Career Opportunities, Facts & Tips
Many companies are telling me they think 2015 will be a very strong year for them; hopefully you are feeling the same way and hiring will continue to pick up. I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of unexpected calls I have received from existing and prospective clients in the last few weeks.
If you are a hiring manager, no matter what position you are hiring for, I strongly encourage you to move very quickly when you find a promising applicant. I lost quite a few good candidates in 2014 because clients dragged their feet, sometimes for months, only to be dismayed to learn the candidate was snapped up by a competitor. “A” talent is less likely to be looking for a job than we have seen in six years; their friends and former bosses are eager to recommend and recruit them.
Current Career Opportunities
Director of Software Development
This role is responsible for running the entire national labor management technology team. Provide decisive and effective technical leadership for all software development efforts. Must have strong experience with Labor Management Standards and related software. Bachelor's degree in computer science or other relevant engineering field, 10-plus year’s project and software development management experience. National consulting firm. 100k to 150k base, Chicago.
Distribution Center Consultant
Client is a prestigious consulting firm. New full-time opportunities for engineers with extensive material handling systems experience. Will advise clients about material handling system selection and implementation. Must be promotable to a project manager role long-term. Must have a steady resume and four-year engineering degree, preferably with 2-10 years of material handling experience. Must have AutoCAD facility layout experience. Full-time. Pay to the 80's 90's, maybe 35% travel, relocation required and assistance provided. Ohio
Network Optimization Consultant
Client is an international consulting firm which is experiencing greater U.S. and international demand for network optimization studies. New position. Must have extensive experience conducting network optimization studies, experience with Llamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru software preferred. Paid relocation to Indiana required.
WMS Consultants/Project Managers (2)
Both roles are new and are full-time. Client in Georgia seeks WMS implementation senior consultant who has strong experience leading implementations of High Jump (required). New position, can be based anywhere in U.S., roughly 20-25% travel on average. Base salary could be in the mid-100s, depending upon experience. Client in New Jersey seeks WMS implementation leader who has a variety of WMS and other distribution software experience; will work on a variety of technology projects such as voice implementation and manage them. Base salary open. Relocation NOT REQUIRED for either role. Both are very good and stable firms, full benefit packages.
Vice President, Transportation Management Services (TMS)
Focus on TMS solutions design, scorecard formulation, capacity management, and outsource management, etc. This is a newly created role. Client is a prestigious international shipping company based in Hong Kong which prefers American candidates for this search, extensive and generous compensation package. Will sponsor work visa for family. Candidates should have a proven track record and be able to establish a transportation management services department. Full-time. HONG KONG!
Project Managers (3)
Must have experience managing material handling projects. Sales are booming, average project is 500k or more. Salary 70-100k+, depending on experience. Must be able to run projects and work with customers, engineering degree not required. AutoCAD experience preferred but not required. Three different clients with openings in Ohio, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Conveyor Systems Engineers (2)
Two different clients who are integrators, both new positions created due to strong business growth. Relocation provided, to 90k or so. Must have good AutoCAD, facility layout experience and a four year engineering degree. Relocation provided, Ohio, New Jersey.
Controls Engineers (2)
Two openings with two clients in Ohio. One client is an integrator, one is a controls service provider. Must have experience with AutoCAD, Allen-Bradley, and commissioning a variety of material handling systems. Maybe 20-30% travel. Relocation provided.
Client is a very large international 3PL. Must have traditional I.E. experience in distribution centers doing layouts, time studies, facilities assessments, managing material handling systems projects, and facility consolidation. Roughly 25% travel, mostly in the U.S. Salary dependent upon experience. Arizona.
Director of Sales
Exciting and innovative product manufacturer –they recently won a “Most Innovative Warehouse Product” award—seeks an experienced veteran of the material handling industry to help them expand sales. They have major Fortune 100 clients in the U.S. for their retail industry products, so they are looking to leverage their past success and relationships as they launch their distribution center product line. Reports to president, must be a go getter. Relocation to Boston required and paid. To 125k base.
Sales Engineer (4)
Three clients looking for an engineer with a background in material handling systems. Individual will personally seek new sales opportunities and perform some of the associated engineering work. Will help mentor junior sales professionals. High base salary and commission, will be dependent upon experience. Clients are well-known national firms, will consider paying for relocation, but local candidates preferred. California, Texas, and Southeast (Atlanta Home Office).
Field Sales “Hunters” (4)
Four different clients looking for sales hunters, most of them are material handling integrators, but client in Atlanta is a systems manufacturer. Must have a steady record of growing sales by developing business with end-user corporations and businesses. Extensive knowledge of material handling systems and related products required. An engineering degree would be nice but is not required. Individual will personally seek new sales opportunities and work with engineering staff to “close” the opportunities. Base salary and commission, will be dependent upon experience, base might go to 100k or higher. Benefits. Southern California, Ohio, New Jersey/Pennsylvania, Georgia or neighboring states.
Refer a Friend
Do you know anyone who might be interested in hearing about these full-time career opportunities? If you know of someone who is interested and qualified, please have them send their resume and salary history in confidence to us at email@example.com.
Please note: All of these positions require candidates who currently have the lawful right to work in the U.S. Unfortunately, we do not have opportunities for recent college graduates. We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity-we only work with hiring managers who share our commitment.
If you are currently hiring professionals in these occupations, please call us or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTING SEARCH provides reputable consulting firms, integrators, and manufacturers with full-time employees at no cost to the candidates. All of our opportunities require at least two years of supply chain experience. We specialize in placing experienced professionals with expertise in the following occupations:
- Consultants (MHE/WMS/LMS/TMS/Optimization/DC Plan-Design-Build)
- Industrial Engineers/Logistics Engineers
- Field Sales Professionals and Managers
- Conveyor Systems Engineers
- MHE Controls Engineers
- Field Installation Supervisors/Managers
Make learning a new software program one of your New Year's resolutions. More than ever before, candidates who have learned a software program in their field increase their internal and external marketability, especially as recruiters search for specific software words on Linkedin and job boards. Don't forget to write down your goals on January 1; research has shown people who write down their goals are far more likely to achieve them.
Supply Chain Factoid Pop Quiz
According to Christine Magee, an analyst for CrunchBase, 2014 saw more venture capital funding for logistics startups than they have ever seen before. The various startups, from websites to bike delivery services, have cropped up to tackle the shortcomings in various sectors of the shipping industry.
She wrote that the U.S. trucking industry alone generates over $____ billion in gross freight revenues and employs 6.8 million people.
Quote of the Month
“Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One cannot do both at the same time.”
- Peter F. Drucker, Management Guru
Pop Quiz Answer: D
3600 N. Hayden Rd., Box 3713
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
On The Web: www.supplychainconsultingsearch.com
feel free to send an invite to me to join your linkedin network, I post my newest searches on it.