Careers

Materials Zone Leader

September 2014

Are you a Supply Chain Superstar? Have a passion for Materials Management? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Electronic Marketing Specialist

September 2014

Are you an SEO expert? Does BIG DATA give you BIG THRILLS? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to make a huge impact doing what you love!

Quality Manager

May 2014

We are searching for a seasoned Quality Manager to lead our team as we continue to grow!

J.W. Speaker is a dynamic leader in the lighting industry and we need a Quality Manager who has “been there, done that” Our environment is fast-paced, and we all share a common drive to continually improve. If you have a true passion for quality, a burning desire to learn, coach, and mentor, and the drive needed to be a success in a booming company, we are looking for you!

Materials Zone Leader

September 2014

Materials Zone Leader

Are you a Supply Chain Superstar? Have a passion for Materials Management? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking to hire a Materials Zone Leader for our OEM division in Germantown, WI. This position is a critical, highly visible one and manages one of our 3 biggest zones, company-wide. We are fast-paced, growing, and embrace continuous improvement in all we do. Duties will be varied, but will consist of the following priorities:

Zone Management:

  • Understand customer demand requirements (lead time and quantities)
  • Ensure cost effective materials pipeline in place to support New Product launches
  • Timely, cost-effective ECN’s
  • Align materials strategies to support the value stream (both internal and external)
  • Demand/Capacity planning: facilitate alignment of material, capacity, and people
  • Develop low total cost inventory strategies
  • Own Syteline (ERP system) materials and planning execution modules

Increase Workforce Capabilities:

  • Proactive performance management
  • Work individual skill development plans to increase capability and flexibility
  • Develop process experts
  • Teach/coach/mentor

Continuous Improvement:

  • Lead/Participate in development and deployment of A3 strategies
  • Own the Zone Metrics – operating measures at the source to drive improvements
  • Teach and perform problem solving using PDCA
  • Implement lean materials practices

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • BA in Operations Management/Supply Chain degree or related
  • CPM or APICS certification preferred
  • 7-10 years of material planning experience
  • 3-5 years of leadership experience

J.W. Speaker is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes (with salary expectations) online by clicking the "Apply Now" button corresponding to this position listing.

Electronic Marketing Specialist

September 2014

Electronic Marketing Specialist

Are you an SEO expert? Does BIG DATA give you BIG THRILLS? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to make a huge impact doing what you love!
Due to our amazing growth, we are looking to add an Electronic Marketing Specialist to our team. This position reports to our Marketing Manager, and will be a key player in our Standard division, where we make and sell our products to the aftermarket, distribution and catalog industries. Our products have always been on the cutting edge of technology, and this position will help us remain on the forefront, leaving our competition behind! Duties for this role are varied, challenging, and will contain the following:

Web Content Development and SEO

  • Be a strategic partner with internal/external stakeholders to gather info regarding products and initiatives
  • Develop and manage Electronic Marketing content, including emails, videos, landing pages, product pages, blog posts, and eNewsletters
  • Manage title tags, H-tags, and other meta data to optimize search engine results
  • Generate and analyze SEO metrics; plan and implement tactics to improve rankings

Electronic Marketing Campaigns

  • Proactively develop campaigns for upcoming product launches and key sales initiatives
  • Develop and manage Electronic Marketing calendar activities
  • Online campaigns (email, SEO, PPC, and social media)
  • Recommend and execute testing tactics
  • Set up and utilize web analytics to track, measure, and provide reports on campaign performance

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related discipline
  • 3-5 years+ in an electronic marketing role
  • 3-5 years+ of applied professional SEO, PPC, content marketing and web analytics experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in writing for the web
  • Mastery of A/B testing, meta data tagging, and dynamic content
  • Strong project management and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent understanding of digital marketing best practices
  • Demonstrated experience planning, executing, and tracking ROI on Electronic Marketing campaigns
  • Wordpress CMS proficiency, email marketing, and web analytics tools

This is a great opportunity to be the Electronic Marketing expert in a booming, growing company! Apply today!

J.W. Speaker is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes (with salary expectations) online by clicking the "Apply Now" button corresponding to this position listing.

Quality Manager

May 2014

Quality Manager
We are searching for a seasoned Quality Manager to lead our team as we continue to grow!

J.W. Speaker is a dynamic leader in the lighting industry and we need a Quality Manager who has “been there, done that” Our environment is fast-paced, and we all share a common drive to continually improve. If you have a true passion for quality, a burning desire to learn, coach, and mentor, and the drive needed to be a success in a booming company, we are looking for you!

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas:
Developing and Maintaining our Quality Management System:

  • Understand our customer requirements and what we need to do to meet them
  • Lead our 4 step problem-solving method to determine root causes of any quality problems/concerns
  • Think and act proactively, facilitating preventive actions when possible, or effective corrective actions when necessary
  • Continually improve our Quality Management System with an eye on cost-effectiveness and meeting our customer requirements

Providing Feedback, Problem-Solving, and Continuous Improvement:

  • Facilitate our corrective action systems: customer, internal, and supplier
  • Teach and mentor our Speaker associates thru problem-solving using PDCA
  • Perform data collection, analysis and corrective actions
  • Lead our team of Quality Engineers, technicians, and auditors, building teamwork, and working collaboratively and cross-functionally with all of our internal customers

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferred) or similar, along with an ASQ certification in Quality Management or Engineering.

In addition, candidates must possess the following:

  • 15+ years of quality experience in a manufacturing environment
  • ISO 9001 and/or TS16949 experience
  • 5+ years in a leadership role, successfully leading a group of direct reports
  • Strong background working collaboratively with NPD groups, providing guidance and support
  • Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written), with a customer-service mindset
  • Experience working within and driving a sophisticated QMS

J.W. Speaker is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes (with salary expectations) online by clicking the “Apply Now” button corresponding to this position listing.