Employment Opportunities

North Bay Trading Family

Established in 1987, North Bay Trading Co. is a family business which delivers high quality food to commercial and retail customers.

We are based in Brule, Wisconsin and achieve nationwide results with small business efficiency.

Why Work With Us?

We offer flexibility, a good benefit package, and operate with progressive business strategies. Learn more North Bay Trading Co.

We have a Sourcing and Merchandising Coordinator position open as of June, 2021

North Bay Trading Co is a nationwide supplier of dry, healthy food ingredients with a strong e-commerce strategy. E-commerce is managed on two platforms – Magento 2 and Amazon Seller Central.

While this job description sounds big, the Company is small with people managing a variety of on and off responsibilities with small business efficiency.  The right candidate will have a high degree of initiative, like a variety of important work, and value having an impact on Company performance. 

Position Summary

Execute a lead role in product sourcing, development, merchandising, fulfillment planning, and food safety programs.  Also, provide support to customer service as needed, especially for commercial accounts. 

Responsibilities Related to Sourcing and Food Safety

  • Inventory management – Assist with acquiring food ingredients and packaging materials; monitor inventory levels and trends; develop and execute re-stocking plans; oversee electronic filing of vendor and product data; and manage logistics.

  • Product packaging and label management - Maintain current product packaging and labels ensuring compliance with food labeling guidelines, develop new product packaging and labels including new images for e-commerce listings, and work with product packaging vendors to update existing and create new packaging.

  • New Products management – Collaborate in a team fashion on the evaluation of new vendors and the development of new products and product variations to expand product lines.

  • Foreign vendor order coordination – Assist with importing from foreign vendors including order development, import document processing, logistics coordination, shipment acceptance, and product testing.

  • Participate in the food safety committee to improve and execute food safety programs, including leading efforts in Approved Product, Approved Vendor, Management Review, Food Defense, Food Fraud, Recall, and Crises programs. Become one of the Company’s leaders in the SQF food safety program by training in GMP, HACCP, and FDA PCQI principles.

Responsibilities for www.northbaytrading.com “NBT” and the Thousand Lakes “TL” Amazon program: 

  • E-Commerce advertising – For NBT, monitor the outside consultant handling Google AdWords, Google Shopping, and Bing advertising. Report to President performance and return on investment.  For TL, actively manage the Amazon ad campaign performance, implement new campaigns, add new keywords or negative keywords, and add new products to existing campaigns. 

  • E-commerce listing management – For NBT, maintain, create, and audit accuracy of product listings in Magento, plus assist in the general administrative maintenance of the NBT e-commerce technology stack. For TL, optimize Amazon listing/search performance, comply with policies, update product descriptions, develop new product listings, maintain the TL Amazon store pages, and resolve Seller Central listing issues.

  • Promotional program management – Monitor performance of NBT programs including weekly email campaigns designed by outside consultant. For TL, directly manage programs such as coupons and Subscribe & Save.

  • Competitive analysis – Study competitive listings, performance, and pricing. Identify competitive challenges or opportunities.  Recommend responsive action, if any, to management.

  • Product price management - Manage product pricing for both NBT and TL products responding to vendor cost changes, competitive conditions, and company profit objectives.  Product price management includes recommending changes to management, implementing approved changes, and maintenance of pricing analysis tools.

  • Fulfillment management – Collaborate in a team fashion to develop and execute re-stocking plans, monitor for excess units and inventory aging to make recommendations for promotional programs, and provide backfill support for procurement activities.  

  • Product volume reporting and analysis – Work with Accounting staff to track weekly revenue trends, identify changes in sales performance that indicate opportunities or challenges to be addressed, watch sales activity as a guide to make sure inventory is being replenished.

  • Customer feedback and returns – Monitor customer feedback responses (star ratings and comments), formulate responses/replies in cooperation with customer service staff, plus track and report sales returns volumes.

Other Responsibilities - As assigned by the President.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Great at prioritizing work efforts and switching between tasks.
  • Strong ability to manage online product portfolio and online advertising.
  • Aptitude to develop and manage e-commerce business processes.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and skilled in math computations.
  • Willing to problem-solve within a team environment.
  • Accuracy in keying data into software (accounting, e-commerce, and CRM).
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Comfortable with e-commerce computer processes and platforms.
  • Willing to work additional hours during staff shortages and/or peak business periods.
  • Work a schedule of 7:30 am to 4 pm at Brule, WI location.

Compensation:  $24 - $32 per hour and commensurate with skills and experience.  Eligible employees receive paid time off, holiday pay, simple IRA match, HSA account contributions, and possible incentive pay. 

Schedule

5 days per week, Mo-Fri 7:30 am to 4pm in Brule, WI

How To Apply

Please email us at hr@northbaytrading.com

If you want to submit an application in your initial contact instead of or in addition to a resume, here is a pdf of the North Bay Trading Job Application to be emailed to hr@northbaytrading.com.