Welcome to the home of the Johnson Smith Company, one of the oldest catalog companies in the United States.
A household name in novelties, gifts and collectibles since 1914.

NOTE: If you are looking for the Things You Never Knew Existed® web site,
you can find it at http://www.ThingsYouNeverKnew.com.

P.O. Box 25500
Bradenton, FL 34206-5500
4514 19th St Ct E
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 747-5566
(941) 746-7962
Job Applicants:
(941) 748-5385

Job Opportunities

The Johnson Smith Company is a Mail Order Catalog and e-Commerce Distributor of Fun, Excitement, Collectibles and Gifts to be remembered by. We have been in business since 1914 and are located in Bradenton, Florida.

Johnson Smith has over 100 associates in Bradenton, FL. We are a family, friendly, casual work environment. We appreciate our associates and ensure associates' needs are met through competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. Below you'll find a list of positions we are actively recruiting for.

There are currently no open positions available.

Catalog Production Artist

In business since 1914, we are a multi-title catalog of novelties/gifts/collectibles/health products currently seeking a Catalog Production Artist with a minimum of 5 yrs. experience composing catalog pages. Proficient skills with Adobe Creative Suite In-Design & PhotoShop, digital photography, and PDF proofing experience are required. Ideal candidate is deadline driven, with strong organizational skills and high attention to detail. Candidate must be able to handle fast-paced workflow and be able to take direction from multiple people, and willing to change focus with short notice.

Responsibilities include fitting multiple items onto catalog pages in a PC environment, digital photography, type corrections, PDF prep and digital proofing. Additional evening hours and some Saturdays may be required to meet deadlines. Local candidates only - position located in BRADENTON, FL.

If interested, please email your resumé and portfolio to JOBS@JSLS.com.

EOE/Drug Free Workplace/Tobacco Free Campus

Junior Software Developer

Leading 101 year old multi-channel retailer of consumer novelties, gifts, and collectibles looking for a junior software developer to help implement and to support the core Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 ERP system.

The Dynamics AX Developer will be a key member of the ERP Implementation Team. This individual will be responsible for the custom development arm of the Dynamics AX based solution. As we are at the beginning of the implementation phase, they will be in on the ground floor, providing crucial feedback to the team around individual tasks and associated timelines. The ability to work in a collaborative, team oriented environment is critical, as is the ability to work directly with the end users.

[~70%] Development

  • Develop and implement AX based solutions (reports, lists, forms, data manipulation, etc.) that optimize benefit and asset lifetime cost in accordance with accepted practices.
  • Take initiative in estimating, developing, testing and delivery of the desired software architecture.
  • Establish test plans and develop customer-specific customizations in Dynamics AX.
  • Oversee the technical set-up and execution of Dynamics AX project work and deliverables.

[~30%] Analysis, Design, and Support

  • Demonstrate the ability to work systematically and logically to analyze situations, resolve problems, identify causes and anticipate implications.
  • Daily monitoring and maintenance related to Dynamics AX, including SQL database, security, integrations, and overall operations.
  • Maintain regular contact with users to anticipate, identify and respond to their needs and expectations.
  • Provide accurate time and cost estimates to project management and functional staff.

Key Success Criteria:

  • Ability to successfully manage and execute AX development tasks from inception to delivery, on time and within budget.
  • Work well in a team oriented environment and communicate effectively with technical professionals, vendors, and end users.
  • Solve business process and technical problems with well-designed solutions.
  • Ability to grow with the company and assume more responsibilities in subsequent implementation phases.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • 2+ years of a combination of C++ and SQL coursework or experience
  • Working knowledge of programming methodologies, structures, and concepts
  • Self-starter with a willingness to learn in a fast-paced business environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, a related field, or equivalent experience

If you are interested in joining the Johnson Smith Company, please send your resume and salary requirements to one of the following:



Postal Mail:

Johnson Smith Company
Attn.: People Department
4514 19th Street Court East
Bradenton, FL 34203


(941) 748-5385
Attn.: People Department