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Osprey Packs is the leading manufacturer of backpacks and travel gear. Our headquarters is located in southwest Colorado nestled in the corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country. Our mission for the last 40 years has been to create innovative, high-performance gear that reflects our love of adventure and our devotion to the outdoors.

 

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Associate Graphic Designer Cortez, CO

Osprey Packs is the leading manufacturer of backpacks and travel gear. We’re located in southwest Colorado nestled in the corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country. Our mission for the last 40 years has been to create innovative, high-performance gear that reflects our love of adventure and our devotion to the outdoors. 

Job Status
Full-Time (40 hours; hourly)

Supervision Received
Position reports to Senior Graphic Designer

Job Summary
This position’s primary objective as an entry level designer is to work directly with the Senior Graphic Designer to execute the creation and production of 3rd tier projects of the visual presentation of the brand including hangtags, advertising (print & web), tradeshow booth graphics, retail graphics, web graphics, social media assets and promotional items.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties as assigned:

  • Maintains visual consistency throughout all Osprey branding materials through brand design work as identified by the Marketing Team and the Osprey Brand guide
  • Works to maintain consistent design standards across all media including print, web and product
  • Provides creative specific to Osprey brand in outdoor, travel and bike markets
  • Assists with a multitude of projects including product hangtags, advertising (print & web), tradeshow booth graphics, retail graphics, web graphics, social media assets, updating and uploading shared assets to Osprey Brand portals throughout the international market, and promotional items (ie. stickers, clothing, postcards, etc.)
  • Supports Photographer/Videographer as needed with in-house and on-site photo-shoots and photo processing/retouching
  • Connects with and reports weekly to Senior Graphic Designer on design updates
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends (outdoor and design) by reviewing professional publications and websites; participating in professional societies if possible.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree from a four year college or university with a Visual Communication/Graphic Design concentration; minimum of one year experience working full-time in a graphic design, advertising or marketing role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidates must be able to sketch and concept with direction from Graphic Designers and skillfully convert those materials to digital formats.

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills needed in order to consistently meet deadlines. Proven ability to effectively work well within a team and take direction. Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A strong understanding of prepress and printing processes and terms
  • Ability to work flexible and extended hours in order to complete projects
  • Working knowledge and understanding of layout, color, typography as it applies to the overall brand message
  • Ability to learn quickly in order to gain understanding of Osprey product line as it applies to the brand and the design work
  • Outdoor recreational experience and industry interest and knowledge is a plus

Software knowledge (all current versions on Mac platform)

  • Adobe Photoshop: Must be able to accurately correct and apply images for proper use across various mediums
    (ie. design online banners, color correction of product photos, prepare web graphics, etc.)
  • Adobe Illustrator: Many assets are created in AI, therefore taking concepts and creative vector based graphics is a crucial part of our design direction.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The previous is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for this position.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Physical Ability—Level II (Warehouse/Physical) The Team Member will be expected to: perform physical activities involving extended periods of lifting, walking, standing, reaching, and bending over; lift 40 pounds overhead without assistance; work in an office environment for extended hours of sitting, performing PC and other desk-related functions

Compensation and Benefits:

Hiring Range: $30,000 - $38,000; depending on experience and qualifications.  Participation in: group health plans, Paid Time Off (PTO) program, 1-day Position Specific PTO, 401k plan (eligibility after one year), all other benefits as described in current Team Member Manual.

Technology Issued

Macbook Pro

Required Meetings and Time/Travel
Participation in all Department and general company meetings/functions, and others relating to special assignments, as required.  May be required to work outside of normal work hours or attend offsite training/business functions. 

Location
This is a full time position based at the Osprey Headquarters in Cortez, Colorado U.S.A..

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­To Apply
Please submit an application and resume with an optional cover letter. Please include a link to your portfolio website and/or PDF of your work to hiring@ospreypacks.com (with “Creative” as the subject line) or mail to Osprey Packs, Human Resources/Creative,
115 Progress Circle, Cortez, CO 81321.

Application deadline: November 17, 2014

 

Warehouse Associate Ogden, UT

Job Status
Full-Time (40 hours; hourly)

Supervision Received
Position reports to Fulfillment or Inventory and Receiving Manager

Job Summary
This role is a universal warehouse position requiring comprehensive knowledge of all basic warehouse functions. Daily responsibilities will vacillate depending on the particular needs of the Distribution Center as detailed below.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties as assigned:

Receiving

  • Participate in the unloading and receipt of inbound transfers
  • Assist with putting away of newly received product
  • Run all lift and warehouse equipment (forklift, walkie stacker, reach truck, pallet jack, and hand truck) with proficiency
  • Ensure that all equipment is charged and/or fueled sufficiently

Cycle Counts

  • Assist with daily inventory cycle counts and physical inventories as directed

Return to Inventory and QA

  • Assist with Return-to-Inventory (RTI) product to process and reapply hang tags, labels, and poly bags as necessary prior to returning to inventory
  • Will assist in the Quality assurance on inbound product as necessary

Sales Order Fulfillment

  • Pick assigned sales orders for packing based on that day’s priorities, and deliver to appropriate area in DC
  • Pack product for shipping using the most efficient process and economical packaging while minimizing in-transit damage
  • Ship product in the most efficient and economical manner according to customers preferred ship method and guidelines

Warehouse Maintenance

  • May assist with relocation and storage of non-inventory items
  • Ensure that pick lines are fully stocked to meet order fulfillment demand and timely processing of return to inventory product 
  • At the end of each day and as needed periodically during the day, restock ‘each’ pick bins as necessary
  • At the end of each day and as needed periodically during the day, remove empty cartons from the warehouse aisles.  Stock the empty cartons for use where needed or bring them to the recycle bin, as appropriate
  • At the end of each day and as needed periodically during the day, collect empty pallets and move to pallet storage area
  • Dust mop the warehouse aisles at the end of each day and remove loose trash, slash guards and other debris

Participation on Company Teams and Committees

  • Participate where appropriate in various company committees and team functions.   The goals of such activities are to contribute to specific company needs and processes while expanding and diversifying knowledge and skills.

Safety

  • Follow safe work practices as prescribed by managers, and as described by the Safety Manual and Safety Committee. 

The above is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for this position.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Required Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; college level coursework or degree preferred. Position requires basic math; reading; writing and computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook (or similar e-mail program).  Must possess good literacy skills and have a desire and ability to process detailed information correctly. Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills required. Also must be an independent thinker, requiring little direct supervision.  Must have or be able to obtain operator certification on all mechanized pallet handling equipment in use at Osprey. 

This role will require a flexible schedule, depending on current business needs and volume; typically scheduled for 8-hour shifts between 6:00am and 11:00pm.

Physical Ability—Level II (Warehouse/Physical) The Team Member will be expected to: perform physical activities involving extended periods of lifting, walking, standing, reaching, and bending over; lift 40 pounds overhead without assistance; work in an office environment for extended hours of sitting, performing PC and other desk-related functions

Compensation and Benefits
Hiring range is $12.00 - $13.50/hour, depending on experience and qualifications.  Participation in: employer paid group health plans, Paid Time off (PTO) program, 401k plan (after one year), and all other benefits as described in current Team Member Manual.

Technology:
Intermec and Honeywell handheld scanning device, Desktop P.C., Cisco Phone System

Required Meetings and Time/Travel
Participation in all Department and general company meetings/functions, and others relating to special assignments, as required.  May be required to work outside of normal work hours or attend offsite training/business functions. 

Training Timetable
Team Members hired for this role will be required to participate in one of two training sessions on-site in
Cortez, CO U.S.A.  Training schedule: January 26 – February 11, 2015 | February 9 – 25, 2015

Location
This is a full time position which will be based at the Osprey Packs, Inc. Distribution Center in Ogden, UT U.S.A.
in Spring 2015.

To apply:  Please submit a completed Employment Application with a cover letter that answers the supplemental questions below to: hiring@ospreypacks.com with “Ogden WA” in the subject line; or mail to Osprey Packs, Human Resources/Ogden, 115 Progress Circle, Cortez, CO 81321.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Supplemental Questions                                                                                                                                    

  • What are your top 3 strengths related to this position?
  • What aspects of the role would you find the most challenging and why?
  • What experience do you have with an ERP system?
  • What experience do you have working with a handheld device in a warehouse setting?

                                                                                                                    Application deadline: 12/3/2014