Continuing the Tradition of Serving Industry for over 40 years

The Spinrad Group is a technical recruiting firm in business since 1967, providing Top Talent to the Textile and Sewn Products Industry.  Started by Mal Spinrad, and continued by Kenn and Sharon Spinrad, we have a long tradition of assisting our clients find the ideal candidate to fit the ever changing needs of their business and industry.

Our client’s are “Role Models” within their respective industries, recognized for their Innovative and World Class operations.  One of the ways they maintain this competitive advantage is their unwavering commitment to hiring the strongest candidates.  We help maintain their competitive advantage by providing our clients with Top Performers.

We can add this value to your search by bringing our vast network of industry experts, and contacts to target Top Talent, and through our time tested qualifying process identify the ideal candidates for your open positions.

Clients

 

For our clients we assist in the placement of candidates in every facet of product development, sourcing, supply chain, quality, manufacturing, distribution and sales.  Our firm acts as an adjunct to your hiring efforts, seeking out Top Talent within that Industry finding candidates outside of traditional corporate recruiting methods.

Our client’s are “Role Models” within their respective industries, recognized for their Innovative and World Class operations.  One of the ways they maintain this competitive advantage is their unwavering commitment to hiring the strongest candidates.  We help maintain their competitive advantage by providing our clients with Top Performers.  We screen potential candidates for the right qualifications for your openings, following the job description, industry experience, salary parameters and cultural fit.  As always, candidates are submitted on a contingency basis.  No fee is due until a successful start. Some of our specialties include:

  • Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Sales Management and Sales Representatives
  • Cutting and Sewing Trainers
  • Program Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers and Specialists
  • Operations & Plant Managers
  • Production Managers, Supervisors and Lead Operators
  • Sourcing Managers and Specialists
  • Continuous and Process Improvement Specialists/ Engineers
  • Embroidery and Screen Printing
  • Quality Assurance Manager and Specialists
  • Maintenance Managers and Mechanics
  • Industrial, Process, Textile, Mechanical, Electrical and Product Engineers
  • Lead Operators
  • Patternmakers/ Technical Designers
  • Soft and Hard Goods Designers
  • Merchandisers/ Product Managers
  • Production Planners & Schedulers
  • Distribution/ Logistics Managers and Specialists

We specialize in working within technical markets in Textiles & Sewn Products including: Footwear, Government and Military Contracts, Medical Products, Luggage, Fashion, Tailored Apparel, Dancewear, Swimwear, Intimates, Athletic Uniforms, Workwear, Technical Apparel, Uniforms, Leather Goods, Furniture, Home Fashions, Bedding & Mattresses, Automotive Suppliers, Polyurethane & Urethane, Injection Molding, Extrusion, Knits, Wovens, Nonwovens, and High Performance Fabrics.

 

Candidates

Having been in the business of recruiting top talent for over 40 years, working with candidates both domestically and offshore, our firm typically represents individuals who would not necessarily respond to an employer’s ad for reasons of privacy. We pride ourselves in being aware of the need for personal attention and confidentiality while in the search of a new opportunity. We bring to the table unique, industry specific experience and understanding of your skills as a candidate…. This enables us to match you to the best fitting opportunity.

To become a candidate it is helpful to send as much information as possible including:

  • Resume
  • Compensation Requirements, Salary History
  • Ability to Relocate, Desired Locations
  • References and Recommendations
  • Examples of Your Work

Interviewing

Interview Guide Tips:

Prep, Prep, Prep

The single most important thing in any interview – be prepared. Understand your work experience, skills you can bring to the table, the position, the company, the whole package.

Prepare Overview

Be able to give the Interviewer a 2-3 minute synopsis of your skills and experience related to the position you’re interviewing for. This is a great support and provides direction for addressing those open ended questions which may sometimes leave you repeating yourself or at a loss for words.

Ask Questions

You need to show an interest in the company and the position. The Candidate that is pumped up about the opportunity and wants to know more will win out over the Candidate that lacks interest and enthusiasm. These questions shouldn’t be based around salary, overtime, hours worked, and raises available… these types of questions are you showing an interest in things that benefit you versus showing an interest in ways that you can benefit the company. “What can I do for this company?” Questions about the position, responsibilities, reporting structure, systems & equipment used, and company history are all good places to start.

Know the Company

 

Don’t forget to research the company and where they are located. You don’t need to figure out the CEO’s favorite color or the sales figures of every office nationally; but having a general idea of the company and employee culture is ALWAYS a good idea.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

  • Describe your most positive and negative experiences in prior positions.
  • What aspects of your jobs did you like best / least?
  • People orientated strengths / technically orientated strengths.
  • Have you had experience dealing with high stress situations? If so, please elaborate on how you deal with this type of environment.
  • How do you handle difficult employees or Supervisors?

Be prepared to answer questions as farfetched as “What animal do you identify with and why?” through to the most basic questions based around why you left your current position and what salary you are seeking.

 

Contact Us

Toll Free Phone: 800-373-0944
Phone: 215-545-3460
Toll Free Fax: 800-636-0944
Fax: 215545-3467

Stephen R. Saft
Ssaft@spinrad.net

Mailing Address:

The Spinrad Group
230 South Broad Street
Suite 1002
Philadelphia, PA 19110-0526