Subscribe to our Newsletter

* indicates required
Cart 0

Austlen™
Careers

Interested in joining our team?

where good work and good life come together

Purposeful

We believe in solving problems without creating new ones. Less is more, and if it's not going to make a parent's life easier, we won't make it.

FUN

Most good ideas come from loving what you do and being part of an amazing team. We're super busy, but we enjoy the collaboration and laugh through the workload.

Go-and-doers

It's not just the car, its the engine. Our people are motivated by inner ambition. They're positive, and they've got drive.

Merchandiser / Trainer - New York

Location: New York 
Type: Full-time
Start Date: Immediate
Experience: 1+ years in retail and/or training

JOB DESCRIPTION

Austlen™ Baby Co. is an exciting growth-stage start-up in the juvenile products industry. We are seeking to fill our merchandiser/trainer position with an enthusiastic, optimistic individual who has a strong work ethic, possesses great problem-solving and interpersonal skills, and has the ability to juggle multiple tasks with a great level of attention to detail. This position has responsibility for delivering outstanding training and customer service to our retailers and requires a versatile individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment with diverse responsibilities.

As a merchandiser/trainer you will be responsible for demonstrating Austlen products for consumers, training sales staff and executing/maintaining visual merchandising according to Austlen standards to increase sell through of our products to both retailers and consumers. You will act as a link between Austlen’s sales team, consumers, and retail partners, providing feedback and proactively suggesting new approaches for elevating in-store merchandising and increasing sales velocity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate and sell Austlen products at retail partner stores (demo days) and consumer fairs according to Austlen strategy and standards
  • Train and advise sales staff of retail partners on Austlen product offering
  • Ensure execution of merchandising according to Austlen standards and proactively provide guidance and suggestions for elevating in-store merchandising presence
  • Complete mandatory reporting on training, demonstration and consumer fair activities as required
  • Provide support for sales initiatives as required
  • Provide support and execution for consumer and trade shows including but not limited to:
    • Procurement of booth props, furniture, refreshments, etc.
    • Set up and tear down of booth props and furniture
    • Transportation of booth materials
    • Collecting and compiling attendee contact information
    • Working with logistics team to coordinate any on-site receiving and shipping of booth supplies
  • Other duties as necessary and appropriate

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 1 year retail and/or training experience
  • Intermediate to advanced user of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Creative flair and eye for details
  • Professional demeanor, appearance and work resolve
  • Ability to train and inspire people
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • General understanding of branding, premium products and retail sales environment
  • Weekend and evening work required for consumer and trade show events
  • Travel up to 35%

    We are looking for someone of the highest character: trustworthiness, maturity, extreme attention to detail and proven ability to deliver results on time and without excuses. As a fast-growing company, we are a tight-knit team with a “whatever-it-takes” approach to our business and customers, and we are looking for individuals who bring that same drive and commitment with them day in and day out.

    If you have the required experience and skills to succeed and seek a challenging opportunity in which your work and results will make a significant difference, please apply now by sending your resume and detailed cover letter outlining your relevant experience, skill sets and professional successes in a same or similar role to careers@austlen.com.

    Austlen Baby Co. is an equal opportunity employer, supports workplace diversity, personal growth, and fun!


    Senior Engineer / Project Leader

    Location: Philadelphia, PA area
    Type: Full-time
    Start Date: Immediate
    Experience: 8+ years engineering product development
    Functions: Engineering
    Industries: Wholesale, juvenile products, consumer products

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Austlen™ Baby Co. is an exciting start-up in the juvenile products industry. We are seeking to fill our senior engineer / project leader position with a positive, enthusiastic, talented engineer who drives for results, has a strong work ethic, and has the ability to both design and lead teams through robust product development. Our senior engineer / project leader will report to Austlen’s CTO and will be responsible for overseeing projects from concept ideation, through component/system level design and development, to final production. The main purpose of this role is to facilitate good cross-functional communication between engineering, marketing and other key business functions to drive successful new product development and facilitate sustaining engineering for all product platforms. This position requires a hands-on individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment with diverse responsibilities.

    POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Lead the development of innovative new products that exceed customer expectations as well as quality and financial requirements 
    • Define and manage project schedules, resource plans, and project deliverables 
    • Coordinate and ensure the completion of work activities among internal and external team members 
    • Nurture the development of innovative concepts and new ideas to improve product performance and simplify product designs 
    • Ability to review product viability in terms of consumer use and assembly, manufacturability, and product and capital cost requirements 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, ensuring deliverables are executed on time, to cost, and performance and quality goals are achieved 
    • Invent top-level and subsystem concepts (e.g., mechanisms), build quick mockups to validate feasibility, and coordinate fabrication of working prototypes 
    • Create mechanical part and assembly designs using parametric 3D CAD tools, with emphasis on aesthetic design intent implementation and developing internal component layouts, stack-ups and space studies as necessary. Job will require 3D CAD modeling in Pro/E approximately 30% of the individual’s time 
    • Possess an understanding of industry and government compliance standards and the ability to design products that meet and exceed these standards 
    • Define mechanical reliability test procedures to validate performance goals, verifying compliance with applicable safety certifications, coordinate testing and compile documentation of results 
    • Generate and oversee comprehensive engineering product specifications, quality and audit plans and engineering drawings 
    • Organize and lead project update presentations and design reviews, preparing visual materials for describing complex engineering concepts for cross-functional and external teams 
    • Collaborate with overseas manufacturing, including production line auditing, production control documentation review, vendor qualifying and engineering co-development 
    • Manage projects being designed, developed and implemented by outside firms and outside suppliers 
    • Search patent databases to identify potential IP infringement risks and champion patent protection application for new ideas 
    • Prepare and present monthly project status reports to the executive team 
    • Proactively lead and mentor team members, sharing new design engineering insights and promoting a positive team environment

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Recognized engineering degree in mechanical engineering or a design engineering-related field 
    • 6+ years of experience designing products in a consumer-oriented industry; juvenile experience is a plus 
    • 2+ years of experience leading product development projects in a team environment 
    • Experience detailing project plans in Microsoft Project or similar software 
    • Excellent people skills and experience mentoring engineers and designers on good design practices 
    • Proven proficiency in engineering areas of statics, dynamics, strength of materials, mechanism design, tolerance analysis, GD&T, and FMEA 
    • Past experience designing complex mechanical products using 3D CAD software such as Pro/Engineer Wildfire 
    • Senior level and above engineering skills in plastic part design and development 
    • Experience working with industrial designers and integrating industrial design Intent into products 
    • Experience working with suppliers in Asia 
    • Willingness and ability to travel internationally 2-3 times per quarter 
    • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills 
    • Proven ability to work well under pressure 
    • Experience working in all Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Past industry-related experience 
    • Specific training in project management or completion of Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate
    • Past experience designing mechanisms 
    • Experience designing global products

    If you have the required experience and skills to succeed and seek a challenging opportunity in which your work and results will make a significant difference, please apply now.

    Austlen Baby Co. is an equal opportunity employer, supports workplace diversity, personal growth, and fun!


    Apply