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CAREERS

Current Open Positions:

Production Team Member

Account Representative

General Information for All Open Positions

We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated people who want to become part of The Mad Optimist Team. If you are looking for a fun, growing, and intensely busy company to grow with- then this may be the place for you! If you are crafty, hands-on, able to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and love to create great high-quality items, we would love to talk with you.

We’re building a team of independent, self-managing equals, all striving to do and be our best, through practices and products, for the betterment of people and the planet.

We are constantly innovating to change and improve the way business is done: all Mad Optimist employees receive the exact same salary, including the founders and administrative staff as well as production and fulfillment staff, because we think every task and responsibility is important to our business. Also, all employees participate in our stock ownership plan, where you earn ownership shares in the business based on how long you stay with us.

Current Equal Pay Rate: $11/hour. As the business gets more opportunities, the Equal Pay Rate will rise accordingly.

To apply: Please email our human resources manager at jobs@themadoptimist.com with the position you're applying for in the subject line, and the following information as two separate attachments.

  1. Your resume
  2. A cover letter, including your short and thoughtful answers to the following questions:
  • Tell us a little about yourself
  • What is the best thing about you?
  • How would your previous co-workers describe you and your work?
  • What about this job is attractive to you?
  • What makes you a Mad Optimist?

Production Team Member Position

We are now accepting applications and cover letters for this position.

Posted: February 21, 2019. Applicants will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Possible tasks may include:

  • Making soap
  • Making lip balms
  • Making/bottling sprays and essential oils
  • Handcutting soap
  • Wrapping and boxing up soap, lip balms, and other products
  • Packing and shipping online and wholesale orders
  • Cleaning as needed: sweeping, mopping, washing production dishes, tidying
  • Bookkeeping data entry
  • Inventory: Raw materials and finished products
  • Materials receiving and intake
  • Other duties and tasks as needed

Hours: At least 30, up to 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Some managerial experiences preferred.

Account Representative Position

We are now accepting applications and cover letters for this position.

Posted: March 21, 2019. Applicants will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Possible tasks may include:

  • Responsible for clients from start to finish, including wholesale/retail and private label accounts
  • Communicate by email and phone: introduction, negotiation, pricing, packaging, payable, deadlines, follow up
  • Manage private label pricing and quoting
  • Liaison between Client and The Mad Optimist departments
    • Coordinate with accounts receivable department
    • Coordinate with production department
    • Coordinate with purchasing department
  • Meticulously utilizing and updating The Mad Optimist ERP accounting and inventory management system in regards to non-automated orders and quotations
  • Research for private label customers: ingredients, formula, packaging
  • Presenting products/promos/ideas to clients
  • Manage company email inbox
  • Take incoming phone calls as needed
  • Other duties and tasks as needed

Hours: At least 30, up to 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Some managerial experiences preferred.