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!

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

Tuesday
Oct212014

Materials Manager

Summary

This is a highly visible position with responsibility to provide results driven leadership

to the purchasing, planning, shipping/receiving, and inventory departments. Key areas of

accountability include hands-on participation in department activities, planning, budgeting,

purchasing, resource management, scheduling, training, supplier network, best practices, quality,

and continued improvement of responsible areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic 
  • Proactively obtain industry trend data and provide timely feedback to Sr. Leadership.
  • Provide input and data to support NGP Morton North’s ongoing budgeting and strategic planning process.
  • Identify and develop strategic suppliers / partnerships to support NGP Morton North’s business goals.
 Departmental
  • Establish departmental goals and objectives that provide world-class materials performance to the organization.
  • Establish and track meaningful departmental reports / measurements.
  • Analyze reports, measurements and external benchmarks to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Proactively lead the materials team to continuously improve processes and procedures.
  • Manage all departmental functions such that goals and objectives are consistently achieved.
  • Adhere to company policies, procedures, and ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the department.

Procurement

  • Deliver continuous improvement in supplier delivery, quality and cost.
  • Ensure timely receipt of materials to support the production schedule.
  • Manage purchase contracts to protect NGP Morton North’s interests.

 Scheduling/Planning 

  • Schedule material demands and work order completion dates in system to support production schedule.
  • Proactively manage material and work order exceptions and provide feedback to Manufacturing & Project Management on critical information.
  • Interface with project managers to establish workflow including release dates, releasing order, dates, and cash flow management.

 Inventory Management

  • Minimize overall inventory value.
  • Ensure accuracy of data in system including location, quantity on hand, value, etc.
  • Create procedures and reporting for the effective management of inventory.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Shipping & Receiving

  • Ensure all customer orders are appropriately packaged and shipped promptly, accurately and with all necessary documentation.
  • Ensure all outsource manufacturing is appropriately packaged and shipped promptly, accurately and with all necessary documentation.
  • Ensure all materials are received promptly and accurately.
Miscellaneous Responsibilities
  • Fully embrace NGP Morton North’s quality system to identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement.
  • Assist the sales department with proposal efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to insure the efficiency of the company.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has supervisory responsibilities over such roles as Master Scheduler, Buyers, Purchasing Agents.

Qualifications

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

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or

ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.

 
Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in business administration, material
  • management, accounting, or similar. APICS certification a huge plus and may be substituted for 2 years’ education.
  • 7+ years working experience in a manufacturing environment with extensive experience in purchasing, inventory, planning, supervision, and MRP systems. Experience in a high mix – low volume environment a plus but not required.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, honest, and thorough.
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, communication, and networking skills are required.
  • Team attitude; eager to cooperate with others with exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to change direction and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.
  • Ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed project expectations.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegate work to subordinates, and the ability to evaluate and positively influence performance.
  • Exceptionally high level of commitment to the success of individuals and overall projects.
  • Management style that complements NGP Morton North’s long standing culture of high integrity throughout all areas of internal and external business activity.
  • Willing to put in extra effort and hours as needed.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical

procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and

procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from

groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and

fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as

fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where

only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,

oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Computer Skills

Competent with computer software such as SyteLine (or similar MRP system), Microsoft Office,

Microsoft Project, MS Access, Crystal Reports.

 

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 talk or hear. The

employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The

employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel,

crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific

vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral

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 occasionally exposed to moving

mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather

conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Attendance

Must meet all company attendance requirements.

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.