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Kate Stevens

Consultant
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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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Category Buyer

Category Buyer - press tooling & assembly Telford Automotive Seeking a Category Buyer on a fixed term 4 to 6 month contract working for the one of the world’s largest suppliers to the automotive industry. As Category Buyer you will be responsible and accountable for the monitoring and managing the supplier base’s performance, as defined by the category strategy. Key responsibilities: Monitors all Procurement strategies performances to ensure that the maximised value is achieved for the business Builds in-depth knowledge of the supply market within their category sector Monitors and supports the execution of all strategies, including supporting negotiation with suppliers, evaluating on-going contract and supplier performance and measuring contract compliance Support and implementation of sourcing of group-wide deals for the overall category strategy, including supporting any other category sourcing strategies Monitoring and reporting on strategic suppliers within the category Monitor and support the implementation, performance and compliance to group-wide deals in support of the category strategy Deliver and exceed targets set through clear objectives that link to the overall business and functional strategy Key Experiences and Qualifications: Automotive sector experience with a Purchasing and Programme Management/Project bias Experience in press tooling and assembly purchases Experience with working with suppliers in China Understanding of QAF’s and data harvesting/analysis MCIP’s qualified or working towards MCIP’s An engineering qualification Desirable Skills and Experience Required: Prolific in Excel, Word and Power point. Previous experience of working at an OEM or large tier 1 supplier Commercially astute Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! Looking for an immediate start with interview taking place next week. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Telford

Quality Auditor

Quality Auditor 3 month rolling contract Leicester £negotiable rates Seeking an immediately available Quality Auditor to support an established castings manufacturer based in Leicester. The main purpose of the role will be to assist the Quality Manager in carrying out internal audits in line with their planned audit schedule You will support the business in achieving re-certification to IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 You will support the production and technical teams on any quality related projects where required. Skills and experiences: Demonstrable quality auditing experience within a manufacturing environment Good working knowledge of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 is essential Good communication skills capable of engaging cross functionally Strong problem-solving skills This is a 3-month contract with the possibility of further extension dependent upon business requirements. If you are immediately available and interested in the above role, please APPLY TODAY! Please contact Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Leicestershire

Proposals Engineer - Automotive

Proposals Engineer Automotive Rolling Contract £negotiable rates Exciting opportunity for a Proposals Engineer to work for a leading expert in automotive manufacturing equipment. Our client is looking to expand their team and is seeking an experienced Proposals Engineer who can demonstrate previous process planning experience in body in white manufacturing facilities. Key responsibilities: To work closely with the project management team to ensure a strong understanding of business needs, from RFQ stage, through to understanding technical requirements of products are fully understood and addressed To support project managers and their teams through the provision of project analysis, identifying and reporting emerging issues and trends in performance and behaviours related to planning & schedule management To report into the project manager, communicating the impact of changes to internal and external stakeholders and providing scenario analysis To evaluate and improve processes in manufacturing systems To develop innovative solutions To develop and implement systems that optimise all phases of the production process To provide accurate cost budget for projects. Establish and maintain a database for project planning and cost Key skills and experience: The ability to work well under pressure Teamworking skills Basic project management skills Experience and knowledge of the process and equipment for BIW & Powertrain assembly gained within an automotive OEM environment. Smart, methodical, organised, clear communication, assertive but polite to all. Willing to take on new skills and challenges. Can do attitude. Evaluate and improve on processes in manufacturing systems. PC skills- MS Office, AutoCAD, CATIA and etc. Relevant degree in mechanical & automotive engineering or equivalent experience This is an initial rolling contract opportunity; hourly rate is negotiable depending upon experience. Ideally seeking an immediately available candidate, interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! Please contact Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee to discuss further. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Material Planner

Material Planner £competitive hourly rates Desford, Leicester Off-Highway Material Planner opportunity working for a well-known off-highway’s engine manufacturer based in Leicester. Key responsibilities: Responsible for inbound supply of Components that support over 200 manufacturing facilities and 1st Tier suppliers around Europe and to the Global Network. Managing over 10,000-part number references and 350 Suppliers. The Supply Chain Team supports many facilities on NPI projects and form a key integral part of logistics flows in all aspects of the business. As a Material Planner you will control production and inventory control activities of selected items, to achieve maximum customer service, minimum inventory investment and efficient material flow. Validating requirements and collaborating with customers. Expediting with sources and coordinating with process partners on critical material shortages. De-expediting with sources following requirement reductions and removals Coordinating engineering change level and RSSM processes with process partners. Skills, experience & qualifications you will have; Previous experience of working with a Supply Chain role or job relevant experience Advanced Excel/Intermediate Access Excellent Interpersonal Skills Self-Motivated with Excellent Attention to detail Strong team player Requires problem-solving skills to Root Cause Corrective Action and solve common problems Skills, experience & qualifications you may have; French speaking Knowledge on Glovia 6 Sigma Green belt Experience within a Manufacturing environment Understanding of manufacturing and operations standard processes and basic product knowledge Experience with LEAN methodology If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Desford

Machine Operative / Technician

Machine Technician / Operative Off-Highway £15.00 to £17.40 p/h Ltd Peterborough An opportunity for a Machine Technician / Operative has arisen working for a world leader in engine manufacturing. As Machine Technician / Operative your role will be hands on supporting manufacturing processes in an operations environment. Job Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: supporting fabrication and welding processes supporting cutting processes supporting milling processes supporting mounting, grinding, polishing processes support basic testing processes Required Qualifications: Apprentice trained in a manufacturing engineering-related discipline Demonstrable relevant work experience Strong communications skills, both written and oral Ability to work with diverse teams of employees and customers Desired Qualifications: Prior experience working in a manufacturing engineering position Prior experience working in a machining, assembly, fabrication, heat treat processing, metallurgy and/or materials systems position In return our client can offer you a 6 month contract with hourly rates of pay between £15.00 to £17.40 dependent upon experience. Interested in the above role? Please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Senior Technician - 3001

Job title: Science Technician Salary Range: £17.00 p/h consolidated rate Location: Reading Industry: Scientific A Science Technician is required with knowledge of chemistry techniques including HLPC and LC-MS working for a leading scientific and technical solutions provider based in Reading. As Science Technician you will perform analytical chemistry techniques including High-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Skills Required: Accurate Good Attention to Detail Dextrous with good time management and good communication skills Experience Required: Experience in chromatography techniques & general lab equipment such as balances, pipettes, pH meter Education Required: Science background Degree / HND This is a 6 month contract based in Reading and offering a consolidated rate of £17.00 p/h. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Contract / Reading, Berkshire

BiW Process Engineer

BIW Process Engineer Automotive Rolling Contract £Negotiable rates Exciting opportunity for a BIW Process Engineer to work for a leading automotive manufacturing equipment and electric drive system solutions expert based in West Midlands. Our client is looking to expand their team and is seeking an experienced process engineer who can demonstrate BIW skills. Your responsibilities will be: To work closely with the project management team to ensure a strong understanding of business needs, that the technical requirements of products are fully understood and addressed To support project managers and their teams through the provision of project analysis, identifying and reporting emerging issues and trends in performance and behaviours related to planning & schedule management To report into the project manager, communicating the impact of changes to internal and external stakeholders and providing scenario analysis To evaluate and improve processes in manufacturing systems To develop innovative solutions To develop and implement systems that optimise all phases of the production process To provide accurate cost budget for projects. Establish and maintain a database for project planning and cost Key skills and experience: The ability to work well under pressure Teamworking skills Basic project management skills Experience and knowledge of the process and equipment for BIW & Powertrain assembly gained within an automotive OEM environment. Smart, methodical, organised, clear communication, assertive but polite to all. Willing to take on new skills and challenges. Can do attitude. Evaluate and improve on processes in manufacturing systems. PC skills- MS Office, AutoCAD, CATIA and etc. Relevant degree in mechanical & automotive engineering or equivalent experience This is an initial rolling contract opportunity, hourly rate is negotiable depending upon experience. Ideally seeking an immediately available candidate, interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! Please contact Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee to discuss further.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

NPI Lead

Exciting new opportunity for a New Product Introduction Lead to work for a world-class manufacturing company based in Peterborough. As NPI Lead you will support the transfer of production out of one facility and into another. Key Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Supporting cross functional and department peers to deliver core programme milestones Own and execute tasks and sub-project to ensure they meet the customer and strategic requirement Working to remove roadblocks and anticipate potential scenarios in order to mitigate risk and maintain project pace in order to meet project timelines Influence peers and seniors to ensure project priorities are clearly understood and have commitment Build relationships with NPI Programme leads, other departments and key customer contacts; become a trusted source of information Creating and maintaining a variety of project tracking mechanisms Chair meetings and prepare and present materials to internal audiences. Identify trends and areas of focus for continuous improvement Required Skills and Experience: Proven track record of demonstrating initiative and working with diverse groups to reach consensus. Clear and concise communication, inclusive of good listening, analytical and organisational skills Risk management capability Team player with excellent people skills Ability to listen to others, manage conflict, and move issues forward Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Experience of working on technical product or processes. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and issues concurrently. College or university degree (or equivalent experience within Product Team, Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, Marketing or similar roles) Must be willing and able to undertake business travel up to 50% of the time, predominately to the USA and China. This is a 12-month contract offering negotiable rates of pay based in Peterborough offering international travel opportunities. Interested in the above role? Apply today! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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