Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder
As you may have seen on Instagram, we are seeking a full-time Operations Manager to join our small-but-mighty gifting team. But behind every pretty social media post there lies a story and we want to tell you the full scoop of exactly why we are hiring. The reason is both happy and sad. We’ll start with the happy. Our current Director of Operations Kelly Rumpke is pregnant with her first baby. And it’s a girl btw!!! Go team pink.
She’s made the decision to take some time away from Marigold & Grey and while we are sad at the thought of not having her around every day, we are incredibly happy for her and her husband and this new chapter they’re embarking on in life. But as happy as we are for them, selfishly, I’m a little misty eyed over here. Kelly was with me back in the “basement days” where we somehow ran these operations out of two small rooms in the basement. That is, until it started getting more and more insane with pallets being dumped in the yard and inventory being stored on all levels of the house and it finally became clear that we needed to invest in a studio space. Kelly was instrumental in coordinating the move and it went off without a hitch.
Since being in the studio, our revenue has more than quadrupled and even though Kelly doesn’t do sales or design the gifts that we sell, I can still say that I attribute this growth in large part to her. We can offer the most beautiful gifts but if they don’t get where they need to go in perfect condition AND on-time, it doesn’t matter how much we sell. When you have an employee who has been such an integral part of the history of the business, it’s hard to see them go. Not to mention, how are we ever going to decorate for the holidays? I mean, she made us start listening to holiday music practically in October. I hated it then but I sure am going to miss it. Like I said above, both happy and sad.
Okay, enough of this sappy stuff. I want to outline the details of this position in case you or anyone you know might be a good fit. Kelly certainly laid a solid foundation for our operations here at Marigold & Grey and our next hire will absolutely have the same opportunity to come in and make a huge impact as well! We’re looking forward to Kelly showing the new person the ropes since thankfully she’s not leaving us just yet.
You can find all details of the position and how to apply here. If you think you’re a good fit for us and us for you, we look forward to hearing from you soon!