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Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
MES Business Analyst II supports both the “Grow the Business” and “Run the Business” activities. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects. These team members design, develop, and validate the systems that is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.   This role is based in McAllen, Texas or Reynosa, Tamaulipas and will work from our Reynosa facility   Company Overview Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, Sunsetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.    Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating a “Best Experience” for our consumers, channel partners and associates.   We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    The Team MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) support both the “Grow the Business” and “Run the Business” activities. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects. These team members design, develop, and validate the systems that is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.   Mission The MES Business Analyst II is responsible for translating the functional specifications to a viable technical solution that meets the business needs. This entails technical subject matter knowledge, collaboration with architecture, process teams, testing and deployment teams to design a viable solution. The business analyst also ensures that technical and process design aligns and the integrated solution interdependencies are accounted for and work as designed. Projects are typically large in scope, cross-functional and technically difficult to solve, potentially involving combinations of platforms and technologies.  This position interacts closely with functional process owners to define business requirements, provide analysis and define IT solutions to address the complex business needs.   Objectives   Requirements Definition and Design Responsibilities (60%) - Meets with business users and elicits and documents requirements for business systems - Supports the technical design and development activities of the solution - Acquires in depth knowledge of an end-to-end technical solution and their functional capabilities - Understands limitations of technologies and software used to implement business systems - End to end ownership/accountability of technical solutions - Collaborates with developers to review end-to-end solution architecture and design - Collaborates with Process Teams and IT organizations on solution design - Maintains system architecture documentation to ensure appropriate architecture is leveraged for an end-to-end integrated solution. - Acquires clear understanding and capabilities of 3rd party packages and how they fit into our IT solution - Acquires clear understanding of the interaction between systems - Participates in strategic analysis, proof-of-concept, and prototyping initiatives to prepare for utilization of new technology - Designs solutions based on development standards and approaches - Oversees and collaborates with other IT associates to ensure all dependencies are identified - Evaluates alternative designs, makes appropriate recommendation, and documents design solutions - Prepares technical specifications based on thorough understanding of functional specifications - Provides design and builds impact assessments for upgrades - Mentors mid-level Business Analysts Project Management Responsibilities (20%) - Maintains detailed project plan and ensures projects are staffed with sufficient resources - Manages scope of projects to deliver solutions to expected timelines - Provides effort estimates based on business requirements - Provides timely status updates - Maintains awareness of patches and fixes to collaborate for application health Application Development and Quality Responsibilities (20%) - Performs system testing and coordinates user acceptance testing with business users - Supports testing activities by fixing or assisting in fixing defects through technical issue resolutions - Leads and performs various testing phases such as extended unit tests and performance tests - Facilitates extended unit tests - Provides interface support - Assists with functional acceptance testing as needed - Provides timely defect resolution to minimize delays in project time-line - Provides after hours support - Develops training materials, participates in the implementation, and provides post-implementation support - Contributes to, understands and adheres to Application Development processes, software development standards, and technical approaches relevant to assigned technology - Researches, builds and maintains development standards and approaches - Proactively monitors, performs root cause analysis and recommends solutions to reduce on-call and improve application health - 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
2022-8775
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
2022-8774
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-TX-McAllen
MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) Developer supports both the “Grow the Business” and “Run the Business” activities. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects. These team members design, develop, and validate the systems that is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.   This role is based in McAllen, Texas or Reynosa, Tamaulipas and will work from our Reynosa facility     Job Summary   MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) support both the “Grow the Business” and “Run the Business” activities. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects. These team members design, develop, and validate the systems that is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.   The MES Developer II possesses excellent analytical, planning skills and a solid technical background. Works in a team environment to design, develop and implement systems for a business functional area.  Key to performing this job well is a solid understanding of the company and the user's requirements and the ability to translate this into a systems solution. Create technical specifications for junior development staff from functional specifications prepared by Business Analysts. Develop high quality and highly efficient programs. Performs systems analysis and usually has direct user/or vendor contact in performing his/her duties. Position plays a critical role in the project planning, development and support of systems.   Job Responsibilities   50% Application Development Responsibilities: - Works closely with users in defining user requirements and developing functional specifications on small to large size projects - Conducts application design reviews for applications being developed for functional area he/she supports - Actively participates in application programming development - Maintain existing application software code and integration components - Assists in user and system testing activities - Participates in production implementation of tested applications - Adheres to SWF programming and quality assurance standards/methodology - Participates in supporting applications used by functional area he/she supports  40% Project Support Responsibilities: - Organizes and manages individual projects or portions of large projects. This includes the identification of project tasks, organization of project teams, and development of detailed project work plans - Oversees the technical management of the project and ensures project efforts are coordinated to meet project objectives, budgets, and completion dates - Oversees the support effort for assigned production systems - Reports to management on support efforts and issues - Maintains a high degree of technology awareness of hardware and software in areas of project responsibility - Participates in evaluation of new software products and processes for functional area/he/she supports 5% Team Support Responsibilities: - Works on teams and building teaming skills as part of IDP (Individual Development Plan) - Conducts and participates in team meetings as an active member in team activities - Provides status report to manager on projects as required 5% Support Responsibilities: - Maintains on-call calendar with his/her availability time - Participates in on-call duties, addressing issues in timely manner and guiding or training Help Desk on issue resolution The Best Experience Company  Our tagline is “The Best Experience Company.” More than just a set of words, it represents the essence of who we are at Springs Window Fashions. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates, consumers and end users, business partners, and communities. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of opportunities. If you’re excited about the thought of a career with a team focused on creating Best Experiences for all, we want to hear from you!   What Springs’ Best Experience Means for You  Setting the bar so high means our work is never done.  Springs Window Fashions offers incredible opportunities to develop the skills you’ll need to be successful in a fast-paced consumer products company. You’ll also be provided with several perks and benefits as a member of the Springs team:   - Regular interaction with multiple functional areas and with others at all levels within the organization, from production to senior leadership - Great career growth opportunities - Springs is an organization with a commitment to professional development - Corporate Bonus Program - Competitive, employee-focused benefit programs including a generous 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical plans, employee discount program covering a variety of goods and services - Newly renovated corporate headquarters (including on-site fitness center) - Employee Referral Program - $750 - $1500 bonus or additional PTO days per eligible referral  
Requisition ID
2022-8772
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Sales Operations Analyst - Retail   Company Overview 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 custom window treatments 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. Our tagline is “the Best Experience Company.” And it’s more than just a set of words—it represents the essence of who we are. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners.   We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.      Job Summary   Provide technical, analytical and administrative support for the Retail Team in the form of reports, special projects, data analysis and distribution of information. The Customer Relationship Management system will need to be maintained and this individual will need to have the foundation to capture data, understand data integrity, provide user training on this system and draw conclusions from the data. Ultimately, this individual will be a key contributor to help grow sales in the Retail team by supporting Field Sales, National Accounts and key Retail team members thru the data analysis and reporting tools.   Job Duties Include: - Provide technical, analytical and administrative support to the Retail sales management, Marketing Operations and Field Sales in the form of dashboards, reports, special projects, data analysis and distribution of information. Majority of the data will come from Dynamics 365 / Customer Relationship Management System, but there will be other reporting unique to Springs - Run sales performance management reports to support and load KPI’s and key initiatives - Generate ad hoc reports to audit data, ensure quality of information and resolve any issues with content which is contained in Microsoft Dynamics - Proactively identify and document process improvements - Provide CRM training and support for Field Sales Representatives, Regional Sales Managers and other identified users - Create and assist with designing canned reports to be used by Marketing Operations team and others within the Retail Channel - Assist with the day to day maintenance and administration of the Retail team sites and user support along with making sure content is accurate and supported - Serve as a back-up for other Retail Marketing Operations team members and administrative functions - Ability to operate under positive pressure, meet tight deadlines and deliver innovative approaches or solutions - Critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and provide insight on the analysis based on the audience
Requisition ID
2022-8771
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
Senior Quality Engineer – Edison, NJ   Job Summary   Provide leadership, support, participation, and facilitation to the organization’s performance-excellence, VOC, and process improvement efforts using quality management principles.  Provide leadership and direction for Quality Service associates.  Ensure the development and implementation of effective quality plans and process control plans for both internal and external processes.  Provide support to Engineering in new-product development projects.  Support the organizational needs and values required to achieve Best Experience (VOC, VOA and VOP).  Oversee and develop the TJ global quality processes and procedures and ensure they are used effectively.     Job Duties   Deploy Quality Tools - DMAIC methodology (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) - Teach the Q@S methodology and application to the facility - Data mining and root cause analysis - Reliability / repeatability (Gage R & R) and measurement system analysis - Lead Black Belt Projects and key process improvement teams - Develop Green Belts and teach and coach tool use to all associates and assure application on in the production setting - Develop & implement process auditing / measurement systems for internal / external processes - Build prevention into the development of new products / processes using Quality Engineering concepts - Uses teaming approach to get things done, supports process teams. - Checks satisfaction of internal / external customers through use of quality tools and Customer/Supplier metrics - Enable and support the Total Training Plan, work instructions and procedure creation and control, and Teaming Systems in the facility - Audits WI and Plant Procedures for effectiveness and accurate use   Process Improvement - Kaizens – lead and participate in kaizens - Deploy lean tools and techniques to solve production issues - Identifies waste and rework and enacts plan to improve/solve - Uses teaming approach to get things done, supports process teams on both quality and process improvements - Support and track step 6 and 7’s from team process improvements as part of the 7 step process - Ensures that Engineering changes and capital improvements meet timelines and desired outcomes   VOC Support - Engages in resolving customer remake and listening post concerns. - Using above process and quality acumen resolves issues and creates sustainable solutions. - Follows up with internal and external customers to ensure resolution is effective   TJ Global Quality Support - Material Reject Process - Procedure Documentation - TJ System Audits - Training of Key Quality Initiatives - Quality at the source - Quality Planning - Procedures - Establishing key quality characteristics that assure value stream is effective. - Participates in corporate Product line teams and global SWF quality system teams to ensure plant compliance - Be a corporate resource to CS, Product engineering, others to resolve individual quality issues on a per customer basis   Quality - Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work. - 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
2022-8770
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
Manufacturing Process Engineer - Edison, NJ   Job Purpose  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. This position reports to the Senior Manufacturing Manager.   Develop your Best Experience Career  As part of the Manufacturing Engineering team, you’ll support activities that both grow and run the business. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects, you’ll design, develop, and validate the products and processes that provide quality components in a safe manner at a low cost. Utilization of Lean Manufacturing Tools and Principles will be critical to the success of this role.   Your efforts will have a direct impact on reducing labor and material costs, while improving value, reliability, and performance.   Your Best Career Experience Accountabilities    As a Manufacturing Process Engineer, you’ll use and apply quality tools and methods along with pursuing continuous improvement in all aspects of product and process design including:   - 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 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 - 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. - Develop and maintain process specifications to produce the highest level of quality throughout the entire component manufacturing / fabrication / assembly process.  - Product and Process Specifications - 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 - 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 safety, quality, 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 - 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 - 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.    The Best Experience Company  Our tagline is “The Best Experience Company.” More than just a set of words, it represents the essence of who we are at Springs Window Fashions. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates, consumers and end users, business partners, and communities. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of opportunities. If you’re excited about the thought of a career with a team focused on creating Best Experiences for all, we want to hear from you!       What Springs’ Best Experience Means for You  Setting the bar so high means our work is never done.  Springs Window Fashions offers incredible opportunities to develop the skills you’ll need to be successful in a fast-paced consumer products company. You’ll also be provided with several perks and benefits as a member of the Springs team:   - Regular interaction with multiple functional areas and with others at all levels within the organization, from production to senior leadership - Great career growth opportunities - Springs is an organization with a commitment to professional development - Corporate Bonus Program - Competitive, employee-focused benefit programs including a generous 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical plans, employee discount program covering a variety of goods and services - Newly renovated corporate headquarters (including on-site fitness center) - Employee Referral Program - $750 - $1500 bonus or additional PTO days per eligible referral  
Requisition ID
2022-8769
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON | US-TX-McAllen
Springs Window Fashions is hiring for a Customs Manager, US & Canada to be based out of either our Middleton, WI Corporate Headquarters or McAllen, TX   Job Summary   Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring standard practices, methods and procedures for all inbound or outbound international shipments in compliance with U.S. and Canada Customs Laws and Codes in effect for Springs Window Fashions and its subsidiaries.   Responsible for supervising and managing the activities of third party service providers such as customs brokers and trade services providers ensuring that all activities are coordinated in support of the physical movement of goods across borders at the lowest legal duty and taxation.   Responsible for ensuring compliant & standardized processes are in place to support border crossing transactions related to the following: - Classification under the harmonized tariff coding system - Country of origin determination - Valuation determinations & reporting and cost submission/reconciliations - Reconciliation and Payment of duties, taxes and fees - Recordkeeping according to current rules and regulations - C-TPAT & security initiatives related to customs and shipping - Trade programs such as USGR, NAFTA, GSP, CAFTA, etc. - Management of anti-dumping and countervailing duty entries and matters and any other special applicable duty to trade - Management of Customs Broker business rules - Management of permits, licensing and admissibility controls - Entry transactions validation and verification Responsible for representing SWF before U.S. and Canadian customs authorities as well as other government agencies involved in U.S. and Canada border crossings.   Responsible for over-site of the third-party service providers hired to transact business on SWF’s behalf and invoice payments.   Job Duties - Monitor compliance of entry data/transactions - Monitor and analyze deliverables from third-party trade services provider and provide feedback  - Monitor and analyze metric data for U.S. and Canadian imports and exports - Manage standardized and ad hoc reporting related to U.S. and Canadian imports and exports - Track, monitor and publish changes/amendments to custom broker business rules, import/export procedures and manuals & trade services handbooks - Manage data and/or records in support of duty avoidance trade programs - Manage periodic monthly statement reconciliation via US Customs & Border Protections ACE portal - Conduct regular meetings and track and resolve issues related to management of third parties service providers - Manage origin data discrepancies and provide assistance/updates to ERP system when gaps occur - Facilitate and complete annual value reconciliation research on U.S. imports and provide change data to third party service provider - Provide guidance and instructions to plant operations on compliance with import/export laws and regulations - Provide support of Product Change Requests (PCR) process
Requisition ID
2022-8766
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Our Department The Marketing Team develops and executes the SWF residential marketing strategy to position our brands as market leaders, drive brand awareness and consumer engagement while continually improving the consumer’s purchase experience. Marketing at SWF is a fast-paced and dynamic group providing a vital role with our work often being the first impression consumers have of our brands. This is a group of home décor enthusiasts who are motivated by a passion for providing our consumers a Best Experience.   Mission The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for supporting the sampling and swatching programs for Springs’ residential brands. This position will coordinate efforts to deliver product sampling and swatching to the organization on time while working to control costs and manage all projects within budget. The Marketing Coordinator will enforce processes to facilitate efficient workflow and production and be responsible for communicating the progress of key projects to the organization.   Objectives - Collaborate cross-functionally to define objectives and deliver best-in-industry sampling and merchandising materials - Facilitate defining the objectives and content of the sample book. - Help Product Managers understand the sample book implications of their assortment. - Coordinate with cross-functional team members to provide sample book information and materials on-time. - Be accountable for the quantity of sample books and the specs that impact cost. - Ensure team members understand the financial implications of their decisions. - Optimize sourcing: Quality, cost, service, support - Ensure quotes are sent to vendors on time and prototypes are received on time. - Ensure information to order sample book material is available, permission is obtained, and sample book materials are ordered on time; assist with material calculation for sampling and swatching as necessary. - Ensure material swatch master is provided to the sample book vendor on time. - Ensure brand consistency - Work with the Creative Director and Channel Marketing to ensure sampling and merchandising materials represent and position SWF brands appropriately. - Manage vendor relationships and lead project execution; travel is required to oversee production of in-store materials, including some travel to Asia. - Work with Sampling & Swatching Manager to source and establish new vendor partnerships. - Executes graphic design and production of high impact product sampling - Manages internal and external resources in design and production of materials on time and on budget. - Oversee benchmarking and market research activities - Ensure benchmarking of competitor / peer sample books and swatching is completed in a timely manner: assess construction, quality, cost, functionality, features, etc. - Coordinate benchmarking of adjacent products / channels for new ideas to reduce investment, increase effectiveness and decrease lead times. - Work with Channel Managers to get feedback on effectiveness for continued product improvement. - Coordinate with market research firms to validate design concepts - Execute process and process improvement - Effectively coordinate resources, inputs, outputs and timing for total project, total lifecycle of a sample book and/or merchandising program. - Coordinate the material collection and inspection to ensure the correct materials get to the sample book vendor on-time. - Execute and enforce process to ensure any changes to the sample book assortment is agreed to and communicated appropriately; including to associates responsible for consumer swatching. - Execute and enforce process to communicate and execute swatching needs, including a process to have any new fabric swatches scanned for our websites and microsites on time. - Own cross-functional communication for assigned projects - Communicate sample book and consumer swatching schedules to cross-functional team members, as well as any other appropriate project details / changes. - Responsible for effective and timely communication with transportation to ensure merchandising produced overseas is tracked appropriately and arrives on schedule.
Requisition ID
2022-8765
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
MES Business Analyst II supports both the “Grow the Business” and “Run the Business” activities. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects. These team members design, develop, and validate the systems that is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.   Company Overview Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, Sunsetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.    Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating a “Best Experience” for our consumers, channel partners and associates.   We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    The Team MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) support both the “Grow the Business” and “Run the Business” activities. From simple changes and updates to complex development projects. These team members design, develop, and validate the systems that is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.   Mission The MES Business Analyst II is responsible for translating the functional specifications to a viable technical solution that meets the business needs. This entails technical subject matter knowledge, collaboration with architecture, process teams, testing and deployment teams to design a viable solution. The business analyst also ensures that technical and process design aligns and the integrated solution interdependencies are accounted for and work as designed. Projects are typically large in scope, cross-functional and technically difficult to solve, potentially involving combinations of platforms and technologies.  This position interacts closely with functional process owners to define business requirements, provide analysis and define IT solutions to address the complex business needs.   Objectives   Requirements Definition and Design Responsibilities (60%) - Meets with business users and elicits and documents requirements for business systems - Supports the technical design and development activities of the solution - Acquires in depth knowledge of an end-to-end technical solution and their functional capabilities - Understands limitations of technologies and software used to implement business systems - End to end ownership/accountability of technical solutions - Collaborates with developers to review end-to-end solution architecture and design - Collaborates with Process Teams and IT organizations on solution design - Maintains system architecture documentation to ensure appropriate architecture is leveraged for an end-to-end integrated solution. - Acquires clear understanding and capabilities of 3rd party packages and how they fit into our IT solution - Acquires clear understanding of the interaction between systems - Participates in strategic analysis, proof-of-concept, and prototyping initiatives to prepare for utilization of new technology - Designs solutions based on development standards and approaches - Oversees and collaborates with other IT associates to ensure all dependencies are identified - Evaluates alternative designs, makes appropriate recommendation, and documents design solutions - Prepares technical specifications based on thorough understanding of functional specifications - Provides design and builds impact assessments for upgrades - Mentors mid-level Business Analysts Project Management Responsibilities (20%) - Maintains detailed project plan and ensures projects are staffed with sufficient resources - Manages scope of projects to deliver solutions to expected timelines - Provides effort estimates based on business requirements - Provides timely status updates - Maintains awareness of patches and fixes to collaborate for application health Application Development and Quality Responsibilities (20%) - Performs system testing and coordinates user acceptance testing with business users - Supports testing activities by fixing or assisting in fixing defects through technical issue resolutions - Leads and performs various testing phases such as extended unit tests and performance tests - Facilitates extended unit tests - Provides interface support - Assists with functional acceptance testing as needed - Provides timely defect resolution to minimize delays in project time-line - Provides after hours support - Develops training materials, participates in the implementation, and provides post-implementation support - Contributes to, understands and adheres to Application Development processes, software development standards, and technical approaches relevant to assigned technology - Researches, builds and maintains development standards and approaches - Proactively monitors, performs root cause analysis and recommends solutions to reduce on-call and improve application health - 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
2022-8760
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
  Job Summary The IT Security Manager will provide several core functions for the enterprise including identification, investigation, and resolution of potential security incidents. They will Serve as the first line of defense against threat vectors, prevent network breach and data loss, and minimize the impact on business operations. This role will participate in the creation and or maintenance of policies, security metrics, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability assessments and disaster recovery planning. They will handle day-to-day security vendor relationships and work closely with all security service providers. They lead the charge and champion PCI and SOX compliance for the IT department.   Job Duties * Planning and design of enterprise security functions, under the direction of senior IT leadership, where appropriate * Participate in the creation of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures) * Develop and report key security metrics * Participate in the planning and design of an enterprise Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan, under the direction of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Teams, where appropriate. * Security Awareness: Develop content for organization wide and targeted security awareness training. Present relevant information security topics through a variety of forums depending on the audience. * Compliance planning and implementation with focus on PCI-DSS and SOX. * Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors. * Lead or manage technical system security audit efforts by working with Compliance Team members. * Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security. * Lead the deployment, integration and initial configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating practices and in compliance with the enterprise’s security documents. * Ensure that up-to-date baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices, etc.) are maintained. * Monitor all in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations. * Review logs and reports of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices, etc.). Interpret the implications of that activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution. * Participate in investigations into problematic activity. * Perform real-time proactive security monitoring, detection and response to security events and incidents within the enterprise network. * Participate and or lead in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits. * Working technical knowledge of vulnerability and port scanning, data loss prevention, email gateways, Web Gateways, web proxies, URL filtering, anti-virus and other standard security monitoring/management tools. * Other duties as assigned
Requisition ID
2022-8759
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions is hiring for a Tool Room Supervisor role in the Middleton, Wisconsin facility. This role is responsible for managing, scheduling, and leading the direction of our in house tool room.   Company Overview Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, Sunsetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.    Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation.  As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating a “Best Experience” for our consumers, channel partners and associates.   We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor.  Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    Job Purpose: This position is responsible for day to day operations of the Middleton trades departments.  Directing, prioritizing, and coordinating work projects.  The Toolroom Supervisor is responsible for directing and managing the performance of Middleton trades associates and provide drawing and technical support to the product engineering team and manufacturing areas. This position owns toolroom mold life cycle and is responsible for executing a strategic plan regarding repairs, replacements, and prioritizing order.    Job Duties: - In collaboration with Maintenance, leads and coordinates the tool room activities to support a 24/5 operation.    - Assigns priorities and resources for projects in accordance with company strategies and goals. - Develops, evaluates, counsels, and recognizes personnel to maintain an effective and strong organization with respect to tool room personnel. - Prepares and executes project plans for in-house capital and tooling projects. - Develops and plans short and long term goals in accordance with Spring’s strategies. - Provides oversight and input in mold building, repair quotes, and replacement molds as needed. - Submits periodic progress reports to internal customers as requested. - Responsible for all raw materials for tool building and Tool Room equipment, maintains inventory accuracy. - Develops and maintains tool history documentation including coordinating outside tooling services (hardening, micro-welding, etc.). - Collaborate with molding and secondary departments (including other locations) for tooling/fixture issues. - Coordinates die / mold repairs and die / mold servicing for all departments. - Draws and details components using CAD software; revise and update existing drawings; properly name and locate drawings in appropriate file locations. - Prepares Bills of Materials (BOM) for tool and other related equipment. - Prepares and documents Specification Revisions and Product Change Requests (SR and PCR) as directed by Product Engineer, Lead Machine Builder or Supervisor. - Communicates and provides project status/updates to team lead and/or other associates within engineering team. - Quality - Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work.  
Requisition ID
2022-8758
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
  Job Summary Purchase commodities for direct material in support of Springs Window Fashions operations, at the most competitive cost, best possible quality and most-timely delivery. Reports into the Global Commodity Manager, and will support the execution of sourcing initiatives for an annual spend of approximately $50M or greater. Locate, establish, and maintain relationships of the highest degree of integrity with all suppliers. Secure on-time delivery of all products. Negotiate and reconfirm terms & conditions; including warranty, price, discount, warehousing, and delivery. Drive the best global supply of commodities; including identifying opportunities, utilizing cross-functional resources to implement projects through six sigma rigor, and speed in execution. Use e-commerce tools to execute auctions and expedite project implementation. Participate in team activities on a strategic level in finding global opportunities, qualifying new sources, creating strategic supplier relationships, and improving sourcing processes   Job Duties * Assist with and/or on some levels lead the development of commercial agreements or spot purchases required to support business partners and manufacturing sites. * Assist with and on some levels lead the development of strategic sourcing strategies and plans. * Ensure that negotiated agreements are implemented, and terms and conditions are being met. * Aggressively pursue and create competitive purchase environment by constantly seeking alternate supply scenarios. * Define and develop appropriate cross-functional relationships with the Business’s Supply Chain, and other functions. * Establish and maintain business relationships with the appropriate management of key suppliers. * Develop Low Cost Country sourcing opportunities. * Resolve process or supplier related issues as escalated from the Businesses where the tactical teams need support. * Maintain knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as Mergers & Acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel. * Responsible for the execution of commodity strategy projects and initiatives as assigned. * Accountability to provide analytical support in commercial negotiations and supplier selections within assigned commodities. * Lead and support cross-business synergy efforts for assigned projects. * Develops a pipeline of cost savings projects for sustainable year over year productivity, or cost down.   Critical Success Factors * Participate and coordinate sourcing activities in design changes (ECN) and New Product Development (NPD) * Work with Engineering, Quality and testing to prioritize sourcing activities * Recruit, maintain and manage world-class suppliers with focus on total cost of ownership improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct * Proactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities and throughout the supply chain environment where applicable * Reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms/conditions, and acceptability of items to specifications * Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business * Effective technical and analytical skills * Initiative to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations. * Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities. * Challenge status quo through managed approach and sophistication. * Initiative to seek professional development, continuous learning  
Requisition ID
2022-8754
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions is hiring for a Sourcing Specialist (Buyer) in our Middleton, WI Corporate Headquarters.  As a Sourcing Specialist you will be purchasing a variety of commodities and materials, reviewing suppliers for cost and quality, evaluating new suppliers and seeking opportunities for continuous improvement in processes as well.    Company Overview 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 custom window treatments 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.  Our tagline is “the Best Experience Company.” And it’s more than just a set of words—it represents the essence of who we are. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners. We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor.  Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    Job Summary Purchase commodities for direct material in support of Springs Window Fashions operations, at the most competitive cost, best possible quality and most-timely delivery. Reports into the Global Commodity Manager, and will support the execution of associated sourcing initiatives. Locate, establish, and maintain relationships of the highest degree of integrity with all suppliers. Secure on-time delivery of all products. Confirm terms & conditions; including warranty, price, discount, warehousing, and delivery. Drive the best global supply of commodities; including identifying opportunities, utilizing cross-functional resources to implement projects through six sigma rigor, and speed in execution. Use e-commerce tools to execute auctions and expedite project implementation. Participate in team activities on a strategic level in finding global opportunities, qualifying new sources, creating strategic supplier relationships, and improving sourcing processes   Job Duties - Assist with the development of commercial agreements or spot purchases required to support business partners and manufacturing sites. - Assist with the development of strategic sourcing strategies and plans. - Ensure that negotiated agreements, and terms and conditions are being met. - Aggressively pursue and create competitive purchase environment by constantly seeking alternate supply scenarios. - Define and develop appropriate cross-functional relationships with the Business’s Supply Chain, and other functions. - Assist in identifying Low Cost Country sourcing opportunities. - Resolve process or supplier related issues as escalated from the Businesses where the tactical teams need support. - Maintain knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as Mergers & Acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel. - Responsible for executing sourcing projects and initiatives as assigned. - Accountability to provide analytical support in commercial negotiations and supplier selections within assigned commodities. - Support cross-business synergy efforts for assigned projects. - Supports a pipeline of cost savings projects for sustainable year over year productivity, or cost down. - Support new product development projects and other tactical sourcing responsibilities such as price updates, sample delivery tracking, etc. as required   Critical Success Factors - Participate and coordinate sourcing activities in design changes (ECN) and New Product Development (NPD) - Work with Engineering, Quality and testing to prioritize sourcing activities - Routinely conduct spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities and throughout the supply chain environment where applicable - Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business - Effective technical and analytical skills - Initiative to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations. - Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities. - Initiative to seek professional development, continuous learning Behavioral Competencies - Ensures Accountability– Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments - Drive Engagement– Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives - Instill Trust– Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity - Drive Results– Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances - Consumer/Customer Focus– Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions - Critical Thinking– Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems - Being Resilient– Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations - Optimize Work Processes– Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
Requisition ID
2022-8753
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON | US-TX-Dallas | US-CO-Denver
 Join a team of dynamic sales professionals where you can make an impact by growing sales and building meaningful, long-term customer relationships. You’ll be supported by a dedicated marketing team and the industry’s best customer service!   This role can be based in our Corporate Headquarters in Middleton, WI or field based in: - Denver, CO - Dallax, TX Company Overview   Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, Sunsetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating a “Best Experience” for our consumers, channel partners and associates.   We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    National Accounts Team: The Dealer National Accounts team is a dynamic group of sales professionals with a history of growing sales profitably and building meaningful long-term customer relationships. Our dynamic portfolio of national accounts represents a diverse group of custom window treatment retailers and franchises with enormous potential for growth. Supported by a dedicated Graber marketing team and the industry’s best customer service, the National Account Manager position represents an exciting opportunity to increase sales and be part of a successful team.   Mission: The primary mission of the National Account Manager is to own and drive long-term profitable growth, achieving budgeted sales and profits for their assigned accounts. The National Account Manager will be responsible for understanding the accounts, building the business using a fact-based approach to position our products, programs and promotions to help maximize sales and profits. The National Account Manager will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key corporate contacts as well as their network of dynamic franchise owners and/or regional sales managers as appropriate.   Objectives & Outcomes: The primary objective of this role is to grow sales and profits, meeting or exceeding budget year over year. Of equal importance is to build and maintain a strong relationship with this corporate client as well as their network of franchise owners and/or regional sales managers. The ideal candidate will be collaborative in nature, developing close relationships with our team of Graber dedicated marketers, inside sales representatives and customer service. - Develop short- and long-term strategies to grow share of wallet at assigned accounts by analyzing customer sales and needs; maintain key customer relationships and make regular face-to-face visits - Lead the development, preparation and delivery for all customer presentations; own and attend all applicable trade shows, including trade show preparation, display coordination and execution - Understand market pricing, our position within the market, and how to leverage that to drive profitable sale growth - Understand and be responsible for profitability of all assigned accounts, by product line, compared to budget and prior year - Compile and report on competitor and market information; price position, promotional strategies, and new product offerings - Collaborate and coordinate with Channel Marketing, Merchandising and Product Management departments on new products, programs, and promotions - Collaborate with Regional Sales Managers and Inside Sales to drive key initiatives through to execution - Oversee the processing of customer complaints and coordinate the investigation with customer service, credit, inside sales, quality and logistics
Requisition ID
2022-8752
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Manager of National Accounts, Regional & National Big Box Home Improvement Retailers     Mission  This position will be responsible for our exciting and rapidly growing business with key retail partners to expand the number of customers to which our custom window treatment products are sold.  Springs is experiencing a very strong consumer demand for custom window treatments online and is looking to expand our access to this important online channel.      The National Accounts Manager (NAM) will have direct account responsibility to grow the business through strategic planning and high customer engagement to align customer plans with our growth initiatives.  The role includes project team support for key operational tasks and market/competitive data gathering and performance monitoring.  Success will be measured on sales growth, including overall profitability of this business segment.     Job Duties  * Manage and grow the business a key regional home improvement customer and a national retailer   * Be the account leader for our custom window treatment program and stock businesses  * Manage the design, preparation and delivery for strategic sales initiatives  * Prepare pricing and profitability analysis for potential customers  * Monitor and respond to market and competitor intelligence at key accounts  * Prepare competitive product analysis for prospective customers  * Host new and potential customer visits  * Coordinate with Merchandising and Product Management departments on Products and Programs  * Provide input on unique product attributes for special international requirements  * Prepare quotations on new programs  * Analyze buying trends to suggest reorders or line extensions  * Oversee the processing of customer complaints and coordinate the investigation with credit, production, quality and logistics departments relative to their involvement, report results to the customer     
Requisition ID
2022-8747
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Director of Supply Chain   Job Summary   The Director of Supply Chain will oversee the enterprise supply chain function and the execution of its vision, goals, strategy, and initiatives.   Ensures a practical adoption of the global performance targets into supply chain function working through functional management. A global thinker who can adopt local execution of plan and can demonstrates ownership and accountability of results. Develops functional capability and planning for succession, while leading and managing a best-in-class functional team. Center-led model from corporate office will be adopted. Leads the efficient implementation of the Operating Model for Supply Chain focused on Warehousing, Supply & Demand Planning, Production Scheduling, Inventory Management, Import/Export Function and potentially Procurement. Manages the Supply Chain function budget and monitors variances in budgets and takes corrective action.   Drive continuous improvement in the department, measuring results through a consistent set of supply chain KPI’s. Implement processes to manage short and medium-term capacity in a difficult order demand environment with monthly variances.  Ability to structure and implement Supply & Demand Planning to Mexico.  Ability to lead the transformation of P&IC and operational procurement from US to Mexico – temporarily locate to Mexico until transformation and its process is sustainable (6-8 mo. assignment). Increase material and services acquisition to increase addressable spend of Direct & Indirect (Non-COGS) of the over all spend authority. Work in partnership with Manufacturing to consistently implement the production scheduling process and lead the management of inventory management optimization. Keep up to date with advances in supply chain management enabling technology.   In addition, The Director of Supply Chain also has the responsibility to build and develop a Supply Chain team in Asia, Mexico and the US.   Job Responsibilities - Includes development of value chain process of raw materials detailed analysis of procurement needs and identifying opportunities. Refine work processes in support of Supply Chain strategy, and leveraging opportunities and realignment of specific raw material purchases with other categories. - Recognized as a Single Point of Accountability (SPA) identify suppliers capable of meeting Price, Quality, Service, Innovation, Manufacturing Capability (PQSIM) requirements, and develop Total Cost of Ownership reductions that is consistent with companies requirements and maintain internal and external communication with the business and suppliers. - Develop and maintain internal relationships where you will be the Single Point of Accountability of your category. - Be an active part of the management team who continuously strives for excellence and sets the example for work ethic and dedication - Oversee procurement, material forecasting, planning and inventory management - Manage plant scheduling and line sequencing focusing on customer service and efficiency - Manage medium term raw product planning by interfacing between the main growing partners and the sales team - Act as liaison between Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain to help determine improvement project priorities and timelines - Oversee short term raw product planning including forecasting, ordering and inventory management - Oversee finished good forecasting, planning and inventory management - Assist in developing relevant processes and policies as needed by our customers - Aggressively pursue and create competitive purchase environment by constantly seeking alternate supply scenarios - Establish and maintain business relationships with the appropriate management of key suppliers - Utilize available e-Sourcing tools/Spend Analytics (potential adoption) - Develop and implement commercial agreements and associated work processes within area of responsibility including the development of Low Cost Country opportunities - Resolve process or supplier related issues as escalated from the Businesses where the tactical teams need support - Maintain knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as mergers & Acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel - Provide strong leadership and development of a team of Directors and other key leaders - Responsible for enhancing department operating leverage and ensuring appropriate resource allocation - Influence change within department, peers and stakeholders consistent with the company purpose and values - Travel is required Critical Success Factors - Transformation of Mexico P&IC function - Establishes sourcing strategies for assigned spend, collaborates to insure incorporation and business unit participation - Optimize material supply flow - Participate and coordinate sourcing activities New Product Development (NPD) - Work with Engineering and testing to prioritize sourcing activities - Oversees all activities related to the management of assigned spend, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity/service - Recruit, maintain and manage world-class suppliers with focus on total cost of ownership improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct - Ensures and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms/conditions, and acceptability of items to specifications - Responsible for timely reporting to agreed upon KPI's for procurement, P&IC and logistics activities and countermeasures - Focus on value delivery and sustainable competitive advantage for the business partner. - Develop supply strategies that align with business strategy and priority for spend portfolio’s that are under your responsibilities - Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities. - Challenge status quo through managed approach and sophistication.  
Requisition ID
2022-8736
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-PA-MONTGOMERY
About Us Springs Window Fashions (SWF) is/has been a reliable local employer in the window treatments industry since 1939. 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 friendly & talented CS team consists of dedicated individuals motivated by their passion for service and providing the best experience for our customers/consumers.   Salary $13.50 - $15.50 an hour with opportunities for continued advancement.   Flexible Work Schedules   Benefits offered -   All associates: 401K & matching Quarterly bonus/gainsharing opportunities Career path advancement opportunities Employee product discounts Employee Assistance Programs Holidays off   Full time associates: Health Vision Dental Life Insurance Disability Insurance Health & Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time Off Paid holidays Tuition Reimbursement   We strive to create a fun and engaging work environment. We do fun things like.. * Monthly pop up events/competitions (various in nature) like… * Popsicle Parades * Pizza Parties The list goes on…  *Holiday Luncheons  *Annual Customer Service Week Celebration in October   Job Summary * Inbound Calls – no sales calls or cold calling * Pre-Sales Assistance * Assist with things like * Answer questions about products from our catalogs and help screens * Enter orders - sample swatches, quotes, new orders   * Post-Sales Assistance * Assist with things like * Status updates/order tracking * Troubleshooting using available guides * Enter orders – parts, repair, remakes * Issue credits  
Requisition ID
2022-8728
Position Type
Part-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-PA-Montoursville
About Us Springs Window Fashions (SWF) is/has been a reliable local employer in the window treatments industry since 1939. 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 friendly & talented CS team consists of dedicated individuals motivated by their passion for service and providing the best experience for our customers/consumers.   Salary $13.50 - $14.50 an hour with opportunities for continued advancement.   Flexible Work Schedules   Benefits offered -   All associates: 401K & matching Quarterly bonus/gainsharing opportunities Career path advancement opportunities Employee product discounts Employee Assistance Programs Holidays off   Full time associates: Health Vision Dental Life Insurance Disability Insurance Health & Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time Off Paid holidays Tuition Reimbursement   We strive to create a fun and engaging work environment. We do fun things like.. * Monthly pop up events/competitions (various in nature) like… * Popsicle Parades * Pizza Parties The list goes on…  *Holiday Luncheons  *Annual Customer Service Week Celebration in October   Job Summary * Inbound Calls – no sales calls or cold calling * Pre-Sales Assistance * Assist with things like * Answer questions about products from our catalogs and help screens * Enter orders - sample swatches, quotes, new orders   * Post-Sales Assistance * Assist with things like * Status updates/order tracking * Troubleshooting using available guides * Enter orders – parts, repair, remakes * Issue credits  
Requisition ID
2022-8727
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Company Overview   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 custom window treatments 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. Our tagline is “the Best Experience Company.” And it’s more than just a set of words—it represents the essence of who we are. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners.   We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    Job Summary: The Senior Web Business Analyst is responsible for translating the functional specifications to a viable technical solution that meets the business needs. This entails technical subject matter knowledge, collaboration with architecture, process teams, testing and deployment teams to design a viable solution. The business analyst also ensures that technical and process design aligns and the integrated solution interdependencies are accounted for and work as designed.   Responsibilities: 60% Requirements Definition and Design Responsibilities: - Meets with business users and elicits and documents requirements for business systems - Supports the technical design and development activities of the solution - Acquires in depth knowledge of an end-to-end technical solution and their functional capabilities - Understands limitations of technologies and software used to implement business systems - End to end ownership/accountability of technical solutions - Collaborates with developers to review end-to-end solution architecture and design - Collaborates with Process Teams and IT organizations on solution design - Maintains system architecture documentation to ensure appropriate architecture is leveraged for an end-to-end integrated solution. - Acquires clear understanding and capabilities of 3rd party packages and how they fit into our IT solution - Acquires clear understanding of the interaction between systems - Participates in strategic analysis, proof-of-concept, and prototyping initiatives to prepare for utilization of new technology - Designs solutions based on development standards and approaches - Oversees and collaborates with other IT associates to ensure all dependencies are identified - Evaluates alternative designs, makes appropriate recommendation, and documents design solutions - Prepares technical specifications based on thorough understanding of functional specifications - Provides design and builds impact assessments for upgrades - Mentors mid-level Business Analysts 20% Project Management Responsibilities: - Maintains detailed project plan and ensures projects are staffed with sufficient resources - Manages scope of projects to deliver solutions to expected timelines - Provides effort estimates based on business requirements - Provides timely status updates - Maintains awareness of patches and fixes to collaborate for application health 20% Application Development and Quality Responsibilities: - Performs system testing and coordinates user acceptance testing with business users - Supports testing activities by fixing or assisting in fixing defects through technical issue resolutions - Leads and performs various testing phases such as extended unit tests and performance tests - Facilitates extended unit tests - Provides interface support - Assists with functional acceptance testing as needed - Provides timely defect resolution to minimize delays in project time-line - Provides after hours support - Develops training materials, participates in the implementation, and provides post-implementation support - Contributes to, understands and adheres to Application Development processes, software development standards, and technical approaches relevant to assigned technology - Researches, builds and maintains development standards and approaches - Proactively monitors, performs root cause analysis and recommends solutions to reduce on-call and improve application health - 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
2022-8724
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular
Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
Springs Window Fashions is currently hiring for a Global Commodity Manager to manage the procurement of a variety of essential commodities, working closely with internal customers on requirements and taking a strategic, quality and cost-focused approach to the procurement needs of the organization.     Company Overview 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 custom window treatments 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.  Our tagline is “the Best Experience Company.” And it’s more than just a set of words—it represents the essence of who we are. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners.   We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor.  Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.    Mission This position manages commodities for direct material in support of Springs Window Fashions operations, specifically metals, chemicals, packaging and fastener components and reports into the Vice President of Global Procurement, supporting an annual spend of more than $100M. One of the key parts of this role is to identify and engage with engineering, operations, marketing, sales and quality to understand commodity requirements and ensure supply base is aligned. This position is responsible for development and execution of commodity strategy, for delivering commodity driven cost downs through price negotiations, value analysis (VA/VE) or supplier continuous improvement projects, and will conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection.   The Global Commodity Manager supports Supplier Relationship Management and will facilitate and lead supplier commodity reviews for strategic suppliers, while being responsible for continuity of supply including actively monitoring and mitigating supplier capacity and risk.   Objectives - Negotiate commercial agreements or spot purchases required to support business partners and manufacturing sites. - Ensure that negotiated agreements are implemented, and terms and conditions are being met. - Aggressively pursue and create competitive purchase environment by constantly seeking alternate supply scenarios. - Define and develop appropriate cross-functional relationships with the Businesses, Supply Chain, and other functions. - Establish and maintain business relationships with the appropriate management of key suppliers. - Develop and implement commercial agreements and associated work processes within area of responsibility including the development of Low Cost Country opportunities. - Resolve process or supplier related issues as escalated from the Businesses where the tactical teams need support. - Maintain knowledge of suppliers and relevant market developments such as Mergers & Acquisitions, financial status, and changes in key personnel. - Travel domestically and internationally as required - Responsible for development and execution of commodity strategies for assigned commodities. - Accountability to provide analytical support in all commercial negotiations and supplier selections within assigned commodities. - Support cross business synergy efforts for assigned commodities. - Builds and supports a pipeline of cost savings projects for sustainable year over year productivity, or cost down. - Responsible for weekly executive reporting on all financial cost down projects for assigned commodities. Critical Success Factors - Establishes sourcing strategies for assigned spend, collaborates to insure incorporation and business unit participation and alignment. - Participate and coordinate sourcing activities in design changes (ECN) and New Product Development (NPD) - Work with Engineering and testing to prioritize sourcing activities - Oversees all activities related to the management of assigned spend, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity/service - Recruit, maintain and manage world-class suppliers with focus on total cost of ownership improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct - Proactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities and throughout the supply chain environment where applicable - Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms/conditions, and acceptability of items to specifications - Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business - Responsible for timely reporting on KPI's and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans and activities - Strategic planning, cross-functional support, and ability to leverage various sourcing tools with various opportunities while minimizing supply risk. - Effective technical and analytical skills - Initiative to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations. - Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities. - Challenge status quo through managed approach and sophistication.
Requisition ID
2022-8723
Position Type
Full-Time - Regular