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
  • That they are highly motivated
  • 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 athttp://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.


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 – San Jose area

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.


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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Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Our client is a 4 billion year International Drilling Tools & Services Supplier based in Houston focused on growth, innovation, customer focus, and living our core values of Integrity, Commitment to Stakeholders, and Passion for Excellence.

As the VP of Global Supply Chain, you’ll develop a strategy that will rationalize the Company’s supplier base and introduce supplier productivity programs aimed at cost reduction, improved process capability, lead time compression, and implementation of Company/Supplier information processes and systems that remove non-value added transactions. You’ll also collaborate with Business Unit Supply Chain Directors to fully leverage corporate wide purchasing and other duties as directed. This position will directly manage all indirect spend and leverage this spending across the entire organization.

Job Functions:

  • Develop both strategic and tactical procurement and transportation policies, plans and objectives; coordinate purchased material inventory planning and control programs; develop and administers programs to maintain excellence in business relationships between MCG and its suppliers.
  • Implement programs and practices aimed at reducing supplier base and to further integrate our suppliers in our manufacturing operations.
  • Establish performance standards and objectives regarding quality, cost, and timely delivery for Purchasing.
  • Ensure approved Company policies and procedures are being carried out.
  • Develop long-range Purchasing strategies and plans.
  • Ensure that the selection, development, evaluation and management of purchasing personnel comply with Company policies and procedures.
  • Develops short and long-range strategies and plans for the supply, quality assurance, inventory control levels, and price protection of purchased materials and services to meet Company needs, including new supplier development.
  • Ensure timely “on-time” delivery of all purchased materials.
  • Review existing and future supplier capacities to ensure that they have the capabilities to meet the Company’s immediate and strategic needs.
  • Develop and forward to appropriate Senior Management Members cost/price forecasts, supplier quality analyses, commodity availability and capacities, market trends, inventory planning and control status, and key supplier profitability trends on a timely basis.
  • Integrate sourcing activities cross functionally to provide and share in procurement best practices and drive important supplier initiatives, i.e., Supplier Rating Systems, Synchronous Flow Technology, Integrated Product Development, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement programs as they occur.
  • Demonstrate innovative techniques and efforts geared towards maintaining, evaluating and rationalizing reliable strategic partnerships and secondary sources when required, to promote appropriate competition and insure continuity of supply chain.
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure improved managed vendor/supplier relationships.
  • Develop and drive execution strategies that support the organization’s goals and objectives for material competitiveness, supplier on-time delivery, supplier quality and new product development.
  • Working with Finance, develop and implement standardized company metrics.
  • Work with supply chain partners on the purchase of key raw and engineered components to ensure recognition of best network price and development of preferred material vendors based on quality, service & price.
  • Manage the overall logistics related to material flow including both plant and supplier capacity management – including design & implementation of supplier parks at selected manufacturing facilities.
  • Business Benefit Owner (BBO) for Procurement to Pay (PTP), Design to Build (DTB) and Quality (QUA) processes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive responsibility over Purchasing, Materials Management, or Distribution in a service environment required.
  • CPM, CIRM or APICS Certification highly preferred
  • Experience in managing strategic (direct and indirect) purchases in a multi-plant environment.
  • Experience in development of long-term commodity strategies/agreements in a Supply Chain Management environment.
  • Experience creating policies and practices that leverage spend, manage supplier risk, optimize freight, and improve inventory turns in a global organization.
  • Formal LEAN training regarding Kanban, pull, value stream mapping, and waste reduction is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually with a real commitment to change and continuous improvement.

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Senior Sales Executive with Upstream Oil & Gas buyer contacts. 

 Senior Sales Executive with Upstream Oil & Gas buyer contacts. 

DFW based.  Immediate need

This position is well suited to someone with 15 + yrs experience calling on buyers at upstream O&G drilling contractors. If you are coming from pumps, valves, oil field supplies, services etc this position will be a good fit.

My client’s high quality products are made in the Southeast US and are very well received in the marketplace. There is a solid growth plan and strong management team in place.

Must be able to travel and international business development track record in helpful.

US based candidates only. Houston or DFW  based position. Competitive compensation. Excellent growth and earnings opportunity.

Resumes with salary requirements immediately to dp@sawyertms.com .

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Mid-West District Sales Manager

Mid-West District Sales Manager

IL, IA, MO, MN, WI & Manitoba and Ontario

Our client is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary irrigation products with a reputation and solid track record of advancing irrigation technology through innovative products that offer water and energy conservation opportunities. The company is fully committed to a partnership with the global agriculture community to aid in the production of food and fiber for a rapidly growing population and to help maintain the commercial viability of our industry.

The client is currently seeking an outside district sales manager to promote the sales of product into agricultural, industrial, and turf irrigation markets in the Mid-West US.  This is a home-based, outside sales position requiring extensive in-territory travel.  Occasional out of territory travel is required for training and other events.  Experience in sales, customer relations, product presentation, and knowledge of computer business software are necessary to manage an existing dealer network.

Candidates must possess an aptitude for relationship building and demonstrate an initiative-driven work ethic.  Other required skills include tradeshow abilities, presentation of educational seminars, strong follow up on sales and product application leads, and evaluation of new sales outlets.

Primary Responsibilities

Manages and promotes sales of all company products in specified territory: IL, IA, MO, MN, and WI. Also included will be sales duties in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario.

Researches and develops market for product lines in this territory, manages dealer network to promote and sell product, monitors competing product and the market, services product lines and acquires ongoing knowledge in agricultural and other related practices by performing the following duties:

  • Pursues new business and product opportunities for the company.
  • Manages allotted company resources to ensure best use.
  • Manages trade show display and activity.
  • Maintains involvement in industry and academic organizations. Exhibits high initiative in territory, product, customer and resource management.
  • Pursues innovation in promoting existing product lines and development of new product concepts.
  • Effectively communicates with manager, company personnel, dealers, and end-users.
  • Manages and services assigned territory regarding product, customers and dealer evaluation.
  • Responds to field, product, and testing issues as needed.
  • Keeps records and reports as required.
  • Maintains and practices necessary software and electronic abilities.
  • Travel 2/3 of the time


  • Irrigation background in agriculture and turf applications
  • Strong technical knowledge base – specifically in water hydraulics and irrigation scheduling
  • 3+ years successful direct outside sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Exceptional communication and follow-up skills
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and able to practice good time management skills
  • A safe driving record
  • Non-smoker

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Project Engineer- Wastewater

HR Green, Inc. is a professional services firm providing workable and sustainable solutions in the Transportation, Water, Energy, Governmental Services and Senior Living markets. With 100+ years of history and a strong focus on future growth, HR Green is looking for exceptional individuals ready to begin the next stage of their professional journey. We are currently seeking a Project Engineer to support the Wastewater group. This position may be located in our Des Moines, IA or Cedar Rapids, Iowa office.


The Wastewater Public practice at HR Green covers a broad array of work, including: planning, studies, design, and construction phase services on municipal wastewater projects.

The Project Engineer acts as an authorized agent of the company and is responsible for the delivery of technically sound products that meet internal and external client expectations, on time and on/under budget. The Project Engineer makes significant design decisions with limited input by the Project Manager for assigned projects. These engineers assist with marketing and business development work and acts as Project Manager for assigned projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • As an individual contributor, uses professional judgment to direct and independently complete assigned engineering      designs.
  • Actively assists the Project Manager, or acts as project manager, and assigns tasks and schedules to Staff Engineer (I/II), Project Engineer and non-exempt project team members, answers questions,      and monitors progress.
  • Checks the accuracy (formal and informal QA/QC) of assigned tasks completed by other engineering and technical staff.
  • Makes major design decisions that meet the needs of external customers while coordinating the impact of such decisions on related project efforts.
  • Pro-actively identifies technical, schedule or financial issues and seeks resolution from the Project Manager and/or the      client, as appropriate to the situation.
  • Assists the Client in bidding or contractor selection if authorized by the Project Manager.
  • Responds to contractor questions and issues and prepares and issues project addenda as needed.
  • Recommends and prepares change orders.
  • Participates in the creation of engineering services proposals, including the calculation/estimation of time schedules and costs of the proposed work.
  • Signs and seals engineering documents as an authorized representative of the company.
  • Independently communicates on technical matters with the client.
  • Acts as technical expert on assigned projects when operating as an individual contributor, and acts as Project Manager on smaller scope or specialty projects as assigned. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering.  A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will possess five or more years of experience with wastewater related municipal projects in Iowa.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as an authorized agent of the company to sign engineering documents is required.
  • Must have knowledge of wastewater treatment process design for small and large systems.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

Must hold current Professional Engineer certification in one or more states in which HR Green conducts business (or have the ability to obtain such registration within six months of employment).  The employee must be capable of driving/operating a motor vehicle for company business, and maintain a valid driver’s license in the state of residence.

Language Skills 

Must possess strong technical verbal and technical writing skills, and be able to read technical literature and engineering plans.

Reasoning Ability

Must be capable of correctly operating technical analysis equipment and computer equipment.    Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to apply professional knowledge to the solution of both routine and non-routine tasks and engineering activities.

Relationship to Others 

This position may report to the Operations Manager or Practice Leader. Responsible for providing mentoring to less-experienced staff members in order to upgrade the overall talent level in the company and shows a willingness to help others meet critical deadlines.

Physical Demands

Work is primarily performed in the office with occasional trips to a client’s site or other locations as needed. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for prolonged period of time, stand, walk, talk, hear, and reach with hands or arms. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and other office equipment. The employee is also required to kneel, crouch, and bend. Must be capable of carrying up to 30 pounds of equipment over all types of terrain and in all types of weather conditions.

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.

Resume with cover letter to dp@sawyertms.com   We will forward to hiring manager.