Career Opportunities
*THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS BELOW ARE SORTED BY CATEGORY AS FOLLOWS:
SUPPLY CHAIN
R&D
ENGINEERING
FACILITIES & EH&S
QUALITY / REGULATORY
SALES / MARKETING / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
OPERATIONS / FINANCE / IT

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SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLY PLANNING SUPERVISOR-MEDICAL DEVICE DISTRIBUTION ENVIRONMENT {Location is MA}:  Global leading medical device distributor has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Supervise/coordinate the Materials Department resources required to support the Department goals and Corporate business plan.  Position is critical to the organization and its commitment to provide every Customer, both internal and external end-users, the highest quality products/services in the Industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support Materials Manager in the development/enforcement of processes/procedures that ensure compliance with Company purchasing policies and FDA regulations.
  • Supervise/ensure planning parameters are consistently updated according to the organizational plans/marketing recommendations.  Report/measure the Top 400 list on regular basis to ensure PO coverage and stock availability.
  • Supervise the planning of both resale product and inventory replenishment orders.  Supervise the Buyers/Planners in the procurement of all product, non-product, operational supplies and capital purchasing.  Ensure timely release of PO's to support purchasing lead-time and prevent backorders.
  • Reporting - Generate reports, analyze/review the data, and take action on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.  These reports include collective backorder status, long-term planning analysis, min/max inventory levels and dollars, stock analysis collective inventory turns.
  • Generate monthly reports including Executive Summary, Department Accomplishments, Current Projects, Future goals.
  • Build/cultivate productive working relationships among Marketing/Sales/Program Managers and the Materials Team.  Perform coherent/continual discussions with Marketing/Sales departments for effective forecast analysis, trends, backorder situations and long-term plans for inventory turns and dollars.
  • Measure/monitor department activity/progress with excess/obsolete materials.  Provide weekly update and communication with Inventory Analyst.
  • Report/monitor the Materials Department's cost savings projects. Work closely with the Buyers/Planners to discuss alternative cost savings ideas and document/monitor the action plan.  This includes process improvements that ultimately save the organization, sister companies, and 3rd party vendors money.
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable department to research/resolve invoice issues.
  • Oversee the process Buyer/Planners complete to ensure coverage for product through its life cycle.  Responsible for new product introductions, planning parameters, promotions, forecast projections, trending analysis, maturity and product decline.  Manage/train on data integrity and planning parameter maintenance.
  • Manage/monitor vendor performance in SAP on regular basis.  Generate Vendor Reports on quarterly basis.  Complete all necessary Corrective Action/Preventative Plans.  Conduct Vendor site audits consistent with the general duties of this position.
  • Responsible for coaching activities within the Department in developing and applying continuous improvements for supply chain management.  This includes quarterly coaching sessions, establishing/monitoring personnel development plans and documenting annual reviews.
  • Oversee the department in the absence of the Materials Manager.
  • Generally responsible for following FDA/QSR guidelines.
  • Take ownership/complete CAPA's as assigned.  This entails working in a team, facilitating change and documenting a preventative action plan to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Process improvement/implementation is a requirement for the position.  This includes Quality documents and procedures.
  • Provide bi-annual reporting of Small Business Contract status.  Perform continuous development of the Small Business Vendor base.
  • Perform SAP improvement/testing.
  • Provide yearly action plan for employee personal development, as well as continuous education, training and coaching.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS degree required.  APICS Certification preferred.  MBA a valued plus.
  • 10+ years experience working in a Materials/Supply Planning role is required, with at least 5+ years' success in a hands-on/working Supervisory role within a Distribution environment is required (medical device distribution environment experience is a valued plus, plus is not mandatory).
  • Strong working knowledge with MRP systems (SAP experience preferred).
  • Working knowledge of TQM, High Volume Distribution and Logistics.
  • Effective communication, work structure and analytical skills required.
  • requires a responsible individual, who takes ownership, understands the global organization, can respond quickly/decisively to correct/resolve problem situations.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, with ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and delegate work productivity effectively.
  • Must incorporate professional materials experience with interpersonal cognitive skills, and incorporate honesty, integrity and respect for co-workers.
  • Requires a results-oriented individual, who can work independently, see change as an opportunity, and cultivate networks to improve existing processes/procedures.
  • Must be a self-directed individual able to supervise a staff of 6 exempt and 1 non-exempt and promote teamwork.

*E-mail resumes as word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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GLOBAL INDIRECT CATEGORY MANAGER-MEDICAL DEVICES - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INCLUDING SALES, MARKETING, HR, CONSULTING, LEGAL, R&D, CRO CATEGORIES {Location -Tempe, AZ is preferred, Atlanta, GA is an option}:  Leading manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty devices/products has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
This Indirect Category Manager for the Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal, Consulting, R&D, CRO categories will lead, direct, and manage the development/execution of a $160 million annual global spend category inclusive of procurement, sourcing, contract management, and vendor relationship management within Company for the categories mentioned above.

Will work with key business partners at sites and Divisions to establish direction and sourcing strategy for spend in the relative categories.  Included in this responsibility is partnering with end-users throughout Company to establish sourcing strategies for the category and providing alternative suppliers when appropriate.  Responsible for establishing a global strategy for each subcategory and implementing projects to deliver the savings and services agreed upon.  Will collaborate with Legal in regards, to contractual terms and manage contractual agreements from inception to expiration.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Business or Supply Chain, CPM desired.  7-10 years' experience in Strategic Sourcing relative to the specific indirect categories mentioned.
  • Management of supplier relationships.  Knowledge and capabilities in developing sourcing and supplier strategies.  Demonstrated abilities to develop and grow supplier relationships.
  • Strong command of vendor performance management and contract administration.
  • Experience with developing and implementing successful cost savings initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with keen understanding of relevant cost drivers.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with external and internal constituencies and a thorough knowledge of industry best practices to continually enhance and improve contracting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with executives, senior leadership, and physicians.  There will be strategies, sourcing initiatives and structures that require this position to seamlessly lead, participate and integrate.
  • Must be able to demonstrate emotional intelligence and have the ability to read and navigate complex political environments.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.  Ability to structure and prioritize work to achieve specific deliverables in an environment characterized by tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Ability to manager other departments' involvement (i.e. Legal, Regulatory, R&D, Supply Chain, etc.) in cost savings initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills.  Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel when necessary.
  • PC and ERP system proficiency.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF SUPPLY CHAIN {LOCATION IS MA}:  Global manufacturer of heat-activated films and adhesives for the apparel industry has immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for global procurement, planning, forecasting, distribution, logistics, inventory management, strategic supply chain direction, supplier management, budget and staff management.  This is very much a "hands-on" leadership role and, the Company needs someone with the aptitude and drive to advance to the very senior level within the Company within the next several years.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Business/Supply Chain and APICS Certification required.  MBA desired.
  • 10+ years proven, well-rounded, global supply chain leadership experience from within a mid-sized manufacturing organization (chemical manufacturing experience is ideal).  Experience within the Asia market will be of high value.
  • PC and ERP systems proficiency required.
  • History of executing successful cost-savings initiatives and staff supervision.
  • Ability to travel up to 40%.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net


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R&D

TECHNICAL MANAGER {Location is northern RI}:  Global manufacturer of dyes and pigments that add/enhance color for manufactured products within the textile, construction materials, detergent and consumer products markets has this immediate need.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide technical leadership and management for laboratory Chemists and Technicians.
  • Support/perform prioritization of technical projects, lab work requests, and assign relevant resources.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Production to identify, justify and commercialize new products, cost reductions, improved product quality, and to insure EH&S compliance.
  • Maintain close communication with Customer base to stay abreast of their needs and monitor technical publications for scientific and business trends.
  • Prepare technical reports based on laboratory and production data.  Make presentations at internal meetings and for Customers.
  • Support Sales Team to help resolve technical Customer product and application issues.
  • Perform occasional travel to Customers for technical support, product development and/or production trials.
  • Provide articulate communication and cooperation with all other functional areas to help achieve overall business objectives.
  • Ensure laboratory compliance with all environmental and ISO standards.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Chemistry, Textile Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • 8+ years' relevant experience in the science and application of color for textile, non-woven and/or industrial applications.
  • Must be highly results-oriented, with a strong sense-of-urgency, and the ability to foster the same in others.
  • Proven ability to drive innovation and ability to interface effectively directly with Customers.
  • Proven ability to identify R&D opportunities through interaction and knowledge of markets, industry and Customers.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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APPLICATIONS CHEMIST-PERFORMANCE COATINGS {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of performance coatings has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Provide technical support to Sales/Customers.  Perform quality investigations to address/resolve Customer complaints.  Develop new products for the Permuthane coating industry.  Operate between R&D where chemical synthesis is used to generate new products, and the Applications Department, where already existing products are used to satisfy Customer requests.  New products may be designed by compounding raw materials to give new or different properties or modified to improve performance.  Test formulas to ensure reproducibility and follow-through scale-up into production.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Formulate specialty coatings to meet Customer requirements.  Prepare coated/wet samples, complete projects within established timetable.
  • Work closely with Sales in analyzing/achieving Customer requirements, while resolving technical challenges.
  • Provide technical support to Production, Sales, Customers and QC in scaling up new products or resolving problems with existing products.
  • Strive to develop coating systems that comply with SH&E Values & Principles.
  • Perform occasional travel to Customers to ascertain their technical requirements/application techniques, and coordinate site-trials.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Chemistry.  8+ years' industrial experience involving formulation of specialty coatings, color matching, plant processing procedures, QC test procedures and technical service.
  • Good working knowledge of polymers, additives and coatings application processes.  Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Effective communication/organizational skills and ability to successfully interface directly with internal/external Customers and Suppliers.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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R&D DIRECTOR AND R&D MANAGER  POSITIONS {Location is Illinois near Chicago}:
  • The Director role leads the R&D team in an effort to create/direct the business unit product portfolio.  Requires a Ph.D. well-rounded R&D and business process skills, and an MBA would be ideal.
  • The R&D Manager is a hands-on R&D team leadership role requiring a Ph.D. and strong experience with process chemistry and polymeric systems.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST - 2 POSITIONS - 1 FOR FOOTWEAR AND 1 FOR APPAREL {Locations is MA}:  Global manufacturer of heat-activated films and adhesives for the apparel industry has these 2 immediate needs.

OVERVIEW:
As an Applications Specialist, these 2 positions will be responsible for providing excellent Footwear / Apparel application support to Customers through field service, creating and conducting appropriate testing on lab samples, operating lab equipment, and providing accurate and timely reporting of test results.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Handle Customer technical service requests.
  • Analyze test results and make recommendations on best product and processing for the applications.
  • Develop innovative process and application solutions for Customers.
  • Support on and off site Customer visits with demonstrations of equipment and product applications.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, providing quick responses to technical requests and developing innovative Customer solutions.
  • Work in a state-of-the-art product development lab, with a global and dynamic team.
  • Learn Company products and applications, and develop the ability to generate ideas based on experience.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associates degree within a Technical field is preferred.
  • Must have previous experience working in a Customer-facing role.
  • Must posses general Footwear/Apparel-garment (respectively for each role) and related manufacturing knowledge.
  • 5-10 years of Footwear/Apparel-Garment experience (respectively for each role).
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects/priorities simultaneously.
  • Requires highly effective interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Must have very strong attention to detail and be willing to travel extensively (50%) to Customer sites domestically and internationally.
  • PC proficiency.

*E-mail resumes as word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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COLOR MATCHER {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of automotive coatings has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Develop color formulas for PVC/TPO extrusions, printing textile and plastic materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Compare color of PVC Dry Blend Master batch to color standard.
  • Make color adjustments to PVC Dry Blend Master batch until acceptable match achieved.
  • Compare Customer's sample with standard color card, or blend pigments into vinyl solution and water-based solutions and compare results with sample to determine formula required to duplicate colors.
  • Record color formula and issue formula and mixing procedure to appropriate workers.
  • Compare printed color sample with Customer's sample to verify color shade and position of design.  Record lot/batch #'s.
  • File folder containing color sample/formula for each design for use as printing standard.
  • Coordinate color shop activities with printing department production schedule.
  • Inspect printed material to ensure adherence to Customer and plant specifications.
  • Mix colors.  Inventory and requisition supplies, through Department Supervisor.
  • Use/develop working knowledge of operating Dromont - Automatic Dispensing Machine.
  • Work effectively in a team environment where trust/communication/teamwork are encouraged.
  • Work safely and follow all safety & environmental guidelines as specified by Company.
  • Work in accordance to all Quality Systems principles and standards.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or GED.  3+ years relevant color matching experience.  Must pass Munsell 100 Hue Color Test.
  • Ability to read/interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of Customers or internal employees.
  • Strong math skills, i.e. ability to add/subtract/multiply/divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers/common fractions/decimals.  Ability to compute rate/ratio/percentages.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written/oral/diagram form.  Ability to resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to safely balance/move 55 gallon drums using a 2 wheel drum roller.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net


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ENGINEERING

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER - FILMS-PLASTICS-EXTRUSION FOR SPORTSWEAR APPAREL {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of heat-activated, sew-free thermoplastic films & adhesives for the sportswear apparel industry has immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for providing fast, accurate and thorough technical solutions to product development projects through developing new product processes, or modifying existing processes to meet or exceed Major Global Customer (in this case, Nike) requirements.  This role requires very strong experience and success intefacing directly with major Customers.  Articulate communication skills are a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work as a team in an innovative/fast-paced work environment to provide fast, accurate and thorough solutions to technical objectives and development projects.
  • Solve problems associated with projects for Key Account by formulating innovative ideas and approaches as it relates to sportswear apparel.
  • Evaluate product performance by developing testing methods and procedures.
  • Meet time limits/cost constraints of projects by planning tasks in advance to complete assignments.
  • Ensure performance consistency of new products by developing specification parameters for new materials as well as finished product.
  • "Build bonds that last" with key stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Play a key role in transition of products from development stage to commercialization.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS/MS in Chemical or Plastics Engineering, 8-10 years of experience in an apparel related (ideally sportswear) Product Development/Production oriented environment within plastics or chemical manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of extrusion process and adhesives industry is preferred and would be of value in this role.
  • Experience with heat-activated films and plastics would be ideal for this role.
  • Ability to interface effectively directly with and in support of major Key Account (Nike).
  • Strong communication skills.  Ability to work collaboratively in teams.  Hands-on lab equipment/instrumentation experience.  PC proficiency.  Ability to travel to Customer/Supplier sites when necessary (approximately 25-30%).

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING-LAMINATES/COATINGS {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of advanced laminates and coated films for the safety, security and energy markets has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Reporting to the VP of Manufacturing, the Director is responsible foe leading/managing all manufacturing operations for the Site.  This includes Laminating/Coating, Safety, Inspection, Slitting, Warehousing, Quality, Maintenance and Global Distribution.  Additionally, the Director is responsible for delivering the highest quality product to Customers on time, at the lowest possible cost, within an environment that is safe for all employees.  This position requires strong visionary leadership that continuously challenges employees and peers towards the pursuit of manufacturing excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage/direct the Site manufacturing operations.
  • Create manufacturing plans that facilitate the achievement of Company's corporate strategy.  Within the manufacturing plans, define and create supporting measurable objectives and KPI's.
  • Through continuous improvement, create an environment that fosters creative thinking and a structure that allows ideas to be implemented quickly.  Mentor/teach through transformational leadership, providing constant feedback and coaching.
  • Champion/monitor all CI & Six Sigma teams.  Create a process that allows routine reporting for these teams.
  • Create/maintain a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility utilizing Lean, flow, 5S, and visual factory principles.
  • Create system/processes that support defect prevention rather than defect detection.
  • Cost containment and reduction will be crucial elements of this role.  Develop creative processes to achieve these elements, including waste reduction, process time reduction, and response time reduction.
  • Develop/execute plans to improve OEE (Operational Equipment Effectiveness).
  • Maintain/expand industry knowledge with regard to laminating and coating as well as the varied material sets.
  • Accountability is to external Customers and all internal Customers, such as Customer Service, Internal Sales, External Sales, Operational Employees, Peer Group, and Direct Supervisor.
  • Develop/maintain a productive environment, which will allow Company to serve Customers effectively, allowing growth for all.
  • Create/maintain a productive environment in which all employees are contributing to Company success in a safe environment.
  • Create, foster, and reinforce the importance of current and/or progressive business practices, which will allow the Company to compete effectively.  Incorporate Lean and flow in all aspects of the operations process.
  • Assist R&D and Engineering with any product or machine designs.
  • Supervise the positions of:  *Production manager / *Distribution Manager / *Maintenance Manager / *Quality Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a manufacturing management role, preferably from within a relevant coating/converting environment.
  • BS degree required, preferably in a technical discipline (BSME/BSChE).  MBA strongly desired. Six Sigma Black Belt preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Understanding of the coating/converting industry.
  • Ability to quickly drive change.
  • Knowledge/experience with CI, Lean, 5S and Six Sigma.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communications effectiveness, which spans the "boardroom to the breakroom".
  • Proficiency with MS Office:  Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net


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QUALITY / REGULATORY

SENIOR QUALITY MANAGER {Location is MA}:  Global leading manufacturer of heat-activated films/adhesives ha this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Reporting to the VP of Manufacturing, responsible for establishing, implementing, and continuously improving the Company's world class Quality Program.  Will lead efforts to maximize Customer satisfaction while driving positive impacts related to operational and financial performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage Quality objectives for the organization to drive continuous improvement.
  • Coach department leaders/staff on the implementation of a quality system.
  • Develop/implement policies & procedures and work instructions to ensure progress towards quality objectives and ISO standards.
  • Lead global quality organization.
  • Ensure all aspects of the quality system are adhered to by all functions of the global organization.
  • Directly engage with Customers on major quality problems.
  • Lead the development/management of an effective quality complaint procedure for the organization.
  • Drive improvements in major Company workflows and contribute ideas for continuous improvement.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Engineering.  CQE/SQE/CQA preferred.  MBA a valued plus.
  • 5+ years' experience within a quality leadership role with a manufacturing organization of at least 200 employees.
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001 standard and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Experience working with designing quality into manufactured products.
  • Extensive experience interfacing directly with Customer contacts.
  • Ability to travel 25% (domestic and international).
  • PC proficiency and quality systems expertise.
  • Effective communication and team leadership experience.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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QA ENGINEER {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of automotive coatings has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Plan/direct activities concerned with development/application/maintenance of specifications, quality standards/systems for processes, raw materials and products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work as part of APQP team for new product development.
  • Develop/update pre-launch control plans as part of APQP.
  • Establish/maintain Customer relations for quality related issues.
  • Handle Customer issues, inquiries and corrective actions.
  • Place questionable product in quarantine status.
  • Develop forms/instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data per AIAG guidelines.
  • Perform Capability Analysis on new or existing products.
  • Develop/implement methods for investigating root cause analysis (8D's) and implementation/verification of long-term corrective action.
  • Work with Process Engineering Group regarding internal corrective actions.
  • Handle document preparation and control.
  • Comply with all ISO 17025 Quality Engineer responsibilities and authorities.
  • Work on Quality Systems improvements.
  • Train Technicians on new methods and specs.
  • Participate in the internal auditing program.
  • Utilize computer proficiency to work with various software systems.
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Work safely and follow all safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Work in accordance to all Quality Systems principles and standards.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Engineering (Chemical/Plastics).  2+ years related QA Engineering experience, preferably from a relevant coatings/chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of Managers, Customers and the general public.
  • Strong math and reasoning skills.  PC and quality systems proficiency.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net


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SALES / MARKETING
& BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SALES SPECIALIST - {Location is MA - Covers the Northeast Region from NJ to Canada - Position can be based remotely from home}:  Global leading manufacturer of cement additives and concrete admixtures has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Aggressively pursue/attain new precast/prestressed concrete customers/accounts, and support local Sales Representatives on existing customers in the Northeast Region from NJ to Canada.  Serve as technical expert to customers, helping them troubleshoot/solve problems via working with the Technical Services/Analytical Teams internally to accomplish this.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Secure new precast/prestressed concrete business/accounts.
  • Become an expert in the PC/PS industry, serving as a strong  technical problem-solving/troubleshooting resource for Customers.
  • Support existing Customer base, supporting Sales Representatives, ensuring Customer satisfaction/retention.
  • Assist in collecting market data, including competitor information.
  • Build relationships with Customers (customer visits, trade shows, social Customer invitations).
  • Assist Customers with mix design, efficiency and quality improvement.
  • Coordinate/assist with field trials.
  • Attend/exhibit at trade shows.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Engineering, Concrete/Construction Technologies, or Business degree with extensive precast/prestressed concrete sales experience.
  • 7+ years' experience in sales involving direct customer interface, acquisition of new business, account management, and a record of sales growth.
  • Effective communication, organizational, prioritization and customer service skills.
  • High level of enthusiasm, self-motivation, customer-focus mindset.
  • Must be detail oriented, with ability to set-up/manage processes.
  • Understanding/ability/willingness to aggressively learn about the precast concrete structures industry.
  • PCI Level I/II Certification desired (can be obtained while on the job).
  • Ability to travel with purpose up to 75% (position can be based remotely from home).

*E-mail resumes as Word attachments to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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GLOBAL PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER-OPHTHALMIC PRODUCTS - {Location is MA}:  Global medical device manufacturer of products for ophthalmic and specialty microsurgical procedures has this immediate need.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for all upstream marketing activities for a specific portfolio of products.
  • Develop, implement and maintain product marketing plans to exceed Unit's revenue and profitability goals for assigned product lines in all targeted regions.
  • Drive new product/service innovation from ideation to market launch.
  • Manage marketing process, including list pricing, OEM and distributor pricing, product portfolio including rationalization, and key distribution marketing management.
  • Become a critical link between Global Customers, Global Sales Team, Downstream Marketing, and other internal functions.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Marketing or Business, MBA is preferred.  5-10 years' upstream marketing/business experience from  within the ophthalmology market and/or surgical products market (medical devices).
  • Experience in product development and upstream marketing, as well as developing sales and marketing initiatives directed at health care professionals is required.
  • Portfolio management and product life cycle management experience is required.
  • Must have the ability to think analytically, with an entrepreneurial approach to business results, and the ability to build strong productive relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%, including international.
  • Highly effective communication skills and PC proficiency.

*E-mail resumes as Word attachment to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net

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GLOBAL MARKET SEGMENT MANAGER - COATINGS {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of coatings has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
The Global Market Segment Manager will identify, realize, and commercialize new products in new or existing market segments and own the marketing strategy for the Coatings Segment.  Will investigate and assess new markets for potential new business development.  Will work in collaboration with the Technology organization, identify and develop product ideas from inception to viable product launches and lead all related commercialization activities.  This role requires an entrepreneurial approach and a history of success creating/commercializing new coatings products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assess potential market size, needs, existing/potential competitive situations, technical feasibility and other critical success factors.
  • Research, analyze, and report industry trends and data that impact business' volume, margins, utilization, and market share.
  • Assess Company's strengths/weaknesses relative to the market segment needs in order to determine business opportunities for market segment growth and expansion into new market segments.
  • Develop/access new business opportunities, sometimes starting with only an idea or concept.
  • Evaluate potential new products against market opportunities/challenges and compatibility with Company's strengths and business strategies.
  • Develop market relevant business opportunities that originate in Company's corporate new business development group.
  • Develop/deliver business plans for specific market segment opportunities.
  • Critically review progress against plan to continuously assess commercial potential, making adjustments as necessary in order to assure optimal profitability.
  • Identify/develop potential internal/external strategic partners in development of these opportunities.
  • Work closely with cross-functional counterparts (Sales, Finance, R&D, Manufacturing) and provide project leadership in the development/implementation of plans/strategies to ensure successful introduction and commercialization of products.
  • Determine, assess, and understand the tradeoffs of various approaches.
  • Communicate the status of projects and identify/leverage appropriate internal resources.
  • Collect/analyze market and/or Customer validation data that can support decisions regarding continuation or withdrawal from specific opportunities or ventures.
  • Manage the new product development pipeline for the market segment using a Stage-Gate type process.
  • Identify strategic projects to work on to drive growth and lead project execution with cross-functional teams fro Marketing and Applications Development and R&D.
  • Establish strategic priorities for market segment intellectual property along with R&D and Applications Development.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in technical/scientific field (i.e. Chemical Engineering/Chemistry).  MBA is desired.
  • 5+ years of relevant commercial marketing experience in a complex, global organization involving coatings.
  • New Business Mindset:  Ability to seek out and identify opportunities to provide solutions to Customers' current of future needs.  Displays entrepreneurial spirit/enthusiasm to explore new ideas and the unknown and visualize what is possible.
  • Analytical Ability:  Ability to identify/analyze what is important and to interpret/synthesize issues and data in order to draw conclusions.  Ability to understand interdependencies and cause & effect relationships.
  • Commercial Skills:  Ability to engage with Customers in the pursuit of building and sustaining long-term relationships, and having sufficient market/applications knowledge to add value in the engagement with Customers.
  • Communication & Presentation Skills:  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to recognize when, how, and with whom things should be communicated.
  • Business Savvy:  Knowledgeable about all functional elements which are important for business profitability.  Understand key economic drivers and their effect on business.
  • Project Ownership & Management:  Ability to take ownership for ensuring the desired outcome of a project and to establish/monitor the project milestones toward the objective.
  • Operational Integration & Engagement:  Ability to work in close alignment with people from other functions and to influence/engage with others to address issues, resolve conflicts and ensure the best overall outcome.
  • Technical/Applications Knowledge:  Knowledgeable about Company's technical capabilities, the applications in which they perform, and how they complement the performance of the Customer.

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TERRITORY SALES MANAGER - 2 POSITIONS - ONE FOR BOSTON METROPOLITAN MARKET AND ONE FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST MARKET:  Leading manufacturer of premium floor preparation, concrete repair and masonry products is seeking 2 customer-driven Sales Professionals to support Distributors, Contractors, and Architects in both Boston Metro and Pacific Northwest Markets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Increase sales of floor preparation products.
  • Develop/maintain strong working relationships with distributors, contractors, architects and other key decision-makers.
  • Maintain current base of business and actively drive new opportunities through prospecting and lead generation efforts.
  • Identify opportunities and secure Company product specifications on projects with architects, designers, material specifiers and key end-users.
  • Provide field technical and sales support to facilitate customer bids, contracting and job execution activities.
  • Orchestrate technical and/or logistical resources to provide recommendations and resolution of on-the-job challenges encountered in the field.
  • Support new product introductions.
  • Conduct product demonstrations and training programs.
  • Drive promotional activities and customer loyalty programs.
  • Identify and assess territory and market trends.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS degree is preferred, however, proven success in a similar role is acceptable.
  • 5+ years' experience in the building material industry preferred.
  • Experience with polymer modified cement-based materials and/or flooring products is a valued plus.
  • Must be highly motivated, a team-player, with a demonstrated track-record of quantifiable business results.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to travel, with purpose.

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PRODUCT MANAGER-CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING {Location is MA}:

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for all aspects of Company's Product Management function.  Work closely with Segment Marketing and Product Marketing roles to manage Company's portfolio and product roadmap.  Requires strong teamwork and collaboration with Sales, Manufacturing, R&D, Commercial Operations, and Finance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Define/communicate with internal stakeholders/customers/partners on product roadmap/strategy.
  • Identify opportunities for product cost reduction.
  • Drive product development, working closely with Manufacturing, R&D and Marketing from product creation through go-to-market strategy.
  • Specify market requirements for current/future products by conducting market research, supported by visits to customers and industry experts.
  • With closely with product marketing to insure successful launch of new products.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to assist in the development of marketing plans, product literature, and sales training documentation.
  • Work in conjunction with Segment and Product Marketing to develop product messaging and branding strategy and tactics, including features, benefits, and value proposition.
  • Set product pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Work with Quality to ensure compliance to all internal/external industry standards.
  • Represent Company at standards' bodies (ASTM, CINI, etc.).
  • Determine and manage product application testing.
  • Engage with Quality department to oversee all product quality issues and follow through resolution.
  • Perform competitor product analysis.
  • Support segment marketing to perform market research related to Company's product portfolio.
  • Develop and implement ongoing product training program for the Sales organization.  Work closely with Technical Services to insure comprehensive training program.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS degree in Engineering or Marketing.  MBA is a plus.
  • 5+ years' relevant experience within Product Management, Technical Sales, Product development requiring direct customer interface.
  • Demonstrated project/program management skills.
  • Experience working directly with and supporting Sales teams.
  • Experience developing product-level value propositions.
  • Strong technical and business acumen and background.
  • Effective communication, organizational skills and PC proficiency.
  • Ability/willingness to travel up to 25%.
  • Must have proven performance within product management, with specific examples of success.
  • Experience with industrial or building insulation products is preferred and is of high value.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE {Location is MA}:  Global resins/coatings manufacturing has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Routine problems encompassed are unavailable stock, delayed shipments, damaged products and billing adjustments.  CSR expected to prevent/resolve problems within designated areas of responsibility.  These include problems relating to distribution, data processing, packaging, complaints, and communications.  Customer Service issues are typically reactionary to Customer situations and must be resolved within specific short timeframes due to sensitivity.  Negotiate Company requirements with Customers.  Ensure Company procedures are followed to support Customer requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Process e-mail/phone/fax Customer product orders, and enter data into SAP R3 system.
  • Ensure efficient/timely handling of the Order-to-Cash process in close collaboration with Planning Department.
  • Organize shipments with internal/external warehouses, Planning and Shipping where applicable.
  • Preparation of Export documentation, liaison with Freight Forwarder.
  • File related Customer information, such as Bills of Lading, invoices, etc.
  • Customer contact involves resolving problems, gathering/entering forecast information, answering inquiries, addressing customer concerns in pricing, billing, delivery, damaged material, etc.
  • Maintain/review/assemble profiles and special instructions on all customers in the database.  Monitor orders to ensure satisfactory delivery.
  • Customer information maintenance, testing, rewriting of work instructions as new enhancements are implemented.
  • Ensure internal/external communication by phone/e-mail/fax for all matters pertaining to CSC issues.
  • Check/monitor credit limit in close collaboration with the Account Management and Finance teams.
  • Process Customer complaint, identify potential problem, and source of solution.
  • Process return orders within the customer complaint process, replacement of goods, and all documentation/certificates related to the orders, i.e. order confirmations, invoices, credit notes, etc.
  • Monitor consignment stocks.
  • Proactively support Account Manager, informing/reporting on delivery status, bottlenecks, credit conditions, so remedial actions can be taken promptly.
  • Act as central information point for the Customer and build effective relationships.
  • Identify Customer trends/buying patterns and inform Account Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • AS in Business or related discipline.  2+ years relevant CSR experience (from chemical manufacturing would be of value).
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills are essential for dealing with Customers and internal personnel.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a sense-of-urgency to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • PC and SAP R3 proficiency.

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MARKET MANAGER - AUTOMOTIVE MARKET {Location can be MA or Detroit}:  Global manufacturer of proprietary chemistries applied to microfiber materials for the automotive industry has immediate need.  The Company's Process Capabilities include Transfer/Cast/Direct Coating, Rotogravure Coating/Printing, Laminating, Embossing, Custom Finishing and Quilting.

OVERVIEW:
Ultimately responsible for understanding the needs of the Customer and the abilities of the Company, and putting the two together in a way that assures satisfaction to the Customer and targeted profits for the Company.  Identify and interface with Customers to present the Company value proposition, secure profitable business, manage and direct programs with Customers, participate in the design, development and production of application specific products and make decisions/resolve conflicts for the timely execution of projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop/build the Automotive business with existing products.
  • Identify/work for the development of new products.
  • Manage Reps. and find ways to improve the distribution channels.
  • Work with other Departments to deliver products that are on spec and on schedule.
  • Find new applications with existing and new customers.
  • Exhibit a team spirit, communicate regularly and professionally.
  • Perform lab work and testing when necessary to support Customer testing.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Technical degree required (Chemistry preferred).  MBA would be a +.  5-10 years' relevant sales experience with Automotive Customers required, including both Tier One Customers and OEMs.
  • Automotive interiors contacts/network preferred.
  • Direct sales experience required.  Marketing experience preferred.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills required, with ability to travel 50%.
  • Experience with Stage Gate (or similar) program management preferred.
  • Experience with cast, coated or extruded products preferred.

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MARKET MANAGER - AEROSPACE {Location is MA}:  Global manufacturer of high-end protective films and laminates for the aerospace industry has immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
The Market Manager is ultimately responsible for understanding the needs of the customer and the capabilities of the Company, and blending the two together in a way that ensures customer satisfaction and targeted profits for the Company.  The Market Manager interfaces with Customers to present the Company's value proposition, manages/directs projects with Customers, participates in the design, development and production of application-specific products, and makes decisions/resolves conflicts for execution of the project in accordance with the approved baselines.  Reports to the VP, Sales & Marketing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conceives/implements/manages a Sales & Marketing plan to the aerospace community.
  • Identifies new product requirements.
  • Accountable for final deliverables and customer acceptance.
  • Responds to project issues, and elevates through appropriate channels when required.
  • Coordinates professionally with other Company Managers for effective resource utilization, allocation and development.
  • Exhibits a team spirit, communicates regularly, articulately and professionally.
  • Performs lab work and testing whenever necessary.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Technical degree required - Chemistry preferred.  MBA a +.  5-10 years relevant experience.
  • Experience with casting, coating or extrusion of films required.
  • Experience with Aerospace customer interface required.  Aerospace contacts highly desired.
  • Effective communication/presentation skills required.
  • Knowledge of FAA 25.853 requirements preferred.
  • Experience with Fire Retardant materials/chemistries and related testing preferred.
  • Experience with Stage Gate program management preferred.
  • Approximately 15-20% travel required (domestic & international).

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OPERATIONS / FINANCE / IT

DIRECTOR OF IT - MEDICAL DEVICES {Location is MA}:  Global medical device manufacturer has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for all aspects of the Company's business IT, communications and systems.  Direct the use of IT to support the Company's goals.  Oversee technology purchases, implementation and various related services provided by the IT Department.  Director should be a business needs assessor, as well as an IT strategist, and should also be experienced with Cyber Security.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage the AS 400 computer Operators, the Local Area Network personnel, the AS 400 Programmers, and the SAP Programmers.
  • Establish IT policies/standards/practices/security measures to ensure effective/consistent information processing operations/safeguard IT resources.
  • Design/development/maintenance of systems programs, and systems software to meet Management's/Company's information needs.
  • Plan and control Departmental staffing/development/organization/hardware acquisitions/facilities to ensure consistent with Company's business goals.
  • Administer Department's budget, within guidelines, to contribute to cost-effective operation of the Company.
  • Be aware/have knowledge of developments in the area of systems/hardware and incorporate new development into the future systems of the Company.
  • Supply information processing, systems counseling and guidance to management personnel throughout the Company.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Computer Science.  MBA a valued plus.  10 years' related IT experience, both hands-on and at least 7 years of progressively responsible IT management/leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, successful experience in strategic planning, complex project/personnel management, and team-building/mentoring.
  • Effective communication/interpersonal/analytical skills.  Experience preparing budgets for IT.  Solid understanding of a wide range of computer hardware, software, and network applications for information delivery.
  • Medical device manufacturing environment experience is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of SAP experience along with several years of IBM AS 400 experience is required.

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FULL STACK SOFTWARE DEVELOPER {Location is MA}:  Global leading, publicly traded manufacturer of sealants, waterproofing materials, cement additives and concrete admixtures has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
The Company has a small, highly motivated team of top-notch software developers and architects working


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SUPPLY CHAIN

JUNIOR PURCHASING AGENT {LOCATION IS PROVIDENCE, RI}:  Leading supplier of high quality dyes, pigments and specialty chemicals used in a diversified base of industries that includes Textiles, Agriculture, Coatings, Construction Materials, HI&I, and others has this immediate need!
           
OVERVIEW:
Solicits pricing, coordinates requests for samples, negotiates prices, and places purchase orders. Enters, reviews, and coordinates purchasing transactions in the JMAS System. Sources raw materials, as necessary, expedites and ensures proper receipt of purchase orders as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Places purchase orders, as required, in support of required inventory levels, reorder points and production demand.
Maintain the effective administration of the JMAS System through timely entries and daily review of critical purchasing and inventory data.
Solicit pricing from vendors and negotiates the best possible deal for colorants and chemicals, taking into account the quality/strength/price for each product.
Interact daily with the Purchasing Manager to evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing negotiations, sourcing activities and purchasing system.
Collaborate with customer service, production and QC departments to determine requirements as necessary.
Research potential new suppliers for colorants and chemicals.
Support the evaluation of new suppliers, including the solicitation of samples and initial QC/Safety documentation.
Log incoming vendor samples (both domestic and import) and track their status, making sure information is disseminated and reported correctly.
Expedite open purchase orders and communicates status with appropriate departments.
Track import shipments and communicate estimated shipment/receipt dates.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree preferred. APICS certification a +.
2+ years of purchasing experience from within a manufacturing environment (Chemical industry experience is a valued plus and is highly preferred).
Effective/professional communication skills, with ability to interface at all levels of the organization and with external contacts.
Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills and MRP/ERP skills.

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BUYER – MEDICAL DEVICES {LOCATION IS GLENS FALLS, NY}:  Leading manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology, and surgical specialty devices/products has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Manage purchased materials within MRP environment to ensure timely delivery of high quality materials while utilizing innovative/proactive procurement strategies to continuously improve the supply chain.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work within an MRP environment to ensure material availability for production requirements.
Communicate with suppliers regularly regarding purchase order requirements.
Maintain a high level of data integrity to ensure accurate supply chain information.
Actively manage inventory dollars to ensure appropriate levels.
Develop supplier partnerships and participate in the supplier management process both locally and at the corporate level.
Establish/administer formal supply agreements and supplier managed inventory programs.
Negotiate best quality/delivery at the most reasonable cost.
Manage supplier performance in the areas of delivery and quality to support the plant goals for on-time delivery and zero backorder.
Understand GMP regulations, as they relate to materials control in the manufacturing environment.
Identify/implement continuous improvement opportunities such as cost reductions, quality improvements, and supplier consolidations/reductions.
Assist and/or lead in the CR (Change Request) process.
Participate in new product introductions and project teams.
Provide a participative support role for teams.

REQUIREMENTS:
Strong functional knowledge of Microsoft Excel, inventory, and purchasing systems.
Ability to read component specifications and drawings.
CPIM/CPM preferable.
Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
Associate’s degree with at least 2 years of experience in purchasing.

The Hiring Manager for this role share the following as his areas of importance:
*ERP/MRP experience (most important)     *CIPs/PPV     *Goal Oriented     *Supply Chain experience
*Contracts / Agreements experience     *Inventory Management     *Supplier Performance Management     *Supplier Management / Risk Mitigation     *Medical Device Manufacturing
*Excel

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2 SOURCING MANAGERS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES -INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS {Locations:  Waltham, MA/Hicksville, NY}
Company is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering MA, NY & RI.

The successful candidates will take responsibility for strategically sourcing end-to-end Supply Chain requirements and for creating sustainable value. This includes building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, identifying business opportunities, and developing supply chain partnerships to achieve Company objectives, meeting and exceeding customer, community and stakeholder expectations. These positions will be sourcing for SERVICES, not for COMMODITIES/ITEMS/PARTS.

Require professionals who are well-trained/educated within strategic sourcing, who bring demonstrated success within the “Services” category, preferably from within larger organizations that provide formal/effective strategic sourcing training grounds.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop/manage data driven commodity strategies to attain year-over-year cost reductions.
Complete/execute negotiation plans/align stakeholders to negotiation strategy valued up to $100M.
Collaborate with supply base partners to develop innovative approaches and methodologies that address present and future supply chain requirements.
Works in partnership with regional/global customers to ensure a proactive approach to supplier selection and understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions.
Provide strong commitment to utilize continuous improvement to drive organizational change.
Develop/deliver/maintain/assist in implementation of best practice Supply Chain processes/policies.
Capably present data to effectively influence senior stakeholders’ sponsorship and decision making.

REQUIREMENTS:
5-8 years of related experience purchasing services, preferably from larger company environments where strategic sourcing training/education is fostered.
BS required and Master’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred.
Experience executing Strategic Plans with focus on complex projects up to $150M. 
Capable of delivering measurable value/delivery/quality to the business to meet budgetary and goals.
With minimal Category Manager oversight - ensure negotiation strategy is fully developed/socialized. 
Capability to lead negotiation team with suppliers/stakeholders to deliver sustainable 'win-wins'
Commercial negotiation.  Contract management.  Supplier relationship management.
Systems and Analytical Skills.  SAP, ARIBA experience desired and other MRP systems a plus.

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SUPPLY PLANNER {LOCATION IS COLUMBIA, MD}:  Leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals & catalysts for the refining and petrochemical industry has this immediate need!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the tactical development and execution of a rolling 18-month supply plan.
Coordinate with Supply Planners to align tactical supply plans that include weekly details with strategic supply plans that describe monthly projected supply targets for a rolling 18-month planning horizon.
Work with Operations to develop and maintain effective Plant Product Wheels to optimize service, working capital, and operating efficiencies.
Maintain feasible tactical Supply Plans that reflect manufacturing capabilities, link to detailed execution schedules, and are adjusted for operational dynamics (e.g. unplanned outages).
Accountable for ensuring the on-time and on-budget delivery of Company’s products to its customers; minimize penalties/charge-backs, unnecessary logistics costs and order cancellations.
Serve as the key contact for day to day operational requests: shipment prioritization, customer inquiries, inventory requests, and problem resolution.
Manage production and inventory decisions in collaboration with Strategic Supply Planners, Demand Planning Leads, and Sales Ops Leads, including quantity and location.
Review daily-level production, procurement, and distribution/logistics plans, including all nodes in the supply chain to ensure alignment with tactical supply plans, strategies, preferred routing/sourcing, policies, and demonstrated capabilities.
Monitor constraints and work with Operations to develop mitigation plans to align manufacturing and supply capabilities with strategic supply plans and demand.
Monitor/ensure compliance to policies, including lead times, time fences, and frozen periods. Ensure required escalations and approvals for exceptions are reviewed and authorized in a timely manner.
Lead Root Cause Analysis (RCA) efforts to address and correct variances to published plans.
Coordinate inbound and outbound operations, including transportation from suppliers and receiving inventory to all fulfillment activities, warehousing and transportation to customers.
Oversee order acceptance and processing, accounting for all constraints in the supply chain, including all suppliers, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and other customers.
Collect/organize data to support performance measurement (i.e. pricing/delivery/costs/quality audits).
Partner with suppliers, distributors, and customers, creating communication channels for critical information and operational improvements such as direct shipping and third-party logistics.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Business/Supply Chain preferred as is APICS Certification.
5+ years of relevant, hands-on supply planning experience from a relevant manufacturing environment (chemical manufacturing environment experience would be a valued plus).
Must have strong, effective communication and customer service skills.
Requires an intimate understanding of Supply Planning and Operations (S&OP).
Ability to lead/manage within the matrix organization and influence without formal authority.
Sense of urgency and bias towards action.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Hands-on experience creating the supply plan.
Ability to identify and analyze opportunities for improving financial drivers throughout supply chain.
PC and ERP systems proficiency (SAP experience highly desired).

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R&D

SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER - SILICONES {Location is Hoosick Falls, NY}: World leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection has this immediate need!

The Company’s Composites Foams SBU is seeking a Sr. R&D Engineer for technology & product development projects at the Hoosick Falls, NY facility.  This person is expected to have advanced experience and sound technical knowledge of SILICONES, as well as polymer materials, processes, and products.  Person will contribute to product development efforts in a team approach working closely with engineers and technicians in both the Corporate Research Center and manufacturing sites.  Person will also contribute to application test method development and process development.

RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
Run own experiments or guide technician-run experiments for technology understanding, to develop product prototypes, to support pilot scale processes, to ensure successful transfer of lab and pilot processes into manufacturing processes, and to qualify new products for commercialization.
Improve current processes or guide the design of new processes for silicone materials.
Work in a matrix organization, the candidate must possess oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with people from a wide range of background including business, manufacturing, research, engineering, technicians, and operators.
Proficient in computer skills and must have the ability to organize and complete tasks on time.
Excellent collaborative skills with the ability to work well in a large R&D team and Business team. 
Document accomplishments in clear and coherent technical reports and presentations.
Possess a mind set for the value of proper and safe handling of chemicals and the environment.
Improve current processes or guide the design of new processes for silicone materials.
Provide Business (sales, marketing, and production) support.
A product/process development background with a Master’s Degree in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and 3-5 years of industrial experience in silicones, formulations, casting processes, design of experiments, process scale-up and application knowledge, or a Ph.D. in Material Science, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering with 1-3 years of industrial experience.

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SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER – ADHESIVES & POLYMERS {LOCATION IS HOOSICK FALLS IN UPSTATE NY}: World leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
The Company’s Composites Tapes Division is seeking a Sr. R&D Engineer for Adhesives & Polymers technology & product development projects at the Hoosick Falls, NY facility.  The selected candidate will have a sound technical knowledge of polymer materials and adhesives processes/products.  This person will contribute to product development efforts in a team approach working closely with engineers and technicians in both the Corporate Research Center and manufacturing site.  Person will also contribute to application test method development and process development.

RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
Run own experiments or guide technician-run experiments for technology understanding, to develop product prototypes, to support pilot scale processes, to ensure successful transfer of lab and pilot processes into manufacturing processes, and to qualify new products for commercialization.
Develop application test methods and process improvement.
Improve current processes or guide the design of new processes for adhesive/polymer materials.
Work in a matrix organization, the candidate must possess oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with people from a wide range of background including Business, Manufacturing, Research, Engineering, Technicians, and Operators.
Proficient in computer skills/lab software and must have the ability to organize and complete tasks on time.
Excellent collaborative skills with the ability to work well in a large R&D team and Business team. 
Ability to document accomplishments in clear and coherent technical reports and presentations.
Must be highly motivated and able to work under limited guidance with precision and accuracy.
Must possess a mind set for the value of proper and safe handling of chemicals and the environment.
Improve current processes or guide the design of new processes for adhesive/polymer materials.
Provide Business (sales, marketing, and production) support.
Demonstrated past experience with problem solving and achieving positive results.
Ability to gather relevant information and analyze situations to find best way to persevere despite difficulties and work to secure a positive result.
A product/process development background with a BS/MS Degree in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and 3-5 years of industrial experience in adhesives/polymers formulations and applications, or a Ph.D. in Material Science, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering with 2-3 years of industrial experience involving adhesives/polymers.

Relocation assistance provided for selected candidate.

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SENIOR TECHNICAL SERVICE SPECIALIST – PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS {LOCATION IS MA}: Leading global manufacturer of performance chemicals has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Act as front line technical interface for the Performance Chemicals customers in North America. Role supports technical sales, problem solving, needs-gathering, information exchange, distributor training, & new product roll-outs. A key role is to support customers in selecting the right Company products and assisting customers with formulation/processing for incorporation into coatings, plastics, adhesives and other formulated performance product applications. Successful individual will come to thoroughly understand Company’s product portfolio, which includes fumed silicas, fumed aluminas, specialty carbon blacks, silica aerogels, fumed silica dispersions, specialty carbon black dispersions and plastic concentrates. The specialist actively collects/communicates market & customer insights, connects the dots to find new market applications for Company products, and understands current product portfolio gaps to inform new product development efforts. Finally, the Company is looking for someone who will help develop brand equity for the Company and themselves within the North America CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers) & specialty chemicals industries by getting involved & growing his/her network.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Understand customer’s performance needs and Company’s product portfolio and process technology.  Promote adoption of Company products.
Support customers in formulating and safe use of Company products. Address compound formulation and processing questions.
Manage complaints and support and some cases lead root cause investigations.
Engage with key customer technical contacts to understand current and future technical needs. Connect customers to Company technical community.
Champion innovation by articulating product gaps to Company development teams. Collaborate with product development teams by offering customer or market specific insights.
Lead new product introduction in Region through presentations, customer sampling and diligent follow-up. Be a key conduit for customer feedback. 
Author and present technical articles to showcase Company products and technology.
Train distribution partners on technical aspects/value propositions of Company products.

REQUIREMENTS:
Problem solver with extensive technical and formulating experience in the coatings, inks, plastics, elastomers, or inks.
Team player, able to work closely with manufacturing and sales to drive customer satisfaction.
Strong existing network within the North American specialty materials industry.
Minimum BS in relevant technical discipline: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, with 5 years’ relevant direct customer interface experience.
Results oriented, good communicator, effective presenter, and patient teacher.
English/Spanish bilingual a valued plus, but not required.
Capability and availability to travel 25%.  Effective communication skills.  PC proficiency.

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SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER – BUILDING SCIENCE/BUILDING ENVELOPES/ENERGY CALCULATIONS {LOCATION IS MA}:
Company is looking for a talented Senior Research Engineer, who has enthusiasm for building materials and construction to join their Building Science & Construction R&D Platforms Group. The role will focus on advancing studies that enhance the energy efficiency, durability, and comfort of buildings.

With $40 Billion in revenues, Company is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection.

OVERVIEW:
The candidate will be responsible of managing R&D projects for new and innovative building materials and construction systems.  Responsibilities include simulations and experiments to advance energy, thermal, and moisture performance of both products and assemblies for residential and commercial buildings. Company is looking for individuals with creativity/innovative skills, passion, motivation as well as exceptional communication, organization, project and time management skills, solid technical and problem solving skills and strategic thinking.

Must be able to manage a project team, train other people, & respect deadlines to get things done in a fast paced R&D environment. Travels in US & Canada (up to 33%) are required for job site visits, technical meetings and seminars.  REQUIRES EXPERIENCE WITH PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS (PCM) AND BUILDING ENVELOPES FROM A MANUFACTURER OF BUILDING PRODUCTS OR A CONSULTING/ENGINEERING FIRM.

REQUIREMENTS:
Proven skills in Project Management and Product Development.
Proven experience in R&D building industry regarding building materials/methods of construction.
A working knowledge of construction and experience applying the principles of building design, building science, and building metrology.  Advanced knowledge in software like Energy Plus and/or WUFI (or equivalent) for energy, thermal, and/or moisture analysis a plus.
Comfortable working with power tools for prototyping, wooden/gypsum/cement-based materials.
Previous experience in light construction with the ability to work safely on construction job-sites.
Curious, open-minded, creative problem-solving with a hands-on approach to product development.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including scientific reports.
Working in a matrix organization, candidate must be able to communicate/interact effectively with a wide range of people including business, research, manufacturing, Management, architects and contractors.
Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Building and Construction Technology, Building Science or Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering.  BS with a minimum of 12 years of experience, Masters with a minimum of 7 years of experience or Ph.D. with minimum 3 years of experience.

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SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST-ADHESIVES/PSA’s {LOCATION IS WI}: Leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive label stock, utilizing a variety of face stock, adhesive and release liner combinations, has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Based in Green Bay, WI, the Company’s product capabilities include an expanded film line, as well as traditional paper, foil and thermal offerings.  Their self-adhesive materials are widely used by major label printers across the USA and around the world. The Coated Products Operations consists of two manufacturing operations and three slitting facilities located throughout the US, in addition to a plant in Mexico.   The Coated Products facility in Green Bay is in the final stages of a major modernization, doubling the size of the Company’s main manufacturing facility. This project includes a new building, Coater, Slitters & Automated Sequencing System. Company founded in 1933, 3,400 employees 34 locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with Sales & Marketing to define gaps in Company’s product portfolio and find new opportunities within the pressure sensitive industry that can provide growth for the Company.
Work directly with customers to define customer wants, needs & potential customer value.
Develop new products that are robust in design and have strong financial returns.
Work closely with Purchasing and Manufacturing to assure product development initiatives are well managed from an overall cost perspective.
Be an internal technical expert to the Company in all areas of adhesives and PSA’s in particular.
Stay abreast of new adhesive technologies and evolving trends in the PSA industry.
Successfully qualify new raw materials in a timely fashion.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Chemistry/Materials Science required.  MS or Ph.D. would be highly valued.
Minimum 5 years of Technical/Product Development experience in a closely related industry required.
Requires a strong background in adhesives and pressure sensitive products.
Proven history of relevant product innovation.
Ability to interface effectively directly with Customers, Suppliers and Internal Departments.
Strong knowledge of paper, films, release liners and converting processes is desirable.
Effective communication/project management skills.  PC and Lab software proficiency.
Relocation assistance provided.

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST – ASPHALT {Location is Southern Florida, 30 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale}: Premier roofing materials manufacturer has an immediate need for a Research Scientist with hands-on experience with polymer modified asphalts and waterproofing membranes.  This is a hands-on laboratory bench Chemist/Engineer role that requires effective mechanical skills/knowledge and a proactive approach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead asphalt research by running experiments, analyzing data, compiling reports, finding correlations between real world testing, accelerated testing, formulating asphalts (modified asphalts/lab produced asphalts for use in waterproofing membranes for the building envelope, flooring and roofing industries). 
Responsible for analyzing HPLC data, Iatroscan data, Corbett analysis and other pertinent analytical or organic chemistry data.  Understanding of asphalt/asphalt formulations for Modified Bitumen membrane.
Run tests/equipment associated with breaking down asphalt into its different components,  analyzing data, weathering/testing new modifiers for new product development, developing laboratory prototypes, executing plant trial runs and testing finished product to ensure that codes/product fitness for use is met. 
Analyze data and break down asphalt into different components, understanding HPLC and DSR/DMA techniques, finding correlations between test results and asphalt/formula functionality.
Generate ideas that will enhance asphalt performance, existing products and lead to the development of new products, test procedures and protocols.
Use sound scientific principles such as statistical analysis and design of experiments.
Execute plant trials by transferring technology from small scale lab models to large scale plant production. Conduct/design testing internally/externally adhering to third party code agencies/guidelines.
Lead the development of novel asphalt testing, asphaltic modifiers/techniques to better understand asphalt in relationship to real world polymer formulations for waterproofing membrane products/systems.
Work closely with partner companies and key raw material suppliers to advance the development of formulas, products or processes.
Use advanced material characterization techniques to establish correlations between asphalt properties and physical property testing of asphalt, compounds and materials to final product performance.
Publish technical reports and communicate effectively at regular intervals on key projects.
Advance the technology in asphalt, modified asphalt formulas, products & systems to improve performance, reduce total installed cost and established sustained competitive advantage.
Train and manage/direct R&D technicians as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:
Ph.D. (+ 3 years industry experience) or Masters (with 5+ years) or BS (with 10+ years) in Asphalt Chemistry, Petroleum, Oil or Lubricant Chemistry or related fields of study with ain asphalt, adhesives, polymers, polymer modified asphalts or waterproofing membrane development is desired.
Demonstrated proficiency in the different asphaltic components in relationship to formulation of Modified Bitumen compounds for use in waterproofing membranes, coatings, and adhesives.
Solid working knowledge of asphalt and polymer interactions and compatibility.
Use of sound scientific principles such as statistical analysis and design of experiments is required.
Excellent mathematic and analytical skills are essential.
Effective communication skills. Ability to guide less experienced R&D Staff (Chemists, Technicians).
Ability to interface directly and effectively with Customers, Suppliers, internal Departments.
Ability to travel when necessary, with purpose.
Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

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APPLICATIONS CHEMIST-PERFORMANCE COATINGS {LOCATION IS MA}:  Global manufacturer of performance coatings has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Provide technical support to Sales/Customers.  Perform quality investigations to address/resolve Customer complaints.  Develop new products for the Permuthane coating industry.  Operate between R&D where chemical synthesis is used to generate new products, and the Applications Department, where already existing products are used to satisfy Customer requests.  New products may be designed by compounding raw materials to give new or different properties or modified to improve performance.  Test formulas to ensure reproducibility and follow-through scale-up into production.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Formulate specialty coatings to meet Customer requirements.  Prepare coated/wet samples, complete projects within established timetable.
  • Work closely with Sales analyzing/achieving Customer requirements/resolving technical challenges.
  • Provide technical support to Production, Sales, Customers and QC in scaling up new products or resolving problems with existing products.
  • Strive to develop coating systems that comply with SH&E Values & Principles.
  • Perform occasional travel to Customers to ascertain their technical requirements/application techniques, and coordinate site-trials.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Chemistry.  8+ years' industrial experience involving formulation of specialty coatings, color matching, plant processing procedures, QC test procedures and technical service.
  • Good working knowledge of polymers, additives and coatings application processes.  Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Effective communication/organizational skills and ability to successfully interface directly with internal/external Customers and Suppliers.

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ENGINEERING

PLANT ENGINEERING MANAGER {Location is MA}:  Leading innovative designer/manufacturer of polyurethane polymers & compounded finishing materials, has immediate need.

This role is ideal for a Plant/Process Engineer, who is currently functioning as an individual contributor within a Chemical manufacturing environment, who has effective people and project lead skills as well as hands-on engineering upgrades experience, who is prepared for the next step in his/her career into a Management/Supervisory role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage Maintenance Department including a Maintenance Supervisor, Lead Maintenance Mechanic and two Maintenance Mechanics.
Responsible for Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) including preventive maintenance, scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, assets, inventory and maintenance costs for process and utility equipment and facility.
Responsible for process and utility improvements in quality, productivity and cost reductions.
Responsible for process and utility design including scope of work, piping & instrumentation diagrams, equipment & instrument specifications, installation, startup & validation.
Responsible for project engineering including process and utility equipment bids, contractors/vendor selection & supervision, installation schedule & costs of capital projects.
Participates in Process Safety Management (PSM) initiatives including participating in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Management of Change (MOC) & Mechanical Integrity (MI).
Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for process and utility equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
Minimum 5 years’ experience as an engineering professional preferably in a chemical & PSM facility.
Team player that works well with management, supervision and operators, and contractors.
Ability to drive projects and initiatives to completion based on established cost and schedule.
Effective communication skills.  Proficiency with Word/Excel/Project/Visio/AutoCAD, CMMS).

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SR. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER – MECHANICAL {Location is Northeast CT}: Global manufacturer of adhesives/coatings/related equipment has  immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
A dynamic and hands-on a role, leading the electro-mechanical product development efforts from concept to commercial release of new UV curing products for use in the electronics, industrial, aerospace and medical-device end markets. With a strong focus on product design, a Senior Product Development Engineer will balance expertise in analytical engineering fundamentals with creativity, innovation and proof-concept prototyping.  The role requires strong organizational and project management skills, self-motivation, thirst for knowledge, and the ability to thrive in a high paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead/manage small projects from start to finish independently, while also serving as a technical leader on team-based project.  May be asked to develop and coach others, and apply one’s knowledge to other departments or business units.
Research/investigate appropriate technologies in optical/thermal/electro-mechanical design of UV curing equipment.  Conduct critical design analysis of complex systems/sub-systems of equipment.
Create and maintain engineering data, documentation and collateral that achieves project deliverables and supports a product Design History File (DHF), such as, component & assembly 3D models & 2D manufacturing/engineering drawings, bills of material, detailed technical specifications, product requirements documents, component and material datasheets, project schedules & tasks lists, engineering analysis reports, and design verification test plans and reports.
Perform classical engineering analysis on designs and concepts using conventional scientific methods or use of software simulations.  Includes, but not limited to, study of Geometric Dimensional & Tolerance (GD&T), analysis of strength of components for material selection and properties, thermal/mass transfer, critical design analysis of mechanical or optoelectronic performance, and FMEA.
Using scientific methods, initiate and perform hands-on laboratory testing for the benefit of product development, competitive benchmarking, analysis of field failures, and solving technical issues.  When appropriate, design experiments that can be executed by internal or external test labs.
Serve as team collaborator in all phases of product life cycle, conceptualization & invention, analysis & development, prototyping & testing, manufacturing release, as well as, regulatory compliance & commercialization of new products or modifications to existing Company products, ensuring that customer requirements and expectations are met.
Innovate, produce and develop working proof of concepts to demonstrate new technology or win a new customer accounts that require a new or derivative product.
Serve as an internal customer advocate, coordinating team activities/schedules to drive project deliverables/ensure results, data and documentation is correct & presented/published by the team.
Be a quality champion to ensure rigor in the process of product development and adherence in engineering standards is upheld.
Drive results for the organization through the self-motived ability to collect and analyze data, then draw meaningful conclusions that can presented to management.  Communicate orally or by publishing written findings in a professional and expert manner.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from an accredited university required.  MS in Engineering or higher preferred, and experience with photonics or optoelectronic devices is a plus.
Minimum 7-10 years of experience, preferably in an industry dealing with the manufacturing, assembly and development of electro-mechanical products.  Prior knowledge of UV curing systems/products a plus.
Proven ability to work throughout the entire product life cycle from concept to commercialization.  Must be able to effectively manage and split time between design engineering (~40%), analytical engineering (~40%), and project engineering (~20%) activities and responsibilities. Past experience with a stage-gate or formal new product introduction process a plus.
Strong knowledge of 3D CAD software, preferably SolidWorks, and experience with working with proper Product Data Management protocols and environments.
Past achievements of self-teaching new skills and technology, using strong analytical background and demonstrated use of solid engineering fundamentals.
Working knowledge of manufacturing processes such as sheet-metal fabrication, stampings, machined components, plastic injection molding, cabling/wire harness construction, and printed circuits boards fabrication.  Able to implement proper techniques for design for manufacturability/design for assembly.
High comfort level to work independently, cope with ambiguity & lead teams.  Must be able to effectively communicate own ideas, gather ideas of others, & demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

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SR. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER – ELECTRICAL {Location is Northeast CT}: Global manufacturer of adhesives/coatings/related equipment has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
A dynamic and hands-on a role, leading the electrical engineering product development efforts from concept to commercial release of new UV curing products for use in the electronics, industrial, aerospace and medical-device end markets. With a strong focus on analog and digital circuit design, a Senior Electrical Product Development Engineer will balance expertise in electronic engineering fundamentals with creativity, innovation and proof-concept prototyping.  This role requires strong organizational and project management skills, self-motivation, thirst for knowledge, and ability to thrive in a high paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead and manage large high priority complex projects, a year plus in scope, from start to finish independently, while also serving as a technical leader on larger team-based project.  May be asked to develop and coach others, and apply one’s knowledge to other departments or business units.
Research/investigate appropriate technologies in electronics, microprocessors, LED and UV lamp drivers, communication protocols, power management, noise filtering and other relevant design aspects of UV curing equipment; conducting critical design analysis and simulations of complex systems and sub-systems of equipment.
Create and maintain engineering data, documentation and collateral that achieves project deliverables and supports a product Design History File (DHF), such as, electrical drawings, schematics, functional block diagrams, detailed technical specifications, functional requirements documents, software requirements, component datasheets, project schedules & tasks lists, engineering analysis & simulation reports, and design verification test plans and reports.
Perform classical engineering analysis on designs and concepts using mathematics, conventional scientific methods or use of software simulations.  When required, initiate and perform hands-on laboratory testing for the benefit of product validation, competitive benchmarking, analysis of field failures, and solving technical issues.
Serve as team collaborator in all phases of product life cycle, conceptualization & invention, analysis & development, prototyping & testing, manufacturing release, as well as, regulatory compliance & commercialization of new products or modifications to existing Company products, ensuring that customer requirements and expectations are met.
Innovate and develop working proof of concepts to demonstrate new technology or win a new customer accounts that require a new or derivative product.
Serve as an internal customer advocate, coordinating team activities and schedules to drive design and project deliverables and ensure results, data and documentation is analyzed and published by the team.  Foster an environment that openly shares work/ideas and routinely seek reviews/feedback from peers.
Be a quality champion to ensure rigor in the process of product development and adherence in engineering standards is upheld.  Set an example with own work.
Drive results for the organization through the self-motived ability to collect and analyze data, then draw meaningful conclusions that can presented to peers and management.  Communicate orally or by publishing written findings in a professional and expert manner.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from an accredited university required.  MSEE preferred.
Minimum 7-10 years' experience, preferably in an industry dealing with the manufacturing, assembly and development of electromechanical products.  Prior knowledge of UV curing systems, photonics or optoelectronic devices is a plus and/or experience with networking equipment to industrial machine protocols also a plus.
Proven ability to work throughout the entire product life cycle from concept to commercialization.  Must be able to effectively manage and split time between design engineering (~40%), analytical engineering (~40%), and project engineering (~20%) activities and responsibilities. Past experience with a stage-gate or formal new product introduction process a plus.
Advanced experience with embedded microcontroller based hardware design, knowledge of high speed PCB layout, signal integrity, timing analysis, and thermal management required.
Past achievements of self-teaching new skills/technology, using strong analytical background and demonstrated use of solid engineering fundamentals with electromechanical equipment to generate new concepts and ideas.
Experienced in designing systems that meet regulatory compliance requirement, and supporting product testing such as CE, safety, EMI/EMC, IEC, UL, etc.
Strong user of schematic capture software such as OrCAD or Altium, and experience working with proper Product Data Management (PDM) protocols and document control methodologies for standard parts library.
Working knowledge of manufacturing processes such as, cabling and wire harness construction, and printed circuit board fabrication.  Understands and can implement proper techniques for design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA).
High comfort level to work independently, cope with ambiguity and lead teams.  Must be able to effectively communicate own ideas, gathering ideas of others, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

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FACILITIES / EH&S

EH&S MANAGER – CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING {LOCATION IS HOOSICK FALLS, NY IN UPSTATE NY}:  World leading manufacturer of chemicals/materials for the building industry has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Under the direction of the Plant Manager with support from Regional EHS personnel, the EHS Manager is responsible for coordinating all EH&S activities at the site. Responsible for promoting Company EHS policies and for ensuring compliance with all pertinent regulations that apply to the site. This site is unique in terms of regulatory complexity and site risks (quantity and types of chemicals, high risk processes, potential for fires & explosions). Will work in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. Strict adherence to Corporate and/or local policies, rules, and regulations in these areas is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research, translate, communicate and implement governmental and company regulations/standards in matters related to environment, health and safety issues.
Responsible for managing the site Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard.
Create/implement/train/audit EH&S policies and practices for the site.
Coordinate communications between site & regulatory agencies related to EHS matters.
Ensure compliance with governmental, Corporate and Site EHS requirements.
Coordinate and / or conduct training for facility personnel as it concerns EHS matters.
Manage local EHS department activities to ensure that objectives are met.
Cultivate relationships with regulatory agencies to facilitate open communication (NYDEC, NYDOH) on matters of importance to the site.
Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.
Exhibit model behavior as related to EHS policies and practices.
Participate in the North American 20 assessment program as an auditor.

REQUIREMENTS:
5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with a proven record of success reducing occupational injuries and maintaining compliance with pertinent regulations.
Strong Environmental background.  Experience with local/state/federal regulations.
Prior supervisory experience required as is experience with lean manufacturing.
Effective communication skills and PC proficiency.
Proven ability to design, manage, and implement projects of a technical nature.
Able to operate both independently and as a team member or leader.
Demonstrated research and problem solving skills.
BS in an environmental discipline.  Green Belt Certification desired.
Certification in industry standards such as OSHA, EPA, DEC, REACH, RoHS, Waste, Hazardous and non-Hazardous knowledge required.

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SR. EH&S ENGINEER {LOCATION IS NARRAGANSETT, RI}:  Global manufacturer of performance polymer films and pressure sensitive adhesives has immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for implementing/coordinating/monitoring safety & health programs at the RI site to ensure compliance with local/federal regulations. Also responsible for developing/implementing/monitoring site specific initiatives to engage employees in the safety/health programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement/monitor safety management programs to ensure compliance with local/federal regulations and to meet Corporate objectives.
Develop/implement/monitor site-specific initiatives to engage all employees in the safety and health programs in support of annual business line objectives.
Ensure all employees are trained in required EH&S programs. Develop a local EH&S support structure that fosters employee engagement from the hourly associates to the Leadership staff.
Develop culture that identifies H&S opportunities & document those for trends and predictive analysis.
Perform hazard risk analysis, determination of effective controls and risk mitigation.
Lead safety incident investigation teams to determine root cause, corrective and preventive actions.
Establish and manage ergonomic, injury case management and return to work programs.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Safety Engineering, or a related field.
7+ years’ experience in safety, engineering.
Experience developing and implementing Health & Safety programs.
Well-rounded EH&S skills required, with an emphasis on safety.
Effective communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work with/organize goal oriented teams.
Able to work a flexible schedule, to support a 24-hour, 7-day per week manufacturing operation.
PC proficiency

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
10 years’ experience in safety, engineering. 
Experience developing/implementing Health & Safety programs in a relevant manufacturing environment (chemical manufacturing is ideal).
CSP and/or CIH certifications desired.  Process Safety Management (PSM) experience desired.

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QUALITY / REGULATORY

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SALES / MARKETING
& NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SALES TERRITORY MANAGER – DYES & PIGMENTS - NEW ENGLAND:  Leading supplier of high quality dyes, pigments and specialty chemicals used in a diversified base of industries that includes Textiles, Agriculture, Coatings, Construction Materials, HI&I and others has this immediate opportunity available.  Role involves colorants for textiles/garments.

Company has developed an extremely broad technological knowledge base in the world of colorants which differentiates it in the market & has contributed to steady growth. They have an aggressive and well-funded growth strategy & continue to hire the best/brightest to help serve growing demand for their products.

OVERVIEW:
Company is seeking aggressive Sales professionals with dye, pigment or specialty chemical experience, to grow existing customers while aggressively generating new opportunities for growth.

This role requires substantial outside sales experience (5+ years) providing technical solutions to manufacturing customers, along with a proven track record of meeting or exceeding established sales and margin goals. Must be proficient at prospecting, with ability to generate qualified leads and effectively close new business. Minimum 60% travel, including some overnight trips is required.

Must have experience with CRM-based sales role accountability (account status, activity reporting, forecasting, lead qualification, etc.). Experience with Salesforce.com preferred.
BS in Business or Technical discipline, along with a thorough technical understanding of dyes and pigments and their applications to products within the industries mentioned above.

This role will be a remotely-based/work from home position, within the Region described.  Competitive base salary, bonus, uncapped commission structure!

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GLOBAL MARKET MANAGER-ENERGY MATERIALS {LOCATION IS MA}:Global manufacturer of carbon blacks, silica and alumina materials for the battery, supercapacitor and fuel cell markets has this immediate need!

IDEAL PROFILE
The Company prefers someone who brings a technical background, i.e. Chemistry/Engineering, who is able to absorb information, learn quickly, and present findings in a digestible format to the Business Unit.  This person is expected to have exceptional external facing experience, someone who is unafraid to ask questions, along with effective opportunity analyzation skills.  This person will provide key information leading to business development results via competitive intelligence gathering, market analysis and extraordinary customer skills.  Although it is not necessary to have 100% knowledge of the battery storage, fuel cell space, it is important that someone have a solid understanding of the space and be able to utilize their technical background/aptitude to absorb information and ramp up within this space effectively.  The ideal person will have 5-10 years relevant skills/experience along with the aptitude to grow into more senior roles within 2-4 years’ time.  Ideal environments to come from include national laboratories, start-up battery storage environments, relevant MS programs within Universities, energy storage environments, flow battery and fuel cell environments, graphite environments and suppliers to the lithium battery space. This person must bring a passion for their work and, since there is significant interaction with Customers in Asia, someone who brings either Chinese or Japanese language skills in addition to English, would be highly valued for this role.

OVERVIEW:
Global Market Manager, Energy Materials, is responsible for collecting/analyzing & synthesizing industry/market/competitive information for the Energy Materials team. The Energy Materials business is focused on carbon, silica & alumina materials used in batteries, supercapacitor & fuel cells. Role will coordinate closely with Company’s Regional Sales/Marketing teams on key account plans and alignment for positioning of commercial products.  Responsible for managing Company’s external marketing literature.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collect through primary/secondary sources all information of competitive materials and company information. Develop/update market share maps.   Identify trends from competitive materials.
Collect/generate information on market/industry trends for energy storage in IT, automotive and grid storage.
Collect customer insights on emerging trends that impact materials needs for energy storage.
Research/analyze/report industry trends/data from multiple sources that impact the business’ volume, margins, utilization, and market share.
Through analysis, identify opportunities for future growth that can feed into the front end pipeline both organic and inorganic. Support Stage Gate deliverables.
Help develop value propositions, manage pricing strategy and support commercial negotiations.
Provide support to business by compiling presentation materials, drafting communications and tracking key accounts.
Interface broadly within the regional sales, tech service and marketing teams to advance objectives and strategies for the Energy Materials business.
Develop market introduction plans for new products.
Manage our marketing and promotional literature for our commercial products

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Engineering/related Science required. Marketing experience preferred.
5+ years’ relevant experience in energy storage industry & familiarity with the space.
Effective communication/presentation skills.  Willingness to travel globally - 20-25%.
Strong team player with ability to influence internal and external stakeholders.
Multilingual skills preferred.  PC proficiency.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER – PLASTICS INDUSTRY {LOCATION IS REMOTE, PREFERABLY ON THE EAST COAST NEAR A MAJOR AIRPORT}: Small and growing independent thermoplastic compounder, with strong technical capabilities and unique products, has an immediate need for a strong, proven Business Development Leader, with demonstrated success identifying prospects, the ability work with customer to maneuver products through the evaluation process.   This role requires a “true sales closer”.

OVERVIEW:
Reporting directly to the President of the Company, the primary focus for this role involves the Company’s DuraPET product line.  DuraPET has proven performance characteristics that make it an attractive alternative to ABS, PET Modified Polycarbonate and other materials.

The Company is headquartered in Manchester, PA, however, this role can be based remotely, with travel into Corporate whenever necessary.  At present, the great majority of business is based in the Northeast & Southeast of the U.S. and Ontario.  The President’s business plan includes expanding business nationally first, with global outreach to follow.  As a result, this will be a highly visible role, providing this person the opportunity to place his or her “stamp” on this effort in a major way.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Generate leads through networking, trade shows, personal contacts, cold calling and internet searches.
Educate prospective customers on the DuraPET value proposition.
Aid prospects in the technical evaluation of DuraPET and other Company products.
Develop strong relationships with people at all levels of prospective customer companies.
Prioritize opportunities and focus on those most likely to generate revenue.
Negotiate pricing with new customers.  Meet or exceed sales targets.

EXPECTATED RESULTS:
Company realistically expects, based upon volume of potential new customers, to secure enough new business to deliver $1 million in annual sales, at acceptable margin rates, within the first 8 months.
REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to articulate the DuraPET value proposition to prospective customers.
Strong contacts/ networking skills to be used within the plastics industry to generate interest.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to assess, organize and prioritize prospect leads.
Strong business acumen, ability to work with engineers, manufacturing managers, CEO’s and purchasing managers.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Strong drive/desire for success in generating revenue. Understanding of technical product sales process.  Persuasive skills to help customers see the value of new innovative products.
Tenacity to make a high volume of contacts by phone, internet and personal visits.
5+ years of experience in technical product business development.  Experience within the plastics industry is ideal and preferred.
A BS degree within a technical discipline or Business is a valued plus, as is an MBA (although proven, related sales success would certainly outweigh these needs.
The Company would prefer someone to be based remotely somewhere in the eastern half of the U.S., preferably somewhere on the East Coast, with access to a major airport.
Company provides a generous base salary and commission structure.

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OPERATIONS / FINANCE
LEAD CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGER {LOCATION IS COLUMBIA, MD}: Global leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals and catalysts for the refining and petrochemical industries has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Company is seeking a Lead Capital Projects Manager oversee large strategic projects. The initial assignment will be to oversee the execution of the development, design and construction of the $65MM capital project in Albany, OR (called Project Willamette). Manager will lead the team to manage and build a brownfield plant expansion and manage the project scope, cost, schedule and quality to meet stakeholder expectations. The permanent location will be Columbia, MD, however, other initial locations that can be considered are Baton Rouge or Albany, OR.

RESPONSBILITIES:
Manage project scope, cost, schedule and quality to meet stakeholder expectations.
Ensure projects meet safety and quality standards both in design through execution.
Ensure projects are designed/installed using sound engineering principles and in accordance with national codes and standards as well as Corporate wide procedures and standards.
Ensure necessary project procedures/policies are developed/implemented/adhered to by team.
Work with outside project advisory consultant to ensure that project is executed using best practices.  Identify/close gaps in project execution methods to ensure project delivers scope on schedule and budget.
Coordinate/manage changes to project scope or execution plan with project team, contractors, and capital project steering committee.
Manage project team, including contractors, to ensure their effectiveness.
Coordinate with Supply Chain organization to ensure that procurement plans are developed and executed in compliance with Company policies and applicable laws.  Ensures procurement process delivers value to Company.
Effectively communicate project status, issues and risks to all stakeholders, including the executive leadership team.
Assist in the review/evaluation of project management documents, specifications, design deliverables, equipment procurement and contracted services.
Ensure project deliverables and documents are retained, organized and delivered to the plant operations at the conclusion of the project.
Lead/participate in various project and kickoff meetings throughout project life cycle.
Requires approximately 50% travel and will require the project manager to be onsite during the key phases of the project.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS Engineering in Chemical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering.
10+ years’ U.S.-based experience managing capital projects of > $60MM for an owner company in the chemical industry, to include leadership of direct or indirect personnel of 20 or more.
Must be entirely capable of wearing many hats, as this is an individual contributor role in which many of the functions will need to be performed personally.
Highly effective communication skills.
Must be able to empower, engage, inspire and develop project teams/indirect reports.
Proven experience with approving project purchases, contracts and forecasting project costs.
Ability to travel to Company sites in Oregon, Baton Rouge.
Ability to partner effectively with refining/petrochemical industry partners.
PC proficiency.

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