All day long, our Recruiters are quietly and confidentially networking with those who excel in the plastics, packaging, polymer technology, and C.A.S.E fields. The great majority of these individuals are not actively seeking new employment and would never respond to a posted job advertisement; however, many count on us to let them know of potentially stronger opportunities within their space.
Collectively, if we talked with 1,000 professionals in a month that would be a slow month. The following is a brief summary of just 15 candidates we have talked within the past couple weeks.
Senior Engineer with a highly successful track record in process engineering, tool engineering, mold flow, and set up and cycle time reduction during their 10+ years in the injection molding space. They have experience across a diverse range of markets including consumer goods, automotive, and most recently medical devices. They recently wrapped up a project and have asked us to quietly represent them in their next career move. They have an MS in plastics engineering and a six sigma green belt certification.
Senior Business Development Specialist has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of plastics including mold making, medical manufacturing, and sales. Recently he has worked in supplier development with the top companies in the medical device industry including Stryker, Johnson and Johnson, and Covidien to name a few. These partnerships resulted in $150 million in mold/component purchasing.
Senior Engineer who has consistently demonstrated a record of success and achievement for a multibillion dollar consumer goods company where he currently fulfills a key role overseeing the execution of design and development projects. He directs the production of over 7,000 tools, contributing to the successful launch of up to 6 product lines annually, and is accountable for annual operating budgets of up to $30M per line.
Executive Level Sales Director for a global automotive supplier (both interior and exterior) has developed business strategies to increase annual business revenue 4-5% year after year. Full responsibility for selling to major OEMs like Mercedes, VW, BMW etc. with revenues exceeding $650 million in the Southeast US and Mexico. With 28+ years of experience he would be an incredible addition to any organization.
R&D Manager with experience in extrusion, tooling design, materials, and food packaging design. They have implemented changes which shortened development cycles by 50%. They have a proven record of stimulating teams into innovative think tanks, as demonstrated by their twenty-six US patents. A true leader of teams and diverse individual contributors, that is motivated to achieve continued success.
Technical Marketing Manager with a vision for the big picture. Their expertise with engineered polymers has led to the development and launch of global strategic plans for medical markets which resulted in $3 million annual revenue, and an $8 million pipeline. An MS in Polymer Science and an MBA gives them a combination of exceptional technical skills and business acumen. This has allowed them to marry novel technologies with new business opportunities, and become a co-inventor of 10 granted US patents.
Material Scientist with a PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science. She is a member of the “Office of Exceptional Talents” at a leading technical university (only the top 10% of students among all academic disciplines earned the invitation for membership). With 4+ years research experience in advanced materials and 1+ year product development experience in the filtration industry, she is strong in polymer science, nonwovens and textiles, as well as trained in Six Sigma project management methodology.
PhD Scientist currently working for a fortune 500 company with expertise in photo-polymerization of adhesive /coating formulations. Currently leading a cross functional team through the planning and execution of the scale up and commercialization of UV Curable hot-melt pressure sensitive adhesives using a stage-gate process. Ready to move into a technical or business management role.
PhD Scientist currently managing a large R&D group for fiber optical materials product line, a $100M business for his employer. Key innovator on industry standard UV curable coatings for fiber optical applications. Awarded 10 patents, and author of multiple publications and technical presentations.
Polyethylene Technical Services Engineer for one of the largest companies in the world looking to move into a sales or technical service role. High level of technical knowledge in polymer chemistry and manufacturing processes including pipe extrusion, films & coatings, injection molding, rotational molding, and blow molding. BSChemE, and open to relocation anywhere.
Senior Corporate Process Manager for one of the largest construction materials companies in the world, their vast list of accomplishments includes reducing companywide energy consumption by 30%, saving millions of dollars. Also developed and implemented an engineering training platform that has been adopted globally. Expert at optimizing processes to allow more efficient operation and greater productivity.
Director for one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies; they are currently in charge of 2 groups of R&D/application development, 2 groups of technical service, and 1 group of business development with a $5M budget. A global leader in new product development & commercialization, polymer product characterizations, and design of experiment, they are open to bringing their PhD in polymer science and engineering and 20+ years of experience to a new challenge.
This Sales Professional has provided thermoformed packaging solutions to the retail, medical and pharmaceutical industries for 15+ years. Primarily working with custom applications, their technical expertise has allowed them to generate $750K in new business in just two years, representing 40% of the revenue in their territory. This candidate has a strong network on the west coast and was recognized as a subject matter expert in “green” solutions.
Lead Industrial Designer from rigid packaging that has advanced skills in 3D CAD, Adobe Creative, print, and digital graphics. Experience working with fortune 200 food and beverage companies and holder of several international patents in packaging. In prior role, they redesigned a legacy foodservice package that reduced resin costs by over $1 million/yr.
Film Extrusion Engineer and Production Manager with BSME and 7 years of progressive experience in film manufacturing and converting. Recently led a project that identified under-performing extrusion lines and implemented changes that resulted in an increase of more than 120 pounds per hour.