Pampered Chef

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Thank you for your interest in Pampered Chef…and welcome to our careers site! 

 

No matter what your background or skill, Pampered Chef’s recipe for success includes an array of diverse talent.  No such thing as too many cooks in our kitchen!

 

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What you’ll do Design, build, test, and operationalize applications. You’ll enhance the existing suite of Java web applications while moving new functionality to microservices in the cloud. As a key member of an agile team, you’ll love your code, relentlessly refactoring, and supporting it with a rock-solid set of unit tests. You’ll ensure our next generation of applications are scalable, available, secure, testable, and continuously deployed.   What your day will look like You’ll have the flexibility of a start-up and work in a small, autonomous, highly-collaborative team backed by world-class resources and support. You’ll be asked to always challenge the status quo and fearlessly innovate as we drive towards a new cloud-based architecture.You’ll work with the latest technology in an environment that’s fun, productive, and leverages each person’s talents.   Technology you’ll use Java, Hybris, Oracle, MongoBD, Spring, AngularJS, Node.js, Agile, BDD, and TDD   Other skills you’ll need - Eagerness to solve problems, learn, and share knowledge - Value better over perfect - Focused on building quality into the product from the start - Ability to work across the full stack of front and back end technologies - including everything in between - Passion for everything that goes to production About Pampered Chef We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.  
Job ID
2017-1380
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
What you’ll do: Our small but talented UX team demonstrates a strong practical knowledge of user-centered methodologies, usability principles, and mobile-first design.  You’ll partner with product managers, engineers, and stakeholders to create software solutions that are beautiful, intuitive, and useful.  You’ll be the authority on interaction design best practices and will be the one-stop-shop for information architecture and visual design solutions.  A day in the life:   You’ll support multiple Agile sprint teams to achieve business goals through custom software development.  Projects includes reimagining the web application our over 40,000 independent consultants rely on to run their businesses, optimizing search and checkout of our consumer website, and innovating technology solutions to best support virtual parties.   You’ll optimize information architecture to promote usability while accommodating technical and business constraints.  You’ll collaborate with our UX Researcher to combine qualitative and quantitative findings with insights from cross-functional teams, and rapidly iterate on solutions. Your recommendations will take the form of landscape analysis, storyboards, user flows, wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes.    What’s awesome about you - Your hunger: You love solving complex business problems, and gather multiple inputs to arrive at intuitive digital solutions. - Your strong bias toward action: You’d rather fail fast, adjust and learn than plan for months. - Your passion: You love building world-class-best products.  This is your craft and you’re serious about growing your skills. - Your advocacy: Ability to explain your vision and rally a group around the principles of user-centered design—especially when the best solution isn’t the most popular. We're looking for - Bachelor's or Master's degree in interaction design, human, computer interaction (HCI), or related equialent. - Minimum 5 years' experience with responsive web and mobile applications for ecommerce sites, sales support tools, and/or transactional software. About Pampered Chef We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.
Job ID
2017-1379
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
About the Senior Financial Analyst Role   Our Finance team is at the forefront shaping strategic decisions across the company. This role will partner closely with department leaders and finance leadership to develop business cases, assess program results, and drive decision making. You will work closely with senior leaders and shape the future of the company by helping us make critical decisions. Deliver great results and you will have the opportunity to quickly take on greater responsibility and leadership. Our ideal candidate loves finance (and Excel shortcuts), data driven decision-making and challenging the status quo.   Job Responsibilities:   - Partner with department leaders to develop business cases, assess program results, and drive decision making. - Partner with business leaders to develop financial modeling. - Monthly forecast development and submission. - Analyze department key metrics related to month end results, forecasts and budgeting. - Conduct Ad-hoc financial analysis. - Develop key department financial reporting. - Partner with Marketing team to help develop and analyze success of promotions and incentives Globally - Partner with Field Strategy to develop and measure Consultant incentive trip levels, recruiting promotions, and other consultant-specific benefits Globally - Partner cross-functionally with department leaders to develop standardized processes   Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field. - At least 4 year’s Finance experience. - Experience working with and influencing senior leaders. - Experience analyzing issues and making recommendations to resolve issues. - Experience developing business cases.   More about Pampered Chef   We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.
Job ID
2017-1378
Category
Finance
US-IL-Addison
The Pampered Chef, Ltd. seeks a BI Engineer at its facility located at One Pampered Chef Lane, Addison, IL 60101.   The BI Engineer will develop and support technologies for the Oracle 11i/R12 OBIEE implementation. S/he will work using Oracle Reporting Solution OBIEE+, and will develop reports using Answers, pre-packaged Oracle BI Apps (such as Supply Chain Analytics, Order Management Analytics, Financial Analytics, Procurement and Spent Analytics), Reports and Dash Boards, BI publisher Reports. S/he will also develop technologies for Oracle ERP modules such as Financials, WMS, ASCP, Demantra, and Order Management. S/he will interpret requirements data, maps current and future state business processes to the packaged application(s) being implemented, and will develop plans to address functional gaps between the packaged application and the redesigned processes by building custom schema, ETL mappings, answer analysis reports and dash boards in OBIEE+.  S/he will build ETL maps, custom schema, security setups, custom reports and custom dash boards on OBIEE platform using ETL tools (Informatica) and Oracle pre-built BI Apps. S/he will leverage strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify and deliver actionable insights; will provide guidance to other BI team members in Oracle OBIEE applications and standards for interfaces and bolt-on components.   REQUIREMENTS Master’s degree in Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or related and 1 year of professional experience in Business Intelligence Engineering – ETL (Informatica/Oracle). Additionally, the applicant must have 1 year of professional experience with: (1) Data Governance and Data Quality; (2.) Creating mappings, sessions and workflows in Informatica and Tasks, Subject Areas, Execution Plans and configuring DAC to execute  ETL process; (3) Tuning Informatica Mappings to identify and remove performance bottlenecks; (4) Installing, configuring & setting up Informatica, Analytics, OBI and DAC tools; (5) Conceptualization, design and assistance in the implementation of systems, middleware, MDM, metadata, data quality, data warehouse and production architectures; and  (6) Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing methodology and SDLC methodology.   Applicants who are interested in this position may apply online with resume and cover letter.
Job ID
2017-1377
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
  The Pampered Chef, Ltd. seeks a Sr. BI Engineer at its facility located at One Pampered Chef Lane, Addison, IL 60101.   The Sr. BI Engineer will develop and support technologies for the Oracle 11i/R12 OBIEE implementation. S/he will work using Oracle Reporting Solution OBIEE+, and will develop reports using Answers, pre-packaged Oracle BI Apps (such as Supply Chain Analytics, Order Management Analytics, Financial Analytics, Procurement and Spent Analytics), Reports and Dash Boards, BI publisher Reports. S/he will develop technologies for Oracle ERP modules such as Financials, WMS, ASCP, Demantra, and Order Management.  S/he will interpret requirements data, maps current and future state business processes to the packaged application(s) being implemented. S/he will develop plans to address functional gaps between the packaged application and the redesigned processes by building custom schema, ETL mappings, answer analysis reports and dash boards in OBIEE+.  S/he will build ETL maps, custom schema, security setups, custom reports and custom dash boards on OBIEE platform using ETL tools (Informatica) and Oracle pre-built BI Apps. S/he will leverage strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify and deliver actionable insights. S/he will provide guidance to other BI team members in Oracle OBIEE applications and standards for interfaces and bolt-on components. S/he will manage internal client expectations and balance the needs of the company and the client to ensure satisfaction for both.   REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related and 5 year of professional experience in Business Intelligence and Transactional applications, Design and Implementation of Data Warehouse, System Analysis, Design, Development and Data Modeling. Additionally, the applicant must have 5 years of professional experience with: (1) Developing Informatica Mappings / Mapplets using various Transformations for Extraction, Transformation; (2) Loading of data from Multiple Sources to Data Warehouse and creating Workflows with Worklets & Tasks and scheduling using Workflow Manager and DAC; (3) Security Setup (roles/groups, access / query/report privileges) and OLTP/OLAP databases; (4) SQL and developing OBIEE Repository (.rpd) at three layers (Physical Layer, Business Model & Presentation Layer) and Metadata objects configuration; (5) Report development (Analysis/BI Publisher), interactive Dashboards with drill-down capabilities using global & local Filters Experience in creating Metadata Objects; and (6) Web Catalog Objects (Dashboards, Pages, and Reports) using OBIEE Admin Tool.   Applicants who are interested in this position may apply online with resume and cover letter.
Job ID
2017-1376
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
What Makes Pampered Chef Unique We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you’ll take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term, focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   About the Graphic Designer Role Designers are responsible for creating compelling designs for marketing projects and campaigns in support of Pampered Chef products, experiences, and services for consultants, consumers, and coworkers. The ideal candidate understands our target audience, and can concept and execute on-brand creative that’s compelling and action-oriented. This person is an important member of our integrated marketing team, reporting to the Design Manager of Brand & Creative.    As a member of the Brand & Creative team, you can expect:  - Variety—Responsibilities include both production and conceptual development; creating and using templates and modules to design emails, webpages, social images, flyers, catalogs, recipe books, product use and cares, and more. - Collaboration—Work daily with senior designers, copywriters, image team, web development, and marketing managers in an open work environment. - Ownership—Own a piece of creative from start to finish. Proactively seek opportunities to reduce design time and production cost. Advocate for the best user experience while understanding the business needs. - Consistency—Collaborate with creative team members to establish and implement style guides, achieving overall brand consistency by aligning copy and design. - Personal development—Invest in learning opportunities through coaching and feedback, formal training, memberships, and on-the-job experience. - Forward-thinking strategy—Develop creative pieces with a data-based approach, and follow best practices for design creation for digital and print assignments.    What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Associates degree in Graphic Design (or related field) and 3 years’ experience in a design environment, or BA + 1 year experience required. - Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) required. - Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. - Receives and implements feedback, making any necessary design corrections. - Completes design release checklist, prepare electronic files and physical mockup for release of jobs to printers for prepress/printing and files to web for deployment. - Adds fillable fields for consultant customization and metadata to support SEO to all PDFs in all markets. Supports production of e-catalogs. - Builds and completes edits from proof reviews in files for jobs. - Prepares file and generates proofs for next review stage, including uploads to web-based proofing system. - Practical experience in digital and print design required - Experience and understanding of pre-press and print processes required. - Project management skills a plus. - Experience with Wordpress, HTML, HTML5, CSS a plus.  
Job ID
2017-1375
Category
Marketing
US-IL-Addison
Whether the cook in the kitchen is a future Emeril or a toddler helping to make chocolate chip cookies, (licking the spoon), chances are Pampered Chef has a better, faster, and more delicious way of getting things done in the kitchen. We sell our superior quality, innovative collection of prepping, cooking and serving products through a network of over 42,000 direct sales consultants throughout the US, Canada and Germany. Millions of customers use our products every day. Each of our 450 HQ coworkers from product designers, supply chain specialists to ecommerce developers are committed to bringing the best to our customers. And have fun doing it!   Established in 1980 by Doris Christopher, Pampered Chef was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2002, a sure sign of our growth potential. In 2014, Tracy Britt Cool, a key member of Warren Buffett’s team, joined as our CEO to lead our transformation into a progressive, open door, cutting edge workplace. We believe happy coworkers are the best coworkers and are committed to keeping creativity, innovative solutions and customer engagement top of mind. Pampered Chef is pushing the boundaries for our customers, consultants, and coworkers.   MAIN COURSE (Job Responsibilities) The Field Marketing team supports the development and expansion of field marketing promotions and programs pertaining to the acquisition, engagement, retention and productivity of consultants in partnership with the Field Strategy & Field Advocacy teams. Our focus is on generating awareness of independent sales consultant opportunities with Pampered Chef, supporting the success of our existing 40,000+ consultants, and assessing new opportunities.  We will accomplish this by driving the development and execution of sales enablement tools, developing engaging messaging and content, and delivering effective field acquisition, engagement and retention programs.   The Associate Field Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for developing, executing, measuring and optimizing field marketing campaigns and pilot programs across all consultant touchpoints.    More specifically, this role entails the following:   - Partnering with Promotions Specialist and creative team to translate consumer and consultant promotions strategy into compelling digital and print materials to drive show recruits, consultant productivity, bookings and average order value - Partnering with Field Marketing Communications Manager and working with internal stakeholders to determine consultant communication needs - Establishing implementation schedule to cover design, development, production and distribution of campaign material to meet launch dates - Execute all phases of the communications plan, including landing page editorials, internal/external FAQs, Alerts, emails, flyers/sell sheets, social media content, blog posts, speaking proposals (testimonials), etc. - Copyediting, proofreading, and revising communications - Ensuring all communications maintain brand requirements and guidelines; enforcing consistency and standardization across all communications - Overseeing approval process, design and distribution of communications projects; driving the timeline to ensure all projects meet their scheduled deadlines - Contributing to a monthly campaign and pilot program calendar - Overseeing end-to-end campaign and program execution; ensuring innovative and efficient touch points, activation and implementation - Generating, compiling and analyzing campaign results regularly; identifying key learnings and actions to take as a result of learnings   KEY INGREDIENTS (Position Requirements) - 2+ years of campaign planning and execution experience delivering highly successful multi-channel programs - Proven experience planning and executing pilot programs, including working with business partners to establish goals and objectives, benchmarking and setting success measures - B2B, Direct Selling and/or kitchen products/services industry experience highly preferred - Academic background in marketing, communications, advertising, business or related field. Undergraduate college degree or equivalent experience minimum, MBA a plus - Detail-oriented individual with experience leveraging data and analytics to drive decision making and marketing effectiveness - Make decisions quickly and take initiative; have tenacity to see things through to completion - Experience crafting compelling messaging and positioning narratives across channels, and developing targeted content strategies - Ability to influence and manage cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives - Strong project management skills; ability to manage and maintain multiple projects in a fast-paced environment - Ability to work under tight deadlines and provide quick turn-around - Ability to adapt and work in a progressive, dynamic, changing environment - Strong written, verbal and presentation skills - Establish strong relationships & collaborate effectively with colleagues and business partners - Builds useful networks of contacts inside and outside the organization to drive innovation and benchmark performance - Manage conflict well   DESSERT! (The Sweet Rewards of Working at Pampered Chef!) Our core values are respect, humility, accountability, meritocracy, integrity, authenticity, passion, and innovation (in no particular order!).  We embody those values in our work, but also in the great desserts we offer to our coworkers. - Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers and then making it happen – our entrepreneurial employees are key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting edge technology, small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged. - We are a learning focused environment – We want you to learn from us and we expect to learn from you and what you are passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brain power. - We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here! - We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance and Onsite fitness center, comfy chairs, onsite cafeteria, dry cleaning valet service - Most Importantly, Pampered Chef has a strong, proven history of bringing fun to cooking, creativity to recipes, and sharing to family and friends around their table.
Job ID
2017-1373
Category
Marketing
US-IL-Addison
Whether the cook in the kitchen is a future Emeril or a toddler helping to make chocolate chip cookies, (licking the spoon), chances are Pampered Chef has a better, faster, and more delicious way of getting things done in the kitchen. We sell our superior quality, innovative collection of prepping, cooking and serving products through a network of over 42,000 direct sales consultants throughout the US, Canada and Germany. Millions of customers use our products every day. Each of our 450 HQ coworkers from product designers, supply chain specialists to ecommerce developers are committed to bringing the best to our customers. And have fun doing it!   Established in 1980 by Doris Christopher, Pampered Chef was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2002, a sure sign of our growth potential. In 2014, Tracy Britt Cool, a key member of Warren Buffett’s team, joined as our CEO to lead our transformation into a progressive, open door, cutting edge workplace. We believe happy coworkers are the best coworkers and are committed to keeping creativity, innovative solutions and customer engagement top of mind. Pampered Chef is pushing the boundaries for our customers, consultants, and coworkers.   MAIN COURSE (Job Responsibilities) We are looking for a customer-centric, passionate and data-driven consumer marketing manager who will grow consumer awareness, demand and revenue of Pampered Chef’s kitchen products, services and cooking experiences through our consultant network. In this role, you will identify and position Pampered Chef strongly with highly attractive consumer segments, delighting and inspiring them at each stage in their path to purchase.   Your performance will be measured by consumer awareness growth, engagement and revenue generation. This position requires someone who has consumer marketing experience, impressive messaging and communication skills, digital-first approach, a refusal to settle, innovative mind-set, and an approach of starting with the customer and working backwards.If you have what it takes to join the Pampered Chef marketing team, you’ll work among world class talent in a fast-paced, rapidly growing and evolving environment.     - Generate consumer demand for Pampered Chef solutions by assisting in the development, execution, and analysis of the consumer marketing strategy and programs; - Craft compelling positioning and messaging narratives across different channels – matching the message to the mediums; - Strongly position the Pampered Chef brand and drive sales by developing segment-specific campaigns that elevate the brand and support solution launches; - Develop a targeted content strategy and calendar, and integrated and highly impactful growth programs to drive customer acquisition, funnel conversion, engagement, and lifetime value through our consultant network; - Work with Analytics to develop and test consumer segments - Monitor industry trends and consumer habits, staying ahead of the curve to inform and apply cutting-edge marketing strategies and tactics; - Document the customer path to purchase for multiple channels, assess opportunities and champion the enhancement recommendations. - Inform and engage the consultant network to broaden consumer marketing program reach and impact; - Partner with the Consumer Insights team to establish ongoing consumer research programs including journey mapping studies, customer panels and advisory groups, and consumer survey research; and - Leverage and/or conduct consumer research and business analysis to identify and understand consumer segments, market, and competition better than anyone.   KEY INGREDIENTS (Position Requirements) - 5+ years of progressive consumer marketing experience delivering highly successful growth programs. - Retail and/or eCommerce experience highly preferred. - Experience leveraging data and analytics to drive decision making and consumer marketing effectiveness. - Experience crafting compelling messaging and positioning narratives across channels, and developing targeted content strategies. - Success leading the development of digital-first consumer awareness, acquisition, engagement and loyalty campaigns. - E-commerce experience a plus. - Ability to influence and manage cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives. - Outstanding customer focus and critical thinking skills. - Strong drive for results. - High degree of intellectual horsepower. - Strong project management skills; ability to manage and maintain multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. - Ability to work under tight deadlines and provide quick turn-around. - Ability to adapt and work in a progressive, dynamic, changing environment. - Strong written, verbal and presentation skills. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.   DESSERT! (The Sweet Rewards of Working at Pampered Chef!) Our core values are respect, humility, accountability, meritocracy, integrity, authenticity, passion, and innovation (in no particular order!).  We embody those values in our work, but also in the great desserts we offer to our coworkers. - Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers and then making it happen – our entrepreneurial employees are key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting edge technology, small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged. - We are a learning focused environment – We want you to learn from us and we expect to learn from you and what you are passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brain power. - We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here! - We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance and Onsite fitness center, comfy chairs, onsite cafeteria, dry cleaning valet service Most Importantly, Pampered Chef has a strong, proven history of bringing fun to cooking, creativity to recipes, and sharing to family and friends around their table.
Job ID
2017-1372
Category
Marketing
US-IL-Addison
About the Consumer Experience Associate Role:   You are a visionary who can combine strategic thinking with the ability to develop, test, and execute on new digital services, experiences, and ideas! You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet customer needs. Your toolkit should include a variety of techniques including user-focused design, UI/UX methods and agile development. We will provide you with access to Pampered Chef’s financial resources, brand, and other assets to support your efforts. This role is a critical component of a core strategic initiative with widespread support across the senior management team.    As a member of the Consumer Experience Team, you can expect: - Work with multidisciplinary teams, and conduct user research to inform and inspire strategic decisions and design digital solutions. - Leverage research to drive to insights, and facilitate brainstorms to generate concepts on new digital experiences, services, and ideas - Develop, test, and iterate on digital experiences using a variety of tools including user-focused design, and lean start-up techniques. - Support the scale and launch of digital experiences to the full field of direct sales consultants. - Help build Pampered Chef’s innovation culture.   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - A bachelor’s degree is required - 3-5 years of professional experience, specifically working with a team - Proficient in human-centered design methodology - You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet user needs. - You are driven by empathy and a passion for understanding people - Experience with user research/fieldwork - A strategic thinker who is familiar with a variety of qualitative research methodologies. These methods might include conducting 1:1 interviews, moderating group conversations, running live prototype sessions, or engaging with users remotely. - You have experience with quantitative research and a genuine passion for data. - You are smart, curious, and able to take on problems and build solutions quickly.   More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.   If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you at www.pamperedchef.com
Job ID
2017-1371
Category
Consumer Experiences
US-IL-Addison
What you’ll do: Our small but talented UX team demonstrates a strong practical knowledge of user-centered methodologies, usability principles, and mobile-first design.  You’ll partner with product managers, engineers, and stakeholders to create software solutions that are beautiful, intuitive, and useful.  You’ll be the authority on interaction design best practices and will be the one-stop-shop for information architecture and visual design solutions.  A day in the life:   You’ll support multiple Agile sprint teams to achieve business goals through custom software development.  Projects includes reimagining the web application our over 40,000 independent consultants rely on to run their businesses, optimizing search and checkout of our consumer website, and innovating technology solutions to best support virtual parties.   You’ll optimize information architecture to promote usability while accommodating technical and business constraints.  You’ll collaborate with our UX Researcher to combine qualitative and quantitative findings with insights from cross-functional teams, and rapidly iterate on solutions. Your recommendations will take the form of landscape analysis, storyboards, user flows, wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes.    You'll guide and grow other UX team members in their careers.   What’s awesome about you - Your hunger: You love solving complex business problems, and gather multiple inputs to arrive at intuitive digital solutions. - Your strong bias toward action: You’d rather fail fast, adjust and learn than plan for months. - Your passion: You love building world-class-best products.  This is your craft and you’re serious about growing your skills. - Your advocacy: Ability to explain your vision and rally a group around the principles of user-centered design—especially when the best solution isn’t the most popular. We're looking for - Bachelor's or Master's degree in interaction design, human, computer interaction (HCI), or related equivalent. - Experience mentoring or managing team members. - Minimum 5 years' experience with responsive web and mobile applications for ecommerce sites, sales support tools, and/or transactional software. About Pampered Chef We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.
Job ID
2017-1370
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
About the Consumer Experience Manager Role You are a visionary who can combine strategic thinking with the ability to develop, test, and execute on new digital services, experiences, and ideas! You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet customer needs. Your toolkit should include a variety of techniques including user-focused design and agile development. We will provide you with access to Pampered Chef’s financial resources, brand, and other assets to support your efforts. This role is a critical component of a core strategic initiative with widespread support across the senior management team.    As a member of the Consumer Experience team you can expect: - Work with multidisciplinary teams, and conduct user research to inform and inspire strategic decisions and design digital solutions. - Leverage research to drive to insights, and facilitate brainstorms to generate concepts on new digital experiences, services, and ideas. - Develop, test, and iterate on digital experiences using a variety of tools including user-focused design, and lean start-up techniques. - Support the scale and launch of digital experiences to the full field of direct sales consultants. - Help build Pampered Chef’s innovation culture.   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Bachelor’s degree required. - Master’s/Professional degree preferred. - 5-7 years of professional experience, specifically working with a team. - Proficient in human-centered design methodology. - You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet user needs. - You are driven by empathy and a passion for understanding people. - Experience with user research/fieldwork. - A strategic thinker who is familiar with a variety of qualitative research methodologies. These methods might include conducting 1:1 interviews, moderating group conversations, running live prototype sessions, or engaging with users remotely. - You have experience with quantitative research and a genuine passion for data. - You are smart, curious, and able to take on problems and build solutions quickly.   More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.   If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you at www.pamperedchef.com
Job ID
2017-1369
Category
Consumer Experiences
US-IL-Addison
About the Instructional Designer Role: The Instructional Designer report to the Manager, Field Training and is a member of the Field Training team which is focused on enabling consultant to learn key business and selling skills to build their PC business. This role partners and works collaboratively with a variety of Subject Matter Experts in the research, development, and design of creative, effective training programs. He/she will work on strategic projects to improve our Pampered Chef Consultants You will be responsible for the full instructional design and development cycle, and will also be responsible for using and recommending technology based tools to improve the instructional integrity of Pampered Chef learning materials. The Instructional Designer will work on designing curriculum, developing impactful content, implementation and measuring the impact.    As a member of the Field Strategy Team, you can expect: - Design and develop performance-based learning curriculum and individual courses/modules for Pampered Chef Sales Consultants. Design interactive and engaging material to meet all learning objectives while applying instructional design and adult learning principles. - Engage with the Manager, Field Training and subject matter experts to identify learning objectives by conducting needs assessments and audience analysis to identify learning goals, appropriate instructional strategies, and determine delivery method(s). - Create project plans for design and development of performance-based learning curriculum and individual courses/modules. Communicate design decisions and strategies (e.g. design documents and training approach) to key partners within Field Training and the business. Ensures the instructional integrity of course development projects through systematic design and clear writing of scripts, narratives, and storyboards. - Consult with marketing on course design and development and at times work on design and development themselves. Offer guidance into instructional techniques for either instructor-led, web-based, or video-based learning assets. Provide feedback and edits to marketing team as necessary. - Develop learning assessments and/or tools to measure learning effectiveness. Assist in efforts to monitor and measure training and development program effectiveness. - Ongoing management of content to effectively and quickly make continuous improvements to drive quality of content, relevant material, increased retention and change in performance. Including curating and organizing field developed material/training. What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required - Minimum 3-5 years of experience in instructional design and applying adult learning principles. - Expertise in designing/scripting sales, leadership and product related training and in creating micro learning (bite sized) video based training. - Proficient graphic design experience including expertise with design software such as illustrator, photoshop, premier and after effects a plus. - Experience designing and working with extreme modalities (gaming, mobile learning, podcasting etc.) preferred. - Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication. - Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills. - Be creative, proactive, independent, responsible and demonstrate a high level of drive and enthusiasm.   More about Pampered Chef: We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.     If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you at www.pamperedchef.com  
Job ID
2017-1367
Category
Field Strategy
US-IL-Addison
What makes Pampered Chef unique We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   About the Consumer Experience Manager Role You are a visionary who can combine strategic thinking with the ability to develop, test, and execute on new services, experiences, and ideas! You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet customer needs. Your toolkit should include a variety of techniques including user-focused design, and lean start-up techniques. We will provide you with access to Pampered Chef’s financial resources, brand, and other assets to support your efforts. This role is a critical component of a core strategic initiative with widespread support across the senior management team.   As a member of the Consumer Experience Team, you can expect: - Work with multidisciplinary teams and conduct user research to inform and inspire strategic decisions and design solutions - Leverage research to drive to insights, and facilitate brainstorms to generate concepts on new experiences, services, and ideas - Translate research insights into powerful frameworks and minimum viable prototypes and/or storyboards for concept creation - Develop, test, and iterate on new experiences, services, and ideas using a variety of tools including user-focused design, lean start-up techniques - Support the scale and launch of new experiences to the full field of direct sales consultants - Help build Pampered Chef’s innovation culture   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Bachelor’s degree required - Master’s or Professional degree preferred - 5-7 years of professional experience, specifically working with a team - 3-5 years of experience in User-centered research (qualitative, design, ethnographic) - Proficient in human-centered design methodology - You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet user needs - You are driven by empathy and a passion for understanding people - Experience with user research/fieldwork - A strategic thinker who is familiar with a variety of qualitative research methodologies. These methods might include conducting 1:1 interviews, moderating group conversations, running live prototype sessions, or engaging with users remotely - You have experience with quantitative research and a genuine passion for data - You are smart, curious, and able to take on problems and build solutions quickly   More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.     If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you at www.pamperedchef.com
Job ID
2017-1366
Category
Consumer Experiences
US-IL-Addison
What makes Pampered Chef unique We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   About the Consumer Experience Associate Role You are a visionary who can combine strategic thinking with the ability to develop, test, and execute on new services, experiences, and ideas! You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet customer needs. Your toolkit should include a variety of techniques including user-focused design, and lean start-up techniques. We will provide you with access to Pampered Chef’s financial resources, brand, and other assets to support your efforts. This role is a critical component of a core strategic initiative with widespread support across the senior management team.  As a member of the Consumer Experience Team, you can expect: - Work with multidisciplinary teams and conduct user research to inform and inspire strategic decisions and design solutions - Leverage research to drive to insights, and facilitate brainstorms to generate concepts on new experiences, services, and ideas - Translate research insights into powerful frameworks and minimum viable prototypes and/or storyboards for concept creation - Develop, test, and iterate on new experiences, services, and ideas using a variety of tools including user-focused design, lean start-up techniques - Support the scale and launch of new experiences to the full field of direct sales consultants - Help build Pampered Chef’s innovation culture   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - A bachelor’s degree is required - 3-5 years of professional experience, specifically working with a team - 1-2 years of experience in User-centered research (qualitative, design, ethnographic) - Proficient in human-centered design methodology - You should love engaging with customers, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to meet user needs - You are driven by empathy and a passion for understanding people - Experience with user research/fieldwork - A strategic thinker who is familiar with a variety of qualitative research methodologies. These methods might include conducting 1:1 interviews, moderating group conversations, running live prototype sessions, or engaging with users remotely - You have experience with quantitative research and a genuine passion for data - You are smart, curious, and able to take on problems and build solutions quickly   More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.   If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you at www.pamperedchef.com
Job ID
2017-1365
Category
Consumer Experiences
US-IL-Addison
What you’ll do As Enterprise Architect, reporting directly to Chief Technology Officer, you will influence across the organization to drive long-term and cohesive cloud platform technologies. Providing specific business value and competitive advantage with focus on following key areas: - Leading the design and evolution of e-commerce platform for front- and backend systems, essential to thousands of our consultants and millions of our customers - Success will require working across functional, geographic and business boundaries in order to foster synergistic communication and collaboration, and create a seamless end-user experience - Continually monitor technology landscape for major disruptive trends that affect business - Create and establish solid architectural patterns and principles   A day in the life Work along engineers and architects supporting multiple agile sprint teams to achieve strategic business goals through custom software development based on top of a solid cloud architecture. Strategize, disrupt and invent new ways of doing things while utilizing new and old technology stacks reaching from the cloud with MongoDB, AngularJS and Node.js down to Java and Oracle. Scan for opportunities improving the current architecture identifying services and transitioning them to an effective, secure and scalable platform.        What’s awesome about you - You are hungry, humble and smart - Build and lead a strong enterprise architecture program - Lead the development of an architectural road map for the enterprise architecture based on business strategy and requirements - Define principles that guide technology decisions and the relationships between enterprise business context (industry and market trends) and specified technology - Initiate and run technology experiments, helping to create new products and services and integrating the best of these into steady-state operations for the organization - Be a culture change agent who has lived with the most modern practices and seeks them out - Develop and drive a technical community across the organization that fosters innovation, agile design and test methodology, flexible teaming, knowledge sharing and talent transformation   We’re looking for - BS or Masters in CS, CIS, MIS, Engineering -OR- Relevant industry experience - In-depth knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, micro-services, event-driven IT and predictive analytics - Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions - Be accountable for aligning the business's strategic vision with its technology - Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management - Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments - Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills - Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA frameworks - Highly collaborative and supportive of business and of its ideals and strategies   About Pampered Chef We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.
Job ID
2017-1364
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
  What makes Pampered Chef unique We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   About the Financial Accountant Role We’re numbers people!  We collect, process, analyze, and distribute financial information, keeping everything accurate and timely.  We are responsible for protecting our business and safeguarding our assets.  Your primary responsibilities will include: - Perform month end accounting including journal entry preparation and reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts. - Analyze expense line item variances and provide explanations to be included in the monthly Executive Summary analysis provided to the Officer team. - Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual financial statement and footnotes submitted to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. - Assist external audit and tax teams by preparing schedules, explaining supporting material and procedures and any other data as needed. - Act as the financial liaison for specific department(s) within the organization; reviewing their results vs plan on a monthly basis, assist with the budget process and perform any ad-hoc reporting/analysis to support the team. - Identify and implement process improvements in daily/monthly responsibilities. - Assist in preparing the monthly inventory reporting and analysis provided to the Product Development team.   As a member of the Finance Team, you can expect: - Intellectual stimulation– You’ll learn the operations of our business and dig into the financial statements - Shaping the future – We’re moving forward and you’ll help shape our financial processes - Ownership – We act like owners, which means you are empowered and own your work - Personal development – We’re committed to helping you develop in new areas and new skillsets - Meritocracy – You can expect rewards based on delivering great results   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Intellectual curiosity and a passion for continuous improvement in self and processes - Attention to details and a commitment to meet deadlines - Computer skills to process data quickly and flawlessly - Communication skills to work effectively with all levels within the organization - Proactive & Creative thinking to seek out best practices and challenge the status quo - Accountability to take full ownership for everything you do - Team spirit, work well within a small, high-performing team   What we’d love to see in a candidate: - BS / BA in accounting - CPA, or currently sitting for CPA a plus - Tax experience a plus - Oracle and Hyperion experience a plus - Strong to expert Excel skills   More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.     If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you!
Job ID
2017-1362
Category
Finance
US-IL-Addison
About the Digital Analytics Manager role:   We are looking for a passionate, data-driven and technically-savvy digital analytics expert that will lead the establishment and development of fact-based digital reporting, analytics, and testing used to enhance decision making, improve performance and enable a data-drive culture.  In this role you will apply domain expertise in information analysis and analytics including web analytics, social media measurement, and testing and targeting to develop executive dashboards, ad-hoc and standardized reports, and testing and targeting programs to drive continuous improvement and optimization.     Your performance will be measured by positive improvements in our ability to make data-driven decisions, drive more personalized and effective customer engagement and revenue generation, and your ability to lead and partner with a high-performing cross-functional team.  This position requires someone who has deep digital analytics expertise, a refusal to settle, innovative mind-set, and an approach of starting with the customer and working backwards. If you have what it takes to join the Pampered Chef marketing team, you’ll work among world-class talent in a fast-paced, rapidly growing and evolving environment.  Specifically, this position is responsible for:   - Developing a digital data, analytics and testing strategy to enhance decision making, improve performance and enable a data-driven culture; - Creating a disciplined culture of digital testing, analytics and action; - Work closely with business partners to understand their information objectives, and then define and implement a framework for measuring, reporting and analyzing results to provide actionable information that achieves their goals; - Tracking and assesses the impact of programs to achieve growth, revenue and ROI goals; - Leading the development of integrated measurement across all digital marketing programs; - Leveraging our web analytics, CRM platform, social measurement, customer data and other digital analytics tools to develop aggregate digital performance and insight reports/dashboards for marketing stakeholders; - Leading the development, implementation and optimization of testing and targeting programs; - Managing and prioritizing work effectively to ensure internal deadlines, timetables and approvals are met; and - Providing regular status reports and briefings to stakeholders and functional leadership teams.   Position Requirements: - 5+ years of experience in digital analytics, reporting and testing; - Proven experience establishing effective testing, measurement and reporting programs that deliver insights to business partners enabling them to make informed decisions that increase program effectiveness; - Prior experience with data layer and tag management; - Experience with marketing automation and CRM tools (Salesforce.com, or equivalent); web analytics tools (Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, or equivalent), testing and targeting tools (Adobe Test & Target, etc.) and social measurement platforms (Sprout Social, or equivalent); - Knowledge of campaign testing strategies utilized in direct online channels, including email, web and mobile campaign testing strategies utilized in direct online channels; - Experience with web testing and targeting/personalization a plus; - Ability to communicate complex data concepts in ways that marketing leaders and other functions will understand; - Exceptional written and oral communications skills; - Strong interpersonal skills well-developed organizational skills; - Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and vendors to deliver results in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment; - Academic background in analytics, statistics, marketing, business, or related field. Undergraduate college degree or equivalent experience minimum, MBA a plus.  
Job ID
2017-1343
Category
Marketing
US-IL-Addison
What makes Pampered Chef unique We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   About the Associate Manager of Social Role As the lead social strategy expert, you’ll play a critical role in helping us build a social media brand presence that inspires, thrives and drives revenue across multiple audiences and channels. We’ll look to you to inform the organization on evolving best practices, define our channel usage approach, and translate important consultant-facing messages and programs into the right social forums. Social listening, social customer service, social education programs, social strategy – it’s all in a day’s work for this important role. In addition to managing several of our online consultant communities, a main responsibility for this position will be using creative strategies, tools and processes that empower our consultants to grow their businesses on social media. Social media is a crucial ingredient in the success of our consultants’ businesses; and our team is focused on leveraging social media to help our consultant businesses and our brand grow.   As a member of the Corporate Communications Team, you can expect: - Intellectual stimulation– You’ll dig into challenging social quandaries, many are yet to be explored here, and help us build systems and strategies for long-term success - Ownership – We act like owners, which means you are empowered and own your work - Seeing your work in action – You’ll inform social policy decisions and content in real-time - Variety– You’ll be exposed to a variety of teams, projects, and people - Personal development – We’re committed to helping you develop in new areas and new skillsets - Meritocracy – You can expect rewards based on delivering great results - Workplace flexibility – We are flexible with working in Addison or in the Chicago Loop office and we’ll work with you on a location mix that matches your needs - Shaping the future – We’re moving forward as a company and you’ll play a role in that from the start   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Creative, compelling writing with a skill in capturing the attention and admiration of consumers in social media and an understanding of how to nuance content for different platforms and audiences - Strategic, innovative thinking to help us develop impactful social approaches that maximize both our communities and our passionate brand advocates to their fullest potential - A deep passion for social media and a thirst for continual learning to follow this fast-paced field and stay on top of best practices - Confident social media leadership to answer tough questions as they arise and also apply to social media educational programs that can provide lasting value for our consultants nationwide - Business acumen understand the levers that drive our business - Quantitative skills to flawlessly analyze our social data and the algorithms behind social media performance - Communication skills to succinctly communicate insights and recommendations that drive action - Creative thinking and the ability to approach things differently - Accountability to take full ownership for everything you do - Hunger for continuous improvement and a desire to be challenged - Team spirit and a collaborative attitude to work well within a small, high-performing team, as well as across departments     More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.   If this sounds like a potential fit for you then we’d love to hear from you at …..
Job ID
2017-1340
Category
Marketing
US-IL-Addison
Overview This role is for someone who wants the challenge of building our corporate development function from scratch. You will be responsible for creating a repeatable process to identify, evaluate, and execute investment and business partnership opportunities. It is a great opportunity to take ownership, work closely with our senior executives, and build a world-class process that drives sustainable value creation.  This position reports to our CFO.   Responsibilities - Market assessment: Develop deep understanding of selected markets for potential expansion including key economic drivers, market size and growth, competitive landscape, and sources of competitive advantage - Source: Create search process that includes building in-bound funnel and direct outreach to target businesses; identify and build relationships with key corporate development targets and intermediaries - Evaluate and Execute: Partner with senior leadership team to define and deploy investment process including due diligence, valuation, negotiation, structuring, and closing - Post-close plan: Understand and monitor post-close performance to create a cycle of continuous learning; actively monitor post-close performance and partner with relevant teams to ensure success - Strategic projects: Own and deliver key strategic projects across the business Qualifications - Proven track record of sourcing, executing, and integrating M&A transactions - World-class analytical, problem solving, and valuation skills with the ability to synthesize and analyze data to support investment process - Deep understanding of business models, key drivers, and competitive advantage - An ownership mindset coupled with strong communication skills and work ethic - Prefer MBA and 4+ years of total work experience in private equity or corporate development What Makes Pampered Chef Unique We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.  
Job ID
2017-1330
Category
Finance
US-IL-Addison
What Makes Pampered Chef Unique We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.     What’s Awesome about you - Exceptional Red Hat Linux System Administrator with interest and aptitude to work on the Networking side. - Proactive about incident and problem management with a knack for tracking down the root cause for an issue and putting in a long-term fix. Focused on moving from break-fix to innovation by automating processes. - Passionate about technology and looking to innovate and move the business forward. - Advocate for wider adoption of new technology and ability to mentor business units. - Excellent at designing, securing, and supporting highly virtualized IT infrastructure, Linux Servers, SANs, Storage, firewalls, VPN, and load balancers. - Strong influencing skills and appetite for constant progression.   As a member of the infrastructure team, you can expect: - Innovation and collaboration - - You’ll design, configure, and tune highly available Red Hat Linux Systems. - You’ll achieve speed, scale and consistency by standardization and automation of systems via scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, Powershell) and automation platform (Puppet). - You’ll collaborate with the Engineering team to work on DevOps/ CloudOps initiatives designed to allow us to have CI/CD on our hybrid cloud model (on premise and public cloud). - You’ll collaborate with the Network Engineer to re-architect the Infrastructure and build a secure, redundant, high performance system. - IT Operations - - You’ll perform modification, administration, and hardening of Red Hat Linux servers in a VMware virtualized environment. Maintaining high availability, high performance for mission critical applications. - You’ll Perform software deployment, patch management and configuration management. - You’ll setup administrator and service accounts, maintain system documentation, perform system tuning and storage administration (Pure). - You’ll support Network engineer in f5 load balancer and ASA firewall administration. - You’ll perform routine operations, ensuring high availability through close monitoring of network systems, system events, communication links to other systems, storage area connectivity and periodic review of system resources. - You’ll provide on-call support triage production issues, diagnose the issue, and implement long term resolution. - Ownership - You’ll be accountable for a resilient, high availability infrastructure, and consolidate monitoring tools to allow us to proactively identify and resolve issue.  You’ll benchmark our key metrics and drive continuous service improvement. - Collaboration- You’ll collaborate with stakeholders across the company on new technology initiatives and IT Infrastructure re-architecture projects. - Personal development - You’ll work in a high performing environment, which focusses on building cross functional skills.    What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline required. - 8+ years of System Administration experience. - In lieu of degree, equivalent computer systems support experience required. - Preferred Qualifications: - RHEL Certifications, such as: RHCSA, RHCE. - Network Certifications, such as: CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE - Experience deploying Linux on Rack mount servers and blades. - Experience setting up and deploying systems with Red Hat Satellite. - Demonstrated experience with advanced configurations such as high availability, clusters, virtualization (VMware), and performance tuning. - Experience supporting J2EE applications and RDBMS. - Understanding of network physical infrastructure such as patch panels, fiber cabling and network cable termination. - Familiarity with Network/systems and application monitoring tools such as: PRTG, Splunk, AppDynamics, Wireshark, HP Insight Manager, etc. - Datacenter Infrastructure experience with installation, design and maintenance of racks and cabling. - Ability to work in a cross functional team environment. - Participate in an on-call rotation and incident support as required. More about Pampered Chef We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.  
Job ID
2017-1329
Category
Technology
US-IL-Addison
What makes Pampered Chef unique: We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   About the Legal Coordinator role: The Legal coordinator joins a small legal team that works cross functionally with every other department in the organization. The team is responsible for conducting IP clearance, managing the IP portfolio, negotiating contracts, reviewing marketing materials, handling product claims, executing brand protection efforts, and ensuring compliance of corporate practices. In addition, the legal team provides education to all departments on legal issues and developments that impact the business.   As a Legal Coordinator, you will: - Assist General Counsel and Staff Attorney with executing Brand Protection Strategy by identifying and shutting down unauthorized third party sellers. - Utilize contract management system to review, log, track, and report on new and existing contracts. - Assist General Counsel and Staff Attorney with compliance measures with local and international data protection and privacy laws. - Provide support to the legal team as needed by coordinating audit materials, drafting correspondence on behalf of attorneys and ensuring compliance with Berkshire Hathaway guidelines. - Perform corporate recordkeeping tasks associated with the business. - Track and monitor the receipt of certificates of insurance for outside vendors and manufacturers. - Prepare legal documents, correspondence, discovery, subpoenas, employment verifications, bankruptcy notices, etc. - Track and respond to garnishments, unemployment claims/questionnaires, and tax levies on behalf of Pampered Chef consultants.   What we’re looking for in a new team member: - Bachelor’s Degree is required - 0-3 years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department. - A motivated individual who is flexible and has the acumen to provide support to the General Counsel in an effort to advance the strategic, operational and business objectives of the Company. - Demonstrated ability to supervise workload, perform with minimal supervision and meet deadlines. - Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. - Background experience working in a corporate setting is preferred.   About Pampered Chef: We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.
Job ID
2017-1321
Category
Legal
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MAIN COURSE (Job Responsibilities) Our team's role is to bring both the "Art and Science" of sales to the direct selling channel at Pampered Chef. The Field Training and Development team is focused on enabling consultants to learn the key business and selling skills to build and grow their Pampered Chef business.    You will lead our Field Training and Field Development teams, inspiring and motivating our thousands of independent Pampered Chef Consultants. You will drive strategic decisions across all things related to field training and development and also roll up your sleeves to execute.   You will be responsible for driving results by aligning field training and development with corporate strategy.  You will also be energizing and motivating the field organization to grow while partnering with cross-functional teams across the organization. Our role goes well beyond just motivating the field – we’re a team that uses data and best practices to develop the most effective programs to help our field organization grow.  This role reports directly to the VP of Field Strategy.    More specifically, this individual in this role: - Inspires people: Is a dynamic and inspirational leader that can maneuver seamlessly in both a corporate and field environment - Drives results: Delivers sales growth through leadership of the training and field development teams - Drives strategy: Develop the overarching strategy for field training and development including competency models, core training strategy and field facing events and works closely with the Field Strategy team to develop strategic plans including prioritization, budgeting, and allocation of resources - Builds alignment: Ensures content and messaging is aligned across core training curriculum and live training delivered by field development managers - Has passion: Connects, motivates and inspires the field by motivating independent business owners as true entrepreneurs; Deliver training including calls, webinars, Facebook Live, Zoom, field visits and speaking on stage at our National Conference and in-person field events - Is data driven: Leverages available data and research to inform strategy before jumping to tactical execution - Is tech savvy: Guide the team to the identification and implementation of appropriate field-based training technology - Collaborates: Bridge the gap between corporate strategy and field execution while representing the voice of the field internally to cross-functional departments- Product, Technology, Marketing and Operations - Inspires: Recognizes the field for key field recognition milestones to top achievers via our field recognition program KEY INGREDIENTS (Position Requirements) - Bachelor’s Degree, 10+ years of professional experience, with at least some relevant experience with independent sales teams in selling and training development - Drives results: Demonstrated success as a sales leader required – must include experience in the corporate office - Loves learning: Experience leading the design and development of training, including the design of virtual content and social selling - Dislikes the status quo: brings new ideas into direct selling – not just what every other company is doing - Innovates: Work well under pressure and with creating new and innovative programs - Hungers for challenges: Strives for continuous improvement and a desired to be challenged - Is comfortable in the limelight: Excellent motivational interpersonal and oral presentation skills as well as the demonstrated ability to communicate difficult, highly confidential and sensitive issues with courtesy and tact - Likes to travel: This job requires regular travel: ~1 trip/month plus 2-4 national events annually. Many field events are held partially over a weekend. - This role has a 60% corporate/40% field split and is based in Addison, IL.  DESSERT! (The Sweet Rewards of Working at Pampered Chef!) Our core values are respect, humility, accountability, meritocracy, integrity, authenticity, passion, and innovation (in no particular order!).  We embody those values in our work, but also in the great desserts we offer to our coworkers. - Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers and then making it happen – our entrepreneurial employees are key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting edge technology, small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged. - We are a learning focused environment – We want you to learn from us and we expect to learn from you and what you are passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brain power. - We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here! - We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance and Onsite fitness center, comfy chairs, onsite cafeteria, dry cleaning valet service - Most Importantly, Pampered Chef has a strong, proven history of bringing fun to cooking, creativity to recipes, and sharing to family and friends around their table. About Pampered Chef: We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.  
Job ID
2017-1307
Category
Field Strategy
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What you’ll do: Lead team in designing, building, testing and operationalizing applications. You’ll bridge our development and architecture as we drive towards a new cloud-based architecture. As a leading member of an agile team, you’ll be the go-to person for guidance on scalability, availability, security, testability and deployability.   What your day will look like: You’ll have the flexibility of a start-up and work in a small, autonomous, highly-collaborative team backed by world-class resources and support. You’ll challenge the status quo and fearlessly innovate as we drive towards a new cloud-based architecture. Constantly evaluate trade-offs between architectural choices like NoSQL vs RDMBS, sync vs async messaging, and SPA vs MVC. You’ll work with the latest technology in an environment that’s fun, productive, and leverages each person’s talents.   Technology you’ll use: Java, Hybris, Oracle, MongoDB, Spring, AngularJS, and Node.js   Other skills you’ll need: - Love mentoring and being mentored - Ability to pushing boundaries for software development - Advocate ways to reduce time between an idea and production software - Passion for new technologies, tools, and techniques to solve software problems - Expert know-how using microservices, polyglot persistence, web components, and continuous delivery   About Pampered Chef: We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.   Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.    
Job ID
2017-1295
Category
Technology
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