We're always looking for talented and creative individuals to join the PLP team. Below is a list of our current opportunities. Please apply as indicated below. PLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities / Females / Vets / Disabled 

 

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INTERNATIONAL ROTATION ENGINEER

Department: International

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an International Rotation Engineering who will provide professional engineering services to support the International Subsidiaries.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Support engineering related to process standards, tooling and jigging decisions, machine technology, product testing and product engineering

  • Assist with completing the rationalization of machine designs. This will include developing standard design templates, converting existing designs to metric, rationalizing/reducing existing machine design versions and updating the international machine design vault

  • Assist with the development of standards and best practice documents for various manufacture processes and operational equipment

  • Work on various projects related to process improvements

  • Assist with product design work at the individual operations as needed

  • Work on technology transfer projects that relate to best practice of system and processes

  • Provide technical assistance related to product and process to resolve operational deficiencies that may exist

  • Assist with gathering product designs and testing standards for new product launches

  • Assist with formulating global design repository

  • Assist with product failure investigations and access risk

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, further education preferred

  • 5 years working experience in the Mechanical Engineering field

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work within project teams

  • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary

  • Confident and able to work well with others

  • Good analytical, technical and problem-solving skills

  • Understands sense of urgency, is accurate, meticulous and self-disciplined

  • Able to manage multiple projects and tasks effectively

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REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Regional Sales Manager who will be responsible for the sale of our products/services in a specified region or other major geographical area. This role will supervise key accounts and area field sales manager personnel along with supervising the selection and development of distributors and representative agencies. This senior level position requires complete knowledge of the organization’s products, services and policies and requires several years of experience along with specialized training within product lines.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinates effective working relationship with Manufacturer’s Representatives

  • Coordinates effective working relationship with Distributors

  • Investigates new product opportunities for PLP with key accounts

  • Understands the market(s) the customer is involved and to determine the best method(s) to employ to convince the customer to use PLP products

  • Resolves all customer complaints regarding PLP products or services

  • Cooperates with PLP Product Management and R&E as required to investigate market or product issues with key accounts

  • Determines which key accounts offer the most potential for PLP sales increase
  • Provide pricing guidance to PLP’s Customer Service group using available tools including IFS, ClickBase // Sales History, and Members’ Only website
  • Review quotations and assess pricing decisions on major quotations to PLP customers, distributors and packagers
  • Maintain decision-making responsibility for pricing on quotations totaling $75K or less, and work with Management when evaluating pricing on quotations of over $75K
  • Establishes account coverage at the identified accounts by utilizing sales personnel resources
  • Determines where the buying influences are
  • Coordinates routine and effective sales calls on the identified buying influences
  • Communicates with PLP through trip reports or territory updates as required
  • Provides guidance and advice to reporting sales personnel to achieve inroads with customers to increase sales of PLP products
  • Coordinates all PLP product field trials with the customer, while utilizing appropriate PLP resources, including other PLP Field Sales Manager(s) as required
  • Coordinates key account product demonstrations with the appropriate PLP sales personnel
  • Effectively monitors expenses for key account coverage
  • Monitors PLP product sample costs

Requirements:

  • College degree
  • 5 to 7 years previous successful sales management, outside plant management, or related engineering management experience preferably in the markets PLP serves or 10 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of the time
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving internal personnel, manufacturing reps and customers and possesses a diplomatic approach to problem solving
  • Must possess mechanical aptitude and ability to perform strenuous work as required to demonstrate product installations in aerial, buried or under-ground applications

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE EDITOR

Department: Finance

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Accounts Payable Editor who will be responsible for checking and approving vouchers and expense reports for payment, as well as monthly preparation of construction in progress and fixed asset reconciliations.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives and matches invoices with purchase orders

  • Forwards invoices without backup documentation to proper locations/ individuals for approval to payment

  • Prepares voucher package weekly for check run

  • Validates and processes assigned expense reports

  • Prepares month-end accrual for accounts payable according to monthly, quarterly and annual guidelines

  • Prepares monthly reconciliations for CIP, fixed assets, depreciation expense, accumulated depreciation and gain loss on asset disposals, deposits and plant checking accounts

  • Monthly review of all project detail reports for closing

  • Prepares quarter freight log analysis.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), additional education preferred

  • One to three years related experience and/or training in an accounting environment

  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Proficiency in electronic spreadsheets such as Excel and word is helpful

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Detail oriented individual with excellent mathematical aptitude and reasoning ability

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CONTRACT MANAGER

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

The Contract Manager is responsible for the contract management life cycle from bid review through contract negotiation and execution. This role will be responsible for drafting, review, editing and negotiation of commercial contracts with our customers and sub-contractors. This role will primarily support the Sales, Marketing, and Business Development organizations and serve as a liaison between Legal and the business units.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of contract development while working closely with business leadership and internal functional groups to evaluate, analyze, negotiate, seek approval, execute, and file across a variety of complex agreements

  • Review Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or bid packages from customers and prime contractors for all contractual obligations

  • Summarize contracts to key internal audiences for final review and approval

  • Maintain and update corporate Terms & Conditions as necessary

  • Assist in-house attorney on patent reviews, acquisitions, and non-disclosures

  • Serve as the primary person responsible for maintaining files and electronic records for all customer and manufacturing representative contracts

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration or a related discipline. Contract management certification preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of contract administration experience in a manufacturing company or paralegal experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision

  • Advanced proficiency in contract management concepts, tools, techniques, and risk-management

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of legal principles behind high-risk terms

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to meet deadlines

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INTERNATIONAL CONTROLLER

Department: Finance

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an International Controller who will direct and develop the Company’s international accounting principles, practices, procedures, policies, and initiatives.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensures the consolidation, preparation and analysis of non-domestic financial reports meet the needs of the organization and comply with all applicable regulations

  • Ensures consistent accounting controls and reporting across the global PLP finance community while conforming and integrating worldwide uniform accounting practices and procedures

  • Advises management of potential changes in accounting regulations or practices that may impact international operations and reporting

  • Works closely with senior management and business leaders to understand and support the Company’s multiple international business lines
  • Maintains an in-depth, and up to date knowledge and understanding of:
    • Both US and international accounting principles
    • Company’s international financial activity, balances, and exposures
    • Company’s inter-company transaction flows and resulting changes in exposures
  • Understands, measures, and ultimately minimizes the Company’s foreign currency exposure from a shareholder viewpoint
  • Manages the development and implementation of a currency exposure reporting system for international subs:
    • Collects and normalizes data from international subs
    • Develops reporting format for senior management and board of directors, including identification of material risk exposures
    • Works cooperatively with the finance department to develop and implement specific strategies to minimize the Company’s foreign currency exposures and risk
  • Assists in various special projects including business acquisitions (due diligence/integration), international start-ups, subsidiary projects, etc.
  • Presents to senior management / board as needed

  • Take on additional finance team duties as needed

  • Works with various senior managers, executives, and board members toward common goals, maintaining a focus on cooperation and PLP culture

Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree of accounting or finance. CPA required; MBA a plus
  • 5-10 years public accounting experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of financial reporting experience as part of a multi-national, publicly traded company

  • SEC and SOX experience required

  • Experience at interpreting and implanting FASB pronouncements required

  • Experience in foreign exchange exposure, hedge accounting and translation accounting

  • Strategic-oriented self-starter capable of working both independently and on teams

  • Good team player - works well with others

  • Organized yet flexible — willing to think and work outside normal job parameters

  • Experience leading a project from end to end

  • Solid interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Ability to travel approximately 25% Internationally

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Department: Human Resources

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a dynamic International Human Resources Manager who can develop effective relationships with our International subsidiaries and provide functional support/expertise in all areas of HR Management with an emphasis on compensation programs to help drive the strategic needs of the business. These areas include, but are not limited to salary administration, employment, training, benefits, employee relations, performance management, compliance, safety and health, and compliance.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Plans, implements and manages all global compensation (including incentive/bonus) programs, procedures and practices to ensure consistency with Company’s overall objectives and in compliance with professional standards as well as state and federal requirements and laws.
  • Provides counselling expertise on the administration and interpretation of HR policies/ procedures and ensures conformance to existing statutory and contractual requirements.
  • Evaluates key HR metrics including absenteeism and turnover and provides viable solutions.
  • Chairs and/or participates in global operating programs pertaining to the operational aspects of HR, Training and Safety and other cross-functional teams.
  • Evaluates and implements HR related programs to ensure optimal cost savings through integration while maintaining the maximum value and integrity of individual countries’ programs.
  • Conducts and participates in investigations/hearings and serves as a liaison reviewing legal matters with both in-house and outside legal counsel as it pertains to HR policies/practices to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Participates/assists in the recruitment/interviewing process for higher level positions as needed.
  • Works with Managing Directors and their staff members to manage career planning efforts, employee development activities and performance management programs used to drive a culture of high performers and strong leadership.
  • Conducts due diligence reviews on current and potential business opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Industrial Management, HR and/or Psychology preferred. MBA a plus.
  • Seven to ten years extensive knowledge of and experience within an HR international environment with a strong background in developing and administering global compensation programs. SHRM certification preferred.
  • Proficient with software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.
  • Ability to travel 25% internationally required.
  • Mastery of a foreign language is helpful.
  • Superior interpersonal, coaching, communication, negotiation and consultative skills at all levels.
  • Ability to engage with and win the respect of leaders to successfully influence them on key change initiatives.

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