Executive Searches

Updated on May 27, 2020

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Searches

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER - DETROIT SUBURBS, MI

Seeking Landscaping Design/Architect professionals to join this premier design-build landscape company, offering high-end design, including 3D modeling, installation, and maintenance to the metro Detroit area. This company has a versatile team of landscape architects, designers, horticulturalists and installation experts. As a member of the design staff, you will be responsible for working with sales managers to design and create landscape plans, details, and 3D models according to a client’s specifications and preferences. Applicants should be well versed in current design programs and standards and have a strong knowledge of horticulture.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge and creativity in Landscape Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture/Design, Horticulture or experience in 3D modeling
  • High level of proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Suites, and Microsoft Office
  • 3D computer modeling skills (SketchUP and Lumion)
  • Strong plant knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth
  • Excellent communication skills

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


LANDSCAPE MANAGER - DETROIT SUBURBS, MI

Hardscape Division Manager

Metro Detroit $60,000 -$80,000 salary + additional earning potential.

Searching for a Hardscape Management professional to join this premier design-build landscape company, offering high-end design, installation, and maintenance to the metro area. This company has a versatile team of landscape architects, designers, horticulturalists and installation experts.

As a member of the management staff, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of landscape contracts, maximizing efficiencies, profitability, quality, and customer satisfaction. In addition, you will ensure delivery of quality services while achieving set goals through effective management and coordination of personnel, equipment and facility resources, along with employee training and development. Projects will include features such as patio’s, deck’s, walkway’s, retaining walls, ponds, and waterfalls.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Training and leading a small team
  • Brick paver and segmental wall installations
  • Potential expansion into a masonry division
  • Review quotes/estimates with sales team
  • Order necessary materials
  • Plan / layout job designs
  • Constant communication with other project leads

Requirements:

  • The physical ability to perform all responsibilities
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus
  • Proven record of experience (portfolio or job pictures are necessary)
  • Email your resume, salary requirements and any supporting materials for consideration
  • Also searching for experienced Landscape Professionals for these roles: Lawn and Gardening        Foreman, 3D Design Specialist, Commercial Sales Manager

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


SENIOR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: BIRMINGHAM, MI

Require: 10+ years working in C-Suite for Chairman or CEO. Bachelor’s Degree.

Our client will offer an exceptional relocation package. Six-Figure salary and outstanding perks

Overview:

Provide confidential and high-level administrative support to Founder of a family office providing wealth management, philanthropic, creative endeavor, and operating business support services. Multi-faceted position facilitating, coordinating and managing a constantly evolving array of projects and interests.

Duties

  • Gatekeeper and primary liaison with Founder for all communications. Monitor incoming paper, digital and voice communications, and prioritize, process, respond or delegate.
  • Maintain confidentiality requirements at all times.
  • Screen and execute all communications with a positive and personal touch.
  • Work on close-knit administrative team to support Founder.
  • Provide robust/complete coverage for other administrative team members when out of the office (travel logistics, reception, additional support to other executives).
  • Work closely with CFO on office organization and administration.
  • Additionally support other office executives on an as needed basis.
  • Coordinate closely with all office staff members regarding calendar, events and priorities.
  • Interact effectively with other managers and domestic staff.
  • Draft, edit, prepare and coordinate correspondence, spreadsheets, reports, and presentation materials.
  • Establish and/or maintain filing systems, both paper and digital.
  • Supervise facilities manager and team (food services, office housekeeping, office maintenance and care of valuable collections.
  • Supervise transcriptionist/research assistant (overview and prioritize workload and review/edit research work product).
  • Share after-hours, weekend, and holiday support schedule with administrative team.
  • Maintain adequate overall office coverage at all times as needed, including holidays and PTO coverage.
  • Travel, as needed, to assist Founder with projects.
  • Mentor and serve as culture carrier to all staff members.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • A proven high performer with strong people, organizational, managerial and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and editorial skills a must. Advanced MS Office suite skills extremely advantageous.
  • Comfort with technology and/or advanced skills in technology troubleshooting a huge plus.
  • Common sense and flexibility required with highly consistent, predictable, reliable performance record.
  • Entrepreneurial background a plus.

Because this role requires exceptional writing skills, please include a cover letter which describes why you feel your credentials would complement this opportunity. 

Please email cover letter and resume in confidence to Ben Schwartz : ben@harperjobs.com


NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR - JIFFY MIX - ANN ARBOR AREA, MI

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

Harper Associates has been retained by Chelsea Milling Company to identify a seasoned veteran who can offer strategic insight and expertise to help grow both the retail and foodservice sides of the business. Jiffy Mix is the #1 selling dry baking mix nationwide, and the company recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment.

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 National Sales Director position is newly created and offers the right person an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact on this iconic brand.

BENEFITS

  • 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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Immerse in the company's culture of interdependent communication and decision making. Must be able to listen and understand varied points of view in CMC's flat organization structure, where status, power, and authority are de-emphasized
  • Work cross-functionally with administration, accounting, logistics, accounts receivable, customer service, information services, sales, and other stakeholders to achieve goals and solve problems
  • Ensure timely execution of and implementation of action plans
  • Develop, maintain, and utilize a wide network of external data resources, i.e. industry experts, associations, organizations, customers, competitors, & suppliers
  • Assist in development of organizational structure to support the retail and foodservice businesses
  • Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts
  • Work with CMC leaders to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of price models, earned income, and support programs
  • Monitor inventory levels, identify sources of issues related to shortage/excess, investigate corrective action, and ensure effective communication with sales teams and customers
  • Demonstrate strength of character to persevere through obstacles and meet goals
  • Collect high-level and detailed market and competitive intelligence information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 10-15 years' experience in both foodservice and retail sales, preferably selling dry baking mix
  • Must have leadership experience as a National Sales Director or VP of Sales
  • Experience using a CRM system and Trade Fund Management software to manage workflows
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing, developing and closing business in large foodservice and retail accounts
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong planning, organization, and negotiating skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • High energy and strong drive and passion for success
  • This position is based at the company HQ in Chelsea, MI and is not available to remote candidates

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term career 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


HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER - METRO DETROIT AREA, MI

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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 ben@harperjobs.com


FOODSERVICE BUSINESS MANAGER (SALES) - JIFFY FOODSERVICE (Ann Arbor Area)

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!

BENEFITS

  • 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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - BIRMINGHAM, MI AREA

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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).

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