Employment


HR COORDINATOR

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Assist in maintaining HRD profile by performing any administrative duties that may be assigned by HRD Director in achievement of departmental goals. Responsible for maintaining multi-line telephone system and company front desk presence. Provides administrative and clerical project assistance to all departments. Ideal candidates would work approx. 20 -- 25 hours per week from about 9am -- 1pm Monday -- Friday. Temporary position: 6-12 months.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for job postings and recruitment of all Non-Exempt positions. In addition, will also manage and oversee references, interview coordination and all Exempt offer letters.
  • Responsible for the onboarding of all new hires to include scheduling of pre-employment drug screens as part of the process.
  • Maintain confidentiality and assist HR with any projects.
  • Acts as the back-up for 1 break and 1 lunch per day at the front desk and as the replacement in the event that the front desk is understaffed. As part of these duties, you may also be asked to:
  • Politely and professionally answers multi-line telephone system and routes calls promptly. Responds to and assists with employee inquiries. Interacts on a daily basis with all levels of employees and management.
  • Proactively greets, welcomes, and registers visitors. Also notifies appropriate personnel and/or departments being visited.
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail; stuffs and mails out invoices and statements. Receives and sends faxes and purchases office supplies for all buildings.
  • Assist with weekly newsletter and updating and distributing the company’s org chart and phone list, and HRD Sharepoint site. Computer literacy in MS Office including Publisher and general computer experience required.
  • Check and assist that conference rooms are organized with familiarity with meeting planning.
  • Make companywide announcements over the PA system, for company meetings and necessary evacuation of the building(s) for any emergency.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • 1-2 years of experience with entry-level exposure to an HR environment and with some HR college coursework. Administrative/clerical support knowledge and/or practice in a professional office setting and demonstrated customer service excellence preferred.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a sometimes demanding environment with ability to work independently, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Must have an acute attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Pleasant and courteous, efficient telephone manner, and prompt routing of calls. Greet all visitors in a polite and friendly manner.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a multicultural atmosphere, including effective skills in English (written and verbal).

Benefits: n/a
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place (including medical marijuana).
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code HRPT in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


HELP DESK SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Provide end-user technical support for desktop hardware and software. Support 300 desktop computers through the PC life cycle of procurement, deployment, maintenance, upgrades, and retirement.

Job Duties:

  • Support desktop PCs and printers for 300 users. Replace PCs in accordance with Company’s technology planning process; maintain an accurate inventory of PC equipment including printers. Repair hardware as necessary and work closely with vendors to ensure continuity of service.
  • Provide software support for 50-plus user applications; maintain software images for loading PC software; maintain software inventory to ensure compliance with software license agreements; provide basic software training and respond to user inquiries.
  • Create Active Directory accounts for new employees; maintain Active Directory accounts for existing employees.
  • Provide end-user support for Microsoft Lync. Coordinate acquisition of cell phones; process monthly cell phone bills.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Associate degree with an IT focus.
  • Certified in current Microsoft products.
  • And/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Varied background that includes network, communications systems, data center operational support, desktop computing, and help desk management.
  • Some experience with desktop and network cabling, switches, remote printers, and other network peripherals.
  • Working knowledge of or experience with MS operating systems and MS Exchange.
  • Experience with desktop hardware and software installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with network cabling, switches, remote printers, and other network peripherals.
  • Taking Initiative – must be able to effectively promote new ideas, accept responsibility beyond stated job, and be willing to volunteer for additional activities.
  • Communication Skills – must be able to present ideas persuasively in written or oral form.
  • Teamwork Effectiveness – assume joint responsibility for work activities, coordinate efforts, and accomplish shared goals with coworkers.
  • Leadership – formulate, state, and build consensus on common goals and work to accomplish them.
  • Perspective – must be able to understand role in its larger context and take on other viewpoints, such as those of customers, users, management, team members, or suppliers.
  • Self-Management and Fellowship – help management accomplish organizational goals, think for yourself, regulate your work commitments, time, performance level, and career growth.
  • This position is responsible for supporting mission-critical applications that are used by a wide audience ranging from customers to Cascade employees at all levels of the company.
  • This position is subject to frequent changes in priorities and interruptions. Incumbent will need to maintain focus on a task or project in the face of numerous incoming telephone calls, questions, and requests. When interrupted, will need ability to judge whether to pursue the new issue or continue working on the earlier one.
  • Incumbent will be on call to address outages. Some evening or weekend hours will be required for upgrades and the completion of other projects that require the servers/ network to be taken down.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code HDST in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


BRAND DIRECTOR- SEALLINE/ECASE/PACKTOWL

General Summary of Responsibilities:

The Brand Director is the business leader for the SealLine, Ecase, and Packtowl brands. S(he) is the global brand steward, and is directly accountable for growing market share and profitability in the US, Canada, and PacRim. This is achieved through a deep understanding of market opportunities, and the effective development of products and programs to maximize them. Product innovation will be emphasized as a key component of success, along with sales channel expansion. The position will lead collaboration across all resources in the organization to achieve results in a highly competitive and fast changing environment.

Job Duties:

  • Fully understand the end consumer and the activities they engage in; monitor market trends and competitor activity. Actively use this information to guide key decisions.
  • Develop, maintain, and communicate a rolling Three Year Strategic Plan for each brand, subject to the Business Unit strategic plan and in alignment with other Business Units. Includes market position/share and corresponding financial plan.
  • Identify new product and/or new market opportunities, develop business case, and establish go-to-market plans (positioning, product, pricing, distribution, and marketing communications).
  • Lead cross-functional team in the efficient execution of these plans. Achieve annual market share and profitability targets. Includes establishing and managing goals for revenue, gross margin, and product development/marketing investment. Achieve investment project commitments, including project cost, schedule, ROI. Review and approve partner (EU and New Markets) Business Unit strategies for alignment with global brand strategy. Consult on partner Business Unit tactics.
  • Achieve periodic breakthrough product innovations that enhance the reputation of the brands and of the corporation. Also periodically identify and submit for consideration new business areas for the corporation, either within, adjacent to, or unrelated to the assigned brands.
  • Monitor the performance of the brand as a whole and initiate / take corrective action as required to preserve value or take opportunity. Includes periodic review of brand health; product assortment and pricing; and product development, operations, sales, and marketing quality.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • 8 - 10 years’ experience in a brand or product management role pertaining to consumer products, preferably in the outdoor industry.
  • User specific expert in paddling, commuter/urban, and backpacking.
  • Deep passion for product technologies and innovation.
  • Degree or equivalent in Business, Marketing, or Engineering.
  • Proven experience developing effective strategic plans.
  • Financial planning and analytical skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Team leadership and communication skills.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code BDS in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


SENIOR COST ACCOUNTANT

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for the proper valuation of inventory and cost of goods sold and the dissemination of relevant weekly, monthly and annual reports to key operation personnel within the Seattle facility. Key contact for daily operation issues including Information Technology, Receivables, Payables, Operations, Accounting and Business Units.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the proper valuation of inventory for Seattle & Reno facilities. This involves daily and monthly review of all aspects of manufacturing accounting including standard cost development and resulting manufacturing and purchasing variances. Daily communication with operations is required to explain and resolve issues.
  • Responsible for directing operational month and year end processes. Responsible for meeting month end deadlines and conducting various analysis including obsolescence, work order variances and inventory reconciliation. Also, responsible for proper overhead allocation, various one off month end issues.
  • Instrumental in the company budgeting and inventory valuation process. Work with all disciplines in Seattle & Reno facilities to set proper standard costs to facilitate proper valuation for budgeting. A preliminary budget is created in fall for upcoming year and finalized in fall. Separate costing budgeting/analysis are conducted for winter and medical products.
  • Daily work with operations, accounting, information technology, business units and Ireland to resolve various issues and facilitate proper resolutions.
  • Key contact for the year end audit. Provide multiple prepared by client schedules and perform multiple analysis to assist the audit.
  • Complete and provide several schedules to multiple sources throughout the course of a year. This includes federal and state Schedule 263A.
  • Provide various weekly reports to operations including direct labor, purchase price variance and cost of quality. Work with operations to research and resolve various issues from these reports.
  • Coordinate transfer pricing, calculate TTI and develop the annual price book.
  • Work with CFO and Financial Controller on projects on an as needed basis.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • BA or BS degree required.
  • JDE Experience preferred.
  • Five to eight years of accounting experience.
  • Experience in discreet manufacturing environment.
  • Must have knowledge of standard cost systems.
  • Must be able to work with employees in all disciplines in Seattle, Reno and Ireland facilities.
  • Must be able to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Detailed oriented and analytical.
  • Must be flexible to meet deadlines and overtime is required during budgeting, pricing and month/year end times.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code SCA in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


DESIGN ENGINEER

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Ideate, design, analyze, document and support the research, development, testing and introduction of new and improved products.

Job Duties:

  • Project Planning: Platypus, SealLine, Packtowl, Ecase, Hummingbird.
  • Design Engineering: Conduct engineering analysis, CAD modeling and drafting, detail design, materials and process studies, materials selection, initial BOM development, cost/benefit analyses, and other duties related to product design engineering. Make, change and check CAD models and drawings. Perform dimensional analyses, check tolerance stack-ups, fits and clearances. Authorize changes and assist in and direct ongoing BOM changes. Develop prototypes, draft patterns and layout recommendations, help define production steps and directions, and help develop initial costing for new and revised products. Interface with customers regarding custom product development. Coordinate design and material changes to increase product profitability and maintain or improve product function and quality. Use field, and user feedback to improve product value and performance.
  • Start-up Support: Follow through on production startup of new products. This includes assisting training of in-house production supervisors prior to and including pilot runs, expediting resolution of problems incurred during new production starts, and on-site quality supervision during development and start-up of off-shore contractors.
  • Product Configuration: Draft and/or direct the development of working drawings, specifications, and other documentation for initial and revised product configurations. Work closely with Operations and QA managers to resolve manufacturing issues while upholding company standards. Set standards, define key inspection points and work with PGMs and QA to create product specifications (visual and written) and standards.
  • Change Management: Coordinate changes to patterns, designs, materials and tooling as needed to support the ECOs. Initiate and check change documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Project Leadership & Coordination- Lead and influence cross-functional teams in the effective execution of above projects to meet stated objectives; Review, provide feedback on, and approve creative; Coordinate timelines and budgets to ensure adherence to plan;Track campaign metrics, analyze project results, and report back to team quarterly.
  • Non-Conforming Material Support: Assist in resolving NCR issues as required.
  • Product Testing: Plan, execute/monitor, and support product performance verification testing (lab and field) of designs during the concept development and detail design phases of development.
  • Intellectual Property: Assist in patent applications and reviews and trademark searches.
  • Design Documentation: Document and maintain necessary design and development notebooks, checklists, etc. for the products and projects assigned. Maintain accurate project files.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Education/Certifications: B.S. in Engineering is required, Mechanical or design engineering focus is preferred. Active association and involvement in the field and professional registration is encouraged.
  • Experience: At least four years of progressive design engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred. Experience in coordinating and supporting multiple, parallel development projects is preferred. Experience in the specialty outdoor sporting goods industry is preferred. Background in industrial design, materials science, textiles, plastics, and/or light assembly/manufacturing is preferred. Recent experience and current activity in human-powered, backcountry and paddling activities is recommended.
  • Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to engineer and develop new products in a manufacturing environment. Skilled in all aspects of design engineering support to product development. Knowledgeable regarding materials and processes appropriate for the product lines. Ability to handle multiple projects in a dynamic, sometimes chaotic environment is expected. Sound decision-making and proven problem-solving skills. The ability to effectively communicate ideas and information while maintaining smooth, cooperative relationships. Excellent verbal and written English skills. Competent in math and statistics. Good interpersonal skills. Proficiency with PCs, spreadsheets, word processing and e-mail. Prefer experience with Solidworks CAD program, MS Project and PowerPoint, and finite element modeling programs.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code DE in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


SEASONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

General Summary of Responsibilities:

To provide customer service, warranty, repair, and technical information to consumers and dealers who contact the company by the 800 lines, web-site or e-mail, and/or, walk into the factory.

Job Duties:

  • Act as initial contact for consumer/retailer support with immediate response to the 800 consumer line and email communication and provide technical repair and warranty question support. Provide resolution to customer conflict with a professional and technically adept manner.
  • Monitor and manage the use of CDI Repair Program/Data entry program.
  • Maintain working relationships with Project Managers, Product Specialists, R& D, Marketing and all internal CDI customers to ensure that lines of communication are open for all product issues and information. Work closely with QA & Product managers concerning product failures and consumer inquiries.
  • Cross train within the Warranty and Repair Department to gain an understanding of all aspects of the position and fill in when necessary.
  • Responsible for organizing, restocking and managing small parts inventory. Ship replacement parts to consumers and dealers as needed with same day action.
  • Support Sales, Reps, and Dealer Service Reps as well as International Distributors with technical, warranty and repair information, and small parts.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Pleasant, courteous and efficient telephone manner.
  • Ability to have excellent customer service approach.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of dealers, reps, and consumers on a wide range of issues.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2010 Software such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Previous employment in the outdoor industry related to customer services and/or retail.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with our products.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, some college preferred.

Benefits: n/a
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code SCSR in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.