Manufacturing Recruiters & Executive Search

Our Manufacturing and Operations recruiting and consulting team maintains and grows a national network of qualified candidates and job seekers with experience across various industries and specialties. We understand the staffing needs of our clients and are able to flexibly and cost effectively provide companies with the manufacturing talent acquisition they need for their business.  This could be a direct hire or less than full time manufacturing professional with top talent to support the existing team.  We assist clients in obtaining the talent and expertise they need by recruiting full-time hires, providing senior operations interim executives or expert consultants with specific manufacturing process, operations, manufacturing sector (e.g., Food & Beverage), or issue area expertise.

M&A executive search has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector as a specialty and is known as a leader for filling critical staffing needs and manufacturing jobs with top talent.  Additionally, we have extensive recruiting experience filling difficult manufacturing positions due to specific skill requirements or due to remote locations and understand how to attract top talent for these roles in a timely basis when other firms have failed.

Trends Impacting Manufacturing Recruitment Needs

Our manufacturing recruiters and executive search firm partners with companies to understand the search needs and the detailed skill set required, enabling them to source  the right talent quickly, flexibly and affordably and often focusing on new skill sets needed by our clients for manufacturing positions and interim and fractional roles as well.

Here are some of the key trends driving executive search and manufacturing recruitment:

  • Operational Executives With “Hands-On” Engineering Skills:  Increasingly, companies are in need of operational leaders and plant managers who have the right skill sets and can play “hands-on” roles in addressing issues and opportunities. Companies are looking for more than operational leaders who are versed in six sigma and lean manufacturing techniques and continuous improvement.  There is an increasing need for human resources to recruit manufacturing talent with an engineering background and have experience and know-how to work and mentor the engineering team and other employees.
  • Increased Emphasis on Supply Chain Optimization: Companies are increasingly driving to shorten lead times and reduce cost in their supply chain.  While the general supply chain job market has been hot for years, there are increasing challenges to find and source supply chain top talent.  The Supply Chain function has suffered more than others in terms of Baby Boomers retiring in drove and leaving organizations without people with the necessary skills and experience to fill the gaps.  It critical that companies leverage best practice Supply Chain recruiting techniques.  Additionally, there is a significant capacity of highly experienced supply chain professionals available for interim or project roles to advance key initiatives.   Companies should learn to effectively leverage this talent pool.
  • 3-D Printing. 3-D printing improve their outputs while decreasing waste. Where a single part might require a half-dozen pieces to be crafted and assembled, a 3-D printer can create the part in one piece. These printers also recycle their materials, and they greatly reduce time spent waiting for replacement parts. One 3-D printer, for instance, could print a necessary part needed to fix a second 3-D printer.  Recruiting top manufacturing professionals and plant managers increasingly requires professionals that have skills sets incorporating 3-D printing.
  • Internet of Things (IOT) Manufacturing companies in particular have benefited from how IoT has streamlined manufacturing processes and simplified complicated work flows. With increased automation comes increased efficiency. This not only improves the capacity to focus on customer needs through better online support and mass customization, but it also provides insight into new revenue sources. The concept of “smart factory” enabled by containing data that connects CAD/CAM, suppliers, ERP, and production machinery and by the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) allows manufacturing operation management and powerful new analysis.  Executive search needs increasingly requires making direct hires of manufacturing talent with skills in the IoT space.

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Our manufacturing executive search  team can help you fill the following roles with experience in your industry:

  • Chief of Operations
  • VP of Operations
  • VP of Manufacturing
  • VP of Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Director of Quality
  • Director of Supply Chain
  • Logistics Manager
  • Director of Warehouse and Transportation
  • Plant Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Production Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Production Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Director of Safety
  • Director of Distribution
  • Safety Manager
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Plant Superintendent
  • Plant Operations Manager
  • Plant Director
  • Plant General Manager
  • Assistant Plant Manager

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