Executive Searches

Updated on February 25, 2020



Landscape Design/Build Corporate Sales Manager: Metro Detroit


In search of an organized and tech savvy landscape sales professional to join this award winning Landscape/ Design Build Company. Client base focuses on real estate and shopping center developers, builders, commercial businesses, and luxury residences throughout Metro Detroit. The company provides extensive services through its design team, plant nursery, and professional and knowledgeable landscape architects, production, and maintenance management teams. 

This individual should be a successful landscape sales professional eager to develop sales strategies and attract new clients. Must be able to achieve sales targets, maintain ongoing and positive relationships with current and prospective clients, and manage sales and service contracts and records. 


  • Proven work experience in commercial landscape contract sales
  • Expertise in sharing knowledge of various landscape and design options
  • Exceptional communication and professional sales approach
  • Strong organizational skills with clients, designers, and office staff
  • The competency to develop and deliver sales presentations to prospective clients
  • High proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Degree preferred (Horticulture advantageous)
  • Local candidates or those with strong ties to the metro Detroit area

Excellent compensation and benefits commensurate with experience (holidays and paid vacation) $50,000 -$70,000 salary plus commission ($100+k package) 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com


Require QuickBooks and Accounting expertise  

  Our client is a prominent private Family Office with a varied portfolio of companies in the entertainment and real estate industry. Searching for an Executive and Personal Assistant with QuickBooks and Accounting experience. Lots of variety, great benefits, must have MS office expertise. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree.  


  • Schedule appointments, and maintain and update supervisors' daily calendar
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, prepare itineraries, plan logistics, and submit expense reports
  • Screen all incoming phone calls, inquiries, visitors, and correspondence, and route accordingly
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Manage complex office administrative work requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative
  • Provide bookkeeping support to the CFO, Controller and Managing Partner
  • Primarily support the administrative and personal matters of the Managing Partner


  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience 
  • 3 years of experience in administrative support functions
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platforms
  • Proficient in QuickBooks

Monday- Friday, 9am to 5:00pm. $50-60,000 plus benefits.   

Prefer local candidates or with ties to Detroit area.  

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


Exceptional opportunity available due to the retirement of a valued, long term team member. We are seeking an assertive and personable professional with business acumen and awareness along with good decision-making abilities. If others would describe you as an energetic, extremely detail oriented, and cultured extrovert, this may be a perfect match for you.

Focus of the position will be on managing personal business for the President/CEO of a small, very successful company. Routine tasks would encompass; travel arrangements, social and business event planning, appointments/calendar and coordinating personal suppliers. Other duties would involve managing the human resources role (employee benefits/travel/employee recruitment). The PA/EA would report directly to the President/CEO and represent him/her in their absence.

Typical hours are 9-5pm with flexibility as needed. 10-15 years of experience supporting a senior executive required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. $100,000 -$125,000 plus full benefits and 3 weeks vacation will be offered to the selected candidate. No travel will be required. Prefer local candidates or with ties to Michigan.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


Multi-Faceted Michigan based Hospitality Group  REQUIRES HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY HR EXPERTISE 

Great opportunity for HR professional looking to return back to Michigan

Our client is a leading Detroit area innovator in upscale and trendy restaurants and catering operations. They are searching for a unique HR professional who can continue to offer its team a great work culture. This includes special employee development, recruiting, benefits, and general HR operation for a multi-venture business. The ideal applicant will hold a degree in Human Resources, have a minimum of five years of relevant experience.


  • Clearly communicate company expectations.
  • Develop and implement new practices and enforce current policy.
  • Contribute to company development
  • Manage employee relations, training and communication
  • Oversee recruiting efforts, onboarding, benefits, and HR recording


  • Bachelor Degree in HR, Business Management or related field
  • 3 years of experience in an HR role
  • 3 years of experience in a hospitality role
  • Experience in working with varied positions and wages
  • A track record of strong leadership abilities

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com


Join one of the nation's most successful foodservice manufacturers!

Harper Associates has been retained by the Jiffy Foodservice to identify a star Foodservice Sales Manager to help grow the restaurant / food service division! Jiffy Foodservice recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment, and this is a great opportunity for a foodservice sales veteran to help grow Jiffy's footprint!

Chelsea Milling Company has been Making Jiffy Mix since 1930 and has stood the test of time, never once having to lay off employees due to an economic downturn. The leader in prepared baking mixes, Jiffy has dominated the grocery/retail market, and the company is now offering Jiffy Mix to the foodservice and restaurant business! The Foodservice Sales Manager position is newly created and offers the right person an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact on the growth of this newly created division!


  • Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years
  • A foundation built on honesty and integrity
  • Exceptional salary and health benefits
  • Profit-sharing bonuses
  • Great work/life balance
  • Health and wellness programs


  • Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts
  • Collaborate with prospects and customers to develop growth strategies for mutual benefit
  • Deliver sales presentations to potential and existing customers
  • Partner with clients to analyze menus and offer solutions to add value
  • Use CRM tool and other computer software to maintain customer base
  • Travel (local and nationwide) up to 60% of the time to meet customers, perform product presentations, attend trade shows, etc.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of all products and services offered


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts, or equivalent related experience
  • 8-10 years prior Foodservice sales experience
  • Experience using a CRM system to manage work flow
  • Strong understanding of foodservice distribution segments
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing and developing Food Service business
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term home with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


Harper has been retained by a hotel organization for this search. Desire VP who has directed at least 25 to 30 properties – limited service and full service. Must have IHG, Marriott, Hilton brand experience. Our client is undergoing a major expansion.

Exceptional six figure salary and lucrative bonus package. All inquiries strictly confidential

Send resume in a Word attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


The Executive Assistant will serve as an essential partner to the CEO of a fast paced, dynamic firm. In this role, you will provide day-to-day support to the CEO and other members of the Leadership Team. You will also be involved with coordinating and managing processes for team members. The ideal candidate has worked as an Executive Assistant in a professional Corporate office and also enjoys utilizing their graphic design expertise. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, however, occasional flexibility is required.


Executive Support:

  • Maintain confidential documents and files for both business and personal.
  • Schedule and confirm meetings both internally and externally.
  • Maintain calendar and assist with time management.
  • Coordinate business and personal travel.
  • Handle sensitive information with good judgment, discretion and utmost confidentiality.

Team Support:

  • Organize conferences calls and meetings including managing all associated meeting technology tools such as A/V set up and Skype video calls.
  • Maintain internal and external distribution lists and execute the distribution of press releases and marketing pieces.
  • Coordinate IT support with a third-party IT vendor.
  • Manage all subscriptions (renewal payments, tracking, etc.) for team members.
  • Assist with drafting, preparing and coordinating presentation materials.

Office Management:

  • Oversee third-party office vendors (furniture, office equipment, food ordering, etc.).
  • Coordinate IT installation and desk set up for all new team members.
  • Assist with event coordination.
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies.
  • Provide back-up support to front desk receptionist in times of their absence.


  • Proven experience in an administrative support role in an Executive office
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Graphic Design expertise is a definite plus in an effort to enhance marketing materials.
  • Microsoft Office and Outlook advanced proficiency
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with external and internal team members.
  • Organized with the highest attention to detail.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working under deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Exceptional salary, benefits and perks offered!

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harpejrobs.com

 We handle many searches within the hospitality and healthcare industries. We also represent many leading Chairmans and Presidents as they confidentially seek new Executive Assistants. Please return to our home page and hit the link to the appropriate web page (Hospitality, Healthcare, Executive Assistants, etc.) for details of any searches).

Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525





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