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Is the Skills Shortage holding back UK Composites?

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Tim Parkes Recruitment Consultant posted about 2 years 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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Demand Planner Herefordshire FMCG Manufacturing £35,000, 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, Enhanced company pension, 6 x life assurance, Online retailer discount scheme, We are working with a global manufacturing provider of innovative solutions to the FMCG industry. The plant is experiencing excellent growth, volumes are up, and we are looking to recruit exceptional staff for them. With this role, we are looking for an experienced Demand Planner, with strong knowledge of SAP gained from a fast-paced manufacturing environment. As Demand Planner you will : Ensure Customers are supplied with the required material at the requested date while maximizing the production efficiency of our site Liaise with customer service on customer required dates to ensure that customer requirements are met Ensure that efficient, rapid, and positive communication routes are maintained Actively liaise with all members of the Supply Chain department to ensure they are aware of the short-term needs of the business Work very closely with site procurement team   Own Supply Planning MPS, scheduling, capacity, and sequencing activities Drive and Monitor and enhance plant OTIF – Manage CMI / VMI stock sheets Develop effective forecast models in SAP IBP based on industry trends and demand patterns, with analysis techniques and effective leadership Closely collaborate with customer services to support, drive, and challenge the new sales forecast submission Flag critical cases to be addressed during the demand / Supply review meetings Propose and implement solutions to improve planning processes and KPIs Provide rational behind demand evolutions compared to previous month Own forecast dashboards and follow-up action plans to be actively presented during monthly Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process Job dimensions & scope Internal & external relationships Supply Chain & customer services management Teams Functional Teams that are heavily linked into supply chain processes such as Manufacturing, R&D, Procurement, and Sales & Marketing GM ’s, Production Managers, Commercial Managers Stakeholders within other areas of the business Principal accountabilities Act as a key support function to the sales team, collecting and processing market intelligence to support effective sales forecast process Drive demand reviews together Sales and customer service executives Improve standard demand planning processes (KPI analysis, dashboard review), to reduce order book volatility and help to drive downstream production, material, delivery, and inventory strategies, Engage with Customers, in partnership with Sales Teams, as appropriate; look for ways to integrate planning processes with customers. Create, in partnership with Sales Teams and HR, training and development plans for Customer Service and Planning teams Improve communication links and workflows with NBO, R&D and Commercial organizations both centrally and within the BU’s Promote the use of common tools (system and process) Rigorous use of CI methodology in all activities; ensure engagement with appropriate CI resources Strongly contribute to IBP implementation Qualifications/requirements Formal Qualifications and Experience Substantial experience in supply chain management experience preferably in an international B2B or alternatively fast-moving consumer goods matrix environment (FMCG) Previous experience in forecasting and S&OP, levering on analytics, marketing, and sales data Good level of education with high achievement levels Specific Skills and Abilities Strong ability in analysing data with critical thinking Adaptable, dynamic, intuitive, and capable of working in a fast-paced environment Strong communication, leadership, and presentation skills Sense of urgency to address and resolve issues Advanced knowledge of Excel and good experience in statistical forecasting Knowledge of SAP IBP or similar Supply Chain Planning tools preferred Fluent English and ideally one additional European language (e.g., French, German, Spanish) 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 / Ledbury

Real Time Embedded Software Engineer

Jonathan Lee Recruitment are currently looking for Embedded Software Engineer from Junior to Principal levels.  The compnay can also sponsor Tier 2 Visas if you are based in Europe (Incl. Turkey).  Please see below what the role entails: Description We have a range of opportunities, at all levels, for Real-Time Embedded Software Engineers for a Global R&D company based in Wiltshire The team built all of the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy solution to make their products part of the Internet of Things. Accountabilities We are looking for Real-Time Embedded Software Engineers to join our team as we expand our product portfolio. You will be a key member of the embedded software team and will help to develop the next generation of Dyson products. You will work in a scrum / agile environment, in a team that is constantly aiming to improve itself. We are looking for someone who desires to create high quality, robust code to solve diverse real-world problems. You must be fluent in C and be comfortable in the whole product life cycle, including design, implementation, deployment, testing and debugging of application code. Skills Essential: Use of C and Python Low level debugging experience Version control (preferably git) Desirable: Scrum Agile experience Automated Testing Software Design Continuous integration and continuous delivery Experience of communications protocols such as WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy Real Time OS Experience of interfaces such as UART, I2C and SPI Suitably qualified and experienced Embedded Test Engineers should apply by contacting Paul Coates at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44 (0) 1926963291 or by emailing their CV to paul.coates@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 / Malmesbury

Customer Service Executive

Customer Service Executive FMCG Manufacturing Herefordshire Up to £22,000 plus excellent benefits package, 25 days holiday. Enhanced company pension, online retailer discount scheme, 6 x life assurance We are looking to recruit an exceptional Customer Services Executive to work in a new and developing team. The business is a major provider of product to the FMCG sector. The role of the Customer Services Executive is to deliver an exceptional customer experience at every opportunity, ensuring that as a business, the business delivers a first-class Customer Service. Customer Service Executives are the first point of contact for the customers, effectively managing the day-to-day ordering, shipping, billing, and query process.  You will be responsible for delivery in full, on time and in specification, the Customer Service Executive drives towards the  goal of being “supplier of choice” for every customer, every day. Key Responsibilities: Be the single point of contact for customers and take ownership of all issues, managing them to a timely and effective resolution, and escalating them where necessary. Own all communication with the customer in relation to orders, deliveries, stock management and prices. Make the customer feel valued in every interaction. Oversee the DIFOTIS (Delivery in Full, on time and in specification)  experience for every customer. Adhere to business policies and process. Engage with Sales colleagues appropriately to ensure the customer experience is seamless. Cultivate brilliant customer relationships, getting to know and understand customer needs and challenges to support the goal of becoming the supplier of choice. Oversee the delivery of product category re-designs. Actively manage customer invoice queries. Pro-actively work to achieve Company and Individual KPIs (targets). Drive continuous improvement of Finished Goods stock performance. Performing all tasks within the Health & Safety, Quality & Environmental procedures of the site. Skills and Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. A pro-active individual who uses their initiative. Good organisational skills. Effective administrator who pays close attention to detail. Assertive and constructive style. Good understanding of IT systems. High level of customer satisfaction orientation. Flexibility and adaptability. Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability. 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 / Ledbury

Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines)

Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines)  £Highly Competitive Plus O/T and Benefits  Location: Warwick Engine, Powertrain, Test, Development, Prototype, Build, Performance, Applications, Repair, Mechanical, Electrical, Overhaul  Want to work for a forward thinking organisation that design, develop and build powertrain systems and associated products for various applications within the automotive, off-highway, aerospace, marine and industrial sectors, driving engineering excellence? We are looking for an experienced and proactive Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines) to help maintain, repair and overhaul their products within the facility and onsite with clients to ensure service and maintenance contracts, engine applications/performance and breakdowns area addressed and completed successfully. The role of Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines) will be customer focused travelling to site to ensure products and systems are maintained dealing with both reactive and proactive functions across all powertrain applications within heavy good and commercial industries. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to have the passion and commitment to ensure the job is completed and customer services is at the forefront of your mind. You will need to have experience of testing, servicing and maintaining powertrain systems and products, understanding of how engines work with excellent faulting, diagnostic and rectification work especially onsite to ensure problem are repaired quickly and effectively. As a Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines) your main responsibilities will include; Work on a wide range of industrial, construction and marine equipment  Carry out on-site diagnostic, repair and maintenance work  When on-site represent the company in a professional manner as the face of the business.  When carrying out on-site work, before, during and after repair photographs must be taken of the customers equipment.  After carrying out on-site work, the customers equipment must be thoroughly cleaned and left in a clean condition.  Where possible, after the repair / service has been completed, the engine must be shown to the customer and demonstrated as fully operable.  A fully detailed report, complete with the previously taken photographs, is to be complied and provided immediately after completion of any on-site work  Continuous product training through John Deere University, including overseas training  Work with office staff and customers in a responsible and respectful manner  Complete electronic paperwork in a timely manner.  Identify all parts and their respective part numbers required for the service / repair.  Parts ordering, providing on-site, phone and email support to customers  Assist with workshop servicing, repairs and maintenance as requested/required.  Completing in house and John Deere training, as documented in the training plan – training is planned and carried out on an individual basis depending on the employee.  Carrying out any jobs that are reasonably requested for the company.  Self-driven and self-motivated and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision whether in workshop or on customers’ site  This is a challenging and exciting role and we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate the following: Capacity to work remotely and under their own initiative to resolve technical problems within both mechanical and electrical applications. Extensive knowledge with the test, strip down, repair and overhaul of powertrain systems especially with heavy goods and commercial applications. Support critical decisions quickly and robustly to ensure concerns are resolved quickly and to the clients satisfaction Ability to work overtime and out of hours is often required in this job, in return the organisation with offer paid overtime, flexible working hours and time off in lieu as and when required.  Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in the test, repair and overhaul of powertrain systems, products and their application and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Field Service Engineer (Diesel Engines) 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 / Stratford-upon-Avon

Senior Sales Manager - Industrial Packaging

Senior Sales Manager – Industrial Packaging and Part Protection Solutions Highly Competitive Salary + car, high bonus & benefits Field/Office based As an opportunity to lead the further development of their automotive/industrial sector engagement, the Senior Sales Manager will look to lead and generate the further supply of premium plastic thermoformed packaging/product protection solutions to a wide range of customers and markets including automotive, aerospace, defence and industrial. Being a business centred around innovation, excellence and New Product Development, they design and manufacture bespoke packaging/product protection product solutions to meet their customer’s needs. Within one of their markets, Automotive, they supply bespoke packaging for a range of supply chain and OE companies in support of component and systems protection. What makes this business unique is that most of their products contain recycled material (rPET).  This not only demonstrates sustainability but also focuses on the protection of environmental factors too. The Senior Sales Manager will be tasked with further growing existing relationships as well as winning and developing new business with a sound focus on innovation and relationship management.  This is a ‘solutions sell’ approach. Your duties & responsibilities will include the following: To be targeted at securing further contracts of multi-year duration for current or future automotive/industrial systems and/or component supply Understand and follow process surrounding Service Level Agreements You will be tasked with identifying new prospects and monitoring performance using CRM system Delivery of monthly sales and gross profits targets Developing long term relationships with newly gained customers and the broader industries Provide technical advice and guidance on the best production technologies for the customer You will assist the Sales Director in the preparation of Sales Budgets A key characteristic of this role is that the successful candidate targets relevant contacts at retailers including C-Suite and senior management as the access point into new accounts We are looking for the following: A motivated and solution driven Senior Sales Manager with direct experience in the automotive/industrial packaging or part protection arena A successful Manager looking for a new leadership challenge An excellent communicator and relationship builder The self-discipline to manage workload autonomously, working between home and office when required Experience or contacts within the sectors being targeted would be highly advantageous Strong commercial acumen and an eye for innovation If you feel you have the skills and experience required to support this strategic 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 / Huntingdon

Consultant Engineer (Orcaflex) - Cumbria

Consultant Engineer (Orcaflex) - Cumbria   Our Client is a consultancy group focused on the supply, delivery and management of modelling software in support of dynamic analysis. With market usage by naval architects, engineers, consultants and designers to analyse and solve engineering problems, they are seeking a further Consultant Engineer to join their organisation in Cumbria to support product and service delivery, training, customer engagement and problem solving, globally.   Their software and approach are flexible enough to accommodate the needs of large corporates requiring hundreds of licenses and individuals who just require one. Their core sectors are focused on research, analysis and engineering in oil & gas, wet renewables, oceanographic, seismic, defence, and aquaculture, this continuously developing software constantly supports the needs of evolving engineering challenges and new market requirements.   As an experienced engineer with a strength and confidence to support direct client facing activity, the role will focus on the following core responsibilities: Provide technical support to existing customers as well as support the development and integration of new clients Provide and deliver training to new and existing customers either in their own places of work or at our Clients' offices in Cumbria Support internal and external customer relationship management as well as marketing and event/exhibition delivery to maximise quality of service and develop further opportunities for customer engagement Travel in the UK and internationally to support customer support and engagement Software support forms the largest single part of our Clients' work and is, by its very nature, unpredictable both in terms of quantity and content. Support work often entails working on complex and challenging models which by their nature are not 'routine'. Our Client has technically qualified staff from varied backgrounds including aeronautical engineering, marine hydrodynamics, bend stiffener manufacture, armaments, subsea connectors, stress analysis and heat transfer. All have gained considerable experience of offshore system dynamics and related fields during their time with our Client. Their work falls into four main areas: software support, analysis projects, training and marketing. All members of the consultancy group assist in these activities.   Candidate Opportunities and Requirements Based in a beautiful and rural part of the UK, there is a real opportunity for the successful candidate to relocate and join a Client where their culture truly embraces this natural landscape, offering an 'away from city' working activity and experience. To be considered for this role, you will need to have at least the following skills and strengths: a sound technical background as evidenced by a good honours, or higher degree in a predominantly numerate subject a strong analytical ability and a sound understanding of basic engineering principles, ideally in the areas of stress analysis and hydrodynamics an enquiring mind, along with attention to detail and a strong desire to fully understand technical issues clarity of thought together with excellent written and oral communication skills, and a confident outgoing manner consistent with the group's customer liaison activities If possible, have a working awareness of OrcaFlex - although full training will be provided Candidates with relevant work experience should have a demonstrably strong and successful track record in both numerical analysis and associated client-liaison activities In summary, candidates with a liking for, and aptitude in, numerical analysis are best suited to for this role. For this reason, we welcome applications from those with a background in mathematics or physics as well as from those with a background in engineering. Full training and mentoring will be provided for all new staff joining the organisation as it is vital that users of their software know how to use it properly and efficiently. A competitive salary and benefits plus relocation support are available for the successful candidate. Joining this business, you will work with a small, fully established consultative team working in a technically strong, but globally facing environment. Candidates will need to be eligible to work in the UK and have a passport to support international travel. If you feel you have the technical and professional expertise to support this role, as well have the personal interest to embrace an alternative working environment and lifestyle, 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 / Ulverston

Project Coordinator - (357)

Technical Officer - Project Coordination - JP00000357 Location: Cranfield PAYE £16.01/hr - Inside IR35 12 month initial assignment Automotive Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs Create and present Progress Meeting reports (containing ETRS/DCRS/BOM CHECK status) with controller validation and VQ1 senior approval Create and present regular project reports. Manage company operational meeting when Controller is absent. Prepare "design admin notices" to publish company process, controller validation and VQ1 senior approval. Prepare internal job instructions with controller validation and VQ1 senior approval. Description: Manage and report project development status of new or current vehicles under her/his responsibility (documents ETRS, DCRS&BOM CHECK). Support in the development and improvement of Process. Prepare VQ1 job instructions (detail instructions on how to do process). Liaise with stakeholders. Support team in CONTROLLER absences in day-by-day operation(knowledge). Support VQ1 Senior as required with workload balancing as required. Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements High level Microsoft office. Advanced Excel including Formulas, Marco's & pivot tables. Strong data analysis skill and availability to develop and present status. Confident presentation and communication skills. Be able to work under pressure. Strong problem solving & exceptional attention to detail. Self-manage and establish processes, issue and raise as appropriate. Have good people skills, enjoy working within a team. Ability to follow process and support deadlines. Have outstanding verbal/writing communication. Please contact James Tilley for more details - james.tilley@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

Powertrain Integration Design Engineer

Powertrain Integration Design Engineer Staffordshire Competitive - (Inside IR35) Contract - 3 month rolling Off Highway A Powertrain Integration Design Engineer opportunity has become available for a global manufacturer of construction equipment. As a Powertrain Design Engineer you will be looking after the installation of the engine, transmissions, axles, induction / cooling / fuel systems / after treatment systems and associated mounting systems. Ideally you will have experience of designing components in Siemens NX and Teamcentre but other suitable CAD packages will be considered. You will support prototype / production builds, associated calculations, DFMEA's, supplier sign off, engineering sign activities etc. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Staffordshire

Business Performance and Planning Coordinator - 37182

Title: Business Performance and Planning Coordinator - 37182 Division: Electrical Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: - up to £29.17/hr Ltd (which equals c£22.51/hr PAYE) Position Description: Assist in workforce planning and HR colleagues to achieve future business requirements Take responsibility for all actions, demonstrating ability, passion and an overriding commitment to a quality outcome for all customer to the process both internal and external of your department Be the go to point of contact for all Engineering assisted internal recruitment, helping HR and Hiring managers efficiently manage internal recruitment req's through the internal HR process Responsible for managing individuals who will be working on specific internal recruitment Maintain data/records so that information is readily available and easily accessible. Manage a database to show where recruitment req's are in the process and ensure the maintenance of proper and thorough record keeping Working closely with colleagues and stakeholders to keeping hiring managers and Factory Managers fully up to date on status of each internal posting and support throughout Maintain and produce metrics that align with recruitment status Measuring our impact - putting in place a simple way of measuring our impact so we can continuously improve our KPI's Manage the hiring manager experience to ensure a professional and seamless journey from initial contact through to on-boarding Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested Skills Required: An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with, transparent and dependable Previous experience in a similar HR role ideally gained within a large, complex organisation and managing a small team Ability to multi-task a high personal workload Experience Required: You will have excellent administration skills and be adept at picking up new processes and procedures Ability to manage and drive a small team to deliver results on time and quality output Exceptional verbal and written communication ability Use of Outlook or similar diary/email application; Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint Experience Preferred: Work in a structured, organised and professional manner ensuring all administration duties are performed to the highest level, meeting strict recruitment process requirements Ability to work collaboratively and as part of an effective team with excellent stakeholder engagement skills Demonstrating an excellent ability to multitask and ensure highest standards and attention to detail Discretion - confidentiality when dealing with sensitive and personal information Self-motivated and driven Business systems Answering queries and problem solving Additional Information: INSIDE IR35 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 / Gaydon

UK&I Quality Assurance Engineer

  Quality Assurance Engineer Competitive Salary Plus Benefits Location: West / East Midlands Quality, Management, Systems, Assurance, Multi-site, Service, QMS, CI, QHSE, ISO 9001/14001/45001   Our client is well respected service provider of process equipment for the Process, FMCG, Chemical and General Engineering Sectors and due to continued demands they are now seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer who will focus on ensuring all Quality requirements, procedures, systems, and regulations are in line with the business strategy to continually add value. As Quality Assurance Engineer, you should be experienced in Quality Systems, Supplier Audits and Quality Processes/Procedures, being able to support client requirements through driving quality performance internally and externally through effective service provision. As a Quality Assurance Engineer your main responsibilities will be; Assess all operations to ensure compliance with company, national international standards and legislation where appropriate. Where deficiencies are identified, to work proactively with the business to identify and develop improvement plans Complete and maintain records of audits, corrective and preventative actions using agreed company standard documentation Understand and maintain an awareness of relevant legislative changes and their impact upon the company operations Creation of enforcement notices where operations and or employees fail to comply with company, national, international standards and legislation. Investigate and compile management reports detailing remedial actions/recommendations on accidents and incidents where required Write technical and management system reports and produce general communications for company wide circulation Assist with the preparation of risk assessments and method statements Proactively contribute to the continual improvement process in relation to all HSEQ disciplines This is a challenging and exciting role and as such the Quality Assurance Engineer must demonstrate following: Detailed knowledge of systems and standards to support health, safety, environment and quality management, e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Degree qualified in relevant discipline A minimum of 5 years work experience as a lead auditor or as Quality professional Strong team player with a desire to support the delivery of common business goals Strong team ethic with a positive 'can-do' attitude Sets and maintains high standards of work, experienced in the management and delivery of quality excellence across multi-site locations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you are keen to be considered for this opportunity, or require additional information, 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 / Halesowen

Design & Application Engineer

To perform a key regional design and application role within my clients contracting team ensuringclient needs are satisfied and that they maintain industry leading technical knowledge and support.   You will be responsible for the Scope, design, estimating and financial reporting of refrigeration systems in the retail sector alongside our delivery project managers and installation teams. The job holder will also be responsible for the installation of the mechanical and electrical services. The team work collaboratively as to deliver projects for multiple client base throughout the year.   The job holder will be responsible for meeting clients, surveying current equipment, and the designing of new equipment. The job holder will also liaise with other contractors working on the projects, providing information on time such as method statements and health and safety documentation.   You will also provide the engineers with engineering schedules and isometric drawings detailing services and pipe routes. As well as managing the installation from conception to the final completion, the job holder will also procure capital equipment, and assist in creating programmes of works with input from the project team, complete controlled documentation where necessary under the ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 schemes.   Principle Accountabilities and Responsibilities Surveys /client liaison and creating customer scope of works. Development of projects alongside internal and external stakeholders such as consultants, architects, and main contractors. Design, selection of equipment for example pipework design, plant design, cold room calcs, engineering schedules. Attend design team meetings, and other team meetings (where required) for example cost, programming meetings. Quoting /competitive tendering, valuations, application of payments, final accounts and cost variations. Procurement of capital equipment. H&S for example RAMS, COSHH, design risk assessment, PED, O&M. Back costing analysis, often in conjunction with our accounts department. Project financial reports /assist admin with SAP. Working with a number of customers at any one time. This requires the person to maintain a high level of understanding regarding their individual specifications and requirements.   Skills & Key Competencies Experience of project delivery within commercial refrigeration Technical knowledge of refrigeration systems Desirable qualifications would be ONC /HNC in building services engineering, NVQ in refrigeration and air conditioning Read and understand technical drawings Understanding of Health & Safety regulations and requirements Ability to work within a team Computer literate Good written and verbal communication skills SAP knowledge or experience is desirable however training can be provided if not 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 / Bath

Data Analysis and Architecture Analyst - 37185

Title: Data Analysis and Architecture Analyst - 37185 Division: Human Resources Contract Position based at: Whitley Rate: - up to £40.60/hr Ltd (which equals c£31/hr PAYE option) Position Description: Ensure that the data and technology solution aligns to the HR technology strategy, meets requirements, is sustainable and has minimum customisation Responsible for delivering workstream deliverables Responsible for attending project meetings and contributing to project status reporting and governance processes Conducts Project Health Checks relating to Data & Technology, where appropriate, to identify risk areas and facilitate project success Skills Required: Knowledge of GDPR data systems alignment Ability to interrogate technology and data systems Additional Information INSIDE IR35 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 / Coventry

Production Planner

Production Planner Salary - £20,000 -25,000 Location – Coventry Production Planning / Scheduler / Planner We are working in partnership with this superb, specialist Automotive business based in the Coventry area where you will be joining the team as a Production Planner. We have been asked to recruit a Production Planner who will support the business planning and producing weekly and daily production schedules for a brand-new permanent position. Candidates with experience of the Manufacturing/Engineering industry would be well received. As a Production Planner you will be required to: Ensure customer schedules are adhered too. Be the main point of contact for any supply related issues and requests. Liaise with suppliers and update schedules as and when required. Liaise closely with production supervisors to adjust plans as and when required. Take part in daily production meetings. Candidates should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience in a Planning/ scheduler role Hard working and proactive. IT skills (Excel, Word, Email) Excellent communication skills Driven and motivated This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with previous planning/scheduling experience to develop your career further within a growing organisation. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you would like to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Planner role, please contact Kerry Heath at Jonathan Lee Recruitment 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 / West Midlands

Business Analyst Support SAP - 37184

Business Support Analyst - SAP/ Invoicing - 37184 Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: up to £17.49/hr Ltd (Which equals c£13.58/hr PAYE rate) Position Description: Key contact for Offshore & Outsource Engineering Invoicing/Billing Manage Accounts Payable invoice tracker Validation of Time & Material based invoices (RADs vs Supplier) Deliverable Based Contract approvals Review deliverable(s), cost and obtain JLR manager approval Raise goods receipt confirmation in SAP Update approved invoice data into Outsource App Contract burn rate tracking Skills Required: Proficient in MS Office Apps (esp. Excel, Powerpoint) Experience of goods receipting/invoicing processes and systems SAP or equivalent system knowledge Experience Required: Working knowledge of MS Excel and the ability to create pivots, graphs, metrics, formulas Able to work with internal data sources to provide valuable analysis Strong analytical skills Basic working knowledge of SAP (or equivalent) for processing payments Additional Information INSIDE IR35 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 / Gaydon

Maintenance Engineering Manager

Maintenance Engineering Manager Salary circa £55,000 - £65,000 (DOE) + benefits Location: Leicestershire As Maintenance Engineering Manager for this manufacturing business, you will be joining a progressive forward-thinking organisation that has developed a strong brand and reputation for manufacturing engineering excellence. The company supplies engineered products across a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors. They are now looking to recruit a forward-thinking Maintenance Engineering Manager who will report directly to the Plant Director and become an active member of the senior management team. The position requires an in-depth understanding of modern engineering maintenance practices together with a track record that demonstrates an ability to work with people, creating a continuous improvement team-based culture that will give high levels of health, safety and environmental compliance, plant availability/reliability to deliver products on time in full of the highest quality. To be considered for this Maintenance Engineering Manager position you must have or be: Working as a Maintenance or Engineering Manager within a medium/heavy, automated processing environment, this could include presswork, injection moulding, die casting, steel production or other heavy automated PLC controlled continuous/batch processing plant. Able to develop a sustainable culture of continuous improvement with all the necessary policies and procedures to ensure the health safety and wellbeing of all employees. Develop and implement simple but effective KPIs based on OEE, downtime, baseline reliability improvement, availability and critical spare parts usage and stock holding. A strong maintenance and engineering background that demonstrates an ability to deliver an effective maintenance strategy and have a solid understanding of Mechanics, Electrical/Electronics, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics working within a controlled risk assessed and safe systems of work environment. A thorough understanding of modern maintenance and manufacturing methods, including CMMS, TPM, RCM, OEE, Condition Based Monitoring, Visual Management, 5S, and root cause analysis. Develop relationships with key suppliers and equipment vendors that will ensure fast response of spare parts and services to critical breakdowns as and when they occur. A Mechanical, Engineering, Electrical/Electronic, Mechatronic qualification ideally to HNC/HND level or above ideally supported by a recognised apprenticeship with significant continued professional development and training. A real passion for continuous improvement and engineering excellence, setting high standards built upon standard operating procedures and safe systems of work and able to deliver an effective maintenance function that works together, supporting the production teams.  An ability to coach, train and educate employees in modern maintenance techniques at all levels across the business, breaking down silos, developing flexibility, creating engagement, and a team-based ethos. Excellent communication skills, setting high standards, leading by example, with a tenacious approach to HSE, continuous improvement and instilling disciplines that will deliver exceptional levels of plant availability in a controlled and safe environment. A dynamic and driven personality, with an ability to build robust working relationships across the company, work effectively at all levels from the shop floor to the boardroom, with customers and suppliers alike. This is a challenging Maintenance Engineering Manager position that presents a great opportunity to develop a world class maintenance function with a growing business and be part of a close-knit senior management team who are fully committed to a business transformation. Heading up the maintenance function will require strong leadership, people management and decision-making skills with a focus based on employee engagement that will deliver the highest levels of plant availability and reliability in a controlled and safe environment. 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 / Leicestershire

Fire & Security Service Engineer

Fire and Security Service Engineer Field Based - Based out of Watford or Glasgow £28,000 p.a. plus van and package Fire and Security A Fire and Security Service Engineer will need to be self-motivated and able to organise themselves, as well as contributing to the operational team, whilst delivering the highest level of customer service to all clients. Candidates with the ability to carry out Installation of Fire and Security Systems would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, a provider of security services based in Glasgow, requires a Fire and Security Service Engineer to Service both Fire and Security Systems. As a Fire and Security Service Engineer you will be required to: - Provide full system service visits as per instruction by the Head of Engineering. - Carry out workshop and site-based repairs/maintenance on the fleet of CCTV/Biometric/Fire systems. - Lead and carry out new equipment builds from depot. - Supply back-up to their line manager and be available to carry out the necessary pre-install checks of systems and loading of equipment. - Monitor company service delivery on Guard and Tech - Ensure key terms are upheld - Track fault request - Gain resolution with client The Fire and Security Service Engineer Key duties will be as follows - Diagnose and instruct repairs and maintenance. - Ensure the service schedule is up to date. - System reconfigurations. - Engage in training to ensure up to date knowledge of product. - Maintain and adhere to Health and Safety Regulations at all times. - Maintain a smart appearance and to act in a professional manner at all times. - Carry out surveys to assist with installations. - Identifying opportunities to up-sell additional equipment and liaise with Sales Team. - Provide clear and concise reports on a daily basis relating to the servicing and maintenance of the fleet. - Be "on rota" on a weekend according to defined rotas - Tech - PI's, EOC's, QSV's, Complaints forms completed - Incident response on CCTV - Clear and consistent reporting on WhatsApp - Full and recon Surveys. Update Areas of Non-Coverage - Upselling to monthly KPI - Explain system limitations/ qualify client's expectations - Be commercially aware and bill for client led issues: Damage kit, power, incidents, or multiple recons. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with excellent Service experience within the fire and security industry to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Glasgow based company will offer you: Salary £28,000 per annum Overtime circa £5-6k per annum Company Vehicle Laptop and Phone Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Fire and Security Service Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Fire and Security Service Engineer please contact Melissa Self at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07398036503. 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 / Glasgow

Key Account Manager

As the largest distributor of polymers materials in Europe, the company are looking to strengthen their Sales team by employing a Key Account Manager - to work with customers in the Midlands. The Key Account Manager will have a good technical and commercial understanding of polymer materials.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader in a competitive industry. The Key Account Manager duties will include: Identify and convert business opportunities with new and existing customers within injection moulding, extrusion, blown film etc, Manage and develop the key accounts of plastics converters in the East Midlands/East Anglia. Keep up to speed on the company's materials portfolio. Report directly to Senior Directors on progress. Provide aftersales support to customers. The Key Account Manager will have: Good knowledge of the plastics industry. Technical understanding of plastics processing methods; injection moulding/extrusion etc Preferably degree qualified in a relevant technical subject. Well located within the Midlands to provide coverage. To apply, please forward your current CV to fraser.nibbs@jonlee.co.uk   Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Production Manager

Production Manager Permanent Salary Birmingham Automotive Specialist Manufacturing We have a new role with a good client of Jonathan Lee Recruitment for a days based Production Manager; we are ideally looking for a person with a press shop or toolroom background used to working with intricate parts. The Production Manager will be responsible for delivering the production quota and directly manage 4 staff. We are looking for the following for the Production Manager role: Experienced at Production Manager level in a manufacturing environment (ideally press related) Demonstrated ability to lead small teams of engineers and operatives Able to demonstrate a track record of hitting tough production targets within a manufacturing plant Appropriate training/education within the engineering field This days based Production Manager will be reporting to the management team and oversee production of complex press parts. The company are offering the following for this Production Manager Position: Good permanent salary (to be discussed at application) Day hours Benefits Training The Production Manager role is a start in August if possible; if this role appeals to you, then apply now or speak with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Analytical and Corrosion Science Technologist

Job Title: Analytical and Corrosion Technologist Location:  Wednesbury, West Midlands   Salary: £Negotiable dependent on experience   Overview: We are currently recruiting for an Analytical and Corrosion Technologist to work for our client at their facility in the West Midlands, the role will be responsible for the timely preparing, testing and reporting of materials in line with agreed management system manual and procedures.  Utilising all available equipment and resources, always ensuring adherence Client and Customer service level agreements, also involved in evaluating and putting forward/implementing suggestions for improvement as appropriate Involved in supporting and uphold the company values and customer service culture of the department to meet the strategic goals of the business with the emphasis on innovation   Main Objectives: Ensure timely and accurate processing of the end-to-end testing process within your areas of responsibility with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation To ensure the management system is accurately maintained with test and service records being input within the agreed format Ensure we deliver a consistently high standard of experience for our customers by maintaining & championing a customer service culture, ensuring at all times adherence to Client and Customer service level agreement/s To make a contribution to the growth and success of the business by supporting the departmental and business plans Responsibilities: Carry out all sample preparation including cutting where appropriate In line with business requirements, accurately carry out sample preparation and testing of spark emission samples and reporting in accordance with the documented management system In line with business requirements, conduct Leco C+S & N calibration, preparation, analysis and testing and reporting in accordance with the documented management system In line with agreed procedures and business requirements carry out digestion and analysis by ICP technique, testing and reporting in accordance with the documented management system Provide support, if required, in line with agreed procedures and business requirements carry out sample preparation and testing to various intergranular corrosion methods such as ASTM G48/G28 and ASTM A262 and reporting in accordance with the documented management system Provide support, if required, in neutral salt spray and other environmental testing, reporting fully and in line with business requirements and in accordance with the documented management system To assist in sample preparation and product testing in other areas of the Laboratory as customer demands dictate Support your line manager and team members in the contract review process with the timely coordination, planning and progressing of jobs within the system, providing customer feedback (written and verbal) where required, ensuring agreed process is adhered to Accurately costing jobs for invoicing purposes, monitoring and filing in line with agreed practices Consider risk and opportunities associated with laboratory activities, identifying areas for improvement and implementing any necessary actions At all times, act confidentially and impartially in accordance with the laboratories documented management system Ensure the physical condition of the department and work areas are acceptable and in line with agreed standards, supporting too the inspecting of equipment Provide daily, weekly and monthly reporting as advised, in line with your objectives Liaise with our customers in respect of contract review and the provision of technical advice within your field of expertise, ensuring customer service satisfaction is maintained and consistently focused on, escalating any areas of concern to your line manager To assist management in any other related tasks to enhance the efficiency of our service in line with business needs Adopt safe working practices in line with current Company procedures and to undertake appropriate training in Health and Safety. Ensure GDPR/data protection guidelines are adhered to at all times Have a personal current up to date appraisal/development plan in operation at all times so that you undertake appropriate learning and development activities for your role Knowledge and Skills: Ideally educated to degree standard (appropriate discipline) or working towards, and/or relevant work experience in this area Maintain competence of test procedures relevant for your role in accordance with the documented management system Goal Orientation Influencing skills Good analytical skills Organising and Problem solving Logical thinking Decision making Good inter-personal skills and communication both written and verbal Strong focus on Customer Service   Understanding of Cost and Financial Management 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 / Wednesbury

Electrical Maintenance Services Manager

Role: Electrical Maintenance Services Manager Location: Aberdeen Salary: £46,000 - £50,000 p/a  Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Electrical Maintenance Service Manager to work for our client at their facility in the Aberdeen area. The role will be joining their busy service centre that covers a range of electrical services, the role will be involved in developing and improving their electrical services division, along with driving the management of the field service team. This position is an challenging and rewarding role which would require someone with an active interest in an electrical field and technically biased. The Role: Utilisation of the Electrical services resources Project manage Order backlog ensuring that all jobs are executed as planned and generate agreed sales and Margin expectations Lead the scheduling of Electrical services projects, ensuring that personnel, documentation, tooling, and equipment allow on time work execution Communicate regularly with clients regarding work in progress on allocated projects  Education: Relevant engineering qualification in electrical engineering Effective management and leadership of onsite engineers Advanced knowledge of Electrical equipment  Experience in quality assurance issues relating to the testing/operation of Electrical plant, motors, generators, and associated Electrical plant and equipment Hazardous Area Competency certificate. - Compex or equivalent Excellent customer service skills  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 / Aberdeen

Direct Production Buyer - 37181

Title: Direct Production Buyer Division: Purchasing Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: up to £ 24.77/hr Ltd (£19.14/hr PAYE) INSIDE IR35 7 Months Position Description: Reporting to the Global Commodity Leader you will have Global responsibility for specific commodities on behalf of the company. You will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for your designated commodities. You will lead the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) up to contract award (SCPA). Both Global Strategy and Sourcing activity will be supported by the Regional Delivery teams for your commodities, utilising regional market intelligence and expertise. You will lead the development of the supplier and internal stakeholder relationships to ensure strategic and programme alignment. You will manage suppliers within your designated commodities, responsible for Supplier Business Reviews ensuring that the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout all of the external supply chain Strategy & Sourcing: Responsible for Strategic Commodity Dossier (SCD) and Commodity Business Plan (CBP) delivery, ensuring relevant data is updated and understood in order to make strategic recommendations With support from the Strategic Analyst, accountable for obtaining and understanding analytics on suppliers, market and business requirements is available Responsible for creation, delivery and execution of SCD and CBP to specific sourcing requirements including supplier selection and sourcing approach in line with sourcing guidelines e.g. Achilles Registration and Supplier Risk Assessment Deliver sourcing in line with policy and to agreed targets through GSP and deploying TCO/TVO approach Responsible for timely and accurate GSAD submission, Purchasing deliverables and GSP process adherence for the Strategic team Lead supplier negotiations and contracting with the support of the Regional teams including legal and financial approval pre SCPA, also engaging specialist teams where appropriate e.g. Global Purchasing Finance (GPF) Work with the Capacity Planning Team (CPT) to ensure sufficient capacity at nomination and manage strategic capacity changes and constraints Identify Make vs Buy opportunities, supporting MBO to develop business justifications when required Key Performance Indicators New model cost target achievement at sourcing (Pre SCPA) Net Cost Reporting targets and strategic should-cost Gap Closure Plan targets (Post SCPA) Supplier performance management / Supplier Relationship Management targets GSP performance metrics Strategic capacity achievement Regional engagement through Governance process Key Interactions Core Engineering Team (Group Leader) New Model Programme Teams (Module Leader, Module Team Members inc prog finance and STA) Cost Engineering Global Purchasing Finance Supplier Base Essential Skills and Experience An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable An individual who is results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment An individual with the ability to prioritise their workload A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas An effective team player who supports team members Desirable: Resilient and enthusiastic An individual able to deliver results under pressure Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY by sending your CV to kate.stevens@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 / Warwick

Business Performance and Planning Analyst - 37183

Title: Business Performance and Planning Analyst - 37183 Division: Electrical Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: up to £17.49/hr Ltd (which equals c£13.58/hr PAYE) Position Description: Assist in workforce planning and HR colleagues to achieve future business requirements Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested Skills Required: An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with, transparent and dependable Previous experience in a similar HR role ideally gained within a large, complex organisation and managing a small team Ability to multi-task a high personal workload Experience Required: You will have excellent administration and analytical skills and be adept at picking up new processes and procedures High level of verbal and written communication skills at all levels of the business Responsible for managing specific internal recruitment through the HR recruitment processes. This will involve ensuring that recruitment has been approved, liaising with hiring managers on the requirements of the role, completing a role profile and job description. Highlight key skills required and any specific application questions. Ensure that the role is posted correctly on the internal system identifying key dates. Work with the hiring manager to identify successful candidate profiles and ensure the system is fully up to date on data as the application is processed through the internal system. Be able to proactively enquire roles with managers to ensure deadlines are met. Keeping Hiring Managers and Factory Managers fully up to date on the status of each internal posting Use of Outlook or similar diary/email application; Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint Experience Preferred: Work in a structured, organised and professional manner ensuring all administration duties are performed to the highest level, meeting strict recruitment process requirements Ability to work collaboratively and as part of an effective team Ability to multitask and ensure highest standards of attention and accuracy to detail Discretion - confidentiality when dealing with sensitive and personal information Business systems Problem Solving Additional Information: INSIDE IR35 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 / Gaydon

Direct Production Buyer - 37178

Title: Production Buyer Division: Purchasing Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: up to £39.74/hr Ltd (£30.50/hr PAYE) INSIDE IR35 11 Months Position Description: Reporting to the Regional Purchasing Manager this role will see you have responsibility for managing the external supply chain from the companies suppliers. You will support the Global Commodity Leaders and Global Strategic Buyers in the development and execution of commodity strategies and the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP). Responsible for all post sourcing and contract management activities for designated commodities and suppliers within your region. You will develop and execute key performance indicators across the designated regional suppliers, engaging with stakeholders and specialists within the Purchasing Function as required, ensuring supplier performance to meet requirements. This role is also a pivotal role for interface with other key functions within the company and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Production Purchasing, MP&L, STA, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing. Key areas of responsibility will include:  Strategy & Sourcing: Responsible for the execution of commodity and supplier strategy, and the effective operational relationships with each of designated suppliers in region, ensuring that they adopt and follow the commodity strategy that delivers improved purchase operational performance Cost Management : Ensuring effective cost management of designated commodities and supplier post SCPA which will involve launching commodities on new products at their target cost as well as achieving year on year cost reduction on current spend to deliver NCR to target Supplier Relationship Management: Participate in Supplier Business Reviews with your suppliers to develop supplier relationships in accordance with the supplier segmentation model CCDS: Responsible for the execution of all CCDS associated activities and tasks as per process gateway deliverables, this will form the basis of the commercial contract validation activities on behalf of the company which includes but is not limited to Validation activities of core commercial/contractual elements and costs for example Labour (direct and indirect)/Manning (direct/indirect and overall supplier programme resource s Essential Skills and Experience Experience of delivering complex supply chain solutions in a fast paced, high pressured manufacturing environment Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment. Experienced in implementing and delivering purchasing strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery Able to identify opportunities for creating value in a commodity or commodities A resilient and enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs A strong communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence cross-functional engagement An effective team player, actively develops and supports team members Maintaining compliance with standard policies and procedures Education Required: Degree qualified or equivalent experience Interested? Apply today by sending your CV to kate.stevens@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 / Gaydon

HR Generalist

Title: HR Generalist Contract Position based at: Leicestershire Position Description: 6 Months  Up to £27.00 p/h Ltd (depending upon experience)  Working in a standalone role for a multi-national company, you will have full responsibility for 2 facilities at 1 location supporting various employee populations including management, agency and hourly paid workers. Acting as a trusted advisor to the Product Support and Logistics Division for the facility’s leadership team regarding human resource and talent management activities, you will be required to: Interact with all levels of management and hourly employees to assist and resolve a wide variety of personnel, wage/salary and benefit-related issues Support and consult with leaders to drive employee experience Coach leaders and employees on career development planning and opportunities, including support for learning and development, mentoring, identification of skills gaps, etc. Production recruiting and onboarding support Identify opportunities for Lean principles Administer all HR compliance related processes Support Employee Insights data analysis and communication Interfacing with Corporate Human Resources, Total Rewards and Payroll personnel to assist in the administration and support of employee issues within HR areas Support employee relations matters including fact finding, issue resolution, and disciplinary process Support processes such as employee absences, long-term sick cases, and coordination with Occupational Health. Support Return to Office planning per COVID guidelines. Partner with other HR professionals in the Division as well as in the UK for knowledge sharing and process implementation Education Required College or university degree or equivalent experience Demonstable human resources job-related experience Personal background/experience required: Possess a strong understanding of HR policies/procedures Must have the proven ability to maintain confidentiality Requires an awareness in many areas of human resources, employee relations, benefits, compensation, and training with a working knowledge of operations Demonstrated proficiency in internal investigations Proven ability to build strong relationships with various stakeholders Must possess strong human relations and communications skills Ability to drive human resource and talent management efforts forward leveraging excellent influence abilities and skills, knowledge of the business, and managing conflict successfully Excellent collaboration skills within the business Experience in the area of talent development Strong ability to analyze data and proficiency in Microsoft Excel You must have a strong understanding of UK HR regulations with an excellent knowledge of Office 365. To apply for this role please send your CV to kate.stevens@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 / Desford
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