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.
Procurement Manager - Oxfordshire - Excellent Salary & Benefits A Procurement Manager is required with a background operating within the automation sector. Candidates looking for their next step would also be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a world leader in intelligent automated solutions based in the Oxfordshire area requires a motivated and driven Procurement Manager As the Procurement Manager you will be required to: Responsible for the results of local procurement strategies within the subsidiaries, in accordance with the Lead Buyer To ensure the supply and a sustainable risk management, in accordance with the Lead Buyer Responsible for technical clarification in collaboration with Engineering and Planning Department To establish Supplier Relationship Management and ensure Supplier development (cost, quality, innovation, risk management) Analysis of the supplier market and sourcing activities To execute supplier enquiries and price comparisons (RFI, RFQ) Select and qualify new suppliers with support from Global Procurement & Sourcing, responsible for local supplier ratings and supplier development To be responsible for communication to current suppliers and local representatives of the suppliers Standardisation of terms, conditions and contracts with suppliers Preparation and execution of negotiations (Contract Management) Purchase Order Processing incl. contracts and order confirmation Collaboration and support in tracking of deliveries and current project progress Claim management - to negotiate claims with suppliers The Procurement Manager should have the following skills or experience: Experience in the field of Procurement Commercial and technical knowledge and education Legal awareness regarding capital contracts and working knowledge of MF1, NEC and FIDIC contracts Advanced organisational skills Ability to act based on facts and to make decisions even in unstructured and uncertain situations Positive, constructive and self-confident Ability to analyse failures and problems and to develop possible solutions Experience with ISO accreditation (9001, 14001) would be an advantage Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a procurement professional and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Procurement Manager role, please contact Dan Plimmer , firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / Chalgrove
Logistics Coordinator Worcestershire Permanent Days and nights, rotating 2 weekly. £26,000 plus benefits 2 x weeks on nights (12 hours shifts Mon – Thurs) and 2 x weeks on days (8 hours shifts Mon – Fri) We are assisting a well established 3pl in recruiting for a dedicated Logistics Coordinator to cover both day and night shifts. The business is a carrier for multiple manufacturing business across the UK and Europe. As Logistics Coordinator you will be expected to: Tracking shipments Organising transport Managing customer enquiries Managing carriers Completing job updates Updating KPIs Ensuring continuity of service As a key member of the team, the role involves working nights and days to ensure that the business can deliver outstanding and world class services 24/7. You are responsible for tracking shipments, liaising with customers and suppliers globally, quoting for transport, completing administrative tasks and effective and reliable communication with other team members Key attributes in the role: Customer satisfaction Cost reduction and improved efficiency Achieving KPI targets Business growth and development Management and development of suppliers Issue resolution and improvements Effective communication Supporting improvement activity Job requirements & competencies Proven experience in a similar logistics position is essential Must be able to work in a lone working environment (night shift) Self-managing with good attention to detail Highly organised with the ability to remain focused under pressure Methodical and thorough approach to work Must have a good level of English and Maths Must have strong geographical UK knowledge Must be computer literate including MS Office, email, spreadsheets, and transport databases Ability to multi-task and juggle priorities to meet requirements Ability to adhere to processes Must have a ‘Can Do Attitude’ and a desire to improve Flexible – a “team player” If you feel you can add value to the above 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 / Worcestershire
Product Manager FMCG Capital Equipment manufacturer Birmingham £45,000 - £55,000 25 days + 8 bank holidays, a contributory pension, health cash plan, cycle to work, free parking on site and life assurance. This global manufacturer of specialist equipment primarily used in food production is currently looking to recruit a Product Manager -specifically for their X-Ray equipment to join the Product Marketing team in Birmingham. As Product Manager you will be expected to: To develop and manage the X-ray Inspection systems product portfolio with a view to growing both revenue and contribution from the product group in line with business targets and goals. The initial remit for the role is to manage the X-ray product range. Primary Responsibilities Analysing the market and understanding customer problems and opportunities for product range development Complete regular reviews of the competitive landscape ensuring that any development and/or tactical activities are responded to in an appropriate fashion Analyse the market to understand both the Total Available Market and Serviceable Available Market and our market share within this. Monitor the product range financial and operational performance, ensuring that any deviation from target is addressed in a prompt fashion. Develop business cases for any new project proposals in the business, indicating both product position and financial return on investment Develop and maintain a price positioning strategy for the product range Develop and maintain product roadmaps for all products which provides at least a five-year horizon, indicating product introductions and cessations. Work with the Business Manager to develop business plans which clearly indicate, sales targets, product introductions, pricing, and promotional activity. To develop detailed market requirement documents that can drive development activity on a new project. To work with the development team throughout the development process, ensuring that there is clarity on the user personas and release milestones required. To work with the Marketing team to develop marketing plans around the product range which clearly indicate the marketing communications schedule targeted at driving opportunity generation. To develop and manage product launch plans and schedules within the business To assist and monitor the development of marketing collateral around the product range, which will include, PR, social media, articles, brochures, data sheets and website input. To develop sales enablement tools for the product range that assist the sales channels in pushing them effectively in the market To champion the product range within the business and act as a technical focal point supporting both external and internal customers in addressing any product range enquiries. What skills are we looking for? You will have experience as a Product Manager within B2B capital equipment environment, have an Engineering qualification and a good understanding of modern marketing tools. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to interpret technical information such as electrics or mechanics. It is essential to be an innovate thinker, solution focused and have experience of supporting key stakeholders/departments on product launches and product upgrades. Ideally you will have personal integrity, be self-motivated, pro-active and to be a team player. You will need to be flexible, adaptable and have the willingness to travel. This is an excellent opportunity for a Technical Product Manager with sound business to business marketing, you will understand the capital equipment market, within the FMCG and Food processing markets. If you feel you can add value to the position, 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 / Birmingham
European Logistics Manager Transport, Freight and Logistics Worcestershire Salary Circa £38,000 plus 25 days holiday, pension We have been instructed to recruit an exceptional, European Logistics Manager, with European freight, logistics and transport knowledge. The business has provided reliable and dedicated Logistics and Warehouse services across a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors. They are a true UK and global logistics business, specialists in almost every aspect of worldwide logistics. Their client base is varied, but in the main they service several, fast paced automotive tier one suppliers and manufacturers. This is a new role, reporting to the Head of Operations for Europe you will be based at the head quarters in Worcestershire. It is essential you have detailed knowledge and experience of European freight routes, a deep understanding of the complexities of moving goods across Europe and be aware of changes happening post Brexit to UK trade into Europe via road. Key responsibilities as European Logistics Manager: Responsible for the running of the European department, strategically plan and manage transportation and customer services Resolve any arising problems and complaints and look at corrective actions Leading and developing the department and the teams within Setting and achieving departmental targets. Ensuring all operational requirements and standards are met or there is a plan in place where they are not Maintain metrics and analyse data to assess performance and implement improvement Developing and implementing meaningful KPIs that enables transparency and drives improvement Budget and financial compliance Meet costs, accuracy, and timeliness targets Supporting tender requirements Team performance, SOPs and training - identifying gaps Developing TMS to its potential Further developing structure and processes within the department Effective communication and reporting within the department and out to the business Profit improvement and managing costs Customer relationships and satisfaction Continuation of current business and successful implementation of new Being compliant with, ISO, AEO and European law Developing accounts and customer reviews Supporting supplier and network development Leading and promoting a collaborative, team working ethic across the department into other parts of the business Health and Safety for the department As European Logistics Manager it is critical you can perform the following: Excellent all-round knowledge of transport and logistics Ability to manage and develop people KPI management Account management and development Highly organised with the ability to remain focussed under pressure Ability to lead a team Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisation skills Planning and good communication skills Ability to think creatively and deal with unexpected changes The European Logistics Manager will : Must lead by example Must have a ‘can do attitude and a desire to improve Must be able to resolve and prioritise conflicting requirements Must be able to motivate the team and engage with other areas of the business Good listener with the ability to resolve issues and help individuals develop Able to identify improvements and see those improvements through to implementation Customer focused Willingness to take charge and resolve any disputes between staff and develop customer relations Determined and good attention to detail Take on board areas for improvement Managing a small team means you will already have experience of leading and developing a team in your current job, so your communication and people skills will be vital to the success of the team, as they are so important to the continued success of the business. It a fast paced ever changing environment, which will give the successful applicant variety and fulfilment in the position. If you feel you have the right experience for this 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 / Worcestershire
Innovation Manager for Supply Chains Manufacturing Consultancy Warwickshire HQ Fixed term contract for 2 years, ending no later than 31st March 2023 Excellent salary and benefits package Do you have skills and expertise to help manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises de-risk and accelerate innovation around supply chain and material flow? Do you have experience and understanding of technologies and manufacturing to a level that commands the respect of owner managers in SMEs? This well respected and well-established manufacturing advisory and consultancy firm are seeking to appoint an Innovation Manager to help to deliver on their new Digital Innovation for Manufacturing project. The project will help manufacturing supply chain SMEs become more productive and competitive via the application of manufacturing best practice, new research led technology, techniques, and knowhow. The firm aims to accelerate SME economic growth through research-led innovation and raising productivity and international competitiveness, and ultimately making more in the UK. The ideal candidate will be a supply chain practitioner and have a background in technology, engineering and innovation applied to manufacturing industries, particularly in relation to digital and advanced manufacturing technology for product process or business operational improvement. We are keen to talk to supply chain and material flow specialists, who have worked in a demanding and fast paced automotive Tier 1 environment, where the demands of the OEM are ever present. You should have proven ability to deliver, to client satisfaction, innovative solutions and have industrial / commercial experience or previous high-level interaction with companies. Experience in a management role and / or with technology consulting is essential. The ideal candidate will have a background in one (or more) of the following: Evaluation, analysis, and design of inter and intra company supply chains and associated systems. Business Transformation, Digital Supply Chains, Supply Chain Innovation, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, Manufacturing Operational Efficiency, Business Models. Preferably with relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: Mobility, Food and Packaging, Transport and Logistics Collaborative R&D in SMEs e.g. via Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, APC, UKRI The success of the project involves working hands-on with SMEs to help them become more productive and competitive via the application of industry best practice, new research led technology, techniques and knowhow, you will have exceptional communication skills and have the gravitas and credibility to lead and deliver on key projects for both the business and its clients. This is an excellent role for the candidate who is looking for an element of stability and variety in projects. If you feel you can add value to the business then please get in touch. 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
Ahead of the annual Food and Drink Engineering & Processing Summit on 7 November at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, Dan Plimmer, lead consultant for FMCG and consumable durables at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, highlights key areas the sector needs to address if it is to tackle the current skills shortage. According to the BBC, the skills shortage in UK food and drink manufacturing shows no sign of slowing down. While engineers are in short supply, there are positive steps a business can take to secure the best talent in this competitive market.Dan Plimmer
The skills shortage in the food and drink industry is well documented, with 170,000 vacancies needing to be filled between 2010 and 2020, and growing engineering shortages threatening the ability of the sector to adapt to the ever-increasing focus on technology and automation.Dan Plimmer
Dan Plimmer, Lead Consultant and Head of FMCG & Consumer Durables Division at Jonathan Lee Recruitment contemplates the FMCG sector in the aftermath of Brexit Britain. In the abundance of news articles that have examined the possible consequences of the decision to leave the EU, there is no clear indication of what exactly Brexit really means to the FMCG sector. Political and economic commentaries swing from the apocalyptic to extreme optimism. In my daily interactions with clients in the sector, the common thread has been that businesses are cautious about the future but recognise the need to 'get on with it' so that they do not lose ground whilst the terms of exit are negotiated.Dan Plimmer