Careers


Careers

 

From the United States to Europe, York Wallcoverings can be found all over the world. Recognized for its great people and high engagement work environment, we welcome hard working and innovative leaders to join our growing organization!

York Wallcoverings is America's oldest and largest producer of wallcoverings and peel & stick wall decals, sold domestically as well as in over 80 different countries. We have been operating for more than 120 years, and are proud of our global product footprint and our greatest asset – our employees! Headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, we're a design-to-manufacture company, specializing in wallpaper and wall décor, selling beautiful products created by our own talented and creative people.

We offer:

  • Great benefits. We work aggressively to keep health care costs controlled and affordable. We have a special, lower premium cost for employees participating in certain wellness initiatives.
  • Challenging, craftsperson or artisan-based jobs that give you a chance to grow and demonstrate your abilities.
  • A great work environment, where people work well together and treat each other with respect and care.
  • A place where rewards are based on your contributions and opportunities are afforded to those with initiative.

We employ a wide range of workers, including production roles, design jobs, and support staff:

  • Press Helpers
  • Manufacturing Associates
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Finishing Associates
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Graphic Designers
  • Studio Stylists
  • Assistant Stylists
  • Customer Service Associates
  • Accounting Professionals
  • Account Representatives
  • And many others . . .

Our Core Values

We call them the 5 C's:

CHARACTER

  • Approaches every interaction with honesty, integrity, and trust
  • Strives to do what is right
  • Upholds and models the total set of values

COMMITMENT

  • Personally invested in the company's values and goals
  • Passionate about our ownership in the company's success
  • Responsible with the company's resources, treating them like we would our own

CARING

  • Works well with others to achieve our common goals
  • Treats others respectfully and as partners
  • Recognizes the value of others by encouraging and helping them succeed
  • Makes the safety and well-being of others his/her primary concern

COMMUNICATION

  • Regarded as a good listener with an open mind
  • Is receptive to the ideas of others
  • Shares knowledge appropriately
  • Takes personal responsibility for communicating clearly and effectively

CUSTOMER FOCUS

  • Works to provide a memorable customer experience, both with internal and external customers
  • Anticipates and provides what the customer expects, including design options, product, and service quality
  • Strives to find ways to meet customer requests, not reasons why s/he can't

Interested in joining our team? Please see a listing of our current open positions below. Applicants should send a resume to staffing@yorkwall.com noting the position(s) being applied for.

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Electrician/Maintenance Mechanic

York Wallcoverings, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of wallcoverings and home décor is searching for an Electrician/Maintenance Mechanic who can provide strong electrical support for in-house repairs, installations, preventive maintenance, etc. This position is set to advance to a leadership role, based on performance, for the right candidate. Excellent compensation/benefits package is offered.

Essential Duties, Qualifications, and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of AC/DC drives and Allen Bradley PLCs and components
  • Proficiency and understanding of RS Logics and PC-to-PLC networking are necessary
  • Strong ability to program, reverse engineer, and troubleshoot Allen Bradley PLCs
  • Strong knowledge of electrical circuits and machine controls
  • Ability to design/install electrical systems including breaker panel layout and conduit running
  • Must be able to troubleshoot all basic electronic control components
  • Proficiency with pneumatic and hydraulic systems, chillers, compressors and boilers
  • An understanding of standard and metric measurements is key
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Microsoft Windows proficiency are necessary
  • Certified Industrial Electrician a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Licensing Coordinator

General Summary:

  • Maintain daily communication with Licensors ("first line of defense" on approval issues, forecasting, royalties, general troubleshooting, both internally and externally)
  • Coordinate and interface with various departments within the company on artwork, style guides, approvals, forecasting, and royalties.

Essential Duties:

  • Enter data for licensed products in QLIK for tracking purposes (design number, dates approved, royalty information, copyright information, etc.)
  • Enter all contract information by sku in JDE, (sku numbers, contract expiration, territories)
  • Update greenbar for correct legal licensing information.
  • Obtain licensor approval for product and packaging
  • Monitor approval databases regularly to streamline the lead times
  • Maintain approval tracking documents and communicate approvals to studio
  • Coordinate with YWC departments to ensure no products are shipped without appropriate Licensors approvals
  • Assist with sending all sampling requirements to licensor
  • Maintain approvals records for each project by licensor.
  • Run 30 day and 6 month expiration reports for expiring contracts. Contact licensor for renewal. Pull paperwork for renewal requests
  • Obtain extensions from licensors on an ongoing basis.
  • Distribute licensor updates internally.
  • Update and disseminate style guide log on details to the appropriate department
  • Assist Licensing Manager to complete any project as needed.
  • Assist in development of art library
  • Ad hoc reporting as required

Qualifications:

  • Strong Analytical and computer skills – (Excel – Strong Proficiency; Word and Power Point – Proficient; Access – Proficiency is a plus
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to effectively multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to access and combine data from both internal and external sources
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Key Account Manager - Boston, MA

York Wallcoverings, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of wallcoverings/wallpaper and other wall décor products, is searching for a Key Account Manager to effectively manage our New England territory. This territory includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and part of New York state. Ideal location for this position is in the Boston market.

The Key Account Manager is primarily responsible for managing accounts and executing sales strategies for the region in alliance with Divisional goals and targets.

The Successful Candidate will: "Sell" the broad variety of York Wallcoverings products and brands (wallpapers, murals, wall decals, wall art, etc…), drive growth, increase market share penetration, enhance profitability within the assigned sales territory, and develop superior customer relationships with Key Regional Accounts. The Key Account Manager is responsible for developing superior working relationships to ensure that superior performance is delivered for the customers. The Account Manager is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive strategic plan to drive sales and profitability for key accounts within the territory, to achieve the assigned sales and profitability targets, and to secure placement and sales of all existing and new products. Additional responsibilities will include a field analysis on key trends, competitive activity, and general marketplace activity. The Key Account Manager will also handle customer service and resolution as well as take full responsibility for overcoming the dynamic territory and account challenges which confront salespeople in order to achieve the assigned sales and profitability targets.

York Wallcoverings offers a broad range of products that cater to many different segments within the market place, from independent stores to regional and national chains, high-end trade showrooms, designer & architects and e-com-based retailers. The ideal candidate should understand the importance of and be able adjust his/her selling technique and presentation in order to best connect with the target audience. In short, we are looking for smart, hard-working, talented multi-disciplined individuals.

If you are highly motivated with a proven track record for increasing sales, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication, organization skills, a good sense for color and design, and strong presentation skills. Qualified applicants must be willing to travel extensively (primarily day travel). The job is a temporary assignment with the potential to become permanent. As a temporary replacement, the Right to Reinstatement under RSA 281-A:25-a does not apply.

Qualifications:

  • 4-year College degree
  • 5 -8 years of Sales, Management, and/or Multiple Channel experience (Experience in the home décor, furnishings, consumer products or fashion/design industry preferred)
  • Superior Teamwork Skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Superior Communication / Presentation Skills
  • Customer Relationship Management / Composure
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Persuasive / Sales Ability / Negotiation Skills
  • Have reliable means of transportation

Job Type: Full-time

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Surface Designer

York Wallcoverings, Inc., a leader in the manufacture and design of wallcoverings, is seeking a Surface Wallpaper Designer to join our highly talented and creative wallpaper design studio in York, PA. This position is responsible for the creation of computer-aided design patterns for our various wallpaper lines. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work well under pressure and be open to taking direction. They must be able to handle multiple designs at the same time, working in Photoshop to put artwork and archival documents into proper print repeats, as well as creating coordinates. The candidate will be given the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on teamwork in our highly acclaimed design studio. The designer will be working on a wide range of design styles (traditional, contemporary, etc.) and must be able to adapt to the design style needed.

Requirements:

  • Experience in wallpaper or fabric design / color.
  • Strong ability to develop design patterns in repeat and thorough understanding of print separations.
  • Investigating performance deviations and providing root cause analysis.
  • Ability to render innovative designs based on market trends in various mediums (ex: painting, drawing, etc.).
  • Strong Photoshop coloring and separation knowledge and skill a must.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the design field.
  • Working knowledge of artistic definitions and an acumen for color.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and achieve goals / deadlines.
  • In-house position requires candidate to live within daily commutable distance from York, PA.
  • Advanced organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Carry out assignments independently.
  • Proactive worker – ability to anticipate what the team needs before they need it.
  • Ability to adapt to change (Flexible).
  • Creative, reliable, responsible, focused.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Upload images into the Digital Asset Management System (D.A.M.) and use of the D.A.M. during collection development.

Job Type: Full-time

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Graphic Designer

York Wallcoverings is searching for a Graphic Designer to join our highly talented and creative design department in York, PA. The designer will be responsible for the development of marketing and sample book graphics materials for our wallpaper collections.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop, design, proof and produce the following:
  • Graphics package including support materials for wallpaper collections
  • Signage and promotional materials as needed
  • Work closely with the Sample Book Manager, Marketing Director and other department managers to ensure the design and delivery of all graphic materials are met to their specifications
  • Coordinate schedules and budgets on individual projects
  • Attend project meetings to maintain involvement of development and direction
  • Maintain relations with vendors (including printers and photographers). Bid prospective projects and coordinate with vendors to complete jobs.
  • Generate new and innovative ideas for all creative work. Research new techniques and processes. Keep up with current trends in the marketplace and design.

Education / Skills / Experience sought:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Graphic Design
  • Computer graphic experience in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Pre-press, proofing and printing knowledge necessary to complete jobs
  • Budget and bidding knowledge to work with vendors
  • Dependability and good team player capability
  • Flexibility, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Motivated with a strong creative drive

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Graphic Design: 2 years

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Key Account Manager - Chicago, IL

York Wallcoverings, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of wallcoverings/wallpaper and other wall décor products, is searching for a Key Account Manager to effectively manage one of the Midwest territories. This territory includes Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. Ideal location for this position is in the Chicago market.

The Key Account Manager is primarily responsible for managing accounts and executing sales strategies for the region in alliance with Divisional goals and targets.

The Successful Candidate will: "Sell" the broad variety of York Wallcoverings products and brands (wallpapers, murals, wall decals, wall art, etc…), drive growth, increase market share penetration, enhance profitability within the assigned sales territory, and develop superior customer relationships with Key Regional Accounts. The Key Account Manager is responsible for developing superior working relationships to ensure that superior performance is delivered for the customers. The Account Manager is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive strategic plan to drive sales and profitability for key accounts within the territory, to achieve the assigned sales and profitability targets, and to secure placement and sales of all existing and new products. Additional responsibilities will include a field analysis on key trends, competitive activity, and general marketplace activity. The Key Account Manager will also handle customer service and resolution as well as take full responsibility for overcoming the dynamic territory and account challenges which confront salespeople in order to achieve the assigned sales and profitability targets.

York Wallcoverings offers a broad range of products that cater to many different segments within the market place, from independent stores to regional and national chains, high-end trade showrooms, designer & architects and e-com-based retailers. The ideal candidate should understand the importance of and be able adjust his/her selling technique and presentation in order to best connect with the target audience. In short, we are looking for smart, hard-working, talented multi-disciplined individuals.

Qualifications:

  • 4-year College degree
  • 5 -8 years of Sales, Management, and/or Multiple Channel experience (Experience in the home décor, furnishings, consumer products or fashion/design industry preferred)
  • Superior Teamwork Skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Superior Communication / Presentation Skills
  • Customer Relationship Management / Composure
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Persuasive / Sales Ability / Negotiation Skills
  • Have reliable means of transportation

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Sales, Management, and/or Multiple Channel: 5 years

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Procurement Analyst

York Wallcoverings is seeking a Procurement Analyst to supplement our Purchasing group. York Wallcoverings is America's oldest and largest producer of wallcoverings and peel & stick wall decals, sold domestically as well as in over 80 different countries. The Procurement Analyst will be responsible for supplier management, annual cost savings, building strategic partnerships, supporting new and existing ERP systems and continuous improvement/lean initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts for multiple facilities
  • Create purchase orders, changes, expedites, reconciles pending invoices and updates master file records as needed to support manufacturing operations
  • Take ownership and actively maintain proper order processing, data entry and database accuracy
  • Participate in strategic sourcing decisions to achieve corporate goals and objectives
  • Identifies, qualifies, and successfully onboards new suppliers
  • Benchmarks suppliers against established targets and addresses issues as needed
  • Solicit competitive proposals, evaluate RFQ's and prepare sourcing recommendations
  • Maintain clear lines of communication between Purchasing, Studio and Manufacturing operations
  • Deliver lean process improvements and annual cost reduction targets

Qualifications:

  • The qualified candidate will be a strong negotiator with domestic and preferably international sourcing experience
  • Strong Excel and data manipulation skills to tease out trends and develop actionable information from which to make recommendations to various levels of the organization and ultimately execute the strategy
  • Quick thinker able to devise solutions to problems as well as drive improvement to current processes in a cross-functional environment
  • Adept at driving cost out of the procurement process
  • Contract negotiation and management experience
  • Familiar navigating and using ERP systems, query writing knowledge a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, and 2+ years of related experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Purchasing: 2 years

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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National Account Sales Manager

York Wallcoverings, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of wallcoverings and décor, is searching to grow our consumer product national account sales team. You will be mainly responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with key accounts.

As a National account manager, you should be organized and able to analyze performance metrics. We also expect you to have good negotiation skills and the ability to foster relationships with customers. Ultimately, you should be able to facilitate communication with customers and build long-term relationships to achieve business goals.

If you are highly motivated with a proven track record for increasing sales, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication, organization skills, a good sense for color and design, and strong presentation skills. Qualified applicants must be willing to travel 25-30%.

Responsibilities:

  • Network with key customers to identify and address specific needs
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers to ensure long-term success
  • Act as the liaison between customers and internal teams ensuring clients' requirements are met
  • Identify and attract prospective strategic customers
  • Ensure brand consistency
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Collect and analyze sales data and trends
  • Maintain high customer satisfaction ratings, according to company standards
  • Liaise with Sales and Marketing departments to set and implement strategies for new products
  • Stay up-to-date with internal and external developments and suggest new ways to increase sales

Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a National Account Manager
  • 3-5 years of solid National Account Sales experience in sales and customer service
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating and meeting clients' requirements
  • In-depth understanding of sales performance metrics
  • Hands on experience with CRM software and MS Excel
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate team members
  • Availability to travel 25-30%
  • Bachelor's degree in Sales, Business Administration, or relevant field

Ideal Job Location: within a few hours of York, PA (Mid-Atlantic Region)

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and salary requirements to Staffing@yorkwall.com. E.O.E.

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Application process:

 

Base requirements for consideration:

  1. We require all employees to have a high school diploma or GED, with some jobs requiring higher levels of education
  2. All offers extended are contingent upon a satisfactory background check
  3. We are a drug-free and tobacco-free company
  4. We are an equal opportunity employer

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DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

 

We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability, provided it does not create an undue hardship on the company. Employees and applicants who feel they need a reasonable accommodation should direct such requests to the Human Resources Department. Upon receipt of an accommodation request, the Human Resources Department will meet with the individual employee to discuss and identify the precise limitations resulting from the disability and any potential accommodation(s). Personnel from the Human Resources Department, in conjunction with the other individuals who have a need to know such information and who assist in the accommodation process, will determine whether any proposed accommodation is feasible. The Company will engage in a good faith interactive process with the employee or applicant to decide on an appropriate and effective accommodation, if possible.

Medical information provided during this process is maintained confidential. The Company will take reasonable precautions to protect medical information from inappropriate disclosure. Managers and other employees have a responsibility to respect and maintain the confidentiality of employee medical information. Anyone inappropriately disclosing medical information is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.