Position Announcement: Sales Professional – Metal Stamped Products

Sales Professional – Metal Stamped Products

Midwest Location

Our client has asked Sawyer TMS executive search to identify a sales professional to join a very successful division of their manufacturing company.

The company is a T1/T2 supplier of prototyping, stamping, welding, tube bending, fabrication and assembly of metal components to vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers, as well as OEM’s in other industrial sectors. The products they manufacture are sold worldwide.

This position is geared to someone who is used to working their Engineering/Technical/ Mfg professional network, tracking down leads, working proposals, getting contracts signed and bringing in the business!

In addition, the candidate will be responsible for meeting or exceeding individual sales targets through developing new business and growing existing account relationships.

  • Manage accounts with integrity and strong business ethics.
  • Identifies, pursues and closes sales opportunities by direct sales, representative and/or distributor.
  • Develop and deliver presentations of product applications meeting the needs of the customer.

The successful candidate will have the following basics plus sales experience preferably in prototyping, tube bending, welding, stamping, fabrication and assembly of metal components. Experience calling on vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers is a plus.

  • Direct sales experience working in mfg environment.
  • Proven past sales experience
  • Computer proficiency
  • Evidence as a strong team player
  • Engineering/Technical skills a plus
  • Ability to travel – Live any US city.

If this sounds like you, send your resume in word format with contact details. We will contact to discuss further. Submit resume and salary history for immediate consideration at http://www.sawyertms.com/contact . All responses in strictest confidence of course.

Please note: Experienced Sales professionals may also submit resumes to explore open positions with my other clients or future searches.

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Sawyer TMS is a retained executive search firm led by Douglas L. Pilarski.  Our client relationships span Architecture & Planning, Engineering, EPCs, Construction, Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, IT, Manufacturing, Technology, Mining, Minerals, Heavy Machinery, Heavy Civil, Global Supply Chain, and Project Management.

Our focus is the 15-20% of the executive org chart that our clients prefer to handle with the reputation and kid gloves approach of a firm like ours. Please contact us to discuss engagement options that can be tailored to your individual needs. Hiring managers contact me and let’s start a search! Contact us through the contact page on our website or call.

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Position Announcement: Software Engineer

Software Engineer

San Jose Area

Sawyer TMS has been retained to identify a Staff Software Engineer with 5+ years experience for my client’s world-class Software Development team.

This person will plan, design, develop and test software that enables intelligent device manufacturers and software application developers to deliver, package and protect their products via licensing and entitlement management, and simplify the user experience for channel partners and end-customers.”

I am interested in speaking with a software engineer with qualifications and experience including

  • 8+ years of industry experience with proven track record of quality on time deliveries.
  • Strong object oriented background, with emphasize on modular programming.
  • Expertise in server side Java technologies including JMS, EJB, JDBC, Servlets & core java with multi-threading, NIO.
  • Intimate knowledge of SQL and traditional RDBMS with experience using OR techniques like Spring & JPA.
  • Experienced in building scalable backend services that expose RESTful APIs and SOAP web services.
  • Experience with both runtime and data scalability techniques through traffic partitioning and data partitioning using database sharding and other techniques.
  • Experience with NoSQL approaches like Cassandra/Hadoop. Experience creating Multi-tenant applications for Cloud/SaaS environments using modern architectural scale-out principles for high volume, highly available applications.
  • Experience creating and deploying scalable applications on IAAS platforms like Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure.”

If this sounds like you, send your resume in word format with contact details. We will contact to discuss further. Submit resume and salary history for immediate consideration at  www.sawyertms.com/contact   

Please note: Experienced IT professionals seeking production, director or executive level positions above $100k may also submit resumes to explore open positions with my clients. All responses in strictest confidence of course.

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Sawyer TMS is a retained executive search firm led by Douglas L. Pilarski.  Our client relationships span  Architecture & Planning, Engineering, EPCs, Construction, Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, IT, Manufacturing, Technology, Mining, Minerals, Heavy Machinery, Heavy Civil, Global Supply Chain, and Project Management.

Our focus is the 15-20% of the executive org chart that our clients prefer to handle with the reputation and kid gloves approach of a firm like ours. Please contact us to discuss engagement options that can be tailored to your individual needs. Hiring managers contact me and let’s start a search!

Contact us here   http://www.sawyertms.com/contact

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Position Announcement: Sr. iOS Developer

Sr. iOS Developer –  Manhattan Beach, CA

ABOUT OUR CLIENT:

Our Client has launched a new digital business. A digital innovation, product development, and commercialization firm. This first-of-its-kind firm will bring unique capabilities to create and grow disruptive digital products and platforms. Our Client goes beyond providing consulting, design, and technology services to form strategic venture teams with its clients in order to rapidly develop, launch, and grow transformational digital products, platforms, and businesses.

Job Description

We are looking for an Senior iOS Developer who is passionate about designing product user interfaces to help drive the rapid growth of new digital business. Our purpose is to help companies imagine, bring-to-life and launch digital businesses and solutions that have transformative customer impact. To do this, we’ve assembled a group of world-class business/strategy, product design, and technology professionals with deep knowledge and experience in digital businesses and solutions – from mobile applications and ecommerce, to new and emerging digital solutions yet to be realized.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* A major role in designing and building of our iOS apps – this means you’ll be essential in laying down the groundwork, infrastructure and product discussion from start to finish.

* Collaborating with a team of engineers, designers and key individuals across the company to provide the most empowering user experience possible.

* Communicating your ideas across teams effectively and quickly problem-solving complications as they develop.

* Share your technical solutions and product ideas with the team through design review, pair programming, code review and tech talk.

Qualifications

YOU SHOULD HAVE:

* 3+ years with Cocoa/CocoaTouch and Objective-C

* Worked with a team that developed and distributed an iOS App on the App Store

* Fluency with a Mac/Xcode development environment

* Knowledge of MVC design patterns, OOP and development best practices

* Strong analytical and debugging skills

* Workflow flexibility and strong teamwork skills

* Bluetooth Stack

* Experience with Core Data, SQL Lite

* Experience building mobile applications that utilize web-services (either REST-based, JSON, Thrift or other services)

* Consumer mobile application development experience

* A natural aptitude for both teaching and learning from others in a collaborative team environment

* BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

* Finding fulfillment in building great products

* Experience with Agile software development

* Experience with test-driven development

Additional Information

*Multiple positions needed for this role.

*Must work on-site

*Environment is super causal, similar to a start-up tech feel. Very beachy California style. This is an In-house digital agency.

*Perks: Cater luncheons, open work desk environment, comfortable work stations included ergonomic styles

If this sounds like you, send your resume in word format with contact details. We will contact to discuss further. Submit resume and salary history for immediate consideration athttp://www.sawyertms.com/contact
Please note: Experienced IT  professionals may also submit resumes to explore open positions with my clients. All responses in strictest confidence of course.

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Sawyer TMS is a retained executive search firm led by Douglas L. Pilarski.  Our client relationships span  Architecture & Planning, Engineering, EPCs, Construction, Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, IT, Manufacturing, Technology, Mining, Minerals, Heavy Machinery, Heavy Civil, Global Supply Chain, and Project Management.

Our focus is the 15-20% of the executive org chart that our clients prefer to handle with the reputation and kid gloves approach of a firm like ours. Please contact us to discuss engagement options that can be tailored to your individual needs. Hiring managers contact me and let’s start a search!

Contact us here   http://www.sawyertms.com/contact

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Position Announcement: Sr Android Engineer

Sr. Android Engineer – Manhattan Beach, CA

Our client has asked us to identify an outstanding Sr. Android Engineer for their team in Manhattan Beach, Ca. They require an Android expert with experience developing cutting edge mobile applications.

Do you want to be apart of a team supporting innovative projects in the entertainment, automotive, and ecommerce space? Then we have the role for you! We are looking for a Sr. Android Engineer to join our client’s team, a leading consulting group.

What you will be doing

  • Transform and interpret graphic visual or interaction designs into web-based and / or mobile products
  • Work with project managers, business analysts and designers to ensure timely delivery of software components
  • Provide concise and comprehensive technical specifications and documentation
  • Work with database administrators on all aspects of data manipulation, extraction, transformation and loading
  • Engage in project assessment and scoping to ensure that all technical possibilities are explored
  • Support the work, priorities and values of the team, providing cover or support as needed
  • Monitor work against the production schedule, provide updates to the team and report any technical difficulties
  • Develop over time a degree of multi-tasking and knowledge sharing with other Digital Software Engineer(s) in order to be able to provide cover or support as required
  • Work to agreed standards to ensure best practice within the DV team
  • Co-Develop and apply effective Quality Assurance test plans
  • Maintain awareness of best practice and trends in the wider digital sector

Skills you’ll need

  • Passion for digital products and services
  • Mastery with organizing information, developing impactful experience concepts, designing advanced layouts and interactions for all things digital
  • Strong Interpersonal / communication skills
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, possesses creative problem-solving skills and willingness to offer suggestions for improvement; builds relationships to leverage resources
  • Demonstrated diligence, attention to detail and technical intuition
  • Service-oriented, flexible, positive team player, capable of interacting and problem solving with a multidisciplinary team
  • Possesses organization skills and composure
  • Ability to handle competing priorities and to work effectively in a challenging fast paced environment
  • Exercises judgment in managing confidential / sensitive information
  • Trustworthy
  • Work management, organization and planning
  • Values and ethics
  • Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment and to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with company values and culture
  • Experience working successfully within a complex matrix structured organization is essential
  • It is necessary to have the ability to understand and manage complex reporting relationships and incorporate multiple labor laws and cultures
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related area
  • Masters degree preferred
  • 2-5+ years experience with Android and software development
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, CSS, JSON and JQuery
  • Professional experience with MVC, SQL Databases, CMS and some PHP, Ruby, Perl, NET, Java or equivalent server-side language
  • Experience with the Agile PM methodology highly desirable
If this sounds like you, send your resume in word format with contact details. We will contact to discuss further. Submit resume and salary history for immediate consideration athttp://www.sawyertms.com/contact

Please note: Experienced IT  professionals may also submit resumes to explore open positions with my clients. All responses in strictest confidence of course.

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Sawyer TMS is a retained executive search firm led by Douglas L. Pilarski.  Our client relationships span  Architecture & Planning, Engineering, EPCs, Construction, Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, IT, Manufacturing, Technology, Mining, Minerals, Heavy Machinery, Heavy Civil, Global Supply Chain, and Project Management.

Our focus is the 15-20% of the executive org chart that our clients prefer to handle with the reputation and kid gloves approach of a firm like ours. Please contact us to discuss engagement options that can be tailored to your individual needs. Hiring managers contact me and let’s start a search!

Contact us here   http://www.sawyertms.com/contact

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Position Announcement- Data Scientist

Data Scientist – Manhattan Beach, CA

ABOUT OUR CLIENT:

Our Client has launched a new digital business. A digital innovation, product development, and commercialization firm. This first-of-its-kind firm will bring unique capabilities to create and grow disruptive digital products and platforms. Our Client goes beyond providing consulting, design, and technology services to form strategic venture teams with its clients in order to rapidly develop, launch, and grow transformational digital products, platforms, and businesses.

Job Description

We are looking for an Data Scientist who is passionate about building the data foundation, products and capabilities to help drive the rapid growth of new digital business. Our purpose is to help companies imagine, bring-to-life and launch digital businesses and solutions that have transformative customer impact. To do this, we’ve assembled a group of world-class business/strategy, product design, and technology professionals with deep knowledge and experience in digital businesses and solutions – from mobile applications and ecommerce, to new and emerging digital solutions yet to be realized.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Build awesome data products: e.g. real-time services such as personalization, a/b testing, unified profile, audience segmentation, commerce graph, as well as the big data platform around hadoop and spark, with real-time data ingestion and processing.

* Conceptualize, define, and oversee regular updates around key product metrics as the company’s challenges and data evolve.

* Execute descriptive analyses ranging from identifying product opportunities to understanding user behavior.

* Cultivate strong collaborations with product, engineering, senior stakeholders.

* Share your technical solutions and product ideas with the team through design review, pair programming, code review and tech talk.

Qualifications

YOU SHOULD HAVE:

* 5+ years of experience in an analytical field

* Confidence with analytical tools such as Excel, R, Python, Stata,or Matlab

* Experience with distributed systems such as Hadoop/MapReduce, Spark, streaming data processing, cloud architecture

* Familiarity with SQL or other querying language

* Experience with a programming language like Python, Java, C++

* Ability to work with dashboarding and visualization software such as Tableau, D3, Mixpanel, Flurry or Google Analytics

* Experience in statistical modeling and/or machine learning

* Ability to translate data insights into product decisions

* Enthusiasm for learning new things and going deep into detailed data analysis

* Workflow flexibility and strong teamwork skills

* MS/PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or related areas

Additional Information

*Multiple positions needed for this role.

*Must work on-site

*Environment is super causal, similar to a start-up tech feel. Very beachy California style. This is an In-house digital agency.

*Perks: Cater luncheons, open work desk environment, comfortable work stations included ergonomic styles

If this sounds like you, send your resume in word format with contact details. We will contact to discuss further. Submit resume and salary history for immediate consideration athttp://www.sawyertms.com/contact

Please note: Experienced IT  professionals may also submit resumes to explore open positions with my client. All responses in strictest confidence of course.

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Sawyer TMS is a retained executive search firm led by Douglas L. Pilarski.  Our client relationships span  Architecture & Planning, Engineering, EPCs, Construction, Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, IT, Manufacturing, Technology, Mining, Minerals, Heavy Machinery, Heavy Civil, Global Supply Chain, and Project Management.

Our focus is the 15-20% of the executive org chart that our clients prefer to handle with the reputation and kid gloves approach of a firm like ours. Please contact us to discuss engagements options that can be tailored to your individual needs.

Contact us here   http://www.sawyertms.com/contact

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My favorite business books

Moving some books around recently and got to thinking about some of my favorites. Books that I have had forever. Some dog eared. Some read through once or twice and a couple that sit as references for when I need answers. I usually read on management, leadership, governance, stewardship, strategy, history, and I am a sucker for how to’s. Business books are of great interest to me.

Business executives are driven people who don’t mind sharing their insights into how they think through business problems and face everyday challenges. Many of the most influential business people have written books. Thinkers,tycoons, entrepreneurs, gurus, and even those we like to call pitchmen for the flavor of the month management idea. Seems like everybody has a book.

My approach to business reading hasn’t changed much over the years. I read everything I can about the industries I do search work for. My files are full of snips, charts, glossaries, lists, articles, pdfs. I keep everything. People who know me know I keep a new word list with industry jargon. When a new term pops up, say, during a business phone call or meeting, it goes into my jargon notebook for googling later. It is an amazing way to learn and I have to say that words fly about that you thought you knew the meaning of until you do the research. It is an eye opener if not humbling. Everything I keep gets filed in a series of folders that I can search when needed.

I keep a small library of favorite books. Business books for me are part reference, part idea sources, and always a learning experience. The books I keep on the shelf are my personal favorites. I will share my list of favorites. Be forewarned. Not all of them are current. Some on this list go back years. Several I consider classics, several I think I just need to have, and all I have enjoyed over and over.

Here is my list and please note that these are not ranked in any way. I like them all and not in a particular order. Here goes!

  • The Art of War  Sun Tsu
  • Three books that I keep together on my shelf by Michael E. Porter.  Competitive Strategy,  Competitive Advantage, Competitive Advantage of Nations.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship  Peter F. Drucker
  • Preparing for the Twenty-First Century  Paul Kennedy
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done  Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
  • The Wealth of Nations  Adam Smith
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  by PMI
  • A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy  Musashi Miyomoto
  • Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior  Ritti & Funkhouser
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths   Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  • The Unofficial Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder  Jack Griffin
  • Flawless Consulting  Peter Block
  • The Empire of Business  Andrew Carnegie (Reprinted from the 1923 original)

Share your thoughts on my list or tell me what’s on your shelf. Reach me at www.sawyertms.com/contact

Cheers!

DP

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Our focus is the 15-20% of the executive org chart that our clients prefer to handle with the reputation and kid gloves approach of a firm like ours. Please contact us to discuss engagement options that can be tailored to your individual needs.

Contact us here   http://www.sawyertms.com/contact

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Let’s call it a trend!

Let’s call it a trend! I have been having the same conversation with my clients over recently. They’re telling me they have hiring needs but will never get a search firm approved to do the work. The positions are just sitting.

Why?

It’s been a tough first half of 2015 in some sectors, for example, the oil and gas industry is still adjusting to a lower oil price environment. A variety of industrial sectors are also experiencing downturns. Companies have yet to downsize fully and are cautiously planning. Employers are carefully balancing their staffing levels. Problem: Work still needs to get done. As layoffs are announced here, hiring needs must get the proper attention over there. Key roles must get attention.

With that said…

A solution…

From now until August 31, I am offering what amounts to the Sawyer TMS retained search procedures on an hourly basis. Whatever needs to get done, start to finish! Better yet, it is a block of hours for YOUR projects. It is a great way to get the hiring results you want AND control costs at the same time. Hiring me on a short term contract prices out at a fraction of what a full blown retained search would go for.

Clients are asking me to handle all sorts of projects under this plan. By far, the most common need is a spec that needs our kid gloves approach. In other words, the search got off track at some point and now needs to be jumpstarted to see completion. Why not bring me in for just the time it takes to make progress on your most pressing requirements.

Here’s how it works

You engage Sawyer TMS for a block of 30 hours at a flat fee. The service fee is paid up front and the hours are good for 90 days. As you assign projects to me, the hours are deducted from the block of 30 until you get to the zero mark. Closer to zero hours remaining you have the option to renew the plan or not. Unused hours expire at 90 day mark. The only additional costs are those planned, such as advertising, candidate travel, etc. I will fill you in one on one on the pricing. Schedule time to talk with me about your needs at meetme.so/DouglasLPilarski

This is really popular with my clients right now. Why?  They like that they have me working on their hiring needs, the work gets done, and there is a cap on costs. Also, my clients and I develop a working relationship that helps us both later on.

Here is a little more about how I work, and what you can expect

I concentrate my efforts on your projects, think strategically, and stay focused on your results.

  • No bench candidates or routine file searches and resume dumps here. I am in the talent market daily-where I can make the calls, be creative, “knock on doors”, and connect talent to our client’s needs

I am free to take calculated and contained risks that benefit my client

  • The short list I deliver won’t be pock marked or fettered by extensive hands off agreements with logical source companies. When I identify an appropriate source company and want to search it for talent, I can be tenacious.

I understand stealth and agility…to your benefit

  • Simply put, stealth puts your opportunity at the forefront of the discussion between your recruiter and the prospective candidate. This buffer allows me to get the buy in and participation from the candidate to seriously evaluate your position as a viable career opportunity. Later, when there is mutual interest, both parties can make their first impressions count. Agility lets us make the quick adjustments as needed to get the job done.

I’m invested in the results…just like my clients

  •  My clients want value. My clients want results. My job is to deliver value. I am not successful until my client succeeds.

I look forward to working with you towards the successful fulfillment of your talent requirements. Schedule time to talk with me here meetme.so/DouglasLPilarski

Yours sincerely,  Douglas L. Pilarski    —    meetme.so/DouglasLPilarski