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:
Inside Sales/Customer Care
Key Account Sales|
- Associate Creative Director
Primitives by Kathy is hiring a dedicated ACD/Copywriter whose work is fun, direct, authentic, compelling, and strategically sound. We are looking for an ACD-level writer who can write a website, develop an email campaign, drive content development and review catalog content, and you can do it before lunch... with one hand tied behind your back.
Are you ready to lead a team? Do you thrive in a frenetic environment? Are you passionate about your products, your brands and your audiences? Have you done a little bit of everything? Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you experienced and motivated and can hit the ground running and dazzle us with creative and targeted writing? Are you team oriented and well-spoken?
If so, we need to talk. Soon. Be ready to demonstrate a broad range of work across various verticals and media. Agency experience is preferred. Qualified candidates may submit resume along with salary requirement to email@example.com.
- Creative Services Traffic Manager
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 Creative Services Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. You will be providing WOW service through your work managing communication between the Creative Services design team and internal customers. On this fast paced team, you will become familiar with all parts of our business and have opportunities to grow and develop. As a Traffic Manager, you will represent the department to other departments in the company.
The Traffic Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to open department jobs, prepare job folders, assign project tracking numbers and issue project briefs; create and review schedules to ensure work is completed within established timeline utilizing appropriate talent and ensuring even workload distribution; communicate assignments and deadlines to staff; re-evaluate priorities and adjust as needed; meet with appropriate stakeholders to gather necessary assets and required approvals; prepare production estimates based on input from Creative Director and other team members; conduct morning meetings as required to review/assign tasks and produce reports and provide data driven insight for improved departmental efficiency and quality.
Qualified candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, helpfulness, and passion for creativity, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Suite, proven understanding working in both traditional and digital and demonstrated experience recognizing standards of design and production values for print and digital. An Associate’s degree in a related field, 5 years’ experience in ad agency, internal marketing or similar environment and intimate knowledge of online project management tools (Workfront preferred) is required. Interested, qualified candidates may submit resume and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Product Director
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 Creative Services Team, your role will be challenging and rewarding. You will be in contact with both internal and external customers, providing WOW service and helpful 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 CEO's Creative liaison, you will represent her to other departments in the company. Occasionally, you will serve external customers on behalf of the business. You will enjoy competitive pay and benefits with bonus potential.
Summary: In collaboration with the CEO, the Product Director is responsible for front end product development to satisfy customer requests including research and follow through to include communication of clear design direction to graphic design team. In addition, the PD assists with the product development process by clarifying session notes from the sales team meetings with clients and seeks to deliver products that meet client expectations and acts as a facilitator for product development projects for both internal and external customers by answering and or seeking answers to questions/concerns from vendors.
Successful candidates will have 5 years product development experience and a bachelor's degree in a related field. Proficiency in Office and Excel and the ability to travel is required. Qualified candidate may forward resume and salary requirement to email@example.com.
- IT Support
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 IT Support, you will represent IT to other departments in the company. Occasionally, you will serve external customers on behalf of the business. You will enjoy competitive pay and benefits with bonus potential.
In this role, the IT Support person will install, configure, and maintain end user computers and peripherals including printers; calibrate creative monitors monthly, complete annual PC refresh (OS re-install, dust, diagnose any issues); deploy new equipment; provide Help Desk Support; perform maintenance of user accounts; basic network and software troubleshooting & maintenance and manage Inventory of all IT equipment. On call 24/7 as needed. The successful candidate will have an Associate degree in related field or a HS graduate with 3-5 years professional IT experience will be considered. Proficiency in MS Office, MS Operating Systems, Active Directory, and Exchange as well as basic networking skills (proficient with network protocols, addressing schemes, hardware, cabling) is required. Qualified candidates may send resume and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
To apply for a position, please forward your resume, salary requirement and a cover letter outlining your track record of success to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of post offer reference check, drug screen, criminal background check, credit check and motor vehicle check.