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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Electrical Engineering Manager will have the responsibility for overseeing the engineering and design of industrial process electrical distribution systems, including overseeing installation, assisting with commissioning, and start-up of new electrical distribution components or systems. All electrical engineers will report to the Electrical Engineering Manager. As the Manager of the group, the development of the electrical engineering staff and assigning projects to the staff is expected. The administration and management of capital projects is required as well as providing input in the development and execution of the company wide capital program. Assisting mill staff in diagnosing and rectifying operational problems with existing electrical infrastructure systems hardware and software may also be required. Travel and on-site support during project construction, commissioning, start-up, and operational improvement stages to US domestic and International sites should be anticipated.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leadership and oversight of projects assigned to the electrical engineering group. This may include managing the project schedule, cost, scope, and objectives.
  • Development and training of the Electrical Engineers.
  • Setting of company standards for the electrical distribution system.
  • Effective execution and completion of assigned tasks as an Electrical Engineer of a team executing a larger project.
  • Administration of assigned projects including the preparation of capital project requests, project status reporting, participating in and or conducting project meetings, coordination of construction activities, and project close-out reporting.
  • Responsible for all stages of capital project engineering and design activity to include the development of alternative solutions to meet project objectives for presentation to management.
  • Oversee construction work performed by mill maintenance and/or outside contractors during installation, commissioning, and start-up of assigned projects.
  • Ensure adherence of established H&V safety policies and practices.
  • Conduct training of operations and maintenance personnel as needed.
  • 10. Assist mill maintenance and production departments in troubleshooting and correction of equipment and electrical problems
  • 11. It is essential that the person have access to ITAR and other export controlled information. The candidate should be either a US citizen or green card holder.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant hands on experience, including project management experience. Electrical distribution in the paper industry preferred.
  • International project experience desirable.
  • Professional engineering license preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • The position will be working in and around the operating floors so all the typical restrictions that would apply to our production personnel would apply. 
  • Person needs to be able to walk up and down stairs and work in tight or confined areas.
  • Often person is working with live electrical circuits and must be able to wear the necessary PPE to prevent injury.
  • Person must be able to hear with ear plugs, see well enough with safety glasses to work in a production environment, speak clearly to be understood by hourly employees for training and to provide direction, walk and stand on concrete floors for a considerable period of time, climb stairs and ladders, and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.

 

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:

Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) is a global leader in the field of technical media with a focus on filtration and separation. The product portfolio includes filtration media made of cellulose, micro-fibreglass and synthetic fibres for applications in the automotive industry, building ventilation systems, respiratory protection, water treatment and clean rooms. H&V also supplies battery separators and gaskets to all leading manufacturers. H&V operates 13 manufacturing sites on three continents. 

We are looking for highly motivated and creative Scientist who will strengthen our Research and Development team at the R&D Center in West Groton. In this role, the Scientist is responsible for development initiatives from concept to commercialization on a global scale.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The primary responsibility of the incumbent is the research, development and commercialization of Hydraulic filtration
  • Provide expertise in the application of Hydraulic media production and web forming technologies
  • Understand filtration media needs of customers and translate that knowledge into technical solutions 
  • Plan and execute laboratory and machine-based trial programs (DoE) that lead to the commercialization of new filtration media
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of H&V processes, products, application and raw materials
  • Support/lead the development of intellectual property
  • Apply appropriate DFSS tools and stage gating process for development projects
  • Work in highly energized cross functional teams on major product development programs 
  • Provide technical reports and presentations to internal and external project stakeholders
  • Play an active role // drive the development of Standards in the local comittees

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Sound background in materials science, chemistry or chemical or papermaking engineering is required
  • Minimum of 3 years Filtration media, fibrous material experience is preferred 
  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments and working knowledge of Lean or six sigma tools is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required 

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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Corvallis, OR, USA

SUMMARY:

To provide general ledger, fixed asset, capital spending, and tax information in an accurate and timely manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide capital project information to corporate and project managers as needed.
  • Maintains records on and reconciles all capital spending. Posts all related journal entries. Ensure that fixed asset completion notices are submitted after projects are complete.
  • Resolve day to day invoice and payment issues as they arise in Accounts Payable.
  • Benefits reconciliation and billing audit.
  • Maintain trial logs forms and distribute summary data to corporate accounting.
  • Monthly Oracle rollup of costs and help with item costing and maintenance.
  • Work with Maintenance department to track and reconcile precious metal inventory.
  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  •  Adheres to general and key job responsibilities as defined in H&V ISO 9001 based Business Management System documentation.
  • Maintains credit information for references to vendors.
  • Maintain contracts for utilities and suppliers.
  • Run weekly payables distribution and other reports.
  • Assist in month end close review identifying and correcting any accounting or transaction errors.
  • Prepares excise and property tax returns and census reports. Prepares worksheets for computing annual state and federal income tax returns. Assist with annual audit.
  • Prepares quarterly lease and operating rentals, and mobile /licensed equipment.
  • Provide other essential job functions as requested.
  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  •  Adheres to general and key job responsibilities as defined in H&V ISO 9001 based Business Management System documentation.
  • Maintains credit information for references to vendors.
  • Maintain contracts for utilities and suppliers.
  • Maintain vendor confidentiality agreements and contracts.
  • Run weekly payables distribution and other reports.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business or equivalent work experience. 
  • 5 years’ experience in full cycle bookkeeping and financial statement preparation.
  • Computer knowledge, and experience with Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with employees and customers in a professional and courteous manner despite occasional periods of stress.
  • Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time.
  • Have the ability to walk occasionally throughout the facility while wearing the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): steel toed boots, hearing protection, and safety eyewear.
  • Have the ability to occasionally lift objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Have the ability to climb stairs.
  • Have the stamina to stand and flexibility to stretch/reach, bend/stoop, squat and kneel repetitively during the work day.

The position is based in Corvallis, OR 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:

This position provides supervision and leadership for electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical maintenance activities. Leads electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation installations and maintenance functions, ensuring a high level of manufacturing effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides Leadership in all Maintenance areas.
  • Maintains plant electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical preventive/predictive maintenance systems.
  • Assists in the development and management of departmental budgets. Controls expenses and departmental operating costs to stay within budget for capital and operating expenditures.
  • Collaborates with manufacturing, environmental, and technical staff on problems concerning facility and plant equipment. Provides technical assistance for equipment and facility improvement projects. Participates in the design of new and improved electrical, mechanical and instrumentation systems in order to increase equipment life and reduce operational down time.
  • Insures maintenance activities comply with state and federal regulations with emphasis on environmental compliance and employee safety.
  • Selects and supervises outside contractors and consultants as needed.
  • Identifies improvement opportunities, and develops action plans in anticipation of project approval.
  • Actively uses and enhances the talents of subordinates to further their skills and leadership qualities.
  • Sets up and operates an effective documentation system for electrical, mechanical and instrumentation services, including installation, operation, and troubleshooting manuals, blueprints, etc.
  • Determines maintenance shortfalls that can be reduced by skills training and elimination of nonperformance. Takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Participates in identifying critical spares inventory.
  • Participates in decisions regarding hiring, promotion, and discipline of members of the electrical and mechanical groups.
  • Determines schedules of hours, days, and weeks during which members of the electrical and mechanical group shall work in conformance with company policies.
  • Arranges for necessary supplies, facilities, tools and equipment (personal protective equipment, etc.) to enable the work to be performed.
  • Performs all functions inherent to supervisory/managerial jobs. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline is highly desirable but not required. Can be replaced with experience and demonstration of skill set.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a mechanical or electrical discipline.
  • Experience in maintaining departmental budgets and management systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Training in Six Sigma techniques and statistical analysis tools highly desirable 
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office programs (excel, word, access, power point).
  • Skilled in leading people with good verbal and written communication skills. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is at times “hands on” when necessary to assist with completing the work and consists of a high level time spent throughout the facility and machines. Including climbing stairs, stooping, kneeling and bending. Occasional lifting of items roughly 25 lbs.
  • Frequent periods with extended times working at a desk and on a computer.

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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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The Maintenance & Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing overall direction, leadership, and support for our facility, maintenance, and engineering programs so that the plant’s long range and annual operating plans are achieved. This position will have responsibility for the engineering and design of capital projects for the plant and managing the activities and effectiveness of the Maintenance and Facilities Departments.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and support the capital and engineering programs, including Energy and Sustainability improvements.  
  • Lead and support the plant facilities and infrastructure programs.  
  • Lead and support the plant’s maintenance & reliability programs. 
  • Ensure regulatory compliance in all matters associated with plant facilities, engineering, and maintenance work. This includes dams, hydro and solar electrical generating equipment.
  • Demonstrate personal value and establish standards of excellence for safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Work with the Site HSE Manager to consistently improve Maintenance and Engineering safety and environmental performance.
  • Demonstrate work practices and standards that are consistent with expected H & V cultural values and Guiding Principles.
  • Leadership for the development and implementation of safety procedures for the installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and control systems for all Technicians and contractors.
  • Responsible for evaluating energy efficiency, calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures, and implementing engineered solutions to continuously improve.
  • Command an understanding of engineered solutions for hydro and solar-powered electrical generation to reduce plant’s dependency on fossil fuels.
  • Identify cost effective energy efficiency opportunities through ISO 50001 methodology and capable of implementing and reporting on sustainable solutions to energy savings.
  • The desire to continue learning about energy efficiency and to gain expertise in the evaluation field.
  • Develop and implement organizational model for maintaining the assets.
  • Design and oversee the work process for plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Establish performance monitoring system of maintenance and engineering initiatives.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the expenditures of the Maintenance Budget (AOP).
  • Design and oversee the work process for improved equipment reliability.
  • Prepare documentation for Reliability Centered Maintenance Reviews and Lead RCM reviews.
  • Insure competencies are in place for Maintenance Technician Electrical, Mechanical, Controls, and instrumentation work.
  • Annual review of maintenance and engineering personnel performance and growth plans.
  • Lead and support maintenance manager with reliability initiatives and efforts to continually improve assets.
  • Lead and support engineering manager and design of all capital projects for the plant.
  • Provide Project Management technical leadership for all phases of capital project engineering and design activity to include requirements documentation, development of alternative solutions to meet project goals including presentation to management as needed; perform engineering design, configuration and system integration or overseeing this work performed by others including preparation of engineering requisitions for purchase. 
  • 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, project team leadership/coordination, and administration of assigned projects.
  • Leadership for the development and implementation for safe electrical and process control maintenance practices and Engineering design for all installed equipment and for all new equipment installations.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, or Paper Science.
  • 7 (seven) years of prior experience, including employment in a process‐related industrial facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant experience and skills.
  • Must have strong Project Management Skills and Competencies.
  • 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 team leader and player.
  • Must interact well and coordinate efforts with plant operations, engineering, and maintenance staff;
  • Ability to effectively manage project teams made up of in-house and outside resources;
  • 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).   

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Can be required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Can be required to remain on feet in an upright position for continuous periods of time.
  • Needs to climb ladders & work in overhead areas such as a warehouse environment.
  • Can be required to walk considerable distances in the facility during the course of work.
  • Could be required to raise or lower objects from one level to another.
  • Could require infrequent exertion of force up to 50 of pounds.
  • Can be requires carrying objects in arms.
  • Required to regularly pick up objects with fingers.
  • Requires infrequent use the hands and arms to reach for objects.
  • Regularly required to bend forward by bending at the waist or by bending legs and spine.
  • Could be required to work in a confined space; to crawl and move about on his or her hands and knees.
  • Requires color determination vision.
  • Requires expressing ideas by the spoken word.
  • Requires the perception of speech or the nature of sounds in the air.
  • Require the ability to distinguish differences in quality of odors with the nose.
  • Requires physical ability to safely function outside the facility in a winter environment which includes significant snowfall & ice formation.
  • Requires physical ability to operate inside a manufacturing environment that includes hot ambient temperatures and high humidity.
  • Occasional overtime and/or working on weekends or recognized Holidays is required, when circumstances dictate (i.e. shutdowns, breakdowns, work related travel, etc.);
  • Occasional air travel may be required with in the US and internationally;
  • Professional engineering license / certification is desirable.

The position is based in Easton, NY 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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Floyd, VA, USA

SUMMARY: 

Participates in complex research and development activities linked to new product initiatives using established mathematical and scientific techniques. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build up a detailed, in-depth knowledge of H&V’s process for making innovative fine-fiber materials.
  • Work directly with Technology product teams to develop new products for existing markets identified by the business units.
  • Work with manufacturing, purchasing and technology on Profit Improvement Initiatives (PIP).  Lead cross-functional teams for new products and/or advanced processes.
  • Benchmark competitor technology and grades.
  • Provide Technical guidance to management, Business Unit (Sales & Marketing), customers and manufacturing on new and modified product development efforts.
  • Develop expertise in appropriate media technology, as necessary to plan, execute and evaluate laboratory and machine-based trial programs, using the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology.
  • Use appropriate DFSS/DFM tools and stage gating process for development projects.
  • Keep abreast of relevant industry, intellectual property, applications and materials technology trends through literature, seminars and market contact.
  • Supervise and mentor directly allocated technicians to develop maximum potential.
  • Work in highly energized cross functional project teams on major product development initiatives.
  • Provide technical reports and presentations to internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Work with legal, to patent new inventions and expand intellectual property portfolio.
  • Supervises Laboratory Technician(s) while also developing their technical and personal skill base to maximum potential.
  • May require leadership of cross-functional product/process teams. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience.
  • Six Sigma methodology and Lean manufacturing principals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Includes the ability to walk, talk, sit, stand, touch, climb, lift, sight, etc. in an office and manufacturing environment.

 The position is based in Floyd, VA 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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Corvallis, OR, USA

SUMMARY:

 

Under general supervision of the HR Manager, performs a variety of administrative, technical, organizing and coordinating activities in support of the human resources department. Makes routine decisions consistent with the appropriate company and departmental policies, procedures and techniques, applicable state and federal laws, and labor agreements. Develop processes, content and deliver programs in support of benefit administration and employee learning and development.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·        Manages the sites Workday HRIS system configurations, data audits and corrections, and introduction of new functionality of the new Workday system.

·        Manage the Workday HR function environments and enforcing system standards.

·        Support Workday users by troubleshooting problems, answering questions, creating and/or modifying reports.

·        Maintains employee personnel, benefits and medical files within standards of the retention and company policies. Assures that all information is accurate, current, and kept confidential. 

·        Maintain human resource information system (HRIS) records: HR Tracking (i.e. discipline and training), HR data base (i.e. sensitive employee & benefit information).

·        Tracks hourly employee absences and leave requests and supports employee process FMLA/OFLA/STD/LTD.  Provides payroll with related payment approvals, calculations, modifications and premium deductions.

·        Develop and maintain Operations training and certification materials; assists in the maintenance of employee training records.

·        Coordinates and tracks annual employee audiograms & respirator fit testing, as well as other employee health & safety programs as required.  

·        Develops communication tools to promote and enhance understanding of the company’s HR and benefits polices. 

·        Administers service awards and safety eyewear programs 

·        Provide assistance to Operations with Workers Comp claim processing and tracking and the Early Return to Work Program.

·        Employee benefits plan administration, daily benefit processing and payroll, payroll adjustments, maintenance of benefit systems and HR data base, benefit enrollment and terminations. 

·        Explain, summarize, provide employee benefit materials to employees describing their rights and obligations under their benefit plans.

·        Organizes benefit education programs and informational meetings for employees benefit-related matters.

·        Provide customer service support to internal and external customers i.e. Aetna, ADP, AIG, Occupational Medicine and Benefit Providers.

·        Assist with processing departmental invoices for payment.

·        Assist with recruiting, hiring, pre-employment/orientation process, and affirmative action reporting.

·        Maintains driver’s record program for company drivers.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

·        High School Diploma or GED, associate degree or equivalent preferred.

·        2 years of HR or administration experience.

·        Experience as an administrator on the Workday HR platform preferred.

·        Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively delivering high quality accurate work.

·        Experienced in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,) Oracle applications experience preferred. 

·        Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

·        Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.

·        Maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

 

·        Work involves occasional exposure to environments with high levels of heat, noise and moving parts.

·        Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with employees and customers in a professional and courteous manner despite occasional periods of stress.

·        Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time.

·        Have the ability to walk occasionally throughout the facility while wearing the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): steel toed boots, hearing protection, and safety eyewear.

·        Have the ability to occasionally lift objects up to 25 lbs.

·        Have the ability to climb stairs.

·        Have the stamina to stand and flexibility to stretch/reach, bend/stoop, and squat and kneel repetitively during the work day.

 

The position is based in Corvallis, OR 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 and energy to our manufacturing facilities, along with leading the businesses in identifying, managing, and prioritizing cost out in direct material programs in attaining their Operating Plans, utilizing Strategic Sourcing, Supply Base Management and Total Cost Analysis strategies. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify raw material sourcing strategies, negotiates pricing and delivery to ensure uninterrupted flow of raw material to H&V facilities through effective supply base management. 
  • Identify alternative suppliers, coordinates qualification trails and supplier workshops with key suppliers. 
  • Utilize strategic sourcing, total cost analysis strategies and targets suppliers, spend for online auctions and effectively manage the commodities.
  • Strategically manage raw materials and energy spend; ensures 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 manages 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, facilitates qualification trials, and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in raw material sourcing and procurement, preferably in nonwovens related industry.
  • Excellent background in supplier management, commodity strategy development/execution, contraction negotiations and manufacturing operations.
  • Have a 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.
  • The ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • The ability to have the continuous improvement mindset.

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 global credit and collection and collections including:  review and analysis of customer accounts and credit history, approving levels of credit, negotiating payment plans, and initiating collection activity.   Determine applicable limits and extension to minimize exposure and maximize cash flow.                                                                                              

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Credit:

  • Obtain, review, and analyze customer credit reports to assess creditworthiness.
  • Determine appropriate lines of credit considering status, history, exposure, and anticipated sales volume.
  • Establish credit limits.
  • Conduct advanced analysis of customer financial statements.
  • Review, reconcile, and maintain customer accounts.
  • Resolve cash application discrepancies.
    • Determine appropriate circumstances that warrant the imposition or release of credit holds.
    • Forecast company receivables based on negotiated arrangements and payment history.
  • Review credit analysis by other H & V operating units, world-wide, and coordinate global exposure limits.
  • Re-evaluate customer credit limits using credit reports and payment behavior to determine eligibility for continued payment terms and credit limits.
  • Periodic review of top accounts to satisfy receivable insurance standards and requirements.
  • Monitor customer’s compliance to terms and conditions and notify the account manager, as necessary.
  • Identify potential problem accounts and adjust credit limits to minimize potential bad debt exposure.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with customers.

Collections:

  • Review accounts receivable reports weekly to identify delinquencies and prioritize collection activity based upon highest risk and/or greatest loss.
  • Contact customers to determine status of delinquent receivables and  negotiate terms and timing of payments.
  • Monitor status of delinquent accounts for follow up and re-evaluate risk level.
  • Implement effective controls and follow up plan to bring account current. 
  • Initiate or respond to daily contact with customers by phone or email to determine the reason for delinquencies.
  •  Document details of collection efforts and the customer’s response for internal records and review in determining lines of credit and the extent of collection efforts required.
  • Interact daily with, account managers, customer service reps, marketing and shipping to determine root causes of errors and reasons/resolutions for delinquencies.
  • Monitor high risk customers and engage managers when several attempts to resolve delinquencies have failed. Negotiate payment arrangement to reduce risk.
  • Prepare a weekly analysis and projection report of the top 50 high value customers based on due dates.
  • Manage, maintain and control a daily hold report by making appropriate decisions to ensure timely remittances minimize the delay of sales order releases.
  • Research unidentified payments, unapplied payments, credits and unauthorized deductions and assist in month end closing activities.
  • Support and backup for cash application process, including reconciling accounts and vacation coverage.
  • Identify and implement necessary process improvements and changes including internal controls to improve cash flow and reduce receivables.
  • Provide coverage for, and make decisions on behalf of the Credit/Collections Manager during meetings, vacations and absences.
  • Produce & maintain reports as assigned by management and other related duties as required. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of prior credit & collections experience.
  • Computer skills including Excel
  • Oracle experience preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) and ability to maintain good relationships.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Able to organize & prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to be flexible in a highly changing environment.

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:

The Project Specialist is responsible for estimating and tracking the commercial and operational details of the Global Process Standardization (GPS) program. The foundation of the GPS program is the implementation of standard business processes which are enabled through the implementation of IT systems with integrations to retrieve real time data.. Additionally, this role is responsible for the detail tracking and forecasting of project costs and timeline. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the request for change (RFC) process.
    • Ensure the RFC’s have the appropriate justifications and approvals.
    • Ensure that the supplier and H&V meet their response time commitments.
    • Forecast RFC progress payment timeline based on the estimates provided by the supplier.
    • Ensure all RFC costs are allocated to appropriate operating units.
  • Document and communicate action plans from critical meetings.
  • Monitor action plans to ensure they are being met.
  • Monitor, validate and consolidate all consultant time sheets.
  • Forecast short- and long-term expenditures and track against project budgets.
  • Manage supplier invoices to ensure accuracy and aligned with agreements.
  • Prepare statistics for project status reports.
  • Assist with the coordination for all project related travel.
  • Develop project communications.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Finance or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least three years of proven results-oriented work experience in Project Management, IT or Finance functions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to read and understand consulting contracts.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to work in a normal office environment.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a computer.

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:

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for Information Technology (IT) throughout the H&V Enterprise. This position is responsible for proposing and gaining alignment for the direction for the use of information technology at H&V. This includes proposing and managing budgets for IT operations and projects, approval for all IT expenditures, management of IT staff resources, and oversight of all IT related projects. Key initiatives include leading H&V’s migration to the cloud, building a strong security program, and continually improving operational excellence. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement information systems to help H&V succeed in a competitive global environment.
  • Adapt new and emerging information technologies to solve real world business problems.
  • Provide direction, mentorship, and support to IT staff.
  • Develop, review, and maintain IT risk management policies and procedures
  • Ensure all IT projects are managed with clear deliverable expectations and timelines.
  • Manage outsourced IT contracts and resources.
  • Set, maintain and enforce IT standards.
  • Develop and manage IT operating and capital budgets.
  • Provide leadership in the coordination and development of long-range planning, design, delivery and evaluation of technology infrastructure, systems and services.
  • Communicate effectively up and down the organizational hierarchy; work with senior management to develop strategic solutions to critical business problems.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Information Systems Technologies, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing multinational information technology environment.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills of information technologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to lead teams and implement IT solutions.
  • Proven change management experience.
  • Experience defining business requirements and related system design.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and to work effectively when focus and priorities shift rapidly.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to work in a normal office environment
  • Must be willing to occasionally visit manufacturing facilities and interact with plant operations employees.
  • 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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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY: 

This position is responsible for overseeing and managing the site supply chain; purchasing, scheduling and logistics strategy in coordination with overall corporate strategy for supply chain operations to maximize the process efficiency, productivity and order fulfillment to customers. The individual will be responsible to ensure the cost effective and efficient procurement of raw materials and energy to the site in collaboration with Corporate Sourcing team. This position reports to the Site Manager, and will have a matrix reporting responsibility to the Director, Supply Chain. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Secure raw materials to ensure an uninterrupted flow of material to the site through effective supply base management and inventory levels.
  • Coordinate requirements with the Mill Scheduler to ensure raw materials are available for use.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for local contracts to ensure operational requirements are met.
  • Negotiate local capital equipment contracts using H&V standard terms and conditions, normally not to exceed $50k.
  • Participate in supplier site visits and protect H&V confidentiality through unilateral or mutual Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
  • Escalate critical supply problems to Corporate Supply Chain as required.
  • Supervise the scheduling/production planning function to meet on time delivery targets.
    • Oversee mill interface with centralized customer service to meet order acknowledgement goals.
    • Provide documentation and reporting of service performance metrics (i.e., schedule adherence, on time delivery).
    • Work with corporate supply chain managers to ensure that production runs are optimized to meet customer requirements as well as manufacturing efficiencies and order fulfillment strategies are aligned.
    • Demonstrate compliance / exceptions to customer service standards.Communicate supply chain problems to plant and corporate leadership as required.
    • Coordinate with mill finance to analyze demand and cost data for use in scheduling, planning, budgeting, and other functions.
  • Supervise the logistics/receiving and warehouse function.
    •  Manage shipping and warehousing related to customer supply arrangements to meet on time delivery targets.
    • Manage the receiving process to ensure raw material receipts are accurate, timely, and meet supplier quality specifications.
    • Improve Finished Goods, Work In Process, and Raw Materials inventory turns while maintaining adequate supplies. Manage movement of finished goods to customer locations.
    • Implement measures to minimize inventory write-offs and obsolescence.
    • Oversee cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy
    • Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store material.
  • Sytems Implementation
    • Support system upgrades related to the scheduling, shipping, purchasing and transportation solutions.
    • Provide input as needed on system requirements for business processes.
    • Work with implementation team to ensure employees are trained and capable with any system changes prior to turn-on.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in supply chain, preferably in engineered papers and nonwovens related industry. 
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain strategies and KPI’s including; Produce to Plan; Inventory Turns, Forecast Accuracy, Purchase Price Variance, On Time Delivery and In Full Delivery
  • Excellent financial acumen, attention to detail and good problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Effective communications and experience driving change in organizations.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to have the continuous improvement mindset.

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 Accounts Payable Specialist will prepare, code and enter invoices into the Oracle Accounts Payable System, maintain proper Accounts Payable procedures and controls, furnish information to Auditors, and any H&V Staff that my request it. The position will process credit memos for Accounts Receivable for non- product related items. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sort, code, & match invoices in preparation for payment
  • Obtain necessary approvals on Non-PO invoices
  • Utilize the PO Distribution Report to match PO’s and receipts to invoices, and enter the invoices into the Accounts Payable system
  • Identify and take advantage of payment discounts
  • Research and match credits to the original invoice and process them
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Check Vendor statements and answer Vendor inquiries
  • Cooperate and communicate with all departments
  • Maintain proper Accounts Payable controls and follow correct period end procedures
  • Process credits received from Customer Service for Accounts Receivable in an accurate and timely manner
  • Work with Quickbase software to manage invoice exceptions for resolving issues

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Basic understanding of Oracle Accounts Payable procedures and controls and the ability to apply that knowledge to daily responsibilities and period and closing schedules
  • Must be detail oriented, able to analyze data, research problems and communicate and answer questions from Vendors and Departmental personnel within the company
  • Must possess problem solving skills
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Must have the ability to perform mathematical computation quickly and accurately
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Computer proficiency is required including skills in Microsoft Word and Excel  

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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