs monitored across the business; implement new KPIs or revisions to current metrics as business needs evolve
  • Influence data governance structure, partnering with peers in IT Business Intelligence team

Key Relationships:

  • CEO, CFO, CMO, COO
  • IT, Business Intelligence Partners
  • Ecommerce, Marketing, Sales, Finance functional teams

Number of Direct Reports and Titles:
None

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • MBA or Master’s in Finance, Statistics, Data Science or related field, preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or related major from an accredited four-year college
  • 5+ years progressive experience in Business Analytical and/or FP&A roles
  • Experience in omni-channel retail environment, preferred
  • Working knowledge of data analytics and database management, preferred
  • Power User in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with Tableau, PowerBI, Microstrategies or similar tools
  • Experience in the creation and maintenance of financial, statistical and predictive modeling
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage commitments to completion within desired timeframe to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Consultative approach to partnering across the business and all levels of the organization
  • Ability to establish trust and credibility with business partners
  • Self-starter with superior time management, project management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic retail environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

VP Planning and Purchasing

Role Summary:

The VP Planning and role is significant to the management of the company’s largest capital investment. This leader is required for all product category management needs involving development of a bottoms up/ tops down sales analysis for the annual and season plan. Development of a sales, margin, markdown and inventory matrix and tools aligning to the Company’s annual plans. This role will work directly with Sales, Merchandising and Allocation partners to ensure that all financial KPI’s are aligned and stakeholder feedback is integrated into a formal OTB and Forecasting model. Collaboration with partners is essential to ensure execution to plans. The business is investing in people and tools in better managing insights, trends, budgets, OTB analysis and business unit performance and turn ratios. This role needs to bring a formalized productivity process to OTB with all seasonal plans including a methodology of non-carry forward and new seasonal OTB plans while reducing sku levels overall.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Define and manage the best inventory forecasting tools for the business
  • Identify a clear OTB seasonal and annual model by product category & brand
  • Develop a sales & planning model for FYE 2020 plan
  • Identify critical areas of focus and strategy of action
  • Determine forward targeted inventory level goals and metrics
  • Integrate tools and thinking across departments of ownership in managing to target metrics with Sr. Management teams
  • Establish cross-functional alignment on targets and process
  • Develop monthly Dashboard with KPI’s for leadership team and Board

Planning/Forecasting:

  • Collaborates with sales and finance to develop strategic annual sales plan at season, category, sub category, channel, country and customer level (sales, inventory and margin).
  • Work with sales in development, documentation and implementation plan.
  • Lead teams in weekly management of sales plans vs. current forecast tracking-insure inventory positioned to support all levels of plan and forecast.
  • Collaborate with sales team to develop and manage channel/segment strategies.

Merchandising:

  • Work with the merchandising team to create an initial assortment plan, design development “blue print” and ultimate line build to insure product SKU and category supports channel, segment and sales goals.
  • Partner with design to build seasonal line/assortment plans and product flow based on category and seasonal needs.

Inventory Management:

  • Plan and manage inventory- insure ideal inventory productivity to maximize sales opportunity while limiting exposure and risk, via monthly OTB tool.
  • Mange production flow to insure inventory levels support sales forecast, while still achieving company financial goals.
  • Works with planning/forecast/operations team on weekly review of specific inventory needs through available to sell analysis.

Production:

Manages production team responsible for:

  • Factory forecasts with focus on category style and material.
  • Production price negotiation in collaboration with corporate pricing and margin objectives. Define factory models and base structure in best understanding areas of efficiencies in flow, materials, lead times and pricing.
  • Purchase administration (style and PO set up and maintenance).
  • Communication with Agents and Factories as needed to insure all workflow objectives are completed in a time manner.
  • Develop seasonal and annual plans factory matrix align to Company’s GM and sales plan, identify of areas for improvement.

Strategic Projects/Reporting:

Works with senior management in high level reporting and special projects to include:

  • Board/Investor reporting
  • Business analysis/trend overviews
  • Monthly/Quarterly dashboard variances to plan and strategies

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 10+ years of Softline planning experience, which includes strong knowledge of distribution, and retail/wholesale buying background and sourcing
  • Managerial experience required
  • Ability to think objectively and quickly interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to use logic to solve problems
  • Able to build strong relationships with a diverse group of business partners
  • Demonstrate excellent listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
  • Experience with or a strong ability to learn reporting/data warehousing tools preferred
  • Possess excellent organization and time management skills
  • Possess a strong sense of urgency and a high level of attention to detail
  • Must be organized, disciplined, and able to work under pressure

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Junior Online Merchandiser

Role Summary:

Verifying the accuracy of product and image assets, as well as categories on the site with a goal of the best customer experience. Own the accuracy of online data and images and support the merchandising team as requested.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the smooth process of adding new products, categorize and maintain collections to all websites.
  • Maintain existing products, categories and accuracy of all data.
  • Excellent proofreading ability to audit websites for accurate product data of copy, images, content, promotion information, product descriptions and meta-data.
  • Update and maintain categories, visual assets and product data in web platforms.
  • To assist Senior Merchandising Manager with merchandising and other marketing projects.
  • The ability to quickly transition to-and-from projects seamlessly.
  • Ability to maintain the schedules and status of product/website updates including all assets and images.
  • Effectively manage time and workflow.
  • Other duties to support the Merchandising team as needed/requested.

Evaluated On:

This entry level position requires a smooth process for adding new products to the site with the emphasis on accuracy, the ability to merchandise products and to transition to-and-from projects seamlessly. Clear communication of any areas that need attention or have issues on the site. Ability to meet schedules and deadlines in a fast-paced setting.

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Merchandising or equivalent work experience.
  • 0-1+ years of merchandising, marketing or database management experience, preferably with an online focus.
  • Proven interest in and strong working knowledge of marketing and merchandising.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe proficiency including Excel, Outlook, Word and InDesign.
  • Must have excellent proof reading, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to take initiative, think creatively and solve problems.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent team skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Digital Marketing Analytics Specialist

Role Summary:

The Digital Marketing Analyst is responsible for the successful execution and deployment of all digital marketing reports and web analytics for all Annie Selke retail and wholesale brands. This position is directly responsible for the successful delivery and deployment of reporting, the google analytics tool, A/B testing reporting tool, and various reporting needs based on ERP tool. This position will work closely with the IT, merchandising, content, and marketing departments to aid in the success of these programs. This position may come with direct marketing responsibilities, as the analyst gains insight. Analyst may become responsible for activation and execution of analysis in marketing platforms. This position will report directly to the Senior Digital Marketing, Analytics, and Optimization Manager.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Ability to translate data into action and push out meaningful insights
  • Web analytics reporting and weekly dashboards
  • Track and analyze performance in relation to clickstream, paths, transaction, product, marketing channels, and/or customer data using appropriate analytical methods to improve digital marketing return on investment and maximize budgets
  • Perform detailed analysis on customer data and segmentation
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of reporting for various e-commerce initiatives including email, paid and organic search, affiliate marketing, social media, retargeting, catalog, partnerships and other
  • Analyze customer and prospect segments, develop segmentation strategies
  • Analyze campaign performance against established benchmarks, summarize key insights, and recommend actions to improve performance
  • Understand, Audit, and Develop technical solutions for web analytics
  • Potential Execution and Activation of any analysis/strategy as needed

Key Relationships:

  • Sr. MGMT, CMO
  • IT, Business Intelligence Partners
  • Ecommerce, Marketing, Sales, Finance functional teams

Number of Direct Reports and Titles:

  • None

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably with an emphasis in Marketing, Communications, Business, Economics, Statistics
  • Web and Marketing Analytics experience
  • Web Analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Omniture, Coremetrics, etc.)
  • Experience with development and analysis of customer data/databases
  • Google Tag Manager (or equivalent)
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel, Tableau Skills
  • Experience with A/B, multivariate testing tools plus
  • Building and leveraging APIs
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to translate data insights to all levels of the company
  • Results-driven with exceptional attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of HTML a plus
  • Experience with ESP/mail software a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Social Media Specialist

Role Summary:

The primary objective of this role is to increase awareness of the brand on all social media platforms, as well as develop strong online relationships and nurture a strong communication with both consumers, designers, and influencers by developing and executing effective social media programs and campaigns that align with company strategic goals. The successful candidate will show proven ability to increase social media presence and awareness of the company, develop relationships with customers and influencers, communicate effectively across departments and with outside interests, and track efforts to established KPIs.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Drive development of a social media plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics
  • Maintain, monitor and continually seek growth for all company Social Media platforms (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube)
  • Develop strong online relationships with designers and customers
  • Coordinate all social media activities

Key Relationships:

  • CMO, Sr. Mgr., Brand Campaign & Content Marketing, Sr. Mgr. Digital Marketing, Site Optimization & Analytics
  • Ecommerce, Marketing, Creative functional teams

Number of Direct Reports and Titles:

  • None

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or a related discipline
  • Five to seven years’ experience in the Social Media field
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with Social Media
  • Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Resources Assistant

Role Summary:

Overall administrative support for the Human Resource functions for the Annie Selke Companies including the opportunity to participate in a wide scope of HR activities, including payroll processing, benefits administration, recruiting, compliance management and culture development in a growth-stage company.

The perfect candidate will have the ability to track and organize multiple projects happening during the same timeframe. An equal combination of a professional, friendly and positive approach is key for success.

Group related responsibilities together (payroll, benefits, recruiting, compliance, special projects)

  • Process weekly payroll through ADP Workforce Now. Create and send reports from queries in ADP’s system
  • Enter and update all employee information in the HRIS as well as updating personnel files. Ensure that all proper forms and documentation are in the files.
  • Place recruitment advertisements and web postings. Track incoming resumes to determine successful posting sources.
  • Prepare and track benefit enrollment packages to newly eligible employees on a monthly basis. Ensure that all employees file an enrollment or declination form in a timely manner.
  • Administrative support to update company policies and employee handbook as per Human Resources Director.
  • Support the administrative functions of workers compensation claims, including approving medical billing.
  • Schedule new hire orientation meetings, requesting computer set ups and completion of new hire paperwork and announcements.
  • Assist in planning and preparing for company events and/or meetings including normal weekly meetings, employee application lunches and wellness initiatives.
  • Assist at Job Fairs as needed. Prepare materials for it.
  • Assist with special projects throughout the company as time permits.

Key Relationships:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • CFO
  • VP of Finance & Accounting Manager
  • A primary contact for all associates’ benefits and personnel data support needs.

Education/ Experience/ Skills:

  • A.S. Degree, preferably in business management or human resources.
  • 1+ years of Generalist experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent computer skills use of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn and use new programs as needed.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Proven organizational skills and abilities.
  • Customer-service mindset to meet the needs of all associates in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees throughout the entire company.
  • Time and project management skills to increase the ability to reach goals. Ability to multi-task; make and meet deadlines and work independently.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a full-time, direct position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

Housekeeper

Housekeepers needed for a high-end, 8 room Inn located in the heart of Lenox. Experience is required, previous Inn or Bed & Breakfast experience is highly desired. This individual will be cleaning guest rooms and bathrooms, common areas, kitchen and dining space as well as doing laundry tasks. Must be extremely meticulous with the thought that no detail is too small. The right candidate understands the need for a high-level of guest service as they would be a part of a team to make the guest’s experience excellent and memorable. Proven reliability is needed. Part and full-time positions are available; mornings, weekends and holidays are required and a part of the normal schedule.

To apply, please contact Becca at 413-400-3333 or email your resume to innkeeper@thirtythreemain.com.

Customer Care Specialist (This is a 6-month, temporary position)

Role Summary:

Detail-oriented individual needed to handle incoming and outbound customer calls and email. The desired person will be friendly and have an outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic, and professional personality. The ability to coordinate colors, patterns and fabrics is helpful. Must be able to multi-task, manage and prioritize the workload for efficiency. This position requires constant interaction with our customers in a professional manner through both verbal and written communications. Precise data-entry skills needed for entering customer orders into our ERP system. 1+ year direct experience is required, must have strong computer skills and have the ability to multi-task. Hours of work are 9am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jmoro@annieselke.com.This is a 6-month, temporary position located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Why us? The Annie Selke Companies offers a creative, collaborative work environment in an entrepreneurial company. Our fresh, fun home textiles have been making waves in the home design industry since 1993, when Annie Selke started the business with an industrial sewing machine on her dining room table. From the very beginning, Annie’s creations have consistently wowed the home décor industry. Each month, her innovative designs and interiors are splashed liberally throughout the pages of top shelter magazines. Annie’s vibrant, imaginative creations have made the brand synonymous with quality and easy sophistication. An infectious blend of affordability, practicality and terrific design, the product lines are tailor-made for refined, relaxed living. Visit annieselke.com for more information on our brands.

Fresh American LLC, d/b/a The Annie Selke Companies, is an equal opportunity employer.