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Strategic Buyer, Crane & Co.

Job Title: Strategic Buyer
# Positions: 1

Crane is hiring! We’re looking for a Strategic Buyer to join our Stationery Division, based in North Adams, MA.  We look for bright, hard-working people who want to be a part of a world-class organization.


This role will work collaboratively across the entire organization, and specifically work to support outsourcing initiatives to support on-time customer deliveries and deliver cost reductions within the supply chain.  This includes monitoring adherence to the outsourcing process and verifying that all internal partners (manufacturing, quality assurance, information technologies, etc.) are involved and are providing necessary inputs to the process to ensure target outcomes are met.


Support and involvement in the design and implementation of outsourcing policies and strategies that deliver the best total value for the Crane Stationery business unit are also critical in this position.  This position develops and fosters positive strategic alliances with local, regional and domestic suppliers, and will represent Crane in a global setting with both Customers and Suppliers in a professional and technically proficient manner.


  • Executes the purchasing/procurement aspect of outsourcing activities and takes a leadership role in ensuring that the process is followed by all functional areas for all major outsourcing initiatives.
  • Develops meaningful Key Performance Indicators (i.e. Supplier Scorecards) and measures performance via such information.
  • Documents, manages and institutes changes related to the outsourcing process.
  • Reviews the local and regional market for new suppliers to identify opportunities for improvements in terms of quality, delivery and total cost.
  • Assesses supply base and evaluates where changes and developments are needed.
  • Fosters relationships with suppliers to create short and long term value to the company.  Negotiates outsourcing contracts to ensure stable, reliable sources of capacity for planned and unplanned demand variation.
  • Partners with operational team members to optimize inventory levels and improve processes, as well as material and information flows.
  • Supports effective internal Kanban process and extends its use to the external supply base in an appropriate and cost-effective manner for both parties.


  • Self-motivated, flexible, dynamic, and proactive individual with the ability to work either independently or in a team as conditions require.
  • Demonstrated advanced professional presence and communication skills to represent Crane with suppliers and customers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing internal and external communication.
  • Familiarity with legal aspects of contract language for negotiation purposes.
  • High degree of financial, quantitative, and analytical skills.
  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management or related area desirable with extensive sourcing exposure and coursework.
  • Experience with the paper (printing) industry and/or strategic sourcing desired.
  • Driver’s license to travel between Company locations and into the field as well as to other locations and/or supplier locations, using own car.


Crane offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401k match and more. Qualified candidates are invited to apply via our careers page at www.careersatcrane.com.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Senior Sanitarian, Pittsfield








The City of Pittsfield’s Health Department is seeking an experienced Sanitarian to perform and oversee various inspectional services. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: performing inspections to determine and ensure compliance with the State Sanitary Codes and local public health regulations in the areas of food establishments and events, housing, water monitoring, recreational camps for children, pools, septic systems, lead, and tobacco; provides supervision to department health inspectors and necessary administrative duties; makes determination of permit applications; and conducts plan reviews.


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science or related degree; three years’ experience as a Sanitarian, sanitary engineer, or related field with supervisory experience. Candidates must already be certified in food safety, pool operator, Title V septic and have experience in housing/code enforcement and water sampling;  lead determination and soil evaluation certification a plus. Candidate must have knowledge of permitting and licensing regulations. A valid MA State driver’s license is required.

35 Hours per week, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Salary: $41,984 – $44,098 annually

Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Applications are available in the Personnel Office at City Hall, and online at www.cityofpittsfield.org.

Resumes alone will not be considered unless accompanied with a City employment application.

Applications should include cover letter and resume, and submitted back to:

Personnel Department

City Hall, Room #107

70 Allen Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

City of Pittsfield is an EEO/AA employer

Americorp Service South Berkshire CDC

LISC AmeriCorps Service Description

Full-Time Member Position

October 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB) are seeking a full-time (1700 hours within ten months) AmeriCorps member to serve as Associate Project Manager.


CDCSB is a non-profit community development organization serving the rural southwest corner of Massachusetts; creating affordable housing and economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income households. Current projects include brownfield redevelopment, commercial real estate development for locally owned businesses, multi-family affordable housing development and open space preservation.


LISC is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.


The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for the Project Management of at least one current project with direction and oversight of the Executive Director.  The Member will:


– oversee and manage the process for design/development and permitting;

– coordinate and facilitate project financing applications

– coordinate the work and facilitate communication within the design development team

– facilitate and manage the communication and relationships with Town Boards and partnering organizations;

– keep records for all project meetings and project-related correspondence

– manage the project schedule, including the construction schedule if applicable


Members will also be expected to fully participate as part of the LISC AmeriCorps team.  LISC sponsored activities including:

  • Attend a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2015. This conference is coordinated by the national LISC AmeriCorps staff;
  • Attend all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participate in a minimum of six nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Engage in every-other-month affinity groups to discuss topics related to the member’s service; and,
  • Actively participating in two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week).


This is an AmeriCorps position.  LISC and Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.


Desired Skills

  • Good organizational skills,
  • Good quantitative skills (facile with MS Excel),
  • Tenacity (every project dies 10 times before it gets in the ground),
  • Familiarity with the  idea of “The Commons” and contemporary community planning values
  • Familiarity with and/or enthusiasm for green building and energy efficiency
  • Familiarity with building or construction
  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)


Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:


  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no age limit)
  • Have status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status
  • Be eligible to earn an education award and not be barred from performing a term of service
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time and within that time period complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service
  • Be available for service from October 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015
  • CORI check is required


Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,645 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is paid in 20 equal checks twice a month.  Direct deposit is available and highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements.  This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Resumes should be sent to:

Tim Geller, CDC of South Berkshire, PO BOX 733 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA  01230                  (413)528-7788   tccdc@verizon.net

And also to:  Marizabel Benoit at mbenoit@lisc.org.


LISC & Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.






Job Coach Service Net

Lead Job Coach

Berkshire Vocational Services


Join our dynamic team!  Make a difference in the lives of others. Come to work in an environment where you connect with other people, engage in meaningful relationships, and help foster opportunities in the lives of others.


Full time position available in our Berkshire Vocational Services, as ‘Lead Job Coach’. $12/hr plus excellent benefits




  • Oversee and assist Training Staff/Job Coaches to perform their job functions as outlined in their job descriptions.
  • Maintain regular contact with host company personnel to promote a good working relationship and encourage company participation.
  • Communicate regularly with residential programs associated with participants to relate pertinent information regarding attendance, schedule changes, and general vocational progress.
  • Maintain documentation relevant to vocational training and placement illustrating client progress and growth.
  • Conduct regular supervision and training meetings with job coaching staff to instruct and reinforce use of successful Job Coaching techniques.



Education and Other Requirements:

  • Associates Degree and high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Four year previous work experience in the Human Service field.
  • Commitment to work with people with disabilities.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Reliable automobile.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate or must be certified within probationary period.


*  Above is a position overview. If full job description is desired, please request via an email to jobs@servicenet.org



To apply: Please download an application from servicenet.org’s ‘current openings’ page. Send completed application with resume and cover letter citing Search #273BCC




Servicenet Human Resources

296 Nonotuck St

Florence, MA 01062


  • ServiceNet provides innovative mental health and human services in Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, Berkshire, and North Worcester counties. If you are creative, enthusiastic, and work well with people, we hope you’ll apply!
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Tobacco free employer.

PC Tech Pittsfield, contractor

Robert Half Technology is currently seeking Entry level PC Technicians for a Contract to Hire role in Pittsfield,MA. Candidates will be responsible to install hardware and software custom to each PC’s specifications. Testing, configuring, and troubleshooting systems for appropriate functioning and errors.

Qualified candidates will have the ability to research hardware and software literature to keep abreast on product and service developments. This role will work directly with Lead Technicians on difficult configurations. Recent graduates who hold a A+ certification are encouraged to apply. RHTis currently scheduling skype interviews. For more information please contact kristina.connolly@rht.com or call 860-278-0300.

Fastenal part time position

Sales Trainee – 1846384
Part-Time Position Available
1430 East Street, Pittsfield, MAThe Fastenal Company would like to invite ambitious, hard-working individuals to apply for the position of Sales Trainee PT. Applicants should be able to bring new ideas and improvements to business practices; remain fair, respectful and moral in all situations; and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Since 1967 Fastenal has grown from a single store to nearly 2,700 locations, each providing tailored local inventory and personal service for our customers. As we’ve expanded across the world, we’ve retained a core belief in people and their ability to accomplish remarkable things – if given the opportunity. From this philosophy stems an entrepreneurial culture that challenges every employee to run their own business, create their own success, and rise up to become company leaders.

As a growth company with a solid financial position, that typically doubles in size every four to five years, we are committed to training, promoting from within, and creating opportunities for our employees. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to make your mark as part of an elite growth company, you won’t find a better fit than Fastenal.

Working in the role of part-time Sales Trainee, you will have the opportunity to balance formal training with real-world experience running a store and working with customers. It’s a great way to learn the ropes of our fast-paced industry and potentially transition into a full-time sales position. Fastenal Company is currently seeking candidates for a part-time Sales Trainee position at our store located at 1430 East Street, Pittsfield, MA.

The training experience includes hands-on, on-line, and classroom training offered through our corporate university. The training program for current employees who are promoted into these positions will vary based on prior experience with the company.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
o Assisting with sales/customer service
o Managing inventory
o Placing and fulfilling orders
o Performing local sales calls and deliveries with company vehicle

The skills and qualifications required for this position include:
o 18 years of age or over
o A strong aptitude for sales and desire to earn salary plus commission after the training period
o A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet our driving record requirements
o The ability to demonstrate Company values of Innovation, Teamwork, Ambition, and Integrity
o Strong computer skills and math aptitude
o The ability to lift, slide and lower packages that typically weigh 25lbs-50lbs and may weigh up to 75lbs
o Possess or are working towards an Associate’s Degree in Business/Marketing OR have equivalent industry experience and knowledge of the local market
o Ability to pass the required drug test (applicable in the US, Puerto Rico, and Guam ONLY)

Please respond by Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled



Thank you,


Nicole Danfield

Fastenal Company | Diversity & Compliance Support

Phone: 507.453.8964 | Fax: 507.494.7664

* ndanfiel@fastenal.com