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Grant Nisbet

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Grant is an expert in the recruitment of operational, quality and manufacturing professionals within the automotive sector, supporting OEMs, SMEs, tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers.

Working on a contingency or retained basis, he has successfully recruited for companies based in the UK, Europe and Middle East, ranging from graduate to senior management and executive level appointments.

He is BA (Hons) Business Management qualified and has specialised in technical recruitment for over 15 years, delivering the highest calibre recruitment service.

Both clients and candidates benefit from his technical understanding, sector knowledge and his consultative approach; gaining an in-depth understanding of their needs and adopting a working partnership to form long-standing relationships.

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Compliance Manager

Compliance Manager (Multi-Channel Sales) Manufacturing Peterborough To £61,950 + package Can you offer a legal and compliance background and a working knowledge of multi-channel sales and marketing processes? This role will demand an expert level knowledge in EU and a working knowledge of US trade compliance regulations, ability to travel frequently and the ability to communicate technical information in a concise and accurate manner. You will be expected to independently assess sales channel(s) compliance health according to internal and external standards, establish where compliance gaps may exist and drive improvements that serve to remediate gaps. Core responsibilities for this Compliance Manager role will include: Providing support and being an integral part of the leadership team to foster a values-based culture through relevant employee training programs. Engaging sales channel partners in a robust education program focused on reducing risk with respect to third-party representation in the markets served by the brands. Developing and implementing global controls/processes to ensure compliance with code, policies and procedures, and applicable laws. Managing through others day-to-day activities for compliance risks typical to a global multi-channel sales and marketing environment (e.g., anti-bribery, fraud, trade compliance, fair competition, regulatory, data privacy, etc). Performing internal audits and self-assessments of compliance program effectiveness in accordance with policies, procedures or other standards. Instituting sales channel partner compliance governance processes and metrics in alignment with existing governance programs. Developing standards for and managing execution of sales channel partner audits in accordance with Sales & Service agreements. We anticipate that the successful candidate will likely hold a Degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline with a legal/compliance background and offer proven prior experience implementing a successful compliance program. In return you may receive a salary to £61,950 + generous benefits package and the chance to join a highly progressive and professional Engineering brand. If keen to learn more about the role please speak with Grant Nisbet at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

QMT Engineer

Contract Suppler Quality Engineer Automotive Portsmouth To £39.75 per hour Can you offer a knowledge of Automotive Technology and Product Development with a proven track record in Supplier Quality Assurance / Development within a Technical Automotive or Manufacturing arena? This Supplier Quality Engineer post offer responsibility for the Quality Assurance of Purchased Parts throughout the complete product cycle, and will require significant contribution to early-phase concept work and supplier nomination. Other core responsibilities will include; * Supplier Quality activities within the simultaneous engineering teams and at suppliers as part of the industrialisation process (NPI - APQP & PPAP). * Series process and product approval. * To ensure Launch readiness at component level for the introduction of new models. * Closed-loop problem resolution of parts quality issues with suppliers. * Management of supplier quality performance and implementation of corrective actions. * Managing the parts quality implications of product changes, supplier relocations and model run-out. * Proactive & reactive Supplier Development activities, impacting on supplier process yield, continuity of Supply and Product Quality. Hands-on experience of Lean Manufacturing and excellent problem solving skills are vital for this Supplier Quality Engineer role, as are; * Operational experience of quality systems, quality tools & techniques. * Exceptional team-working, intercultural and interpersonal skills * The ability to communicate and present effectively at all levels. * Tenacity, resilience and focus. * A good Engineering degree or equivalent. If keen to learn more about this long term contract role please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for further details.

Permanent / Portsmouth, Hampshire

Machining Group Manager

Machining Group Manager Manufacturing Rugeley To £57,975 + generous package Are you interested in a role as a key member of the Operations Leadership Team, being responsible for the performance of a team of c.100 employees across a 2/3 shift-working pattern? Ideally you will have previous experience within Machining or Manufacturing Engineering. This role will demand responsibility for the Facility Machining area, a busy and challenging business unit that requires an individual with high levels of commitment and the ability to respond quickly and decisively to customer demands in a rapidly changing environment. You will own and set the overall direction for the value stream in the area, with overall responsibility for PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity, Cost) performance of the department. This role is pivotal to the success of the business and will strongly influence performance during a period of transformation and development, key responsibilities will include; - Elimination of Injuries - Target Zero - Site Safety. - Employee Engagement aimed at instilling a people first mind set through the team. - Defect Free Product Manufacture. Using problem resolution tools to focus on BIQ improvements. - Due Date Adherence. Leading the vision of customer satisfaction. - OEE improvement actions per component stream to maximise uptime and efficiency. - Budget setting, control and management to ensure financial plans are delivered. - Foster a culture of continuous improvement, focused on the customer and meeting key performance metrics. - Develop and lead positive and effective relationships with the shop floor team. - Establish and maintain a process orientated environment to deliver defect free products for the customer and downstream process. - Ensure efficient and accountable cross functional integration of support departments. - Develop and implement near and long term PQVC (People, Quality, Velocity and Cost) plans and ensure the goals are met. - Carries out regular PDP reviews with all employees to ensure ongoing coaching / advice and career development. In addition to Operational Management / Leadership experience for large extended teams, key experience for this Machining Group Manager role will include; - Accountability for delivering against challenging performance metrics. - Performed a pivotal role in effecting a step change in improving performance metrics. - Operated in a key role in effecting a cultural change. - Proven track record of building successful teams through coaching and mentoring. - Demonstrated experience in Six Sigma & CPS initiatives. If keen to learn more don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for further details.

Permanent / Rugeley, Staffordshire

Condition Monitoring Engineer

Mobile Equipment Condition Monitoring Engineer Heavy Vehicle Fleet Management Coalville To £37,950 Can you provide technical and engineering support to ensure compliant and cost effective repair and maintenance of Heavy Mobile Equipment (20 tonne+) is delivered to the customer? You will ensure that equipment is serviced and inspected correctly in-line with OEM recommendations (including statutory inspections) and identified residual defects are reviewed and actioned appropriately to ensure operational and safety performance is maintained whilst promoting optimum whole life cost of the asset. The successful Condition Monitoring Engineer will possess; Knowledge of heavy mobile plant and auxiliary equipment rules and legislation. Good technical knowledge of heavy mobile plant and auxiliary equipment. Good knowledge of equipment operating costs and the important part that effective condition monitoring plays in optimising whole life costs of an asset. Ability to develop and maintain effective customer and supplier relationships. Recognised construction plant and equipment qualification Experienced in overseeing repair and maintenance activities in the workshop and in the field. Some of the key duties in this Mobile Equipment Condition Monitoring Engineer will include; To provide technical support to the business and customer in terms of asset on-boarding, asset specification changes and any asset disposal or return condition processes. Ensuring that a stable plan for scheduled maintenance events for all assets across the region is in place and maintained, these include but are not limited to Scheduled Service Events and Inspections, LOLER and PUWER examinations and Brake Testing - the specification of the scheduled service event is to be in-line with OEM recommendation, customer requirement and statutory regulations as appropriate. Managing and maintaining communication with customer sites in relation to all service events and inspections events including recommended course of action in the event of any failed inspection events. Making sure that Warranty and Recharge jobs are correctly identified, processes are adhered to and component core returns are actioned as required to ensure maximum recovery for the business. Reviewing Fluid Sample Reports to ascertain condition of asset components and ensuring that appropriate actions are taken - updating to reflect the course of action and updated with any documentation. To review Telemetry / Diagnostic based data from downloads (internal and OEM) to ensure timely interventions are made and provide recommendations on developing faults and asset operation. Making sure that Mobile and Site Based Engineers time sheets and job cards and service / defect reports are received, checked and entered appropriately. Review invoices to ensure supplier end costs for repair and maintenance events match quotations and where discrepancies are present manage resolution with supplier to satisfactory outcome. If keen to learn more about this role please contact Grant Nisbet for more details.

Permanent / Coalville, Leicestershire

QSB Engineer

Contract Product Quality Engineer Automotive Oxford To £30 per hour Can you engage with Quality Management Teams and Supplier Representatives at all levels to steer the problem resolution process at Supplier and challenge proposed solutions using product knowledge and awareness of quality tools? This long term Contract Product Quality Engineering role will require a good knowledge of SAP, B2B, Q-cat PQM and 8D. You must be able to interpret engineering drawings, use basic measuring equipment and apply group standards effectively. Key responsibilities for this role include; Accountability for management and resolution of quality issues within their perimeter. Follow defined processes to raise the Initial Complaint Report and 8D request appropriately, ensuring the responsibilities of the company are met. Ensure problem landscape is clearly communicated to the appropriate suppliers. Progress the Supplier 8D landscape to closure in a timely manner ensuring the quality of the content is satisfactory. Ensure the Red Rack is reviewed and suspect components are progressed as necessary. Ensure the PQM Landscape is progressed to closure in line with defined processes and supported by the Supplier 8D. Ensure Third Party Sorting actions onsite are dealt with efficiently and effectively and containment activity is transferred to suppliers as quickly as possible. Verify Quality Instruction, Level 0 activities and Work Instructions issued for quality issues within their perimeter are correct. Escalate problems and suppliers as per the GS95015, defect elimination. Provide cross-functional support to process partners with respect to problem analysis, module meetings etc. Ensure clear communication of Quality topics with the M-KIFA organisation. When required support supplier visits to verify 8D problem resolution where required. Stand-in for QSB lead / manager on specific meetings and lead projects as required. Any other reasonable duties as requested by QSB Lead/Manager. If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet for further details.

Contract / Oxford, Oxfordshire

Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Machining

Manufacturing Engineering Manager Machining Environments Stafford To £57,975 + extensive package Are you a recognised expert in manufacturing & machining processes who can offer significant experience of managing new products into existing manufacturing process streams? This is a key leadership role within a Technical Services organisation, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Manufacturing Operation and Product Groups by managing specific technical functions, supervising Manufacturing Engineering and support functions for current manufacturing processes, new process justification and implementation, machines, equipment, tooling, work standards, NC programming, gage planning and technical troubleshooting to provide the most efficient and economical manufacturing and assembly of quality products. Leading a team of manufacturing engineers using computer aided design to provide work instructions and NC and robotic programs to the machining manufacturing operations team, you will also oversee facility layout, area allocations and related regulatory compliance. Other core responsibilities for this Manufacturing Engineering Manager post will include; Ensuring optimum use of equipment and space in support of changing production requirements. Coordinating release dates and availability of machines, equipment and material schedules to satisfy demand. Directly working with other teams and suppliers, requires that the successful candidate demonstrates skill in negotiation, building consensus and achieving compromise to agree project deliverables and milestones. Representing their function in key forums such as Design Reviews. Evaluating and promoting new manufacturing processes. Establishing standards and working with other teams to resolve problems related to process, tooling & equipment. Working jointly with marketing, engineering and customer services areas on concurrent product and process designs to ensure products and processes are of robust design and support economical production. Providing project management support for major systems and equipment installations. Managing new product introduction programs including coordination of product design, component processing and financial management to assure customer expectations are met whilst achieving functional and cost targets. Adhering to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics and affirmative action. Identifying & implementing training, development and motivation for a staff capable of completing objectives and implementing cost reduction projects, ensuring concurrent product and process design and meeting the requirements of the manufacturing process. Key desires for this manufacturing Engineering Manager role will include; An Engineering, Technical or Science degree or relevant proven technical experience is essential. Extensive experience of engine component machining and manufacturing processes gained whilst working for an Engine Manufacturer or similar company. Excellent Analytical skills, able to interpret complex technical date and make recommendations. Previous experience using 3D modelling tools (Vis Mockup). Previous experience using project & programme management systems. A self-starter with strong technical leadership skills. Ability to communicate technical information effective. If keen to learn more please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet for more details.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Business Improvement Manager

Business Transformation Manager Automotive Coventry To £70,500 + package Are you interested in joining a respected global brand and playing an integral role in the establishment of an internal Robotic Process Automation Centre of Excellence, working on large scale business improvement projects delivering sustainable realisable business benefit through tangible improvement in time, cost and quality? Whilst working on a variety of change projects across functions and utilising DMAIC data-driven improvement cycles you'll address mandatory and business continuity challenges and introduce game changing ways of working, ensuring compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and supporting Functional key enablers including systems, data, procedures and performance management. Using appropriate Process and Data Analytics to understand business problems, you will scope and develop tailored solutions which will ensure improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, and quality. Utilising the appropriate Lean, Six Sigma and Analytics tools you will ensure a high quality output, manage the entire lifecycle whilst maintaining a customer focused approach throughout. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, you'll be part of setting the standards others want to follow. In addition to being a proven Lean thinker and a qualified Six Sigma Black Belt with a wealth of experience in implementing and manging change improvements within a commercial office environment, the successful Business Transformation Manager will offer; Excellent experience in the application of these Lean/Six Sigma tools with in a service environment. The ability to identify, shape and deliver a roadmap of process transformation activities will also be required. Proven experience of Data Analytics and Robotic Process Automation will be an advantage, especially a knowledge of Blue Prism. Demonstrable strong stakeholder management skills and business acumen. A great deal of personal initiative and a strong desire to succeed will be expected. The Six Sigma Black Belt Business Transformation Manager will work on projects from end to end delivery and will work on developing Green Belt training programmes for the organisation. If keen to learn more please don't hesitate to call Grant Nisbet for more detail.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands