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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
1-800-626-5420
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

About AQS AQS Employment

The American Quilter's Society is dedicated to TODAY's quilter. We are inspired by the enduring creativity and importance of quilts and quiltmaking. Through our books, magazines, product offers, quilt shows and contests, workshops, and other activities in the world of quilting, we strive to inspire, instruct, and nurture the art and skill of quiltmaking.

This is an exciting time for the American Quilter’s Society, and we need dedicated, enthusiastic people to help us grow! If you are someone who thrives on challenge and believes that you can positively impact our business while making change happen, then we invite you to apply to be a part of the AQS team.

Assistant Fabric Buyer

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Sales, helps to assure that departmental goals are met in areas of buying, budgeting, reporting, and product analysis.

Responsibilites:

  • Performs the administrative and operational functions supporting assigned product lines with emphasis on fabric buying.
  • Responsible for purchase order management and administration as well as markdowns.
  • Duties include writing orders, change orders, cancellations, and follow-up (both externally and internally). Ensures all shipments are delivered and processed on time.
  • Provides analysis of key product sales including merchandise reports, open-to-buy, stock analysis and other reporting as required.
  • Negotiates buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, delivery terms, and pack and hold).
  • Perform competitive analysis and assists in keeping department personnel abreast of changing market trends.
  • Interacts with key warehouse personnel to assure that in-house kits and products are in-stock to support all sales avenues. Assures that kit components are available when needed.
  • Arranges for samples and images of products and routes them to correct departments, as required.
  • Provides wholesale pricing information and assists with pricing of products and kits.

Qualifications and Special Skills Required:

  • Quilting experience preferred
  • General knowledge of eCommerce platforms
  • Minimum of two years fabric buying experience with extensive vendor contact
  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience
  • Strong analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet applications
  • Strong math skills
  • Ability to work with an ERP system or manual inventory system, as required
  • Strong organizational skills
  • This position is located at the AQS corporate offices in Paducah, Kentucky

 

Graphic/Web Designer

Core Job Functions:

  • Responsible for managing the content, design & development of Wordpress websites.
  • Full time position located in Paducah, Kentucky.
  • Troubleshoot code in a quick and efficient manner to solve the problem at hand.
  • Implement ideas of your supervisors into our web experience, but also be able to collaborate with them to come up with the best solution.
  • Design & develop effective eBlasts, landing pages and microsites for our multiple eccomerce channels.
  • Collaborate with members on the design/marketing team on how better the user's experience to maximize brand potential and drive sales.
  • Given our unique target audience, be able to understand how important the user experience and usability is on our websites, eBlasts and microsites.
  • Design not only for web and digital, but also print design.
  • Be a self-learner that is able to troubleshoot problems on your own.
  • Have experience multi-tasking, because on a day to day basis you will be juggling multiple projects.
  • Every project will have a deadline, it is crucial to have good organizational skills and time management skils.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient in Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator)
  • Proven creativity within your portfolio and be able to explain your design process in getting to the final proof
  • Understand the process of wireframing, prototyping and user-centered design
  • Strong understanding and experience with HTML5, CSS, and browser capabilities
  • Strong experience in troubleshooting code with dev tools in browser
  • Javascript and PHP knowledge appreciated but not required
  • Experience in responsive design
  • Be able to work independently and with a collaborative team
  • Pixel perfect attention to detail
  • General knowledge of UX/UI design appreciated
  • General knowledge of Magento eCommerce platform

Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic/Web Design or related field preferred but equivalent experience accepted
  • 2+ years experience in Wordpress design/development
  • 2+ years in HTML and CSS
  • 2+ years in digital/print design using Photoshop, Illustrator,  InDesign and Dreamweaver
  • Your portfolio represents strong digital design

*Must have online portfolio or design samples.

 

Email resume to Alyssa Ragsdale: alyssa.ragsdale@americanquilter.com

Alyssa Ragsdale
AQS Office Administrator
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002

No phone calls, please.

 

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