I am currently and unexpectedly about 2 months into a job search. I am struggling with a couple fo things but the biggest of which is how to address the convoluted structure at my last company. I was at an engineering company where people may have what amounted to three titles; an engineering title (Packaging Engineer, Automation Engineer, Validation Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering Subject Matter Expert); a business title (Account Manager, Business Unit Leader, Business Unit Manager, Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations); and roles at client companies (similar to the engineering titles but aligned to the client/project needs.I was at the company for nearly 13 years. My engineering role changed three times, my business role changed two or three times, and I switched clients three times.
Because of this I have experience and achievements that do not line up well because of role changes at odd times.
For instance I was supporting my last client for the last four+ years. During that time I ran three major multiyear capital projects for the client. My engineering title was the same for the entire four + years (mostly - they added a second engineering title my last three months) but my business title changed twice and the company went through a renaming/restructuring.
Right now I represent that as four separate lines on my resume (see headlines only below), minor differences in resposibilities, and with the same projects (although independent accomplishments per project) on all four. I am getting feedback from recruiters that this is causing confusion. Any suggestions.
April 2018 to November 2018: Engineering SME / Project Manager, Kansas Account, Clarke Solutions
July 2016 to April 2018: Account Manager/Project Manager, Kansas Account, Clarke Solutions (Formerly Clarke Engineering Services)
April 2016 to July 2016: Account Manager/Project Manager, Kansas Account, Clarke Engineering Services
July 2014 to April 2016: Project Manager, Chicago Business Unit, Clarke Engineering Services