There is no such thing as a typical workday here at Accessory Power. Every day presents new challenges and every day we learn how to tackle them head on. Besides checking email and getting one (or several cups of coffee) , we spend most of our day researching, communicating, collaborating, dreaming and motivating each other to bring in the best products we can, so our customers are always satisfied.
Because we are growing so much year after year, we are also constantly bringing in new talent. Starting a new job can be difficult, getting to know to culture, learning how differently people communicate, not to mention the actual tasks of the job. We get it, so we have created what we call our Big Brother / Sister Program. As a new employee you will be paired with a senior employee whose main job is to get you acclimated to everything. They serve as a role model, a mentor, a resource but most importantly a friend. By the end of the program, every new employee should feel comfortable and confident in themselves.
Yes, it’s hard work at AP, but does that mean we don’t have fun? Absolutely not! It’s not unusual to walk through the office and hear chatting and laughter because we pride ourselves with being able to have a little fun while we work. Respectful and polite fun and humor keeps us going through the long projects and days. There are no dress pants either! We all like to be comfortable so jeans are OK and sometimes we even have themed Fridays, like animal shirt day.
Every employee plays an important role in the company so we understand that stress happens sometimes. To ease that stress we provide several activities sometimes one a week, or once a month or a couple times a year. Some of these fun activities include yoga classes, massages, lunches, seasonal events and more! Our company outings have also included a harbor cruise, a Dodger game, bowling at Universal City walk and so much more!
Life at Accessory Power can be described in 3 words. Fun, Challenging, Rewarding.
We believe giving back to the community is important so we have partnered with organizations like Pandas International, Ride 2 Recovery and Operation Gratitude to help them with their causes.
As a part of our new wellness program we offer weekly yoga classes for all of our employees to enjoy. We encourage a healthy lifestyle and to always have a balance between work and personal life.
From Halloween costume contests to happy hours to a bowling at Universal City walk and even a harbor cruise, our company events are never boring. Although we work hard we know how to have fun.
Whether we are building cool new products, designing awesome artwork, expanding our business or simply just getting our daily tasks done, here at AP we always believe that “We are family.” We understand our individual roles and collaborate to achieve success together. Learn more about each department below and find the best fit for you.
The Information Technology department is more accurately an Applications and Services department. We are responsible for developing internal software as well as developing and maintaining the company's websites. We employ a wide range of software solutions, but primarily use C# and PHP to develop the magic that powers Accessory Power.
The Art department is all responsible for all things visual for Accessory Power. As a part of this team you are the creative voice for the company. This department is responsible for all of the art that gives AP a personality. From packaging, to newsletters, websites, trade shows booths, campaigns, ads on e-commerce and more, the projects and opportunities to be creative are endless! To be successful you should have experience in the Adobe suite, have an understanding of packaging design, a good eye for design, a highly creative mind, ability to take on multiple projects and of course the ability to makes visual dreams a reality.
The main goal of the sales department is simple. Grow the business by selling our products. Each role, from manager to associate is responsible for getting new accounts and maintaining existing accounts. They work hand in hand with Marketing to understand the product or brand strategy and logistics for pricing and inventory. Being a people person and having the ability to be persuasive is a great skill to have in a department. Someone who is in sales should be personable, quick to think, dedicated to the customer satisfaction and is self motivated There will always be a lot of no’s but it’s the sales department job to work “over, under, around and through”, to break down barriers and grow the business exponentially.
Our products are our lifeblood and product development is the team that drives development from conception to launch. The main goal is to bring in a product that solves a customer’s problem and is made with the highest of quality. Motivation to innovate is key in this department as its imperative to bring in products that keep Accessory Power one step ahead of the curve. As a member of this team, skills like attention to detail, organization, and ability to understand all technical aspects of the product will make you success in this role.
Making a commitment to customer satisfaction is an important part of every business. As a customer solutions representative you are responsible for handling customer complaints, processing orders, and providing information about our products and services. To succeed in this department you need to love interacting with people, have patience, exude positivity, have the ability to speak clearly, and have the ability to solve problems quickly. If you are a people person, this department best suits you.
If you enjoy coordinating and overseeing processes from start to finish, then Logistics is for you. The main responsibility and goal for Logistics is to coordinate the storage, transportation and delivery of or products. In this role, you will constantly be communicating with every department to answer a variety of questions. Inventory issue? Logistics. A big order needs to get filled? Logistics. It is important to be good with numbers, excellent in excel, have the ability to work well and communicate with others and of course multi task. Logistics is simply the wizard behind the curtain.
This highly creative team is the voice of our products. The main goal is connecting the costumer to our products by telling a story and solving a problem. The largest department, Marketing is made up of people of all different skill sets that play a very important role in the product life cycle. From Content marketing, to marketing administration, to business development, in order to succeed here, you’ll need to be able to combine creativity with attention to detail to manage and finish multiple projects on time.
The main focus of the HR department is the employees. Whether that be recruitment of new employees, safety of the current employees, employee relations, compensation, benefits, compliance and training and development. This department makes sure everything involving the employees is taken care of. To thrive in the HR department you must be able to multi task, be good with numbers and of course have great people skills.
Working hand in hand with the Logistics department the Warehouse staff is responsible to receiving, organizing and sending out products. Once an order is placed from any marketplace we sell on, the warehouse is there to make sure the customer not only gets the right product but gets it on time. It's imperative for someone in this role to be organized, have the ability to lift heavy objects and stand for most of the day. There is much camaraderie in this role, so if you are a people person who enjoys team work and deadlines, the warehouse is the best fit.
The heart of the business. Responsible for successfully running the business, the ultimate responsibility of the Operations department is profit, loss, and seeking maximum return on investment. Operations oversees all other departments to make sure everything and everyone is working towards the main goal, as we as being responsible for the development of the employees and customers. In this role understanding the business model and history of the company is key.
Our success as an organization has little to do with luck and good fortune, and rather everything to do with hard work, dedication, passion, creativity, forward thinking, teamwork and the keen insight to identify individuals who have the ability to promote and exercise these same values day in and day out. We have a simple saying at Accessory Power: “Over, under, around, and through, because we care!”
If you believe you have what it takes to join our team and do amazing things, please check out some of our available Employment Opportunities below. We look forward to meeting you!