Job Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS


Our client---a well-respected architectural lighting manufacturer with whom we’ve placed people before---is seeking a calm, flexible and hardworking Director of Operations to oversee the day-to-day operations and factory floor, improve processes and mentor your team!    

You will use your lighting fixture background, your stamping, punch press, binding, welding turret press and tooling knowledge, your strong time management skills and your experience running a facility in addition to your MRP experience as you schedule people and jobs to meet timelines. Your experience in assembly and a machine shop environment will also serve you well. 

Our ideal candidate is currently an Director or Manager of Operations, Plant Manager or Manufacturing Manager, is a multi-tasker, is cool under pressure and is able to keep the workflow going to meet timelines!  Our ideal candidate also must also be a multitasker.  BS/BA Degree is highly preferred; little to no travel. 

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.   

E-mail your resume to Mary Lindenmuth at: mary@pompeo.com

Director of Sourcing


Our client – a rapidly growing company with whom we have placed other key individuals – is seeking an aggressive, entrepreneurial and analytical Director of Sourcing to assume their overall sourcing strategy (finished goods as well as some raw materials) and manage their sourcing teams both in U.S. and in China!

You will use your Mandarin fluency, your expertise as a master negotiator, your solid background in dual sourcing, cost reduction, vendor management, process improvement, your experience sourcing from both China and the U.S., your ability to implement sustainable change as well as your ability to manage and operate both strategically and tactically as you oversee supplier relationships, visit suppliers both here and abroad, ascertaining the quality of vendors’ products, components and production lines.  

Our ideal candidate is currently a Sourcing Manager, Sourcing Director, Director of Purchasing or a Supply Chain Director, has a strong background in sourcing, has a track record of success in cost management and cost reduction, is a great leader of people (both U.S. and overseas), and has good situational leadership skills. Our ideal candidate also possesses a demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams and has the talent to break a problem into its component parts, identify what’s going wrong and then make improvements – whether it’s in the shipping, building or production process. Your unique background will make you an integral member of our client’s leadership team! Management experience is critical; degree is very highly preferred, electronics engineering degree a real plus. 35-40% travel, both US and China.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with a half-page write-up of an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response. We’ll read it first.

Email your resume to Joan Sberro at joan@pompeo.com.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER


Our client---an Innovation Award winning manufacturer of power products---is looking for an Electrical Engineer who is interested in Bluetooth and Smart Lighting technology, an out-of-the box creative thinker and who can hit the ground running (no training available). This is a ground floor opportunity with an equity position.

You will utilize your previous experience designing light engines or drivers and should have some experience with AC direct current, UL 1598 regulations and DLC requirements.  You will also use your understanding of voltage and thermal management with the ability to conceptualize PCB board layouts.

Our ideal candidate is currently an Electrical Design Engineer or R&D Electrical Engineer, experienced with power products and has working knowledge of light engines or drivers used with LED products.  You should also have a collaborative style, appreciate a great work environment and enjoy the excitement of being part of a forward-thinking innovation team. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering required.  No travel.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.   

E-mail your resume to Mary Lindenmuth at: mary@pompeo.com

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER


Our client---a well-respected architectural lighting manufacturer---is seeking a Global Supply Chain Manager with a successful track record of meeting the demands of manufacturing to fulfill our client’s shipment goals and commitments to customers for on-time delivery.

You will use your previous experience overseeing planning, purchasing, inventory, as well as global sourcing and validate new vendors for quality, manufacturability, and meeting delivery dates.   You will utilize LEAN tools to help you achieve continuous improvement, while managing backorders, shortages, inventory turns, as well as avoiding obsolescence by overstocking items, and assist with new ERP system implementation.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Supply Chain Manager with at least five years’ experience in this role, who has strong leadership skills, a great attitude, a track record of success in supply chain, LEAN training, and people development skills. BS/BA Degree is highly preferred (but not essential).  Minimal travel. 

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.   

E-mail your resume to Mary Lindenmuth at: mary@pompeo.com

Mechanical Design Engineer


Our client, whose culture is one of a cohesive team environment where every voice is heard, is looking for a talented mechanical engineer to develop new products from concept to rollout to add to their ever-growing product group.You’ll take ownership of your designs by testing your designs for manufacturability, working with manufacturing to do pilot runs, prototypes and prep for rollout to manufacturing.A knowledge base of how to seal a product is a must. 

If you are passionate about lighting and design, enjoy a fun but professional workplace, can contribute to a creative environment, understand boundaries, don’t easily become overwhelmed, and enjoy activities like hiking, fishing, biking, mountain climbing, the ocean, national parks, and the amenities available in a major metro area without the exorbitant expense, we have the company for you.

Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 3 – 5 years design experience with architectural lighting fixtures (indoor/outdoor), has an eye for new products to help keep the company’s product mix relevant in the industry, and enjoys digging into the newer technologies.A BSME is preferred but will consider other engineering degrees or experience.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.

E-mail your resume to Mary Lindenmuth at: mary@pompeo.com

 

National Accounts Manager


Our client – a manufacturer of cutting-edge lighting in the sustainable world, is seeking a personable, professional and sincere National Accounts Manager with a design-oriented background and personality to call on national accounts in hospitality, healthcare, financial and restaurant sectors, engage with the architectural and design community while working closely with your national account distributors!

You will utilize your personal and professional entrepreneurial spirit, experience selling to national account customers (preferably in the hospitality, healthcare or restaurant channels), your knowledge of national account business trends and activities and experience calling on and servicing electrical distributors in more than one territory as you work with national accounts and with our client’s sales team and advise our client on how to most effectively service our key national account distributors.

Our ideal candidate is currently a motivated and proven National Accounts Manager (or is in a sales role calling primarily on national accounts and who understands the product specification and distributor relationship), has a passion for sustainability, is quantitively and data-driven with a very positive attitude. Our ideal candidate is also currently working in the architectural and/or decorative lighting industry and is currently based in one of the following major metro areas:Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Los Angeles/Orange County, Bay Area, Seattle. BS/BA degree is highly preferred but not critical.40-50% travel.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.

E-mail your resume to Lucia Uriostegui at lucia@pompeo.com

National Sales Manager


Our client, one of the fastest growing companies in our industry, is currently searching for a dynamic, versatile, extremely energetic and focused National Sales Manager to call on distributors and major end users, some contractors, ESCO’s and utilities while managing rep agencies throughout the U.S. evaluating their performance and adding or replacing rep agencies in territories as needed!

You will utilize your knowledge of commercial lighting fixtures (ideally interior fixtures or possibly lamps), your ability to make a big impact, flexibility and open-mindedness as you scale our client’s presence nationally, grow the business, grow the top line and continue their increase in market share.

Our ideal candidate is currently a National Sales Manager, Regional Manager, Business Development Manager or Regional Vice President, is flexible, enjoys being in front of customers and is results-oriented and results-driven. Our ideal candidate also excels at motivating rep agencies, making joint calls and growing markets in an organized and efficient manner. Experience with NEMRA reps and our white goods is a real plus, not essential; someone entrenched in the energy, ESCO and/or retrofit market would be ideal. BA/BS degree preferred; 50-60% travel.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with a half-page write-up of an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response. We’ll read it first.

Email your resume to Sophia Sykes at sophia@pompeo.com

Operations Manager


Our client (a rapidly growing manufacturer with whom we have placed several people) is seeking a self-starting individual who is willing and ready to take ownership of the role, lead all manufacturing activities, and evaluate and apply current improvement processes as needed!

You will utilize your experience (particular industry experience not critical) as an Operations Manager or Manufacturing Manager to lead manufacturing to new heights and demonstrate your ‘roll-up-your-sleeves’ attitude and lead by example. This position is a highly visible one that will give you ownership of every function in the building with a real path for future growth as General Manager.

Our ideal candidate is currently an Operations Manager, Operations Director or Manufacturing Manager and has responsibility for production, assembly, quality, safety, inventory, shipping and receiving. However, an outstanding Operations Supervisor or Production Supervisor who is ready to move up will also be considered! Minimum of five years previous experience in a management role, in a manufacturing environment, is preferred. A BS degree and ability to speak Spanish are both pluses.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with a half-page write-up of an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response. We’ll read it first.

Email your resume to mary@pompeo.com.

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


Our client [whose hiring manager is highly respected and people-oriented with terrific people skills] seeks a confident, high-energy Product Development Manager with a great market and business sense and ‘do what it takes’ attitude as you work hand-in hand with the sales team interpreting customers’ visions for new products, bring that information back to the engineering group and develop products that the market is demanding!

Your experience as a Product Design Manager, Applications Engineer, Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager or a Sales Manager with an engineering aptitude and your love of a challenge will be real assets as you create product roadmaps, listen to the ‘voice of the customer,’ add relevant offerings to their product mix and review our client’s product offerings to determine what is hot and what is not!

Our ideal candidate has experience in more than one discipline and enjoys building and creating from scratch and will be a key part of our client’s management team.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.

E-mail your resume to Mary Lindenmuth at mary@pompeo.com.

PROJECT MANAGER


Our client [a very stable, established company who continues to experience robust growth] is seeking a detail-oriented, very organized Associate Project Manager to handle order management and post-sale follow-up! 

You will utilize your extensive lighting product knowledge, your strong follow-up skills and your ability to multi-task as you follow up with manufacturers and put together submittal packages for approval.  You will also use your knowledge of commercial and residential lighting, your knowledge of the commercial process to manage post sales. 

Want to work 100% remotely from home?  That is a possibility for the right candidate!  Our ideal candidate is currently an Associate Project Manager, Project Manager, Inside Sales/Quotations/Customer Service Representative with project management skills or a Sales Representative  fed up with bumper-to-bumper traffic and looking for a better quality of life!  Our ideal candidate also should be very self-motivated, able to wear a variety of hats and is currently based in New York City, Philadelphia, Connecticut and/or New Jersey.   If you’re looking for a great opportunity with a rapidly-growing company with no travel, then this is for you! BS preferred but not essential.     

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.   

E-mail your resume to Joan Sberro at: joan@pompeo.com

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, TEXAS


 

Our client company is seeking a very competitive, proactive, outgoing, almost ‘Type A’ Regional Manager to make calls with rep agents in Texas and the surrounding states, focusing on the distributor and contractor markets!

You will utilize your experience with a lighting rep agency and/or distributor, lighting fixture knowledge as a Sales Representative, Regional Manager or possibly as an outgoing and aggressive inside sales or lighting quotations professional as you focus on the Dallas Metro area but also call on Houston, Austin, San Antonio and into Oklahoma.

Our ideal candidate is currently an entrepreneurial Regional Sales Manager or Sales Representative (or possibly an ambitious, promotable and energetic inside sales/quotations person ready to move up a couple of steps in their career). Our ideal candidate is very goal-oriented, very competitive and doesn’t like losing one bit! If you’ve ever been a coach, that is a real plus. This position reports to a manager with whom we have placed several successful lighting professionals in a variety of positions! BS/BA degree is preferred (but not critical); 40% travel.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.

E-mail your resume to Joe Vigil at joseph@pompeo.com



SOUTHERN REGIONAL SALES MANAGER


Our client (a very customer service-oriented manufacturer with an excellent reputation in the industry) is seeking an energized, organized Southern Regional Sales Manager to get to know the reps and specifiers and then maintain and grow those relationships!

You will utilize your strong background in high-end specification lighting, your excellent presentation and follow-up skills and your experience as a Regional Sales Manager or Specification Sales Representative with a rep agency as you maintain our client as a primary source for the specification community, follow-up on existing projects, get our client specified on new projects, and work with your reps and specifiers to get projects moving. Your high level of autonomy will be very important as you work the specification chain and connect frequently with the design community. In addition, you will work with your rep agents as partners.

Our ideal candidate is currently a very self-directed Sales Representative, Regional Sales Manager, or an outgoing, sales-oriented Lighting Designer who is able to think on their feet with great verbal communication skills with the ability to work without a lot of guidance or direction and who has good time management skills. Someone involved with the IES is a real plus! In addition, you will have the opportunity to grow into a National Sales Manager’s role (or possibly a VP’s role) if you prove yourself over the next 3 to 5 years! Our ideal candidate is currently based in a major Southern city---Texas is ideal, but outstanding candidates in other major metro areas such as Atlanta or Denver will also be considered! BS/BA degree is preferred (but not essential); 60-70% travel.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.

E-mail your resume to Joseph Vigil at joseph@pompeo.com

 

SPECIFICATION SALES MANAGER/REPRESENTATIVE, NEW YORK


 

Our client (a respected manufacturer with a tremendous reputation in the architectural market and whose products are almost all manufactured in the U.S.) is seeking a very collaborative, open-minded, responsive and goal-oriented Specification Sales Manager or Representative to establish relationships with key specifiers in New York City and the surrounding areas in the Northeast and become a valued partner to our client’s rep network, present product and follow up on opportunities!

You will utilize your understanding of the lighting design and/or interior design channel, and your sense of humor as you support our client’s agents and the specification community to get products specified on jobs and then follow up on those jobs, entertain clients, get involved with local and national trade shows, and communicate with principals of agencies to keep them on target with sales goals. Your relationships in New York City will be very important as you launch new products in the market by doing product presentations to agencies and making some calls with agents as well as some solo calls.

Our ideal candidate is currently an energetic, very agent focused Lighting Designer, Interior Designer, Specification Sales Representative, Regional Manager, Applications Engineer or Architect with a strong background in the architectural market (our client is willing to teach lighting) and is someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously and is nimble and open-minded. In addition, our ideal candidate is currently based in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or possibly Philadelphia and is someone who wants to work hard to make a difference and wants to advance beyond this position---she/he will have a lot of opportunity to make a very big impact! BS/BA degree is very highly preferred (but not essential); 25% travel.

If you want a career, not a job, send us your resume along with an accomplishment that best demonstrates your most significant work. Include this in your email response and we’ll read it first.

E-mail your resume to Joan Sberro at joan@pompeo.com

 

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