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Candidates who are interested in the following positions should email a MS Word version of their resume to becky@cmiconsulting.com for immediate consideration.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Our client, a privately owned, SEC Registered Investment Advisor with offices in the Louisville / Lexington / Cincinnati area is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the organization in accordance with policies, goals and objectives of the firm. The person selected for this role will be a strong leader, with a proven record of operational and financial acumen and excellence.

The successful candidate for this role can expect to focus in the following areas: develop and manage the business plan that implements the vision and strategic direction of the firm, including long range capacity planning; manage and monitor operations relative to plan, including necessary adjustments to structure, process, systems and organizational capabilities; develop the organization—recruiting, compensation and performance planning, employee relations, development and succession planning; oversee firm policies and procedures; manage all firm projects; coordinate with all outsourced partners including IT, Accounting, etc., and partner with the CEO in setting the tone of the firm and modeling desired behaviors.

The following qualifications are required of candidates: minimum or 10 years business experience, preferably in financial services industry, with progressive track record of operational excellence and results, solid strategic thinker, problem solver and decision maker; demonstrated ability to drive execution and results; superb executive communication skills—internal and external – to include listening, verbal and written skills; proven people leader, with strong coaching and mentoring skills; desire/ability to work successfully in a small company environment; and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) with a light level of technical savvy.

Company offers competitive pay of $80,000 to $125,000+, incentive compensation, employee health insurance, 401(k), (family health insurance, vision, & dental available at employee expense). Client company also offers equity / firm ownership potential; Partial and/or full financial support for professional accreditation/continuing education requirements and other professional/leadership development opportunities.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Our manufacturing client in the central Kentucky area is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to work in a cross-functional environment. The candidate will be responsible for screening product bill of materials, defining the manufacturing process, and driving quality improvement in the assigned product. He/she will provide visibility to manufacturing readiness and lead in process improvements for the production process of the assigned product.

Duties and Responsibilities:

o Investigate and resolve production and quality problems, conferring with the appropriate personnel as required.
o Manages production support for product that are Engineered to Order.
o Verify all production bill of materials and drawings are accurate and can be built within the current process timing.
o Provide plant layouts, process flow layouts and value stream maps to improve productivity and provide for future requirements.
o Support the development and improvement of processes, quality and procedures in manufacturing and other support functions to increase safety, reduce costs, and improve productivity.
o Support short and long plan industrial plan to achieve flexible and efficient capacity solutions.
o Support new product development launches.
o Support the improvement of production quality standards.
o Serve as a catalyst and technical resource for team problem solving and continuous improvement.
o Improve safety and reduce environmental hazards in all areas.

Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering/Technology, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and three years of experience in job offered or three years of experience in a heavy equipment manufacturing industry. Some background in manufacturing required. Experience in the design and use of jigs and fixtures, project management, designing for production, JIT, lean and continuous improvement techniques required. Occasional travel required.

Salary range is $60,000 to $80,000+ with excellent benefits package.

PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER

Our manufacturing client in the central Kentucky area is seeking a Product Design Engineer to lead in a cross-functional environment as the product technical expert. The candidate will be responsible for the product design from concept through the entire development process including testing, manufacturing, and customer validation. He/she will provide technical expertise for current technology, competitive analysis, and component/machine specification.

Duties and Responsibilities:

o Support the sales process by developing and verifying product and its specifications are correct, complete, buildable without issues and product will function to customer expectation. This includes product options and custom content, compatibility, and integration to multiple chassis types and models.
o Responsible for designing and developing a product/product family with a focus on developing a common platform with minimize variants and bolt on options.
o Lead in identifying and implementing product changes to improve product quality and manufacturing robustness.
o Lead in identifying and implementing changes to reduce material cost and labor.
o Lead single or multiple new product development and launch programs driven internally and/or externally with current and/or new supply base.
o Create product development schedules, provide day-to-day coordination, and coordinate resolution of issues.
o Work closely with external suppliers to resolve technical problems and devise new approaches to problems encountered. Form relationship and interact with key suppliers, identify their strengths for different future development projects.
o Obtain product change approval from all departments prior to release of the engineering change notification.
o Identify improvement opportunity in current processes and lead plan for implementation.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required (Mechanical Engineer is preferred) along with some background in manufacturing. Hydraulics, electrical also highly preferred. 3+ years minimum heavy mobile equipment design experience and 5+ years minimum mechanical design experience required. Requires hands-on time on the floor. Strong cross-functional coordination and communication skills are required as well as the ability to multitask in a team oriented fast paced environment. Proficiency in SolidWorks and Microsoft Office software required. 15% travel required.

Salary range is $70,000 to $90,000+ with great benefits package.

DESIGNER

Our manufacturing client in central Kentucky is seeking a talented Designer to join our engineering team to contribute to the entire process from design through manufacturing, all in one facility. The position will require supporting the business as a technical resource in the development and improvement of current and future products. The successful candidate will be responsible for solving technical problems, generating concepts, prototyping solutions, documenting designs, and communicating changes to the organization. Candidates must have strong mechanical aptitude, as well as the ability to understand and create engineering drawings, both in 2D and 3D. Experience with heavy duty truck manufacturing or steel fabrication is also a plus. Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and independently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

o Through engineering design work, support the development of sales options, product improvement initiatives, new product development, and cost reduction activities.
o Work closely with engineers, designers, manufacturing personnel, and external suppliers to resolve technical problems and devise new approaches to problems encountered.
o Complete daily work according to department priorities under the supervision, and with the support, of engineers, product owners, and management.
o Create 3D CAD models and 2D engineering drawings according to industry best practices and company standards.
o Generate concepts and proposals for solving technical problems.
o Execute prototype development and evaluation for designs.
o Document designs via models, drawings, engineering change notices, updates to manuals, etc.
o Identify and implement product changes to improve product quality and manufacturing robustness, to reduce material cost and labor, and to capitalize on opportunities in current products and processes.

Associate’s Degree in Engineering required, Mechanical preferred. Excellent mechanical aptitude required. 2+ years minimum mechanical design experience with 2+ years heavy equipment design experience preferred. Proficiency Microsoft Office software, 3D CAD software, required. SolidWorks and experience with a Product Data Management (PDM) system preferred. Strong cross-functional coordination as well as written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to multitask in a team oriented, fast-paced environment.

Client offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

WORKFORCE ANALYST

Our client, a dynamic and growing company in the Lexington area is seeking a Workforce Analyst for their organization. The Workforce Analyst is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and enhancing staff utilization, business practices, and Operational statistics. These duties are inclusive of maintaining staffing and service levels, producing daily reporting, and providing insight to business trends. The Workforce Analyst is the point person responsible for review of real-time staffing and analysis on areas in which improvement is needed. They will utilize resources to maintain minimum service levels and provide recommendations to leadership on where changes need to be made.
Specifically this position will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

o Monitor, manage and maintain appropriate key performance indication metrics across the Operations Department.
o Ability to monitor and manage resources, contact routing and system access/availability.
o Identifies staff scheduling needs based on current and historical call volumes.
o Provides tactical support to the organization by analyzing and interpreting data to suggest creative solutions.
o Develops and maintains call scripting and call routing flows in the telephony system.
o Research and troubleshoot discrepancies with staff scheduling, performance data, and system outages.
o Proactively analyze staffing needs to ensure service levels are met.
o Uses technical tools to query, manipulate, and summarize data from various data sources.
o Presents findings to business leaders in a language that can be readily understood. Utilizes data, results and recommendations to develop and deliver presentations.
o Works with other analytic professionals and Operations Leadership to standardize metrics, resolve data quality issues, and ensure conformity and compliance with all aspects of data analysis for the Operations Department.

At least 2 years call center Workforce Management experience required. Systems, Internet and call center environment experience, Benchmarking and trending experience and strong Microsoft Excel knowledge required. Schedule flexibility is required. Knowledge of key call center metrics, including expected occupancy, utilization, service levels, handle time, abandonment rate and ASA. Strong analytical, math and reasoning skills, ability to multi-task and work with aggressive timelines. Experience with Avaya CMS, Verint, and/or Cisco call center applications is preferred.

Salary range $40,000 to $48,000 with great benefits.

INTERIM HR GENERALIST

Our client, a manufacturer 45 minutes northeast of Lexington is seeking an Interim HR Generalist, there is a possible opportunity for a full time position. 5 years’ experience in HR required (manufacturing or similar industry highly preferred). This is an immediate need for our client. Must be both hands on HR Manager with great Employee Relations experience as well as a solid Strategic HR Business Partner to Management Team.

Salary range is $80,000 to $95,000.

NEGOTIATOR

Our client, a dynamic, growing company in the Lexington area is seeking Negotiator for their team. The Negotiation Team is designed to assist Account Managers, by aggressively negotiating low rates and securing rate agreements with clients. The Negotiator should be results driven and is able to provide clients the lowest possible rates, regardless of the obstacle.

The role of each negotiator, and the team as a whole, will require much preparation and prioritization in order to accomplish the goal of providing our clients with the lowest discounted rates and still maintain company profitability.

Candidates must have previous sales and negotiation experience with a proven track record of success, excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as being detail oriented. Knowledge of MS Office and Outlook and ability to effective navigate search engines is required. Candidates should have the ability and interest in, in working in a fast paced and changing environment. Hotel background preferred. Requires at least 45 hours per week.
Salary range is $40,000 to $55,000 plus great benefits.

CNC PROGRAMMER

Our client, a progressive and growing manufacturer engineering company based in the Lexington, KY area is seeking a CNC Programmer for their organization. The CNC Programmer develops manufacturing process route sheets, determines and/or designs tools and fixtures required by the routing process. This position will analyze existing manufacturing facilities for justification to replace or add new equipment and create new or modify existing production processes for more effective use of time and manufacturing facilities.

This position is responsible for the following, but not limited to:

o Independently develop, create, manage and/or update CNC programs, set-up sheets, tool sheets, and other documentation related to the manufacturing process, using standard software applications.
o Set-up and operate CNC and secondary equipment in order to prove-out the operation, troubleshoot and revise programs.
o Support the quoting process by estimating production times, resource requirements, etc. for specific manufacturing operations.
o Review design for manufacturability relative to a specific operation, and add or revise specifications as needed.
o Design and/or manufacture work-holding devices and tooling, and based on tool life, establish the re-order points to ensure availability.
o Participate in the post-production review and evaluation of specific manufacturing operations, including equipment performance and product quality, in order to recommend and implement improvements.

BSME or BSIE or 5 years of CNC programming experience required. Knowledge of three axis milling (five axis a plus), multi axis CNC turning with live tooling, proficiency in G code CNC programming, Cad/Cam programming experience (Gibbs Cam preferred) required. Solid modeling experience (ProE/Solid Works) a plus.

Salary range is $50,000 to $63,000 and benefits offered.

MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Our client, a dynamic marketing company in the Lexington area is seeking a Marketing and Customer Service Representative for their team.

The candidates selected for this position will work closely with clients researching products from the database, sending formal quotes to customers, following up on quotes, placing orders, and following up on orders. Candidates should have an eye for detail and design. The selected applicants also interact and communicate with suppliers, warehouse personnel, billing office, and other co-workers as needed.

Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), interest in and proven ability to, work well with team members. Ideal candidates will have a pleasant demeanor, great organizational and time management skills and the desire to provide the ultimate customer service experience.1-2 years of relevant experience required. College degree preferred, but not required.

Starting salary range is $30,000 to $40,000+. Client offers a professional, fun environment.

JAPANESE TRANSLATOR

Our client, a Japanese manufacturing company located in beautiful Central Kentucky, is seeking a Japanese English Translator to facilitate communication on various aspects of the business between Japanese and US staff.

The position will use a highly proficient level of written and verbal skills in working with associates and various levels of management in one-on-one and group settings. The selected candidate will assist in effective communication between associates that do not speak the English language by converting one spoken or written language to Japanese and vice versa, relay concepts and ideas between languages, attend meetings and facilitate various meetings to mediate discussions for Quality, Engineering, Production, upper Management and/or Human Resources. Due to the sensitive nature of the information, successful candidates will understand the importance of confidentiality and exercise a high level of discretion.

Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, 4 years’ translation experience with 2 years in a manufacturing environment required (Japanese automotive manufacturing a plus). Ideal candidates will possess excellent problem- solving, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, planning an organizational skills. Adaptability, dependability and high level of emotional intelligence with the ability to remain calm during stressful situations.

Salary range is $45,000 to $65,000 plus generous benefits package offered.



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