Design Technology Manager

DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, is a leading marketer and distributor of Christian products and gifts. DaySpring products are sold in Christian retail stores, mass market and internet retailers, card and gift stores, and other outlets in the United States and 60 countries worldwide. Through Mary & Martha, Dayspring’s Direct to Sales company, we offer independent consultants an opportunity to build a business, build others and live out their faith. Based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, DaySpring employs over 260, offers more than 6,000 products, and touches more than one billion people annually. Our vision: “We want to see every person experience and express the life-changing message of God’s love.”

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Design Technology Manager will provide leadership and direction to the Design Technology functions at DaySpring. Utilize technology, industry best practice, and process improvement to enable the DaySpring design community to more effectively create products while simultaneously working to ensure that the products can be procured. The role bridges the gap between creative design and product production. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to the Design Technology Team.
  • Assist and advise the Product Development, Supply Chain and Design teams in areas of engineering, digital workflow, and smart design.
  • Serve as the primary interface to Hallmark and to our vendor base for engineering, digital workflow and smart design.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

This person must have a good understanding of design principles. They simultaneously must understand systems and how data is administrated with in the product development process.

Requirements:

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in the supply chain, product development, or manufacturing 
  • 5+ years of management experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Technical degree in one of the following disciplines: Engineering, Design Technology, Printing Technology.
  • APICS certifications a plus, or a willingness to pursue CSCP (Certificated Supply Chain Professional)
  • Strong problem solving abilities with the capability to take ownership of an issue and drive it to a conclusion with little direction.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  The desired candidate will be communicating with vendors in different countries and will be representing DaySpring and our core values.  They will also be working with most internal departments at DaySpring including VP level and Senior Leaders.  The ability to professionally communicate a clear message is critical to this role.
  • Critical thinking skills.  The ability to frame up a problem, collect data, analyze facts, and draw valid conclusions from a variety of data sources is important.
  • Detail Oriented.  There is a high need for accurate data and information including costing, project due dates, inventory levels, discard threats, and understanding of business rules and policies.  The ability to stay organized and sift through a large volume of data is essential.
  • Strong influence skills with peers and managers in other departments to keep programs on track and to ensure that best business practices are being utilized while trying to deliver product offerings successfully to market.

 

BENEFITS

In addition to competitive salaries and bonuses to eligible employees, our comprehensive benefits package reflects the values and culture of our company while supporting the needs of our team members.

 

  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flex Spending for health care
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • Employee Savings Plan - 401(k) with company match
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Management Incentive Program
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Paid time off program (PTO) combining vacation, illness and other absence into a generous bank of time and 8 paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption assistance program
  • Opportunities to further develop your skills and education
  • Company-sponsored volunteer opportunities plus paid time off for volunteer work
  • Company-paid holidays (8 annually)
  • Tuition assistance

 

This job is located in Siloam Springs, AR

 

DaySpring is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

Company
Hallmark
Posted
09/16/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Siloam Springs, AR 72761, US