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’47 has been delivering exceptional products to our customers since 1947, with great people at the core of any successes we’ve had. It’s because of the lasting relationships we’ve built with consumers, partners, employees and friends that '47 has emerged as a leading sports lifestyle brand. Some companies strive to be the biggest but we just strive to be the best.

If you like sports, fashion, and innovation in an atmosphere that truly feels like family, no matter how much we grow –– then ’47 may be just the home for you. We may have been around for 70+ years, but the company culture remains energetic, fast-paced and nimble. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we’d love to draft you to our team.

Please e-mail your resume (Word document preferred) to: HR@47Brand.com 

International Customer Service Coordinator

Westwood, MA

Committed to accurately and efficiently placing all orders, becoming the main contact for customer/distributor inquiries, and keeping the sales rep abreast of all day-to-day operations.

Order Management

  • Accurately and efficiently place all orders from start to finish
  • Utilize available inventory and customer sales reports to manage at once business within the territory
  • Communicate with customers and sales reps to provide order updates and remove obstacles
  • Maintain Open Orders to ensure timely shipping and accurate reporting

Service (Sales Rep)

  • Be an extension of sales rep to all customers, strive to be their first call
  • Focused attention to build relationships with all internal departments and know how their work effects the order process so to stay abreast of all deadlines

Service (Customer)

  • Thorough understanding of all products and styles offered
  • Coordinate image upload/downloads for all products sold online
  • Focus on building relationships with the buyers to understand their business model and all requirements

Systems

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of all systems and processes as it relates to daily business
  • Ability to understand B2B, GBS, Brandboom: how to navigate and provide assistance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, 2-4 years’ experience
  • Account management or inside sales experience preferred
  • Strong writing, mathematical and communication skills required
  • Extremely organized and highly motivated, ability to multitask
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively on the telephone
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and account results

Senior Manager, Sourcing & Development of Headwear & Accessories

Westwood, MA

This position will be responsible for leading the headwear development team for ’47 by collaborating primarily with the Design team and with domestic & overseas suppliers to ensure that design integrity, quality, fit and target pricing are achieved, and established production timelines are met


Duties &
Responsibilities

Sourcing

  • Manage Development team workload and calendar
  • Identify and develop new supply partners for headwear and accessories styles
  • Collaborate with Purchasing to source production orders with alternate vendors when needed
  • Manage all core, seasonal, and SMU vendor pricing
  • Source new fabrics, washes, & embellishment techniques to aid Design in the creation of new style offerings for both ’47 & Fan Favorite
  • Participate in vendor meetings and factory visits as needed
  • Manage all social compliance requirements for new and existing vendors

DEVELOPMENT & QUALITY CONTROL

  • Create and maintain key style documentation (tech packs, size specs, trim sheets, etc.) for core headwear styles/shapes
  • Develop and maintain all product standards for headwear and accessories styles, including standards for fit, material, colors, trims and other product elements
  • Direct new vendors in understanding and adhering to ’47 standards for embroidery, appliqué, and print standards for team logos across all leagues.
  • Lead the approval process for all sample submissions (protos, TOPs, strikeoffs) from alternate vendors
  • Collaborate with Photography on completed samples that need internal photos
  • Collaborate with Product Coordinator on all elements to facilitate production workflow for ’47 & Fan Favorite lines
  • Translate all branding with vendors
  • Manage all threads, yarns and trimsli>
  • Maintain archive of past lines for ’47 & Fan Favorite

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree from 4 year university or institution
  • Min 5 years experience working with Headwear & Accessories product groups
  • Ability/willingness to travel to overseas factories
  • Strong proficiency with Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Domestic Production Coordinator

Westwood, MA

The Domestic Production Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Domestic Production Manager by administering full support with all Domestic Production including Hot Market and Chase programs for both Headwear & Apparel.

Domestic & Hot Market Programs

  • Accurately and efficiently place Headwear & Apparel orders
  • Manage the entire order process across all departments i.e.: product creation, credit approval, product shipping, product receiving etc.
  • Communicate daily with Domestic Manager on order status, contractor capacities and any anticipated delays
  • Consult with Domestic Manager on blank inventory levels
  • Monitor and manage inventory at all different locations
  • Thorough understanding of all products offered
  • In-depth knowledge of all systems and processes
  • Maintain contact with all Domestic Factory personnel

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years' experience
  • Strong writing, mathematical and communication skills required
  • Willingness to work long hours, including overnight if needed
  • Extremely organized, highly energetic, ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft and general database programs
  • Ability to speak clearly, effectively and openly
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and customer satisfaction

Licensing & Trademark Coordinator

Westwood, MA

The Licensing & Trademark Coordinator works with professional/collegiate licensing teams to ensure the accurate and timely submission of all artwork for review/approval. This person works in unison with production designers and customer service representatives to ensure proper feedback of the licensing process as well as the adherence of compliance requirements.

Artwork Submissions

  • Accurately and efficiently submit artwork designs through appropriate league sites
  • Work with customer service representatives and production designers to ensure to accurate and efficient submissions of artworks
  • Communicate any issues or concerns as early as possible to decrease turnaround time

Approvals, Rejections & Resubmissions

  • Approve artworks and enter into proper database for production designers
  • Reject artworks and enter comments into proper database for revision
  • Communicate specific issues with production designers
  • Communicate options for artwork approval with customer service representatives
  • Keep all artwork information up to date and easily accessible

Products & Licensing Rules

  • Maintain full knowledge of all products offered
  • Build licensing knowledge of what is allowed per league/school
  • Oversee proper usage of logos and wordmarks

Systems

  • Maintain full working knowledge of all systems as it relates to daily business
  • Ability to understand and fully utilize GBS in order to track programs and seasonal collections that are offered
  • Utilize Microsoft Office programs to build a History of all Submissions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years’ experience in product line management
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and general database programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communications
  • Ability to maintain focus and accuracy during busy sales periods
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and customer satisfaction
  • Ability to multitask effectively and efficiently

Staff Accountant

Westwood, MA

Key contributor in preparing financial information in support of accounting and tax reporting requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Key contributor to the general ledger closing process including account analysis and month end journal entries
  • Provide financial statement and reporting package support
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts including cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets
  • Prepare monthly standard and A/P accruals
  • Prepare inventory cost adjustments and in-transit inventory accrual
  • Reconcile license royalty prepayments and accruals
  • Assists in the annual financial statement audit, tax preparation and bank compliance audit
  • Works with the Finance team to implement improvements to the financial systems, control, financial reporting and projects

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a business environment
  • Experienced in General Ledger, Inventory, and Accounts Payable, Microsoft Office (strong Excel)
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • High energy level and attention to detail
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities and functions independently

Senior Staff Accountant

Westwood, MA

Senior Accountant to take a lead role in preparing financial information in support of accounting and tax reporting requirements. This person will be a key contributor in the financial accounting team and will work closely with all members of Finance.

Responsibilities

  • Key contributor to the monthly general ledger closing process including account analysis, journal entry preparation and account reconciliations
  • Provide support with preparation of financial statements and schedules for monthly and quarterly business reviews
  • Provide support for international accounting service providers
  • Create eliminations and consolidations with subsidiaries
  • Reconcile intercompany with other entities in organization structure
  • Compensation accounting: Payroll G/L entry process, bonus accruals, commissions and benefits accounting and analysis
  • Assists in the annual financial statement audit, tax preparation and bank compliance audit
  • Communicates and maintains financial controls, and improves financial processes to scale with a rapidly growing business
  • Manages and implements any improvements needed to the financial systems
  • Perform other projects as requested

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • 8-10 years work experience with a strong understanding of accounting theory
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • High energy level with ability to implement best practices in general ledger close process
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities and functions independently

Accounts Payable Associate

Westwood, MA

Committed to being a part of the accounts payable team focused on the timely and efficient processing of all AP needs for the entire wholesale division of ’47.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accounts payable process and travel expense reimbursements
  • Match all invoices with purchases orders and receiving documents ensuring that all bills represent authorized, legitimate purchases and have been signed by authorized personnel
  • Properly code and record expenses to the correct cost center/general ledger account and obtain appropriate department head approvals
  • Enter all invoices/vouchers for payment processing in a timely manner
  • Reconcile vendor statements on a weekly basis and handle vendor and internal inquiries
  • Assists in the annual financial statement audit, tax preparation and bank compliance audit
  • Prepare Inventory In-transit accrual on a monthly basis and A/P accrual at the year’s end
  • Maintain up-to-date contact files and AP filing on a weekly basis
  • Ensure month end A/P balances to General Ledger
  • Assist with 1099 Tax reporting
  • Process all credit applications
  • Perform any other duties or projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a business environment
  • Experienced in General Ledger, Inventory, Accounts Payable, Cost and Margin analysis
  • Microsoft Office (strong Excel), Quick Books experience
  • Sales tax compliance experience
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • High energy level and attention to detail
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities and functions independently

Account Receivable Associate

Westwood, MA

The Account Receivable Associate is responsible for overseeing the monthly collection of payments, providing follow-up with clients whose accounts are outstanding and ensuring effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations.

Monthly Aging

  • Oversee the monthly aging reports
  • Collect on any past dues, with onus on 45 days and over, followed by 60 days
  • Calling customers with orders on hold

Credit Applications/New Customers

  • Set-up and oversee all new customer accounts
  • Review and process all Credit Applications for new and potential customers

Account Specific Functions

  • Returns- Disputing and/or confirming any shortages or price discrepancy’s with the proper sales individual
  • Produce POD’s and copies of invoices for customers as requested
  • Update the “spreadsheet” thoroughly each day
  • Organize folders after use/ filing system including daily invoices
  • Obtain Pre-Authorizations of all credit card orders
  • Break down EDI customer invoices

Cash Application

  • Record checks on Excel spreadsheet
  • Apply checks within our accounts receivable system (GBS)
  • Total all physical checks to match spreadsheet and receivables system (GBS)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, business preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience in customer service
  • Effective verbal & written communication skills
  • The ability to work professionally and efficiently within the department
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including phone etiquette
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Very effective organizational skills
  • Establish relationships with clients
  • Accounting and math skills
  • Team building skills
  • Honest and Trustworthy

Finance and Operations Manager- UK

United Kingdom

The successful candidate is required to have a strong finance background, have good knowledge of planning and operations and support the human resources function.

Operations & Planning

  • Oversee daily operations covering offices in Milton Keynes, London and 3rd Party distribution center
  • Maintain and improve relations with customers, suppliers and service providers
  • Maintain and improve relations and communication flow with Corporate Office in USA
  • Assess existing supply chain and look for opportunities to grow and improve
  • Implement strategic plans and procedures in alignment with short/long term goals
  • Improve performance measures that support the businesses strategic direction
  • Line management responsibility

Financial Management

  • Create and regularly monitor the annual budget
  • Understand the businesses cash requirements and monitor this closely
  • Manage and oversee book keeping, creditors and debtors
  • Manage the invoicing process
  • Support monthly and annual close reports
  • Manage external audits annually

Human Resources

  • Conduct general HR functions (Full cycle hiring process, Payroll, Employee benefits and pensions)

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level
  • Customer Service experience strongly preferred
  • Strong written, mathematical and communication skills required
  • Extremely organized, highly energetic, ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office programs; Excel review
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in person and on phone
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and customer satisfaction

Field Sales Representative- Northern California

Northern California, USA

’47 is looking for an Energetic, Assertive, Self-starter, with a proven track record for succeeding in a sales territory and increasing bottom line sales. Proven sales professional will sell officially licensed headwear, apparel and socks to retailers, bookstores and specialty accounts within the territory.

About ‘47

In 1947, twin brothers and Italian immigrants, Arthur and Henry D’Angelo founded Twins Enterprise, now ’47. The D’Angelos were entrepreneurial pioneers who were quick to see the future of sports licensing by selling pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets of Boston around Fenway Park. Through a combination of hard work, sounds instincts and incredible passion, the brothers were able to grow their business from a single street cart to a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sports and style.

By continuing with the tradition of producing a unique mix of the finest headwear and apparel and maintaining an unparalleled attention to detail, we have established ourselves as a premium global sports lifestyle brand. We are proud to a licensed partner with the four key professional American sports leagues: MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, as well as over 900 colleges and universities.

DUITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Field Sales Representative is responsible for increasing our market share in Northern California by presenting our seasonal product lines to retailers, bookstores and specialty account throughout the territory. The ideal candidate would have a history of being able to maintain consistent activity levels, possess a thorough understanding of time and territory management and the ability to close new business.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent
  • 2-5 years of outside sales experience
  • Knowledge of retail business operations preferred
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Compensation

  • Full-Time Employee of '47
  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Monthly Expense Budget and semi-annual bonus program
  • Benefits include: Health, Dental, 401-K, paid vacation

Field Sales Representative- Maryland, Virginia, and DC

Mid-Atlantic, USA

’47 is looking for an Energetic, Assertive, Self-starter, with a proven track record for succeeding in a sales territory and increasing bottom line sales. Proven sales professional will sell officially licensed headwear, apparel and socks to retailers, bookstores and specialty accounts within the territory.

About ‘47

In 1947, twin brothers and Italian immigrants, Arthur and Henry D’Angelo founded Twins Enterprise, now ’47. The D’Angelos were entrepreneurial pioneers who were quick to see the future of sports licensing by selling pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets of Boston around Fenway Park. Through a combination of hard work, sounds instincts and incredible passion, the brothers were able to grow their business from a single street cart to a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sports and style.

By continuing with the tradition of producing a unique mix of the finest headwear and apparel and maintaining an unparalleled attention to detail, we have established ourselves as a premium global sports lifestyle brand. We are proud to a licensed partner with the four key professional American sports leagues: MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, as well as over 900 colleges and universities.

DUITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Field Sales Representative is responsible for increasing our market share in Maryland, Virginia and DC by presenting our seasonal product lines to retailers, bookstores and specialty account throughout the territory. The ideal candidate would have a history of being able to maintain consistent activity levels, possess a thorough understanding of time and territory management and the ability to close new business.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent
  • 2-5 years of outside sales experience
  • Knowledge of retail business operations preferred
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Compensation

  • Full-Time Employee of '47
  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Monthly Expense Budget and semi-annual bonus program
  • Benefits include: Health, Dental, 401-K, paid vacation

Product Line Manager - International/Lifestyle

Westwood, MA

The Product Line Manager will be responsible for building brand, retail and league-right, consumer relevant and sustainably profitable ranges in all assigned categories

Category Management

  • Create Seasonal Strategy for appropriate categories in collaboration with Design, Development, Sourcing, Brand Managers and Sales
  • Set category vision, goals, strategy, and milestones for product and packaging
  • Ensure all league-specific initiatives (Ex: Spring Training, Hot Markets, Championships, etc.) are planned on a seasonal basis
  • Create compelling and valued added usable presentations
  • Present at Product Line at Sales Meetings

Product Line Management

  • Meet with Design and Development Teams on a consistent basis to review boards, proto types, final protos, pricing, etc.
  • Manage the follow up on all line creation needs
  • Acquire the necessary consumer and market research to guide product line decisions
  • Monitor category progress, timeline & consumer/retailer response
  • Maintain up-to-date competitive analysis for appropriate categories
  • Previous retail knowledge and ideas for future growth
  • Maintain appropriate systems for specific categories
  • Create and maintain team lists for appropriate product ranges

Financial Management

  • Analyze Sell-Through
  • Sales & Margin
  • SKU & Style Count
  • Market share
  • Reporting
  • Forecasting

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
  • 3-5 years’ experience in product line management
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to think strategically while also executing details
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of fit, construction, materials, visual merchandising, manufacturing, etc.
  • Experience developing pricing strategies and assortments
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in soft goods/ lifestyle and licensed sports industry preferred
  • Willingness to work long hours during seasonal periods
  • Some travel required

Compliance Manager

Westwood, MA

The Compliance manager will play a key role in driving the company’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Customs Compliance and Vendor Compliance across the supply chain and in the company’s own practices

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the factory workplace audit and remediation process, including qualifying new factories for order placement
  • Evolve the policies and procedures necessary to maintain and grow the company’s CSR initiative, commensurate with growth of the company’s supply chain
  • Identify and manage innovative approaches to maintaining decent conditions of work that are consistent with company and stakeholder expectations
  • Assure that the obligations of a participating company in the Fair Labor Association and of colleges and universities are met and exceeded
  • Manage a database of factories and their compliance status. Work with sourcing teams to maintain an up-to-date map of the supply chain, including subcontractors, component makers and others
  • Work with Collegiate Brand manager to ensure compliance at College & University level
  • Ensure product HTS # classification is accurate and up to date with latest rulings and schedules
  • Ensure our product valuation processes demonstrate “arm’s length” relationship to our vendors and are defendable in a Focused Assessment by CBP
  • Develop and implement a documentation retention program for import/export documentation ensuring fluid movement of goods and CBP needs are met
  • Proactively maintain up to date files for all Customers Vendor Compliance Manuals
  • As part of the Customer Compliance Team, assess the manuals, compare to current capabilities and document any discrepancies to support Continuous Improvement goals and chargeback reduction
  • Track Chargebacks and working with Customer Service and Sales to mitigate Customer Chargebacks for non-compliance
  • Maintain Vendor Compliance manual and work with Quality Assurance to develop analytical methods and maintain Vendor Scorecards
  • Develop and implement quarterly reporting capabilities
  • Monitor incoming shipments to proactively ensure compliance with all Vendor Compliance Manual requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-8 years’ experience in CSR, Customs or Vendor Compliance preferably with a college licensee
  • Strong writing and communication skills while being highly detail oriented
  • Demonstrated success in developing quantitative and qualitative analytical tools to assess compliance
  • Excellent time management/project skills
  • Keen understanding of workplace codes of conduct in supply chains
  • Ability to communicate results and to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • A self-starter able to work independently, leading and managing multiple projects
  • Familiarity with factory environments
  • High degree of flexibility; comfortable with the ambiguity of a small department
  • Global mindset and orientation
  • Strong Microsoft Office and general database programs
  • The Compliance Manager will report to Vice President for Supply Chain with a dotted line to the Director of Human Resources

Production Designer

Westwood, MA

This is a production designer is responsible for creating graphics for ’47 Headwear, Apparel and Sock Collections as well as processing art requests from the sales team. This position works in partnerships with designers providing daily support in all areas of the design process


Duties &
Responsibilities

    Production/Design

    • Translate ‘47’s current Headwear, Apparel & Sock collections for various accounts
    • Complete and communicate art requests for sales representatives
    • Make requested art changes
    • Oversee revisions to artwork
    • Follow-up with licensing to monitor progress and obtain feedback

    Quality Control

    • Oversee the reviewing of shipment samples
    • Communicate with overseas and domestic manufacturer’s daily
    • Ensure all aspects of the finished product (logo size, colors, materials, verbiage, esthetics, and overall production quality) match the artwork/spec sheets
    • Assist in proper storage of samples

    Licensing

    • Effectively communicates with licensing
    • Stays current on licensing guidelines and restrictions

      Qualifications

      • Bachelors degree or equivalent
      • Proficient in MS Office Suite
      • Strong Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop experience
      • Mac platform experience
      • Strong multitasking skills
      • Strong Attention to detail
      • Strong communication skills
      • Strong organizational skills

      Order Picker

      Brockton, MA

      The order picker is responsible for accurately and efficiently picking orders. They will also load and unload containers. Maintains an active role with daily projects while contributing to a positive team oriented distribution center

      Order Picking

      • Accurately and efficiently pick orders
      • Communicate any issues or concerns as it relates to quantities, sku’s and product
      • Maintain proper usage RF technology

      Containers

      • Assist with the unloading of all containers
      • Ensure product is put away in proper location
      • Load trucks at days end to ensure all orders meet cancelation ship date

      Distribution Center Standards

      • Maintain a clean work area
      • Recycle all cardboard/plastic straps
      • Assist Team Members in fostering a safe, positive, cohesive work place

      Qualifications

      • High School Diploma or Equivalent
      • 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in a distribution center setting
      • Ability to stand for 8 hours a day
      • Must be able to lift 30-50 lbs
      • Strong verbal communication skills
      • Must be able to work well in groups and be a contributor to the team environment

      Customer Service Representative

      Westwood, MA

      Committed to creating an outstanding experience for our customers, the focus of this position is building and maintaining relationships while working closely and accurately with assigned Sales Reps to meet company goals.

      Service (Customer)

      • Answer phones to provide friendly, professional and thorough service
      • Handle all concerns in a timely manner i.e.; invoice copies, tracking, images
      • Assist with return requests, size issues, new vendor set-up and e-mail blasts
      • Must be very knowledgeable of all products and services offered
      • Focused attention to build and maintain relationships

      Order Management

      • Accurately and efficiently place orders
      • Communicate daily with assigned sales reps to provide order updates and obstacles
      • Utilize available inventory and customer order history to provide sales rep with additional opportunities
      • Review pending/open orders based on ship/cancel dates to ensure timely shipping
      • Effectively understands and communicates Hot Market programs

      Service (Sales Rep)

      • Assist reps with managing their account list
      • Ensure all customers are set-up with B2B, know how to utilize B2B, and be point person for all inquiries
      • Monitor all domestic orders, update rep of any issues, provide feedback to customers and include sales rep on the communication

      Systems

      • Must maintain full working knowledge of all systems as it relates to daily business
      • Ability to understand B2B, GBS, Brandboom: how to navigate and provide assistance

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Customer Service experience strongly preferred
      • Strong writing, mathematical and communication skills required
      • Extremely organized, highly energetic, ability to multi-task
      • Strong computer skills including Microsoft and general database programs
      • Ability to speak clearly, effectively and openly
      • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and customer satisfaction
      • 3-5 Years of Customer Service Experience