Open Positions

QAD/Progress Support – Downers Grove, IL
QAD EDI Coordinator – Cleveland, OH
Purchasing Manager – Clare, MI
Senior QAD Developer – Rosemont, IL
QAD Systems Analyst – Lapeer, MI
Senior Financial Analyst – Piqua, OH
Production Scheduler – Jackson, MI
Production Control Analyst – Reynoldsburg, OH
PC & Shipping Manager – Columbus, IN
QAD Specialist – Columbus, OH
ERP System Administrator – Livonia, MI
QAD Systems Analyst – Huntington/Charleston, WV
Staff Accountant – Cuyahoga Heights, OH
QAD Lead Finance – Chicago, IL
IT Lead Analyst/QAD – Downers Grove, IL
Junior Business Analyst – Marysville, MI
QAD Item Master Clerk – Joliet, IL / York, SC

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March 9, 2017

QAD/Progress Support

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Downers Grove, IL

Required skills:
•  QAD/Progress database experience (at least 6 years)
•  Progress coding
•  Creating scripts, patches, interfaces
•  Moving data between environments

Job responsibilities
•  Supporting QAD upgrade, data migration, and integration project
•  Develops, modifies and provides support for QAD/Progress code/programs to support QAD business applications
•  Assist in gathering and developing process requirements and translate into program specifications
•  Applying patches when necessary and helping to support interfaces across business units
•  Can take part in all coding and corrections and keeping upper management on task

Interested candidates please contact Evan Spreng:  

February 17, 2017

QAD EDI Coordinator

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Cleveland, OH

Required Skills:
QAD EE, QAD eCommerce Gateway
            Progress 4GL
            Unix scripting

At least 5 years implementing and/or supporting EDI using QAD eCommerce Gateway in a Manufacturing & Distribution environment.

Job Responsibilities:
o          Implement EDI solutions based on directive of Enterprise Application Architect
o          Delivery of software solutions, to agreed specifications, add value to products,
             services and the processes of the business
o          Participate in planning and constructing Business Application Systems
o          Write and test program code
o          Perform unit & integration tests and document the results
o          Work with Administrators to roll-out Application code/systems in Production environment
o          Apply quality control to ensure that necessary security mechanisms are built into applications
             and database designs
o          Ensure robustness of applications through adequate systems and acceptance testing
o          Perform iterative build of the system wherever agile methodology suits the best
o          Develop re-usable and re-use software components as much as possible
o          Apply innovative tools and techniques (eg. software engineering, automated code testing) for
             developing and testing application systems
o          Provide support to applications rolled out in production
o          Respond to user request for support
o          Participate in continuously monitoring and improving Application Systems 

Qualified Candidates please email resume to:
Bruce Budinger c/o G&S Metal Products:

February 14, 2017

Purchasing Manager

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Clare, MI

To manage the activities of the purchasing and inventory control departments and purchase supplies and materials at the optimal price and delivery cycle while maintaining lowest possible inventory levels.


  1. Develops and implements purchasing and inventory control procedures and sequence of operations within department to optimize work flow.
  2. With buyers, reviews market, price, delivery conditions, and trends to determine present and future material availability. Directs purchasing programs accordingly.
  3. Sets dollar authorization limits for buying staff.
  4. Oversees disposal of surplus material or scrap products.
  5. Monitors purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  6. Reviews weekly inventory trends and discusses variations with appropriate staff member.
  7. Deals with supplier when serious variations arise in delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale.
  8. Trains new staff members, and supervises and conducts performance appraisals of staff.


  1. May purchase large or complex items.
  2. May represent the department on company’s New Engineering Technology Committee.


  1. College graduate in business with major course work in purchasing and/or inventory control management.
  2. At least five years’ buying or purchasing experience in the metal converting business. Experience as a supervisor in that function desirable.
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Professional ethics, tact, and courtesy in dealing with vendors.
  4. Willingness to travel to outlying plants in U.S. and around the world.

Qualified Candidates please email resume to:
HR dept email or FAX to: 989-386-0624

December 15, 2016

Senior QAD Developer/Business Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Rosemont, IL

Job description:
Develop, modify and maintain Culligan’s QAD MFG/PRO ERP system. Position works closely with users to attain system objectives.

Specific Job Function:

  • Develops, modifies and provides support for QAD/Progress code/programs to support QAD business applications
  • Assist in gathering and developing process requirements and translate into program specifications
  • Manage change requests by evaluating compatibility with existing systems and applications – recommending options for delivery
  • Analyze and assist with prioritizing internal customer requests through accurate time estimates
  • Drives change through all steps of the SDLC, paying close attention to audit standards and change control processes
  • Assists other programmers with testing delegated work assignment
  • Writes documentation to describe program development, logic, coding and corrections
  • Defines test plans, technical and support documentation; assist with end-user training upon implementation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, IT, Business or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with QAD MFG/PRO, Progress database and language in a UNIX environment
  • Work may be required at odd hours or weekends
  • Experience with Roundtable change management software a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office application suite

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in this position.

Technical                            Problem Solving                    Resourcefulness
Initiative                              Thorough                                High Producer
Customer Focus                Oral Communication           Written Communication

Qualified Candidates please apply online here:*8F5231AFE753B43F
Culligan is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

December 9, 2016

QAD Systems Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Lapeer, MI

We are seeking a Business Analyst to support our growing operations base. The selected individual will work closely with the management team, while assisting end-users through problem solving, training and  best-practices methodology. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience within a 3-shift manufacturing operation, in support of Operations, Scheduling, Purchasing, Receiving, Shipping, Engineering, Finance & Inventory Control.

Duties & Responsibilities:
–  Serve as primary contact for end-users in dealing with support related requests.
–  Coordinate QAD /ERP project management, including internal and external customer management,
     as well as vendors.
–  Maintain full documentation on changes via “process change requests”.
–  Troubleshooting and coordinate efforts to resolve complex system issues.
–  In the case of system upgrades, must be able to work through the business process  transition,
     develop any documentation needed, train where required and lead in the area of QAD integration.

General Requirements:
–  Must be capable of leading in a  team environment,  especially in areas dealing  with QAD systems.
–  Must be able to work with members of the team on issues, independent of direct supervision, and
     properly prioritize efforts.
–  Must be an excellent communicator within a 3-shift operation, working with others that are not direct
     reports, in support of technical & non-technical users.

Specific Requirements:
–  5+ years experience with QAD
     a.) Strong leadership/involvement in at least one upgrade or implementation of this software/system
     b.) Demonstrated ability to program in QAD/Progress
–  Solid understanding of Cost Accounting
–  Must show evidence of Problem Solving, Root Cause Determination, &  Corrective Action planning,
     followed by Results Verification
–  Experience showing ability to communicate and work within a Team

Considered as “Pluses”:
–  Experience as a System Analyst
–  Experience with QAD in a ’round-the-clock’  automotive manufacturing environment
–  Experience with QAD 2014SE
–  Degree in IT-related field
–  Degree in Accounting related field

Qualified Candidates please email resume (with the Subject Heading : “MWUG Job Posting”) to:
Kathy Albrecht:   |  Ph: 810-667-4240

November 18, 2016

Senior Financial Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Piqua, OH

The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for full-cycle finance functions including budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, revenue analysis, corporate reporting and various ad-hoc reports and projects as needed. This role will interact routinely with the senior leadership team (SLT) and multiple functional areas in the business.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with the annual Operating Plan and the three forecasts (March, June and September) to deliver on-time data to Corporate via HFM.
    • Develop the Operating Plan model(s) using historical information and working with Market Managers to complete the initial sales/cost/margin analysis; summarize change points and communicate to SLT.
    • Facilitate meeting Crane deadlines for Operating Plan and Forecast PowerPoint decks with support of SLT.  The individual will review Crane Co FPA documents and communicate with SLT as changes are required.
  • Assist Sales and Marketing in data mining for operating plan analysis as needed.
  • Analyze monthly results and summarize the volume and ship profit variances between prior year, forecast and plan by market. Examine product mix within each market and discuss with market managers for variance explanations to assist monthly President Report commentary. 
  • Identify analytical opportunities with use of the database tools (Logi) to support the Sales and marketing team in managing day to day issues and opportunities to improve (i.e. ship profit).
  • Assist with the HFM general ledger upload, balancing and control check to the general ledger.  Supervise month-end statistical data collection from the appropriate CP&S team member: review the data provided and understand variances from historical information. 
  • Responsible for the monthly President Report preparation including commentary on designated slides.
  • Provide assistance to analyze or evaluate operational results with recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare the monthly high-level forecast (Pulse) including backlog analysis, ship profit, SGA plus consolidating all CP&S facility forecasted results.  Attend weekly Pulse meetings and communicate variance explanations.
  • Support Controller, FP&A Manager, and VP Finance in ad hoc analysis.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning process by working with Market Managers to develop Strat Plan documents by providing insight, commentary, and Logi reports as needed.
  • Lead product profitability team to analyze data, review trend, and document action plans to attack low profit product margin products.
  • Responsible to review special quotes for completeness and data accuracy.  Audit after shipment to ascertain the quote accuracy to the actual shipment sales and cost data.  The results are summarized and communicated to the President, VP/GM, and VP Finance with recommendations for improvements, if necessary. 
  • Assist the Controller with Crane Co reporting and auditing requests as needed.
  • Assist with processing of credit memos.

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • BS/BA/BBA (Accounting/Finance). MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 4-7 years of accounting experience including manufacturing, cost accounting and product profitability analysis.
  • Forecasting, budgets, and extensive financial modeling
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multifaceted, and cross-functional environment. 
  • Must have strong ERP system and Microsoft Excel skills.
  • HFM or similar Corporate Financial Reporting system experience a plus

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, general identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Qualified Candidates please apply online here:

November 18, 2016

Production Scheduler

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Jackson, MI

Camshaft Machine Company, a leader in the production of camshafts for the automotive aftermarket and racing industries, is in need of a Production Scheduler.  The Production Scheduler coordinates bill of materials, tooling, MRO items, work orders and manpower to direct the flow of product efficiently through the plant maximizing the utilization of equipment and manpower.


  • Maintains schedules based on customer requirements and Kanban levels managing the timing of materials, machinery, and manpower.
  • Updates and maintains material lead time information, assigns ship dates to orders from order entry.
  • Works closely with purchasing for requisition of raw materials, production supplies and perishable tooling.
  • Initially will be a key player in the implementation/upgrade of the QAD ERP system subsequently maintaining part masters, bills of material, and routings, etc.
  • Create and track work orders throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management or Equivalent of 4 years business experience.
  • Experience with QAD or equivalent ERP system.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, problem solving skills, and the ability to multitask.
  • Must be organized and able to meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail, be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Qualified Candidates please email resume to:
Wendy Willis, Human Resources Manager
Email: | FAX: 517-787-6851

October 10, 2016

Production Control Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Reynoldsburg, OH

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: forecasting and scheduling the daily operations in a manufacturing environment, ensuring good communication with all departments, and customer requirements are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Validate and Import schedules into databases
  • Maintain ION file maintenance for proper seat shipping identification
  • Schedule & forecast internal production to meet customer sequenced requirements (Stamping, Weld, & Seat Assemblies) in a “Just-In-Time” automotive environment
  • Daily use & Support of ERP system (QAD): creation of Sales Orders, MSW/PSW/Shop floor production schedules, Shipment pick list, monitor system inventory,  etc.
  • Monitor shipping trailers, pallet & dunnage inventories
  • Monitor multiple shipments to and from customers thru out the day
  • Analyze customer data; support Parts Procurement Group with forecast output to Supply Base


  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum 3 years prior relevant production control/scheduling experience in the manufacturing industry (Automotive preferred).
  • Extensive work experience and in-depth knowledge of EDI
  • Extensive ERP system experience required relevant to production control/scheduling (QAD system past experience and/or APICs certification a plus)

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Eric Feldmann, Human Resource Manager c/o TS Tech USA Corp.

October 5, 2016

Production Control & Shipping Manager

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Columbus, IN

Job Summary and Primary Objectives:
Manage all activities of the Production Control, Inventory Control , Shipping and Receiving Departments.  Establish smooth production schedules to minimize labor costs, overtime and expedites.   Achieve company objectives related to safety, quality, cost, delivery and productivity.  Promote company principles and programs such as 5S, kaizen, quality circles, lean manufacturing, etc.  Manage and continuously improve policies, procedures, programs and operational activities.   Motivate, train and direct employees.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Create production plans and schedules based on customer demand.
  • Maintain acceptable levels of WIP and finished goods inventory.
  • Responsible for all aspects of production control, scheduling, BOL’s, routings, issuing kanbans, warehousing, inventory control, etc.
  • Manage packaging proposals, shipping, outsourced processes, freight bills, expedites, etc.
  • Lead and motivate Group Leaders and Team Members.
  • Give direction and work with department managers to ensure 100% on-time delivery to customers.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalent experience
  • APICS certification is a plus
  • Knowledge of QAD’s Mfg/Pro software is preferred

Experience Required:

  • Direct experience implementing and maintaining ERP, MRP and Kanban systems
  • 5+ years of direct experience and in-depth understanding of production scheduling, level loading, warehousing and inventory control
  • 5+ years of supervisory or personnel management experience
  • 3+ years of automotive industry experience
  • Experience in a Japanese business culture is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to implement change, motivate and lead others

Qualified Candidates please email resume to:
Wade Klingler, Director at Rightway Fasteners, Inc.

September 28, 2016

QAD Specialist

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Columbus, OH

Scope and Purpose of Position
Serves as primary user support for QAD application.

Tasks of the Position:

  • Design, develop and maintain custom QAD code based on the needs of the operation.
  • Serves as primary user support for QAD for all MAI companies.
  • Support IT Manager & IT Supervisor with system improvements and new projects.
  • Develop processes and procedures to support continuous improvement initiatives and/or new business.
  • Responsible for interfaces between QAD and production line control applications.
  • Serves as primary EDI support for MAI companies.
  • Serves as primary Windows support for Indiana Assemblies, LLC an MAI company.
  • Serves as primary backup support in troubleshooting hardware issues with desktop pc’s, servers, printers, etc.
  • Troubleshoot software issues with Windows and custom applications.
  • Work with third party QAD support when necessary to resolve system issues.
  • Answer incoming calls regarding IT issues.
  • Document all support work in Manage Engine System
  • Work closely with IT Manager / IT Supervisor to automate reporting system of company KPIs.
  • On-call as needed. (Some Saturday Production)
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • 5 years of QAD programming or support experience in an automotive or other manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of .Net and Linux Red Hat administrative tools
  • Ability to work with SQL Server or MySQL a plus, but not required
  • General network troubleshooting experience
  • Microsoft Office

Supervisory Responsibility:
No Supervisory Responsibilities

Qualification (Education / Training):
4 Year degree in Computer Science or equivalent from an accredited University or College

This position does not qualify for relocation assistance.

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Jean Hanna, Recruitment & Training Supervisor
c/o Creative Business Innovations |

September 23, 2016

ERP System Administrator

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Livonia, MI

Be part of a team providing infrastructure support for Enterprise applications and databases (QAD, EAM, Progress DBA).    Primary support responsibility for EAM application along with shared support responsibility for QAD and Progress DBA.  In addition, backup support responsibilities extend to Finance applications (Hyperion, FAS) and Eroom (Document Collaboration).  Responsibilities include application installation/configuration, backups, patching, upgrades, system performance management and troubleshooting operational issues.

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Dorothy Farley, Manager of Talent Acquisition
c/o Tower International |

September 21, 2016

QAD Systems Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Huntington/Charleston, WV

Service Wire is a technology driven manufacturer with many IT initiatives and opportunities for professional growth. We are looking for an experienced QAD analyst to support and develop our system. Applications include QAD, CSS and CRM and DocLib.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support, maintain, and administer software systems and related applications
  • Review and evaluate information technology products for future business need
  • Maintain security, integrity, backup, and recovery controls
  • Monitor usage of company technology systems
  • Perform ongoing maintenance and upgrades to data systems and equipment
  • Assist with the development and implementation of IT projects and initiatives


  • Experience in QAD ERP (ideally SE 2014 version) and Progress database is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related IT field
  • 3+ years database administration application development or related IT experience
  • Microsoft office skills and related computer applications
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication

For consideration as a candidate, please send your resume to:
Service Wire is a committed EEOC employer.

September 13, 2016

Staff Accountant (Part-Time)

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Cuyahoga Heights, OH

The staff accountant prepares and processes assigned journal entries in a timely accurate manner throughout the month.  They have month end duties completing account reconciliations and identifying and resolving discrepancies or elevating items to proper channel for resolution. They ensure journal entries are completed and back up documentation is accurate. They assist with daily cash activities and resolution of accounts receivable and accounts payable issues. They participate in other accounting activities as needed to support the accounting/finance functions.


  • Prepares daily/monthly journal entries
  • Performs account reconciliation
  • Prepares daily borrowing analysis and tracks daily cash activity
  • Reviews and resolves Accounts Receivable issues
  • Assists with monthly reporting and analysis
  • Maintains financial supporting documents
  • Reviews and resolves issues related to accounts payable processing
  • Prepare substantiation for audit
  • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts and report discrepancies as needed
  • Other accounting projects as assigned

Will be required to apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to support the finance department.  Additionally, this position will perform accounting and budgetary work and other financially related tasks as required by the Plant Controller.


  • Responsible for monthly journal entries and account reconciliations. Improves procedures for timely and accurate processing of transactions.
  • Maintains all accounts payable and receivable records. Assists in the maintenance of department records and company archives and devises or improves procedures for the timely and accurate processing of such accounts.
  •  Monitors and maintains records of accounts receivable, including cash receipts, claims, credits and overdue invoices and devises or improves procedures for the timely and accurate processing of such accounts.
  • Reviews and resolve problems related to processing accounts payable invoices, purchase orders, contracts, receipts, vendor statements, or payment discrepancies and documentation. Insures credit is received for outstanding memos, issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments which include interfacing with internal personnel and consulting with external suppliers.
  • Schedules work to meet completion dates and month end cut off. Complete monthly closing journal(s) accruing for various expenses incurred but not billed.
  • Generates weekly, monthly and annual reports as well as ad hoc reporting.
  • Perform ad hoc research, cross-referencing and analytical projects for the finance & accounting team.
  • Assists with audits and special projects. Performs other accounting related duties as assigned by management.


  • BA/BS degree in business, finance, or accounting, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, including the ability to research and apply accounting standards.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and be a self-starter in a fast-paced environment with internal deadlines.
  • Capability to work and analyze projects independently as well as the ability when necessary to collaborate with others in a team environment.
  • Possess exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Including the ability to communicate with all levels of management in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and Word, ERP accounting systems (QAD preferred), and databases.
  • Valid drivers’ license is required.

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Pat Moennich, Plant Controller
c/o Northern Stamping |

August 30, 2016

QAD Lead Finance

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Chicago, IL

Focus of this role is QAD Financials and to be a liaison between the business / users and the technical developers.

  • Provide day to day support of the QAD Financial system
  • Develop technical specs from functional requirements
  • Supporting the business by providing enhancements and customizations to QAD Financials
  • Configuring QAD Financials
  • Creating / Suggesting system solutions and modifications that increase productivity

No sponsorship is available.

This is a publicly traded consumer products company. I have been working with this company for 5 years and placed more than 20 people with them, most of which (92%) are still there. The numbers speak for themselves, and should demonstrate how well the company treats their employees.

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Jeremy Sigler c/o The Greenwood Group

August 27, 2016

IT Lead Analyst/QAD

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Downers Grove, IL

This Lead Enterprise Application Analyst (LEAA)-IT (Finance) for Treehouse Private Brands Retail bakery business will lead and support various IT and business initiatives in Finance and accounting area. The position will be seen as a Subject Matter Expert for QAD Enterprise Application’s financial module and all the other finance related applications within and outside of the QAD Ecosystem. The successful candidate must have a strong understanding of the financial concepts, processes and terminologies. In addition to these skills, the candidate should possess good understanding of all aspects of project management and IT Service management. The LEAA will evaluate and analyze internal customer’s business requirements, translate in technical requirements and lead / coordinate efforts with other team members as necessary to implement mutually agreeable solutions. The position will own IT Service Management processes for Finance area with particular attention to customer satisfaction and SLA compliance. This position is a Professional / Individual Contributor position, in Downers Grove, IL, without any Internal or consultant direct reports.

Position Responsibilities:               

  • Business Development: Reviews and addresses requests from the business.  Uses sound analytical thinking to develop innovative solutions that address issues and achieve desired results.  Collaborates with the business and openly discusses approach/design options.  Identifies technology opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked.  Thinks issues through, anticipates problems and takes action to prevent them or minimize their impact.  Is familiar with company’s business processes in the finance area and is able to make pro-active recommendations to customer team. Partner with business to initiate and drive Continuous Improvement and standardization activities. Collaborate with business functions and IT management to define and implement tactical and strategic IT plan.
  • Project Management: Recognizes the impact/involvement of all IT sub-groups for a given project.  Takes responsibility for informing and coordinating the work of other IT groups, as related to a given project.   Manages medium to large sized projects, using basic project management techniques.  Documents scope.  Documents project plan in terms of work breakdown structure, effort, and schedule.  Records actual effort and schedule and reports on variances.  Uses experience to improve future estimates.   Informs business team of significant variances and project issues.  Equates costs to efforts.  Effectively communicates facts, ideas, opinions, or concerns with project team and stakeholders.  Clarifies roles and responsibilities when leading a team; effectively prepares for and conducts meetings. 
  • Requirements Definition: Is able to identify and utilize appropriate requirements determination techniques.  Interviews business team members to understand business requirements.  Is able to create business requirements document and translate into technical requirements.  Works with the business team to ensure training requirements are defined.  Translates customer needs into business requirements.  Creates technical requirements based on knowledge of business process.  Reviews and approves requirements.
  • Analysis & Solution Design: Identifies and raises issues and problems in a constructive manner.  Involves and informs others, as appropriate in identifying issues, problems, opportunities, and developing solutions.  Identifies multiple alternatives for each business need.  Documents risk, impact, and benefits for business team. Makes recommendation for best solution.  Creates business and technical designs based on documented requirements.  Updates requirements, based on discovery during design.  Reviews designs with business team, peers.  Uses appropriate design tools and methods.  Performs modeling of customer business processes and data.  Designs solutions based on customer business needs and technology opportunities.  Provides, develops and maintains best practices and standards for design documents.
  • Testing & Implementation: Creates test plans and test data for integrated system tests.  Documents results.  Coordinates unit tests for others on team.  Obtains sign-off from the business team.  Evaluates and recommends testing tools and processes.  Creates implementation plans, including production promotion, verification, turn over, training, back-out and contingency plans.  
  • Production Support: Is proactive about identifying problems.  Is concerned about continuous improvements.  Looks for root cause and permanently resolves problems. Analyzes issues/problems to identify patterns, trends, and cause-effect relationships (8D).  Identifies areas where improvements can be made to prevent future production problems and implements the solution before the problem occurs. 
  • Customer Service: Teams with customer to assess concerns and requirements.  Is able to converse with customers in their language, keeping acronyms and concepts understandable.  Anticipates customer needs and is proactive in providing service.   Develops specific strategies.  Demonstrates a high level of business understanding.  Acts as a translator for a particular customer team as required.  Provides an understanding of IT concepts.  Is able to articulate the customer’s work processes. Acts as Voice of Customer in IT team and as Voice of IT in front of customer. Document rigorously and educate customer.
  • Accountability: Performs all tasks with the highest levels of integrity. Looks for improvement, growth opportunities in own area. Requests training based on development plans.  Is responsible for project team, and coordinates other IT departments’ work for that project.   Creates own training plan and requests classes to fulfill that plan.  Acts as a mentor or coach for one or more team members.   Is accountable for end to end project execution and delivery.


  • Four-year college degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, or related field
  • 8 or more years Information Technology experience
  • In depth knowledge of QAD Inc. ERP solution desired, used in Consumer Products or Manufacturing industries, with expertise in Finance, Pricing, budgeting and forecasting areas
  • Working knowledge of SQL and Progress 4GL
  • Experience with financial reporting tools such as Hyperian, Forecasting tools and Business analytics tools is a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership experience of driving and implementing cross-team initiatives that required gaining alignment across a wide band of the organization
  • Ability to interface with and influence personnel at all levels of the Private Brands Enterprise.
  • Experience working with cross functional information technology teams and ability to manage projects.
  • A high sense of urgency and flexibility in a fast changing environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), change leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Customer-service focus in a team environment.

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Neel Sapre c/o Treehouse Foods

August 2, 2016

Junior Business Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Marysville, MI

A Junior Business Analyst (JBA) position within SMR Automotive Systems USA, Inc. is more than designing, developing and implementing systems.  It also involves developing motivation and mentoring people.  Each employee of SMR is expected to provide the highest quality to our customers as well as to each other.  The best way to provide that quality is through teamwork and relationships.  Key responsibilities include developing detailed functional specifications, systems and programming specifications, and assisting in developing procedures and practices to support business areas.  In addition, a JBA will also need to support our development teams by assisting with and participating in all software development efforts where appropriate.  A Progress programming background is highly desired.

A Junior Business Analyst position reports to the Information Technology Manager.  This position within the SMR organization involves managing projects of varying complexity by following a project management methodology.  These projects can include package selection, custom development, infrastructure development and general projects.  The JBA will be responsible for seeing that each project becomes a success.  This activity includes development of project schedules, coordination of resources, assigning tasks and ensuring all internal project related procedures are followed.

As part of the SMR IT group, the Junior Business Analyst will strive to excel as a team player and contribute equally to our cohesive IT team.

(Project Leadership):

— Work with vendors on both information gathering and system proposals
— Work with users and departments as a liaison to other IT resources
— Assist in cost justification studies
— Conduct user training when required
— Develop user documentation
— Develop operational documentation
— Gain industry expertise

(Technical Duties):
— Define and document application requirements articulated by users
— Identify business processes and translate to an IT technical design
— Maintain technical skill set
— Assist in troubleshooting of application problems
— Integrate package solutions to existing applications
— Identify migration paths and approaches to new systems
— Assist in applying vendor provided software corrections, upgrades and new releases
— Assist in programming tasks as required by IT related projects (Progress 4GL required)
— Provide technical services for hardware/software and other technical duties as assigned
— Participate in Plant Support ‘on-call’ rotation

(Coordination Duties):
— Communicate with IT Manager

— Full understanding of multiple programming and system control languages with the primary
      language being Progress 4GL
— Full life cycle development experience including project planning, design, development and
       Implementation primarily within a QAD automotive environment
— Understanding of EDI and its impact on the business
— Experience with QAD’s eCommerce module a plus
— Have an understanding of barcode systems and their impact on the business, experience with 
      barcode systems integration to QAD a plus module a plus
— Ability to translate IT jargon into statements internal customers can understand
— Ability to understand business problems and identify technology solutions to solve them
— Maintaining current technical and business knowledge through continual learning

In addition, the candidate must also have some general business qualifications:
—Analytical skills
— Initiative and drive
— Emotional maturity
— Strong communication skills
— Leadership, flexibility and interpersonal competence
— Scheduling skills

Qualified Candidates please e-mail resumes to:
Ben Marchese, IT Manager
SMR Automotive Systems USA

June 30, 2016

QAD Item Master Clerk

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Joliet, IL or York, SC (Part-time temporary hire)

We are a global manufacturing company needing a temporary part-time person to enter new items in the item master.  The position will be available for approximately 3-4 months, 15-20 hours per week.  

The position is responsible for on-going maintenance of the company item master and related files.


  • Enter new items in the item master.
  • Enter the corresponding data for all sites in item-site planning maintenance screen.
  • Enter the corresponding data in the product structure maintenance screen
  • Handle the on-going maintenance for the above tasks.


  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • PC proficient with demonstrated knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Database
  • QAD ERP System.

Need experience specific to QAD software which includes experience with screens shown below:

1.6               BROWSE
1.4.12          ITEM MASTER COPY
1.12             MASTER COMMENT MAINTENANCE-label setup item-C (box) -F(filter)
14.13.13     ROUTING COST ROLL-UP (enter for EACH SITE) Calculates labor and burden costs of ITEM
13.12.13     PRODUCT STRUCTURE COST ROLL-UP (enter item for EACH SITE).
1.4.18          ITEM-SITE COST MAINTENANCE (enter for EACH SITE) to enter overhead Standard COST

For those who are interested and meet the requirements listed, please email your resume as an attachment to: Lisa Hagood c/o Filtration Group: