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Candidates from the newsletter of June 21, 2016


To speak with any of these candidates contact Doug Swiatecki at 800-548-3506 ext. 3278 or

Email  doug@swiftrecruiters.com

70037 Packaging Designer – Northeast packaging designer with over 10+ years of experience using ArtiosCAD and SolidWorks to design foam, corrugated, wood, plastic, labels and film is available and willing to relocate

  • Drafting/sketching
  • SolidWorks, AutoCAD and ArtiosCAD
  • Pro/Engineer
  • Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Maya 3D, Rhino 3D and Strata 3D
  • Kongsburg CAD cutting table
  • Thermoforming
  • Laser cutting
  • Water jet
  • CNC router
  • TOPS Pro and Max Load Pro
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Keyshot rendering software
  • Model making

70006 Quality Systems Manager – Superior candidate with multi-site experience in both AIB and SQF quality scenarios, including pallet wraps, food manufacturing and more is seeking an opportunity in the Southeast

  • Ensured consistency and improvements in quality and food safety across 13 locations and multiple divisions of flexible packaging manufacturing
  • Assisted manufacturing facilities with obtaining or maintaining ISO 9001:2008 and food safety certifications
  • Reviewed and streamlined quality management system documentation to reduce site-specific versions
  • Established and maintained internal website to maintain quality management system documentation for all manufacturing locations
  • Maintained quality specifications
  • Ensured site ISO coordinators properly maintained quality management systems at each site
  • Provided train-the-trainer programs for site ISO coordinators for internal auditors, corrective and preventive actions, and root cause analysis

69307 Structural and POP Designer – Designer with over eight years of ArtiosCAD experience designing corrugated, folding cartons, foam and POP is seeking a new opportunity in the Chicagoland vicinity

  • Experience encompasses EPS foam, recycled foam, polyethylene foam, SBS, SUS, E-flute, double-wall, single and much more
  • Possesses an extremely high mechanical aptitude

  • Strong ability with problem solving and troubleshooting

  • Able to work independently and without supervision

  • Known for getting the project or task done on time and in an efficient and effective manner

  • Designs corrugated, folding carton and POP packaging for business and consumer products
  • Creates printed CAD cut samples on appropriate material for customer approval
  • Adjusts customer-supplied CAD files to correct manufacturing specifications
  • Designs and CAD cuts coating blankets for Mitsubishi 6-color printing presses
  • Coordinates die cutting department personnel and solves problems as they arise
  • Maintains organization in the cutting and foil stamping die inventory
  • Purchases new dies after customer approval
  • Inspects and gives final sign-off on die cut production samples and assembly
  • Randomly checks die cutting department for quality during run
  • Designs and builds production fixtures to increase production efficiency
  • Works closely with sales, management and estimating to provide cost-effective solutions for customers and production methods

69557 Packaging Account Executive – Candidate has experience selling corrugated products and as well as flexible and rigid packaging equipment in the Northeast, and will consider relocation to the Southeast

  • Innovative professional with 20+ years of progressive experience
  • Implements a value-added consultative approach to the market utilizing knowledge of custom flexible and rigid packaging for industrial, pharma and food/beverage applications, including capital equipment
  • Well versed in printed and plain films, labels, laminated/engineered film, die cut PSA tapes and materials, and 3M products
  • Commands all phases of customer service/client relations and sales prospecting/territory management
  • Extensive experience interacting and communicating with customers at every level to manage, maintain and grow their business
  • Proven ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve with production personnel, facility engineers, design engineers and mechanical engineers for positive resolutions
  • Excels at analyzing products and procedures to generate new ideas to foster process improvement, product improvement and finished product quality

41091 Sales Representative – This sales representative has several years of experience selling stock boxes in the DFW region of Texas, plus additional experience selling protective packaging and foam products

  • Skills include purchasing, cost reduction, key account management, new business development, supply chain and product development
  • Products include vacuum forming, food packaging, foam, corrugated and POP displays
  • Designed, manufactured and performed all the fulfillment on a new product launch for a national hair care products company, using a combination of die cut polyethylene foam and a die cut litho laminated corrugated wrap in the shape of a Fender guitar
  • The two phase product launch was prominently displayed at a major packaging manufacturer’s booth at the Pack Expo in Chicago
  • Total sales on these designs were above $750,000

69580 Pallet and Container Sales Representative – This representative has over eight years of experience selling wood pallets, containers and some returnables and services to industry in the Northeast and other central areas

  • Sales professional with a strong record of developing and implementing strategies to deliver significant wins with new and existing customers
  • Background includes senior responsibilities in business development and national account management, coupled with an academic foundation in supply chain management, lean and Six Sigma principles
  • Accomplished presenter and negotiator comfortable with a wide range of decision makers from senior executives to middle management
  • Committed to working collaboratively with customers to solve their most challenging concerns within increasingly complex supply chains, under extraordinary economic conditions
  • Areas of expertise include hunter sales/cold calling, solution selling, negotiating, portfolio/client management, business development, supply chain, operations, purchasing, program management and presentations/closing

69818 Label Sales Representative – This sales representative has experience selling labels (digital flexo, shrink sleeve, twin pack and more) in southern California and is seeking a new opportunity with a distributor in the area

  • Sales, project and account management, troubleshooting and problem solving within manufacturing, service and retail environments
  • Commitment to increasing sales and total customer satisfaction through great communication and relationship building
  • Consistently exceeds sales goals, effective in streamlining processes and solving challenging, complex problems
  • Solid record of efficiency, establishing long-term accounts and managing time effectively to meet short lead times
  • Principal strengths include strong work ethic, self-starter and team building skills with emphasis on results

70036 B2B Territory Sales Representative – This high-energy sales representative has experience selling print services, labels and pouches across the United States

  • Outside B2B sales and territory management
  • Specializes in labels, pouches and much more
  • Target markets include food and beverage industry, wine and spirits, health supplements, manufacturing and any company needing specialized packaging/labels
  • Offers comprehensive managed print services to address the changing dynamics of today’s connected office environment

70003 Sales Engineer – This experienced hunter with a nationwide territory is seeking a new opportunity selling packaging equipment and consumables

  • Packaging distributor sales engineer responsible for increasing sales and profits through new business generation, new product placement and consistent customer orders by way of continual relationship with client
  • Met and exceeded initial salaried position objectives, allowing transition into commissioned-based compensation
  • Achieved commission based-position by seeking and obtaining new business opportunities
  • Gained extensive knowledge and expertise in numerous manufacturers’ extensive lines of equipment and products, including 3M and Pregis
  • Grew business consistently every year, reaching over $1,000,000 in sales by year five, with profits exceeding $250,000
  • Sold the largest equipment system in company history
  • Acquired and continue to maintain and develop account with largest annual paper sales in company history

70027 Industrial Mechanic – Mechanic experienced with hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, electrical troubleshooting and some PLC diagnostics is seeking a new opportunity in California

  • 15+ years of supervisor experience
  • Industrial mechanics
  • HVAC
  • SOP documentation
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Industrial/residential troubleshooting
  • Quality control
  • Computers
  • Forklift
  • Waste water management
  • GMP
  • Mechanics

69969 Shrink Bag Finishing Manager – This highly experienced Midwestern finishing manager has over 10 years of experience working in high-speed manufacturing environments with multiple shifts, producing roll-stock, blown multi-layer shrink films, etc.

  • Manufacturing/production manager with over 20 years of experience managing production, quality, safety and cost control for a global manufacturer of packaging
  • Proven ability in improving processes and work procedures in support of continuous improvement programs
  • Production experience includes inventory management, quality improvement, waste reduction, safety program, schedule and preventative maintenance
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, SAP and WCOM
  • Experience with KPI, GMP, lean activities, Six Sigma and much more

70067 Packaging Design Engineer – This experienced designer using ArtiosCAD and SolidWorks to design returnable and expendable containers, including thermoformed, plastic-corrugated, and tugger carts is seeking a new opportunity in the Indianapolis region

  • Corrugated/HDPE/foam/wood/steel packaging
  • Packaging design
  • Material handling
  • Project management
  • Ergonomics
  • Expendable and returnable packaging
  • First article inspection
  • Lean manufacturing
  • ArtiosCAD, Unigraphics, SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Lean/5S/QC
  • Kanban – plant material flow
  • Cost reduction/problem solving
  • Kongsberg and Data Tech cutting tables
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerencing (GD&T)
  • Blueprint/drawing/schematic reading

70089 Corrugator Supervisor/Production Supervisor – Experienced corrugator supervisor, well versed in training employees, waste reduction techniques and cost reduction, as well as experience with scheduling and converting is seeking a new opportunity in the Southeast

  • Trained and evaluated new employees in a startup plant on a brand new BHS DW machine with fanfold and print capabilities
  • Handled inventory control over all roll stock
  • Trained employees and management in LOTO training and PIT training
  • Coordinated machine maintenance with scheduler, production manager and outside BHS M2P program
  • Led and coordinated waste reduction teams and projects in the plant, helping reduce plant waste below 5%
  • Coordinated projects in the plant using 5S and cost reduction initiatives for housekeeping projects and to increase profitability
  • Coordinated all clamp truck maintenance with outside contractor
  • Led a crew that runs 700 sheet averages and 500 fanfold averages, and keeps operator downtime to less than 1.25% monthly
  • Led morning production meetings with plant management and outside plant management
  • Fulfilled production manager’s and facility manager’s duties while they were on vacation or out of the plant on business
  • Helped waste manager and sales department with quality issues

67718 Packaging Maintenance Technician – This experienced technician can troubleshoot and repair packaging equipment including Fanuc RJ3 type robots, understand PLC ladder logic and much more, and is looking in the Ft. Wayne, IN area

  • Variable speed drives, gear reducers, electrical controls, conveyors and hydraulic/pneumatic systems
  • Blowers, AC/DC motors, bearings, electrical distribution centers, motor control centers and transformers
  • Pumps, process controls, heat exchangers, encoders, welding and metals fabrication
  • 3-phase motors, gearboxes, resolvers, pulleys and linear systems
  • DC drives, servo controls, PLC-Ladder Logic, analog inputs/outputs, and ABB and Fanuc robots
  • VFD, chipmelt furnace, PID Honeywell controls and Honeywell flame packs

69476 Press Operator – Flexo press operator with experience running Mark Andy, Arsoma, UV inks, color matching, multi-color printers and more is seeking a new opportunity in the Anaheim area

  • Quickly learned a new turret machine attached to a 13” roto press
  • Learned basics of designing labels and proofing
  • Learned basics of making plates and cutting
  • Learned how to mount plates
  • Made ink drawdowns in class and can also maintain inks on press
  • Experience in running UV varnish and glue for lamination
  • Worked with water-based, UV and Jetrion inks
  • Sheeted jobs on Rotoflex press
  • Perforation jobs
  • Familiar with L.A.B. and 4-color process work
  • Ran 2-color Backprint plus additional 6 colors and Jetrion/Domino print
  • Maintained active communication with rewinders/press operators to receive priority goods
  • Constant communication with press operator when working on jobs
  • Learned hands on to operate press
  • Constant communication with scheduling, supervisor, rewinding, shipping and press support

23830 National Sales Manager – Experienced representative selling corrugated, POP, folding cartons and packaging films is seeking a new opportunity in the Midwest

  • Repeated success increasing sales through personal and territorial organization, synergy and team efforts, follow-through, persistence, integrity, passion, enthusiasm, accountability, and building productive and long-lasting, interpersonal relationships
  • Strong, reliable and consistent work ethic, with can do attitude
  • Robust and strategic background in problem solving and creative solutions, accomplished through exemplary customer service, with overall goal of consistently closing and retaining business – more so in a highly competitive market
  • Project management and being scrupulous on details has led to consistent development and contribution to the success of multiple promotional and advertising events and leading diverse teams to exceed expectations
  • Direct involvement from concept to full commercialization, including complete supply chain management
  • Listens to a client’s needs and helps them and their programs be their optimal best
  • National and regional markets served include beverage, food, promotional, pharmaceutical and household, third party distributor/broker and B2B; capital and process equipment markets have also been served
  • 25+ years of developing and managing small to medium to multi-million dollar accounts in the food, CPG, packaging and POP display markets

69766 Sales Manager – This sales manager is experienced with managing regional and national sales teams and sales programs with paper and crating (pallets, wood and foam) and is seeking a new opportunity in the Southeast

  • 17 years of sales and marketing experience executing sales plans on a regional and national scale
  • Skilled at consultative selling and relationship building at all customer levels
  • Consistently achieved volume and financial goals
  • Logical and analytical minded
  • Grew sales by $2 million past year with national companies
  • Manages customer relationships at corporate level
  • Launched new product segment valued at $1 million
  • Manages relationship with key corrugated and shipping vendors

69490 Sales Representative – Experienced sales representative selling thermoformed plates, cups and other items is seeking a new opportunity in the Southeast

  • Multimillion dollar sales territory management, covering multiple states selling an extensive portfolio of foodservice packaging items targeting broad line distributors, paper houses, supermarkets, stadiums, chain accounts, government accounts, county schools and healthcare
  • Responsible for both bid contacts and government contracts
  • Responsible for building lasting relationships with both distributors and end user customers
  • Strong work experience training and motivating distributor sales representatives
  • Extensive work with sales meetings, presentations, trade shows and sales calls
  • Responsible for market analysis and forecasting future trends
  • Grew business by 5% year over year through successful relationship building with external stakeholders

23515 Sales Representative – Rigid Plastics. Experienced sales representative selling rigid plastic containers, with superior sales performance capabilities, is seeking a new opportunity.  The candidate has additional experience with corrugated and film.  Excellent contacts in S.E., S.W. and TX areas.  No non-compete.

  • Proven professional, adept at prioritizing and completing multiple assignments within strict budgetary/time restrictions and customer/corporate specifications

  • Top performer, with over 23 years of sales, marketing, product management and financial oversight experience in diverse industries, including adhesive, flooring, aerosol, specialty and general line packaging, food and beverage packaging, jansan and paper products manufacturing, and distribution

  • Developed and grew automotive warehouse business nationwide and increased territory sales from $30 million to $50 million while exceeding budget for five consecutive years

  • Responsible for managing all major West Coast distribution regional and national accounts

  • Expertise in strategic planning, category analysis, vendor negotiation, team leadership, resource allocation, market evaluation/development and market plan execution

  • Experienced in strategic growth initiatives, strategic affiliations and M&A

  • Designated troubleshooter, chosen to resolve diverse account concerns, provide customized solutions to specific client objectives and deliver individualized service to build a loyal client base in a highly competitive marketplace

  • Integrate and deploy Six Sigma, lean, SPC and supply chain management to increase profits 10%, or $2 million

  • Purchased over $100 million in international and domestic packaging and related materials

  • Offer strong relationships with all major metal, plastic and corrugated packaging manufacturers

  • Road warrior: extensive business travel averaging over 50,000 miles a year in vehicle, usually away 3-4 days per week




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