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Schaffer Associates is a national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As the premier management consulting firm serving the industry, we help build organizations and leadership teams that foster corporate growth and success well into the future.

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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TalentID

For individual contributor and entry level management positions, Schaffer Associates now offers clients its unparalleled search process on a modified partially retained basis. If you’re looking to fill Territory Sales, Store Manager, Process Engineer, and other similar roles, TalentID offers you the best recruiting solution.

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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 & Founder

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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Lumber Supplier Looks to Hire General Manager

12/8/17 - 03:44 pm

  Schaffer Associates is recruiting for a General Manager of a lumber supply company located in Hawaii. Reporting to the President of the Company’s parent organization, the General Manager will be actively engaged in leadership and management of the branch. In this role, the General Manager will be accountable for the branch’s business results, including sales, profit margins, inventory, expenses and profitability. 

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Schaffer Associates’ Expansion Continues With the Addition of Industry Expert Tom Masson

12/8/17 - 01:58 pm

Charlotte, NC – Schaffer Associates, the national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries, announced today that Tom Masson has joined their organization as an Account Executive.  Masson’s hire is the third high-level addition for Schaffer Associates in recent months and the fourth Account Executive to

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Schaffer Associates to Attend Design & Construction Week 2018

12/6/17 - 05:14 am

  Schaffer Associates will once again begin the New Year by traveling to sunny Orlando for the Fifth Annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), which includes both NAHB’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  Senior members of our newly-expanded team will spend January 9-11 walking the floors of both shows, meeting with current and potential

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