Category Management, Market Research, Sales & Customer Service
Our 40-year-old filtration company is growing quickly - over 15% annually! To support our customers’ growing demands, we need someone to work closely with our Business Development and Product Development teams to blow our customers’ socks off with a stream of new products that are delivered sooner than customers expected and are made perfectly to meet their specifications. Responsibilities include professional and quick replies to customer requests, working with our supply chain worldwide to source products, working with our manufacturing department, estimating costs, sample inspection, catalog management, PPAP submission and more.
The challenges of this job include: managing simultaneous projects without letting any fall through the cracks, meeting deadlines, staying on top of new products so we develop them faster than our competitors, helping us grow our domestic manufacturing by identifying filters we can make in house, learning how to read a technical drawings so you can validate products, and more. There is a lot to learn.
The rewards of this position include feeling of pride supplying high quality parts to customers who appreciate our support and attention, working with a smart and dedicated team who believe in our company values, our products, and being part of a growing and dynamic company.
Compensation: $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year depending on experience, plus many benefits including health insurance (75% of employee premiums paid by company), a 401K retirement plan with 100% company matching up to 4%, paid time off, paid holidays, company investment in ongoing training, company events, and more. Job Type - Full-time. Hours are based on standard schedule 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, but occasionally you might need to work additional hours to meet project deadlines.
Responsibilities and duties:
Working with Business Development team on customer inquiries: calculating quotations, preparing samples
Working with suppliers, overseas and in North America
Selecting best-fit suppliers for product sourcing
Working with Production Department on cost development and project planning for in-house manufactured filters
Initial samples validation
Testing arrangement with third parties
Parts catalog management
Product packaging development, generic and private branding
Samples library maintenance
Qualifications and skills:
Demonstrated ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and to prioritize effectively
Experience working with global suppliers
Understanding of parts validation and approval process
Technical background: Familiarity with industrial drawings and using basic industrial measuring tools (calipers, gauges, etc.)
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Well-developed interpersonal and team skills
Ability to work well independently and with cross-functional teams
Self-driven and self-sufficient
Basic mathematical and analytical skills
Ability to develop and methodically follow Standard Operating Procedures
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with interruptions throughout a day
High-school diploma as minimum
Computer literate – email, Word, Excel, Paint
Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Familiarity with Asana, Smartsheet or other project management software
Filtration industry experience
Product development experience
Catalog management experience
If you are interested in learning more, please email us your resume and a note (cover letter) describing your qualifications and why you are interested in this position. In the end of a cover letter, please include a name of your favorite fruit. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
About Rostar Filters
Rostar Filters is the U.S. aftermarket's largest independent cabin filter manufacturer. Rostar has been supplying automotive filters since 1979. We supply cabin filters, air filters, diesel and gasoline fuel filters, oil filters, drain plugs and gaskets, heavy duty and commercial filters.