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Julie Thomas

Consultant
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  2. julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk
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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

Area Sales Engineer (East Midlands)

. Area Sales Engineer East Midlands Excellent Salary package and bonus 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. If you are an experienced Area Sales Engineer and have electro / mechanical background and have strong sales experience, this proactive sales focused role covering the East Midlands could be the role for you. 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 Pumps, rotation equipment in 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 Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you have electro / mechanical background with strong sales experience and 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 / Birmingham

Area Sales Engineer (South East)

. Area Sales Engineer South East Excellent Salary package and bonus 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. If you are an Area Sales Engineer and have electro / mechanical background and have strong sales experience, this proactive sales focused role covering the South East could be the role for you. 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 Pumps, rotation equipment in 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 Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you have electro / mechanical background with strong sales experience and 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 / Kent

Area Sales Engineer - NE, Humberside & Lincolnshire

. Area Sales Engineer North East Humberside Lincolnshire Service Centre York (Home-based) Excellent Salary package and bonus 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. If you have electro / mechanical background and have strong sales experience, this proactive sales focused role covering the North East could be the role for you. 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 Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you have electro / mechanical background with strong sales experience and 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 / York

Area Sales Engineer (Bristol)

Area Sales Engineer Location: Bristol Competitive Salary, Bonus, Car Industry: Rotary Equipment within the Utilities, Energy, Waste water, 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 Rotating equipment services, 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 If you have the skills and experience within a Rotary equipment, within the utilities, engery or waste sector, please apply below or contact julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk or call 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 / Avonmouth

Marketing & Communications Officer

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER COVENTRY Our global engineering and manufacturing client is offering an exciting opportunity for a Marketing & Communications officer at their site in Coventry. The position plays an important role in the promotion of the organisation’s profile and visibility, through the delivery of high value and influential marketing, communications and PR in the UK and internationally. The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre with a minimum of 12 – 18 mths hands on marketing experience within an engineering or manufacturing environment, and having a relevant degree in a Business or marketing field. As the Marketing and Communications Officer you will be a proactive self starter who has a flair for creativity and great attention to detail , an expert in social media, able to work effectively under pressure and present yourself and your work to the highest standard. A professional and self motivated candidate who is able to work unaided to undertake projects of importance, engaging all areas of the Group and department brands on a global scale to achieve corporate objectives. You will be a confident and articulate communicator able to represent our client in a professional manner at all opportunities to deliver press release and social media correspondence. Main Duties and Responsibilities Managing Public Relations & Social Media Building Media Contacts/Relationships Copywriting Mange Internal Communications Website Content Management Graphic Design Capability for Presentation and Marketing Material Photography Event Management Support the Group recruitment strategy and analysis of delivery outcomes through marketing mediums Liaise with both the internal and external customer Assist in the promotion of the Company Values and Brand Support Group Marketing Manager with event logistics and operations, European and global travel will be involved 2-3 times per year. Provide support to the senior management team and other departments to help achieve corporate objectives. Maintain and develop appropriate relationships with clients and other agencies to promote the interests of the Company Skills and Attributes Experience in PR and Communications Copywriting Experience in Photoshop or Graphic Design Software Experience of Website CMS A 'people-person' with a positive attitude who conducts themselves professionally and confidently A self-starter who likes to take the initiative and run with ideas Excellent strategic and analytical skills and sound political judgement An ability to tell compelling stories using a range of formats and media Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills Attention to detail and editing skills Sound project management skills Excellent IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office programs An interest in working in the Aerospace and manufacturing industry Ability to prioritise and work under pressure Flexible in approach and ability to be quick thinking and resourceful Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have a proven marketing background within an engineering / manufacturing 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 / Coventry

Sales & Marketing Manager

National Sales & Marketing Manager Cambridgeshire Our client, an award winning Engineering Food Processing Solutions company has an exciting opportunity for an experienced National Sales & Marketing manager, Reporting to the UK General Manager they are seeking an ambitious and experienced candidate who will organise and drive the sales activities to new levels. Having experience of selling capital equipment within the food production industry you will take full ownership of driving sales forward for the UK markets through the sales and marketing strategy. The role will be heavily focused on management strategy for both sales and delivery. Ideally you will have extensive and proven man management, KPI and development management skills with he ability to coach and drive your teams both in the field and internally. Management & leadership of the field & office-based sales / proposals teams, including, but not limited to coaching, training, performance management & implementation of support systems - Ensure delivery of the agreed sales & profit targets by sector and type - Ownership of the CRM and sales meeting structure to provide timely and accurate reporting to the management team - Ownership of the customers and ensuring that their expectations are always met and exceeded by the business - Carry out market research & customer analysis and use this information to drive the sales team efforts and feed into the company’s overall sales strategy - Establish a marketing plan in line with the company’s sales goal and ensure that this is carried out - Involvement in the standardisation and product development and linking this to the sales team to help drive sales results This role requires someone who is happy to be hands-on but who is also capable of playing an influential role in establishing and driving the sales & marketing strategy. This role will be a key part of the senior management team and will be integral to the continued growth of the business. Should you hold a relevant academic qualification within business or marketing and have proven experience in a sales management position within capital equipment sales and proven marketing experience within the food production industry then we would be very keen to speak with you Please apply using the link or contact Julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk or call 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 / St Ives

HR BUSINESS PARTNER

HR Business Partner West Midlands Our client is looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and commercially aware HR business partner to support their global brand. The HR Business partner will deliver strategic HR support to the Chief Operating Officers and their respective divisional management teams on all people related activity. As HR Business Partner for Sales and IT sectors you aren’t just doing the transactional elements of HR, you will be highly integrated into business groups to help craft programs and policies. You will have extensive experience of presenting and interacting with stake holders and able to offer support with strategy objectives for business and functional leaders. Your day to day will be providing guidance and interpretation on multiple business topics and policies to include business unit restructures to workforce and organisational planning. You will work as part of the HR Business partner team to support, guide, analyse and protect the company on all HR related issues, policies, practices and proposals. The HR BP will engage with stakeholders to ensure delivery of strategic business operations. You will engage with all employees and be flexible to attend meetings and strategy needs throughout the UK. As a leader in HR you will be a strong individual who is able to pull on years of HR experience and guidance within the work field, demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and strategic personal development, you will identify, coordinate and deliver training needs of individuals and teams within your business sector as well as formal L&D needs of the business. This role comes with an excellent salary, company car, exceptional career growth and opportunities that you would expect in a leading global brand. A minimum of 2 years operational HR experience ideally within a multi-site organisation, full UK driving licence. If you would like to know more about this role please apply below or contact Julie.thomas@jonlee.co.uk or call 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 / Halesowen

Area Sales Engineer

Job Title: Area Sales Engineer 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. Should you have experience within electro mechanical engineering or have worked within a sales capacity within a pumps, valve or rotation equipment and want to join an expanding team who offer long term career progression please contact Julie Thomas 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 / Birmingham
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