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Web Designer Extraordinaire


 

Does your current office resemble Initech, or even worse, Aperture Science? Then it is time for a change – declare your freedom and get a job where you’ll never have to fill out another TPS report and where the cake isn’t a lie.


We want you! Well, not all of you, but if you have wicked design skills and respectable coding skills, you should apply immediately. Join a fun-loving team (just watch this Blinds.com dance-off for proof) that has some spiffy awards on the shelf like Best Place to Work 2010 from Houston Chronicle AND the Houston Business Journal and the 2009 AMA Marketer of the year. Plus, selling blinds and shades online is pretty exciting – at least the way we do it is



Blinds.com Wants You!

What will you spend your day doing, you ask?

  • Creating new, fresh user experiences (mockups), bringing them to life (code them out) and testing them.
  • Brainstorming new ideas with the creative team to improve the usability of our site.
  • Fearlessly developing new tests and strategies.
  • Monitoring tests along with Analytics Manager and report both successes and failures to team.
  • Taking it as your personal mission to make the experience for our customers surprisinglyeasy and exciting.
  • Setting quantitative goals for yourself and strive to attain them.
  • Continuously improving yourself and others around you.
  • Contributing to the company by speaking up with any ideas and feedback.
  • Intermittently discussing horror movies, new video games, scifi and politics.

Make others jealous of your benefits package:

  • 3-5 years minimum of professional experience creating unique, persuasive Web sites with tools such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • 3-5 years minimum experience designing and coding Web sites, using HTML, XHTML, JavaScript and CSS.
  • Familiarity with CDATA, jQuery, .NET and PHP.
  • Experience with online testing software, specifically Omniture Test&Target.
  • Ability to design/code and troubleshoot for all major browsers.
  • Experience with revision control systems.
  • Collaborate extremely well; take constructive criticism.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary organizational skills.
  • Ability to carry out tasks independently.
  • Online portfolio with design and Web examples.

You’ll have a better chance of getting this job if you have:

  • 3-5 years professional experience creating unique, persuasive Web sites with tools such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • 3-5 years experience designing and coding Web sites, using HTML, XHTML, JavaScript and CSS.
  • Familiarity with jQuery, .NET and PHP.
  • Familiarity with online testing software.
  • A good sense of humor and enjoy working with quirky people.
  • The ability to design/code and troubleshoot for all major browsers.
  • Experience with revision control systems.
  • The ability to carry out tasks independently, but still play nicely with others and take constructive criticism.
  • An online portfolio with design and Web examples.
  • Likes cake.

If all this sounds good to you, drop us a line (resume and portfolio) at Extreme@GlobalCustomCommerce.com




Vendor Liaison

Global Custom Commerce LP, the #1 online window coverings retailer in the world, is seeking a Vendor Liaison who will serve as the primary contact for the company’s existing and new vendor relationships. This key individual will keep our product line, pricing and merchandising current and competitive, while overseeing a small staff in accomplishing these goals. The Vendor Liaison will help to manage $50M-$100M in product purchases and has a direct bearing on the strategic direction of the company as we grow and branch into new product lines.


Essential Functions of the Position:
  • Continuous metrics-based vendor performance management to improve the quality of products and service for our customers so that the customer experience is surprisingly easy and exciting.
    • Implement consistent vendor agreements and terms
    • Design reports to monitor and guide vendor performance
    • Review with vendors on a consistent basis, taking action as appropriate to reward best performers and remove poor performers
  • Grow relationships with existing and new suppliers by adding new products and promotions, and working to lower cost
  • Keep our product line, pricing and merchandising current and competitive
    • Identify new products and guide them through creation and merchandising
    • Make decisions for product deletion/changes/promotions
    • Adjust pricing for optimal profitability
  • Mentor and train the staff who will directly report to you, inspiring “continuous improvement”

Required Competencies:
  • Excellent communication / presentation skills – both verbal and written
  • A true problem-solver; one who is able to handle and resolve issues in a tactful manner
  • Experience in creating, reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in a fast-paced, demanding and ever-changing environment
  • Process development skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Goal oriented; an individual who strives at continuous self-improvement and considers themselves to be a pioneer leading the way

Knowledge and Experience:
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in working with or overseeing vendor relationships
  • Knowledge in creating and managing vendor agreements and contracts
  • Online & general merchandising skills / supply chain management
  • Previous experience in window fashions or home decorating sector a plus, but not mandatory!
  • Strong skills in pricing and negotiating
  • An MBA degree preferred

All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Section 125 plan, life/AD&D/long-term disability insurance, FSA plan, 401k plan, fitness program, and paid time off. Compensation is commensurate with experience. We are located in Houston, Texas, by Richmond Avenue & Beltway 8.


Send resume to Extreme@GlobalCustomCommerce.com



Public Relations Intern


Attention college students:

Looking for a internship that’ll give you real-world experience while also letting you use your writing skills to make a major  impact at Houston’s largest and most prominent e-commerce company? Have you been itching to practice public relations in a fast-paced, exciting environment with an awesome, collaborative team? Then Blinds.com is the place you need to be this Summer!

Blinds.com seeks a Public Relations Intern, who can begin work starting Summer of 2011.
Super duper awesome candidates for this position should:

  1. Be college students, able to accept college credit for this internship.
  2. Be able to work at least 20 hours a week.
  3. Have advanced writing and editing skills as well as experience writing press releases, blogging, and other social media-related content. You should be able to communicate brand through voice in all of your writing.
  4. A bit of graphic design skill (though not a necessity)
  5. Boundless creativity and enthusiasm.

While we cannot pay you for your time and effort (you'll get college credit, which brings you that much closer to graduating [yay!]), we can assure you that you will not be pushing paper (what does that even mean?), making coffee (we have a really fancy coffee maker that makes a great cup of coffee with the push of a button), or sitting bored on Facebook (you can do that at home).  There might be a few tasks that are less-than-appealing, but even the highest paid employees do those things from time to time. Mostly you’ll be working on projects that matter: public relations, SEO, press releases, pitching to the media, blogging, website copy, social media, and we’ll even let you work on things that most excite you. We want this to be a great experience for both of us. Plus, we want you to go back to school in the Fall and brag to your friends that YOU had the best internship.

Though not a traditional agency setting, at Blinds.com, you’ll get real life experience, working at a real company, garnering PR for a brand that’s on the rise in a major way. Don’t believe us? Here are a few of the mentions we got last year:

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

White House blog

Work at Blinds.com More Fun Than a Sci-Fi Movie, Houston Chronicle

If you want to get on this bus, hurry up and send your resume and availability to Esther Steinfeld at extreme@globalcustomcommerce.com. And don’t forget your lunch, though every once in awhile, lunch is on us.

Send resume to Extreme@GlobalCustomCommerce.com


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