TDM & Associates, LLC

204 N. Main, PO 797

St. Joseph, IL 61873

217-469-9400

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TDM & Associates specializes in the recruitment of professional and executive level management personnel. Searches are handled professionally and expeditiously. Clients receive outstanding customer service. We strive to be the best, not the biggest!

Featured Candidates

Accounting & Finance

Candidate 8169

MBA-educated Controller with 9 years experience. Industry experience includes manufacturing, retail, and distribution. Experienc… -More-

MBA-educated Controller with 9 years experience. Industry experience includes manufacturing, retail, and distribution. Experience in food, agricultural, specialty chemical and industrial industries. Willing to relocate. Currently lives in the midwest. Seeking salary of $90-120K.

Accounting & Finance

Candidate 7753

Director of Finance with 20+ years of experience. Industry experience includes auto manufacturing and retail. Experience in SOX … -More-

Director of Finance with 20+ years of experience. Industry experience includes auto manufacturing and retail. Experience in SOX & GAAP compliance, ERP implementation, consolidations, multi-currency hedging, SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and supply chain management. Currently lives in Midwest, willing to relocate. Seeking salary of $125K+.

Human Resources

Candidate 6176

Accomplished professional with exemplary HR multi-site management experience. Demonstrated success in strategic planning and ex… -More-

Accomplished professional with exemplary HR multi-site management experience. Demonstrated success in strategic planning and execution of core staffing, operational, and administrative initiatives to drive overall HR organizational and bottom-line financial performance of manufacturing plants. Expertise in change management, startups, new company integrations, and compensation as well as labor relations and organizational development in manufacturing environments. Excellent leadership qualifications. Lives in Indiana.

Engineering

Candidate 10729

Principal Engineer with 14 years of experience with Whirlpool. Leads teams with Systems Engineering, Six Sigma and Lean methods… -More-

Principal Engineer with 14 years of experience with Whirlpool. Leads teams with Systems Engineering, Six Sigma and Lean methods. Delivers projects on time, below cost and above performance and quality expectations.

Featured Opportunities

Maintenance Planner

The Maintenance Planner will provide support to Maintenance through materials acquisition, job planning and capital project coor… -More-

The Maintenance Planner will provide support to Maintenance through materials acquisition, job planning and capital project coordination. Schedule the craftsmen in accomplishing the maintenance of the plant to the required levels. • Responsible for the initial screening of incoming work orders, identification of scope, and critical analysis of required level of planning. Identified specific safety requirements for the work to be completed and prepares appropriate safety procedures to be followed. • Estimates required work hours on work order tasks, total work duration and skills required to perform the task. Gathers any required engineering or technical documents and drawings. Determines and orders parts required for the work. • Prepares job packet for the skilled trades to perform the work. Coordinates priority setting of work with operations so that work is performed and completed in conjunction with production schedule. • Manages the maintenance back-log so that it is minimized to the extent possible. • Leads the outage planning activities to minimize down time as result of equipment failure. Also schedules all PM work to be completed. • Coordinates maintenance activities during major Plant equipment shutdowns.

Product Development

Product Development Engineer

Ability to design and develop innovative products in a timely fashion. Must be self-motivated with an aggressive work ethic, po… -More-

Ability to design and develop innovative products in a timely fashion. Must be self-motivated with an aggressive work ethic, possess ability to turn ideas into hard detail drawings, and be capable of designing products to meet generally accepted engineering practice, building code requirements, and market demands. Ability to design products using fabricated steel components, cast or extruded aluminum, molded plastics, and other materials.

Accounting & Finance

Controller

In this position, you will be responsible for establishing, coordinating, and administering an adequate plan for control of oper… -More-

In this position, you will be responsible for establishing, coordinating, and administering an adequate plan for control of operations. Such plan provides (to the extent required in the business) profit planning, programs for capital investing, sales forecasts, departmental expense budgets and standard costs, along with the necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan. Must have experience in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Human Resources

Vice President of Human Resources

Reporting to the North America President, the Vice President of Human Resources provides human resource services to this $700 … -More-

Reporting to the North America President, the Vice President of Human Resources provides human resource services to this $700 million, 2,000 employee consumer products company. This senior leadership role provides strategic overview and insight and be a true advisor to senior management. Additional responsibilities include compensation and benefits, staffing, employee and labor relations, organizational development, and training & development. The VP will provide human resource oversight and support services to multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities. This position is located in South Bend, Indiana. Candidates must have 10-15 years of progressive HR experience in a manufacturing environment and must be able to travel to the various company locations and have a visa to travel internationally as needed. Labor and contract negotiation experience a plus. A BS degree required, and master’s degree preferred.

Accounting & Finance Manufacturing and Operations Management

Controller

Reporting to the CFO, the Manufacturing & Operations Controller will have accounting responsibility for multiple manufacturing a… -More-

Reporting to the CFO, the Manufacturing & Operations Controller will have accounting responsibility for multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities. This role provides accounting services to Manufacturing, Engineering, and Supply Chain. Some key duties and responsibilities are listed: • Manage all product cost activities for the business. The position will be responsible for defining new activity based techniques for applying overhead. Position will be responsible developing one set of standards for use across the business. • Develop all Planning requirements of the Operations side of the business. This includes the Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly forecast, and Current view at beginning of month. • Coordinate all month-end closing responsibilities related to manufacturing operations. This includes the operations activities of all plants/locations. • Position will manage a team of cost analysts based in multiple locations.

Marketing

VP President of Marketing & Product Management

The Vice President of Marketing and Product Management reports to the CEO and is a member of the Company’s executive team. He/s… -More-

The Vice President of Marketing and Product Management reports to the CEO and is a member of the Company’s executive team. He/she will be responsible for providing executive leadership and management of the Company’s marketing activities worldwide, which include: Corporate marketing, partner/channel marketing, web and internet marketing, product marketing, and new product management. The VP will drive the Company’s efforts to position itself as a visionary leader and potential in its emerging market and to achieve its revenue goals.

Supply Chain and Materials Management

Buyer

Purchases diversified commodities through supplier development to insure delivered quality, product availability and value. Pro… -More-

Purchases diversified commodities through supplier development to insure delivered quality, product availability and value. Produces problem analysis and resolution to insure business goals and objectives can be met.

Marketing

Sr. Director of Marketing

This senior manager will lead the development and execution of marketing strategies for the company. The position has primary r… -More-

This senior manager will lead the development and execution of marketing strategies for the company. The position has primary responsibility for designing consumer engagement strategies and for driving consumer focus throughout the Company. This position collaborates with leaders across the Company in the development of a global vision and for each of the brands, and to create and communicate strong product offerings and value propositions to the consumers. Must be a collaborative leader who has strong analytical skills in measuring success and ROI on marketing programs. This position reports to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Manufacturing and Operations Management

Internal Factory Manager

This position will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of manufacturing departments in order to meet or… -More-

This position will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of manufacturing departments in order to meet or exceed customer requirements. Prepare an operating budget for Manufacturing. Prepare monthly production efficiency reports which include equipment utilization, efficiencies, scrap and other related performance indicators. Coordinate closely with the Manager of Special Projects in the planning, construction, installation and tooling of production equipment and facilities. Inventory Management.

Accounting & Finance

Cost Accountant

Primarily responsible to perform monthly analysis of operating expenses and standard cost manufacturing variances for the manufa… -More-

Primarily responsible to perform monthly analysis of operating expenses and standard cost manufacturing variances for the manufacturing plant. Communicate the results of the analysis to the senior management so that appropriate operating initiatives can be taken. Monitor and track capital investments to ensure compliance with budgeted approvals and analysis of projects to make sure they meet stated financial objectives. Assist in preparing the annual budget and forecast Prepare monthly and year end reports for audit. This is an individual contributor job.

Sales

Western Region Sales Manager

Maintain and grow a sales territory that consists of food processing clients. Develop and maintain working relationships with a… -More-

Maintain and grow a sales territory that consists of food processing clients. Develop and maintain working relationships with a broad range of key food industry contacts at assigned customers.

Information Technology

VP of IT Services

Reporting to the CFO, the VP of IT is responsible for the design, development and implementation of organizational information s… -More-

Reporting to the CFO, the VP of IT is responsible for the design, development and implementation of organizational information systems, software applications, and IT support and infrastructure systems. The VP will manage the IT plans, schedules, policies and programs for the company’s data processing, network communications, business operations, computer services, and management information systems.  Our client utilizes Epicor ERP and while not required, candidates with Epicor ERP experience would be given high priority. Candidates must have manufacturing industry experience and we prefer experience to include a make-to-order product category.

Accounting & Finance Manufacturing and Operations Management Sales

VP Financial Services

Reporting to the VP, CFO, the position is responsible for leading critical Finance processes including: General Ledger Policy, … -More-

Reporting to the VP, CFO, the position is responsible for leading critical Finance processes including: General Ledger Policy, Procedures and Closing/Consolidation activities. Transaction based Services including AR/Credit, and Accounts Payable. Lead coordination for external Audit relationship. Select involvement in Risk Management activities including various insurance such as Product Liability, Property & Casualty, and Product Liability. Experience with Epicore ERP a plus. The VP will establish a shared serviced model for this growing company.

Sales

Director of Customer Service

This position provides leadership and strategic vision to a team of Customer Service Representatives across all divisions of th… -More-

This position provides leadership and strategic vision to a team of Customer Service Representatives across all divisions of the company and reports to the Vice President of Marketing. This position provides support to dealers, end users, and specialty customers, and plays an integral part in the overall success of the customer satisfaction program. The Dir. of Customer Service is ultimately responsible for ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction through the delivery of an excellent customer experience.

Engineering

Sr Product Development Engineer (Refrig.)

Reporting to the Chief Engineering Manager, the Senior Product Development Engineer will be the expert refrigeration engineer on… -More-

Reporting to the Chief Engineering Manager, the Senior Product Development Engineer will be the expert refrigeration engineer on staff and will guide the development of refrigeration products. The Sr. Engineer will provide technical expertise on projects including product development, improvements, cost reductions, or advanced research. He/she will lead the Product Engineering department in the design/development of new refrigeration products and components and will assure that product development processes are being followed.  .

Engineering

Chief Engineer, Climate Control - HVAC

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Engineering

Six Sigma Green or Black Belt

The successful candidate will drive the Six Sigma performance by building a culture of continuous improvement through the use of… -More-

The successful candidate will drive the Six Sigma performance by building a culture of continuous improvement through the use of Six Sigma practices and other Continuous Improvement strategies throughout the business unit. Responsibilities - Lead Six Sigma projects within and across operations to optimize performance. Deliver significant Continuous Improvement Cost Savings through the execution of complex, division-wide Six Sigma projects. Train and other improvement personnel in Lean Six Sigma Methodology. Create opportunities for plant to share and develop best practices with Lean Six Sigma. Build and develop improved operations, processes, and procedures to support the Company strategic direction. Facilitate a high level of employee participation on teams and in events to foster high involvement, accountability and results.

Quality

Quality Engineer

Essential Job Functions: Provides quality assurance support and leadership in assigned areas and projects. Maintains technic… -More-

Essential Job Functions: Provides quality assurance support and leadership in assigned areas and projects. Maintains technical understanding of all products, processes, and agency requirements. Ensures product is designed, procured, and built in accordance with quality requirements and reliability levels of company and customers. Analyzes product design to ensure processes are capable of meeting defined requirements. Determines effective inspection, testing and monitoring processes to meet requirements. Develops quality and inspection test plans. Conceptualizes, selects, designs, inspects and tests equipment, tooling, fixturing and software. Communicates with suppliers regarding product quality. Recognizes and identifies areas of potential risk. Initiates root cause analysis and drives the corrective action process. Assists production departments in trouble-shooting and failure analysis of processes and products. Designs and implements error proofing devices and fixtures. Provides technical support to quality supervisors, inspectors, and auditors. Participates in internal audit program

Engineering

Manufacturing Engineer

Supports and improves the manufacturing operations within the production facility through process enhancements, cost reductions,… -More-

Supports and improves the manufacturing operations within the production facility through process enhancements, cost reductions, product improvement, and new product development. Performs equipment justification, procurement, and installation/implementation support, production troubleshooting to resolve product quality problems, and product and/or process design improvement as required. Designs and develops fixtures for manufacturing processes, and implements the manufacturing process for new products.

Engineering

Process Engineer

The Process Engineer will support the improvements on product cost standards, engineering change management, and new product int… -More-

The Process Engineer will support the improvements on product cost standards, engineering change management, and new product introduction. Lead the improvements on new product introduction. Ensure standard procedures, deliverables targets and high level of quality to support NPI process. Define KPI´s to measure the process. Develop, validate, and maintain manufacturing cost standards on existing products, as well as new product introduction. Support manufacturing change management as the point of contact/liaison between product engineering and production management.

Engineering Product Development

Product Engineering Designer

This position is responsible for the accurate and timely completion of the design of component and assembly modeling and detail … -More-

This position is responsible for the accurate and timely completion of the design of component and assembly modeling and detail drawing creation of products using 3D CAD tools (Solidworks). Required qualifications include: • Proficient in SolidWorks. • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred. • 2+ years design experience. • Experience with electronic diagrams, components, and assemblies highly desirable. • Experience with Pro E and AutoCAD helpful.

Engineering

Design Engineer - Agricultural Industry

The Design Engineer will be responsible for mechanical design of products from concept, development, field installation, product… -More-

The Design Engineer will be responsible for mechanical design of products from concept, development, field installation, production launch and service. This includes responsibility for BOM, modeling of parts and maintaining and improving current products. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the design engineer completes task with some direction from the Team Lead and/or Engineering Manager.

Engineering Quality

Quality Engineer, Traded Products

Implement & manage the provisions of the established quality program within assigned areas of product responsibility. Provide Q… -More-

Implement & manage the provisions of the established quality program within assigned areas of product responsibility. Provide Quality input and oversight during product development & qualification process, consistent with project goals & objectives. Identify and record problems relating to product, process and quality system. Develop and maintain Quality Documentation. Implement, document and verify corrective actions to comply with company requirements. Provide effective customer contact/interface regarding quality issues and product launches. Analyze rejects and returns to determine root cause of failure. Ensure products meet customers’ requirements and specifications. Provide Quality Engineering oversight and management of suppliers and purchased parts.