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Dan Plimmer

Principal Consultant
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Dan specialises in the sourcing and placement of operations, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and purchasing professionals within the FMCG and transportation sectors.

With more than 16 years’ experience of delivering the highest calibre recruitment services to both clients and candidates, Dan’s knowledge of the market and his functional expertise means that he is adept at delivering skilled and experienced talent for the most demanding of positions.

He has successfully worked with clients on both retained and contingency search assignments, bringing his dedication to quality and his passion for recruitment to everything he does.

His breadth of experience of working for large corporates as well as SMEs, coupled with his consultative, open and honest approach means that he can add real value to your recruitment process, designing a bespoke solution to best meet your specific needs.

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Quotation / Design Engineer

Design Engineer Kidderminster £24,000 - £34,000 depending on experience. This business is a well-established and well-run manufacturing organisation, that develops, from concept stage, bespoke engineered solutions to a varied market sector. They trade in the UK, Europe and in North America. Due to a small restructure, the business has asked us to search and recruit for an exceptional Design Engineer. This role for an experienced Design Engineer ideally with a proven background in Mechanical CAD who can support new enquiries/orders and prepare detailed drawings for customer approval and manufacture. You will need to support the quotation process, liaise with customers regarding their design solutions and look at what, if any special requirements may be required. You must be comfortable in working with the end customer of projects. You will be from a hands-on mechanical design / manufacturing-based background and will have a good understanding of 3D CAD, ideally Solidworks or Autocad and will have a proven capability in ERP system / Excel data manipulation as well as BOM creation and the ability to produce engineering drawings from a concept stage. The business offers a stable working environment, with solid career progression for the right candidate. If you feel you have the right skills and experiences, then please apply.

Permanent / Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Mould Shop Quality Manager

Mould Shop Operations Quality Manager Banbury, Oxfordshire £45-£50,000 plus pension, 25 days holiday A leading tier 1 supplier, specialising in the design and manufacture of parts for the Automotive industry is seeking a Mould Shop Quality Manager to co-ordinate and control quality activities within the Mould Shop. This is a highly strategic position for the continued success of the organisation. The business primarily supplies into a very prestigious automotive brand. Key areas of responsibilities Knowledge of quality standards, including TS16949 / IATF 16949 and customer requirements. Promote a Quality Culture within the Mould Shop. Work closely with Mould Shop Management to drive improvements. To project a professional image of the company to customers and visitors. To use the escalation procedure for any issues/concerns e.g. quality/downtime. Audit processes and carry out detailed part inspection. Audit systems and processes for suitability and performance. Measure and monitor quality performance data in relation to Mould Shop Performance and report on trends and improvements. Actively support problem solving activities for customer issues and drive the effectiveness of 8D processes. Skills & Experience: Previous experience within plastic injection mouldings and the automotive sector. Tooling experience High level of experience in process control and process improvement within Injection Moulding Knowledge of quality standards including TS 16949 / IATF 16949 and customer requirements Ability to develop a full quality system within Mould operations Use of continuous improvement tools (i.e. six sigma) Analytical and data driven with strong attention to detail and problem solving Disciplined and pragmatic approach Good negotiation skills This is an excellent position for the right candidate, and one that will lead to continued career progression with a global organisation. If you feel you have the right skills and experience, please apply.

Permanent / Banbury, Oxfordshire

Material Control Assistant Manager

Parts Material Control Assistant Manager Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Birmingham Salary: £34,000 - £42,000 This manufacturing organisation is part of a wider, global automotive tier 1, supplying into all the major Japanese and European OEM's. The business has gone through major investment and restructure which has only strengthened the organisation. You will manage all aspects of Parts Material Control activities in both the factory and warehouse to ensure efficient operations are maintained. Key areas of responsibility: To manage the flow of material (child parts and finished goods) internally and the customer. To support the continuous improvement programme. To liaise with customers, externally and internally as necessary. To manage the business involving, man management responsibility, and achieving key performance criteria. Main attributes of the role: To ensure that goods are delivered / loaded as per plan and on time. Optimise all processes by utilising TPS methods. Close working with OMC to ensure effective planning of space To maintain the company's MRP system. To ensure the team is fully trained. To ensure health & safety is paramount to prevent accidents and subsequent claims. To meet customer demands, internally and externally, on time and at the right quality & delivery requirements. To manage PMC KPI's, specifically delivery, ordering and storage of goods as these will all have a financial bearing on the business. To support the making & achieving of the business plan. We are seeking an automotive materials control specialist who has the following skills: TIATF16949 procedures TPM procedures Experience of warehousing and stores operation within a busy manufacturing environment (automotive desired) Man management skills (inc Disciplinary, Performance monitoring, Man Power planning and recruitment) Customer liaison experience Practical experience, implementation and management of Kanban control and internal logistics processes. Excellent analytical skills. Financial awareness. Previous experience of developing business operating systems. Comprehensive IT skills. Excellent written & verbal communication and presentation skills. The ability to demonstrate and challenge convention and lateral thinking in the pursuit of continuous improvement. You will be responsible for the Parts Material Control team, assignment of their work, review of their performance and co-ordination of all the supporting departments to achieve the above. If you wish to be considered for the position, please apply for more information.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Production Engineer

Production Engineer Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Birmingham £26,000 - £36,000 plus benefits This manufacturing organisation is part of a wider, global automotive tier 1, supplying into all the major Japanese and European OEM's. The business has gone through major investment and restructure which has only strengthened the organisation. Due to this expansion, the business has asked us to recruit an exceptional Production Engineer to provide engineering support on continuous improvement projects, you will provide technical support and expertise for all NPI and Kaizen projects and provide quick and effective response to all unplanned equipment and tool breakdowns at the commissioning stage. You will also identify machine and process kaizen ideas to improve existing process reliability and cycle time and assist all layout change activity including disconnecting, moving and installing plant and equipment as required. Key areas of responsibility: Minimise downtime of production facility caused by machine failure. Development of TPM within given area of business to improve machine availability. Demonstrable use of Practical Problem-Solving Tools and Techniques in solving complex problems and evaluating breakdowns >30minutes. Able to demonstrate kaizen project results in terms of cost, quality, H&S and/or environment improvements. To constantly improve and develop the process to ensure an efficient operation. As Production Engineer, we are keen to talk to candidates that are: Ideally apprenticeship serviced. BTEC, NVQ or similar qualifications in Manufacturing Engineering. Experience in a mass production environment (essential), automotive industry (desirable). Understanding of robotics (ideally Panasonic and Fanuc). Pneumatics and Hydraulics (desirable). Electrical experience (desirable). Good understanding of health, safety and environmental requirements, and be able to show a good track record in these areas. Computer literate with experience of Microsoft office applications. Experience working with CAD, including 2D and 3D. Able to read and interpret technical drawings and manuals. Practical Problem-Solving tools and techniques. Experience of TPM systems. Understanding of LEAN principles / Six Sigma qualification. Basic knowledge of statistical methods. Knowledge of measurement equipment in production. Understanding of relevant IATF/16949 requirements. We are also keen to see applications from Production Engineers who have experience of wet, gluing and primer applications in an automotive environment. This organisation is well established and supplies into multiple OEM's not just one, so it offers a more stable commercial environment. If you are interested in the role, please apply for more information.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Production Manager

Production Manager West Bromwich £35,000 - £45,0000 Pension, 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays This well established and reputable organisation has been supplying the automotive sector machined parts and assemblies since the 1800's. This is a new position for the organisation to bring management, process and efficiency's to the forge shop floor. The business has a solid reputation based on quality and on time delivery of goods and they have a very stable forward order book. As Production Manager you will ensure the quality of the parts produced meet all customer expectations. Manage the Forge operations to achieve the requirements of each customer and the QMS to ISO 9001:2015 in the most productive & safe manner. Key areas of responsibility for the Production Manager Whilst experience in forging would be an advantage it is not essential for the role. Applying good manufacturing practice and observing that it is being adhered to. Manage the Die & Tool Room in respect of manpower & Die & Tool manufacture. Ensure all Forge personnel are gainfully employed. Co-ordinate workforce to deliver the on-time plan to achieve +90% OTIF. Ensure that all of the quality check procedures put in place by the company are followed during forge production phase. Participate in production reporting and management review process. Report problems or concerns to senior management immediately. Work with the Director of Manufacturing on any production issues. Attend production meetings with all the information necessary to ensure that meeting is both informative and productive. Report to the Director of Manufacturing as to production progress plan. Support the Director of Manufacturing to achieve production deadlines Stop production in the event of manufacture of unacceptable goods/processes Undertake special projects as required. Contribute to continuous improvement activities. Maintain Forge employee matrix. Demonstrate Fault finding and Analytical ability. Able to coach Forge Staff as required on production Issues. Ability to communicate at a technical level with Peers and external experts. Implement process improvements. Liaise closely with Technical and Quality & Planning to maximise production output. Identify Cost savings through process improvements. Any other reasonable duties requested to be undertaken by the Director of Manufacturing. Manage Planned Preventative Maintenance system. Knowledge of 5s methodology The Production Manager will be targeted on the following key performance indicators: Ensure the companies Utilisation targets are achieved. Ensure the companies Max. Scrap targets are reduced. Ensure +90% OTIF. Ensure Dies & Tools are manufactured & maintained for production in line with the production plan. Ensure equipment is safe and operational and ensure maintenance is carried out as required Ensure employees are following Health and Safety Procedures at all times We are keen to talk to experienced Production Managers who have knowledge of working in a general engineering environment, perhaps in a low, medium or small batch manufacturing organisation. If you feel you have the right background for the position, please apply.

Permanent / West Bromwich, West Midlands

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