CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Plant Manager

One of our clients, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of pneumatic and hydraulic components, assemblies and systems, is seeking a Plant Manager.  The Plant Manager will coordinate and direct all manufacturing plant functions, maintain good employee relations and meet all budgetary objects.  Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Plant Manager will be responsible for the execution of all manufacturing operations including Production, Planning, Maintenance and Safety, all in conformance with company policies and all applicable regulatory requirements.  Additional responsibilities include the coordination and communication of the operations forecast, and the identification of key financial operating risks.  The Plant Manager will support all strategic efforts to generate new sales and maintain the existing customer base, and establish strong working relations with engineering, supply chain, quality, finance, business development and human resources leadership.

The ideal candidate must be a seasoned leader, and possess solid lean manufacturing skills and experience leading effective teams.  Required competencies include: quality orientation, planning, comfort with paperwork, safety orientation, oral & written communications, teamwork & cooperation, performance focused, organization, motivation of others, and business acumen.

A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline is required, with a preference for an industrial or mechanical engineering degree.  Also required is a minimum of 10 years of manufacturing experience, with at least 5 years’ in a Plant Manager role.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence employees, and possess proficient knowledge of MS office.  Qualified candidates may send their resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services, Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Corporate Treasurer

Our client, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a wide variety of specialty heat exchangers and heat transfer solutions, is seeking a Corporate Treasurer. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Corporate Treasurer is responsible for all global treasury operations including cash management and forecasting, debt and foreign currency exposure management, banking and bank relationships. The position interacts with Corporate and Operations Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and International Operations. The successful candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to build a Treasury function in a private equity owned environment.

The ideal candidate must be analytical and possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, along with strong business/ financial acumen. Additional required competencies include: basic leadership orientation, customer service orientation, decision making skills, diplomacy, facilitation, follow through, visionary outlook, informing others, meeting management, organization, political savvy, presentation skills, and reliability and consistency.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in cash management, capital markets, and/ or corporate finance in a global corporate or a banking environment is required. Additional required experience includes managing debt facilities, building treasury functions and processes, and creating and implementing effective internal controls. AN MBA and/or Certified Treasury Professional designation and experience working in global business environment is preferred. Plex/Prophix systems experience is also preferred. Some travel will be required. Qualified candidates may submit their resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services, Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Total Rewards Manager

Our client, a locally owned global brand company, is seeking a Total Rewards Manager. Reporting to the Senior Director of Human Resources, the Total Rewards Manager will provide support to the employees in the administration and management of employee benefit plans, including union benefits, promote the value of plans in alignment with the company’s goals and practices, and act as a liaison between vendors and employees.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, eager to drive change and offer advanced knowledge of benefits, payroll related laws, regulations and principles. Required competencies include: action orientation, ambition, analytical thinking, customer service orientation, diplomacy, follow through, optimism, organization, presentation skills and written communications.

A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration and a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience with progressive benefits responsibility within a dynamic Human Resources department is required. Strong computer skills, including advanced level Excel and HRIS applications are also required. ADP experience and PHR certification is preferred. Qualified candidates may submit their resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services, Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Director of Resources / Development Services

Primary Care of Western New York (PCWNY), one of the area’s largest family medical practices, is seeking a Director of Resource/Development Services. PCWNY currently has 4 offices, and provides care for all ages, creating lifelong relationships beginning in infancy and continuing through adolescence and into adulthood. In this newly created position the Director of Resource/Development Services will oversee employees to ensure a high level of patient service and satisfaction, as well as the effective oversight and management of the medical practice employees. Along with the doctors and medical staff, the Director will work to enhance the quality of care patients receive by bringing together clinical and operational teams to work as a coordinated unit focused on achieving desired health outcomes.

Reporting to the Managing Partner, the ideal candidate must have proven leadership and management experience in effective team building and continuous quality improvement. Additional required competencies include: action orientation, business/financial acumen, organization, customer service orientation, decision making skills, development of personnel, follow through, hiring and staffing, comfort with innovation, motivation of others, follow through and technical learning.

Responsibilities include:
• Manage employees utilizing training oversight and performance management with onsite presence
• Key member of PCWNY management team – collaborate with partners, providers, practice administrator, managers and practice analyst
• Reporting responsibility for 3 managers
• Observe staff – offer training, coaching and correction
• Oversee all aspects of employee development including orientation, annual mandatory training programs and employee development
• Maintain and enforce the policies of the PCWNY employee handbook
• Direct, manage and oversee the centralized function of medical records
• Responsibility for the telephone system management, oversight and utilization
• Primary responsibility for patient satisfaction, including the establishment of metrics and annual improvement methodologies
• Monitor staff quality and observe interaction with patients and providers
• Other duties and/or projects as assigned by the managing partner

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in managing operations in a multi-location business, with a preference for healthcare and or a customer focused industry, is required. A master’s degree is highly preferred. Also required are strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to multi-task, respond to rapid change, prioritize and perform work with minimal supervision. Qualified candidates may email their resumes and cover letters to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Accounts Receivable Clerk

One of our clients, a global leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of products and solutions, is seeking an Accounts Receivable Clerk. Reporting to the Manager of Financial Shared Services, the Accounts Receivable Clerk will be responsible for the following:
• Posts cash receipts to customer’s accounts and general ledger accurately and in a timely manner
• Processes and distributes daily customer invoices
• Processes customer credit card payments
• Processes customer credit and debit memos
• Prepares monthly Rep commission statements and processes payments
• Participates in the monthly accounting close process as needed
• Provides customers and co-workers with needed documentation

Qualifications include:
• High School or equivalent required
• 1 year of accounts receivable experience required
• Experience in a manufacturing setting preferred
• Attention to detail and strong planning and organization skills
• Computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office applications

Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

One of our clients, a global leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of products and solutions, is seeking a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Reporting to the CFO, the Director of FP & A will be responsible for all global aspects of budgeting and planning, including preparing annual strategic plan materials, annual budget, monthly analysis, review of results, and forecasting processes. The successful candidate will participate and drive the implementation and improvements of budget and planning processes using analytical tools, and work as a business partner to deliver financial results. The ideal candidate must be a seasoned leader that possesses solid technical accounting skills and business acumen. Other required competencies include: analytical/strategic thinking, decision making, collaboration, action orientation, strong communication presentation and interpersonal skills, customer focused, and strong planning and organization skills.

Responsibilities include:

• Create and lead corporate financial planning activities and models, working closely with business finance managers and other corporate finance leaders. Drive continuous improvement of the process, tools and reporting.
• Collaborate with others in using financial data to drive profitability, top and bottom-line growth and market value preservation and expansion.
• Prepare accurate and timely monthly close information and analysis.
• Analyze and interpret financial data.
• Act as a key interface with business finance leaders to analyze profitability to meet needs and expectations of management.
• Select, develop and maximize talent.

Requirements include:

• A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance is required, and a master’s degree and CPA are preferred.
• A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in progressively responsible financial leadership positions.
• Prior experience with a global manufacturing firm is preferred.
• Exposure to private equity businesses is strongly preferred.
• Expertise with Microsoft Office products, including proficiency in Excel.
• Domestic and international travel.

Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo at mecarlo@cpibn.com.

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Our client, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a wide variety of specialty heat exchangers and heat transfer solutions, is seeking an Accounts Payable Supervisor.  Reporting to the Corporate Financial Controller, the Accounts Payable Supervisor will supervise and perform all duties associated with the US Accounts Payable function (shared service center supporting multiple manufacturing plants as well as corporate activities). Additionally, the Accounts Payable Supervisor will gain an in-depth understanding of the Company’s US Accounts Payable processing environment, including becoming a subject matter expert as it relates to its recently installed ERP system (Plex).

Responsibilities include:

  • Directing the functions of the shared service (multi-plant and corporate) US Accounts Payable department
  • Ensuring timely processing (three-way match) of supplier/vendor invoices within an ERP and manual Accounts Payable environment.
  • Processing employee travel and expense reimbursements through Expensify and purchasing card (p-card) transactions.
  • Selecting invoices for payment (checks, ACHs and wires) and preparing Accounts Payable registers and related reports.
  • Researching issues and resolving discrepancies on a timely basis.
  • Working with suppliers/vendors/employees to resolve AP issues in a courteous manner.
  • Supervising the printing and mailing of customer checks.
  • Providing training to new and existing staff as needed
  • Working with each direct report to establish annual goals and objectives and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field strongly preferred, or equivalent experience in lieu of a college degree.
  • 5 years of Accounts Payable experience, preferably with at least 2 years as team lead.
  • Demonstrated success as a team lead, with a strong desire and capabilities to move into a management role.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize work, be detailed oriented, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Extensive computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office applications; expertise using advanced features with Excel strongly preferred. ERP experience required (Plex a big plus).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to MaryEllen Carlo at mecarlo@cpibn.com.