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FMCG Professionals Transitioning to Interim Management

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Scott Williams Business Development Manager posted over 1 year 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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Motorcycle Service Technician - East or West Midlands - £25k to £30k Commutable from: Solihull, Leicester, Coventry, Castle Donnington, Tamworth Full time Monday to Friday The role of Motorcycle Service Technician is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a small close knit team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry. As the Motorcycle Service Technician your responsibilities will include; Test and diagnose vehicle faults, interpreting repair order instructions and technical information. Deliver pre delivery inspection on our range of motorcycles to an excellent standard. Carry out all servicing and repairs to manufacturer standards and with effective use of time and resources. Discuss any work requiring specialist skills with the Aftersales Manager. Accurately report vehicle faults and work carried out for ease of reference by service reception. As the Motorcycle Service Technician you will require the following skills; Minimum of 3 years experience, and a qualification in your discipline to level 3 or equivalent experience. Diagnostic knowledge, and a range of experience on differing motorcycles is a strong advantage. If you are passionate about bikes, we want to hear from you. A full UK A (Motorcycle) licence is essential, as you will be required to test ride bikes in for service or repair. Must have the Right to Work in the UK. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively send your CV direct to 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 / Measham

Sales Engineer - Automation & Robotics

Sales Engineer Location: Ideally within easy access to M4/M40 Industry/Sector: Automation & Robotics - AGV's A Sales Engineer is required for a world leading manufacturer of industrial automation and of sensors and sensor solutions. The role will cover the Southern region of the country and the ideal candidate will be located within the area. We are looking for an extremely motivated, highly energised individual, who can identify growth opportunities and demonstrate tenacity and drive in delivering objectives. This Sales Engineer role is a customer facing role, establishing new relationships and growing the existing customer base. The role of Sales Engineer will include the following: Establish and maintain knowledge of Automation products and application and system’s solutions relevant to the Automotive, Mobile, Industrial Vehicle and Supporting Industries market Sell those products and applications to existing and new customers and develop customer base Achieve targets by identifying sales opportunities, telephoning and visiting customers and potential customers, maintaining an average of 14 visits per week, making sales presentations, preparing and following up sales proposals / quotations Communicate regularly with the Internal Sales Office, the Sales Manager, the Product Managers and Sales Engineer colleagues Maintain and manage CRM and other company databases relevant to the role The suitable candidate for Sales Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Formal qualification in Engineering to at least BTEC HNC/D level or industry-based equivalent knowledge and experience Excellent sales record and proven Account Management skills About 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the Automation & Robotics industry including AGV's Demonstrate the ability to manage “Solution Sale” Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automated solutions and a strong sales background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Engineer role, please contact Charles Cureton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446150 or email charles.cureton@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 / Didcot

Service/Project Engineer - Banbury/Oxford

Service/ Project Engineer UK Travel – Occasional nights away from home £33,000 - £37,000 + Car Allowance + Company Bonus + Paid Overtime + Company Pension (Salary Exchange) Banbury/Oxford An Electrical/ Electronic Engineer is now required with a good experience of installation and commissioning. Candidates with experience of working with auto indentation and vision systems would be well received. As a Service/ Project Engineer you will be required to complete the following tasks: Establish and maintain knowledge of Auto Identification Vision products, their support and their applications Carry out preventative maintenance, support, repair and breakdown visits Carry out all aspects of system installation, commissioning and support Ensure all visit reports are dealt with according to the standards Build, maintain and develop strong links with customers Work closely with Manager, Project Manager and Admin of the Team to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget Prepare and deliver training for customers and employees The Service/ Project Engineer should have the following skills and experience: BTEC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or a background and / or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar industrial role in the UK Experience with Auto Ident and/or Vision applications and/or controls PLC experience and commissioning using GUI Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent, fluent communication skills, both verbal and written Excellent telephone manners Self-motivated and enthusiastic Keen to learn new technology Outgoing Team player, able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team Attention to detail and able to work to deadlines Computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office suite Flexibility with working hours and able and prepared to travel (occasionally outside the UK), stay away overnight and occasionally work at nights and weekends This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Electrical/ Electronic Engineering to join a well-established company that provides intelligent electronic solutions to distribution centres and airports to mention just a few. In return for your experience this company will offer you a salary of £33,000 - £37,000 plus overtime (travel is paid door to door), 21% bonus scheme, car allowance, private healthcare, pension scheme (Salary Exchange) and ongoing training. Along with 22 days annual holiday in addition to Bank and National holidays, going up every year by 1 day until a maximum of 35 days. This is a homebased role and you are expected to stay away from home from time to time. We are keen to hear from engineers living from within and around Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Stratford-upon-Avon, Banbury, Bicester and Oxford. Demand for this role will undoubtably be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have the right experience and want to be considered for this role, please apply today. If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to contact Charles Cureton on 01384446105 quoting reference 54989. 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 / Banbury

Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and ongoing projects a successful automation & IT solutions provider to the manufacturing, process and automated industries is currently recruiting a Control Systems Engineer. You will have a proven track record of working within a systems integration organisation or similar environment delivering projects within industry. Commutable from: Leeds, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Keighley, Thirsk Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 pa plus bonus scheme and benefits package Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Automation Engineer, Applications Engineer, Software Engineer The Role You will provide a key role in the business delivering full life cycle control systems engineering projects to a varied customer base Responsibilities will include: Site surveys/audits, requirements gathering, PLC, HMI, SCADA software development testing and commissioning Preperation functional/technical/software design specifications, test (FAT/SAT) specifications as per industry standards Factory acceptance testing of PLC, HMI and SCADA from perspective of processes logic (bench testing) at office Commissioning of PLC, HMI and SCADA software at client sites The Person Demonstratable relevant Control Systems Software Engineering ability within industrial domains. Proven ability with development, programming, testing and commissioning of Siemens PLC and SCADA system (experience on Rockwell technology will be an added advantage) 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 / Knaresborough

Product Analyst Team Leader, FTSE 100 Online Company, London

Product Analyst Stevenage 6 Month Contract (£20 per hour) Automotive This is a contract opportunity for an experienced Product Analyst Working for an OEM near Stevenage; it's just shy of 6 months in duration and a start date towards the end of August. You'll be working in an established team with principal responsibilities being supporting orders for new vehicles through data and timeline management. We are looking for the following for this Product Analyst Role: Experience in a similar analyst position which includes the checking of information from other departments Liaising with other teams to produce accurate data Very high proficiency with Excel Experience with in-house systems to include GEMS, VISTA or CTM would be very advantageous The Product Analyst Is working on-site and an initial 6 months contract duration; the company are offering the following: Hourly rate circa £20 per hour Paid overtime Potential continuation after initial contract length If this Product Analyst role is of interest, then 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Basildon

Senior or Principal Firmware Engineer - Basildon

Senior/ Principal Firmware Engineer Basildon (After 1 year in Edinburgh) Permanent £ Competetive *** UK EYES ONLY *** Due to the nature of the client's work for the UK MOD you MUST be a British Citizen at the point of application *** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is delighted to be supporting QuEST Global Engineering, one of the world’s foremost engineering services companies. Operating across 15 countries and employing more than 12,000 personnel they provide product engineering and lifecycle services to a range of high-tech industries including Aerospace & Defence, Transportation (Auto and Rail), Power and Industrial, Oil & Gas and Medical Devices. Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Firmware Engineer (VHDL/Verilog) to support the growth of this team. Job Description Role Overview: The Senior / Principal firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory At least 5 years' experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Familiar with Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Ability to analyse system and / or hardware level requirements and derive detailed Firmware requirements De-bugging firmware designs and supporting integration & verification at hardware and system level A good understanding of firmware version control and revision control software Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the Project Engineering Lead / Lead firmware engineer & other disciplines Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Development of real-time, embedded, safety-critical firmware, preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g. ARM) in FPGA designs Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject 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 (British Citizen) and meet the skills criteria then please apply now, or send your CV and a covering email to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Derby

Electrical Team Leader

Electrical Team Leader (Electrical Systems) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: East Midlands Electrical Systems, Components, Test Plans, Development, Design, Innovations, Engineering, Programmes, DFM, DFA, Delivery, Integration, Man-Management, Leadership, Problem-solver Want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British motoring brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Electrical Team Leader to help grow the product range and the design and engineering capability in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. You will need to have experience of leading Electrical Teams with and ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way that will lift both the quality of engineering and the people to new heights. You will be responsible for the day to day management of a busy Electrical Department, leading teams to establish design solutions while working hand in hand with all engineering departments to ensure the brand remains at the pinnacle of design and engineering integration. We are seeking people with strong understanding of Electrical Systems and Associated Components within motorcycle arena, who has worked in a fast paced and innovative design-led environment, who has both the experience and a hands-on approach to positive leadership to overcome engineering challenges and to foster and lead a dynamic and creative engineering team. The role will have responsibility for all aspects of engineering from concept to production, across a wide range of programmes and will involve: Guide the team to a common and clear direction within product development arena Guide testing requirements and develop testing plans and procedures for electrical systems and components Promote the electrical requirements to the wider business and manage integration into the vehicle Guide product documentation, product planning, homologation & safety. Keeping morale high and motivating your team while providing leadership when required. Making critical decisions as required within new and existing programmes, while recognising the training needs of staff. Keeping staff working within departmental procedures and to relevant quality standards. This is a challenging and exciting role and we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate that they have the ability and passion: An interest and understanding of fundamental motorcycle principles. Practical hands-on engineering and electrical experience. A minimum of 10 years automotive electrical engineering background. Proven experience in a similar role. An understanding of Chassis, Powertrain and Electronics and their interactions. A knowledge of DFM and DFA. An awareness of new technologies and how to incorporate into existing architecture An awareness of functional safety requirements So if you have a true passion for all types of motoring, and a practical approach to leading electrical systems and component development projects in the motorcycle and/or motorsport sectors, with a proven track record of leadership in a similar role, you should apply today or contact Mark Bignell 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 / Enderby

Service Engineer

Service Engineer - Birmingham - £33k to £35k + benefits UK and Ireland Travel will be required. You will need to be in commutable distance of the Birmingham office. Hours: 8.30am - 5pm Machine tools, cutting tools, cutting machines, industrial machines, capital equipment A Service Engineer is required to join a leading provider of cutting machines based in Birmingham. You will be the first point of contact for our customers with regards to service and support so making a great impression is key, therefore we are looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join our dynamic team. This position is more than servicing it is also providing technical solutions to our customers. As the Service Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: Resilience and a must can do attitude Engineering background at degree level or similar would be beneficial plus a history of customer support Previous experience in service would be an advantage Strong communication skills are a must Ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads with good time management Poses a high level of administration ability to effectively manage paperwork As the Service Engineer your key responsibilities will include: Visiting customers on a daily basis across the UK and Ireland. Over night stay may be required on occasions. Responsible for conducting maintenance, breakdown calls and training. Develop and execute territory plans for development of the service business. Provide technical customer support internal and external. Daily use of internal CRM system. Must be capable of producing end of month reports following a set template. Support the actions of the sales team Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the Service Engineer 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 / Birmingham

Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby

Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby £Competetive Salary and Benefits *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All candidates MUST British Citizens at the point of application - This is due to the senstitive nature of the client's work for the UK MOD *** Successful candidates will be required to spend an initial temperary phase for training and knowledge transfer. Multiple positions open Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd is delighted to be supporting QuEST Global Engineering, one of the world’s foremost engineering services companies. Operating across 15 countries and employing more than 12,000 personnel they provide product engineering and lifecycle services to a range of high-tech industries including Aerospace & Defence, Transportation (Auto and Rail), Power and Industrial, Oil & Gas and Medical Devices. Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer – C++ to support the growth of this team. QuEST Global is a pure play engineering solutions company with a proven track record that serves the product lifecycle needs of high technology companies. Role Overview: The firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory A minimum of 1 year experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Familiarity with one of the following: Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Familiarity with firmware version control and revision control software Ability to manage own tasks and technical activities under supervision of Senior / Principal firmware engineer Good communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Analyse firmware requirements and develop HDL code to satisfy the requirements Debugging of firmware designs and supporting integration and test at hardware level Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Familiarity with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace/Defence industry or on other complex / high-reliability systems Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage The role is likely to be based out of Edinburgh for a year with a move back to Derby where the delivery centre would be based out of in 2021 and beyond. If you are a British Citizen and would like to inquire about this role, please email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or APPLY NOW, for further information! 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 / Derby

Test Engineer

Junior Software Test Engineer Gloucester or Leamington Spa Permanent Salary negotiable We are currently seeking a Junior Software Test Engineer to join our client, that works with infrastructure organisations to improve their assets. The opportunity is permanent and to be based out of Gloucester or Leamington Spa. We are ideally seeking someone who is degree qualified with a years' experience or similar. Key responsibilities will include: Testing web based applications using manual test methodologies Working closely with PD and feedback on software and usability issues Testing new features and fixes Helping the development of automated tests Ensuring compliance with ISO You will ideally also have the following skills and experience: Ideally educated to degree level Ideally one year experience as a software test engineer Desirable applicants will have experience of testing web based applications Excellent communication skills The ability to work in a fast paced environment Willingness to undertake some travel 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 / Leamington Spa

Area Sales Engineer

Area Sales Engineer Midlands Central Electro Mechanical Engineering Sales Due to continued expansion my client has an exciting opportunity for an Area Sales Engineer to plan and carry out direct marketing and sales activities, develop sales of services offered to their major accounts and new customers. If you are a strong sales individual with the drive, ambition and passion to build relationships and identify opportunities, if you have electro / mechanical background or are technically minded from other industry sectors this proactive sales role covering Central Midlands could be for you. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Researching the market and identifying new sales leads wherever there is an electro-mechanical requirement Meeting with customers over the phone, email, or on site to assist in aspects of business development Making presentations and demonstrating how our products/service meet client needs Managing and interpreting customer requirements - speaking with clients to understand, anticipate and meet their needs Generating sales proposals and contracts Maintaining records of customer communication and sales activity in our established internal communication system Working with the engineering team/Service Centres to ensure development schedules and deliveries are being met Attending and/or participating in trade shows, conferences and other marketing events Ongoing regular communication with customers to continually build the relationship Ensure the CRM system is fully maintained and up to date, submitting a weekly territory report and produce, as required, sales forecasts and statistical information Ensure that our clients sales process is adhered to and the sales funnel for your respective region is maintained, updated and managed in accordance with process requirements Ensure delivery of key KPI's, such as: customer visits per week, order intake, number of new customers obtained, conversion of enquiries to order, profitability, response to enquiry time Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills Negotiating tender and contract terms to meet both client and company needs RELATED EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL PROFILE Full Driving Licence Ideally knowledge of Pumps, rotating equipment, motors or electrical / mechanical equipment Strong communicator at all levels Commitment, drive and the ability to work together with other colleagues to achieve business outcomes Able to work on own initiative, with strong self-motivation and discipline Highly organised with superior planning skills Demonstrable success within Business Development in a commercial environment Strong presentation skills via spoken and written media Ability to prepare and present business documentation, quotations and proposals Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you are a driven focused strong sales person and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168 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 / Birmingham

IT Cyber Security Analyst

Job title: IT Cyber Security Analyst Salary Range: £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Telford Permanent role working for a leading defence/military design and manufacturing client. An IT Cyber Security Analyst is required with a military or defence background and knowledge of managing security landscapes, solutions, approaches, integrations, developments and deliveries of security services to support IT Strategies, Transitions and Business objectives. Candidates with IT security regulations and standards (e.g. ISO27001, BSI, NIST, FIPS) At best, certification as CISA, CISSP, CISM, TISP, ITIL or comparable IT certificates in the security environment would be well received. Due to ongoing new projects this client based in Telford requires a dynamic, leading IT Cyber Security Analyst on a permanent basis. As an IT Cyber Security Analyst, you will be required to: Work with Head of IM&T to develop and lead security initiatives and vision ensuring it aligns and supports business objectives. Continuous improvement/ development of IT security standards, architectures, processes and taking current technology standards into account Review and evaluation of IT concepts (hardware/software) for aspects of IT security Checking the implementation of IT security requirements Management and collaboration of projects, consulting and support of the specialist departments in IT security matters Control of service providers to maintain and improve the agreed IT security services Coordination of IT security incidents Evaluation of findings and weak points, as well as derivation of necessary IT security measures including follow-up Regular review and selection of IT security recommendations from manufacturers for use within the company To ensure the business embed non-functional security requirements which will in turn limit the risk of introducing vulnerabilities into the applications and infrastructure. To contribute to the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Information Security Management System based on the adopted standards, such as ISO27001 and ISO27002 To support the Security Controller, acting as an additional point of contact to all areas of the business with respect to physical and Information security. To contribute to the risk register detailing known vulnerabilities, risk, impact and mitigation plans. To maintain an awareness of Security related technologies and threats. Measure compliance and conduct risk assessments / audits as needed Work with Head of IM&T to develop and lead security initiatives and vision ensuring it aligns and supports business objectives. Continuous improvement/ development of IT security standards, architectures and processes, taking current technology standards into account Review and evaluation of IT concepts (hardware/software) for aspects of IT security Checking the implementation of IT security requirements Management and collaboration of projects, consulting and support of the specialist departments in IT security matters Evaluation of findings and weak points, as well as derivation of necessary IT security measures including follow-up Regular review and selection of IT security recommendations from manufacturers for use within the company To ensure the business embed non-functional security requirements which will in turn limit the risk of introducing vulnerabilities into the applications and infrastructure. To contribute to the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Information Security Management System based on the adopted standards, such as ISO27001 and ISO27002 To support the Security Controller, acting as an additional point of contact to all areas of the business with respect to physical and Information security. The IT Cyber Security Analyst should have the following skills or experience: Must be able to obtain security clearance Must have experience in a similar role within the Military or Defence sector At least 3 years of professional experience in the IT security environment Experience with security requirements within Defense & Military sectors Very good knowledge of IT security regulations and standards (e.g. ISO27001, BSI, NIST, FIPS) At best, certification as CISA, CISSP, CISM, TISP, ITIL or comparable IT certificates in the security environment. Relevant expertise required in at least one of the following areas: IT risk management, application security, network security or identity and access management. Strong conceptual and process-oriented approach Very good communication skills and ability to work in a team Willingness to travel on business This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of IT Cyber Security Analyst within a manufacturing company. In return for your experience, this Telford based defence specialist will offer you: Full time permanent contract 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays £40,000 to £51,000 per annum 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days Healthcare Contribution pension Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of IT Cyber Security Analyst within the manufacturing and defence field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the IT Cyber Security Analyst, 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Technical Manager

Technical Manager Permanent position - Slough Packaging Solutions Manufacturing Salary negotiable We are recruiting for a Technical Manager - this is a demanding role based in the UK, Slough site with dual responsibility for resolving any technical issues and promoting the product range on customer sites in Asia, Australasia and Latin America The client is a global innovative packaging solutions manufacturer and due to an increase in overseas projects, they require a Technical Service Manager on a permanent staff basis. As the Technical Manager, you will be required to: Provide technical support to our customers including the company's network of international distributors/brokers. Assist customers in setting machine parameters and tolerances on filling/wadding and induction equipment. Analyse failed product performance and determine the root cause, both in laboratory and at filling lines. Attend line trials and assist customers in achieving successful technical performance. Compile extensive, factual and detailed analysis reports on technical issue resolution. Give training to customers concerning proper induction setup and evaluation. Provide technical support to the company sales managers and brokers with focus on Asia, Australasia and Latin America to profitably grow market share in those regions. Successful managing of customer relationship in technical matters to ensure their collaboration. General troubleshooting and problem resolution at customer's production lines. Work closely with the sales and technical teams to support projects promoting global product range. IMPORTANT: After approximately a 6 month period of being based in Slough (and when the global situation improves), frequent travel will be required throughout Asia, Australasia and Latin America. Some of this will be accompanying/supporting sales managers and some of this will be independent travel. The Technical Manager should have the following skills or experience: A recognised engineering degree or equivalent. A strong background working in the food, pharmaceutical or similar regulatory industry preferred. A good level of Spanish and/or Chinese speaking - other language skills will be considered. Experience of working closely with an international sales team, managing technical sales projects through to completion alongside the team of sales managers. Experience in dealing with quality complaints Ability to analyse data and write clear concise reports on application and quality issues Able to work as part of a small cross-functional team This role has an attractive salary and benefits package for an experienced and qualified Technical Manager Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and initial telephone/skype interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Technical Manager 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 / Slough

Regulatory Affairs Leader

. Regulatory Affairs Leader Permanent position - Slough, Berkshire Manufacturing - food packaging products Excellent salary and benefits We are immediately recruiting for a Regulatory Affairs Leader to manage a fully functional food regulation system for the company's European operation. The client is a global food packaging manufacturer and due to an increase in projects, they require a Regulatory Affairs Leader to join them on a permanent staff basis. As the Regulatory Affairs Leader you will be required to: Responsibility for the maintenance of a fully functional European Food Regulation system. Provide technical support during development trials when required. Evaluate trial materials through rigorous testing activities to determine suitability and effectiveness. Review all new and updated regulations on sustainability and agree with the sustainability committee on corresponding internal and external actions. Monitor the product safety performance and implement corrective actions. Carry out product safety internal audits. Compile raw material regulatory data - records of substances along with an updated regulatory status of the raw materials. Responsible for feedback to customers on regulatory requests. The Regulatory Affairs Leader should have the following skills or experience: The ability to analyse food regulation data and translate them to official food compliance certificates. Experience working in a similar role within Regulatory Affairs ideally within the food manufacturing or packaging sector. Ideally degree level qualified in Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering or Food Technology. The ability to write official statements to customers and third parties in general. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and initial telephone/Skype interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience in a Regulatory Affairs Leadership role 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 / Slough

Product Development Assistant

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT STOKE PRIOR £18,000 - £20,000 Our client is an independently owned high profile luxury fashion eye-wear brand designer. Due to continued growth they are looking to expand their team with a product development assistant to support all functions of the product and design team. The Product development assistant will support the Product Team to deliver great eye-wear design for some of the best British eye-wear brands on brief, to a deadline, in a busy and fast-moving design environment. This is an amazing opportunity for a talented individual to join our young and dynamic Product Team. The successful candidate will contribute to all areas of the product development process for both our house brands and luxury licensed brands. All applicants must be aware of the fact that we have an ambitious and growing workload and consequently the role has a significant administrative element, which will need to be handled seamlessly, you will have exceptional attention to detail, degree educated ideally within a fashion / design subject although all academic subjects welcome. Competent user of the Microsoft Office Suite Degree educated with a minimum 2:1 classification An eye for exceptional design with a knowledge and understanding of luxury brands and quality Proven track record of introducing fresh and innovative ideas Able to be highly conceptual while still being able to stick to demanding briefs The ability to work well and efficiently under pressure Flexibility to travel abroad when required The ability to write succinctly Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Experience of the design process from concept to completion Academic excellence throughout education If you have the skills and passion for role that will offer long term career opportunities working in a developing and growing luxury brand market then please contact Julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk or contact 01384 446168 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 Prior

Senior Avionics Technician

Senior Avionics Technician - Middlesex - Attractive - Permanent A Senior Avionics Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Instruments, and FDR units to component level based in the Middlesex area. The Senior Avionics Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue components to complex electronics, with the ability to repair RF circuits and will control the maintenance of aircraft components ensuring technical airworthiness requirements are met and manage all aspects of the service department. The Senior Avionics Technician will also manage the maintenance, repair and servicing of ground support equipment. The intention of this role is to progress the individual in becoming an Avionics Technical Manager in the future take sole responsibility for the workshop. Senior Avionics Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair The control of maintenance of LRU's and aircraft components Maintenance of technical data contained in the Manufacturers component maintenance manuals Adhere to the relevant technical documents and procedures. Maintenance of equipment used in the repair and servicing of LRU's and aircraft components Responsibility for the calibration of equipment and test apparatus Perform tooling/equipment equivalence assessments Adhere to the company quality procedures to meet regulatory requirements Avionics spare parts inventory management including the ordering of replacement parts Technical Lead Responsibilities (Upon Promotion) Assist with the recruitment of technical staff Ensure compliance with procedures and standards for workshop Ensure technical competence of personnel Establishing training programs as applicable Communication with management team members Maintaining & Building customer relations with established customers Provide technical assistance and addressing customer complaints Submit repair evaluations and quotations to customers Skills Required for Senior Avionics Technician Experience in the Aviation industry as a qualified electronics and avionics technician Education or Certificate of Technology (instrumentation/electronics) Has an adequate understanding of Part 145 aviation maintenance requirements Soldering - Understand and apply knowledge of temperature, solder flow and finish ESD - Understand and apply knowledge of electrostatic damage, grounding techniques and testing Tools - Demonstrate the appropriate use of trade tools, technical hand tools and test equipment Computer - computer data entry knowledge and skills Attention to detail: Numerical, alphabetical **Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Avionics Technician, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or Email neil.cayley@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 / Hayes

Sales Manager

Sales Manager Torquay, Devon with a UK remit £35,000 - £40,000 salary dependent on experience Our client are a well-established, award-winning and forward-thinking manufacturing business with ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO13485 (Medical Devices) accreditation. They provide design, tooling and technical injection moulding services to blue chip B2B clients across the hi-tech sector; medical/healthcare, instrumentation, consumer and electronics. Small but successful and with big ambitions. They are looking to recruit a Sales Manager to spearhead growth as a development and manufacturing partner of choice. Supported by a cross functional team, the Sales manager role will include: Supporting on-going market research and competitor analysis to identify changing market trends, sales opportunities and new product requirements, you will be social media savy with an understanding of marketing within a sales capacity. Pro-actively establishing and developing positive working relationships, [when appropriate and safe] undertaking regular visits to meet decision-makers and key influencers, organising and attending external meetings and events to secure new business Adopting a ‘solution provider’ approach to incremental business opportunities, identifying and analyzing the unique needs of each customer in order to formulate commercially sound business proposals to increase the likelihood of sales conversion Formulating and implementing focused account management plans with existing accounts to exceed budgeted sales targets, regularly reviewing sales performance, providing accurate forecasts and identifying corrective actions if needed. Generating professionally written business correspondence, insightful analysis, objective management reports and accurate, timely sales forecasts as needed Developing an expertise in the sector representing the company on the wider stage; both physically and on social media, in order to act as a point of reference for internal and external enquiries The successful candidate will: Be a confident and utterly reliable individual with integrity, able to handle the responsibility required of the post and be an ambassador for the business Have a background in marketing and sales (not necessarily manufacturing or injection moulding) and ideally have experience of the medical device or instrument sector Be a good listener, have the ability to learn quickly, to absorb new skills, to identify challenges and how they can be solved Possess good numeracy, literacy, computer and inter-personal skills, able to mentor others Be fit and able to cope with the physical and mental demands of working in a fast-moving manufacturing environment A fully expensed company car / Car allowance Home or office based, but will be required to attend meetings in Torquay, Devon 28 Days holiday Interest in this excellent opportunity will be high, should you wish to know more about the role or apply please click the link or contact julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk closing date for this role is Friday 21st August 2020. 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 / Torquay

Business Systems Analyst

Business Systems Analyst ERP - Infor M3 software Reddich £30,000 - £35,000 PA Our Client is a leading manufacturing Solutions based in Redditch, UK. We are seeking an highly experienced, polite and proactive ERP Systems Analyst and who will be able to slot into the business seamlessly to the company and support all users to get the best from the Infor M3 software, ERP system and improve business IT engagement and user experience. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ONLY Candidates with the Infor M3 software- ERP system knowledge will be considered for this role All candidates must have a right to work in the UK at the point of application - Unfortunately Visa Applications cannot be sponsored for this role JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY: Reporting to the Business IT Systems Lead based in Redditch, UK. You will be a point of contact for enhancements and development opportunities relating to business systems across the business. You will work closely with the senior stakeholders and process owners on process improvement projects, understanding the business needs and translating them into system requirements. Working closely with our business system partners, you will encourage/promote the use of strategic systems within the company. JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES: Analyse & Requirements Facilitate process improvement workshops across the group. Identify process enhancements through proper use of the business systems. Coordinate and participate in process improvement activities promote upcoming enhancements to the business systems. Benchmark, analyse, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement and use of the core business systems implemented within the group. Create new and provide input into business cases for business and IT improvement projects. Operational Deliver a high quality and responsive service to the company. Ensure that the company's system availability and performance is maximised. Research potential solutions to improve efficiency working closely with the Group IT Lead to propose and implement change across the business. Support Assist users and departments concerning system enhancements. Work with users to diagnose problems. Propose new procedures, develop systems & document processes in line with user's requirements. Ensure that all system users are suitably conversant with current systems applications and to identify / and implement appropriate training as required. Provide support to all Group location and remote workers on any system related issues. General Work closely with the Group IT Manager on projects. Attend meetings as and when required with key managers within the business to understand requirements and translate the requirements into changes required on the business systems. Ensure that key business processes are clearly defined, adhered to and make maximum use of the company's investment in business system. Provide technical assistance / advice as necessary to other members of the IT team. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Projects delivered on time, within scope and on budget Closed helpdesk tickets related to system incidents Performance reviews with the Business Systems Lead KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Provide application support, design, configuration and maintenance on all business systems by becoming an expert in the architecture and functionality of the applications. Work with the business to understand issues and requirements, undertake root cause analysis of issues and deliver technical changes. Resolve assigned support calls efficiently and effectively, with the maximum amount of customer care. Proactively identify and propose application system changes, better uses, enhancements and developments where this will drive efficiencies for IT and/or improvements for business users. Define project requirements, scope and deliverables, capture and document business requirements. Work with appropriate business personnel to construct, propose and justify business process improvement projects, embodying the development of existing IT applications or the implementation of new applications. Create user case stories, test scripts and acceptance criteria on projects as and when required Write documentation for the operation of the system by end users and documentation for the support/maintenance of the system. Any other duties within the capability of the job holder. EXPERIENCE A minimum of 5 years support enterprise level ERP system Experience of working with Infor M3 platform and associated applications such as: Smart Office Infor CLM Infor ION/XI Infor Cloud Suite Working knowledge of HR systems, including time capture and employee self service Understanding of data structuring, in particular SQL If you are interested in this exciting Business Systems Analyst Role please apply now, or email your CV to Julie.Thomas@jonlee.co.uk for an initial inquiry. 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 / Redditch

Machine Tool Product Manager

Machine Tool Product Manager - Worcestershire - Machine Tools - Excellent Salary & Benefits A Machine Tool Product Manager is required with a strong background in Machine Tool products. Candidates from a product development background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a Worcestershire based organisation who design and manufacture advanced machine tools for a wide variety of industries requires a proactive and motivated Machine Tool Product Manager for a new permanent role. As the Machine Tool Product Manager you will be required to: Provide the product development team with a product vision and strategy, outlining key features and specification, price positioning and the intended market. Conduct market and competitor research visiting domestic and overseas customers to determine product performance and requirements. Represent the customer within the development process Develop core positioning and messaging for the product and support marketing with creation of product collateral and launch activities. Manage the product throughout its life-cycle from concept to end-of-life Develop and deliver sales training and competitor argumentation for use at product launches, sales training events and major trade shows. Be the recognised expert within the business on the product, market, relevant technology and the competition. Develop price list and option package bundles for globally produced products throughout the product life. The Machine Tool Product Manager should have the following skills or experience: Educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience An in-depth understanding of machine tool technologies Strong market understanding and awareness of such products Excellent presentation skills Able to build strong and trustworthy working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders Must have a sound commercial understanding and acumen Able to work effectively across the Product Development team Clear and concise communication skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Machine Tool development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Machine Tool Product Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Worcestershire

Energy Projects Assessor

Energy Projects Assessor 12 month Initial Fixed Term Contract Based in Nottingham Paying up to £25,295 An Energy Projects Assessor is required by an organisation based in Nottingham to effectively deliver their energy generation projects and energy efficiency targets. This role will be to assist in the delivery of energy surveys/option modelling and support in coordinating energy efficiency works that will help to reduce energy consumption, cost and carbon emissions both internally and commercially. You will undertake Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) surveys and option modelling ensuring it is delivered on schedule, to budget and to achieve the outcomes required. As an Energy Projects Assessor your duties and responsibilities will include: Undertake Energy Audits of internal sites and external customers as required to support a wide range of activities, ensuring they are delivered on schedule, to budget and to achieve the outcomes required Assist in the development of regulatory compliance services the team offers to commercial clients Proactively manage workload, anticipate problems before they happen, suggest ways to reach project goals under constantly changing circumstances and report them to the Energy Projects Service Manager Provide assistance to project managers in managing day to day project operations and communications with tenants and building managers Assist in the assigning of, monitoring and workflow of tasks; setting daily and weekly work targets To support effective communication throughout the projects and ensure that projects are on course for completion Escalate major project discrepancies and advise on corrective actions Assist in project reviews and quality assurance procedures Support in identifying any discrepancies in legal, statutory and other relevant provisions governing or affecting allocated projects As an Energy Projects Assessor you will require the following skills and experiences: Energy/environmental degree or equivalent (e.g. ESOS Lead Assessor, Domestic/Commercial EPC Assessor, DEC Assessor etc.). Ability to provide technical advice and recommendations for EPC regulation compliance Practical experience of energy auditing in a wide range of customers Experience in the application of Project Management practical techniques to enable monitoring and control of individual programmes and projects Awareness of the legislation surrounding the energy sector 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 / Nottingham

Production Engineer

Production Engineer - Hounslow - Advanced Engineering - Strong Salary & Benefits A Production Engineer is required with a background in high speed automation to manufacture products. Candidates from a special purpose machinery background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a London-based organisation who design and manufacture reliable, compact, high-temperature heat exchangers requires a driven and motivated Production Engineer for a new permanent role. As the Production Engineer you will be required to: Run and maintain special purpose high speed automation equipment in order to manufacture prototype products Design tooling and prototype products to support on-going development Work closely with the team to achieve demanding technology designs and requirements Drive initiatives in order to continuously improve the efficiency of the products Work flexibly across a friendly yet driven team The Production Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Educated ideally to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline Experience of working within automation PLC Programming skills are essential Knowledge of CAD (all packages considered) Ability to work to ISO standards (ISO9001) Experience with APQP processes would be advantageous The incumbent must be able to learn quickly and show initiative It's essential that the Production Engineer has a high attention to detail combined with a meticulous approach Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Automated Machinery, an all-round Engineer with an inquisitive mindset and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Hounslow

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics And Electric Machines

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics & Electric Machines Warwickshire £ Competetive A exciting opportunity for an outstanding Power Electronics Principal Engineer to provide technical leadership in research and development and demonstration activities in the field of power electronics and electric machines and controls technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to develop engineering excellence in Power Electronics and motor control. As Power Electronics Principal Engineer, you will be required to: Provide technical leadership in research, development and demonstrator implementation activities in the field of power electronics and electric machines, primarily working on the APC-funded project led by Jaguar Land Rover. Provide broad ranging Technical Leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the project and other related projects in the field of the electrification of transport and the development of static energy storage solutions. This includes effective technical leadership, planning, monitoring, good use of resources, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets. Represent our client as a recognised and credible expert in electrical engineering. Broaden the research network in areas related to transport electrification by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners. Prioritise requests from various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of the research programmes and to benefit WMG. Be responsible for the activities occurring in the project workshops associated with the power electronics and electric machines research group. Provide co-supervision of Research Students to doctoral level to ensure industrial relevance and applicability. As Principal Engineer - Power Electronics And Electric Machines you will have: A Degree in a relevant engineering / scientific discipline or equivalent experience Significant industrial experience in the delivery of engineering projects in electrical power delivering targets on time within budget Extensive knowledge of electrical engineering or manufacturing Ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing. Experience of driving successfully tender processes for large pieces of equipment and ensure safe operation. Ability to identify key areas of innovation and research Ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner, with excellent communication skills, (written and verbal) to interface appropriately with students, academics and industrial collaborators The ability to analyse and solve complex problems with multiple stakeholders Ability to generate high quality technical papers for peer reviewed journals Experience of working in collaborative, ideally research projects Proven ability to correctly prioritise a broad range of requests from many customers, both internal and external, and ensure safe operation Professional membership of appropriate organisations **Please note that applicants MUST be eligible to live and work in the Untied Kingdom BEFORE application** If you meet the above criteria and would like to know more, please contact Tim.Parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call for a discreet conversation on 03184 446145 now. WMG 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 / Coventry

REVIT Design Engineer

Role: REVIT Design Engineer (Building Services) Location: Lancaster Salary: £35,000 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Building Services Design Engineer to work for our client at their facility in Lancashire. The role will be reporting to the technical manager and will involve planning, designing, monitoring and inspecting building systems and designing cleanroom systems on CAD. Duties and Key Responsibilities: Planning, designing, monitoring and inspecting building systems Advising clients, colleagues, Contractors and Architects on matters relating to building services Negotiating and developing Project contracts and agreeing these with clients Designing Cleanroom systems with the aid of computer-aided design software Design and specification of complex building service systems including air conditioning and humidity control systems Managing and forecasting spending and ensuring that work is kept to budget Commissioning, organising and assessing the work of contractors Supporting the installation of building systems and specifying maintenance and operating procedures Producing Risk Assessments and Method Statements as required Ensuring that the design and maintenance of building systems meets legislative and health and safety requirements Meeting with manufacturers of building products to learn about the latest products and developments Supporting the evolution of the Product through improvement projects Site visits to support the Sales team in tender negotiations and presentations Experience: Report writing skills, with good overall MS Office experience including Excel, Word and Outlook Assembly, configuration of steel structures, HVAC and lighting within CAD Experience of working within Building Services engineering design consultancy practice Including HVAC Design Budget Management, Project Management and Client Site visits and presentations Experience of working within an SME Working within an ISO regulated environment Understanding of CDM regulations, roles and responsibilities Material construction methods UK building regulations and safe systems of work Commercial awareness IT Literate Working knowledge of AutoCAD - Revit MEP awareness and willingness to develop to BIM Quality assurance and business management Education & Qualifications: Degree standard qualification in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience and knowledge) Minimum 2 years 3D CAD experience Understanding of Mechanical/Electrical Systems and HVAC Autodesk Revit (and/or) Solidworks 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 / Lancaster

Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: Northampton Operations, Manager, Assembly, Fabrication, Paint, H&S, Warehouse, Supply chain, Materials, Change Management, Lean, 8D, root cause, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement, Sales & Service An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (assembly, fabrication and/or paint), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment building niche vehicles. Candidates with experience of the low/medium vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a this world class SME based in Northampton requires a forward thinking, hands on Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to: Provide strong leadership for the UK operational team, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality Active ly manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency Actively manage the assembly function to efficiently build to market requirements Ensure capacity and sourcing requirements are aligned to market needs and potential Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning. Knowledge of mild steel fabrication, coating allied with Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX would be advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a low to medium manufacturing environment (especially vehicle build, assembly, and fabrication/paint) seeking a career opportunity to make a difference with a world class SME. In return for your experience, this specialist niche manufacturer will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward-thinking organisation, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading business operations within a niche vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Operations Manager 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 / Northampton

HR Business partner

HR Business Partner Birmingham Excellent Salary and Benefits Package Our client is looking to recruit an experience, dynamic and commercially aware HR business partner to support their global brand. The HR Business partner will deliver strategic HR support to the Chief Operating Officers and their respective divisional management teams on all people related activity. As HR Business Partner for PDU, Engineering, logistics and supply chain you aren’t just doing the transactional elements of HR, you will be highly integrated into business groups to help craft programs and policies. You will have extensive experience of presenting and interacting with stake holders and able to offer support with strategy objectives for business and functional leaders. Your day to day will be providing guidance and interpretation on multiple business topics and policies to include business unit restructures to workforce and organisational planning. You will work as part of the HR Business partner team to support, guide, analyse and protect the company on all HR related issues, policies, practices and proposals. The HR BP will engage with stakeholders to ensure delivery of strategic business operations. You will engage with all employees and be flexible to attend meetings and strategy needs throughout the UK. As a leader in HR you will be a strong individual who is able to pull on years of HR experience and guidance within the work field, demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and strategic personal development, you will identify, coordinate and deliver training needs of individuals and teams within your business sector as well as formal L&D needs of the business. This role comes with an excellent salary, company car, exceptional career growth and opportunities that you would expect in a leading global brand. A minimum of 2 years operational HR Business Partner experience ideally within a multisite engineering, manufacturing organisation, with experience of managing projects of change and delivering to director operational performance standards. Full UK driving licence. If you would like to know more about this role please apply below or contact Julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk or call 01384 446168 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 / Birmingham

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job title: Manufacturing Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: West Midlands Automotive, 1st Tier, Change Management, OEE, Lean, 8D, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement A Manufacturing Operations Manager is required with knowledge of manufacturing operations, P&L, equipment efficiencies and process improvement within a 1st Tier Automotive arena. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a world class automotive parts manufacturer based in the West Midlands requires a forward thinking, hands on Manufacturing Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and P&L for a new permanent role. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager you will be required to: Effectively and efficiently manage the production area in line with customer specifications and demand, to meet all quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times Responsible for plant production, manufacturing, financial performance, customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities Drive process improvements on OEE by appropriate data analysis while attending various meetings and action/communicate instructions Undertake continuous training and development of all personnel within the sphere of responsibility Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required. The Manufacturing Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume automotive arena Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of P&L, cost reduction and supply chain. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a high volume 1st Tier manufacturing environment seeking a career opportunity with a growing business. In return for your experience, this specialist automotive company will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward thinking organisations, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading manufacturing operations within the a 1st Tier Automotive environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Operations Manager 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 Bromwich

Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer £40,000pa - £45,000pa West Midlands An Industrial Engineer is required with knowledge of the implementation of industrial engineering process improvements through the use of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing tools for an established manufacturing site in Birmingham, candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to an increase in orders this company, a high-volume supplier of automotive products and services requires a forward thinking and proactive Industrial Engineer with strong lean, CI and problem-solving skills for this new permanent role. As a Process Team Leader you will be required to: Design factory layouts. (AutoCAD) Implement new Process layouts Capacity Planning Industrialisation of NPI Cellular Manufacture Manufacture Route Planning Investigating New Plant & Equipment Work Measurements Education / Skills / Experience Good level of standard Education Minimum HNC/HND Knowledge of continuous improvement tools Kaizan, Kanban, Six Sigma, 5Whys, Lean would be beneficial. Good working experience of MS platforms, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process improvement, production engineering, manufacturing systems and/or CI seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based Automotive company will offer you: Circa £40-45K pa plus benefits Excellent opportunity to progress your career into a more senior role Be part of a growing organisation with significant growth plans over the next 2 years. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Industrial Engineering, Process Improvement, CI and/or Manufacturing Systems and you 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
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