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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

Buyer

Buyer Birmingham Excellent Salary Our client is looking to expand their team with an experienced purchasing buyer to manage the purchasing and supply of all project materials for the manufacture of machines and manufacturing systems. Materials to be ordered to customers’ specifications, project budget, delivered on time to the project time line and are “right first time”. Based from their purpose built manufacturing site in Birmingham the purchasing buyer will be reporting directly to the Technical Director and liaising with multiple departments to ensure a smooth and precise order to delivery is achieved. Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: Competitively purchase tooling and other bought out items, as requested by the Technical Director, Operations Manager and/or Project Leaders in order to start the build process on time and within budget, ensuring that the purchased items fully comply with the design specification and the Customer’s specification. Order materials for the control cabinets, on time, within budget, within the Customers’ specification in order to satisfy the cabinet build plan. Select, specify and order materials, tooling as well as general workshop consumables, in order to satisfy the build and service plan as well as the day operation of the factory, in conjunction with the Team Leader. Order consumables for the Electrical department, working in conjunction with the Electricians and Controls Manager. Feedback and update the ‘Latest Indicated Costs’ (LIC) budget for each projects, working in conjunction with the Project Leaders. Actively manage the supply of materials for projects to agreed project timelines. Report the status of deliverables to the Operations Manager. Manage supplier relationships to get best value from suppliers. This must include price, delivery time and quality. Monitor Supplier performance. Work with current ordering systems and purchase order processing systems. Develop new control systems to enhance the current system. Work with ISO 9001 Quality System. Manage the goods inwards area, to ensure delivered items match the orders placed. (Joint with Workshop Team Leader/Goods Inwards Department) Candidate requirements: Experience of buying electrical components / parts to spec. Possess suitable qualifications and relevant experience. Have a Technical appreciation for Engineering. Be conversant with Sage Line200. Be competent with Microsoft Office. Have a high level of attention to detail. This role is will be in high demand and our client will be looking to conduct interviews, should this role be of interest to you please click the link to apply or contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, 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

Head Of Customer Experience

Head of Customer Experience Automation Technology & Components Northampton Our client is a family-trust owned company focused on long term growth through technical innovation and high levels of customer support looking to secure a Head of Customer Experience. A global company employing more than 21,000 people this provides opportunities for continued advancement for people with the ambition and skills to develop. We have an exciting opportunity for a well-practised Head of Customer Experience who will help our client to deliver outstanding customer experience on the Sales Floor. The aim is for our clients customers to feel inspired and valued, to enjoy a differentiated customer experience and to find dealing with them simple and effective This role has arisen from a review focused on strategy for growth, to increase our a good service levels by improving the team’s focus, competency, capability and capacity for the customers’ benefit. In order to be considered for this role you must have gained qualifications through higher or further education preferably in either a technical or business discipline. It is also essential that you can demonstrate success in driving up customer service team performance to achieve targets in customer advocacy metrics (e.g. NPS or NES). You must have extensive experience leading a customer experience/customer service or sales team to perform to a high level in a highly competitive market in which the service differentiates the company from its competition. You must be able to demonstrate that under your leadership your team has exceeded its targets through regular coaching, support and inspiring them to succeed. Additionally, it is essential that you have experience in managing complex orders using an ERP system. This position will suit a candidate with strong, proven leadership skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence who is resilient and adaptable with the enthusiasm, will and desire not just to succeed personally but for the team to succeed with you. If would like to apply for this position please submit your application or contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, 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 / Northampton

Technical Field Sales Engineer

Technical Field Sales Engineer Bedford Our client is a value-added distributor of electronic and electro-mechanical components and assemblies holding both AS9100 and 9120 accreditations. They stock tens of million components and commands a network of global sourcing. A Technical Sales Engineer is required to join our progressive team. Whilst not a prerequisite, the ideal candidate will have experience of the Aerospace Sector. The successful candidate will have good Sales and Management skills; they will be responsible for delivering and producing forecasts. building relationships with key clients will be key with an ability to understand and build knowledge in the aspects of Technical requirements, risk, the candidate must have enthusiasm and commitment. Duties to Include: Operate as a lead contact to main accounts for all matters. Develop a trusted relationship with Key Accounts and customer stakeholders. Ensure timely and successful delivery of customer requirements. Research, evaluate and analyse problems and procedures. Identify solutions, projecting proposed actions. Liaising with Customers in terms of performance and issues raised. Key Requirements: Preferred Aerospace knowledge, but other markets would be considered. Field Sales experience. Problem Solving Skills. Quality focused and commercially minded. Excellent communication, listening, written and presentation skills. GD & T and Mechanical drawing knowledge. Work on initiative, is flexible, positive and confident. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint. This role will require travel. 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 / Barton-le-Clay

Area Sales Engineer

Area Sales Engineer East Midlands 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. If you are a strong sales individual with the drive, ambition and passion to build relationships and identify opportunities, if you have electro / mechanical background or are technically minded from other industry sectors this proactive sales role covering the East Midlands could be 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 RELATED EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL PROFILE Full Driving Licence Ideally knowledge of Pumps, rotating equipment, motors or electrical / mechanical equipment 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 Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you are a driven focused strong sales person and 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

Area Sales Engineer

Area Sales Engineer Midlands Central 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. If you are a strong sales individual with the drive, ambition and passion to build relationships and identify opportunities, if you have electro / mechanical background or are technically minded from other industry sectors this proactive sales role covering Central Midlands could be 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 RELATED EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL PROFILE Full Driving Licence Ideally knowledge of Pumps, rotating equipment, motors or electrical / mechanical equipment 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 Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you are a driven focused strong sales person and 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

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. Please note: Candidates with previous industry experience will only be considered for this role 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

National Account Manager DIY & Online

National Account Manager DIY and Online A UK leading manufacturer and distributor of wooden garden products are currently seeking an experienced National Account Manager to oversee their DIY and Online teams and national accounts. Role Overview The DIY and Online team are currently responsible for variety of high profile accounts. The new NAM will take responsibility for existing accounts. There is a strong emphasis on sales of the garden buildings portfolio across the accounts though some will also have significant core fencing and landscaping product sales ranges. With an ever increasing share of business being conducted via internet sales through our customer’s own e-tailing sites, the NAM needs to be conversant with e-tail processes and the consequent opportunities and issues. The NAM team is based from our clients head office at Worcestershire and internal team and stakeholder management and supply chain management can be as important as the selling side to long term success. Therefore, the successful candidate needs to be within commutable distance of the office. With continuing success the focus rests on a co-ordinated sales and marketing effort featuring major annual new product introductions, strong support from quality marketing collateral (on and offline) and promotions and effectively leveraging the level of control the business enjoys through its distribution arm. The sales team have also worked hard to differentiate product offers between major competitive accounts to reduce friction. The NAM must be able to show evidence of their understanding of these key sales and marketing ‘levers’ and of success in using them to develop business in a B2C sector context. This could be in an existing NAM role or in Key Account activity at a more junior level which clearly demonstrates the candidate’s readiness to move up at this stage in their career. Whilst DIY/Garden/Merchant sector account management experience will be particularly valued, relevant experience in other recognised B2C sectors/channels will be considered. Principal Accountabilities To develop a Business Plan for each key customer (Multiple), encompassing product, promotion, price and distribution strategies, and to deliver against this plan To take ownership of each sales account budget for each financial year, implementing trading plans (targeted customer developments, specific product introductions, planned promotional activity etc.) To deliver against this budget as a minimum To develop solid trading relationships with the key influencers / decision makers within each sales account To provide regular updates on account activity to the Group business and ensure Customer Services are kept informed of trading changes to ensure the accounts are well administered To recognise and adapt to the changing way consumers purchase our products. (Such as multi-channel / online). To be well versed in the skills and techniques required to meet these changes, both internally and at the retailer. To manage each account within agreed cost budgets (e.g. display / discounts etc.) To take on additional responsibilities in support of overall Group strategic objectives as and when required To adhere to all Health and Safety policies and procedures as laid out in the Company handbook. Creates good first impression and inspires confidence and commitment in others Builds relationships quickly, and is able to enhance relationships both internally and externally Able to deal with people calmly and rationally. Able to take a positive approach to difficult situations without getting flustered Works well under pressure, and able to meet tight deadlines without a deterioration in quality of work Possesses a strong ‘can do’ approach, with excellent team working and communication skills Is dissatisfied with average performance and consistently seeks to improve this, both for self and others. Has strong analytical skills, and an ability to get the best out of colleagues through a strong leadership style. This role is in high demand and CVs will be shortlisted, should you wish to apply to this vacancy please click the application tab 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 / Hartlebury

NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER TRADE

National Account Manager Trade Midlands Based A UK leading manufacturer and distributor of wooden garden products are currently seeking an experienced National Account Manager to oversee their trade team and national trade accounts. You will be a self-motivated, career minded person who is looking for progression in their sales career, ideally already dealing at National Account Management/regional or key account level. Experience of National Accounts supplying into builder's merchants and good e-commerce experience would be a distinct advantage. Ideally based in central UK within commuting distance of our clients head office in Worcestershire. Principal Accountabilities Devise cohesive plans to achieve business growth targets whilst ensuring channel management is maintained Manage all aspects of account profitability, ensuring all targets for sales & margin are achieved. Administer all aspects of customer relationships from managing existing business to capitalising on new opportunities. Prepare and build strong business and promotional plans to achieve growth targets ensuring brand development is achieved. Build and develop internal cross department relationships to ensure business and personal objectives are met. § Principal Competencies Passionate, driven, professional and commercially astute Excellent influencing and negotiation skills Proactive and flexible in nature Fully proficient in all MS application Exceptional numerical and statistical aptitude Works well under pressure, and able to meet tight deadlines without a deterioration in quality of work Possesses a strong ‘can do’ approach, with excellent team working and communication skills To demonstrate your interest in this role please submit your application as a matter of urgency by clicking the application tab 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 / Hartlebury
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