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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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Copywriter – Cortez, CO

 

Job Status
Full-Time (40 hours; salary)

Supervision Received
Position reports to Marketing Director

Supervision Exercised
None

Job Summary
Osprey’s in-house copywriter position is part of the Marketing Department’s Creative Team and works in conjunction with Brand, Marketing and Sales Teams to create strategic and conceptual communication that is aligned with Osprey’s image, vision, and writer/editor guidelines and expectations for multi-channel application. Core responsibilities includes writing, editing and proofing of creative materials including, print, digital, web and video creative.  The role is entrusted with the responsibility of being the “voice” of the company.   

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

External Communication: Writes, proofreads and edits copy for creative and marketing projects including both creative and technical writing

  • Print/web campaigns including working closely with Web Manager to optimize copy for organic searches, keyword, and managing link bait
  • Collateral (e.g. workbooks, product guides, sell sheets)
  • Social Media – support Social Media Team in posts, blogs as needed
  • Website content
  • Packaging and Hangtags
  • Technical writing (e.g. product owner’s manuals )
  • Video copy for campaign and product videos
  • Image Captioning
  • Assist Product Team in product and feature naming
  • Proofread press releases from external Public Relations company

Internal Communication: Copywriting and editing for select internal communication

  • Collaborate with Creative Team to develop and maintain Brand Standards Guide
  • Assist other Departments and Team Members, where approved, on select presentation materials (e.g. reviewing Sales Meeting presentations and HR recruitment materials)

Product Naming and Segmentation

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales and Product Teams in naming of products, categories, features and colors
  • Align naming with all aspects of Osprey brand
  • Develop consistency in naming and apply to the Osprey style guide
  • Ensure consistency in brand standards across all product naming (includes names on the actual product and all
    written/verbal communication)
  • Coordinate vetting of names with Product Line Manager and Legal Team as needed to ensure there are no external conflicts


General Responsibilities

  • Develop and communicate brand voice in all forms of communication with feedback from Leadership and other
    relevant stakeholders
  • Develop technical writing guidelines, validate with and communicate to Leadership and internal stakeholders
  • Creation and maintenance of Osprey style guide
  • Develop effective copy for trade and consumer sales and marketing materials
  • Collaborate with Creative and PR Teams to create channel effective creative concepts and communication of those concepts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for proofreading marketing/creative materials and select internal communication – use of standard
    proofreading marks
  • Responsible for copy editing marketing/creative materials and select internal communication – style, content, punctuation, grammar and consistency of usage
  • Copywriter is accountable for checking all the content being advertised is truthful and complies with codes of
    advertising practice

 

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.

 

 

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required; relevant experience in advertising, communication or related discipline may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. A minimum of 2 years’ experience copywriting is required. Candidates must possess the ability to manage several projects at once, to evoke emotions and targeted behavior through action-oriented writing, and to work collaboratively and take constructive criticism. Position requires demonstrated technical writing skills and a strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to work within tight deadlines and to work under pressure. Successful candidates will have an interest in commerce, popular outdoor culture, and new adventure trends and techniques. Knowledge of the Osprey brand through event attendance and outdoor activity participation is a plus.

Physical Ability—Level I  (Office) The Team Member will be expected to: work in an office environment for extended hours of sitting performing PC and other desk-related functions; lift 20 pounds overhead without assistance; perform physical activities involving extended periods of lifting, walking, standing reaching, and bending over.

Compensation and Benefits

Hiring range: $50,000 - $56,000/year depending on experience and qualifications.  Participation in: employer paid group health plans for the 2015/2016 plan year, Paid Time Off (PTO) program, 2-days Position Specific PTO, 401k plan (eligibility after one year), all other benefits as described in current Team Member Manual.

Technology Issued
MacBook/PC laptop updated every 3 years with appropriate software

Required Meetings and Time/Travel
Participation in weekly Marketing and company-wide monthly meetings. Shared responsibility with Creative Team for occasional and as needed travel for video shoots. Attend at least one tradeshow per year to be creatively inspired and research the latest trends in the outdoor industry.

Support Marketing Team by attendance at one consumer event yearly.

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

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­To apply:  Please submit a completed Employment Application, resume and a cover letter along with the materials indicated below to: hiring@ospreypacks.com with “Copywriter” in the subject line; or mail to Osprey Packs, Human Resources/Copywriter, 115 Progress Circle,
Cortez, CO 81321.                                                                                                                                                                   

To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a portfolio of work that:
1) captures a brand’s image
2) displays superior conceptual ideation skills
3) exhibits strong headlines
4) demonstrates well-written copy
5) confirms the ability to produce integrated campaigns for a variety of marketing platforms

 

 Application deadline: June 2, 2015

 



Warehouse Associate – Ogden, Utah

Job Status
Full-Time (40 hours; hourly)

Supervision Received
Position reports to Fulfillment Manager 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
Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and/or possess a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); 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 11:30pm.

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.

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

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: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 

 

 

Facilities Maintenance Associate – Cortez, CO

Job Status: Full-Time (40 hours; hourly)

Supervision Received: Position reports to Operations Director

Supervision Exercised: None

Job Summary
The Facilities Maintenance Associate is an integral part of the Osprey Packs facility team and is responsible for the ongoing daily care and maintenance of the company buildings, grounds and facility maintenance needs for Osprey Packs. This will typically entail both interior and exterior maintenance and cleaning needs with a goal of provide a pleasant, inviting environment for Osprey customers and Team Members.

 

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

 

Janitorial

  • Perform interior and exterior scheduled janitorial needs.
    -This may include establishing, coordinating and performing normal scheduled trash and recycling pickup throughout the buildings, dusting, carpet vacuuming, carpet shampooing, glass cleaning, hard surface floor, toilet and urinal mopping/disinfecting, kitchen and shared space cleanup, sink and countertop cleanup, microwave and refrigerator cleanup/wipe-downs.

Maintenance

  • Responsible for the interior and exterior maintenance of the Cortez facilities.
    -This may include addressing lighting needs and bulb replacement, HVAC service determination, minor HVAC maintenance, scheduling HVAC repairs, plumbing repairs, toilet and urinal maintenance and repairs, repairing DWV blockage/slow-drain,  sheetrock repair, paint touchup, laminate/tile floor maintenance, seasonal winterization/de-winterization of applicable systems.

Grounds Maintenance

  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds and vegetation.
    -This may include seasonal mowing, operating powered equipment for vegetation trimming, leaf blowing, leaf sweeping, gutter cleaning, ground cover repair needs, seasonal snow removal, seasonal irrigation management and coordination, seasonal winterization/de-winterization of grounds infrastructure.

Vehicles

  • Manage Osprey vehicle maintenance as required.
    -This may include establishing, coordinating and performing normal scheduled upkeep, cleaning and documenting vehicle needs. This may also include coordinating vehicle maintenance and repair needs with local service providers as well as establishing record keeping processes and documentation of service and safety needs.

Safety

  • Responsible for creating and adhering to environmental and safety protocols.
    -This may include establishing and administering scheduled review and upkeep of First Aid kits, fire extinguishers, and building evacuation maps. Assume the role of Osprey’s Safety Coordinator, to include scheduling monthly meetings with the Safety Team, organizing and scheduling fire drills, and conducting new hire safety orientation.

Support

  • The Facilities Maintenance Associate will coordinate and facilitate furniture setup, workspace setup, workspace or furniture relocation, desk, chair and workspace equipment inventory management, setup and teardown of special company or business events.
  • The Facilities Maintenance Associate will plan, order, inventory and stock all supplies, tools and equipment necessary for support of key job and position functions.
  • The Facilities Maintenance Associate will, within reason, be responsible for daily end of day security verification of external doors, windows and related entry/egress points as well as compliance with expected safety, lighting, heating and associated shutdown procedures.

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.

Primary Contacts: Communicates primarily with Operations Director.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and/or possess a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.  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.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • The ability to use basic hand or powered tools, janitorial supplies, powered yard maintenance equipment and perform basic janitorial, maintenance and light assembly tasks.
  • The ability to use, ascend and descend ladders, to work safely on building exteriors and roofs.
  • A focus on safety protocols to ensure compliance with applicable safety guidelines and expectations, including the consistent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • The ability and interest to work outdoors during inclement weather as needed.

While this role will be primarily scheduled 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday; business needs and weather may require a flexible schedule with a start time as early as 6:00am and as late as 8:00pm (with a scheduled shift to not be in excess of 8 working hours).

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: medical, dental and life insurance plans (eligible the 1st of the month following 60-days of employment), Paid Time off (PTO) program, equivalent to 14 days in a 12-month period, 401k plan (after one year), and all other benefits as described in current Team Member Manual.

Technology Issued
Standard work station (desktop PC; phone)

Required Meetings and Time/Travel
Participation in all Department and general company meetings/functions, and others relating to special assignments, as required.  Needs of this role may require off hours schedules and start times. May also require attendance at 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 a completed Employment Application, accompanied by a resume and a cover letter that answers the supplemental questions below to: hiring@ospreypacks.com with “Facilities” in the subject line; or mail to
Osprey Packs, Human Resources/Facilities, 115 Progress Circle, Cortez, CO 81321.

 

Supplemental Questions                                                                                                                           

  • What are your top 3 strengths related to this position?
  • What hand tools, power tools and landscaping equipment are you familiar with using?

Application deadline: May 26th, 2015