Why Work with TH Bender?
- We are often the first to know of unadvertised positions in the “hidden” job market
- We have unique access to international companies
- European employers value loyalty and offer employment stability
- Our clients value results-oriented people with entrepreneurial mindsets
- The subsidiaries who retain us offer a quick path to general management roles with P&L responsibility in a middle-market environment
- Our clients are generally privately-owned firms with long-term mindsets
- Most of our clients have flat hierarchies and can make decisions quickly
- We are extremely discreet
- We prioritize service over sales
Excerpt of Representative Engagements
A leading global automotive supplier is actively looking to recruit a proactive, strategic, and hands-on executive (CEO) to lead, manage, and oversee all functions of a newly-established US-subsidiary based out of Alabama. As part of the continuous business expansion of our client in the United States, this executive will have the opportunity to develop and guide the company's future direction by working closely with the top management team in Europe. He/She will be responsible for leading the sales, business operations, production, quality, logistics, and other departments in order to achieve the targets for revenue and profitability and consequently strategically grow the company’s presence in the US market.
A global automotive manufacturer and supplier to top tier OEMs is actively seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and results-driven executive to lead the US organization, including the plant in Michigan. This executive will be primarily responsible for the site and manufacturing management as well as in sales and business development activities including production, quality, logistics, tool-making, and project management. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and guide the growth of the company within the North American automotive market and shape its corporate direction in the region
A leading global developer of renewable energy projects is actively looking to recruit a proactive and dynamic strategic leader to spearhead the Company’s ongoing expansion in the US solar energy market with a specific focus on the Northeastern states. Reporting directly to headquarters, this executive will be responsible for leading the project development and commercial teams while driving the Company's activities in project prospecting, site acquisition, interconnection and permitting, budget planning, and contract negotiations. Drawing upon the resources and expertise of a highly-respected parent organization, the successful candidate will be well-equipped to build, lead, and strategically grow the Company’s presence in the US market.
A leading global developer, designer, and manufacturer of computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and other input devices is looking to recruit a results-driven, dedicated, and forward-thinking executive to direct the overall operations of the company’s US subsidiary based out of Wisconsin. The chosen candidate shall provide strategic leadership in the areas of sales, business development, administration, and day-to-day operations of the US organization to further its market share and shape its strategic direction in the North America region. He/She shall work closely with the Executive Management in Europe and represent the company in all external affairs.
A premier manufacturer of customized mechanical process technology for the oil & gas, energy, building materials, and chemical and pharmaceutical markets is actively seeking to recruit a hands-on, driven, and results-oriented professional to direct all sales, engineering, marketing, and operational activities of the company’s US subsidiary based out of North Carolina. The chosen candidate will play a vital role in the long-term strategic direction of the organization and in scaling up the sales operations within the targeted marketplaces in North America. He/She shall work closely with the Executive Management in Europe and shall represent the company in all external affairs.
A premier international manufacturer of precise control and measuring instrumentation for hot and cold rolling applications in the metal/steel industry is actively seeking to recruit a strategic, hands-on, and results-driven professional to direct all operational management activities of the company’s US subsidiary based out of Connecticut. The chosen candidate will play a vital role in the long-term strategic direction of the organization and in supporting the sales operations within the targeted markets in the North American region. He/She shall work closely with the Executive Management and help represent the company in all external affairs.
A manufacturer of Test and Measurement systems is looking to recruit a proactive, dedicated, and forward-thinking professional to lead the overall sales, business development, and key account management activities in the company’s targeted markets in the USA. This executive will hold national responsibilities and is anticipated to play a central role in growing the business unit - aiming at a spectrum of industries as well as new markets. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to lead a team of skilled sales professionals while leveraging the existing and well-established products and services of its esteemed European parent organization.
A premier European manufacturer of audio technology is actively seeking a highly motivated, strategic, and hands-on Chief Executive Officer who will lead all functions of the US organization particularly in the areas of sales, business development, and organizational development. This top leadership role is highly visible in the industry and will be the driving force in furthering the company's growth across multiple segments.
Our client is a European market leader in the field of device-assisted substance applications (i.e., machines for tattooing, micro-needling and micropigmentation) with a well-known brand in the US. We are actively seeking a hands-on, sales-focused tattoo insider to set up its US subsidiary and subsequently lead the overall operations of the company. The main objective of this role is to develop and significantly grow the company’s market share in North America.
Our client is a premier European manufacturer of solar mounting and tracker technology for the solar industry (utility-scale, C&I, some residential) and is actively seeking an experienced team leader to take on the top company leadership position for its North American business based out of Charlotte, NC (Managing Director, CEO, or similar title to be determined). The successful candidate shall be responsible for managing all aspects of the North American business activities (US + Canada) including sales, business development, operations, supply chain, distribution and customer support. Key objective of the position is to further grow sales and market share in the region and translate a top product portfolio and business strategy into revenue.
Our client is the US subsidiary of a leading international designer and provider of premium kitchens and kitchen essentials that is based in Europe. Our client is currently looking to recruit a dynamic, strategic, and results-oriented Chief Operating Officer (COO), Growth & Revenue to guide the corporate strategy and growth roadmap of the company in the Americas. The COO shall establish a KPI-driven approach to guide the decision-making and management of the subsidiary and shall co-develop and implement a strategic revenue plan to drive sustainable growth within the existing and new markets.
Our client is a distinguished global manufacturer of highly engineered intralogistics technology and automated storage systems. This European company maintains a large network of international subsidiaries, partners, and system integrators. To date, our client has installed thousands of intralogistics systems worldwide. In the U.S. alone, the install base is 500+. Our client is growing rapidly and is looking to further its operations in the U.S. To that end, TH Bender has been retained to find a dynamic, results-driven, Head of Sales to grow our client’s US sales organization.
Our client is a premier international data-driven developer of smart container tracking technologies such as IoT-enabled supply chain management and logistics solutions for both land and sea. Our client is headquartered in Europe and maintains a subsidiary in USA and offices in Asia and South America. Through the years, our client has been partnering with international shippers, insurance companies, US government and military agencies in delivering cutting-edge end-to-end supply chain logistics technology.
Our client is a leading manufacturer of ceramic dental implants. This European company has pioneered the introduction of metal-free, ceramic dental implants 20 years ago and has successfully sold tens of thousands of implants worldwide. As the US dental implant market is anticipated to grow significantly over the next few years, our client is looking to further expand its operations in the United States and is seeking an experienced sales-focused General Manager to lead all activities of its U.S. subsidiary and drive the corporate strategic direction of the organization.
Our client is an international manufacturer of innovative high-end solar modules doing business in the solar industry for approximately 30 years. Our client is currently planning to launch a new manufacturing facility in the USA to produce solar modules for residential, commercial/industrial and utility-scale applications. The facility is expected to operate by the end of 2022, and we are looking for a Plant Manager / General Manager with a strong operational background who will manage the new facility.
Our client is a market leading manufacturer of high-performance belts for conveying systems and other applications (i.e., drive belts, conveyor belts, garniture tapes) with over 50 years of industry experience. While our client is already present and well-known on the US market, the company is now planning to establish a formal US entity to better facilitate its quickly-growing business stateside. To that end, we are looking for a hands-on entrepreneurial sales leader to pioneer the formation of the company and the sales organization and drive the strategy for further growth.
Our client is a high-energy player in the consumer goods industry. With current revenues around the half-billion USD mark, the group is experiencing continued significant growth in the e-commerce space. Our client is actively recruiting a strategic, hands-on, and proactive senior finance leader to build the finance function from the ground up and support the general operational development of the Company. We are looking for a motivated, tech-savvy and energetic doer personality.
A leading global developer and manufacturer of high-quality coatings and pigments for diversified market segments such as the chemicals and automotive industries is actively seeking a results-driven, strategic, and self-motivated Finance leader for its facility in Indiana. This executive will direct and manage all financial activities of the Company as well as personally carry out key functions, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). He/She will be primarily responsible for the plant’s operational and general accounting and shall be accountable for the company’s cash flows and accounts receivables. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the financial, controlling and accounting activities while working closely with the local President and key functional executives and shareholders based in Europe.
Our client is a high-energy player in the consumer goods industry. With current revenues around the half-billion USD mark, the group is experiencing continued significant growth in the e-commerce space. Our client is actively looking to recruit a dynamic, driven and experienced sales and business development executive who will direct all activities of a new brand / product family. The products are highly proven in Euoprean markets and encompass around 160 distinct SKUs. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience establishing from ground up a brand or a division, with proven track record in growing revenue to at least $100m while managing a team within an e-commerce environment.
Our client is a high-energy player in the consumer goods industry. With current revenues around the half-billion USD mark, the group is experiencing significant growth in the e-commerce space. Our client is actively seeking for a results-driven, energetic, and self-motivated senior executive to direct the overall global procurement and supply chain activities of the company. This key contributor to the company’s growth strategy will drive the build-out of the procurement function to scale for the quickly growing e-commerce segment, including core supply chain operational excellence, tools, processes and capabilities utilizing omni-channel supply chain analytics, network design, and engineering functions that support the entire global supply chain.
A leading global automotive supplier is actively seeking a strategic, hands-on, and dynamic HR Director for its facility in Alabama. This executive will supervise a team of over 200 employees and provide leadership in all aspects of human resources, including Employee Relations, Compensation / Benefits, Payroll, Workforce Planning, Recruitment, and Labor Relations, etc. This position is the top HR executive position in the United States and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the human resources management and development of the organization as it grows in the United States. He/She will also play an important role as a key business partner and member of the plant leadership team.
Our client is a subsidiary of a major European energy utility, providing software solutions and consulting services to the global energy sector. The company is actively seeking for a hands-on and dynamic Vice President of Sales and Business Development to build the overall sales, business development, and key account management activities of its subsidiary in the United States, targeting mainly the utilities sector (oil/gas transmission). As a core member of the executive management, it is expected that this role shall provide leadership towards building the account base and achieving maximum market share and profitability for the US subsidiary, replicating the growth of the business pipeline in Europe.
A leading international manufacturer of chemicals serving the automotive, mining, metalworking, construction, and power generation sectors is currently in need of a strategic, forward thinking, and dynamic VP of Digital Transformation (Americas) with strong business acumen and deep knowledge and understanding in the fields of digital and information technology. This executive shall play a significant role in driving the Company’s North American organization to digital excellence and consequently improve the daily operations, upscale the company’s business models, and elevate the overall customer experience of all its clients. The successful candidate will be instrumental in establishing a comprehensive strategy integrating various technologies and processes across all business functions. As a key member of both the US senior management and the Global Leadership team, the successful candidate shall work closely with the executive management team as well as the IT and ERP/SAP teams to translate business goals into reality.
A leading developer originating and acquiring both DG and utility-scale projects has recently established an energy storage group. This very well-known company is actively seeking a Director / Sr. Director - Energy Storage who will shape the strategic direction of the business unit. Primary responsibility of the role is to determine which storage solutions are being pursued, what companies to partner with and how to integrate new technologies and partnerships into services offerings.
A leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions is actively looking to recruit a proactive and results-oriented Director with a can-do attitude to manage and support all accounting-related activities under the Company’s sales and distribution business. This executive is expected to oversee all accounting and financial matters related to the trading business, specifically on the importing of products, parts or components from Asia to the United States. He/She shall provide advice and guidance on all accounting processes related to international trade and customs such as, but not limited to, import accounting transactions, payment of duties, risk management and internal audits.
A leading global utility-scale solar and energy storage project developer is actively seeking a results-oriented, strategic, and proactive Director of Sales for its multi-GW C&I and utility-scale power generation and energy storage pipeline. This professional’s primary responsibility will be origination, proposal management and project management throughout its lifecycle.
One of the world’s leading, vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a well-established energy storage project developer is actively recruiting a hands-on and pragmatic Director of Quality to oversee all quality- and technology-related activities for the Company’s growing energy storage systems in North America. This executive shall serve as the point of contact for all product quality issues related to energy / battery storage systems and will be working closely with the global quality management and control team. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to drive the large-scale deployment of safe, scalable renewable power storage systems and contribute to the overall global quality strategy by driving all aspects of the Company’s quality program for energy storage systems
A leading global designer and manufacturer of solar cells, modules and custom‐designed solar energy solutions is actively recruiting a proactive, strategic, and results-oriented Director of Utility Sales to lead the overall sales, business development, and marketing activities for the Company’s utility solutions in the Americas. This role’s primary responsibility is to grow and manage large commercial and utility-scale client base in the NAFTA (USA, Canada, Mexico) PV market.
Our client is an established manufacturer of fiberglass composites (FRP) structures. A member of an international group, the company has 30 years of experience in the industry and has produced thousands of fiberglass composites products for automotive, architectural, and telecommunication applications. We are looking for an experienced and strategic Plant Manager to lead all aspects of the production site in Colorado and help further develop the manufacturing processes, including introducing new FRP manufacturing technology.
Our client is among the world’s largest developers and manufacturers of specialty lubricants (i.e., industrial lubricants, greases, cutting fluids, metalworking fluids) used in various industries including automotive, mining, metalworking, construction, and power generation market. The Company is headquartered in Europe and currently maintains a very solid international presence employing approximately 6,000 employees in over 50 countries.
Our client is an international technology company that specializes primarily in solar photovoltaics, manufacturing innovative, next-generation high-performance solar modules. In the solar industry for 30 years, this European company is in the planning stages of setting up its first production facility in the US, in line with a global expansion strategy. The plant will have an initial production capacity in the hundreds of megawatts with a planned increase to multiple gigawatts in the near future. The company will produce solar modules for residential, commercial/industrial and utility-scale applications, and production is expected to begin by the end of 2022.
A leading automotive supplier is actively seeking for a Plant Manager for its new facility in Detroit, MI. This executive will manage and lead all aspects of the plant operations including production, quality, regulatory compliance, workplace safety, P&L, etc. This position is the highest-ranking, US-based executive position and will have the opportunity to interface with industry-leading clients.
A global manufacturer of forged auto parts is actively recruiting a dynamic and results-driven Key Account Manager for its North American operations. This professional shall utilize his/her existing knowledge and relevant experience in sales within the steel (and ideally aluminum) forging industry in the context of automotive applications, to strategically support the expansion of the company in the US. He/She will be responsible for managing and supporting the key account activities and will play a crucial role in furthering business development by acquiring new clients and partnerships while maintaining the existing ones.
A leading global provider of solar energy solutions is actively looking to recruit a dynamic and articulate Energy Contract Manager to support the Company’s energy storage business unit. This executive shall manage, draft, evaluate and negotiate contracts, agreements and other commercial documents related to the business unit. This executive is expected to provide strategic advice on a variety of contractual matters and assist in the facilitation of resolutions from a contractual perspective. The chosen candidate will have global exposure and have the opportunity to interface with international peers and external partners.
A leading global developer, designer, and manufacturer of computer keyboards, mice, and other input devices and peripherals for office/home, gaming, security, and other applications is actively seeking a dedicated Regional Sales Manager to strengthen the sales, business development, and key account activities of the company’s US subsidiary. This individual will have the opportunity to sell all product lines of the company in the assigned region to new customers and existing key accounts and consequently further the brand and market penetration in North America.
Our client is a leading European manufacturer of RFID technology, electronic control systems and contactless payment terminals for various applications. Its wholly owned subsidiary in the USA has been experiencing significant growth and development over the past few years and is looking to strengthen its profile in the public transit space in the North American market.
A leading global developer, designer, and manufacturer of computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and other input devices is looking to recruit a results-oriented, motivated, and dedicated professional to develop, coordinate, implement, and monitor strategic channel marketing initiatives and programs to further business growth and profitability. The chosen candidate shall be responsible for business development of new partners while maintaining strategic business relationships with existing partners. This role shall work closely with sales managers and partners including distributors and resellers.
A leading developer, designer, and manufacturer of computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and other input devices is actively seeking a hands-on, self-driven, and strategic E-commerce Sales Manager who shall primarily be responsible for developing and implementing the global digital and online marketing plans and strategies for the Company’s products and solutions. The successful candidate will lead the entire e-commerce sales and marketing processes and oversee the day-to-day activities across the Company’s e-commerce platforms. He/She shall work closely with sales managers and internal departments as well as external service providers and partners.
A leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions is actively looking to recruit a hands-on and results-driven SOX Controller to manage and ensure the company’s compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) globally. The chosen candidate shall serve as the first line resource for the Company’s SOX program and shall coordinate all SOX related activities both internally and externally. This position will work closely with the internal accounting and auditing departments and other functions across the Company and its subsidiaries. This position will have global responsibilities and will liaise with international counterparts in Asia and USA.
Among the world’s leading, vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a well-established energy storage project developer is looking to recruit a practical and hands-on Cost Estimator who will be responsible for all facets of cost forecasting and budget management for the company’s battery storage systems and projects. This includes determining the quantity, cost, and price of the resources and work required by the scope of a project while interfacing with key industry decision-makers.
Among the world’s leading, vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a well-established energy storage project developer is looking to recruit a self-motivated and highly-efficient Application & System Engineer to provide technical support end expertise to the Company’s growing energy storage systems in North America. Primary responsibilities include to develop and implement programs and applications related to battery storage systems including system sizing, storage field designs, engineering design optimization, data analysis, performance engineering and operations assessments. He/She shall work hand in hand with essential teams to develop new storage projects and provide technical support in creating innovative solutions.
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