Attached, please find job postings we have gleaned from various recruiters from various fields. If you have an interest in any of these,please contact us and we will assist you in applying.

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Job Title Description Job Code
President & CEO

Location: Birmingham, AL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 02048785

Job Description
Our client, a beautiful retirement community in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization!  The current CEO, who has been in this role for over 20 years, has announced his retirement to be effective later in 2014. 
The Organization
The organization is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Birmingham, Alabama, that is known among its residents and their families as a loving and caring community.  The organization provides four levels of service to retirees: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Specialty Care Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing.  They are Medicare certified and provide short-term rehabilitation care for the residents and the community at large. 

The Position
The CEO will report to the Board of Directors, leading and overseeing all operations, measuring and communicating progress, and achieving desired operational and quality outcomes – making them the very best place to live.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Duties
Responsible to the Board of Directors for all operations of the community through its chairman or such committees as the board shall designate.  Prepare reports for and attend meetings with  Board members regarding the activities of the institution, progress toward goals, as well as governmental developments that affect health care.

  1. Provide leadership and innovative ideas for achieving the mission, through a well-conceived and executed strategic planning process.  Develop, execute, track progress, and communicate on both long-term and short-term strategic plans. 
  2. Provide leadership, management, and direction to the staff through direct reports, empowering employees to excel at their jobs.
  3. Create a culture and a positive environment that attracts and retains the best possible workforce.
  4. Ensure that policies and procedures are in place to comply with all state and federal rules and regulations regarding healthcare operations.  Cooperate with, review, and act upon the reports of authorized inspecting agencies.
  5. Ensure that policies and practices are in place to support sound resident care and equitable treatment of employees.  
  6. Employ a system of responsible accounting, including budget and internal controls, and provide for an annual financial audit by an independent auditor.  Ensure timely financial reporting to the Board. 
  7. Lead in the management and utilization of facilities and physical plant systems, including maintenance, repair, and renovation. 
  8. Be the “face” of the organization.  Be visible and active in the life of the community.  Be available to individual residents and their families to hear, and as may be appropriate, to act on their concerns or complaints.
  9.  Take the lead in marketing and sales efforts.  Initial challenge is bringing Independent Living occupancy to 100%.
  10. Participate in community, state, and national professional associations that relate to the delivery of services to the elderly for both Independent Living and Long-Term Care.

Education/Qualifications/Experience/Skills/Success Factors

  1. Bachelor degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.
  2. Current certifications as Alabama Nursing Home Administrator and Assisted Living Administrator licenses (or able to obtain these certifications in short order).
  3. 15 to 25 years of overall experience, with 5 years of Executive Leadership in the CCRC Industry.
  4. Solid understanding of the Retirement and Long-Term Care Industry, including healthcare, Medicare, state regulations, and compliance requirements.
  5. Engaging leader who has vision and who inspires the staff.
  6. Excellent people manager who is engaged with the issues and with the staff.
  7. Entrepreneurial style with a bent to action.
  8. Demonstrated ability to lead in the development of both long-term and short-term strategic plans with the ability to construct those plans so that they can be explained and executed and monitored.
  9. Financial and business acumen.  Able to read and interpret a set of financials.
  10. Interest and skill in marketing and sales.
  11. Self-starter; a self-directed individual who has a passion for the organization’s mission, core values and beliefs and for taking the organization to the next level. 
  12. Outgoing, engaging personality, with strong interpersonal skills.
  13. Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing.

Location – Birmingham, Alabama (will assist with relocation costs)
Compensation - Competitive salary plus incentive and excellent benefits, including 403(b) Plan


Director, Sales and Customer Account Managementt

Location: Birmingham, AL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $70,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Job ID: 02055534

The Position
This is a great opportunity for an individual who has leadership experience in account management and customer service in an industrial setting!  The Customer Account Manager is the point person for "all things customer".  He/she and will have responsibility for a broad array of activities and will take initiative to ensure that customer needs are met on a pro-active basis. The company is a $30 million market-leading manufacturer headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. They use cutting-edge technology to produce the highest quality products and enjoy an excellent reputation throughout the industry. 

Duties and Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Coordinate all customer contact within the company
  • Develop a sales and customer management plan and coordinate the implementation, collaborating with appropriate team members
  • Visit key customers face to face, taking along appropriate company representatives (20-30% travel)
  • Attend trade association meetings
  • Make all pricing decisions based on costing model and competitive analysis
  • Provide direction for the customer service representative
  • Manage product development initiatives

Qualifications and Experience required in the successful candidate include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-7 years minimum overall experience in sales and customer service, in an industrial/manufacturing environment, is an essential requirement
  • 2-3 years of leadership and customer management experience
  • Motivated by the role of being the point person for customers
  • Strong Quality background highly desirable
  • Skilled in a rational and reasoned thought process; business savvy
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing sales and service plans
  • Credibility with external customers and with internal team members
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and interface effectively with people at all levels in the organization
  • Knowledge of steel or steel components is desirable but not required

Personal and Professional traits that are important include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Good communicator; well-spoken
  • Pro-active, taking initiative, energetic
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Self-motivated and directed

Location – Birmingham Alabama area (will provide relocation assistance for the right candidate)

Compensation - Competitive salary plus bonus opportunity and excellent benefits


Paper/Tissue Continuous Improvement Director

Location: Charlotte, NC
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $118,000.00 - $124,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Job ID: 02063463

Job Description
Opportunity to create a new corporate wide Continuous Improvement program for a highly successful and growing paper manufacturer and converter.
Bring your successful Continuous Improvement skills and help move this organization to an even higher level.
You will  

  1. Design ,implement, and document procedures for process control, process improvement ,testing, and inspection in paper making and converting.
  2. Train staff in several USA locations  
  3. Develop and implement Lean principles, tools and techniques including Six Sigma 
  4. Work with customers needs and specifications and create manufacturing efficiencies.
  5. Lead the organization in fulfilling certifications including ISO.

Best candidates will be degreed in engineering and/or business. You will have paper making background and can show success in quantitative and qualitative skills with several Quality programs you have implemented.  You should be comfortable pushing, motivating and training all staff , from top to bottom to live the benefits of Continuous Improvement.


Quality Manager

Location: Sioux City, IA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Job ID: 02063449

Job Description

  • Establishing and maintaining the Quality Systems to ensure all Product, process, and Raw Materials specifications are met;
  • Leading all product related regulatory activities, FDA, USDA, ISO, GMP, etc.;
  • Customer Support and resolution of any field failures;
  • Setting Quality Control standards and implementing processes to insure shipments meet those standards;
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Engineering development and implementation of strategies and systems;
  • Developing data capture and analysis systems to support Quality performance with the assistance of IT and Process Engineering;
  • Supporting New Product introductions.

EDUCATION:          4-year degree required.

  • 5+ years of related experience in an FDA, USDA regulated environment;
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma;
  • Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) and GMP experience;
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and interpersonal skills.

Production Superintendent - Chemicals

Location: Shreveport, LA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Job ID: 02018189

Salary Range: $100,000 to $130,000/yr. base salary
Minimum Requirements:
B.S. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering; 8+ years of experience out of a chemical manufacturing background (batch or continuous) with supervision experience over at least 15 people in a production or operations setting. Big pluses include: SPC experience, experience with grinding, milling or inorganic processes, and six-sigma experience.
Job Description:
This person will be working at a 200-person chemical manufacturing facility supervising 25 non-union hourly operators. Because of growth and the current demand for the product that this facility produces, this site will be growing to 300 people by the end of this year. This site has recently undergone major expansions and will further expansion projects will continue, which this person will be involved in. This person will oversee production, on-site EH&S programs and will be involved in business strategy development. Relocation assistance will be provided, there is bonus potential and a comprehensive benefits package as well.


Corporate Process Engineer - Chemicals

Location: Tulsa, OK
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Job ID: 02049795

Salary Range: $90,000 to $110,000/yr. base salary
Minimum Requirements:
B.S. Chemical Engineering minimum; 6+ years of experience out of chemical manufacturing, oil refining, or ideally burners/flare-gas recovery systems. Candidate must have some process design skills including putting together P&IDs, specifying equipment, etc. Travel associated with this role is 10%.
Job Description:
This person will be based at a corporate office consisting of about 100 people. This group supports a flare-gas recovery and burners business unit that serves internal and external refining & petrochemical customers. This person will be working with outside customers, internal sales people and internal engineers and will be doing process design work, putting together cost estimates, computer simulations (Unisim), doing material specifications, and process optimization of existing units in the field. Within an hour of this facility are an R&D facility and a fabrication facility and this person will be working with people at both of these facilities. The parent company is a multi-billion dollar chemicals manufacturer with sites throughout the U.S. and World. Relocation assistance is available


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