Ashland_Image

Our passion is to design and create advanced technical apparel that protects the United States Military and those working in the world's most challenging environments.


Massif® is an industry leader in making advanced fabrics and protective clothing for professionals who work in extreme environments, from the U.S. military to wildland firefighters and first responders. Our mission is to provide comfort and flame protection for people in the world's most dangerous jobs. We accomplish this mission with integrity and a commitment to superior customer service.

The Massif team is hardworking and energetic, focused on doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Our employees appreciate the outdoors and pride themselves on understanding the needs of our customers. Massif is dedicated to supporting its team members' passionate engagement in accomplishing the Massif mission by recognizing the need for work/life balance. Our team works hard and plays hard. We aspire to be contributing members of our local community and our customers' communities, such as the U.S. military. Located in the beautiful Southern Oregon resort town of Ashland, Massif offers a casual, open work environment with personal and professional growth opportunities.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Massif is seeking an experienced Senior Manager: Design and Development to provide direction and creative vision for the Company’s apparel and textile development while sustaining and communicating the Company’s design aesthetic and high-level performance across all products. Support the Company’s vision, strategies, and goals by working collaboratively through the design process using problem solving, relationship building and creative and critical thinking.  This position reports to the Company's Vice President & General Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Owns and leads the 10+ person design and sample making team through working with cross functional teams to create performance apparel that meets or exceeds our customer’s expectations
  • Creates and presents new product concept roadmaps, product designs, and line plans based on comprehensive knowledge of customers, technologies, and performance apparel industry
    • In collaboration with Sales, researches and tracks new garment technologies to support the Company’s strategic goals and objectives. Ensures all risks related to growth are identified.
    • In collaboration with Textiles & Technology and Sales teams, exchanges information regarding market analysis, trends, new technologies, and customer feedback for market growth. Ensures all risks related to growth are identified.
  • Participates in executive level strategic planning sessions
  • Accomplishes department and company objectives by effectively managing the Design and Development Team and evaluating department activities
  • Develops and coaches team members to establish ownership of individual roles and responsibilities to meet deadlines
  • Drives development of and adherence to Company’s Garment Design Language to ensure integrity of Company brand strategy
  • Drives the evolution of product concepts to commercialization to achievable business strategies
  • Prioritizes garment development projects in relation to the Company’s strategic vision.
  • Participates with Sales in discussions with customers relating to product and program opportunities relating to new designs
  • Sources new trims suppliers and manufacturing facilities as needed
  • Assists with the evaluation of potential Cut and Sew facilities in accordance with Company requirements
  • Collaborates with Sales on target garment costing and pricing
  • Works closely with Compliance and Quality Assurance team to define performance metrics
  • Recommends annual department budget and manages to approved budget
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Company’s Quality Management System
  • Domestic and international travel required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, or equivalent education or experience
  • At least eight years of experience in designing men’s technical apparel, including at least two years of experience in apparel merchandising
  • At least five years of experience managing people
  • Visionary team leader
  • Excellent understanding of patternmaking, sewing, outerwear/technical garments, line plan development, and process planning
  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, including ability to motivate, lead, negotiate and impact
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to delegate when necessary
  • Ability to write product specifications and be a technical resource for others
  • Ability to organize and effectively prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Collaborative team player
  • Ability to influence without formal authority
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including strong presentation skills
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Strong computer skills (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Word, Excel, Outlook, MRP/ERP systems)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described are those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is primarily a sedentary position, which requires frequent use of a computer monitor and keyboard. It requires frequent walking and standing. It requires occasional reaching, bending, and fine manipulation. It requires the ability to talk and hear. It requires color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).  There are no other special vision requirements. It rarely requires grasping and lifting up to 10 pounds

This position is in an open work environment with moderate office noise. 

This position is in an open work environment with multiple sewing machines and moderately loud noise and vibration. This position requires work near equipment with moving parts and hot irons. It entails exposure to airborne particles related to fabric/fiber dust from cutting fabric.

This position occasionally requires driving a rental vehicle while traveling on Company business. 

This position occasionally requires visits to manufacturing facilities, which may result in exposure to a variety of environments, conditions, and/or hazards which are not customarily part of the employee’s work environment, such as extreme temperatures, moving equipment, vapors, chemicals, and noises and vibrations. 

Massif is seeking male fit models of various sizes to work with our Design/Development team. This role is focused on the comfort and fit of Massif’s apparel. Model must be available for fit sessions of 1 to 2 hours on an occasional basis, approximately one to two times per month. Scheduling is dependent on Company needs but is flexible.  Due to the infrequency of this position, benefits are not provided. Wage is $20/hour with a 2-hour minimum.

Please note that images will be taken as part of the fitting process for internal use only.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Reliability and dependability
  • Give feedback on comfort/fit
  • Ability to stand for multiple hours at a time
  • Must be comfortable with garments being pinned and adjusted on body during the fitting process
  • Physical measurements as follows:

MENS

XS

S

M

L

3X

CHEST

30-33”

34-37”

38-41”

42-45”

54-57”

WAIST

25-27”

28-31”

32-35”

36-39”

51-56”

HIPS

30-33”

34-37”

 

42-45”

54-57”

INSEAM

30-34”

30-34”

 

30-34”

30-34”

Women of all sizes are encouraged to apply.

Massif is seeking a part time Logistics Shipping and Receiving Assistant in moving of all Company trims, fabric, and garments to and from suppliers, garment manufacturing facilities, warehouse and customers, and completing related administrative tasks in Company software system and files.

Essential Duties and Responsiblities:

  • Assists in setting up shipments of fabrics, trims, and garments to and from suppliers, manufacturing facilities, Company’s warehouse, customers, and as otherwise needed, to meet Company and customer needs and deadlines
  • Records inventory transactions in Company’s software systems, including receipts, transfers, and inventory adjustments
  • Assists with sending and filing required shipping and purchase order documentation, such as packing lists, BOLs, Berry certs and COCs
  • Assists with packing, shipping and receiving needs, and creating related documentation as
  • Follows Company’s import/export policies and procedures
  • Reviews freight and parcel invoices for accuracy
  • Researches and resolves proof-of-delivery discrepancies
  • Procures packaging and shipping supplies for all locations, including warehouse and factories
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Company’s Quality Management System

skills and qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with initiative and good judgement
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Team-player orientation
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and assignments
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, MRP/ERP systems, web searching)
  • Associate’s degree, or equivalent education or experience
  • At least two years of experience in an office environment
  • Logistics experience helpful

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described are those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is primarily a sedentary position, which requires frequent use of a computer monitor and keyboard. It requires occasional walking and lifting up to 25 pounds. It rarely requires standing, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling, crawling, stooping, crouching, or bending. It requires the ability to talk and hear. It requires color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).  There are no other special vision requirements.

This position is in an open work environment with moderate office noise.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three business references in MS Word to jobs@massif.com.

All applicants must fill out and submit the EEO and Veteran Status Survey (Click here) and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability (Click here). Answer the survey questions, click continue at the bottom of the page, and then click submit.  The completed survey will be forwarded to us automatically.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to submit an application as instructed, you may request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Department at 541-488-0801 or  jobs@massif.com.

Notice of Applicant Rights: Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity Supplement

Massif is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note: Massif does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes.

Massif uses E-Verify® in its hiring practices and supports the E-Verify® program.

E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. www.dhs.gov/E-Verify