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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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

Material Planning Analyst

Material Cost Analyst £Negotiable Off-Highway Peterborough Seeking a Material Cost Analyst to work for one of the world's leading providers of diesel and gas engines. Based at their manufacturing plant in Peterborough you will be responsible for supporting growth plans for a new product range. Key responsibilities as Material Cost Analyst: For each cost tracking BOM, track and report a future view of cost opportunities and risks - this will involve liaising with internal buyers and cost team to detail, by part number how the costs change over time Work with internal buyers to understand cost opportunities or impact by part number, for each cost tracking BOM Use a standard and agreed methodology to track parts by status - such as quote, CAF, cost model, gap analysis complete Track the status of negotiation once gap analysis is complete and feedback to team Track alternative approach to get the cost target Required Skills and Experience: Attention to detail Working knowledge of MS Office Experience of database interrogation Good communication skills, both written and verbal for effective team work Dogmatic and resilient Flexibility Desired Skills and Experience: Purchase analyst experience Experience of material tracking in prototype or production environments This is a 12 month contract opportunity working for a well-known engine manufacturer based in Peterborough. Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Manufacturing Engineer

An exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer has arisen working for one of the world's leading providers of diesel and gas engines. As Manufacturing Engineer, you will be part of the Manufacturing Advanced Planning Team and will play a crucial part in the delivery of new engine components. This technical role requires a high degree of expertise in manufacturing technology, quality processes and tooling. It will involve the application of sound manufacturing engineering skills in both project and process-based environments. Key responsibilities: Developing facilities to machine new components Designing, procuring, commissioning and installing new equipment and machine lines Working cross-functionally and with suppliers to ensure projects are successfully completed on time and to budget. Being at the forefront of machining and tooling technology trends. Resolution of quality defects, utilising root cause analysis, 8D and other 6 Sigma tools Designing complex or intricate jigs and fixtures. Completing ergonomic assessments on high risk activities. Working with machine OEMs and tooling suppliers to optimise our processes. Driving process improvements to eliminate bottlenecks, reduce cycle time, reduce changeover time and improve efficiency Providing technical support to achieve process control targets and internal quality standards Develop and maintain supporting documentation e.g. process flow charts, PFMEA's, control plans, standard work and visual aids Skills / Qualifications / Experience you will have: Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a Technical Engineering discipline (or equivalent experience) Previous machining experience or a proven track record of performing in a technically challenging field Experience of utilising problem solving and root cause analysis tools in a manufacturing environment The ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the business and build strong working relationships Possess excellent PC skills and be competent in the use of MS Excel, MS Word, MS project Skills / Qualifications / Experience you may have: 3D Modelling (Creo / ProE) or 2D Modelling (AutoCAD) experience Experience of implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques (CPS) Previous project experience Machine and tooling process knowledge specific to cylinder head manufacturing In return our client can offer you a 6 month contract based in Peterborough with competitive hourly rate of pay. Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY - requires an IMMEDIATE START Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Material Planner

Material Planner Off-Highway Peterborough £14.00 to £16.00 DOE Fantastic opportunity for a Material Planner to join a world leader in engine manufacturing based in Peterborough. Supporting the Inbound Supply Excellence team, you will 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. Key responsibilities: Daily management of ERP systems Manage planning demand needs, schedule and manage orders Maintain strong relationships with suppliers, Supplier Performance and report key metrics Managing daily communications with internal/external stakeholders every day Establish priority of material requirements, schedules and orders to suppliers and the factory Utilise PFEP to control inventory to optimal levels. Accountable for the inventory within his/her control and ensures that adequate steps are taken to maintain continuity of supply. Skills & Experience you will have; Previous Supply Chain experience External facing experience with suppliers or customers Effective communication skills and sound judgement and be able to work in a team structure Proven problem solving and analytical skills are important in order to identify needs, analyse potential alternatives and provide suitable solutions Skills & Experience you may have; MRP systems (i.e. MFG Pro, SAP etc) knowledge MCIPS qualified or working towards Previous Material Planning experience Hours: Mon to Thurs - 07:30-16:15, Fri - 07:30-12:30 In return our client can offer a 6-month contract based in Peterborough and a fantastic opportunity for a Material Planner to join our team and gain valuable experience of the supply Chain. Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Test Lead - 2936 (Workday)

A Test Lead opportunity has arisen working for a multinational confectionery manufacturer based in Bournville. Position Description: To ensure the successful delivery of the Test Phase of the program Co-develop and execute the Test Strategy for Program Path Engage with all stakeholders involved in testing, identify and prepare appropriate resources for testing all elements of the Path solution Lead the entry, exit and defect management processes Accountable for ensuring sign-off of each test phase Liaise with Global Test Team for support with HPQC and alignment with Global Test Playbook Skills Required: Stakeholder management Drive for Results Planning Skills Preferred: Test Management - within a cloud based human resource management system software ideally Workday or SuccessFactors or Oracle Experience Required: Familiarity with Workday Solid Test Management experience with SaaS HR solution (Workday strongly preferred) Experience of creating test scenarios, specifically end-to-end test scenarios Experience of managing and leading a projects and teams i.e. day-to-day people and project management of test execution targets and associated tasks Proven ability to manage relationships across geographies Ability to plan multiple simultaneous test phases and associated tasks including resource estimation, allocation of scenarios, reporting and closure Strong working knowledge of HR systems and processes Strong senior stakeholder management Education Required: Graduate calibre This is a temporary role likely to last for c. 18 months depending upon business requirements. Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY!

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Category Buyer - Production

Category Buyer - press tooling & assembly Telford Automotive Seeking a Category Buyer on a fixed term 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.

Contract / Telford, Shropshire

Sales Invoice Administrator - 2921

Sales Invoice Administrator FMCG Up to £14.57 p/h consolidated rate Bournville, Birmingham New opportunity for a Sales Invoice Administrator to work for multinational snacking company. As Invoice Processing Executive you will oversee the following: Trade Invoice Payment: Facilitate timely payment of customer Trade invoices (including Trade Terms) in line with company procedure and controls to achieve minimal deductions, or prompt payments for non-deducting customers. This will include validation of claims to ensure only valid claims are paid or recognition of additional liability through manual accruals or corrective IPAs Pricing: Support the Sales Organisation and Customers by ensuring Pricing Claims are investigated and cleared on a timely basis, and only valid Pricing claims are paid Audit & Control: Ensure SOX controls are fully met and evidenced in regard to all processes covered (for Trade and Pricing) and no issues found during annual internal and external audits. Business Partnering: Business partner the Sales Account Managers to ensure we work together to manage their accounts debt. Work closely with the Sales organisation to resolve queries on Trade or Pricing claims. Drive communication and linkage to improve results through collaboration including inputs for and attendance at regular Governance meetings such as DG and Debt Reviews Issue Resolution: Resolve issues with customer debt (Trade and Pricing) on a timely basis, escalating complex issues to the Supervisor/Lead where needed. Clearly communicate issues on a timely basis with Sales Organisation Accounts Receivable Partnering: Work closely with OTC back office team to process disputes. Support resolution of issues with Credit Limits Customer Collaboration: Work directly with commercial stakeholders and OTC Back Office staff to resolve issues and disputes quickly and engage Sales team where appropriate Skills Required: Organisation Problem solving Relationship Building Experience Required: You will have intermediate level in: MS Excel, PowerPoint, SAP "Accountancy" Experience in a sales environment Previous experience of order to cash in a FMCG environment would be an advantage Education Required: Degree qualified Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert to discuss further.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Material Planner

Material Planner Off-highway £Negotiable Leicester Exciting opportunities for experienced Material Planners to join a well-known off-highways manufacturer based in Leicester. As Material Planner you will be responsible for performing analytical tasks to support the forecast and production of off-highway vehicles. Key responsibilities: Accountable for the analysis and maintenance of material planning data, cost for internal suppliers, handling payment related discrepancies Source study and implementation to support NPI project Implement engineering changes on the purchased parts and handle effectiveness the phase in and out Track and monitor supplier delivery performance and set up communication plan with supplier to drive delivery performance and quality improvement Track the timely delivery and expedite the parts shortage with supplier Forecast and communicate parts shortage status with manufacturing, analyse root cause of shortages Responsible for inventory control at component level by set up min/max inventory, reasonable lead time, safety stock, lot size days and ordering qty Review stock level regularly to identify the gap and implement solutions Key skills and experiences: Bachelor's degree from a college or university - or equivalent experience Advanced skill in use of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, e-mail systems is preferred. Required knowledge and application on MRPII/SAP system Requires effective communications skills in both written and oral Must exhibit good interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style Required to be able to prioritise work in a dynamic environment Required knowledge on basic procurement and quality principles, procedures, and techniques Required to accept responsibility and produce highest productivity and quality work, maintain the highest ethical and professional standards within supply chain organisation This is a 6 month contract opportunity with the potential for further extension and offering negotiable rates of pay. Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! Shortlisting closes Friday 12th April. Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Desford, Leicestershire

Programme Coordinator

Programme Coordinator £competitive hourly rates Peterborough Off-Highway A Programme Coordinator opportunity has arisen working for a well-known off-highway's manufacturer based in Peterborough. As Programme Coordinator your role will sit within the Product Management organisation where you will become engaged in the key work streams to support New Product Introduction (NPI) and other major projects throughout the product life cycle. The main purpose of the Programme Coordinator: To drive cross-functional teams to develop complex programme plans, to accurately track the delivery of key milestones, solve programme issues through Scenario Planning and identify opportunities for improvement, enabling the on-time delivery of New Product Introduction Programmes. Key responsibilities: Facilitation of cross-functional Project Planning Workshops Lead chartering sessions, develop/validate network diagrams, lead integration and compression sessions with internal and external teams Establish plan structures, initial Work Breakdown Structures and Network Diagrams that identify relationships, duration's and resources Facilitate control sessions, inclusive of plan updates and maintenance Critical path issues and conflict between team members and teamwork issues Ensure deliverables are met to time, budgeted cost and quality requirements Presentation of Project progress at regular intervals to the Business Lead, coach the Project Team in the utilisation of the Project Management process Key skills and experiences: University degree or equivalent experience within a project facilitation and/or management role Expertise in Project/Program Management tools & processes Proven leadership and experience in creation & maintenance of cross-functional project plans is essential Team player with excellent interpersonal skills Clear and concise communicator, inclusive of good listening Strong analytical and organisational skills Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings is desired Awareness of New Product Introduction (NPI) processes Must possess extensive knowledge of project management software (MS Project experience desirable) MS Office-365 (Excel/Word/Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY! If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Telemarketer - Home based

Job Title - Telemarketer - Home based Salary - up to £25,000 DOE Location - Home based, anywhere within the UK New opportunity for a Telemarketer to work for a business consultancy that supports various industry sectors such as financial services, FMCG, Manufacturing and Engineering. Key Responsibilities: Conducting outbound calls to overseas clients, research companies and contacts Booking meetings with clients to be attended by the regional sales team Ability to make the initial call to a client, build relationships and follow up via email Accurately input client data into CRM systems The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences: Previous experience within a sales environment Strong administration and negotiation skills Able to demonstrate past experience in achieving targets Experience of lead generation Excellent verbal and written English language skills. This is a permanent home-based opportunity offering a competitive salary with uncapped commission. Interested in the above role? Please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to discuss further.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Technical Author

Job Title: Technical Author Location: Irlam Manchester Competitive Salary New opportunity for a Technical Author working within the Parts Authoring team based in Irlam, Manchester. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role within a demanding and growing environment. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for the compilation of parts books/Illustrated parts catalogues. Creation of a parts list and corresponding illustration that will be used in parts books and on-line parts information systems. Using illustration software (Iso-Draw) to convert 3D/JT Models into 2D parts book Illustrations to be used by customers to correctly identify spare parts. Loading service part numbers into warehouse system (POPIMS) to allow procurement activity to start. Contribute to team targets for completing parts books within an agreed time frame. Key skills and experience: Good IS/IT skills (Majority of time in this role is spent checking BOM data and matching up part numbers within aftermarket systems). Managing Bills of Material or Managing Design Changes within a BOM/Parts listing system. Ability to recognise engine spare parts/components by description/drawing/shape Use of Technical Authoring or Product Lifecycle packages, eg Windchill. Microsoft applications, typically Excel. Experience of industrial diesel engines, automotive parts, agricultural equipment/machinery. Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) Ability to interpret basic technical data Good communicator who is comfortable working with a variety of people across an organisation Good analytical and problem-solving skills Interested in the above role? APPLY TODAY In return our client can offer you a 12-month contract with negotiable rates of pay and an immediate start. Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Irlam, Greater Manchester
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