H&V is a global leader in filtration and energy storage solutions. Our advanced materials are used in nearly every industry and touch every aspect of modern life. Wherever you work, live or travel, chances are an H&V solution is close by, contributing to a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable world. H&V serves the world from 13 strategically located facilities. Our footprint in the Americas, Europe and Asia lets us meet the unique requirements of global and regional customers efficiently, accurately and cost effectively, while capturing supply chain efficiencies. These advantages help make H&V a valuable partner and a true worldwide leader. Our success comes from our ability to adapt, our values and the people of H&V. We act with integrity, and we treat customers, partners and each other with dignity and respect. We live these values every day and could not have prospered for more than 200 years without them.

H&V is committed to building a work environment where all are welcomed and included. Our goal is to create a culture of belonging where everyone can do their best work because they feel seen, respected and connected. We know that diverse perspectives and inclusive workplaces drive innovation and enhance our work. We advocate for equal opportunity and strive to positively contribute to equality in society.

Careers

Benefits

We offer benefit programs that provide financial stability and quality care at the most reasonable cost to both the employee and company. Our benefit package includes:

  • Health care coverage, including medical, prescription drug, vision, dental and wellness resources
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness programs

Please note that the benefits described here apply to H&V’s U.S. employees only. We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages at our facilities located outside of the U.S. in their local markets. To learn more, contact a H&V facility in your region.

From entry level to executive positions, there is a job for individuals at all levels at H&V.

H&V is always on the lookout for attention-oriented individuals at every skill level.

HRIS ManagerEast Walpole, MA

The HRIS Manager will plan, prioritize and execute on initiatives, with focus on configurations to improve functionality and reporting, while responding to ad hoc requests from all levels of the organization.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain and support our primary system of record, Workday.
  • Oversee and direct integrations between Workday and other HR software.
  • Leads end to end configuration, testing and deployment of current and new business processes in Workday & ADP.
  • Assist payroll with administration and maintenance of ADP Workforce now and ADP Workforce Manager
  • Identify areas of opportunity to improve existing technology processes, functionality, and workflow, and maximize technological capabilities to reduce manual processes.
  • Responsible for program managing semi-annual release updates as well as weekly enhancements.
  • Works with HR and appropriate internal and external partners to define procedures for HR processes that involve systems (benefits, compensation, performance, onboarding, etc.)
  • Collaborate with IT to integrate HR systems with other business systems.
  • Be a global thought partner with our stakeholders to maintain data integrity; develop tools and audit processes to ensure accurate and timely data.
  • Strong understanding of broad Human Resource systems and data flow.
  • Understands Workday security domains and how to maintain security on business processes.
  • Manage and analyze the process of Workday releases, interact directly with technology vendors (consultants) to take advantage of the features offered in the technology applications.
  • Provides training, demos, and documentation to HR Team and organizational leaders.
  • Ensure HRIS system compliance with federal and state regulations, data security and privacy requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 6+ years of HRIS technical experience implementing and supporting HR technology solutions.
  • 4+ years of experience in HR with deep understanding of the Workday platform (system design, complex configurations, dashboard development, business processes, job profiles, compensation plans reporting, security, etc.)
  • Experience implementing Workday Recruiter
  • Proven skill in managing inter-system data transfers and integrations
  • ADP-WFN experience Required.
  • Oracle experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively present technical and functional information in a manner that is understandable to all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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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.

Senior Network EngineerEast Walpole, MA

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for designing, implementing, documenting, monitoring, and managing the local and wide area networks to maximize availability and ensure security. The primary scope is for new and existing IT and cloud networks globally. This position also partners with the Operational Technology (OT) Engineering team in support of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) networks. As the senior position, this person will provide technical leadership to other IT team members on networking and security technologies.

The Senior Network Engineer will provide onsite and remote support of all Hollingsworth and Vose’s systems globally. They will work independently and as part of a team to troubleshoot and resolve issues tracked via the ticketing system. As needed, they will also work closely with end users to identify and fix potential issues. They will provide input for strategic planning, and coordinate services by vendors including designing and overseeing the deployment of additional connectivity and/or security solutions. This position will respond to after-hours support calls on a best effort basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead projects through designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency, availability, and security of current networks.
  • Installing, configuring, and supporting network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls, WAN accelerators, wireless access points, to maximize performance, availability, and security.
  • Maintaining an accurate inventory and documentation of network infrastructure.
  • Procuring network equipment and managed services and managing subcontractors involved with the network.
  • Proactively monitoring network equipment and services for faults or potential cybersecurity threats.
  • Working as part of a global geographical distributed IT team.
  • Coordinating and communicating maintenance and downtime with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Creating and maintaining contingency plans for outages, business continuity, and disaster recovery. Ensure complete and timely back-up of network device configurations.
  • Assess, develop, implement, and maintain standard IT policies, procedures, protocols, and associated necessary personnel training for efficient and secure use of the IT network.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, good follow-up, and judgment.
  • Must be able to evaluate the impact of their actions beyond their immediate responsibility.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Adhere to Corporate Information Technology standards and procedures.
  • Ensure all IT systems meet the data privacy requirements of H&V locations.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS: 

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of several different networking technologies, including, but not limited to:
  1. Switching (VLAN’s)
  2. Routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, QoS)
  3. WAN (SDWAN, MPLS & VPN)
  4. Next Gen Firewalls
  5. Wireless
  6. Cloud Networking
  • Experience and strong knowledge of VoIP systems, Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) experience a plus
  • Strong documentation skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • (6-10) years of proven results-oriented work experience in IT networking infrastructure role
  • CCNA/CCNP and/or Azure Network Engineer Associate certifications a plus
  • Must possess excellent communication and writing skills, patience, professionalism, and the ability to effectively interact with staff and management at all levels of the organization
  • Proven decision-making skills and the ability to defend those decisions
  • Experience in manufacturing environments

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Hybrid work environment: 3 days on-site, 2 days remote
  • Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally

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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.

 

Sustainability ManagerEast Walpole, MA

SUMMARY:

The Sustainability Manager will work cross-functionally, to influence, implement and advise strategic sustainability initiatives to support Hollingsworth & Vose’s (H&V) environmental, social and governance efforts across three pillars: People, Planet and Performance.

The role is designed for a sustainability “generalist” with familiarity and experience at executing programs across multiple sustainability topics and will engage with employees at multiple levels of the organization.

As a member of the Global Environmental team, this position will directly report to the Global Director of Environment, but will have critical interface with HR, Health & Safety, Procurement, Engineering and Operations teams. Initial focus will be on minimizing H&V’s environmental impact through waste, water, and energy reduction, in addition to a long-term strategy for procurement of renewable energies and engagement of suppliers.

The position will be located in H&V’s corporate office located in East Walpole, MA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive environmental, social and governance initiatives to meet H&V’s sustainability goals.
  • Lead and facilitate the Global Sustainability Ambassador network to ensure engagement and collaboration through various functions at H&V
  • Management and validation of environmental, social and governance global data.
  • Act as Project Manager in drafting Annual Sustainability Report
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for sustainable and responsible procurement, facilities sustainability, and renewable energy among other topics.
  • Facilitate life cycle analysis / carbon footprint studies for H&V’s extensive product offerings. Partner with both product development teams and customers in minimizing in these effors.
  • Support development of key relationships in our supply chain to help identify pathways of ESG improvement.
  • Manage customer sustainability surveys and questionnaires.
  • Work with site operational leaders in the implementation of water / energy / waste reduction projects.
  • Provide expertise on benchmarking, share industry best practices and standards, and consumer expectations to ensure goals and initiatives are aligned to business value.
  • Drive the business to move from ambition to execution by finding opportunities to integrate sustainability into processes, programs and decision making.
  • Other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environment, Engineering, Sustainability or related scientific/technical field from an accredited college or university
  • 5-10 years of sustainability experience for an industrial organization
  • Strong knowledge of SDG reporting protocols, including Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Experience leading sustainability projects and facilitating global networks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Office, database inquiries and ability to learn new software.
  • Demonstrated success building positive relationships with vendors, contractors, and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong ability to network, self-starter, ability to take initiative, excellent project management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, good conflict management skills
  • Ability to strategically multi-task while also being clear and focused on execution.
  • Ability to communicate difficult concepts with a focus on simplicity to garner support and agreement from others.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Normal office environment much of the time but will require working around large equipment in an industrial setting both indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as ear plugs, safety glasses, safety shoes and respiratory protection.
  • Must be able to walk and stand on concrete floors for considerable periods of time, climb stairs, cross platforms and traverse uneven ground outdoors.
  • Minimal travel as required by business needs (<10% of the 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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Advanced R&D TechnologistWest Groton, MA

SUMMARY: 

The Advanced R&D Technologist works primarily on pilot wetlaid machine supporting the R&D development projects from scientists globally. This candidate would also work in the lab, helping the R&D team in the development and design of new filtration products by testing and analysis in the product development cycle. This would include making lab prototypes, support for media experiments, and commercialization of new products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate pilot machine for trials, monitoring checkpoints and collecting samples and data.
  • Prepare fibrous/chemical mixtures to produce experimental prototypes.
  • Extensive hands-on experimental work in lab environment.
  • Perform physical, analytical, and chemical testing on raw materials, and new product prototypes according to specified test procedures.
  • Record and summarize test data and observations from product and raw material testing. Format computer spreadsheet and provides other computerized documentation of lab experiments and results.
  • Should be comfortable with safely handling laboratory chemicals and materials including sulfuric acid and polymeric resins.
  • Assist in the construction of small test devices for new applications.
  • Reviews and modifies test methods to ensure accurate and useful data.
  • Formulates standardized reports, as required.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook.
  • Receives training on specialized equipment and may be responsible to operate and maintain this equipment.
  • Assists customers with technical service using expertise on specialized equipment.
  • Instructs others on test procedures, methods and techniques used for laboratory studies.
  • Assists in the development of new test procedures and protocols used in testing prototype products and raw materials.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Associate degree in a relevant major in Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials sciences; Bachelor of Science degree is preferred
  • 2-3 year experience in a laboratory/industrial environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math and science, with mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer basics & Microsoft office

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work requires repetitive motion of arms/hands, standing for prolonged period, performing frequent bending, and twisting motions, which may potentially result in musculoskeletal stresses.
  • Steady hands and dexterity to perform tasks repeatedly and accurately.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Work performed in laboratory environment with potential exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Work performed in production area with potential exposure to large equipment/machinery and loud noises.

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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Maintenance & Engineering ManagerHawkinsville, GA

SUMMARY: The Maintenance & Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing overall direction, leadership, and support for our facility, maintenance, and engineering programs so that the plant’s long range and annual operating plans are achieved.  This position will have responsibility for the engineering and design of capital projects for the Mill and managing the activities and effectiveness of the Maintenance and Facilities Departments.

Engineering:  Lead and support the capital and engineering programs, including Energy and Sustainability improvements.  (50%)

Facilities:  Lead and support the plant facilities and infrastructure programs.  (25%)

Maintenance:  Lead and support the plant’s maintenance & reliability programs.  (25%)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure regulatory compliance in all matters associated with plant’s facilities, engineering, and maintenance work.  This includes dams, hydro and solar electrical generating equipment.
  • Demonstrate personal value and establish standards of excellence for safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Work with the Site HSE Manager to consistently improve Maintenance and Engineering safety and environmental performance.
  • Demonstrate work practices and standards that are consistent with expected H & V cultural values and Guiding Principles.
  • Leadership for the development and implementation of safety procedures for the installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and control systems for all Technicians and contractors.
  • Responsible for evaluating energy efficiency, calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures, and implementing engineered solutions to continuously improve.
  • Command an understanding of engineered solutions for hydro and solar-powered electrical generation to reduce mill’s dependency on fossil fuels.
  • Identify cost effective energy efficiency opportunities through ISO 50001 methodology and capable of implementing and reporting on sustainable solutions to energy savings.
  • The desire to continue learning about energy efficiency and to gain expertise in the evaluation field.
  • Develop and implement organizational model for maintaining the assets.
  • Design and oversee the work process for plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Establish performance monitoring system of maintenance and engineering initiatives.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the expenditures of the Maintenance Budget (AOP).
  • Design and oversee the work process for improved equipment reliability.
  • Prepare documentation for Reliability Centered Maintenance Reviews and Lead RCM reviews.
  • Insure competencies are in place for Maintenance Technician Electrical, Mechanical, Controls, and instrumentation work.
  • Annual review of maintenance and engineering personnel performance and growth plans.
  • Lead and support maintenance manager with reliability initiatives and efforts to continually improve assets.
  • Lead and support engineering manager and design of all capital projects for the Plant.
  • Provide Project Management technical leadership for all phases of capital project engineering and design activity to include requirements documentation, development of alternative solutions to meet project goals including presentation to management as needed; perform engineering design, configuration and system integration or overseeing this work performed by others including preparation of engineering requisitions for purchase.
  • Lead the development of the annual capital project program for new equipment and major repairs through the management of assigned capital projects and project leaders. Responsible for effective project management, project team leadership/coordination, and administration of assigned projects.
  • Leadership for the development and implementation for safe electrical and process control maintenance practices and Engineering design for all installed equipment and for all new equipment installations.
  • Provide shop floor support and leadership for Electrical, Instrumentation, and Process Control initiatives.
  • In addition, other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (or relevant engineering degree).
  • Minimum 7 (seven) years of prior experience, including employment in a process‐related industrial facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant experience and skills.
  • Experience working in a Pulp and Paper related field is preferred.
  • Must have strong Project Management Skills and Competencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, and establish and meet financial and scheduling constraints.
  • Must be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and within a team and as a team leader.
  • Must interact well and coordinate efforts with plant operations, engineering, and maintenance staff.
  • Ability to effectively manage project teams made up of internal and external resources.
  • Ability to effectively work on projects remotely through the use of remote project management tools and routine site visits.
  • Working knowledge of computers and application of software to develop and communicate engineering solutions (including MS Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Exchange, AutoCAD, others).
  • Experience executing and leading electrical, instrumentation, and process control field service work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • May be required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to remain on feet for continuous periods of time.
  • Ability to climb ladders & work in overhead areas such as a warehouse environment.
  • May be required to walk considerable distances in the facility during the course of work.
  • Could be required to raise or lower objects from one level to another.
  • Could require infrequent exertion of force up to 50 of pounds.
  • Regularly required to bend forward by bending at the waist or by bending legs and spine. May be required to work in a confined space; to crawl and move about on hands and knees.
  • Requires color determination vision.
  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Require the ability to distinguish differences in quality of odors with the nose.
  • Requires physical ability to safely function outside the facility in a winter environment which includes significant snowfall & ice formation.
  • Requires physical ability to operate inside a manufacturing environment that includes hot ambient temperatures and high humidity.
  • Occasional overtime and/or working on weekends or recognized Holidays is required, when circumstances dictate (i.e. shutdowns, breakdowns, work related travel, etc.)
  • Occasional air travel may be required with in the US and internationally.
  • Professional engineering license / certification is desirable.

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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HR GeneralistEast Walpole, MA

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the Human Resources functions at the H&V Corporate and EW locations. This includes workday onboarding, administration of policies, Union contract and grievance administration, and all activities that affect positive, plant-wide employee relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a liaison and trusted advisor to H&V employees and management in our East Walpole location.
  • Responsible for the staffing process by proactively and continually sourcing, interviewing, developing, and maintaining an effective candidate pipeline and network of talent to fill EW Plant positions. Involved in all aspects of the hiring process: sourcing of applicants, participating in interviews, processing background checks, conducting new employee orientations, and managing benefit enrollments.
  • Partner with line managers to resolve employee issues and provide guidance related to employee conflict resolutions.
  • Advise, guide and support employees in areas of policy, procedure, and employee relations. Investigate employee issues and recommend appropriate action.
  • Participate in the development of company policies and make sure they are administered fairly and consistently throughout the area of responsibility.
  • Closely collaborate and effectively communicate within the department and with other HR locations.
  • Assist Plant Management in Union contract interpretation and administration. Act as the second step in the grievance procedure process. Participate in CBA negotiations.
  • Corporate Workday Administration
    • Responsible for all onboarding aspects of the Workday system for HR. Includes inputting new hires and maintaining the upkeep of all employee data.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5+ years of Human Resources experience in a Union Environment.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including employee relations, performance management, succession management, engagement, workforce planning, diversity, and federal and state respective employment laws.

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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HR Generalist New York

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the Human Resources functions at the New York locations. This includes workday onboarding, administration of policies, contract and grievance administration, and all activities that affect positive, plant-wide employee relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • A liaison and trusted advisor to H&V employees and management in our New York location.
  • Processes the weekly hourly payroll for both New York locations. Submits weekly details to corporate payroll processing.
  • Keeps NY Employee/Job HRIS systems current and up to-date with staffing and payroll changes.
  • Workday Administration
    • Responsible for all onboarding aspects of the Workday system for HR. Includes inputting new hires and maintaining the upkeep of all employee data.
  • Provide reporting on allowed/taken, attendance points, staffing headcounts.
  • Responsible for the hourly staffing process by proactively and continually sourcing, interviewing, developing, and maintaining an effective candidate pipeline and network of talent to fill NY Plant positions. Involved in all aspects of the hiring process: sourcing of applicants, participating in interviews, processing background checks, conducting new employee orientations, and managing new hire benefit enrollments.
  • Advise, guide and support employees in areas of policy, procedure, and employee relations. Investigate employee issues and recommend appropriate action.
  • Participate in the development of company policies and make sure they are administered fairly and consistently throughout the area of responsibility.
  • Maintain employee records and appropriate statistics/data required to comply with company policy, state, and federal laws.
  • Locally manages the internal aspects of the Workers Compensation and Disability programs. Maintains employee medical files.
  • Maintains data and completes annual reports including yearly Affirmative Action Plan (AAP); yearly Workers Compensation Self-Insured report; and yearly NYS Health Care Reform Act (HCRA). Other reports as needed.
  • Collaborate and effectively communicate within the department and with other HR locations.
  • Participate in the JLMC meetings.
  • Support and participate in union negotiations.
  • Assist in contract interpretation and administration. Function as the second step in the grievance procedure process, when HR Manager is not available.
  • Support company programs such as outreach, community relations and recruitment.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5+ years of Human Resources experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including employee relations, performance management, succession management, engagement, workforce planning, diversity, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Experience in a union environment preferred, experience in a manufacturing a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • This position is onsite at our NY location.

 

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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Manager, Operations FinanceEast Walpole, MA

Manager, Operations Finance

Seeking a Finance Manager to join a team focused on people, development and making an impact on a dynamic, growing, innovative business!  The Manager, Operations Finance will partner with the global operations team to drive strategy to action realizing bottom line targets.  A focus of the role will be on implementing formal reporting mechanism to drive accountability at the site level.  Additionally, this individual will provide oversight to the operational performance through data-driven analytics and contribute creative solutions to complex problems facing the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive continuous improvement culture in a manufacturing environment leading to improved profitability
  • Co-lead the Continuous Improvement Steering Committee, provide policy oversight as it relates to relevance and adherence; drive continuous improvement mindset into the global organization’s ways of working
  • Develop financial models to support capital investments as well as post-completion ROI analytics; provide financial recommendation on footprint optimization and asset utilization
  • Support the annual enterprise capital planning process; ensuring balance between short-term requirements and long-term strategic execution to improve investment returns
  • Assess gaps and transform existing reporting mechanisms to provide visibility on operational performance and drive countermeasures to improve operational and financial performance
  • Partner with Sites, Regional Operations, and Global Operations teams to understand and explain P&L results; analyze operational KPIs and resulting financial performance, identify pertinent financial trends compared to annual commitments and strategic plan
  • Coordinate operational productivity guidelines and capital budgeting during the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process; overseeing monthly tracking mechanism to understand progress compared to committed annual targets
  • Provide support in solving complex problems by leveraging data-driven analytics along with creative solutioning
  • Develop dashboards, tools, and metrics to analyze results, track performance against planned objectives and support leadership decision-making by leveraging business intelligence tools
  • Develops high quality effective presentations (i.e., engaging, motivating, concise, well-prep)
  • Support other initiatives, special projects, requests and ad-hoc financial analysis as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Robust experience supporting manufacturing operations, including manufacturing variance analysis, cost accounting, footprint optimization, S&OP/demand/capacity planning, inventory management, and capital deployment strategy
  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university with at least 6 years of experience in finance/accounting fields
  • Strong financial acumen, including GAAP knowledge, financial statement analytics, and financial models/investment valuation; ability to make logical assumptions, identify risks and opportunities, and highlight performance drivers/trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience collaborating with global teams to tackle problems, driving accountability, questioning the status quo and embodying the continuous improvement mindset in everyday ways of working
  • Proficient at understanding and proactively communicating the financial implications of business decisions and dynamics
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker who is goal oriented and has an innate curiosity to learn; ability to identify and resolve problems swiftly
  • Demonstrated experience with successful business partnership and influencing change in a complex, global organizational structure
  • Proficient with Windows Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), and Microsoft TEAMS
  • Sophisticated knowledge of Oracle products, SQL databases, and both business intelligence and FP&A tools

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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Advanced ScientistFloyd, VA

SUMMARY:

Participates in research and development activities linked to product and material initiatives, using established scientific principles and techniques. Primary area of responsibility will be modeling of material performance and process technology in the areas of air filtration, adsorptive/molecular filtration media, composite technologies for particle and gaseous filtration, fiber spinning, and battery separators, including the documentation and assessment of the results.  Analyzing and summarizing R&D metrics that reflect the organization’s effectiveness is the second major area of responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Good verbal and written communications & presentation skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with all functions H&V.
  • Experience and knowledge of process modeling.
  • Be self-motivated and updated in modeling along with H&V products and processes.
  • Willing and able to conduct experimental work and analysis and have a ‘hands-on’ attitude.
  • Determine project goals in consultation with the global Technology team.
  • Good data management skills with the ability to summarize and present.
  • Ensure all local laws and regulations regarding chemical consumption, production and transportation are met including compliance with safety guidelines and support of Environmental Health Safety initiatives.
  • Understanding the requirements associated with maintaining a good laboratory environment. Ensure that laboratory procedures and documentation comply and comply with all safety regulations.
  • Support the activities of fellow Scientists and Technicians, whilst developing their technical and personal skillset to the maximum.
  • Drive and support potential prototype technology and product design.
  • Technology transfer of promising concepts to the Technology Development team.
  • Review patent landscape and be able to identify new patent opportunities.
  • Active collaboration with Technology workforce.
  • Presentation to various internal audiences.
  • Write-up technical reports, and preparation of training materials, Standard Operating Procedures.
  • 10% travel time (other HV sites, customers and vendors, conferences, committees, training etc.).
  • Drive advanced materials development programs supported by cross-functional teams from conceptual ideas to full-scale production and commercialization.
  • Competitive intelligence, market survey reviews & project management with frequent updates.
  • Interaction with customers, including providing technical support and validation.
  • Strive for continuous improvements in product, process and add value to customers.
  • Conduct Safety, Quality audits and report NCs; provide solutions to prevent future occurrences.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science or related field
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer or Material Science, with equivalent years of relevant work experience.

 

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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Legal Assistant (24 to 28 hours per week)Corporate

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Provides day to day administrative and project support to the Legal Department including the Vice President & General Counsel.  Works closely with the Legal Operations Manager to assist with administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the department. Assumes responsibility for a wide variety of situations to increase the time available for other members of the Department to carry out duties and functions.  Requires broad knowledge of organizational operations and policies, a high level of experience, discretion and technical skill and the ability to operate with great latitude for independent judgment and initiative.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings, travel, and department activities. Makes travel arrangements and obtains applicable travel authorizations and Visas required for international travel.
  • Resolves routine inquiries, determines appropriate level of priority, and escalates as necessary.
  • Collects and assists in preparation of information for use in executive level discussions and meetings.
  • Assists in preparation of presentations, reports, general correspondence, memos, strategic plans, announcements, and other documents with charts, tables, graphs.
  • Organizes and prioritizes large volumes of information, mail, inquiries and phone calls.
  • Develops and maintains spreadsheets to track projects.
  • Maintains and organizes SharePoint sites.
  • Creates purchase orders and reconciles P Card bills. Processes expense reports and payments.  Orders and maintains supplies.
  • Works independently and within a team on special and ongoing projects.
  • Assists with the work of the Legal Operations Manager and serves as a back-up on matters such as shareholder management and share transfer, processing of new litigation complaints, and e-billing management.
  • Manages and updates the Legal Department’s internal databases, including its contract, IP and knowledge databases.
  • Maintains all physical legal files.
  • Keeps various Company policies up to date and puts new policies into final form when needed.
  • This position may require access to information controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and therefore the successful candidate must be either (a) a US Citizen, (b) a lawful permanent resident of the US as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20), or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a corporate environment working for executive level staff.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including SharePoint, products required.
  • Familiar with Oracle Enterprise Application.
  • Ability to organize workload and perform tasks effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to determine potential solutions to problems/issues and works to resolution.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up.
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work with competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and work with all levels of the organization.

 

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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Account ManagerCorporate

The Account Manager must have a detailed understanding for the dynamics of their territory and for the strategic direction of their individual accounts. Combining territory and customer prioritization, the Account Manager must be able to create and communicate a strategy that translates into opportunity identification and ultimately volume and margin growth for H&V. On the customer level, the Account Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining multilevel, cross-functional relationships in all parts of their customer’s organization. This role will work closely with various tools (CRM) and functions to document market, client, and competitive behaviors, and ensure customer satisfaction.

Account Manager

The Account Manager must have a detailed understanding for the dynamics of their territory and for the strategic direction of their individual accounts. Combining territory and customer prioritization, the Account Manager must be able to create and communicate a strategy that translates into opportunity identification and ultimately volume and margin growth for H&V. On the customer level, the Account Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining multilevel, cross-functional relationships in all parts of their customer’s organization. This role will work closely with various tools (CRM) and functions to document market, client, and competitive behaviors, and ensure customer satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Driven to win – Strong drive to close new business
  • Highly motivated by personal and customer success
  • Creative problem solver – Finds a way to “Yes”, both internally and with customer base
  • Strong executive presence
  • Able to build strong positive personal relationships up to and including C-suite
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate complex business deals/agreements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to break complex technical data down into easily relatable, value based content
  • Constantly mines new and existing customers for growth. Actively manages opportunity pipeline to consistently achieve sales targets
  • Finds a way to accelerate opportunity closure – Moves deals faster than “The speed of gravity”
  • Able to distil territory/customer base into a defined and executable success strategy
  • Effectively engages available resources to support new business growth
  • Manages sales as a process, not a series of discrete activities.
  • Strong time management and follow-through skills
  • Driven to meet or exceed short and long terms sales goals
  • Leads the development, socialization and execution of territory and customer strategies. Supports global account strategies when needed
  • Builds positive relationships with key internal and external decision makers and influencers across all organizational levels
  • Manages the opportunity identification and closure process in order to achieve success. This includes the consistent use of CRM solutions
  • Proactively assess, clarifies, and validates customer needs.Helps lead the organization to make any improvements needed to meet these needs
  • Responsible for elaborating accurate sales forecasts and annual sales budget
  • Leverage internal data, tools, and insights to direct resources (people, capital, new product development) to those customers/opportunities with the greatest revenue and profitability impact for H&V
  • Coordinate with support functions on inventory management, payment terms/credit performance and price negotiations, as required
  • Responsible for communication, negotiation, and execution of customer contracts/pricing. This includes regular contract review where necessary
  • Actively uses CRM to document all relevant commercial activities including but not limited to customer visit/call reporting, opportunity tracking, and contact management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university (or a high school diploma / GED) with at least 3 years of experience in sales
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled negotiator – strong quantitative abilities – detail oriented
  • Technical competence
  • Motivated, goal oriented and high level of initiative – carries out responsibilities with minimal direction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Salesforce.com or equivalent CRM tool
  • Proficient with Windows Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), and Microsoft TEAMS

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

 

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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Customer Experience Specialist East Walpole, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:

Hollingsworth & Vose Customer Experience Specialist are committed to delivering customer satisfaction by playing an integral role in expanding customer relationships and providing specialized customer support to become a trusted liaison between H&V and our customers. The Customer Experience Specialist will work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on, and ultimately improve, our customer experience. They continuously develop relationships, understand business needs, and bring the voice of the customer into the organization ensuring effective solutions to complex service issues.  They review internal policies and procedures with an improvement mindset to drive successful customer journeys.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with our largest clients as their trusted advisor and support expert while developing relationships at all levels of their organization
  • Deliver on insights and analytics for Supply Chain and Regional Product Management teams to ensure seamless execution of inventory programs, business reporting, and electronic data interchange.
  • Monitor key raw material constraints, logistics movements, and production scheduling compliance working closely with H&V operations to guarantee customer on time deliveries
  • Develop improvement plans with internal stakeholders to improve key customer metrics; act as project manager to ensure improvement programs are completed and timely
  • Develop deep capabilities with internal order management, scheduling, and customer relationship management systems to provide proficient analysis and communication of customer inquiries
  • Serve as the primary customer contact for defined tactical responsibilities and whenever the Account Manager is not available.
  • Proactively monitor all aspects of the customer scorecard and associated data sources (stocking programs, quality metrics, customer complaints, CRM tool)
  • Maintain a state of constant communication and collaboration with both Account Management and Manufacturing Operations in order to continuously align customer expectations with internal capabilities
  • Collaborate with Accounts Receivable and Account Management to resolve any invoicing/payment inquiries in a timely manner
  • Travel to client and H&V sites for continuous training, relationship development and product knowledge.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5-7 years Customer Service, Supply Chain Management, and/or Sales Experience

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent math skills and high accuracy.
  • Basic knowledge of Salesforce.com

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Client oriented. Must possess understanding that the primary function is customer’s satisfaction and must be motivated to go beyond normal job responsibilities to achieve.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of management. This includes strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to logically organize and accurately document activities.

LEADERSHIP SPECIFIC COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated results in leading indirect, diverse, and multifunctional teams to successful outcomes
    • Strong commitment to take responsibility for actions and outcomes, and to overcome obstacles.
    • High comfort level with making data driven decisions and recommending direction to satisfy client requests.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTS  

  • Hybrid work model (60% in office)
  • Able to work in shared office space environment
  • Possible travel (10-20%).

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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IP CounselEast Walpole, MA

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Manages the H&V IP Portfolio, including setting strategy and ensuring alignment of internal stakeholders. Responsible for coordinating the invention capture process from invention disclosure to patent application filing.  By working directly with Scientists in Technology, refines ideas for inventions, assists with prior art searches, assesses patentability, drafts patent applications and evaluates freedom to operate.  Assists with the general work of the Legal Department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Work directly with Scientists to evaluate invention disclosures. Make recommendations as to additional R&D work or prior art searching that needs to be conducted prior to patenting. Set deadlines and engage in follow-up to ensure that applications are being applied for in a timely manner.
  • Act as a liaison between outside patent counsel and inventors to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness of all patent applications. Draft a portion of the company’s patent applications and provide to outside counsel for filing and prosecution.
  • Assist Scientists with prior art searching to establish patentability and freedom to operate.
  • Evaluate and establish non-infringement and invalidity positions with respect to competitive patents and draft opinions on the same.
  • Provide training for employees on various aspects of IP protection.
  • Develop written IP strategies for key areas of the company’s business.
  • Conduct trade secret audits and work with other functions to ensure adequate protections are in place.
  • Provide advice regarding IP issues in transactional matters such as customer contracts, grant agreements, acquisitions, etc.
  • Track IP metrics through the use of internal patent docketing software.
  • Review and draft contracts related to confidentiality and IP protection, including confidentiality agreements.
  • Other related duties as assigned or required including working in other areas of the law as circumstances allow.
  • This position may require access to information controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and therefore the successful candidate must be either (a) a US Citizen, (b) a lawful permanent resident of the US as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20), or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • JD degree from an accredited law school with undergraduate degree in Chemistry or Materials Science. (Preferred candidates will have a Masters or PhD in Chemistry or Materials Science.)
  • Admitted to practice in the US PTO and admitted to the Massachusetts bar.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, including work as a patent agent or attorney in a law firm. In-house experience preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to keep track of multiple projects at the same time and ensure that each project is progressing as planned.
  • Excellent business judgment and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to proactively identify and resolve legal issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands of internal clients.
  • Ability and willingness to reach beyond IP issues and help serve the legal needs of the organization as a whole.
  • Proficient with MS Office.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

Some domestic and international travel is required.

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Production WorkerWest Groton, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Production Worker will be responsible for operating, assisting, and supporting paper machine operations. This involves working with high speed, continuous process equipment and forklift operation. Once trained, the employees will be assigned to an entry-level position or utility position. Upon successful completion of a 90-day probationary period, they will become members of the USW Local 0880 bargaining unit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for supporting the safe and efficient operation of the Paper Machine and reminder, assisting in materials movement, labeling and packaging, collecting and removing broke/scrap materials, performing cleaning and housekeeping tasks in the general Mill area and other tasks as assigned by crew leaders and Supervision.
  • General knowledge of safe practices and safe performance of all duties, including proper use of PPE, proper operation of fork trucks and attachments, strict adherence to all safe practices and guidelines and general safe conduct at all times in the Mill.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Work experience in an industrial environment preferred. Paper Mill experience a plus.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • Computer skills and able to conduct work tasks on computer systems are preferred.

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful candidates will be team players with good communication skills (English), good math and mechanical skills, safe working records, and the ability to work effectively with others.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTS:

  • Candidates must be able to perform typical physical aspects of the job, including standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), sitting, bending, reaching.
  • Ability to use PPE as required to perform work safely.
  • Acceptable hearing and eyesight required.
  • Requires working 12-hour shifts rotating shifts including alternating weekends.
  • Position involves working in Mill and Warehouse environments.

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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