Associated Materials Incorporated (AMI), parent of several North American manufacturing and distribution operations, continues to revolutionize the exterior building products industry. Our multiple product brands and services penetrate both the remodeling and new construction markets in the continental United States and Canada, serving the needs of contractors, builders, remodelers and architects through our company-owned wholesale stores and select independent distributor partners. The AMI multi-brand offering includes: Alside, Gentek, Revere, Preservation, Alpine and UltraGuard.
Our Manufacturing Groups, with engineering and manufacturing facilities across U.S. and Canada, continue to lead the industry with innovative products that set our brands apart. Company-owned distribution, through our Supply Center Distribution Organization, links us directly to contractors, remodelers, builders and other professionals throughout North America – a highly unique competitive advantage. Bringing it all together is a dedicated Corporate Group centered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH providing comprehensive leadership and support.
With over 3,000 employees in 35+ states, four provinces and continuous growth plans, we offer excellent transitional or career opportunities for our separating military heroes. Whether you're looking for part-time opportunities while you earn your degree or you're ready to establish a post-military career development track, we have unique opportunities for you to investigate. We encourage you to view all of our open positions.
In my current position, I am responsible for the pricing analytics of Outside Purchase Products (OPP). This position is in charge of analyzing product pricing that is manufactured by another company and sold in our AMI stores. Products are analyzed by margin, sale price, transfer price and trends. A large portion of my job focuses on the strategic development of new ideas and processes. The position allows me to fully extend my skills to justify change within a large organization. AMI has given me the opportunity to make a positive impact on a daily basis; which is exactly something that I was looking for transitioning out of the military.
The most valuable piece of advice I can give is to step outside your comfort zone whenever the opportunity presents itself. If you are afraid of giving formal presentations, volunteer to speak in front of an audience. If you are uncomfortable with computer programs, research or take a class to better understand them. You will never get the position you want, unless you take the necessary steps to achieve it. Put yourself in a position to succeed. Practice makes perfect. Isn't that what the military has taught us? If nothing else, you will be more confident in yourself which will project upon those you interview with.
I'm overall responsible for all aspects of production on second shift. Safety, Delivery, Quality, HPU and Cost. I ensure all information, as well as the daily plan is passed on to the Supervisors and daily goals are being met. I ensure staffing levels are maintained and that employees are being properly trained. What I like most is that after retirement from the service still having an opportunity to mentor and train my Supervisors to be better Leaders.
Use what programs and benefits that are offered to you. Some are available for only so many years. You served, you earned them. Time goes by fast. Don't wake up one day and realize it's too late.