Work at Shindigz in South Whitley, Indiana

Welcome to the Party!

With a mission statement "Where Fun Comes to Party", Shindigz is pleased to be America's favorite for personalized party supplies. Since 1926, we have been in the business of making life more fun and delighting not only our customers, but also our employees!

In a nutshell, we are making life more fun with more than 34,000 products, 7 catalogs per year, and 3 websites. We ship our unique and exclusive products around the world. Want to learn more about us? Click here to read about our company history.

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Our current job openings and descriptions are listed to the right. If you are interested in any of the positions listed, we encourage you to apply online for consideration. Use the Apply button associated with that position.
(Please note: job openings listed are for the Shindigz headquarters in South Whitley, Indiana. South Whitley is located approximately 20 miles west of Fort Wayne.)

If you have a question about any of the openings, please email your question to hr@shindigz.com. Please do not call Human Resources directly.

Why We Party?

We are deeply committed to our business and the philosophy of fun! We truly love what we do and why we are doing it. But that's not the only thing that makes us tick; we are also driven and inspired by our core company values. The following are the values that guide us in our daily work and help us focus on why we are here every day:

  • Customer #1
  • Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Leadership
  • Positive Can-Do Attitude
  • Communicator

In addition, we have company and team goals. These goals are evaluated and revisited on an annual basis. We also have a five-year vision plan to help us grow and prosper.

Party Incentives

Of course, we have more than just a fun atmosphere at Shindigz. We offer competitive incentives and benefits to help all of our employees strive to do their very best. These include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

    Shindigz offers medical, vision, and dental insurance plans at competitive costs to full-time employees. Shindigz also offers an insurance program that includes life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

  • 401K Plan

    Our 401K Plan matches 50% of the first 6% that an employee defers into the plan. Employees are eligible to participate after six months of employment.

  • Service Awards

    Service Awards are given to employees when they celebrate milestones of service, beginning with five years of service.

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Personal Time
  • College Savings Plan
  • Fitness Room
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Product Discounts

Open Positions at Shindigz

WEEKEND GENERAL WAREHOUSE

Department
Fullfillment
Primary Function
Position Summary: 
As a Picker you will work in a team environment to meet overall warehouse production goals and objectives.  You will efficiently pick and pack products according to our customer orders and needs. 
 
Primary Responsibilities:

Picking of product throughout the warehouse.
Ensuring all areas of work are done accurately to ensure deadlines are met.
Locate and pull stock for outgoing deliveries
Use the computer system to locate products and stock incoming shipments.
Clean and maintain work area.
Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Maintaining a clean & safe work environment, performing job functions in a safe manner and good housekeeping practices.
Maintaining productivity related to standards based on assigned task.
Must have a physical and mental ability to climb up and down a ladder while exercising safety
Tools & Equipment Used:
Box Cutter
Tape Gun
Scanner
Headset
Ladder
Education
Current High School Student, High School Diploma or GED
Experience
Skills

Basic Math Skills
Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift.
Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder.
Apply

MERCHANDISING INTERN

Department
Merchandising
Primary Function
To support the Merchant team in their efforts to maximize product sales and margin through appropriate placements on the site, creation of reports and spreadsheets to manage assortments, preparation of supporting materials for product reviews and ideation.

 Job Duties include:

  • Assist in managing and executing online merchandising including building categories, assigning attributes, and sequencing relevant items within categories
  • Maximize placement and positioning of new items as they go live on the site
  • Set up and maintain spreadsheets for themes and product assortments
  • Develop competitive recaps for content and pricing
  • Perform analysis to assist in efforts to drive sales and margin
  • Data entry on vendor quote requests and updating of merch codes as needed
  • Help prepare images and collect samples for style outs
  • Other administrative duties as requested

Education
Junior of Senior in College
Experience
Skills
Must be good at multi-tasking and have strong problem solving skills.
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DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING

Department
Marketing
Primary Function
  • Plan all website promotions and communications for the Brands in conjunction with merchants to drive demand increase customer acquisition, and retention
  • Organize and direct marketing and strategy meetings on a regular basis whereby the strategy and promotion programs are reviewed
  • Develop the use of Google Analytics and in-house reporting, perform analysis on shopping habits of customers across our brands and drive recommendations to improve conversion and reorders
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.
  • Responsible for acquiring and retaining customers for Shindigz.com and Stumpsparty.com with accountability for optimizing the marketing spend budget
  • Define and implement goals and objectives for each channel to drive strategic marketing goals for all customer groups. With the analytics team, establish annual customer acquisition, retention and ROI goals – develop relevant marketing programs to deliver plan goals.
  • Build and analyze existing and new customer insights and segmentation frameworks to identify and prioritize highest value prospects and existing customers, allocating marketing resources and budget to meet goals
  • Guide agency and external partner selection for assigned channels and approve contractual agreements, and manage performance of these partners
  • Build a strategic framework focused on the health of the customer file (and Customer Lifetime Value), driving initiatives that maximize acquisition and retention while constantly focusing on refined, highest-ROI activities
  • Identify and evaluate new growth opportunities across the ever-changing digital and social media landscape, building strategic partnership with top vendors and platforms
Education
Bachelor Degree in Marketing or Business Analytics required, MBA preferred - requires a combination of Digital Marketing, technical knowledge, analytical; and leadership skills
Experience
  • 7+ years in marketing leadership, with strong focus on digital channels, as a dominant e-commerce player. High volume B2C/B2B e-commerce experience preferred
Skills
  • Strong analytical, detail orientation and presentation skills; ability to analyze and present conclusions on business performance to stakeholders and executives
  • Strong expertise in current online marketing best practice, working knowledge of the online marketing marketplace, including suppliers, tools and emerging industry development
  • Strategic thinker
  • Hands on leader who can multitask and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and thrive in a cross-functional environment
  • Proficient working Google Analytics
Apply

SEASONAL GENERAL WAREHOUSE

Department
Fulfillment/Production
Primary Function
The General Warehouse position requires individuals fill outgoing orders to ensure products are accurately pulled from stock, labeled, boxed, and packaged.  Individuals will spend majority of their time standing, lifting, and carrying products and climbing ladders (depending on assignment) to fill orders.

Education
High School diploma or Participation in a High School Co-op Program
Experience
      ·         Basic Math Skills

·         Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift.

·         Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder.

Skills
       ·         Locate and pull stock for outgoing Orders.

·         Package finished product for shipping (shrink wrapping, boxing, and labeling).

·         Use the computer system to locate products

·         Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.

  • Maintaining a safe work environment, performing job functions in a safe manner and good housekeeping practices.
  • Maintaining productivity related to standards based on assigned task.

·         Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

·         Tools & Equipment Used:

Ø  Box Cutter

Ø  Tape Gun

Ø  Scanner

Apply

MARKETING DESIGN SPECIALIST

Department
Marketing
Primary Function
Primary Function: The position is responsible for delivering effective, visually appealing, on-brand, and on-strategy creative to include, but not limited to, web pages, email design, email templates, social media graphics, banner ads, catalog pages and other creative as assigned. 

Education
Associate degree or comparable experience in graphic design, graphic communications or a related field.
Experience
        Strong portfolio of design work, showing solution to business problems through effective design.

        Able to present concepts and lead internal teams to the correct solutions.

·         Ability to follow and correctly apply brand standards and styles.

        Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite. Must be proficient with InDesign and able to pass a timed assessment test focusing on:

InDesign: Page Layout, Text Frame Fitting, Drop Caps and Nested Styles, Selecting Objects, Creating Captions, creating and utilizing CC libraries, Adding Effects, Linked files, Text Formatting, Text Styles, Editing Paths, Master Pages and Page Numbering. Also, must be able to batch process page files to PDF format and upload to printer.

Photoshop Skills: Must be able to work with – layers, vector and bitmap files, smart objects, RGB and CMYK color profiles, clipping paths, color correcting, creating and using CC libraries, creating imagery from separate files.

        Strong time management, attention to detail, work ethic and personal accountability

Skills
        Take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs as needed for digital and printed marketing.

        Translate marketing strategies into effective designs.

·         Use our content management system to load images and graphics to the web site.

·         Design special landing pages and category pages for major occasions and featured products.

·         Layout and design print and digital pieces including catalog pages, Home Page Panels and emails.

        Work with cross-functional teams to ensure content aligns with vision.

        Manage time to meet scheduling expectations and deadlines.

        Train and oversee seasonal employees as appropriate.

        Lead a design team to create catalog pages, emails or other projects as assigned.   and hit production

        Work autonomously on key projects managing time and resources to hit deadlines, transmit file and bring product to completion.

        Other duties as assigned. 

Apply

COPYWRITER

Department
Marketing
Primary Function
Primary Function:  This is a hands-on copywriting position for our web site, social media properties, content marketing initiative and email program efforts. Knowledge and the joy of party planning for all types of parties is a key element for this position. Being a team player is crucial. In this position, you will be a valuable member of our team, reporting to and working with a variety of individuals.

Education
Experience
  • A creative thinker able to develop innovative content ideas that will increase demand
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work collaboratively in a high-performance environment
  • Basic understanding of search engine optimization techniques and tools
  • Familiar with SEO resources
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent editing, writing and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task; to be highly organized; detail oriented; and be a strategic thinker
  • Proficient on the PC and in MS Office - Excel, Word
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in order of importance to meet deadlines
  • Ability to be self-motivated; to adapt to fast-paced environment; and to motivate others
Skills
  • Write, edit, and assist in the development of emails, social campaigns, and other online marketing programs.
  • Develop robust inspirational content in the form of blog posts, articles, checklists, tips, timelines, etc. to show customers amazing ways to use our products.
  • Assist the Merchandising team with the development of product names and product name strategies.
  • Develop guidelines for the creation of on-brand, search engine friendly copy for product descriptions on all websites
  • Coordinate SEO efforts and provide basic reporting using common SEO tools
  • Ensure accuracy of information presented in copy including content, keywords, titles, and search engine optimization META copy
  • Assist in the development of an editorial calendar/content plan in collaboration with the Marketing Team.
  • Provide bullet-proof, error-free proofreading services for all marketing materials.
Apply

ORDER PRODUCTION

Department
Production
Primary Function
Primary Function:  To bring our customers image to life. Do our part to ensure our customer can create that special event. Ensure we are providing a quality image to meet/exceed customer expectation.

Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience
Experience: Working knowledge on a computer. Experience with photo shop and illustrator are a plus but not required.

Skills
Skills: Good hand-eye coordination; detail-oriented, able to work at a fast pace without sacrificing accuracy.

Apply

2ND SHIFT CAD MACHINE OPERATOR

Department
Production
Primary Function
Job Duties:

·         Operate machinery to maintain production flow by ensuring that all work orders are completed in a timely and accurate fashion

·         Responsible for providing quality control for the product that comes from their machine

·         Report inventory levels for their bulk material on a daily basis

·         Perform general and preventative maintenance for their equipment as necessary

·         Production needs must be met and therefore overtime is often required

·         Clean work area daily and take trash to appropriate receptacles

Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience
Experience: Prior computer experience is a plus.  Ability to read and understand the specifications on work orders.  Experience with troubleshooting machinery is a benefit. Good math skills and the ability to measure properly.  Ability to lift 15 pounds and carry awkwardly sized products.

Skills
Apply

3RD SHIFT CAD MACHINE OPERATOR

Department
Production
Primary Function
Job Duties:

·         Operate machinery to maintain production flow by ensuring that all work orders are completed in a timely and accurate fashion

·         Responsible for providing quality control for the product that comes from their machine

·         Report inventory levels for their bulk material on a daily basis

·         Perform general and preventative maintenance for their equipment as necessary

·         Production needs must be met and therefore overtime is often required

·         Clean work area daily and take trash to appropriate receptacles

Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience
Experience: Prior computer experience is a plus.  Ability to read and understand the specifications on work orders.  Experience with troubleshooting machinery is a benefit. Good math skills and the ability to measure properly.  Ability to lift 15 pounds and carry awkwardly sized products.

Skills
Apply

2ND SHIFT PRINTER

Department
Production
Primary Function
Performs a variety of technical and support services involving printing, production, and operations.

Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience

·         Must be at least 18 years of age

·         Basic Math Skills

·         Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift.

·         Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder.

Skills
Primary Responsibilities:

·         Examines work orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production time, stock specifications, colors and color sequences and prioritize work based on shipping method

·         Must be able to perform basic machine maintenance including changing ink cartridge, cleaning heads and run test as needed.

·         Selects and installs and re-positions printing plates, adjusts pressure rolls, and/or adjusts machines to improve print quality as needed

·         Prints with repeatable results—and anticipates, recognizes and fixes possible issues.

·         Performs quality checks throughout the print run and verify that the proper quantity has been printed.

·         A self-manager who will take initiative and ownership of deadlines while prioritizing tasks in an efficient manner

·         Must have organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines 

·         Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team 

·         Must maintain a clean work station at all times

·         Performs other duties as assigned. 

·         Tools & Equipment Used:

Ø  Box Cutter

Ø  Tape Gun

Apply

3RD SHIFT PRINTER

Department
Production
Primary Function
Performs a variety of technical and support services involving printing, production, and operations.

Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience

Minimum Requirements:

·         Must be at least 18 years of age

·         Basic Math Skills

·         Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift.

·         Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder.

Skills
Primary Responsibilities:

·         Examines work orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production time, stock specifications, colors and color sequences and prioritize work based on shipping method

·         Must be able to perform basic machine maintenance including changing ink cartridge, cleaning heads and run test as needed.

·         Selects and installs and re-positions printing plates, adjusts pressure rolls, and/or adjusts machines to improve print quality as needed

·         Prints with repeatable results—and anticipates, recognizes and fixes possible issues.

·         Performs quality checks throughout the print run and verify that the proper quantity has been printed.

·         A self-manager who will take initiative and ownership of deadlines while prioritizing tasks in an efficient manner

·         Must have organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines 

·         Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team 

·         Must maintain a clean work station at all times

·         Performs other duties as assigned. 

·         Tools & Equipment Used:

Ø  Box Cutter

Ø  Tape Gun

Apply

2ND SHIFT PICKER

Department
Fulfillment
Primary Function
As a Picker/Packer you will work in a team environment to meet overall warehouse production goals and objectives.  You will efficiently pick and pack products according to our customer orders and needs. 
Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience
·         Must be at least 18 years of age
·         Basic Math Skills
·         Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift.
·         Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder.
Skills
·         Picking and Packing of product throughout the warehouse.
·         Ensuring all areas of work are done accurately to ensure deadlines are met.
·         Locate and pull stock for outgoing deliveries.
·         Package finished product for shipping (shrink wrapping, boxing, and labeling).
·         Use the computer system to locate products and stock incoming shipments.
·         Clean and maintain work area.
·         Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.
·         Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
·         Maintaining a clean & safe work environment, performing job functions in a safe manner and good housekeeping       practices.
·         Maintaining productivity related to standards based on assigned task.
·         Must have a physical and mental ability to climb up and down a ladder while exercising safety
·         Tools & Equipment Used:

Ø  Box Cutter

Ø  Tape Gun

Ø  Scanner

Ø  Headset

Ø  Ladder

 

Apply

2ND SHIFT PACKER

Department
Fulfillment
Primary Function

As a Packer you will work in a team environment to meet overall warehouse production goals and objectives.  You will efficiently pick and pack products according to our customer orders and needs. 

 

Education
High School Diploma or equivilent
Experience
Minimum Requirements:

·         Must be at least 18 years of age

·         Basic Math Skills

·         Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift.

·         Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder.

Skills
Primary Responsibilities:

·         Picking and Packing of product throughout the warehouse.

·         Ensuring all areas of work are done accurately to ensure deadlines are met.

·         Locate and pull stock for outgoing deliveries.

·         Package finished product for shipping (shrink wrapping, boxing, and labeling).

·         Use the computer system to locate products and stock incoming shipments.

·         Clean and maintain work area.

·         Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.

·         Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

·         Maintaining a clean & safe work environment, performing job functions in a safe manner and good housekeeping practices.

·         Maintaining productivity related to standards based on assigned task.

·         Must have a physical and mental ability to climb up and down a ladder while exercising safety

·         Tools & Equipment Used:

Ø  Box Cutter

Ø  Tape Gun

Ø  Scanner

Ø  Headset

Ø  Ladder

 

Apply