Job Opportunities

Design Engineer


Our client, [a fast-growing company with whom we have placed several people] is seeking an easy-going, creative, self-reflective and capable Design Engineer to be actively involved in design engineering, project management across procurement, marketing, operations and manufacturing!

You will utilize your broad range of mechanical engineering experiences with a lighting manufacturer creating 3D models, BOMs, estimating timelines, designing to meet UL, Energy Star standards, and driving the projects. Your good communication skills, willingness to wear a lot of hats and your ability to establish better processes and best practices will all come in handy on a daily basis.

Our ideal candidate is a Mechanical Design Engineer currently using SolidWorks, Solid Edge (or similar drawing software) to produce prototype models, utilizing an ERP system to create BOMs and helping to develop and train junior engineers. A Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering is highly desired but experience will be considered.

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.

Email your resume to Mary Lindenmuth: mary@pompeo.com

Director of E-Commerce


Our client (a company with whom we’ve placed many people) is seeking a passionate, sales-driven, charismatic, entrepreneurial-thinking, very tech and on-line savvy Director of E-commerce to join their senior management team. You will work with companies like Amazon and Google to put promotions together, work with our client’s sales & marketing team and be the face of their entire E-commerce business!

You will utilize your familiarity with state-of-the-art E-commerce, your sales and marketing focus and your ability to understand the whole business (not just top and bottom-line) and the management of it, focusing on profitability as well as sales as you go out and make the sale, interact with customers (Wayfair, contractors, Overstock.com, Amazon, distributors and OEMs) and manage and grow your E-commerce team.

Our ideal candidate is currently an E-commerce leader with a large company, a start-up, running their own company or is acting in a consultant role and is willing to fight for what they believe in! Our ideal candidate is aggressive, has a high level of digital E-commerce knowledge, is able to work with an older and diverse culture, is passionate about growing our client’s online business. Our ideal candidate is also able to get the ‘big picture’---a visionary, with great leadership capability! You should be very comfortable with analytics but not someone who is buried in them. A degree is preferred but not essential with a successful track record in E-commerce; 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.

Email your resume to Mary Lindenmuth mary@pompeo.com

 

General Manager


Our client (a highly regarded manufacturer and a go to favorite of designers and specifiers alike) is looking for a proactive and hands-on General Manager to lead vendor negotiations, establish priorities and assume responsibility for shipping, receiving, scheduling, forecast inventory and production!

Your experience as Director of Manufacturing, Director of Operations, General Manager or Divisional General Manager along with your proven track record of success in architectural lighting manufacturing and vendor negotiations, your outstanding leadership skills, your willingness to do what is necessary to get the job done and your experience managing P&L will all come in handy as you oversee inventory management, create monthly reports and make sure the production floor, quality and customer service are all operating smoothly and efficiently.

Our ideal candidate has managed growth in a previous role and knows how to improve processes and reduce costs, can set clear goals for the team, develop good relationships with vendors, while keeping the management team apprised of progress or problems. Our ideal candidate has their finger on the pulse of the business, knows what’s happening on the production floor and can consistently meet delivery dates and prides him/herself on their ability to be ‘present’ and accessible to their team. ERP experience is a plus. BS/BA preferred but industry experience will be considered.

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 Business Line Manager, Architectural Channel


Our client company---who possesses a world-class culture with great work-life balance---is seeking a collaborative, action-oriented very self-directed and entrepreneurial Global Business Line Manager to determine go-to-market strategy, lead market research efforts and spearhead our client’s new product development efforts in the architectural products channel!

You will utilize your excellent network of contacts in the architectural, engineering and lighting space, your successful track record in market intelligence, product development and market research and your strong understanding of manufacturing as you develop the business case for new products and are responsible for revenue and profitability growth. Specific product knowledge is not as important as your wealth of contacts in the architectural channel.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Vice President/Business Development, Business Unit Manager, Director or VP of Marketing or Channel Management or is in a very senior Product Management role, is very familiar with the specification channel and is a bridge builder, leads by consensus and is a ‘serial entrepreneur.’ Our ideal candidate also has previous international business experience. Your experience with strategic planning, marketing and competitive analysis experience are all big pluses. This is no job for wallflowers as this will be a very visible role within our client’s organization. Bachelor’s degree is also required, MBA preferred; Spanish, French and/or Mandarin experience would all be a plus. Travel 20-35%, both domestic and international.

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

Lighting Specialist


 

Our client who is passionate about the relationship between form and light is seeking a Lighting Specialist who has current knowledge of all components (fixtures, light source, controls) to help our customers, sales and engineering teams in the selection of products to fulfill their vision.The team here boasts of their balanced/relaxed environment that produces a congenial healthy culture.

You will utilize your experience (internships will be considered) from a lighting manufacturer, an engineering firm, or lighting design firm in assisting internal teams and their customers with technical issues, reviewing complex orders, project drawings, cross-overs, doing lighting calculations and modifications. Good communication skills, a tenacious ‘don’t give up until a solution is found’ attitude to solving customers’ technical issues, the ability to feel comfortable asking questions, and patiently dealing with all involved, will lead to success.

Our ideal candidate is a Lighting Specialist or Applications Engineer currently using SolidWorks or similar drawing software to create drawings and layouts.You will be asked to train others (sales team, customers) on product features, and be comfortable interfacing with clients often. Hands-on experience with AGi32 is a plus.A BS in Architectural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree with lighting concentration is desired, previous experience in a similar role will be considered; 5% 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.

Email your resume to Mary Lindenmuth: mary@pompeo.com

 

Regional Sales Manager, Central U.S.


Our client (who is very big in work/life balance and having fun at work!) is seeking an enthusiastic, personable, results-oriented and self-sufficient Regional Sales Manager to make presentations to architects and communicate and work with their rep agent network focusing on Chicago and the greater Midwest!

You will utilize your passion for architecture and design and enjoyment in sharing that with your customers/clients, your good personality, fearlessness in asking questions, superior follow-up and excitement about working on great projects, combined with your experience working closely with the lighting design specification community, as you make presentations to architects and lighting designers. You will also work closely with your peers, as well as our client’s inside sales team.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Specification Sales Representative, Regional Manager or Lighting Designer with sales or business development experience, is based in the Chicago Metro area, is good with a lot of autonomy, can be humorous (yet knows when to get to work!), is a self-starter and is hungry to grow the Chicago (and greater Midwest) market. You have the unique opportunity to build your own personal brand within our client’s! Experience with Salesforce or a similar CRM tool is not critical but highly preferred. IES and/or IALD involvement is a real plus. Degree preferable but not essential with relevant experience. 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.

Email your resume to joseph@pompeo.com

Regional Sales Manager/South Central U.S.


Our client (a highly watched, quickly-growing manufacturer with whom we have placed several people) is seeking an aggressive, hungry, self-motivated, coachable and teachable Regional Sales Manager for the South Central U.S. to work with their independent rep agencies and distributors to provide solutions utilizing a full line of indoor, outdoor products!

You will utilize your ability to close, your ‘fire-in-the-belly’ and your track record of success selling fixtures, controls and/or lamps as you work closely with our leading rep agency to drive new business.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Regional Manager or Sales Representative (or possibly an aggressive inside sales representative looking to bust out) looking to make a real impact. Our ideal candidate also is a true hunter, who wants to own what she/he does, is driven, and both results and goal-oriented and lives in a major metro area in Texas. Plus, you will have the opportunity to work with a terrific team and report to one of the future leaders of our industry (who we placed with our client company)! BS/BA degree 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 Joan Sberro at joan@pompeo.com

Senior Director, Engineering


Our client (a continually growing, well-respected industry leader) is seeking a flexible and open-minded Senior Director of Engineering to lead the continuing development of their controls division as they improve on product development timetables!

You will use your strong verbal and written communications skills, your excellent leadership skills along with your extensive knowledge of controls, your technical acumen on how apps are developed, your openness to others’ ideas and your ability to run an organization to meet deliverables as you cultivate an environment where all ideas are heard and considered as you coach and develop your teams of engineers developing software, hardware, firmware and apps for state-of-the-art controls. Your ability to resolve technology challenges will come in very handy as well.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Senior Director of Engineering, Director of Engineer, Director of R & D, or possibly a Vice President of Engineering and has successfully developed engineering teams and led them to developing award-winning lighting controls. BS Engineering or Lighting highly preferable, MSEE a big plus. Little overnight 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.

Email your resume to: mary@pompeo.com

Senior Lighting Designer


Our client [a design practice who likes to make their work fun and promotes from within whenever possible] is seeking a self-directed, articulate, very engaging and team-oriented Senior Lighting Designer to handle project management, work with client and manage client relationships!

You will utilize your lighting design experience, Revit knowledge, CAD and Adobe experience, your willingness to learn and comfort in expressing yourself as you help to continue to improve the design profession.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Lighting Designer, Project Manager, Senior Lighting Designer or a Studio Leader with a lighting design firm, architectural firm or interior design firm. Our ideal candidate also has experience with CAD, Adobe Suite, and at least a basic level of Revit experience and a passion for sustainability is a real plus! If you love idyllic homes and neighborhoods with peace and quiet yet have a taste for high-end restaurants (as well as great pizza joints!) and a very walkable city center (with shopping districts, a park and nearby university), then this might just be your next destination! Bachelor’s degree required; rendering and InDesign knowledge would both be a plus. Very little overnight 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.

Solutions Architect


Our client (a financially solid manufacturer with a very entrepreneurial environment) is seeking a personable Solutions Architect who is a skilled collaborator and liaison to jump into our clients’ app development and become immersed in their existing projects to understand the specifications that have been written so far and work with our client’s ongoing product development process and inform the direction for our client’s app team!

You will utilize your fundamental understanding of app and Cloud development, your experience in architecting IoT solutions will all come into play as you help develop and translate market requirements into product specifications! Our client has a building full of people who can write code, but your ability deal with a wide variety of people and see the big picture and to take a leadership role in defining the technology to gain alignment between our client’s various departments is key. You’ll work with their product managers and engineers and their app and Cloud developers to architect and design and implement connected and IOT lighting control solutions—you will be the glue! Your understanding of hardware and firmware development, the reasons, functions and logic behind what they do as you write the engineering specifications (or at least lead that development) will also come into play.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Solutions Architect, Director of Innovation, Director of Emerging Technologies or possibly a Principal Engineer. An understanding of the interaction between hardware, the devices, Cloud services and mobile applications is essential. You won’t be doing hardware development, but you must truly understand it, as you’ll be the conduit between two of our client’s groups! Experience with both AGILE and WATERFALL is also critical. Your skill at working well with various players in different departments and divisions and willingness to ‘get your hands dirty’ is welcome! You don’t need to have any experience writing software for apps or for Cloud, but it is a plus. Candidates who have taken a legacy product and IoT-enabled it is a huge plus. Experience working with remote teams is highly preferred. BS Computer Science, BSEE or any computer programming degree required. Computer security or Cloud certifications are a real plus. 5–10% 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. Email your resume to paul@pompeo.com

Vice President of Marketing


Our client company (a well-respected manufacturer of innovative architectural lighting with whom we have placed several people) is seeking a strategic, very creative Vice President of Marketing to direct their overall marketing efforts and manage your marketing team!

You will use your superior listening skills, your understanding of architectural lighting to recognize opportunities, interface with the lighting design market and an ability to tell a story with your marketing skills as you lead your marketing team, interface within the lighting market (in order to hear the voice of the customer) and develop a plan for continued growth. Your ability to review our client’s go-to-market strategy and then do a strategic analysis to come up with a marketing plan and your ability to listen to your team and then add value will also be a part of your success.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Vice President of Marketing, Director of Marketing or Marketing Manager with an architectural lighting manufacturer, an architectural products (furniture, carpet, tile, etc.) manufacturer or at a large architectural firm or interior design firm who understands the specification/construction market. Our ideal candidate also demonstrates a strong record of growth (and her/his knowledge of how to achieve it) and great strategic, analytical and management skills. Ability to create a great SWOT by talking to customers and asking the right questions is a real plus. BS/BA degree in Marketing or Business is a strong preference, MBA is a plus; 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 paul@pompeo.com

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