PRINCIPLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location: Seattle, WA

Other locations are also open. Austin, NYC, SF, LA, Detroit, Vancouver, Portland, etc

 

As a Principal Software Development Engineer, you’ll have a unique opportunity to shape the development of our services. You’ll be chartered with creating and operating services that collect and store metrics at internet scale, provide alerting and notification capabilities and embed operational knowledge and encode best practices into automated actions that can scale, detect and recover from failures and take intelligent decisions based on metrics. In addition, as part of the organization, you will have the opportunity to influence to broader cloud strategy.

In your first few months you’ll:
• Be the architect of an internet scalable, alarm and alarm rules engine to augment our Cloud offerings.
• Lead an effort to simplify creation and management of application stacks in the cloud through templates and automated actions.
• Lead an effort to consolidate monitoring solutions used to drive the business.

• Lead the development of tools to analyze trends, correlate metrics and set meaningful alarms.

As a Principal Engineer you’ll be a technical leader. You’ll help establish technical standards and drive overall technical architecture and engineering practices. You’ll work on the hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. You’ll think globally when building systems, ensuring the company builds high performing, scalable systems that fit well together.  Principal Engineers are pragmatic visionaries who can translate business needs into workable technology solutions. Your expertise is deep and broad; you’re hands on, producing both detailed technical work and high-level architectural designs.

As a Principal Engineer you’ll be expected to:
• Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects.
• Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
• Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
• Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.
• Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
• Leverage knowledge of internal and industry prior art in design decisions.
• Effectively research and benchmark technology against other competing systems in the industry.
• Contribute intellectual property through patents.
• Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.

• Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.

The candidate will be a visionary leader, builder and operator. You’ll have experience leading or contributing to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and/or IT projects and initiatives. You’ll be able to balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices. You’ll strive for simplicity, and demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field
• 10+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience required
• Experience leading the delivery of large-scale systems focused on managing the infrastructure layer of the technology stack
• Technical expertise in at least one major technical area: large scale Unix systems engineering, building complex distributed systems, building monitoring or management tools for large-scale environments.
• Project management experience
• Experience leading development life cycle process and best practices
• Experience with Agile Management (SCRUM, RUP, XP), OO Modeling, working on internet, UNIX, Middleware, and database related projects.
• Experience mentoring/training the engineering community on complex technical issues.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Passion for customer experience and usability, including successful delivery of customer self-service tools and automated management/optimization of services, and a strong services orientation.
• Master’s degree or higher preferred
• 15+ years of relevant experience

 

 

Visa Transfer are ok

Relocation expenses are provided

Very fair and in most cases overly GENEROUS COMPENSATION PACKAGES are available.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER(S)

Location:  Seattle, WA

Other locations are also open.  Austin, NYC, SF, LA, Detroit, Vancouver, Portland, etc

Software Development Manager

The xxx team is looking for a passionate, results-oriented, inventive software manager.  The candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment.

As the development manager, you will have technical ownership of xxx. You’ll lead a talented and nimble team of engineers to create innovative ways to xxx. Responsibilities include direct management of 5+ engineers, process and quality of service improvements, strategic planning, project management for software within the team, and management of resources across teams. Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. The xxx business requires creative engineering balanced with high quality and customer focus.

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for xxx leaders:
• Exhibits excellent judgment
• Hires and develops great people
• Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
• Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
• Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
• Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
• Strong results orientation

• Thinks big

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
• 7+ years of relevant engineering experience
• 2+ years people management experience
• Experience with OOD and object oriented languages
Preferred Qualifications:
• Deep hands-on technical expertise
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong business and technical vision
• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
• Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions.

 

Visa Transfer are ok

Relocation expenses are provided

 

 

Very fair and in most cases GENEROUS COMPENSATION PACKAGES are available.

Senior SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location: Seattle, WA

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Equivalent experience to a Bachelor’s degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
• 4+ years professional experience in software development
• Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
• Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
• Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, Python, .NET, Perl and other languages
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
• Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
• Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
• Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

 

 

Visa transfers are available

Relocation expenses are available

Salary levels are more than fair and in most cases GENEROUS

 

>> MULTIPLE POSITIONS ARE OPEN and other cities as well. NYC, SAN FRANCISCO, AUSTIN, LA, DETROIT, SEATTLE, PORTLAND, VANCOUVER, etc

Software Development Engineer(s)

Location:  Seattle, WA

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Equivalent experience to a Bachelor’s degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
• 2+ years professional experience in software development
• Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
• Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
• Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, Python, .NET, Perl or other languages
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.

 

Visa transfers are available

Relocation expenses are available

Salary levels are more than fair and in most cases GENEROUS

 

MULTIPLE POSITIONS ARE OPEN and other cities as well.  NYC, SAN FRANCISCO, AUSTIN, LA, DETROIT, SEATTLE, PORTLAND, VANCOUVER, etc

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER(S)

LOCATION:  DETROIT, MI

 

POSITION:  SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER

 

Software Development Manager
Confidential Company
Description
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
7+ years of industry experience of increasing responsibility with at least 2years managing engineering teams
Project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules.
Hands on experience leading software development, and a track record of shipping software on time
Preferred Qualifications

Proven success in building, motivating and retaining teams of star players.
Experience with development on Android
Experience with Java and Python
Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative
Superior communication and analytical skills, including strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems.
As a Software Development Manager you will lead a technology team within Vendor Negotiations and Customer as a part of North American organization. This team is looking for strong technical owners to drive the design, architecture, and launch of next-generation negotiation tools. We currently have multiple technology teams to choose from.
As the Software Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in innovating new ideas, driving key architectural decisions, developing, and scaling a new novel data visualization for vendors across all of our businesses. You will work with the Business team to own, design, and execute core features for new platforms that will serve Business users. You will work with Development Managers, Product Managers, and peer softwareEngineers to analyze product requirements, do user-story breakdown, and own estimates and launch strategies. You will also work with a broad cross-section of internal teams including organizations, financial systems, and other engineering teams.

You will be leading talented engineers who enjoy working on creative solutions, building systems for large development teams, and who thrive in a fast paced fun environment.
We are not tied to one technology – instead, we use what is best suited for the purpose.
Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery.

The successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and the passion to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You must be able to think and act both strategically and tactically. You should be innovative, have effective leadership and communication skills, and be team oriented. You must excel in navigating cross-functional efforts and be adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and features that our vendors and manufacturers love.

Details
HIRING INDUSTRY
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Software Development
SALARY
$130K to $160K BASE
BONUS
25%
OTHER – STOCK OPTIONS
YES
TOTAL COMPENSATION
$160K to $200 K PLUS TOTAL COMP
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
8 – 10
LOCATION(S)
Detroit, MI
Austin, TX
San Francisco, CA
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, WA
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
1,001-10,000 Employees

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS AVAILABLE:

AUSTIN, TX

DETROIT, MI

SEATTLE, WA

ORANGE COUNTY, CA

BAY AREA, CA

NEW YORK, NY

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location:  DETROIT, MI

Suburban area located offices

base $90-130k plus bonus, stock options, etc

 

Position:  Software Development Engineer
Confidential Company
Description
Software Development Engineer(s)

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
6+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals;
Strong analytical skills.
Distributed system design and development experience
Strong sql and no-sql database skills
Preferred Qualifications

8-10+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance softwaresystems that have been successfully delivered to customers;
Experience developing on Unix/Linux;
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices;
Strong focus on clean code and robust design.
Machine learning experience
AWS technologies experience
Our client creates software that benefits our Retail vendors. From innovative visualization techniques to state of the art machine learning algorithms, we have it all. Being part of Our Client Company, we inevitably solve scaling issues that nobody has solved before. We are a fun group of engineers with diverse backgrounds, united by the passion to create high-quality software that benefits our customers. We interact directly with the product managers, and everything we do has an immediate business and customer impact.

We are growing, and we therefore are looking for Engineers to join our team. You will get to hear from our customers, you will interact with our product managers, you will design the software that solves their problems, you will write code, and you will support the code in production. We provide sensible work life balance, great technical challenges, and fun work environment. We are looking forward to you joining us!

Cool teams of down-to-earth doers. Minimal operational support. Passionate business customers, with whom we interface directly.

 

other areas available – TX, CA, MI, NY, WA

austin, tx

san fran bay area, ca

orange county, ca

detroit, mi

seattle, wa

ny, ny

 

 

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT << MANAGER >>  POSITIONS ARE ALSO OPEN !!!

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location: NY, NY

 

base $90-130k plus bonus, stock options, etc

 

Position:  Software Development Engineer
Confidential Company
Description
Software Development Engineer(s)

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
6+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals;
Strong analytical skills.
Distributed system design and development experience
Strong sql and no-sql database skills
Preferred Qualifications

8-10+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance softwaresystems that have been successfully delivered to customers;
Experience developing on Unix/Linux;
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices;
Strong focus on clean code and robust design.
Machine learning experience
AWS technologies experience
Our client creates software that benefits our Retail vendors. From innovative visualization techniques to state of the art machine learning algorithms, we have it all. Being part of Our Client Company, we inevitably solve scaling issues that nobody has solved before. We are a fun group of engineers with diverse backgrounds, united by the passion to create high-quality software that benefits our customers. We interact directly with the product managers, and everything we do has an immediate business and customer impact.

We are growing, and we therefore are looking for Engineers to join our team. You will get to hear from our customers, you will interact with our product managers, you will design the software that solves their problems, you will write code, and you will support the code in production. We provide sensible work life balance, great technical challenges, and fun work environment. We are looking forward to you joining us!

Cool teams of down-to-earth doers. Minimal operational support. Passionate business customers, with whom we interface directly.

 

 

other areas available – TX, CA, MI, NY, WA

austin, tx

san fran bay area, ca

orange county, ca

detroit, mi

seattle, wa

ny, ny

 

 

>> SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER OPENINGS ALSO !!! <<

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location:  Austin, TX

Suburban area located offices

base $90-130k plus bonus, stock options, etc

 

Position:  Software Development Engineer
Confidential Company
Description
Software Development Engineer(s)

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
6+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals;
Strong analytical skills.
Distributed system design and development experience
Strong sql and no-sql database skills
Preferred Qualifications

8-10+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance softwaresystems that have been successfully delivered to customers;
Experience developing on Unix/Linux;
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices;
Strong focus on clean code and robust design.
Machine learning experience
AWS technologies experience
Our client creates software that benefits our Retail vendors. From innovative visualization techniques to state of the art machine learning algorithms, we have it all. Being part of Our Client Company, we inevitably solve scaling issues that nobody has solved before. We are a fun group of engineers with diverse backgrounds, united by the passion to create high-quality software that benefits our customers. We interact directly with the product managers, and everything we do has an immediate business and customer impact.

We are growing, and we therefore are looking for Engineers to join our team. You will get to hear from our customers, you will interact with our product managers, you will design the software that solves their problems, you will write code, and you will support the code in production. We provide sensible work life balance, great technical challenges, and fun work environment. We are looking forward to you joining us!

Cool teams of down-to-earth doers. Minimal operational support. Passionate business customers, with whom we interface directly.

 

 

other areas available – TX, CA, MI, NY, WA

austin, tx

san fran bay area, ca

orange county, ca

detroit, mi

seattle, wa

ny, ny

 

 

>> SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER OPENINGS ALSO !!! <<

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location:  Los Angeles, CA

Orange County suburban area located offices

base $90-130k plus bonus, stock options, etc

 

Position:  Software Development Engineer
Confidential Company
Description
Software Development Engineer(s)

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
6+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals;
Strong analytical skills.
Distributed system design and development experience
Strong sql and no-sql database skills
Preferred Qualifications

8-10+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance softwaresystems that have been successfully delivered to customers;
Experience developing on Unix/Linux;
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices;
Strong focus on clean code and robust design.
Machine learning experience
AWS technologies experience
Our client creates software that benefits our Retail vendors. From innovative visualization techniques to state of the art machine learning algorithms, we have it all. Being part of Our Client Company, we inevitably solve scaling issues that nobody has solved before. We are a fun group of engineers with diverse backgrounds, united by the passion to create high-quality software that benefits our customers. We interact directly with the product managers, and everything we do has an immediate business and customer impact.

We are growing, and we therefore are looking for Engineers to join our team. You will get to hear from our customers, you will interact with our product managers, you will design the software that solves their problems, you will write code, and you will support the code in production. We provide sensible work life balance, great technical challenges, and fun work environment. We are looking forward to you joining us!

Cool teams of down-to-earth doers. Minimal operational support. Passionate business customers, with whom we interface directly.

 

 

other areas available – TX, CA, MI, NY, WA

austin, tx

san fran bay area, ca

orange county, ca

detroit, mi

seattle, wa

ny, ny

 

 

>> SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER OPENINGS ALSO !!! <<

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location:  San Francisco, CA

BAY AREA – Suburban area located offices

base $90-130k plus bonus, stock options, etc

 

Position:  Software Development Engineer
Confidential Company
Description
Software Development Engineer(s)

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
6+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals;
Strong analytical skills.
Distributed system design and development experience
Strong sql and no-sql database skills
Preferred Qualifications

8-10+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance softwaresystems that have been successfully delivered to customers;
Experience developing on Unix/Linux;
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices;
Strong focus on clean code and robust design.
Machine learning experience
AWS technologies experience
Our client creates software that benefits our Retail vendors. From innovative visualization techniques to state of the art machine learning algorithms, we have it all. Being part of Our Client Company, we inevitably solve scaling issues that nobody has solved before. We are a fun group of engineers with diverse backgrounds, united by the passion to create high-quality software that benefits our customers. We interact directly with the product managers, and everything we do has an immediate business and customer impact.

We are growing, and we therefore are looking for Engineers to join our team. You will get to hear from our customers, you will interact with our product managers, you will design the software that solves their problems, you will write code, and you will support the code in production. We provide sensible work life balance, great technical challenges, and fun work environment. We are looking forward to you joining us!

Cool teams of down-to-earth doers. Minimal operational support. Passionate business customers, with whom we interface directly.

 

other areas available – TX, CA, MI, NY, WA

austin, tx

san fran bay area, ca

orange county, ca

detroit, mi

seattle, wa

ny, ny

 

 

>> SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER OPENINGS ALSO !!! <<

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER(S)

Location:  Seattle, WA

Suburban area located offices

base $90-130k plus bonus, stock options, etc

 

Position:  Software Development Engineer
Confidential Company
Description
Software Development Engineer(s)

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
6+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals;
Strong analytical skills.
Distributed system design and development experience
Strong sql and no-sql database skills
Preferred Qualifications

8-10+ years industry experience as a SoftwareEngineer or a SoftwareDeveloper;
Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance softwaresystems that have been successfully delivered to customers;
Experience developing on Unix/Linux;
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices;
Strong focus on clean code and robust design.
Machine learning experience
AWS technologies experience
Our client creates software that benefits our Retail vendors. From innovative visualization techniques to state of the art machine learning algorithms, we have it all. Being part of Our Client Company, we inevitably solve scaling issues that nobody has solved before. We are a fun group of engineers with diverse backgrounds, united by the passion to create high-quality software that benefits our customers. We interact directly with the product managers, and everything we do has an immediate business and customer impact.

We are growing, and we therefore are looking for Engineers to join our team. You will get to hear from our customers, you will interact with our product managers, you will design the software that solves their problems, you will write code, and you will support the code in production. We provide sensible work life balance, great technical challenges, and fun work environment. We are looking forward to you joining us!

Cool teams of down-to-earth doers. Minimal operational support. Passionate business customers, with whom we interface directly.

 

 

other areas available – TX, CA, MI, NY, WA

austin, tx

san fran bay area, ca

orange county, ca

detroit, mi

seattle, wa

ny, ny

 

 

>> SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING MANAGER OPENINGS ALSO !!! <<

SUPPLIER QUALITY DIRECTOR

Location, Troy, Michigan

 

Job Description
DIRECTOR, SUPPLIER QUALITY

Compensation up to $148,000 + Bonus Program + / Full Benefits

 

OUR CLIENT: A world-class manufacturer supplying innovative products & solutions in the automotive vehicle markets. Global Corporation with a presence in multiple locations in the United States and abroad. US Headquarters in SE Michigan. They have attained their high market share status by exercising foresight, perseverance and innovation in designing and making products that answer its customers’ needs for quality, dependability and cost-effectiveness. Brand new state-of-the-art Michigan plant and beautiful headquarters.

 

Position Requirements: (partial)

Develop and manage suppliers from a quality perspective.
Lead Supplier Quality Team in supporting new model programs.
Lead SQE activities supporting both advanced and sustained engineering.
Supplier audit planning and execution.
Establish and maintain Supplier Scorecard System.
Coordinate and manage the qualification of new corporate suppliers and/or disqualification evaluations, providing a service to the corporation including performing supplier risk management
Tracking supplier deadlines, drive corrective actions, and hold suppliers accountable.
Develop and maintain Corporate Supplier Management procedures, Corporate Supplier Quality Agreements, Approved Supplier List and Approved Product List.
Manage, mentor and develop Supplier Quality Team.
Job Requirements

BS degree in Engineering degree or equivalent related job experience.
9+ years of career experience in management of suppliers in the automotive industry.
Prior management experience of a team 5+.
Experience launching new model programs. (Must Have).
Experience in performing supplier quality audits.
Knowledge desirable in PPAP, APQP, SPC, FMEA, 8D, Control Plan formation, and/or Kaizen methodology and a variety of manufacturing processes.
Independent, action-oriented manager that works well with limited direction.
Demonstrated experience in managing the Supplier Management process: to cover selection, qualification and monitoring of suppliers of goods, materials, components, finished products or services.

For a confidential review please forward a resume to:  Kirk@GlobalCareerConnection.com

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $130,000.00 – $148,000.00 /Year
Other Pay Bonus Program + Full Benefis + Strong 401k
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type QA – Quality Control
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Yes
Industry Automotive – Motor Vehicles – Parts
Required Travel Not Specified
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Program Manager

Location:  Troy, MI

 

$90-120k base plus

 

OPPORTUNITY: Program Manager – International

 

The Program Management Department at Client Company’s Global headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for a program manager professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Lead, plan and manage cross functional teams to ensure program activities are executed in accordance with established contract requirements, budgets, and schedules to achieve a successful product launch on time and within budget.
  • Monitor design development, program progress, and serve as primary point of contact for all site-related activities
  • Responsible for the program’s status, specifications, quality assurance
  • Identify and resolve issues that may impede program’s completion
  • Manage and report out on program profit and loss and budgets.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field
  • Willingness to travel as required to support internal and external customer requirements for successful product launches
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Program Manager or engineering capacity role
  • Strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Must have ability to monitor and administer program design projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish the goals of the business unit’s, plant, and corporation

Senior Sales Account Manager

Location:  Troy, MI

 

Senior Sales Account Manager
Confidential Company – Troy, MI
Description
Responsibilities:
• The primary function of a Sales Account Manager is to oversee, manage, and coordinate all customer related activities internally within our client company, so that the end results are projected favorably with the customer.
• This would include, but not be limited to Sales, Quality, and Engineering issues, as well as final use by the customer assembly plants.
• Oversee that all customer requests are responded to and satisfied on time.
• Accurately detail all customer requirements to client company for analysis and future implementation.
• Assist in program launch activities.
• Ensure correct design levels from both an engineering and sales prospective.
• Develop and Review Internal cost breakdown responses for accuracy, coordinate revisions / corrections, and develop commercial proposal for presentation to customer.
• Track and Report commercial status / activities for all Internal program reviews and meetings.
• Take lead role for all customer meetings, including engineering Product Development Team meetings (PDT’s).
• Respond to Change Notices /Design Change Statements and develop / estimate commercial impact.
• Track and maintain the business case changes so that overall profitability can be improved (Engineering Change Tracking Sheets).
• Develop / Gather details for Rebillable Tooling submissions, and track all customer owed tooling & piece price purchase orders.
• In conjunction with the Director and Sales Manager, establishes strategic marketing plans (short-and long-range) to achieve corporate objectives for products. Ensures successful execution of strategic plans.
• Responsible for the establishment and efficient operation of administrative systems in support of sales function, utilizing networked computerized systems where appropriate,
• Coordinates customer’s volume analysis including operating premium and banking programs as required.
• Researches, analyzes and monitors financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.
• Oversees maintenance of customer database.
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required. Business or Engineering preferred.
• Experienced required 5 –15 years
• Broad experience in sales and maintenance of OEM components
• Experience with/understanding of the sales process and variety of customer relationships.

• Strong communication skills – ability to develop a business relationship with multiple departments, facilities, customers, etc.

Additional Requirements / Desires for Specific Position
• Account Manager / Sales Manager – This position is a combination of Maintenance and New Business Development.
• 5-10yrs Automotive OEM Sales Experience
• Prefer an engineering background with strong process and problem solving skills
• Financial acumen / Costing experience
• Experience with machining, casting, forging, stampings and assembly – driveline components and systems would be preferable
• Engineering/MBA background
• Six Sigma
• Previous Manufacturing operations experience
• Lean implementation / knowledge
• Oracle experience

* General Motors customer expertise would be ideal.

 

Salary level is OPEN for the right individual….base level 100-150

Strategic Planning Analyst

Location:  Troy, MI

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING ANALYST

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering

0 – 5 years’ experience

Able to take initiative and research new opportunities

Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes

Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Excellent computer skills; Microsoft Office

Automotive industry experience is a plus

Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

Travel to support projects as necessary (expected to be minimal)

OPPORTUNITY: STRATEGIC PLANNING ANALYST

The Business Development and Manufacturing Planning team at Client Company Global headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for a Strategic Planning Analyst.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

INITIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead company responses to customer volume change requests and capacity implications in a timely manner

Compile, analyze, and communicate market intelligence about products, customers, and competitors for current production and future opportunities.

Support entire North American region

Other projects and assignments as identified

Sales Engineer

Location:  Troy, MI

 

Job Summary

This position is responsible for maintaining and expanding business and developing new business, selling the company’s products in all of the company’s territories.
The Sales Engineer is the primary technical resource for the field sales force. The Sales Engineer is responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation
stage of the sales process, working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate for our products. The Sales Engineer articulates
technology and product positioning to both business and technical users. Identifies all technical issues of assigned accounts to assure complete customer satisfaction through
all stages of the sales process. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with all involved parties throughout the sales cycle.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities
· Contributes to cost and process improvements.

· Finds areas and customers that leverage multiple products to bring higher value to customers and client company.

· Develops and leverages Alliance in the company’s territory and coordinates with others in the client company global enterprise.

· Identifies and delivers technology of client company products that separates client company from its competitors.

· Improves design and analysis tools and turnaround for designs and analysis to customers.

· Improves local engineering systems for speed, common to the rest of client company, specialized for local needs.

· Works to continuously improve client company brand image in North America in Engineering and Customer base.

· Increases business in the company’s territory.

· Increases market share of client company products in each market (Automotive primarily, Heavy Duty Industrial and etc.).

· Learn and Understand market for current and new engines and target customers and engines that are the best fit for client company products.

· Leverage and communicate with client company global enterprise areas that will benefit client company

· Maneuver business costs and profit towards corporate goals for earnings, profit and return on investment

 

Essential Job Functions
· Analyze and report specification, selling price, production process, etc. of competitors to supervisor and senior management.
· Analyze production cost and market selling price to make competitive quotes for expanding company sales and profit.
· Coordinate and provide support for activities by other client company global group enterprises to expand profit of group.
· Coordinate transfer of product and process technology from other client company global group enterprises to our company’s territory.
· Create and Review sales or service contracts for products or services.
· Assist in development of a motivated and knowledgeable team to provide necessary service in territory.
· Develop and Execute strategy and tactics for expanding client company’s business.
· Develop sales plans to introduce client company products in existing and new markets.
· Direct and lead program management, engineering group sales groups in the company’s territory towards successful accomplishment of goals.
· Document all account activities, generate reports, and keep records of business transactions with customers and submit to supervisor and senior management.
· Establish and maintain budget for client company Engineering, Product Development and Research in the company’s territory.
· Identify market demands in market of the company territory and establish how client company fills those needs.
· Identify required relationships in customer base and build on them in Engineering and Purchasing by continuing to listen and deliver recognized value to the customer.
· Keep informed on industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, relevant information about legacy, existing, and emerging technologies, and the latest
product-line developments.
· Act as main contact for customers in the company’s territory.
· Manage Account Receivable for OEM customers.  General Motors, Ford and/or Chrysler is ideal.
· Manage Delivery status and Maintain sales forecasting reports.
· Negotiate with engineers, buyers and all relevant contacts with customers to achieve client company’s target.
· Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to existing and prospective customers.
· Provide technical and non-technical support and services to customers or other staff members regarding client company’s products.
· Research and identify potential customers for products or services.
· Set and achieve sales goals and targets, backed by a strategy and tactics to use with available resources
· Share customer information with other team members.
· Visit existing and prospective buyers at commercial, industrial, or other establishments to show samples or presentation, and to inform them about product pricing,
availability, and advantages.
· Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by senior management.
· Reports all irregular issues and problems to supervisors for solution.
· Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.
· Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.

Note: Must be available to travel domestically and internationally

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Requirements

Education & Work Experience
· Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Engineering related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Must have at least three years of previous experience in the OEM engine component business

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Demonstrated excellent communication skills – Presents ideas and information, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner. Relates well to a variety of people
within the organization. Understands when, how and with whom to communicate to get things done.
· Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and
evaluation of customer satisfaction.
· Dependability/Commitment – Demonstrates strong sense of responsibility; dependable for completing tasks in a timely manner without sacrificing quality. Is committed to the
maintenance of good attendance and punctuality.
· Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
· Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology which includes applying principles, techniques, procedures,
and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
· Demonstrated Leadership Skills – Ability to makes and communicates difficult decisions to coordinate and unify groups of people to achieve a desired business objective.
· Negotiations – Demonstrated ability to identify and make trade-offs and concessions while also achieving personal, department, or company goals.

· Problem-solving – Demonstrated ability to prioritize issues, make good decisions and solve problems in a timely manner, by applying experience, common sense, judgment,
logical assumptions and analytical skills.
· Sales and Marketing – Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product
demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

· Teamwork – Demonstrated experience working on teams and developing teams when necessary; creating strong team spirit among team members; sharing wins, successes
and failures; fostering open dialogue; defining success in terms of the whole team
Ford, General Motors and/or Chrysler-FCA customer exposure would be ideal ( not required )

Chemist

Location:  Ypsilanti,. MI

 

Ann Arbor area

 

CHEMIST

SUMMARY: The primary duty of the Formulations Chemist is to formulate new products, reformulate existing products and meet company requirements and quality standards

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

§ Research and find unique ingredients that perform desired benefits

§ Formulate and reformulate products to meet performance and quality standards

§ Determine product formulation for long-term stability under extreme conditions

§ Report on development progress

§ Enter data and evaluate test results

§ Find and develop test methods

Performs other relevant duties as assigned; i.e. special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

§ Able to concentrate at all times to assure accuracy and attention to detail as well as the necessary physical coordination required to perform a variety of activities using the computer and telephones for correspondence, document preparation and chemical analytical work.

Education / Experience: Include relevant and required education, skills and experience

§ Bachelor degree in chemistry or closely related major and 5 – 10 years of practical work experience

Desired Skills: Additional Skills that would be helpful for the individual in the position to achieve success

§ Highly proficient with chemical formulations in Household, Industrial and Institutional (HI&I) cleaners and ancillary products. Automotive appearance care products experience a plus.

§ Highly proficient in the use of problem solving techniques

§ Familiarity with analytical test methods beneficial

§ Strong written and verbal communication skills

§ 5-10 years of formulations development preferable

QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Actively supports all quality, environmental, health and safety systems programs.

 

 

Senior Engineering Department head; Closures/Locks

Location:  Kalamazoo, MI

Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible to lead / manage complete Test Systems Design, Development, Procurement, Measurement, Build and Run-Off/Debug activities from conception to completion (successful run-off) for multiple projects
  • Utilize VAST Knowledge Management System (VKMS) to meet Product Development Process (PDP) deliverables
  • Provide direction to team members responsible for Test Systems
  • Develop test system scope and RASI documents at project kick-off and get PDT agreement
  • Develop and maintain Timing Plans for Test System projects to meet project requirements
  • Develop and maintain Open Issues List for Test Systems projects and drive issues to closure
  • Review and interpret Customer Requirements and develop DVP&R / test plan including, but not limited to, EE and DV testing
  • Participate / support quote activities by coordinating / developing DVP&R, work plans and cost estimates for Test Systems and Testing
  • Develop test procedures and required documentation for Test Systems as required
  • Meet with customer, as required, to develop and get approval of test plans
  • Manage projects thru collaborate with internal and external test labs
  • Participate in internal PDT and Project Execution Meetings and report on Test Systems
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering to insure product is tested as intended
  • Coordinate shipping of Test Systems to test location (includes crating/palletizing to protect test system)
  • Support test start up and problem solving at test location
  • Collaborate with test labs to identify Environmental Chamber needs (timing / capability) for projects
  • Identify project risks and develop and document recovery plans / escalate risks to the project manager as required
  • Support Continuous Improvement by keeping abreast of latest technologies as it relates to test systems and potential implementation as deemed appropriate
  • Report progress / status to manager verbally and in writing as required / requested
  • Generate cost reduction / avoidance ideas as it relates Test System Design and Product Design
  • Periodic travel to customers, suppliers and other facilities as required
Qualifications:

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3D modeling experience (UG/NX is preferred)

  • Able to conceptualize, plan and develop small electrical/mechanical devices

  • Able to perform engineering calculations

  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently and able to manage / set priorities

  • Experience with DFMEA

  • Able to read engineering prints

  • Have a working knowledge of GD&T principles.

  • Have mechanical aptitude to work with basic hand tools.

  • Must have experience in formal root cause analysis methodology (Red X or 8D is preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Able to multi-task, plan and organize work.

  • Able to work in a cross functional team and be able to effectively communicate.

  • Able to present engineering data and progress directly to customers.

  • Self sufficient / self motivated and able to work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Willingness to travel as required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • BSME, BSIE or related technical degree / experience is required.
  • 5-7 years minimum experience in product development and/or test/reliability
  • Previous project leadership preferred
  • Business knowledge, understanding preferred.
  • Experience with test system / fixture development and fabrication is preferred
  • Experience in closures is preferred

100k plus

 

Relocation expenses is available

 

Automotive industry experience is preferred, not required.

…this is a NON-Automotive client.

 

CTO

Location:  Detroit, MI

 

International Tier One Automotive Supplier seeks Chief Technology Officer.

Telematics

Electronics

Telecommunications, Satellite, IP Communications

R&D Department Executive

Connected car

 

More details available about this confidential opening on request.

 

 

 

TAX COUNSEL

Location:

Detroit, MI

Purpose
Provide US tax and tax legal support for CLIENT Tax department and other functional areas within the organization.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Identify, develop and advise on US federal and state tax considerations of domestic and cross-border tax planning involving restructurings, intercompany financings, and operations/supply chain structuring.
  • Lead and assume ownership of complex projects, including development and management work program, preparation of quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify options, reach conclusions and make recommendations with appropriate and audit-ready legal and technical support.
  • Lead buy and sell-side due diligence activities, including data collection/data room management to develop and produce analysis to identify tax risks and opportunities for consideration by transaction team and other decision-makers.
  • Review, draft, and otherwise advise and make recommendations with respect to US federal and state tax implications of various legal contracts and agreements, including intercompany arrangements, and asset and stock sale and purchase agreements.
  • Develop and lead presentations, discussions, and explanations of complex tax concepts and issues with senior leadership.
  • Assist with US corporate tax compliance by maintaining annual transaction log, review of return disclosure forms, and research, development and support of tax return positions.
  • Manage and collaborate with outside tax and legal advisors.
  • Assist in preparation of submissions to tax authorities and development/maintenance of FIN 48 support.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education / Certifications
JD; LLM or CPA preferred
Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Minimum ten (10) years of related experience required with five (5) years in law firm or Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Strong knowledge of Subchapter C, including M&A, and consolidated return rules; working knowledge of Subchapter K.
  • Working knowledge of international tax principals, including inbound/outbound, subpart F and FTC regime.
  • M&A experience, including buy and sell-side diligence, and fluency with tax indemnities and reps & warranties.
  • Superior technical writing skills to draft clear and succinct tax position memos/opinions, transaction step memos, etc. for distribution to senior decision-makers and to provide practical implementation guidance to relevant functional areas within the organization.
  • Advanced Excel capabilities to develop sophisticated analytical models to produce and format data to enable users to quickly focus on the key issues/facts/conclusions.
  • Solid understanding of financial accounting concepts and business acumen.
  • Excellent organizational skills to compile, manage and store large data sets in a manner that facilitates ready access, analysis, and comprehension.
  • Self-starter with ability to identify and resolve issues with limited input from senior team members or outside advisors.
  • Decisive with ability to independently evaluate facts and circumstances to determine and convey conclusions.
  • Proven ability to effectively juggle/manage multiple projects in time-constrained environment and high pressure situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as project deadlines dictate.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to form positive and collaborative working relationships with tax team members and personnel in other functional areas.

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities
Carries out responsibilities in accordance with Client’s policies and applicable laws.Responsibilities will include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and use hands to handle and feel.   Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Office environment, sitting for long periods of time and utilizing computer and telephone excessively. Some travel is required (5-10%), including cross-border.

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

 

Location: Detroit, MI (suburbs)

 

 

 

EE Senior Applications Engineer

Senior Applications Engineer

Location:  Detroit, MI, USA

Position Summary
Develop and lead the deployment of cutting edge user interface solution (e.g. next generation touch controller, stylus, etc.)
Engage with Client’s ecosystem partners to drive the development on of next generation mobile products and reference designs
Lead and deliver projects based Client’s industry-leading controllers
Enable sales and field applications team in North America to rapidly expand customer base and grow revenue from touch products.
Work closely with key customers and partners to advise on best implementation in terms of mechanical design, sensor design, host device drivers etc
Support customers during conception phases of projects
Keep up-to-date with latest technology developments, and disseminate technical expertise across all geographical regions and fictional groups within Client company
Work with and support and train key partners, so that the partners are able to sell complete solutions based on Client’s technology to a broad customer base.
Become a sensing expert and take a leading role in helping to secure new designs and win new customers
This role requires a mix of skills covering some analogue circuit knowledge, firmware, mechanical understanding, some materials knowledge, customer guidance, communications protocols etc

Responsibilities
Work with Client’s R&D team in development and deployment of cutting edge touch solutions
Help key customers with designs using Client’s sensing chips
Adapt sensing firmware using C and AVR microcontrollers
Prototype solutions on the bench and create proof of concept demos
Create collateral material, including application notes, white paper, competitive analysis
Visit customers during integration phases where necessary and work through issues with deployment
Participate in regular reviews with customers and internal project management to coordinate activities and disseminate project status
Troubleshoot problems with customer projects or with sense products in general

Mandatory Skills
Experience in leading teams in solving complex engineering problems.
Working knowledge of microcontrollers, firmware, communication interfaces (I2C, USB, SPI), and consumer electronics systems.
PCB layout, modification and prototype construction. A good and practical grasp of mechanical issues related to product design and how to guide customers towards successful touch product deployment.

Preferred Skills
2 years of experience with touch technology is strongly preferred.
Automotive applications experience.

Education
BS Degree in Electronics (Electrical) /Computer Science/Physics/Engineering

MS in Electronics ( Electrical) would be ideal

Experience
At lease 7 years of engineering experience in industry, at least 4 years in applications engineering.

Position
Regular

Shift
Day

 

Process/Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Location:  Greenville, SC

 

Title Process Engineering Manager
Company Global Career Connection, Inc.
Reports To Plant Manager
Compensation $140K
- Base Salary 125,000 – 140,000 plus Company car, relocation expenses, etc.

Industry – Automotive
Location Greenville, SC area

 

Description

Previous Experience
Bachelor of Science in Engineering is preferred

 

 

10+ years’ experience in manufacturing in automotive industry (for plastic parts would be a plus ). Knowledge in Plastics and strong experience in Assembly, Welding, Punching process plus Supply Chain. Plant operation experience and strong Management skill are mandatory.

 

Ensure NEL: ERP cycle time, Assembly and Paint srap, nb of operators and quality.
Best class OEM in development: Strong relationship, Perfect customer mindset understanding and Strong add value.
Financial KPIs: Result vs. Budget, Hourly rate, Customer, CNQ
Operational KPIs:
Manage Manufacturing engineering team (resource and budget) in line with the division and business unit targets and directions: Manufacturing Group Leader, Supply Chain Goup Leader, Assembly Group Leader, Packaging Engineer, Assembly Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer;
Deploy the best practices and processes to provide best in class services to the internal customer (program and operation).
Ensure RFT on Engineering deliverables: According ERP & On time
- NEL in the SOP (convergence plan according ERP: cycle time, scrap, RFT, PPM and PRU)

- Pre series and PPAP approved on time

- Optimap process green in Milestone

- Launch Redness, Deep red points convergence, Milestones RPM and Design reviews on time.

HR KPIs: Skill matrix and succession plan

Activities

Engineering center Management:

Participate to development of métier expertise through lessons learned, and ensure application of division standards and best practices, and transfer of know-how
Manage development performance and ensure relevant action plans are in place
Builds a resource plan based on division strategy and business award, and ensures staffing
Develop the skill of team members through organised Training
Ensure that confidentiality & security rules are applied and respected within the teams

Ensure compliance with Corporate and Division objectives and requirements
Define, negotiate and control the department budget in line with department and division strategy
Build, deploy, track, and update the R&D progress plan with relevant elements aiming at reaching the Division objectives
Deploy department KPIs and ensure adherence

Project development:
Ensure successful program launches through robust design for manufacturing mindset
Contribute to cost reduction by a “right first time” approach
Promote and ensure usage and adherence of standards, contribute to their development and improvements (feedback, etc.)
Ensure technical relationship with suppliers & partners (suppliers, subcontractors…)
Define resources structure to ensure design to cost approach
Be customer focused providing first class service and ensuring quality in design and development
Business development:

Participate in R&I plan development to enhance R&D activities through customer feedback and specific profession requirements, and by integrating innovation rapidly in projects’ technical offers
Ensure the proper risk assessment and contingency plans for any R&I project entering the development phase
Direct Manager

Functional Manager

Direct Report

Organizational interfaces / Communication /
Cooperation
Design & Development Director

 

 

Manufacturing Engineering group leader, Supply Chain group leader, Assembly group leader.

 

Product Manager, Finance Controller, Program Director, Purchasing Director, Sales Director, Operation Director, Innovation Director, Business Development Director, Launch Director, Plant Director, Suppliers, Customers. Tooling Manager and Paint Manager.

 

Full relocation and expenses are available for the selected candidate.

Senior Manager, Global Transportation and Logistics

Location:  Southfield, MI

Detroit Metro area

 

Base salary is 120-150k plus

Key Elements of the Position:
The Sr. Manager, Global Transportation & Logistics is a key member of our client’s Global SCM team, working directly with regional teams that support North America, South America, Europe and Asia and as well as various mode responsibilities. This position will be directly responsible for Global Freight Forwarding, LLP/3PL/key partner carrier management and logistics and transportation operations optimization. The position operates in a matrix environment across all of our client”s operating entities.

• Lead relationship with strategic Global Freight Forwarding partners to maximize leverage across our significant international volume, enhance service to our customers and maximize consolidation synergies across our regional sites.
• Partner with key stakeholders to support LLP for transportation and warehousing requirements and selection. Leverage key relations with global, strategic LLP partners.
• Full responsibility for Global Freight Forwarding and 3PL relationship management including: qualifications, RFQ preparation and administration, contract negotiations and selection to ensure industry best practices, corporate compliance, global leverage and year over year productivity improvement.
• Overall responsibility for APAC transportation operations leverage and performance through country/division based spend management, core carrier selection and routing compliance, mode and consolidation leverage, performance metrics and regional transportation council leverage and alignment.

Core Competencies— needs to be pulled into the client competencies between Core /Position:
• Leadership – ability to lead cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed organization.
• Interpersonal astuteness – possess ability to understand and communicate at all levels within the organization.
• Negotiation skills – ability to negotiate with global and regional Global Freight Forwarders and LLP/3PL providers and
• Facilitation skills – ability to align goals and work with a diverse team.
• Cultural awareness – understands, respects and embrace cultural and social differences.
• Communicates openly – ability to clearly and concisely communicate with all levels of the organization.
• Critical thinker – ability to think strategically and clearly define complex ideas with simple concepts.
• Presentation skills – ability to develop and deliver presentations and persuade key stakeholders.
• Analytical skills – ability to organize, develop and complete analytical models.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
• Superior role model leadership behaviors – ability to lead an organization (and influence others)
• Progressive responsibilities in all areas of transportation and logistics
• Clear understanding and experience in all facets of international trade across a global supply chain including tariffs, duty (drawback), FTZ, regulations, trade compliance, bonded warehousing, etc.
• Ability to quickly establish credibility across the organization and to engage and influence others to ensure the most effective and efficient solutions for the varied business units
• Demonstrated ability (10 years minimum) developing relationships and working across multiple countries to achieve common supply chain, logistics and transportation goals.
• Global experience in warehousing, logistics and transportation including the Americas, Europe and Asia.
• Demonstrated ability (10 years minimum) in negotiating warehouse, logistics and transportation contracts with international/regional service providers.
• Demonstrated ability (10 years minimum) to work and communicate within a highly matrixed multi-national organization.
• Possesses critical analytical skills to perform highly complex analysis related to total cost of ownership.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain / Logistics or related field is required.
MBA or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field is desirable

Tactical
• Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
• Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
• Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
• Create and maintain global policies or procedures for logistics activities and audit to ensure process adherence.
• Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
• Maintain global transportation footprint and data, metrics, reports, and process documentation,
• Assist in negotiations with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
• Continuous improvement; plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
• Support plants with problem resolution and claims management regarding transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
• Direct and coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.
• Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
• Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
• Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
• Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
• Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.
• Negotiate transportation rates or services.
• Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
• Mentor and train plant SC logistics management in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
• Review global, regional transportation and plant logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency or minimize the environmental impact of logistics activities.
• Plan and ensure implementation of improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
• Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.
• Ensure a global understanding of carbon emissions at our client.
• Develop plans to meet goals to reduce carbon emissions associated with storage or transport activities.
• Assist with preparation of environmental certification applications and filings.

 

Applied Physics Engineer

Location:  Troy, MI

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: Applied Physics Engineer

The Applied Physics Engineer will fill an essential role by helping us develop leading products that combine decorative elements in automotive interiors and exteriors with electromechanical, optical, and/or electronics functionality to fulfill increasing user needs and wants concerning connectivity, detection, ambient customization in automobiles.

Responsibilities include designing, prototyping, testing, and transitioning to manufacturing the electronic circuits, interfaces, and cable harnesses that make these products possible. This is a hands-on position which strong design skills, creative thinking, and the ability to work efficiently as a key member of a multidisciplinary team on several projects at once is essential.

This position reports to the Director of Advanced Development.
Areas of expertise:
Solid state physics and application to materials and devices
Optics engineering
Device design, integration and fabrication
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Responsibilities:
Function in a leadership role for the projects, provide technical direction and guidance to less experienced professional staff or team of professionals.
Determine technical objectives and develop innovative, practical solutions to advanced technical engineering problems.
Be the subject matter expert in optics, electrical, electronic, sub-system integration, and physical principles behind the interactions of the electromagnetic spectrum with various classes of materials in order to tailor transmission, absorption, and/or reflection depending on the problem at hand.
Formulate plans and guide the development and implementation of engineering solution(s) including design, procurement, assembly and testing, deployment including integration, resource requirements, documentation, compliance and safety.
Plan for future applications of solutions based on new developments in engineering, design and technology innovations.
Participate in the development and expansion of new and existing business opportunities.
Apply knowledge and experience to lead the mechanical aspects of the project to completion on budget and on schedule.
Coordinate external development activities with universities, institutes, laboratories, customers, suppliers, as well as internal design, engineering, and manufacturing.
Coordinate internal development activities with the commercial, business development, design, engineering, and manufacturing functions within the organization.
Requirements:
An academic degree (Engineer/MSc/PhD) in electrical engineering, physics and/or electronics.
Excellent communication skills: active listening and the ability to translate internal and external customer needs/wants into problems that he/she can solve.
Experience in identifying ideas that could become a disruptive solution to common or uncommon needs.
The ability to work autonomously in an international environment, fostering creativity, team spirit and a pro-active attitude is imperative.
Knowledge and experience about passive Radio Frequency structures like antennas, microwave lenses and/or optical systems is considered a strong asset.
CAD Software for design and analysis is a plus.

 

Salary level is open

75-100k base level is available depending on the expertise.

Search Engine Optimization Analyst

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Analyst
Location:  Utica, MI
About the Position: Our client is looking for an SEO Analyst to join our rapidly growing marketing team in our Utica, MI location. The SEO Analyst is responsible for creating and applying SEO Strategies to achieve strong SEO results. The successful candidate will achieve these objectives by utilizing strong analytical skills, creating reporting and insights that drive client strategic direction as well as utilizing their interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
Position duties
Support client-specific SEO strategies as dictated by Internal client & SEO Strategists
Assist SEO Strategists in the creation of client growth plans
Implement SEO strategies and report on progress
Assist with and make recommendations for SEO competitive analyses – keyword research, architecture review, content optimization, offsite authority
Coordinate workflow between content, social media, and local search teams to create and distribute client-facing deliverables
Support sales team and client service groups to ensure client needs are met
Create and maintain monthly SEO client reports, provide client-facing recommendations from data insights
Monitor Webmaster Tools accounts, including the resolution of errors and warnings
Run competitive SEO audits for current and potential clients
Exposed to higher level strategic planning and analytics insights
Work directly with clients on monthly reporting calls
Position requirements
Who We Are Looking For:
Bachelor Degree is preferred/not required in Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
0-3 years of experience with search marketing.  We would be willing to consider a full time student whom is able to work on their off hours.
Ability to prioritize tasks, multitask and manage time effectively
Organized with strong attention to detail and quality
Ability to express oneself (written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and thorough manner
Work well in a team and collaborative environment
Demonstrate flexibility with internal processes & deadlines

 

Application questions
Please answer the following questions in 1-2 sentences each. Please be brief!
1.Please describe a prior work experience, internship or coursework where you were required to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively. Please specifically give reasons why you were able to succeed.
2.Please describe any experience / exposure to Search Engine Optimization or digital marketing.

 

Salary window is dependent on experience level:  $45,000 – $75,000 base salary

benefits and incentives will also be provided.

Senior Hardware Engineer

Location:  Southfield, MI

 

Title Senior Hardware Engineer
Company client of GCC, Inc.
Reports To Director

- Base Salary 95,000 – 115,000
- Bonus eligibility up to 15%
- Other incentives – yes
Industry Automotive
Location Southfield, MI area

Job Title: Senior Hardware Engineer

 

Job Description:

 

Leads the engineering activity for assigned programs to ensure that products meet customer and Company specifications and that program milestones are achieved. Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the engineering process and for providing direction as required. Will typically be responsible for managing or leading a group of support engineers.

 

Position Details:

 

Senior Hardware Engineer position for the design and release of electronics modules for all major automotive OEM as part of a customer focused and global electronics organization.

 

Position Specific Requirements:

 

A goal orientated technical specialist, with general supervision that is responsible for the design and documentation of automotive electronics modules (Requirement and Schematic Capture, Circuit Analysis, Hardware Interface Spec., Bill of Materials, PCB Review DFMEA Champion, Validation, Change Process, Warranty Support, etc. )

 

Job Specific Skills, Knowledge and Behavioral Characteristics:

 

· Bachelor degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering.

· 5+ years related automotive electronics design experience.

· Domestic (Ford, GM, Chrysler-Fiat) and ROW (JLR, BMW, PSA, RSA) OEM expertise.

· Worst Case Circuit Analysis (MathCAD, PSpice) expertise.

· Structured problem solving (8D, 5Why, Is-Is-Not, Fishbone) expertise.

· MCU, RF, Smart Power, IVN, Passive component engineering expertise.

· Body/Interior Control, Electronics, circuit design expertise.

· Electronics manufacturing process (DFM, DFT, DFA) expertise.

· FMEA, ISO-26262 process knowledge.

· PLM, CMM or CMMI process knowledge.

 

Related Non-Flexible Requirements:

 

· Ability and willingness to perform in both a technical design and application release role.

· Ability to work with ambiguity, is assertive and highly self-motivated.

· Ability to travel globally for approximately 4 weeks per year supporting problem resolution and RFQ.

· Ability to communicate effectively in a global environment

Job Location

Farmington Hills/ Southfield area of SE MI Suburbs, United States
$95,000-115,000, direct hire.

This client has amazing benefits, three weeks vacation their first year PLUS the week between Christmas and New Years.They have an outstanding Holiday list. And they have summer hours, where every Friday in the summer they get to leave work at NOON.

 

Senior Analyst, Cost Estimating

Location:  Troy, MI

 

The position responsibilities include the following:
• Responsible for costing Engineering Bill of Materials for new and current programs.
• Responsible for evaluating and analyzing cost changes for various products/processes – castings, stampings, forgings, machining etc.; and associated tooling investment(s).
• Actively support the Purchasing function to ensure market competitive sourcing.
• Implement, maintain and update associated cost models/analysis with real time quotes or valid technical data (as applicable).
• Coordinate with Engineering, Cost Estimating, Purchasing and the outside supply base as required.
• Train additional associates in related global locations.
• Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities along with process efficiency improvements.
• Organize and record domestic and international market studies for various commodities to identify market trends for material costs.
• Knowledgeable in the areas of project management, risk management, finance and budgeting.

Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
• 5-7 years of relevant experience in an automotive industry.
• Strong technical expertise in casting, stamping, machining and related categories required.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required (i.e., for presentations, meeting facilitation, etc.)
• Self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently required.
• Willingness to travel as required to plant & supplier sites to assess the products and process systems, approximately 15%.
• Experience in MS Office Suite required and experience with integrated ERP systems is preferred (Oracle, SAP, etc.).
• Program Management experience preferred.
• Knowledge of driveshaft/unibody products along with manufacturing methods/processes preferred.

 

Base salary levcel 85,000 – 105,000 / plus

 

Senior Sales Account Manager, Chrysler

Location: Troy, MI

 

Responsibilities
• The primary function of a Senior Sales Account Manager is to oversee, manage, and coordinate all customer related activities internally within client company, so that the end results are projected favorably with the customer.
• This would include, but not be limited to Sales, quality, and engineering issues, as well as final use by the customer assembly plants.
• Oversee that all customer requests are responded to and satisfied on time.
• Accurately detail all customer requirements to client company for analysis and future implementation.
• Assist in program launch activities.
• Ensure correct design levels from both an engineering and sales prospective.
• Develop and Review client company cost breakdown responses for accuracy, coordinate revisions / corrections, and develop commercial proposal for presentation to customer.
• Track and Report commercial status / activities for all Internal program reviews and meetings.
• Take lead role for all customer meetings, including engineering Product Development Team meetings (PDT’s).
• Respond to Change Notices /Design Change Statements and develop / estimate commercial impact.
• Track and maintain the business case changes so that overall profitability can be improved (Engineering Change Tracking Sheets).
• Develop / Gather details for Rebillable Tooling submissions, and track all customer owed tooling & piece price purchase orders.
• In conjunction with the Director and Sales Manager, establishes strategic marketing plans (short-and long-range) to achieve corporate objectives for client company products. Ensures successful execution of strategic plans.
• Responsible for the establishment and efficient operation of administrative systems in support of sales function, utilizing networked computerized systems where appropriate,
• Coordinates customer’s volume analysis including operating premium and banking programs as required.
• Researches, analyzes and monitors financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.
• Oversees maintenance of customer database.
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required. Business or Engineering preferred.
• Experienced required 5 –7 years
• Broad experience in sales and maintenance of OEM components
• Experience with/understanding of the sales process and variety of customer relationships.

• Strong communication skills – ability to develop a business relationship with multiple departments, facilities, customers, etc.

Additional Requirements / Desires for Specific Position
• Account Manager / Sales Manager – Chrysler Programs
• 3-10yrs Automotive OEM Sales Experience
• Prefer an engineering background with strong process and problem solving skills
• Financial acumen / Costing experience
• Experience with machining and assembly – driveline and/or powertrain related components and systems would be preferable
• Engineering/MBA background
• Six Sigma
• Previous Chrysler experience
• Previous Manufacturing operations experience
• Lean implementation / knowledge
• Oracle experience

Leadership step will be next for this individual.

 

Base salary range of 100-130k plus bonus

 

Senior Static Sealing Component Engineer

Location:  Troy, MI

Position Description

Working as a part of an integrated component engineering team, the Senior Static Sealing Component Engineer will be the lead technical advisor responsible for all static gasket sealing and some dynamic seals in powertrain, axle & driveline applications.

Key Responsibilities

•Provide static and dynamic sealing component team support for all powertrain, axle & driveline programs
•Support and co-ordinate gasket resourcing/relocation activities including DVPR, DFMEA, and PFMEA program tracking and managing
•Works closely with Application/Product engineers on selection of gasket sealing designs.
•Writing and updating of static gasket testing procedures, and Knowledge Based Engineering documents
•Provide world-wide plant support for static and dynamic seals including new programs launch support
•Conduct gasket technical reviews with suppliers, internal Product/Application engineering groups, and OEM customers
•Lead, manage and co-ordinate supplier gasket testing activities
•Provide gasket sealing “root cause” analysis support for warranty returns
•Must have flexible work schedule to support high priority gasket sealing issues and testing activities

Required Competencies & Experience:

•BS Mechanical Engineering Degree(Required) and 5+ years work experience with static & dynamic sealing design and testing in the automotive field
•Highly motivated individual with multi-tasking project skills
•20-35% travel required
•Computer and Personal Skills:
•Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•Strong decision-making, technical aptitude & research skills
•Strong interpersonal, organizational, and team based skills and ability to read engineering drawings and technical specifications
•Ability to mark up engineering fastener drawings
•Ability to perform in-depth GD&T gasket & seal in application stack calculations
•Ability to work with CAD models in UG & Catia V5 modeling software.

Preferred:

•Extensive experience with lab validation of static gaskets in bolted joint designs, and dynamic seals test equipment, and test procedures
•Strong knowledge of static & dynamic sealing designs in automotive applications
•Extensive experience and knowledge of automotive powertain, axle & driveline, or mechanical products and applications

Compensation/benefits

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including:

•Competitive base salary { 85,000 – 110,000 plus }
•Medical, dental and vision insurance
•Incentive plan
•Flexible spending accounts
•Disability benefits
•Health savings plan
•Wellness incentives
•Life Insurance
•Tuition assistance program
•401(k) savings plan and company match
•Retirement contribution plan
•Voluntary benefits (legal assistance, financial planning, etc.)
•Paid holidays
•Employee assistance plan
•Vehicle repair/maintenance concierge service

Manager, Weld Engineering

Location:  Troy, MI

 

Under the direction of the Director of Manufacturing Services, the selected candidate will:
Lead in the development and execution of new development projects that include validating technologies which exhibit high potential of post development implementation. Responsibilities include full project life cycle management from securing funding through site implementation. Project success will be secured by the candidate’s working with various entities including engineers (metallurgical, product, welding, manufacturing, and control engineers), industry peers, equipment suppliers, customers, and consulting entities.
Work with welding, product, and material engineers to define and execute a technical approach to develop viable joining processes for new product programs, will be active in weld forums, and will work with site engineers to improve existing productive systems to reduce waste.
Develop and maintain WPSs, PQRs, WQTRs, PFMEAs, controls plans, and equipment specifications as technology advances and safety codes change.
Work with site and regional engineers to develop local competencies.

Qualifications
The selected applicant must possess a BS degree in Welding or Materials Engineering, an MS degree is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years in the operational support of welding equipment/processes at a manufacturing facility is required.
A minimum of 5 years of welding development experience is required including working closely with other engineering disciplines.
Demonstrated expertise in a variety of welding technologies and processes including FRW, GMAW, RPW, and LBW with ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Positive assertiveness, excellent communication skills, and interdisciplinary leadership skills are required.
Must exhibit good organizational, prioritization and project management skills.
Relocation expenses are available

 

Laser and Friction Welding experience would be preferred.

 

120-140 k base plus bonus

Plant Manager

Location:  Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Introduction

The Plant Manager ensures that Customer expectations for Quality, Cost and Delivery are met along with financial responsibilities directly related to overall plant profitability.  Provides strategic leadership, management, and technical expertise to the organization.  Plans, develops, directs, implements, and maintains strategies and objectives.

Major Responsibilities
  • Ensures that Customer Performance Metrics are maintained and met.
  • Manages financial aspects of operations and understands the effect on financial performance.  Develops, reviews, and maintains budgets and expenses for materials, equipment, travel, etc., ensuring conformity to plan.  Monitors and controls costs and promotes cost savings in support of goals and value analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) efforts.  Researches and recommends new processes, systems, policies, and procedures to pursue in the future.
  • Develops and manages cross-functional operations leadership teams to meet business objectives.  Monitors productivity of groups and individuals, recommends changes where desirable.  Provides leadership and support to staff and assists in employees’ skill development and develops team-based organization focused on goals and objectives.
  • Maintain and ensure that customer PPAP’s are effective, approved and on-time.
  • Monitors Corrective Action Reviews and ensures that they are effective to prevent recurrence to the customer.
  • Meet quality and on-time requirements for the customer.
  • Process Metrics to be maintained include Customer Report Card, PPM/Index points, Scrap, Schedule attainment, labor efficiency, PMP Performance (engineering changes, methods, processes, etc.), Customer Audits, and Warranty Measures.

 

Knowledge and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field including 5+ years manufacturing leadership
  •  Strong communication skills to work with internal and external contacts at all levels within the organization, as well as represent the company in a professional manner, and to sell concepts to customers.
  • Project and program management skills and proven financial capabilities to maintain quality, cost, and timing of programs.
  • Technical Degree and/or experience in Mechanical components/systems highly preferred
Work Experience
  • Must have a minimum of 5 plus years in manufacturing leadership; working within the automotive industry.
Skills and Competencies

Specialist Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge in effective quality standards within the  automotive industry
  • Knowledge of implementing and maintaining QM systems and its Auditing  / Assessment internal and external , dealing Suppliers and Customers.

Methodological Knowledge:

  • Experienced presentation techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of APQP / PPAP.
  • Excellent knowledge in use of statistic methods and Quality Core Tools (e.g. SPC, 8 D, 5 Why, Ishikawa, FMEA & CP etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Root cause analysis and Problem Solving  Methods ( e.g. Shainin; Red X; Six Sigma etc. )

Personal Requirements:

  • Analytical and conceptual behaviors, excellent problem solving skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills, strategic thinking.
  • Good communication skills, takes ownership and leads by example.
  • Social competence, target oriented, set priorities, self motivated, with the ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver results in high-pressure environment.

Computer Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge MS Office package and Statistics tools.
  • Advanced knowledge in FMEA Tools (e.g. APIS-IQ etc.), Configuration Mgmt. System (e.g. MKS) and Document Mgmt. Systems (e.g. Compl. Pro etc.)

Relocation expenses are available

 

base 110-130k plus, plus

Manager Marketing and Communications

Location:  Detroit, MI

 

Key elements of the position include:

 
POSITION SUMMARY
This position will develop, establish and maintain all global marketing & communication strategies to meet client’s strategic business objectives while enhancing client company’s brand. This includes effectively managing the marketing, advertising, communications and promotional activities of Client. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as this is a high visibility position, interacting with multiple departments and all levels of associates, including senior management. This position will manage and direct the efforts of others, including a two salaried associates and one co-op associate. The Manager, Marketing & Communications will report to the Director Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Marketing.

 
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
• Manage the continuous development and implementation of Client’s Global Marketing and Communications Plan
• Facilitate and coordinate the creative development of a consistent messaging across print and electronic media through press releases, marketing, advertising and promotional materials activities to ensure that strategic messages are communicated effectively to target audiences and branding guidelines are followed
• Coordinate tradeshows, customer technical shows, product presentations, media presentations and events as well as industry events on a global basis
• Creates, implements and oversees marketing and communication programs and projects that effectively describe and promote new and existing products, facilities, technology, etc.
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of website content/brand
• Responsible for ensuring consistency of intranet content and brand
• Support Client’s World Headquarters and Global Facility marketing/branding efforts
• Support presentation development, events/meetings for the Company to ensure consistency of client marketing & communications messaging
• Manage relationship with firms that produce marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and related collateral
• Support media interest in the company by supporting the Director Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Marketing maintain regular contact with target media and developing appropriate responses to media requests
• Develop and manage the marketing & communications budget
• Responsible for the oversight and development of client company internal and external communication activities, which includes: newsletters, speeches, special events and monitoring accuracy of company specific and industry related media coverage
• Positively represent client at external special events, conferences, community activities and executive meetings as required.

Position Requirements: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Required
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing and/or communications
• At least 10 years total work experience, with at least three to five years of relevant experience in the global automotive industry
• Demonstrated competency in all aspects of developing and maintaining integrated marketing and communication strategies
• Technical marketing skills, including experience in customer / market research
• Experience in coordinating and planning trade shows and customer events
• Experience with relevant software applications (PowerPoint-experienced to advanced; Word, Excel, etc.-proficient)
• Experience in video production – script writing, editing, and creating visual production.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with various contractors/suppliers to achieve time line and project deliverables
• Supervisory and leadership skills

 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Preferred
• MBA, master’s degree in marketing and/or communications or similar postgraduate education is preferred
• Previous experience with a Tier 1 automotive supplier in the Electro-Mechanical systems segments
• Foreign language skills a bonus

 

base salary level 100-125k plus bonus

 

NVH Manufacturing Engineer

Location:  Detroit, MI

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
• Maintain Schedules and department budgets for on time delivery of end of line test equipment’s
• Coordinate with machine suppliers to maintain build schedules for on-time delivery
• Coordinate with internal resource to procure parts for machine run-off
• Coordinate and chair meetings with internal and external team members
• Coordinate and Chair monthly executive review meetings.
• Work with internal team members for approval of fixture design concepts
• Work with internal team members for approval of tooling design concepts
• Coordinate Internal control teams for machine control architecture and design.
• Coordinate integration of the Automation to end of line test machines.
• Perform machine run-off activities at the supplier.
• Verify machine cycle times
• Perform acceptance testing at production facility.
• Support Product Launch of equipment at production facility.

Desired Skills and Experience
• 1-5 years plant floor experience with the mass production of automotive components
• Engineering laboratory experience using vibration analysis software
• A Basic understandings in NVH and Balance principles
• Experience in calibration of load cells, accelerometers and linear transducers
• Experience in Design and Fabrication of part holding fixtures or details
• Proficient in Microsoft office software applications
• Program management skills

 

Ideal candidate has a strong math background and has dealt with Dynamics and Dynamic Principles.
Someone who likes to work with their hands;  on cars, motorcycles etc… Technically inclined individual

 

Salary range is 55,000 – 78,000 ( depending on experience level and skill sets)

Maintenance Manager

Location:  Shelby Township, MI

 

We are currently seeking an experienced Day Shift Maintenance Manager with a strong focus on safety and extensive knowledge/experience in mechanical and electrical disciplines with the ability to tach other technicians the same. Daily responsibilities will also include Maintenance Team work plans and schedules, PM completion and effectiveness, spare part inventories and maintaining housekeeping standards.

Experience must include at least 10 years of machine maintenance in a manufacturing environment with strong troubleshooting and repair ability. Proven knowledge in pneumatics, hydraulics, ABB & Fanuc robots, PLC’s,
water jets, heating & cooling, plumbing/pipefitting, and welding. Minimum of 5 years management experience. Do
not apply unless you can document/prove your knowledge and experience in all the above disciplines. This is not a desk job.

Full-time, salary exempt position. ( Worst case scenario – Work requirements are six days per week, averaging 50-60 hours per week)

Salary 75-95K BaSE

 

Senior Lead Sales Account Manager

Location: Detroit, MI

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Responsibilities

• The primary function of a Senior Sales Lead Account Manager is to oversee, manage, and coordinate all customer related activities internally within and with General Motors customer, so that the end results are projected favorably with the customer.
• This would include, but not be limited to Sales, quality, and engineering issues, as well as final use by the customer assembly plants.
• Oversee that all customer requests are responded to and satisfied on time.
• Accurately detail all customer requirements to client company for analysis and future implementation.
• Assist in program launch activities.
• Ensure correct design levels from both an engineering and sales prospective.
• Review UCRS responses for accuracy, coordinate revisions / corrections, and develop commercial proposal for presentation to customer.
• Track and Report commercial status / activities for all Internal program reviews and meetings.
• Take lead role for all customer meetings, including engineering Product Development Team meetings (PDT’s).
• Respond to EWO Design Change Statements and develop / estimate commercial impact.
• Track and maintain the business case changes so that overall profitability can be improved (Engineering Change Tracking Sheets).
• Develop / Gather details for Rebillable Tooling submissions, and track all customer owed tooling & piece price purchase orders.
• In conjunction with the Director and Sales Manager, establishes strategic marketing plans (short-and long-range) to achieve corporate objectives for our products. Ensures successful execution of strategic plans.
• Responsible for the establishment and efficient operation of administrative systems in support of sales function, utilizing networked computerized systems where appropriate,
• Coordinates customers volume analysis including operating premium and banking programs as required.
• Researches, analyzes and monitors financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.
• Oversees maintenance of customer database.Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required. Business or Engineering preferred.
• Experienced required 10-20 years• Broad experience in sales and maintenance of OEM components
• Experience with/understanding of the sales process and variety of customer relationships.
• Strong communication skills – ability to develop a business relationship with multiple departments, facilities, customers, etc.

I have more specific information directly from the hiring Director that makes me feel that this is a good growth opportunity.
General Motors customer contact is important
Technical background is nice
20% or less travel
Local position
Base plus bonus level
This position is important to fill since this person will lead the team and will be counted on for promotional opportunities in the near future.

Resident Product Development Engineer Chrysler

Chrysler Resident Product Engineer
Location: Auburn Hills, MI

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Salary level is open and negotiable for applicable skills and experience.
Requirements:
Candidates should have a minimum of three – five years’ experience in product design, preferable interior/exterior plastic trim.
Leadership Style: Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with high level of self-motivation. Must be able to work on own initiative and work well in a group.
Strong knowledge of plastic injection molding part design and tooling.
Well-organized project management skills, program management background a plus.
Experience with budgeting, cost estimating, CAD and quality engineering.
Strong verbal and written communication skills a must.
BS in Engineering or other technical degree required.
We are a fast-growing B2B company with a strong internal culture that values respect for others, diversity, serving a greater purpose, and passionate creativity. We are a financially strong company with a rich history and a bright future. A dynamic and growing global footprint. A diverse and team-focused workforce. Create the next generation of innovation. Career paths that enable professional growth and development. Strongly committed to serving our community and environment. A safe, fun workplace focused on health and wellness. A competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our client company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive, renewable energy, consumer goods, and commercial building products industries. We have a manufacturing presence in major world markets including North America, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered near Detroit in Suburban area.

OPPORTUNITY: Chrysler Resident Product Engineer

In support of Client Company’s strategy to develop a stronger technical relationship with FCA, and position ourselves for future business growth opportunities, the Product Development Engineering leadership team is seeking a ‘Resident Engineer’ to represent Client Company onsite at FCA’s technical center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

This role will provide essential Engineering & Design support onsite for current and future FCA programs. It is expected that this position will also provide front line communication support to all areas of the Client Company  community, including Sales, Program Management, Operations and Quality.

The role will provide first responder support to FCA for all Engineering and Design opportunities.

In addition to the essential Engineering attributes, the successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, will be able to articulate the Client Company’s technical value proposition and will hold a good understanding of the program management function and the appropriate financial business acumen.

Responsibilities:
Primary single source contact for all engineering issues associated with each program that you are assigned.
Provide engineering feasibility and propose concepts to our customer during the theme and product development stage.
Lead Program Development Team (PDT) meetings regarding their specific commodity.
Lead PDT reporting to management and customer, including, but not limited to, peer-reviews, craftsmanship, quality improvements, manufacturing and sales.
Utilize engineering disciplines (FMA, DFMEA, QFD, DVPR, APQP, PPAP etc.) and prepare necessary documentation.
Prepare/edit Engineering Product Specs, Participate in Test Equipment design, oversee product testing, validation, redesign if required and final production sign-off.
Provide engineering support during product launch at our facility and the customer’s facility
Ensure the new product is designed and engineered to achieve targeted quality and productivity levels.
Occasional travel to out-of-state manufacturing facilities
Meet and understand all Program Timing requirements and all customer deliverables.
Utilize strong customer service skills when interfacing with customers.
Direct and approved any assembly drawing changes
Take a leadership role in identifying root cause of problems found, develop solutions and implement changes for problems as they arise from prototype to production builds.
Identify special build requirements (i.e. Management rides, show cars, Arizona reviews, etc.), obtain parts necessary for build and/or retrofit.
Manage supply base for subassemblies and incoming material to ensure launch quality and timing dates are meet.

Pre-Production Manufacturing Engineer

Location:  Troy, MI

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$Salary level is 75-100k base

OPPORTUNITY: Pre-Production Manufacturing Engineer

 

As the Engineer for Pre-Production Manufacturing and Lean Activities, this individual will be responsible for facilitating the strategic lean transformation within Client Company.

This person will introduce lean concepts in current and future manufacturing facilities as well as in product design and development. The goal of this individual will be to obtain the best balance of labor, equipment and material costs on a variety of projects. The work will ensure new processes integrate into the production environment and function at the planned rate and performance upon start of production. This person will support activities globally.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the global organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

 

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive standardization through Assembly Best Practice team
    • Develop, with cost estimating, an assembly process cost model and a tracking process for adherence to the process
    • Support project to drive commonality within product design activities to facilitate process refinement and equipment reuse
    • Standardize processes for new equipment quoting and qualifications
    • Support plants in implementation of best practices
  • Drive Lean into major capital projects
    • Support manufacturing plants on designs of capacity expansion projects
    • Work with Advanced Development Center and manufacturing plants to develop new modular equipment

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicable technical knowledge
  • Ability to leverage current skill set to learn new improvement processes
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Demonstrate a high degree of leadership skills that allow the individual to influence all levels of the organization and make positive change

 

BACKGROUND

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field  ( an Advanced technical degree would be ideal)
  • 2-7 years related experience preferred, including Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding and working knowledge of statistics
  • PC proficiency utilizing MS Office, MS Project, and AutoCAD
  • Proven leadership ability, excellent communicator, confidence inspirer, self-motivator

 

PERSONAL TRAITS

  • A strategic thinker who also executes well
  • Capable of engaging in an effective challenge process
  • A change agent with the ability to create new mindsets and behaviors
  • Have a proven track record of delivering extraordinary results

Motor Design Engineer

Location:  Grand Rapids, MI

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The Motor Control Engineer role has primary responsibility for:

Research, design, simulation and prototyping of embedded motor control for high performance motors (e.g. induction or permanent magnetic ) applied in our products including analog to digital and digital to analog conversion, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and hardware/software interfacing.
Develop advanced algorithms for the automatic control of product dynamics, its real-time implementation in fixed-point or floating-point microprocessor architectures and integration with the drive system hardware.
Develop innovative tools such as motor control user interfaces to allow the transfer of new drive system technologies to other technical groups within the company. Provide technical contributions, leadership, consulting and project administration both as an individual contributor and in a team effort.
Investigate the latest embedded control and drive system technologies and communicate the best available throughout the company.

What you will do:
Develop high performance motor control technology for new generation of electromechanical/electrical systems/products
Develop and improve advanced motor control schemes and implement them into embedded boards
Conduct validation and benchmarking of motor control performance
Support the development of new products from concept through production using client’s product development processes.

Qualifications:

What you Need to Succeed:
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. degree is more desired.
A strong in-depth understanding of motor technologies and digital motor controls.
Extensive experience in the implementation of AC induction and BPM motors controls based on DSP platform controllers.
Minimum 5 years experience in motor drive development.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Experience with Matlab/Simulink tools
Experience with C code implementation for low cost processors
Design knowledge of electronic circuits for signal and power electronics stage

BLDC experience is helpful

 

Salary level to $125,000 plus bonus, plus

relocation expenses are available

Sponsorship is available.

Multilingual global team

Q115 hire date

 

Lead Manufacturing Project Engineer

Job Title: Lead Project Engineer – Manufacturing Technology

 Location:  Chicago, Illinois

or other location could be New Jersey area.

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Salary level is $100-130,000K

some relocation expenses could be available.

 

(( Another similar position is open in Detroit, MI _ at $90-110k base ))

JOB SUMMARY

The role of the Lead Project Engineer – Manufacturing Technology is to understand the capacities and capabilities of manufacturing process across ClientCompany Industries, Inc. He or she will utilize this information, along with input from others in the organization, to create a technology roadmap and improve asset utilization. Additionally, the Manufacturing Technology Specialist will facilitate the sharing of information and ideas across the company and help ClientCompany take advantage of its collective knowledge.

 

REPORTING TO

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION

  • Evaluate manufacturing and equipment capabilities at all ClientCompany locations.
  • Identify gaps between ClientCompany manufacturing equipment and systems in comparison with best-in-class processes and equipment in the metal assemblies industries.
  • Develop a proposal to close those gaps, including capital expenditures and/or equipment upgrades.
  • Work with local teams to improve manufacturing capabilities requiring approximately 50% travel. Use knowledge of ClientCompany capabilities to transfer best practices between locations. Facilitate communications across the company.

 

SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Broad understanding of manufacturing concepts including capacity planning, OEE, setup reduction, preventive maintenance, etc. Demonstrated ability to utilize manufacturing metrics to evaluate and improve production capabilities.
  • Prior success with applying Lean principles to process improvement, including value stream mapping, Kanban and pull systems, and 5S.
  • Ability to coordinate activities across a variety of locations to maximize benefits of technology sharing.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is required. Advanced degree is desirable.
  • Minimum ten years of professional experience in manufacturing, including significant experience in metal transformation.
  • Prior experience in the spring and/or fastener industry is preferred, but not mandatory.

 

Senior Sales Manager, National Accounts

Location: Minneapolis, MN

 

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Position Title: Senior Sales Manager – National Accounts
Number of Openings: 1
Role Type (New Position or Backfill): Backfill
Position Location: Grand Rapids, MI or Minneapolis, MN
Function: Sales
Sub-Function: KASA
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Bonus %: 20%
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Relocation Available: Yes
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Can the position be filled at a higher or lower level? Yes
Target Start Date for New Employee: 9/1/2014
Base Salary Minimum: $80k
Base Salary Maximum: $135k

POSITION TITLE: Senior Sales Manager – National Accounts
Day to Day (what a typical day or week looks like in this role)
The Senior Sales Manager National Accounts is responsible for developing strategies and objectives to grow the Small consumer products business at National Accounts
(i.e. Target, Lowes, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart) implementing strong tactical plans to achieve these objectives (while maintaining spending) and considering implications
to broader retailer group. We are looking for someone who has proven leadership capabilities and works well with cross functional groups and customers.

What You Will Do
● Develop strategies & objectives for each retailer, considering the impact to broader channels
● Develop tactical programs laddering up to these that achieve maximum sales volumes/margins, while optimizing spending
● Work collaboratively with Marketing, Forecasting group, other internal cross-functional teams
● Drive multichannel strategy at customers (linking in-store and .com business) and execute key initiatives to grow businesses
● Develop in-depth understanding of customers, customer systems and cross-functional teams within customers to develop strategic customer programs
● Develop annual allowances budget; track spending monthly
● Create sales’ presentations, conduct line reviews with customers
● Linkage and partnership with overall brand business strategy and sales lead to drive business
● Responsible for new product setup, testing and maintenance (i.e. samples, dimensions, images, etc.)
● Assume 25-50% travel

What You Need To Succeed at Senior Manager level
● Bachelor’s in Business, Marketing, or related discipline. MBA strongly preferred.
● Minimum 5-7+ years of experience in Sales is required
● At least 2-3 years of relevant experience in related function outside of Sales such as Brand Marketing, Product Development or Merchandising preferred.
● Experience selling Durable Goods or related Consumer Goods to National Retailers required
● Past leadership experience including proven success managing and developing a team preferred
● Experience with P&L management preferred
● Strong Analytical and Presentation Skills
● Proven track record of successful sales and business results
● Exceptional communicator with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
● Proven thought leadership capabilities, creative thinking skills, ability to drive change
● Strong consumer focus

What You Need To Succeed at Manager level
● Bachelor’s in Business, Marketing, or related discipline.
● 5 years of experience in Sales/Marketing is required
● Experience selling durable goods or related consumer goods to national retailers required
● Past leadership experience including proven success managing and developing a team preferred
● Experience with P&L management preferred
● Proven track record of successful sales and business results
● Strong Analytical and Presentation Skills
● Exceptional communicator with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
● Proven thought leadership capabilities, creative thinking skills, ability to drive change
● Strong consumer focus

Program Manager

Location: Warren, MI

Automotive Industry experience is required

OPPORTUNITY: Program Manager – Ford
OPPORTNITY: Program Manager International Accounts

OPPORTUNITY: Program Manager – General Motors

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The Program Management Department at client company is searching for a program manager professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead, plan and manage cross functional teams to ensure program activities are executed in accordance with established contract requirements, budgets, and schedules to achieve a successful product launch on time and within budget.
• Monitor design development, program progress, and serve as primary point of contact for all site-related activities
• Responsible for the program’s status, specifications, quality assurance
• Identify and resolve issues that may impede program’s completion
• Manage and report out on program profit and loss and budgets.

REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field
• Willingness to travel as required to support internal and external customer requirements for successful product launches
• 3-5 years of experience in a Program Manager or engineering capacity role
• Strong knowledge of engineering principles and practices
• Must have ability to monitor and administer program design projects
• Ability to use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish the goals of the business unit’s, plant, and corporation
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management

Systems Engineer, Audio DSP

Location: Texas

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Required Skills:

- BSEE degree with 5+ years of experience in audio DSP firmware development.

- Strong experience of fixed-point C programming for DSP is desired.

- Hands on experience of audio DSP software integration with Qualcomm Hexagon DSP platform, Nvidia Tegra platform, or Intel platform.

- Hands on experience of using DSP SDK, preferably the latest Qualcomm Hexagon SDK.

- Strong audio DSP and digital filter design background.

- Experience of audio DSP algorithm development, implementation (Matlab, C and DSP assembly), and testing.

- Proficient in Matlab and Simulink.

- Understanding of real-time embedded DSP operating system.

- Understanding of Android/Linux.

- General lab experience on amplifier and mixed-signal audio circuits.

- Interpret test results and suggest performance improvement recommendations.

- Must be a self-starter and highly motivated.

- Excellent communication and presentation skills required, both written & verbal.

Skills recognized as a plus:

- Experience of analog and digital circuit debug.

- Hands on experience of Audio Precision.

- Familiar with acoustic testing environment.

- Familiar with smart phone or tablet audio software subsystem.

- Understanding of technical details of various transducers and the associated applications.

- Direct customer engagement in product development and production ramp.

- Understanding of ARM application processor and programming.

- Experience of audio DSP algorithm porting between different cores and platforms.

The Candidate
5+ to 7 years of experience
Management Experience Required – No
Minimum Education – Bachelor’s Degree

Willingness to Travel – Occasionally

must have fixed point C programming
5+ yrs audio DSP firmware exp
Qualcomm Hexagon DSP platform exp a huge plus
strong MatLab, C+ and DSP assembly language skills

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

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Business Development Manager

Product Strategy (new products – market analysis – what customers, vehicles, timing…etc.) – support of individuals developing new products or processes

Global coordination – international experience preferred – sensitive to cultural differences

New Markets or Facilities – Do we go to new regions, Joint Ventures, Green Fields…etc. – who, what, why, where, when?

Projects – working with other divisions of client company to support innovation or advanced development – create synergy

Engineering background preferred – technical knowhow and business knowhow (MBA preferred but not required)

Automotive and industry experience (not consumer products, electronics…etc.)

Strong delivery

No job hoppers (unless story is provided)
Driven – but okay in position, not needing to advance at a super fast speed
Position will include international exposure and travel – could include relocation if desired

Senior Strategic Planning Analyst

Sr. Strategic Planning Analyst

Location: Troy, MI

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Strategic Planning Analyst:

Someone who is very green (data driven)

Market exposure & conditions – light vehicle, automotive – could include multiple regions

Market analysis – look at data (sources of info), analyze and provide recommendations (when looking at specific segment to target or looking at our competition), engage with internal and external customers

Competition – attract who has what and make recommendations (suggest that specific industry may be saturated with competitors, going to be difficult to go in to win with certain products because of different dynamics – SWAT)

Problem solving – take initiative, here’s framework and information, go get it done – ask questions on vision and deliverables

M & A Possibilities – understand full view of company, use outside references to determine everything about a company possible – research of potential companies, thick skin if the answer is no on the M & A, internally sell (good or bad) why projects should be considered – holistic view – be able to determine the weak and strong areas based on client company checklist

Financial knowledge and background

- Do not want an Account Manager – no sales type of experience

Key Account Manager

Business Process / Development Manager

Location: Royal Oak, MI

$90-110,000 k base plus

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The Business Development group at our client’s Global headquarters in Royal Oak, Michigan is searching for a finance/strategy professional with a passion for developing a sustainable strategic direction for a global manufacturing business.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that requires both strategic and tactical aptitude. This role will work across the organization, be responsible to gain support for recommended strategic direction, and likely provide the candidate the opportunity to follow projects through to implementation. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a competitive atmosphere with all levels in the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Customer, market and competitor analysis as part of a strategic development process and in support of commercial and M&A activities
• Leadership of individual strategy implementation projects including, but not limited to, new market development activities, M&A, or new product programs
• Interface with external and internal sources to support market and competitor analysis

• Develop an understanding of competitive dynamics and participate in the strategy development process considering external influences
REQUIREMENTS:

• Financial acumen, particularly as it relates to strategic decision making and venture related analysis
• Demonstrated results in strategic planning, business development or venture related responsibilities
• Automotive Industry experience in strategic planning or ventures activities preferred
• International experience preferred (Europe or Asia)
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams and across multiple regions
• MBA in finance or related field preferred
• Willingness to relocate

SMT Operations Manager

SMT Operations Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

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Base salary level is 110,000 – 140,000 plus bonus eligibility

relocation expenses are available

Job Description
Operations Manager Needed for a Privately Held, Automotive Tier One Supplier Located in the Greater Chicago Area.

A profitable and growing client of many years has asked my team to locate a talented and high achieving SMT Operations Manager for their facility in the Northern Chicagoland area. I am reaching out to you before it is released into the network to gauge your interest in this outstanding opportunity with a stable company that has minimal turnover.

The company is a $500M, privately held, debt free, automotive tier one supplier with a global footprint that manufactures and assembles automotive electrical systems/components. The company has unique expertise in their market and, at the companies’ request, will only be shared with interested and qualified candidates.

Major Duties and Job Responsibilities:
The Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and productive work environment ensuring customers receive quality products and services. The Operations Manager will integrate manufacturing, engineering and customer support activities to support the achievement of corporate goals and objectives.
Drive the capture of new business by creating the environment and inspiring the manufacturing teams’ mindset to develop and implement new technologies and innovative production methods while working collaboratively with the commercial group both locally and on global programs
Work collectively with management staff, and other company stakeholders to set strategic initiatives and direction.
Lead and ensure that our operations in the Americas are carried out in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Shareholder Guiding Expectations of the company and applicable laws.
Develop and execute business practices that drive continuous improvement and year over year lower total cost of operations.
Improve business systems and practices by implementing strategic initiatives, such as program management competencies, Lean, six sigma disciplines.
Implement a manufacturing strategy that focuses operations on core competencies, and directs capabilities toward creating Centers of Excellence of technical services that manages business processes/solutions across the entire supply chain.
Maintain a positive rapport with all levels of the organization, which fosters and promotes a good work ethic, maintains high levels of morale and encourages a participatory style of management.
Ensure that environmental, health, and safety concerns meet or exceed acceptable criteria in accordance with policies and guidelines.
Plan, coordinate, and integrate manufacturing, engineering, quality, and customer support activities with the rest of the company functional areas, as a whole, to achieve corporate objectives and goals. This includes interactions with: Product Development, Sales, Purchasing, Accounting and Finance, Research and Development and IT.
Ensure the customer receives quality products and services meeting or exceeding their expectations including production parts, prototypes, samples, kick-offs, quotations, and solutions to their issues and concerns.
Organize and prioritize the global tasks to be undertaken by manufacturing, engineering, quality, and customer support. Motivate employees to act in the best interest of the company to achieve overall goals and objectives.
Attend to on-going operations including staffing, coordinating, controlling, enforcing policy, trouble shooting, and giving clear direction to the manufacturing operation including engineering, quality, and customer support. Improve and maintain profit margin, productivity and efficiency of the products manufactured by the company and maintain metrics for the business performance of the operations.
Communicate policy and company guidelines to all personnel and enforce the adherence to these guidelines. Lead and coordinate the training efforts of supervisors and managers to interpret these guidelines and utilize them to make decisions that are fair, consistent, and motivating to the employees of the company.
Develop and build resources by recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, compensating, rewarding, defining and assigning roles, and setting clear objectives and expectations. Develop plant and equipment resources with the investment of human resource talent and/or capital investment dollars. Establish and implement staffing plan, compensation plan, and capital budget plan.
Job Requirements
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is preferred, open to other technical.
Proven track record of Lean Manufacturing experience with results well documented on resume.
5 + years experience in a manufacturing leadership role.
Proven track record of coaching, mentoring and lead talent performance to achieve business goals.

In addition to what is above, the Ideal candidates will have a resume well documented with:
5 + years experience in a manufacturing leadership role serving the automotive SMT components industry.
Track record of coaching, mentoring and leading talent performance, development, and continuity for a manufacturing firm.
Good job stability

Salary range is based on experience and I will present the salary you require for this position.
Relocation assistance is available.

If you meet the requirements and are interested, please respond with a current resume as a Microsoft Word attachment. My team will review your qualifications and if there is a match with our clients’ needs I will contact you directly, please include a telephone number and your email address.

All information will be held in complete confidence and nothing will be sent to the client without your consent. If there is not an immediate match, your records will be updated with your information and I will contact you when I have an opportunity that matches your qualifications on a future search.

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Location: Chicago, Il

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

$70-90K base

Automotive experience is ideal, not required

JOB DESCRIPTION QUALITY ENGINEER

SOURCE OF SUPERVISION QUALITY MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Quality Manager, provides quality-assurance support to an assigned program and/or area to ensure that the product is built in accordance with customer and division quality requirements while maintaining production flow.

Education Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline preferred.
• Excellent communication and effective human relations skills.
• Prefer 2 – 7 years of quality engineering or manufacturing engineering experience in an automated mass production environment. Knowledge of plating, plastic molding, metal stamping and/or welding desired. Some knowledge of soldering, electronic components and PCB assembly is helpful.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to provide a logical judgment of potential solutions and convince others of its validity. Decisions may involve establishment of precedents.
• Strong hands on experience in TS 16949
• Implementation of the system or Administrator of the system
• Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word and Excel and Access).
• Working knowledge of various problem solving techniques (i.e. paretos, cause and effect, histograms, etc.). Familiarity with the implementation of use of various charts, corrective action programs, simple DOE, and other SPC tools.
• Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with others.
• Ability to learn, understand and adhere to all applicable safety precautions and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensures that the division’s and customers’ quality requirements are met on assigned products, programs, areas and functions. Participates in the review of manufacturing, test and supplier documentation to ensure that those requirements are fulfilled. Includes a review of product drawings, process procedures, test procedures, procurement documents, quality manuals and inspection analyses.
• Ensures that product quality is attained in the assigned product group or program through fulfillment of workmanship standards and quality-program requirements. Provides inspection analyses to assist the inspection process and plays a key role serving as “referee” in making “accept” or “reject” decisions of materials and finished goods.
• Prepares various reports for management on various quality related issues/problems or trends in the assigned area or product based on data from a variety of sources. Develops and documents various quality procedures such as visual inspection workmanship standards. Reviews quality trends associated with a product or program, and participates in the generation and implementation of defect-reduction programs. Such trend information is available from formal sources such as the quality data system, and informally through frequent interaction with inspectors and production personnel to determine quality problems.
• Handles all Warrantee Returns (per Procedure SOP # TBD), including the logging of complaint into appropriate database, testing or coordination of testing to establish root cause, and report of findings.
• Performs audits and identifies the root causes of problems and institutes corrective actions. Typical corrective actions may include changes to work guidance sheets, generation of corrective action reports, (8D, 7D,5P), installation of fixtures, changes in workstations, changes in inspection analyses and changes to process procedures. For formal Corrective Action vehicles, QE determines appropriate action team, logs Corrective action in database, and distributes to team for response.
• Follows up on all open corrective action issues to assure timeliness in completion, accuracy of content. Audits open issue to assure correct closure, including linkage to and update of specific Customer or client control plans or FMEA’s.
• Closes all corrective actions, whether customer or internal and coordinates distribution of findings to appropriate parties.
• Maintains and updates all project tracking vehicles in appropriate databases to assure projects are timely and content is correct and thorough.
• Develops and maintains all client quality metrics as required for regular systematic review (TS16949, ISO 14001, Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Performance Status.)
• Works with other departments to assure all aspects of test, review, data accumulation and distribution are handled in an expeditious manner in line with customer requirements.
• Responsible to initiate or take on continuous improvement projects as they relate to the electronic design, or impact on Quality or Production.
• May visit supplier functions to evaluate adherence to company’s quality requirements for products or systems. Recommendation based on visits may determine if, or under what conditions the company will do business with a supplier.
• Performs other job related and support activities as required.

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Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer(s)

FIVE openings
3 entry ( 40-50K plus )

Location: Troy, MI

near Troy suburbs

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$75,000 – 110,000K base

Ideally one experienced and one fairly inexperienced. For the experienced, someone with 3-5 years in the PDE roll with some plastics should be ok. As always looking for the right person, not someone with all the boxes checked. Below are the top “three” for each position.

Experienced Engineer:

1) Experience w/ engineering and overseeing the design of injection molding of plastic products
a. prefer automotive products
b. interior and/or exterior trim a plus
c. knowledge of tooling or plastics helpful as well.
2) A good understanding of the product engineering role in the product development process for North American OEMs (APQP) and the ability to manage it.
3) Experience with DFM and GD&T.

Non experience:

1) BS in engineering, mechanical or similar.
2) Some level of CAD experience (ability to complete design studies or develop concepts)
3) Great if they have any level of experience with the 3 items listed for the experienced engineer.

Product Development Engineer

The Engineering Department at Global client headquarters in SE Michigan is searching for an engineering professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

This position is responsible for providing the required technical direction and focus necessary to support the award, development and launch of new programs and product applications with the automotive OEM’s.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for the development and validation of designs that meet the performance and appearance specifications of the customer
• Responsible to deliver design to client manufacturing plants that are feasible and can be produced at quoted or better profit margins
• Develop innovative design solutions that can be used as a competitive advantage for both client and the customers
• Direct and assist assigned design personnel with day to day responsibilities on new programs.
• Work with the appropriate legal staff to protect intellectual property as required
• Responsible for drafting and maintaining applicable engineering request documents specific to assigned projects, including DFMEA, DVP&R, product drawings and GD&T requirements
• Responsible for conducting brainstorming events and developing initial design concepts for new program activity
• Responsible for facilitating customer and internal design reviews
• Responsible for reviewing Statement of Work / Requirements to ensure that designs meet customer expectations.
• Initiate test requests as necessary
• Must be able to express thoughts clearly and present technical details of our design concepts and technologies
• Responsible for identifying any critical characteristics during the initial design phase that may be required for the part design
• Responsible for working with component suppliers or tier ones as required
• Support day to day problem solving as required
• Support commercial teams in developing customer relationships
• Support R&D or Strategic Plan activity as required

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelors of Science degree preferred
• 0-5 years or more experience
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Customer required applications
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, clients and the general public.

Test Engineering Manager

Test Engineering Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Greater Chicagoland Northern Suburbs

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$90,000 – $120,000 plus bonus eligibility (relocation expenses are available)

JOB DESCRIPTION TEST ENGINEERING MANAGER

SOURCE OF SUPERVISION
JOB SUMMARY

Receives general direction from the Production Manager. Conducts environmental, operational or performance tests on electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, general industrial or experimental products for automotive equipment.

Education Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree • • Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience in LEAN manufacturing and it’s principles
• 5-6 years Management experience
• Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word and Excel).
• 3-5 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong technical skills as related to testing equipment
• Ability to learn, understand and adhere to all applicable safety precautions and procedures.

• Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with others.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Designs and directs engineering and technical personnel in fabrication of testing and test control apparatus and equipment. Directs and coordinates engineering activities regarding development, procurement, installation and calibration of instruments, equipment and control devises required to test, telemeter, record, and reduce test data. Determines conditions under which tests are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations. Directs and exercises control over operational, functional, and performance phases of tests. Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve testing problems for example product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and data interpretation considering such factors as conditions under which test was conducted and instrumentation, procedures and phase of test used to obtain and record data. Analyzes and interprets test data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel. Testing engineers are classified by field of engineering. May also use computer assisted engineering software and equipment.

Automotive Industry knowledge is a big plus

BSEE Would be ideal

Team of 28 technical associates

Business Unit Manager

Commercial Sales Business Unit Manager

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

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base salary $100 – $125 k plus bonus eligibility and car allowance

General Position Summary

This position directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization with consultation of the Sr. Coordinator to achieve corporate objectives and to ensure market competitiveness and organizational excellence by performing the following

Essential Job Functions Strategic Management
1 Provides management and supervision over an OEM sales entity in all of our company territory.
2 Responsible for maximizing revenue and effectively managing costs, labor and cash control.
3 Formulates sales goals that correspond to budgets and meet corporate goals.
4 Develops and executes strategic plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of the Company.
5 Reviews and monitors expenditures to ensure that they conform to budget limitations.
6 Prepares monthly operational and sales reports for corporate officers by obtaining and compiling various data.
7 Confers with corporate officers to discuss performance and operational aspects of the business unit.

Operations Management
1 Ensures that all policies and procedures are developed and that business plan strategies, time lines, goals, etc. are monitored and followed.
2 Coordinates Sales and Engineering in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Company.
3 Develops operations policies, procedures and standards related to quality control, cost and budget controls, data retention, etc.
4 Delegates and advises departmental managers regarding the company’s corporate philosophy and business practices.
5 Presents to corporate officers matters requiring decisions regarding operational activities.
6 Maintains and/or approves the office lease/contracts, equipment, materials and supplies in accordance with the company policy.
7 Responsible for implementing and insuring compliance for all applicable company regulations required for Risk Reduction and acceptable international accounting practices

OEM COMMERCIAL Sales and Marketing Management (Main priority)
1 Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate profit and volume goals.
2 Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
3 Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, price, schedules, and discount rates.
4 Meets with customers, maintaining relationships, negotiating, continuing deals and getting new business.
5 Identify required relationships in customer base and build on them in customer’s all department that our company needs by continuing to listen and deliver recognized value to the customers
6 Identify and lead tactics to win target jobs in each market
7 Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
8 Determines customer viability and potential for new business.
9 Reviews and analyzes periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion, and past due accounts reports.
10 Directs collection activities regarding delinquent accounts.
11 Directs and/or handles investigation and resolution of customer problems.
12 Develops all advertising and sales promotional material including pricing.
13 Responsible for implementing and maintaining all sales agreements with customers.
14 Manage delivery status.
15 Manages, negotiates and selects transportation companies for incoming and outgoing inventory.
16 Manages, negotiates and selects packing materials for delivery to customer.
17 Communicate with other internal department is included group company to advance salese activity.
18 Supoport acctivity by other internal department is included group company to achieve company goals.
19 Main contact person as Sales to customers in our company terittory.

Engineering Management
1 Establishs and maintains budget for Engineering, Product Development and Research in all of our company territory.
2 Directs and guides engineering, program management and sales group in all of our company territory towards successful accomplishment of goals by developing and executing strategy for growth and increased business.
3 Identify required relationships in customer base and build on them in customer’s all Engineering by continuing to listen and deliver recognized value to the customers
4 Coordinates transfer of product and process technology from Japan to our company terittory.
5 Identify market needs in our company terittory and how client fills those needs.
6 Grows, educates and builds a happy and motivated engineering team with understood roles as needed in our compant terittory.
7 Main contact person as Engineering to customers in our company terittory.

Management & Supervisory
1 Monitors and reviews employees’ work activities through individual, departmental and group meetings to ensure that all activities are proceeding smoothly as planned.
2 Motivates, develops and mentors employees for improved job performance.
3 Monitors the team’s performance to ensure that the team stays on schedule and meets their performance expectations; provides feedback to staff.
4 Responsible for all of the team’s assigned duties and acts as backup in case a staff member is absent or as necessary.
5 Controls and approves employee time off schedules and overtime work.
6 Conducts hiring interviews, performance reviews, and disciplinary meetings and makes departmental personnel decision through consultation with the Sr. Coordinator.
7 Analyzes and controls expenditures of the department to conform to budgetary requirements.
8 Designs, implements and prepares instructions regarding the operational policies and procedures for the department; manages and monitors them to meet company requirements.
9 Follows company policies and procedures regarding management duties.

Other & Miscellaneous
1 Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
2 Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by senior management.
3 Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
4 Reports all irregular issues and problems to supervisors for solution.
5 Maintains good communication with supervisors, other staff members and outside contacts.
6 Achieves positive relationships with customers, visitors, and all levels of company staff; treats others with respects and courtesy.
7 Complies with all company policies and procedures.
8 Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area. Job Dimensions (skills, knowledge & abilities)

Essential Job Skills
1 Leadership – Makes and communicates difficult decisions to coordinate and unify groups of people to achieve a desired business objective.
2 Employee Development – Provides ongoing guidance and positive reinforcement to improve employee performance. Understands the strengths and weaknesses of employees of employees and fosters their development and learning by focusing on individual developmen
3 Supervisory & Delegation – Provides performance goals, gives timely and accurate feedback, delegates work when appropriate, appraise performance fairly and frequently, monitor work and handle problems.
4 Interpersonal Skills – Gets along with internal and external personnel, customers and others while getting the job done. Interpersonal skills include everything from communication and listening skills to attitude and deportment.
5 Multi-culture(Japanese, Latin, American) Understanding- Recognizes and can work effecftively within the international nature of our stock holders,management, suppliers, employees, and customers.
6 Ethics and Integrity – Treats others fairly and with respect; takes responsibility for own work, including problems and issues; identifies ethical dilemmas and conflict of interest situations and takes action to avoid and prevent them.
7 Workforce Management – Delegates tasks according to ability; provides feedback on performance; helps staff define clear objectives; delegates enough work; delegates authority; encourages independence; sets clear deadlines.
8 Risk Management – Is willing to take a chance; assesses the comfort level of participants, group, and stakeholders before decision is made; creates options with levels of risk identified.
9 Business Acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, development in business and information affecting the client organization and the Company; is aware of how strategies and tactics work
10 Strategic Planning – Conceives and presents business plans which include contingencies, options, budgets, goals and measurement metrics, aimed at achieving a complex and important business outcome.

Qualifications Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) ( Technical /Engineering degree is highly preferred) in any related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least ten years of previous experience in the automotive OEM parts supplier market calling on the Big three.

Three to Five years of supervisory management experience would be ideal.

Tools/Equipment General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, scanner, personal computer, etc.

Software includes the use of Windows operating system and MS Office applications. Mobile communications equipment including laptop computer, cellular phone, etc. Certificates / Licenses Driver’s License Supervisory Responsibilities Yes. Supervises supervisory and non-exempt level employees. Work Environment & Physical Demands Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Work is performed in an office environment with quiet to moderate noise levels.

EE Senior Manager

Senior Manager, EE Department

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

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Automotive experience is required
Electrical/Electronics experience is required
Leadership experience is required

This position will have direct leadership of up to 6 Managers and a team of 45 total reporting to them.

The qualified individual with have a combination of the following skills/expertise:
Hardware Engineering
Software Engineering
EMBEDDED hands-on leadership*
Mechatronics
Management
Technical savvy
Maturity
Automotive OEM and supplier level Customer liaison
Production programs
Technical Leader/Manager
Human Resource responsibilities
Engine, Powertrain, Driveline related electro-mechanical and/or Electrical experience would be ideal

A full detailed job description is currently being writtten.

10-25 years of experience is desired
BSEE is desired
Advanced degree is preferred, not required.

No relocation expenses are available at this time.

Interviews will begin on this position on or before June 30, 2014

Comfort range is Base $140-160k, plus bonus, etc, etc

Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer

Location: Shelby Township, MI

50-65K base plus

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GENERAL SUMMARY:

Primary responsibility for project development of assigned company and customer programs from concept to production. Technical translation of customer needs into product design and manufacturing specifications. Execution of engineering tasks and facilitation of program activities within timing and budget constraints.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Support the client Mission and Strategic Plan.

New Program Job Functions:

Support quoting meetings through surface area and volume calculations, preliminary BOM’s, material recommendations, molding productivity;

Provide engineering analysis as required (FEA, mold flow, static and dynamic analysis, tolerance analysis (GD&T), prototype, test and development);

Select preliminary purchased parts to support total design;

Provide support for tooling and manufacturing engineering.

Develop Value Equations with an Account Manager to show the benefits of client systems

Actively participate and lead Innovation activities including developing new ideas and concepts and managing new system validation and integration.

· Design new products and maintain existing products utilizing 3D modeling (solids & surfacing) and 2D drawings with SolidWorks and/or Pro-E Design software.

· Provide technical assistance in face-to-face customer meetings and translate customer needs into product and manufacturing specifications.

· Provide engineering documentation to releasing authority: obtain part numbers, generate preliminary and final BOM’s in BPCS & PLEX, generate final engineering drawings, and support ECR activities as required.

· Execute Design FMEA’s, design verification, and support APQP requirements.

· Assist in early production trials of new tooling programs, providing direction, deviations, general support.

· Support quality systems and operating procedures as outlined in the Quality Assurance Manual and Department Work Instructions.

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Attend seminars and training.

· Participate in VA/VE teams to achieve identified objectives.

EDUCATIONAL & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

· B.S. in an accredited engineering program and 2 to 3 years related experience (CAD, BOM).

· Plastic Mold and tooling design experience preferred.

· Plastic processing and design knowledge is a MUST.
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Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

GR area northwest suburbs.

$70-90k base

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This position engages as a member of the Facilitity’s Leadership team, reporting to the Plant Manager.

Principal Accountabilities:

Assures the safe execution of all maintenance and utility activities, demands that all plant activities are conducted following all safety procedure, champions safety is the first consideration of all employees/contractors and promotes a safe work environment through own behaviors.
Maintains facility and assets to meet regulatory guidelines
Optimizes costs through effective budget planning and management, a cost effective approach towards asset managemnt and minimizing loss and waste.
Optimizes the Availibility and safe operation of production assets through appropriate predictive and preventative maintenance and safe and effective execution of corrective maintenance and projects.
Coordinates major maintenance and project requirements with manufacturing production and engineering, to include major downtime activities and downtime periods and supports the efforts to identify opportunities and develope the Plant’s Capital Budget.
Trains maintenance staff on effective maintenance practices, including effective use of the computerized maintenance management system, problem solving tools, risk and failure analysis, maintenance scheduling and analysis of maintenance related date and equipment histories.
Sets and evaluates departmental goals and objectives through a collaborative effort with maintenance departmental supervision, factory leadership team, Regional Reliability Managers and the Engineering Manager.
Conducts special studies as assigned or self-initiated to improve departmental services, equipment reliability and factory operations or satisfy external requirements.
Provides direction to the operation and maintenance of the Utilities and Wastewater facilities to assure they meet production demands.
Share Best Maintenance Practices with the other client maintenance department, facilities and Regional reliability Managers by participating in semi-annual forums and establishing contacts for regular communication.
Ensure parts availibilty in the MRO stockroom to minimize equipment downtime while balancing economic maintenance inventory management.
Protect the company’s employees through aggressive completion of safety related work orders and enforcement of factory safety regulations such as lock out/tag out.
Maintain the facility and equipment per good manufacturing practices to meet the expectations of both internal and external customers.
Assist with evaluating reliability, utility, facility, production and packaging needs for Capital Equipment.
Responsible for the perormance, training and developement of all departmental personnael.
Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.
Oversee and lead the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and oprational standards as outlined in the factory accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.
Partner with business leaders on implementation of equipment and manufacturing reliabilty, process improvements (Six Sigma/Lean/Global Production Systems), including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitiation of improvement prject(s) completion.
Manage and evaluate the Maintenance staff including but not limited to performance management, employee improvement and employee developement plans, etc.
Duties as asigned by Plant Manager to support factory related areas.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related technical field highly preferred of a minimum of 7 yrs of mangerial and maintenance experience, preferably in a unionized manufacturing environment.

Knowledge in the following areas:Packaging/Mechanical Operation, electrical InstrumentationElectronics/Controls

Technical Skills Management

Technical Skills Developement

Strong team building

Interpersonal and communications skills to motivate, empower, train, lead, evaluate and coach a diverse group of team members to reach their fullest potential.

Ability to effectively plan and manage change.

Organize integrated systems and processes

Analyze and solve complex problems

flexibility to adapt to continuous change

Strong computer (PC) skills

Communications skills

Automotive Industry experience would be ideal

Aftermarket Sales Manager

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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General Position Summary This position directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization with consultation of the Sr. Coordinator to achieve corporate objectives and to ensure market competitiveness and organizational excellence by performing the following duties.

Essential Job Functions Strategic Management
1 Provides management and supervision over an aftermarket sales entity in the US.
2 Responsible for maximizing revenue and effectively managing costs, labor and cash control.
3 Formulates sales goals that correspond to budgets and meet corporate goals.
4 Develops and executes strategic plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of the Company.
5 Reviews and monitors expenditures to ensure that they conform to budget limitations.
6 Prepares monthly operational and sales reports for corporate officers by obtaining and compiling various data.
7 Confers with corporate officers to discuss performance and operational aspects of the business unit.

Operations Management
1 Ensures that all policies and procedures are developed and that business plan strategies, time lines, goals, etc. are monitored and followed.
2 Coordinates procurement, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Company.
3 Develops operations policies, procedures and standards related to quality control, cost and budget controls, data retention, etc.
4 Delegates and advises departmental managers regarding the company’s corporate philosophy and business practices.
5 Presents to corporate officers matters requiring decisions regarding operational activities.
6 Maintains and/or approves the office lease/contracts, equipment, materials and supplies in accordance with the company policy.
7 Responsible for implementing and insuring compliance for all applicable J-Sox company regulations required for Risk Reduction and acceptable international accounting practices

Sales and Marketing Management
1 Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate profit and volume goals.
2 Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
3 Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, price schedules, and discount rates.
4 Directs channel development activity and coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals.
5 Directs and coordinates sales activities by establishing and assigning sales territories, quotas, and goals to sales representatives.
6 Meets with key clients, assisting sales representative with maintaining relationships, negotiating and closing deals.
7 Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
8 Determines customer viability and potential for new business.
9 Reviews and analyzes periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion, and past due accounts reports.
10 Directs collection activities regarding delinquent accounts.
11 Directs and/or handles investigation and resolution of customer problems.
12 Develops all advertising and sales promotional material including cataloging and pricing.
13 Determines what product lines are stocked and acceptable profit margins
14 Responsible for implementing and maintaining all sales agreements with outside sales reps.

Purchasing & Inventory Management
1 Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.
2 Oversees all activities related to vendor selestion, procurement of products, from intent to purchase through delivery of products
3 Establishes and Maintains Product Quality Standards
4 Maintains inventory levels at an optimum level in order to meet customers order fill expectations, being aware of sales trends versus inventory levels, avoiding backorder situations, but keeping inventory turns in an acceptable range.
5 Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications
6 Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
7 Arranges for disposal of surplus materials within corporate guidelines and regulations.
8 Oversees all warehouses stocking levels, inventory accuracy, and service areas
9 Conducts 2 annual physcial inventories for all finished goods warehouses
10 Negotiates and selects transportation companies for incoming and outgoing inventory.
11 Responsible for implementing and maintaining Fee Warehouse Agreements for consigned stock in non-company warehouses

Management & Supervisory
1 Monitors and reviews employees’ work activities through individual, departmental and group meetings to ensure that all activities are proceeding smoothly as planned.
2 Motivates, develops and mentors employees for improved job performance.
3 Monitors the team’s performance to ensure that the team stays on schedule and meets their performance expectations; provides feedback to staff.
4 Responsible for all of the team’s assigned duties and acts as backup in case a staff member is absent or as necessary.
5 Controls and approves employee time off schedules and overtime work.
6 Conducts hiring interviews, performance reviews, and disciplinary meetings and makes departmental personnel decision through consultation with the Sr. Coordinator.
7 Analyzes and controlles expenditures of the department to conform to budgetary requirements.
8 Designs, implements and prepares instructions regarding the operational policies and procedures for the department; manages and monitors them to meet company requirements.
9 Follows company policies and procedures regarding management duties.

Other & Miscellaneous
1 Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
2 Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by senior management.
3 Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
4 Reports all irregular issues and problems to supervisors for solution.
5 Maintains good communication with supervisors, other staff members and outside contacts.
6 Achieves positive relationships with customers, visitors, and all levels of company staff; treats others with respects and courtesy.
7 Complies with all company policies and procedures.
8 Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.

Job Dimensions (skills, knowledge & abilities)

Essential Job Skills
1 Leadership – Makes and communicates difficult decisions to coordinate and unify groups of people to achieve a desired business objective.
2 Employee Development – Provides ongoing guidance and positive reinforcement to improve employee performance. Understands the strengths and weaknesses of employees of employees and fosters their development and learning by focusing on individual development needs and future plans.
3 Supervisory & Delegation – Provides performance goals, gives timely and accurate feedback, delegates work when appropriate, appraise performance fairly and frequently, monitor work and handle problems.
4 Interpersonal Skills – Gets along with internal and external personnel, customers and others while getting the job done. Interpersonal skills include everything from communication and listening skills to attitude and deportment.
5 Multi-culture(Japanese, Latin, American) Understanding- Recognizes and can work effecftively within the international nature of our stock holders,management, suppliers, employees, and customers.
6 Ethics and Integrity – Treats others fairly and with respect; takes responsibility for own work, including problems and issues; identifies ethical dilemmas and conflict of interest situations and takes action to avoid and prevent them.
7 Workforce Management – Delegates tasks according to ability; provides feedback on performance; helps staff define clear objectives; delegates enough work; delegates authority; encourages independence; sets clear deadlines.
8 Risk Management – Is willing to take a chance; assesses the comfort level of participants, group, and stakeholders before decision is made; creates options with levels of risk identified.
9 Business Acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, development in business and information affecting the client organization and the Company; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
10 Strategic Planning – Conceives and presents business plans which include contingencies, options, budgets, goals and measurement metrics, aimed at achieving a complex and important business outcome.

Qualifications Education & Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in any related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least ten years of previous experience in the automotive parts replacement market

Five years of management experience. Tools/Equipment General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, scanner, personal computer, etc. Software includes the use of Windows operating system and MS Office applications. Mobile communications equipment including laptop computer, cellular phone, etc. Certificates / Licenses Driver’s License Supervisory Responsibilities Yes. Supervises supervisory and non-exempt level employees. Work Environment & Physical Demands Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment with quiet to moderate noise levels.

Physical Demands & Travel The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully execute the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to frequently sit and occasionally must stand, walk, use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities include the ability to read and analyze data in hard copy and on a computer screen, measure or identify using eyesight and adjust vision focus. Frequent travel by car and airplane is required. Must travel domestically and internationally.

Product Engineer

Product Engineer

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

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three openings

Product Development Engineer

The Engineering Department at our client company headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an engineering professional with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.

This position is responsible for providing the required technical direction and focus necessary to support the award, development and launch of new programs and product applications with the automotive OEM’s.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the development and validation of designs that meet the performance and appearance specifications of the customer
Responsible to deliver design to internal manufacturing plants that are feasible and can be produced at quoted or better profit margins
Develop innovative design solutions that can be used as a competitive advantage for both internal and the customers
Direct and assist assigned design personnel with day to day responsibilities on new programs.
Work with the appropriate legal staff to protect intellectual property as required
Responsible for drafting and maintaining applicable engineering request documents specific to assigned projects, including DFMEA, DVP&R, product drawings and GD&T requirements
Responsible for conducting brainstorming events and developing initial design concepts for new program activity
Responsible for facilitating customer and internal design reviews
Responsible for reviewing Statement of Work / Requirements to ensure that designs meet customer expectations.
Initiate test requests as necessary
Must be able to express thoughts clearly and present technical details of our design concepts and technologies
Responsible for identifying any critical characteristics during the initial design phase that may be required for the part design
Responsible for working with component suppliers or tier ones as required
Support day to day problem solving as required
Support commercial teams in developing customer relationships
Support R&D or Strategic Plan activity as required

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors of Science degree required (Engineering discipline is desired)
3 years or more experience
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Customer required applications
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, clients and the general public.

Marketing Analyst

OPPORTUNITY: MARKETING ANALYST

Location: Troy, MI

45-75K base plus

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Our global client headquarters in Warren, Michigan is searching for a marketing professional who will be responsible for a variety of marketing and communication initiates that support key areas of client company.

Overall Goal of Position: Gather and study information to help client company make informed decisions about marketing our brand positioning and product launches.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Advertising/Editorial – maintain schedule, budget, and calendar while working with the creative team

Grow and maintain list of industry and professional publications
Work with the PR team to coordinate editorial and advertising content and make recommendations
Work with creative team to develop ads specific to finalized approach

Manage client’s external event list

Research new event opportunities as it relates to our business
Manage existing event list
Notify attendees
Identify when speaking opportunities and/or participation is appropriate

Social Media (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+) – develop and maintain web presence with Marketing/Communications Coordinator support

Build global social media team
Define goals, develop content strategy, and establish processes
Coordinate regional posts

Marketing Campaigns – lead execution for client company

Assist Advanced Development with new product launches – development of marketing materials, internal communications, and promotions

Research and Analysis – assist with information gathering to support Marketing and Business Development activities

Manage competitive information through internal database (Mint) and make recommendations regarding new products, markets, regions and customers
Opportunity prioritization based on strategic and financial metrics
Voice of the customer – make recommendations and execute plan

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related discipline
0-2 years of relevant experience preferred but not required
Demonstrated results in market development/planning, customer communications or public relations related activities
Creative capabilities to develop product introduction and corporate communication
Analytical acumen
Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams
Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes
Strong computer skills
Social media savvy

PERSONAL TRAITS

A strategic thinker who also executes well.
Capable of engaging in an effective challenge process.
A change agent with the ability to create new mindsets and behaviors.
Comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial environment.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought above but, of equal importance, he or she will be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that requires both strategic and tactical aptitude. The role will work across the organization and will be responsible to gain support for recommendations. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with all levels in the organization.

The position will report to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

Strategic Planning & Analysis Senior Analyst

Location: Troy, MI

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$100 k

OPPORTUNITY: STRATEGIC PLANNING ANALYST

The Business Development group at Tier One Automotive supplier in Troy, Michigan is searching for an experienced professional with a passion for strategic planning, process improvement and problem solving.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

INITIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Global Venture Development, M&A
Competitive Landscape Analysis
Lt Vehicle Automotive Market Analysis
Project Specific Analysis
Other projects and assignments as identified

REQUIREMENTS:

Venture development/acquisition experience – target selection, business analysis, strategic and tactical evaluation
Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes
Process Flow / Value Stream Mapping / Problem Solving experience
Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams
Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office
Automotive industry experience in operations and/or engineering desired
International business experience a plus
Bachelor’s degree in technical or financial area; MBA preferred
Travel 20 – 30%

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Location: Troy, MI

90-110k base plus

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Business Development Manager
Company client of GCC, Inc
Reports To VP of Business Development
Compensation $110K
– Base Salary 110,000
– Commission/Bonus yes
– Other yes
Industry Automotive
Location Troy, MI
Description
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Business Development group at Global Tier one Automotive parts supplier in Troy, Michigan is searching for a finance/strategy professional with a passion for developing a sustainable strategic direction for a global manufacturing business.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that requires both strategic and tactical aptitude. This role will work across the organization, be responsible to gain support for recommended strategic direction, and likely provide the candidate the opportunity to follow projects through to implementation. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a competitive atmosphere with all levels in the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer, market and competitor analysis as part of a strategic development process and in support of commercial and M&A activities
Leadership of individual strategy implementation projects including, but not limited to, new market development activities, M&A, or new product programs
Interface with external and internal sources to support market and competitor analysis
Develop an understanding of competitive dynamics and participate in the strategy development process considering external influences
REQUIREMENTS:

Financial acumen, particularly as it relates to strategic decision making and venture related analysis
Demonstrated results in strategic planning, business development or venture related responsibilities
Automotive Industry experience in strategic planning or ventures activities preferred
International experience preferred (Europe or Asia)
Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams and across multiple regions
MBA in finance or related field preferred

Supply Chain Rotational Leadership Program

Leadership Development Program – Supply Chain Management

Location: Troy, Michigan

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The Purchasing Department within client comapny with headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an energetic Supply Chain Management professional for our Rotational Program, which will involve 2 or 3 assignments within our corporate office and manufacturing plants for 12-24 months each. This program is intended to provide cross-functional experience across plants, processes, and functions, building a career path towards Operational Management.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below, but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

Gain exposure to all facets of the purchasing process, components, tooling, logistics, packaging and capital equipment used in the manufacturing and assembly of client products.
Work within specific client purchasing systems to convert part numbers, work within payment terms…etc.?
Material management control
Recommend and/or support implementation of buying strategies that promote cost effective purchasing decisions, which supports increased speed to market requirements.
Manage new supplier development to ensure supply base can meet client requirements through market and company research.
Manage sourcing process including: preparation and issuance of the Request for Quotation, vendor communications and progress tracking throughout duration of the quoting process, negotiation of commercial items and purchasing terms & conditions, and finally preparation of quote summary/evaluation documents.
Conduct in-depth supplier pricing analysis to ensure competitive pricing is being achieved sources.
Assist in the development and maintenance of purchasing standards and procedures.
Manage, and evaluate supplier performance metrics and project timing.
Ensure that all purchasing activities are managed within budget, while maintaining the highest level of ethics.
Manage commercial correspondence related to suppliers including the issuance of contracts and purchase orders.
Identify and develop areas for continuous improvement and negotiate cost reduction agreement.

Develop strategic plans and objectives.

Work strategically with other departments and personnel to maximize program profitability of current and future business.
Coordinate opportunities with Europe and Asia purchasing teams to standardized purchases across Global platforms.
Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
Must be willing to relocate out of state to one of our manufacturing facilities in MidWest area
Knowledge of business and manufacturing processes – experience in automotive purchasing practices and processes.
Domestic and international travel as required.
Self-motivated.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong negotiation capability.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, associates, customers, and suppliers.

Production Manager

Production Manager

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

$75-85k base

West Michigan location
Grand Rapids area

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JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Production Manager REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
DEPARTMENT(S): Management – 3010 FLSA STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the management of production operations and other plant-related activities. Areas of focus include safety, cost, quality assurance, and satisfying customer service requirements for quality, cost and delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Manage the activities of the shop floor, under the direction of the Plant Manager and follows established procedures and approved processes.
• Supervises all production operations such as sintering, machining, processing and inspection. (a specific process is not required)
• Plans, schedules, and coordinates departmental activities to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion.
• Responsible for production -related communication flow and coordination between all resources
• Demonstrated experience with implementation of lean manufacturing techniques
• Ensures compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety and delivery
• Emphasis in developing labor cost reduction systems as well as maximizing efficiency
• Oversees training and development of production staff to include supervisors, production operators and new hires
• Determines operations headcount needs and takes appropriate measures to ensure staffing needs satisfy production demands
• Effectively communicates facility status regarding production targets, activities, and challenges to company executives and local staff
• Demonstrated strong commitment to fostering a team environment
• Provides leadership and performance-related strategy in the area of employee relations through effective communication, collaboration with HR, coaching, training and employee professional development
• Assists in the Development and maintenance of an environment which encourages individual contribution and commitment to quality, productivity and customer service

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Bachelor’s degree not required (engineering or manufacturing degree is preferred) (may consider experience/education combination equivalent in lieu of degree)
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with minimum 3 years in supervisory capacity
• Automotive parts manufacturing experience a plus
• Must have thorough knowledge of manufacturing methods, techniques, and related equipment
• Must have knowledge of production scheduling and shop operations
• Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations
• Competency with range of office software and programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Outlook, etc.)
• Ability to analyze problems and arrive at strategic solutions
• Ability to diplomatically and effectively work in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
• Ability to lead people and motivate others for maximum productivity and job satisfaction
• Strong commitment to fostering a team environment
• Demonstrated excellent verbal as well as written communication skills
• Ability to provide back-up, hands-on support for various functions within facility
• 6-Sigma certification a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• This position shares time in both a quiet office environment and a noisy manufacturing floor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing duties of the job the Employee is required to:
• Sit, stand and move around a large work area
• Use fingers and hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, to type and to complete other basic tasks
• Use close vision, distance vision, depth perception and have the ability to adjust focus
• Walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and navigate tight spaces.
• Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds

Quality Manager

Grand Rapids, MI

70-90 k base

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West Michigan area location

JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Quality Manager REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
DEPARTMENT(S): Quality FLSA STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: This position manages total quality assurance programs for the plant with the end goals of reducing scrap and increasing profitability while satisfying customer demands. Position requires regular interface and relationship-building with customers as well as supervision of the quality team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Plans, supports, and implements programs and testing to ensure products meet quality standard.
• Designs, specifies, and implements quality systems, testing mechanisms, and equipment.
• Formulates and/or assists in formulating quality control policies and procedures and development of quality standards, based upon test results.
• Monitors and controls costs, timing, and other related aspects of quality-related projects and programs.
• Develops cost quotations related to specifications, test equipment, and gauge requirements and communicates information to appropriate parties. Understands and adheres to schedule and budgetary requirements of quality-related projects and programs.
• Serves as a liaison between internal and external parties to resolve product and process problems and keep current of customer satisfaction levels and/or concerns.
• Engages in comparative and competitive analysis to ensure utilization of most appropriate and beneficial techniques in each situation respectively.
• Serves as a liaison and coordinates activity between resources.
• Champions continuous improvement efforts by researching, recommending, implementing and administering new and/or existing processes.
• Supervises and provides work direction to other staff.
• Performs other quality-assurance related duties as necessary.

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• B.S. (engineering preferable) with understanding of advanced quality engineering practices, principles, processes, etc.; or equivalent.
• Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with minimum 2-4 years in supervisory capacity (quality)
• Previous experience in automotive parts industry required.
• Knowledge of technical processes such as FMEA, PFMEA, DFMEA, PPAP and control plans required.
• TS/ISO auditing experience preferred.
• Ability to conceptualize, coordinate, integrate internal data, and clearly articulate concepts, ideas, and other issues relating to advanced quality engineering.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations
• Strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs, and deal with many issues at one time.
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts and represent the Company in a professional manner when performing job duties. Must have excellent interpersonal skills to exercise influence at various levels and functions.
• Strong computer background with ability to calculate and analyze data, generate reports, present information, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to research, recommend and initiate continuous improvement processes.
• Ability to diplomatically and effectively work in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
• Ability to lead people and motivate others for maximum productivity and job satisfaction

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• This position shares time in both a quiet office environment and a noisy manufacturing floor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing duties of the job the Employee is required to:
• Sit, stand and move around a large work area
• Use fingers and hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, to type and to complete other basic tasks
• Use close vision, distance vision, depth perception and have the ability to adjust focus
• Walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and navigate tight spaces.
• Occasionally lift and carry up to 30 pounds

$75k is the target base salary

Non Management experience will also be considered

Embedded Systems Software Developer

Software Developers (2 openings)

Location: Detroit Michigan

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A global software development company is looking to add Software Developers to the team. The successful candidates will work with their customers to create and realize software solutions in response to customer product development activities. Successful candidates will also collaborate with other team members to develop software components to be included as part of our generally available product portfolio.

If you have experience with C or C++ in a UNIX-based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software and enjoy working with customers on real, leading-edge products, this position might be just what you are looking for.
Job Duties
• Develop custom software solutions based on customer requirements
• Liaison with key customers regarding product performance, problems and system design
• Investigate and resolve difficult and complex product problems by applying knowledge of design principles, procedures and practices
• Develop prototype and demonstration systems as technology samples for customer use
• Participates in product reviews, design or enhancement projects and testing in order to share knowledge based on customer experience
• On-site consulting services
Experience & Education
• Enthusiasm, excitement, and genuine interest in UNIX/Real Time Operating System technologies
• Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical degree or diploma program
• Junior Positions – A minimum of 1 to 3 years of embedded software development experience with C or C++ in a UNIX based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software
• Intermediate Positions – A minimum of 5 to 10 years of software development experience with C or C++ in a UNIX-based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software
• Senior – A minimum of 10+ years of software development experience with C or C++ in a UNIX-based development environment or the equivalent experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting operating system software
Specialized Skills
• Graphics (2D and 3D GPU programming, OpenGL, Qt)
• Networking (socket API, WiFi supplicant, driver development)
• Board Support Packages (board bring-up, driver development)
• Working knowledge of operating systems and embedded software development principles

Travel: Occasional travel to customer sites
Salary: Base 80-110k plus bonus plus benefits

IT Infrastructure Manager (Network Manager)

IT Infrastructure Manager (Network Manager)
Troy, MI
100,000 – 120,000 plus
NETWORK mgr

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IT Infrastructure Manager (Network Manager ) FULL Benefits + 401k Program – Stellar benefit program (FULL) OUR TOP CLIENT: Healthy, Tier 1 Global Manufacture: that supplies to one of the largest customer list in town!! From Ford to Chrysler, BMW to Mercedes, and Honda to VW. With U.S. Headquarters located in Michigan, they looking for someone to manage/lead a dynamic Advanced IT Team. Be part of a corporation that has multiple operations. RESPONSIBLIITES: (Partial list) · Lead / Manage IT Infrastructure Team · Support and manage the Wide Area Network and local LAN infrastructure devices, including voice communication technologies in this corporation’s global network. · Lead team in corporations Wide Area Network through monitoring, maintenance & management of network infrastructure devices. · Work with enhancing Corporate wide Cisco Voice products · Provide support, direction and project manage new implementations of information systems and communication. · Oversee at times, local technicians in resolving local network issues and be the point of contact for advanced troubleshooting of user or network problems. · Lead team on network outages and degradation of service. · Communicate with other global facilities · Work with Director of IT on recommendations for upgrades and global IT improvements within the corporation via new data communications, IT equipment and upgrades. · Assist in training new employees and oversee technicians as projects arise. Requirements: •Bachelors or AS degree helpful. (But will consider work experience) •Past Supervisory or Management experience. (Able to lead team of 6) MUST HAVE •Technical Hands on experience. Excellent troubleshooting and organization skills. •Exp. with Cisco routers, switches, and wireless access points. •Voice Communications experience. •Knowledge of telephony and network systems. •Microsoft Lync experience a big plus ! (But not required) •Knowledge of WLAN protocols, standards, and security. •Strong research skills, vendor selection experience. •MS Exchange, SQL server experience helpful. •CCNA or CCNP a plus. (but will consider work exp.) Very Low travel

National Sales Director, Aftermarket

National Sales Director, Aftermarket
Los Angeles, CA
125,000 – 150,000 plus
aftermarket sales DIR

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Technical degree would be ideal, not required. Some form of automotive engine components would be required. General Position Summary This position directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization with consultation of the Sr. Coordinator to achieve corporate objectives and to ensure market competitiveness and organizational excellence by performing the following duties.

Essential Job Functions Strategic Management

  1. Provides management and supervision over an aftermarket sales entity in the US.
  2. Responsible for maximizing revenue and effectively managing costs, labor and cash control.
  3. Formulates sales goals that correspond to budgets and meet corporate goals.
  4. Develops and executes strategic plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of the Company.
  5. Reviews and monitors expenditures to ensure that they conform to budget limitations.
  6. Prepares monthly operational and sales reports for corporate officers by obtaining and compiling various data.
  7. Confers with corporate officers to discuss performance and operational aspects of the business unit.

Operations Management

  1. Ensures that all policies and procedures are developed and that business plan strategies, time lines, goals, etc. are monitored and followed.
  2. Coordinates procurement, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Company.
  3. Develops operations policies, procedures and standards related to quality control, cost and budget controls, data retention, etc.
  4. Delegates and advises departmental managers regarding the company’s corporate philosophy and business practices.
  5. Presents to corporate officers matters requiring decisions regarding operational activities.
  6. Maintains and/or approves the office lease/contracts, equipment, materials and supplies in accordance with the company policy.
  7. Responsible for implementing and insuring compliance for all applicable J-Sox company regulations required for Risk Reduction and acceptable international accounting practices

Sales and Marketing Management

  1. Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate profit and volume goals.
  2. Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
  3. Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, price schedules, and discount rates.
  4. Directs channel development activity and coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals.
  5. Directs and coordinates sales activities by establishing and assigning sales territories, quotas, and goals to sales representatives.
  6. Meets with key clients, assisting sales representative with maintaining relationships, negotiating and closing deals.
  7. Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
  8. Determines customer viability and potential for new business.
  9. Reviews and analyzes periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion, and past due accounts reports.
  10. Directs collection activities regarding delinquent accounts.
  11. Directs and/or handles investigation and resolution of customer problems.
  12. Develops all advertising and sales promotional material including cataloging and pricing.
  13. Determines what product lines are stocked and acceptable profit margins
  14. Responsible for implementing and maintaining all sales agreements with outside sales reps.

Purchasing & Inventory Management

  1. Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.
  2. Oversees all activities related to vendor selestion, procurement of products, from intent to purchase through delivery of products
  3. Establishes and Maintains Product Quality Standards
  4. Maintains inventory levels at an optimum level in order to meet customers order fill expectations, being aware of sales trends versus inventory levels, avoiding backorder situations, but keeping inventory turns in an acceptable range.
  5. Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications
  6. Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
  7. Arranges for disposal of surplus materials within corporate guidelines and regulations.
  8. Oversees all warehouses stocking levels, inventory accuracy, and service areas
  9. Conducts 2 annual physcial inventories for all finished goods warehouses
  10. Negotiates and selects transportation companies for incoming and outgoing inventory.
  11. Responsible for implementing and maintaining Fee Warehouse Agreements for consigned stock in non-company warehouses

Management & Supervisory

  1. Monitors and reviews employees’ work activities through individual, departmental and group meetings to ensure that all activities are proceeding smoothly as planned.
  2. Motivates, develops and mentors employees for improved job performance.
  3. Monitors the team’s performance to ensure that the team stays on schedule and meets their performance expectations; provides feedback to staff.
  4. Responsible for all of the team’s assigned duties and acts as backup in case a staff member is absent or as necessary.
  5. Controls and approves employee time off schedules and overtime work.
  6. Conducts hiring interviews, performance reviews, and disciplinary meetings and makes departmental personnel decision through consultation with the Sr. Coordinator.
  7. Analyzes and controlles expenditures of the department to conform to budgetary requirements.
  8. Designs, implements and prepares instructions regarding the operational policies and procedures for the department; manages and monitors them to meet company requirements.
  9. Follows company policies and procedures regarding management duties.

Other & Miscellaneous

  1. Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
  2. Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by senior management.
  3. Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
  4. Reports all irregular issues and problems to supervisors for solution.
  5. Maintains good communication with supervisors, other staff members and outside contacts.
  6. Achieves positive relationships with customers, visitors, and all levels of company staff; treats others with respects and courtesy.
  7. Complies with all company policies and procedures.
  8. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.

Job Dimensions (skills, knowledge & abilities) Essential Job Skills 1 Leadership – Makes and communicates difficult decisions to coordinate and unify groups of people to achieve a desired business objective. 2 Employee Development – Provides ongoing guidance and positive reinforcement to improve employee performance. Understands the strengths and weaknesses of employees of employees and fosters their development and learning by focusing on individual development needs and future plans. 3 Supervisory & Delegation – Provides performance goals, gives timely and accurate feedback, delegates work when appropriate, appraise performance fairly and frequently, monitor work and handle problems. 4 Interpersonal Skills – Gets along with internal and external personnel, customers and others while getting the job done. Interpersonal skills include everything from communication and listening skills to attitude and deportment. 5 Multi-culture(Japanese, Latin, American) Understanding- Recognizes and can work effecftively within the international nature of our stock holders,management, suppliers, employees, and customers. 6 Ethics and Integrity – Treats others fairly and with respect; takes responsibility for own work, including problems and issues; identifies ethical dilemmas and conflict of interest situations and takes action to avoid and prevent them. 7 Workforce Management – Delegates tasks according to ability; provides feedback on performance; helps staff define clear objectives; delegates enough work; delegates authority; encourages independence; sets clear deadlines. 8 Risk Management – Is willing to take a chance; assesses the comfort level of participants, group, and stakeholders before decision is made; creates options with levels of risk identified. 9 Business Acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, development in business and information affecting the client organization and the Company; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. 10 Strategic Planning – Conceives and presents business plans which include contingencies, options, budgets, goals and measurement metrics, aimed at achieving a complex and important business outcome. Qualifications Education & Work Experience Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in any related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least ten years of previous experience in the automotive parts replacement market Five years of management experience. Tools/Equipment General office equipment including phones, fax, copier, scanner, personal computer, etc. Software includes the use of Windows operating system and MS Office applications. Mobile communications equipment including laptop computer, cellular phone, etc. Certificates / Licenses Driver’s License Supervisory Responsibilities Yes. Supervises supervisory and non-exempt level employees. Work Environment & Physical Demands Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment with quiet to moderate noise levels. Physical Demands & Travel The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully execute the essential job functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to frequently sit and occasionally must stand, walk, use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities include the ability to read and analyze data in hard copy and on a computer screen, measure or identify using eyesight and adjust vision focus. Frequent travel by car