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burton + BURTON®, the world’s largest balloon and coordinating gift wholesaler, located in Athens, Georgia, was established in 1982, by our founder and President/Chairman of the Board, Maxine Burton.

The combined talents of our loyal and dedicated employees allow us to continue to set the standard of excellence in our industry for customer service, product selection, and quality merchandise.  Our in-house Art Department is dedicated to producing exclusive collections featuring balloons and coordinating gift products along with on-trend home décor.  Visit our virtual showroom at https://www.burtonandburton.com/about/virtual-showroom.aspx for a look at our product line.

We are currently looking for people with solid work histories who want a career rather than a job and will help make our future as successful as our past.  Please email your resume to cblackwell@burtonandburton.com

Regular, full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, critical illness, cancer, hospital indemnity, cancer and accident coverage
  • $5000 a year childcare subsidy
  • Generous 401(k)/profit sharing contribution
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays

IMPORTS PRODUCT ANALYST

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review and analyze monthly sales reports.
  • Forecast inventory to be purchased.
  • Monitor and analyze in-stock data.
  • Interacting with vendors, coordinate the ordering of new and existing products.
  • Conduct detailed product inspections to identify supply chain quality issues.
  • Participate in cross-departmental efforts to identify and resolve quality concerns.
  • Negotiate returns and establish corrective action plans with vendors.
  • Requires occasional domestic and international travel.

 Required Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English; proficient with desktop/laptop/tablet computers and MS Office , specifically, advanced knowledge and experience using Excel (Vlookup, pivot tables, and advanced formulas).
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and multiple priorities; detail-oriented.

Education and Experience:

Required Education:       Bachelor’s degree, specifically in Business Management, Accounting, Economics, or any other related field.

Required Experience:     A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Analyst role in inventory management, procurement or forecasting in a distribution capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience.


 CORPORATE ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATE

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes weekly sales reporting, updating necessary spreadsheets and/or documents to improve department visibility.
  • Organizes, obtains approval, and releases restricted customer orders for all corporate accounts.
  • Organizes and maintains our internal documentation for the sales department that contains important information pertaining to our customers.
  • Upon request, un-restricts catalog and/or survey products for Account Executives upon request.
  • Coordinates mail-outs for Account Executives, the Corporate Accounts Coordinator, or Director of Sales, including, but not limited to, catalogs, survey’s, etc.
  • Supports catalog/survey requests from sales staff.
  • Distributes documents from Corporate Accounts outbox as needed and checks mail at least twice a day.
  • Checks inboxes for Account Executives for time-sensitive documents when they are out of the office.
  • Maintains sufficient supply of often-used office supplies for the department, like copy paper, toner, labels, etc.
  • Assists Account Executives in the creation of custom catalogs and surveys for everyday and seasonal products.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Custom Catalog list and filings.
  • Assists Accounts Executives in providing key sales data to them for communication to corporate accounts.
  • Assists Accounts Executives, the Corporate Accounts Coordinator, and Director with correspondence and follow-up when requested.
  • Acts as back-up at front desk reception throughout the week to relieve for breaks and lunches.
  • Assists with proofing various catalogs, surveys, documents, etc.
  • Assists with entering daily batch orders for customers.
  • Through training, becomes proficient with internal pricing, UPC setup, rebates, and other various reporting needs.
  • Serves as a point of contact for corporate buyers and sales representatives when Account Executives are out of the office.
  • Assists with checking daily customer voicemail box for web orders, web chat, sales overflow calls, etc.

 Required Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English; highly proficient with desktop/laptop computers.
  • Ability to use and perform tasks within MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) at a highly effective level.
  • Ability to use a PC and/or MAC computer.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to think strategically and execute methodically.

Education and Experience:

Preferred Education:      Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Preferred Experience:    A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Sales Administration role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


 INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (new training class – 2 positions)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Acts as an account manager, maintaining relationships with independent retailers throughout the United States.
  • Provides store level support to corporate accounts and implements account executives’ initiatives for corporate customers.
  • Handles incoming requests for product orders and information.
  • Assists wholesale customers placing orders in burton + BURTON showrooms at major gift markets in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas.
  • Guides wholesale customers through the burton + BURTON virtual showroom and assists customers placing showroom orders live, online.
  • Follows up on customer requests from trade shows and the company website to book showroom appointments and answer questions about products and services.
  • Assists with campaigns to obtain orders for upcoming seasons, and to encourage attendance at company educational events.

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English; proficient with desktop/laptop/tablet computers and MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
  • Proficiency with social media.

Education and Experience:

Preferred Education:      Bachelor’s degree; minimum Associate’s degree

Preferred Experience:    A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a Sales role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


SHIPPING LINE TRUCK LOADER – WAREHOUSE (DAY SHIFT)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Loads customer product boxes from shipping line conveyor belt onto FedEx and UPS delivery trucks.
  • Communicates shipping information to inside sales representatives and customers.
  • Interacts with walk-in customers and loads product into customer vehicles.
  • Using shipping line computer, finalizes customer orders.
  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, extended hours, or outside normal work schedule as needed.

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English; proficient with general computer keyboarding.
  • Responsive, service-oriented attitude with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Preferred Education:     High School diploma
  • Preferred Experience:   A minimum of 1 year of experience on a warehouse shipping line.

 ADDITIONAL WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – DAY SHIFT

  • Packers, Receiving, Inflation, Candy Assembly and Packaging

Because we would like you to meet us and see our distribution center, we ask you come by our office and complete your employment application at 325 Cleveland Road, Bogart, 30622, between the hours of 9am – 4pm.  Be prepared to interview on the spot if time permits.  You are also encouraged to email your resume to cblackwell@burtonandburton.com.

Education and Experience:

  • Preferred Education:     High School diploma
  • Preferred Experience:   Prior warehouse experience a plus.

 

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