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Candidates from the newsletter of March 14, 2018


To speak with any of these candidates contact Ray Swiatecki at 800-548-3506 ext. 3275 or

Email ray@swiftrecruiters.com

74564 Sales Representative – This expert in cold calling has 25 years of experience selling miscellaneous packaging supplies and industrial packaging in Mid-Michigan and is willing to relocate

  • Leader in cold-call and outside sales, logistics and management
  • Expert in growing company revenues, opening new territories and nurturing/retaining customers in the automotive, pharmaceutical and industrial markets
  • Unparalleled knowledge base of industrial supplies, foams, adhesives, corrugated, films, commodity and custom labels with the skills to spearhead complex packaging solutions and volume sales
  • Managed $2.7M in sales with an increase of 15% annually

77783 Production Superintendent/Corrugator Supervisor/Project Manager – This candidate is experienced in the corrugated industry and is looking for an opportunity in southeast Michigan

  • Results-producing and flexible individual with experience in leading projects and manufacturing operations through strategic operations planning, team development and a strong understanding of customer needs

  • Superior leadership and management skills to direct projects and bring them to successful completion

  • Talented trainer and technical instructor that applies a variety of learning techniques to increase knowledge and retention

  • Core knowledge and skills include project management, staff training and development, staff management, quality control, customer relations, vendor relations, production scheduling, operations management and technical training

77403 Plant/General/Operations Manager – Candidate has 30 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, safety, printing, employee leadership and P&L in flexible film/bags/pouches; currently located in NJ but will relocate

  • Skilled and dedicated leader with expertise in all facets of facilities and budget management and extensive engineering and administrative experience

  • Strategic thinker adept at recognizing and resolving critical issues and successfully completing projects within strict time frames and budget guidelines

  • Exceptional skills in quality control, product development, and training and building talented teams

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Corel Draw #10 and Word Perfect #12

  • Skills include facility management, budget management, strategic planning and analysis, team leadership and development, professional communications, critical issue resolution, manufacturing/production and quality control

  • OSHA Compliance

  • GMP, SOP and JSA safety

  • Start-up operations

  • SQF, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001

71157 Sales Representative – Southern California candidate is experienced in sales of plastic sheets, rods, tubes and film

  • Accomplished sales professional with proven experience meeting aggressive sales targets in multi-state territories within the industrial plastics industry
  • Customers include presidents, vice presidents, and professionals in production and procurement
  • Product expertise includes high performance mechanical plastics and coated plastic films
  • Imparts strategic vision and drive toward top accounts and operates to achieve goals
  • Exhibits an engaging, can-do, optimistic attitude toward new projects
  • Exudes professional style with customers and is at ease with value-add, technical discussions
  • Intense focus on distribution (98% on IAPD Excellence in Outside Sales Exam 2013)
  • Idea generator and excellent sounding board for new strategic directions for plastics growth
  • Experience managing printers, die cutters, membrane switch, thermal formers, in-mold decorators, machining fabricators and converters
  • Industry experience includes medical, industrial, electrical, appliance, automotive, POP, aerospace, and sports and leisure

77413 Structural Designer – This designer is experienced in Artios in corrugated, is located in the Detroit area and is looking for an opportunity in southeast Michigan

  • Creates packaging design solutions that are material and supplier neutral with a focus in automotive and industrial markets
  • Utilizes ArtiosCAD, TOPS, SolidWorks, Smartsheet, Microsoft and Adobe Suite software
  • Manages projects along with regional project manager, using input from Salesforce and Workfront project management software
  • Engages with manufacturers and suppliers on feasibility of designs and plans for production and assembly
  • Drives cost savings for customers by exploring design improvements as well as different materials to accomplish overall packaging goals
  • Collaborates with other designers throughout network through general design calls and project-related virtual meetings
  • Investigates existing packaging redesign by evaluating total system impact, comparing metrics for damage, transportation, labor and material cost
  • Assists in solving non-design related issues relating to sourcing, manufacturing and logistics that are raised by field sales team and product specialists
  • Creates samples for customer review and approval using in house prototype equipment and supplier-provided samples while directing and assisting CAD technician with small production runs
  • Coordinates ISTA testing with test labs as well as independent test companies
  • Creates specifications that communicate the design intent to the customer while also delivering the information needed to quote the product
  • Works with national sourcing to quote projects and redesign and optimize for production requirements where necessary
  • Produces and supplies approved schematics to suppliers and tooling manufacturers for production
  • Manages design sample stock as well as prototyping tools

65097 Supply Chain Professional – This former small business owner in packaging, jan-san and foodservice disposables sales has a strong background in purchasing and is looking for an opportunity in the Jacksonville, FL area

  • Interactive leader who mentors and works well as part of a team
  • Over 30 years of experience in procurement, particularly in the fine paper and corrugated packaging industry

  • Extensive and thorough knowledge in managing packaging and inventories to support ongoing end user deliveries

  • Sets up stocking programs with preferred vendors on make and holds inventories to satisfy end user demand for just in time deliveries

  • Handles billing and invoicing from a purchasing aspect, resolving invoicing discrepancies, which include reconciliation with accounting and vendors

  • Leader on cost savings projects, realized savings of over $500,000

  • Skilled in price negotiations, sourcing and vendor management, resulting in corrugated savings of over $400,000 and overall savings on other product lines of over $100,000

  • Substantial understanding of proposal analysis, finalization of contracts and blanket purchase orders maintenance

  • Expert in vendor negotiations and qualifications

  • Championed reporting capabilities to drive efficiencies in providing pricing market updates, purchasing price variance, purchasing procedure updates, non-conformance recovery, and supplier performance status in both quality and service

  • Maintained close relationships with vendors and resolved quality and service issues

  • Focused leader with good analytical and problem solving skills, excellent written and communication skills, good organizational skills, action oriented, self-motivated problem solver and results oriented

61863 Independent Sales Representative – Professional sales person with experience in providing value-added packaging to increase efficiency in packaging operations available in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area

  • Account management
  • Customer relationship building
  • Direct sales and account management
  • Business development
  • Skilled presenter and communicator at all verticals
  • Pre-call planning and preparation
  • Cold calling skills
  • Product development
  • Digital marketing and printing
  • AICC sales training
  • JIT training
  • MS Office Suite

57524 Inside Sales Representative – This sales representative experienced with Gerber profile machine operation, CAD operations and general customer service is located between LA and Cerritos, CA

  • Receives, processes and monitors progress of customer orders to align the overall business strategy of facility
  • Responsible for expediting order changes and negotiating with customers
  • Responsible for expediting flow of information regarding specifications, orders and customer requirements to manufacturing
  • Builds specifications, enters orders and prepares cost for repeat and new items consistent with plant booking system
  • Maintains the integrity of the backlog system and on-time delivery
  • Apprises customers of order status as appropriate
  • Ensures accuracy of files by maintaining up-to-date specification file and price changes
  • Maintains price quote system credibility
  • Reviews support orders for completeness and accuracy, and expedites flow of new information
  • Handles customer complaints and solicits feedback through customer satisfaction processes
  • Enhances customer relationships by maintaining specific call patterns and visiting customers
  • Communicates with sales people on a regular basis regarding activities within their respective accounts
  • Tracks finished goods inventory where appropriate

76942 Sales Representative – This NC candidate is experienced in selling industrial containers, chemicals, HDPE, PET and PP in industrial, pharm, nutra and food industries in NC, SC, VA and TN, and is looking for an opportunity with a manufacturing concern

  • Experience in selling HDPE, PET, PP, PCR, glass and metal containers

  • Qualified to grow new business territories and expand existing accounts through consulting and problem solving

  • Started new territory in NC, SC, VA and TN

  • Sold 100% truckloads direct

  • Sold to chemical, pharmaceutical, food and industrial companies

  • Assisted in completing four companies’ audits

  • Prospected to find new customers, promote company lines and increase profits

  • Called on, sold products to and serviced pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, food and beverage companies with a pipeline over $1.2 million gross profit

  • Sold over $1.5 million gross profit per year

  • Over 90% of sales were direct from manufacturer to customer

77737 Sales Representative/Manager – This candidate is well experienced in stretch and machine films with Midwest region and national accounts, both B2B and through distribution

  • Machine films, high-speed equipment films and PET bottles
  • Develops and creates relationships with various national account customers and has increased pounds of film sold by 2-3% monthly
  • Ensures sales representatives are up-to-date on training and materials, and trains as necessary
  • Acts as customer’s advocate and interacts directly with customers via onsite or remote meetings
  • Prepares and assists with product demonstrations, and in addition, prepares RFP responses, proposals and other sales-related documents that enable the company to expand its relationships with existing customers
  • Creates and distributes sales reports for internal meetings, while driving growth and market share, and beating the competition on a quarterly basis
  • Establishes and develops national, regional and local relationships within each national account and negotiates pricing
  • Maintains excellent customer satisfaction and serves as the primary escalation point for any customer issues that arise
  • Forecasts monthly sales and strives to achieve yearly gross-profit sales plans, while working to acquire new distributors

77433 Electro Mechanical Maintenance/Field Service – Candidate has 25 years of experience in a wide array of repairing packaging and other equipment along with PLC repair and is looking for a new opportunity in the Dayton, Columbus or Cincinnati, OH region

  • Installs, services and performs customer training on various types of equipment

  • Excellent bi-lingual communication, documentation and customer service skills

  • Trade show, sales engineering and technical support skills

  • Computer skills: Artios CAD, AutoCAD, XL Guide, GCWIN, Apple OS, MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Turbo C, DOS, Basic, Assembler, PLC/HMI Control Language and various word processing applications and Office software

  • IT networking skills and administrator security skills in setup and repair

  • Machine skills: drills/drill presses, grinders, welders, saws, lathes, precision levels, dial indicators, gear pullers, feeler gauges, taps and dies, calipers, and numerous hand tools for various projects in electrical, electronics, IT, mechanics, printing, plastics, plumbing and auto repair

  • CAD/CAM table repair and setup, which are similar to CNC equipment in XYZ axis tool setup

  • Operates VFD drive systems and PID calibrations

  • Works with pneumatics, valves, servo motors, ink controls, encoders, gear drive systems, load cells, some hydraulics, gearbox lash setup and gearbox repair

  • Great experience working with oscilloscopes and multi-meters in testing and calibrating of equipment from component level

65185 Sales Representative – Georgia candidate is experienced with label applicators, label printers, marking and coding systems, and labels

  • Top-producing sales professional with extensive printer and channel partner sales experience
  • Excellent customer relationship and communication skills
  • Responsible for end user sales calls to grow revenue in territory for labels, label applicators and desktop printing solutions
  • Works with reseller partners to add incremental sales to territory
  • Responsible for the reseller channel sales and support
  • End user calls, trade shows, trainings and demonstrations
  • Grew sales in territory by 100%

54916 Sales Representative – Candidate has experience selling corrugated, packaging supplies and packaging equipment in NC, and would relocate for a new opportunity in the Southeast

  • Offers 25 years of professional experience in both sales and management
  • Exceptional knowledge of the packaging industry with an expertise in corrugated
  • Driven to uncover customer needs, provide solutions, redirect objections and close the sale
  • Primary responsibility is to meet or exceed revenue objectives
  • Grew customer base from zero to over $1.5 million in annual sales in both California and North Carolina

  • Initiated and built a loyal and profitable client base of custom corrugated packaging and custom foam within a non-established territory

  • Opened and maintained relationships with major accounts

  • Exceeded annual sales objectives with the corrugated companies by averaging over $2 million per year

  • Multiple awards for top sales growth in office

  • Established new customer relationships with national accounts by providing customized and innovative solutions for specific business requirements

  • Prospected routinely using internet technology to research prospective customers, listening and learning their needs, discussing with team for possible solutions, presenting those solutions, quoting and processing the order

60724 Customer Service/Supervision – Candidate has 17 years in the corrugated industry, trained in ArtiosCAD, cuts samples on cutting tables and looking for a new opportunity in the Gastonia/Charlotte, NC region

  • Supervised up to 35 temporary production and permanent workers at one time
  • Responsible for fulfilling work orders and working with customer service to make sure customer was satisfied and orders met the due date
  • Responsible for time recording, floor reporting diaries and entering work orders into the computer to verify time spent on production
  • Examined shipment contents and compared with records, such as manifests, invoices or orders, to verify accuracy
  • Recorded shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting or recordkeeping purposes
  • Prepared documents, such as work orders, bills of lading or shipping orders, to route materials
  • Trained new customer service representatives as they were hired
  • Conferred with customers by telephone or in person to provide information about products or services, take or enter orders, cancel accounts or obtain details of complaints
  • Checked to ensure that appropriate changes were made to resolve customers' problems
  • Used ArtiosCAD software to prototype corrugated products
  • Met with customers personally to discuss their needs for POP designs and packaging to ensure the best solution for their needs (including sales calls)
  • Designed displays and packaging for stores, retail packaging and shipping containers
  • Utilized CAD table to produce prototypes
  • Created designs, concepts and prototype sample layouts to meet customer requests/requirements using ArtiosCAD
  • Cut prototype samples using a cutting table
  • Developed new ideas and methods of packaging for present and prospective customers

66901 Sales Representative – This salesperson has experience selling film in the NY/NJ region, plus a background in corrugated and packaging distribution

  • 10+ years of experience in business to business selling in various areas of the packaging industry across multiple consumer channels: food, pharmaceutical, personal care, cosmetics and nutraceuticals

  • Grew book of business 60% in nine months

  • Top sales performer for two quarters

  • Revenue growth of 20%

  • Earned multiple awards for exceeding annual sales goal

77445 Technical Maintenance Manger – Candidate has years of experience with sophisticated equipment as well as injection molding, blow molding, insert molding, fillers, chillers, sealers, shrink wrappers, automated robots and high speed packaging equipment. Able to handle multiple shifts. Located in Chicago but will relocate

  • Highly accomplished and results-driven manager with a consistent, documented record of implementing maintenance systems, combined with effectively communicating and troubleshooting an array of sophisticated equipment, resulting in improved organizational productivity and performance
  • Motivated by internal standards of excellence to overachieve expectations and exceed all set goals
  • Manage seven people over three shifts over a six to seven day shift swing, which includes three maintenance mechanics, three automation technicians and one automation engineer
  • Manages all building and machine work from outside contractors to machine contractors
  • Oversees the design and building of automation cells and machine installation
  • Manages the maintenances and building budget
  • Manages the CMMS program for all changes and corrections to records as needed
  • Troubleshooting machines/automation cells
  • Trains personnel

77432 Mechanical Design Engineer – Candidate is experienced in plastics, 3D printing and modeling, SolidWorks, laser cutting, point of purchase and in store displays; currently in Minneapolis but will relocate

  • Talented mechanical engineer with over four years of experience in mechanical drafting, rapid prototyping, product design and documentation
  • Proven ability to create cost-effective, cutting-edge designs that meet project and product specifications while maintaining high focus on functionality, performance and ease of use
  • Focused and motivated, able to work both independently and collaboratively in a variety of settings and conditions
  • Expert user of CAD programs and skilled producer of mechanical engineering documentation and drawings
  • Areas of expertise include SolidWorks 2017, multirotor electronics, soldering and woodworking, quality management, flat plastic fabrication, modeling and 3D printing, laser cutter prototyping, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office Suite

77540 Senior Project/Estimating Manager – This manager in printing and cartons is looking for a new opportunity in the Minneapolis area

  • Led national implementations for client programs
  • Manages projects through effective communication, reporting to both internal and external audience
  • Evaluates and mitigates risk
  • Understands platform opportunities and how to utilize resources and operations
  • Manages team from an operational perspective, working closely with IT resources
  • Managed estimating and job planning personnel
  • Provided print through fulfillment pricing structure for RFP opportunities
  • Implemented metrics for on-time performance, turn times, productivity and equipment utilization
  • Managed scheduling team – advanced scheduling capabilities beyond press to include prepress and bindery by introducing tools to extract information from SAP system
  • Managed new business inquiries from web site for platform opportunities

40613 Sales Representative – Candidate is proficient in HDPE, PET and rigid containers and willing to look at any new opportunities in the Pacific Northwest

  • Experienced, dedicated and loyal sales professional with a proven ability to consistently meet and exceed targeted sales goals, foster and cultivate strategic relationships and develop new business
  • Exceptional communicator with top-level executives
  • Successfully added 12 new customers
  • Increased business of largest customer by 50%
  • Negotiated 12% price decrease with largest HDPE vendor

76689 Production Manager/Superintendent – This person supervises corrugator, converting and maintenance personnel, and is familiar with flexo, Bobst, Emba, KIWI, Amtech and Harry Rohde; located in Pennsylvania but will relocate

  • Expert in printing, die cutting and flexo-folder gluers
  • Extensive machine knowledge with Bobst, Martin, Langston, Emba and Hycorr
  • Proficient in plant scheduling and planning
  • Program knowledge includes KIWI, Amtech, Zytech and Harry Rohde
  • Directs and leads the daily activities of seven salaried supervisors and 67 corrugator, converting and shipping hourly employees
  • Ensures that safety within the facility is top priority
  • Works directly with the human resources department for the hiring, placement and training of all new associates
  • Makes sure the new hires are trained and properly and follow the 7S lean manufacturing principles
  • In charge of tracking and following the MSF and labor dollars per man hour to ensure the company’s expectations are met
  • Collaborates with customer service and sales to establish a proper workflow throughout the plant
  • Establishes and maintains plant production efficiencies

77537 General Manager – This senior manager with experience managing folding carton plants, consumer packaging and foodservice industry is looking for an opportunity in the St. Louis area

  • Responsible for all operating aspects of facilities: financial, EHS, labor relations, customer needs, production, product quality and facility performance
  • Improved on-time delivery through scheduling process improvement
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the manufacturing operation at the St. Louis foodservice facility
  • Ensured all members of the production, maintenance and shipping departments were trained in and follow federal, state, local and company guidelines
  • 24/7 operation
  • 0.0 incident rate
  • Personnel development
  • Up-time performance

76171 Production Supervisor – This supervisor is experienced in the corrugated industry with additional background in planning, scheduling and shift management, and recently relocated to Atlanta

  • Manages day-to-day operations in the corrugated, folding carton and printing departments

  • Works with the teams to improve running/setting times, maintain/improve QA standards and ensure teamwork in a safe and healthy environment

  • Liaises with all departments to ensure products are produced on time and in full, resolving customer service issues and maintenance issues

  • Facilitates training for new hires

  • Carries out personnel procedures, discipline, timekeeping and overtime, and maintains relevant paperwork



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