Job Opportunities

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER


Our client [a lighting design firm with an outstanding reputation and some very high-profile technology clients] is seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented, down-to-earth, mechanically inclined and hard-working, Associate Lighting Designer to oversee day-to-day management of projects, and work with our client’s lighting designers! 

You will utilize your superior project management skills, your strong interest in aesthetics and your high comfort level dealing with a variety of players (including designers, electricians, interior designers and architects), attending meetings, and sending plans and updates.  You will also use your knowledge of commercial and/or residential lighting, your passion about what you do and your knowledge of CAD to revise drawings to keep the project moving.  You should have at least 2+ years’ experience working in lighting design or project management in residential or commercial lighting. 

Our ideal candidate is currently an Associate Lighting Designer, Project Manager, Independent Contractor or a Specification (or Residential) Sales Representative who has project management skills and has worked with CAD and design software. In addition, a Principal with a one-person firm who misses a very collaborative studio environment will also be considered!  Our ideal candidate should also have excellent communication skills and be able to work with a variety of people including some high-end clients. AGI experience is preferred as well as an ability to do foot candle calculations, but neither is essential.  A degree in lighting design is a real plus, but not critical. Very little 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 Julia Humphus at: julia@pompeo.com

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

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER, WESTERN U.S.


Our client is looking for a motivated, very personable, persevering and focused National Accounts Manager to call on large industrial end users, Fortune 500 companies and property management firms --and this is a very strategic hire that will have great visibility! 

You will utilize your experience selling software, controls, building automation and/or energy efficiency products combined with your strong understanding of IoT and your ability  to sell on value, ROI, payback periods and cost of ownership (rather than price) as you work with existing projects and bring them to a close as well as doing business development work--- generating new leads and opportunities. 

Our ideal candidate is currently a National Accounts Manager or a Regional Sales Manager with a manufacturer or an ESCO, but an outstanding Sales Representative ready to move up to the next step in his/her career will also be considered.  Our ideal candidate also must also be able to do a consultative sale, not just as an energy savings solution.  In addition, our candidate is persuasive but not overly aggressive and is located  in Southern California or possibly Northern California; however, outstanding candidates based in Las Vegas would be considered as well.  BS/BA degree very highly preferred; 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 Julia Humphus at: julia@pompeo.com

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER, RESIDENTIAL


Our client [a lighting manufacturer whom we’ve placed with before that is very proud of their employee longevity] is seeking a very aggressive, hardworking National Sales Manager with excellent people skills to increase sales with existing customers in the builder market and develop new customers as well! 

You will use your excellent knowledge of residential and/or decorative lighting, your strong planning skills and your willingness to learn new things as you strengthen our client’s relationships with existing builders, developers and contractors as well as increase market share in the builder sector and make joint calls with your rep agent network.  

Our ideal candidate is currently a National Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, or Regional Sales Manager who has experience with residential lighting (ideally in more than one region).  Additionally, our client will consider someone working for a rep agency (either as a Principal/Partner or sales representative) if in a major market. You must be very familiar with calling on residential builders, contractors and developers and have good relationships with independent sales reps.   A minimum of 10 years’ decorative and/or residential lighting experience is essential.  BS/BA Degree preferred (but not essential); 30-50% 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 Roxana Chicas at: roxana@pompeo.com

PRESIDENT


Our client---an architectural lighting manufacturer with some very high-end projects and boasting a very open culture---is seeking a polished, to-the-point, transparent, direct and professional President to focus on prioritizing their product development process by developing a strategic direction, support the company’s sales efforts by meeting with major customers and improve productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing area!

You will utilize your strong business acumen, your understanding of and experience in the specification market, your celebration of your team’s successes (major or minor) and your ability to look at the ‘big picture’ as you support the sales efforts by meeting with major customers, spend time with the highest priorities that provide the greatest bang for the buck, and make sure that manufacturing is shipping on time and ensure product quality is continually improving.  Our client plans to grow sales aggressively both organically and through acquisitions, so your success in these areas is a real plus.

Our ideal candidate is currently an Executive Vice President, President, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer (or possibly a Vice President of Manufacturing with sales and product development experience) or a Chief Executive Officer of a small company with a good understanding of ‘balance’ from one assembly line to another.  Additionally, our ideal candidate is an honest communicator who can be appropriately blunt, who is able to listen to his/her team, encouraging people to talk and to share new ideas and make everyone at our client feel like they’re a piece of going forward.  You must also be able to hold your sales leaders to their forecasts so that you can plan effectively with your factory!    Must have at least 5-7 years’ experience in the specification market!  Experience with custom products is a real plus, but not essential.  BS/BA Degree is highly preferred (but not essential); 20% 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 Paul Pompeo at: Paul@pompeo.com

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, WESTERN US


Our client (a very financially stable and an almost exclusively LED-based manufacturer that is part of a major corporation)---is seeking an independent, organized, enthusiastic and honest Regional Sales Manager with great time management skills to help continue to build our client’s sales channel in the Western United States and help contribute to their strategic direction! 

You will utilize your success working with independent rep agents as you make joint calls on your distributors as you focus primarily on California the first year.  You will also use your experience managing key accounts such as ESCOs.  You will spend most of your time working with your distributors through your rep agencies; keeping your distributors up to date on product direction and helping them with pricing and bids. 

Our ideal candidate is currently a Sales Representative, Account Manager or Regional Manager and is a go-getter who is able to adjust to different situations easily and has the ability to manage any issues between their distributors and ESCO partners.  Our ideal candidate also must be able to cold call and develop new customers, and make rep changes if needed.   You should currently be based in California, Nevada, Arizona or Washington (though California is a strong preference). Our client company is also considering candidates based in Illinois or Minnesota for a similar role.  Utility sales experience is a plus but not essential.   BS/BA Degree is preferred (but not essential); 25-30% travel (will be higher the first 6 months or so). 

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 Julia Humphus at: julia@pompeo.com

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