In this week’s employee spotlight, we are pleased to highlight Harry Snyder! Harry is a Business Development Manager out of our Westmont, IL office. He’s been with JSG for over five years now and has made a tremendous impact on our organization. Keep reading to learn more about Harry’s role at Johnson Service Group and his career in the staffing industry.
You have been a Business Development Manager with JSG for over five years. What does that entail?
My role as a Business Development Manager is centered around finding new clients to work with, as well as maintain and grow relationships with our current clients to ensure we’re helping them in all areas that JSG can affect. I also assist in directing and mentoring our newer sales staff in the Chicago office to help them understand the JSG way and systems.
Tell us a little bit more about your background in business development and sales.
At the beginning of my career, I worked in construction for my family-owned businesses. I wanted to get into business, so I moved to St. Louis. I started in Engineering-focused call centers, and from there, I transitioned into Operations. Eventually, I was set up with the staffing industry and transitioned into a full business development role. I wanted to continue staffing but was looking for something closer to home. I discovered Johnson Service Group, and the rest is history.
What do you like most about working in the staffing industry?
I have worked in several industries, and working in staffing is like riding a wave. At its high, this job can be the best there is, but as with most jobs, there are low points too. For me, it’s seeing that the low points are far and few between and that things change so fast, everything can change in a week (sometimes even a day!).
Are there any positions/industries that your office specializes in?
Our office focuses on Manufacturing and Engineering. We deal heavily with Quality, Project Managers, and all types of Engineering. However, Quality seems to be a hot button topic this year!
What do you think makes Johnson Service Group unique?
One aspect that I like the most is the direct contact with my SVP Ken Slater, contact that I’ve had from day one. It allows me to get an answer quickly. This is so important, especially in this market. You don’t have time to wait around on redlines of a contract, or “can we work with the client based off the INFO that was given?” If I have a pressing question that needs an answer, I can get it within the hour sometimes.
Lastly, JSG is all about building relationships with their clients. Having the chance to get to know them over lunch, taking them to a ball game, joining them for a company golf outing, and even getting invited to their companies’ outings. JSG is always shifting gears to allow our employees to succeed and listening to their ideas to help better the company as a whole.
What are some of your favorite things to do in the Chicagoland area?
My fiancé and I have a golden retriever named Lolli and a border collie named Shelby. So, we like to take them on walks and take them swimming. We just bought a house in Geneva, IL, and because of my construction background, I have been tasked with all the projects around the house! I’ve been busy, and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We both love food and try to get out to new restaurants as we find them. We also love to cook ourselves, and every Sunday, we do meal preparation for our lunches for the week ahead. I also love to golf!