Manufacturing Advisor / Consultant

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MS Companies

About MS Companies!


MS Companies is bridging the gap between the manufacturing industry and the rapidly growing tech field. As a data-driven technology company we provide our customers with workforce solutions to increase efficiencies, while also serving as a gateway to the gig economy. An ISO-9001:2015 certified company, MS Companies is one of the fastest-growing privately held firms in the U.S. Today. MS Companies partners with hundreds of leading manufacturers throughout North America, specifically those within the automotive, food manufacturing, oil and gas industries.

MS Companies provides our clients a comprehensive suite of manufacturing advisory services supported by a network of skilled, experienced independent contractors specializing in operational excellence and continuous improvement. Our methodology embodies a hands-on, collaborative approach to expedite robust problem-solving. We partner with our clients to improve manufacturing efficiency, improve quality, and reduce costs while improving our clients core competencies.

Job Description

As an independent contractor, you will be paired to projects based on skill match, experience, and availability. Advisors work with our clients to deliver results that exceed expectations on a variety of projects, some examples include:

Working cross-functionally to resolve critical supply issues and business transfers.
Resolving capacity issues derived from unplanned events (fires, floods, breakdowns, etc.)
Proactive engagement to improve shop floor KPIs
Leading problem-solving efforts to solve complex manufacturing issues
Executing operational assessments, identifying gap closure plans, and executing such plans
Providing incremental support to address known resource gaps
Delivering training to clients to improve core competencies
Supporting product development processes to solve manufacturing feasibility issues
Driving improvements in Supplier management processes
Providing support to M&A due diligence processes
Manufacturing Project Manager / Administrator Job Duties
Critical Skills – Must Haves:

Oral/written communication
Self-motivation with the ability to work independently
Structured Problem-Solving
Manufacturing Excellence
Program/Project Management
Ten years manufacturing experience
Learning agility
Attention to detail

Complementary Skills/Experiences – Nice to Haves:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Industrial, Process, Manufacturing, and Robotic Engineering
Prior plant leadership roles
Operational roles such as Production Manager, Operations Manager, Shop Floor Supervisor,
Continuous Improvement/Operational Excellence
Prior roles such in Maintenance
Program/Project Management
Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality, Six Sigma Blackbelt, Six Sigma Master blackbelt
Technical Specialist in Welding, Casting, Heat Treat, Electronics, Injection Molding, Machining, Stamping, Electric Vehicle, or Battery
Human Resources General or Specialist
Supply Chain/Purchasing roles such as Buyer, Inbound/Outbound Logistics, Planner, Scheduler, Supplier Development, Supply Chain, Capacity Manager

MS Companies is one of the fastest growing companies in the nation as recognized by the Inc. 5000 list. We are strategically located in 14 states and abroad to support the efforts and needs of our global retailers and manufacturers. MS Companies is ISO certified company that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and training to support the booming manufacturing industry while providing the best quality experience for both our customers and associates.


MS Companies is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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