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PRODUCT DEVELOPER 

• Receive and act on requests from Account Executive or PM to develop bags based on concepts or ideas
• Setting up RFQ’s and forwarding them along to our approved partners overseas based on clients’ requests
• Ensuring we are receiving responses in a timely manner and samples are turned around quickly from our vendor partners
• Ensuring all details have been captured in our requests and the samples arrive correct against the original request – taking into account sizing, color, fabric accuracy before passing over to Sales Teams
• Responsible for preparing costings for all items which would need to be handed over to the team
• Negotiate pricing and delivery timing
• Building Critical Paths for all projects 
• Provide continual project updates to the given team(s) on a daily basis
• Maintaining a project tracker (in a spreadsheet) of all current items with supplier feedback which is shared with the team on a weekly basis
• Create & update specifications for all items that become an order
• Complete project handover to Buyer
• Maintain and support supplier relations
• Supervise & provide leadership to the team
• Ensure communication is flowing within the team and information is shared
• Must be able to travel to China to visit with partnered factories as required
• Building a relationship with our factory base in China
• Hold weekly meetings to discuss current issues, best practices, etc.
• Correspond with Asian manufacturers daily to meet Orchard’s demand for quick sample and price turnaround while ensuring our prices and quality remain competitive.
• Must be knowledgeable with different materials and their given price points
• Need to have the ability to create products within a customer’s target price point.
• Attend weekly development and critical path meetings for each team
• Must attend download meetings
• Help to vet/qualify factories through our approval process with Operations and QA department
• Trouble shooting and problem solving skills are a must (may have to call factories for answers)
• Help to maintain a database
• Training of staff
• Developing education tools for Sales Executives

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in cosmetics/personal care/manufacturing/consumer packaged goods required.
  • 1+ year experience in product development/sourcing/buying an asset.
  • Strong understanding of smartsheet and excel an asset.
  • College or University degree an asset.
  • Proven organization, delegation and timeline abilities.
  • Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented, flexible and creative problem solver.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills.
  • Some Bag/Textile experience an asset. 

Send resume to Allison at Careers@orchardintl.com 


 

Buyer

• Key contact person whom acts as a liaison between our Marketing/Sales department and our vendors
• Ensure that all details of a project are followed through from point of order to the specified customer delivery
• Ensure Supplier confirmation of Purchase Order
• Contact with vendors via email & telephone when required
• Follow up with supplier on all P.O. details – daily correspondence
• Open Order Report update & maintenance
• Filing and maintaining information in each project docket
• Attend weekly critical path meetings with QA representatives & Project Managers
• Obtain pre-production & production samples from Vendor – label all samples when received
• Ensure all samples are verified by QA and given to Marketing / Sales dept for client approval
• Advise Vendor regarding sample approval or changes
• Coordinate inspection or testing with QA department
• Ensure factory submission of whatever testing is required whether samples or masters for ship/vibration etc
• Monitor costs, pursue discounts when required
• Adjust costings, specifications, carton markings to reflect any changes to orders
• Submit Letters of Authorization to Vendor
• Initiate claims to vendors when necessary
• Verify carton markings with Project Manager & Vendor
• Follow up with QA for inspections, testing etc.
• Production Release shipments that have passed inspections or that have shipped.
• Create Receiving Reports for product coming to Orchard
• Create Customer version documents for direct shipments to client
• Coordinate shipments with Traffic & Freight Forwarders
• Ensure receipt of documents for cosmetics – C of A’s etc.
• Follow up with suppliers on completed documents (Commercial Invoice, Packing List, BOL)
• Responsible for initiating supplier payments (L/C, T/T etc..)
• Input to Sourcing on Vendor feedback & performance
• Liaison with Distribution & Production when necessary
• Check Vendor packing list against the qty ordered (when released by SEA or AIR)

Qualifications:
• Purchasing experience or education an asset.
• Consumer packaged goods experience an asset.
• Good communication, problem solving, and follow up skills.
• Ability to work effectively in team settings.

Please apply to Allison at careers@orchardintl.com


 

QA/QC Technician

  • Assist with and monitor processes and procedures specific to the structure of Orchard International Inc. which will ensure that the quality of product delivered to customers meets their expectations.
  • Monitor/sign off on specifications sent to suppliers, ensuring the maximum possible technical information is included.-Prepare and provide product specifications for major clients where product is their Private Brand.
  • Communicate with suppliers on all aspects of testing, identify items that need testing, arrange testing and analyze reports.
  • Assist with process of evaluation of samples (pre-production and production) buyers and marketing.
  • Initiate inspection at factories, providing relevant information and criteria to inspectors, analyze reports, communicate with clients, as needed
  • Monitor inspection of all incoming shipments. Advise relevant departments of defects reported and implement solutions.
  • Monitor quality control when assembly projects are being produced. Set quality standards, monitor defect levels , implement repairs as needed.
  • Conduct and coordinate testing of new products, both in-house and at associate laboratory, evaluate results, prepare reports.

Education requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry or related field of study OR College Diploma and 2 years experience
  • Regulatory and Quality control certificates an asset


Qualifications:

  • Understanding the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
  • Knowledge of the Consumer Packaging and labelling regulation an asset
  • Good communication, problem solving, and follow up skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in team settings

Apply to Allison at careers@orchardintl.com 


 

Graphic Designer

Orchard is currently seeking a Graphic Artist to contribute to the preliminary stages of the process, create, manipulate and design impactful product concepts and packaging renderings to be presented to clients.

Knowledge of secondary, retail ready packaging and 3D software is mandatory. Fashion experience an asset.

Portfolio or link to website requested for application.

Duties and must know software:

Illustrator CS6

  • Design technical drawings for new product and packaging development
  • Illustrate products from ideas and conception for pitching to clients
  • Develop graphics and patterns for product sampling, client pitch and/or production
  • Typesetting all packaging information required for press
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Create/manipulate products to effectively communicate different design options i.e. changing colours, adding custom prints, etc.
  • Manipulating photos for presentations and package design


Other

  • Perform production and desktop publishing services for multiple solicitations and customer engagements, i.e. upscale client handouts and presentations
  • Knowledge of branding and style guides


Skills/Qualifications Must Haves

  • Must possess strong product and packaging design and layout ability as well as a good understanding of print production
  •  Experience with Illustrator CS6 and Photoshop CS6
  • Proficient or working knowledge of Rhino 3D or comparable 3D software
  • Can juggle multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Deliver design solution on short turnaround times
  • Ability to think outside the box and problem solve
  • Highly motivated and attention to detail, with an eye for current aesthetics
  •  Requires minimal supervision, but is also a proactive team player who can work with others'
  • Strong computer illustration skills

Please apply with resume and portfolio to Careers@orchardintl.com