Jon Blaze


About Jon: ​I am a Director of Jonathan Lee Recruitment and Jonathan Lee Design Services.

I qualified with a BEng in Manufacturing and Business Studies from Coventry University and began my career in manufacturing engineering and health & safety working with heat transfer and power generation equipment before spending five years in process engineering, quality and engineering management roles in electronics assembly for automotive and industrial controls.

I joined Jonathan Lee in 2002 and enjoyed great success as a consultant within the manufacturing team focusing on production management, maintenance, cost engineering and a diverse range of technical and commercial disciplines. The business supported me in gaining my post graduate diploma and chartered membership of the CIPD and I went on to complete my MA in Human Resource Management before moving into a regional management role.

In 2012, I was appointed to head up all recruitment operations across the UK following which I completed the Certificate in Company Direction with the IoD. Now, having been appointed as a Director my current role is both exciting and strategic; ensuring our teams have the structure, operational framework, skills and tools required to ensure we exceed customer expectations – ultimately driving business success.

I feel that working at Jonathan Lee provides a unique opportunity to apply technical, commercial and leadership skills: “I consider it a privilege to have worked with some of the best-known brands in the world and the very best candidates the market has to offer, in an organisation whose people set the highest standards in the drive to be the customer’s first choice.”

Did you know? My first job was a Rowing Boat Attendant on the lake at Alton Towers.

​I'm skilled in recruiting for the following positions / sectors-

C Suite, Director Level and Senior Interims across Operations, Engineering, Procurement, Sales and Marketing.

Jobs by Jon

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Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager
Stratford-upon-Avon£75k - 85k per year

Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager The Company: My client is a start-up business with strong financial backing and is developing an innovative, patented marine powertrain product for launch in 202...

Digital Transformation Manager
Telford£55k - 60k per year + ULEV or Car Allowance + PHC + Pension

Fantastic Opportunity to transform the UK logistics operation of a major Global Manufacturuer oif automotive components using your stablished digitalisation and automation experience in a logistics...

Senior Buyer
Stratford-upon-Avon£38k - 48k per year

Senior Buyer Stratford-upon-Avon The Company: My client is a start-up engineering company, with solid financial backing, developing an innovative, patented marine powertrain product and control sys...

Service Manager
Coventry£50k - 60k per year + Benefits

Fantastic Opportunity to Join The UK Operation of a global leader in its field. If you are a talented Service Manager operating in capital equipment or machine tool service and repair this opportun...


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