Buyer

Manufacturing Firm » South Metro Atlanta

Our client, a manufacturing firm in the south metro Atlanta area, is seeking a Buyer to join their team. He or she will procure, or assist in procurement of direct materials, production materials, maintenance items, indirect items, and capital equipment. Annual spend is $1M and growing. Position reports to the Purchasing Manager.

Related titles: import specialist, logistics analyst, master scheduler, materials analyst, materials manager, procurement specialist, purchaser, purchasing agent, purchasing coordinator, purchasing specialist, purchasing supervisor, sourcing specialist, supply chain specialist.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with HQ to develop and implement a procurement plan.
  • Develop forecasts, identify new vendors, and negotiate pricing and terms.
  • Issue purchase orders, manage delivery dates, and monitor import procedures.
  • Assist with accounts payable and invoicing.
  • Manage inventories; inspect materials as they are received for quality, quantity, and compliance with COA.
  • Serve as document control person for ISO initiatives; recommend and implement quality procedures.
  • Report on weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis on progress toward assigned projects.

Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three to five years’ relevant experience in a manufacturing or operations environment.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, planning, scheduling and problem-solving skills required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and Word, required.
  • Some experience in an international import environment.
  • Certification or some credits toward a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) preferred.
  • Experience in an ISO environment preferred.

Reply / EEOC

  • Email résumé, cover letter and compensation requirements.
  • Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.
  • Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.
  • Thank you.

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Customer Service Manager

CS Manager » Technical B2B Products and Services

Our client is a leader in their industry. Due to growth, they have need for a new Customer Service Manager. The successful candidate will lead a team of 10-12 Customer Service Reps. This is a technical product and service provided to other businesses. The successful candidate will manage customer accounts including quoting and ordering, contracts, revenue growth, and performance reporting. Position reports to the Director of Customer Service.

Alternate titles: Call Center Manager, Call Center Team Leader, Client Account Manager, Customer Service Supervisor, Customer Service Team Leader, Inside Sales Manager, Inside Sales Team Leader.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train, motivate, develop, and coach 10-12 CSRs. Lead customer service team and act as escalation point for issues identified by CSRs. Perform employee reviews.
  • Ensure that customer service representatives are trained and knowledgeable on the global processes.
  • Work with other departments to coordinate the flow through the fulfillment process.
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients and act as a primary point of contact.
  • Review daily activity for assigned customers to ensure questions have been answered, decisions have been acted upon, and problems have been resolved. Ensures customer quotations and purchase orders meet expectations.
  • Provides weekly updates on KPI’s and critical requirements to the Customer Service Director.
  • Identifies and attracts new business from existing customer base.
  • Conducts Customer field visits and periodic program performance reviews.
  • Works with sales and purchasing on forecasting.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or similar field preferred; 10+ years of experience in a wholesale or B2C warehouse operation, in lieu of a degree, will be considered.
  2. Three years’ experience leading small teams.
  3. Good working knowledge of ERP and CRM systems.
  4. Proven leadership experience; excellent collaboration, team building, and organizational skills.
  5. Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (strong in Word and Excel).

Reply / EEO

  • Email résumé, cover letter and compensation requirements.
  • Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.
  • Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

Thank you.

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Production Manager

Production Manager » Manufacturing Company

Our client is seeking a Production Manager to lead manufacturing operations. Successful candidate will lead a team of approximately seven direct reports and 30 indirect in a 24/7 operation. Our other placements at this company report they love working here. Position reports to the General Manager of Manufacturing.

Alternate titles: Plant Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Production Supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of 35-40 salaried and hourly employees – including four Production Supervisors. Manage production and production planning in a 24/7 operation.
  • Employ Lean Six Sigma principles to achieve production goals regarding cost controls, waste reduction, quality, safety, and on-time delivery. Incorporate 5S principles into the operations plan.
  • Balance the outputs of three closely integrated manufacturing processes to avoid any interruptions. Take immediate steps to correct this situation when it occurs.
  • Develop the production leadership team to carry out operational strategies, conduct employee training and development, and instill culture of safety, quality and productivity.
  • Recommend strategic improvements for a three to five year horizon.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering or related field, plus five years’ of production or general management experience – or an equivalent combination. Experience in a roll-to-roll plant a big plus.
  • Extensive experience with Lean Six Sigma and quality principles including Kaizen, 5S, process improvement, TPM, ISO, and production scheduling. Six Sigma certification a big plus.
  • Experience with ERP systems and MS Office (especially Excel), to analyze and improve operations, perform variance analysis, and make presentations to management.
  • Excellent strategic planning, operations leadership, employee development, performance management, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations and compliance measures.

Reply / EEO

  • Send résumé, cover letter and compensation requirements to: Email.
  • Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.
  • Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

Thank you.

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Where Do People Yearn to Work?

What are the most sought-after jobs in America, and what makes them so desirable? Today, LinkedIn released its list of the 2017 Top Companies in the country. “This is a list of companies where we know people want to work,” said Dan Roth, LinkedIn Editor in Chief, during an interview on CNBC.

The 50 organizations were selected based on analysis of data from LinkedIn’s 500M+ members. “Many of the companies on the list…are brands we know, like, and often even love,” says Business Journalist, Suzy Welch. “This is not where people like to work, it’s where they yearn to work.”

So what are the qualities of these most desirable companies? Some are predictable – flexible work hours, a diverse workforce, innovative office environments, generous family leave and vacation time (many even have dog-friendly offices).

But Roth says there’s something more in the data. “What we see constantly is that people want to work at places where they can take on hard problems.”

Jobseekers are looking for opportunities to learn new ways of thinking and address important issues and causes. Today’s workers want to be part of something significant and challenging. And the companies they yearn to work for are those where they can collect experiences to push them to the next level in their career.

To learn more:
The 25 hottest companies in America, according to LinkedIn
LinkedIn’s top companies of 2017 reveal what employees really want
LinkedIn Top Companies 2017: Where the world wants to work now

The top 25 companies on the LinkedIn list:

25 – Capital One
Diversified banking company
24 – Adobe
Global leader in digital media/marketing solutions
23 – Stryker
Global medical technology company
22 – BlackRock
Investment firm and the world’s largest asset manager
21 – JLL
Professional services and investment management firm with a focus on real estate
20 – JPMorgan Chase & Co.
A leading global financial services firm
19 – Visa
Global payments technology company
18 – CBRE
The world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm
17 – Twitter
Social media platform available in over 35 languages with 316 million monthly active users
16 – Under Armour
Producer of specialized performance athletic apparel
15 – Workday
A leading provider of financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications
14 – Dell Technologies
An end-to-end computing solutions company
13 – McKinsey & Company
Global management consulting firm
12 – Netflix
The world’s leading Internet television network
11 – Airbnb
A community marketplace for individuals to list and book unique accommodations around the world
10 – Comcast
A global media and technology company
9 – The Walt Disney Company
Entertainment company producing films, television, sports coverage and theme park attractions
8 – Time Warner
Global leader in media and entertainment including television networks, film, and TV
7 – Apple
Pioneer in personal technology including computers, phones, software applications and platforms
6 – Tesla
Producer of electric vehicles and renewable energy generation and storage
5 – Uber
A transportation network company that operates car and food delivery mobile apps
4 – Salesforce
Producer of social and mobile cloud technologies
3 – Facebook
Social media and social networking service with 1.9 billion users each month
2 – Amazon
An electronic commerce and cloud computing company offering merchandise and entertainment to clients around the world
1 – Alphabet
Parent company of Google, a multinational technology company specializing in internet services and products

A Proven Process

Sadik Habach

Super proud of Sadik. He came through his transition process with flying colors. This is a note he wrote to his HR director to say “thanks.”

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I would like to take a moment to share with you my experience with O’Farrell Career Management for the last few months and how much they have helped me as outplacement consultants during my separation process.

They are professionals with many years of experience. The have a proven process to prepare professionals in identifying strengths and opportunities about their careers when phasing out of the difficult situation of being unintentionally separated from an employer. Dave and Stephannie cover with their process all the necessary areas including résumé preparation, market exploration, networking and behavioral interviewing, among others. All these areas really work, based on my own recent experience!

On the personal side, Dave is always there to talk to you about the program and any difficult situations you may be facing. He is a well-prepared career coach and a really nice guy. I’d encourage you to continue relying on his services when you need an outplacement consultant again.

Thanks for your time. Have a great day!

– Sadik Habach