Manufacturing Executive Search



RSI’s Manufacturing Executive Search teawm has many years of Executive Recruiting under our belt, and as such, we understand the Manufacturing industry better than others.

Reaction Search Internatoinal’s Executive Search Consultants have more than 30 years of collective experience in Manufacturing Executive Search, Manufacturing Recruiting and Manufacturing Consulting. We assist companies that range from start-up manufacturing firms to full-service contract research organizations, to Fortune 100 manufacturing firms. Because of their inside knowledge and ins-and-outs with key players in the field, our Executive Headhunters have a proven track record for successful placements within the manufacturing industry, including manufacturing research and development.

At RSI, we provide executive placement solutions, staffing your entire company with everyone from staff engineers to executive-level professionals. Because of our high success rates, over 50 percent of our business comes from clients with which we have long-standing relationships.


Reaction Search International is a nationwide manufacturing executive search firm dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting and delivering the highest-caliber manufacturing professionals, professionals who can step into a manufacturing position and begin contributing to your company immediately. Whether you need to find a manufacturing CEO or to build an entire manufacturing team virtually overnight, Reaction Search is the answer to your manufacturing executive search needs. Our ultimate goal is to connect time-strapped manufacturing employers with the talented manufacturing candidates that will take their companies to levels of success they didn’t know were possible.


We have a network of professional manufacturing executive recruiters located in major cities across the country, recruiters with a proven process to find top-quality manufacturing candidates and match them to positions that fit their particular skill set. Reaction Search International utilizes headhunters with industry knowledge, and who have worked in the positions for which they now recruit talent. They use their previous experience to their advantage in order to perpetuate RSI’s extremely high retention rate within the Manufacturing Executive Recruiting Division. These manufacturing executive recruiters know the questions to ask, are able to quickly assess candidate competency, and use their insights to enable them to consistently recruit first-rate applicants.

RSI’s team of Executive Search Consultants has successfully placed candidates in such positions as Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents in the following areas:

  • Board Search
  • CEO
  • CBO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • Chemistry (Analytical/Bio-analytical/Organic)
  • Research
  • Information Technology and Laboratory Automation
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • VP Clinical Development
  • Process and Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales


Our extensive Manufacturing knowledge base and proven record of accomplishment enables RSI staff everything from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and to quickly and thoroughly customize and complete each Manufacturing Executive Search.

While having basic knowledge of engineering, chemical reactions, production, environmental issues and industrial operations is required in our candidates, we also look for the following:

Characteristics of Successful Employees:
  • Leadership capabilities – the ability to influence, inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to take a planned and calculated approach to managing risk
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficient work behavior
  • Risk-averse
  • Find routine tasks enjoyable
  • Controllers
  • Able to analyze situations in a structured and logical manner
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Able to make decisions based on objective data
  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Confidence in self – must believe in their abilities to complete tasks
  • Project management capabilities – ability to manage resources, including staff, prioritizing tasks and managing multiple projects


Strong Numerical Reasoning:

Numerical reasoning skills are very important in ensuring a high performance in this role. In manufacturing and operations, candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong ability to quickly and effectively identify critical work-related issues and logically draw conclusions from numerical data such as performance figures, production reports and analysis reports. They will also be expected to show a strong capacity to monitor operations and performance progress using numerical metrics and numerical performance indicators.

Verbal Reasoning Skills:

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a moderate capacity to quickly and effectively identify critical business-related issues and logically draw conclusions from written work-related material such as operational manuals, instructions, policies and internal reports. They will also be expected to exhibit a moderate capacity to explain work-related issues in a clear and simple manner.

Abstract Reasoning:

Abstract reasoning or lateral thinking skills are very important to achieve successful performance in this role. In this field, candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong capacity to quickly gather a variety of new work-related information to assist them in making informed decisions and solving operational problems. They will also be expected to show a strong capacity to quickly learn new information or assess problems that are outside the scope of their usual knowledge and experience. They will also be expected to demonstrate a strong capacity to identify operational trends and patterns in production-related data.


RSI’s Manufacturing Executive Search Firm team specializes in specific careers. By determining which career path a candidate wants to take, and whether or not they have what it takes to succeed in such a career, RSI can successfully wrap up the search for your new manufacturing professional.

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