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Featured Candidates & Positions

February 2018

Welcome Back,

Since our last newsletter, Tier One has grown in size! This month we interviewed our newest team member, Ashlyn Bird, to get to know her and to learn her first impressions of the recruiting industry. But first, see our featured candidates and positions. Thanks for reading.


Featured Candidates

Talented Plant Financial Controller, Midwest USA

This candidate has over 13 years of experience within the automotive systems supply base. He came up through the manufacturing ranks as an analyst, cost accountant, product costing manager, and now site controller. He holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting. This candidate has made vast improvements to systems, processes, and to the bottom line for his 9 Billion Dollar manufacturing employer. He has a CPA designation and is willing to consider opportunities in the Midwestern or Southeastern USA. Call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102 or email for more information.

Outstanding Mexico based Plant Manager

This candidate is currently based in Monterrey but is open to relocation in Northern Mexico (family in Juarez and Reynosa). He has managed large plants of up to 2000 headcount and has multiple-industry experience including automotive, consumer electronics, and food & beverage. He is a degreed engineer with 15 years of experience reporting back to the USA. He has a long list of measurable accomplishments in improving cost, quality, delivery, safety, and EBIT. Call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102 or email for more information.

Featured Positions

Large Plant, Human Resources Manager

Our client is a global manufacturer and known as the worldwide leader in its product areas. This is an opportunity to be a true business partner and to have a seat at the table for this large, diverse manufacturing center. The business manufactures precision components out of close to a million square feet of floor space, and has an overall headcount of 1800 associates. Email for more details or call 313-887-8300 ex.102.

Plant Manager, within a Plant

That’s right, our client is a $14 Billion, global manufacturer and has an opportunity to join this growing organization as a plant segment leader – overseeing 250 associates, engineers, quality, and management personnel. This position will have full operational responsibility for one manufacturing operation within this large facility. The position reports to the general manager of this division. Please only apply if you have a degree in engineering or comparable technical discipline, along with 10 years of manufacturing management experience. Email for more details or call 313-887-8300 ex.102.

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An Introduction To Our Newest Team Member: Welcome Ashlyn!

A few weeks ago, Tier One gained another talented team member who we are excited to officially welcome and introduce to our subscribers. With a strong background in business, including an Honours Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA, and diverse industry experience; Ashlyn Bird is a highly motivated professional with a passion for continuous improvement and progressive learning. In her personal life, Ashlyn is a proud wife and mother of two young boys. When she is not enjoying time with her family and attending her sons’ extracurricular activities, Ashlyn likes to spend her time learning more about personal finance, investments and self development.

We asked Ashlyn a few questions to find out more about herself and her first impressions of working at Tier One. Here's what we learned:

Q. You have been working with Tier One Executive Search for a few weeks now. What are your first impressions? How is it going so far?

A. After starting out in the greenhouse industry post-graduation, then transitioning to the tech industry for the past five years, I must say that taking on the recruitment industry with Tier One has been the best decision – and the best change - in my professional career path. Tier One is by far the most professional, positive, team-oriented and integrity-driven organization I have ever had the privilege to work with.

Q. Have you had much exposure to the recruiting industry before joining Tier One?

A. None! I have been approached by various recruiters in the past, and I know a couple people who operate contract staffing (placement) agencies, but I have never been exposed to the unique recruitment model which Tier One prides itself on.

Q. What do you anticipate being the biggest reward working in the recruiting industry?

A. I truly like the idea of helping hard-working professionals to advance their careers. I anticipate being able to have a positive impact in someone’s life, for their career, and for their families will be most rewarding.

Q. What do you anticipate will be the biggest learning curve working in the recruiting industry?

A. Personally, I found the recruitment process has come quite naturally to me. That said, my biggest challenge will not be learning how to recruit effectively, but will be learning the ins-and-outs of the global automotive and manufacturing industries in which Tier One specializes in order to effectively attract the “best fit” talent for each specific position.

Q. What are you most looking forward to about your career at Tier One Executive Search?

A. This parallels what I feel will be the most rewarding aspect of working in the recruiting industry – helping others advance their careers, grow as individuals and benefit their families. At the same time, it is also equally exciting to be able to attract the best talent to a company that ultimately benefits their bottom line. Successfully bridging these win-win relationships is something I very much look forward to.

Q. Out of all your skill sets, which one(s) do you think will be utilized the most in the day-to-day tasks of recruiting?

A. Becoming successful in the recruiting industry is heavily reliant on the 3P’s – professionalism, perseverance and people skills. In the few short weeks I have been working with Tier One, there is not a moment that goes by where I am not very aware of these three factors. This is absolutely a people business; if you can’t effectively communicate with the utmost professionalism at all times, this is not the industry for you.

Q. In your opinion, what are some of the best ways for a company to make a new employee feel welcome?

A. From my perspective, the best way to make a new employee feel welcome is simply to care about that employee, create an open line of communication and show interest in them. All too often employers only care about what they want or need from the employee, but then forget (or neglect) to care about that employees wants or needs. A good leader will develop a motivated, loyal and caring employee by also being motivated, loyal and caring.

Thanks for sharing Ashlyn! We are excited to have you here as a member of our team and we look forward to growing with you.


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