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Category : IT/Networking/Hardware
Location/City : – SouthEastern US
Recruiter Phone : (678) 969-3356

Our Client has an immediate need to fill their Director of IT position. This company is a growing mid-size company (approximately 1,000 employees) who has multiple locations through out the Southeast and needs a person who is experienced with managing IT in a business professional multi-site organization.


Position Title : Director of IT


Position Description:


This position serves as a member of the Senior Management Team to ensure IT functions align with the organizational mission, vision, and values. The Director of IT provides guidance to the IT team and develops the overall IT strategy for the company as well as develops and makes recommendations to improve or enhance IT-related functions. Additionally, this role serves as a member of the Compliance Committee.


Major Responsibilities Include (but not limited to) :

  • IT Team Leadership – Leads and manages the IT team to ensure employees have efficient and effective access to all software and systems.
  • Helpdesk Management - Oversees staffing and performance of helpdesk to ensure field and HQ needs are met.
  • Software Development – Evaluates, ranks, develops and implement new projects designed to assist end-users with access to information.
  • Network Viability / Compliance / Security – Ensures compliance with all federal, state and organizational rules, policies, and regulations as they apply to information & security. Oversees and verifies back-up procedures to maintain security and safety of all company and client data.
  • Asset Management – Responsible for maintaining and tracking all company property, including hardware, software, and licensed products.
  • Other Responsibilities – Additional responsibilities include report development, knowledge base of industry regulations, trends and events.

Technical Requirements:

  • 8 – 10 years experience in managing IT in a multi-site organization required
  • Proven Leadership and supervisory experience required in a midsized, growth oriented organization
  • Insurance or Healthcare experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of IT functions including: software development best practices, network administration, and server management required.
  • Working knowledge of software tools to include Microsoft Office suites, helpdesk tracking software systems required
  • Certifications – Microsoft, CISCO, VM Ware preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required

Personal Characteristics:

  • Leader, Motivator, Mentor
  • Confidentiality
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Outstanding communications skills
  • Pragmatic – knows when and who to seek guidance and counsel from when dealing with complex, sensitive or judgemental decisions.

Company will not sponsor candidates.


Company prefers local candidates. Position requires minimal overnight travel.

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Category : Procurement
Location/City : KY – Elizabethtown
Recruiter Name : Brian Hagman
Recruiter Email : bhagman@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 517-552-9230 ext. 104

Our client is a global automotive supplier looking for a supply chain leader. This person will manage purchasing department staff and administration activities for the Supply Chain Management department. Supervise 4-5 Associates located in Michigan and Kentucky.

  • Develop and execute long term supplier strategies for each commodity that meets/exceeds requirements for Cost, Quality, Lead Time, and Technical capability.
  • Manages all aspects of supply chain from RFQ to supplier selection including resource of products and localization projects.
  • Supervises and in some cases leads negotiations and leverage agreements, understand supplier development and supplier relationships & performance.
  • Develop KPI?s and tracks performance, and make adjustments for improvement.
  • Actively drives continuous improvement for internal processes and leads VA VE initiatives with the supply base and internal cross functional teams.
  • Hires, on boards, trains and develops purchasing professionals. Mentors and completes performance reviews, and recommends professional development of direct reports.
  • Supervise buyers and direct reports? daily work and ensure KPI?s are achieved.
  • Supervise preparation of management reports, savings tracking, and other KPI reporting and ad hoc reports as requested.
  • Ensures direct reports follow procedures, uses and maintains accurate and complete data, records and documents related to RFQ, award, benchmarking, and price changes.
  • Develops forecasts and projections of cost saving or cost increase for business planning purposes related to material index changes and/ or supply and demand or capacity impacts within the supply base.
  • Meets or exceed targets, objective and goals in all areas including cost reduction. .
  • Develop cost models for strategic commodities

Desired Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate MUST have a Bachelor?s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering. Master?s degree and CPM, CPSM preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to gain consensus amongst cross-functional groups, remote locations, and diverse cultures.
  • Extremely organized, results driven, and willing to escalate issues if necessary to achieve deliverables.
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Understands, implements and monitors Risk Management factors within the supply base.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate
  • Strong personnel development skills.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with strong understanding of savings and RMI reporting
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Cost estimating experience preferred.
  • The ideal candidate MUST have 5+ years of automotive purchasing experience, Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate MUST have strong computer skills including MS Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access and Lotus Notes or Outlook.
  • The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of ERP systems, QAD and Mapics preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

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Category : Sales Management
Location/City : MI – Farmington Hills
Recruiter Name : Brian Hagman
Recruiter Email : bhagman@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 517-552-9230 ext. 104

Our client is a succesful manufacturer in the electrical connector industry. In this role, the Sales Team Manager will direct and mentor the automotive sales Account Management personnel, form a decisive business strategy, and monitor / report the efforts of subordinates in achieving the objectives of that strategy. Other responsibilities include:

  • Drive significant growth of automotive segment.
  • Develop annual business plan.
  • Review and Account for Account Manager Sales Costs.
  • Develop and guide a qualified workforce.
  • Establish sales activities procedures and protocol.
  • Report Account Management activity.
  • Develop and monitor Platform by Platform marketing analysis for coming model years.
  • Maintain positive relationships with all levels of the organization.
  • Develop customer territory lists, assigning each account manager appropriate levels of customer activity.
  • Develop, implement and follow-up upon customer surveys.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Must have established network and relationships within the OEMs.
  • Bachelor?s Degree in engineering, business or marketing preferred.
  • Minimum of six years outside sales experience at the product development level, plus minimum 3-4 years outside sales experience at the vehicle manufacturer (OEM) level, and a background inautomotive connectors or automotive electronics.
  • Person must show leadership/management skills.

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Category : Sales Engineer
Location/City : MI – Farmington Hills
Recruiter Name : Brian Hagman
Recruiter Email : bhagman@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 517-552-9230 ext. 104

  • Develop product specifications with Design, Component, Mechanical, Purchasing and/or Manufacturing Staff at tier-level suppliers, gaining corporate approval for connectors and terminals. Utilize contacts within those tier level suppliers to learn of new product and technology requirements and opportunities in advance of actual and specific platform needs for such technologies.
  • Develop customer profile files on each assigned customer, mapping out product range, facility locations, financial overview, applicable products to be marketed, competitor product usage, pertinent job functions to be targeted for contact and product end-use customers.
  • Coordinate account activities (new platform activity, design competition activity, OEM involvement, manufacturing logistics, negotiated contract pricing, problems and direction).
  • Assume the lead in the pursuit of expanding the customer contact database, utilizing that expanded list to its maximum advantage, utilizing the customer contact list in conjunction with the customer profile information gathered to provide greater, more profound penetration into the product range and customer base of the tier-level supplier.
  • Develop an annual customer-based business plan, which is to include OEM-level sales forecast (based on vehicle platform knowledge) and strategies for the various market / application segments to ensure our continued sales and bookings growth in conjunction with corporate goals.
  • Report on all competitive situations regarding new product design competitions, quotation competitions, pricing levels, new product developments, enhancements or technologies, etc.
  • Provide product and sales training, leadership and direction to junior staff members, joint sales calls with Sr. Sales Engineer • OEM?s, coordinating activities with those Sr. Sales Engineer • OEM?s at Target Accounts in assigned tier-level customer area. Additional customers (OEM or tier-level) may be assigned as workload requirements dictate.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor?s Degree in engineering, business or marketing preferred.
  • Minimum of six years outside sales experience at the product development level, plus minimum 3-4 years outside sales experience at the tier-level supplier and a background inautomotive connectors or automotive electrical background preferred.
  • Person must show leadership/management skills.

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Category : EHS
Location/City : KY – Hawesville
Recruiter Name : Brian Hagman
Recruiter Email : bhagman@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 517-552-9230 ext. 104

Our client is looking for a high enegry, self-motivated professional to lead the safety & health initiatives for thier large facility. The primary objective of this role is to motivate, drive, and nurture a culture of safety within the plant. This individual is responsible for all aspects of safety compliance, including the development of policies, procedures and systems to ensure compliance with current regulations and advance management?s strategic efforts in this area. Advises management of current regulatory and industry standards and the necessary steps to keep the plant in compliance.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing programs for compliance with safety.
  • Design / implement training to improve safety behaviors.
  • Lead stand downs? when necessary to re-align safety focus in select areas of the plant and/or relative to specific safety hazards.
  • Oversee emergency response team and training programs.
  • Co-chair of Joint Environmental, Health, & Safety Committee.
  • Oversee a staff of company and bargaining unit personnel.
  • Research, recommend, and periodically review for effectiveness activities to measure EHS system performance.
  • Supervise the plant?s fire brigade.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor?s degree in safety or related field, Master?s degree preferred.

  • Candidates must have 7+ of leading health & safety programs.
  • Experience working in an industrial / manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working in metals/aluminum industry preferred.
  • Must have experience developing, implementing, and maintaining behavioral based safety programs.

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Category : Logistics
Location/City : KY – Elizabethtown
Recruiter Name : Brian Hagman
Recruiter Email : bhagman@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 517-552-9230 ext. 104

The Logistics Analyst?s primary function is to develop and improve consolidated routes for ABC transportation optimization by working with a cross functional team. The Logistics Analyst will work closely with plant logistics, purchasing, carriers and customers brokers to manage the consolidated routes.

  • Designs new routes for new business including: investigate needs, evaluate alternatives, analyze and recommend routes for improved productivity to senior management and manufacturing.
  • Develops and coordinates consolidated routes including loading plan, invoices and troubleshooting issues as they arise.
  • Obtains quote with QCD stand point, to select appropriate carrier and cost.
  • Leads training activities for logistics teams at each plant including Production Control for improved efficiencies.
  • Evaluates all inbound cost routes and implement activities for improvement and increased efficiency, as needed.
  • Establishes and leads regular meetings at all plants with Logistics Specialist, as needed, to create common and standard key performance indicators and methods.
  • Monitors service quality of carriers and develops new carriers and maintains relationships.
  • Creates and maintains standard criteria for carrier selection to ensure expectations are met.
  • Participates in prices negotiations to prepare organizational strategic RFQ’s for ABC.
  • Develops methods and tools for manager of tracking fuel rate and surcharge cost for Carriers.
  • Develops new transportation routes utilizing best practices to improve ocean freight and other international transportation costs. Also, manages customs broker and select best broker with specific customer’s knowledge for cost reduction.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor?s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or Engineering with a minimum of 3 years of experience in material control and logistics coordination or equivalent commensurate experience.
  • Knowledge of warehousing practices, inventory control practices, and distribution network management is required.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry, principles of inventory management, general accounting practices, purchasing techniques, and elements of the physical distribution system are preferred
  • Ability to be results-driven and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Skills to effectively present information to management, plant personnel and external suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to improve processes and annual metrics.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to perform essential duties.
  • Ability to develop instructions and guidelines to perform functions of the job when necessary.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Skill with Microsoft Office products. Must have data management knowledge including working in databases and spreadsheets (i.e., Access and Excel).

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Category : Sales/Business Dev.
Location/City : WI – Milwaukee
Recruiter Name : Todd Mapes
Recruiter Email : toddmapes@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 972 691-9241

Job Description:


Our Milwaukee area client is seeking a Director of Business Development in the Accounts Receivables industry. This person is responsible for cold calling, outside sales activites, client relations, and business development nationwide.  This Clients collection verticals include government, utilities, banking, financial services, student loans, automotive, and retail accounts.


Responsibilites:


Secure new 1st & 3rd Party collections business by developing new relationships in the collections industry.


Create sales presentations and proposals and negotiate service contracts.


Provide updates and reporting to senior management.


Job Requirements:


A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work Experience.


Minimum of 5 years experience selling receivables management on a national level.


Strong relationships and contacts throughtout the industry


Exceptional presentation and communication skills.


Strong, verifiable track record of success.


Able to travel as required.


This position will be located out of the Milwaukee area.


Compensation:


Solid base salary plus an aggresive commision structure. This is a six figure opportunity.


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Category : Engineering
Location/City : GA – Savannah
Recruiter Name : John Malloy
Recruiter Email : jpmalloy@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 262 966 2522

Our client is looking for a Senior Metallurgist to become the technical expert at their facility.  The role needs someone experienced in mentoring, motivating, and coaching high level performance within a group of less experienced Metallurgists to achieve both critical and day to day organizational needs.  This team will devlop, modify, improve and troubleshoot the metallurgical process. 


The Senior Metallurgist will  be a person who deals with customer questions and concerns, brings new products through the development stage into production and engages in continuous improvement. 


Requirements:

  • Four year technical degree (Metallury or Material Science)
  • Five years experience
  • Knowledge of nickel and titanium based alloys

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