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Schaffer Associates is an executive search firm specializing in talent acquisition for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As premier executive recruiters with expert focus on your industry, we help you HIRE SMART.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

YOUR NEEDS. OUR PROCESS. SHARED SUCCESS.

Executive Search

For officer-level and other high profile positions, Schaffer Associates partners with you on a fully retained basis. Our Account Executives work directly with you to gain a detailed understanding of the position. We use a research-driven, zero-based approach to every project to deliver you the very best.

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Management Recruiting

For mid-management level positions, Schaffer Associates works with you on a partially retained basis, affording you our trademark industry knowledge in a customized process for your search. Deploying the power of our in-house research team, we get you the results you need.

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ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES

SYNERGIES. METHODOLOGIES. VIABILITY.

Restructuring & Reorganization

Having the right organizational structure in place is key to a company’s growth and success in the global marketplace. Through our accurate and objective analysis, Schaffer Associates will help you take the right steps to make sure your organization is structured in a way that gives it the competitive edge.

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Testing & Assessment

How do you know if a candidate is right for the position? Do you know what an employee’s potential is? At Schaffer Associates, we help clients make personnel decisions based on data-driven, objective, and in-depth insights through our testing and assessment programs.

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CLIENTS

HARDWARE. HOME IMPROVEMENT. BUILDING MATERIALS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS.

Industry Focus

With our expert focus on the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries, we are your Industry’s Inside Source. We know your industry, your product, and your customer. We help you HIRE SMART.

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Areas of Expertise

Investing in quality talent is critical to a company’s success. Schaffer Associates exists to ensure the highest return on that investment. Since 1992, we’ve achieved this with our relevant expertise at all stages of the supply chain.

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Client Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for what we can do for you. Hear what our clients have to say about us. From marketing executives to senior human resources professionals, they’ve all experienced the benefit of choosing Schaffer Associates to manage their hiring needs.

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MISSION

CHARACTER. INTEGRITY. HONESTY.

The mission of Schaffer Associates is to locate and attract top talent for our clients by utilizing our unique executive search methodology and by tapping into our extensive network of contacts in the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. It is our desire to provide our clients with outstanding service, characterized by uncompromising integrity and proven results, as we help them build a leadership team to bring them corporate success well into the future.

The vision of Schaffer Associates is to maintain our position as the premier executive search firm in the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries, and to remain the expert and the “industry insider” regarding human talent acquisition.

Most importantly, the ambition of Schaffer Associates is to honor God in all that we do. We believe that we achieve this goal by providing extraordinary services to our clients, operating in an ethical manner, and treating each other with kindness and respect.

TEAM

UNCOMPROMISING. COMMITTED. FOCUSED.

JIM SCHAFFER, Chairman & CEO

When he founded the company in 1992, Jim Schaffer brought over three decades of experience in corporate leadership to the equation. Serving as a senior executive in the retail industry for 35 years, he has extensive experience in directing businesses on both a regional and national basis. With a focus on the hardware and building materials industries in particular, Jim served in officer-level positions with companies such as Builders Square, Erb Lumber, Diamond Lumber, Grossman’s Inc., and Sears.

As a recognized industry leader, Jim has contributed measurably to the industry’s growth. As a result, he has developed a vast number of key relationships, as well as a comprehensive perspective of the industry itself. Today, Jim maintains a highly visible leadership position in the industry in a wide variety of roles.

Under Jim’s direction, Schaffer Associates has become a national leader in organizational consulting and executive search for both industry and Fortune 500 clients.  The standards for integrity and professionalism that he has integrated into the practice are unparalleled, and his commitment to producing superior results for his client base is unwavering.

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Summer’s Over and the Hiring Season Is Upon Us

09/12/16 - 02:55 pm

  The kids are back in school.  Summer vacations are largely over.  Football season is already underway.  And all across America, companies are heading into the Fall looking to maximize growth in the last four months of 2016 and, more importantly, making plans for 2017. In particular, companies are making strategic decisions concerning senior-level talent acquisition to help guide their

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National Hardware Manufacturer Looks to Hire Channel Manager

09/7/16 - 02:47 pm

Schaffer Associates is recruiting for a Channel Manager—Hardware for a leading national hardware manufacturer in the greater Indianapolis, IN area. The primary purpose of this position is the development of marketing strategies, tools, and tactics to drive growth and profitability within the Hardware Channel (Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menard’s, Ace Hardware, etc.). Accountabilities include establishing the overall marketing plan, leading the

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General Managers Needed for Expanding Home Improvement Retailer

09/1/16 - 01:47 pm

Schaffer Associates is recruiting for multiple General Managers for a home improvement retailer undergoing an exciting season of growth and expansion into the Western PA area. Our Client is looking for high energy individuals who exhibit a passion for customer service and know how to lead a team. In particular, General Managers are accountable for directing the complete operation of

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