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

STRATEGIC CATEGORY SPECIALIST – IT PURCHASING {LOCATION IS BOSTON}:  Leading global manufacturer of performance chemicals has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Negotiate large volume contracts at local or regional level related to IT. Develop and implement purchasing strategy for assigned portfolio under the guidance of a Multi-site or Category Manager.  Company is seeking someone whose primary strategic sourcing category is IT and someone who has the aptitude for rapid growth into a more senior role with the Company.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop/implement purchasing strategies that incorporate contracts, purchasing tools and supplier management techniques.
Partner with others to identify opportunities, aggregate and standardize goods/services as required to leverage purchasing power and optimize working capital.
Develop strategy, selects appropriate purchasing tools and validates with users.
Select suppliers and negotiates large volume contracts for assigned portfolio of goods and services. Contracts can be negotiated at local or regional level.
Communicate/implement/execute purchasing strategies. Shares information and supports “best practice” sharing within Purchasing and ensure interface/communication with inter-related  groups.
Ensure the development/review of market intelligence for assigned portfolio of goods and services.
Assemble/participate/ and may lead cross-functional user teams to identify internal requirements, promote functional need definition, and validate strategies.
Review reports/trend analyses related to commodity specific spending and current status vs. goals.
Recommend/implement changes to achieve cost reductions/efficiencies while assuring quality and service performance.
Ensure compliance with Purchasing Ethics, Sarbanes-Oxley 404, ISO and Corporate Standards, Values, audit rules, laws, etc.
Build/maintain positive business relationships with suppliers and users.
Support efforts to implement/maintain the Responsible Care® Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001®   technical specification, as applicable to the site/region.

REQUIREMENTS:
Strong IT Purchasing knowledge/success from within multinational industry. Strong understanding of contract language terms and conditions as well as contract design.  
Understanding of marketplace relating to a particular portfolio of goods and services. Solid understanding of business issues and financial principles.
PC proficiency, with knowledge of office and purchasing applications.  Solid understanding of purchasing/inventory systems and interfaces with Finance/project/job costing/planning/forecasting.
Must be highly accountable/results driven, with a personal willingness to be responsible for the outcome of your actions and the determination and know-how to ensure that results are achieved.
Requires a strong Business/Commercial acumen.  Must be knowledgeable of the markets and applications in which Company products add value and able to effectively capture the value.
Highly effective Communication/Presentation skills are required in this role.   Must have the ability to effectively engage with the organization in a manner that is timely, relevant, and appropriate for the environment.
Must have critical thinking ability. This role requires the intellectually disciplined process of analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information as a guide to belief and action.
Must be highly Customer Oriented, with the desire and ability to provide high quality of service to all customers in a responsive and prompt manner.
Must possess strong Influencing skills, with the ability to work in close alignment with other functions internally and suppliers externally to influence others so the desired results are achieved.
Requires strong Project Management skills, with the ability to manage a single large project and/or multiple projects to deliver the desired outcome.
Must have relevant Technical Knowledge, along with ability to acquire/use technical and professional knowledge, skills and judgment to accomplish results effectively.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Science, Engineering, IT or equivalent experience. Purchasing certification or equivalent required.
5+ years’ strategic IT-related purchasing experience.

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TRANSPORTATION MANAGER {LOCATION IS MA}:  Global provider of plumbing/heating/water quality solutions has immediate need!  Newly Created Position Due To Growth!

OVERVIEW:
Manage domestic & import/export transportation activities (air, ocean ground) from several Manufacturing Sites & Distribution Centers to customers, while optimizing transportation costs/service levels. Will also collect/analyze data related to daily shipment activity, identify opportunities for process improvement, and follow through on operational/system improvement initiatives. Collaboration with leaders/business partners in Distribution/Customer Service/Sales/Operations/Finance is a key element of success in this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement Transportation strategy.
Manage Transportation budget ($30 million+) and monthly costs analysis. Oversee all aspects of the freight invoice review and approval process. Develop and implement cost savings initiatives.
Build strong carrier relationships, develop communications and coordination.
Build carrier service performance KPIs metrics, provide carrier performance feedback and ensures KPIs are met or exceeded.
Stay in tune with freight practices/procedures and provide recommendations to improve based on changing market or network conditions.
Initiate annual and spot market requests for capacity and pricing from carriers. Negotiate freight rates and make decisions on which carriers to select.
Ensure compliance with all external regulatory requirements and with Watts policies and practices
Develop strong relationships with internal customers.
Maintain working knowledge of current ERP configuration and use.
Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) and process lead in the area of Transportation Management Systems (TMS).
Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis for senior management as needed.
Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or Business. MBA a plus.  APICS certification desired.
10+ years relevant domestic/international transportation experience (air/ocean/ground) involving products destined for wholesalers, retailers, distributors, i.e. pumps, valves, aftermarket auto parts.
Experience implementing/using Transportation Management Systems (TMS) is a must. Proven ability to manage a $30 million+ budget.
Experience with managing private fleets and freight Coordinators.
Must be a skillful negotiator, capable of bringing a data/process-driven approach to transportation.
Requires a critical thinker and problem solver.
Requires strong/effective analytical, organizational, communication, presentation, project management and relationship building skills.  PC proficiency.

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SENIOR STRATEGIC SOURCING SPECIALIST {LOCATION IS MA}: One of the largest investor owned energy companies in the world has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for supporting Company’s sourcing activities for Energy Efficiency.  Experience should include: category management, supplier relationship management, commercial negotiations, procurement process management and improvement, systems & analytics, market supplier development and clear/working knowledge of current industry trends.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Category Management
With support of the Category Manager, work with Stakeholders to establish clear business needs, apply forward thinking skills to set long term category strategies
Able to execute operationally, complex sourcing activities
Manage the delivery of savings targets
Mastery of transactional sourcing activities
Understands sourcing processes, able to implement more than one option: RFX, e-sourcing or pooling

Supplier Relationship Management
Actively focused on maximizing contract values, tracks and reviews its benefits
Encourages and rewards performance by suppliers
Holds suppliers to account for delivery using performance data and quarterly business reviews (QBRs)
Demonstrates a collaborative approach in delivering business outcomes
Understands the broad range of environmental and social sustainability reporting

Commercial Negotiation
Solid understanding of most contract terms and able to craft terms with Legal and Management support
Establishes a negotiation plan with clarity of desired outcomes, leveraging specialist support where appropriate
Basic understanding of adversary’s position, desired outcomes, and leverage
Able to involve stakeholders in negotiation preparations and events
Successful completion of professional negotiation coursework

Procurement Process Management and Improvement
Able to identify the appropriate supplier performance measurements (KPIs)
Identify ways to build and improve on existing processes
Typically improve process efficiency by 5-10% over a 6-12 month period
Obtain Six Sigma Green Belt or PEx equivalent

Systems and Analytics
Demonstrates ability in working with multiple ERP systems: SAP, Oracle, Spend Analytics
Understands how to analyze large data sets and extract valuable information
Able to build quantitative models and support decision making
Evaluate and apply the concept of total cost of ownership (TCO)

Market and Supplier Development
Solid understanding of criteria for alternative country sourcing
Able to proactively identify how business needs may be met through alternative country sourcing
Basic understanding of supplier landscape, risks, and benefits in 1-2 global markets

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B.S.) in supply chain, finance or business management required. CPM or equivalent certifications preferred. MBA, MS preferred.
Minimum of five years’ experience in strategic sourcing (services and related energy efficiency commodities), contract negotiations and vendor management. Strong working knowledge of SAP, Oracle, Ariba & P2P systems required.
An equivalent combination of education and extensive subject matter expertise along with procurement process experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education requirements listed above.
The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, specifically in communications across a multi-national organization. Additionally, the candidate should be proficient in planning, collaboration, and analysis. 
Energy efficiency experience a plus, however, those who possess strong, proven experience in the areas described in the Overview above will certainly be considered and trained in the particular category.

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PURCHASING MANAGER-DIRECT MATERIALS {LOCATION IS BOSTON}:

OVERVIEW:
Manage Contract Manager and Buyer/Expeditor positions.  Responsible for the review/monitoring/assignment of day-to-day workload for Procurement Team.  Oversee/mentor activities of team related to processes resulting in high quality product and services suppliers that provide best value for Company.  Reports to Director of Purchasing & Materials.  Primary working relationships include Purchasing & Materials Control/Finance department, internal stakeholders and suppliers.

This role requires 10 years of proven success involving direct materials procurement & inventory control, and at least 5 years of experience managing a team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage work assignments of Contract Managers and Buyers.
Develop and implement KPI’s/metrics and scorecards.
Develop and implement supplier performance that comply with ISO9001:2015.
Interface with IT for Procurement related systems matters.
Manage the activities of employees assigned to the Procurement Department for compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Company policies/regulations and Company Contract Agreements (ORDLs).
Work with the Manager of Procurement and Material Control on material/services purchases to identify cost saving opportunities.
Manage appropriate timing and execution of RFP processes for key supply categories.
Develop vendor management programs related to quality and on time delivery.
Develop programs to monitor pricing with key suppliers and recommend negotiation of long term agreements.
Continuous process enhancement development and recommendation.
Identify training requirements for Purchasing team and stakeholders as necessary to be successful using Purchasing and Materials systems.
Promote DBE supplier relationships.
Manage sale of scrap/obsolete materials.
Develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholder groups.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS in Business or equivalent.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in direct materials control/procurement, with at least 5 years' success managing a team.
Requires strong analytical skills, must be metrics driven, with scorecards experience and systems savvy.
Effective communication skills and the ability to develop excellent working relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.
Strong interpersonal skills for training and coaching employees.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Strong oral and written skills.
Comply with and ensure compliance of direct reports with all related safety rules/procedures and report all hazards as required.
Proficient skills in MS Office Excel and Word.
Practical knowledge of systems and computer applications.
Self-starter who takes the initiative to explore opportunities and develop and evaluate sources. Must be a collaborative, hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves type manager.

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R&D

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 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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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

PRODUCTION MANAGER-CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING {LOCATION IS MA}:  Global manufacturer of inkjet colorants has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Lead applicable production operations to assure efficiency, quality, and cost effectiveness with the best use of resources and in respect of safety and environment to meet all production requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge in areas such as confined space entry, lockout / tagout, hotwork permitting, etc.
Proven ability to manage & develop budgets.
Ability in Capacity monitoring and planning.
Knowledge of Chemical Manufacturing.
Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Planning process.
Ability to gather, analyze and draw well-reasoned conclusions.
Knowledge of Manufacturing process control.
Knowledge of Product specifications.
Understanding of Product Uniformity/Variation.
Knowledge of Safety Awareness.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree required (Chemical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline desired). 
5+ years’ proven success within a relevant manufacturing environment, with at least 3 years of success supervising staff as Production Manager.
Implement the production plan to assure on time delivery and highest quality standards.  Assure that the schedule is designed to gain maximum utilization of manpower, equipment, and material on all shifts.
Plan and lead control of production quality to reach specific quality objectives and maximum customer satisfaction.  Assure that all ISO standards are met on an ongoing basis.
Create production budget and minimize production expenses to achieve established plan.  Optimize costs within the constraints of appropriate product quality standard operating procedure/budget.
Manage reliable and predictable operations.  Reduce process variability and improve consistency throughout the organization.
Effectively practice Performance Based Management by coaching and developing employees, and assuring effective alignment with the matrix functions.
Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care® Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001® technical specification, as applicable to the site/region.

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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER-AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS {LOCATION IS MA}: Global manufacturer of automotive coatings has immediate need.
 
OVERVIEW:
Responsible for developing new programs for the automotive interior market.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Team leader and participant in APQP for new programs for the automotive interior market.
Understand how to use SPC for development programs.
Assist with writing Q.C. specifications for new products:  - incoming raw materials - SPC and on line testing - finished goods - product field performance.
Understand how to use an FMEA for development programs.
Research/develop new polymers, plastic materials, additives, foam substrates and composites.
Develop new products to meet customer needs, from the lab prototype stage through production stages. (Assist in the running of trials on production equipment).
Use Company computer program, Ross, for use in checking inventories, setting up sample runs on production equipment, etc.
Run development samples to optimize process and product performance during the development stage of a new product.
Investigate new equipment and design new processes.
Submit product for variety of tests such as physical and color properties.
Provide technical assistance at customer location during validation trials.  Provide written reports.
Maintain accurate documentation of all development activities and programs by use of lab notebooks and/or electronically.
Provide input to Financial Analyst to aid in the accurate costing of new products and processes.
Interface with purchasing to insure that all new materials are approved and assist with the auditing of new suppliers.
Design system for handling/disposal of waste by products generated by new products developed.
Troubleshoot any process or material related production problems which may improve either quality or productivity. (As part of cross functional teams assignments).
Provide proper supervision and training for technicians.
Work safely and follow all safety and environmental guidelines as specified by Company.
Work effectively/collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
Work in accordance to all Quality Systems principles and standards.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS Chemistry, Chemical/Plastics Engineering, or 1-3 years relevant technical experience in plastics. 
Knowledge of Automotive Interior Trim molding processes such as Injection Molding and Vacuum Forming is a valued benefit. 
Background in TPO's and Olefin compounding is also of high value for this role.
Effective communication skills and PC proficiency.

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INSTRUMENT & CONTROLS TECHNICIAN {Company is based in the Southern NH Seacoast area}: Leading provider of engineering/procurement/construction services for the LNG, LPG and NG industries has this immediate need.

RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
Familiarity with Industrial Process Equipment such as transmitters, HART communication devices, control valves, and PLC’s is required.

Experience in LNG, LPG, and/or natural gas is preferred, but applicable non-gas, industrial or utility experience will be considered.

5+ years of Electrical, Mechanical, Process and/or Controls installation/troubleshooting experience.

Experience in Electrical Hazardous Area equipment installation a plus.

Experience with Rockwell PLC programming and or troubleshooting preferred, as is experience with Allen Bradley Control Logix systems.

Ability to travel (80-90%) locally and nationally, short and/or long assignments.

Proficient with Microsoft products: Word, Excel, Outlook.

Ability to read/redline Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) and to read/modify electrical schematics required.

Ability to direct/train workers to install/maintain/repair electrical wiring/equipment/fixtures required.

Testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters/voltmeters/oscilloscopes, to ensure proper operation/safety of system.

Install/wire cables, harnesses per engineered drawings, wire diagrams, drawings and special instructions.  Evaluate and suggest changes or improvements to engineering drawings as required.

Ability to bend and run conduit a major plus.

Represent the company at the customer site with frequent interaction with clients and vendors - good interpersonal skills a must.

Detail oriented with great attention to details and rigorous documentation of “as built” records.

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FACILITIES / EH&S

SENIOR EH&S ENGINEER {LOCATION IS NORTHEAST CT}:  Global leader in engineered materials to power/protect/connect the world, that delivers high performance solutions that enable clean energy/internet connectivity/foam safety/protection applications, has this immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for implementing, coordinating, and monitoring safety and health programs for the assigned business unit site to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations.  Sr. EH&S Engineer is also responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring site specific initiatives to engage employees in the safety & health programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement/monitors safety management programs to ensure compliance with local and 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 a culture that identifies health and safety opportunities and documents 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/manage ergonomic, injury case management and return to work programs.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Safety/Health, Science or a related field.
3-5 years of EH&S experience required.
Regulatory required training.
Effective communication and presentation skills.
5-7 years of relevant safety & health experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
Certified Environmental Industrial Hygiene or Safety professional desired.
Strong Project Management & Training Skills.
PC and EH&S systems proficiency.

*E-mail resumes in Word format to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net
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QUALITY / REGULATORY

SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER {LOCATION IS LAKES REGION IN NH}:  Global provider of plumbing/heating/water quality solutions has immediate need!

OVERVIEW:
Responsible for key contributions that continually improve the Company’s supplier base, by helping drive supplier improvement efforts utilizing Company’s internal departments, Supplier Quality staffs at Company manufacturing sites and by working directly with Company suppliers.
Maintains all supplier data including all elements of supplier surveillance, the accuracy/completeness of the supplier quality database, supplier metrics (i.e. the supplier scorecard), updates/maintains the supplier quality manual, supplier risk management and ensures there is proper alignment of supplier surveillance inspections between the sites and Company suppliers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Key contributor to Company’s supplier quality management process. Act as primary contact with suppliers on all quality-related issues during both the supplier maintenance/selection process.
Responsible for all supplier management activities/interactions/continuous improvement initiatives.
Provide supplier-related support to production/receiving inspection teams and lead the resolution of non-conformity due to supplier performance.
In charge of monitoring parts from acquisition through the inspection and manufacturing cycle.
Responsible to communicate/resolve supplier-related process problems as they occur through the MRB process.
Participate in selection of suppliers in the design/development phase as well as the production phase to ensure that the supplier's current/future capabilities will meet the Company's needs.
Develop/prioritize an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure GMP's, ISO, and company's quality standards are achieved.
Act as the supplier quality representative on design/development teams, and ensure that the supplier selection process is followed in accordance with the Company guidelines.
Conduct supplier scorecard reviews to assess suppliers on their ability to meet quality, delivery, and service levels.
Conduct supplier audits and, through the SCAR program, ensures the supplier implements and maintains any resulting corrective action program, and ensures timely closure of SCARs.
Audit/evaluate suppliers' internal processes to assess their overall compliance to the organization and regulatory requirements, including the monitoring of stocking plans and sub-suppliers, and provides feedback to improve their operation.
Develop a world class Supplier Management Program through the use of Six Sigma, Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies.
Develop/maintain an SPC program and evaluates the results for continuous improvement and assists suppliers in process validation.
Support product transfers to contract manufacturing sites, and participates in development of required quality plans and protocols.
Develop supplier-related quality metrics for presentation to senior management during periodic reviews.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree in a related technical discipline along with a minimum of 4 years of quality engineering experience in industry is required.
Experience with supplier quality and quality system requirements in industry is required.
Lead Auditor training with previous auditing experience. CQE certification preferred.
Effective interpersonal skills required for interaction with employees, suppliers, customers, regulatory personnel, and management.
Effective organizational and time management skills   the ability to prioritize demands and solve problems efficiently and expediently.
Effective verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership skills and problem solving abilities are required.
Demonstrated knowledge of quality/continuous improvement tools such as Statistics, DOE preferred.
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is valued plus.
Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint including developing graphs/presentations.
ISO internal auditor certified with strong experience in ISO quality system audits.
5-7 years of experience in industry as SQE or QE with strong experience in ISO.
Strong experience conducting audits at/with suppliers.
High GD&T knowledge.
Ability to:
Improve worst suppliers quality PPM’s.
At least once a month visit to one of the top 10 suppliers.
Follow single SCAR and validate effectiveness of supplier corrective actions by auditing their processes.
Train suppliers in problem solving techniques, quality systems and SPC, capability analysis.
Review monthly supplier scorecard and discuss it with top 10 suppliers.
Perform a formal on-site review to all suppliers within assigned commodity.
Qualify all new suppliers performing on-site audits.
Promote the Supplier Quality Manual and follow up with suppliers.
Clarify with suppliers inspections methods using the control plan.
Expedite deviations on urgent issues.
Participate in customer complaints review meetings when suppliers are involved.
Work with engineering/procurement qualifying suppliers and parts for new projects.
Issue PPAP for new/revised parts and follow up.
Perform on site PPAP when applicable.
Domestic/international travel required (minimum 50%), percentages vary with management directive.

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SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER {LOCATION IS E. PROVIDENCE, RI}:  Rapidly growing aerogel technology leader that manufactures proprietary, easy-to-use blanket form aerogels with broad applications for a variety of markets including Oil & Gas, Building & Construction, Outdoor Gear & Apparel, Solar Thermal, Appliances and Transportation has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Proactively assess/manage Supplier Quality risks. Work closely across internal functions/external suppliers to identify Critical to Quality parameters (CTQs), develop/document suitable test methods, define sampling strategies, measurement equipment, and acceptance criteria to ensure conformance of incoming raw materials.  Investigate/analyze/resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends & leading projects to qualify new materials and Supplier requested changes to products/ processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supplier Development
Drives “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base.
Establish/implement Supplier Quality system across the enterprise that highlights supplier’s strengths/weaknesses within a given commodity and mapping each supplier to their associated products, risks, policies, controls, and issues.
Establish Supplier COQ system with reporting and response plans.
Establish/implement specific short / long term supplier quality goals.
Establish/monitor/communicate/improve key supply chain KPI’s, including Supplier OTD, DPPM, and Responsiveness.
Act as liaison between R&D and suppliers to infuse Quality early into the process by defining and implementing test methods, sampling plans and acceptance criteria that minimize material variation.
Develop/execute Quality Agreements based on quality procedure in place at both the supplier and Company, including supplier’s managing their sub-contractors.
Execute “No Change” agreements to manage all proposed changes at suppliers that have the potential to impact product quality.
Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects to increase the supplier’s capability of consistently meeting Company requirements. Projects may include: supplier generated data requirements, process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6‐Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events.

Product & Process Verifications
Define CTQ parameters and translate requirements into documented specs.
Communicate engineering and manufacturing specifications to supplier technical teams.
Actively manage suppliers to ensure there are no regressions with the implementation of new products or processes.
Assume responsibility for Supplier Quality Surveillance activities including maintaining/updating a critical supplier audit/survey system and schedule that aligns with risk assessment activities.
Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization/waste elimination/continuous improvement.
Assume responsibility for Product Verification including Preparing & Updating Incoming Inspection plans.
Evaluates/approve as appropriate new/changed materials within assigned commodity.
Aid Manufacturing and Supply Chain in the evaluation and qualification of new supplier materials following a pre-defined qualification plan.

Response
Lead problem solving and root cause analysis activities internally, and with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.
Review SCAR results against plans to ensure timely execution and effectiveness.
Work to resolve supplier technical issues in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply.
Define/develop/implement a process for controlling and segregation of nonconforming material and supplier returns.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree in Chemical Engineering/Material Science preferred and at least 5 years of relevant work experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.  CQE and/or Six-Sigma trained individual desired.
Experience with non-woven textiles preferred.
Working knowledge of and experience with statistical sampling.
Advanced PC skills using Microsoft Office applications.
Strong problem solving/organizational/project management skills, with ability to multitask several short/long-term projects.
Knowledge of various quality system standards and methodologies – ISO9001, 8D, Lean, 5-Why’s, Pareto Analysis, Six Sigma, DFMEA, PFEMA, PPAP, APQP preferred.
Must have effective verbal/written communication skills, with proven ability to work well with diverse groups of people and be able to function independently of direct supervision.
Ability to conduct Root Cause Investigations and implement effective CAPAs.
Strong numerical and analytical skills.
Effective negotiation skills.
Must have creative, practical, team-based problem-solving skills.

*E-mail resumes in Word format to BusheryAssoc@comcast.net
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SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER {LOCATION IS E. PROVIDENCE, RI}:  Rapidly growing aerogel technology leader that manufactures proprietary, easy-to-use blanket form aerogels with broad applications for a variety of markets including Oil & Gas, Building & Construction, Outdoor Gear & Apparel, Solar Thermal, Appliances and Transportation has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
Executes Quality Engineering function for products manufactured in the East Providence and participates in planning/execution/implementation activities for New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering projects. Responsible for day-to-day activities relating to Quality reporting/tracking/systems.  Teamwork within department and with peers necessary to ensure achievement of the overall Company Team goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Use key product/process metrics to evaluate process effectiveness, identify improvement opportunities/best practices, and drive continuous quality improvement activities.
Perform analysis of reports and production data to identify trends and recommend updates or changes to quality standards and procedures when necessary.
Provide support to Operations including the review/approval of manufacturing work instructions, deviation requests, and nonconforming material reports, and Engineering Change Orders.
Review, approve and develop (as needed) product verification plans and respective test methods.
Support validation efforts of approved testing to assure compliance.
Provide validation support by applying manufacturing quality tools including, but not limited to: FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ, control plans, process verification/validation plans, Cpk, Cp, SPC, DOE, process data analysis, and DMAIC.
Lead/Participate in complaint investigations, failure analysis of returned products, and issues resulting in a stop ship/stop production; document findings, provide reports/analysis, & document health risk assessment.
Develop new and/or improved processes and techniques for engineering tasks.
Develop product reliability assessments and reliability test plans.
Review and approval of drawings, calculations, specifications and other design inputs/outputs.
Provide direction in developing inspection plans, First Article Inspection, In-Process and Final Product Inspection, Sampling Plans, inspection and acceptance criteria and Design Validation Testing.
Monitor/perform quality activities to support First Article Inspection.
Apply sound systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues. 
Minimize customer complaints due to product quality via effective corrective/preventative actions.
Coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other managers to maximize product reliability.
Partner with Supplier Quality Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering/QA on supplier qualification/development activities.
Actively participate in non-conforming material disposition and MRB activity.
Ensure compliance of project activities to appropriate regulations and standards (ASTM, ISO, EN).
Perform process capability studies or special studies necessary to increase control and lower total quality costs.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree preferred.  Candidates with proven experience from within a relevant environment will certainly be considered in lieu of a degree. 5+ years’ experience within an ISO-certified environment in a continuous manufacturing environment preferred.
Prior experience leading teams and/or meetings highly desirable to assist with delivery of and adherence to committed Quality goals and development of new programs.

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SALES / MARKETING
& NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SALES TERRITORY MANAGER – DYES & PIGMENTS POSITION IS REMOTELY BASED IN THE ATLANTA, GA - GREENVILLE, SC CORRIDOR}:  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 proven outside sales success (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.  Competitive base salary, bonus, uncapped commission structure, competitive car allowance!

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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

BRANCH MANAGER –DISTRIBUTION ENVIRONMENT {LOCATION IS HOUSTON, TX – ONLY LOCAL CANDIDATES CONSIDERED}:  Global manufacturer of advanced laminates and coated films for the safety, security and energy markets has this immediate need.

OVERVIEW:
The Branch Manager will oversee the daily operations of the branch office including the supervision of the Customer Service Representatives and Warehouse Coordinators.  This is a Distribution operation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for full Profit & Loss of the branch.
Responsibility for branch accounting including processing daily invoices/applying cash receipts.
Ensure that a quick/proper response is given to all customer requests.
Provide great customer service/technical assistance to dealers on product and application matters.
Continually take the pulse of customers through informal telephone conversations.
Manage the activities of the branch staff and hold them accountable.
Assist the team when needed by taking and processing orders from customers.
Prepare daily/weekly/monthly reporting and financial reconciliation.
Ensure a prompt response is given to the Accounting or Corporate office.
Ensure new customers are setup properly and that all necessary paperwork is on file.
Assist with organizing/conducting dealer training seminars, up to and including assistance with trade show set-up and dealer interaction in selected trade shows.
Ensure that a current database of customers and prospects are maintained and updated regularly.
Ensure office supports outside sales representatives(s) activities.
Ensure cash deposits are made in a timely manner.  Maintain/and reconcile petty cash.
Responsible for managing account collections.  Coordinate /process customer warranty claims.
Ensure that orders are placed for inventory products as well as marketing and packaging supplies with the factory making sure that the branch is stocked with the right product at the right time.
Coordinate/share inventory with other distribution centers and corporate factory as needed.
Continuously coach employees to improve performance and on-board new employees as necessary.
Responsible for interviewing/staffing branch to achieve the highest level of customer service.
Demonstrate the ability to lead/attain results through others.
Ensure that all branch personnel understand the Company objective and that they are properly trained in order to achieve those objectives.
Ensure that all branch personnel perform their job duties satisfactorily and in a safe, ethical manner.
Ensure that all Customer Service Representatives and Warehouse personnel are properly trained to perform all functions of the branch.
Demonstrated ability to lead people and attain results through others.
The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.

REQUIREMENTS:
Participate/assist in identifying how the work that you do that affects the quality, or impacts the environmental aspects of the products or services we provide to customer(s).
Improve your work processes.  Write procedures or work instructions that describe your work.
Provide input and verify that documented procedures are adequate/accurate.
Understand/use your work/job instructions and understand Company quality and environmental policies and how they apply to you.
Keep accurate records/data.  Participate in internal audits and ongoing process improvement.
Participate in external registration and surveillance audits.
Ability to read/analyze/interpret regulations including but not limited to work instructions, procedures and policies.
Ability to use basic math skills.
Problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Effective interpersonal/communication skills.
Strong team player and commitment to Company values and mission.
College degree preferred or equivalent experience.
A minimum of five (5) years management/supervisory experience preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
Ability to operate various software including CRM and MRP.

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MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPER {LOCATION IS MA}:  Global provider of plumbing/heating/water quality solutions has immediate need!  Newly created position!

OVERVIEW:
Company is seeking a Mobile Application Developer that has been engaged in mobile software development with successfully completed projects. A strong background in cross platform technologies and exposure to native Apple Development is also required. Ability to succeed in an Agile environment with limited monitoring is a key attribute to being successful in this role.
Developer will contribute to mobile architecture strategy and design. This person will need to be versed in both Android/iOS mobile app development. Requires experience developing Business Mobile Applications. Must have expertise in mobile platforms such as MS Azure, Cordova Phonegap and Xamarin platforms.
Goal is to create new mobile application for “smart valve”.

RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
Effective team member in support of the group, department, and company goals
Development and support new Mobile platforms and application per the business needs
Support existing Mobile, and Mobile web applications
Participate in analysis, development, testing, deployment and enhancement of code
Special projects as assigned
Proficiency in developing/designing mobile & embedded technologies on iOS and Android mobile platforms
BS in related field or proven work related experience/success with mobile application development
Experience in Object Oriented Design (OOD), analysis (OOA), modeling (OOM) based on UML
Experience in web services using markup languages like JSON and REST
Mobile and web design skills using HTML 5, Java Script, AJAX and XML
Experienced in requirements gathering, architectural design, and functional design and turning requirements to product deliverable
5+ years in IT, specifically in the technical design, development and implementation or support of business systems
2+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies (Microsoft Stack)
2+ years mobile application development experience
2+ years Native Apple development
2+ years Android development (Full Stack Android)
2+ years Xamarin, and Xamarin.Forms experience
2+ years .NET MVC Experience

The Company has specified that since its products are used in Government infrastructure, the person hired must either be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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XAMARIN MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPER {LOCATION IS MA}:  Global provider of plumbing/heating/water quality solutions has immediate need!  Newly created position!

OVERVIEW:
Company is seeking a Xamarin Mobile Developer to join its team. The Xamarin Mobile Developer works with a global team to create cross-platform mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The ideal candidate will be able to design, develop and test applications using Xamarin, Microsoft Azure, and a responsive web technology stack including ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, and Bootstrap.

RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
Create engaging applications using the Xamarin Framework including Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Ios
Work with project stakeholders to clarify requirements or user stories
Work with architecture team to create technical designs
Prepare reports/manuals/other documentation on the status/operation/maintenance of the application
Communicate issues with team lead and other stakeholders in a timely manner so as to limit project timeline and cost impacts
Accept ownership for application components and assures quality delivery
BS in related field or proven experience/success with Xamarin mobile application development
Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a software development team setting on Microsoft technologies
Minimum 1 year’ experience with ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, and JavaScript
Proven experience with the Software Development Life Cycle, including requirements, design, development, testing, release, and documentation
Experience with Xamarin, Microsoft Azure Cloud solutions, Entity Framework, WCF and/or Web API, Bootstrap, and AngularJS
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong understanding of object-oriented principles (OOP) and design patterns/practices
Solid grasp of the Agile software development methodology
Experience with Internet Information Services (IIS)
Xamarin Certification is a highly valued plus
The Company has specified that since its products are also used in Government infrastructure, the person hired must either be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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