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A job change is a really big deal. But are recruiters making you feel that it’s a big deal to them, too? Do they treat you like a unique talent…or “candidate #142890?”

At Grey, we are driven to create a better experience for candidates wanting to feel understood, listened to and invested in. So we put in the extra work to not only understand your unique needs and drivers, but to fully know the client, their culture and the opportunity to help ensure you’ll land where you can thrive, not just survive.

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We guarantee transparency about the companies and positions we are seeking to fill. You are as important as our clients, and it’s our duty to provide the right knowledge to help you make the best decision for yourself. This is a priority and a responsibility we don’t take lightly.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

We’ve got some amazing opportunities for outstanding talent! If you like what you see, click on the link in the job description and apply directly through LinkedIn! If not, shoot us your resume below and we’ll keep you in mind for a future fit!

Land Development Project Manager - Rochester, MN

Our client was named to the StarTribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota for the fourth consecutive year and the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the third consecutive year. We have an opening at our Rochester office for a Project Manager in our Land Development Group.

What You Will Do: As a project manager you take the lead role on multiple small to medium-sized private development projects and guide these projects through the local approval process. The project manager ensures that our staff complete the projects within prescribed time frames and budgets and to the client’s satisfaction. You will use your project management skills to plan, direct, track, and coordinate all project activities. You will also market and secure work from new and existing clients, formulate strategies for increasing market share, and lead the proposal process when necessary.

Your experience level will determine the amount of independent judgment granted, the complexity of tasks performed, and direct supervision received.

What You Will Bring: The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or similar field from an accredited school and five or more years of experience in civil engineering and land development; a Minnesota PE license or the ability to obtain their license within six months; a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Excellent advocacy, communication and organizational skills are required.

Candidates – Please include a cover letter summarizing your experience in land development.

Who We Are: our client is an energetic professional consulting and design firm with offices all over the MN area. We have over 400 staff members who provide diverse engineering, planning, environmental, and construction services to clients in the government, energy, and commercial markets. Our services also include GIS, landscape architecture, right of way, and surveying.

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Quality Director - Elk River, MN

This position provides the strategic direction and leadership of quality assurance for the organization. This role will assure that the company operates a world class quality system that meets the organizational commitment to quality processes and procedures. This individual must ensure consistency in inspection and approval of raw materials (incoming inspections), in-process and finished goods; quality problem solving; quality training of Company associates and employees; maintenance of records, audits and certifications necessary to comply with quality systems and regulatory requirements; drive continuous improvement actions to meet Company and customer expectations; oversee the Quality system areas (complaint handling, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), calibration, training, document control, internal audits); direct actions designed to strengthen supplier performance in collaboration with Supply Chain; and development of the product quality management strategy to ensure effective communication within the organization.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee the development and implementation of quality policies and programs to ensure the Company is maintaining and improving its competitive position while in compliance with ISO requirements.
  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Oversee the review of validation documentation and CAPAs.
  • Lead and oversee the effort involved in managing each quality organizations’ development of quality protocols with total process improvement initiatives such as Six-sigma, Lean and VA/VE re-engineering efforts.
  • Work with the sourcing team and Operations in the development of a third party supplier scorecard ensuring that company business, quality and regulatory requirements are consistently met. Support sourcing efforts by screening/auditing potential third party raw materials, WIP and FG as part of the PFT process.
  • Oversee the development and the implementation of a robust, monitoring system which tracks customer quality scorecard (metrics).
  • Review and approve product/process specifications, drawings, workflows and change work requests, as required, and facilitate and manage inspections and audits by third parties.
  • Lead serious incident investigation process and lead the analytical efforts to determine root cause as well as provide recommendations for corrective action and oversee implementation.
  • Assure that the quality system is designed and implemented such that certifications will be maintained; assure that proper communication with LT is maintained, coordinate periodic Management Reviews with the Executive Team.
  • Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback.
  • Oversee the development of the budget and be accountable for the budget and Quality business plan.

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Director of Quality - Rogers, MN

This position provides the strategic direction and leadership of quality assurance for the organization. This role will assure that the company operates a world class quality system that meets the organizational commitment to quality processes and procedures. This individual must ensure consistency in inspection and approval of raw materials (incoming inspections), in-process and finished goods; quality problem solving; quality training of Company associates and employees; maintenance of records, audits and certifications necessary to comply with quality systems and regulatory requirements; drive continuous improvement actions to meet Company and customer expectations; oversee the Quality system areas (complaint handling, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), calibration, training, document control, internal audits); direct actions designed to strengthen supplier performance in collaboration with Supply Chain; and development of the product quality management strategy to ensure effective communication within the organization. Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee the development and implementation of quality policies and programs to ensure the Company is maintaining and improving its competitive position while in compliance with ISO requirements.
  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Oversee the review of validation documentation and CAPAs.
  • Lead and oversee the effort involved in managing each quality organizations’ development of quality protocols with total process improvement initiatives such as Six-sigma, Lean and VA/VE re-engineering efforts.
  • Work with the sourcing team and Operations in the development of a third party supplier scorecard ensuring that company business, quality and regulatory requirements are consistently met. Support sourcing efforts by screening/auditing potential third party raw materials, WIP and FG as part of the PFT process.
  • Oversee the development and the implementation of a robust, monitoring system which tracks customer quality scorecard (metrics).
  • Review and approve product/process specifications, drawings, workflows and change work requests, as required, and facilitate and manage inspections and audits by third parties.
  • Lead serious incident investigation process and lead the analytical efforts to determine root cause as well as provide recommendations for corrective action and oversee implementation.
  • Assure that the quality system is designed and implemented such that certifications will be maintained; assure that proper communication with LT is maintained, coordinate periodic Management Reviews with the Executive Team.
  • Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback.
  • Oversee the development of the budget and be accountable for the budget and Quality business plan.

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Director of Operations - Mason City, IA

The Director of Operations will serve as the senior leader overseeing all manufacturing and fulfilment operations within our Iowa plant. This role is responsible for successfully achieving strategic objectives while simultaneously rising to the challenge of the ever-evolving demands of the consumer marketplace. The Director of Operations must be a motivational agent of change. He/she must be a confident, credible leader who inspires and challenges team members at all levels to strive for personal growth through innovation. He/she must be a consummate team player who thrives on collaboration and honest 360-degree communication. As a member of the enterprise leadership team, the Director of Operations will develop partnerships based upon trust and mutual respect with fellow leaders. Considerable experience in lean manufacturing, organizational development, continuous improvement, supply chain management, production planning and scheduling logistics and fulfilment are essential to success in this role.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Operations fall into five categories:

1. Build a talent plan to support growth in concert with evolving business requirements

  • Establish value stream map to ensure that all milestones on the product development pipeline are documented, work requirements are clearly identified, and expectations/outcomes are clearly assigned by team member.
  • Assess legacy talent pool to identify opportunities for retraining, cross training, and skill building to support new processes and/or technology
  • Recruit and retain new team members to satisfy skill gaps and to apprentice under master technicians
  • Identify and address redundancies and inefficiencies to ensure that every team member successfully produces work product that contributes to the bottom line
  • Set specific and measurable roles and goals to ensure that every team members have a sense of purpose, accountability, and a clear understanding how success is measured.
  • Implement productivity/quality KPIs designed to minimize costs and enhance efficiency

2. Improve efficiency and productivity by leveraging technology

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of existing machinery and related software and assess the correlation to new business needs
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and output of existing technology
  • Identify opportunities to sell off underutilized technology
  • Identify deficiencies in machines by type and build a budget and schedule for acquisition
  • Identify and implement software upgrades and expansions to improve efficiency and efficacy particularly in new product development
  • Manage a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure that all technology is remains is excellent working order

3. Partner with Director of Operations NJ/PA plant to achieve all operational synergies required by the strategic plan

  • Reset the Iowa plant as the primary base of operations for all performance, outdoor sport, work, and military products
  • Implement immediate action plan to transition all manufacturing of specific products from PA to IA
  • Establish a “Plan B” strategy to double source PA product programs in IA to ensure continuity during East Coast plant consolidation
  • Maintain constant communication with Director of Operations NJ/PA to continuously assess all incoming business opportunities and optimize production scheduling by nominating the plant best prepared to meet serve the customer at any given time
  • Lead with a sense of urgency and foster the culture of continuous improvement
  • Focus on speed-to-market. Drive the challenge to substantially reduce production lead times
  • Ensure that the Iowa plant remains in compliance with Federal and State regulations including but not limited to OSHA laws

4. Optimize profitability through prudent expense control and strategic allocation of labor

  • Partner with CFO/COO to build financial operating plan for manufacturing and warehouse operations that supports the bottom line profit requirements of the enterprise P&L
  • Implement plan of action to reduce COGS through tighter expense controls
  • Track and manage actual vs estimated labor expense related to new product development and bulk production
  • Implement raw materials sourcing strategy leveraging economy of scale to reduce costs and improve payment terms
  • Implement process for product cost analysis that improves accuracy and identifies issues and opportunities for improvement
  • Reduce spending on manufacturing supplies by leveraging resources across all plant locations

5. Revolutionize logistics for B2B and B2C channels

  • Audit current warehouse operations and produce assessment efficacy
  • Audit shipments by carrier to identify opportunity for cost savings
  • Propose phased plan for process improvement to improve efficiency and improve customer experience

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Administrative Assistant - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

International Association of Dyslexia – Upper Midwest Branch – Non-Profit

Supporting Struggling Readers for Over 40 Years

The International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that supports individuals with dyslexia and related, language-based learning disorders, as well as their families and educators. One of 42 IDA branches worldwide, we have been serving the areas of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota for nearly 45 years.

IDA Upper Midwest Branch is the region’s definitive resource of information related to dyslexia, language-based learning disorders and literacy acquisition. We strive to increase awareness and understanding of these disabilities, encourage early and accurate diagnosis, advocate for the use of scientific, research-based instruction and to bridge the social, educational or cultural gaps to improve language acquisition for the success of all learners.

The Position:Part- time Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an exceptional individual to serve as an Administrative Assistant. This individual will act as a key support person for our Info & Referral and Marketing/Communications teams. This dynamic individual will need to be a self-sufficient, task oriented individual that has great communication skills.

Core responsibilities –

Info & Referral admin needs:

  • Reformatting our tutor referral list
  • Formatting letters (for prospective tutors, acceptance/denial letters for tutors)
  • Providing a list of members/contacts whenever needed
  • Data tracking and upkeep

Marketing & Communications admin needs:

  • Constant Contact – Help manage and clean-up Contact Constant Contact
  • Assist in creation of Quarterly Newsletter and ad hoc email blasts as needed
  • Social Media – Assist in social media communication/marketing strategy
  • Create posts for IDA-UMB LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Ensure its tailored towards IDA-UMB goals and objectives

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Help Desk Technician - Minnetonka, MN

Responsibilities:

  • Create trouble tickets and resolve client issues within timeframes and delight clients
  • Create current, accurate, relevant, efficient (CARE) service orders, notes, and comments in databases
  • Process client adds, moves, and changes (AMCs) that are CARE and within timeframes
  • Love answering the phone, talking to clients, and responding to client emails

Assist clients with the following:

  • Troubleshoot Internet, VoIP/Voice, POPP Services and customer premise equipment
  • Troubleshoot phone and voice mail systems, communication applications, and Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Set up internet services, including the configuration of modems, firewalls, email, domain and web services
  • Utilization and enhancement of existing services
  • Follow process, steps, and procedures and make recommendations to keep them CARE and simple
  • Continuous learning environment

Training:

  • Self-Guided training plan including; shadowing, hands-on, and independent self-study

Education and Experience:

  • Certification or Technical degree preferred. In lieu of degree/certification, relevant work experience
  • Proven record of offering consistently superior levels of customer service

Preferred Experience:

  • Hosted IP and On-Site phone system troubleshooting experience preferred
  • Internet and data networking services
  • Microsoft Windows and Office
  • Web, domain, and e-mail servers
  • Firewalls
  • Telecommunications (VoIP/Voice, T-1’s, Voicemail)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Type 40+ words per minute

Environment:

  • Individual desks, co-located in department
  • Can be noisy due to others on the phone

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Senior Electrical Project Engineer - Winona, MN

Our client, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 18 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Singapore and China and they are GROWING. Our engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the planning, control, and integration of electrical activities and the development of project deliverables to insure the success of their project. The individual designs power and lighting systems for commercial and industrial facilities. The Electrical Engineer utilizes his or her creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment to anticipate and solve engineering problems, determine program objectives and requirements, and develop standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Gains a full understanding of the project objective, scope, deliverables, budget implications, and other factors that impact design activities
  • Establishes design criteria for specific projects
  • Takes responsible lead in the design and detailing of electrical systems
  • Manages the procurement of all necessary equipment related to project electrical needs.
  • Manages the development of construction/equipment installation documents and project deliverables
  • Performs analysis and design calculations and is responsible for the design and drawing activities
  • Reviews and evaluates computer program and manual calculations for technical accuracy and compliance with established design criteria
  • Coordinates electrical activities with the project team during the course of the overall project
  • Performs field surveys and develops the electrical requirements for each given project
  • Prepares estimates of probable costs for electrical equipment and installation. Participates in preparation of project specifications
  • Performs periodic design reviews; ensures designs follow specifications, codes and regulations, and project requirements. Ensures technical and quality standards are maintained
  • Reviews shop drawings for compliance with project requirements and documents

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Senior Water Resources Engineer - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Our client was named to the StarTribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota for the fourth consecutive year and the Zweig Group Hot Firm List for the third consecutive year. We have an opening at our Minneapolis or Rochester location. Build your legacy today with my client!

What You Will Do:

As a Project Manager you will oversee multiple projects of varying size and complexity and ensure that projects are accomplished within prescribed time frames and budgets. You will use your project management skills to plan, direct, track, and coordinate all project activities. You may also formulate project approaches and lead the proposal process for Water Resource projects.

A Project Manager for Water Resources will independently manage complex water resources analysis and design projects for both public and private clients. The successful candidate will manage multi-disciplinary teams to meet project budgets, project scopes, and client expectations. The Project Manager for Water Resources will also support our private development, municipal, transportation, and planning projects in other offices, as needed. The successful candidate will know how to cultivate internal client relationships to successfully fulfill this role.

Your experience level will determine the amount of independent judgment granted, the complexity of tasks performed, and direct supervision received.

What You Will Bring:

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or similar degree from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of 6 years work experience including project management in Water Resources and familiarity with hydraulic modeling software (e.g. HEC-RAS, HydroCAD, SLAMM, SWMM), as well as hydraulic design for Mn/DOT/ State-Aid projects. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months is preferred. Excellent technical, communication and organizational skills are required. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license along with a clean driving record and have the ability to work in a variety of locations.

Who We Are: our client is an energetic professional consulting and design firm with offices all over the MN area. We have over 400 staff members who provide diverse engineering, planning, environmental, and construction services to clients in the government, energy, and commercial markets. Our services also include GIS, landscape architecture, right of way, and surveying.

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Associate Product Manager - Lakeville, MN

The Associate Product Manager is charged with product line contribution in non-core categories. This includes increasing the profitability of existing products to new product extensions for the company. This position will also execute tactical functions including market analysis and sales tracking. The position requires a blend of business acumen and analytics to understand the fundamentals of business for their respective products lines. This position will be the internal and external product expert working with the sales channel and key customers to meet the needs of our markets.

Job Description:

  • Research market requirements and opportunities
  • Project manage new product development teams
  • Facilitate research regarding product development
  • Coordinate and develop reporting on market analytics
  • Develop direction for non-core products
  • Determine product specifications
  • Support sales and marketing with the necessary product knowledge and technical expertise
  • Conduct product presentations
  • Facilitate Product Team meetings
  • Provide input for marketing collateral development
  • Manage product-related support, feedback, and inquiries from users
  • Analyze e-commerce sales trends and opportunity
  • Coordinate market research to track customer and end-user feedback
  • Use market feedback to inform product refinements and ongoing development
  • Travel approximately fifteen percent (15%)

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Financial Controller - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area, MN

The Controller is a leadership team position reporting to the President/CEO which will focus on ensuring accurate and relevant financial information and accomplishing our business plan (V/TO) with operational excellence. This position will collaborate with the CEO, leadership team, and management to operate the Finance function at POPP Communications. This position will have 5 direct reports. This candidate should be eager to join a very dynamic, hardworking company that has demonstrated a passion for Business and Operational Finance for 35+ years!

Finance Responsibilities:

  • Hands on Financial Management of all aspects of the Finance functions of the organization including financial reporting, key indicators, product margin analysis, contract margin analysis, budgeting, forecasting and analysis.
  • Identify and recommend areas of revenue maximization, cost reduction and operational efficiency.
  • Maximize cash management and reporting; communication with bank as primary contact for banking relationship.
  • Lead the annual business and benefits insurance renewal process and communicate changes companywide.
  • Coordinate annual tax returns, financial statement review and ERISA audit with external CPA firm.
  • Develop detailed budgets for use in business plan (V/TO) and maintain forecasts throughout the year.
  • As 401(k) Committee Chairperson, ensure compliance, monitor investment fund performance and minimize 401(k) plan costs.

Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Accounting functions of the organization including invoicing, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, payroll, benefits and network cost auditing.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, HR laws and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with the Minnesota PUC, FCC, USAC and other government authorities.
  • Negotiate and recommend contracts/renewals with suppliers
  • Understand and scrutinize all network costs elements.

Leadership, Management, & Accountability (LMA) Responsibilities:

  • Coach employees to be Productive, Optimistic, Productive People with good attitudes, habits, behavior and judgment.
  • Lead, manage and coach employees while holding them accountable.
  • Utilize the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to conduct Level 10 meetings, establish meaningful and relevant scorecards, set rocks/goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely (SMART) and drive the company toward the goals outlined on the Vision Traction Organizer.
  • Utilize EOS to ensure RPRS (Right Person Right Seat) and up-to-date Finance Accountability Chart.
  • Retain accurate Position, Roles, and Responsibilities (PRR) for each Finance team member.
  • Design, build, maintain, and hold team members accountable to completing the process, steps, and procedures (PSP).

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Senior Industrial Designer - Rogers, MN

The specific role of this person will be multi-faceted, ranging from ideation brainstorming sketches, concept refinement, physical model making, ID to engineering hand off management, A-side production surface modeling in Solidworks, design problem solving using CAD, and creating and presenting design concepts to internal and external customers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work within company’s industrial design department to ideate and sketch new concepts for given projects
  • Design problem solving using sketching (digital and hand), model making, and CAD programs (Solidworks, Alias)
  • Must be very comfortable with A-side production surfacing in Solidworks, being able to take a sketch and build the surfaces with minimal deviation from aesthetic vision.
  • Be a shared resource for our engineering teams to use as a CAD modeler
  • Apply, prepare, and present innovative problem solving skills to progress new product concepts and technologies as needed
  • Research based on market trends, competitive positioning and use-case investigation to provide a product framework

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Industrial Design (automotive) or Product Design
  • 2-5 years’ design experience in an engineering or manufacturing related environment
  • Strong 2D hand sketching skills with ability to quickly illustrate your ideas in visually appealing way
  • Adobe CS proficient
  • Familiarity with surfacing in Solidworks, experience with Autodesk Alias is a plus but not required
  • Passion for design, you have an eye for design with a strong aesthetic vision and ability to articulate and demonstrate that vision
  • Experience using a database and/or document file management system preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully collaborate with internal and external resources to ensure product development success
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to adapt and thrive under tight timelines and pressure situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
  • Basic understanding of plastic, metal, and other material processes and techniques, and design for manufacturing

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Industrial Designer - Elk River, MN

The specific role of this person will be multi-faceted, ranging from ideation brainstorming sketches, concept refinement, physical model making, ID to engineering hand off management, A-side production surface modeling in Solidworks, design problem solving using CAD, and creating and presenting design concepts to internal and external customers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work within company’s industrial design department to ideate and sketch new concepts for given projects
  • Design problem solving using sketching (digital and hand), model making, and CAD programs (Solidworks, Alias)
  • Must be very comfortable with A-side production surfacing in Solidworks, being able to take a sketch and build the surfaces with minimal deviation from aesthetic vision.
  • Be a shared resource for our engineering teams to use as a CAD modeler
  • Apply, prepare, and present innovative problem solving skills to progress new product concepts and technologies as needed
  • Research based on market trends, competitive positioning and use-case investigation to provide a product framework

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Industrial Design (automotive) or Product Design
  • 2-5 years’ design experience in an engineering or manufacturing related environment
  • Strong 2D hand sketching skills with ability to quickly illustrate your ideas in visually appealing way
  • Adobe CS proficient
  • Familiarity with surfacing in Solidworks, experience with Autodesk Alias is a plus but not required
  • Passion for design, you have an eye for design with a strong aesthetic vision and ability to articulate and demonstrate that vision
  • Experience using a database and/or document file management system preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully collaborate with internal and external resources to ensure product development success
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to adapt and thrive under tight timelines and pressure situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
  • Basic understanding of plastic, metal, and other material processes and techniques, and design for manufacturing

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Quality Engineer - Rochester, MN

General Summary

The Customer Quality Engineer is responsible for investigating and applying quality tools to implement effective corrective and preventive actions to resolve customer related quality issues.

Description

  • Applies Quality Engineering tools and methods such as Six Sigma and seven basic quality tools to investigate and resolve customer identified non-conformances.
  • Write and/or respond to defect reports, non-conforming material reports (NCMRs), or supplier corrective action reports (SCARs). Disposition material. Provide instructions for rework or repair.
  • Interface with required departments or individuals to implement meaningful preventative and corrective action plans. Review and update FMEA and control plans as necessary.
  • Gather data on customer complaints and internal non-conformances. Analyze this data to recommend and implement improvement plans.
  • Use technical knowledge of our products to determine disposition of returned materials and provide instruction for rework.
  • Participate on special project teams as required.

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Overnight and overseas travel may be required on a limited basis.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field or sufficient combination of related education and work experience is required; Chemical, Mechanical or Composites Engineering degree preferred
  • Experience with quality engineering tools, APQP, root cause analysis, corrective/preventive actions (CAPA), customer complaints and containment preferred.
  • Must be hands-on: willing to work with blending equipment, extruders and injection molding machines
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Dependable, excellent attendance
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with, coach and develop others
  • Safety awareness
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

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Outside Sales Representative - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

The outside field salesperson is charged with developing and maintaining long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with builders, contractors, architects, trade organizations and consumer clients and is responsible for all practices and aspects pertaining to generating a high-volume, profitable sales while achieving maximum market penetration with as few service requirements as possible. Special projects and other duties as assigned and based on business necessity.

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Outside Sales Representative - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Outside Sales Reps are responsible for performing in-home residential window and door replacement consultations. These consultations will involve in-home selling process, product demonstrations, project evaluation and measuring, project estimating, closing the sale, following the job through the system, and collecting the payment after the install is completed.

Reps will be responsible for managing all practices and procedures designed to increase sales, enhance profitability, and develop very satisfied customers. All Outside Sales Reps will be expected to generate repeat customers, referral customers, and new customers independent of advertising and marketing efforts conducted by the company.

Essential RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all field activity relating to customer relations, product sales, collections and customer satisfaction for the replacement segment.
  • Pursues leads, gives product demonstrations both in the home and at the Window Store, discusses product options with the customer and takes on-site measurements.
  • Ensures quotes and orders are accurate and follows company sales processes
  • Completes all required paperwork to ensure all necessary information is present, allowing the Project Coordinator and Installer to efficiently complete the project.
  • Complies with company policies on pricing, product offering, installation, credit and collections
  • Follows up with prospects to inform them of business changes such as product offering, pricing, or assembly options in a timely manner.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use electronic software (PQM, MSOffice, ACE, etc.) to track, quote, sell and order products
  • Follow-up with all customers to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the customers’ expectations
  • Coordinates and communicates with the Project Coordinator to ensure accurate understanding of and timely resolution to customer issues
  • Participates in various departmental and interdepartmental meetings or training as required

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications, physical demands and work environment characteristics listed below are Consultant of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Sales Consultant - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Outside Sales Reps are responsible for performing in-home residential window and door replacement consultations. These consultations will involve in-home selling process, product demonstrations, project evaluation and measuring, project estimating, closing the sale, following the job through the system, and collecting the payment after the install is completed.

Reps will be responsible for managing all practices and procedures designed to increase sales, enhance profitability, and develop very satisfied customers. All Outside Sales Reps will be expected to generate repeat customers, referral customers, and new customers independent of advertising and marketing efforts conducted by the company.

Essential Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all field activity relating to customer relations, product sales, collections and customer satisfaction for the replacement segment.
  • Pursues leads, gives product demonstrations both in the home and at the Window Store, discusses product options with the customer and takes on-site measurements.
  • Ensures quotes and orders are accurate and follows company sales processes
  • Completes all required paperwork to ensure all necessary information is present, allowing the Project Coordinator and Installer to efficiently complete the project.
  • Complies with company policies on pricing, product offering, installation, credit and collections
  • Follows up with prospects to inform them of business changes such as product offering, pricing, or assembly options in a timely manner.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use electronic software (PQM, MSOffice, ACE, etc.) to track, quote, sell and order products
  • Follow-up with all customers to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the customers’ expectations
  • Coordinates and communicates with the Project Coordinator to ensure accurate understanding of and timely resolution to customer issues
  • Participates in various departmental and interdepartmental meetings or training as required

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Sales Representative - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

Outside Sales Reps are responsible for performing in-home residential window and door replacement consultations. These consultations will involve in-home selling process, product demonstrations, project evaluation and measuring, project estimating, closing the sale, following the job through the system, and collecting the payment after the install is completed.

Reps will be responsible for managing all practices and procedures designed to increase sales, enhance profitability, and develop very satisfied customers. All Outside Sales Reps will be expected to generate repeat customers, referral customers, and new customers independent of advertising and marketing efforts conducted by the company.

Essential Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all field activity relating to customer relations, product sales, collections and customer satisfaction for the replacement segment.
  • Pursues leads, gives product demonstrations both in the home and at the Window Store, discusses product options with the customer and takes on-site measurements.
  • Ensures quotes and orders are accurate and follows company sales processes
  • Completes all required paperwork to ensure all necessary information is present, allowing the Project Coordinator and Installer to efficiently complete the project.
  • Complies with company policies on pricing, product offering, installation, credit and collections
  • Follows up with prospects to inform them of business changes such as product offering, pricing, or assembly options in a timely manner.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use electronic software (PQM, MSOffice, ACE, etc.) to track, quote, sell and order products
  • Follow-up with all customers to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the customers’ expectations
  • Coordinates and communicates with the Project Coordinator to ensure accurate understanding of and timely resolution to customer issues
  • Participates in various departmental and interdepartmental meetings or training as required

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International Buyer - Lakeville, MN

Position Objective:

Develop and manage the supply chain to insure the availability of materials and services needed to support our Corporation and our production plans, at the best value.

Job Description:

  • Develops favorable working relationships with suppliers and reviews their capabilities to insure on-time delivery of purchased component parts and services to meet our Corporation’s requirements
  • Takes a strategic approach in the management of assigned commodities by working with suppliers and other departments on projects such as inventory reduction, new product development, cost reduction and analysis, and supplier performance to maximize margin
  • Purchases and coordinates parts and services as assigned to insure the highest quality at the best cost with the lowest inventory
  • Monitors pricing fluctuation by comparing against industry standards as stated in published commodity prices
  • Develops and recommends alternate sources of supply using the Total Cost of Ownership methodology
  • Implement supply agreements and/or contracts for required Suppliers
  • Sources new product or seeks new suppliers on existing parts as required
  • Is a source of information on parts and services to other departments
  • Works well with other personnel to insure smooth operation
  • Leads supplier productivity, lead-time and quality improvements to meet the operating needs of our Corporation.
  • Pursues areas of self-improvement by attending seminars, college courses, professional organization programs, and/or working towards CPSM Certification
  • Provides Buyer Assistant with work direction on expediting, placing orders, and other routine responsibilities

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Manager of Logistics - Faribault, MN

General Function:

The Logistics Manager will manage the coordination and execution of all inbound and outbound transportation matters within the organization. This includes forecasting and sourcing capacity for all modes of transportation including Ocean FC freight and also including, LCL, LTL, Air and TL. In addition, this position is responsible for Customs Management for imports and exports to and from North America for all business segments and plant operations, and will also assist in managing day to day operations as needed in Logistics.

This role will interface directly with Purchasing and Planning and duties may be assigned accordingly as needed.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Experience and thorough understanding of all necessary documents needed for International freight. Knowledge of Incoterm and the respective documentation required to move shipments internationally. Compliance of all federal, state and local material handling and shipping requirements, communicate any needed actions to appropriate parties.
  • Maintain shipping and receiving operations by coordinating and enforcing personnel policies and procedures. Documents processes and perform training as needed.
  • Maintain daily in-transit report and publish to all areas of business as needed for both domestic and international shipments. Compile using track and trace reports provided by carriers and internal reports.
  • Manage all OS&D claims with sense of urgency and follow thru with necessary actions as needed with other departments and Business units.
  • Validate and approve logistics invoices for services.
  • Source and manage freight for all modes of transportation. May be asked to seek out capacity alternatives to meet business requirements as needed.
  • Maintain and update as needed rate matrix for all modes.
  • Ensure all supply chain partners, up and down stream, are working collaboratively and efficiently to insure operations are not interrupted and move at a consistent pace.
  • Working closely with Purchasing, Planning, Production and Warehouse teams to drive efficiencies and link the processes together to deliver finished goods on time.
  • Maintain monthly scorecards for carrier performance.
  • Keep the organization informed of any pending strikes or extreme weather delays that will impact on time delivery or availability of equipment.
  • Collaborates with Finance to ensure all documentation is in place prior to shipping and after shipping to complete the process.
  • Initiate and enforce Industry Best Practices for Logistics.
  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, other duties may be assigned by your supervisor as dictated by business necessity.
  • Project management

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Logistics Manager - Lakeville, MN

General Function:

The Logistics Manager will manage the coordination and execution of all inbound and outbound transportation matters within the organization. This includes forecasting and sourcing capacity for all modes of transportation including Ocean FC freight and also including, LCL, LTL, Air and TL. In addition, this position is responsible for Customs Management for imports and exports to and from North America for all business segments and plant operations, and will also assist in managing day to day operations as needed in Logistics.

This role will interface directly with Purchasing and Planning and duties may be assigned accordingly as needed.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Experience and thorough understanding of all necessary documents needed for International freight. Knowledge of Incoterm and the respective documentation required to move shipments internationally. Compliance of all federal, state and local material handling and shipping requirements, communicate any needed actions to appropriate parties.
  • Maintain shipping and receiving operations by coordinating and enforcing personnel policies and procedures. Documents processes and perform training as needed.
  • Maintain daily in-transit report and publish to all areas of business as needed for both domestic and international shipments. Compile using track and trace reports provided by carriers and internal reports.
  • Manage all OS&D claims with sense of urgency and follow thru with necessary actions as needed with other departments and Business units.
  • Validate and approve logistics invoices for services.
  • Source and manage freight for all modes of transportation. May be asked to seek out capacity alternatives to meet business requirements as needed.
  • Maintain and update as needed rate matrix for all modes.
  • Ensure all supply chain partners, up and down stream, are working collaboratively and efficiently to insure operations are not interrupted and move at a consistent pace.
  • Working closely with Purchasing, Planning, Production and Warehouse teams to drive efficiencies and link the processes together to deliver finished goods on time.
  • Maintain monthly scorecards for carrier performance.
  • Keep the organization informed of any pending strikes or extreme weather delays that will impact on time delivery or availability of equipment.
  • Collaborates with Finance to ensure all documentation is in place prior to shipping and after shipping to complete the process.
  • Initiate and enforce Industry Best Practices for Logistics.
  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, other duties may be assigned by your supervisor as dictated by business necessity.
  • Project management

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Plant Operations Manager - Jackson, MN

Directs the Assembly Operations department in the efficient manufacture of products on a timely basis to the master schedule and consistent with all budgeting and quality parameters, through effective leadership of Assembly personnel.

SUPERVISION 50%

  • Supervises all painted and assembly production activities.
  • Responsible for employee and labor relations within the department. Participates in negotiating labor contracts by advising management regarding competitive needs of the contract.
  • Responsible for housekeeping, productiveness, manpower levels and work habit discipline within the assembly department.
  • Supervisory duties are aided by the General and Production Supervisors. Staffs and operates production shifts commensurate with optimum efficiency, flexibility, and capacity requirements.

PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION 25%

  • Assure that production output meets the requirements of approved Master Schedules at optimum costs, within quality limits, and consistent with good operating procedures.
  • Responsible for timely production of finished products and service parts to assure an excellent level of customer service.
  • Responsible for the development of assembly department objectives to meet the required Master Schedule at a satisfactory cost level. (Includes cost center budgets, manpower plans, cost improvement plans, system development, etc.)
  • Responsible for the implementation of assembly systems, policies, procedures and methods as required meeting short and long-term objectives.
  • Analyzes all accounting, manufacturing engineering, personnel, quality control, and production control reports, which are issued to assist assembly in operating knowledgeable and efficiently.
  • Responsible for smooth and efficient pilots, new product start-up and recommending changes in design where products can be improved.
  • May assist in production scheduling to maintain a relatively stable work force and attain the desired level of production efficiently.

QUALITY 15%

  • Regular maintain plant quality standards, and participate in quality improvement planning for the paint and all assembly operations.

SAFETY 10%

  • Ensure all Employees are trained in Safety Rules and procedures and support and consistently enforce safety policies.
  • Participate in Safety Inspections and support Plant Safety activities.
  • Establish Safety measurement goals and accountability for employees under their direction.
  • Proactive compliance with Safety laws.
  • Review Department Accident/Investigation reports and participate in preventive/corrective Safety planning.
  • Ensure Supervisors follow through on prevention, counseling or discipline as part of individual safety goals.
  • Participate in Employee progress or decision meetings concerning case management decisions.

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Sales Estimator - Owatonna, MN

To promote sales of company products on a profit basis, by providing technical information, sales proposals and bids to prospective customers. Assists in closing projects, writing orders and reviewing/negotiating contracts for scope of work

Job Description:

  • Provides estimating support to assigned Sales Region(s)
  • Makes recommendations for product application solutions for specific project requirements
  • Coordinates information requests for drawings, cost estimates, etc., with other company departments
  • Provides technical information and proposals for developing projects
  • Participates with sales team members to develop sales strategy
  • Makes pricing decisions within prescribed limits on a project-to-project basis
  • Prepares and distributes quotes/bids on projects
  • Records and reports bid activity in assigned regions
  • Reviews and negotiates customer contracts to verify accurate scope of work

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to learn product/application knowledge
  • Ability to make decisions involving complex sales/profit relationships
  • Ability to read architectural drawings
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and to operate with continually changing priority needs

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Customer Service Manager - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

The purpose of the Help Line Service Manager is to ensure that we consistently provide industry-leading help line service and support. The Help Line Service Manager leads, manages, and holds the Help Line team accountable for delighting internet, voice, and phone system (hosted and premise-based) clients. If you are a technically-minded, organized individual with proven leadership and management skills, we encourage you to apply for the Help Line Service Manager position.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the planning and execution of the help line service department’s goals and daily operations to delight clients and accomplish our vision
  • Hold the Help Line representatives and non-business day customer service representatives accountable to achieve established metrics and take ownership of client issues to resolution
  • Ensure current, accurate, relevant, and efficient (CARE) service orders, notes, and comments in databases
  • Keep process, steps, and procedures CARE and simple; ensure team members consistently follow
  • Identify opportunities to increase revenue and profit, improve quality, and decrease costs
  • Analyze statistics and compile accurate reports to make good decisions
  • Coordinate work to meet established deadlines through rapidly changing priorities
  • Provide continuous learning environment and techniques for Help Line Technicians Resolve escalated client issues

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years customer service experience
  • 2-4 years management/coaching experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in troubleshooting and issue resolution
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to interpret complex information and communicate effectively with others
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills, with great attention to detail
  • Understand industry best practices
  • Knowledge of communication technologies and services

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Warehouse Specialist - Greater Mpls/St. Paul Area

The purpose of the Warehouse Specialist is to ensure that we consistently provide the right parts and equipment to clients that are functional, clean, and labeled. The Warehouse Specialist has incredible organizational skills, a great ability to prioritize, is able to lift 50 pounds, enjoys working in a variety of databases, and is comfortable working with vendors, team members, and clients in person and via phone. The Warehouse Specialist also backs up the Dispatcher on a daily basis, which includes making and answering calls to/from team members and clients and scheduling and dispatching of field technicians. If you are an organized, professional individual who enjoys working in small warehouse and multiple databases and interacting with team members and clients, we encourage you to apply for the Warehouse Specialist position.

Responsibilities:

75% of job:

  • Maintain accurate, efficient, organized, clean inventory of warehouse for parts, equipment, tools, and technician vehicles
  • Work with vendors to obtain best pricing and value
  • Create Purchase Orders and order parts and equipment from vendors as needed
  • Label equipment with POPP stickers and include information per company guidelines
  • Quickly test and return equipment to inventory as needed
  • Maintain accurate inventory information in databases
  • Inventory warehouse weekly to determine part and equipment needs
  • Complete annual inventory with Finance team members
  • Monitor lead times to ensure parts and equipment is received when needed
  • Label, stage, or ship proper equipment for each installation, service order, or add, moves, and changes

25% of job:

  • Back up Dispatcher by answering team member and client calls, making calls, scheduling field technicians, and updating dispatch boards

Education and Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 to 4 years previous warehouse experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office including Word and Excel
  • Typing 50+ wpm

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfortable working within established routines and procedures
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills, with great attention to deta

Physical Requirements:

  • Constant use of telephone with headset
  • Constant use of computer including keyboard and mouse
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to be on feet in warehouse for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50lbs

Environment:

  • General office environment; cubicle; warehouse; fast paced; can be noisy

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Quality Engineer - Winona, MN

General Summary

The Customer Quality Engineer is responsible for investigating and applying quality tools to implement effective corrective and preventive actions to resolve customer related quality issues.

Description

  • Applies Quality Engineering tools and methods such as Six Sigma and seven basic quality tools to investigate and resolve customer identified non-conformances.
  • Write and/or respond to defect reports, non-conforming material reports (NCMRs), or supplier corrective action reports (SCARs). Disposition material. Provide instructions for rework or repair.
  • Interface with required departments or individuals to implement meaningful preventative and corrective action plans. Review and update FMEA and control plans as necessary.
  • Gather data on customer complaints and internal non-conformances. Analyze this data to recommend and implement improvement plans.
  • Use technical knowledge of our products to determine disposition of returned materials and provide instruction for rework.
  • Participate on special project teams as required.

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Overnight and overseas travel may be required on a limited basis.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field or sufficient combination of related education and work experience is required; Chemical, Mechanical or Composites Engineering degree preferred
  • Experience with quality engineering tools, APQP, root cause analysis, corrective/preventive actions (CAPA), customer complaints and containment preferred.
  • Must be hands-on: willing to work with blending equipment, extruders and injection molding machines
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Dependable, excellent attendance
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with, coach and develop others
  • Safety awareness
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

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