Multiple positions @ United Hardware Distributing

April 11, 2018

To apply for any of these positions, visit:

newsite.unitedhardware.com/Content/Careers

 

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Rebecca Armstrong
Human Resources Assistant
Direct '  (763) 557-2777
www.unitedhardware.com
RArmstrong@unitedhardware.com

 

 

Graphic Layout Designer: United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Graphic Layout Designer for our Creative Support Services Department.

 

United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers.  Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Electronic layout and prepress work for monthly circulars/online Dealer’s Choice system

  • Produce quality eye catching advertising pieces as directed

  • Proof circulars to validate accuracy in regards to prices, item numbers, and artwork

  • Create and design power point, keynote style presentations when requested

  • Color correct, outline, resize, correctly name and save images when requested

  • Upload finals to production house ftp sites in correct format (i.e. Hi Res PDF or Packaged InDesign)

  • Work closely with Supervisor to develop new program literature, signage, banners and any other elements deemed for project at hand

  • Work closely with retailers and district managers to create customized store Décor packages

  • Provide back-up assistance when supervisor is out to answer questions and assist with jobs

  • Transfer layout information to online AdStudio

  • Upload information to United Hardware’s web site and update forms available for retailers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Trade School or Degree in Graphic Design

  • Creative Suite – i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat using PC or Mac based hardware

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines

Benefits:

  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD Insurance

  • 401k

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays

 

Replenishment Analyst: United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Replenishment Analyst for our Replenishment Department.

 

United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers.  Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Replenish warehouse stock to maximize company profitability and minimize total inventory investment

  • Working knowledge of: economic order quantity (EOQ), demand forecasting, lead time, safety stock, target stock, reorder point, order policy, service level, replenishment, special order analysis and order validity analysis

  • Create replenishment purchase orders on a daily basis utilizing and leveraging the forecasting and replenishment software system.  Expedite purchase orders

  • Maintain data integrity by performing purchase order, vendor, item and other general maintenance in a timely manner

  • Work closely with Merchandising to maximize profits via vendor and item special deals or investment buys, disposing of distressed merchandise and problem solving

  • Generate and analyze various vendor and item reports

  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding merchandise availability

  • Work with vendors and/or Merchandising to obtain Return Goods Authorizations (RGA’s) for overstocks, defectives, miss-shipments and expired date-sensitive merchandise

  • Work closely with Accounts Payable and Operations departments to manage receiving discrepancies in a timely manner

  • Participate in group planning activities for the betterment of the company

  • Backup for import ordering process

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Four-year degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience. 

  • 3- 5 years of Forecasting/Demand Planning experience required.
             

  • Ability to use office equipment, such as personal computer, calculator, copier, scanner and fax machine.

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong troubleshooting or problem solving aptitude

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines

Benefits

  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD Insurance

  • 401k

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

Merchandise Manager: United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Merchandise Manager for our Merchandising Department.

 

United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers.  Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.
 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Under direction and general guidelines set by the Director of Merchandising:

  • Interview vendors; negotiate pricing; research competition; perform line reviews; research new items; update pricing; buy to best economic order quantities

  • Attend national shows to meet with new vendors and gain new ideas

  • Develop promotional plans with vendors

  • Create and proof promotional circular layouts

  • Develop vendor strategy, department layout, and order forms for semi-annual markets.

  • Answer calls regarding dealer concerns on products, company services and suggestions. Provide technical information and application concerning products. Resolve dealer concerns or requests

  • Interact with other departments: Accounting, Advertising, Sales, Marketing, Replenishment and the Warehouse

  • Interact with other merchandising department personnel as needed

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or similar field, or equivalent education or experience.

  • Five years' experience as a buyer in related industry or direct home improvement retail experience.

  • Strong analytical, negotiating and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, and to meet deadlines.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Benefits

  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD Insurance

  • 401k

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

Maintenance Technician: United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician.

 

United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers.  Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.
 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Abides by, maintains, and updates procedure manual which outlines daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual job responsibilities

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and repair of high voltage alternating current electrical and plumbing throughout the building; Test and maintain Emergency Lights and Exit signs

  • Responsible for maintaining chemicals and general maintenance for cooling tower

  • Maintain back-up generator. Verify weekly exercise schedule. Monitor fuel levels – order when needed

  • Deactivate building security (on-call list, in case of security breach)

  • Change light bulbs and ballasts as needed

  • Ongoing maintenance and repair of company truck, pool cars, electric pallet jack, dock lift, and various other equipment

  • Drive company truck and/or cars; load and unload as necessary.  Must maintain DOT certification

  • Track mileage and do truck inspections when Company truck is used.  Write Bill of Lading for load

  • Responsible for grounds maintenance, including but not limited to watering shrubs and plants, landscaping, picking up trash or tree branches, pest control as needed, exterior lighting, sprinkler system, shoveling walks (sand and salt areas), and upkeep of general appearance of grounds

  • Performs occasional custodian duties such as sweeping of receiving area, spray washing outside patio, and deep cleaning as needed

  • Responsible for moving of furniture and office equipment

  • Set up (and take down) equipment, furniture, picnic tables, beverages and food for in-house meetings and seminars

  • Responsible for performing and/or overseeing periodic equipment and facility preventative maintenance

  • Serve as a member of the Safety Committee.  Keep building up in accordance with safety regulations. Prepare for safety inspection

  • Have forklift experience and arrange for maintenance of this equipment.  Forklift certification is required.  Remain certified at all times

  • Responsible for receiving deliveries

  • Responsible for general and hazardous waste recycling

  • Pick up mail and employee orders from will call warehouse, sort and stage in receiving area for employee pick up

  • Serve as occasional backup to will call

  • Be able to work independently and handle situations as they arise

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High School education or equivalent

  • Basic math aptitude

  • Must have basic mechanical abilities

  • Basic computer skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, HVAC and carpentry

  • Ability to operate outdoor lawn equipment

  • Ability to operate forklift and pallet jack

 

Benefits

  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD Insurance

  • 401k

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

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