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James Randall

Senior Consultant
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  1. 07947 343990
  2. james.randall@jonlee.co.uk
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James specialises in recruiting within Food & FMCG manufacturing, covering the following areas: Technical, Quality, Engineering, Production, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, New Product Development and Purchasing.

With over 5 years’ recruitment experience, James progressed from Associate Consultant to Senior Consultant, developing strong knowledge and understanding of engineering and manufacturing recruitment.

James has a real passion for recruitment within Food & FMCG arena, with a desire to be the go-to consultant for the sector. He offers a professional and consultative approach to both candidates and clients.

He has worked with clients in the following industry specialisms:

- Bakery
- Fresh Produce
- Meat
- Dairy
- Food to Go
- Hygiene products and anti-bacterial products
- Contact manufacturing
- Packaging manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing Negotiable plus 26 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Bonuses, Pension and Health Scheme Kettering Food Manufacturing An exciting opportunity to join a growing food manufacturing business to lead the develop the manufacturing department. As the Head of Manufacturing, you will be accountable for production, engineering, facilities, and hygiene operations. You will have experience of working within food manufacturing with strong experience leading manufacturing departments. As the Head of Manufacturing your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Operations Director, you will manage the production, engineering, facilities, and hygiene operations. Managing budgets and associate costs across manufacturing as per forecast and seek opportunities to reduce costs and minimise waste. Being a member of the operation leadership team, driving and promoting core values of the business. Working with the Head of Technical to ensure the food safety management system is implemented, monitored, and controlled. Manage the Production resources of the Company to maximise the return on investment made in machinery, materials, and people. Ensure that the production plan is achieved and communicate any issues in a timely manner. Maintain and develop a manufacturing environment which systematically identifies and eliminates the waste of materials, effort, and time. Develop cross functional working & relationships and bring innovative ways of working to enhance continuous improvements. Ensure Hygiene operations are maintained to an acceptable standard and deliver an environment which reflects Good Manufacturing Practice. Comply with all current legislation in the operation and instigate and promote good manufacturing practice. Manage production staff in a manner which complies with current legislation, company processes and procedures. Lead and performance manage the team members, ensuring that 121's, performance reviews and relevant training/development activities are undertaken for both direct and indirect reports. An exciting opportunity for a Head of Manufacturing with the following. Degree qualified, management qualification and NEBOSH qualified. Strong understanding of continuous improvement knowledge with a Six Sigma or Green belt. Significant experience of managing a food production area, covering key areas such as planning, food safety, health and safety, resourcing, machinery, maintenance. Clear experience of cost control monitoring systems and the use of KPIs. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you have the right experience for the Head of Manufacturing role and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Kettering

Product Technologist

Product Technologist £20,000 to £25,000 plus 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Pension and Health Scheme Moreton in Marsh Food Manufacturing A technical food company are currently recruiting for a Product Technologist to join the product innovation team. You will have experience of developing concepts to launch process. You will be degree qualified within a food related subject and passion for food development. As a Product Technologist your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Deliver food related scientific and technical innovation solutions to the food industry. Working within the innovation team to support strategic research and develop on projects within the food & drink sectors. Providing practical input to the execution of client work, a variety of contract and research projects. Working with processing and analytical equipment to provide accurate data. Training activities including providing support to practical delivery on training course and providing presentations. Practical support on other group activities where required. It is essential that the candidate is flexible and willing to work in other areas of the group’s activities. An exciting opportunity for a Product Technologist with the following. Degree in Food Science & Nutrition or Food Science & Technology with over twelve months experience working within a food manufacturing environment. A passion for food development and concepts. Exposure to concept to launch process and managing the process. Comfortable working with pilot scale processing equipment and analytical equipment. Excellent communication and time keeping skills. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Product Technologist with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Chipping Campden

Talent Acquisition Partner

Talent Acquisition Partner £40,000 to £45,000 plus bonus, pension & 26 days Holiday plus Bank Holiday Kettering Food Manufacturing A growing food manufacturing company are seeking a Talent Acquisition Partner to join the generalist HR team. You will have a strong internal recruitment experience within fast paced manufacturing environment, with experience of implementing an applicant tracking system. As a Talent Acquisition Partner your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into Head of HR, you will be responsible for recruitment campaigns and sourcing the best talent for the business. Project managing the implementation of a new applicant tracking system. Working closely with hiring managers on new vacancy briefs and timelines. Managing the complete candidate journey from initial enquiry to offer of employment, onboarding. Ensure exceptional candidate experience and a consistent recruitment process. Talent building for future roles. Create and publishing job adverts for suitable channels and attend job fairs. Pre-select candidates through application screening and telephone interviewing An exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Partner with the following. Degree qualified with experience of working within a generalist HR team environment. Strong project management skills, with previous experience of implementing an applicant tracking system. Excellent candidate and recruitment management experience. Knowledge and experience of managing the full recruitment process. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build successful stakeholder relationships at all levels. If you are a Talent Acquisition Partner with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.       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 / Kettering

Senior Brand Manager

Senior Brand Manager £50,000 to £60,000 plus Bonus, Pension & 33days holiday inc Bank Holidays   Kettering Food Manufacturing A growing food manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Senior Brand Manager to develop and deliver the global brand strategy across all markets to drive sales and profitability. As a Senior Brand Manager your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Head of Marketing, you will be responsible for global brand strategy and brand campaigns. Create and ensure global brand campaigns are delivered. Working closely with the Marketing Manager to ensure all brand campaigns are effective. Responsible for all media campaigns which may include TV, radio, print, digital, social, and search, with support from the Brand Marketing Executive and Social Media Executive. Manage the lead agencies required to deliver the global brand strategy, including the media agency and creative agency and ensure all agency partners are reviewed on a regular basis. Responsible for setting targets and KPIs, media measurement, including brand tracking and digital marketing performance reporting. Work with your Marketing Analyst to ensure brand, customer and competitor data is analysed and fed into the relevant areas of the business to enable informed decision making. Prepare budgets and manage relevant expenditure, tracking activity and reporting regularly, providing sign off in line with the budgetary framework. An exciting opportunity for a Senior Brand Manager with the following. Degree qualified within Marketing & Communications or Marketing Analyst, with a passion for food marketing. Experience working on global branding within food or FMCG manufacturing. Vast experience of brand - managing multichannel brand campaigns with a broad understanding of the media landscape and the role of paid, owned and earned media to reach and influence consumers. Experience in global marketing, PR, media crisis, social media, influencers. If you are a Senior Brand Manager with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.         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 / Kettering

Marketing Analyst

Marketing Analyst £45,000 to £50,000 plus Bonus, Pension & 33days holiday inc Bank Holidays   Kettering Food Manufacturing A growing food manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Marketing Analyst, you will be responsible for ensuring that market data has been gathered and analysed to drive and increase sales and profitability. As a Marketing Analyst your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Senior Brand Manager you will gather and analyse data from internal and external sources to provide recommendations and key areas to increase sales. Monitor and keep update with competitor’s activity to understand risks and opportunities. Create and deliver tactical and strategic research plans, projects, surveys or focus groups in line with the business strategy. Play an active role in feeding both customer and category data and insight. Own the brand tracker and work closely with line manager to set targets and track brand KPIs to deliver brand strategy. Work closely with external analysts, 3rd party providers and industry experts to bring future trends and insights to your internal stakeholders. An exciting opportunity for a Marketing Analyst with the following. Degree qualified within Marketing & Communications or Marketing Analyst, with a passion for food marketing. Experience working within a marketing analyst role within food or FMCG manufacturing. Over one years’ experience of marketing research, brand tracking and marketing campaigns. Confident presenter with ability to deliver insight from complex data clearly. If you are a Marketing Analyst with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Kettering

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager £45,000 to £50,000 plus Bonus, Pension & 33days holiday inc Bank Holidays   Kettering Food Manufacturing A growing food manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Marketing Manager, you will have experience of managing marketing plans working within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. As a Marketing Manager your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Head of Marketing you will manage the marketing calendar and planning of execution of marketing plans. Working closely with the Head of Marketing on new plans and update marketing trends. Manage the creation and publication of all advertising and marketing materials in line with marketing plans. Plan and launch in-market local campaigns which will primarily be digital and social, but may include TV, radio, or print, with support from your Marketing Coordinators and working closely with the Brand team. Manage the agencies required to deliver marketing in-market and ensure all agency partners are reviewed on a regular basis. An exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager with the following. Degree qualified within Marketing & Communications, with a passion for food marketing. At least three years’ experience in marketing, ideally with experience of launching products. Exposure of working with overseas markets. Experience of leading and coaching a high-performing team, a team player. Excellent communication skills both written and verbally. If you are a Marketing Manager with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.     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 / Kettering

Technical Operative

Technical Operative £25,00 to £30,000 per annum London Manufacturing A rapidly growing manufacturing company are looking to recruit a Technical Operative to work closely with the Operations and Warehouse teams. You will have experience of electronic hardware and testing, also a background working within a warehousing environment. As a Technical Operative your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of: You will be responsible for technical configuration and testing of electronic hardware products. Supporting technical setups and configuration of vehicle camera systems. Testing customer returns and reporting issues to Operations Manager. Picking customer orders and recording goods in/ goods out onto the internal stocking systems. Accurately checking and storing away inbound stock orders. An exciting opportunity for a Technical Operative with the following. Degree or National Diploma qualified with a passion for new technology. Strong IT skills with experience of using stock management systems, ERP or MRP systems. Excellent organisational and administrative skills are important. Experienced working within a warehousing or technical hardware environment. Full UK Driving license. If you are a Technical Operative with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Central London

Stock Controller

Stock Controller £25,00 to £30,000 per annum London Manufacturing A rapidly growing manufacturing company are looking to recruit a Stock Controller with strong stock management and warehouse management experience. You will have strong IT skills with experience using and managing internal ERP/MRP systems. As a Stock Controller your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of: Reporting into the Warehouse Manager, you will manage all the stock on site. Managing the internal stock systems, recording accurate data and changes. Managing all stock ordering, goods in, customer dispatches, returned goods and stock movements. Liaising with customers, suppliers, and engineers in relation to stock. Monitoring paperwork to ensure all systems, procedures and stock is recorded and maintained to customers requirements. An exciting opportunity for a Stock Controller with the following. Degree or National Diploma qualified with strong stock management experience. Strong IT skills with experience of using stock management systems, ERP or MRP systems. Excellent organisational and administrative skills are important. Understanding of ISO9001 Full UK Driving license. If you are a Stock Controller with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / London

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer £30,000 to £35,000 plus benefits Telford Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be HNC/HND qualified within mechanical engineering. You will have experience of designing equipment supplied into the food processing, FMCG and pharmaceutical manufacturing markets. As a Mechanical Design Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Designing products from initial concept through to detail design using SolidWorks 3D CAD Using existing standardised designs as a basis for configured products. Using FEA simulation and manual calculations to verify design requirements. Specifying technical information for purchasing and manufacture. Producing detail drawings for manufacture using SolidWorks Using the company ERP software to generate bills of materials and related documentation for purchasing and manufacture. An exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer with the following. HND or Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a minimum of five years’ experience using 3D CAD. A background of designing sheet-metal and welded structural fabrications. Knowledge working with electric motor drives. Pneumatic and hydraulic drive knowledge an advantage Experience using simulation/calculations for design and development purposes. If you are a Mechanical Design Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Telford

Process Line Leader

Process Line Leader £24,000 to £27,000 plus benefits Location: Bromsgrove Worcestershire Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Process Leader to manage the consistent manufacturing process. Managing a team of Operatives, driving KPI’s, conducting quality checks and maintaining high standards whilst on shift. This is a permanent night shift role. As a Process Line Leader your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Production Shift Manager, ensuring product is meeting quality, customer, and delivery requirements. Working with the team to identify any training opportunities within the team. Support the introduction of new product formats and equipment including support with trials. Direct resources to efficiently resolve machine issues according to planning priorities. Provide effective hand over to fellow Process Leaders. Maintain excellent communication across the plant, whilst on shift to reduce downtime. An exciting opportunity for a Process Line Leader with the following. Experienced managing teams within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Strong communication skills, with the ability to drive performance across the team. Understanding of continuous improvement practices. A passion for quality and high standards. Happy to work a permanent night shift. If you are a Process Line Leader with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Line Leader role, please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Bromsgrove

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator £20,000 to £25,000 plus benefits Location: Bromsgrove Worcestershire Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator to support existing and new projects. You will be responsible for handling product data and actively communication of the timings and project updates. As a Project Coordinator your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Supporting of all project handovers by reviewing product specifications and following up with relevant teams. Build formal project timelines for each project. Using Microsoft project on any changes, action, and decisions. Reporting any issues with projects to the relevant Managers. Communicating with internal managers regarding new projects and machinery updates. Maintaining regular communication with customers, with progress, samples and delivery dates. An exciting opportunity for a Project Coordinator with the following. Experienced managing product projects within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Excellent communication skills both written and verbally. Attention to detail and efficient time management skills. Strong IT skills, with experience of using Microsoft projects. If you are a Project Coordinator with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Coordinator role, please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990. 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 / Bromsgrove

Maintenance Engineer

Job Title – Maintenance Engineer £ 28,500 p.a. + Excellent benefits Location: Bedford Manufacturing A fast-paced manufacturing company are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer working on a twelve-hour day’s shift, rotating panama shift pattern. You will have experience working within a fast-paced manufacturing background, with experience of conducting routine, reactive and pre-planned maintenance injection moulding machines, conveyors, and packaging machines. As a Maintenance Engineer your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of. Reporting into the Production Manager, you will be responsible for conducting PPM’s and reactive maintenance. Maintaining regular checks on condition of machines and regular lubrication schedule. React and coordinate repairs to machine breakdowns and stoppages to reduce downtime in production. Record and updating internal maintenance systems and stores systems. Working closely with Maintenance Engineers on suggesting improvement and increased performance on machinery. An exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer with the following. Trained within mechanical or electrical engineering, with experience working within fast paced manufacturing. Ideally experience working on injection moulding machines. Confident with mechanical and electrical fault finding. Be prepared to work a Panama days shift pattern. If you are a Maintenance Engineer with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Maintenance Engineer role, please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.   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 / Bedford
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