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National Sales Manager – Chicago Preferred

Due to tremendous growth, this is a newly created position in which the National Sales Manager will be responsible for selling dealers, big box, and ecommerce accounts on a national basis.  Will be responsible for generating leads and nurturing relationships with customers.  Will support the sales team to exceed sales and growth targets.

Assignment: 4264
Title: National Sales Manager
Industry: Outdoor/Consumer Products
Reports To: Executive Vice President of Sales
Location: IL (Chicago preferred)

Our Client:

Our client has quickly grown to become an industry leader of innovative security storage products for the home and office.  Our client has been the voice of outdoor enthusiasts for over 125 years and is now the most trusted name in gun and firearm safety.  They are well known for their quality and innovation – offering the best warranty in the industry and are consistently expanding and improving their product offering.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Grow sales through existing and new business
  • Establish new dealer accounts
  • Develop new large national account business (brick & mortar and ecommerce)
  • Develop the sales organization as needed

Position Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate possesses a deep familiarity with outdoor/sporting goods products and is an innovator and strategizer who is comfortable taking responsibility for overall sales
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years sales leadership experience
  • Demonstrated planning skills balanced with excellent execution
  • Established track record of sales growth
  • Experience in outdoor/sporting goods channel
  • Experience selling .com (ecommerce)
  • Experience selling big box
  • Market, competitor and territory knowledge
  • Excellent analytical skills with high computer literacy
  • Naturally inquisitive/wants to learn about and understand new things
  • Excellent people leader with a coaching/mentoring style.  Capable of creating a company culture of success built on teamwork, devotion and enthusiasm

Contact:

Richard Miller
Executive Recruiter
rmiller@brookechase.com
941-914-9172

Contact:

Lisa Baaklini
Recruiter
lbaaklini@brookechase.com
773-729-2240

By |2020-10-13T09:03:30-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Current Searches|

National Helpdesk Manager – Flexible Location

This is an opportunity to take helpdesk support to the next level in a company committed to continued improvement and an environment with increasing technical use and demand on support.  With a “customer” focus and passion for finding and providing answers and solutions, the Helpdesk Manager will lead a team to provide branches timely day-to-day support, answering questions and resolving problems in application use and technical IT infrastructure.

Assignment: 4267
Title: National Helpdesk Manager
Industry: Building Materials
Reports To: Chief Technology Officer
Location: Flexible

Our Client:

Our client is a long-standing and highly respected distributor of building products across North America, the company has experienced dynamic growth both organically and by acquisition.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage flow, routing, assignments, and scheduling for the team
  • Organize the team and processes to ensure no issues “fall between the cracks”
  • Track open issues, following a written escalation protocol
  • Ensure questions are answered and issues resolved in a timely fashion
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to resolve issues
  • Maintain a calm, organized, responsive environment in the face of high and growing demand
  • Develop growth strategies for support in keeping with increasingly technology-driven communications

Position Requirements:

  • Experience leading an IT support team with a helpdesk system product, demonstrated use of tools and practices with a heavy focus on applications support
  • An overall “business” mindset and champion of service excellence
  • Advanced communication skills and situational awareness, reflecting sensitivity to tone, audience, organizational and unit environments.  Delivers presentations tailored to the audience
  • Maturity, organizational mindset, and the ability to manage multiple priorities with calm (and calming) leadership
  • Demonstrated customer focus, experience fostering relationships with end users, passionate about finding answers

Contact:

Rick Mohrman
Executive Recruiter
rmohrman@brookechase.com
941-914-9328

Contact:

Lisa Baaklini
Recruiter
lbaaklini@brookechase.com
773-729-2240

By |2020-10-07T09:53:24-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Current Searches|

Plant Operations Leader – Mid-Atlantic

This is a confidential search for a dynamic individual with growth potential who will provide operational leadership, improve processes and efficiencies, develop team members and implement strategies for increased capacity.

Assignment: 4266
Title: Plant Operations Leader
Industry: Building Materials
Reports To: COO
Location: Mid-Atlantic

Our Client:

Our client is experiencing dynamic growth with a non-commodity high-end building materials product that is highly regarded in its category.  Growth in demand had led to construction of a new manufacturing facility for expanded capability and capacity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational leadership, ensuring a customer-centric focus on complete and on-time delivery rate and strategy with an understanding of process flow and scheduling.
  • Improve efficiencies in process, flow, labor cost and staffing, and first-pass yield/quality/scrap reduction.
  • Contribute to development of “preferred place to work” culture through effective employee interaction and engagement.
  • Assess talent, develop the team (supervisors / leads) to sustain significant growth.
  • Participate in capacity increase plans in a new facility.

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ production leadership in a growth environment manufacturing a quality “fashion” building material
  • Growth potential of someone who has demonstrated strong leadership potential
  • Demonstrated “strategic” thinking, planning and organizational skills
  • Leadership skills in interacting with and engaging employees
  • Technical and Continuous Improvement thought process – demonstrated process improvement success utilizing “Lean” and/or other CI tools
  • Familiarity with CNC automated and manual processes and ERP interface

Contact:

Rick Mohrman
Executive Recruiter
rmohrman@brookechase.com
941-914-9328

Contact:

Abigail Seymour
Recruiter
aseymour@brookechase.com
941-914-9505

By |2020-10-07T09:37:22-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Current Searches|

Marketing Manager – Mid-Atlantic

This energetic, multi-talented, hands-on, and pro-active Marketing Manager will be responsible for working with both internal teams and external retail customers to develop and execute effective marketing initiatives, including: product marketing, company communications, retail marketing, collateral and public relations.  The Marketing Manager will be fully responsible for the design and production of all company marketing and communication materials, will work closely with senior management, and contribute to strengthening market position and image with the channel and consumers.

Assignment: 4261
Title: Marketing Manager
Industry: Flooring
Reports To: EVP Sales, Marketing & Customer Service
Location: Mid-Atlantic

Our Client:

Our client is the leading manufacturer in the U.S. within its niche, providing a full line of innovative, top quality, highly engineered products and serving leading Home Center, OEM and Distributor customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Under new leadership, this company has tremendous growth potential and is undergoing a transformation to accommodate anticipated doubling of its annual volume.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Translate senior management’s vision for the brands and individual products into dynamic and engaging market materials
  • Produce all marketing & communication materials
  • Lead brainstorming sessions to develop creative concepts
  • Efficiently take a project from a creative concept to the delivered material(s)
  • Lead an internal Marketing Team & work with employees from different functional areas, such as sales and product management, to develop the detailed content for a project (e.g. catalog copy, video story board)
  • Lead efforts with Retail customers to develop effective in-Store and online product presence
  • Manage and stay within budget and meet deadlines
  • Research & present production alternatives & costs, negotiate effectively with vendors
  • Design and produce all facets of print, merchandising and packaging including photography, copy and layout
  • Storyboard a video production (e.g. television commercial, training video, product sales video) and manage its filming, editing and final delivery
  • Manage all aspects of web design and administration

Position Requirements:

  • Five (5) years of experience providing creative development
  • Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge in concept development, design, and delivery of marketing materials
  • Extensive experience marketing of products to large, omni-channel retail customers
  • Direct hands-on experience in two or more of the following: video, multi-media, web, catalog, packaging, or sales collateral development
  • Knowledge and experience using some of the most commonly used creative/design computer programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Self-organized, meticulous and can manage numerous projects simultaneously while working independently
  • Effectively manages changing priorities and has the tenacity to overcome adversity and obstacles
  • Ability to think outside the box, take direction and feedback from senior management, learn new skills and challenge oneself
  • Degree in Design, Communications or Marketing preferred
  • Experience in creative & marketing functions with consumer products/building materials a plus

Rick Mohrman
Executive Recruiter
rmohrman@brookechase.com
941-914-9328

Contact:

Abigail Seymour
Recruiter
aseymour@brookechase.com
941-914-9505

By |2020-08-25T11:38:38-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Current Searches|

National Sales Manager – East Coast

This position has the primary responsibility for identifying, analyzing, and selling blown film products and systems to dealers, through distribution and large national accounts.  Support Sales team to exceed sales growth targets while building confidence and providing application solutions.

Assignment: 4238
Title: National Sales Manager
Industry: Plastic Packaging
Reports To: Owners
Location: East Coast, ideally Carolina’s North

Our Client:

Our client is a privately owned, well established and growing full-service manufacturer and distributor of polyethylene film, liners, bags, etc., whose products are manufactured solely in the United States.  Their superior customer service, attention to detail and focus on quality over the years has helped them to become a leader in the packaging industry.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Grow sales through new business
  • Establish new distributor accounts
  • Develop new large account business with end users
  • Develop the sales organization as needed

Position Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate possesses a deep familiarity with custom manufacturing processes and operations within the polyethylene film, liners, and bags industry.  The ideal candidate is a leader and is comfortable in taking responsibility for overall sales.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years sales leadership experience
  • Demonstrated planning skills balanced with excellent execution
  • Established track record of sales growth
  • Experience in plastic packaging sales
  • Experience establishing new large end user accounts
  • Experience establishing distributor pull-through business
  • Market, competitor and territory knowledge
  • Excellent analytical skills with high computer literacy
  • Naturally inquisitive/wants to learn about and understand new things
  • Excellent people leader with a coaching/mentoring style.  Capable of creating a company culture of success built on teamwork, devotion and enthusiasm

Contact:

Richard Miller
Executive Recruiter
rmiller@brookechase.com
941-914-9172

Contact:

Lisa Baaklini
Recruiter
lbaaklini@brookechase.com
773-729-2240

By |2019-09-06T15:10:49-04:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Current Searches|

CEO with a Plan

CEO with a Plan is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to acquire and grow a business to the point of successful exit. Whether a management buyout of your current business unit or the acquisition and build-out of another private company, you assume accountability to lead a business enterprise, tap unrealized potential and create significant growth.

Introduction:

Private Equity (PE) owned firms grew revenue twice as fast as all other types for the last 10 years according to a recent Pepperdine survey. Our PE Partners are constantly looking for their next growth company and in some cases actively pursue an “Executive First” approach to investment. Across the board, the most universally well received inquiry is what we call CEO with a Plan: an experienced executive who displays passion, vision and a proposal to create a growth enterprise.

Outcomes:

As Steven Covey advises, a CEO with a Plan must “Begin with the end in mind.” The goal is to maximize value creation within a defined period such as 5 to 7 years. Success rewards the CEO and leadership team through the increased equity valuation whenever there is an ownership change. There may also be the option to reinvest and continue to grow the enterprise towards yet another ownership change.

Industry:

Our broad range of partners means that any manufacturing, distribution, transportation, or services enterprise will be accommodated. Building materials, industrials, software, medical device, bio-tech, niche manufacturing, or any industry segment that will support an attractive growth strategy will be considered.

Location:

Determined by your investment thesis.

Accountabilities:

You will be expected to present an investment idea and facilitate its transformation into a successful investment strategy. When funded, your accountability to implement and achieve objectives can encompass:

  • Creating a corporate vision, culture, goals and action plans.
  • Leading the acquisition and integration of multiple businesses.
  • Transitioning your business to an independent enterprise with its own unique culture.
  • Assessing, acquiring, developing and inspiring the leadership team to implement your vision.
  • Leveraging the board, external and internal resources to their fullest.
  • Leading the business to meet or exceed defined milestones.
  • Participating in a successful liquidity event.

Requires:

The successful CEO will have turned around, unlocked potential, created strong growth and otherwise lead a business to exceed expectations; ideally more than once. One must also develop an investment thesis to complete the package. For example, a plan to carve-out the business unit of a larger corporation that you currently lead. Or perhaps a strategy to consolidate a few smaller companies into a platform that you can then grow into a segment leading enterprise. Regardless of the plan, investors expect an in-depth knowledge of the target industry.

Dimensions:

You will be expected to demonstrate leadership dimensions such as proactivity, adaptability, high energy, integrity, interpersonal effectiveness, strategic perspective, and communications ability.

Compensation:

There will be an appropriate incentivized executive compensation package, equity participation and the satisfaction from leading your strategy to meet or exceed expectations. Most significant will be the equity pay out at the time of a successful ownership change.

Contact:

Murray Parker
Managing Director
mparker@brookechase.com
941-914-9146

By |2019-11-04T21:18:33-05:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Current Searches|

Executive Partner to Lead a Management Buy-Out – Americas

Our Private Investment Client specifically partners with talented executives who are motivated to acquire their current business or a selected target company and take that enterprise to the next level.

If you, as an experienced president or business unit leader:

  • Know that you could significantly improve performance for your current business if you had the freedom and accountability to pursue your vision
  • Have identified a target company that you know could be grown dramatically
  • Have already identified a fund source that just doesn’t feel like the right partner
    Then, perhaps we should talk.

Assignment: 3880
Title: Executive Partner to Lead a Management Buy-Out
Location: Americas

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Our client has implemented an “Executive First” approach to investment. Since leadership is the key to business success, they want to lock-in the best leader then fund that individual’s strategy to create a portfolio business with significant upside potential.
  • The ideal executive partner will have successfully transformed and grown a business preferably more than once in the past. Key among their priorities should be a commitment to an attractive investment strategy in a market that they know sufficiently well to reduce risk and create a pathway for success amidst multiple obstacles.

This is clearly not for everyone. However, if your strategy involves a business in the $10 to $200 Million revenue range that is now or can readily become cash flow positive, then perhaps we should talk. This could be the investor you are looking for.

Contact:

Murray Parker
Managing Director
mparker@brookechase.com
941-914-9146

By |2019-11-04T21:26:14-05:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Current Searches|

Executive Recruiter

If you are looking to develop a strong career with a leader in the recruiting industry thereby making a significant contribution to the success of companies and individuals, which rewards you for your performance, and also makes a positive difference in the lives of the professionals you recruit, then this opportunity is for you.

Executive Recruiters are responsible for:

  • New Business Development – developing and building client relationships
  • Conducting Searches – recruiting, qualifying, interviewing and placing top level candidates.

You must:

  • Excel in sales as a “Hunter, not a Gatherer”
  • Be strong in building and managing business relationships
  • Be goal-oriented with high energy and a take-charge attitude
  • Have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Have good computer skills (MS Office and CRM)
By |2019-11-04T21:27:15-05:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Join Our Team|

Recruiter

In this role you will assist experienced Executive Recruiters in conducting search assignments, identifying, recruiting and qualifying top level candidates.
Here you can develop the expertise to grow into an Executive Recruiter position.

Duties include:

  • Investigative phone and computer research and data collection
  • Recruit calling
  • Candidate screening and interviewing
  • Client interface, including weekly reporting

You must have:

  • Prior sales experience
  • A strong desire and willingness to learn
  • An outgoing and assertive personality
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • A strong work ethic with a passion to succeed and high energy
  • Computer literacy – proficient in internet research, CRM database use, and MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
By |2019-11-04T21:29:03-05:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Join Our Team|

Research Associate

This is a great entry position leading to the Recruiter/Research Associate role. Research Associates are responsible for assisting Executive Recruiters in identifying, recruiting and qualifying top level candidates.

Duties include:

  • Investigative phone and computer research
  • Data collection and database input
  • Recruit calling and candidate screening
  • Schedule coordination with clients, candidates and BCA staff

You must have:

  • Prior sales experience preferred
  • A strong desire and willingness to learn
  • An outgoing and assertive personality
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • Computer literacy – proficient in internet research, CRM database use, and MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel
By |2019-11-04T21:29:54-05:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Join Our Team|
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