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.

Friday
Oct312014

Financial Analyst

Overview:

Assist in the reporting and analysis of monthly and quarterly business results.  Responsibilities include follow-up to inquiries made regarding issued financial statements as well as special projects assigned by management

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform detailed financial statement and forecast analyses by working with site controllers and cost center managers to understand results and explain variances.
  • Assist in the development of new commercial analytics addressing both customer and product profitability.
  • Participate in post completion audits of key capital expense and VCP cost savings projects.
  • Assist in preparation of Board of Directors meeting packages.
  • Support the annual planning and quarterly forecasting processes

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must possess analytical skills.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Must be able to work independently but possess a willingness to proactively ask questions to clarify expectations.
  • Must be detail oriented

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements:

  • Data and business warehouse software, Windows based spreadsheets/word processing and PowerPoint packages.   Ability to use various company software packages.
  • Education and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting / Finance plus 1-3 years of related finance experience.
Thursday
Oct302014

Inventory & Operations Analyst

Job Summary:

To manage and maintain costing of production items with ERP system.  Provide assistance with inventory counts and reconciliations.  Assist management with data collection for use in analysis related to production, scrap, and financials as needed.  Understand production and inventory processes.  Research as needed when conflicts arise between inventory reports and physical product.  Ensure resolution of conflicts. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to follow up on discrepancies related to inventory counts vs system,  Follow-up/follow through is an important characteristic in this position 
  • Ability to self-manage, but seek assistance when necessary
  • Ability to problem-solve and work through discrepancies
  • Ability to work in ERP system ensuring production data is as accurate as possible
  • Run reports to download data for analysis and utilize information in Excel spreadsheets
  • Prepare morning reports for management such as
  • Daily Leadership DIR:

                              1. Weekly metrics consolidation and roll up

                              2. Daily, weekly, monthly scrap tracker

                              3. Daily, weekly, monthly efficiency tracker

                              4. Daily, weekly, monthly PPM tracker

                              5. Inventory, cost transactions, investigations as needed

  • Misc assignments from Controller and Plt Mgr as needed
  • Understand standard cost system and update as needed during the year and at year end
  • Review daily invoicing for cost discrepancies and correct as needed
  • Participate in the inventory counts and assist in the reconciliation process
  • Should be considered an “Intermediate or Expect” in use of Excel
  • Must have computer skills to run reports and download from ERP system.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

Preferably an associate’s degree in business, or someone with an high-school diploma and experience in a manufacturing environment with inventory

Required:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, etc. as well as write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate clearly in written form as well as when speaking to others one-on-one and presenting to small groups.
  • Experience in using computer applications, Excel spreadsheets and including word processing
  • Accuracy, organization and accountability
  • Reliability
Thursday
Oct302014

Accounts Payable Analyst

Under the direction of the Shared Services Manager, the Accounts Payable Analyst will be responsible for supporting the organization in the accounts payable function. Works closely with external customers and vendors, as well as Nelson Global Products plant staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages accounts payable process ensuring that payments are made according to terms stated by suppliers
  • Entering Data - inputting invoices into system
  • Verifies and codes, plant purchases and indirect invoices for payment
  • Pulling monthly reports from system
  • Calling Vendors for missing invoices
  • Matching up the performance reports to the invoices
  • Coding invoices to matched buys in the system
  • Clearing invoices for payment into system
  • Filing invoices
  • Assist in attaching invoices to check remittance copies
  • Answering Vendor Inquiries

 

Other Skills/Requirements

  • Attention to detail and solid math skills
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
Wednesday
Oct292014

HR Generalist 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the HR Manager, the Human Resources Generalist supports the plant and human resources management teams. Acts as liaison between plant management and employee population in support of Company policies and HR initiatives. Works closely with Operations to understand issues and how they impact the employee population. Performs HR duties in recruiting, training and development, benefits administration, payroll reporting, performance management, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a liaison between plant management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering polices and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Processes employment applications, interviews applicants, participates in selection of applicants for hiring, and related employment activities. Facilitates with staffing agency for placement of contingent workers.
  • Conducts new employee orientation; Develops and/or presents employee training as required.
  • Creates and maintains electronic and/or paper records of employee information such as personal data, rates of pay, benefits, payroll data, attendance, performance evaluations, job changes, etc.
  • Compiles statistical reports from records to develop HR metrics. Participates in annual reporting for Affirmative Action and EEO purposes.
  • Participates in investigation of employee complaints and work related injuries and illness. 
  • Administers all aspect of claims for unemployment benefits.
  • Travels between multiple locations on a regular basis.
  • Miscellaneous projects as assigned

Other Skills/Requirements:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and HRIS applications. SyteLine experience a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills a must. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability/willingness to follow through a must
Wednesday
Oct292014

Cost Analyst

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Controller, this position supports the plant and financial management teams. Responsible for analysis of plant level costs and control including standard cost analysis, inventory reconciliation, and cost reduction initiatives. Works closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they impact the financial results, as well as educate plant leadership on cost drivers and variances.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Analyze actual labor, material and overhead costs against Standard/Budget. Research and explain variances on a weekly and monthly basis.

Support the month end close process

Inventory reconciliation and analysis

Assist with the development of new labor and overhead rates, annual budgets, and forecasts.

Perform ad hoc product/plant cost analysis to support the plant operations.

Miscellaneous projects as assigned

  

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

B.S. in Accounting or Finance.

3-5 years experience in a cost accounting position in a manufacturing environment. Multi plant is a plus.

Experience with a manufacturing software package. SyteLine is a plus.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

High level of proficiency using spreadsheet applications such as Excel, including the use of pivot tables.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Sound planning and organizational skills.

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) 

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

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 

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 

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)