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 European manufacturer of high-quality mechanical equipment for plant and process engineering (blowers, compressors, and similar products) is actively looking to recruit a forward-thinking, strategic, and hands-on CEO to direct all activities of the company’s US subsidiary based out of New York. This executive shall provide leadership in all aspects of sales, business development, and service, as well as the general administration of the subsidiary to scale up the operations and guide the company’s expansion in the targeted markets in North America. He/She will be working closely with the global executive management headquartered in Europe and shall represent the company in all external affairs.
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 sales, business development, and key account 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 scaling up the sales operations within the targeted markets in the North American region. He/She shall work closely with the Executive Management in Europe and 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 globally leading manufacturer of equipment and production systems for ceramic, carbide and powder metallurgical applications is actively seeking a strategic, dedicated, and driven professional to lead all key functional roles of the company in the US. This executive will play a crucial part in the long-term strategic direction of the organization through his/her critical input on corporate development and operational insights. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further the company’s expansion and deepen its penetration within the North American market while engaging with top-tier clients in the ceramics and powder metallurgy industry.
A global automotive manufacturer and supplier to top tier OEMs is actively recruiting a results-driven, dynamic, and self-motivated Finance leader for its locations in Michigan. This executive will lead and oversee the finance and controlling function and oversee administration and Human Resources (HR). 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. This is a highly visible position and the successful candidate will serve as a key business partner to the CEO and the executives and shareholders based in Europe.
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 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.
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 leading European producer and refiner of industrial mineral raw materials is actively looking to recruit a hands-on and service-oriented professional to manage and support the sales, business development, and key account activities of the company in the USA - with primary focus on the southeast region. Main responsibilities include marketing and selling the company’s products into the construction chemicals and composite materials sectors in the US market. This executive will also be accountable expanding and further deepening the relationships of the company by interfacing with existing and prospective 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.
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.
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