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From entry level to executive positions, there is a job for individuals at all levels at H&V.

H&V is always on the lookout for attention oriented individuals at every skill level. 

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Client Service Representative interfaces with Clients pre and post-sale. In addition, this person develops and maintains positive relations and coordinates with H&V team members to ensure Client requests are handled correctly and in a timely manner.

The Client Service Representative has the ability to substantially affect the relationship between our Clients by providing World Class Service through advocacy, relationship building, problem resolution, and finding growth opportunities. This person will also serve as the resolution specialist and address complex Client issues while maintaining data files for various Finished Goods programs. As such, this individual must maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interface with: Clients, Sales teams, Shippers, Forwarders, and other necessary contacts to assist with order resolution and to obtain information required to resolve issues.
  • Communicate customer feedback to appropriate production personnel, manufacturing, and sales.
  • Establishes productive, successful professional relationships with staff and assigned client accounts through consistent, credible, and pro-active engagement
  • Receive and process orders, edit, and enter data including proper documentation, appropriate conversion, product specifications, payment terms, delivery terms, etc.
  • Obtain scheduled manufacturing and shipping dates; track orders to completion to ensure on-time delivery and communicate changes when necessary.
  • Quality check orders to ensure information is accurate. Provide customer order acknowledgements and communicate any discrepancies to eliminate delays.
  • Provide follow up documentation required by Clients.
  • Maintain order files and consignment orders for billing purposes.
  • Review/reconcile any electronic order exceptions.
  • Communicate/coordinate all shipping requirements, freight terms, and payment arrangements to necessary departments and distribution locations.
  • Coordinate shipping arrangements with freight forwarders, carriers, brokers, and shipping department.
  • Ensure all customer instructions have been followed and required documentation has been issued to the appropriate parties, including banking as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Client oriented. Must possess understanding that the primary function of client service is satisfaction and must be motivated to go beyond normal job responsibilities to achieve.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of management as well as Clients.
  • Strong commitment to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and overcome obstacles.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent math skills and high accuracy.
  • Ability to logically organize and accurately document activities.
  • Possible travel (10-20%).
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in a normal office environment and poses no hazards or potential exposures on a regular basis.

 

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for ensuring the cost effective and efficient procurement of raw materials to our manufacturing facilities, along with leading the businesses in identifying, managing, and prioritizing cost out in direct material programs utilizing Strategic Sourcing, Supply Base Management and Total Cost Analysis strategies in attaining their Operating Plans.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify raw material sourcing strategies, negotiate pricing and delivery to ensure uninterrupted flow of raw material to H&V facilities through effective supply base management. 
  • Identify alternate suppliers, coordinate qualification trails and supplier workshops with key suppliers. 
  • Utilize strategic sourcing and total cost analysis strategies to drive suppliers and spend including online auctions to effectively manage the commodities.
  • Strategically manage raw materials spend; ensure quality, sourcing and commodity strategies are in place, competitively priced and compliant with any laws/regulations and working capital levels meet or exceed corporate objectives.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and manage cost reduction activities to achieve 5% annual cost reduction goal with supply chain leadership, utilizing a formal strategic sourcing process.
  • Collect and analyze market and supplier data, develop sourcing options for review and concurrence by the applicable business unit, and implement approved strategies timely to capture savings and value to the business.
  • Gain supplier involvement in supplier management to drive continuous improvement and productivity.
  • Lead cross-functional team(s) in the identification of alternative products and suppliers, facilitate qualification trials, and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience in raw material sourcing and procurement, preferably in engineered papers and nonwovens related industry.
  • Excellent background in supplier management, commodity strategy development/execution, contract negotiations and manufacturing operations.

 

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • Thorough knowledge of suppliers globally and global sourcing strategies; including low cost country sourcing experience, good knowledge of energy and logistic markets.
  • Excellent financial acumen, ability to analyze budgets, international exchange rates, and financial ramifications of contracts and the ability to measure success and show results in bottom line.
  • Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to have continuous improvement mindset

 

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

The person that assumes this role must possess the following personal attributes necessary for success within H&V in order to meet our business objectives:

  • Safety Focus – The ability and propensity to take the practical actions necessary to ensure that workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses are minimized.
  • Creativity and Innovation – The capacity to originate new or radical alternatives to traditional methods, approaches, and products.
  • Customer Service Orientation – The ability to identify, understand, and give priority to satisfying the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Quality Orientation – The ability and propensity to take action necessary to ensure that all work is completed with accuracy and integrity.
  • Relationship Building – The ability and propensity to build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships or networks of contacts with people who are, or might someday be, useful in achieving sales and service-related goals.
  • Change Orientation – The ability and propensity to respond positively and appropriately when confronted with the need to change.
  • Achievement Motivation – The drive and determination to reject average performance and set challenging goals for self and others at H&V to achieve significant improvements.

 

LEADERSHIP-SPECIFIC COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: 

As a leader, the person that assumes this role must also possess the following personal attributes necessary for success within H&V in order to meet our business objectives:

  • Developing Others – Give quality time and planned commitment to direct reports, providing processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths & limitations in relation to a range of high quality and relevant competencies.
  • Managing Performance – The ability to manage the contribution and performance of individuals and teams to ensure that objectives are achieved and standards met.
  • Creating and Communicating a Vision – The ability to provide vision, goals, and direction and to inspire, motivate, and empower others to achieve these objectives.

 

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Facility & Plant Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing overall direction, leadership, and support for our facility and engineering programs to achieve the plant’s long range and annual operating plans. This position will have responsibility for the engineering and design of capital projects for the plant, the wastewater treatment plant & landfill operations, and the overall site infrastructure and grounds. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and support the planning, design and implementation of facilities and operational capital and engineering programs, including Energy and Sustainability improvements. 
  • Lead and direct the overall effectiveness of the plant WWTP including optimizing efficiency, staffing, investment and reporting obligations.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance in all matters associated with plant, facilities, engineering, WWTP and landfill operations.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of site infrastructure including grounds, dams, landfill, and the implementation of workplace environment improvements.
  • Demonstrate work practices and standards that are consistent with expected H & V cultural values and Guiding Principles.
  • Responsible for evaluating energy efficiency, calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures, and implementing engineered solutions to continuously improve.
  • Support the maintenance manager, process engineers and operations team with reliability initiatives and efforts to continually improve assets.
  • Lead the development of the annual capital project program for new equipment and major repairs through the management of assigned capital projects and project leaders.
  • Responsible for effective project management (capital & expense projects), including scope, engineering design, project documentation, project installation/deployment & commissioning, validation, and closeout.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.
  • Manage project costs, schedule and scope as it relates to quality and overall stakeholder requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, or Paper Science.
  • 5 years of relevant experience, including employment in a process‐related industrial facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm.
  • Must have strong Project Management Skills and Competencies and project Controls Skills such as estimating, scheduling and cost reporting.
  • Investigate and stay abreast of new technologies and display leadership to conceptualize projects, including identifying the technologies to be used for new applications and extensions of existing architecture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, and establish and meet financial and schedule constraints;
  • Must be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team leader and member.
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams consisting of internal staff and external contractors, supervising engineering and construction activities, and preparing turnover documentation.
  • Ability to effectively work on projects remotely through the use of remote project management tools and routine site visits;
  • Working knowledge of computers and application of software to develop and communicate engineering solutions (including MS Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Exchange, AutoCad, others). 

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package. 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Business Systems Analyst – Finance partners with Finance and Procurement leaders and their team to analyze and improve work processes by leveraging information technological systems and services. The BSA will work on requirements definition, vendor management and implementation for our Finance, Manufacturing and Project Accounting systems. In addition, s/he will provide support for our existing Oracle E-Business Suite and a variety of manufacturing applications used in these business processes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as part of a cross-functional (IT, Finance and Supply Chain) and cross geographical team to drive business performance in H&V.
  • Gather and facilitate alignment on global business requirements and priorities for the purpose of supporting the launch of the financial functions within our manufacturing platform
  • Take a lead role guiding H&V as we evaluate and select new applications to support our business functions.
  • Provide technical and functional support to our implementation partners and vendors.
  • Key functional architect for the integration of Finance and Procurement systems with other enterprise systems, services, and suppliers.
  • Production Support for Finance and Procurement systems, including researching and resolving problems; supporting scheduled activities; and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Assist Finance and Procurement teams with the development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for IT systems.
  • Develop and provide training on new IT systems, processes and functionality.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in Finance and Procurement systems. Participate in local user group meetings/conferences.
  • Ensure all IT systems meet the data privacy requirements of H&V locations.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of proven results oriented work experience in IT or Finance/Procurement functions.
  • Experience in a leading or key contributor role in selection, implementation, and support of cloud based IT systems.
  • One to two years of successful experience leading IT projects.
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum) methodologies preferred. 
  • Experience in Manufacturing  
  • Excellent communications skills. 
  • Proven decision making skills and the ability to defend those decisions.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.

 

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Greenwich, NY, USA

SUMMARY:  

The HR Manager is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to two manufacturing locations located in the greater Greenwich, NY area of Washington County. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement while maintaining the balance between the needs of the employee and the needs of the company. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In partnership with the Plant Manager and the North American HR Director, develop, maintain and deliver on a People Strategy for the New York sites that addresses workforce planning, recruitment, onboarding, career pathing, employee engagement and associated business objectives. Provide HR system metrics to the H&V Operations System (HVOS).
  • Provide leadership over existing programs, policies and processes for local human resources activities; including employment, training, employee benefits, salary administration, leave administration, workers’ compensation, employee relations, performance management and employee records.
  • Provide strategic and tactical support in decisions regarding personnel changes, including hiring, promotion, suspension, and discharge. 
  • Balance company and personal objectives between 1 union site and 1 non-union manufacturing site. Drive HR business process systems integration between sites where applicable.
  • Assure company compliance with state/ federal wage-hour, EEOC, ADA and other regulations. Provide management and employee training on various HR topics and respond to questions regarding regulations, consulting corporate and retained legal counsel when necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with labor agreements and work with union representatives and supervisors to resolve questions about contract interpretation for the Easton location. Assume a leadership role in local labor negotiations in conjunction with corporate representation.
  • Provide resources and training to the leadership team in interpreting company policies as they affect employees. Investigate policy violations in an expedient, reasonable, and confidential manner.
  • Accurate and timely maintenance of employee records in H&V’s global Workday System, Kronos System and other systems as required.
  • Manage development of the HR Generalist role.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5-8 years human resources experience with specific human resources training. Manufacturing environment and union experience (specifically collective bargaining unit experience) preferred.
  • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the sites.
  • A true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully “connect” with employees to facilitate a high level of employee engagement.
  • Proven experience in implementation of HR programs.
  • Excellent skills related to written/verbal communication, team leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship, results orientation, strategic thinking, and influencing / persuasiveness.
  • Experience with a rapid and complex changing work environment. The ability to be comfortable with high volume workload and not be afraid to "roll up your sleeves"
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels and functions within company, elected officials, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders / representatives.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to deal with crisis and emergency situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Power Point, Excel and Word)

 

The position is based in Greenwich, NY but will support our other location in Easton, NY, as well. Hollingsworth & Vose will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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