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Chris Thomas

Consultant
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  1. 01384 446179
  2. chris.thomas@jonlee.co.uk
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  4. @JonLee_Recruit

Chris specialises in sourcing and placing sales, account management and commercial professionals within the automotive, motorsport and off-highway industries.

He has a diverse recruitment background having worked within a variety of sectors successfully building partnerships with key clients to fully understand their needs and find top talent, including business development, marketing and commercial analyst roles.

He is also experienced in designing and implementing recruitment marketing strategies including market mapping and is adept at targeting multiple routes to market to maximise the exposure of a business and deliver the widest choice of candidates from both active and passive markets.

Browse Chris's latest jobs

Sales Support Executive

At Jonathan Lee we are excited to be working with a well-known national B2B Financial Services business located in Worcestershire, who are currently searching for a Sales Support Executive to join their passionate Internal Sales team. The position of Sales Support Executive will see you: Qualifying incoming enquiries (by phone and email) Create and update the customer records on the internal CRM database Support the Sales team with general day to day operations And complete ad hoc duties, as and when required To be successful in the position of Sales support Executive you will need the following skills/ experience: Previous experience working within a Customer Service or Sales environment Enthusiastic and clear on the phone Excellent written and spoken English (for email and telephone conversations) Friendly and communicative when interacting with colleagues and customers If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply right away as interviews are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

Permanent / Bewdley, Worcestershire

Workshop Manual Technical Author

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a leading professional service consultancy looking for a Workshop Manual Technical Author to join their team in Warwickshire working with one of the best luxury automotive OEM's in the world. The position on Workshop Manual Technical Author will see you: Analysing and documenting repair processes using CAD data and SRTD Liaising as necessary with SST developers, upstream service coordinators, automotive engineers; technicians and after sales personnel to scope a given repair method. Time each service repair procedure using a selection of synthetic time elements. And more To be successful in the role of Workshop Manual Technical Author you will need the following skills and experience: Hands on experience working within a vehicle Workshop. Excellent communication and customer facing skills. Excellent computer skills including a basic knowledge of CAD (Cortona ideal) Excellent organisational and project management skills will be key to being successful in this position. If you have the experience listed above, and would like to be considered for the position of Workshop Manual Technical Author, please apply right away. The role is due to interview in the next couple of weeks, so please apply right away to be considered.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Cortona Author

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a leading professional service consultancy looking for a Cortona Author to join their team in Daventry working with some of the top Aerospace businesses in the country. The position of Cortona Author will see you: Produce and maintain illustrated parts catalogues Communicate with product development teams and customer technical publication teams. Authoring procedures and using CAD modelled graphics to develop timed Aircraft Maintenance Manual procedures. All other Ad-Hoc publications as necessary. To be successful in the role of Cortona Author you will need the following skills and experience: Previous professional experience working in a Technical Authoring role within the Aerospace industry Professional knowledge of Cortona 3D, Creo or 3DVIA Professional working experience using Microsoft Word and Excel Knowledge of S1000D is beneficial as is the knowledge of Simplified Technical English If you have the experience listed above, and would like to be considered for the position of Cortona Author, please apply right away. The role is due to interview in the next couple of weeks, so please apply right away to be considered.

Permanent / Daventry, Northamptonshire

AMM & IPC Author

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a leading professional service consultancy looking for an AMM & IPC Author to join their team in Daventry working with some of the top Aerospace businesses in the country. The position on AMM & IPC Author will see you: Produce and maintain illustrated parts catalogues Communicate with product development teams and customer technical publication teams. Authoring procedures and using CAD modelled graphics to develop timed Aircraft Maintenance Manual procedures. All other Ad-Hoc publications as necessary. To be successful in the role of AMM & IPC Author you will need the following skills and experience: Previous professional experience working in a Technical Authoring role within the Aerospace industry Professional knowledge of ATA, S1000D and associated Aerospace Standards Professional working experience using Microsoft Word and Excel Knowledge of Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100) Experience using XMetal (or similar XML editing products) If you have the experience listed above, and would like to be considered for the position of AMM & IPC Author, please apply right away. The role is due to interview in the next couple of weeks, so please apply right away to be considered.

Permanent / Daventry, Northamptonshire

Partner Account Manager (Midlands and North England)

At Jonathan Lee we are pleased to be working with a National Banking Group aiding in their search for a Partner Account Manager to oversee their Midlands and North of England Territories. The position of Partner Account Manager is a commercial sales role requiring the management of an allocated portfolio of live, developing and prospect vendor/ reseller accounts in order to sell a range of lending products to their customers. To be successful in the position of Partner Account Manager you will need to following skills and experience: Full Clean UK Driving License Professional experience of asset finance products including hire purchase, lease, loan, and preferable SaaS Previous experience working in a Business Development position The ability to understand and interpret statutory financial and management information If you have the above skills and experience, and are currently searching for a new challenge, please apply right away. The position is looking to interview within the next week.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Sales Engineer

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a reputable Tier 1 automotive supplier located in the West Midland aiding in their search for a Sales Engineer/ Key Account Manager, managing one of the largest automotive OEM accounts in the UK. The position of Sales Engineer will see you completing the following tasks: Generating new business, and building relationships with new and existing customers Identifying and reporting on business opportunities Managing/ taking ownership of the quotation process to ensure completed quotes are accurate and provided in a timely manner. Advising the business of potential market issues and challenges/ opportunities To be successful in the position of Sales Engineer you will need the following experience: Experience working within the automotive industry Knowledge of NVH is hugely desirable Project management experience Sales experience If you are looking for a new position, live within the West Midlands, and have the experience listed above. We would love to hear from you. The client is looking to begin the interview process in the next week, so all applications will be reviewed ASAP.

Permanent / Halesowen, West Midlands

Full Stack Developer (.NET)

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with an established SME Technology business based in the heart of Munich, Germany and aiding with their search for a Full Stack Developer to join their team. The position of Full Stack Developer in Munich will see you creating and updating business essential software to ensure the company are consistently on the front foot within the industry. The role of Full Stack Developer based in Munich will see you utilising the following languages and technologies: Angular4 C# WebAPI Entity Framework Code-First Html CSS MVC The ideal candidate for the role of Full Stack Developer in Munich will have the following experience: Angular4 (Novice - Intermediate) C# (Experienced) WebAPI Entity Framework Code-First Html (Experienced) CSS (Experienced) MVC (Beneficial) If you are looking for a new role in Munich as a Full Stack Developer and have experience in the technology listed above, along with the current permissions to live and work in Germany, please apply right away.

Permanent / München (81379), Bayern

Electrical Diagnostics Author

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a specialist automotive partner located in the heart of the West Midlands, assisting with their search for an Electrical Diagnostics Author to join the team on-site at a world-renowned luxury OEM. The business is considered to be one of the leaders in their market, working with some of the largest automotive clients in the world. The position of Electrical Diagnostics Author will be based on-site at a luxury global OEM on a permanent basis and you will be required to deliver technical publications including; user guides, owner manuals, service and repair methods, workshop manuals, illustrated parts catalogues and dealer documentation. To be successful in the position of Technical Publications, Team Lead you will require the following qualifications and experience: Excellent understanding of full Microsoft Office Suite Experience working within the Automotive Industry Experience or Qualifications within Engineering The role of Electrical Diagnostics Author is ideal for a candidate who is looking to grow their career within a fantastic organisation working with innovative leaders in the industry. If you are looking for a new position and have the skills and experience mentioned above, please apply right away. The business is looking to bring this team member on board ASAP.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

Sales Engineer (Automotive)

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a reputable Tier 1 automotive supplier located in the West Midland aiding in their search for a Sales Engineer, selling to automotive OEM's and aftermarket businesses nationally. The position of Sales Engineer will see you completing the following tasks: Generating new business, and building relationships with new and existing customers Identifying and reporting on business opportunities Managing/ taking ownership of the quotation process to ensure completed quotes are accurate and provided in a timely manner. Advising the business of potential market issues and challenges/ opportunities To be successful in the position of Sales Engineer you will need the following experience: Experience working within the automotive industry Knowledge of plastic materials and injection moulding Project management experience Sales experience If you are looking for a new position, live within the West Midlands, and have the experience listed above. We would love to hear from you. The client are looking to begin the interview process in the next couple of weeks, so all applications will be reviewed ASAP.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Key Account and New Business Development Manager

The position of Key Account and New Business Development Manager will see you drive sales and growth from existing key accounts whilst maintaining the new business pipeline with the view of onboarding new customers to the business. To be successful in the position of Key Account and New Business Development Manager you will require the following qualifications and experience: Educated to a degree level (ideally in a business or engineering subject) Computer literate (CRM systems, Microsoft office suite etc) Exposure to LEAN manufacturing 5 + years Sales Experience within B2B Automotive Sales The role of Key Account and New Business Development Manager is ideal for a candidate who is looking to continue and grow their career with imminent plans of expansion and plenty of future promotion opportunities to aim for. If you are looking for a new position and have the skills and experience mentioned above, please apply right away. The business is looking to bring this team member on board ASAP.

Permanent / West Bromwich, West Midlands

Technical Publications Team Lead

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a specialist automotive partner located in the heart of the West Midlands, assisting with their search for a Technical Publications Team Lead to join the team on-site at a world renowned OEM. The business is considered to be one of the leaders in their market, working with some of the largest automotive clients in the world. The position of Technical Publications Team Lead will be based on-site at a luxury global OEM on a permanent basis and you will be required to deliver technical publications including; user guides, owner manuals, service and repair methods, workshop manuals, illustrated parts catalogues and dealer documentation. To be successful in the position of Technical Publications, Team Lead you will require the following qualifications and experience: Experience in Technical Publications within the Aerospace, Defence or Automotive industry Professional proficiency using Microsoft Word Engineering Knowledge (can read and understand technical drawings and communicate effectively with engineering personnel Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or XMetaL beneficial Training in S1000D OR Simplified Technical English The role of Technical Publications Team Lead is ideal for a candidate who is looking to continue and grow their career within an established and reputable business. If you are looking for a new position and have the skills and experience mentioned above, please apply right away. The business is looking to bring this team member on board ASAP.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

European Desktop Support Executive

At Jonathan Lee we are proud to be working with a fantastic international engineering manufacturing business helping them with their search for a European Desktop Support Executive in Birmingham. The role of European Desktop Support Executive will see you assist staff with installations, configurations and ongoing usability of desktops, laptops, peripheral equipment and software complying with given standards and guidelines. The position of European Desktop Support Executive will see you completing the following tasks: Covering all Desktop support issues throughout the European Region with the use of VMWare Environments. Manage all 3rd party vendors and outsourcing partners Manage the LAN/ WAN environments across multiple European countries To be successful in the role of European Desktop Support Executive you will need the following experience: 5+ years' experience in a similar role managing international users through remote desktop solutions Experience using a helpdesk ticketing system containing users from multiple countries. Knowledge of Exchange Servers and Email Support Knowledge of Remote Desktop Support and VPN Professional experience using Symantec, Azure cloud and Veeam Professional experience working within a VMWare Environment. This role is looking to interview ASAP, so please send all applications right away to be considered for the opportunity.

Permanent / Birmingham