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Dan Plimmer

Lead 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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Electrical CAD Technician

Electrical CAD Technician FMCG Equipment Manufacturer Telford, Shropshire £30,000 - £35,000, pension This well established and well-regarded business is a specialist manufacturer of equipment that is used in several industries, including FMCG and food production. The main aspect of the role be producing electrical schematics on a CAD software package, for a wide range of equipment used in the Food and Pharmaceutical sectors. You will work in the Controls Engineering department, but will be expected to make decisions regarding relevant specifications, codes, standards and procedures. As CAD Technician you will also have a methodical mindset to organise and maintain revisions of all documentation for traceability. Duties/Responsibilities of CAD Technician Designing and developing schematic drawings on a CAD software package Maintain a record of all documents produced in accordance with the Company Quality Management System Liaise with Controls Engineer to ensure all details comply with design specifications Produce accompanying Bills of Materials Experience/Skills Required CAD electrical software use (Solidworks Electrical preferred but not essential) Designing and developing control for Electrical/Hydraulic systems Previous documentation experience Prior working in a busy manufacturing environment Personal Qualifications/Attributes BTEC ONC/HNC in electrical/electronic discipline (Could suit an experienced Panel Wirer) As CAD Technician, you will have excellent communication skills, will be Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimum supervision. This is an excellent, varied role within a stable business that is constantly innovating its product range. If you would like more information, please apply.

Permanent / Broseley, Shropshire

Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer FMCG Equipment Manufacturer Telford, Shropshire £30,000 - £35,000 plus overtime, pension This well established and well regarding manufacturing business, specialise in the design and manufacturer of equipment that is used primarily in FMCG and food production plants and factories. The position offers excellent job security within a stable company that can offer a long-term career. You will progress technically, with exposure to a wide variety of products and become a fundamental part of a design team with decades worth of experience. The business manufacturers various aluminium and stainless-steel products as well as bespoke conveyor systems. Due to continued growth and expansion, they are looking to recruit a Mechanical Design Engineer to contribute to the continued success and excellence of the business. This is a technically challenging role where you will undertake bespoke conveyor system designs as well as ensuring that projects run smoothly. As Design Engineer the role would include: Using SolidWorks to design bespoke conveyor systems and mechanical handling equipment Working conceptual designs up into manufacturing drawings and instructions Production of full manufacturing drawings with bill of materials, costing, time scale & routings Work with MRP System Can schedule and manage time effectively with attention to detail and accuracy This is an excellent role for a business that has a very full order book, and is continually innovating in their sectors. If you are interested in the role please apply.

Permanent / Broseley, Shropshire

Digital Marketing Executive

Digital Marketing Executive FMCG Equipment Manufacturer Telford, Shropshire £18,000 - £24,000 This organisation is a well-established and well regarded manufacturer of specialist equipment that is used in the food production and fmcg sector. An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Digital Marketing Executive to be part of their growing marketing team. Reporting to the Head of Digital, you will be responsible for coding emails and using a content management system to improve and maintain a number of in-house market leading websites. The marketing team is dedicated to brand development and your role will contribute to our progressive digital strategy. As part of the marketing team you will help to develop and implement new designs and ideas for the websites and email campaigns. Other areas within the role include, technical support, problem solving, analysis of digital performance and liaising with the design and sales teams. We are looking for a motivated person who can work within the marketing team and grow into the role. The position offers good career progression for the right candidate. Essential skills: Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS Experience of email marketing Some knowledge of SEO best practices Adobe Photoshop Google analytics The following skills would be advantageous yet are not essential: Experience of hand coding and testing HTML Emails Experience of Magento or other content management systems Knowledge of Responsive Web Design/Development Keenness to learn fundamental web technologies and best practices Knowledge of Google Adwords This is an excellent opportunity for candidates that are looking to progress their marketing career within an in house environment and who perhaps have a passion for British Manufacturing. If you are interested please apply.

Permanent / Broseley, Shropshire

Team Leader

Team leader Near Fakenham, Norfolk Salary, up to £35400, plus excellent benefits and strong pension scheme Shift Pattern, including Nights Permanent position This specialist manufacturing business, that is part of a wider food group, is looking to recruit an exceptional Team Leader for the business. You will be responsible for leading a team on a daily basis to safely achieve targets in a challenging manufacturing environment. You will be expected to meet the commercial requirements of the business, whilst maximising efficiency, and utilising man-management skills to achieve a cohesive working environment between your team members. On a day to day basis, you'll take responsibility for the process flow from raw material intake to out loading. Due to the nature of the product, you will be ensuring strict quality, health and hygiene standards at all times, making all necessary quality control checks and plant adjustments to achieve the required standards. You will have experience of working in a supervisory of team management role. We're looking for someone with leadership skills who is comfortable holding appraisals and other HR processes. You'll need to be able to motivate and lead a team, focusing on training and performance management. You will also be comfortable in pushing through change within the team This role is shift based so you'll need to be flexible to fit business needs. The business offers a competitive salary, with excellent benefits such as a renowned pension with contributions matched up to 10%. If you require more information on the position, please apply or contact

Permanent / Fakenham, Norfolk

Quality Engineer : Supplier Quality Assurance

Quality Engineer : Supplier Quality Assurance Excellent salary, depending on experience,benefits Telford, Shropshire Automotive A Quality Engineer is required with particular knowledge of plant based problem resolution in the customer focused automotive environment. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry (TS or IATF) industry would be well received, who are looking to develop their career within a fast-paced, high-tech company. Due to expansion and winning more work, this company, based in Telford requires a Quality Engineer with some relevant plant Quality experience for a new permanent role. As a Quality Engineer you will be required to To lead activity in problem resolution through effective and structured methodology. Validation and confirmation to ensure effective processes that meet and exceed customer expectations. To initiate, participate and drive focused kaizen. To resolve any issue that causes defect flow out risk to the customer and subsequent customer dissatisfaction risk. To verify parts / products / processes to confirm customer / design requirements are met The Quality Engineer should have the following:- HNC /HND In Engineering discipline. Post qualification work experience in a similar role within an automotive manufacturing environment. Highly motivated to develop technical understanding and challenge to learn new skills. Highly motivated with vision of progressive career path. Understanding of APQP, PPAP , SPC, FMEA, PCP, Kaizen, 5S and their application. This is an excellent opportunity for a Quality Engineer to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Telford based automotive company will offer you: Excellent salary depending upon experience Benefits, including strong pension Career development opportunities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Automotive Quality Systems (ISO9001/ ISOTS16949/ISO14001 / OHSAS18001 IATF.VDA) and 8D Problem Solving and you want to be considered, please apply today.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Supplier Quality Manager

Supplier Quality Manager Warwickshire, Lancashire or Norfolk, can be home based. From £50,000 - £60,000, company car, pension, bonus, 25 days holiday This well-known organisation provides a comprehensive range of market leading domestic and commercial heating solutions via many successful brand names, the organisation has a strong history of manufacturing in the UK. Due to the complex nature of the manufacturing supply base, the business is recruiting for a Supplier Quality Manager. There will be travel to supplier sites across the UK and into Europe, where you will be working with suppliers to increase the quality and therefore providing an even better product. It is essential that you are a manufacturing and engineering quality professional who can converse with customer and suppliers at all levels. Supplier Quality Manager Role - key accountabilities: - To drive improvement at suppliers across the UK, improving capability Compliance to Group audit schedule at suppliers and to UK businesses; adjusting frequency to suit business needs Managing the supplier quality team (organised by commodity type) to meaningfully interact with suppliers for prompt 8D closure, resolution of problems and foster team work Manage audits and visit schedules for auditors. Drive down no fault founds following failures/ returns As Supplier Quality Manager you will have a background in Quality, an understanding of manufacturing, and a tenacious and logical approach, which will enable you to confidently manage internal and external relations and ensure the best outcomes are achieved. You will be used to developing and implementing quality audits, risk assessments and looking in depth at root cause analysis of quality issues. You will hold a relevant qualification in quality, and ideally come from a manufacturing, engineering or even an automotive background. If you feel you can add value to the above role, please apply for a further discussion

Permanent / Preston, Lancashire