About – Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee

Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee has a primary focus on placing talent in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Industries served include Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Capital Goods, Energy, Engineering, Medical Devices and Mining. Our team of highly experienced executives has held most all jobs for which we search. This includes President, CEO, COO, CFO, Vice President, Director Manager, Engineer, Programmer, Sales. We work with large industrial leaders, small cap companies as well as privately held and early stage entities.

Having served the recruiting needs of business and industry since 1959, Sanford Rose Associates® is one of the world’s oldest recruiting firms. Each Sanford Rose Associates® office specializes in a particular industry or profession and conducts its searches on a national and worldwide basis. With offices from Asia to North America, we have a global capability to handle assignments in a wide range of occupational disciplines at all management levels. Using our Dimensional Search® process, Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee consultants guide each assignment from initial development of client needs through the identification, presentation and hiring of the right individual.

Client Services
Searching for top-notch talent is difficult and time-consuming. Our business is recruiting, and we have the resources and trained personnel to locate qualified people presenting your opportunity to them in the most professional manner. Because we conduct an intensive, carefully targeted recruiting effort, we are able to produce quality candidates quickly. Our recruiting skills enable us to gain access to top talent and to maintain confidentiality until mutual interest is established. Our efforts allow you and your executives to concentrate on the day-to-day operation of your business, while we concentrate on the time-consuming task of finding candidates.

Global Search
Sanford Rose Associates® is recognized as a leading recruiter of executive, managerial and professional personnel. Having served the recruiting needs of business and industry since 1959, Sanford Rose Associates® is one of the world’s oldest and largest recruiting firms. With offices from Asia to North America, we have a global capability to handle assignments in a wide range of occupational disciplines at all management levels. Our purpose is to provide the best possible talent for your recruiting needs. We are committed to providing recruiting services of the highest quality. In the course of our searches, we adhere to high ethical standards and an extremely demanding code of integrity, objectivity and confidentiality.

The Recruiting Process
Most important to a successful recruiting mission is a thorough understanding of your operations, the specific requirements of the position to be filled and the corporate environment and management style into which the new employee will be placed. Using a proprietary process called Dimensional Search®, we determine the skills, experiences and personal characteristics necessary to be successful in the position.

Our recruiting process is conducted through referrals and by contacting people in the work disciplines and businesses where qualified candidates are most likely to be. We do not rely on unsolicited resume flow or blind ads.

The talented people we approach are generally not looking for a new position. Most likely, they have not circulated their resumes, nor are the currently reading help wanted ads. They are the two-thirds of the qualified workforce who are unreachable except through a custom recruiting approach. They are, however, people who may be interested in an opportunity when it is brought to their attention in a professional and discreet manner.

Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee recruiting assignments rely on our knowledge of the industries and occupational disciplines in which we recruit. We also use the best possible technology to manage client and candidate information.

Our inquiries are made in strict confidence, and your company is not identified until a candidate expresses definite interest in the position. If we feel there is a fit, we then take steps to further evaluate and recruit the candidate.
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Evaluating Candidates
Once we have identified potential candidates, we perform in-depth interviews with each to determine if they meet all client requirements. Additionally we will uncover any personal or family issues that would restrict the candidate’s ability to join our client. In evaluating potential candidates, our search consultants use our Dimensional Search® process and:

  • Match the candidate’s educational, professional and occupational skills to our client’s specific job requirements and needs.
  • Confirm that the candidate’s past experience and successes will effectively contribute to achieving our client’s current and future goals.
  • Verify that a candidate’s personal style will complement the corporate culture and will mesh well with the hiring manager’s personality.
  • Evaluate the candidate’s long-term potential to take on additional responsibilities beyond the current needs.

Presenting Candidates
As candidates express interest in the opportunity, we evaluate each against the Dimensional Search® criteria for the open position. We present for interview only those individuals who best fit the assignment pro-file. We will perform preliminary reference checks and education/certification validations prior to presenting the candidate.

After the interview or interviews, we debrief both you and the candidate, then follow up to ascertain the candidate’s interest, provide additional information and resolve any misunderstandings. We assist in composing and extending the offer and in negotiating any changes. When needed, we can also provide relocation assistance and cost-of-living comparisons. Once the offer is extended, we stay in constant touch with the candidate and his or her family to resolve remaining issues and facilitate a prompt acceptance and early starting date.

Relocation Services
When needed, we can provide relocation assistance through our business partnership with a worldwide relocation service assisting with the sale of a new employee’s existing home, providing cost-of-living comparisons and helping him or her find a home n the new location. We maintain a similar partnership with a leading mover of household goods.

Candidate Services
Who We Are
Sanford Rose Associates® is an executive and professional search firm that has served the recruiting needs of business and industry since 1959.

What We Do
Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee works on behalf of client companies to search for and recruit highly qualified professionals; all fees related to the search are client-paid. In every search we establish a solid working relationship with the client company. This includes developing a thorough understanding of the position specification, organizational structure and company culture, as well as the client’s expectations for the prospective employee.

We then search for the best candidates, using our extensive network of referral sources and our central database of already identified candidates. Our job at this point is twofold: To determine whether a person’s qualifications, interests and objectives are consistent with the opportunity, and To brief the prospective candidate on the position requirements. Only if we determine that there is candidate interest and appropriate qualifications, will we discuss the candidate’s credentials with the client and arrange for an interview. Once a mutual interest is established between the client and candidate, we become facilitators.

Your search consultant will brief you thoroughly on the client company and the interview process. Your Consultant will assist in negotiating all aspects of any employment offer and will help identify any problems that may arise, working with you to resolve them. Counsel on cost of living and relocation issues also can be provided.

Your Career
Most of the people we approach are not actively in the job market. Frequently, they are qualified professionals in satisfactory situations interested only in having exceptional career opportunities brought to their attention for serious consideration.

If you are going to leverage your career to its maximum, you will probably make several timely job changes over the course of your working life. In order to do that most effectively, you need to give careful thought to your professional goals and what you must do in order to achieve them. You and your family, if appropriate, need to define your values with respect to your work and desired quality of life. If we are aware of your qualifications, goals and values, we can approach you with those opportunities that are consistent with your objectives.

In this era of corporate restructuring and downsizing, anyone can lose a good job with little notice. Therefore, it’s a good idea to establish an early relationship with Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee. If you should unexpectedly lose your job, we’ll be ahead of the game by already knowing the kinds of opportunities that will be attractive to you.

How to Work with Us
Career development is a serious process. If you use an opportunity that one of our Search Consultants has presented to you simply to “shop” or to try to establish your market value, you are doing yourself a disservice and are wasting everybody’s time. There are less risky and more cost-efficient ways to establish your worth. In exploring a career opportunity with your SRA Search Consultant, you should keep some important points in mind:

  • Be honest with us share not only your values and career aspirations, but also any obstacles to consideration of an opportunity.
  • Give us a complete description of your work experience.
  • Send requested material promptly.
  • If you have concerns, tell us in a timely manner so we can deal with them promptly.
  • Listen and respond to our counseling we know the client and his needs.
  • Provide us with solid professional references that are familiar with your work.
  • Fulfill your commitments: A call to us right after an interview is an important part of the offer development process.

You may be assured that we will be sensitive to your personal needs for confidentiality as we address your questions and concerns. Our ongoing relationships with our clients often give us continued contact with candidates we place; therefore, we want only to make good matches. Encouraging an inappropriate career move would be contrary to our philosophy and counter-productive to maintaining good client relationships. We will ask for your time only when a genuine opportunity exists.

Since 1959, Sanford Rose Associates® has placed thousands of men and women in new, career-enhancing positions. We are experts in our field and understand how to match opportunity with the individual. Your cooperation is vital to that process.

Meet the Staff
John Malloy, CPC
John is President and owner of Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee and is a partner in the Manufacturing Sector Group.

Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee is located in South Carolina. There are an additional 60+ partner offices across the US. Search services are partially retained and exclusive, contingent.

John Malloy has been doing Executive Search for nine years. John and his partners only recruit for positions they have either personally held or had reporting to them. This includes a wide spectrum of titles including President, CEO, CFO, VP, Director, and Manager. Business sectors include manufacturing and distribution in capital goods, automotive, medical, aerospace, building materials and electronics.

John has a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His added education includes courses at Harvard, Michigan, Marquette and South Carolina. John and his team have consistently been among the franchise system’s top offices. For twenty five years preceding Executive Search, John‘s career was in engineering and manufacturing. John was EVP of EDAC Technologies, a Michigan based supplier of Engineering Services to Automotive and Aerospace. John was later President of Modern Machine Works and Aztec Systems. Modern Machine was a contract manufacturer of machined components for engines, pumps and compressors. John has served on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies.

With close to 400 placements over the past nine years, the metrics used to measure success include: 80% of all placements remain at least four years. Over half have received a promotion within one year.

Because of his strong technical background, John and his partners have the ability to work with hiring managers to determine the skills needed to succeed. John and his team have demonstrated that first hand experience in performing a job dramatically increases the ability to find and qualify successful candidates.

John has won many awards and been recognized by clients and peer groups. He is most proud of being a case study by Harvard of successfully planning and implementing Strategic Plans. John is CPC as certified by NAPS.

Kathleen Truax
Kathleen Truax is a former University of Wisconsin Badger. Her course of study included Accounting and Information Systems.

Kathleen has been involved in manufacturing for nine years. Her background includes: Human Resources, Accounting, IT Manager, Systems Administration, and Recruiting.

She has had extensive exposure in cost accounting, network installation, systems administration, engineering interface, purchasing, and QS9000 certification.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband Jeremiah, son Tyler, and two daughters Brianna and Megan. Kathleen enjoys golf, music, and college football.

Core Practice Areas
Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee conducts searches that “Find People Who Make a Difference®.” The following is representative of the types of roles we fill.

Have a need not listed below? With 60+ unique Sanford Rose Assocites® offices, we will partner with the right office to deliver the best possible results. Contact Sanford Rose Associates – Santee.

  • Manufacturing and Industrial
    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Building Materials
    • Electronics
    • Sales
  • Medical Device and Products
    • Operations
    • Engineering
    • Research & Development
    • Quality Systems
  • Energy and Power Systems
    • Nuclear
    • Fossil
    • Operational Leadership
    • Project Management
    • Construction
  • Mining Operations
    • Engineering
    • Environmental, Health and Safety
    • Risk Management
    • Director
    • Manager
  • Finance
    • CFO
    • Corporate / Division / Region Controller
    • Operation Controller
    • Finance Manager
  • Information Technology
    • CIO
    • VP / Director
    • IT Manager
    • Software Development
    • Software Engineering Manager
    • Application Developer
    • Designer
    • Producer
    • Sr. Engineer
Career Opportunities
Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee has many positions open throughout our network.

Recently completed searches include:

  • COO
  • VP – International Supply Chain
  • Director – Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Manager – Software Engineering
  • Director – Embedded Systems
  • Manager – Embedded Systems
  • Project Manager – Software
  • Corporate Financial Controller
  • Manager Software Development

Current positions available through our Santee office.

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Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee is committed to helping professionals both find talent, find positions, and provide information throughout the workplace.

What’s the truth about your culture?


OKAY, HERE’S TODAY’S POP QUIZ for all our married readers: Describe your spouse to a total stranger in 10 words or less.

Was that harder than it seemed? Have you grown so accustomed to his or her face that you rarely take a second look?

Now describe your corporate culture in 10 words or less. Was that equally as hard?

Despite the fact that every organization has its own distinct culture, chances are that most employees are so accustomed to functioning within it that they spend little time reflecting on it. It’s just there, and everybody adapts as best as they are able.

But once upon a time, each potential hire saw that culture for the first time and formed – perhaps in the blink of an eye – an opinion as to whether it would be the kind of environment that would foster many years of personal growth and satisfaction. And while company literature may have painted a rosy picture of a progressive, worker-friendly organization that treasures its employees and adores its customers, close observation may or may not have led to a similar conclusion.

Culture is the Personality of the Corporation

IN SIMPLEST TERMS, culture is the personality of the organization. That personality, however, consists of many different elements ranging from the way people behave to the way they dress and design their place of work…..

The rest of this article, more SRA-Updates, and other publications are available at: SRA Update and Candidate Chronicles.

© 2007 SRA International, Inc. All rights reserved, including electronic reproduction or alteration. This SRA Update is published six times a year for the clients of Sanford Rose Associates – now in its 48th year of Finding People Who Make a Difference®.

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Customer Testimonials
Client Comment:

Just over a year ago I asked you to find me a seasoned manager who could provide a leadership role.

Ray has turned out to be the right man for the right job at the right time for (our company). Today Ray was recognized as the Most Valuable Senior Staff member in the company for the Fiscal Year.

Ray has and continues to demonstrate the kind of leadership required to move (our company) into a World Class company.

John, this is an important award earned by Ray and he is just one of the several excellent candidates you have provided for (our company).

We will continue to look to you for outstanding job candidates.

Cliff H
Executive Vice President and General Manager

Candidate Comment:

I do need to make another comment about our call. In my career, there has been only one other incident where the recruiter and I have gone into a through, detailed review, with the recruiter actually familiar with the details. The other recruiter was searching for a senior manager for me, and he interviewed me on my style, job, company culture, and based on that he showed me 3 candidates, one better than the other. Our conversation left me with a similar feeling. I have had discussions with Korn Ferry and Heidrick/Struggles, but the depth of the interviewer is missing in most cases. It felt good talking to you.


Outplacement Services
Sanford Rose Associates ®- SanteeRA Outplacement Services

Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee is a premier outplacement and executive search firm focused on providing affordable, personalized down-sizing solutions. We offer a wide range of services tailored to match the career transition needs of your outgoing employees ranging from $599 to $2500. Our consultants will give displaced workers the tools they need to transition to their next position in this highly competitive, dynamically changing environment. The Sanford Rose Associates ®- Santee team has a wide breadth of experience working with a full scope of workers from the factory floor right on up to the executive suite. Our industry-focused outsourcing services ensure you and your outgoing employees get the personalized service you need.

Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee Career Transition Process

Using Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee’s refined Career Transition process, we work closely with the displaced employee to prepare the individual for the entire job search process with step-by-step guidance and on-call career counseling as personal career coaches, we establish long-term relationships and mentor the candidate throughout their transition and beyond.

  • Face-To-Face Contact: A Career Transition Consultant meets with the prospect covering all aspects of the job search process
  • Career Questionnaire Analysis: Discussion of target companies and job search strategies aligned with the translatable skill base and career goals of the candidate
  • Resume & Cover Letter Boot Camp: Format, preparation, targeting, review and analysis
  • Personalized Digital Branding: Consultation on digital tools to build candidate’s personal brand throughout the job search including online resume posting and networking
  • Personalized Salary Report: Candidates gain an edge in salary negotiations using our tailored salary reports
  • Mock Interview: Preparation, analysis and follow-up to hone candidates interviewing skills
  • Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee’s Interview Prep Package: Our how-to guide for the entire interview process from phone skills to closing the deal

Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee is here to guide you and your employees through this sensitive process to ensure a successful separation. In a discouraging market, we’ll coach and inspire job seekers to persevere throughout their career search. Contact Sanford Rose Associates – Santee today to see how we can transition with you.

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