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Is the Skills Shortage holding back UK Composites?

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Tim Parkes Recruitment Consultant posted over 1 year ago

The UK is at the forefront of developing scientific research into new composite materials. This is an important technology that has huge potential for the future of high value manufacturing in the UK.

With potential accelerated organic growth in the established composites-using sectors like aerospace, motorsport and renewables, together with the emergence of substantial new markets for composites products in sectors such as automotive, rail, oil and gas, the UK has the opportunity to grow its current £2.3bn composite product market to £12.bn by 2030 (UK Composites).

The Government’s Industrial Strategy underpins collaboration between Government (The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, or BIS) and the composites industry to bridge the gap between early research and industrial production – and this is also supported by the world-class National Composites Centre (part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult).

However, if a diverse range of sectors are to adopt composites and take advantage of their  light/right-weighting properties, low maintenance and significantly reduced through-life costs, a number of barriers need to be overcome.

Regulations, codes and standards are often inappropriate for composites, this is because they are both explicitly and implicitly based on named materials, such as steel, and do not permit consideration of composites applications (despite the benefits of the materials in many cases). There is also limited high volume production capability of composites (key for industries such as automotive) and critically, the overarching skills shortage.

COMPOSITES SKILLS SHORTAGES

There is a chronic skills shortage across all sectors of engineering and manufacturing in the UK – and that certainly applies to composites.  Simply put, there are not enough people in the marketplace with the requisite skills. It’s a direct result of a lack of investment in STEM education and vocational training over many years.

Some forward-thinking companies have already independently invested in or established links with innovation centres to access training – but it is unlikely this will be enough to keep pace with the needs of industry.

While essential for the long-term, manufacturers can ill-afford to wait for these skills to become available - they need ready-made skills in their businesses today to meet the short-term demands the market is placing on them.

As an industry we must think creatively: Could the Composites Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship be used to upskill existing or new employees? How can people with transferable skills be encouraged to engage with new technologies?

There are signs that things are improving. I am seeing more high-quality candidates coming into the marketplace. We also come across candidates who are typically mid-career and are looking for a new and interesting challenge. However, looking forward, the skills shortage dilemma will continue to prevent progress.


INFLUENCING SCHOOL-LEAVERS TO TAKE UP COMPOSITES AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS

Schools have an important role to play in encouraging young people to take up composites and engineering apprenticeships.

There is currently too much focus on academic and classroom learning in schools rather than practical skills and problem solving. For the future of British manufacturing, it’s vital that both avenues are open to young people and that those with good hands-on skills are shown the potential of a career within manufacturing.

Industry also needs work closely with Government, industry bodies and education establishments to communicate their future skills requirement and ask the question: How effective higher education engineering courses are at preparing the next generation of skilled engineers.

There are still schools where pupils make birdboxes or nightlights when technology means they could be creating something far more advanced and engaging. Building links with schools and introducing teachers and students to both general engineering and the opportunities available within niche areas such as composites is critical.

There is tremendous growth and significant change happening in the UK composites industry - it is an exciting place to be right now. I would encourage composite manufacturing firms to have an open approach when it comes to recruitment and welcome you to join the debate!

To discuss further, get in touch with me on 01384 446145 or email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk.

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Commercial Administrator Salary £28,000 - 30,000 Telford Commercial Administrator, Coordinator, Document Control, RFQs A Commercial Administrator is required to join a fantastic organisation in the Telford area with knowledge and experience of Document Control, coordination and overall general Administration experience. Candidates with experience of the Defense industry would be well received. Due to growth and some exciting new contracts this company, based in Telford requires an experienced Commercial Administrator with customer interfacing experience for a new permanent role. As a Commercial Administrator you will be required to: Support any commercial activity across all programmes and opportunities. Support and Lead some negotiations. Assist in the review of drafting, negotiating and finalisation of any bids, commercial agreements, and contracts. Managing the commercial lifecycle management Developing and maintaining customer relationships Completion of SAP transactions (Sales enquiries, sales quotations, sales contracts, and sales orders) Quality Assurance – working to project/functional requirements. The Commercial Administrator should have the following skills or experience: Experience in a Customer facing role. Experience of Customer Relationship management Able to work as part of multi-functional bid/project teams. A knowledge of Commercial principles, techniques, and practices A strong administration background Excellent communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge and experience of commercial life cycle management or a strong Administrator, Document Controller, Project Coordinator looking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Telford based company will offer you the opportunity to work on some exciting and long-term projects with masses of opportunity to progress. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have the relevant experience and would like to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Commercial Administrator role, please contact Kerry Heath at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on Kerry.heath@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 / Telford

Product Development Engineers - 53746

We have a number of Product Development opportunities for an Automotive OEM based in Basildon, Essex.   Roles include: Commercial Vehicle Electronics & Feature Engineer As an Electronics or Features Integration Engineer you are responsible to ensure the electrical components and systems meet the needs of the Transit product from the first programme definition to the launch of the new product.   Experience of leading (Electrical/Electronics) system trade-off studies and interface concern resolution Ability to oversee the on-time delivery of complex and cross-functional workstream Feature Systems Engineer The Feature System Engineer role is an engineering role, responsible for development of customer facing Features from early concept to launch and production. You will develop engineering deliverables such as Requirements, Specifications, Failure Mode Avoidance documentation and Design Verification Plans. Experience in a relevant Systems Engineering role. Working knowledge of vehicle electrical/electronic systems and/or features Electrical, Electronics or Systems Engineering Degree (Minimum 2:2) Electronics Software Integration Engineer As an Electronics Software Integration Engineer you perform an important role in the design, testing and launch of the hundreds of software driven features and functions on the Ford Transit product. You will play an integral part ensuring that the many individual control modules on the vehicle’s CAN communications network work in harmony.  Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)  Experience in automotive E/E Systems  Knowledge of software development, control and tracking processes  Experience of vehicle multiplex networks and diagnostics and associated tools, such as CANalyser and DET  Experience of software flash processes  Electronics Module Engineer As an Electronics Module Engineer you will be part of a multi-disciplined team that delivers a wide range of systems covering all aspects of the Electrical and Electronic functionality of the next generation Commercial Vehicles.  Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)  Functional knowledge of 12V Electrical systems and the design process  3 years’ experience in a relevant engineering role  Excellent analytical and strategic skills  Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer You will understand the total Electrical System and make use of those skills to lead design of component interfaces, with Terminal & Connector systems and Power Distribution Boxes (PDB), manage CAD/CAE requirements and ensure correct Circuit & Fuse sizing.  Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)  Experience and ability to judge and improve EDS designs and processes to prevent failure modes  Demonstrate the application and deployment of engineering quality tools (FMEA, 8D, 6-Sigma, APQP)   Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency Communications Engineer Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency Communications Engineer is a senior role within the Electrical/Electronics Systems Engineering department.  The position is ideally suited to an experienced engineer who is a good communicator, experienced in project management and is proficient in automotive EMC discipline.  The successful candidate will be involved in the development of programmes, from small passenger cars to light commercial vehicles.   Electrical or Electronics Engineering Degree (Minimum 2:2)  Electronic circuit design experience  3 years’ experience in design for EMC, testing and simulations   Experienced in the preparation and approval of EMC test plans  Knowledge of the principles and test methods of human exposure to electromagnetic fields  Infotainment/Connectivity Engineer As an infotainment/Connectivity Engineer you will work with vehicle entertainment and vehicle connectivity teams to enable Transit to deliver cutting edge features to customers such as Ford Pass, command & control functionality, fleet connectivity services and all the very latest innovative solutions made possible through vehicle connectivity.  Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)  Functional knowledge of 12V Electrical systems and the design process  3 years’ experience in a relevant engineering role  Excellent analytical and strategic skills  Special Commercial Vehicle Integration Delivery Engineer   As the Special Commercial Vehicle Integration Delivery Engineer you will enable the growth of Commercial Vehicles by offering fleet tailored engineering solutions in our Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) department. This position is to deliver bespoke enhancing electrical solutions to fleet/converter from concept to running production and onto customer handover. The successful applicant will be required to develop and release electrical features but also will have to manage complex electrical projects and customer relationships from concept to launch through Agile processes.  Candidates will be Degree qualified and the relevant experience role and industry. Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)  Experience in a relevant engineering role  Experience in developing new designs through Agile process and demonstrated evidence of Go-Fast projects completion  Strong ability to develop innovative solutions in response to fleet/ customer requirements  Ability to integrate final customer as well as internal requirements (weight, durability, manufacturing etc.)    Please send your CV to rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk  and clearly state the role in which you wish to apply for. 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

Toolmaker - Injection mould tools

Job Title - Toolmaker £ 35,000 - £ 46,500 p.a. Location: Brackley Manufacturing   Are you a Toolmaker interested in working in a traditional tool room for an expanding world class manufacturer? We are looking for a Toolmaker with a background in injection mould tools and skills in manual machining. Are you used to work in a fast paced environment working to tight tolerances, and exceptional manufacturing standards? If so continue reading..   As a Toolmaker your day to day responsibilities will consist of;   Tooling strip down and diagnosis for repair. Tooling improvements. Support the production areas in technical assessment of tooling issues. Preventive maintenance of tooling Complete tool reports and ordering of spare parts. Maintenance data control of moulds. Polishing of A surface moulds to quality acceptable levels. Cleaning of tool faces to a quality finish within the moulding machine. Preventive maintenance of the shop's machinery. Implement modifications to moulds if applicable. Fabrication of fixtures and spare parts for tooling. Liaise with external tool shops. Maintain Spare parts system Maintain tooling standards and enhancements. Interface with New production tooling manager on new tooling. Comply with the quality and environment standards procedures and instructions. Involvement in all activities generated as a result of changes, requirements and/or improvement in the process of the applicable area Work within 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) methodology to maintain workplace to a high standard.   An exciting opportunity for Experienced Toolmaker with the following;   Injection mould tool maintenance and repair experience Manual machining, milling, turning, surface grinding skills Jig and Fixtures production, modification and repair Time served apprenticeship or equivalent experience   If you are a Toolmaker with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Quality Engineer 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 / Brackley

Engineering Investment Program Analyst - 53702

The Engineering Investment Program Analyst is part of the Investment Efficiency Finance Team comprising a supervisor and three analyst positions. The successful candidate will gain experience of working closely with both Finance and other functions across multiple regions. Key to this role is being able to build strong working relationships with other functions and support performance delivery. This will be achieved by understanding the financials, ensuring they are accurately captured, reported and effectively communicated. The role will give the ideal opportunity for those looking for a rotation within or into PD Finance in development of their career within Ford for passenger vehicles. Skills Required: Strong communication skills and team work - ability to work cross-functionally with a wide range of customers at all levels. Strong financial, analytical skills and advanced skills in Excel. Ability to work independently and be a self-starter. Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new Finance systems. Process improvement and quality mindset. Ability to work with a wide range of customers at all levels. Lead responsibility for Engineering Investment Program. Reporting of passenger vehicles gateways to Provide Engineering Targets to Program Finance / Program Management. Review Engineering transfers & adjust target accordingly. Work jointly with Resource Planning to align on gateway Engineering status. Hold reviews with key stakeholders to conclude gateway performance and provide physicals driven variance explanations - ensure management is regularly informed of status and issues. Participation in the bi-weekly EUPRC Pre-Meeting with the Vehicle Line Controllers. Work on solutions with Program Management, Resource and Program Planning teams to bring programs back to target. Support delivery of high quality and timely Program. Experience Required: PD Finance experience. Sound understanding of Ford PD Finance processes. Prior Finance experience. To apply for this role please send your CV to - rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Basildon

Senior Design and Release Engineer

Senior Design and Release Engineer – 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. We are looking for experienced powertrain engineers, to manage the entire design and development of engine components and systems from concept to production. Starting with functional targets and specifications, through to working with suppliers to design, test and validate. You will be resolving quality and durability issues and applying computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to deliver optimized designs for cost, weight and function, using DOE, FMEA, Parameter Design, and DVP&R's whilst interfacing with suppliers to industrialize and launch components. As Senior Design and Release Engineer – Advanced Engines -  You will be required to Hold technical responsibility for conceptual and detail design of components, assemblies and systems. Co-ordinate with suppliers to establish solutions, develop designs and release drawings for prototype manufacture. Co-ordinate with simulation engineers, or running of own simulations, to refine concepts and embrace design changes indicated by analysis Initiate design and package reviews. Ensure DVP analysis and testing requirements are completed to reach design release milestones Lead system issue resolution using quality problem solving tools such 8D’s. Reporting of technical progress and risk Supporting the Technical and Engineering Director and Chief Engineers to actively manage programme risk and forward planning of work and resource Use DFMEA to identify and rate risks and build a robust DVP&R. As Senior Design and Release Engineer – Advanced Engines  – You will be Experienced in combustion engine design. Fluent in engine and engine systems technology and engineering Experienced releasing components at an OEM or Tier 1 suppliers Using CAD PTC Creo and PLM is an advantage, but not essential Experience of using FEA, 1D & 3D CFD simulation is an advantage. Have SME and / or start up experience and attracted by the unique challenges of a small business Suitably qualified and experienced candidatesshould 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

Mechanical Fitter (pumps)

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Leeds 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 Leeds 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 / Leeds

Microbiologist

Microbiologist Up to £13.94/hour PAYE Bourneville, Birmingham Manufacturing - Food Position Description: Routine lab work microbiological analysis General housekeeping Data administration General office support Experience Required: Worked in a microbiology lab or similar environment - Ideally a lab that supports the food industry Education Required: Degree in microbiology Skills Required: Auditing knowledge, Statistical process control experience Advanced Excel skills including other MS Office programmes Analytical mindset Clear communicator Ability to work well as a team but also when required be able to work alone, able to keep focussed on tasks which can be repetitive, constant attention to detail To apply for this Microbiologist role, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Suitable candidates will be contacted. 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 / Birmingham

Customer Support Engineer

Customer Support Engineer, Field Based Permanent position within mechanical/electrical, software driven and connected capital equipment. Location: M4/M3 or M40 regions              Salary: circa £30,000 (+ Company Car), overtime potential, medical, pension and 25 days holiday This leading UK based organisation is a well-known manufacturer of software driven, mechanical/electrical, connected capital equipment. They are an established company with a client base that covers over 120 countries. They are seeking a field based, Customer Support Engineer to work with their service team, technical support team and sales team to ensure the highest service level is provided to all customers. As Customer Support Engineer your role will involve carrying out field servicing, installations, repairs, and preventative maintenance on the full range of company products. You will also maintain service and test records along with providing technical support to UK customers as and when required. Further duties will include, but will not be restricted to: -          Providing feedback to assist the company in maintaining good customer relations and improving product design.  This will include raising complaints where necessary and feeding back sales opportunities. -          Producing a monthly report in the format determined by your Regional Service Manager. -          Ensuring continual accuracy of data inputted in the PDA system. -          Attending regional service meetings. Experience, Skills and Qualifications -          Excellent technical ability -          Strong communication and interpersonal skills -          Professional customer care skills -          Ability to apply an analytical and logical approach to fault finding and problem solving. -          Working knowledge of electronic principles and circuit theory -          Understanding of microprocessor-based products and software driven systems -          Basic understanding of fluid/hydraulic systems and/or printing technology -          Good understanding of customer satisfaction skills and techniques -          Practical knowledge of PC’s and their application in an industrial environment We are seeking candidates that have been used to working in a field-based role, where you are the “company ambassadors” within your clients. We are therefore looking for candidates who have excellent professional and technical communication skills, who can work within a client to always provide a first-class service. You will be working in client locations across a variety of sectors including food production, FMCG and Pharma, these organisations can be large multi nationals or smaller, owner managed business. This position will suit candidates who may be working in a high tech, electronic field base role, for example, medical devices, photocopying or electronics where you are providing an expert engineering service. If you feel you can add value to the position, please apply or email dan.plimmer@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 / Cambridge

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer - Round Tools - UK Based £48,000 + car + bonus All locations UK wide will be considered.  Suitable locations: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Stoke, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Wales  Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, Business Development, Applications Engineer, Round Tools, machine tools, Sales Manager A Sales Engineer is required to join a leading supplier of tools and tooling solutions for the metalworking industry. You will take the lead to ensure accountability and responsibility for our round tool sales. Responsibilities: You will actively engage in all phases of the sales process including pre-qualifying the opportunity, customer presentations, project management and service. Target high potential, high consumption round tool customers in must win segments. Visit customers UK wide and sometimes internationally as required. Solution based selling and closure of sales. Engage entire organisation with open communication and hands-on customer work. Remove barriers and gaps in our way of working, solve problems. Excellent understanding of the design, application, optimization and trouble shooting for round tools. Experience: Minimum 5 years experience with sales or technical sales. Experience working with tools and tooling solutions for the metalworking industry - specifically round tools is highly desirable.  Experience of targeting and winning new business.  Excellent communication both written and orally.  Full driving licence.  Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions 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

Sales and Account Manager - Bioprocess (UK and Europe)

Sales and Account Manager - Bioprocess (UK and Europe)   Role Objectives To sell Bioprocess products in UK and Northern Europe on behalf of our UK based Client who develops and manufactures innovative scientific instruments and software designed to optimize the efficiency, safety, and productivity of key processes in chemistry and biology applications, working with businesses and laboratories globally. This role is to ensure best fit of the product or solution to client needs. Thereby, strengthening the Company's relationships with scientists and encouraging them to view our Client as the preferred supplier of solutions for their work resulting in increased sales of products. The position of Sales and Account Manager is to develop, co-ordinate and implement targeted sales, marketing, and field activities in the territory to actively drive the business forward to exceed the budget objectives.  This role can be home based.   Key Responsibilities Develop new sales relationships as well as maximise return from key accounts. Actively, develop, organise, and run demonstrations, seminars, mini exhibitions and similar "on-site" activities at key accounts, technology symposia and congresses in the territories. Actively follow up enquiries from Customers for further information on how the products can help them in their research. Through the effective use of consultative sales & marketing techniques, actively convert leads to prospects through to purchases of products. Ensure accurate qualification of the decision makers and what the purchase processes are for each potential system sale, to be used in effectively closing sales opportunities. Gather Customer and technical information to aid the effective targeting of marketing activities and product pricing. Track, record, and document relevant information from all technical and sales enquiries from Customers and prospective Customers into the Customer database to ensure effective follow up of Customers pre & post sale. Responsible for the quality of the information in the Customer databases for the territory. Follow up on installations of products in Customers' labs to ensure high level of satisfaction. Monitor the competition and reporting important activities (products & technical developments, trends in the market, seminars, training sessions etc). Actively participate in the development of the Company sales and marketing plan. Ensure the customisation of the Company marketing activities to be effective in the territory. Efficiently plan and manage an expense cost budget. Learn and implement new marketing & sales methods of qualifying scientists' situations, identifying their problems, uncovering their needs, and suggesting effective working solutions based on Company products. Receive relevant technical training and provide technical and commercial information on new products and related applications to clients Work together with other Company personnel to ensure high quality, effective technical support to Customers and prospective Customers in the territory through thorough knowledge of Company products and effective communication of applications related to these products. Travel in UK & Northern Europe up to 80% of time.   Other Duties Participate in relevant training courses Positively contribute to the successful development of the European sales team. Provide regular activity plans. Providing regular reports on Customer calls and sales activities. Contribute to the effectiveness and positive team spirit of the sales & marketing team and the Company. Cooperate and effectively work with other staff to achieve sales and high levels of Customer satisfaction. Other duties as required.   Minimum Education and Experience BSc. degree in Biotechnology or related discipline. Knowledge of bio reactors/fermentation equipment or related bioprocess equipment as used in R&D Laboratories Technical competency to understand and clearly discuss relevant applications, to stay current in technical knowledge; to consult with Customers in a helpful, courteous, positive, and professional manner to provide best in class solutions Minimum of 2-years sales experience. Proven ability of effective written and verbal communication and listening skills. Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively communicate and project themselves. Previous experience in giving oral presentations. Strong commitment to Customer service and satisfaction. Ability to effectively work on and manage many priorities at one time. Has an approachable manner that encourages interaction with others. Highly driven with a strong motivation to succeed. Clean Driving Licence valid in UK & Eire Fluency in written & spoken English   Preferable Skills and Attributes Well organised, able to devise and manage systems for handling Customers/ accounts at all levels including senior level management. Excellent troubleshooting skills Ability to be flexible in work schedule and accommodate unexpected work changes. Ability to work effectively both interdepartmentally and internationally   If you feel you have the commercial and technical awareness to support this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@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 / England

IT Project Manager - 36874

An IT Project Manager is required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. Position Description: A IT Project Manager is required to support two projects associated with Fix the Customer. The Project Manager will be asked to deliver the IT tasks assigned to them in line with the wider integrated project plan. The Project Manager will need to ensure time, cost and quality is achieved as well as adhering to the Business and IT governance & gateways. Skills Required: Significant experience managing complex IT projects with track record of delivery Strong analytical skills to identify how one issue can impact on another and put in place the required interventions through support or from own knowledge base. Proven experience of complex stakeholder management Experience Required: Methodical detailed approach to work context Ability to manage significant risks and issues Excellent communication skills Proven supplier management experience Commercially astute thinking Ability to work to tight timescales Negotiation and adaptability Experience Preferred: Managing API Development Education Required: Formal Project Management Qualification Additional Information: INSIDE IR35 To apply for this position please send your CV to rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

IT Programme Manager - 36875

An IT Programme Manager is required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. Skills Required: Salesforce delivery experience Significant, demonstrable experience of delivering multiple workstreams under a programme construct, risk, dependency and supplier management Proven experience of complex stakeholder management Experience Required: Significant experience managing complex IT projects with track record of delivery using a mixed delivery method (agile/waterfall) Methodical detailed approach to work context Strong analytical skills to identify how one issue can impact on another and put in place the required interventions through support or from own knowledge base Ability to manage significant risks and issues Excellent communication skills Proven supplier management experience Commercially astute thinking Ability to work to tight timescales Negotiation and adaptability Experience Preferred: Salesforce API development Reporting Business change Education Required: Formal Project Management Qualification Additional Information: INSIDE IR35 To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham - rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

IT Support Administrator - 36849

Title: IT Support Administrator Contract Position based at: London - Work from Home Position Description: An interim IT Support Administrator is required to support a smooth transition. As a key member of the team, you will have a combined passion for technology and mobility solutions. We are looking for an experienced, technically minded and hands on IT Support Administrator. This is a 3 month contract position. What Does and IT Support Administrator Do: Provide first line IT support to the business Troubleshooting user issues related to software and hardware Setting up hardware as part of the new employee onboarding process Responsible for setting up relevant IT accounts and access for employees Responsible for disabling access and collection of IT equipment as part of the employee offboarding process Responsible for scheduling repairs and replacement of damaged equipment Ensuring IT related expenditure is paid for in a timely manner to minimise disruption to services Enforcing security policies and good practices when it comes to online access. Skills and Experience: Prior experience in providing first-line support Experience with G Suite, Office 365, Slack, Teams, GitHub, Apple Business, various hosting providers such as GoDaddy Prior experience with scheduling repairs with various manufacturers Comfortable working in a start-up environment Excellent communication skills Team player To apply please send your CV to rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Shoreditch

EV Test Engineer - Electrical Systems

Job Title -  EV Test Engineer – Electrical Systems £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Banbury Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing, EV Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative EV Test Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. The ideal candidate will have experience in EV component testing such as HV systems, wiring harnesses, motor & inverter rig-level tests etc. Experience with electrical systems testing in 2 Wheel / Motorcycle Industry would also be beneficial. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email Rachel.meacham@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 / Banbury

Administrator (Sales Support)

Administrator (Sales Support) Salary – 18,000 – 20,000 – Part time hours Location – Kings Norton (Birmingham) An  Administrator is required to join a busy sales team, contacting customers and suppliers with any queries related to products, orders and deliveries and generally supporting the wider sales team. Candidates with general administration backgrounds or experience of SAP (or similar packages), CRM software and MS Office / Excel would be well received. Due to growth this company, a market leading organisation based in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham requires an Administrator with general administration experience for a new permanent part time role (Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 3.00pm)  As the Sales Support Administrator you will be required to: Process orders via email and phone Regularly contact clients and suppliers to obtain information and answer any queries Liaise with logistics to ensure delivery SLAs are met coordinating and tracking freight Maintain sales and customer records Ensure customer feedback is communicated to the wider team Keep yourself update on new products and features Support the sales team and accounts department within a small dynamic office May include some moving of deliveries  The Internal Sales Administrator should have the following skills or experience: Experience of coordinating activities, documentation, processes and procedures within a sales and/or purchasing department Experience working with CRM software, MS office / MS Excel and ERP Systems Hard Working and works well within a team This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an administration/sales support background to develop your career. Candidates with 2+ years experience will be considered, in return for your experience, this Kings Norton based company will offer you:  Salary details – 18,000 – 20,000 Part time hours  Benefits – Pension Full and extensive training provided Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have experience in Sales Support/administration roles and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Support role, please contact Kerry Heath at Jonathan Lee Recruitment at Kerry.heath@jonathanlee.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

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Newcastle £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales A Sales Executive is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Newcastle. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Executive 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 / Newcastle upon Tyne

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Manchester £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Sales Executive is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Manchester. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Executive 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 / Manchester

Account Manager

Account Manager - Thatcham - Berkshire £22,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Account Manager is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Thatcham. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Account Manager your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Account Manager 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 / Thatcham

Customer Account Manager - Manchester or Doncaster

Customer Account Manager – Manchester or Doncaster   Job Overview Reporting to the Freight Business Manager on behalf of our rail sector products and service Client, the Customer Account / Contracts Manager is to manage & deliver products, goods & services contracts with key customers. Ideally, you will need to understand rail customer requirements including specifications, volumes, schedules, and material requirements.  However, candidates from other manufacturing and operations environment will be considered. The role is to liaise with external and internal stakeholders, customers, and suppliers, building robust relationships to ensure effective management of service.   Responsibilities & Duties Effective communication with the customer and proactive management of any issues Build and develop understanding of rail specifications Understanding of required stocks and schedules of demand Ensuring all transactional data is collated and communicated as required Ensuring KPI’s are met Understanding and investigation of any quality and technical issues Collate and communicate of any additional costs Develop long term relationships and service offerings through opportunity-based initiatives Develop and maintain key relationships at multiple levels with the customer Lead regular contract and performance reviews with the customer to monitor service performance together with the production of KPI’s, meeting minutes and proactive management of actions Initiate and lead improvement initiatives Manage team members and develop their skills and capability To work closely with other members of the Commercial Team and support as required To monitor & delivery Monthly Sales Targets Have close liaison with operational and technical teams to: Ensure adequate availability of resource required to undertake workload Communicate and manage customer schedule changes Maintain a consistently thorough eye on the quality of work being undertaken to ensure compliance to safety applications and customer specifications Ensuring the timely availability of all required materials Ensure materials stocks are managed and audited Liaison with supply chain and expediting of deliveries Proactive management and risk management of issues (quality and delivery) Facilitation of both Incoming and outgoing logistics of the assets Ensure transactional processes are completed in a timely manner To drive the use of the company ERP system at all levels ensuring system inputs are maintained   Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience Essential: Five GCSE’s or equivalent to include Maths and English (Grade C or equivalent) Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, power point and excel As UK travel is a requirement; a full driving licence is required Ability to see, own & resolve issues through to completion Desirable Degree qualified in a relevant field Four years’ experience in similar customer facing role. Have Project Management experience - a recognised qualification would be beneficial Understanding of lean principles Personal Qualities: Open minded, strong commitment levels & resilient Critical thinking and problem-solving skills Able to work to tight deadlines Able to work individually or as part of a team Commercial awareness Planning, organisation, and decision-making skills Excellent communication both verbal and written Excellent interpersonal skills If you feel you have the skills and experience to support this role, then please 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / England

Technical Product Manager

Job Title - Technical Product Manager £ 40,000 p.a. - £ 55,000 p.a.+ Car  Location: UK Homebased Plastics We are looking to recruit a Technical Product Manager for a plastics packaging manufacturer. The company are at the forefront of manufacturinng packaging solutions that are less harmful to the environment than single use plastics.  The Technical Product Manager will have an in depth technical knowledge of plastic film processing, working with customers to gain the best results from their products.This is a rarer opportunity for a methodical/technically minded person to work from a homebase and meet a broad range of customers. As Technical Product Manager you will be: Planning, carrying out and supervising product trials, on customer plants. In conjunction with the production and technical teams to gather data to inform the viability of formulations into the production process at identified projects. To train and advise operators at customer on-site trials, to be able to successfully run the company products to meet the commercial outcomes identified. To use technical knowledge to devise new processes, or refine existing ones, to optimise the manufacturing process and improve yields and reduce wastage through data logging and sample collections. Identify potential commercial opportunities via suitable OEMs, partner organisations and industry contacts and make initial contacts using agreed protocols. Where requested take part in marketing/promotional events to represent the company and give technical information to potential customers. The Technical Product Manager will have: Hands on experience of running film extrusion machines. A good technical understanding of the characteristics of polymer films.  Experience of customer facing troubleshooting, material trials.    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 / United Kingdom

Design Engineer

Design Engineer Up to £28.00 per hour Umbrella/PAYE Desford, Leicestershire - (Flexible working) Off Highway A Design Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. You will join a global technical team responsible for design of the Backhoe Loaders and Compact Wheel Loaders. As a Design Engineer you will be responsible for the design of components and assembly's which could include hydraulic lines groups, light fabrications, castings, non-metallic's and a variety of other installations. You will demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and determination to resolve issues while maintaining high quality standards in both design and component detailing, ensuring designs are validated to meet functional and technical requirements. In order to do this you will have a working knowledge of solid modelling (ideally CREO) , geometric tolerancing and engineering data management systems. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: CAD Design of components and assembly's in CREO. Completion of component and group drawings. Participating in Design Reviews, FMEA's Management of engineering changes through life cycle management. Completing CPPD with suppliers and internal teams. Involving other engineers and technical resources to address detailed technical problems. Working with design resources and suppliers to rapidly implement design changes. Engineering Degree Qualification or HND with experience. 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 / Desford

Strategic Category Buyer

Strategic Category Buyer Permanent Staffordshire Off Highway A Strategic Category Buyer opportunity has become available for a global equipment OEM. The Category Buyer role will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the group to formulate and execute business wide category strategies that deliver cost effective solutions for operational requirements and provide commercial services in respect to acquiring all materials at the total lowest cost. The role will build capability with their stakeholders to ensure supplier performance / productivity improvements in regard to the business quality, cost, delivery and risk targets. You will be required to have an in depth understanding of the supply market to ensure that all opportunities for cost reduction are highlighted and delivered and will be responsible for managing the lifecycle from demand to pay. It is imperative that the person in the role gain credibility with internal customers and persuade people to change/ or adhere to a certain strategic direction. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Purchasing experience in an Engineering and production environment Strategic purchasing experience Cost and pricing management Managing and implementing supply contracts Holding and building relationships within a global and matrix organisation Engineering and/or Programme Management understanding Virtual Team Management Preferably CIPS/PRINCE2 qualified Experience of hydraulic component purchasing experience would be well received Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship. Please send a copy of your CV to James Tilley for review. 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 / Staffordshire

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

Plant Manager

Plant Manager Dagenham Salary:  Attractive Salary Plant, Operations, Assembly, Warehouse, NPI, Quality, CI, Management, Delivery Our client is a niche automotive design and vehicle builder seeking to establish a presence in the South East.  The business is currently undergoing a huge period of growth, with the introduction of new product lines and clients and as a result is looking for a Plant Manager to help establish a new manufacturing operation in the South East to support the scale up of production and growth plans for this exciting SME. The successful candidate will be responsible for running a single site operation in a rapidly growing business, operating in a regulated market, within proximity of the customer. This is a start-up operation where you will support, and project manage the implementation of the plant with the Senior Leadership Team. Leading an onsite management team, you will take charge of all phases of plant operation, including HSE, production, quality control, maintenance, and elements of supply chain, with a focus on building close customer relations, driving and improving production efficiency and profitability, setting and managing the financial budget for the site. As Plant Manager you will: Provide support and project manage the implementation phase of the plant. Provide strong leadership and direction to create and maintain a safe manufacturing environment that produces the highest quality products based on meeting customer requirements Lead the plant operations teams, providing motivation and support across all areas, including change management with clear objectives outlined to meet deadlines Drive the sales and operations planning for the site ensuring to maximise both plant and resources efficiently, while driving continuous improvement and quality Continually review processes with site management, allowing them to contribute to the strategic objectives outlined for the business Implement performance objectives and goals for teams and manage KPI data outputs Manage the daily output with the support of all site support functions and work in harmony with the functional Directors of the business, specifically sales, purchasing, IT, finance, and HR.  Own the operational budget for the plant and drive cost reduction in line with the overall business strategy Ensure that the operation of the plant is in strict accordance with all relevant legal, statutory, and regulatory requirements, quality and environmental standards, health, safety, and wellbeing requirements. Ensure all controls, tests and technical reports are monitored and route cause analysis is carried out for any major mishaps. Skills and experience required for the Plant Manager will be: Extensive experience as a Senior Leader overseeing a team of circa 100 Experience working in a regulated industry, automotive sector experience is essential Experience of running a standalone site and working with a remote SLT Familiar with industry standards, such as ISO 9001 and IATF16949 Six Sigma, black or green belt qualified preferred Demonstrable leadership, delegation and excellent inter-personal skills with the proven ability to establish and maintain good employee and customer relations. The ability to maintain calm under pressure and work to deadlines Effective use of problem solving and decision-making skills Efficiency, planning and organisational skills                                 This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to be a major contributor to the growth and success of this organisation, helping it to achieve its potential and beyond as part of the Senior Management Team. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Plant Operations Management, especially within a vehicle build, trim & final or niche vehicle manufacturer and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Plant 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 / Dagenham

Administration Officer

An experienced Administrative / Admin Officer is required to join an Automotive OEM based in Cranfield. Rate - £13.18/hr PAYE Contact role - 3 months rolling The ideal candidate must have extensive experience in a similar position with the ability to work autonomously when task has been issued: Proactive schedule/ diary management/ maintenance Organising Meetings/Conference calls & task monitoring/progression management. Room booking, refreshment & equipment Management Organising Overseas travel, transport, accommodation and VISA applications when necessary Preparing expense submissions Prepare Yearly travel budget submission Travel budget management and reporting Management of Purchase Requisitions General administration support to a larger team of people including creating monthly reports, preparing presentations Ensuring reporting deadlines are met by key contributors and documentation received Organisation of offsite events including conferences and training on an ad hoc basis Implementing and maintaining procedures and administrative processes Maintaining an electronic filing system Manage special projects as required Support visitors with hospitality 5S/H&S support, report maintenance and IT requests Description: Administrative Officer to be based at Technical Centre, to provide full support to the Director of Test, and in addition provide administrative support to a large team of people and visitors to the office. Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements Must have extensive experience in a similar position Educated to A level / Business Management would be beneficial Experience in a busy office environment with a high workload Fully proficient in the use of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint High degree of integrity/confidentiality and the ability to work on their own to tight deadlines Excellent communication skills: comfortable liaising with Senior Management Fully conversant with all aspects of Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Skype, & V/C facilities A full clean driving license Willingness to learn within a multi-cultural environment There is an assumption that the individual will have the following: Fully conversant with all aspects of Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Skype, & V/C facilities Fully proficient in the use of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint To apply for this postion please email your CV to rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Cranfield

Administration Officer (Logistics)

An experienced Administration Officer in Logistics (Test Services & Site Facilities) is required to join an Automotive OEM based in Cranfield. Rate - £13.18/hr PAYE 3 month rolling contract Description: Own the administration process for parts and vehicle logistics to/from site, to include: Delivery requests Supplier shipments Invoicing Learn the bespoke company systems required to fulfil the role Ensure a smooth and timely process for goods in/out, including prioritising urgent requests as necessary Liaise with test groups/Stores to ensure parts/vehicles are ready for despatch and track progress to ensure on-time delivery Track performance of parts/vehicle logistics and provide clear reporting Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and capture knowledge General administration duties for the Test team Demonstrate that part/vehicle logistics are being managed in accordance with the section KPI's Ensure a strong relationship with service providers is maintained Provide excellent customer service at all times to support projects Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements: Ideally a strong background in logistics or a desire to train and own this area of the business Experience/knowledge of moving parts/vehicles across borders is preferred but not essential Experience of a busy office environment Several years administration background Ideally educated to a good GCSE level with grade 4 or above in English and Math's There is an assumption that the individual will have the following: Excellent organisational & communication skills Strong attention to detail A positive 'can do' flexible attitude Be able to manage and prioritise own workload Fully proficient in Excel data management and producing graphs A good knowledge of Word and PowerPoint for report writing & presentation preparation To apply for this role please contact rachel.meacham@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Cranfield
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