Executive Search Consultant (Contract Recruiter)

Location:  Remote (Flexible)


ROLE:  

Lean Focus recruiters commit to identifying diverse talent pools throughout our search process to ensure that our clients have visibility to the full global talent available to drive the best, leading performance they seek.   Compensation is commission based and is highly attractive compared to market.  Reports to the VP of Talent Search. 


MEASUREMENTS:

  • Time-to-Fill
  • Candidate Retention
  • Customer Satisfaction

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • BS or BA Degree in Business, Finance, Operations, or other related field, Master’s Degree preferred 
  • 8 - 10 years progressive talent management experience in a manufacturing, service, or repair industry   
  • 5 years of recruiting experience in an agency or corporate setting
  • Experience closing senior and/or executive level candidates and negotiating complex compensation packages
  • Experience solving complex business issues and delivering significant impact as an individual contributor through lean methodologies
  • A track record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, integrity, and proven organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage client relationships, provide strong client consultative skills and work in a remote-team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships
  • Experience with Talent Application Systems and LinkedIn Professional Recruiter

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with the hiring manager to generate an organizational profile, candidate questionnaire & distinct job description specific to the organization’s needs to drive results
  • Resume screening to assess fit with role, industry and organization
  • Tool skill inventory, candidate questionnaire, case study & work samples to identify match with role
  • Phone screening to discuss qualifications
  • Facilitate in person interview on client sites, as well as Gemba walks, drug and background testing, and any additional assessment or inventory that the client specifies
  • Review of compensation offer based on industry benchmarks
  • Assist in the design of immersion plan for on-boarding
  • 30-60-90 Day follow-up with candidate & organization  

To submit a resume for this position, please email carrie.haas@leanfocus.com

Lean Materials Manager

Location:  Princeton, IL


ROLE:  

The Materials Manager is responsible for materials strategy, planning, procurement and production scheduling.  This role is a key enabler of Lean and continuous improvement in the plant. This position is in a high-velocity, just-in-time, make-to-order, manufacturing environment with high complexity.  Reports to the Plant Manager. 


MEASUREMENTS:

  • Inventory turns and/or days on hand
  • Supplier on-time delivery and quality
  • Schedule attainment
  • Plant on-time delivery

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in materials management, business, management, or related degree
  • Hands-on experience with MRP or ERP system, preferably SAP
  • Experience implementing kanban in a manufacturing environment, including sizing kanban solutions, deploying kanban cards and boards, and kanban audits
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the integrated functions of materials management in a manufacturing environment that has embraced Lean concepts with an ERP/MRP system
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a managerial role in a manufacturing environment, preferably in Materials or Supply Chain
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach people to elevate their skills and job performance, with an ability to assess talent and job fit  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Define and continually refine the overall strategy for purchased materials; drive action plans and a cadence of routines (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) to achieve strategic goals and metrics. 
  • Report key metrics as required (daily, weekly, monthly) to ensure the plant and Materials team are meeting their objectives. When a metric misses its target, complete root-cause analysis to close the gap, with the intent of preventing the miss in the future.
  • Become an SAP “super user” to ensure effective and efficient processes are used by the Materials team. 
  • Work with Engineering to meet the requirements for new product introduction and life-cycle decisions and changes (e.g., obsolescence, ECNs, or replacement of a product) by planning for first orders, consumption, disposal, or transfer of on-hand inventory as well as upcoming supplier shipments.
  • Develop employees through recruiting, training, coaching by establishing goals and objectives. Ensure that employees are adequately trained and equipped to perform their job functions by creating individual development plans for each direct report.
  • Develop a Lean culture within the team by leveraging kanban, standard work, error-proofing, daily management and other key tools. 
  • Manage production scheduling and measure adherence to planned schedules with an urgent focus on resolving critical issues to maintain high on-time delivery to internal (work cells) and external customers.
  • Directly supervise a team of buyers that purchase all required material for the facility, managing annual spend of ~$60M spread across ~12,000 items. 

To submit a resume for this position, please email carrie.haas@leanfocus.com

General Manager

Location:  Pedricktown, NJ


ROLE:  

J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) is a leading architectural glass fabricator and distributor in North America. JEB operates out of a 253,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on 23 acres, in Pedricktown, N.J., featuring the most advanced glass fabrication equipment, and employs more than 200 people.


Our architectural glass fabrication capabilities include: insulating glass, heat-treated glass, silk-screened and spandrel glass, laminated glass, all-glass doors and entrances, and point-supported glass systems and canopies.


In 2016 J.E. Berkowitz became a part of the Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) family of companies. CGH is a Grey Mountain portfolio company and features leading glass manufacturers and fabricators in the commercial, residential, security, decorative, specialty, and transportation glass segments. 


The General Manager is responsible for the general supervision of all phases of plant operations including: production, quality control, maintenance, receiving, and shipping. Responsibilities also include annual budget planning and execution, and overseeing the organization’s fiscal functions and operational performance. The candidate will work closely with the production teams to increase productivity and profitability within the manufacturing operation, while providing overall business leadership and direction within all areas of the facility.  Reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). 


MEASUREMENTS:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Delivery
  • Inventory
  • Productivity

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Minimum: 7 years of experience including best practices in both managerial and production platforms.
  • Desired: 15 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum: BS or BA Degree in Business, Finance, Operations, or other related field 
  • Desired: Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in the glass fabrication/lamination business and/or transit industry preferred but not required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide overall site leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility.
  • Maintain and support a superior safety culture and ensure all members of the manufacturing team are aware of safety policies to provide a safe workplace for our employees.
  • Work closely with quality personnel to insure quality products are being delivered to customers with the minimum amount of scrap and rework in the facility.
  • Develop material, labor and equipment plans to insure products are being delivered to customers on-time in full on a consistent basis 
  • Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership while achieving financial and business objectives.
  • Develop, implement and manage long term business plans and contracts in line with company objectives.
  • Establish and retain strong relationships with customers, actively communicating our commitment to them.
  • Work closely with commercial team to negotiate, coordinate and finalize major contracts.
  • Develop, implement and manage annual budgets.
  • Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.
  • Analyze workforce requirements, and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to direct reports.

To submit a resume for this position, please email carrie.haas@leanfocus.com

Plant Manager

Location: Trombauersville, PA 


ROLE:  

An industry leader in the development of glass and polycarbonate laminate technology, NASG serves customers around the world with quality-designed safety and security glazing systems for transportation, military, and other specialty applications.    


The Plant Manager is responsible for the general supervision of all phases of manufacturing operations.  This candidate will work closely with the production teams to increase productivity and profitability within the manufacturing operation, while providing overall leadership and direction within all areas of the facility.  Reports to the General Manager. 


MEASUREMENTS:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Delivery
  • Inventory
  • Productivity

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Minimum:  8 - 10 years progressive operational management experience in a manufacturing facility, preferably in a job shop environment. 
  • Desired: 15 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum:  BS or BA Degree in Business, Finance, Operations, or other related field  
  • Desired: Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in the glass fabrication/lamination business and/or transit industry preferred.
  • Experienced in implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as Six Sigma, 5-S, and lean manufacturing to drive improvement.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct operations to achieve budgeted profit results and other financial criteria and maximize return on capital funds invested in the enterprise, over the long term.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate all operational departments (directly or indirectly) to achieve an efficient and economical manufacturing operation in conformance with established goals.
  • Appraise and evaluate the results of overall operations and regularly and systematically report on the results along with action plans to make future improvements.
  • Manage day to day business to meet performance targets including those for expenses, product costs, inventory turns, productivity, etc.
  • Oversee the hiring, training and management of employees to develop the highest level of knowledge, skill, professionalism and diligence possible.
  • Work with and direct Manufacturing to establish and implement a short-and long-range manufacturing plan for best cost, quality and service.
  • Create an environment for continuous improvement of facility including those in manufacturing, engineering, and administration.
  • Prepare and present financial results as required by Corporate.
  • Develop and implement the strategic direction to maximize the long-term growth.
  • Serve customers with the highest quality products and services
  • Select, manage and motivate the entire work force for best morale and productivity.
  • Ensure that the work environment supports a strong emphasis on good safety and environmental practices while driving on-going improvement.
  • Set and meet quality and service goals. 

To submit a resume for this position, please email carrie.haas@leanfocus.com

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