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
Sep202018

Continuous Improvement Leader

Job Description

The Continuous Improvement Lead will drive and lead the effort for Rapid Continuous Improvement throughout Tube Specialties Co. This position will train and transfer lean knowledge to others and lead teams during implementation of projects to achieve a Lean enterprise. Will be responsible for formulating and implementing all improvement activities within area of responsibility by coordinating specific improvement focus groups such as; Project Teams, KAIZEN Events, or Natural Work Teams by utilization of lean manufacturing and quality tools for analysis and execution.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of CI strategies supporting aggressive business goals CTQ / CTD / CTC / CTW.
  • Helps, guides and counsels area leaders to plan and execute events in line with their Macro Plans & Policy Deployment.
  • Assists in collecting and monitoring Key Performance Indicators for the organization.
  • Maintains prospective Continuous Improvement initiatives determining organizational impact & criticality.
  • Leads, plans, secures resources and eliminates roadblocks for Continuous Improvement initiatives such as Project Teams, KAIZEN Events, or Natural Work Teams.
  • Trains associates at all levels on Lean Manufacturing and Quality practices utilizing tools to measure and target efforts such as (8D's, DMAIC, DOE, SPC / KAIZEN, KANBAN, HEIJUNKA, JIT, SMED, 5's).
  • Helps drive the Organization transition to one that is supportive of and operating at the Least Wasteful Way.

Qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in continuous improvement.
  • 2 + years of experience in Lean Manufacturing preferred (or manufacturing supervision during a lean implementation could be substituted).
  • Extremely high performance level, ability to lead with or without formal authority, will be proficient in driving rapid improvement deployments, extensive experience in Planning, Leading and executing Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, work with and relate to with people at all levels of the organization.

Working Conditions

  • Performing these duties will involve also leading improvement efforts in the manufacturing shop floor, therefore PPE is required according the required exposure.

Tube Specialties Company (TSCO), a Nelson Global Products Company, is a comprehensive tube and pipe fabrication company with plants in Oregon, North Carolina and Mexico, provides the highest quality, yet most cost effective service in the industry. Since 1963, TSCO has been a leading supplier to OEM's in a variety of industries. Today, we serve a customer base as diverse as our services, with clients in the automotive, trucking, heavy equipment, medical, and outdoor recreation industries, to name a few.

Thursday
Sep202018

Quality Manger

OVERVIEW:

The act of overseeing/leading all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of excellence. This includes creating and implementing quality planning and assurance, as well as quality control and quality improvement.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Collect, organize, monitor, and report on information related to the functions of the Quality Assurance department.
  • Interact with both customer and company personnel on all levels regarding quality related issues
  • Establish and maintain continuity of quality related programs and/or issues between all departments and all shifts.
  • Assist in the issuing, coordinating, and processing of Return Authorizations and Material Rejections.
  • Continuously review quality processes for improvement.
  • Maintain plant and company quality standards – PPM goals
  • ISO-9000 development
  • Maintain calibration program throughout plant
  • Maintain welding procedure
  • Establish production Quality Plans and set In-Process and Final Inspection hold points
  • Schedule and assist in customer inspections
  • Train personnel on quality processes and procedures
  • Maintain Plant and Corporate PQC events during year
  • Ensure plant meets ITAR requirement/documentation
  • Ensure process documentation is maintained and controlled
  • Collaborate with other management team members to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure customer quality requirements are met.

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:

  • 3-5 years manufacturing and supervisory experience.
  • Experience using Statistical Software
  • Proficient with Microsoft tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in engineering or quality discipline.
  • Strong computer skills - including familiarity with MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing ERP systems
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 Quality Standard.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize a busy workload
  • Understanding of management systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiar with Kaizen Methodology
  • Familiar with Lean Enterprise concepts
  • Team player with a very positive attitude, willing to be a champion of change
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Integrity
  • Persuading/Influencing
  • Relationship Building
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to address issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to set targets and goals for the quality team.
  • Ability to speak publically and make effective presentations.
Monday
Jun042018

Business Unit Manager

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Business Unit Leader shall oversee all aspects of the manufacturing operations within Nelson Global Products.  The Business Unit Leader is responsible for providing direction, to ensure the effective use of facilities and personnel, in the pursuit of an efficient operation.  The Business Unit Leader will direct all efforts towards providing a Safe work environment, generating Quality products, promoting an efficient manufacturing environment and developing the personnel within the organization

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish/promote a Safe work environment.  The Business Unit Leader will develop and implement a program that trains all personnel in the practices of safety, hazard identification and elimination of issues identified as potential safety hazards.  The program will include an accident investigation process and root cause / corrective actions on safety related issues.
  • Develop and maintain an environment conducive to generating Quality products.  The Business Unit Leader will work closely with departmental supervision, training departmental personnel in the processes and procedures required to generate Quality components. 
  • Promoting an efficient manufacturing environment.  The Business Unit Leader will responsible for the production activities of all production areas, ensuring schedule compliance and the meeting Customer delivery expectations.  The Business Unit Leader will develop and implement a process to review facility expenditures, ensuring budgetary compliance and reviewing any variance to established financial expectations. 
  • Developing personnel - The Business Unit Leader will assist supervision, and Human Resources, in the direction of training efforts.  A strong emphasis will be placed on cross training within cells, work groups and departments.  The Business Unit Leader is tasked to empower, select, coach, and retain qualified staff that contributes to unit and company goals.
  • The Business Unit Leader will provide subordinate evaluations, mentoring / coaching in areas deemed proficient or deficient.
  • The Business Unit Leader will communicate vision and expectation levels to unit members.  The strategy must be reliant upon the strategic direction of corporate vision and company goals.
  • The Business Unit Leader integrates different team functions and ensures the highest quality performance through feedback, training, and development.  
  • Performs other essential duties as required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and five years prior operational management experience is required. 
  • Related manufacturing experience in tube forming, fabrication, welding, brazing or bending is beneficial.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills (both verbal and written) are a requirement.
  • Problem solving, team building and coaching characteristics are preferred skills sets.
  • Candidate must be proficient in computer operations, inclusive of spreadsheets and word processing
Monday
Apr162018

OEM Sales Associate

MISSION

The OEM Sales Associate will be responsible to maintain product penetration into existing small to medium OEM customers while managing daily maintenance activities associated with these customers.  The Account Coordinator will individually maintain or improve relationships and customer satisfaction while meeting NGP business goals. This position will also support the accounts of OEM Account Managers as required in times of increased activity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Achieve volume, revenue, and gross margin goals for assigned OEM customers
  • Understand volume, sales, and gross margin by product by customer to proactively identify declines and increases for each assigned customer.
  • Develop knowledge of customers end-to-end processes and work across the customers organization to defend existing business and drive sales growth
  • Maintain positive relationships with assigned customers
  • Lead and execute cost improvements and customer pricing actions on products
  • Provide quotations, technical information, sales presentations, product introductions, etc.
  • Respond to customer Request for Quote opportunities by due date
  • Manage new product introduction deliverables including prototype samples and costing, customer product change requests, engineering work orders, and customer delivery dates.
  • Manage account receivables (A/R Past Due %& DSO)
  • Provide internal reports, documentation including forecasts, sales reports, trip reports, monthly business summaries and market analysis, etc.
  • Conduct timely and documented resolution of warranty, delivery, invoicing, and account receivable issues.
  • Travel Required:  >10%

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Proficient at developing positive and functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient and Professional with all forms of communication including informal and formal presentation, written, and oral, with the ability to clearly articulate and influence across all levels of an organization.
  • Proficient with Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Email, ERP Systems, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve, think analytically, and implement solutions to complex problems.
  • Basic skills in Project management and cross functional communication and engagement.
  • Basic understanding and skills in negotiation strategies along with communicating and implementing pricing.
  • Capable of developing skills in budgeting, forecasting, and account planning
  • Intrinsically motivated and capable of managing multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering with at least 3 years of success in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication processes and products (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Off-Hwy, Powersports, or Power Gen Industry (preferred)
Monday
Feb262018

Client Program Coordinator

Summary: This position is responsible for managing the customer relationship, delivery flow, ensuring new items are set up in the ERP system, and other customer support needs of major OEM and Aftermarket customers on behalf of Nelson Global Products.  As a primary customer liaison, this role must ensure Nelson maintains a high level of customer satisfaction while protecting the interest of Nelson operations and overall business objectives.  

 

This individual will have primary decision-making responsibility associated with daily order management of key customer accounts.  Responsibilities include order processing, delivery oversight and coordination, customer and plant negotiations, forecast development, and leadership of a broad range of problem-solving activities.  This position will be based at the Stoughton, Wisconsin administrative facility.

Key Responsibilities 

 

COMMUNICATION

  • Main external customer interface for communication related to order processing, mgmt and product delivery  
  • Lead product transportation and expedites, manage and lead all product delivery issues with customer
  • Understand product/information flows through the Nelson plants
  • Lead and facilitate problem resolution between customer and Nelson
  • Understand and assess the needs of both sides in order to promote cooperation and positive results
    • Proactively work to protect the customer from operations variances
    • Coordinate changes to the planned ship schedule with customers that are caused by product availability, material shortages, etc.
  • Reinforce order rules (MOQ, Lead-time, etc.) established by Nelson operations for current and new products
  • Track, report and  bring attention to customer issues and work cross-functionally to resolve them
  • Lead meetings with Nelson plants to ensure product coordination and meet targets
  • Lead or participate in marketing, account team, plant and customer-related meetings
  • Provide input into business case analysis for new business opportunities
  • Ensure Nelson responds to customers by the due dates for quotes and prototypes
  • Run shipment reports or Open order reports as needed

 

 

FORECASTING

  • Attain, analyze, and input customer forecasts      
  • Develop and publish a rolling forecast of customer demand for manufacturing use
  • Assist in development of a 12 month rolling forecast with marketing and manufacturing
  • Participate in Nelson S&OP and marketing forecast meetings

ORDER MANAGEMENT

  • Manage order flows for assigned Nelson OEM and Aftermarket customer accounts
    • Schedule, monitor, and facilitate new orders and order changes
    • Negotiate with customers exceptions based on order management guidelines
    • Oversee and coordinate daily shipments to ensure on-time delivery
  • Develop expertise on customer requirements, order transmittal methods, and freight routings/payment terms to ensure order flow accuracy
  • Identify opportunities for cost avoidance and/or reduction and initiate activities or lead projects to address
  • Ensure Purchase Order to quoted price compliance at time of order entry / acceptance to eliminate price leakage
  • Reconcile any invoice deductions that finance needs help to resolve
  • Manage the tracking spreadsheet for the customer’s tooling and prototype needs

SYSTEMS / PROCESS CAPABILITY

  • Support new product introductions and customer requested application changes
  • Identify and implement business process and system improvements
  • Facilitate setup of new customers within Order Management system as required
  • Initiate the set-up of any new customer electronic order flows and coordinate with EDI team
  • Participate in the establishment and execution of CPC & Pricing functional excellence standards
  • Miscellaneous work to support the sales staff in their efforts to support customers

Key Skills

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL:

  • Bachelor or Associate degree
  • Comparable demonstrated work experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; writes clearly and concisely, speaks articulately, assures communications are comprehensive and timely, involving all who need to know.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize requirements and activities
  • Consistently uses mature judgment within a broad range of situations and diverse groups of individuals, including customers’ and Nelson senior management and manufacturing teams.
  • Understands Nelson production and information flows.
  • Demonstrates or develops basic familiarity with Nelson business processes and work flows in which Customer Service has input or requires output
  • Understands or develops knowledge of Nelson product lines.
  • Gains proficiency with MS Office, SOMS, Discoverer, reading drawings, and Oracle GIEA.

QUALITY/IMPROVEMENT:

  • Detail-oriented and accurate in executing work impacting customer satisfaction and revenue flows.
  • Champions continuous improvement and initiates/leads structured problem-solving efforts (7-step, 6 sigma) among diverse groups internal and external to Nelson.
  • Continuously reviews CPC business processes for improvement opportunities.
  • Results oriented and demonstrates commitment to follow-through.
  • Focused on meeting customer expectations (both internal and external)
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Gains understanding of Total Quality Systems (TQS), participates in documentation of procedures

TEAMWORK:

  • Works effectively within all levels of an organization, including customers’ senior management
  • Strong interpersonal skills to help foster good cross-functional relationships
  • Supports cross-training efforts within group and trains others on own accounts to ensure complete account coverage during vacations.
  • Supports CPC group projects, initiatives, or other team members as needed.

LEADERSHIP:

  • Drives and achieves resolution of open issues
  • Has effective time and project management skills
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Has strong initiative, a proven self-starter
  • Represents Nelson Global Products professionally and abides by policies and procedures relative to ethics and treatment of others.
  • Maintains composure and diplomacy regardless of the situation.
  • Continually reviews CPC business procedures and recommends changes to ensure accurate and complete adherence to plant order rules.

 

Friday
Feb232018

OEM Sales Manager

MISSION

The OEM Account Manager will be responsible to grow revenue and profit with existing and new medium to large OEM customers while managing daily maintenance activities associated with these customers.  The OEM Account Manager will individually manage the OEM accounts for growth and profitability and is expected to improve relationships and customer satisfaction while meeting NGP business goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Achieve volume, revenue, and gross margin growth goals for assigned OEM customers
  • Fully understand volume, sales, and gross margin by product by customer to proactively identify declines and increases for each assigned customer.
  • Possess detailed knowledge of customers end-to-end processes and work across the customers organization to defend existing business and drive sales growth
  • Generate ongoing sustainable sales by growing and maintaining positive relationships with assigned customers
  • Provide quotations, technical information, sales presentations, product introductions, etc.
  • Respond to customer Request for Quote opportunities by due date
  • Manage new product introduction deliverables including prototype samples and costing, customer product change requests, engineering work orders, and customer delivery dates.
  • Manage account receivables (A/R Past Due %& DSO)
  • Provide internal reports, documentation including forecasts, sales reports, trip reports, monthly business summaries and market analysis, etc.
  • Travel Required:  >25%

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Proficient at developing positive and functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient and Professional with all forms of communication including informal and formal presentation, written, and oral, with the ability to clearly articulate and influence across all levels of an organization.
  • Proficient at Project management and cross functional communication and engagement.
  • Proficient in developing and executing negotiation strategies along with communicating and implementing pricing.
  • Proficient at budgeting, forecasting, and account planning
  • Intrinsically motivated and capable of managing multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve, think analytically, and implement solutions to complex problems.
  • Success with selling products or services within a metal fabrication industry.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering with at least 8 years of success in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication processes and products (required)
  • Knowledge of the Off-Hwy, Power sports, or Power Gen Industry (preferred)