Careers

FOR INFORMATION ON CAREERS CONTACT US AT

bhccareers@bollmanhats.com

Bollman Hat Company is an equal opportunity employer, headquartered in Adamstown, PA. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes: an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), profit sharing, health care, dental plan, flexible spending account and 401K.

Our people are dedicated, passionate, hard-working.

WE UNDERSTAND OUR MISSION AND WORK

TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS

CURRENT OPENINGS

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Open territories throughout the US and UK for independent sales representatives.

MAINTENANCE SHOP FOREMAN

In search of a highly motivated individual for our Maintenance department. Requirements: Electrical background and troubleshooting, PLC experience, plumbing, steam, pneumatic experience, mechanical skills and fabrication (troubleshooting and design).  FULL-TIME hours for the position are Monday through Friday 6:00 am- 2:30 pm.  Apply in person M-F 8 am-4 pm at Bollman Hat Company, 110 East Main Street, Adamstown PA 19501 or submit resume via email. 

MANUFACTURING

Currently accepting applications for manufacturing positions in Adamstown, PA. Bollman Hat Company is looking for highly motivated individuals to work for America’s Oldest Hat Company. Basic skills needed for the job include the ability to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds, attention to detail and a passion to take pride in the work being done.  These are FULL-TIME positions. The shift for the factory is Monday- Friday 6:00 am- 2:30 pm. Benefits are available after 90 days of employment. Apply in person M-F 8 am-4 pm at Bollman Hat Company, 110 East Main Street, Adamstown PA 19501 or submit resume via email. 

Operations Support Specialist

Required experience

  • Application programming languages and interfaces
    • Visual Basic.NET
    • C#
    • Microsoft Transact-SQL
    • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Microsoft Excel including development and analysis of formulas and pivot tables

Interested in being an expert in key DC operational systems – training provided

  • WMS – experience with use of warehouse managements systems, including several custom solutions.
  • EDI support & backup – routine processing and monitoring the following EDI transactions
    • 832 Price/Sales Catalog
    • 850 Purchase Order
    • 860 Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated
    • 940 Warehouse Shipping Order
    • 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice
    • 944 Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice
    • 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice
  • Serves as the primary contact on status and the communication of electronic & EDI transaction activities from and to both internal and external customers.
  • Monitors the EDI programs and customer satisfaction to insure timely and accurate results from EDI and compliance
  • Executes and manages exceptions within the EDI and electronic communication processes
  • Develops and manages EDI documentation for internal and external use
  • Expand opportunities to streamline processes, systemically, in other areas of the supply chain – experience in work flow process review and optimization is a plus

Data entry requirements – setup and maintain

  • Style Master
  • UPC catalogs including customer-specific pricing and override detail

Generate monthly metrics

Other projects as assigned

Director of Global Distribution

Job Description:
The Director of Global Distribution Services (“DGDS”) develops, implements, measures, and continually improves the distribution strategy and operations team which manages receiving, storage, shipping and transportation modes to contain costs, exceed customer on-time delivery and product packaging quality expectations, ensure inventory accuracy, and support all sales objectives. The DGDS oversees the day to day operations of Company’s global distribution network, is responsible for directly managing company-owned distribution locations and monitoring third party distribution service providers (3PLs) to ensure the quality and timely delivery of products. Direct reports include technical and floor operating managers and an inventory control specialist. Position reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

RESPONSIBILITIES DAILY:

  • Plan operations with the team to control inbound processing, put away, picking and packing, shipping (oversight of small package, direct interaction with truck freight, air, and ocean carriers working with Supply Chain), inventory accuracy, packaging labor and usage costs and quality, returns processing, housekeeping / 5S and all other related activities.
  • Ensure all customer compliance requirements are known, documented, shared, and all team members are trained on their fulfillment.
  • Maximize efficient use of distribution center space.
  • Review and approve employee status forms and manage all staffing issues.
  • Communicate with other operating functions and divisions.
  • Understand in detail the company ERP and WMS system operation to be able to process all transactions.

WEEKLY:

  • Manage 3PL plans to meet priorities set by Customer Service, and provide 3PL performance improvement plans and reporting: on-time and past-due stock and cross-dock order processing, priority picks, reporting on customer compliance impacts (i.e., shipping portals), and on-time results.
  • Update payroll reports with information from Human Resources.
  • Attend shipping planning meeting to plan for and report upon action plans to meet customer and sales demands. Prepare reports for the meeting indicating order status.

MONTHLY:

  • Prepare monthly payroll reports.
  • Update DC performance worksheets and publish results.
  • Review and approve 3PL billing.
  • Communicate inventory status regarding inactive and slow-moving inventory
  • Provide on-time shipment reports globally.
  • Identify, analyze, and provide improvement plans for internal and external service-level agreement (SLA) performance.
  • Identify, analyze, and provide improvement plans for customer returns (credit memos).
  • Prepare for seasonal bulk shipments working with domestic manufacturing and sourcing and through ongoing diligent internal returns processing.

ANNUALLY:

  • Create report templates for Payroll and Distribution Center Performance.
  • Prepare end of year reports as necessary.

OTHER:

  • Develop and drive actions improving key performance indicators including but not limited to on-time performance, damages, incident rates, overtime, dollars per dozen, units per hour.
  • Review warehouse key performance indicators metrics to warehouse staff on a regular basis.
  • Recommend improved methods for physical handling, storage and delivery of merchandise.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment free of hazards.
  • Perform staff management and administrative duties such as training, performance evaluations, development and disciplinary actions.
  • Complete all documentation in systems on a timely basis.
  • Review and approve of staff schedule exception requests, vacation days, etc.
  • Manage duty drawback process.
  • Projects as prioritized by COO.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Prefer a minimum of 5+ years of warehouse/distribution management experience
  • Business degree or education within supply chain management or logistics is preferred
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Experience working with Blue Cherry or other ERP and WMS systems is a plus
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Effective decision-making, verbal communication, presentation and listening skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills required
  • General mathematical skills with the ability to analyze data
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Lotus Notes etc.)
  • Ability to manage, motivate and give constructive feedback to direct reports and their teams
  • Must know operations of direct reports.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be honest, trustworthy, responsible, and respectful
  • Must be flexible and able to work the hours your employees work. (i.e. weekends)
  • Must possess cultural awareness, empathy and sensitivity
  • Must possess on eye for detail to insure all orders are processed correctly
  • Must work well with all levels within the organization
  • Must be willing to work on the floor in all operations.

Global HR Director

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced Global HR Director with outstanding people skills to manage our personnel and ensure that our human resources programs and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall business objectives. Duties for the HR Director will include supervising HR personnel, supporting employee development, enhancing job satisfaction, designing onboarding procedures, implementing HR strategies that support business objectives, forecasting staffing needs, mitigating risk, structuring benefit packages, maintaining employee records, managing budgets, designing accountability mechanisms, and overseeing overall employment needs.
To ensure success, the ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, knowledge of labor regulations and HR practices, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The exceptional HR Director should improve HR processes, implement strategies that support business growth, improve morale and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, strengthen relations between staff and employers, manage job satisfaction, attract the best recruits, and promote the organization’s values.

Key Objectives:

  • Develop and implement creative and impactful HR related programs and practices with a goal of becoming one of the areas Best Places to Work
  • Foster effective global communication within the organization to increase employee moral and productivity
  • Support growth objectives with state of the art recruiting, retainment, and development initiatives
  • Ensure strict corporate compliance with all applicable, laws, policies, payroll and benefit administration, licensing, and safety matters

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing human resources policies
  • Supporting corporate strategic objectives
  • Hiring salaried staff and negotiating employment agreements
  • Ensuring compliance with global laws and regulations
  • Managing staff wellness and performance reviews
  • Motivating and supporting current staff
  • Maintaining staff records
  • Overseeing Company pension plans
  • Handling employee benefits.
  • Designing and directing training programs
  • Preparing job descriptions, advertising vacant positions, and managing the employment process
  • Orientating new employees and training existing employees
  • Overseeing the health and safety of all employees
  • Implementing systematic staff development procedures
  • Providing counseling on policies and procedures
  • Ensuring meticulous implementation of payroll and benefits administration
  • Communicating with staff about issues affecting their performance
  • Ensuring accurate and proper record-keeping of employee information
  • Various Corporate administrative matters

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or other relevant field.
  • Legal background / experience desirable but not required
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience as a Senior Human Resources Professional
  • Strong verbal, written communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Full understanding of HR functions, best practices, employment laws and regulations

Global HR Director

Requirements:

  • Install, program and troubleshoot PLC’s
  • Electrical circuit layout and install
  • Read and create schematic diagrams
  • Knowledge of NEC code
  • Able to size and run conduits
  • Work with 240 and 480 volt 3 phase electric
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues
  • Panel building and installations
  • Working with sensors and instrumentation
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be able to drive
  • Work overtime as needed

Training:

  • Vocational training
  • 3 years experience
  • Computer literate

Mechanic Machinist

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of all facets of mechanical repair
  • Able to weld, mig and tig, steel, cast iron, stainless steel
  • Machining skills
    • Run lathe
    • Milling
    • Surface grinder
    • Etc.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics – basics
  • Able to read and draw prints
  • Repair old parts
  • Machine new parts
  • Rebuild equipment
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues
  • Make repairs to production equipment
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be dependable
  • Must be able to drive
  • Work Overtime as needed

Training:

  • Vocational training
  • 3 years experience in said field
  • Computer literate

Global Trade Compliance Specialist

Lead and direct the implementation of trade compliance programs, policies, procedures and audits to ensure product and process compliance with U.S. and international import, export and product representation regulations. Including but not limited to global product labeling, testing, environmental, banned or restricted substance standards for countries in which we do business.
Also assist in logistics with focus on U.S. and international customs duty, value added and other international tax regulations.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Obtain compliance requirements from government websites, publications to provide interpretation and directives for incorporation into products and processes.
  • Stay abreast of multiple, complex sets of regulations to determine relevancy and to proactively mitigate product and organizational risk.
  • Audit products, labeling, import/export documentation and implement corrective action required in collaboration with Design, Product, Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales teams.
  • Ensure accuracy of product tariff codes, U.S. and international duty rates and applicability and calculation of value added and other taxes.
  • Implement and administer verifiable, sustainable duty drawback program.
  • Develop and thoroughly document compliance requirements, provide internal/external training and establish audit process to meet all applicable regulations.
  • Corporate point person for all requests, questions, customer inquiries relating to international compliance.

Qualifications:

  • Prior international compliance, logistic, sourcing experience preferably in soft lines industry.
  • Possess a strong collaborative style and problem solving skills with proven ability to drive change across multiple organizational levels, functions, locations to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to cope with multiple priorities and ambiguity.
  • Must possess solid judgement and ability to work independently to achieve strategic goals and directives.
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • High degree of personal integrity, personal responsibility and accountability.
  • U.S. Customs Brokers license, coursework a plus.

Product Manager

Facilitates the execution and documentation of new designs between design teams and factories. Becomes “the product expert” for a given range of styles .

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with design team twice a year to develop “doable” new design concept ideas taking into consideration factory capabilities and proposed product material limitations.
  • Prepare initial product documentation using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to initiate sample production with appropriate factories.
  • Assist in communications between design team and factories to ensure sample production stays on track to defined timeline and delivery.
  • Document all product changes in PLM as they occur. Compile information needed to maintain complete bill of material, instructional and cost details through the course of development.
  • Coordinate with design to obtain proper approvals at each stage of sampling and maintain custody of latest approved physical sample for future reference.
  • Attend all product review meetings EG: prototype reviews, line closing, sales conferences to facilitate continuity of communication and of documentation.
  • Ahead of final line closing meeting provide cost details and bulk order limitations EG: minimum order qty to Supply Chain and Merchandising teams for consideration in final product selection for upcoming line.
  • Finalize all documentation after line closing, promote styles to our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to ensure each style can and will be made correctly.
  • Responsible for coordinating the placement of Sales sample orders and for the tracking of same orders through to timely completion.

Qualifications:

  • Prior Product Management, Design, Purchasing experience preferably in an apparel or fashion related industry.
  • Possesses a strong collaborative style, problem solving skills with a proven ability to drive change across multiple organizational levels, functions, locations to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to cope with multiple priorities and ambiguity.
  • Must possess solid judgement and ability to work independently to achieve strategic goals and directives.
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • High degree of personal integrity, personal responsibility and accountability.

Material Handler

Responsibilities:

  • Loads, unloads, and moves materials as needed throughout Corporate office, factory, distribution complex. Direction is provided via written, verbal requests or by an established schedule.
  • Able to operate and is competent in safe use practices of common material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks, lifting slings, hooks.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy of cartons and other select materials not stored within secured “stockroom” areas.
  • Distribution of cartons, insert materials to production and distribution facilities. Record daily issues and receipts, maintain clean and safe storage area.
  • Maintain log of inbound small package and truck deliveries. Deliver and record end destination and or recipients of same materials.
  • Minimum twice daily pickup and distribution of mail to destination points.
  • Minimum twice daily run to transfer hat bodies to and from production and warehouse facilities.
  • Provide backup support for all Stockroom functions.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Current valid OSHA forklift operation certificate or able to obtain within first 10 working days.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Diligent, strong work ethic, requiring a minimum of supervision to remain productive.
  • Positive, cooperative team-oriented attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail, precise and accountable for actions.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety practices and a “safety first” mindset.

Storeroom Clerk

DUTIES to include but not limited to:

  • Kitting – Consolidation of components from multiple locations into single “kits” for individual production orders.
  • Daily Cycle Counting – Systematic daily physical counting of a selection of components to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Daily inventory adjustments – Data entry to record the issuance of components, cartons and results of cycle counts.
  • Data entry of daily receipts against individual Purchase Orders.

ASSIST Stockroom Lead person:

  • In facilitating the weekly return to inventory of excess components from production.
  • In the picking of components from inventory to support daily production schedules.
  • In the receiving of components from vendors to check quality and count.

Requirements:

  • Good attention to detail.
  • Strong basic math skills.
  • Comfortable working with computers, basic spreadsheet skills a plus.
  • Strong team work ethic.
  • Must be comfortable using step ladders and able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision.

Procurement Specialist

Fulltime position executing seasonal buy plans as developed by demand planning. Work with import factories to ensure that PO’s stay on schedule. Work with factories to resolve day to day issues as they come up. Negotiate FOB prices with vendor. Take initiative to constantly review and streamline process to cut down lead time and ensure right products come in at the right time and right way. Assist in managing freight and freight consolidation. Assist in auditing freight charge and provide HTS information to broker for custom clearance.

Requirement:

  • 1-3 years experience in supply chain related filed IE: global purchasing, international logistics or planning.
  • Experience in fashion related business preferred but not required.
  • Familiar with Incoterms and US Harmonized Tariff Codes.
  • Familiar with International trade, import custom rules and regulations
  • Good negotiation skill.
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn. Ability to solve problem independently.
  • Prior experience with any ERP system a plus
  • Strong basic and algebraic math skill a must.
  • Intermediate or higher Microsoft Excel spread sheet skills and basic competency in Microsoft Word.
  • Other language skills a plus. IE: Mandarin , Spanish, Italian
  • College degree preferred but not required. Equal opportunity for experience along with track history of continuing learning and results.