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

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

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER


Our client (a very respected manufacturer poised for exponential growth) is seeking a passionate, highly driven, outgoing and personable National Sales Manager to work closely with their head of marketing to put together sales plans and then go out and execute as well as putting together a strategic operational plan for the current year with the focus on continuing to increase sales!

You will utilize your strong background in architectural lighting (outdoor is preferred, but some interior is a plus), your excellent presentation and planning skills and your understanding of the rep agent network as you review numbers with reps, discuss where they are growing, where they are struggling, and work with them to get input on where you can help them most effectively. Your high level of initiative will be very important as you look at our client’s regional breakdowns and possibly create an additional region. In addition, you will travel occasionally with your Regional Managers to meet with key customers, participate in our client’s strategic planning meetings and provide input to our client’s design team based on feedback you receive from the field.

Our ideal candidate is currently a confident, enthusiastic National Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, Agency Principal (in a strong, growing market), or Regional Vice President and is a big-picture thinker. In addition, our ideal candidate has an excellent network of rep agency contacts, understands reps’ motivations, and works in partnership with them. Candidates who enjoy being involved with the IES, AIA, LIRC and/or IALD are highly preferred. She/he will have the opportunity to be a part of our client’s executive management team in 2–4 years! BS/BA degree is very highly preferred (but not essential); 40–50% travel during the first 12–18 months, 20–30% after that.

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.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 MANAGER, SOUTH CENTRAL


Our client (a manufacturer who is setting the benchmark for what an LED lighting company should be) is seeking a proactive, responsive and extremely customer-oriented Regional Manager with outstanding follow-up to manage their rep agents and make joint calls on distributors, contractors and some ESCO’s in the Texas territory but also covering Oklahoma and Louisiana!

You will utilize your lighting fixture sales experience, your strong presentation skills and knowledge of the Texas market as you strive to be a constant source of education and knowledge to the Texas distributor, contractor and ESCO community. Your experience managing reps will be very helpful as you must be intimately invested in the territory---you should know the Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana market, territory and players and be familiar with many product categories.

Our ideal candidate is currently an entrepreneurial Regional Sales Manager or Sales Representative who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is well-entrenched with distribution but also has relationships with contractors and ESCOs. Experience with the design-build community is a real plus. She/he should be willing to create sales reports---and may currently be with a manufacturer, rep agency, or distributor. Our ideal candidate also should currently be based in Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW is the first preference), Houston or possibly Oklahoma or Louisiana. 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

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR, NORTHEAST


Our client – a manufacturer of cutting-edge, high-quality, cost-effective, and easy-to-use lighting controls and software – is seeking a knowledgeable, quick-thinking, aggressive and self-starting Regional Sales Director for the Northeast to get our client’s products specified into projects in the Northeast while working with multiple fixture manufacturers, develop and prove their sales model and create a productive region!  

You will utilize your experience with and knowledge of controls, your ability to think on your feet, your intellectual curiosity, strong technical interest and aptitude to ensure your success.  You’ll also use your ability to see sales from a process perspective as well as understand the arc of the engagement, and even be shameless about mobilizing internal resources to get things in front of the customer as needed!  You will chart the path and then deliver to the customer, which will be ensured by your network of business contacts in your local territory. Your ability to be sociable and not afraid to get out there and close deals, large and small will also be extremely beneficial.  The New York area is a key area of activity for them, and you’ll spend much of your time in the New York and Westchester County area. 

Our ideal candidate is able to work without a lot of structure, is not shy in asking for what they need and currently is a Regional Sales Manager, National Accounts Manager, Specification Sales Representative, or possibly even an outgoing, well-connected Applications Engineer with an understanding of the sales process!    Our ideal candidate also has a background in controls, working for a manufacturer or a rep agency and is able to deliver on sophisticated controls projects working with partner companies and knows control systems enough to ‘talk the talk’, prove our client’s model, and determine whether they should set up a rep network or a network of specifiers.  If you’re currently living in the New York/Westchester County/Connecticut or New Jersey area, that is a real plus, but Boston, Philadelphia or Baltimore will be considered.   BS/BA Degree preferred (but not critical); 25-40% travel.  

If you’re excited about where lighting is going and want to be part of our industry’s future, 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 DIRECTOR, WESTERN U.S.


Our client – a manufacturer of cutting-edge, high-quality, cost-effective, and easy-to-use lighting controls and software – is seeking an entrepreneurial, energetic, scrappy and hands-on Regional Sales Director for the Western U.S. to get our client’s products specified into small and mid-size projects (often buildings of 5 stories or less), create revenue by creating design wins and develop a go-to-market strategy and then execute your plan!  

You will utilize your experience with and knowledge of controls as you take the initiative, identify business opportunities with ESCOs, condos, municipalities, parking garages, warehouses and/or schools, and then assemble and sell the solution and facilitate the install and follow-through to completion, concentrating on small to medium-size buildings (new construction or retrofit projects) where there is no professional energy manager, facilities manager or building manager in place.  You will initially focus on new build or retrofit projects in the $2-10M range and will find that your ability to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and focus on revenue generation is a great asset with the exciting and ground-breaking products our client continues to develop!   California is a key area of activity for our client, and you’ll spend much of your time in LA/Orange County, the Bay Area as well as the Western U.S.  

Our ideal candidate is a Sales Representative, Controls Specialist or Regional Manager with a rep agency, manufacturer or ESCO, has a background in controls working with partner companies and knows control systems enough to ‘talk the talk’ and is currently living in the Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego area or in Northern California.  Additionally our ideal candidate has worked for a start-up and enjoys the excitement and thrills that come with this environment!   BS/BA Degree preferred (but not critical); 25-40% travel.  

If you’re excited about where lighting is going and want to be part of our industry’s future, 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

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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