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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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Product Manager

Product Manager, Consumer Electronics Northern Home Counties Circa £50,000, car allowance, Quarterly Bonus, Private Health-care This consumer facing organisation is a very well-known global innovator, their products are at the forefront of consumer electronics. You'll be a Product Manager, for your product categories you will be the product champion, the go to person for sales team, partners and customers. You will drive category performance across EMEA and manage all aspects of the product life-cycle from product introduction to EOL. You will work closely with our account teams across EMEA and help them to identify the opportunities and convert them to revenue. As Product Manager you will be working with the regional sales teams to convert opportunities into revenue. Supporting them in the preparation and delivery for customer presentations and range reviews. Key areas of responsibility Collect & summarise market insights and use this analysis to provide recommended actions to the regional leadership. You will understand competitor road maps and strategy and how to position products effective against them, identify any gaps and opportunities to be exploit. Monitor your categories performance in EMEA and flag issues to be resolved and make recommendations on how to drive addition revenue. You will understand to consumer for your given product categories in EMEA and provide feedback to the Global PM to create effective Product Value Propositions. Drive the introduction process of new products and ensure the sales teams are supported with best in class launch materials. Ensure they are listed on time, at the right price and in the best possible distribution to drive sales. Prepare training material and provide sales training information to sales, holding sessions for internal colleagues and external customers for your product categories. Maintain and publish trackers for specific regional initiatives and be prepared to update and share developments with Senior EMEA management. Support the Head of Product Management in implementing key processes which will drive more business or create more efficiency's. Work with the marketing team and other stake holders to ensure the product value proposition is communicated effectively with local marketing materials, packaging etc As Product Manager, we are looking for the following Experience in product management and sales, ideally gained in consumer electronics or aligned industry. Affinity for technology and interest in relevant product categories. Strong communications skill and proven ability to present to customer and internal groups. Good commercial awareness. Bachelor's Degree. Strong IT skills with good working knowledge of MS software, especial Excel and PowerPoint. This is an excellent time to join the business has they are going through positive change and developing into new and exciting markets. If you are interested, please apply.

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England

Continuous Improvement Leader/Engineer

Continuous Improvement Leader/Engineer Telford, Automotive Tier 1 Excellent salary and benefits package. This business is a world class automotive tier 1 manufacturing business, a true global organisation. From its manufacturing base in Telford, it supplies high quality, complex assemblies to all the major OEMs in the UK and beyond, protecting them from any potential domestic downturn. Due to increased work load and demand, the business has asked us to search for an exceptional Continuous Improvement, Lean specialist to work in the operational team. To lead continuous improvement activities across Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Delivery with a focus on Cost reduction. Working across the business, but with focus on manufacturing, you will be working with at all levels, including at time the Managing Director on improving the efficient of the business. The organisation is a major user of Japanese Lean and CI methodology, so it would be a distinct advantage if you have been immersed in these practices, particularly in an Automotive or fast paced manufacturing environment. As Continuous Improvement Leader we are looking for the following Knowledge, Skills and Experiences. Minimum of an HND/HNC in a relevant discipline or experience of industrial engineering or TPS. A degree in automotive and or engineering/lean manufacturing is an advantage. Proven experience and ability to identify and deliver KAIZEN (continuous improvement). Demonstrable ability to identify and eliminate MUDA (waste) from processes. Demonstrable understanding of the foundation (5S/TPM/STD work) and the pillars (JIT and JIDOKA) of TPS sometimes referred to as the 'Toyota House'. Ability to produce MIFD/VSM (current and future state) and plan activity to deliver. High level of numerical / analytical ability. Ability and understanding of key lean aspects including Plan for Every Part, Lot Size, Packaging specification, Lead Time, Space Utilisation, Lean Internal Logistics. Ability to lead cross functional improvement teams. High level of proficiency using Excel spreadsheets to analyse date and manage KPIs Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint. Data collection and analysis. Demonstrable ability to follow Practical Problem Solving (PPS) Methodology. Have an appreciation of the effects of poor ergonomic design on Health & Safety. This is an excellent position for a Manufacturing Engineer who has been working in a CI or Lean environment that would like to focus on Continuous Improvement and to increase your knowledge within Japanese CI methodology. If you have the above skills and attitude for the role, please apply.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Operations Manager

Operations Manager East London Up to £60,000, car, performance bonus, Private Health Care, Pension This established and growing SME provides installations and services to the bus and truck sector. The company has contracts for the retrofitting, service and warranty of exhaust systems that enable busses to meet the London Ultra Low Emission Zone. With demand growing and more customers and markets opening for the business, we have been asked to recruit a proven Operations Manager to successfully manage the East London Service Centre and wider client contracts. Working with several of the London Bus Operators, you will be expected to manage a successful operation, developing and growing the reputation of the organisation through excellent service and product offering. Because of the nature of the business, the role will be hands on, but also as it reports into the Managing Director, you will play a role in the overall direction of the business into new markets and service offerings. As Operations Manager you will: Managing teams of installation engineers across various sites across greater London. Managing the service team. Managing the London Service centre. Warranty management and cost control including identifying trends and root cause analysis. Ensure Quality Control of all functions. Be the key contact with operators and customers. Troubleshooting and continuous improvement of installation and technology. Health and Safety across all functions Ensure the commerciality of the service centre Skills/Experience required: Fully computer literate, MS Office etc. Bus or truck service and maintenance or associated product/technology supplier. Management of small teams Hands-on trouble shooting capability. Engineering apprenticeship/qualifications desirable Commercial awareness and willingness to develop new sale avenues for existing technology. Would like to have experience of: Experience in the PSV market, ideally with London bus operators Cummins Insite or other diagnostic tools Exhaust aftertreatment Similar customer programs with operators. Position is London based, ideally around the East London area. Time will be required at the service centre, occasional working from home, daily travel between sites. This is an excellent role for candidates that are keen to progress into an Operational role, perhaps bringing with them, ideas and best practice from a larger organisation within the Truck and Bus Sector. We are keen to see applications from candidates working in the truck and bus sector, OEM or for an operator.

Permanent / Rainham, Essex

Continuous Improvement Leader

Continuous Improvement Leader Herefordshire Up to £37,000, Bonus, Pension, 25 days holiday We are working with a global manufacturing business that specialises in packaging for several key sectors including Food, beverage and pharmaceutical products. The organisation has asked us to search for a proven Continuous Improvement Leader to coordinate an impactful CI strategy throughout the production and manufacturing site. You will be expected to champion CI projects at plant level, by working with and challenging plant management team members to deliver step change, over deliver budget and incremental improvements in all aspects of the business. Working at all levels and throughout the business you will manage and coach team members to ensure CI projects are delivered to a successful conclusion and are worked into the fabric of the business. Required Skills and Abilities: Proven leadership skills High level of communication and influencing skills Ability to work independently and on a wide number of assignments Ability to anticipate, negotiate and manage conflicts, problems, changing situations and deadlines Ability to lead training initiatives Advanced English speaking, and writing is essential Ideally a 6 Sigma accreditation or qualification Required Experience Significant industrial experience production / supply chain / operational management Exposure to Continuous Improvement, deployment at site level Exposure to change management Proficiency in project management Engineering background desirable but not essential Qualifications: Degree or above education preferably in manufacturing discipline or business studies Lean 6 Sigma accreditation This is an excellent role working for a progressive and secure business, which is part of a wider UK and European manufacturing base. The right candidate will be adding exceptional value to the business and will be an important position within the organisation. If you have the right experience and wish to be considered, then please apply.

Permanent / Ledbury, Herefordshire

Night Shift Leader

Night Shift Leader, Automotive Tier 1 Telford Night Shift Salary: £29,720 including 5% pension, life assurance, overtime and 30% shift allowance + 25 days holiday Hours: Mon - Thurs: 22.00 - 06.00 & Fri: 16.00 - 21.00 This global automotive tier 1 manufacturer, provides quality pressing and components to numerous Auto OEM's across the UK and beyond. Due to continued uplift in demand, they have asked us to assist in the recruitment of a Shift Leader for their largest UK site. The key elements of the Shift Leader are to lead the production teams to deliver or exceed KPI targets such as Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery, you will be fully accountable for the performance and development of your shift and expected to identify opportunities to improve all aspects of production and lead teams to deliver these improvements. All KPI and project work must be delivered hand in hand with building and maintaining strong and open working relationships at all levels within an exciting but driven environment. As Shift Leader you will have the following: * Experience of working in a Manufacturing environment * Proven track record of leading / managing / supervising a team * IT literate i.e. Microsoft Office Applications to intermediate level * Good Numeracy and literacy * Uses data effectively to form basis of decision and action * Ability to lead without suppressing Desirable Skills and Experience Required: * An IOSH qualification * Experience of working in the Automotive industry * Press experience * Knowledge and experience of 5S methodology * Knowledge and experience of using 8d problem resolution * Continuous improvement experience As Shift Leader you will have excellent communication skills and have the confidence to work with all levels of stakeholders. This is a good time to join the business as they are in a period of expansion and investment. If you would like further information or to be considered for the role, please apply.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Production Manager

Production Manager, Low volume Automotive OEM Excellent salary with good benefits. Northamptonshire This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional Production Manager to join an impressive and ambitious bespoke, low volume automotive manufacturer. Because of the strong demand for the vehicles they produce, We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join the team at the Northamptonshire headquarters, supporting current and future projects. You will be working closely with the build facility team and senior management to support and champion continued development of manufacturing systems, as well as supporting the CEO in any other activities. As Production Manager you will ideally have experience and knowledge of hand built, niche vehicle manufacturing, or worked within low volume, high end, perhaps bespoke manufacturing and production, delivering a first class product to the end consumer. As Production Manager you will : Planning and scheduling of car builds, creation of project plans, communication of plans to relevant parties and individuals, setting work priorities and ensuring adherence to plan to meet targets Manage the day to day activities of all manufacturing and production Promote good car integrity following design up-issue or modification Ensure that all procedural documentation covering the build of all vehicles is managed and maintained within design guidelines Creation of works orders and standard operating procedures for all car build activities Work with the CEO and other key stakeholders to progress and prioritise the completion of major non-routine projects Communicate all build issues to appropriate design function via good communication and formal faults system To lead and actively contribute to regular production/build meetings, providing meeting output. Ensure company-wide policies and procedures are adhered to wherever and whenever appropriate Carry out staff performance reviews, under company guidelines Implement Lean and continuous improvement methodologies This is a unique role, and one that will provide an excellent challenge for the right candidate, not only hands on, working with multiple stakeholders, but working with the senior business leaders in the overall direction of the company. If you feel you have the right skill sets for the job, please apply.

Permanent / Towcester, Northamptonshire

Technical Sales Manager

Technical Sales Manager High precision engineering equipment To cover South West and South Wales £40,000 basic, uncapped earning potential, OTE £80-90,000 Fully Expensed car, pension, 25 days holiday This well-established, global manufacturing business Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, their expertise is in sensing, thinking and acting. Their precision measuring equipment collects, analyses the active use of measurement data - which helps their customers increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality. The business is at the cutting edge of laser scanners and potable measuring equipment which is used across several sectors including automotive and general engineering. To the continued growth and success of the business they have asked us to recruit for an exceptional Technical Sales Manager to drive growth in the South West and South Wales region. We are looking to speak to engineers who have moved into a commercial sales or business development role and are adapt at developing business and "closing the deal" You will have excellent b2b sales skills, a strong understanding of engineering principles and perhaps knowledge of precision and high-quality engineering and manufacturing. As Technical Sales Manager you will: To develop and deliver a successful sales strategy to achieve the annually agreed growth plan for the portable measuring equipment sector Create business in new accounts and emerging UK market segments. Leverage sales through many established customers Build strong relationships and collaborate with other members of the Hexagon organization to support their goals. Requirements: Highly self-motivated and inquisitive individual with the ability to work independently as well as within teams. Highly confident with strong communication and negotiation skills. Ability to create and develop lasting relationships with both customers and colleagues. An engineering biased background with a medium to high level relevant qualification. An engineering-based field sales role with demonstrable successful track record. Field based role where travel within the defined region is required, including overnight stays where necessary. The sales cycle is short on the equipment, typical 1-3 months and although they are high precision pieces of kit, they are portable making installation and commission straight forward compared to other major CAPEX equipment. This is an excellent role for a commercial facing engineer who likes the variety in sectors he or she will be working with. Please apply for further information and potential conversation.

Permanent / South West England, England

Shift Leader

Shift Leader, Automotive Tier 1 Telford Double Days (rotating) Salary: £29,720 including 5% pension, life assurance, overtime and shift allowance at 15%, 25 days holiday Working Hours: Rotating shifts 06.00-14.00/14.00-10.00 (Mon - Thurs), 06.00-11.00/11.00/16.00 (Fri). This global automotive tier 1 manufacturer, provides quality pressing and components to numerous Auto OEM's across the UK and beyond. Due to continued uplift in demand, they have asked us to assist in the recruitment of a Shift Leader for their largest UK site. The key elements of the Shift Leader are to lead the production teams to deliver or exceed KPI targets such as Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery, you will be fully accountable for the performance and development of your shift and expected to identify opportunities to improve all aspects of production and lead teams to deliver these improvements. All KPI and project work must be delivered hand in hand with building and maintaining strong and open working relationships at all levels within an exciting but driven environment. As Shift Leader you will have the following: * Experience of working in a Manufacturing environment * Proven track record of leading / managing / supervising a team * IT literate i.e. Microsoft Office Applications to intermediate level * Good Numeracy and literacy * Uses data effectively to form basis of decision and action * Ability to lead without suppressing Desirable Skills and Experience Required: * An IOSH qualification * Experience of working in the Automotive industry * Press experience * Knowledge and experience of 5S methodology * Knowledge and experience of using 8d problem resolution * Continuous improvement experience As Shift Leader you will have excellent communication skills and have the confidence to work with all levels of stakeholders. This is a good time to join the business as they are in a period of expansion and investment. If you would like further information or to be considered for the role, please apply.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Service Planning Manager

Planning Manager Circa £50,000 Warwick Group Pension scheme 25 Days leave, plus bank holidays This organisation is a well-respected and forwarding thinking manufacturing business that produces specialist products that are used in many applications. An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Planning Manager to join and coordinate engineer servicing and breakdown activities throughout the UK. The role will be based from the head office in Warwick and you will manage a team of specialist Supervisors/Agents. As Planning Manager, you will coordinate and manage the activities of circa 230 engineers both employed and sub contracted, maximising their effectiveness and delivering exceptional customer service. Your role effectively manages £14m of operating costs and you have the planning team to assist you. Their goal will be to achieve customer satisfaction requirements within the agreed SLA's and costs. We are also looking for the candidate to develop new ways of working and to challenge what is already in place to make improvements and efficiency's. Typical duties of the Planning Manager will include: Analysis to find best fix for the needs of the business and the implementation and management of the solutions. Analyse negative effects on the KPIs to find root cause and to recommend and implement solutions to reduce/remove problematical issues. To be the key user of the CRM system across the company and provide advice and guidance to all users. Manage the CRM database and ensure correct governance applied Manage the planning team to ensure effective use of resources - employed and sub contract This role is vitally important to the business and they will be looking for a highly motivated individual who will work diligently using the support and data around them, finding opportunities and minimising exposure to waste whilst offering the customer the best service possible. We are looking for experience of a similar responsibility, significant experience in a management role within a planning or logistics function with line management experience. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate well-developed analytical and numerical skills. You may be a Manager in a volume call centre managing the provision of engineering services or support services to business and domestic consumers on a national basis, so we are looking for exceptional communication and planning skills. A superb basic salary to reflect the managerial responsibility of this role will be on offer together with contributory Pension and Sick Pay scheme, 25 Days holiday plus stats, additional holiday purchase scheme, Child Care Vouchers and more, not to mention fantastic training and technical support. If you feel you have the experience and skills we are looking for, please apply to be considered.

Permanent / Warwick, Warwickshire

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