Human Resources - Open Positions

Nelson Global Products will from time-to-time have open positions available as part of our continous expansion. Please check back often for career opportunities. Be part of a growing team!

Nelson Global Products, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Nelson Global Products, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Nelson Global Products, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nelson Global Products, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Please apply for a specific position. All resumes will be reviewed by HR and qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps.

Thursday
Oct232014

Materials Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position requires a strong understanding of inventory drivers, and the cause and effects of adjusting system parameters to control inventory flow to meet demands of the business, both in working capital improvements and achieving customer demand.  This position is highly analytical and includes deciphering large subsets of data.  

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for managing ERP system parameter settings that drive material planning requirements in pursuit of continuously improving inventory turns without disrupting manufacturing schedules
  • Evaluate inventory drivers and set to appropriate levels. E.g. safety stock, MOQ, supplier and manufacturing lead times/time fence
  • Calculate and analyze material forecast data sets; and communicate to suppliers
  • Own inventory accuracy of BOM, allocations, cycle counts and physical inventory reconciliations
  • Lead by example lean manufacturing concepts through continuously identifying, implementing, driving and supporting process improvements
  • Oversee the scheduling of the shop floor, capacity planning, receiving of product into the plant, shipments to the customer and buying indirect material, as well as the personnel in these functions
  • Identify excess and obsolete inventory and apply innovative opportunities for consumption.  Motivate others in the organization to identify opportunities and drive resolution.
  • Proactively work with other NGP manufacturing plants to ensure timely interplant shipments, and support overall company efforts in pursuit of the continuous improvement of inventory turns
  • Proactively work with Corporate Sourcing and Material Planning groups to achieve successful and timely PPAP approvals of new suppliers/products.  Collaborate with those same teams to resolve supplier delivery/quality issues
  • Drive value added activities with the plant and engineering to improve material yield, reduce scrap and reduce SKU proliferation
  • Proactively consider and address safety, health and environmental ramifications of materials and scheduling activities/initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Hands on, creative professional who is both results and detail oriented as demonstrated through success identifying and implementing creative cost savings opportunities, while overcoming barriers to implementation

Energy to lead the organization through process improvements and instill a culture of process improvement

Education/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University with emphasis in Operations, Supply Chain Management, or a similar field required.  Significant and demonstrable experience in a substantially similar role may be considered in lieu of a degree.  A Master’s degree is a plus, but not required
  • 3-5 years of experience in Material/Inventory Management (in a similar environment/manufacturing industry) required, as well as a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
  • APICS (CPIM) certification preferred
  • Material/Inventory Management experience must be with using MRP/ERP system e.g. Oracle, Vantage or Syteline in/for a manufacturing environment
  • Work knowledge of or awareness of Lean concepts and six sigma methodologies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrable leadership skills including the ability to coach, develop and motivate others to create a challenging, empowering, collaborative and high-performing work environment
  • Ability to successfully work with cross functional groups across the entire organization
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communication with all levels of the organization (from shop floor to Exec staff).  Written skills should include technical writing, documentation and record keeping
  • Analytical problem solving including Financial skills around cost modeling, cost analysis and make vs. buy
  • Current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends
  • Ability to leverage metrics and other tools to drive/improve/maintain supplier performance
Friday
Oct102014

Production Supervisor (Fabrication) - Morton, IL

We are currently interviewing for a full-time Fabrication Supervisor to coordinates activities for a production staff of approximately 60 employees, with 5 direct reports, on first shift. Candidates must have prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting which could include fabrication, assembly, paint and/or a shop floor environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of machines.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces company policies and safety regulations.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, assigns duties and expedites work flow.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Performs activities of workers supervised.
  • Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises employees who have moderate to high degree of skill, job experience, and training in machine shop procedures, practices and techniques - training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma and 5 years of supervisor experience.  Candidates must have prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting which could include fabrication, assembly, paint and/or a shop floor environment. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

MATHEMATICAL (proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

Wednesday
Oct082014

Six Sigma Black Belt - Stoughton, WI

Position Summary:

This position requires a person with strong Six Sigma DMAIC methodology and tools skillset.  They must have diverse experience in both corporate and manufacturing environments.  In addition, this person needs to motivate others in the organization to make business process changes to support cost improvements.  This person must have confidence in the six sigma process to continue driving the process even if others resist

Principal Job Duties:

  • Lead team using six sigma tools – training team members as needed
  • Follow Six Sigma methodologies for problem resolution
  • Manage 2-3 Six Sigma projects as one time
  • Audit sustainability in project improvements

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be Six Sigma trained, and has completed a minimum of 5 Black Belt projects.
  • They must be data driven with the ability to separate facts from feeling.
  • Must have worked or completed Six Sigma projects in both administrative and manufacturing environments

Education/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University preferably in Engineering or certifications in manufacturing and business processes equivalents
  • Six Sigma Certified with 3 years of experience and a minimum of 5 completed projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
  • Self-motivated with excellent leadership skills and the ability to support and motivate others
Wednesday
Oct082014

Business Unit Manager - Morton, IL

We are currently seeking an experienced Business Unit Manager for our Morton, IL plant.

Nelson Global Products designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of fabricated high performance OEM and aftermarket products for the global commercial vehicle, on-highway and off-highway markets and the outdoor recreational vehicle and power markets. These products include mufflers and silencers, exhaust tube assemblies, EGR and Thermal Management Tubing (TMT) for emissions systems, pressurized air and fluid carrier tube assemblies and structural assemblies. Overall Nelson employs over 3,000 persons worldwide.

This role also develops and implements capital projects, continuous improvement initiatives and processes for an assigned department (Business Unit). Develops and sponsors tactics to achieve strategic objectives across functional groups or within a business group. Influences strategic direction and develops tactical plans and completes complex assignments with minimal supervision or review. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems.

End results are evaluated for achieving P&L Goals and Objectives per Annual Operating Plan, AOP. Extensive contact with internal and external customers is required to obtain, clarify or provide facts and information. This role will also be a champion of Continuous Improvement and Value Creation.

Responsibilities:

  • The Business Unit Manager is a member of the plant strategic leadership team. He/She is the leader of the department and is accountable for the operational and financial performance of that department.
  • Lead/Develop Department specific Annual Operating Plan (AOP) with respect to CapEx (Capital Projects), Machine/Building maintenance/repair, Value Creation Projects (VCP), Strategic Initiatives.
  • Identify and lead at least two Break-Through Initiatives per year.
  • Develops and obtains appropriate approvals for capital projects and investments. Leads and executes implementation.
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
  • Full responsibility for a department Profit & Loss (P&L) statement.
  • Establishes and manages current customer relationships, striving to capitalize on organic revenue growth opportunities.
  • Exhibits demonstrated successful relationship-building skills with high-level audiences at more strategic and senior levels within the organization.
  • Manages the performance, developments, and rewards for direct reports.
  • Full responsibility for continuous improvement of customer relationship performance metrics and customer satisfaction.
  • Assumes leadership role in site-level strategic planning meetings

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong financial skill knowledge and aptitude (e.g. balance sheet and income statement)
  • Strong operational knowledge (e.g., manufacturing, supply chain)
  • Leadership/people-management skills
  • Expert Problem Solving Ability
     

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Mfg. experience desired.
  • Degree in Engineering, Finance/Accounting, or Business Management preferred.
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years work-related experience required, preferably in Financial or Manufacturing Operations fields.
  • Industry-specific experience helpful and/or preferred
  • Previous Business Unit Manager, Operations, Production or Plant Manager (or equivalent job) work experience preferred
  • Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma or Equivalent methodologies required. Black Belt preferred.
  • ASQ Certifications as Certified Quality Engineer or Certified Quality Manager preferred.
  • Or Equivalent Experience/background

 

 

Monday
Oct062014

Sourcing Specialist - Stoughton, WI

Position Summary:

This position requires a person with strong international and domestic steel supply chain experience.  This person needs analytical skills and strong negotiating skills.  In addition, this person needs to motivate others in the organization to make business process changes to support cost improvements.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Lead contract negotiations for machining & stainless steel commodities with domestic and international suppliers
  • Analyze total cost of ownership to drive best sourcing decisions for the business down to the plant level
  • Drive value added activities with the plant and engineering to reduce SKU proliferation
  • Own global sourcing supply chain of steel and steel tubing that can support all NGP domestic and international locations
  • Execute supplier quality approval process and lead resolution with quality issues

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • They should be a results oriented, hands on, creative and detail oriented leader with strong international sourcing experience.  They must have the drive to identify cost savings opportunities, and the energy to lead the organization through process improvements.
  • They must be able to objectively evaluate different supplier’s capabilities, and have a strong negotiating skillset.

Education/Skills/Training/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University with at least 2 years relevant experience in international sourcing & contract negotiating. (required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Oracle, Syteline, and Internet. (required)
  • Self-motivated with excellent leadership skills and the ability to support and motivate others. (required)
Wednesday
Oct012014

Plant Controller - FTW

OVERVIEW:

 

This position is the Business Partner to the Plant Manager and provides financial analysis of plant operations so appropriate financial decisions can be made, especially on cost reduction.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Lead Monthly Inventory Forecast Process
  • Lead Annual Physical Inventory Process
  • Standard Cost Variance Analysis
  • Scrap Analysis
  • Cycle Count Process
  • CapEx Project Reviews
  • Inventory working capital management and reporting
  • Supporting, tracking. Monitoring and controlling Value Creation Plan (VCP) initiatives at the plant
  • Perform monthly close select plant balance sheet accounts like inventory, inventory reserves, plant accruals, etc.
  • Analysis and Reporting of results to management
  • Provide controllable spend and provide variance analysis
  • Coordination and support of budgeting/forecasting of plant spend
  • Miscellaneous special projects as directed by Finance Management
  • Provide finance leadership presence and support at the plants

   

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.

Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Technical skills-the individual must possess strong US GAAP accounting knowledge related to normal business/manufacturing operations.

Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.

Management skills—skills includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.

Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.

Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

 

Qualifications/requirements:

Should have 5+ years of experience in all aspects of accounting including accounting supervisory experience

Experience in a manufacturing accounting environment preferred

Experience in multi-plant, multi-location environment desirable

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

High level problem solving and analytical skills required

Exceptional personal initiative and desire to drive consistent improvement

Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and not only be able to follow the rules but set the rules

Ability to work within a team environment and highly functional not just as a leader but also as a team member

Ability to navigate through multiple accounting systems

Must be able to balance workloads and multi-task while remaining cognizant of multiple reporting deadlines

Must have strong work ethics during high volume periods, including month year end close, and the budgeting season

 

Education/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Standard Cost Accounting Experience
  • CPA preferred

 

Wednesday
Sep102014

Logistics Leader - Stoughton, WI

Position Summary:

This position requires a person with strong analytical skills, and a thorough understanding in logistical cost drivers.  In addition, this person needs to motivate others in the organization to make business process changes to support cost improvements.  And finally, a strong understanding in NAFTA and customs/duty provisions is required.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Lead logistic & cost negotiations with freight carriers and third party logistic suppliers for both domestic and international freight
  • Audit freight bills for accuracy, identifying root cause issues and drive permanent resolution to billing errors
  • Develop and track metrics for logistics performance, cost drivers for all U.S. manufacturing locations
  • Support international shipments with appropriate mode of transportation and accurate custom paperwork preparation
  • Support business requests to arrange best expedited freight methods as needed
  • Supervise Packaging Engineer/NAFTA coordinator.  Develop work objectives and monitor performance that tasks are being done effectively and efficiently
  • Lead NAFTA compliance requests from customers, and drive for process improvements in reporting efficiency

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • They should be a results oriented, hands on, creative and detail oriented leader with strong knowledge of logistics cost drivers.  They must have the drive to identify cost savings opportunities in logistics and packaging, and the energy to lead the organization through process improvements.
  • They must be able to objectively evaluate different supplier’s capabilities, and have a strong negotiating skillset

Education/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University with at least 2 years relevant experience in logistics. (required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Oracle, Syteline, and Internet. (required)
  • Self-motivated with excellent leadership skills and the ability to support and motivate others. (required)
Thursday
Jul242014

OEM Key Account Manager - Off HWY

POSITION SUMMARY:

 This position is primarily responsible for the development and coordination of processes and reporting metrics, aimed at maximizing profitable sales revenue growth at assigned key accounts or territory.  It includes development of specific action plans, account objectives, effective countermeasures to misses or direction.  Responsibility includes but is not limited to:  advocating for the needs of the customer, leading and managing sales activities, achieving account sales plans, provide technical solutions/support/assistance, providing customer feedback and needs to Nelson organization to assist in the planning process, and cultivating relationships with industry partners to strengthen Nelson’s position in the marketplace. 

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Management of opportunities, RFQ’s, for all assigned accounts/territory from prospecting to close for all Nelson products. 
  • Works closely with Purchasing, Engineering, Operations, and other functions as necessary; works with NGP internal management, engineering, operations, to ensure sales success. 
  • Quick learner and able to work under pressure with ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong sales skills including prospecting, forecasting, presenting, value selling, total cost of ownership, and closing new business.
  • Contract negotiation experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.  Strong in-person, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to support and motivate others.
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and excellent self-management skills.
  • Work with Director of Off-Highway Sales to develop annual sales targets and AOP goals, forecasts, implement sales & marketing strategy according to customer and market requirements. 
  • Effective knowledge of customer business including forecasting of sales by industry segment, platform and by part number as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date customer records for significant calls and visits made, events taking place, and history.   
  • Identify marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
  • Sustains rapport with customer locations by making frequent visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities. Heavy travel will be required.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

Technical understanding of the Nelson products and customer markets is required.  More importantly, the individual must drive results through developing leadership skills that consistently champion and support a culture of continuous improvement in order to reach high performance levels on an individual and team basis.

Ability to work with a wide range of personalities and in varied environments is required with excellent interpersonal, organization, computer, writing, and presentation skills.  Must be able to accommodate overnight travel 80% of the time and work effectively without close supervision.  

Education/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or the equivalent in Industry experience with at least 2~5 years relevant experience in related markets is required. (required)
  • Has or is able to obtain a valid Passport (required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet. (required)
  • Self-motivated with excellent management skills and the ability to support and motivate others. (required)
  • Financial Planning and Strategy, Marketing Concepts, Positioning, People Management, Territory Management, Sales Planning, Competitive Analysis, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Client Relationships

 

Tuesday
Jun172014

Sales Manager (On HWY) - Monterrey, Mexico

Principal Accountabilities:

  • OEM Sales Manager is responsible for executing sales strategy in our On Hwy, Off Hwy and OPE business segments in Mexico and Central America
  • Responsible for generating sales growth and new business opportunities with multiple commercial vehicle OEM’s across Mexico and Central America
  • Works closely with key OEM customers, Purchasing, Engineering, Operations, and other functions as necessary as well as NGP internal management, engineering, operations, to ensure a sales success. 
  • Must be a quick learner and not afraid to hit the ground running.
  • Strong sales skills including prospecting, forecasting, presenting, and closing new business, and comfortable working remotely  
  • Proven track record at business planning and achieving measurable goals
  • Contract negotiation experience
  • Outstanding people skills. Strong in-person, written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to support and motivate others
  • Ability to work well under pressure and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and excellent self-management skills
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet proficiency

Education/Training/Experience/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with at least 2~5 years relevant experience in related markets is required
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis in Mexico, Central American and to the US.