SRI specializes in management recruiting solutions for clients looking to fill top leadership positions. We understand that there is intense competition for the very best management talent today. A 2011 Harvard Business Review survey found that only 15% of companies in North America and Asia believe they have enough qualified management-level successors in key leadership positions. The demand is even more intense in emerging markets and is expected to continue for another two decades.

While traditional management skills will always be in demand, there is now an increased need for additional competencies. Today’s managerial candidates must understand the holistic cost/risk relationship and must also positively impact productivity without restricting creativity and performance.

SRI’s recruiting specialists see the demand for management talent with integrity, who have proven track records as leaders within their companies and within their communities. Learn more about how our focus in this practice area sets us apart.

Facilitating Partnerships

Key to SRI’s success is our multi-step talent identification process. Recruiting for management talent requires more than a scan of a resume. Intrinsic personal qualities like character, judgment and decision-making capabilities can only be brought out through in-depth interviews.

SRI’s management recruiters uniquely assess talent to make sure that skill sets and mindset are aligned with your company. We create partnerships between clients and leadership talent that pay off with a higher return on investment through dedication and longevity.

Many of our management recruiting consultants have come to us from careers in management. Their breadth of experience allows them to have rich discussions with leadership candidates and identify the best fit with potential employers — quickly and efficiently.

Start your search by reviewing the SRI prescreened management candidate profiles below.

Hands-on Warehouse and Distribution Center Supervisor experienced in managing hourly employees in order selecting, shipping, receiving, and inventory control. Dedicated, personable, self-motivated, and honest. Excellent problem solving, coaching, and teaching skills. Track record of success in handling multiple product loads and assignments simultaneously. A conscientious worker who accepts challenges, approaches job assignments in an innovative way, and takes pride in performing top quality and timely work. Proficient in SAP software, proficient in driving sit down, stand up, cherry picker reach truck, and flexi lift. Proficient in RF scanners. Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Tool and Die Engineer, Supervisor and Planner. Results-driven and dedicated tooling professional with the ability to drive manufacturing efforts and achieve production goals by providing strong, consistent leadership. Offer successful career in product development, manufacturing, and quality assurance with special emphasis on tool design and build and prototyping. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Clear focus on organizational growth and success.

Production Supervisor / Planner / Team Leader with 25 years of distribution management, inventory control, production planning, and supervision experience. Proven ability to manage warehouse, inventory, and shipping and receiving operations. Able to arrange and coordinate regional, national, and global logistics. Outstanding leadership and communication skills. Considerable expertise in problem resolution and customer service.

Production Supervisor accomplished in streamlining production processes, project planning, and training and development. Manufacturing Supervisor successful at exceeding production, revenue, and quality standards through effective leadership and cross-training. Production Supervisor focused on producing high-quality products that exceed customer expectations and help achieve company production and revenue goals. Dynamic Production Supervisor with experience supervising 4 production lines, overseeing materials inspection, scheduling production, and conducting weekly physical inventories.

Performance-driven Production Manager with more than 20 years of experience leading production and directing up to 200 employees. Distinguished capability in improving the quality of product, identifying cost effecting reproductions while maintaining high company morale. Proven ability in overseeing workplace safety, leading and directing personnel in company production, developing and integrating new ways to increase profit and projecting cost-effective timeframes. Extensive relevant skills in leadership, process improvement, and implementation of all safety procedures in the workplace.

A business leader, Project Management Coordinator, Production Manager (B.A. – Business Administration) with a strong record of achievements in a variety of manufacturing environments. Proven record of making turnarounds and continuous improvements in global operational performance, quality, production processes, and customer satisfaction. A successful P&L manager with a strong record of strategic planning, problem solving, staff development, customer relationship management, and delivering excellent products on time and under budget – meeting customers’ requirements and expectations. Manufacturing / Operations / Project Management.

Human Resources Manager and Generalist (B.S. Communications) with 10 years of experience providing guidance and advice to management regarding disciplinary actions, performance management, and employee coaching. Manage summer intern program. Completed onboarding of two acquisitions – including integration of 30 new staff members within three months. Provided consistent and proactive support, direction and counsel. Focus areas include full cycle recruitment, HR policy, training, performance management, employee relations, and benefits administration. Developed and led employee relations programs.

EHS Manager (MS Environmental Management, MS Industrial Hygiene, BS Microbiology) with more than fifteen years of strong professional, environmental, health, safety, and industrial hygiene experience. Expertise in all related local and federal regulations. Excellent safety training skills including design, implementation, and assessment of training needs. Teamwork-oriented, bilingual (English and Spanish).

Human Resources Professional (M.S., Human Resource Management, B.A., Human Resource Management) with 15 years of comprehensive human resources experience including building relationships at every level of an organization, recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, change management, employee relations, and benefits administration. Proven experience with senior management to conduct human resources strategic planning in order to support and further corporate goals. Demonstrated experience initiating cost containment strategies resulting in significant savings. Excellent ability to address and implement strategic plans for talent acquisition, retention, and succession planning. Proven skills in labor and employment law including complaint investigation to thwart legal action.

Seasoned Facilities Maintenance Manager with significant strengths in maintenance operations management, plant equipment maintenance, and staff supervision. Repeated success developing and implementing preventive maintenance programs and promoting safe work practices, thereby enhancing reliability and proactive maintenance activities. Results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success building highly productive teams; talent for leading and mentoring technicians to improve performance. Strategic Planning, Project Management, Maintenance Operations.

Goal-oriented sales hunter (BBA in Marketing) with a history of achieving maximum volumes and increasing market share through effective relationship building and “solutions” based sales. Skilled in prospecting, qualifying leads, identifying decision makers, analyzing needs, preparing proposals, making presentations, and closing.

Hardworking and dependable Production Leader with extensive background in production management in electronic manufacturing environments. Known for being a strong leader, problem solver, and communicator with focus on quality and safety. Excellent decision maker and team leader with ability to connect to co-workers. Good working skill with computers and always willing to learn new things. Able to maintain professionalism in the fast-paced environment of manufacturing along with meeting tight deadlines. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

Highly skilled and versatile professional with 20+ years of managerial experience within the foods and confectionery, electronics, healthcare, printing, corrugated, and steel industries. Self-motivated team builder. Demonstrated expertise in establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with upper management, co-workers, and subordinates. Proven initiative and leadership within highly-developed organizations, motivational, supervisory, and problem-solving skills. Adept at multi-tasking and making sound decisions under pressure. Detail-orientated and results-driven.

Quality Assurance Supervisor with over 15 years of experience in manufacturing and packaging environments. Responsibilities have encompassed employee management, implementing operational procedures and quality control systems. Background mainly focused in chemical industry, epoxy-adhesives, film-paperboard lamination, and rotogravure-lithography printing. Experience has led to thorough knowledge of databases, Excel spreadsheets and SPC Software.

Production Management professional with over 15 years’ experience who is self-motivated and goal-oriented: hands-on leader and dedicated team player through motivation, planning, training, and encouragement. Managing and leading with excellent communication, interpersonal skills, forward thinking, and problem solving. Achieving continuous improvement goals by utilizing exceptional organizational skills, 5S, Kata improvement theory, and other Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.

Versatile management professional (Master’s in Business Administration, BS in Business Administration [concentration in Management Information Systems]) demonstrating improvements in Quality, Cost, and Delivery functions. Strong and decisive operations leader with excellent analytical, organizational, team building, and planning skills. Maintain uncompromising focus on high quality standards and bottom-line profit improvement. Effective technical and communication abilities. Champion manufacturing philosophy on housekeeping (5S theory). Takt time reductions through “pulling instead of pushing”, lot size decreases for required setup times (Kaizen), and single flow implementation (Thinking Lean). Respected Supervisor/Manager, able to direct and motivate sizeable teams in fast-paced, high-tech environments. In-depth experience directing assembly lines, SMT operations and injection molding machines within Fortune 500 and family-owned business atmospheres. Excellent interpersonal skills: comfortable and effective in front of large groups and presenting to senior management/boards of directors. Internationally traveled, culturally sensitive, and bilingually fluent (English/Tagalog). Quality-focused, change agent, production-driven. Specializing in Biopharmaceutical, Food, and Automotive industries.

Innovative Business / Technical Leader and Engineering Manager (Graduate Certificate, Electric Machines, Drives and Controls; MS in Engineering Science; BS of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering) with a track record of success in achieving incremental growth, optimizing system designs, streamlining operations and directing technical and talent resources. Accomplished in innovating product design solutions to gain entry into new markets, creating synergy between multifunctional areas to achieve strategic business goals, combining engineering expertise with managerial capabilities, and reducing costs and increasing reliability through design simplification. Technical leader with strategic business acumen.

Extensive experience as Composite and Large Air Frame Tooling Operations Manager (Master of Information Systems [MIS], Bachelor of Science, Information Technology [BSIT]) (28+ years). Interface with all levels of management and suppliers. Achieved process improvements and cost reductions through EI and TBBIs leading a stage 4 EI team. Provide technical guidance and coach liaison, tool engineers and analysts striving to best support the production line. Coordinate successfully all available resources required to build, upgrade and repair tools needed to assemble large cargo airframe. Promote team building, Lean principles, and proactive interface with customers. Others regularly seek my expertise in matters of tool and fixture problem solving as issues arise on the assembly line. Leading second shift move team in addition to tooling group by balancing resources against task priorities. Interact effectively with suppliers and customers, internal and external. Draw on all available knowledge sources to condense the best altruistic solution. Recognize and investigate anomalies, (systemic, process, or personnel) applying root cause analysis, identifying best suitable solution. Form alliances and gain ‘project’ buy-in through collaboration and win-win proposals.

Payroll & Benefits Manager (Bachelors of Science in Accounting) with experience supporting over 9000 employees in the United States and Canada union and non-union payrolls. Reporting directly to the Director of HR and supported CFOs, VPs, and Controllers; also, remained main point of contact for all employees. Demonstrated leadership in escalated issue resolution, team support and morale building and training. Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks, build strong customer relationships, and communicate effectively with all levels of an organization. Knowledge of standard payroll practices, procedures, systems, and terminology. Knowledge of federal, state, social security, unemployment, and workers’ compensation laws and regulations as they affect payroll systems and operations.

Chief Engineer Engine Engineering and Powertrain; successful Engineering Management Executive (Doctor of Engineering; MS, Mechanical Engineering; BS, Mechanical Engineering) with experience in the Automotive & Commercial Engines, Medical Devices, and Defense industries. Highly developed managerial, technical and communication skills through assignments in Product Development, R&D, Program Management, and Manufacturing. Fluent in Spanish with knowledge of Italian and Portuguese.

Enthusiastic and highly motivated Plant Manager (Bachelor Degree in Business: Operations Management) who has twenty-two years of manufacturing experience in financial/operational controls. Working knowledge of manufacturing practices, logistics, safety, quality, purchasing and materials management. Eighteen years of management experience with hourly, salary, and union/non-union employees. Value-driven with a proven track record of results in a wide range of increasingly responsible positions. Strong analytical and technical aptitude in working with MRP systems, budget management and Lean manufacturing. Excellent communicator, adaptable and enthusiastically seeks learning and growth. Operation Management. Drives continuous operation improvement. Delivers cost savings. Strives to improve Safety.

Degreed, Senior Controls Engineer (BSME/MS Bio Engineering) with a P.E. in Georgia. Seasoned automation Project Manager with experience supervising multiple simultaneous projects with short delivery times. Experienced in bringing projects experiencing challenges back on schedule and budget. Interfaces with customers, manages vendors, contractors, and system integrators (coworkers & competitors) to deliver the best product possible in the shortest time with the lowest cost. Experienced troubleshooter capable of identifying proximate and root causes as well as identifying and communicating multiple potential solutions and their merits and drawbacks. Committed to being a responsible and accountable engineer and to fostering an atmosphere of high-quality engineering.

Degreed Engineering Manager, Injection Molded Plastics (Bachelors of Science, Chemical Engineering) with over 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in the plastics industry from design reviews and CAD work through program management, customer and vendor interaction, engineering sales support, and engineering department management. Experience has led to thorough knowledge of SolidWorks, Solid Edge, IQMS MRP/ERP Software. With additional experience utilizing tools such as: APQP, DFM, DFA, PFMEA and Control Plan development, PPAP, TS 16949/ISO 9000:2008 audits and Quality System procedure development, Lean Manufacturing principles, Ford 8D problem resolution. Bilingual: Spanish.

Degreed Engineering Manager (BSME, MSME, P.E.) with 20 years’ experience working in the Compressor and Blower Manufacturing industry. Responsible for the facility budget, R&D, Outside Services and personnel.

Experienced and accomplished Director of Healthcare Operations with over 10 years of leadership and management experience. Budgetary and financial responsibility complimented by clinical expertise and experience. Clinical leadership includes overseeing 7 facilities, responsible for financial delivery and outcomes, along with ensuring clinical operations.

Accomplished Executive with 20+ years of experience leading high performing marketing and sales teams in the pharmaceutical industry. Functional expertise includes in-line product marketing and sales, portfolio and disease area strategy, launch planning and execution, competitive readiness, lifecycle management, and market access strategy in highly competitive therapeutic categories, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Transplant (Immunology and Virology), Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Gastroenterology, CNS, and Allergy.

Degreed Chemical Engineer (environmental minor) including chemical production management experience supervising 30 unionized employees. EHS leadership management demonstrates innovative compliance team achievements, risk management, resource sustainability and proactive strategic initiatives incorporating innovation and financial accountability.

Degreed Electrical Engineer with 15 years of Engineering Management experience within the aviation / aerospace industry. Responsible for day to day operations of the F-22 Avionics Lab ($4M budget) performing Integration of all Avionics Subsystems testing prior to AC installation, coordination with 10 different IPTs, strategic planning and reducing hours required to test/deliver fully functional Avionics to the production floor to meet schedule. In charge of approximately 8 engineers, 3 on-site vendor representatives and 2 hourly personnel. Also overseeing a large volume of engineering projects with varying degrees of complexity, schedule production and deliver products under budget and within an allocated timeframe. Experienced with Oracle databases, Lean thinking, Six Sigma certified; flight test support and lab environment.

Plant Manager / Manufacturing Engineering Manager (BSME) with extensive experience in manufacturing, operations, plant management, engineering and project management in Vinyl Extrusion, Aluminum Extrusion, Automotive and Defense Industries. Multiple site management experience. Managed hourly & salary union & non-union employees in low-mix high-volume & high-mix low-volume environments. Experience in machining, assembly, extrusion, injection mold, fabrication and welding environments. Hands-on experience in operations & plant management, product launch, Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement.

Laboratory Manager (BA, Environmental Science) with the following Industry experience: Automotive / OEMs, Medical Products, QS 9001/2008, ISO/TS 16949/17025, Reliability/Life Test, Lean Manufacturing, JIT, Kaizen, FEMAs and Control Plans, and Green-Belt training for Six-Sigma.

Sales Manager (B.S./Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering) with the following Sales Industry Experience: Automotive / OEMs Tier 1/2, Precision Fastener Stamping, Metal Fabrication, Aerospace/Defense, and Medical Devices.

Degreed EHS Manager (M.S. Safety Management) with extensive emphasis on compensation, manpower development, industrial engineering, business policy, chemistry and human relations industry. Served as Management Representative for ISO 9000, 14001, and 18000 registrations at multiple sites. Professional Courses – ISO Lead Auditor, QS9000, ISO 9000/2000 and ISO 14001, Industrial Hygiene, Lean Manufacturing, DOT, Epidemiology, HAZMAT, Ergonomics, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Chemical Process, Job Safety Analysis, Conflict Management, CPR, Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomics and Lab and Laser Safety.

Degreed General Manager (B.S. Mechanical Engineering) with extensive experience in the operations of a manufacturing facility. Broadly diversified expertise in startups, safety, turnarounds, Kaizen/Lean, logistics, production scheduling, inventory control, quality, EBITDA, monthly metrics, and statistical analysis. Monitors all action items very closely to assure timely completion. Bi-Lingual in English and Spanish, as well as minimal knowledge of German. Provides extra effort to keep up with new technology and changing markets. Proven track record of success in the following areas: Kaizen and Lean Trainer and implementer using the Toyota Production System (TPS); Lean Manufacturing, TAKT Times, Line Balancing, JIT, Kaizen, Zero Defects, SMED, Ergonomics; World Class Manufacturing, including Poka Yoke, Kan Ban, Pull Systems, Visual Factory, 5S; Statistical Process Control, Statistical Problem Solving, Six Sigma, and Taguchi D.O.E.; Process Flow Charts, FMEAs, Control Plans, TS-16949, ISO-14001, ISO-9000, and AS-9100; and Problem Solving Techniques, including PRR, TOPS, 8-D, 7-Step, 5 Whys, and Fast Response.