Job Opening: Pioneer Production Manager

Pioneer Production Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and detailed-oriented individual who loves innovation and new ideas! As the Pioneer Production Manager, you will oversee gift production for the Pioneer Plus Gifts line. This includes seeking out and proposing new and innovative product ideas, filling the yearly production schedule with gift products, supervising the design of the product, and ensuring that product samples arrive on time and that project deadlines are met. The Pioneer Products team produces LDS and family-centric products such as board games, art, jewelry (men’s and women’s), children’s items (stickers, toys, pencils, etc.) stationary, journals and many other unique gift items. You will also assist the team with sourcing and ordering products from vendors in the U.S. and China and calculating and negotiating quotes. You will supervise at least two other people. And did we mention we bask regularly in the shining rays of good ol’ fashioned fun? Oh yes–we work hard and play hard, so come join us. You’ll immediately be a contributing member of a fun, dynamic, and creative team that wants to change the world!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a team of at least two people in producing 84-104 gift products a year.
  • Research and propose new product ideas that will be competitive in the market.
  • Help source products and negotiate pricing, quantities, lead times, samples, and shipping rates with U.S. and Chinese vendors and factories via email and Skype.
  • Calculate sales margins and ensure that acceptable margins are being reached on products.
  • Complete purchase orders for products and samples.
  • Track product orders and samples and make sure they are received on time from vendors.
  • Enter product information into the system and update the Production Schedule.
  • Communicate and follow up accurately and efficiently with vendors on a daily basis via email, Skype, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Creative Arts, or other related fields required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • At least 1 year of supervising experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and strategic thinking.
  • Experience speaking Mandarin Chinese preferred, but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Mac knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis.
  • Able to handle stress and pressure of meeting deadlines and overseeing production process of many products at once.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Commitment and superior attention to detail accuracy and follow through.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and cross-functionally.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities, able to organize and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Creatively solve problems.
  • A healthy sense of humor. 🙂

WHO WE ARE

TRANSPARENT: We are open, honest, and candid.
ACCOUNTABLE: We recognize that the choices we make shape the future of our company.
INNOVATIVE: We encourage venturing off the beaten path with curiosity to challenge the status quo.
BIG THINKERS: We are smart and take strategic risks to advance our business forward.
COLLABORATORS: We work together as a team in a way that sets us apart.
CONTRIBUTORS: Each team member’s individual awesomeness is valuable and is a contribution to who we are as a company.

THE GOOD STUFF

  • Medical/dental/vision benefits and 401K.
  • Holiday, vacation, and sick pay.
  • Company-paid professional development.
  • Laid-back, fun, casual office environment.
  • Regular company and team activities (movies, breakfasts, lunches, campouts, etc.)
  • Free snack and drinks.
  • Awesome employee discounts on company products and other services.

This is a full-time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with “Pioneer Production Manager” in the subject to dpoulsen@cedarfort.com and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled. If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com

April 2018 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort!

Cast Iron Kitchen: Over 50 Fresh, New Recipes by Jesseca Hallows

Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked in cast iron. These delicious and inventive recipes for breakfast, dinner, and dessert put a new twist on classic cooking. Full of fresh ingredients and easy-to-assemble fare, this is the perfect cookbook for outdoor fun, backyard cookouts, or home-cooked meals.
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462119691, Paperback
$19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Cooking / Courses & Dishes
144 pages
9 in H | 7 in W

 

The Wizard’s Workshop: A Science Activity Book by Jennifer Clark, Illustrated by Katie Payne

Ever wondered what happens when you mix dragon saliva with a powdered unicorn horn? Find out when you create your very own wizarding potions! Mixing science with fantasy, this book is full of fun concoctions your kids will want to make again and again. Each elixir uses common household ingredients to create cool chemical reactions for magical results!
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121670, Paperback
$13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Science / Experiments & Projects
96 pages
10 in H | 8 in W

Why I Left The Mormon Church and Came Back by Haleigh Everts

Haleigh Everts’s life looks perfect, with thousands of Youtube subscribers, a loving husband, and an adorable baby—but it’s been a long road to get here. Join her on her journey through conversion, doubts, and the process of returning to a religion she once believed she’d left behind for good. This honest and open look at modern discipleship is a refreshing read!
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121786, Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Biography & Autobiography / Religious
160 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

The Burnheart Redemption by Chelsea Curran

Sixteen-year-old Adam Garrow ran away when he learned the truth about his father and his inheritance. Now years later, he’s returned home, but all is not as he remembered. The Garrow Estate is threatened, and Adam and his friend Ian O’Connor must set sail to find the rightful heir, restore what has been taken from them, and win the hearts of their lost loves.
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121854, Paperback
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
208 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

Cooking Under Pressure: Delicious Dutch Oven Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker by Matt Pelton

Bring the delicious taste of dutch oven cooking into your home—in a fraction of the time! This incredible collection of award-winning dutch oven recipes has been adapted for your pressure cooker, so you can enjoy all the rich flavors of your favorite campfire traditions like Chicken and Dumplings, Italian Meatballs, Hawaiian Kalbi Shortribs, and German Chocolate Cake from the comfort of your own kitchen!
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121885, Paperback
$21.99 USD, $25.99 CAD
Cooking / Methods / Special Appliances
144 pages
9 in H | 7 in W | 1 in T

When We Became Four by Jill Caryl Weiner

Two children mean twice the laughter, twice the mess, and twice as much fun! Keep track of all the milestone moments of your second child’s birth with this unique memory book that involves the whole family. From pregnancy cravings to toddler quirks, this is your place to record all the memories you’ll want to treasure forever and create a special keepsake both your children will love.
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121892, Hardcover
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
160 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

 

If You Planted a Crayon What Would it Grow? by Deanna Draper Buck

Learn about colors and the gospel in this unique picture book. With each color, you’ll find a special gospel topic or scripture story to talk about together, like brown pioneer handcarts, a green grove of trees where Joseph prayed, and black missionary name tags. With rhyming text and entertaining pictures, this book is fun for children, parents, and primary leaders!
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121939, Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Concepts / Colors
32 pages
10 in H | 8 in W | 1 in T

 

The Missionary Tool Belt: Spiritual Tools for Becoming the Most Effective Missionary by Greg Trimble

On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462122004, Paperback
$15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
192 pages
9 in H | 6 in W | 1 in T

Road to Rosewood by Ashtyn Newbold

Lucy Abbot longs to return to the country estate where she spent the best days of her childhood with her cousins and their charming neighbor Nicholas. Her protective parents, however, have other plans for her. When she finally dares to escape, her carriage is besieged by highwaymen with a familiar man leading them. Could this mysterious outlaw be exactly the person Lucy has been searching for?
On Sale Date: April 10, 2018
9781462121823, Paperback
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
256 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

 

March 2018 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort

French Accents (Second Edition): Farmhouse French Style for Today’s Home by Anita Joyce

There’s nothing better than a little joie de vivre to brighten up your decor! Filled with gorgeous photography and an abundance of easy-to-implement design ideas, this book is guaranteed to bring the cozy comfort of classic French style into your home. Learn how to create an inviting look that will welcome friends and family and help you show off your own creative taste. This second edition features new and enlarged photos highlighting this fresh and innovative decorating approach to a vintage style. Additional tips and tricks and detailed “how-to” instructions will remove all the guesswork and help you achieve exactly the look you want.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462122288, Hardcover
$32.99 USD, $37.99 CAD
Design / Interior Decorating
288 pages
8inW | 10inH

Love at Lakewood Med by T.J. Amberson

 Savannah can’t stand the thought of spending an entire month in the ER, especially with the cold, aloof Dr. Hunt as her mentor. Could there be a worse way to start her final year of med school? As time goes on, though, she realizes there’s more to Dr. Hunt than she ever imagined–especially when it comes to her heart. Choosing love could mean risking her future career.On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462120703, Paperback
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
256 pages
6inW | 9inH

The Only Amalekite Convert

R.E.D. Richardson

Mosiah’s sons weren’t the only Nephites living in Lamanite territory. Discover the story of Mikiah-an Amalekite spy trying to survive among the Lamanites. In a land of shifting alliances and rival kingdoms, Mikiah is never sure who to trust or what to believe. As he learns the truth about these strange Nephite princes, their message will set Mikiah off on his most dangerous mission yet.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462121571, Paperback
$18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Fiction / Christian / Historical
288 pages
6inW | 9inH

 

Gospel Questions, Gospel Answers (Limited Hardcover Edition) by David Ridges

Have you ever wondered whether Christ’s Atonement extends to other worlds? What life will be like during the Millennium? Or if polygamy is required for exaltation? Then this book is for you! Best-selling author and revered gospel scholar David Ridges provides clear, comforting answers to all your gospel questions. This limited edition features a new interior design so you can quickly find the answers you’re seeking.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462121687, Hardcover
$24.99 USD, $28.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
192 pages
6 in W | 9 in H

More than the Tattooed Mormon (Limited Second Edition Hardcover) by Al Carraway

Al Fox Carraway has inspired the world with her message of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a blogger and award-winning public speaker, her voice has reached millions. Now you can own this limited second edition hardback of her best-selling autobiography, featuring 2 brand new chapters from Al and a bonus talk on CD. Learn from her story what it means to truly trust in the Lord.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462121762, Hardcover
$27.99 USD, $31.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
176 pages
5.5 in W | 8.5 in H

So You Want to See the World? by Jason Pruett

Send your favorite graduates off on their next adventure! Full of quirky illustrations and fun, rhyming text, this book is a great way to recognize all they’ve accomplished and show them that you’re confident they’ll succeed in the future. Whether they’re heading out into the world or staying close to home, help them mark this important milestone with this inspirational and encouraging gift.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462121779, Hardcover Picture Book
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Stories In Verse
32 pages
8inW | 10inH

Moms Who Stay and Fight: How to Raise the Next Generation of Heroes by Krystin Trimble

No one group has more power to change the world than moms. They’re the true superheroes behind all those favorite birthday parties, winning touchdowns, and A+ science projects. Celebrating the unforgettable moments in motherhood, this book features real stories of real moms who are making the world better. Inspiring, motivating, and uplifting, this is a book every mom can appreciate.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462121816, 1462121810
Paperback
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Religion / Christian Life / Family
192 pages
6inW | 9inH

A Place Called New Hope

Catherine McGreevy

Letty Leighton wishes to use her wealth to found a Utopian society, New Hope. All she needs to access her fortune is a husband. Luckily, Patrick Marlowe, a penniless explorer, has agreed to marry her just before leaving on a long African expedition. At first, New Hope seems to be a success, but despite Letty’s best intentions, not everything in her utopia–or in her marriage–turns out as she planned.
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018
9781462121878, Paperback
$17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
272 pages
6inW | 9inH

February 2018 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort

The Forgotten Girl by Heather Chapman

It is 1906, and sixteen-year-old Stella’s life in Durliosy, Poland, is bleak. Her only hope of surviving is to travel to America, a land of freedom and opportunity, and reunite with her brother in Baltimore. There she’ll find new challenges, and perhaps, if she can put her painful past behind her, a new chance for love and lasting happiness.
 On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462120642,  Paperback
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Fiction / Historical
192 pages
6inW | 9inH

Perennials: Thriving Flower Gardens in Every Type of Light by Nedra Secrist

Learn to work with the light in your yard to create gorgeous displays for shady spots or take advantage of the hot afternoon sun. Master gardener Nedra Secrist will teach you how to pick the right plants for any spot so your garden can thrive. Spend less time maintaining your garden and more time enjoying its abundant beauty.
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462121366, Paperback
$29.99 USD, $34.99 CAD
Gardening / Flowers / Perennials
256 pages
8inW | 10inH

Armed with Righteousness: Winning Your Battles with Satan by Steven A. Cramer

In all his years of existence, Satan’s tactics haven’t changed; he still uses the same sorry lies, just in modern disguises. Learn to see through the deceptions and defend yourself and your loved ones from his enemy propaganda. Filled with practical, timeless wisdom, this book will help you find the peace and protection you need, with specific instructions you can follow each day to arm yourself with righteousness.
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462121700, Paperback
$19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
320 pages
6 in W | 9 in H

65 Questions and Answers About Patriarchal Blessings by Alonzo L. Gaskill

Want to know if you’re ready to receive a patriarchal blessing, who to share it with once you have it, or how to interpret your blessing? This enlightening book will help you prepare for and make the most of your patriarchal blessing. With quick answers to all your questions and a firm foundation in the scriptures, this is a must-read for youth, parents, and leaders.
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462121717, Paperback
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
192 pages
6inW | 9inH

Baptism Is a Promise (A Choose-the-Light Book) by Katy Watkins, Illustrated by Jeff Harvey

Get ready to shine a spotlight on baptism! This unique picture book shares simple stories that teach children how to prepare for and keep their baptismal covenants. When you shine a flashlight through the illustrated pages, you can discover what baptism symbolizes, why we need to be baptized, and how baptism helps us return to Heavenly Father. A fun and illuminating book for the whole family!
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462121847, Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Juvenile Nonfiction / Religious / Christian
32 pages

The Symbols of Easter by Rachelle Pace Castor

Teach your children the true meaning of Easter and show how their favorite Easter traditions tie back to the Savior. With colorful illustrations and rhyming text, this book explains how eggs, baskets, and bunnies can help us remember Christ’s Atonement and Resurrection. Help your children understand what the Savior’s sacrifice means for them, and how to celebrate Easter in a way that honors Him.
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462121724, $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
32 pages
8inW | 10inH

Gourmet Popcorn: 100 Recipes for Any Occasion by Georganne Bell

Take your favorite snack to a whole new level with savory flavors like Sour Cream and Onion Popcorn or Cheddar Bacon Popcorn and sweet treats like Orange Cream Popcorn, Churro Popcorn, and Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn. Simple to make and super yummy to eat, these recipes are the perfect way to dress up popcorn for your next party, movie night, or after-school snack.
FRONTLIST  | February 1, 2018, On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
9781462121540, Hardcover
$21.99 USD, $25.99 CAD
Cooking / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
160 pages
7inW | 9inH

Blog Tour: The Forgotten Girl

Heather Chapman and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “The Forgotten Girl” blog tour, which will run from February 13-21, 2018.

About the Book:

It is 1906, and sixteen-year-old Stella’s life in Durliosy, Poland, is bleak. Her only hope of surviving is to travel to America, a land of freedom and opportunity, and reunite with her brother in Baltimore. There she’ll find new challenges, and perhaps, if she can put her painful past behind her, a new chance for love and lasting happiness.

About the author:

Being the youngest of four sisters and one very tolerant older brother, Heather grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather to begin writing at an early age. After meeting and marrying her husband Mark, Heather graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and finally settled down in a small farming community in southeastern Idaho with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Heather enjoys time spent with family, volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and almost anything creative.

Author Residence: Soda Springs, ID