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Category : Quality
Location/City : KY – Florence
Recruiter Name : Brett Blair
Recruiter Email : bblair@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 517-947-7100

The company is a fast growing, global leader in the manufacture of automotive suspension components. Headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, the firm is searching for a Senior Quality Manager.

The Senior Quality Manager will be responsible for all quality processes and activities for two manufacturing plants on site, and will be the lead Quality Executive representing the set of components produced at this facility. Nearly every one of the US-based automotive OEM?s and several Tier 1 automotive suppliers are customers of this operation, which runs a very high volume product set.


Key Responsibilities are:

  • Automotive Quality Management for Suspension Components.
  • Quality management from inception to production launch and throughout production cycle according to automotive quality standards.
  • Technical leadership within the Quality organization.
  • Manage organization?s adherence to Quality systems.
  • Manage organization?s customer focus.
  • Manage organization?s response to customer related quality issues and subsequent internal corrective action.
  • Lead the organization?s effort to eliminate product defect causes.
  • Organize and foster team oriented analysis and problem solving methodology.
  • Present and recommend solutions to quality problems.
  • Evaluate cost of quality within the organization and recommend changes.
  • Integrate and implement Quality Management System (including Advanced Quality) in coordination with Engineering and Production.
  • Direct the maintenance of Quality Management Systems through system and process audits.
  • Manage the Quality Department including Quality Labs, Mechanical Lab, Metallurgical Lab and Paint Lab.
  • Establish incoming quality system including trending and analysis of supplier material certification data.
  • Supervise Quality personnel and direct their training.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Mechanical, Materials or similar
  • Advanced certification (Masters, CQM, CQE, Six Sigma, Lean, etc.)
  • 3 years of management experience in automotive industry or similarly paced environment.
  • 5 years of automotive experience.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement and/or Six Sigma methodology.
  • Customer oriented and entrepreneurial mindset.

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

This is a position for an engineer with good leadership skills and a “hands-on” mentality. The client is a manufacturer of plastic injection molded products. Experience and expertise in the injection molding process is a must. A good understanding of tooling, machinery, process and materials as it relates to injection molding is key.
Requirements:Four year degree in engineering or related technical field.5 years injection molding experience.
Keywords: injection molding, plastic, tooling, BOM, cost estimates, bills of material, product development, cost reduction, root cause analysis, purchase of equipment

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Category : Sales/Acct Manager/Director/VPLocation/City : IL – LincolnshireRecruiter Name : Eleni MioduszewskiRecruiter Email : ekmioduszewski@sanfordrose.comRecruiter Phone : 410 604 3370New Career OpportunitySenior Account ManagerNorth East US/Home Office BasedCompetitive Base Salary, Bonus, Benefit PackageOur Client, a Global Market Leader with over 80 years of experience in natural based products and derivatives has created a new opportunity to allow for an increased focus on maintaining and growing business in the Americas polymer and adjacent markets. Our Client is seeking the following: 5 or more years of current/recent work experience selling polymer additives/specialty chemicals to the Manufacturers of PP, LDPD, PVC, PS and PE foam based materials Experience working with and managing key accounts – to include a background of introduction of new/novel materials with improved functionality, cost-in-use, and enhanced environmental benefits B.S./B.A. Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related Technical DegreeThis exciting individual contributor role is ideally suited for a confident and technically savvy professional to join a financially stable and growing company identified as a leader in the natural based industries along with a track record of successfully operating with a vision of improving the quality and sustainability of life? through its processes and initiatives.This role will be working with a highly committed, responsive and experienced global team with an unusually high sense of ownership and accountability. To be successful, the ideal candidate must have a balanced technical and commercial background and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently yet know and understand how to work collaboratively in a mutually supportive cross-cultural team environment.To be considered please send your confidential resume to Eleni, ekmioduszewski@sanfordrose.com. Should you not be interested, we would welcome your confidential referrals.

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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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