Distribution - Shipping
The Production Manager is responsible for all aspects of production and inventory, from order to shipment, on a daily basis. You must be in constant communication with our vendors, shipping services, suppliers, and team for smooth order placement, inventory counts, costs flow, and product sales. It is your responsibility that all purchase orders are placed in a timely manner and according to our inventory counts. All orders must be packed and shipped in a timely manner according to brand guidelines. Weekly inventory counts, refilling the sample drawers, and updating spreadsheets are mandatory. The ability to understand and streamline the ways in which we produce and deliver our products is important.
Inventory Planning and Management,
Shipping and Receiving-Warehousing,
Supplier Management-Vendor Management,
NO Security Clearance
Managing and facilitating all aspects of order fulfillment, including shipping, and inventory.
Managing and maintaining sampling and sample inventory.
Working directly with vendors to ensure the efficient production of products.
Overseeing rush production and time-sensitive orders
Assisting the office and studio managers with questions about product specifications and production.
Negotiating shipping rates when necessary
Maintaining and ordering all shipping supplies including collateral materials included with shipments.
Developing an expert-level knowledge of all Flat Vernacular products. This includes material specifications, product names, and details related to lead times and shipping.
Endeavor to cut waste and packaging materials whilst ensuring the safe shipment of Flat Vernacular products.
Ensure that all orders are professionally packaged and shipped efficiently.
Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the shipping and inventory areas of the studio.
Ability to adhere to deadlines and take direction.
An expert understanding of shipping and logistics including international and customs-related requirements and issues.
Knowledge of Shipstation, Shopify, Acrobat, and G Suite, or eagerness to learn.
The ability to identify inefficient practices and systems, and work to develop solutions.
Lift 50 LBS.
A valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
Ability to adapt to changes in production schedules and order volume whist maintaining estimated shipping quotes and lead times.
This position is NOT for you if:
You are unable to work on a team
You are unwilling to adapt to the changes and fluctuations of a small business.
Flat (meaning two-dimensional); Vernacular (meaning a language specific to a place, culture, or group–in our case, we think of it as our unique visual language).
Specializing in original fabrics and “wallpaper with a life of its own” (The New York Times), Flat Vernacular is a design studio that infuses color and character into spaces large and small. From living rooms to restaurants, to gallery spaces to a women’s clubhouse in the sky, co-founders Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr create patterned products from a variety of elements as playful and captivating as they are distinct.
Established in 2010, Flat Vernacular is inspired in part by childhood memories of standout textiles, and each original design blends a contemporary sensibility with traces of history. FV’s made-to-order creations are engineered to impress at first—and second, and third—glance, because when it comes to matters of decoration, “pattern makes perfect” is the motto.
Our designs are created in house and produced by manufacturers in the United States.
Flat Vernacular’s commitment to using quality materials, responsible manufacturing, and lasting design extend from the printing teams we work with on a daily basis to our internal methods of careful design and material considerations. FV creates a positive impact wherever, whenever, and however we can.
Our FSC Certified paper is made by a mill in New Jersey and printed with low VOC inks in New England by independently-owned fabricators. Our fabric grounds are woven by a carbon-neutral manufacturer out of flax. Flax is an excellent material: it requires no irrigation during the growing process, is organically produced, and all parts of the plant are used.
Our fabrics are compliant with the Oeko-Tex 100 standard. The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 quality label certifies that independently tested textiles are found to be free of harmful substances. All fabrics are printed with pigment inks by our manufacturer in Pennsylvania.
From the first sketch to the finished product, each level of the creative and production process are important. We work closely with our vendors to ensure that each product we create is long-lasting, beautiful, and durable, and we care about the individuals who help make it possible for our products to exist.