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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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Team Leader

Team Leader (automotive) Banbury, Oxfordshire Salary: £31,657.60 - £35,057.75 (After successful completion of probation period) Pension Scheme, Bonus potential, Share save scheme, Double days shift pattern: Week 1 working hours 06:00-14:00 Week 2 working hours 14:00-22:00 One of Banbury's leading Automotive Manufacturers is looking for a Team Leader to supervise all aspects of the on-load and offload teams and processes within their Paint Department As a Team Leader you will need to have Leadership qualification i.e. ELLT IOSH trained Experience with Microsoft Office Candidates must be able to work using their own initiative and be able to liaise with other functions and departments at all levels within the company. Managing People and processes and budgets within area of responsibility Previous production supervisory experience is very desirable As Team Leader you will: Achieving the daily/annual volume throughput Contributing to achieving a quality standard required Control all Health & Safety requirements for persons and equipment within their workstations including management of training, maintenance, and implementation of products Contributing to the maintenance, upkeep and reporting of the Business Development Plans (BDP's) in your area Execution of methodologies for Lean Manufacturing, such as 5S, 7 wastes and continuous improvement, always striving for perfection When required aid the Group Leaders in conducting performance reviews for areas of your team who require improvement, considering training, regular reviews etc. Maintain and endorse client values and culture (housekeeping, appearance etc) Lead by example, influence all Team Members and ensure they are fully motivated. This business is a true global automotive tier 1, with an excellent reputation in the marketplace. The business offers genuine career progression, within a stable working 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 / Banbury

Operations Manager

Operations Manager, Aftersales Distribution Oxfordshire Up to £55,000, plus excellent benefits including share options, pension. This global automotive manufacturing business is seeking an exceptional Operations Manager with solid Warehouse, Logistics and Production experience within either an automotive or fast paced manufacturing sector. Reporting to the Senior Management team, there will be a good deal of autonomy in the role, where you will be able to implement your vision of best practice to ensure, quality, delivery and cost are paramount. As an Operations Manager you will need to have: • Leadership qualification i.e. ELLT • IOSH trained • Experience with Microsoft Office • logistics / production background - preferably automotive, and have managed large teams • Must be able to work using their own initiative, and be able to liaise with other functions and departments at all levels within the company • Managing People and processes and budgets within area of responsibility • 5 years Previous production management experience in warehouse / logistics • Managed teams in excess of 20 people from multi disciplines Role of an Operations Manager: • Manage health and safety aspects for aftersales team and processes • Comply with Health & Safety and Environmental Policies • Ensure compliance with IATF 16949 • Ensure compliance with Environmental & Health & Safety standards in line with current certification. • Carry out accident investigation activities, ensure near miss reporting. • Ensure team comply with the Safe System of Work documents. • To ensure all contractors are signed in with the correct work permits. • Lead 5S processes and procedures with your area of responsibility. • To ensure all team members wear appropriate PPE • Manage health and safety actions links tasks for your department • Chair health and safety meetings within the department • Take appropriate actions in emergency situations • Ensure up to date traffic plan. This is an excellent opportunity to join a very progressive, global business with true career progression and opportunity to learn, up to date business process and operational techniques. If you would like further information on the role, then please apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Banbury

Production Supervisor (Nights)

Production Supervisor, Nights: 9.45pm – 6am Coventry £27,500, Yearly bonus, pension, discounted healthcare 22 days holiday plus bank holidays This UK manufacturing business, supply’s product that goes into the UK’s House building and construction sector. It is a stable and well-run business that are experts in plastic and rubber extrusion. Due to an internal promotion, the business has asked us to recruit an exceptional Production Supervisor to run the night shift. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will introduce, monitor and maintain production systems and processes to meet Quality, Cost, Volume and Delivery targets whilst ensuring the Health and Safety of all Employees in the assigned area. You are supervising a team of up to 10 people, ensuring that the team are provided with effective coaching, training and development to perform in their role. Main duties and responsibilities as Production Supervisor Manage the process and personnel on shift to achieve business targets Create a positive culture regarding health and safety, identifying and recommending areas of improvement and ensuring compliance with all applicable rules and provisions of law. Ensure that team members are supported and trained correctly, to allow flexibility of labour and rotation of work and opportunity for succession planning Recommend improvements to the process, where applicable, to provide a competitive advantage with respect to cost, quality, waste reduction or similar that would provide a benefit to the company and/or individual Use knowledge of the process and hands-on approach to support the team members and ensure the line runs effectively Promote cost reductions within the team, identifying and eliminating waste. Attend and chair disciplinary, grievance and absence meetings as required. Investigate causes of deviation from process, recommending countermeasures to minimize reoccurrence in the future. As Production Supervisor, you will be involved with the following: Production processes and performance, Team member development, Waste reduction, scrap rates, Health and safety, including accident investigation, near miss reporting etc, Employee Relations Personnel queries and issues, i.e. clocking in, holiday requests etc Step into production operative role, as required Promote lean manufacturing techniques and 5S to ensure that the area is clean, organised and fit for purpose We have been asked to look at Supervisor from all manufacturing sectors as the business is keen to implement new, efficient ways of working, you could be in automotive, aerospace or general engineering, this role offers excellent training and career development for the right candidate. If you would like to know more about the role and business, then please apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Coventry

UK Customer Experience Manager

Customer Experience Manager Salary Range - Up to £40,000, plus excellent benefits package Location: Cambridge A Customer Experience Manager is required with knowledge of ERP and CRM systems for this multinational business manufacturer of high tech, specialist equipment that is used across several industries. Candidates with experience of delivering world class customer service would be well received. Due to company growth, this multinational business based in Cambridge requires an engaging, customer focussed Customer Experience Manager with exceptional customer service skills for a new permanent role. As a Customer Experience Manager you will be required to: Drive business and operational excellence using key metrics from their business systems to drive continuous improvement, eliminate waste from their processes and the way they operate, to deliver efficiencies within the UK Channel. Be the systems advocate or superuser and drive improvements through the teams. Be the Institute of Customer Services advocate and continue to ensure membership renewal through customer and employee engagement. Chair operational control meetings, setting frequency, direction and strategy across the UK Channel. Embed Customer Standard and Service Level Agreement Controls. Review all customer service activities to establish clear processes, objectives and KPIs and develop a long-term strategy for performance improvement. With support from UK Marketing, introduce creative customer specific approaches to gain feedback and maintain and build relationships. The Customer Experience Manager should have the following skills or experience: Use of ERP and CRM systems to a high level, preferably Oracle and Salesforce/Service Max Professional customer service qualification preferred. Management qualification e.g. CMI or ILM desirable. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is Customer focused and has a passion for customer service wishing to develop your career. In return company will offer you: Up to £40,000 Pension – Employee contribution 3%, Company contribution 10%, increasing to 15% after service of five years Management Bonus Car Allowance Private Medical Insurance Professional Institute Fees - for one institute Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Customer Experience Manager role, please contact Dan Plimmer at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 397 555. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Cambridge

UK Quality Director

UK Quality Director Preston, with regular UK and European travel Circa £100,000 plus car allowance, bonus, family healthcare. Relocation assistance will be considered. We are working with Baxi Heating UK, part of the wider BDR Thermea Group, as a retained partner to help secure the services of an exceptional, forward thinking Quality Director to lead all areas of quality across the UK operations from suppliers, through all manufacturing and on to aftermarket, installation and customer care. Baxi Heating UK is a leading provider of sustainable and efficient heating solutions across a diverse range of domestic and commercial brands. They have over 150 years of experience, who pride themselves on their values and strive for earning lifetime loyalty with their customers. This highly influential position can offer the opportunity to lead quality through the next phase of its development. As UK Quality Director you will design UK strategy, connect people and drive teams with progressively increasing standards as well as help bind long term UK and Group Quality initiatives. As Quality Director your main responsibilities will be to lead the UK quality function to achieve: · Initiatives that drive improvements and cultural attitudes toward Quality. · Champion a "we are all responsible for quality results" attitude into the UK business. · Drive reliability through input to both our suppliers, our own NPD and manufacturing areas. · Apply preventative models to ensure that best quality results are achieved, and issues negated. · Maximise Quality effectiveness, efficiencies and optimise resources available · Evaluate quality process and results, re calibrating initiatives to embrace changing needs · Drive quality and focus into the Aftersales market business areas. ·Define, drive and utilise innovative solutions to achieve quality standards desired As Quality Director you will offer professional expertise, possibly holding a relevant qualification around Quality Management, Engineering or similar and possess a wider business and commercial understanding to accompany this. With people in mind, your tenacious, yet logical, approach will enable you to confidently manage a range of internal relations across various locations, both in the UK and at Group. Ultimately, you will ensure that the best outcomes are achieved, and innovations embraced. A leading reward package is on offer for this executive role, accompanied by a wide range of benefits to support you and your family. These include: executive bonus scheme, company car or allowance, private medical scheme, contributory pension scheme and 25 Days leave. If you would like further information on the role, please apply. Jonathan Lee Recruitment are the retained search consultancy working with Baxi on this role, direct applicants or agency approaches will be redirected to Jonathan Lee Recruitment for assessment. Baxi are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at their company. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 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 / Preston

Field Service Manager

Field Service Manager Specialist PSV contractor £45,000, company vehicle, overtime potential, pension, laptop and company mobile HQ based in Rainham, Essex Role will require an element of travel around London and the South East This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to assume a leading role in a fast-growing company specialising in retrofit emission control systems for the ULEZ and Clean Air Zones. Based in Rainham Essex. This privately-owned business is going from strength to strength and has a strong client base of loyal customers. This in turn means career progression and stability for the right candidate. As Field Service Manager you will: Manage a team of Field Service Engineers to provide an effective and efficient technical support service to our London-based customers for the maintenance and repair of in-service Retrofit Emissions Control systems. Undertake Field Service Engineer tasks. Leading by example to ensure quality workmanship, technical excellence and outstanding customer service. Liaising with Engineering Managers for service schedules and warranty rectifications. Working with the Operations Administrator, ensure all paperwork and reporting is completed correctly and on time, for the entire field service team. This includes but is not limited to SVRs, timesheets, in-van stock audits, fault trend reports and KPIs to be agreed with the Operations Director. Work with the Senior Support Engineer to ensure effective controls and auditing systems are implemented across the engineering team to manage quality of service, including but not limited to safety management, stock control and technical excellence. As Field Service Manager it is expected you will have the following skills/experience: Experience working in the past as a PSV or HGV Technician Experience of aftertreatment systems including Euro 6 Experience of Cummins Insite or other diagnostic tools Motivated, self-starter able to use own initiative but also a strong team player. Experience of working with London bus operators or similar Client and customer facing to deliver exceptional service This is an excellent position for a customer facing field-based technician who wants the next stage in their career. The business is very agile and is looking at different ways it can interact and work with its customers. You will be joining the business at a great time! If you would like to learn more, please do not hesitate in applying as the business would like to recruit quickly. 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 / Rainham

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