Your Dream Motorcycle Job Is Here.

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I am not going to turn my Blog into a recruiting website, but the economy being what it is, I thought that I could help one of my readers find his dream motorcycle job. If you are interested to apply for this “Vice-President Of Product Planning” job, please contact directly on my behalf Henry at  Henry Lonski & Associates at 321-952-2059. Following is the list of requirements for this position.

“Do you love Powersports? Do you love to ride and even have a passion for all things about ATV, Motorcycles, Scooters, Dirt Bikes & Go Karts?

We are looking to hire a VP Product Planning to run the product operations. 
Relocation for you and your family will be to the Southeast USA HQ. Includes International Travel. The VP must be an effective, detailed, organized and a consistent communicator. 

What is Required: 10 + years experience in Power Sports Planning, Development & Production, 5+ years of successful leadership experience managing staff in a manufacturing or production environment.

Experience managing overall results through other Managers, Production Resources and indirect supervision of others · Indirectly manage maintenance, safety, purchasing, quality, supply chain and logistics processes · Demonstrate expertise with successful manufacturing, quality and process improvements ·  Demonstrated ability to hold employees accountable and motivate them as needed


What will you do.  Plan and manage the day to day allocation of resources (equipment, people, materials and systems) in order to efficiently, safely and cost effectively achieve performance targets as agreed upon with Production Management. Manage relationships with suppliers, colleagues and support services to ensure achievement of targets. Work with production, purchasing, supply chain management and warehousing to troubleshoot as needed. Understand EPA & CARB Regulations, procedures & policies and apply them fairly and consistently. Track competencies of subordinates and provide leadership and development as required
Coach, mentor and develop team members to meet current and future business requirements. Review achievement of targets and report variances. Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root causes of failures and support continuous improvement initiatives.

What we offer. A friendly, team environment. · Competitive Salary [$$$] & Incentive program [$$$]. Excellent Benefits Packages. Paid Time off Holidays and Paid Vacations.

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5 Responses to “Your Dream Motorcycle Job Is Here.”


  1. 1 Kevin Warren May 16th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Cyril,

    I liked this post and will speak on an observation of the state of the industry.

    Currently plant closings announced in the U.S. are the Maryville operation of
    Honda and Harley following suit with announced plant closings and reshuffling. That’s just the big guys.

    This leaves a lot of highly qualified men and women whom our industry could
    benefit from out of work. The technical skills of not only manufacturing but engines and
    design will and are being put on the streets.

    How can our industry benefit? New ideas and forward thinking should be aplenty
    with this crop of skilled individuals soon being displaced.

    Small business models may be the way to take these skilled individuals and
    place them back to work. Can operations like Arlen Ness, J&P, and or their
    clients help?

    Clients who are buying 100K bikes could in reality fund small business startups
    in the industry. The business experience of these clients could also be shared
    as a quasi mentor program of how their own business is operated. Giving
    guidance on financial management, strategic marketing and client care may
    be a way.

    The future is upon us with new engine technologies, electrical as it applies to
    computer based on bike systems management etc…

    Rebuilding the industry from the ground up taking advantage of the skills our
    U.S work force has is something I’d like to see happen in these hard times.

    So if you’re reading and are an industry vendor please look to these factories
    to fill your workforce needs. IF you’re reading and are a successful business
    man/woman with equity resources to invest consider networking with those
    you deal with in our industry and seek out those who are looking for capital
    with new ideas we all could benefit from.

    Kevin Warren

  2. 2 Grayhawk May 17th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Interesting perspective by Kevin and a lot of points well made. However while doing same from/for both points of positioning also do your due diligence as to prospective hirings and potential investments no matter the personal standpoint your addressing from.

    Yes there is an availability of qualtiy personal and some not so highly thought of coming available, no quick fixes or hirings, run the traps. Hiring one with good experience most often pays off but not always,

    Sometimes training one your way with no bad habits learned sometimes will serve your needs very well if said person is astute, conscientious and driven to succeed and grow.

    From the investment side viewpoint do not throw your money into a money pit without; assuring yourself the business is viable, good business practices in place, a solid business plan is in place and solid forecastable gains measurable.

    Business funding needs can/may also be assisted from SBA and may not have the controls that an individual or group entity may want if funding a portion of your growth.

    Lot of ways one can skin a cat just do your research, way your options and use your common sense, EYES WIDE open always.

    Adjust for the bad times we are now in, but plan and prepare for the good times ahead, take advantage of any opportunities the bad times affords you, work smart not hard.

    Grayhawk

  3. 3 Kevin May 17th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    GrayHawk,

    I agree with everything you said especially the part about
    “if said person is astute, conscientious and driven to succeed and grow.”
    I would like to think those people are out their and those who’ve been
    successful know how to spot them.

    The EYES WIDE OPEN approach is usually possessed by someone who’s
    been around, knows what it takes to succeed (all those things) and
    has the compassion to assist the new creatives without regard for what they gain financially given they are themselves already financially secure.

    Sometimes fear of loosing market share or income within the industry results
    in what are good visionary products being pushed aside to maintain the
    status quo and or product security of known entities.

    Would their be a Roland Sands w/o the support he has? I mention Roland
    because he is one of the new crop of guys expressing things in ways others
    haven’t and someone everyone has seen grow in the public eye.

    I was given opportunities in my life by a couple people who looked beyond
    what my resume said I should be doing and saw what I could do. Now as
    I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to return the favor to exactly those type of people
    you mention, however, they weren’t in the motorcycle business.

    I know we both see this the same way. I think.

    Kevin Warren

  4. 4 Kevin May 17th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    GrayHawk,

    I agree with everything you said especially the part about
    “if said person is astute, conscientious and driven to succeed and grow.”
    I would like to think those people are out their and those who’ve been
    successful know how to spot them.

    The EYES WIDE OPEN approach is usually possessed by someone who’s
    been around, knows what it takes to succeed (all those things) and
    has the compassion to assist the new creatives without regard for what they gain financially given they are themselves already financially secure. You
    never throw money into a “sinking hole” as I told someone just yesterday.
    The business model has to be viable, capitol managed conservatively/
    properly and with growth and hard times considered.

    Sometimes fear of loosing market share or income within the industry results
    in what are good visionary products being pushed aside to maintain the
    status quo and or security of known entities.

    Would their be a Roland Sands w/o the support he has? I mention Roland
    because he is one of the new crop of guys expressing things in ways others
    haven’t and someone everyone has seen grow in the public eye. I doubt
    many realize the endless hours it takes to design, create, continue learning
    and growing, do the paperwork and all it takes to be successful.

    I was given opportunities in my life by a couple people who looked beyond
    what my resume said I should be doing and saw what I could do.
    John Harcourt former VP of electronic imaging was one whom with the
    opportunity and support my life would have been different. Now as I’ve
    gotten older I’ve tried to return the favor to exactly those type of people
    you mention, however, they weren’t in the motorcycle business.

    I know we both see this the same way. I think.

    Kevin Warren

  5. 5 Kevin May 17th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    GrayHawk,

    I agree with everything you said especially the part about
    “if said person is astute, conscientious and driven to succeed and grow.”
    I would like to think those people are out their and those who’ve been
    successful know how to spot them.

    The EYES WIDE OPEN approach is usually possessed by someone who’s
    been around, knows what it takes to succeed (all those things) and
    has the compassion to assist the new creatives without regard for what they gain financially given they are themselves already financially secure. You
    never throw money into a “sinking hole” as I told someone just yesterday.
    The business model has to be viable, capitol managed conservatively/
    properly and with growth and hard times considered.

    Sometimes fear of loosing market share or income within the industry results
    in what are good visionary products being pushed aside to maintain the
    status quo and or security of known entities.

    Would their be a Roland Sands w/o the support he has? I mention Roland
    because he is one of the new crop of guys expressing things in ways others
    haven’t and someone everyone has seen grow in the public eye. I doubt
    many realize the endless hours it takes to design, create, continue learning
    and growing, do the paperwork and all it takes to be successful.

    I was given opportunities in my life by a couple people who looked beyond
    what my resume said I should be doing and saw what I could do.
    John Harcourt former VP of Electronic Imaging at Nikon was one whom without the opportunity and support he gave my life would have been different. Now as I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to return the favor to exactly those type of people you mention, however, they weren’t in the motorcycle business. For me it’s about the relationships we build along the way and the
    great things that can come from them.

    I have nothing but faith that many who now see the light at the end of the
    tunnel fading with what’s going on at these plants/shops etc. will indeed
    be smiling in the sunshine and laughing in the future.

    I know we both see this the same way. I think.

    Kevin Warren

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