Job Opportunities

Chief Operating Officer/President


Our client (one of the most strategically-positioned manufacturers in lighting) is seeking a hands-on, results-minded and strategic Chief Operating Officer/President with a high sense of urgency and good leadership skills to lead the day to day management of the company including overseeing our client’s sales, marketing, global supply chain, engineering, operations, and human resources officers!

You’ll use your experience as a President, COO or GM of a $150-200M+ manufacturer or division, your ‘roll-up-your-sleeves’ style and your skills in efficiency and execution as you oversee operations, engineering, sales, marketing, sourcing, H/R---essentially managing all aspects of our client’s company. Plus, this role is almost a straight path to the CEO role within 1-3 years!

Our ideal candidate is currently a Chief Operating Officer, President GM or acting CEO with complete P&L responsibility with a company/division having revenue of a minimum of $150-200M. Our ideal candidate is working or has worked for a Fortune 500 or aspiring Tier 2 company and has a solid track record of significant revenue increases in his/her roles. Flashy prima donnas are not a fit for our client’s team-oriented, humble, team-focused culture. M&A experience is a plus as is experience working under a PE or VC firm. BS degree is essential. Your leadership will be very well-rewarded, and equity and ownership are part of this opportunity. 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 Paul Pompeo paul@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

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 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 Joan Sberro at joan@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



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

 

Vice President of Sales


Our client [an architectural lighting manufacturer who pride themselves on their flexibility and ability to truly listen to the customer] is seeking a proactive, assertive, very computer-savvy Vice President of Sales with superior closing skills and great follow-up to manage and grow their sales team and continue to develop and enhance relationships with their agency network, the specification community and distributors as they take our client to the next level!

You will use your sales leadership success with indoor and/or outdoor lighting fixtures, your sense of fun and your ability to entertain agents and customers as you lead your sales team, be the ‘value-add’ for the channel and review our client’s rep network and make changes when needed.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Vice President of Sales, National Sales Manager, RVP, or Principal with a rep agency, is very customer-oriented and can lead their team and teach it as well! Our ideal candidate also is a dynamo, is not afraid to get their hands dirty, has long term vision and is able to speak across the spectrum with all the cooks in the lighting kitchen (lighting designer, contractor and distributor)! A road-warrior mentality is not a bad word in our client’s eyes. Salesforce software experience is a real plus, but not essential. Management experience is required. BS degree a plus, not critical; 50–60% 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 SALES, SPECIFICATION


Our client (a well-known manufacturer with a very entrepreneurial culture and some exciting new technology up their sleeve) is seeking an aggressive, smart, strategic and very tech-savvy Vice President of Sales with 3-5 years’ management experience to run their sales organization and manage their rep agency network nationally, reviewing and making changes as needed!

You will utilize your ability to ‘talk the talk’ with architects and lighting designers as you build and develop our client’s sales infrastructure, spend your time working with the specification community but also working with distributors and ESCOs. Your ability to get the most mindshare from your reps and entrepreneurial nature will be very important as you lead your sales team, participate in strategic planning meetings and attend product meetings.

Our ideal candidate is currently a Vice President of Sales, National Sales Manager or Regional Vice President (or possibly a Regional Manager with direct reports) with the ability to see the big picture and who can talk R9 values, but also sell them. Our ideal candidate is a proud, self-professed ‘lighting geek’ who’s hands-on and is willing to roll up her or his sleeves! Management experience is a must; an LC is a plus but not critical, as is involvement with the IES. 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 Paul Pompeo at paul@pompeo.com.

 


WESTERN REGIONAL MANAGER, ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING


Our client an entertainment lighting company with a great culture and core values is seeking an aggressive, self-starting and extremely organized Western Regional Manager who can make things happen while calling on entertainment lighting specifiers in the Western US!

You will utilize your entertainment lighting sales experience, hunter mentality and your knowledge of the New York entertainment lighting marketas you work with your specifiers to create more demand for our client’s products---you should be self-directed, thoughtful and strategic as you go about building relationships.

Our ideal candidate is currently a proactive, strategic and entrepreneurial Regional Manager or Outside Sales Representative working for an entertainment lighting manufacturer, rental company, distributor or dealer. However, an Inside Sales Representative who is ready to move into outside sales or possibly a lighting designer with good commercial awareness and sales skills will also be considered! Our ideal candidate is well-entrenched in the entertainment specification market is based in the Los Angeles or Las Vegas metro areas, but our client is very open to candidates in other Western Metro Areas. BS/BA degree is preferred (but not essential); 50-60% 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

 

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