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SITKA Gear Product Developer-193328


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
W. L. Gore is looking for a Product Developer to join our SITKA team in Bozeman, Montana. This Associate will support the design and manufacturing of specialty products from ideation to commercialization.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing technical development of assigned styles from design concept through to production-ready hand-off, ensuring both fit and technical engineering meets or exceeds expectation
  • Being a creative thinker and able to engineer to create innovative solutions that scale to production
  • Supporting development and manufacturing of products (largely within a US supply chain)
  • Partnering with Designers to understand fit intent and aesthetic ensuring translation into proto samples
  • Capturing and detailing all product materials/construction information, and maintaining Bill of Materials (BOM) and Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) information that will result in efficient raw material purchasing and accurately produced finished product
  • Ensuring the continuous integrity of product specifications in PLM, including materials, patterns, markers, grading information, size charts, technical drawings, and other critical data
  • Managing the pattern creation process and ensuring that fit and quality standards are achieved in a timely fashion
  • Managing the calendar and development process including costing, quality evaluation, fabric, yarn, trim and color standards, and approval requirements
  • Managing prototypes; sample and production approvals to ensure quality standards as well as on time deliveries
  • Developing products, recommending materials, and construction techniques that meet design expectations and engineer the product to pre-determined gross margin targets, FOB including pre-cost estimates, first costs through to final cost.  Identifying materials and construction technology that supports design vision and product requirements. Providing solutions as necessary
  • Coordinating with Sales, Production, Marketing, and Design departments on all sampling requirements
Required Qualifications:  
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a product developer of technical outdoor apparel, to include hands-on experience with garment construction, patterns, and textiles
  • Solid working knowledge of design-platform software, including Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and Excel, and hands-on experience with a Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) system
  • Demonstrated ability in the following areas:
    • Attention to detail
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Managing multiple projects within different product lines
    • Operating under minimal supervision and meeting all deliverables
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Deadline driven with a track record for delivering great results on time
  • Demonstrated initiative and a strong work ethic
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Undergraduate degree related to apparel design, development, or manufacturing
  • Experience in Spec driven businesses with largely US based supply chain
  • Knowledge of textile material specifications and associated printing, treatments, and coatings

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)


SITKA Gear Content Creator-193136


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
SITKA® Gear, a subsidiary of Gore and the hunting industry’s fastest growing brand of technical and performance apparel, is looking for an expert Content Creator to join our team in Bozeman, Montana.

Beginning with our introduction of premium hunting apparel, and extending to every element of our business, SITKA is committed to continually advancing the hunting industry. We approach the ever-changing world of Content with the same conviction.

From documenting the hunting lifestyle (prep, hunt, food, etc.), to capturing consumer relevant moments at SITKA HQ, to shooting new product videos, this Content Creator will create work that defines the SITKA lifestyle through remarkable video content. Our consumers want more content from SITKA and this team member will feed that need by delivering modern video content at high frequency.

Responsibilities:
  • Recognizing interesting moments and shooting remarkable social-focused videos that define the SITKA lifestyle
  • Shooting culturally relevant content covering everything from hunts, SITKA HQ life, utility/how-to, product launches, events, and the occasional studio video
  • Creating and managing a robust shooting schedule
  • Continually improving personal skill set as relates to videography skills and tactics
  • Understanding and applying provided creative direction and feedback to create great work
Required Qualifications:
  • Deep experience creating video content for personal channels or brands and must provide links to samples of this work to be considered
  • Strong existing knowledge of Adobe suite of creative tools, namely Premier Pro and After Effects and willingness to continually add to this knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of authentic storytelling that defines a lifestyle
  • Track record of creating a large volume of content and delivering it to the world at speed
  • Proven ability to manage many priorities and projects and influence key internal stakeholders to drive projects to completion while successfully developing lasting relationships
  • Ability to:
    • Shoot video and still photography to brand standards and style
    • Relocate to Bozeman, Montana
    • Travel (45%) and to spend extended time outdoors in extreme environmental conditions (elevation and temperature fluctuation) and under physical strain (backpacking own equipment)  
    • And willingness to work in a fast paced, demanding, deadline driven environment
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Proven working knowledge of modern video editing techniques and best practices
  • Understanding of social media best practices for video across all platforms
  • Knowledge of modern content theory and the hunting lifestyle

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)


SITKA® Gear Retail Store Manager-192889


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
W. L. Gore is looking for an experienced Retail Store Manager to join our SITKA@ Gear team in Bozeman, Montana.

Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing day-to-day store operations
  • Managing store P&L and achieving targets by meeting/exceeding sales and cost of goods sold goals and managing labor and other operating expenses
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through an engaging experience and excellent service
  • Maintaining outstanding store condition and visual merchandising standards
  • Organizing store operations and scheduling and allocating responsibilities to asst. managers, sales associates and cashiers
  • Helping recruit, train, coach, mentor and provide feedback to a service-driven and high performing team
  • Analyzing sales reports and stock levels and collaborating with buying team on fill-in and futures orders
  • Overseeing management and movement of the store's inventory to reduce cost of goods sold and shrinkage
  • Overseeing in-store promotional events or displays
  • Keeping abreast of market trends and local competition to determine the need for improvements in the store
  • Ensuring the store fulfills all legal health and safety guidelines
  • Preparing regular reports (KPIs, stock levels, buying trends, customer needs and feedback, etc.)
Required Qualifications:
  • At least a BS or BA degree in a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of store management consumer apparel, footwear or accessories retail experience
  • Hired and trained a retail staff of at least 25 associates
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with ELS and other retail management systems
  • Proven experience building and maintaining a store promotional calendar
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive customer and consumer experience focused
  • Willingness to relocate to Bozeman, MT
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Previous experience opening brand new stores

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)


 

SITKA® Gear Buyer / Planner-193044


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
W. L. Gore is seeking a Buyer/Planner to join our Fabrics Division located in Bozeman, Montana. The Buyer/Planner, using the production plan generated in the S&OP process, is responsible for creating the monthly and weekly production requirements and inventory plans that fulfill demand requirements. They utilize capacity analysis and customer service policies to govern schedules for finished product inventory plans.

Responsibilities:
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Execution:
    • Translating the Supply Plan into purchase orders for contract manufacturers. This includes PO creation, receipt scheduling, price confirmation and date maintenance
    • Creating and communicating the production schedule for finished goods at the SKU/end item level at a weekly level
    • Maintaining and providing valid available to promise (ATP) data
    • Identifying and resolving conflicts with supply and demand and available capacity
    • Analyzing inventory stocking strategies and recommending improvements
  • S&OP:
    • Participating in the Supply Review and representing the production schedule and relationship to the aggregate supply plan
  • Functional Excellence & Continuous Improvement:
    • Being responsible for continuous improvement of the production scheduling process, practices, policies and metrics
    • Being the subject matter expert in Supply Chain Planning tools
Required Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Technical field and a minimum of 1 year relevant industry experience in production scheduling, distribution planning, material planning, or continuous improvement
  • Expertise in:
    • ERP functionality to support master scheduling process
    • Sales & Operations Planning processes in the mid and short term horizons
  • Knowledge of modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios
  • Knowledge of asset reliability and productivity
  • Deep understanding of inventory management & replenishment methods
  • Demonstrated success in working with external contract manufacturers to meet supply requirements
  • Analytical skills (advanced Excel)
  • Basic Financial acumen
  • On occasion off hours calls(pull from other posting)
  • Hunting Industry lingo
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in a consumer goods industry, specifically with seasonal apparel or sporting goods businesses
  • APICS CPIM and Continuous Improvement certification preferred
  • Energized and experienced in supply chain systems and computer programming

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)


 

SITKA® Supply Chain Planner-193020


Description:
Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.  

About the Industry:
Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.  

Job Description:
W. L. Gore is seeking a Supply Chain Planner to join our team in Bozeman, Montana. In this role, you will generate demand & supply scenario plans for consideration by the Fabrics Vertical Business Leader and be part of the decision making process. S/he will develop inventory strategies in alignment with supply chain and business objectives. The Demand & Supply Planner will facilitate the Demand & Supply Review process of the Fabrics Vertical Business S&OP process..

Responsibilities:
  • Demand & Supply Strategy & Execution:
    • Reviewing historical sales trends, identifying demand drivers, and coordinating cross functional research activities to gather input, reconciling forecast variances and updating Sales/Commercial Team assumptions
    • Building unit/revenue demand forecast at multiple levels of aggregation (Activity, Channel, Product Family etc)
    • Leading monthly cross-functional (Sales, Marketing, Product) discussions on product and forecast needs, and reviewing inventory in order to adjust in season demand plan/forecast and managing inventory strategies (end of life, new products etc)
    • Supporting Business Leadership with risk assessments and mitigation activities
    • Managing supply constraints and effectively communicating supply chain decisions which support key business objectives and minimizing end to end supply chain disruption
    • Partnering with Supply Planners to manage purchase orders to ensure optimal delivery on time to customers S&OP
    • Playing an integral role in the monthly S&OP process by facilitating the demand and supply process reviews
    • Escalating constraints and financial implications to leadership for visibility and reconciliation
  • Functional Excellence & Continuous Improvement:
    • Championing the creation and reporting of demand & supply planning metrics and communicating impact to S&OP community
    • Leading continuous improvement initiatives of the demand and supply planning processes>
Required Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain, business, or technical field AND minimum 5 years direct experience in demand planning in a consumer goods company and one or more of the following OR High School diploma and at least 10 years direct experience in demand planning in a consumer goods company and one or more of the following:
    • Merchandise Planning, Account Managements, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Planning, Buyer or Master Scheduling
  • Deep expertise in Sales & Operations Planning processes in the mid and long term horizons
  • Deep expertise in inventory management practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience working with Sales Teams to analyze point of sale information, industry trends and demand patterns to develop effect forecast models and produce accurate forecasts
  • Demonstrated experience implementing solutions that improved forecast accuracy
  • Demonstrated experience conducting buy plans in a consumer goods company with multi channel distribution
  • Demonstrated global supply chain experience managing virtual meetings and calls during non-traditional work hours
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, communicate, influence and implement solutions both internal and with external suppliers in a global environment
  • An understanding of the brand and an appreciation of hunting
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Preference for apparel & sporting goods experience
  • APICS CPIM and/or APICS CSCP and Continuous Improvement  certification 
  • Proficiency in ERP, Excel and reporting

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)