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Career Opportunities

Primitives By Kathy is the #1 wholesaler of "present day primitives" to nationwide retail stores. With a focus on creative design, ahead-of-the-market product innovation, and international sourcing, the company currently offers over 5,000 unique home décor and gift items to more than 10,000 worldwide customers. From headquarters in Lancaster, PA, the company connects with customers through its 509 page catalog, website, tradeshows, and permanent showrooms in GA and TX.

Our vision is to fill homes with smiles one customer, one room, one primitive at a time! We strive to remain the best in present day primitives.

We are growing quickly and are eager to expand our team with motivated individuals who have a track record of success. As a member of the PBK Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. In return for your energy and commitment to PBK, our values are reflected in our relationship with our greatest asset (YOU):

  • There is a great future in PBK
  • YOU have a great future at PBK
  • People are our greatest asset
  • We provide a safe and secure workplace
  • We recognize that creativity and innovation drive sales
  • Smart growth, financial strength and excellence is paramount
  • WOW products and service is the only way to succeed

Consider becoming a dynamic member of the PBK team in one of the following departments:

Creative Services
Inside Sales/Customer Care
Accounting
Key Account Sales
Warehouse
Human Resources
Information Technology
National Sales
Showroom

Current Openings:

  • Warehouse Operations Manager
    Primitives By Kathy is the #1 wholesaler of giftware and home decor to nationwide retail stores. We are growing quickly and are eager to expand our team with motivated individuals who have a track record of success. We have an opportunity for an Operations Manager, Distribution, to provide leadership in a fast paced, wholesale distribution center located in Lancaster’s Greenfield Industrial Park.

    As a member of our Operations Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. As an Operations leader, you will lead our warehouse operations team to the strategic objective of providing exceptional service to our customers, with financial responsibility. The position, reporting to the VP of Operations, includes coordination of all warehouse activities to ensure the effective and economical fulfillment of orders, workflow optimization and the ability to forecast and adjust to the fluidity of the business. The Distribution Operations Manager will passionately carry out the company message to the warehouse floor, and will have overall responsibility for distribution related activities for small accounts, and international distribution. Responsibility for the day to day operations in picking, packing, shipping, receiving, off site warehousing and leadership of inventory control and product QC will comprise the Operations Manager’s responsibilities. The successful candidate will have 5+ years’ related experience, a Bachelors Degree, and advanced proficiency in MS Office and Excel. APICS certification preferred (CPIM or CSCP). Qualified candidates may forward a resume along with salary history and track record of success to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • Copy Editor/Proofreader
    Can you recognize a widow, a orphan or an italic period in a body of 7/8 roman mousetype? Do you know good kerning, tracking and leading and how to mark up a manuscript too fix it when it’s bad? Does the hashtag symbol mean something to you other than "hashtag"? Do you know the difference between an em dash an en dash and a hyphen and when to use each one? Is variety your thing and do you love working in a frenetic—pased environment? If so--we need to talk!!!

    We are a national leader in the gift and home decor industry and we have an immediate need for a proofreader with some minor copyediting chops to join our growing team. As an integral part of the creative process, you will be responsible for proofing all materials that are produced by the creative department. This includes; promotional materials, POP, merchandising, trade show and sales support materials, print ads, catalogs, public relation/press releases, email blasts and anything else you can imagine. We are also responsible for product development and those materials will also hit your desk daily. You will NEVER be bored.

    Good grammar and AP Style is a must, but since we are a creative department, APStyle doesn't always need to be applied. You must be able use your good judgement when applying brand voice and copy tone. The proofreader must be able to work independently but also be able to collaborate and communicate with many different types of people. We are seeking someone who can make it through the insane days and deadlines with a sense of humor and positive attitude! To be considered for this position, please forward your resume and this ad with your proofreading marks applied to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • PT Showroom Replenishment Associate
    We are growing quickly and eager to expand our team with motivated individuals who have a track record of success. As a member of our Showroom Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. You will be the primary contact with our wholesale showroom customers, providing WOW service and helpful sales assistance as we work to earn their business and a lifetime relationship. On this fast paced team, you will become familiar with all parts of our business and have opportunities to grow and develop. As the customer’s liaison, you will represent them to other departments in the company. Occasionally, you will serve internal customers on behalf of the business. You will enjoy competitive pay and benefits with bonus potential.

    Summary: The Replen Associate is responsible for opening incoming product cartons, verifying product count and assembling the product into sets as needed. In addition, The Replen Associate labels items for display and monitors product for quality and damage. Other responsibilities include restocking shelves, cleaning and organizing shelves and assisting in merchandising. As a Replen Associate, you may be cross trained in other tasks as well.

    Requirements: Ability to tolerate extreme temperatures, lift up to 60 pounds and the ability to stand for extended periods of time is a required. An outgoing, customer oriented personality is a must. Qualified candidates may submit resume and salary requirement to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • Key Accounts Sales Coordinator
    We are growing quickly and are eager to expand our team with motivated individuals who have a track record of success. As a member of our Key Accounts Sales Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. You will be the primary contact with our customers, providing WOW service and helpful sales assistance as we work to earn their business and a lifetime relationship. On this fast paced team, you will become familiar with all parts of our business and have opportunities to grow and develop. As the customer’s liaison, you will represent them to other departments in the company. You will serve external customers on behalf of the business. You will enjoy competitive pay and benefits with bonus potential.

    The Sales Coordinator maintains the administrative process to support key account sales development and management. Qualified applicants must be flexible, highly organized, detail oriented and must demonstrate a positive attitude in all they do. Duties include, but are not limited to managing all key account orders through the system including order entry, invoicing, EDI, inventory control, coordinating customer order logistics, and maintaining relationships with sales team, vendors, and customers. Proficiency in Excel is required. Qualified candidates may forward resume with salary requirement to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • IT Specialist
    We are growing quickly and eager to expand our team with motivated individuals who have a track record of success. As a member of our Information Technology Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. You will be the primary contact with our inside customers, providing WOW service and helpful IT assistance as we work to enable Primitives to be the market leader. On this fast paced team, you will become familiar with all parts of our business and have opportunities to grow and develop. As the IT Specialist, you will represent IT to other departments in the company. You will enjoy competitive pay and benefits with bonus potential.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include maintenance of user accounts, basic network troubleshooting, Software troubleshooting & maintenance, consulting with outside vendors, streamlining workflow for internal customers, PC refreshing, maintaining and updating IT processes, and being on call 24/7 as needed. Successful candidates will have a college degree in a related field. A HS graduate with 3-5 years professional IT experience will be considered. Previous Help Desk experience including work with peripherals, proficiency in MS Office, MS Operating Systems, Active Directory, Exchange, and Access is required. Experience with Call Center applications, SQL databases and Visual Basic is preferred. Basic networking skills (proficient with network protocols, addressing schemes, hardware, cabling) is needed. IT certifications preferred but not required. Qualified candidates may forward resume with salary requirement to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • Graphic Designer
    Primitives by Kathy is the #1 wholesaler of giftware and home decor to nationwide retail stores. We are growing quickly and are eager to expand our team with individuals who have a track record of success. As a member of our Creative Services Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding! You will be involved in all aspects of the product development process from design and concept development to production and finished product execution.

    Successful candidates will have knowledge of file structure and the ability to build files for overseas production, the ability to work on a PC platform, a solid understanding of design principles, excellent visual design skills and superior technical know-how as well as the ability to develop new approaches/solutions to complex design problems in a fast paced environment. A four year Degree in Graphic Design with 2+ years of related experience and advanced skill level in Adobe Creative Suite and Bridge is required. Qualified candidates may forward a resume, salary requirement, and links to samples of your work to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • Inside Sales Representative
    Primitives By Kathy is the #1 wholesaler of "present day primitives" to nationwide retail stores.  We are growing quickly and are eager to expand our team with motivated individuals who have a track record of success.  As a member of our Inside Sales Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding.  You will be the primary contact with our customers, providing WOW service and helpful sales assistance as we work to earn their business and a lifetime relationship. 

    Successful candidates will be energized, polished professionals with exemplary sales experience and customer service skills. Proficiency in MS Office and Excel and a background in an inbound/outbound sales oriented Call Center environment required. You will enjoy competitive pay and benefits. Ability to travel to tradeshows is a must. If you have the requisite skills and want to join the industry leader in wholesale gifts and home decor, please email your resume with salary requirements to hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

  • VP of Sales
    Primitives by Kathy is the #1 wholesaler of giftware and home décor to nationwide retail stores. We are growing quickly and are eager to expand our team with individuals who have a track record of success. We are in search of a dynamic, results oriented leader to develop and enhance existing multiple revenue streams and create new opportunities. Successful candidate will have demonstrated track record in sales growth, promotions, leadership and sustained profitability. Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing, Business or Communications preferred as well as 10 years' experience in giftware/home décor or related industry with 5 years in a senior management position. Qualified candidates may forward resume to Lancaster, PA based firm at hr@primitivesbykathy.com.

     

To apply for a position, please forward your resume, salary requirement and a cover letter outlining your track record of success to hr@primitivesbykathy.com. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of post offer reference check, drug screen, criminal background check, credit check and motor vehicle check.

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