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/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

 


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Department: MARKETING

We are seeking a Business Development Manager for the Electric Vehicle Market who will be responsible for the business development and implementation of market development strategies in coordination with executive management, sales management, market segment managers, and outside manufacturing representatives for the North America Electric Vehicle charging station market. This role will provide support and direction to business development functions including analysis of market opportunities, developing business cases, and coordinating with internal resources. They will also be responsible for managing key contacts, initial customer approvals, marketing collateral, and sales growth in the electric vehicle market.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Locate, develop, define, and establish business relationships with key personnel through presenting PLP’s electric vehicle charging station product offering

  • Research industry and related events, publications, and announcements to identify opportunities for PLP electric vehicle charging station products

  • Locate or propose potential business deals or acquisitions in the electric vehicle market

  • Creates specification for PLP scope of delivery based on technical customers information like layouts, plans, drawings etc. and guide customers through project execution

  • Address internal and external electric vehicle related questions. Create and deliver product documentation like test reports, data sheets, customer drawings, etc.

  • Evaluate options, resolve internal proprieties, examine risks and potentials for business opportunities, and estimate partners’ needs and goals

  • Coordinate requirements, develop and negotiate contracts, and integrate contract requirements with business operations

  • Maintains records of all target client BD activity including contacts, communication, and results

  • Represent company at tradeshows, conferences, and other activities when requested

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field of study and/or field experience.

  • Minimum 3 years technical sales experience, preferably in the electric vehicle market

  • General knowledge/experience of electric vehicle charging station design and function

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), working knowledge of CRM

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of the time Domestic and 5% International

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must have strong prospecting, planning, presentation, and closing skills

  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Market knowledge along with a high energy level is important

  • Must be trustworthy and maintain confidentiality in all matters

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SUBSTATION MARKET

Department: MARKETING

We are seeking a Business Development Manager, Substation Market who will be responsible for the business development and implementation of market development strategies in coordination with executive management, sales management, market segment managers, and outside manufacturing representatives for the North America Substation market. This role will provide support and direction to business development functions including analysis of market opportunities, developing business cases, and coordinating with internal resources. Responsible for managing key contacts, initial customer approvals, marketing collateral, and sales growth in the substation market.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Locate, develop, define, and establish business relationships with key personnel at Utility Companies, EPCs, and Engineering firms through presenting PLP’s substation product offering

  • Research industry and related events, publications, and announcements to identify opportunities for PLP substation products

  • Locate or propose potential business deals or acquisitions in the Utility substation market

  • Creates specification for PLP scope of delivery based on technical customers information like layouts, plans, drawings etc. and guide customers through project execution

  • Address internal and external product related and substation related questions. Create and deliver product documentation like test reports, data sheets, customer drawings, etc.

  • Evaluate options, resolve internal proprieties, examine risks and potentials for business opportunities, and estimate partners’ needs and goals

  • Coordinate requirements, develop and negotiate contracts, and integrate contract requirements with business operations

  • Maintains records of all target client BD activity including contacts, communication, and results

  • Represent company at tradeshows, conferences, and other activities when requested

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field of study and/or field experience.

  • Minimum 3 years technical sales experience, preferably in the Substation market

  • General knowledge/experience of electric vehicle charging station design and function

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), working knowledge of CRM

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of the time Domestic and 5% International

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must have strong prospecting, planning, presentation, and closing skills

  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Market knowledge along with a high energy level is important

  • Must be trustworthy and maintain confidentiality in all matters
     

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INSIDE SALES CORRESPONDENT

Department: MARKETING

We are seeking an Inside Sales Correspondent who will be responsible for ensuring prompt and efficient processing of customer and representative's inquiries, including competitive quotes. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives, analyzes, and prepares requests for quotations. Coordinates that activity with Field Sales Managers, Contract Administrator or other appropriate departments to address all issues related to the request. Analyzes competitive information to maximize profits.

  • Prepares and manages Blanket Quotations by working with the Field Sales Managers, Directors of Sales, and Contract Administrator

  • Provides technical product support and seeks assistance of other departments when necessary

  • Supplies Field Sales Managers with pertinent information concerning customer's activities, competitive information, etc., which can be used in preparing sales strategies

  • Clarifies major problems including pricing issues on new orders and furnishes necessary information to Order Entry for processing the order

  • Develops some sales contacts and performs limited selling functions

  • Provides backup for the other Inside Sales Correspondents, Inside Customer Support Specialists, and Customer Service Manager

  • On-call 24/7 for storm emergencies

Requirements:

  • High School diploma required. Specialized business education or degree in an applicable discipline helpful

  • Three to five years’ experience in a Customer Service-related activity including direct customer contact and development of competitive pricing

  • Strong Communications/Writing skills

  • Strong technical ability

  • Good head for numbers and common-sense perspective

  • People oriented

 

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CREDIT ANALYST

Department: Finance

We are seeking a Credit Analyst who will be responsible for assisting with the development and execution of policies and procedures for valuation of credit for third-party customers (domestic and international) credit and collection activities for PLP USA. This role will apply cash payments daily, reconcile differences between payment and amount due as necessary. They will analyze customer payment trends and recommend to Credit Manager adjustment of credit terms on customer accounts. Ensures proper recordation of sales invoices, cash receipts and adjustments in customer accounts.  Investigate and collect delinquent accounts of customers. Coordinates legal requirements with internal/external legal counsel related to customer delinquencies and bankruptcies.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the Credit manager by ensuring accurate recording of cash receipts to individual customer accounts and reconciles customer accounts to the general ledger. Handles, processes, and records cash receipts from all sources, foreign and domestic. Ensures accuracy of the accounting distribution of all miscellaneous cash receipts and proper recordation in detail records.

  • Assist Credit Manager with reviews, analysis and interpretation of third-party customer financial data and independent party credit reports to assess credit risk and establishes initial credit line and payment terms for new credit requests. Adjusts existing customer accounts credit line and payment terms by analyzing current trends in customer purchases, payment history, and financial risks.

  • Corresponds directly with customers to resolve past due open items and collect delinquent amounts. Communicates to marketing and sales personnel on actions taken and solicits their counsel and assistance where necessary.

  • Assist Credit Manager with override approval on open orders on credit hold and releases open orders for shipment.

  • Directs sales service department to issue debit and credit memos based on detail review and analysis of customer accounts when appropriate.

  • Assist with recommendation of uncollectable amounts for write off.

  • Serve as back-up in performance of Credit Managers responsibilities.

  • Prepares and reviews monthly aging reports for both domestic and international customer accounts and other financial reports and summaries as assigned. Runs and reviews monthly customer statements, attaching written comment and invoice attachments when appropriate.

  • Maintains customer credit files including financial statements and credit reports.

  • Although not directly related to credit and collections, assist other finance department activities including insurance program administration (maintain summary of policies and coordinate certificates of insurance as necessary).

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Credit Manager, Operations Controller, or CFO.


    Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent

  • Three to five years of related experience.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and with the sales and marketing team to achieve company wide goals.

  • Must have communication skills to interact effectively with customer’s procurement and financial management personnel to resolve discrepancy and payment issues. Must maintain independence and courage of conviction to protect company assets and practices for credit and collection.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work with Company management.

  • Must have and maintain the prerequisite computer skills necessary to successfully complete assigned responsibilities.

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SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST

Department: MANUFACTURING

We are seeking a Supply Chain Analyst that will implement and control standardized, supply chain, procurement and purchasing master data; develop data analytics that support global sourcing, supply chain and subsidiary goals and objectives; perform data analysis and work with stakeholders to develop strategies and performance metrics. Facilitate best practice global reporting and provide direction for risk management i.e. the development of opportunities, and mitigation of threats; generating reports as appropriate or requested, to provide supply market analysis, commodity tracking, and support with supplier assessment, selection and ongoing evaluation; Identify cost improvement opportunities through analysis of spend data and present cost-benefit analysis, assist in the determination of total cost of acquisition and total cost of ownership models; track progress of supply chain projects, communicate status reports on a timely basis and administer meaningful metrics to track supply chain/supplier performance. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Implementation and control of standardized supply chain master data e.g. commodity naming and coding convention for all parts, across PLP entities and work with engineering and subsidiaries in support of the implementation of part naming convention, standard part nomenclature, standard drawing nomenclature and revision control.

  • Create and continue the development of supply chain reports and reporting methods.

  • Assume ownership of the supply chain data management system (e.g. Data Warehouse), structure and reporting.

  • Perform market research, trend analysis, pricing structure analysis, etc.

  • Undertake data analysis of market trends, commodity profiles, PLP spend etc. 

  • Implement and continuously monitor performance metrics e.g. supplier spend profiles, OTDIF, PPV, cost reduction, supplier productivity, compliance with international, country and regional regulations, and adherence with company policies including Global Operating System and contracted spend. 

  • Assist with tracking of sourcing and cost reduction projects and reporting of deliverables.

  • Ensure appropriate visibility of supply chain and procurement analytics and performance.

  • Develop good communication with PLP subsidiaries and key stakeholders to ensure an understanding of internal customer requirements.



    Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant experience  

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar position

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Good understanding of strategic procurement processes and methods

  • Skilled at market and spend data analysis and categorization

  • Understanding of MRP

  • Excellent communicator  

  • Utilizes IT to organize work and automate repetitive tasks.

  • Strong PC competency including MS Excel, analytical tools (Data Warehouse preferred) as well as proficiency in, Power Point, Visio, Word and MS Project would be advantageous

  • Ability to travel 10-15%, including Internationally 

  • Strong influencing skills with an ability to achieve results working within teams on a global basis.

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to achieve cooperation between departments, functions etc.

  • Ability to deliver reports, data analysis and presentations to stakeholder groups.

  • Strong in multi-tasking

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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Department: RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for conducting and documenting laboratory tests.  

Job duties and responsibilities: 

  • Conducts mechanical, electrical, fiber optic, environmental and vibration testing according to PLP ISO procedures.

  • Maintains neat and detailed logs of testing data.

  • Assists with demonstrations for visitors.

  • Assembles product samples for Sales, Marketing and International Departments.

  • Performs test gauge calibration.

  • Does minor machining, such as drilling and cutting of material.

  • Performs required preventative maintenance and minor repairs on test equipment.  Reports broken or faulty tools to Laboratory Supervisor

Requirements:

  • Must have High School degree, continued education preferably in an Engineering Technology field.

  • Able to operate test equipment.

  • Able to take accurate measurements. 

  • Able to document logs and write test reports.

  • Able to set up and conduct testing. 

  • Able to lift, lower and carry up to 50 lbs. and able to push or pull with at least 50 lbs. force

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