Financial professionals tell us there are massive amounts of information in the manufacturing arena, but almost none of it usable. Management is desperate to know if they are getting a return on their investments and which investments yield the highest returns.
Recruiting people who can produce actionable analyses is often like finding a needle in a haystack. Most of the people in the arena are part of the problem, not the solution. We can find professionals relatively quickly who will help your company produce meaningful results in terms of cost saving and manufacturing efficiencies because:
We have recruited primarily for manufacturers since 1986.
- We have made over 75 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Finance placements at clients including: Nestle Waters NA, Sun Products Corporation and Black and Decker.
We understand the required mix of skills and experience:
- To be successful, candidates need to be polished enough to communicate effectively with the corporate officers, but not so polished and formal that they will be disregarded by the personnel in the plants and distribution centers.
- We know where to find individuals with sophisticated IT skills who have worked in a plant or other manufacturing facility.
We use relevant criteria to screen and evaluate candidates. We will only work with candidates with quantified accomplishments.
- To meet our recruiting criteria, the individuals need to prove that they have shortened the reporting cycle, reduced inventory reconciliations, produced cost savings or lowered inventories.
- Successful candidates will have helped management identify the investments which are generating good returns, as well as those projects which have not effected saving or efficiencies.
Learn how Bond & Company placed Supply Chain Finance experts who helped solve a problem.
EXPANDING CONSUMER COMPANY
Problem: Our client, a rapidly growing consumer company in the midst of an SAP implementation, needed to hire individuals with hands-on finance experience to help develop the analytics and reporting that SAP can produce.
Situation: Our client, located 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, was finding it to be nearly impossible to recruit experienced financial professionals with SAP skills who also had hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment and lived near the corporate HQ.
Solution: We found candidates working for the Big 3 Auto manufacturers and Tier I suppliers who had highly transferrable experience and could be relocated cheaply and quickly, as they were renters.
The individuals not only quickly developed a better framework plus more timely reporting to management of KPIs and other analytics, but also developed the analytics that could lead to a new strategy of building more smaller plants (at little additional cost), closer to their markets, saving the company millions of dollars each year in freight costs and providing a higher level of customer service.
COMPANY RECONFIGURING ITS MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT
Problem: Our client, owned by a Private Equity firm, was the detergent business divested by a large worldwide Consumer Packaged Goods company. The old branded business was combined with the largest producer of private label brands in the category. The former CPG parent divested the business because they were not a cost-efficient producer and could not compete with P&G.
Situation: The company needed to determine how to most efficiently produce its mix of products and develop operational efficiencies based on a doubling of the size of the business.
Solution: We recruited four supply chain professionals in Utah and Connecticut who have since created strong analytics and are in the process of helping implement SAP. Two of the four individuals have already been promoted, one person twice. Our client has been increasing share of the category and is profitable.
We can help you problem-solve your next Supply Chain Finance recruitment. We can help you find a professional after fewer interviews, who can drive efficiencies and improve profitability over time. We will find you someone qualified not only to do the job, but to be promoted. Let us put our experience to work for you.