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Kate Stevens

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Kate specialises in the recruitment of manufacturing, supply chain and logistics professionals across the automotive sector. Having successfully recruited for major automotive OEMs, Kate is adept at searching for hard-to-find talent in a very competitive market sector.

She works closely with clients to ensure an open communication style and deliver a timely, highly professional and dedicated service for both permanent and contract recruitment. CIPS qualified, Kate is a conscientious and honest individual dedicated to continually improving her functional expertise and market knowledge to ensure the delivery of new talent to organisations.

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Bill of Materials Administrator

Job Title - BOM Administrator Hourly rate - up to £15.50 per hour Location - Peterborough Industry - Off Highway A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a BOM Administrator to work for one of the world's leading engine manufacturer based in Peterborough. The responsibilities of this role include; - Training will be provided for the activities below. - Initiate NPI procurement activities through the Global Engineering Change process. - Initiate Design change procurement activities through the Global Engineering Change process. - Working with Internal support groups. - Creation and Maintenance of material in MFG/Pro. - Working with a wide network of supporting functions to enable the implementation of a design change and NPI procurement activities. Key skills and experiences: Requires an understanding of Microsoft packages, Training will be provided on other business system tools. Requires good oral and written communications skills, self-motivated, willing to learn, works well as part of a team and as an individual. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Transportation Analyst

Transportation Analyst Off-Highway £17.50 - £18.50 p/h Ltd Irlam, Greater Manchester Seeking a Transportation Analyst to support parts distribution operations. Managing the inbound and outbound transportation flows (carrier performance management, invoice grief resolution, claim resolution and transport network optimisation). Executing certain steps of the transportation processes between suppliers, transportation service providers (Carriers), facilities and dealers. Maintaining transportation practices, set-up KPI's and manage performance of all process partners, understanding customer requirements and executing based on those requirement of service parts Maintaining the carrier SOPs, managing carrier performance, managing day to day operations activity (including disruption and event management) and liaising with aftermarket Operations teams/Order Fulfilment teams and Dealers. Key responsibilities: Monitor performance, report and address exceptions in the flow of goods on the assigned lanes from Transport Order to Delivery. Transport invoice grief resolution Resolve transport claims Manage proactive communication with the supply chain partners and dealers/customers in case of operational issues that will impact on-time delivery. Support and monitor process improvements that will enable operations to improve the transportation/logistics system and enhance the ability to become a higher velocity organisation. Interact with Carrier base to manage performance and understand and improve current service offerings. Need to maintain an appropriate level of knowledge/expertise regarding governmental regulations pertaining to import and export requirements, carrier rules and regulations. Provide support to internal and external teams related to systems, operational, and process improvement i.e., Facility Logistics, and Inventory Management. Participate on teams and ad HOC committees dealing with supply chain issues requiring transportation input. Skills and experiences: Good understanding of the transport market Excellent Microsoft Excel skills Analytical Education English language skills are required; other language skills would be an advantage. Solid written /oral communication skills. The ability to work in a fast- paced environment Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Irlam, Greater Manchester

Invoice and Audit Analyst - Export Compliance

Invoice and Audit Analyst Off Highway Manufacturer £13.00 to £17.00 p/h LTD Peterborough A leading manufacture based in Peterborough is seeking an Invoice and Audit Analyst to process domestic and export invoices associated with export documentation. Key Responsibilities: Process domestic and export invoices for all sales including Peterborough, Shibaura, Stafford, LeVersoud, Wuxi, Hosur, Aurangabad and Champaign Process miscellaneous debit and credit requests. Prepare Export Documentation including but not limited to the below ATR1 Certificates (Turkey Free Trade Agreement - duty draw back for EU shipments) EUR1 Certificates (Free Trade Agreement from EU to Specified Countries) Certificates of Origin Phytosanitary Certificates (China Wood Treatment Cert) Certificate of Conformity (Destination Inspection Requirements) Letters of Credit Packaging Declaration EPA Certificates Marine Insurance Certificates Checking and endorsing of BOL (Bill of Lading) Work with all facilities to ensure accurate and timely customs documentation Analysis and reporting of Export Docs data (VAT Amalgamation Reporting for HMRC Declaration) Customs Requirements (NES, EPA etc) - Expert Level Process Letters of Credit Proof of Export recovery and reporting Supporting Month-end Processes Required Skills / Experience: Demonstrate experience of working in Export Docs environment or similar discipline Knowledge and understanding of Incoterms Experience of Export Documentation Creation and terminology Numerate and PC literate Microsoft Office knowledge and experience MFGPro familiarity Able to work in a high pressure environment as part of a team Speed and accuracy Understanding of Export compliance and global trade legislation preferable Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Material Planner

Material Planner Up to £16.50 p/h Ltd Leicester Off-Highway An opportunity has arisen for a Material Planner to work for a leading manufacturer of off-highway equipment based in the Leicester area. As Material Planner you will control production and inventory activities of selected components and suppliers. Key responsibilities: Coordinating and executing scheduling activities for assigned parts/suppliers using ERP and online systems Circa 1000 parts and between 30-50 suppliers Work weekly exception messages for required changes to existing schedules Assure supply of components to meet the production or shipment schedules De-expediting with suppliers following requirement reductions Maintain shortage sheets for daily pull replenishment and export customers Supporting New Product Introduction and Engineering changes Negotiate with supplier, the finance for "premium freight" to ensure costs are kept to an absolute minimum Assist Operations and Accounts departments in resolution invoice grief caused by material shortages/overages Develop and maintain supplier relationships Skills, experience & qualifications you will have; Previous experience of working with a Supply Chain role - supplier or customer management; inventory control Cross-level and cross-functional communication; Intermediate Excel Self-Motivated with Excellent Attention to detail Requires problem-solving skills to Root Cause Corrective Action and solve common problems This is a 6-month rolling contract requiring an immediate start, face to face interviews are likely to take place within the next week. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Desford, Leicestershire

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer Aerospace/Defence £Competitive DOE Wimborne, Dorset Seeking an experienced Quality Engineer who can demonstrate Quality Systems compliance and conformance of products to work for the world's leading supplier of safety critical control solutions. As a Quality Engineer your main responsibilities will involve: Generation and implementation of Quality plans to meet Customer requirements Completion of required First Article Inspections (AS9102) and ensure smooth transition of new products into production Drive product and process non-conformance investigations and associated root cause analysis activities including concession management Manage and host Customer audits and source inspection activities Ensure inspection process adherence and associated physical and document sign-off of product prior to despatch. Manage Quality escapes and Customer investigations. Quality metrics tracking to meet set targets and implementation of Quality improvement initiatives As a Quality Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include: QMS implementation and lead auditing to recognised aerospace standards Proven Quality experience operating in EN9100, EN9110, TickIT Plus, EASA Part-21(G) & EASA Part-145 environments. Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of Quality tools and techniques Quality Planning - relating to the achievement of product compliance Excellent root cause analysis and corrective action understanding, including use of lean tools such as 8D, and DFMEA / PFMEA. Sound electro-mechanical engineering background and associated inspection knowledge. Attention to detail and methodical approach Self-starter with a desire for problem solving and process improvement Professional conduct and good communication skills to influence both internally and externally. This is a permanent position based in Wimborne, Dorset and offering a competitive annual salary depending upon experience. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Material Control Specialist

Material Controller £16.00 - £20.00 p/h Ltd DOE Off-highway Irlam, Manchester Exciting opportunity for a Material Controller to become part of an aftermarket supply chain team based in Irlam. Key responsibilities: You will need to be analytical and have excellent interpersonal skills. You will join a team of Material Planners responsible for delivering KPI's such as Fill, Inventory, Backorder Value, Promise Coverage, Promise Quality, aged Backorders etc. Have personal responsibility for a portfolio of suppliers Ensure procedures are adhered to, to ensure ISO9000 accreditation. Create and deliver action plans to improve service/metrics Interacting and managing relationships with a network of Worldwide suppliers, monitoring their performance and identifying improvement actions. Qualifications / Skills / experience required: Material Control/Inbound Logistics experience is necessary. Strong analytical skills required Must be comfortable in a data driven environment Have strong interpersonal skills enabling you to hold supplier performance reviews and interact with all levels of Management. Self-motivated Qualifications / Skills / Experience desired: Experience of 6Sigma would be advantageous This is a position in a fast-paced environment, your team will be one of two, responsible for all the Material Control supporting a $266m worldwide aftermarket, with over 800,000 shipping lines, 98,000 receipt lines spanning over circa 400 different worldwide suppliers with an annual spend of over $123m. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Irlam, Greater Manchester

Material Planner

Job Title - Material Planner Hourly rate - up to £19 per hour Location - Peterborough Industry - Off Highway A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Material Planner to work within an established NPI team, to be responsible for ensuring externally sourced material is ordered and available on time at the point of use, to support engine assembly and component machining operations, whilst utilising Plan For Every Part (PFEP) data to optimise component inventory levels. The responsibilities of this role include: Manage the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system parameters and issue component schedules to suppliers Interpret requirements planning demand needs and develop production/supplier firm and planned orders to satisfy master schedule Establish priority of material requirements, schedules and orders to suppliers and the factory Liaise with external suppliers to provide material input information Maintain excellent relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of materials Skills and experience: Previous supply chain experience External facing experience with suppliers and customers MRP systems (MFGPro, SAP) Previous material planning experience If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Health and Safety Advisor - 2578

Health and Safety Advisor Bournville FMCG, HR £26.65 An opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Advisor to work one of the world's largest snacking companies, based at their site in Birmingham. This is a short-term role to support implementation of Fire Safety provision for means of escape for Disabled Employees & Visitors to all UK sites. Ensuring that the business is legally compliant & complies with fire safety legislation and the relevant sections of the Equality Act, and any pending updates to this legislation. The role will implement and educate an effective fire safety management system that achieves and maintains compliance. Design an evacuation plan for disabled employees, visitors, contractors across sites Implement & educate and advise on ergonomics/work locations for disabled persons across sites Review Disabled Building access & facilities (including car parking) & door access points Review & implement safe fire evacuation standards for exiting disabled people from building. Develop Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for employees & regular visitors & perform risk assessments where necessary Develop standard plans for occasional visitors (to be held at reception points and are advertised and offered to people as part of the entry/reception process. Training Develop/educate & advise on staff training to provide assistance and advice to disabled users of the building if an incident develops. Engagement/Stakeholder Management Communicate and educate fire emergency evacuation process to building managers, facilities management, disabled employees, reception, security, occupational health etc, ensuring understanding of planning for means of escape Design and implement documentation for disabled employees and Line Managers on roles & responsibilities during fire evacuation procedure. Skills Required: Able to advise using expert knowledge Able to educate AND engage implementation of action Experience Required: Health and Safety experience essential Education Required: IOSH / IIRSM This is a 6 month contract offering an hourly LTD company rate of up to £26.60 depending upon experience. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Scientific Administrator - 2459

Scientific Administrator Between £10.00 - £13.15 consolidated rate Reading Scientific Services An opportunity has arisen for a Scientific Administrator to work for a global leader at the forefront of scientific analysis based in the Reading area. Position Description: Scientific Administrator (Pharmaceutical) Skills Required: Booking in samples to the LIMS system. Computer literate. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Skills Preferred: A team player with an organised approach. Capable of working on several projects at one time. Experience Required: General administration, working under pressure or to deadlines. Experience Preferred: Previous scientific (particularly pharmaceutical) or administrative experience. Education Required: Educated to A level standard or equivalent. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Reading, Berkshire

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer £negotiable hourly rates TelfordAutomotive Exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer with knowledge and experience of pressings and assembly preferably within the automotive industry. Reporting directly to the Project Manager the role is to deliver the quality aspects of the project, key accountabilities will include: Assess the current quality equipment used in current supply - feasibility Review adaptation requirements for transfer- RFQ scope of work Manage the supplier or in house to complete this work after nomination To collect current dimensional data and capability data to produce an exit PSW Collect and transfer all CMM requirements from current to new location and ensure CMM readiness for entry commissioning To collect entry data, CMM planning and measurement activities to provide feedback to tooling engineers on PSW status Collate all dimensional information and submit in line with PPAP requirements ensuring successful PSW sign off with the Customer Collate the PSW entry packs Produce the data packs for entry production (inc control plans, FMEA, ops sheets and packaging specifications Manage the APQP requirements for the project (or similar) Ensure all equipment for quality is proven and calibrated (R&R and calibration) Collate and ensure all PPAP elements have been achieved, by part ensuring successful PSW approval from the Customer Coordinate PSW sign off activities with the Customer Key Experiences and Qualifications: Qualified to HNC level or equivalent in Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering (graduate preferred). Experience in press work (preferably body in white) Engineering environment, preferably involving press tooling and assembly work. Knowledge and experience of project management tools. Experience of APQP, SPC, FMEA, PPAP and control plans. Excellent IT skills in Word, Excel, Project & Powerpoint Desirable Skills and Experience Required: Knowledge of IATF16949, QS9000, ISO14001, OHSAS18001. Knowledge of tooling processes Understanding & direct experience of jig & fixture design. A sound understanding of ferrous materials & basic engineering processes A sound understanding of modern manufacturing systems engineering methods Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Telford, Shropshire

Data Analyst - 2430

Data Analyst £16.00-20.42 consolidated rate FMCG Birmingham Data Analyst opportunity has become available working for a multinational snacks company based at their Birmingham site. Key role will be to transfer ingredient and product formulae information to a new Recipe system. Focused effort on data cleansing and enrichment. Ensure Data Consistency and Completeness Quality Data, Analytical Test Target Min Max Values, Grading sheets & Shelf life data. Ensure to meet requirements linked to Manufacturing Standards initiative with emphasis on 'Critical to Process' and 'Critical to Quality'. Consolidation of Bill of Materials. Skills Required: 1) Organisational 2) Strong Attention to Detail 3) Effective communication skills Experience Required: Understanding of recipe structures Previous validation and approve data Consolidation of BOM's Facilitate / resolve discrepancies data analyst may encounter Experience Preferred: Performance testing and sign off for new equipment. Education Required: Science Degree. Interested in the above opportunity? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

FMCG Project Lead - 2368

FMCG Project Lead Up to £29.00 p/h consolidated rate Bourneville, Birmingham FMCG Primary Duties: Manage and lead projects Adherence to agreed time lines for the Minimising Chocolate platform Keep up to date records on projects including time lines, budgets and milestones Develop solutions to problems Organise and execute pilot, field and supplier trials, including data analysis, data monitoring and data correction Deliver results and interpretation, draw conclusions with business relevant recommendations to support programme Share-point organisation of existing information Create and maintaining literature reports within the "Inventing Joy Framework" collating details of work both internally and externally with our competitors. Manage specific external resources linked with project tracks Provide coaching and guidance to more junior project team members Skills Required: 3 Key Skills: Technical rigour Learning on the fly Initiative - Proven track record of problem solving and applying innovative solutions to difficult technical challenges. Skills Preferred: Computer literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Data analysis Experience Required: Experience of machinery development. Experience of managing projects and external resources Experience of working on technically complex projects with a high level of technical unknowns. Machinery safety. Proven track record of machinery development. Attention to detail, with strong project management skills. Excellent organisational skills, including time management and priority setting. Able to adapt personal style to work in international environment. A team player, with the ability to work independently and on own initiative. Ability to Learn on the Fly Excellent presentation skills and the ability to influence others. Must be fluent in English Experience Preferred: Engineering experience within the Food Industry - hygienic design, food safety etc. Education Required: Degree or higher qualification in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) Interested in the above role? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands