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IMPORTANT: WE DO NOT LIST CURRENT SEARCHES ONLINE!

ART is an executive search firm that takes great pride in that our professionally trained headhunters are able to find outstanding candidates without ever using online advertising. Our level of training and market knowledge is a major distinction between ART recruiters and so many of our competitors.

This is a list of a few of our past searches. It is intended to show some typical types of searches that we are called to fill, but if a job in your discipline, industry or location is not listed, that absence of course does not necessarily mean that our clients may not now or soon have a suitable position for your experiences. Nor does it mean that we are not equipped to recruit in a market, industry, or discipline for which there might be no jobs posted below.

  


 
  Executive Upper Management & General Management



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: President - Retail

LOCATION: US location TBD

COMPANY: $2 billion+ American Retail Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Retail industry experienced President, to lead an important, high growth division. Must have strong charisma, rooted in a well documented track record of success in the retail sector.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of $1 billion+ iconic American retailer, a Division President. This unit makes maximum use of its 3 channels --stores, catalogue business and e-commerce -- and the Division President should be prepared to provide energy and visionary leadership to these aspects of sales and marketing. The position requires a strong retail industry experience, which could include a variety of management profiles.

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Operating Officer (COO) Alternative Energy

LOCATION: US - Pacific Northwest

COMPANY:  European Windpower Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A knowledge of electrical grid and power purchase agreements is crucial

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European alternative energy firm, a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The C00's principal role will be to spearhead firm's growth in the Pacifc Northwest.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: North America CEO - Enterprise Software

LOCATION: USA

COMPANY:  Fast growing European enterprise software firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Sales oriented CEO. Pragmatic CEO. Hands on VP Sales type. Ideally started with large companies and also had successfully managed smaller companies. CEO, President, General Manager or VP Sales with experience selling software in the enterprise content management sector , electronic discovery sector, etc. a strong plus.

On behalf of a major European enterprise software firm, recruiter seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for firm's US and Canada business unit, The company is experiencing a 66% growth rate, and will need a CEO who can manage growth, as well as knowing how to execute sales of software. The North American unit consists of 15-20, and is expected to grow to 50+ in one year's time. The North American CEO should have an entrepreneurial mindset, and should have been a top sales performer. Since the North American unit is the key unit of the firm's growth, the North American CEO should also become a Board member.

 



 
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager - Software
LOCATION: US - Pacific Northwest
COMPANY: Software Startup

An early stage privately held billing software company seeks a General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for the overall operation, management and direction of the software business unit. This position of General Manager likely fits best a person who seeks a responsible and stable position in a smaller, well established company environment. Candidates who might be knowledgeable of the companies in the cable TV (MSO) or rural telephone company markets might be of great interest. The recruiter is targeting candidates in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Oregon or Washington might find this beautiful small city location of special interest.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President - Semiconductor Capital Equipment

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY: Major US Semiconductor Capital Equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: General Manager with technical and marketing background. Min 10 years' experience in the Semiconductor capital equipment field

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading US semiconductor capital equipment maker, a Vice President/ Business Unit Manager, who, reporting to a Senior Vice President, would be responsible for:

•   Product marketing

•   Product development

•   Technical and after-sales support

•   Engineering, including development, design, and systems engineering

•   New business development

•   In addition, the VP/ Business Unit Manager will have responsibility for Operations to ensure the effective delivery of products to customers, management of inventory, and cost reduction initiatives.  

 


 

Sales, Marketing and Business Development


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales - Automotive Components

LOCATION: US - flexible

COMPANY:  Privately held automotive component manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very experienced automotive component sales manager with extensive experience maintaining and, most importantly, bringing in, new business with Japanese automakers. Candidates must have native Japanese or very fluent spoken and written Japanese language skills. Good English skills required.

Recruiter seeks, a Japanese fluent Vice President of Sales with well established contacts in the Japanese automotive sector in North America and a provable record of success in selling to Japanese automakers. The firm is a privately held company serving the automotive interiors field. The company employs 4,000 in several locations in North America. Current revenue is in the $100 million range, and expectations are for this to substantially rise in the next few years.

This position is not for an "account manager" type of sales person. The firm has well developed business relationships with major automakers, and from that basis, the expectation is for the VP Sales to expand that business to other leading Japanese automakers. Therefore, the VP Sales must be dynamic, aggressive, strategic, with an energetic "prospector-closer" mindset.

It is important also to note that while there is a team reporting to this person, the VP Sales in this company is considered the top sales person, not a bureaucrat who, as VP Sales, expects other people under him or her to generate sales. The expectation by this company is for the VP Sales to be the chief generator of sales personally. Therefore, this role might be ideal for a very strong senior sales manager who works best as a sole contributor, rather than as a sales chief who delegates others.

This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).





EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Railway Components

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY: Major railway components firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Well accomplished Vice President of Sales and Marketing from the transportation sector
---Senior level experience in Commercial and Sales activities
---10 to 15 years’ experience in a Sales and Commercial role.
---Extensive knowledge of the North American Rail Industry more specifically in Transit Rail

Recruiter seeks a Vice President of Sales and Marketing on behalf of a leading company making products for the rail transportation sector. Reports to President.
---To manage, empower and motivate all Commercial and Sales activities for the North America product lines
---To develop a strategy and be responsible for identifying and merging market opportunities, growing market share, and key customer relationships in all business sectors.
---To provide management and direction for the Commercial department to include both customer service and pricing
---To ensure that business objectives and stakeholder interests are fully reflected in the management of the commercial and sales activities





EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Sales - Semiconductor Capital Equipment

LOCATION: USA or East Asia (Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, China, Japan)

COMPANY: Major semiconductor capital equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong leadership development skills. Roll-up-the-sleeves, strategic thinker and mentor to staff. This VP, Sales position is best for a longer-term visionary strategic thinker, providing direction to the sales managers. Not suitable for an inveterate "prospector" type who works best in roles where s/he is personally involved in every single aspect of the sale. Marketing orientations might be more suitable than a pure sales focus. Process Equipment or Metrology equipment to the compound semiconductor (II-VI and III-V)market a strong plus.  Must have solid experience in the fast-growing Asian market. Knowledge of Mandarin, Korean or Japanese a plus, but if not, intimate experience of Asian semiconductor markets is necessary.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a world leading US firm in the semiconductor capital equipment field, a VP Sales. The Vice President of Sales is responsible for directing the global sales of semiconductor equipment products in the MOCVD and MBE markets.  The successful candidate will develop and execute a multi-faceted sales strategy to grow the business and build the highest levels of customer satisfaction.  The VP Sales works in parallel with the leadership team to assess and develop effective sales processes, go-to-market strategies, business development initiatives and service delivery.  This executive also spearheads major customer opportunities.  The VP Sales reports to the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales.  Reports for this position include: Sales Managers in the USA, Greater China, Japan, and Europe. Key Attributes/ Requirements

The ideal candidate is an accomplished sales leader and team-builder with a history of managing sales & service in a highly competitive environment.

---15+ years (5+ at a senior level) direct management of global sales & service functions; Experience in global high-tech capital equipment sales a must

---Proven competency in MOCVD and MBE technology as applied in multiple markets and applications

---Ability to execute at the "C level"  (CEO, CTO, COO)

---Employ different sales strategies such as:  high volume, relationship-based, and multi-million dollar transaction-based selling

---50% + travel, including international

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales & Business Development - Telematics

LOCATION:  US - home office anywhere in US

COMPANY: US division of European telematics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Sales and Marketing with strong experience selling telematics to Tier 1 and 2 US auto insurance carriers and commercial fleet customers

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European telematics supplier to the auto insurance industry, a VP Sales & Business Development. The VP Sales & Business Development will plan, direct and supervise the sales for the company across all product lines and customer categories for personal carriers and implement sales processes and procedures to ensure that the company achieves its revenue and unit forecast for personal lines carriers

Primary Accountability:
Meeting revenue and units-in-service forecast for personal line carriers
Propose, negotiate and close contracts for sale of all products and services to prospective clients across all customer segments of personal lines insurance in order to achieve the budgeted revenue and units-in-service forecast
1. Achieving personal lines revenue forecast
2. Achieving personal lines units-in-service forecast
3. Manage the sales prospect pipeline and develop proposals in response to RFPs
4. Develop and implement a sales process and plan

Responsibilities:
1. Develop a sales strategy to win key production accounts (who are the key targets and why, what is the specific client conversion strategy to win each account (what would it take), priority list by conversion probability)
2. Must develop and manage on an on-going basis an effective qualifying methodology which filters out enquiries or prospects
3. Develop, implement and manage the sales process at an organisation wide level for client prospecting, sales follow through and close, across all product lines and customer segments for personal line carriers
4. Establish a procedure for tracking sales progress on a client by client basis for personal line carriers and update the prospect pipeline
5. Assign sales targets with measurable progress milestone for each member of the sales team
6. Decide the allocation and prioritisation of time and effort by the sales team on a client by client basis
7. Jointly organise key account meetings with account management and product management to share and publicise the product road map with clients
8. Provide market based inputs for sales prospects with revenue and units-in-service potential for each product line on per client basis (where applicable) and conversion estimates for targeted personal line carriers




EXECUTIVE SEARCH: North America Sales Director - Aircraft Interiors

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY:  Major European cabin interiors manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced aircraft cabin interiors sales director with strong customer contacts with major US and Canadian airlines. Fluent English. French skills a plus.

Recruiter seeks a North America Sales Director on behalf of a leading European aircraft cabin interiors firm. The North American Regional Sales Director is responsible for coordinating the internal and external activities at the facility necessary for the sale of approved cabin interior product lines, growth of market share, customer base and profitability, in accordance with approved profit margins, at the assigned airline accounts.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Responsible for representing firm in a professional manner via: sales calls, product and company presentations, trade shows, conference calls and meetings
Coordinate with V.P. Sales & Marketing on group and individual “Cockpit Goals” to be agreed upon for the upcoming fiscal year
Understands market conditions to determine assigned customer cabin interior needs for both OEM and retrofit programs, product attributes and features, competition, other potential programs in coordination with V.P. Sales & Marketing and Manager-Customer Relations
Coordinate with V.P. Sales & Marketing and Manager-Customer Relations to provide a “Situation Analysis” of each assigned customer for the development of a unique sales strategy to position firm as the company and product of choice for future offers at each specific airline:
All strategic activity at the customer will require close coordination with the Manager-Customer Relations for a unified approach internally and with customer
With the Manager-Customer Relations, create a team approach to insure customer satisfaction and meeting firm's goals and objectives
With the Manager-Customer Relations, become the customer advocate internally for recommendations to solve problems and resolve conflicts with customer
Coordinates internally and with Corporate HQ to prepare RFP responses in accordance with defined procedures for internal approvals and preparation of proposals
Sales Director to be responsible for strategic content of proposals, i.e., Executive Summary that highlights firm's attributes of proposal to insure meeting customer RFP requirements for firm proposals, budgetary quotes to be approved by V.P. Sales & Marketing on a case-by-case basis
Maintains an update and status of programs for the scheduled Offer Status and Sales Staff Meetings
Prospecting and networking to penetrate current or stagnant “non-company” customers
Understands new product development and knowledge of competition products and market trends to contribute to sales requirements in the marketplace for all classes of cabin interiors
Must have technical aptitude and understanding of product line specifications, industry regulations, configuration drawings, certification process with a relative understanding of cabin interior materials and manufacturing to effectively communicate engineering issues
Provide customer support information to firm's Product Support organization on a timely basis
Maintain proper documentation and supporting negotiations of all pre-award activity to insure the accuracy and completeness of an awarded program; in the event a program is lost, all efforts must be made to obtain a debrief on “why lost”, or a summary report based on best intelligence to document reasons in consideration of next proposal
Work closely with model shop and firm to define sample interiors requirements for scheduled customer cabin interior shows and what is anticipated for the upcoming year
Coordinate with V.P. Sales & Marketing on a Travel and Entertainment budget; prepare expense reports in a timely manner
Must be able to consistently travel to customer both as planned and unforeseen events with minimum notice
Other responsibilities as required.

Core Competencies: 
Communications
Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally   
Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form   
Exhibits good listening and comprehension   
Keeps others adequately informed       
Selects and uses appropriate communication methods
   
Customer Service
Displays courtesy and sensitivity           
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
Meets commitments           
Responds promptly to customer needs       
Solicits customer feedback to improve service   
   
Dependability
Responds to requests for service and assistance   
Follows instructions, responds to management direction
Takes responsibility for own actions       
Commits to doing the best job possible       
Keeps commitments               
Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines
       
Job Knowledge
Competent in required job skills and knowledge   
Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills   
Keeps abreast of current developments       
Requires minimal supervision           
Displays understanding of how job relates to others   
Uses resources effectively               
Planning and Organization
Prioritizes and plans work activities           
Uses time efficiently                   
Plans for additional resources           
Integrates changes smoothly               
Sets goals and objectives           
Works in an organized manner
               
Quality
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness   
Displays commitment to excellence       
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality   
Applies feedback to improve performance   
Monitors own work to ensure quality           

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:
This position requires a Business or Engineering degree or a combined equivalent
This position requires at least 5 years of sales experience or equivalent aerospace industry background
Ability to work with multiple different cultures in a professional and persuasive manner
Demonstrate strong team and leadership skill sets.
Ability to speak effectively before customers or employees of firm.
Excellent presentation skills are required.
Excellent verbal and communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to conceptualize new ideas, strategies, etc.
The candidate must be results oriented; a self-starter and fast learner with proper training, both formal and on-the-job
Work within the company organization recognizing reporting authority and responsibilities
Will be required to integrate information from various sources and provide recommendations

Language Ability:
Ability to read interpret, analyze documents such as regulations, manuals, policies, procedures, databases and presentations.  Ability to write reports and correspondence at a high level.  Ability to speak effectively with employees at all levels in the organization.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)





EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Sales Director - Aerospace materials

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY:  Major aerospace products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very well organized aircraft materials sales director with solid track record in the aircraft industry. A strong ability to manage regional sales managers.

Recruiter seeks a Sales Director on behalf of a well established US firm in the aircraft materials field. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the Sales Director will supervise 4-5 sales managers in the US. Additional coverage of the Asia-Pacific region might also be involved.

Responsibilities
•    Plan and take appropriate actions to meet or exceed assigned targets for the assigned region, or as directed.
•    Provide relevant information to develop timely, updated forecasts for the assigned region.
•    Create key account, market segment and region-wide plans, tactics and strategies to support corporate goals and targets.
•    Handle all aspects of quotations, proposals, contract preparation and successful negotiations.  Provide program management support for strategic activities, as necessary.
•    Gather customer requirements and competitive information to make preliminary judgments on the possible fit for new business opportunities.
•    Utilize sales tools including Salesforce to capture, analyze and report on regional markets events, customer changes and competitive intelligence.
•    Ensure company is qualified to all regionally-based OEM, sub-tier and aftermarket specifications for all existing products and support qualification of new product offerings.
•    Ensure customer base is properly informed and kept current on product developments.
•    Lead successful resolution for customer concerns within the assigned region.
•    Document and maintain accurate list of contacts, meeting notes, programs, projects and product usage information for all customers within the assigned region.
•    Provide other support to the corporation and subsidiaries, as required.


QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Must have prior experience managing aerospace customers within region. Customers include Aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and all levels of sub-tier interior / structures / engine supplier companies and other industry entities.
•    Self-motivated, quick learner, comfortable working independently with minimal supervision.
•    Strong aerospace industry knowledge with a strong knowledge of, and established relationships with the aerospace customers in the region. The ideal candidate will have experience working directly with an aircraft OEM and/or major tier one supplier.
•    Experience with cost and pricing models, technical sales approach, remotely based regional sales management and key account management.
•    Ability to work with technical products, preferably with aerospace composites.
•    Project and time management skills to manage multiple activities ranging from short term transactions to long lifecycle of engineered solutions.
•    Superior relationship management skills; able to influence through remote communications; fully developed communication and presentation skills.
•    Travel throughout the assigned region, to corporate sites and to trade shows.
•    Must have excellent computer skills including MS Office suite.
•    Candidates must currently reside within the assigned region, preferably near strategic customers.

EDUCATION:
•    Bachelor degree, engineering, technology or science preferred
•    Master’s degree or MBA preferred
•    7 years relevant aerospace sales experience, composites industry experience preferred



 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Manager, Licensing & New Business Development - Consumer Electronics

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY: Fast Growing consumer electronics and leisure products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced Marketing/ Business Development Manager with good understanding of consumer branding and licensing
- Overall, 5+ years of related experience in new business development and sales, brand development and/or brand licensing.
- Significant experience in New Business Development role with demonstrated track record of success in growing the business through definition of new growth opportunities, leading outreach to key strategic partners and acquisition of new customers.
- High Energy, optimistic and highly resilient. Setbacks don’t stop you.
- Confident communicator and comfortable sharing your perspective with others at all levels of organizations (internally and externally)
- Results orientation: You naturally focus on outcomes and impact to the business.
- Creative and Critical thinker with ability to be generate new ideas, use analytic skills to assess and priorities and take feedback from others to continuously build and improve.
- Willing and able to put in the time and energy required to build a startup. Naturally set the pace for yourself and know that it takes hard work (in addition to great ideas and people) to build new businesses.
- Great Team Player: You recognize that teamwork is essential to success and you are willing and able to roll-up sleeves to get the job done. You thrive on collaboration and bring out the best in others through your everyday actions.

Recruiter, on behalf of a fast growing consumer electronics firm, seeks a Manager, Licensing & new Business Development. Reporting to the VP Licensing & New Business Development, this Manager will:
1) Develop new business opportunities across consumer electronics
- Define opportunities for growth, leveraging industry and consumer insights and trends. Develop business case to frame and prioritize opportunities.
- Develop strategic roadmap for building the business including brand definition, portfolio strategy, product innovation, pricing strategy, brand activation and sales/ retail strategy.
- Identify licensees and other key partners to fuel growth plans; drive outreach, networking, pitching, selection and relationship building to develop a strong and effective licensee base.

2) Develop Licensees and Brands to drive growth.
- Manage relationships with Licensees, ensuring that there is a shared vision for the brand; alignment on strategy and clarity on plans to support.
- Regularly engage licensees to understand business performance, what’s working, what’s not working and opportunities to improve across the business including product innovation, retail footprint, retail marketing/promotion plans and product level activation)
- Ensure all aspects of the execution are aligned to brand vision including packaging, displays, collateral, media, promotions etc.



 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Marketing - Security Electronics

LOCATION: US - TBD

COMPANY:  Major Security Electronics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: VP Marketing with a strong background in the consumer electronics industry

Recruiter, on behalf of a growing consumer electronics firm, seeks a Vice President of Marketing. S/he will be responsible for management of the firm's business, including planning, implementing and executing online & print customer acquisition campaigns to generate business growth along with managing product acquisition and launch.

•   P&L responsibility, annual budgeting and marketing plans

•   Develop Marketing strategies that ensure customer base growth with profitable returns

•   Manage & improve existing search engine strategy (paid and organic)

•   Development of acquisition and retention programs for various customer types, product segments, etc.

•   Management of New Products, Online marketing programs and Print marketing programs. Utilize analytics to monitor site activity and drive strategic marketing decisions

•   Develop, plan, execute and analyze all direct marketing campaigns, including landing pages, sponsorship content, acquisition and retention emails, etc.

•   Drive sales while maintaining integrity of brand

•   Interface closely with IT, Purchasing, Engineering, Finance and senior management on regular basis

•   Develop and maintain customer loyalty programs.

•   Participate as a strategic partner in the development of the company’s long term plans

 

Experience and Requirements

•   Minimum 5 years experience managing online customer acquisition campaigns for a fast growing, entrepreneurial company that relies heavily upon E-Commerce for its Direct Response Marketing activity

•   Measurable experience in paid and organic search, affiliate programs, comparison shopping engines, email and other online programs

•   Demonstrated ability to deliver a quantity of valuable new customers within the framework of ROI goals, as a key part of a successful business enterprise

•   Ability to create the strategic direction of increasing E-Commerce activity from a variety of online channels to expand market share

•   Solid grasp of IT functionality within web structure, applications and inventory management

•   Understanding of how to utilize analytics to drive strategic marketing decisions

•   Proficient in retention initiatives, including email, site merchandising, customization, and other onboarding tools

•   Effective and influential spoken, written, electronic and presentation skills essential with employees, vendors and cross-functional teams at all levels

•   Proficient in online business management, ranging from IT platforming to order applications, order processing & fulfillment, forecasting and inventory management.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President of Sales (VP Sales) - Scientific Instrumentation

LOCATION: US

COMPANY:  European Instrumentation Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast-paced, individual contributor VP Sales, results-oriented sales manager with experiences selling optical/ electrooptical based measuring instrumentation to the research market - such as spectrophotometers, scintillometers, radiometers, or other complex instrumentation

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a very well established European instrumentation firm, a VP Sales, whose territory would cover the US, Canada and Mexico. The Vice President of Sales would be responsible for all sales and marketing activities. Customers are scientific institutes, OEM, industrial. 30% travel.

 

 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President of Sales - Pressure Sensitive Tape

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY:  European adhesive tape firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented adhesives or tape sales manager with experiences selling into the automotive, industrial or consumer sectors. Excellent communicator. Strong clients' relationship capabilities. Facilites in handling pressure. Results driven. Persuasive Motivator for his/her team and colleagues to ensure goals are achieved. Knowledge of MS Office. Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus. Being able to travel extensively on a national level.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a European tape manufacturer, a VP Sales. This person will be a highly accomplished and capable sales manager (title could be manager, director or VP, depending upon experience), but this person must be above all able to plan, build and manage the firm's expansion and development of the US masking tape market. The person needs to be a very hands-on person, as opposed to a person who supervises dozens who actually do the sales. This will therefore be, above all, a builder of a product's sales. Initially, s/he will supervise one person, but as needed, other people can be hired. The product currently is mostly sold through distributors but a retail channel is desired. The person needs to be creative and able to build a credible and cost-effective sales plan.

 

Under the supervision of the Executive Vice President, the main goal of your role is to drive & coordinate the full range of masking tape commercial activities in the USA. The commercial activities include all the different market segments in which the company is already present and the development of new markets.

--Analyse the sales trend short & long term of current clientele and the market potential for new clients.

--Verify & adapt the current sales strategies for potential new markets, channel of distributions capacity & competition edge.

--Establish & apply the commercial strategy with the support of the executive committee;

--Maintain & develop strong relationships with key clients to ensure the company is maximizing all the opportunities of the client's potential including training and development of clients' team. This will be made through regular client meetings and building a joint development plan for each client;

--Lead the USA sales team and ensure SMART objectives are in place;

--Clearly & regularly communicate these sales objectives to the team and drive the team to achieve them;

--Participate to the recruitment process of new sales representative;

--Set provisional budget of the clients' sales, the pricing lists, the incentive & discount programs based on volume, and the spending budget;

--Coordinate the contract negotiations with the main national clients (price, transport, payment terms, etc…);

--Develop, jointly with the R&D and the marketing team, the product range & the sales strategies to apply;

--Answer the clients' requests regarding products, delivery dates and complains. Evaluate the degree of clients' satisfaction through regular surveys;

--Check periodically the clients' credit status;

--Check the inventory levels and recommend actions if necessary;

--Create Sales reporting to highlight the USA team's performance;

--Validate the commission & expenses payment of the sales team.

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Western Regional Vice President of Sales or Director of Sales - FMCG

LOCATION: US - Seattle, WA

COMPANY: Leading American Consumer Products Firm (houseware/ household products)

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Unbureaucractic, aggressive, and strategic FMCG US Western Regional VP Sales. Person must have experience selling without guaranteed distribution.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of major US consumer products firm, a Western Regional VP Sales or Western Regional Sales Director. Key current or potential retail customers:  Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Gelson's, Henry Lamond, Jensen Distribution, King Soopers, Orchard Supply, Ralphs, Scolaris, Smart N Final, Smiths, Winco, BBQ Galore, Price Smart, Bashas, Bimart, Costco, Safeway, Stater Brothers, Raleys, Save Mart, Haggens, Longs Drug, Western Family, and many others, including hardware and homecenters. Firm's business is a combination of current account management, and gaining new distribution, which takes a tremendous amount of skill and persistence.

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director, Business Development - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US - flexible location

COMPANY: Fast Growing Reverse Logistics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Sales Director with strong contacts in the OEM, telecom, wireless and automotive sectors, ideally involving Reverse Logistics

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a fast growing reverse logistics firm, a Business Development Director who can drive a fast growth of firm's Reverse Logistics business. Asian experience and relationships would also be very helpful.

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Commercial Development Manager - Food Packaging

LOCATION: U.S. location

COMPANY: Major global food packaging manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strategic-thinking business development manager experienced in the food packaging sector

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major food packaging firm, a Commercial Development Manager. Provides leadership to the organization and guidance for project execution on new business and application development. Owns stewardship of the pipeline projects and data integrity for targeted development areas. Drives product, application, and market development activity.


Job Scope
Scope of accountability:
• Geographic – Americas
• Market – As assigned

Key interfaces
• Reports to Commercial Development Director
• Works with sales team and converter, Brand Owner/Manager to drive
new projects
• Consultant with technology and marketing on new products,
technologies and markets.
• Work closely with Marketing as a key resource in support of market development activity.


Core Accountabilities
Activities/Tasks unique to the job
• Drive execution of pipeline projects and stewards the projects through the development process
• Supports and leads the development of Scoping projects.
• Prospecting responsibility for new technology to identify potential new customers and opportunities in the bounds of what market development have
defined.
• Participate in making commercial viability assessment (i.e. competitive assessment, customer need, etc.) on new technology to expedite time to
market.
• Lead in trial evaluation and follow up with potential customers and markets. Drive for commercialization and identification of product
extensions.
• Drive new technology/product toward commercialization, and assist in handover to sales of fully commercialized product.
• Member of project team providing critical feedback on fitness for use of technologies or products.


Key Metrics
• Safety
• Business controls/compliance
• NBD volume
• Customer/market development
• New business / application opportunities
• T&E budget


Job Requirements
Skills required for position
• Min. 5 years in sales and/or application development in target industry.

Subject matter expert.
• Willingness to travel (50% +)
• Analytical and problem solving capability
• Presentation skills
• Interpersonal and planning skills
• Commercial awareness
• Customer Orientation
• Performance Orientation
• Teamwork
• Influencing Capability
• Work independently
• Proactive
• Self motivated
• IT literate
• Project management skills and process oriented






EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Sales Manager - Aerospace materials

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY:  Major aerospace products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very well organized aircraft materials sales manager with solid track record in the aircraft industry. 

Recruiter seeks a Sales Manager on behalf of a well established US firm in the aircraft materials field. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the Sales Manager will call on customers in the Western US region, possibly also in the Asia-Pacific region. Responsibilities
•    Plan and take appropriate actions to meet or exceed assigned targets for the assigned region, or as directed.
•    Provide relevant information to develop timely, updated forecasts for the assigned region.
•    Create key account, market segment and region-wide plans, tactics and strategies to support corporate goals and targets.
•    Handle all aspects of quotations, proposals, contract preparation and successful negotiations.  Provide program management support for strategic activities, as necessary.
•    Gather customer requirements and competitive information to make preliminary judgments on the possible fit for new business opportunities.
•    Utilize sales tools including Salesforce to capture, analyze and report on regional markets events, customer changes and competitive intelligence.
•    Ensure company is qualified to all regionally-based OEM, sub-tier and aftermarket specifications for all existing products and support qualification of new product offerings.
•    Ensure customer base is properly informed and kept current on product developments.
•    Lead successful resolution for customer concerns within the assigned region.
•    Document and maintain accurate list of contacts, meeting notes, programs, projects and product usage information for all customers within the assigned region.
•    Provide other support to the corporation and subsidiaries, as required.


QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Must have prior experience managing aerospace customers within region. Customers include Aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and all levels of sub-tier interior / structures / engine supplier companies and other industry entities.
•    Self-motivated, quick learner, comfortable working independently with minimal supervision.
•    Strong aerospace industry knowledge with a strong knowledge of, and established relationships with the aerospace customers in the region.  The ideal candidate will have experience working directly with an aircraft OEM and/or major tier one supplier.
•    Experience with cost and pricing models, technical sales approach, remotely based regional sales management and key account management.
•    Ability to work with technical products, preferably with aerospace composites.
•    Project and time management skills to manage multiple activities ranging from short term transactions to long lifecycle of engineered solutions.
•    Superior relationship management skills; able to influence through remote communications; fully developed communication and presentation skills.
•    Travel throughout the assigned region, to corporate sites and to trade shows.
•    Must have excellent computer skills including MS Office suite.
•    Candidates must currently reside within the assigned region, preferably near strategic customers.

EDUCATION:
•    Bachelor degree, engineering, technology or science preferred
•    Master’s degree or MBA preferred
•    7 years relevant aerospace sales experience, composites industry experience preferred 





EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales and Marketing - Telecom services

LOCATION: US - Pacific NW (Portland, OR; Seattle, WA)

COMPANY: Telephone and Internet Services Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on, dynamic marketer, with good brand creation and advertising experience

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established rural telephone company, a VP Sales and Marketing, who would report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position is responsible for directing all marketing, sales, and public relations activities for the firm, including a strong emphasis on product development, which leads to generating and sustaining revenue.  

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales - Supply Chain Services
LOCATION: US - any location
COMPANY: Logistics and Distribution Services Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a Supply Chain services client, a VP Sales. Candidates deemed most suitable for this role might have come from logistics services firms such as Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc., or possibly from mgmt consulting firms that offer supply chain services. Candidates should have proven track records of strong sales to leading manufacturing firms. 

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EXECUTIVE SEARCH: SVP Sales - Furniture
LOCATION: US -  flexible location
COMPANY: Consumer Durable Goods Manufacturer

On behalf of a well established manufacturer of high-end furniture, recruiter seeks a SVP Sales, reporting to the COO. The Senior Vice President of Sales will need to be a top closer with extensive industry contacts, ideally including the Midwest, Southwest and West Coast. The person must be prepared to be a hands on SVP Sales doing extensive national travel.

 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Marketing - Videographics semiconductors
LOCATION: US - any location
COMPANY: Fabless Semiconductor Startup
A graphics chip startup firm using a business model very similar to that of ATI or Nvidia, has just raised its first round of financing (US$9 million), and they now seek a VP Marketing. The firm is developing silicon chips which might greatly enhances the video gaming experience. The company has an experienced team of technological experts and innovators and is backed by top-tier venture capitalists.

 

 
 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales and Marketing - Consumer Goods
LOCATION: US - flexible location
COMPANY: Consumer Products Company

Fast growing FMCG company needs a VP Sales and Marketing, who could bring their firm to the next level. Up to now, the firm's sales have been handled principally by the firm's founder, along with two others. The firm is looking for someone with established non-food relationships with the main players in the retail industry (Wal-Mart, CVS, Target, Walgreen's etc.), preferably someone who calls on these buyers (General merchandise, sunglasses, etc). Clearly, VP Sales & Marketingcandidates with experiences in startup or smaller consumer goods companies with track records of success, or people from larger consumer products companies who are interested in less bureaucratic and more results-oriented companies, would be of greatest interest. Recruiter is targeting northern NJ, central NJ, South Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Marketing Director - Air Conditioners

LOCATION: US location (flexible)

COMPANY: Leading multinational consumer appliance firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: experiences at Whirlpool, GE, Frigidaire, etc. a plus

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multi-billion dollar global household appliances firm, a Director of Marketing with strong experience in the consumer Air Conditioner market. Should have depth in marketing or product strategy, be familiar with air conditioner technology trends and sales policies. Strong awareness of technology and brands important. Willingness to travel internationally.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Directors of Business Development - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US: West Coast

COMPANY:  Major 3PL (Third Party Logistics) Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on Sales Directors focusing on a variety of industry sectors, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobile products, consumer products, etc.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading 3PL firm, several Directors of Business Development, who could be based from home offices. The positions report to either a Vice President or to an Executive Vice President. As the primary facilitator for all business development activities, the Business Development Director has the responsibility for all communications between the firm and the customer.  It is expected that the qualified candidate will have significant industry relationships. Successful candidate will have 10-15 years experience in supply chain, transportation, inventory, process control, with exposure to strategic partnerships or  alliances with logistics providers, specifically in pharmaceutical/ medical or consumer products industries. Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of business development experience in a 3PL environment.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: National Sales Manager - Microelectronic Chemicals

LOCATION:  US

COMPANY: Major Japanese Chemicals Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A results-oriented, creative USA Country Manager familiar with the semiconductor chemicals market, who is able to identify opportunities for new products to leading US semiconductor firms. Knowledge of foundries and customers in East Asia, especially China and Taiwan, would also be a plus. Experience selling to firms such as Micron, IBM, TI a plus. Knowledge of chip production from wafer start to packaging most desired, but front end to back end chip production  knowledge acceptable.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a large Japanese chemicals firm, a hands-on, unbureaucratic, USA Country Manager who would develop US sales to the semiconductor market.

--Direct sales and promotion of new and existing electronic materials to North American customers.

--Provide market information for new and existing suppliers  to achieve expansion of sales to North American market.

--Solicit and recommend North American electronic materials producers for export to offshore markets.

--Provide liaison service to regulatory agencies, industry groups, and service providers to satisfy the needs of new and existing suppliers.

--Participate in trade shows, industry organizations, etc.

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: U.S. National Sales Manager - Chemicals (Coatings)

LOCATION:  US - Location Open

COMPANY: Well established European industrial coatings firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A fast-paced, sole-contributor sales manager around whom a US sales team could be built.

Recruiter seeks a U.S. National Sales Manager on behalf of a very successful European company making liquid and powder coatings. Approximate turnover: USD$175M.

The candidate must be familiar with the industrial coatings and have strong B2B contacts. S/he should:
--be a Hunter, who will enjoy building and expanding the North American market
--have a high self-motivation and self-direction ability (this is US employee #1).

Ideally, the U.S. National Sales Manager should work for an industrial paint manufacturer. Alternatively,s/he can also be experienced working at a manufacturer of paint shops or at a chemical pre-treatment firm.

 
 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Western US/ Western Canada Regional Sales Manager - Scientific Instrumentation

LOCATION:  US - Washington location

COMPANY: Medium sized European scientific instrumentation firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hunter-prospector, self-directed sales manager with experience selling sophisticated scientific instrumentation to the chemical, metals, and energy sectors.

Recruiter seeks a Western US/ Western Canada Regional Sales Manager for European scientific instrumentation firm serving the materials science market, specifically in the calorimetry field. Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry; Material Science Major. 2-5 years of sales experience with successful track record; 30-40% travel.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Western Regional Sales Manager - Electronic Video Equipment

LOCATION: Western US - Seattle or Portland

COMPANY: Electronic Video Test Equipment Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Aggressive road warrior who must be very hands on, self motivated, self directed.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a small but growing test equipment firm (Revenue 2005 est $8.3 M) serving the video equipment and displays market, a Western Region Sales Manager. Customers to target: display manufacturers (infocus, sony, panasonic, toshiba, hitachi, thomson rca), both R&D and mfg, including Tijuana and El Paso (eg: Viewsonic and their suppliers - Samsung Display Devices, Video Chipsets). Other customers include manufacturers of Set top boxes, dvd players, and mil avionic displays.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: US National Sales Manager - Furniture

LOCATION: US - flexible location

COMPANY:  European consumer durables product firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing European manufacturer of case goods and juvenile furniture in the lower price ranges, a US National Sales Manager. Candidates initially would work from anywhere within the US that is accessible to major airports. Experience selling in the firm's market, in particular, would be of great interest. Firm's global sales in 2005: approx $20M; 2007 sales targeting US$60M. The US Sales Manager will report to the CEO in Europe. The company is looking for an energetic, flexible, unbureaucratic, goal oriented individual to get them into the US market, which they expect to take approximately 25-40% of their capacity. RTA furniture experience a plus

 

 

 

Finance Management

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Chemicals

LOCATION: USA or Asia

COMPANY: Early Stage US Electronic Materials Startup

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong fundraising contacts at Asian Consumer Electronics (especially displays and solar panels) or Venture Capital firms. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) should be fluent in English; Korean, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese skills a strong plus. CPA or CA desirable.

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a US based startup firm developing chemicals for the electronic displays and photovoltaics industries. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)'s chief role is to raise money and to ensure that it is used wisely.

•   Assess necessary funding levels to support strategic objectives

•   Identify appropriate funding methods and specific funds/groups to target

•   Utilize, cultivate, and strengthen relationships with appropriate private equity and venture capital contacts

•   Work closely with marketing to increase awareness of firm as a strong investment opportunity

•   Lead the development of appropriate materials to “craft the story”

•   Lead preliminary meetings with appropriate potential investors

•   Communicate consistently with management team and board on progress

•   Building detailed financials models for valuation purposes

•   Provide valuation, negotiation, transaction structuring, and due diligence support

•   Anticipate internal and external financial factors to help guide forecasts and budgets

•   Participate with management team to identify ways to achieve financial targets and “hit the numbers”

•   Provide insights regarding pricing, product mix, and market focus.

•   Interact with current investors to ensure everyone understands what we can and cannot achieve financially

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Controller- Electronic Systems
LOCATION: US Pacific Northwest ( Seattle, Washington)
COMPANY:  Division of Multi-divisional electronics corporation

A newly acquired electronics company seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Controller who has the capability of running finance for a projected high growth that might take the company to $50-100 million. This Chief Finance Officer (CFO) must be self directed and highly entrepreneurial. Experience in cash management and strong operational accounting skills are required. Experience in public company accounting, CPA and Sarbanes Oxley are nice to have, but not mandatory. Experience with a high tech electronics company useful but not required. Reports to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance & Administration Manager - Import/Export

LOCATION: TBD

COMPANY: Australian Government

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced, project-manager type Financial Controller

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a division of the Australian Government, a Finance Manager. The Manager, Finance and Administration, Americas Region, would have oversight for North and South America.  Responsibilities would include all region financial functions, performance reporting, planning and administration and the provision of expert business advice.The successful candidate would have strong skills and experience in business planning, financial performance monitoring, and financial reporting. Good analytical and interpretive skills and a demonstrated working knowledge of contemporary financial and reporting policies, practices, procedures and systems are required. It is necessary to have excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills, including the ability to establish rapport with a wide range of people, adjusting approaches to suit different cultures and situations. This Americas Finance Manager requires a Bachelor degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration or related area and a CPA, CA or similar designation, ideally including audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior financial management position, capacity to travel 25% of the time, and experience with computer-based accounting packages will be expected.

 

 

 

Supply Chain Management & Operations Management

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Sales - Supply Chain Services
LOCATION: US - any location
COMPANY: Logistics and Distribution Services Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a Supply Chain services client, a VP Sales. Candidates deemed most suitable for this role might have come from firms such as Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc., or possibly from mgmt consulting firms that offer supply chain services. Candidates should have proven track records of strong sales to leading manufacturing firms. 

 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President, Worldwide Materials - Consumer Electronics/ Computers
LOCATION: US - Confidential
COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar Multinational Electronics Corporation

Vice President, Worldwide Materials responsible for leading, developing, implementing and managing global Materials strategies with each regional Materials Lead in Firm's geographies to assure optimal supply, flexibility, quality, delivery performance and sourcing compliance, are executed by each applicable site. This position parallels a VP, Worldwide Purchasing; both report to a Senior Vice President. This position is largely Materials-focused, not procurement-oriented. Candidates coming from manufacturers of computers, consumer electronics, or leading contract manufacturing firms specializing in electronics and other electronic assembly would be most appropriate. Recruiter seeks Vice President, Worldwide Materials candidates who have supervised materials operations at a large number of manufacturing facilities, preferably in a multitude of countries. The key mission of this person is to harmonize and fine-tune the worldwide materials organization.

 




EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Directors of Business Development - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US: West Coast

COMPANY:  Major 3PL (Third Party Logistics) Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on Sales Directors focusing on a variety of industry sectors, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobile products, consumer products, etc.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading 3PL firm, several Directors of Business Development, who could be based from home offices. The positions report to either a Vice President or to an Executive Vice President. As the primary facilitator for all business development activities, the Business Development Director has the responsibility for all communications between the firm and the customer.  It is expected that the qualified candidate will have significant industry relationships. Successful candidate will have 10-15 years experience in supply chain, transportation, inventory, process control, with exposure to strategic partnerships or  alliances with logistics providers, specifically in pharmaceutical/ medical or consumer products industries. Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of business development experience in a 3PL environment.

 



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Materials - Aerospace

LOCATION: US - Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Washington)

COMPANY: Leading aerospace products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Accomplished Materials Director with fast-paced machining exp.

Recruiter seeks a Director of Materials for a leading aerospace firm. Manage the design, implementation & ongoing execution of processes & activities in the production planning, supplier scheduling & sales/operations forecasting functions to ensure timely delivery of materials, inventory accuracy & controls.  This includes overseeing the activities related to inventory control, ensuring outsourced assembles & component materials are available as planned, overseeing and leading continuous improvement programs/projects and providing department leadership and setting organizational and individual goal including key performance metrics in all areas of responsibility.  The successful Director of Materials will have 8+ years exp with 4 yrs in a leadership role, APICS certification, master scheduling & MRP exp, effective verbal & written communication skills,  prev. process improvement designs exp. and have aerospace industry knowledge.

 


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director, Business Development - Logistics Services

LOCATION: US - flexible location

COMPANY: Fast Growing Reverse Logistics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Sales Director with strong contacts in the OEM, telecom, wireless and automotive sectors, ideally involving Reverse Logistics

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a fast growing reverse logistics firm, a Business Development Director who can drive a fast growth of firm's Reverse Logistics business. Asian experience and relationships would also be very helpful.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Director, Supply Chain Management - Food Products

LOCATION: US - Pacific Northwest

COMPANY: Major International Food Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A Supply Chain Director with experience in WMS and TMS implementation

Recruiter, on behalf of a major international firm leading in its particular food products category, seeks a Senior Director of Supply Chain Management. This Supply Chain Director reports to the Managing Director.

IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE POSITION:
--The Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management will report to the firm's Managing Director and potentially could be in line for a promotion to General Manager. This position will be "2nd in command" of the business
--The focus of the position is to establish a TMS (transportation management system) and a WMS (warehouse management system). The firm needs to automate systems. The firm is experiencing 18-22% growth per year. Revenue is now $160 million. The expectation is that business will double in 7-10 years.
-- Staff includes 3 supervisors: procurement director, director of operations (warehouse), customer service manager. Total 100+ people
-- There are 9 facilities including some 3rd parties but over next 2 years, there will be a need to replace 3rd parties with company staff
-- Key to this position is to optimize the infrastructure, and to fully scope programs. Data tracking, warehousing systems upgrade
-- Today the firm is the sole supplier to over 1,500 customers in the US and Canada.
-- Should be a "people person" who works well within a growing, medium sized business.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management will be based in an office in the Pacific Northwest. Direct leadership will be provided for warehousing operations, customer service, logistics and supply chain activities across firm's North American distribution.

Develop and deploy a centralized, standardized, and globally optimized inbound and outbound logistics and transportation network in order to minimize total system cost and maximize profitability while delivering superior customer service.

Contribute to the strategic direction by identifying and implementing growth strategies that meet company risk and financial objectives. Direct involvement with capital requirement planning and direct management of executing capital budgets.

Working closely with the operations, finance, sales and the corporate management team this role is responsible for ensuring operational performance goals are set, communicated and effectively monitored in line with customer requirements and company strategy.


Skills and experience

Experience introducing and sustaining leading edge supply chain practices and logistics technology in a large corporation combined with a commitment to lead and develop staff capacity and skill. You have broad knowledge of the agri-business or the food sector and the warehousing industries, coupled with strong financial acumen.

The ability to think creatively at the same time following process and structure, with a strategic and proactive approach. Using your knowledge and experience you are able to establish and review sales profitability and asset utilization and facilitate change as required. Taking responsibility for product quality, efficiency & sustainability you follow customer centric principles.

A key part of this role is providing communication to the Managing Director and firm's employees and acting as the customer liaison between operations and key customers, so it is essential that you are able to build strong and effective internal and external relationships through interpersonal and networking skills. Direct experience managing successful implementations of WMS, TMS and similar system enhancements will see you excel in this role.




 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Semiconductor Fabrication Director - LED Products

LOCATION: US location

COMPANY: Major LED products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Semiconductor Fabrication Manager who can run a 150 person facility with a minimum of direction. Highly intelligent, results oriented, excellence-motivated and unaffected, unpretentious. "Roll up the sleeves" manager.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leader in its field, a General Plant Manager. As the Manager of Operations, you will be responsible for Front End manufacturing within firm's LED Products business unit.  Your specific areas of responsibility will include crystal growth, wafer preparation and epitaxial growth. In this role you will have the opportunity to exercise your leadership abilities by leading a team of manufacturing managers to meet the needs of the LED Products business.  You will also partner with the LED Products leadership team to make this division successful by driving lean manufacturing initiatives and promoting a culture of continuous improvement and employee empowerment.  A significant responsibility associated with the role will be to lead a factory expansion project for the division.

 

In addition, you will:

--    Work closely with the equipment maintenance team and be charged with improving tool capabilities, availability and utilization.

--    Reduce and eliminate reworks, misprocessing, and other forms of waste in our processes by supporting and championing operational improvements to the NPI process.

--    Partner with the research and development organization to effectively transfer new processes, products, and technologies into high volume production.

--    Drive continuous process improvement, capacity expansion, yield improvement, cost reduction, and quality efforts within the department.

 

Requirements:

--    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering,  Applied Physics, or other semiconductor related discipline. MS or PhD preferred.

--    10 years experience in a semiconductor environment

--    5 years experience in leadership roles

--    2 years in an operations management capacity

--    Candidate must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder


 

 

 

Technical Management

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VPR&D or SVP Product Development - Batteries

LOCATION: To be discussed

COMPANY: Battery startup

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a battery startup firm, a VPR&D or SVP Product Development, ideally with experience in advanced generation batteries. Firm's proprietary technology uses an advanced composite material to power a range of applications currently served by lithium ion, nickel-metal hydride, and lead acid batteries. The VPR&D or SVP Product Development will be an important member of the company's senior management team. Duties will be both tactical and strategic in nature. This individual is expected to lead a product development effort that will champion the launch of novel technologies for the traditional battery markets, including power tools, stationary, motive power, and automotive battery markets.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Automation Director of Engineering

LOCATION:  US Western U.S. location

COMPANY: Computer Products Corporation

A computer products firm with a state-of-the-art technology seeks a Director of Engineering for Automation, who will be responsible for new and on going development. The person must be able to deliver product as planned to meet business objectives.






 

 

 




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