Jobs at Breyer


We are always looking for motivated people to join us! We are especially interested in people who share our love of animals (especially horses), share our interest in nature, our passion for quality and our desire to make a difference. We are often looking for people with a toy industry or collectibles background. Reeves International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you're interested in pursuing a position with us, please send your cover letter, resume and salary history to [email protected].

We currently have two positions available in our Pequannock, NJ office:

PRODUCTION ARTIST/Product Photographer

Reeves International, Inc. is a privately held New Jersey corporation, known and respected in the industry for distributing high-end toys, gifts and collectibles since 1946, including our Breyer Animal Creations, the world's finest model horses. We are dedicated to creating children's toys, gifts and collectibles that are beautiful, meaningful and fun.

We are looking for a dynamic Production Artist to join our Creative Services team.

As a Production Artist, you will be ready to develop your existing skills by working with in house creative staff on a range of ambitious and innovative projects. You will be responsible for helping to drive the creative direction of packaging, product development, catalog and marketing and digital banners.

Must have an understanding of typography, layout and production skills to create final files to printer.

A good knowledge of the following tools is required:

  • Digital camera photography
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Production skills for product mock-ups

Communication is a big part of the job, so the Production Artist must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. The perfect candidate is willing to learn from other designers as well has lend a hand where needed.

Typical activities:

  • Offering input and assistance to design team
  • Organization of all files and insure projects are archived properly
  • Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects
  • Work with graphics and image files:
  • Photo retouching and silhouetting
  • Photography of product shot in house. Gathereing product components and taking clear photos either on a white background or a set shot.
  • Editing files for packaging, web promotions and print collateral
  • Preparation of images and mechanicals as required for print production (make print ready)
  • Transmission of prepared files
  • Assist in reviewing print proofs
  • Build high-quality package comps and tie in product samples
  • Mount boards and cut signs by hand and build physical mock-ups
  • Operate peripheral devices properly digital camera, printers and scanners
  • Sourcing stock imagery

Skills required:

A production artist needs a wide range of design and creative capabilities. These include:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Competency in all aspects of print production in all Adobe programs
  • Ability to photograph product in the proper light, silo and color correct in Photoshop
  • A determination to achieve and succeed
  • Understand packaging templates and production guidelines
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • The organization to see projects through from inception to production
  • Consistency regardless of project size
  • Good organizational skills that support the rest of the team
  • The motivation to learn about the toy business and style guide development
  • The willingness to learn and grow in the field.

2 years for experience in a creative service environment required
Bachelors degree

Submit 3 to 5 of your strongest PDF samples along with your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to [email protected].

Inside Sales Representative

Reeves International, Inc. is a privately held New Jersey corporation, known and respected in the industry for distributing high-end toys, gifts and collectibles since 1946. We are dedicated to distributing children's toys, games and gifts that are beautiful, meaningful, educational and fun. We are seeking an Inside Sales Representative to build our revenue and customer base, relevant channels of distribution including: Specialty/Independent Toy, Gift, Equestrian, Western Wear, Book, Garden Center, Hardware, Craft, Hobby, et al

This is not a telemarketing position. This is a sales position, based in our office in Pequannock, NJ. Candidate will be selling via phone to existing account base and heavy prospecting to maximize the growth potential of the territory. Some travel required. (Not more than 25%).

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate revenue growth by:
    1. Skilled professional presentation of Brands and Product lines via telephone, email and some on site / in territory key customer visits
    2. Identifying and overcoming buying obstacles
    3. Soliciting and maximizing cross and up selling opportunities
    4. Qualifying and opening viable leads
    5. Identifying customer potential and needs and filling them accordingly
  • Manage customer inquiries/issues to resolution in a team effort
  • Provide product, marketing and customer service feedback to management

Skill Requirements

  • Energetic self starter with creative and independent thinking and winning attitude and approach.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong planning, organization and data analysis capabilities
  • Personable and professional with outstanding influencing skills

Qualifications

  • 5 years minimum sales or marketing experience
  • Business to business sales with tangible consumer products (toys, gifts, collectibles, crafts, hobbies, equestrian merchandise and/or pet supplies)
  • Knowledge of and affinity for horse and other animals a plus

We offer an excellent compensation package and comprehensive benefits in an encouraging and entrepreneurial environment. Travel expenses to be covered by Reeves.

Submissions must include a cover letter, resume and salary history to [email protected] . Those without the skills and qualifications noted above need not apply.

 

Assistant Marketing Manager - Breyer Equestrian Lines

Breyer Animal Creations® (www.breyerhorses.com) has been making the world's finest model horses since 1950. We are a privately owned business based in Northern New Jersey, and are dedicated to creating toys, gifts and collectibles that are beautiful, meaningful and fun.

We are seeking an Assistant Marketing Manager for our marquee model horse line, Breyer ® Traditional®, as well as accessories, holiday and ecommerce consumer programs.  In addition to managing  the daily development activities and providing recommendations to grow  the current product line, this position would also be responsible for developing additional products focused at the equestrian marketplace, as well as recommending and executing marketing programs, trade promotions, and support sales/marketing efforts within the equestrian channel. Working in a fast-paced, exciting and creative environment, the Assistant  Marketing Manager for the equestrian-focused product line will share responsibility for the growth and success of the equestrian trade channel and product line within the Breyer brand.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily product development activities for several categories. Interact with design, creative services, manufacturing and more to ensure development is on time, within budget and on strategy.
  • Write dynamic and effective marketing and sales copy for product lines, to be used in catalogs, brochures and sales powerpoints. Create product content for social media and PR purposes. Concept both retailer and consumer driven promotions.
  • Analyze the product line for sales performance, pricing and margin, overall size of line, distribution channel universe and penetration, key accounts, competition, opportunities, reflection of real horse world trends
    • Shared responsibility for product sales and gross margin performance against company goals
    • Forecast recommendations for all products in specific categories to meet sales and inventory goals
    • Ensure proper time management of important milestones in the product development timeline
    • Perform post-mortem analysis on all products and programs and provide recommendations
  • Participate in strategy development for product line to achieve successful growth by indentifying and assessing all opportunities for line extension, as well as developing successful concepts and new, innovative avenues with appropriate brand partners and horse owners.
  • "Own" the equestrian channel as brand ambassador, champion and authority. Determine how to maximize placement in the channel and interact with and challenge team to achieve required results.
  • Actively make and maintain industry contacts in a variety of breeds and disciplines, research and attend horse fairs, conventions and the latest equine trends to keep abreast of equine trends worldwide.
  • Some travel required, both domestic and foreign

Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in Marketing or business-related major
  • Minimum of 3 years of line management, product marketing skills and development timeline experience.

Equine experience necessary

  • Independently motivated and goal-oriented with a strong business acumen and a marketing mind
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel. Ability to learn and master proprietary programs.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in a pleasant, suburban work environment. Please respond with a cover letter, resume and salary history.

Salary


Career Level Required

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Experience Required

3+ Years

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Job Type

Employee

Job Status

Full Time in New Jersey office

 

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in a pleasant, suburban work environment. Travel is required (approx. 20%). Please respond with a cover letter, resume and salary history to [email protected].

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