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Custodian Wednesday, March 28, 2018

%%Custodian%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 68 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your custodial skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual.

About the Job

As the custodian, you will perform routine cleaning and maintenance of our facility and grounds, ensuring that it’s a clean and safe environment for our employees.  

Job functions:

·    Ensure the building is clean and presentable at all times.

·    Thoroughly clean and sanitize restrooms, including restocking supplies.

·    Clean and maintain break areas.

·    Clean floors by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming or waxing.

·    Pick up and sweep paper and other debris on grounds and walkway.

·    Empty trash cans and replace receptacle liners as needed.

·    Follow daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly cleaning schedule.

·    Maintain service log.

·    Perform light repair and maintenance work such as plumbing, painting, hanging signs and/or fixture replacement.

·    Ensure facility storage areas remain clean and orderly.

·    Respond to facility Help Desk requests forwarded by the Facilities Coordinator.

·    Other duties as assigned.

Skills needed:

·      Organized with a strong attention to detail.

·      Punctuality and dependability.

·      Work quickly with thoroughness and efficiency.

·      Ability to understand and carry out routine oral and written instructions.

·      Make routine decisions independently.

·      Sustain long periods of light to moderately heavy physical activity.

·      Mechanically inclined.

·      Able to interact positively across departments and work groups.

·      Interest in continued learning and personal development.

Required Education and Experience

·      Experience with detailed floor maintenance including stripping, waxing and buffing.

·      Two years of custodian experience.

·      High School diploma or GED.

Physical demands:

The employee in this role is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to use arms and hands to reach; and to speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects weighing between 10 and 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other duties:

This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee in this role. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.


Fulfilment Clerk Wednesday, March 28, 2018

%%Fulfilment Clerk%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 68 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your fulfillment skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual.

About the Job

As a Warehouse Clerk, you will use your skills, energy, and positive attitude to deliver exceptional service to our customers. You will be responsible for providing customer service for our internal and external customers, assisting with orders, account questions, billing, order entry, shipment tracking and order cancellations.  

The ideal candidate will have experience with Shipping & Receiving, Assembly, Inventory Controls and Purchase Orders.

Job functions:

  • Pack and seal product into a variety of different sized shipping boxes
  • Move materials and items from receiving to assigned areas
  • Mark materials appropriately with identifying information
  • Ensure that the Fulfillment department is accessible and safe for employees and visitors
  • Sweep, dust, and organize warehouse and work area
  • Use sit-down and stand-up forklifts
  • Use computer system to record quantities of materials or items received or distributed
  • Assist with shipping and receiving, unloading trucks, checking in merchandise, and matching purchase orders to sales orders
  • Prepare parcels for mailing
  • Able to lift 60 lb. boxes

Skills needed:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities
  • Highly organized, demonstrating attention to details.
  • Aptitude for mathematics
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Ability to work quickly with thoroughness and efficiency

 Education and Experience:

·      3 - 5 years of Shipping or Receiving experience, preferred.

·      High School diploma or equivalent, required.

Work environment:

This is a warehouse position with some outdoor exposure during the workday. The Warehouse Clerk uses office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets, and warehouse equipment such as hand trucks, box cutters, tape dispensers, scissor lifts, and forklifts.

Physical demands:

The employee in this role is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to use arms and hands to reach; and to speak or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects weighing between 10 and 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other duties:

This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee in this role. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company to a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.


Research Assistant – FULL TIME Tuesday, January 30, 2018

%%Research Assistant%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

Research Assistant

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 70 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your marketing skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual.

About the Job

Our small team of RAs works closely with a Research Manager and six Project Directors (PhD-level psychologists) who conduct large research projects to support publication of clinical assessments. The majority of our assessments are used by clinicians in the fields of school psychology, occupational therapy, and speech pathology. The RA’s daily duties include data entry, manuscript preparation, data collection management, and some basic data analysis. Strong candidates will have excellent skills in computer applications (for example, Microsoft Word and Excel, and IBM SPSS Statistics), written and verbal communication, and time management, as well as superior interpersonal and attention to detail skills.

Past research experience is strongly desired. It is well suited to recent psychology or liberal arts/science graduates seeking research experience in a business setting. Past RAs have gone on to graduate school in fields ranging from psychology to law.

A Cover Letter and Resume are required for consideration.

 

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time hourly position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

Marketing Assistant Friday, January 12, 2018

%%Marketing Assistant%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%


About  WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been thriving for 70 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your marketing skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program, and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking

to build such a relationship with the right individual.

About the position…

As Marketing Assistant you will provide support to the marketing team in activities that increase customer traffic and drive revenue.  You will pride yourself in being highly organized, thorough and detail oriented, bring strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, specifically Excel required), the ability to multitask, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  For this position, you must have the flexibility to handle a dynamic workflow and be comfortable with ambiguity.

Responsibilities Include:

·       Undertaking daily administrative tasks to ensure functionality and coordination of the Marketing Department

·       Assisting all members of the marketing team in development of materials, tracking of data, and the overall organization of the department

·       Updating spreadsheets, databases with financial and non-financial information

·       Updating and compiling CRM database by inputting leads and pulling reports

·       Maintaining marketing library by organizing, checking, and replenishing inventory for the Marketing and

o   Sales Departments

·       Preparing mailers, brochures, and collateral for printing and shipping

·       Collaborating with our Sales Department, Customer Service, WPS Shipping Department, and Research

o   & Development Department

·       Organizing and supporting WPS’s presence at twelve national annual conferences each year as a way to increase visibility of our brand and products among target markets.  Supporting conference initiatives and meeting event deadlines by:

o  Assisting with organization, packing, shipping, and maintenance of conference packing lists

o  Owning registration, staffing, scheduling, accommodations, and vendor requirements

o  Organizing pre- and post-conference material and summaries

o  Possible onsite set-up, tear-down, and other hands-on logistics

Preferred Qualifications:

·       3 – 5 years’ proven experience as a Marketing Assistant

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or relevant field

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills

·       Professional presence

·       Ablility to take direction and follow specific instructions to completion

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by

helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.



Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of- the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working— WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.


Buyer/Planner Friday, September 22, 2017

%%Buyer/Planner%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 68 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your forecasting skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual.

About the Job

 

As a Buyer/Planner, you will use your reasoning skills to analyze market indicators such as distributor sales, customer orders, and product life cycle stages to predict future demand for order fulfillment based on business objectives and customer segmentation.

Job functions:

 

·    Create demand forecast by collecting and analyzing historical sales, market trends, seasonality, marketing promotions and product life cycle stage.

·    Work with sales team to support product needs for quotes and/or sales orders above predetermined dollar threshold.

·    Consult with management on demand planning and forecasting assumptions, analysis, and decisions.

·    Establish, utilize and continually improve statistical models and software tools to create forecasts.

·    Develop and measure KPIs in order to track and evaluate forecast accuracy and to work towards continuous improvement.

·    Lead bi-monthly forecast meetings with sales, marketing and operation teams as a means to facilitate consensus and integrate market intelligence and sales forecasts into demand forecast.

·    Prepare and submit purchase orders to suppliers, managing delivery timelines, confirmations, order status, order changes, delays and/or cancellations.

·    Contact suppliers in order to expedite deliveries, resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems related to the purchase order. Prepare, maintain and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.

·    Check shipments or partner with Art department to ensure that product quality is satisfactory. Partner with the Procurement manager to determine if a corrective action plan is needed.

·    Work within the annual budget to purchase goods and services.

·    Maintain and manage new and existing product information in Microsoft Dynamics A/X and CRM.

·    Develop and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders.

Skills needed:

·      Strong knowledge of demand planning process and forecasting tools.

·      Strong Excel skills with an aptitude for numbers.

·      Organized with attention to detail and accuracy.

·      Projects a positive attitude even during stressful situations.

·      Strong interpersonal skills – able to work collaboratively across departments.

·      Excellent communication, critical thinking and relationship building skills.

·      Self-starter capable of staying motivated while working independently.

·      Exercises independent judgement and understands the financial impact of the business decisions.

·      Interest in continued learning and personal development.

Required Education and Experience

·      Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.

·      Two years of similar or related experience.

·      Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or Accounting.

Other duties:

This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee in this role. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

 

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Customer Service Representative Wednesday, September 06, 2017

%%Customer Service Representative%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS


WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 68 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your customer service skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual.

About the Job

As a Customer Service Representative, you will use your skills, energy, and positive attitude to deliver exceptional service to our customers. You will be responsible for providing customer service for our internal and external customers, assisting with orders, account questions, billing, order entry, shipment tracking and order cancellations.  

Job functions:

·      Receives, processes and verifies the accuracy of orders from customers utilizing the CRM/mainframe systems

·      Provides timely and accurate information to incoming customer order status and product knowledge requests

·      Processes customer orders/changes/returns according to established department policies and procedures

·      Provides timely feedback to the company regarding service failures or customer concerns and emails

·      Provides A+ Customer Service to all WPS customer service calls

Skills needed:

·      Excellent phone skills. Speaks clearly, slowly and is a good listener

·      Highly organized with a strong attention to detail

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities

·      Ability to work quickly with thoroughness and efficiency

·      Ability to multi task and prioritize effectively

·      Ability to adapt and respond to the unique needs of different customers

·      Bilingual a plus

Required Education and Experience

·       3 - 5+ years of Customer Service phone experience

·      Skilled in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Outlook

·      Bachelor’s degree preferred

Other duties:

This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee in this role. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known worldwide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.


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