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Hollingsworth & Vose, a global manufacturer of advanced materials for the filtration and battery industries, is a seventh-generation family-run company with roots in Colonial Massachusetts. We are one of the few remaining family-owned companies, and are proud of the innovative technologies and materials we’ve developed that benefit the air we breathe, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the places we live and work. We are committed to treating our employees like family, offering a supportive work environment with excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and a spirit of community.

At H&V, innovation drives our success — as individuals and as a company. We’ve welcomed more than 1,000 employees from different cultures and backgrounds, and we give them a seat at the conference room table to share their ideas. H&V fosters an environment where initiative, inventiveness, and professional development are encouraged. We value innovation in our products and in our employees and believe it gives us a competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

H&V is an equal opportunity employer and we’re always on the look-out for qualified candidates.

For additional information, please contact us at careers@hovo.com.

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Current Open Positions

East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Accounts Payable Specialist will prepare, code and enter invoices into the Oracle Accounts Payable System, maintain proper Accounts Payable procedures and controls, furnish information to Auditors, and any H&V Staff that my request it.  The position will process credit memos for Accounts Receivable for non- product related items. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sort, code, & match invoices in preparation for payment
  • Obtain necessary approvals on Non-PO invoices
  • Utilize the PO Distribution Report to match PO’s and receipts to invoices, and enter the invoices into the Accounts Payable system
  • Identify and take advantage of payment discounts
  • Research and match credits to the original invoice and process them
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Check Vendor statements and answer Vendor inquiries
  • Cooperate and communicate with all departments
  • Maintain proper Accounts Payable controls and follow correct period end procedures
  • Process credits received from Customer Service for Accounts Receivable in an accurate and timely manner
  • Work with Quickbase software to manage invoice exceptions for resolving issues

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Basic understanding of Oracle Accounts Payable procedures and controls and the ability to apply that knowledge to daily responsibilities and period and closing schedules
  • Must be detail oriented, able to analyze data, research problems and communicate and answer questions from Vendors and Departmental personnel within the company
  • Must possess problem solving skills
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Must have the ability to perform mathematical computation quickly and accurately
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Computer proficiency is required including skills in Microsoft Word and Excel  

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

                                                                         

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

 This position is responsible for ensuring the cost effective and efficient procurement of raw materials and energy to our manufacturing facilities, along with leading the businesses in identifying, managing, and prioritizing cost out in direct material programs in attaining their Operating Plans, utilizing Strategic Sourcing, Supply Base Management and Total Cost Analysis strategies. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify raw material sourcing strategies, negotiates pricing and delivery to ensure uninterrupted flow of raw material to H&V facilities through effective supply base management. 
  • Identify alternative suppliers, coordinates qualification trails and supplier workshops with key suppliers. 
  • Utilize strategic sourcing, total cost analysis strategies and targets suppliers, spend for online auctions and effectively manage the commodities.
  • Strategically manage raw materials and energy spend; ensures quality, sourcing and commodity strategies are in place, competitively priced and compliant with any laws/regulations and working capital levels meet or exceed corporate objectives.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and manages cost reduction activities to achieve 5% annual cost reduction goal with supply chain leadership, utilizing a formal strategic sourcing process.
  • Collect and analyze market and supplier data, develop sourcing options for review and concurrence by the applicable business unit, and implement approved strategies timely to capture savings and value to the business.
  • Gain supplier involvement in supplier management to drive continuous improvement and productivity.
  • Lead cross-functional team(s) in the identification of alternative products and suppliers, facilitates qualification trials, and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA degree required.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in raw material sourcing and procurement, preferably in nonwovens related industry.
  • Excellent background in supplier management, commodity strategy development/execution, contraction negotiations and manufacturing operations.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of suppliers globally and global sourcing strategies; including low cost country sourcing experience, good knowledge of energy and logistic markets.
  • Excellent financial acumen, ability to analyze budgets, international exchange rates, and financial ramifications of contracts and the ability to measure success and show results in bottom line.
  • Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • The ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • The ability to have the continuous improvement mindset.

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for Information Technology (IT) throughout the H&V Enterprise. This position is responsible for proposing and gaining alignment for the direction for the use of information technology at H&V. This includes proposing and managing budgets for IT operations and projects, approval for all IT expenditures, management of IT staff resources, and oversight of all IT related projects. Key initiatives include leading H&V’s migration to the cloud, building a strong security program, and continually improving operational excellence. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement information systems to help H&V succeed in a competitive global environment.
  • Adapt new and emerging information technologies to solve real world business problems.
  • Provide direction, mentorship, and support to IT staff.
  • Develop, review, and maintain IT risk management policies and procedures
  • Ensure all IT projects are managed with clear deliverable expectations and timelines.
  • Manage outsourced IT contracts and resources.
  • Set, maintain and enforce IT standards.
  • Develop and manage IT operating and capital budgets.
  • Provide leadership in the coordination and development of long-range planning, design, delivery and evaluation of technology infrastructure, systems and services.
  • Communicate effectively up and down the organizational hierarchy; work with senior management to develop strategic solutions to critical business problems.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Information Systems Technologies, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing multinational information technology environment.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills of information technologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to lead teams and implement IT solutions.
  • Proven change management experience.
  • Experience defining business requirements and related system design.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and to work effectively when focus and priorities shift rapidly.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to work in a normal office environment
  • Must be willing to occasionally visit manufacturing facilities and interact with plant operations employees.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Electrical Engineering Manager will have the responsibility for overseeing the engineering and design of industrial process electrical distribution systems, including overseeing installation, assisting with commissioning, and start-up of new electrical distribution components or systems.  All electrical engineers will report to the Electrical Engineering Manager.  As the Manager of the group, the development of the electrical engineering staff and assigning projects to the staff is expected.  The administration and management of capital projects is required as well as providing input in the development and execution of the company wide capital program.  Assisting mill staff in diagnosing and rectifying operational problems with existing electrical infrastructure systems hardware and software may also be required.  Travel and on-site support during project construction, commissioning, start-up, and operational improvement stages to US domestic and International sites should be anticipated.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leadership and oversight of projects assigned to the electrical engineering group.  This may include managing the project schedule, cost, scope, and objectives.
  • Development and training of the Electrical Engineers.
  • Setting of company standards for the electrical distribution system.
  • Effective execution and completion of assigned tasks as an Electrical Engineer of a team executing a larger project.
  • Administration of assigned projects including the preparation of capital project requests, project status reporting, participating in and or conducting project meetings, coordination of construction activities, and project close-out reporting.
  • Responsible for all stages of capital project engineering and design activity to include the development of alternative solutions to meet project objectives for presentation to management.
  • Oversee construction work performed by mill maintenance and/or outside contractors during installation, commissioning, and start-up of assigned projects.
  • Ensure adherence of established H&V safety policies and practices.
  • Conduct training of operations and maintenance personnel as needed.
  • 10.  Assist mill maintenance and production departments in troubleshooting and correction of equipment and electrical problems
  • 11.  It is essential that the person have access to ITAR and other export controlled information.  The candidate should be either a US citizen or green card holder.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant hands on experience, including project management experience.  Electrical distribution in the paper industry preferred.
  • International project experience desirable.
  • Professional engineering license preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • The position will be working in and around the operating floors so all the typical restrictions that would apply to our production personnel would apply. 
  • Person needs to be able to walk up and down stairs and work in tight or confined areas.
  • Often person is working with live electrical circuits and must be able to wear the necessary PPE to prevent injury.
  • Person must be able to hear with ear plugs, see well enough with safety glasses to work in a production environment, speak clearly to be understood by hourly employees for training and to provide direction, walk and stand on concrete floors for a considerable period of time, climb stairs and ladders, and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Corvallis, OR, USA

SUMMARY:

To provide general ledger, fixed asset, capital spending, and tax information in an accurate and timely manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide capital project information to corporate and project managers as needed.
  • Maintains records on and reconciles all capital spending.  Posts all related journal entries.  Ensure that fixed asset completion notices are submitted after projects are complete.
  • Resolve day to day invoice and payment issues as they arise in Accounts Payable.
  • Benefits reconciliation and billing audit.
  • Maintain trial logs forms and distribute summary data to corporate accounting.
  • Monthly Oracle rollup of costs and help with item costing and maintenance.
  • Work with Maintenance department to track and reconcile precious metal inventory.
  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  •  Adheres to general and key job responsibilities as defined in H&V ISO 9001 based Business Management System documentation.
  • Maintains credit information for references to vendors.
  • Maintain contracts for utilities and suppliers.
  • Run weekly payables distribution and other reports.
  • Assist in month end close review identifying and correcting any accounting or transaction errors.
  • Prepares excise and property tax returns and census reports.  Prepares worksheets for computing annual state and federal income tax returns.  Assist with annual audit.
  • Prepares quarterly lease and operating rentals, and mobile /licensed equipment.
  • Provide other essential job functions as requested.
  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  •  Adheres to general and key job responsibilities as defined in H&V ISO 9001 based  Business Management System documentation.
  • Maintains credit information for references to vendors.
  • Maintain contracts for utilities and suppliers.
  • Maintain vendor confidentiality agreements and contracts.
  • Run weekly payables distribution and other reports.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business or equivalent work experience. 
  • 5 years’ experience in full cycle bookkeeping and financial statement preparation.
  • Computer knowledge, and experience with Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with employees and customers in a professional and courteous manner despite occasional periods of stress.
  • Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time.
  • Have the ability to walk occasionally throughout the facility while wearing the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):  steel toed boots, hearing protection, and safety eyewear.
  • Have the ability to occasionally lift objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Have the ability to climb stairs.
  • Have the stamina to stand and flexibility to stretch/reach, bend/stoop, squat and kneel repetitively during the work day.

The position is based in Corvallis, OR and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Entry Program Positions

Position open in Multiple Locations

Vocational Training or an Integrated Degree Program at H&V (Europe Only) 

You have successfully finished school, and now you want to take the next step. Whether you want to dive into the working world or begin a course of study, H&V is the perfect place to begin your career.

H&V offers an Integrated Degree Program and Vocational Training at our European sites. You receive three-plus years of coursework training in the commercial, scientific, or technical fields. We combine a theoretical approach to study with the opportunity for valuable experience gained from practical work to jumpstart your career. 

The range of vocational trainings and integrated degree programs we offer are aimed at men and women of all backgrounds. You can look forward to a friendly working environment and interesting responsibilities in a global workplace. 

H&V defines training our next generation of employees as an essential investment in the future and we set high standards for qualification. We are committed to identifying the right candidates and helping them make the right vocational choice through informational events and practical training.

For Apprenticeship Program Information, click on the links below:

Berufsausbildung & duales Studium – deutsche Version

Vocational Training and Dual Study Programs - English Version 

 

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