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FMCG Professionals Transitioning to Interim Management

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Scott Williams Business Development Manager posted almost 2 years ago

The pressure on food and drink manufacturers to keep costs down whilst maintaining margins means that businesses need to innovate and adopt new technologies to stay competitive, however, Brexit uncertainty is putting pressure on new product development departments and the risk is that we may see the need to innovate being compromised to make quick cost savings.

I have seen senior, permanent openings within new product development departments being replaced with interim managers instead of permanent hires. It is a very unusual situation and has become more prevalent as food processing and manufacturing businesses wait until Brexit uncertainty is resolved.

The FMCG sector is more than familiar with the benefits of using interim managers and is within the top four sectors using interim executives according to the Institute of Interim Management’s 2018 annual survey, however, the current trend looks much more like a defensive strategy.

From the candidate’s perspective, we are being approached by people who have never previously worked on an interim basis but who can see the benefits of going down that route for six months or more during the Brexit transition.


Economic Uncertainty

Businesses are acting with caution until Brexit negotiations are finalised and there is clarity on the new legal landscape for consumer goods. It is difficult to plan for the future – and that is especially true for businesses in food and drink and FMCG where the supply chains for major food and drinks manufacturers, consumer goods companies and supermarkets are tightly interwoven with the EU.

Hiring experts on a short-term project basis suits business because it gives them more flexibility and reduced risk while allowing them to benefit from the skills and experience of the individuals.

Many companies fear the cost of taking on interim managers and it is true that day rates are higher for experienced interims. Experience shows us however, that the actual cost of direct employment adds around two thirds on top of basic pay so comparing day rates with basic salary is not a fair measure.  In fact, paying the right rate for the right individual can mean that projects are delivered in shorter time frames and more efficiently, ultimately saving the business money.

While many candidates are now looking at the interim opportunities that are available, it is not for everyone. Expectations on interim managers are high and they need to be capable of making real impact on the business with almost immediate effect. On the other hand, there are people who perhaps are ready for their next career move but due to the economic uncertainty, have decided to batten down the hatches and stay put.  It’s certainly an interesting time in recruitment.
 

Industry Stockpiling

It is no secret that UK manufacturers have been stockpiling while they await the outcome of the latest Brexit negotiations. A survey by the Food and Drink Federation has found that 68% of businesses have increased their stock holdings in case of a no-deal Brexit, while 78% of companies have deployed staff to work on preparations for a disorderly exit.  

While shelf-life considerations mean it is sometimes harder for a food manufacturer to take emergency stocking measures, many businesses have nevertheless ramped up production to unprecedented levels.  This has inevitably led to new positions becoming available in production – but warned that the opposite may be true further down the line.  Stockpiling is having an impact on the FMCG sector, certainly, particularly when it comes to distribution and logistics; haulage companies are much busier and need to be booked weeks in advance and warehouses are rapidly filling up.

What it also means is that some time down the line, production levels will be reduced whilst stocks are cleared and at that point there will inevitably be an effect on staffing levels. Even in the best of scenarios, it could take months for things to get back to normal.  It is this sort of upheaval and unusual practice which can lead to cashflow problems for businesses, particularly SMEs.

Despite these short-term concerns, I am confident the food and drink and FMCG industries will continue to thrive. Regardless of what happens, people will still have to shop for food, so the sector will survive and recruitment will carry on.  We’ve seen some outstanding candidates - who left FMCG to move into the automotive industry when that sector was thriving - come back now that the economy is less stable.

That means this is a fantastic time for FMCG businesses, who are actively hiring, to bring in top talent - whether it is on a permanent or interim basis.


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Graduate Sales Engineers Permanent positions - Heathrow. Controls and Automation. Salary negotiable + benefits. We have interesting opportunities for ambitious graduates who are keen to succeed in a career within Consulting Sales. Working for this company, a world leader in Sensors, Safety, Vision, Measurement and Microscopes you will receive a comprehensive training plan giving you a strong technical understanding of all products. As the Graduate Sales Engineer, you will be required to: Find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities. Meet and demonstrate company products to Technicians, Engineers, Managers and Directors to sell effective solutions. Be a key contributor to the dynamic and close-knit sales team. Be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Manage your own territory which will be delegated to you. The Graduate Sales Engineer should have the following: Degree education. A hunger to succeed and over-achieve in a technical sales role. Must be eligible to work in the UK. Must have a full driving licence, valid in the UK. Ideally commutable to the Heathrow location. As the Graduate Sales Engineer you will receive: A good starting salary. Quarterly bonus. Company car Advanced company pension, life cover and private healthcare. Subsidised gym membership. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in working in Technical Sales following your degree and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Justin Wainwright at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889267. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / London

Project Engineer

Project Engineer (Vehicle Build) £Competitive West Midlands Prototype Build, Design, Development, CAD, Attributes, Fit Out, Accessories, Project, Vehicles A Project Engineer (Vehicle Build)  is required with knowledge of vehicle build and fit out, product development, project delivery and hands on problem solving skills to work on new vehicle build programmes. Candidates with experience of leading the integration of new products within vehicle build and fit out projects while sport new product development being hands on in stripping an building the vehicles would be well received. Due to continued growth this niche supplier of vehicle accessories for retrofit vehicles based in the West Midlands requires a proactive, hands on Project Engineer with exposure of vehicle attributes, strip down and rebuild of body systems for a new permanent role. As a Project Engineer you will be required to: Main engineering and technical point of contact with customers and suppliers. Coordinate RFQs from OEM customers. Support supply partners (in the UK and overseas) with quality, process, and cost improvements. Write and maintain high level design briefs for the top-level product types.  Project manage the development of all the accessories for all new vehicles as well as the current vehicles. Write the design brief for new products in house and externally sourced when appropriate. Provide regular status reports of ongoing projects and future projects. Ensure that all departments are informed about what they will be required to do for a new product launch. Responsible for trial fitting, amending fitments / products and providing feedback to suppliers to ensure the final products are acceptable for our market. Where appropriate this could involve some re-designing of the initial product. Ensure that products are economically viable. Use warranty data to improve the quality of the products. Be aware of the current and future demands of the customers. Work with the Chief Technician to ensure that technical enquiries from customers are dealt with in a timely manner. Using the information gathered to improve the products or fitting instructions. Manage the creation & amending of fitting instructions. Ensure that all processes and procedures are carried out in line with the Companies Quality Management System. The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Engineering background in automotive. This could be vehicle fit out including defence, special vehicles. Good comprehension of vehicle standards. Knowledge of PPAP, REACH and FMEA Experience of using hand and power tools in a garage workshop environment. Empathy with our customer base. And this is very varied. Project management Skills Basic CAD design Good personal skills when working with a range of different cultures. Our suppliers are all over the world. Team player and good man management skills Have a good understanding of the commercial drivers of the business. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in the vehicle fit out and build allied with product test and development and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Programme Director

Programme Director – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is developing a novel high efficiency / low pollution engine for heavy duty transport and power. This innovative solution is attracting huge interest as an environmentally positive and practical solution to future emissions legislation. The company is now running prototype hardware and has well-funded and ambitious plans to rapidly industrialise the technology. Working alongside the Technical Director, your focus will be the delivery of this major outsourced project and future growth of the business’ commercial ventures and delivery capability. As Programme Director – You will be required to Hold ultimate responsibility for delivery of a demanding business plan to time and cost. Manage progress reporting, financial monitoring, programme governance Manage suppliers and programme partners as appropriate Work closely with Technical Director and Chief Engineers to actively evaluate and control programme risk and forward planning of resource Work closely with the CEO and Finance Controller on construction of future business, joint ventures, contracts etc., as required. As Programme Director – You will be Financially, commercially and legally astute, with experience of contract management and joint ventures. A hands-on and experienced project director, who demonstrates a successful track record in ultimate responsibility for technically and operationally complex multi-partner multi-site engineering development programmes Fluent in engine and engine systems technology and engineering Have SME and / or start up experience and be attracted by the unique challenges of a small business Capable of engaging and enthusing shareholders and investors Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Brighton

IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer

Job title: IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer Salary Range: £16.00 to £20.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Warwick, Warwickshire 12-month contract role working for a leading R&D Product Development Automotive client. An IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer is required with knowledge/experience with IT support, rewiring servers, IT infrastructure, customer service skills, an understanding of ITIL standards/principles, asset management and security practices. Candidates with a background of re-configuration of servers, data centre equipment - routers, switches, wireless equipment, firewalls, servers, storage and related cabling technologies would be well received. Due to ongoing growth this client based in Warwick requires a dynamic, leading IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer on a 12-month fixed term contract. As the IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer, you will be required to: Re-cabling server rooms and re-configuration of our entire server room system Cover hardware and software onsite support whilst advising users as well as offering remote support to users To understand the ITIL standards, principles, asset management and security practices Setup of new employees with new client builds, email access, user profiles, mobile devices and ID cards. To setup and interact with active directories including Windows 10, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Windows Server 2012 & 2016. Administration, monitoring and supporting all aspects of the IT including, software, and hardware, LANS, WANS and telecommunications systems Operating and the deployment of data centre equipment - routers, switches, wireless equipment, firewalls, servers, storage and related cabling technologies. Pick up and learn new software relatively quickly The IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Good people/communication skills and have good attention to detail. Experience in infrastructure ie rewiring of servers Experience of Windows 10, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Windows Server 2012 & 2016. Experience in hardware and software onsite support and advising users as well as offering remote support to users. Experience in an IT support role, with customer service skills, an understanding of ITIL standards, principles, asset management, security practices, LANS, WANS and telecommunications systems Hardware audits, pen testing and getting the department ready for ISO 27001 audits   This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of IT Hardware & Software Support company. In return for your experience, this Warwick based client will offer you: 12-month contract 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays £16.00 - £20.00 per hour Great working conditions   Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of IT Hardware & Software Support and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Process Engineer (CNC/NC/Cutting Tools)

Process Engineer (CNC/NC/Cutting Tools) £30,000pa - £40,000pa West Midlands  Process, Engineer, Machining, Tooling, CNC, NC, Systems, Manufacturing, Coordination, Planning, Problem Solving, Improvements, Tool Change & Management A Process Engineer is required with knowledge of managing and developing processes within a machining environment looking at tooling, tool changes, tool management, CNC/NC Program definition, SMED and waste elimination to support manufacturing operations. As a Process Engineer you will be required to: Design and create tooling plans, storage, and management of cutting tools to increase tooling change, eliminate waste and improve standardisation. Implement new Process layouts for the capture, logging, coordination, and standardisation of CNC/NC programmes for machining operations. Capacity Planning and support with new and existing product range to improve quality and performance across all areas of tooling and machining programming. Manufacture Route Planning and take control of identifying issues within the tracking, monitoring, and standardising of cutting tools and machining programmes to increase performance within all manufacturing operations.  Implement process improvement initiatives to support the reduction of waste while driving efficiencies across all areas of tooling and CNC/NC programming. Education / Skills / Experience Good level of standard Education Knowledge of process engineering, machining, cutting tools, CNC/NC programming, standardisation of processes and improvement within tooling change, machine set up and CNC/NC programming. Good exposure to continuous improvement tools Kaizan, Six Sigma and 5Whys. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process improvement, machining processes, cutting tools, tool management and standardisation and CNC/NC programs seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based company will offer you: Circa £30-40K pa plus benefits Excellent opportunity to progress your career and develop your skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Process Engineering within a machining environment, supporting the development of tooling schedules and plans along with standardisation of CNC/NC programs for machining operations and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Team Leader role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

Systems Engineer (Matlab and Simulink)

Systems Engineer - System Modelling Basildon *** Important Information - UK EYES ONLY - Due to the strict security requirements of our client, ALL candidates MUST have UK Citizenship *** Job Description Jonathan Lee Recruitment are pleased to be supporting QuEST Global Engineering Ltd in their search for suitably qualified and experienced Systems Engineers with Demonstrable experience in modelling with MATLAB and SIMULINK. Role Overview: We have a requirement for Systems engineers with systems modelling experience and exposure to MATLAB and SIMULINK. Roles will be based at our customer's site in Basildon. This is to support the development of a new EO product which has just entered the assessment phase. Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer with 2 to 3 years' experience of systems modelling experience and looking for the next stage in their career development. Ideally, we are looking for someone with Electro-optics systems experience and, a strong background in the use of Simulink, but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered. Job Responsibilities: Will vary depending on level of experience but responsibilities as part of the systems modelling team may include: Modelling of EO performance of the system. Ability to generate, run and analyse scenarios once the model is complete System/sub-system functional analysis and generation of functional system architectures Generation of system/sub-system models to support the design, test and verification of system functionality & performance Production of supporting system documentation and diagrams Modifications to existing legacy systems models to support development of the product Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory Knowledge and demonstrable experience of systems modelling & simulation tools (i.e. MATLAB and Simulink) Experience of developing systems models to characterise system functionality & performance Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Desirable Understanding systems requirements, performing functional analysis and generating system functional architectures Experience of the Systems engineering lifecycle Previous experience of Electro-optics systems design Experience of MBSE (Model Based System Engineering) methodology Previous experience with CAMEOSIM (not essential) Qualifications UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you meet the ESSENTIAL technical and security requirements then please apply now, or send your details to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk for a further conversation. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Basildon

C# Software Engineer

Job Title: C# Software Engineer Location: Bedfordshire A  C#  Software Engineer is required for an aerospace, defence and systems specialist. The successful applicant will be supporting R & D and product development functions for niche control and automation systems. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering object-oriented programming for Safety Critical Systems. As a C# Software Engineer your responsibilities will include: Developing software for safety critical embedded systems. Creating high quality and robust designs and code. Recording work products; keeping them under configuration management and providing plans and progress reports. C# programming. Using Object Oriented Design and UML. The C# Software Engineer should have the following skills/experience:  Degree qualified in a mathematics or computer science-based subject. Experience in software development in the aerospace or safety critical industry. Programming experience in an object-oriented C# is essential. Ability to gain SC clearance is essential. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates that have the current right to work in the UK will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of C# to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Bedfordshire based company will offer you: Competitive basic salary Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Software Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible.  If interested in this role then please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Bedford

Senior Systems Engineer

Job Role: System Engineer (3 positions available including Senior Systems Engineer & Principal Systems Engineer) Industry: Aerospace & Defence (Must be available to be SC Cleared) ***All candidates MUST be UK CITIZENS ONLY due to Sensitive National Security Clearance Requirements*** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working with a key client and a global leading consultancy and service providers who lead and support award winning businesses across the planet with key and critical projects. Due to winning new business and continuous company growth, my client is looking for new talent within Systems Engineering for permanent roles. An option for contract may be considered. As the Systems Engineer, you will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Role Overview: We have requirements for individuals at two different levels within the Systems Engineering organisation, based on skill set and experience. Some travel may be expected in this role. Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer/ Senior Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer with experience of integration, verification, validation, certification, qualification and acceptance of complex, high-reliability systems. Ideally you should have Radio Frequency/RF/Radar or Electro-optical systems experience but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered. Job Responsibilities: Will vary depending on level of experience, but main responsibilities may include: Lead/ support generation of test strategy, test plans & test documentation Planning/ preparation of integration/test environment, including facilities, test equipment (custom/ COTS), tools & test/ simulation software Lead/ support system integration and test activities, working closely with hardware, software & firmware teams to achieve project milestones/ deliverables Help to identify, investigate & resolve system integration issues Lead/support verification of system & sub-system requirements Define verification methods/ tests & show traceability to systems/ sub-system requirements Support system/ sub-system Qualification testing, including generation of test reports Lead/support system acceptance test activities Participation in Test and Qualification readiness reviews Gather test evidence and prepare documentation for Certification/Qualification Provide lab-based system demonstrations to customers/ partner companies Integrate systems on flight trials aircraft and support flight trials Support platform integration with customer systems/aircraft, including in-field system software upgrades Skills, Qualifications and Experience required Systems integration and/ or test experience of complex, high-reliability systems (ideally RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems) Experience of verification and validation (V&V) activities to achieve certification and acceptance Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Able to generate high-quality documentation (test specifications, procedures & reports) Use of GPTE (i.e. spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc) & experience of running test scripts Desirable Previous IVV experience of RF/Radar or Electro-optics systems Experience of defining verification methods and generating tests requirements/ procedures Experience of showing traceability of V&V tests to systems requirements & generating/ updating Verification Matrices (VCRMs) Previous experience of working in a Trials or field role Qualifications HND/ HNC or degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng) UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage   If you are eligible to apply and meet security requirements, please apply now or contact Paul Coates at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Bedfordshire

Controls Maintenance Engineer

Controls Maintenance Engineer Good permanent salary Birmingham Specialist machine build company This is a really interesting role for a Controls Maintenance Engineer to work in a company in Birmingham helping diagnose faults via PLC’s, finding out the cause and starting a log. We are looking for the following for this Controls Maintenance Engineer role: Experience working as a Controls Maintenance Engineer who can fault find via a PLC Capable of tracing the fault to find the root cause Able to work with machine operators in a consultative way to help them understand faults Happy to create a log of the fault and update the log as and when new faults arise Appropriate education in an engineering field This Controls Maintenance Engineer position is working on days and could be flexi start finish times with the company offering the following: Good permanent salary Benefits Ongoing training If this Controls Maintenance Engineer role is of interest, please apply now or get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Smethwick

Recruitment Coordinator

Recruitment Coordinator Remote Up to £15.00 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) 3 month contract Immediate Start An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced recruitment coordinator to support the delivery of a global OEM's UK Early Talent campaigns for Placements, Graduates and Apprentices. Working in a busy and fast paced environment, you will be providing operational support to the Early Talent Recruiter to deliver the Early Talent campaign. Job duties will include but are not limited to: Screening candidate application forms Managing the Early Talent Recruitment Inbox and responding to candidate queries in a timely manner Arranging and supporting Shortlist Meetings with the Early Talent Recruiter Coordinating and inviting candidates to virtual assessment centres Liaising with hiring managers to make arrangements for virtual assessment centres (interview packs/assessor guides) Providing necessary paperwork such as interview guides/assessor packs to hiring managers Updating necessary spreadsheets and internal systems with data Answer queries from candidates or managers by telephone and email Provide ad hoc administrative duties Skills and experience you will have: Previous Recruitment experience Experience using HR systems, such as Workday Previous experience working within a matrix organisation Experience of / exposure to, working with multiple facilities Previous experience in an administration role Experience of working with both internal and external customers Ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with various people both inside and outside of the organisation To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Peterborough

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps)

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Grimsby Maintenance, Fitter, Pumps, Service, Rebuild, Installation, Repair, Testing, Pump Engineer A Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) with knowledge of strip down, installation and service of pumps with manufacturing and process sectors is require to join a world class service provider. Candidates with experience of pumps, valves, mechanical strip down of production and process equipment, would be well received. As a Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) you will be required to: Rebuild, fix, install, maintain and refurbish pumps within a process and manufacturing arena. Work on customer sites fitting, installing and testing pumps. Deal with breakdown of pumps and pump systems involving refurbishment of bearings, seals, pressure testing, filter changing, machining and fault finding. The Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of mechanical equipment (preferably pumps) strip down onsite and within a workshop environment. Strong fault-finding experience with a practical hands-on approach to problem solving Mechanical equipment and/or rotating parts installation, repair, refurbishment and maintenance through both proactive and reactive service/maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical strip down, repair, installation and servicing of mechanical equipment, pumps and/or rotating parts seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Grimsby based service provider will offer you: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Excellent career development, progression within a multi-sector organisation who have a very strong and growing client portfolio. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of the strip-down and repair of pumps and/or mechanical pumps and equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Grimsby

Development Engineer - Advanced Engines

Development Engineer – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Temp to Perm - Competitive DOE Our client is developing a novel high efficiency / low pollution engine for heavy duty transport and power. This innovative solution is attracting huge interest as an environmentally positive and practical solution to future emissions legislation. The company is now running prototype hardware and has well-funded and ambitious plans to rapidly industrialise the technology. The successful candidate will hold responsibility for, and influence, key parts of the advanced engine production programme. As Development Engineer – You will be required to Work closely with the engine design team, and own key parts of the development process, moving from prototype to production. This will include generating the initial statement of requirements for your designated area. Refining the design and technical specification in conjunction with overall engine targets. Implement preliminary and ongoing system and design FMEAs. Create and implement DVPs. Support engineering partners and academic institutions in delivering test programs. Managing suppliers where appropriate. Forward plan work and resource, managing and mitigating risk. As Development Engineer – You will have A relevant degree and experience of internal combustion engine design. Be fluent in engine systems technology and engineering. Have held significant responsibility in an engine development programme. SME and / or start up experience and be attracted by the unique challenges and opportunities of a small business. Suitably qualified and experienced Engine Development Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Shoreham-by-Sea

Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer Permanent position Borehamwood £Negotiable This role DOES NOT provide sponsorship for visas A Software Development Engineer is required to work in partnership with other members of the development team on specification, development and updating of products, focussing primarily on the necessary software components. Due to increased workloads, this global provider of automated scientific solutions requires a proactive Software Development Engineer to be a committed, proactive and positive member of the development team, contributing to the overall development and operation of the company. As the Software Development Engineer, you will be required to: Work with members of the Development Team in the development of novel instruments and technologies. Work within the Agile Software Development Team on the specification and development of necessary software components Liaise with engineers and scientists in the generation of specifications Use appropriate development systems to generate code for inclusion in high level instrument control applications or as part of embedded control systems Work with other engineers on the assembly and integration of prototypes Assume shared ownership of legacy designs, extending, repairing and refactoring as necessary Contribute to the development of training courses as required. Potentially travelling and working in the UK, Europe, USA, China and other regions as needed to fulfil the job role and achieve the Company's objectives. Conditions: A small team of 3 developers who work mainly remotely with occasional site meetings. Agile development Apporachable and helpful leadership Exciting technologies  Essential:   ReactJS UI, Typescript C# control server ReactiveX Non-essential (but attractive): Delphi Embedded C Firmware    Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as the Software Development Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Software Development Engineer, please contact Timothy Parkes at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call on 01384 446145 Due to the demand for this opening, our client will be shortlisting by the COP W/C 11/01/21 so apply now. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Borehamwood

Production Shift Leader

Production Shift Leader Food Manufacturing  Worcester £30,000 to £35,000 plus pension & 33 days holidays including bank holidays, Life insurance 3x salary. A growing food manufacturing company are seeking a Production Shift Leader. You'll be responsible for ensuring the production plan and required KPI's are being hit, whilst maintaining high health & safety and food hygiene standards. You will have experience working within a food manufacturing environment, managing a team within a production environment. With a strong understanding of continuous improvement and waste reduction. This role is working a rotating three shift. Responsibilities as Production Shift Leader: Reporting into the Manufacturing Manager, you'll manage a team of Line Leaders across the production area.  Driving production plans to meet agreed KPI's and customer requirements.  Maintaining high quality, health & safety, and food hygiene standards across the shift.  Working closely with the team, supporting in develop and training opportunities.  Looking into continuous improvement projects and making senior Managers aware of potential changes.  Overseeing the production area, looking into waste improvements, and reducing machinery downtime.  Maintaining excellent communication with Senior Management and fellow Production Shift Leaders.  As the Production Shift Leader, you will have the following experience: An experienced Production Shift Leader with extensive knowledge of FMCG & Food manufacturing environments.  A strong communicator, both verbally and written. A background and understanding of continuous improvement practices and project experience.  Ability to drive and motivate the team to achieve the highest standards and surpass attainment of target KPIs as identified by the Manufacturing Manager. Qualified within Food Hygiene & HACCP Experienced dealing with BRC audits.         Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Worcester

Project Manager

Project Manager (Innovation) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Abingdon Project, Manager, Delivery, Gateways, Development, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, APQP, PPAP anager,  Do you want to work for one of the markets most innovative organisations supply technical products and solutions into the automotive arena? We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects within the advanced technology sector across the UK. Due to our continued growth, our are looking for a Project Manager to join the team to take responsibility for developing and driving project plans for multiple customers through to completion. Reporting to our Head of Project Management, you will be responsible for providing the bridge between the customer and internal engineering teams for our high performance components and systems. As a Project Manager you will be charged with: Acting as the prime technical and project interface to key customers Generating realistic, achievable project plans using MS Project and driving these through to completion Ensuring design and project best practices are followed; identifying any gaps and developing processes as the company grows Working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure successful project delivery Facilitating discussions with key members of suppliers on timing costs, APQP, PPAP and delivery requirements Working with the Sales Team to realise technical opportunities with developing customers Providing updates to management on the state of projects and developing action plans to resolve issues Ensuring that development, procurement, assembly, and delivery meet project timings Motivating and driving internal teams by setting goals and direction. This is a challenging and exciting role for a forward thinking and hands on Project Manager who has led and delivered projects within the automotive arena who can demonstrate the following characteristics and experience: Proven experience working in the automotive industry within project management  A demonstrated track record of engineering ability in an electrical or mechanical discipline  A proven track record of successful project delivery Experience managing OEM customers both technically and commercially to ensure costs, delivery, and quality are clear at all times Good awareness of best practice development processes, requirements, and expectations Experienced in the use of MS Project and practical project/risk management techniques  Instinctive problem-solving skills coupled with a sound analytical approach A 'self-starter' attitude with energy and enthusiasm, with the ability to thrive in a small business environment A flexible approach to work Ability to work under pressure whilst managing conflicting demands against tight deadlines Excellent verbal and written communication skills, practiced in negotiation and presentations Experience of working within a Tier 1 environment is preferred Applications will be welcomed from Project Professionals with a practical approach to leading projects/programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or product development arena. Interest in the Project Manager position is expected to be high so if you have a proven track record of delivering technical projects from concept through all prototype stages and into production, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk .  Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Abingdon

Regional Sales Manager

Role: Regional Sales Manager        Location: Middlesbrough Package: £60k p/a + Commission + Company Car    Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Regional Sales Manager to work for our client at their new facility in Middlesbrough. The Role will be responsible for generating, assessing, quoting and converting enquiries into profitable orders for the countries, regions and customers within their allocated territory to deliver year-on-year growth in both volume and margin. Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and implement sales plan/strategy for the Automated Weld Overlay (AWO) product line in the defined territory & markets within Europe, Russia and Africa (ERA). Produce accurate monthly forecasts aligned with regional annual budget for order input (OI) & order related gross profit (GP), and deliver matching results. Classify, prioritize and manage customer requests for quotation (RFQs). Review customer technical and commercial RFQs to determine technical solutions, produce costing, cash flow and risk analysis in line with internal approval requirements. Produce high quality and accurate tenders in line with customer requirements. Manage follow up of tenders though to closure, utilising customer relationship management (CRM) tools to  reporting progression status though sales funnel. Act as single point of contact for AWO customers through the sales process to order handover, and partake in post project reviews. Identify & document influencers and decision makers in customer organizations, building relationships with key personnel, driving towards framework / partnership contracts Produce and deliver personalised acquisition strategies on projects to enhance chance of award outcomes, and where appropriate record actions to increase future win rate. Identify and develop opportunities with new and existing customers within the defined region. Represent company at client meetings and industry events for technical presentations and project negotiations, and produce appropriate visit reports / feedback. Work closely with the regional and global AWO teams to enhance business outcomes. Act as a role-model for compliance, ensuring appropriate processes and controls are in place and followed to meet the highest ethical standards and to adhere to Company regulations Act as a role model for Health, Safety and Environmental issues, actively participating and encouraging team and peers to support development of safety culture and behaviours All other duties as relevant to the Sales function The Person: Extensive experience in international sales of automated weld overlay services (or similar) with a proven track record of performance and knowledge of current end user markets & standards A strong background in Strategic sales, with the ability to convince customers of technical solutions and close profitable deals Experienced in maintaining existing customers to drive additional value and developing new business. Adept in developing and implementing a sales/strategic plans for engineering services within multiple sectors and regions Preferably experience of welding materials  Flexibility to carry out regular international travel will be required in mainly Europe with 40% of the role being based at our new facility in Middlesbrough   Qualifications: Degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering Min 5-years in international sales of automated weld overlay services (or similar) with a proven track record of performance and knowledge of current end user markets & standards End-to end process of turning RFQs into profitable sales Technical & commercial tendering General computer & software skills Strategic sales planning & delivery On Offer: Competitive remuneration package Personal Bonus  Company Car / allowance  33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) + service days  A defined contribution pension scheme Employee Assistance Program On-site car parking Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment, and Lifestyle Long service awards If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Middlesbrough

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Andover, Hampshire - Innovative Electro-Mechanical Components £25,000 to £35,000 depending on experience  Our client designs, engineers and manufactures innovative electro-mechanical components of the very highest quality for a broad range of applications to the automotive, aerospace, medical, material handling, oil and gas sectors. They provide prototyping, low volume and high volume manufacturing processes. As the Design Engineer your responsibilities will include: Working within a small cross-functional team developing electro-mechanical components for a broad range of exciting industries. Working closely with customers on a daily basis and project managing from enquiry to manufacture.  Project manage and prioritise workloads.  Design and concept work using SolidWorks.  You will work extensively with all departments within the business and will have exposure to a range of flagship customers, dealing with all characteristics of the product cycle. As the Design Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: You will have experience of complex assemblies, welded fabrications, electro-mechanical components.  Project Management skills will be essential.  Experience of using SolidWorks. You will have engineering drawing interpretation skills, work with measurement equipment and be well organised in project reporting. Experience of manufacturing components for Aerospace/Automotive or other safety critical industries would be an advantage.   Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you are interested in this exciting Design Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Hampshire

Electrical maintenance Engineer

Electrical Maintenance Engineer Good permanent salary and shift allowance Bristol Specialist Manufacturing We are working 2 permanent Electrical Maintenance Engineer positions for a global manufacturer based near Bristol; you'd be working on maintenance of bespoke machinery and some installation work later on in the year. These positions are working on a double day shift pattern (Monday-Friday): We are looking for the following for the Electrical Maintenance Engineer positions: Dual skilled engineer who is proficient with electrical based systems and drawings Appropriate training/education in engineering Able to fault find with PLC's (I/O) Experience gained across hydraulic or pneumatic systems The Electrical Maintenance Engineer positions are working in an established maintenance team and on a double day shift pattern; the company are offering the following: Good permanent salary Shift allowance Excellent benefits package that includes paid overtime, bonus and profit share among others If these Electrical Maintenance Engineer roles are of interest, then apply now or give Gareth at Jonathan Lee a call. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bristol

Steam Power Plant Lead Operator

Role: Steam Power Plant Lead Operator (x5) Location: Grangemouth, Falkirk Salary: £38,000 p/a (During Training and Induction) £45,000 p/a (After Training and Induction) Overview: We are currently recruiting for a number of Steam Power Plant Lead Operator to work at a brand new facility In Grangemouth, the role will be reporting to the Operations Manager and involved in the operation and maintenance of gas boilers and the exportation of steam from the first commissioning to the hot commissioning of the Energy from Waste plant. Duties involved during commissioning: During the commissioning of the Gas boilers and steam export, engage in all aspects of learning, (this includes professional, compulsory, and best practice training/learning). Hands on role to help with the commissioning of plant works, such as: tests, lubrication, cleaning, opening of tanks, monitoring, and control of equipment and machinery.  The work in shift (24/7) may start during this period prior the Backup boilers area take over, whereby the day/night shift rota would confirmed accordingly. Handling of chemical cans and salt bag (25kg max) manually or with a pallet truck for delivery or the filling of tanks. Assist with fault identification and rectification as required in conjunction with the commissioning team.  Assist with takeover tests with the commissioning team. Keep abreast of communicated deadlines and report to the commissioning team, as well as the Operating Manager as work on the plant transitions to the takeover stage. Assure good communications with suppliers for steam export. Carry out physical duties associated with gas boiler works and plant equipment. Study the operations and maintenance Manual and procedures for sharing best practice and on-job training. Follow the instructions from the commissioning team under the commissioning responsibility for the Gas Boilers and the steam exportation. Duties after Take over: Ensure full responsibility to operate the gas boilers and to ensure good steam exportation to suppliers in shift their 24/7, alone during the nights, and weekends. Job holders will perform all works issued from the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) independently, (including, but not limited to) preventative maintenance work, plant/boiler monitoring, creating records, boiler safety tests, water tests, boiler water treatment, steam flow analysis, and waste water analysis. Ensure communication with suppliers for steam export Participate in emergency tests, including those from their supplier while actively learning to operate the plant.  Operate within the remit of the Company’s Permit to Work (PtW) system in the gas boiler areas. Study the operations and maintenance Manual and procedures sharing best practice and onjob training. Carry out physical duties associated with gas boiler works and plant equipment. Continue to engage in all aspects of learning, (this includes professional for the Energy from Waste plant, and best practice training/learning) Engage in sharing best practice and on-job training/coaching as necessary for the Deputy Team Leaders (arrivals few weeks prior the hot commissioning of the EfW) Follow the instructions from the commissioning team under the commissioning responsibility for the Waste from Energy plant. Also responsible for H&S and environmental activities across the facility. Person Specification: Competencies: Commitment - Continually keeping up to date with execution plans (including the schedule and the mobilization of personnel and equipment)  Competency - Ability to demonstrate excellent Health and Safety behaviours at all times. Competent/good written and verbal communication skills in English for interfacing with the project Commissioning Teams as well Client representatives. Required to exert physical effort in handling operating plant/machinery, work at height and in confined spaces/restricted entry, supported with relevant training and experience of competency.  Able to cope with numerous task focused issues simultaneously whilst keeping to clearly defined time frames for completion of operational activities, without compromising personal or companywide health and safety precautions. Willingness to demonstrate and develop skills that may lead to ongoing enhanced career opportunities with the development of the Energy from Waste Plant, (EfW). Computer Literate – Able to manipulate data on Microsoft packages and basic IT software, (including our internal systems CMMS, and DCS). Training / Qualifications: Experience in industrial, civil/process engineering, Construction or Power sectors, and/or other related experience in a regulated industry. CCNSG Safety training would be advantageous. Competent with Crane operation, and rigging and slinging experience Certification in First Aid at Work, or equivalent Certificate in Fire Warden/Marshall Training Desirable Experience: Experience, or knowledge of operating high-pressure boilers and steam turbine plants desirable.  High voltage authorised person electrical experience and qualifications highly desired. Certificate of training and experience of competency with the use of Fork Lift Truck (FLT) and Front Loading Shovel (FLS) vehicles desirable If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Grangemouth

Data Analyst

Data Analyst Contract - Umbrella/PAYE Peterborough/Home working Purchasing A Data Analyst opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines.  As a Data Analyst you will have the ability to pull data and show the output in different formats perhaps using Power BI, Tableau. Key tasks Provide Data analysis support to the Purchasing team Consolidation and reporting of Purchasing department metrics Consolidation and reporting of material cost impact Tracking Bill of material cost movement by month Cost plan by engine platform Weekly communication of changes Spend analytics by region by site Single / Dual sourced Localised vs imported Spend for future years & category sourcing activities Warranty recovery by supplier – warranty spend vs warranty recovered Supplier financial assessments – analytics To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role.    They need the ability to pull the data and show the output in different formats perhaps using Power BI, Tableau to allow them to cut the data and slice it loads of different ways.   Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Peterborough

Production Control and Logistics Analyst

Production Control and Logistics Coordinator Automotive Tier 1 manufacturer Stoke on Trent. 12-month Fixed Term Contract in the first instance Circa £25000 We are assisting this global, automotive Tier 1 in the search for an organised and methodically PC and Logistics Coordinator. Ideally you will have experience of working in the production control, logistics or supply chain function of a fast-paced manufacturing environment. You will be used to working off MRP systems and have Microsoft Excel skills to intermediate level (V-lookups) You will also have excellent administration skills, be highly organised and have the confident ability to communicate at all levels, quickly and with authority when needed. Key areas of responsibilities: Generate daily and weekly reports  as defined by Company processes. Check incoming / outgoing documents and update trackers. Manage the despatch & incoming goods process, raising pick lists and manifests to confirm load and delivery requirements for all customer collections / deliveries. Liaise daily with customer contacts to maintain effective relationships and satisfy the customer. Maintain accurate SAP data. Update / Manage customer  / supplier portals. Ensure customers / suppliers receive documentation in a timely manner. Required experience: PC & L experience preferably automotive OEM Tier 1 background Knowledge of SAP Excellent communication skills Good knowledge and strong competence in Excel. Must be able to use Word, Power point and Outlook & teams. Ability to work under pressure, paying attention to detail to accuracy, prioritising workload, and meeting deadlines. Required qualifications: Business administration qualification desirable. Good all-round level of education essential. Secondary education desirable, again in a business administration or related discipline.     Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Stoke-on-Trent

Embedded Software Engineer

Embedded Software Engineer - Warwick - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits An Embedded Software Engineer is required for an expanding, high-technology engineering company. The successful candidate will hold technical ownership of embedded software for innovative automotive applications; and will play a key part in ensuring future success within this investment-rich industry sector. The successful candidate will work within a highly-regarded, multi-disciplinary and growing engineering team. As Embedded Software Engineer you will Provide technical delivery of software activities to meet timescale and cost targets for R&D products and customer projects Support system integration, provide debugging capability during development and deliver production ready solutions Interface with suppliers and partners with technical requirements and feedback for existing and new designs Work closely with other engineering disciplines (e.g. electronic hardware, control SW etc.) to develop modern, innovative and practical solutions As Embedded Software Engineer you will have Experience supporting systems engineering processes and software development lifecycle Experience of embedded firmware development, deployed onto and interfacing with bespoke hardware Significant experience of C/C++ languages in real-time embedded systems Knowledge of the design of functional safety compliant software, as per ISO26262 Experience of software development to AUTOSAR and MISRA C coding standards and guidelines Experience of software version control tools (e.g. Git, SVN) The application of systems and software modelling languages (e.g. UML, SysML) and tools (e.g. Simulink, Targetlink) Familiarity with Automotive SPICE development framework Communications protocols e.g. CAN, CAN-FD, Flexray, UDS, ARINC 825, J1939 etc. DFMEA on Safety Critical Systems/Functions Experience of Safety Critical Systems/Functions Suitably qualified and experienced Embedded Software Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk.   Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warwick

Quality Manager

Job Title – Quality Manager £ 48,000 - £ 56,000 p.a. Location: Litchfield Automotive Are you a Senior Quality Engineer looking for the next step in  your career? Interested in career progression and international opportunities? We are looking for a Senior Quality Engineer or Assistant Quality Manager to work  for a European giant in automotive manufacturing, to lead a small team and talented quality team and focus on one of their more challenging but rewarding sites. We need someone from a fast paced automotive environment that isn’t afraid to get hands on and is well versed in automotive QMS, Quality standards and managing customer expectations as well as internal stakeholders. For the right person this company is prepared to support relocation.   As a Quality Manager you will; Manage all quality operations and lead a small quality team, working closely and reporting to the Plant Manager Be responsible for the maintenance of quality standards (IATF 16949), utilising a  range of Automotive quality tools to ensure a right first time / Zero Defect culture Be involved in customer reviews, attend meetings and support customers and the quality team on any quality issues or concerns Create and implement the best practice quality vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities. Report on Quality activities on a regular basis to the Senior Management team, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators. Coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions. Support the management team in the delivery of department objectives and related training and monitor ongoing progress and performance in a timely manner. Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.   An incredible opportunity for an up and coming Senior Quality Engineer or Quality Manager with the following; Dynamic and ambitious self starter looking for strong career development opportunities Happy in a hands on role, able to work under pressure and willing to go “the extra mile” to get the job done Ideally Degree qualified in a relevant subject Strong leadership qualities and  people management / development experience Experience in a fast-paced tier 1 automotive manufacturing environment with a strong knowledge od IATF 16949 Quality standards Excellent working knowledge of quality tools and process such as 8D. 5 Whys, Lean, FMEA , PPAP etc. Experience in a customer facing role dealing directly with automotive OEM’s.    This is an incredible opportunity for a Senior Quality Engineer looking for the next step in their career. In return for your experience, this  company will offer: Full relocation assistance £48,000 p.a. - £56,000 p.a.  Basic salary Company Car Private Medical Company Pension 12% Bonus Excellent career prospects and opportunities internationally   If you are still reading then please apply today. If you have any questions about this Quality Manager’s role, please contact Matthew Taylor at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947943994. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Fradley
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