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  Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.    Mission – Drive Shop-at-Home Services with our Retail Partners   The purpose of the Design Consultant is to work closely with our big box retail partners and their Shop-at-Home program leads to close sales for custom shutters, blinds, and shades.  The Design Consultant will use their passion for interior design and décor to help consumers find the perfect window covering solution for their home while providing a best experience. This role requires frequent travel within an assigned territory.   Objectives   85% - Travel to customer homes to conduct In-Home sales consultations while assisting and educating customers with the best window covering selections for their home – facilitate the in-home quoting and selling process. Finalize sales by submitting order on behalf of customers. - Promptly respond to retailer leads for customers seeking in-home consultation - Promote window treatment solutions in the home of customer by assisting customer in determining styles and sizing needed to fulfill needs - Demonstrate and sell high-quality window treatment solutions, including options and upgrades - Use our proprietary software to provide quotes in the home to gain a commitment in closing the sale - Complete rough and final measures to be able to quote and submit finished orders - Work closely with Installers to complete the shop at home lead 10% - Work closely with Big Box Retailers – Associates, Store and Dept. Managers, District and Regional Managers in educating, motivating and training staff in our programs - Manage store associate expectations of the process - Train store associates on qualifying consumers for in home service - Drive consumer leads through selling events, presentations, etc. - Recognize store associates for high quality leads and conversion performance 5% - Communication and Planning - Regularly communicates with cross functional teams within Springs Window Fashions - Evaluate local action plans and strategies to achieve key results - Report on progress against action plans and results
Requisition ID
2021-7678
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-MI-GRAYLING
  Job Duties: * Conduct audits& inspections to ensure safety practices and procedures are being adhered to as they relate to associate actions, machinery and equipment and building and grounds and to recommend corrective action where deficiencies are found. * Investigate and analyze cause and effect of accidents, injuries, illnesses, property damage and near misses, communicating findings to management and associates as appropriate to ensure preventative measures are taken. * Completes other ESH projects as assigned. * Manage workers compensation claims. * Analyze incidents and prepare Middleton and Window Fashions' cumulative monthly safety reports.   Quality - Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work. (Applies to all job duties 100%) * Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology in daily individual work * Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology on teams * Defines and documents individual processes within sphere of control * Ensures that others are trained as back-ups on (processes) within the area/department * Improves processes within sphere of control * Identifies waste and rework and enacts plan to improve/solve * Checks satisfaction of internal customers through use of quality tools and Customer/Supplier metrics Scope of Responsibility: Associate will gain practical exposure to corporate-wide environmental health and safety policies and practices under a seasoned ESH professional. This person's primary responsibility will be the Middleton location with occasional SWF wide exposure as needed.  
Requisition ID
2021-7677
Position Type
Part-Time - Contract
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions (SWF) has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings. Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho. We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates. Our Team At SWF, our talented HR team consists of dedicated individuals motivated by their passion for people and providing the best experience for our customers within our fast-growing company. Our department strives to uphold our cultural beliefs in all aspects of the business and encourages innovative thinking through self-accountability and associate engagement.   Mission: Serve as primary recruiter for positions based in corporate headquarters & holds responsibility for full life cycle recruitment for these positions. Ensures that positions are staffed with the most qualified, "best fit" candidates in the shortest time possible, while keeping recruitment costs low. Lead and collaborate on various recruiting department programs and initiatives such as campus recruiting, employee referral program and relocation program administration.    Objectives: - Aggressively and creatively source top-notch professionals nationwide who are results oriented and success minded - Conducts hiring processes that ensure top-quality candidates for hiring managers, and ensure a positive service-oriented experience for all candidates. The process includes all activities from the initial point of contact through the hiring decision  - Use the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), iCIMS and recruiting resources (LinkedIn, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, etc.) to source, contact, and develop relationships with potential applicants - Stay informed of industry trends, competitive employment landscape, market intelligence, and innovative recruiting techniques to attract top candidates and compete in a competitive market. - Successfully manage candidate sourcing and evaluation based on candidate experience, skills, goals, and competencies to determine best fit for role and organization. - Schedule and monitor pre-employment background checks, drug testing, and process new-hire documentation. - Schedule and lead regular recruiting update and strategy meetings with key stakeholders including members of the Senior Leadership Team - Assist with creation of reports and other key metrics. - Post new requisitions - Assist in the sourcing of passive candidates for open requisitions - Conduct phone interviews with sourced candidates - Update interview appointments with appropriate documents - Initiate assessments and reference checks to candidates - Keep recruiting folder up to date with proper documents - Assist in the onboarding of new hires - Work closely with the Talent Acquisition team to increase efficiency throughout the entire recruitment lifecycle
Requisition ID
2021-7673
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
  Springs Window Fashions (SWF) has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings. Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho. We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates. Our Team At SWF, our talented HR team consists of dedicated individuals motivated by their passion for people and providing the best experience for our customers within our fast-growing company. Our department strives to uphold our cultural beliefs in all aspects of the business and encourages innovative thinking through self-accountability and associate engagement.   Mission: This role will have a wide range of responsibilities including full cycle recruiting for a variety professional positions including administrative, accounting, marketing, operations, sales and more.  In addition, the Talent Acquisition Associate will play a big part in the continued success of the department by collaborating with and supporting other members of the team and partnering on a variety of initiatives including career fairs, maintaining social media resources, administering the employee referral program among others.   Objectives: - Partner with hiring managers and senior leadership to efficiently and effectively source, screen and hire top talent. - Maintain department programs and initiatives including social media (LinkedIn, Facebook), Continuous Recruitment, Employee Referrals, Tuition Reimbuirsement - Support recruiting by working with the Talent Acquisition team and candidates - Stay informed of industry trends, competitive employment landscape, market intelligence, and innovative recruiting techniques to attract top candidates and compete in a competitive market. - Successfully manage candidate sourcing and evaluation based on candidate experience, skills, goals, and competencies to determine best fit for role and organization. - Leverage our Applicant Tracking System (iCIMS) and recruiting resources (LinkedIn, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, etc.) to source, contact, develop relationships with potential applicants. - Schedule and monitor pre-employment background checks, drug testing, and process new-hire documentation. - Manage the Applicant Tracking System, (ATS) iCIMS ensuring accuracy of requisition status and quality of job postings. - Schedule candidate interviews - Assist with creation of reports and other key metrics. - Post new requisitions - Update interview appointments with appropriate documents - Schedule interview travel and hotel accommodations for candidates - Create and update weekly open requisition report spreadsheet - Assist in the onboarding of new hires - Work closely with the Talent Acquisition team to increase efficiency throughout the entire recruitment lifecycle
Requisition ID
2021-7672
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
  Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.    Mission The Payroll Coordinator is responsible for processing hourly and exempt payrolls, both weekly and bi-weekly, requiring extensive knowledge of ADP systems as well as superior Excel skills. Minimum of 3-5 years of payroll processing with large volume. Be able to perform accounting-related activities as required for after payroll processing. Ensure accuracy of all information while processing and post processing all payroll transactions. This role’s purpose is to follow all written and verbal directions to ensure all procedures are completed to process weekly and bi-weekly payrolls for both hourly and exempt with no errors. Another purpose is to supply all staff with excellent customer service and support by answering all questions.   Objectives - Process hourly payroll, requiring extensive knowledge of ADP Systems. - Process hourly timecards, including correcting errors on weekly reports by going into ADP and manually making corrections. - Process corrections/adjustments to hourly payroll and enter in ADP. - Interact with office and factory supervisors to make required corrections. - Balance the payroll hours reported to the weekly hours reported. - Submit hourly payrolls to ADP after verifying accuracy of data. - Have knowledge of payroll taxes to be able to perform manual calculations and to recognize system problems or errors, should they occur. - Prepare manual payroll checks when necessary. - Make wage and tax corrections from previous payrolls directly into the ADP system, child support, wage garnishments and tax levies. - Provide wage information as requested for employment verification, unemployment, subpoenas. - Process wire requests for 401k Payrolls. - Process payroll information for short term disability provider. - Assist associates with questions regarding bonus/vacation balances and timecard entries. - Reconcile designated payroll accounts. - Process monthly payroll journal entries.
Requisition ID
2021-7668
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.    Mission Our Commercial Marketing department is looking for Digital Marketing & Merchandising Specialist to join this dynamic team.  This position will create engaging, action oriented, branded content across our multiple digital channels. In addition, this position will work with the in house swatching team to ensure that fulfillment takes place for order placed by customers and architects for samples/swatches/literature.   Objectives 30% - Social and email content creation including: writing, copywriting, editing, and proofing of marketing materials, email content, social media posts, blogs, and social advertising. 20% - Partner with cross-functional teams to manage all aspects of our digital assets; uploads, exports, analytics for our resource library. 10% - Pull metric data for webpages, social campaigns, email campaigns and work with the Digital Brand Manager on aggregating and updating the dashboards. 10% - Maintain and execute digital tasks on editorial calendar for all SWF Commercial Brands - Implement our social media content calendar, including timely and relevant posts and discussions. - Coordinate development of relevant content, working closely with the copywriters, digital, channel and product teams. - Manage daily communication with SWF contracted bloggers/designers and vendor partners. 10% - Maintain messaging and branding consistency across online platforms - Monitor social media sites on a daily basis to ensure brand reputation. - Have availability outside of normal business hours to comment and respond on social media channels. - Engage in consumer-based forums and product review sites and be responsible to address both positive and negative commentary according to SWF’s guidelines. - Escalate any negative comments or posts that are critical in nature to the reputation of SWF. 10% - Work with and manage external partnerships, tradeshows and partner web and social content. Manage digital merchandising process and assist in order management for custom projects and third-party data bases. 5% - Collaboratively work with operations in Middleton Sampling Department to organize master guides, color guides, communicate on inventory, maintain and create new part numbers for new sampling and merchandising items (PCRs) 5% - Compile competitive information on social platforms, online education/training digital marketing strategy, social media benchmarking Other duties as required  
Requisition ID
2021-7664
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
  MechoShade is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of manual, motorized and automated solar-shading systems. The company provides innovative solutions for the design challenges of sustainability and WindowManagement® to the Architectural, Interior Design, and Engineering Communities. The headquarters of MechoSystems, which employs over 500 people worldwide, is located in Long Island City, N.Y., with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Shipping Clerk at our Manufacturing Facility in Edison, NJ.  The standard schedule is  M-F 8:30-5PM  with overtime the extending the end time  There is also Frequent Saturday work during our busy season.   Job Purpose: Perform various functions in Shipping to expedite orders and control internal systems.   Job Duties:   * Filling/Sorting of paperwork for domestic shipments * Create international paperwork for shipments * Create commercial invoices * Label and process shipping boxes * Assist in entry of Bills of Lading * Utilize computer systems to determine shipments/deliveries/locations    
Requisition ID
2021-7655
Position Type
Full-Time - Contract
Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
MechoShade is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of manual, motorized and automated solar-shading systems. The company provides innovative solutions for the design challenges of sustainability and WindowManagement® to the Architectural, Interior Design, and Engineering Communities. The headquarters of MechoSystems, which employs over 500 people worldwide, is located in Long Island City, N.Y., with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Shipping Team Leader at our Manufacturing Facility in Edison, NJ. Standard shift of 8:30-5PM  with overtime extending the end time as needed.  There is also Frequent Saturday work during our busy season.   Job Purpose: Reports directly to the Warehouse Supervisor. Responsible for cooridinating the operations of the Shipping Department to ensure all deadlines are met.  Works with both Warehouse and Production Teams to pull work orders and maintain daily records for orders - Coordinates and oversees all international orders - Oversees daily shipping operators and delegate workload as needed - Answering and assisting office personnel in email & phone inquiries including: expedited/priority/international orders - Preparing all shipments for each individual carrier LTL & FTL - Communicate and support shipping dept. staff - Ensures paperwork is getting turned in on time - Trained in shipment processing - Inspects organization of finished goods and product in staging area on a daily basis. - Work with the supervisor to keep training up to date with job functions. - Keep organized daily logs & spreadsheets detailing daily shipments - Enforce positive work environment - Practice good housekeeping, cleanliness and proper tool and equipment storage - Encourage and drive a positive safety culture. - Set a good example and daily expectations - Additional responsibilities as assigned      
Requisition ID
2021-7654
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
MechoShade is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of manual, motorized and automated solar-shading systems. The company provides innovative solutions for the design challenges of sustainability and WindowManagement® to the Architectural, Interior Design, and Engineering Communities. The headquarters of MechoSystems, which employs over 500 people worldwide, is located in Long Island City, N.Y., with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Warehouse Team Leader for the Second shift at our Manufacturing Facility in Edison, NJ. Second shift standard schedule is  M-F 2:30pm- 11PM- with overtime the extending the end time to 12am or 1am.  There is also Frequent Saturday work during our busy season.   Job Purpose: Reports directly to the Warehouse Supervisor. Responsible for ensuring delivering raw materials to the production floor and the storage of incoming raw materials. - Train/Cross Train Associates in their job function - Monitor performance and attendance - Assist with heavy lifting - Consolidating materials - Replenishing pick locations - Track and prioritize work orders to meet daily production requirements - Sets goals/objectives of the department - Offers coaching, mentoring - Onboarding/training new hires on SOPs - Communicate on a timely basis with Supervisor and fellow team members - Certified Forklift Operator/Trainer - Enforce positive work environment - Encourage good housekeeping, cleanliness and proper tool and equipment storage - Encourage and drive a positive safety culture. - Set a good example and daily expectations - Audit daily transactions, keep daily metrics for each workstation - Additional responsibilities as assigned      
Requisition ID
2021-7653
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-IL-Waukegan
About Horizons Window Fashions With roots stretching back to 1891, Horizons has experienced unprecedented growth marketing and producing unique and innovative window fashions not available from any other company. We’re proud of our long, rich heritage of creating supreme quality, locally handcrafted products in Waukegan, Illinois. A Legacy of High-Design, Custom Craftsmanship When craftsman Joseph Perkowitz arrived in the United States in 1891 and started the first Perkowitz family window fashions store in Evanston, Illinois, he began a journey that formed the foundation of our custom, high-design, and bespoke window treatment manufacturing, engineering, and design capabilities. Today, Horizons is leading the charge to deliver future design ideas limited only by the imagination and creativity of our customers. Continuing the Journey In 2013 Horizons was acquired by Springs Window Fashions.  Springs has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939.  Headquartered in Middleton WI, Springs has over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.   Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, The Maintenance Manager is required to ensure that all Safety, Quality, Associate Development and CI goals are reached.  This is achieved by working cooperatively as part of the Management Team and by holding themselves and associates in their area accountable for bottom line results.  Each employee is tasked with creating A Best Experience for their coworkers.  This is defined as creating an environment where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.   Job Duties - Assign and direct activities of maintenance, machine shop, and facilities personnel. - Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of entire facility. - Establish and document policies and procedures for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of equipment. - Train personnel within the facilities maintenance department. - Assist in the troubleshooting and repair of textile cutting and support equipment. - Provide leadership and direction to direct reports. - Maintain complete, accurate, and up to date records of all maintenance activity, including routine and preventative maintenance, and unscheduled repairs. - Oversee inventory program consisting of both facility and machine parts. - Contract for repair services not performed in house. - Ensure compliance with mechanical, electrical, and all other Federal and state codes. - Lead Continuous Improvement efforts, TPM Program and 5S - Actively participate in Plant Central Safety Committee and lead Safety initiatives in both Maintenance and Plant wide - Maintain Electronic PM system and Asset Control - Other duties as assigned by Manager. - Collaborate on continuous improvement projects - Lead engineering & facilities projects - Ensure compliance of all facility and utility regulations
Requisition ID
2021-7650
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
  Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.    Mission – Drive Shop-at-Home Services with our Retail Partners   The purpose of the Design Consultant is to work closely with our big box retail partners and their Shop-at-Home program leads to close sales for custom shutters, blinds, and shades.  The Design Consultant will use their passion for interior design and décor to help consumers find the perfect window covering solution for their home while providing a best experience. This role requires frequent travel within an assigned territory.   Objectives   85% - Travel to customer homes to conduct In-Home sales consultations while assisting and educating customers with the best window covering selections for their home – facilitate the in-home quoting and selling process. Finalize sales by submitting order on behalf of customers. - Promptly respond to retailer leads for customers seeking in-home consultation - Promote window treatment solutions in the home of customer by assisting customer in determining styles and sizing needed to fulfill needs - Demonstrate and sell high-quality window treatment solutions, including options and upgrades - Use our proprietary software to provide quotes in the home to gain a commitment in closing the sale - Complete rough and final measures to be able to quote and submit finished orders - Work closely with Installers to complete the shop at home lead 10% - Work closely with Big Box Retailers – Associates, Store and Dept. Managers, District and Regional Managers in educating, motivating and training staff in our programs - Manage store associate expectations of the process - Train store associates on qualifying consumers for in home service - Drive consumer leads through selling events, presentations, etc. - Recognize store associates for high quality leads and conversion performance 5% - Communication and Planning - Regularly communicates with cross functional teams within Springs Window Fashions - Evaluate local action plans and strategies to achieve key results - Report on progress against action plans and results
Requisition ID
2021-7647
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-IL-Waukegan
About Horizons Window Fashions With roots stretching back to 1891, Horizons has experienced unprecedented growth marketing and producing unique and innovative window fashions not available from any other company. We’re proud of our long, rich heritage of creating supreme quality, locally handcrafted products in Waukegan, Illinois. A Legacy of High-Design, Custom Craftsmanship When craftsman Joseph Perkowitz arrived in the United States in 1891 and started the first Perkowitz family window fashions store in Evanston, Illinois, he began a journey that formed the foundation of our custom, high-design, and bespoke window treatment manufacturing, engineering, and design capabilities. Today, Horizons is leading the charge to deliver future design ideas limited only by the imagination and creativity of our customers. Continuing the Journey In 2013 Horizons was acquired by Springs Window Fashions.  Springs has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939.  Headquartered in Middleton WI, Springs has over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.   Job Summary Responsible for creating, supporting, and developing new and existing process designs related to manufacturing and fabrication processes. This is successfully accomplished by understanding, accurately specifying, and adhering to customer requirements, utilizing and applying quality tools and methods and pursuing continuous improvement in all aspects of product and process design. These efforts will have a direct impact on reducing labor and material costs, while improving value, reliability, and performance. The associate will plan and manage process and product related design and validation activities.   Job Duties Methods Improvement 35% * Conduct work measurement studies to determine overall equipment effectiveness using Industrial Engineering techniques such as stopwatch studies, work sampling, ratio-delay, predetermined times, and video tape-recording, in conducting studies for work measurement * Work with manufacturing engineers and product development engineers to create/develop manufacturing and fabrication methods for new or revised products * Evaluate all possible methods and determine optimal method that provides least cost, most efficient and safe methods to be used * Document methods with clear, well-written methods descriptions including photographs where applicable * Maintain departmental records on work measurement activity including standard numbers, department assigned, operation numbers, standard description, effective data, and quantity per year, net increase/decrease * Review work methods to assure that operations are being performed in a safe, efficient manner. Work with supervisors and group leaders to improve methods as necessary * Design new fixtures and equipment to facility process improvements * Manage multiple capital projects from selection through implementation Problem Solving and Quality Improvement 30% * Maintain an effective audit program for feedback to production managers, engineering, and quality assurance * Communicate how well process specifications are being followed, the capability of controlling process variables, and the maintenance condition of the equipment * Provide technical service to all departments to resolve quality related problems * Assist in the training and education of hourly, supervisory and management associates as required * Work with current suppliers to develop and improve existing products and processes, striving to reduce cost and minimize waste * Develop and maintain process control testing procedures for work-in-process to eliminate any off-quality performance Product and Process Specifications 10% * Develop and maintain process specifications to produce the highest level of quality throughout the entire component manufacturing / fabrication / assembly process * Determine the optimum process routing for components and products, producing the highest quality levels at the lowest cost and minimizing waste * Develop written procedures in the form of Standard Practice Instructions to specifically describe how to perform a required task and steps and tools necessary to complete that task * Establish procedures and systems to prevent the production of off-quality products * Establish approval systems as a means of controlling process conditions, fabric routings, standard practices, and documentation of completed work assignments * Provide the cost accounting department and the industrial engineering department with necessary information to determine product costs and departmental cost standards  New Product Introduction 10% * Work with product development engineers to determine the optimum process routing and conditions for new products * Assist product development engineers in monitoring the quality and manufacturability of components and finished product in each production department * Work with facilities planning to define plant space needs concerning equipment and its functionality * Conduct plant evaluations of new equipment to determine performance levels in the areas of quality, safety, maintenance and cost * Prior to starting up a newly installed piece of equipment, work with manufacturing engineering, provide a safety inspection, and provide preliminary operating conditions to the production area * Work with suppliers in developing and improving new products and processes while reducing costs * Coordinate trials and evaluations of new products to ensure manufacturability, quality, and performance * Document results Production Layout 10% * Develop layouts utilizing the following lean manufacturing principles: - Set-up time reduction - Visual management - Kanban/pull systems - One-piece flow - Value stream mapping - Cellular Manufacturing * Investigate activity-machine-relationship as a basis for machine, operations, department or plant-wide layout * Using activity relationship information provide layouts of work areas, departments, facilities and plants * Provide copies of layouts to management personnel and others as required * Conduct discussions, engages production associates, departmental manager, and other engineering members for all layout changes Administration and Other 5% * Document in writing all projects, studies, and work assignments and outcomes to provide accurate and complete information for future reference * Stay abreast of all current and new technology in industry * Review trade magazines and periodicals, attend technical conferences, and meet with supplier technical reps * Continuously work toward automating manufacturing processes and monitoring results through automation * As required, maintain records in an orderly fashion and analyze production and/or quality data as appropriate * Provide regular reports to stakeholders as appropriate Quality  - Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work. (Applies to all job duties 100%) * Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology in daily individual work * Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology on teams * Defines and documents individual processes within sphere of control * Ensures that others are trained as back-ups on (processes) within the area/department * Improves processes within sphere of control * Identifies waste and rework and enacts plan to improve/solve * Checks satisfaction of internal customers through use of quality tools and Customer/Supplier metrics
Requisition ID
2021-7646
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-IL-Waukegan
About Horizons Window Fashions With roots stretching back to 1891, Horizons has experienced unprecedented growth marketing and producing unique and innovative window fashions not available from any other company. We’re proud of our long, rich heritage of creating supreme quality, locally handcrafted products in Waukegan, Illinois. A Legacy of High-Design, Custom Craftsmanship When craftsman Joseph Perkowitz arrived in the United States in 1891 and started the first Perkowitz family window fashions store in Evanston, Illinois, he began a journey that formed the foundation of our custom, high-design, and bespoke window treatment manufacturing, engineering, and design capabilities. Today, Horizons is leading the charge to deliver future design ideas limited only by the imagination and creativity of our customers. Continuing the Journey In 2013 Horizons was acquired by Springs Window Fashions.  Springs has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939.  Headquartered in Middleton WI, Springs has over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.   Job Summary As Production Manager, you will be responsible for leading all facets of running an operations and assembly department of Horizons Window Fashions.  The role includes fostering a culture of continuous improvement, driving performance and engagement of associates, and delivering operational results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People.   The incumbent will focus on implementation of Lean Manufacturing techniques, with emphasis on producing a quality product on-time.  This Manager will work with his/her team of Supervisors, Leads and Product Associates to create a Best Experience environment, rewarding high performance and developing personal growth.   Job Duties - Develop Manufacturing team to grow and support unit growth through coaching and development - Manage Production and measure business success through metrics including: - Safety - Quality - On Time Delivery - Manufacturing Costs - Engagement - Improve skill sets of associates through proactive training, both formal and informal. - Utilize Lean Manufacturing Techniques - Drive improvements and simplification of processes to reduce indirect labor, scrap, rework, internal errors and omissions, and increase inventory accuracy. - Lead and develop team of Supervisors and Leads to foster personal development. - Become a Change agent and have a Passion for CI. - Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned by Plant Manager/Upper Management. - Lead CI projects.  
Requisition ID
2021-7640
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Job Purpose Associates will perform all the assigned responsibilities related to operating extrusion equipment.  Hours are Sunday - Thursday 11pm-7am.     Job Duties - Setup, operate, and trouble shoot extrusion equipment - Keep machines running by refilling raw materials - Read blueprints and use caliper, tape measure and gauges to document quality checks - Box and label parts quickly and accurately - Keep track of production and use calculator to do simple math - Fill out paperwork and work orders with 100% accuracy - Performs other duties as assigned by management
Requisition ID
2021-7625
Position Type
Full-Time - Temporary to Hire
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.   The Channel Marketing Manager for the retail channel is responsible to support development, coordination, process improvements and implementation of all branded marketing efforts for products and brands sold through the retail channel (i.e., retail accounts (in store and .com). shop at home program and internet accounts) with the objective of profitable sales growth, taking market share and creating brand awareness in the retail channel.                       JOB DUTIES: - Key point of contact between product management, retail sales team, retail project managers and several cross functional departments to implement and execute projects into the retail (in store), account websites and internet accounts (40%).  - Create comprehensive marketing campaigns to build consumer interest and store associate excitement in new product launches and other marketing initiatives to drive sales across both online and in-store channels. - Develop and manage project plans and ensure optimal quality of all projects to manage deliverables. - Organize and manage cross functional teams to develop and complete key project deliverables on time and on budget. - Provide thoughtful creative briefs to support objectives of major initiatives (i.e. new project launches, website updates, etc.) as well as thoughtful Integrated Marketing Requests (IMRs) for individual pieces to communicate need and objectives for the channel. - Develop and manage budget and costs to hit targeted project estimates. - Support completion of project deliverables such as marketing materials, videos, display blinds/samples where appropriate. - Create presentations to communicate internally and externally with our key merchants the product and/or service, key features and benefits for the end consumer, how to sell, the complete marketing campaign, marketing assets available, and launch timing. - Coordinate with product managers, National Account Managers (NAMs) and Integrated Marketing (IM) to develop new selling materials, sample blind/shades, displays and related merchandise (i.e. product information guides, product displays, product literature, sample books, sell sheets, Retail launch kits, digital assets, etc.). - Create internal presentations to gain alignment on strategy, campaign as well as create awareness on timing, status. - Work with product managers to gather content for comprehensive training materials and selling tools as needed then work with training team to develop.  Also work with a cross functional team to develop content for Field Sales team training and product knowledge (PK) training. - Develop marketing campaigns, support marketing strategy around brand and retailer marketing initiatives with a goal of gaining market share (40%) - Create strategic brand campaigns and initiatives to build the brand message, image and positioning in the market to drive consumer awareness and preference to the brand. - Understand the Bali consumer through research data, journey and experience to determine the most effective approach, messaging and content to build consumer awareness and drive preference with ultimately the consumer purchasing Bali. - Support the development and key initiatives around the Graber Shop-At-Home (SAH) program, including close coordination with Dealer Channel Marketing and Integrated Marketing to keep the Graber brand positioning aligned with Dealer channel brand strategies. - Collaborate with National Account Project Managers to execute promotions in timely manner to gain market share.  This also means working with IM to develop merchandise and digital to support the promotions. - Develop standard forms of communication for the Retail channel to ensure the Field Sales Team, NAMs and Sales Service Managers understand key initiatives, talking points and what they need to support.   - Collaborate to develop channel strategy (10%). - Research sales potential and market viability for product by sales channel and recommend penetration strategies. - Collaborate with Executive Director of Marketing Operations, Director of Integrated Marketing to develop and implement long-range plans and competitive strategies. - Develop mapping plan to determine/analyze market share/penetration of branded product lines. - Identify strategy partnerships with other brands and companies for strategic initiatives (e.g., Connected Home, paint companies, or window company cross-merchandising, etc.) - Make decisions and recommendations based upon data (Daily) - Use data to make recommendations/decisions to improve consumer awareness, engagement, conversion and overall digital experience. - Use data to measure and analyze content performance and research new content topics and formats. - Utilize market research to understand the retail consumer whether do-it-yourself or do-it-for-me. - Use sales reports to make recommendations for displays, content in sampling or other key initiatives. - Support planning, budgeting and other run the business activities (10%) - Work with Executive Director of Retail Marketing Operations, Director of Integrated Marketing, NAMs and product managers to understand business objectives and translate key initiatives into annual budget and be able to manage to that budget. - Identify associated costs within the annual budgeting calendar; assist with monthly forecast as needed. - Ensure development of high-quality products and services (Daily). - Establish standards, metrics and measures for own performance. - Create standard templates for consistency within the retail channel. - Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology in daily individual work and on teams. - Defines and documents individual processes within sphere of control. - Ensures that others are trained as back-ups on (processes) within the area/department. - Improves processes within sphere of control. - Identifies waste and rework and enacts plan to improve/solve. - Checks satisfaction of internal customers through use of focused feedback. Other Scope Data: Authority to Act: - Accountable to develop marketing campaigns for new product launches. - Accountable to manage retail channel initiatives and collaborate cross-functionally to execute. - Accountable to spend within the annual marketing budget; assist with forecast and management. - Accountable to manage relationships with key vendor partners and service providers. - Make fact-based decisions/recommendations using data and analytics.  
Requisition ID
2021-7623
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Job Summary The primary function of this position is to coordinate and support the development, consolidation, tracking and reporting of critical Supply Planning metrics to include inventory, capacity and scheduling performance. The position will also need to understand and create several new models needed to support ongoing business requirements. This position will assume full ownership of the analytical processes within the department.   Job Duties - Develop and implement data collection systems and models that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality (30%) - Create models to optimize and replicate critical supply chain processes such as inventory optimization, network optimization, and production line scheduling and sequencing (25%) - Consolidate, track and report the results of the weekly / monthly planning processes (25%) - Develop and implement continuous process improvements (10%) - Work with internal customer on other ad hoc analysis (10%) - Improve data visibility and analytical support for IBP Supply, helping organization achieve supply and revenue plans - Develop optimization process to balance short and long term capacity with demand plan, maximizing revenue while improving profitability - Provide detailed level inventory reporting to assist planners to better manage and exceed working capital targets - Identify gaps in current process and help develop roadmap for next generation planning technology - Help increase the quality of data-driven decisions by providing useful analysis to assist in decision making - Foster accountability and collaboration between Supply Planning, Operations and Product Marketing
Requisition ID
2021-7622
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.   Mission To maximize our service performance while minimizing our costs and inventory investment on select product lines. This will be achieved through high level or strategic planning and a high degree of collaboration.   Objectives Service (40%) - Ensure materials are available to support customer requirements while minimizing the freight costs. - Monitor material shortages, identify and implement corrective actions - Keep material availability dates updated and accurate - Monitor capacity requirements both short and long term - Work with Forecasting, Sales & Marketing to develop accurate forecasts - Continuously look for service opportunities - Overall product line responsibility for service levels - Manage the backlog by facility to ensure our service objectives are achieved Inventory (30%) - Work with Purchasing on reducing lead times, minimums and price break quantities. - Provide forecasts to major suppliers. - Follow-up on rejects to ensure they are expeditiously dispositioned - Work with Sales & Marketing on ensuring new products perform acceptably - Continuously look for inventory opportunities - Monitor "aged" inventories to identify opportunities to reduce and prevent - Overall product line responsibility for inventory levels - Get all obsolete inventory dispositioned and ultimately consumed, sold or scrapped People, Process, Culture (20%) - Review procedures and practices to identify continuous improvement opportunities. - Provide guidance, direction and help mentor all fellow associates. - Provide a "Best Experience" to all contacts by consistently following our "Guiding Principles" - Lead a diverse group of associates to the optimal decision. - Supervise/manage associates as required. - Special projects as assigned. Maintenance (10%) - Responsible for maintaining the most effective/efficient system settings - Create work orders and purchase orders in accordance with our service and inventory objectives - Review all PCR (Product Change Requests) and take appropriate action - Monitor and ensure all lead times are accurate. - Maintain integrity and accuracy of plan bills. - Work with Product Management to most efficiently and effectively introduce
Requisition ID
2021-7621
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations MX-Tijuana
Job Purpose: Responsible for the management of production scheduling, inventory control, and warehousing to support manufacturing and associated activities of the Reynosa facility.       Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work. (Applies to all job duties 100%) Supervise the production and inventory control functions in accordance with established goals and objectives.   Direct and control the Warehouse organizational structure to get functional programs that support the operations that involve business.   Develop long and short term plans and projects in areas of responsibility to achieve the desired objectives and support the strategy of the company.   Direct the development and execution of procedures in P&IC and WHS to identify continuous improvement opportunities   Follow the overall plan and effectively administer the responsibility of providing equitable work and the proper atmosphere to achieve objectives in the areas of employee relations, manpower development and training (Best experience).   Directs and coordinates activities of subordinates (material coordinators, cycle counters, WHS supervisors, etc) to insure effective management and cost control related to inventories.   Keeps the VIP, managers and staff informed periodic of results /improvements of our operations areas.      
Requisition ID
2021-7614
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Territory Sales Manager -Boston, MA Area Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.    Mission Responsible for meeting or exceeding budgeted sales of Springs Window Fashions products to home fashions dealers / interior decorators / designers and builders within their assigned territory. Also, the individual will solicit and maintain favorable contacts with current and potential dealers / decorators / designers and builders within a sales territory.    Objectives - 70%- Call on window covering / home fashion dealers, interior decorators / designers and builders within an assigned territory and increase sales of SWF products. - 10%- Conduct sales training and seminars to create favorable acceptance of SWF products. - 5%- Consistently handle customer complaints with diplomacy, tact and understanding to maintain customer loyalty and friendship. - 5%- Develop and maintain competitive analysis to include product details, product pricing, marketing strategies and strengths/weaknesses. Keep informed of competitive activities and communicate competitive environment within territory to Business Unit Manager. - 5%- Keep accurate up-to-date records; report expenses as required. Uphold company guidelines regarding travel and entertainment to assure profitable operation. Understand and adhere to company sales & personnel policies and procedures. - 5%- Attend training sessions and sales meetings to expend product knowledge, and understanding of company operations. Recommend product improvement of Marketing.
Requisition ID
2021-7612
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
IT Service Analyst III   Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.    Mission This IT Service Analyst III provides senior level support to end-user departments and individuals dealing with more advanced technical issues.  This includes configuration, installation, maintenance and support of end user devices including but not limited to desktops, laptops, handheld devices, and printers. Performs all support tasks based upon an extensive knowledge of the company’s computing environment.  This position provides excellent service and prompt response to customers’ needs. Team collaboration and communication with other IT team members is also key to being successful in this role.  The IT Service Analyst III provides guidance to other members of the IT Service Analyst team.   Objectives - Configure, install, maintain, and support desktops, laptops, handheld devices, printers, monitors, portable data storage devices, iPhones, and other general peripherals. - Provide desktop support for Microsoft Windows, Apple OS and Network Printers. - Lead and maintain streamlines process for enterprise level PC imaging and deployment. Utilize tools to package software installs and build PC images. - Establish and maintain streamlined process for enterprise level PC imaging and deployment. - Support desktop maintenance, including inventory and software distribution, and security maintenance, including virus updates and patch management. - Create and update service requests accordingly within the service system with detailed assessment and resolution information. - Develops and maintains problem resolution knowledge database. Works consistently to improve the problem resolution process and ensures procedures and documentation is current. - Provide customers with a quick resolution and high level of satisfaction, including achieving internal SLAs. - Work closely with all levels of teammates to provide seamless and excellent service to Springs’ associates (customers). - Work on projects associated with Desktop support related tasks (i.e., rolling out OS/software upgrades, new products, office moves, etc.) - Assist in training new IT service personnel ensuring that they are familiar with various policies and procedures to minimize interruptions to the users. - Other duties as assigned.
Requisition ID
2021-7610
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular