Established in 1981, delivering customized third party distribution services to luxury brands in multiple industries, Ferguson Associates provides invisible, high quality, physical operations and order administration to facilitate time for clientele to develop, market, sell and grow their brands.
Ferguson Associates is an invisible 3rd party pick/pack warehousing facility and container freight station that functions within the framework of your accounting system, eliminating the need to transfer data between systems. Your customers receive documentation/communication from YOUR distribution center.
Ferguson Associates was founded in 1981 by Robert Ferguson who previously served as Vice President of Operations for both Chanel Perfumes and Ralph Lauren Fragrance Groups.
We are a family run business. Warehouse Operations are managed by son, Ron Ferguson, who joined the business upon college graduation. Administration is managed by wife, Maria Ferguson, who previously worked 25+ years with a Fortune 500 company and 3+ years with a small privately owned distribution business.
All Fergusons maintain HazMat Certification to handle the fragrance industry commodity safely and legally.
Our distribution center boasts state-of-the-art security with video surveillance, direct wired to police/fire and is housed in a climate controlled 32,000 square feet.
A requirement of many US dept stores and some boutiques, FA processes into established EDI interface systems, once a 3rd party EDI service is in place.
Internal invoice processing is input directly into your business system whenever possible.
Ferguson Associates has an unprecedented follow up and follow through process, second to none. We remain vigilant until each process/project is complete, reminding all involved of any loose ends!
Charge-backs are the bane of Dept Store Vendors. FA practices charge-back avoidance and can provide guidance in recovery of many invalid (yet costly) charge-backs.
State of the art scanning technology is used to pick & pack orders and receive products
Assistance in the form of consulting, referrals and guidance is provided by Ferguson Associates through a collective 50+ years of business experience. Help such as facilitation of C-TPat certification, establishing a business system that is right for you, reporting guidance, E commerce setup, Product Filling and Packaging solutions, International product movement and much more.
A CFS is a facility where shared containerized international shipments are taken directly from the port/airport to be cleared of all applicable duties/taxes then released for distribution. Our close proximity to Port Elizabeth and all 3 New York area airports, makes it ideal. To expedite shared container shipments, simply have your broker/forward consign the freight to clear customs through Ferguson Associates, then skip the wait and freight charges associated with shared shipments.
Our clients are excellent at marketing and selling products, but don't absorb overhead (space/staff/equipment) associated with order fulfillment, nor do they need to stay abreast of ever changing requirements for handling/shipping hazardous materials associated with the fragrance industry.
Less than an hour from Manhattan by train or car, Edison is home to one of the largest UPS facilities in the tri-state area and many retail carriers.
Ground UPS service delivers from Boston to Washington DC next business day.
Must be computer savvy with multiple programs (include programs and level of knowledge in response).
Must be very comfortable with MS Excel.
Knowledge of EDI, Sage, MsAccess, Quickbooks and/or Mas90 is a plus.
Must be extremely detailed oriented and accurate
Must be able to type a minimum of 45 wpm (test may be given at interview).
Must be able to communicate via email and by phone effectively in English
Must be able to multitask and work as a Team Player
Must be seeking long term employment (no job jumpers)
Must supply previous work references
Prefer local candidates (within 10 miles of Edison, NJ)
Must be capable of passing drug testing and software knowledge testing suitable for position
QuickBooks Enterprise and/or Sage order entry, picking slip, packing slip and invoice generation
Import EDI orders into Accounting Software
Follow up on order status via daily use and review of open order/unapproved reporting
Answering email correspondence
Following routing guide instructions (as applicable).
Preparation of shipment Manifest/BOL/Master Bill as required by individual customer needs
Carrier communication (pickups), including FedEx and common carriers
Maintain Business Files as appropriate
Month end reporting/balancing and sending to clients (must be available to work late on last business day of each month)
Professionally answer phones, handle calls and take messages
Assist in the daily maintenance necessary to keep office areas clean and professional looking including special and routine tasks.
Communicate clearly in both written and verbal English
Have basic math skills
Stand during the work day
Lift 40 lbs regularly
Work in a fast-paced environment within a group or individually
Manage time effectively
Must be 18+ and have High School diploma or equivalent and reliable transportation.
Primarily responsible for order picking, checking, scanning, packing orders
Receiving, inspecting and stocking new product receipts
General inventory control
General warehouse maintenance such as cutting/assembly of boxes, sweeping floors, clearing debris.
Pay period is every week
Health benefits. We pay half of the employee rate. Employee pays half. BCBSNJ
Simple IRA. Company matches up to 3% of amount saved
Two weeks vacation after first calendar year
1. New Years Day
2. Good Friday (or floating holiday or your choice)
3. Memorial Day
4. July 4th
5. Labor Day
7. Day after Thanksgiving
8. Christmas Eve
9. Christmas Day
10. New Years Eve