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Julie Thomas

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Julie has over 22 years’ recruitment experience across an array of specialisms including sales, commercial, transport, training, apprenticeships and internal recruitment, within both the public and private sector. She specialises in sourcing direct contracts within the sales and marketing industry across the UK.

With a breadth of commercial experience and a solid sales and business development, Julie prides herself on her professional and consultative approach to both clients and candidates.

Julie's Latest Jobs

HR Administrator

HR Administrator West Bromwich Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm, Friday 8.30am – 4pm Our client is currently looking to expand their team at their head office in West Bromwich. The HR Administrator will report in directly to the Accountant and will have ongoing interaction and guidance from their external HR advisor. You should have some experience working within a basic HR admin role, CIPD is advantageous but not necessary, ideally have knowledge of ISO 9001, 14001 and be able to flex between administration and accounts /payroll support functions. This position is an all round administration role and offers itself to an individual that can perform day to day duties without guidance and be extremely organised. Job purpose: As the Office Administrator you will undertake a variety of jobs to support both the HR and the Accounts team and communicate with multiple external contractors as part of your daily duties. Key responsibilities and accountabilities: Management and updates of ongoing ISO processes First point of contact for all HR and welfare issues Liaise with the external HR Advisor to carry out further reporting and update of policy & procedures Managing holiday forms, entitlements and chart (not authorising holidays!) Maintaining sickness records Ordering uniform Undertaking return to work interviews after absence Booking training and courses such as First Aid, Fork Lift training etc. Keeping up to date files regarding renewal dates and training certificates New employee Inductions Ordering stationary, consumables etc as required Liaison with service suppliers such as PHS, Biffa, alarm companies, electrical contractors etc with regard to maintenance, paperwork etc Liaison with workshop service suppliers such as EverCal calibration – booking maintenance etc Keeping record of info for the vans – MOT & service dates etc. Booking services etc Weekly fire alarm testing Maintaining H & S records Managing wiii waste collections Managing waste transfer notes and ensuring all waste company info is up to date including licences Keeping record of packaging purchased and used Keeping record of waste produced Keeping record of energy used Managing and reconciling the Petty Cash Posting invoices and cash on the system (as and when required) Taking credit card payments online Trips to Post Office and Bank (as and when required) Personnel Requirements: Knowledge of dealing with ISO processes Good understanding of basic HR practice and procedures Excellent written and verbal communication skills both via telephone and face 2 face Experience of communicating with external contractors / HR Advisors / suppliers Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel Basic Accounting knowledge (desirable but not essential) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience within an administration environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168. 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 / West Bromwich

Controls Proposals Engineer

Controls Proposals Engineer Warwick Automation My client is looking for a new Controls Proposals Engineer to join their successful business. They are a leading mechanical and plant engineering firm with outstanding expertise in the fields of automation and digitization. This position concentrates on generating estimates and tender documentation in response to customer enquiries containing control systems elements for automated mechanical handling systems. It is suitable for candidates who are experienced in reviewing customer enquiries and discussing solutions in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The role of Controls Proposals Engineer will include the following: Produce cost estimate using appropriate format, including internal effort plan, expenses, site set-up and external costs Produce tender specification / quotation using standard company format Ensure suitable equipment specification and selection involving liaison with available technical resource and suppliers as required Ensure the provision of technical controls support to ongoing proposal or project Ensure suitable liaison with Group companies and suppliers for Technical and pricing information Ensure competent preparation of tender documentation, specifications, quotes etc The suitable candidate for Controls Proposals Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Ability to fully understand and interpret the controls requirements from customers’ specifications Ability to liaise closely with internal proposals and engineering teams, customers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers to ensure the correct and relevant control system solution is estimated and proposed Ongoing demonstrable attention to detail and generation of accurate estimations Extensive experience in automated control systems, extensive knowledge of PLC and automation control system solution design - including hardware design, cabinet manufacturing standards and techniques, software design, functional safety, electrical installation standards and methods, on-site commissioning Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of controls systems and the ability to understand electrical schematics and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Controls Proposals Engineer role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168 or email julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Warwick

HR Officer

HR OFFICER WELLESBOURNE WARWICK PART TIME 20 – 25 HOURS PER WEEK Excellent salary HR Officer Job Purpose: Our client is recruiting for an experience generalist HR Officer. The primary purpose of the role is to take responsibility for the Groups Human Resource requirements. At present the HR role is performed by the Chief Operating Officer and due to continued expansion of the business and his own role the HR element has becoming too demanding for time. In addition, many development areas and ideas identified within the scope of HR will be introduced and implemented as part of this new role. The role reports to the Chief Operating Officer but will play a wider role in pro actively assisting Directors and Managers delivering business objectives from a HR perspective. The role is part-time and days and hours of work can be negotiated but approximately 20 - 25 hours per week is anticipated. Key responsibilities and accountabilities: Provide 1st line HR support to staff and managers and maintain diligently all HR records. Act as custodian for the Group’s HR policies and procedures ensuring they are up to date to current legislations, and enforced via period audits. Assist and coordinate the recruitment process and selection. Prepare Offers and Employment contracts for New Employees. Develop and implement a more comprehensive induction process for new starters. Involvement with staff performance reviews and manage the disciplinary process. Annual review accuracy and completeness of employee contracts. Manage, promote, and periodically assess and review appropriateness of employee benefits. Develop employee training programs across all areas. Prepare monthly report on HR KPI’s, sickness, statistics, HR developments. Review and coordination of the Group Health and Safety procedures utilising the external contractor currently place. Car Fleet Management. Deliver ad hoc Business Improvement projects to agreed time-scales and budgets. Any other duties that may be required of you from time to time. Key Skills In excess of 5 years experience in a similar HR function/role, preferably CIPD qualified. Proactive approach to tasks and able to work under own initiative to bring new ideas to the Directors. First class communication skills, written and verbal. Able to demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality. Highly organised. Can do attitude. Experience in Health and Safety requirements preferred but not essential. IT literate and diligent record keeping. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you are an experienced HR Officer with a good knowledge of generalist HR with a proactive focus to tasks and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168. 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 / Wellesbourne

Area Sales Engineer

Job Title: Area Sales Engineer Location: Home-based with Midlands area travel Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience Industry: Electro-mechanical Job role. Due to continued expansion my client has an exciting opportunity for an Area Sales Engineer to plan and carry out direct marketing and sales activities, develop sales of services offered to their major accounts and new customers in accordance with their agreed business plans. In addition to these functions’ employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Researching the market and identifying new sales leads wherever there is an electro-mechanical requirement Meeting with customers over the phone, email, or on site to assist in aspects of business development Making presentations and demonstrating how our products/service meet client needs Managing and interpreting customer requirements - speaking with clients to understand, anticipate and meet their needs Generating sales proposals and contracts Maintaining records of customer communication and sales activity in our established internal communication system Working with the engineering team/Service Centres to ensure development schedules and deliveries are being met Attending and/or participating in trade shows, conferences and other marketing events Ongoing regular communication with customers to continually build the relationship Ensure the CRM system is fully maintained and up to date, submitting a weekly territory report and produce, as required, sales forecasts and statistical information Ensure that our clients sales process is adhered to and the sales funnel for your respective region is maintained, updated and managed in accordance with process requirements Ensure delivery of key KPI's, such as: customer visits per week, order intake, number of new customers obtained, conversion of enquiries to order, profitability, response to enquiry time Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills Negotiating tender and contract terms to meet both client and company needs TECHNICAL BACKGROUND Strong engineering background is preferred but not essential. Strong IT and numeracy skills Experience using a CRM package preferred Basic Finance skills to understand P&L, Cash flow and Gross Margin calculations amongst others PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS ONC/HNC educated or equivalent in an engineering or business discipline A full driving license. RELATED EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL PROFILE 5 years' experience in a Sales environment, preferably selling similar products and services into the region Experience of electro-mechanical industries, preferably in the Power, O&G and Water industries but including other industrial sectors such as Marine, FM, Defence or other similar industries Strong communicator at all levels Commitment, drive and the ability to work together with other colleagues to achieve business outcomes Able to work on own initiative, with strong self-motivation and discipline Highly organised with superior planning skills Demonstrable success within Business Development in a commercial environment Strong presentation skills via spoken and written media Ability to prepare and present business documentation, quotations and proposals Appreciates need for consistency within company's branding and marketing mix, especially PR and the Internet. Able to demonstrate success and experience managing major accounts customers and large, particularly achieving genuine sales development 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 / Birmingham

Customer Service Manager

Customer Service Manager Aerospace Defence and Manufacturing Reading Customer Service Manager Job Purpose: Achieve remarkable things for our customers, for the company and for each other Experience job satisfaction in a performance culture that empowers and inspires Enjoy the challenge of creating things that the rest of the world only dreamed of Our client is recruiting for an experienced Customer Service Manager to join an established team based in Reading. They design and manufacture bespoke solutions within motion control to meet our customer needs which are incredibly diverse in their application. Key responsibilities and accountabilities: In this role you will lead manage and supervise a team of 5 Customer Service personnel in order to achieve the best possible orders and sales outcomes consistent with our strategy. You will also work with the external Sales Function and our Customers to prepare and submit winning proposals/ RFQs. You will be the ‘Voice of the Customer’ in the business as you will be responsible for addressing any commercial issues on their behalf. Ideally you will be familiar and manage (SOP) Drive efficiency gains through SOP to maximise sales outcomes Manage the customer service process to meet with KPIs Close management and information flow to the leadership team to ensure customer focus and representation If you have the ability to build collaborative working relationships and utilise your personal experience and expertise to enhance organisational effectiveness and enjoy the challenge of working in an ever – changing environment, then we would like to hear from you. Key Skills A degree qualification or equivalent qualification is desirable preferably in business administration or marketing Degree Proven experience in a sales administration role and in the management of a customer service environment An appreciation of technical subjects will be beneficial. The client enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture where everyone trusts each other. Working with them can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Customer service management within a technical, sales administration product environment or have exceptional management and leadership skills within an alternative market sector and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168. 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 / Reading

Graduate Sales Engineer

Graduate sales consultant Birmingham Excellent salary package Our client is a world leader in sensors, safety, vision, measurement and microscopes they repeatedly are shortlisted on the Forbes most innovative companies list and are currently looking to engage driven sales graduates to complement their regional territory in Birmingham. Ideally candidates will be from a recent technical graduate discipline or will have a drive for sales within industry and excellent understanding of Maths and Physics. You will be hungry to succeed and advance your career within a consulting sales environment. Direct Sales position to which you will be delegated your own territory Weekly structure: 2 Office Days, 3 Field Days Your role will be to find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities You will be meeting and demonstrating our products to technicians, engineers, managers and directors in order to sell effective solutions To be a key contributor to our clients dynamic, close knit sales team To be able to work in a fast-paced environment where no two weeks are the same Personal Requirements Degree educated in any discipline, however business/economics, scientific or Technical degree (Engineering, electronics or similar) would be advantageous. Previous Sales or commercial experience A hunger to succeed and overachieve Extremely positive and enthusiastic individual with natural sales ability Must be eligible to work in the UK Must have full driving licence, valid in the UK The role of graduate sales comes with an excellent salary package including quarterly bonus and company car and will offer the most driven of sales consultants a career opportunity for progression within a world leading organisation. The company will provide a 4 - 8-week training programme which aims to give you a strong technical understanding of their products and an idea of what you will encounter out on the road. However, this is only the start of your continued training and development. If you are interested in this excited Graduate Sales opportunity, please click on the link to apply. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mechanical handling, service engineering and have been within a technical client support role and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168. 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 / Birmingham

Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager Midlands Territory Excellent salary package Our client is a global leader and innovative new product developer within the Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing technology sector. They are sourcing a proactive and established key account manager to support the Midlands territory for both new and existing business. Reporting directly to the UK Sales Director you will be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge within Mechanical handling, electronics, batteries, automotive and /or service engineering sectors. You will work closely with field engineers and support desks to deliver first class account management and self generate leads within your territory to maximise sales opportunities. Candidates will ideally come from a similar industry background and be able to offer solution and service related pricing to all clients, you will have excellent communication skills at all levels and experienced in selling to CEO, Sales Director level for both SME and global organisations. Job purpose: Reporting to the UK Sales Manager, the Area Sales Manager builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and maintains an extensive knowledge of current market trends to improve the Company’s market share. Key responsibilities and accountabilities: New Business Development - Identify potential customers and the decision makers within the organisation. Research and build relationships with new customers. Work with sales team to develop proposals that meet the requirements of the customer needs to reach a mutually agreeable product and service. Handle objections by clarifying agreements, resolving service issues and working through differences to a positive conclusion. Business Retention - Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships. Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs. Planning - Attend trade shows and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market trends. Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services and products. Identify opportunities for sales campaigns, services that will lead to an increase in sales. Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the Company’s unique selling point. Management - Submit weekly progress reports on account activity and ensure data is accurate. Personnel Requirements: Professional business manager with proven record of developing and implementing business plans and goals, proactively working with a wide range of people. Effective development, training, and proposal skills An effective Communicator - oral and written Excellent negotiation and sales skills Superior interpersonal skills High-quality networking skills Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a strong sales background ideally in electronic, battery or mechanical handling sectors. In return for your experience, this global company will offer you: - Excellent salary package with OTE - Company Car, lap top, mobile phone - Company Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mechanical handling, service engineering within a sales focused role and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168. 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 / West Midlands
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