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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 Assistant Buyer to assist in managing all aspects of fabric production, including forecasting, scheduling, planning, sourcing and procurement, and inventory management, in support of the Company’s vision, strategies, and goals. This position will report to the Program Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists Fabric Planner / Buyer to plan purchases, production, and inventory of fabric to maximize profitability, based on sales forecasts and historical demand
  • Assists in purchasing fabric to meet Company needs
    • Places and maintains purchase orders for fabrics and works to make sure material suppliers meet delivery expectations
    • Tracks materials purchase orders to ensure suppliers meet expected delivery dates.
    • Communicates production delays to Supply Chain team members to give visibility if shipping delays occur
    • Analyzes, coordinates and maintains the data for the movement of product to/from Vendors and Sub-Contractors
    • Maintains accurate open purchase order data in ERP system
  • Assists Fabric Planner / Buyer to manage fabric vendor relationships, including quality, price, yields, service, credit limits, and delivery performance, practices and issues
    • Assists in negotiating pricing and terms and implements agreements with fabric vendors as needed
    • Collaborates with Program Director to source new fabric suppliers as needed
  • Supports inventory control functions of the Supply Chain team
    • Works with fabric suppliers to ensure accurate reporting of Company inventory at fabric supplier locations
  • Prepares, maintains, and archives production fabric shade samples
  • Supports planning and purchasing of trims as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Company’s Quality Management System   

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent education or experience
  • Purchasing and/or planning experience with subcontract manufacturing preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Team-player orientation
  • Ability to organize and effectively prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, ERP or MRP, web searching)

Massif is seeking an experienced Director of 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 an experienced Marketing/Communications Manager to build the value of the Company’s brand by developing and implementing marketing plans and ensuring that all Company marketing and other communications support the Company’s brand message, all in support of the Company’s vision, strategies, and goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with executive management team to develop strategies and goals for the Company’s marketing efforts
    • Assists in developing the Company’s brand message, defining what makes the Company’s products meaningfully different from competitive products and valued by potential customers
    • Develops annual marketing plan
    • Maintains Company style guide and works with internal teams to ensure consistency of brand message across all marketing efforts and communications
  • Creates Company communications using the Company’s brand message to deliver the distinctive value of the Company’s products in a compelling way
    • Develops marketing and other materials for Sales, Customer Service, and other internal teams as needed, including point-of-sale materials, in-store signage, promotional brochures, fact sheets, business cards, package inserts, hangtags and labels
    • Maintains brand image and accuracy of information on Company website
    • Develops presentations for key Sales meetings
    • Assists in handling press inquiries and public relations issues in consultation with executive management
    • Coordinates graphic design and printing of marketing materials with outside vendors as needed
    • Maintains an active Company presence on various social media platforms
    • Develops and implements advertising and promotional programs as needed
    • Ensures clarity, consistency and quality in all written communications
    • Tracks and analyzes the effectiveness of Company marketing and promotional activities, and provides feedback to executive management
    • Manages supplier/dealer co-op advertising programs
    • Maintains Company database of photos, customer testimonials and marketing materials
  • Writes and/or edits Company responses to government solicitations
    • Analyzes solicitations and identifies key requirements to internal teams
    • Ensures proper use and consistency of technical terminology, accurate content and readability, and proper formatting
    • Ensures consistency of Company brand message in all responses
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Infrequent domestic travel

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to think creatively outside the framework of traditional marketing strategies and tactics
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including persuasive, creative, and technical writing skills
  • Team-player orientation
  • Ability to manage a project
  • Ability to organize and effectively prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Self-initiating, with ability to work independently
  • Ability to influence without formal authority
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Communications, or equivalent education or experience
  • At least five (5) years’ marketing experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing for a range of audiences

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.

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 looking for a highly organized and motivated individual to provide technical assistance that supports the Company’s IT needs while aligning with the Company’s vision, strategies, and goals, including system maintenance, software system administration, end user support, and the Company’s website.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promptly resolves and responds to all end user questions and issues including managing employee system access and passwords.
  • Assists in managing Company hardware and software matters and issues.
    • Configures hardware and software to meet Company goals and objectives.
    • Analyzes, communicates, and resolves issues.
    • Provides preventative maintenance as needed.
    • Participates in upgrading and migration of software.
  • Assists in maintaining Company relationships with all key IT suppliers, including hardware, software, and service providers.
  • Assists in training end users as needed on hardware and software systems and data security.
  • Maintains the Company’s website.
  • Has access to confidential customer credit card information and is subject to Company’s Credit Card Security Policy.
  • Responds to Company IT emergencies outside of normal work hours as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Company’s Quality Management System.
  • Occasional domestic travel.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate Degree, or equivalent education or experience
  • At least two years of experience in systems administration, including small business IT needs, Windows, hardware, web site management, and applications support
  • Excellent computer skills:
    • High proficiency with Windows and MS Office.
    • Understanding of networking, Microsoft applications, and the overall interaction of application flow in a business model.
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable with PHP, MySQL, and Apache programming and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with Magento.
  • Team-player orientation.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to organize and effectively prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Self-initiating, with ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described are those required to successfully perform the essentialfunctions 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 and lifting up to 10 pounds. It requires occasional walking, standing, kneeling, crawling, stooping, crouching, bending, fine manipulation, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

It involves occasional exposure to risk of electric shock due to working with computer equipment. It requires the ability to talk and hear. There are no special vision requirements. It rarely requires lifting of up to 100 pounds and reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, and climbing.

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

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

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.

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