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.
Specification Sales Manager North Salary £35,000 - £43,000 Car, 20% bonus, pension, 25 days holiday, This organisation is a well-known manufacturer and distributor of high-end sanitary ware, primarily to the trade and construction sector. They are a pan European business, with an excellent reputation for high quality and innovative products. The business has asked us to assist in the search for an exceptional and almost unique, Specification Sales Manager. In this position you will be required to develop new and repeat business for all Piping products across specific market sectors via specification. You will need to track these specifications in conjunction with Business support and work closely in conjunction with the relevant Technical Sales Manager in the Merchant and Contractor Piping team to the point of conversion. We are looking for a candidate who understands the piping and drainage market, in the North. You will already have strong or developing relationships with the main M+E Consultancies in this region. The requirements for this position are very precise, we are looking for candidates with an understanding of BS 12056 and an appreciation of building regulation Part H for drainage and waste, and have been immersed in the piping and draining sector, be it manufacturer, contractor or consultancy. Credibility is vital to the success of this role and candidates from outside the sector will not be considered. The focus areas of Specification Sales Manager are: To build a specification pipeline of Major Project business – mapping and securing this using all means available – research software tools (Barbour ABI)/CRM/key contacts etc. and by working closely with an extensive network of Independent/Regional M & E consultants, Building Services Engineering Consultants, Environmental Engineers, and Acoustic Engineers. To support the wider team by working closely with the relevant national and regional contractors and client developers, in both a technical and specification sales capacity. To support the National Specification Sales Manager in working with the National Key Accounts, as directed by the Manager. You will be required to share and log the detail of these projects in CRM and with colleagues as appropriate and in line with business rules, secure project specifications in line with locally agreed targets and ensure at least 60% of these specifications are converted to orders by working closely with the Relevant Technical Sales managers across the business. This is a technical, solution led sales role so you will have empathy, charisma and very strong relationship building experience as several clients are long standing and expect first class project management skills. The business is stable, delivering excellent projects across several constructions schemes including both public and private sector. If you have the right experience as described above, 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 / Leeds
Quality Engineer Advanced Engineering Warwickshire Attractive salary plus benefits package We are working with this advanced engineering business in the development of high-performance electric compressors. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company at the start of initiatives to take new technology in high-speed compressors for hydrogen fuel cells and engine boosting into production. With applications and customers in automotive, aerospace, and other high-quality industries, we are looking for a versatile Quality Engineer to own all aspects of quality - systems, product design, process, supplier, testing, inspection, and customer satisfaction. The business is expecting to scale significantly in the next few years, so this role has the potential to either become more specialised as part of a quality team, or to grow into leading a quality function. Responsibilities as Quality Engineer Responsible for understanding evolving customer quality needs and implementing plans to ensure these needs are met. Responsible for achieving and sustaining ISO9001 and TS16949 certification on a defined time-scale to match with planned customer project delivery. Create and continuously improve quality processes and documentation. Support engineering and operations to develop products, processes, tools, and test equipment which ensure we consistently meet customer expectations. Support component and sub-system procurement with supplier evaluation, quality plans and tooling capability development. Identify inspection and measurement requirements. Source equipment and resource or manage outsourced measurement and testing as appropriate. Act as our quality expert, advising, coaching, and supporting the wider team. Lead RCA and quality investigations. Actively improve quality through implementing KPIs and statistical process controls. Essential Skills Experience in a high-quality manufacturing environment, ideally aerospace, automotive, or medical. Knowledge of quality systems and processes, and how to implement them. Ability to work flexibly in a rapidly evolving business. Desirable Experience with both mechanical and electronic assembly and test. Experience in supplier quality assurance and tooling quality development. Experience in an SME environment. Qualities Flexible in approach; not afraid to get involved wherever their skills are needed. Be comfortable working without well-established systems and processes. This is an excellent role for the right candidate to join this organisation at the beginning of their journey. If you would like further information, 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 / Warwickshire
Manufacturing Development Technician Micro-electronics Milton Keynes Excellent salary and competitive benefits package to include 24 days holiday plus bank holiday, pension scheme, retail discounts package This highly specialist manufacturing company is a leading provider of radar solutions, electronic sub systems and associated components for high performance defense and space applications Their talented and skilled employees have an impact that extends beyond design and manufacturing products. Whether they are launching satellites or securing military communication, or keeping hearts in rhythm, their employees’ work explores space and saves lives. They specialise in vertically integrated solutions from semiconductors, to IMAs/MFAs, to subsystems and equipment-level solutions, working on exciting and highly complex programmes spanning electronic warfare, military communications, radar, aerospace, and commercial wireless and telecom solutions. We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Development Technician who will oversee the production of goods onsite and ensure that the manufacturing processes are efficient and to the quality level expected by our customers in accordance with H&S standards. The successful candidate will have a high level of attention to detail and can optimize production processes for maximum efficiency. As Manufacturing Development Technician, you will Ensure all processes and equipment are up to date and maintained with detailed operating documentation, servicing, and maintenance of key equipment Identify new equipment to fulfil manufacturing requirements Transfer equipment/ product/ processes from other facilities Carry out process experimentation Produce process documentation Produce design guidelines for equipment Provide training on use of new equipment and processes Ability to explain complex issues to non-specialists, and to gain acceptance of optimum solutions through sound arguments and intellectual reasoning. About you You will ideally have the relevant technical qualification with four or more years’ experience or a certificate in mechanical engineering. You will also have knowledge of microelectronic manufacturing processes and an understanding of RF and microwave products and technology. You will have a good level of IT literacy and experience in using statistical software packages. Experience of using CAD software would also be advantageous. The successful candidate will have excellent planning and organisational skills. You will also have good written skills and the ability to communicate cohesively with all levels within the organisation and externally. You will enjoy working as part of a team and have an enthusiastic approach to work. If you are looking for an advanced electronics and engineering business to further your career, 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 / Milton Keynes Village
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