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ending waste through design upcycled bags

 Thanks for your interest in working at Looptworks! We are currently seeking:

  • Contract Production Sewer — Bags and Accessories
  • Dealer Services/ Fulfillment Manager
  • Full Charge Book Keeper/ Office Manager (Part-time)
  • Content / Social Media Specialist
  • Fashion/ Production Intern
  • Social Media/ Content / Video Intern

To apply: contact us Looptworks@gmail.com

About Us

Looptworks is an impact brand. We believe in the power of design as a tool to convert waste, excess, and broken systems into amazing solutions and products. Our efforts will lead to zero waste and closed loop solutions. Along the way, we will conserve water, fresh air and positively impact people. We will inspire a generation to practice mindful consumption while innovating for big time solutions to help rescue us and this place we call home. Our ethos is framed by one simple concept: Use only what already exists. It is the most environmentally responsible way to create best in class products that are visually stunning and functionally superior while saving water and fresh air.   

Contract Production Sewer — Bags and Accessories 

The Position

    • Experience with industrial sewing using a walking foot and multi-layer construction.
    • Construction knowledge for bags and accessories, apparel a plus.
    • Experience sewing with heavy materials such as leather and canvas.
    • Experience with skiving, hammering, constructing and tooling with leather for production quantities.
    • Excellent prototype construction skills.
    • Creating a production ready pack with an order of operations, patterns and yield calculations for costing.
    • Knowledge of the application of hardware such as rivets, grommets, snaps, buckles, etc.
    • A strong understanding of how to move from sample creation into small batch production.

About You

You are self-motivated, organized, detail oriented problem solver. You possess creative thinking and deft aptitude for solving problems.  You are a doer with a high level of energy and passion for the work you do. You are a team player and possess excellent communication skills at all levels.  You work well together in a team. You understand a scalable manufacturing process.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in sample making and/or production sewing.
  • Knowledge of bag and accessory construction.
  • Patterning and cutting both electronic and hand.
  • Creating yields.
  • Setting up an organized production process.
  • Excellent knowledge of industrial sewing machines with all stitching solutions.
  • Experience with all industrial machinery including cutting, skiving, hardware application, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast pace environment

Location: Portland, Oregon

To apply, send your resume to looptworks@gmail.com. Please include the words, Production Sewer – Bags and Accessories in the subject heading.

Social Media / Content / Video Intern

This person should be knowledgeable of the functionality and design of the social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter, as well having an understanding of the blogging world. More importantly, you should have a firm grasp on social media strategy for acquiring a larger, new audience through the use of the four outlets listed above. You must be able to imagine and execute effective and creative campaigns that engage our current audience AND draw in new fans in an authentic way. These campaigns should create interest in the Looptworks brand and turn our average fans into brand believers out of their passion for our story. 

 

Dealer Services/Fulfillment Manager

About Us

Looptworks is an impact brand. We believe in the power of design, as a tool to convert waste, excess, and broken systems into amazing solutions and products. Our efforts will lead to zero waste and close loop solutions. Along the way, we will conserve water, fresh air and positively impact people. We will inspire a generation to practice mindful consumption while innovating for big time solutions to help rescue us and this place we call home. Our ethos is framed by one simple concept; Use only what already exist. It is the most environmentally responsible way to create best in class products that are visually stunning and functionally superior while saving water and fresh air.

You

You are passionate about innovating on the creative process to ensure minimal impact to the environment. You are an innovative, spirited team player that is fun to be around. You are a leader that thrives well in a dynamic, fast moving environment. You are extremely well organized and collaborative, yet decisive, in order to acheive speed to market. Self-initiative will be necessary to move projects and tasks from ideation to delivery.

The Position

Looptworks is looking for an incredibly organized customer service/fulfillment manager. This position will be responsible for receiving, processing, and fulfilling all ecommerce, wholesale and B2B orders. Responsibilities include:

  • Working side-by-side with our E-commerce and Sales team with a focus on growing and retaining organization’s customer base.
  • Daily management of ERP system for inventory, order processing and reporting.
  • Primary focus on optimizing the overall customer experience with efforts dedicated in inbound customer volume, project coordination and other assigned responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of EDI set up, order processing and vendor set up for any new customers. Product creation tasks surrounding wholesale programs to include item setup, vendor onboarding, hangtag/barcode creation, packaging hierachy/compliance and EDI order processing.
  • Handles inbound and outbound transactions for our ecommerce, wholesale and B2B sales channels.
  • Providing phone and email-based support. Ensures resolution of sales and service issues as necessary.
  • Handles all e-commerce customer inquiries, custom order requests and fulfillment.
  • Shipment entries and scheduling of pickups via the FedEx portal.
  • Sales Order Creation/Invoicing - all sales channels.
  • Actively makes outbound contact to leads, new or existing customers to contribute to sales teams efforts.
  • Participates in internal and external meetings as the representative or subject matter expert for the department.
  • Partners with individuals throughout the organization (Product, Sales, Marketing and Design).
  • Manages new account set-up and existing account maintenance functions.
  • Resolution of sales and service issues as necessary.
  • Ability to identify and resolve conflicts for customers with focus on retention and an incredible brand experience.
  • Management of collaborative sales channel surrounding custom logo product manufacturing and/or custom embellishments.
  • Management of 3rd party warehouse storage of finished goods domestically, as well as raw material storage both global and domestic.

Position Requirements 

  •  Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, including professional telephone manner with strong listening skills.
  • Advanced organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Team player with the ability to interact and establish rapport with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Positive role model in attitude, mentoring, dependability and performance.
  • Provides sales support across the organization to internal and external teams.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and maintain a professional and positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.
  • Punctual, reliable, quick-thinking with an ownership of work and proactive thought.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Experience with project coordination/overall project plans or equivalent experience a must.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as needed.
  • Administrative Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Microsoft Office Skills (especially Excel), Organization, Time Management, Phone Presentation Skills, Verbal Communication.

Additional Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in customer service, operations or dealer services for a product based company.
  • A passion for the environment and working for a company that makes a difference.

This position is located in Portland, Oregon and you should be too. Please send your resume and salary expectations to looptworks@gmail.com Please put Customer Service/Fulfillment in the subject line.

Full Charge Book Keeper / Office Manager (Part-Time)

The Position

The primary function of this position is responsibility for full cycle financial duties focusing of accounting and reporting. In addition, there are some adjunct Human Resource functions and Executive Assistant responsibilities.  The position is part-time at 20 hrs/wk,.  We would love to find the right person to grow with our company, as this role is positioned to influence the shape of the Accounting Department as we move forward.  Direct report to the CEO, works closely with Operations Manager. 

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • General Ledger
  • Financial Statements
  • Payroll
  • Budgeting
  • Inventory Reconciliation
  • Web Store payment assignments
  • Legal / Administrative correspondence
  • Special Projects (Licensing / BCorp Certification)
  • Keep track of contracts
  • Organize and summarize quarterly Board of Director meetings
  • Track Investor interest
  • Human Resources Management
  • Employee paperwork
  • Track PTO / Profit Sharing

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent bookkeeping experience
  • Extremely Organized
  • Self Initiative
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Deadline Oriented
  • Ability to work independently and accept new challenges
  • High Attention to Detail
  • Great Communication Skills – both Oral and Written
  • Team Oriented

About You

You are self-motivated, outgoing, charismatic, and are skillful at solving problems and identifying creative solutions. You are a doer with a high level of energy and passion for the work you do. You are a team player and possess excellent communication skills at all levels. You are a sincere listener and have the desire to identify and understand a person’s passions and motivations to quickly develop a strong one-on-one relationship. You inspire your teammates with your work ethic, dedication and your passion. You are mission aligned, and have the talent in Accounting and Administration to maintain organization in a fast growing company.

 Skills

  • Database Report Generation
  • SAP for Small Business
  • ERP Integration
  • Financial Accounting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Procedure Documentation
  • Performance Reporting
  • MultimillionDollar Budget Administration
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Management
  • Excel and Microsoft Office Advanced User
  • Shopify knowledge is a plus

Compensation variable depending on experience.  We offer generous Paid Time Off, as well as an equity profit interest program. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and cover letter, along with your target salary requirements to looptworks@gmail.com . Please write Book Keeper/Office Manager in the Subject Heading.  

 

Content & Social Media Specialist

Passionate about sustainability and storytelling? We need a self-motivated, creative person who can package the inspiring work we do into killer content that drives authentic engagement.

The successful person is a prolific writer who will develop content across our social media platforms, blog, and guest blogs.  Key outcomes will be to provide our existing audience with timely, interesting content, and to grow our audience by giving people a compelling movement to join.  This person will also work closely with our Ecommerce and Marketing teams to ensure that all content supports our SEO strategy in order to grow our search rankings, traffic, and sales.

You are passionate about sustainability and believe in the mission of our company to reform change in a broken industry.  You are exceptionally organized and self-motivated.  You are remarkably creative, enjoy telling stories, and have an ear and eye for what people find interesting and compelling.  You enjoy a collaborative, fast-paced work environment, and can execute on multiple deadlines at once.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create a cohesive story plan so that all content “feels” like Looptworks content.
  • Plan and organize a content calendar that adheres to rigorous deadlines
  • Write, edit, and publish 2-3 blog articles per week
  • Cultivate guest-blogging opportunities, write and publish to guest-blogs.
  • Manage Looptworks social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Coordinate with Ecommerce and Marketing teams to improve our online presence according to key analytics metrics

Skills

  • Excellent writing ability
  • Thoroughly enjoys using social media, especially Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Experience or knowledge in using these platforms in a business context a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Photography skills
  • Graphic or layout design skills
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS a plus
  • Videography skills a plus
  • Illustration skills a plus
  • Shopify experience a plus

This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Submit a resume, cover-letter, and writing samples and/or a digital portfolio to Looptworks@gmail.com.  Please include “Content / Social Media Specialist” in the subject line.

Fashion / Design / Production Intern

Are you interested in sustainability and considering a career in designing bags, clothing and accessories with a zero-waste production process? We’re looking for a hard-working and professional individual with a great attitude, aptitude and a willingness to learn.

This internship provides current fashion design students opportunities to develop key skills and experience in a wide range of roles and responsibilities from design to production.

Responsibilities:

  • Support in the development of trend research
  • Design tech packs
  • Aiding in all levels of the production process
  • Assisting with product shoots

Requirements

  • Current student in the field of fashion design or product development
  • Excellent communications and writing ability
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Possess personal laptop
  • Able to execute product specs and translate into tech packs
  • Interest in bag, pack and accessory design, specifically in sustainable fashion and upcycling
  • Enthusiasm for Looptwork's mission and products
  • Passion for craft and the process
  • A specialization in bag/pack accessory design considerably beneficial

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to Looptworks@gmail.com

Social Media / Content / Video Intern

 

This person should be knowledgeable of the functionality and design of the social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter, as well having an understanding of the blogging world. More importantly, you should have a firm grasp on social media strategy for acquiring a larger, new audience through the use of the four outlets listed above. You must be able to imagine and execute effective and creative campaigns that engage our current audience AND draw in new fans in an authentic way. These campaigns should create interest in the Looptworks brand and turn our average fans into brand believers out of their passion for our story. 

 

Pictured above: the Alaska Airlines Carry-On Collection, upcycled from leather Horizon Airlines seat covers