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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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Logistics Engineer (Transport Planning)

Seeking a Logistics Engineer to work within the Operational transport function within the Global Inbound Logistics organisation. The purpose of the Global Inbound & Packaging Optimisation and Planning organisation is to identify and drive development of cost, service, and lead-time on a tactical (short -mid-term) level. Main responsibilities: Drive carrier performance together with operation and works for continuous improvement Drive tactical carrier performance review meetings every month together with IBL & PO Operation EMEA. Take active part in implementation of carriers. Generating of freight bills based on transport orders Deviations in the self-billing process Confirmations of SAP Purchasing Requisitions Checking of invoices based on valid rates and actual shipping volumes Preparing of claims and documentation of invoicing discrepancies Communication of claims and coordinating clarification with stakeholders Following-up on credit notes Run Bank Holiday Planning process with carriers and Plants to secure right adjustments in lead time and pick up days. Drive and run volume and capacity planning with carriers and Transport Purchasing to secure that we have the right set up in our systems and that it is tracked and followed up continuously. Developing tools, models and processes for continues improvements. Ensure through constant improvements that area of responsibility meets the targets (budget, lead-time, frequency, utilisation, quality and benchmark costs). Align with overall objectives and secure implementation results. Communicate and align all activities with internal stake holders. Interface between central functions, local plants and contracted logistic parties. Carriers are introduced and trained to timely and correct. Maintain up to date material for carrier implementation, instruction and training. Establish and Drive Tactical Carrier Meetings (incl performance, sales, business update, volumes, capacity, strategic changes and bank holiday planning) Financial performance within your area of responsibility is correctly and continuously tracked and interpreted Reporting of findings from performance tracking External providers are being paid according to contract (where applicable Skills and experiences required: University degree in logistics, business or equivalent competencies Strong analytical skills and interest Skilled in using PowerPoint, Excel Experience of transportation management or Plant Logistics Project management experience is an advantage Good understanding and experience of Transport Management System (TMS), 4Flow Vista and transport network is meritorious Experience in Access and Sharepoint Experience from Logistics in automotive industry Experience in data management and business analytics Experience of freight contracts and freight cost management Knowledge of carrier's operations is meritorious Fluent in English, any other language is beneficial Team player and good social abilities Strong Networking abilities Analytical and structured Service minded and Co-operative Creative and problem-solving mind-set To be firm and have an ability to drive continuous improvements Be able to stand stress Result oriented This is a 6-month contract based in Gothenburg, Sweden and offering competitive hourly rates. Apply today! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment as soon as possible.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Logistics Engineer

Are you seeking an opportunity within logistics in the automotive industry? One of the world's leading premium car brands is seeking a Logistics Engineer to join their Inbound Logistics organisation based in Sweden. Main responsibilities: Oversee and plan Premium, Overseas and General Cargo projects and shipments Plan and implement Project based cargo shipments (e.g. tooling and dies for new car models) alongside internal stakeholders Work alongside Indirect Purchasing (IDP) to lead major RFQ's from a stakeholder perspective, working alongside IDP as assigned, representing the relevant business area Regularly interact with stakeholders to address concerns or issues and report feedback regarding process improvements Provide input and feedback regarding Premium, Overseas and General Cargo processes where improvement opportunities or issues are identified Provide out of hours support by standby duty as needed This is a 3 to 6 month contract based in Gothenburg, Sweden and offering competitive hourly rates. Apply today! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment as soon as possible.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Verification Specialist - Import/Export

Verification Specialist - Import/Export £negotiable hourly rate Off-Highway Peterborough An opportunity has arisen for a Verification Specialist to work for a leading manufacturer of off-highway equipment based in the Peterborough area. As a Verification Specialist, you will be validating and approving export and import freight invoices covering material being imported to our Peterborough site from our worldwide supplier base in line with pre-defined Sarbanes Oxley rules. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Review incoming freight invoices for inbound and outbound material. Validate service has been incurred by checking internal databases to prove material has been received or shipped from site. Check Proof of Delivery has been supplied if required. Checking pre-agreed rate cards to ensure invoice matches. Identifying non-standard transport and checking Special Transport Form for agreed rate. Adherence to local departmental metrics on invoice grief resolution. Producing weekly reports to summarise grief levels and ageing. Supporting Month-end Accrual Process. Querying discrepant invoices with carriers Investigating unapproved invoices by engaging with key business contacts to understand material lane and drive resolution / payment Raise manual payment requests where required Act as a champion for compliance at all times. Work with key stakeholders to ensure they understand the end to end transport process and drive process discipline. Required Skills / Experience Numerate and PC literate Knowledge and understanding of Incoterms Experience of Export and Import Processes Microsoft Excel knowledge to Intermediate Level Able to work with both speed and accuracy Able to display tenacity when trying to resolve queries Ability to build relationships with key internal and external process partners Desired Experience of working with ERP/MRP systems. Experience of working with International Freight and carriers. This is a 6-month rolling contract, requiring demonstrable skills in export and import processes. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Senior FMCG Scientist - 2743

Senior FMCG Scientist opportunity working for a multinational confectionery company. Skills Required: The person would need to have: Previous FMCG experience. A food science background. Experience in New Product Development and Product Commercialisation. Represent Product R&D in multi-functional project meetings and provide Product leadership in projects with minimal to no supervision. Manage project communications relating to process issues, including commercial team and Supply chain team with minimal to no supervision. Ensure all process procedures and methodologies are adhered to and develop Product specifications, HACCP documentation, trial forms for given project. Manages/lead project teams for large to major-sized projects, including those with multiple business partners. Project scope could involve several sub-projects. Skills Preferred: Excellent cross-functional and external organisational skills, including time management and priority setting. Experience Required: Previous food manufacturing experience. Experience Preferred: Product & Process feasibility. Education Required: Food Science / Chemical Engineering Degree. In return our client can offer you a 12-month contract based in Birmingham and offering an hourly consolidated rate of £26.62. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

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.

Contract / Desford, Leicestershire

Material Planner

Material Planning Analyst £competitive rates (DOE) Wolverhampton Off-Highway Material Planning Analyst opportunity available working for a market leader in off-highway transmissions. As Material Planning Analyst you will collaborate with suppliers to ensure execution to planned orders and schedules and resolves issues with suppliers to ensure material availability for facility production. Job Responsibilities: Ensures the timely delivery of materials to the facility, collaborating with suppliers to coordinate deliveries, shipping schedules and work schedules to meet facility production plans. Actively collaborate with suppliers to perform root cause corrective actions to resolve quality and supplier performance issues. Analyse established parts schedules and production requirements, converting requirements into appropriate pieces parts, requisitioning the materials, regulating inventory levels and issuing work orders. Analyses engineering releases for change and / or new releases and coordinates effective release dates to provide an efficient depletion of related existing stock items. Manage and perform supplier scheduling and implementation of engineering changes for the efficient manufacture of products and components. Supports supply chain performance efforts by monitoring and tracking supplier performance metrics. Improve point of use material availability, applying root cause analysis and corrective actions. Key skills and education: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Purchasing and Supply Chain experience is required Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organisation and communication skills Understanding of company policies and procedures General product knowledge Receive Inventory into system for Transmission Product Perform Annual Inventory Count in Belgium Manage Supplier Invoice Disputes Chase Customers for POD's General knowledge of production scheduling and capacity management Ability to use and troubleshoot the MRP, Lognet and QAD (MFGPro) systems Knowledge and / or experience in material control, purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, operations and transportation or logistics desired Minimal Travel Required. Interested in the above role? Apply today! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Supply Chain Manager

Seeking a Supply Chain Manager to work for the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and gas engines. As a Supply Chain Manager, you will be accountable to achieve key supply chain performances, leading all facility supply chain activities including strategic process transformation, supply chain planning, material requirements management, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics. Job Duties/Responsibilities: Provide leadership, guidance and coaching to a team of dedicated supply chain professionals across multiple sites to support all crucial supply chain and wider business-related metrics. Area of strategic focus will be across material planning, demand and orders and finished goods shipping to provide an exceptional level of customer service to both internal and external partners. Develop robust process capable of delivering high levels of machine and parts availability in line with Supply chain best practice as well as the CPS Supply Chain Process Manual and adherence to the CPS Supply Chain Rules. Collaborate with internal and external business partners to ensure facility production schedules provide proper product availability to dealers/customers while balancing manufacturing constraint issues whilst leading facility Sales and Operations Planning conformance. Ensure team maintains compliance with all Internal, legislative and safety requirements from a shipping and materials movement perspective providing leadership to several third parties engaged in providing critical supply chain services such as importation and exportation management. Focus on supply chain improvements against KPI's including supplier development and management as well as working with product managers to ensure supply chain strategies are developed and aligned with worldwide sourcing strategies and providing inputs to supplier sourcing and resource management. Responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of direct reports, including development, capability building and succession planning. Leading efforts to improve communications and align logistics and manufacturing activities. Qualifications Progressive experience within the Supply Chain arena and preferably focused within heavy equipment or automotive sectors. Proven ability to working within a highly demanding and time sensitive environment APICS Qualification and/or relevant degree or extensive experience reflecting senior supply chain roles. Demonstrated experience within areas of demand management, material planning and international shipping and distribution. Proven ability of leadership and coaching to a highly motivated and engaged team to deliver high level of progressive KPIs. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal with demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external business partners to delivery enterprise results. Skills, experience & qualifications you may have; Automotive experience. Lean Manufacturing experience. Heavy equipment experience. Leadership of 50 - 200 at all levels. In return our client can offer you a permanent role working for a global manufacturing company, salary is dependent upon experience and ranges between £58,000 to £80,000 plus medical/pension scheme, bonus and car allowance. Interested in the above role? Apply today! Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Desford, Leicestershire

Material Planner

Job Title - Material Planner Hourly rate - up to £16.50 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 Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager Off-Highway Peterborough £64,000- £76,000 + benefits + bonus A Business Development Manager opportunity has arisen working for the world's leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines. Job responsibilities include: Managing a team accountable for inter-company transfers and technical installation/development of 0.5-7.1 litre engines used in our machinery. Maintaining existing and developing new technical procedures to ensure engine installations meet stringent in-machine sign-off requirements. Sponsoring 6 Sigma projects and allocating resources to those projects to drive business improvements and efficiency. Championing the goal to maintain a market based competitive offering and lead initiatives from our customers into the product groups that are intended to support growth through enhancing the products and services offered. Executing the groups vision to become the engine provider of choice for the enterprise by creating strategies that continue to grow the Share of Wallet within the enterprise portfolio. Leading improvements in operational performance that support machine businesses to meet the People, Quality, Velocity and Cost goals. Building close working relationships across the enterprise to ensure the development and execution of strategies that generate highly profitable contributions to the enterprise. Monitoring and executing NPI deliverables, ensuring correct application and production sign off are completed on time. Developing annual pricing and planning assumptions ensuring that the execution of the annual pricing process is defect free. Building up a complete business profile from the annual planning process to demonstrate the impact from the economic environment. Qualifications: A technical or business management related college degree or equivalent experience Substantial team leadership experience, preferably gained at least in part in a 6 Sigma and/or program management based environment A working knowledge of a structured product development process, ideally New Product Introduction (NPI) process Evidence of progressively responsible job-related experience and a good understanding of either an engine or machine business Good management, motivational and problem solving skills along with a demonstrated history of building good relationships across multiple groups Desired Qualifications: Team supervisory experience, preferably with a measurable track record of building a highly engaged and productive team Working knowledge of engine and engine systems, particularly recent developments in off-highway diesel engine emissions control systems and electronically controlled engines Sales, marketing and commercial experience, particularly relating to winning new business and creating a long term business partnership Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Junior Process Engineer - 2674

Junior Process Engineer FMCG £16.00 to £20.00 Birmingham A multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company is seeking a Junior Process Engineer to join them at their site in Birmingham. As Junior Process Engineer you will demonstrate recent experience in an engineering/food science background. Key responsibilities: Experience in Process Development and Process Commercialisation. Provide leadership in Process trials and specific Process tracks within multiple projects across the region with minimal supervision. Manage project communications relating to specific process trials or specific process tracks within multiple projects, including liaison with Supply chain team with minimal to no supervision. Work independently and effectively with different R&D subgroups to deliver project goals with minimal supervision. Deliver process specifications for multiple projects. Skills Required: Process engineering skills in food industry. Apply process knowledge to specific projects. Effective communication skills. Experience Required: Previous food manufacturing experience. Experience Preferred: Process feasibility. Education Required: Chemical Engineering/Food science. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Customs Duty Specialist - 2755

Customs Duty Specialist FMCG £14.00 to £18.75 consolidated rate Birmingham Customs Duty Specialist opportunity has arisen within the Procurement and Supply Chain department for an international snacks manufacturer based in Birmingham. This is a UK based role reporting to a Manger in Bratislava. As Customs Specialist and would be part of a Customs team assisting with provision of Customs compliance services for internal goods movement. The role will support the Customs Compliance controls and assist with changes as a result of Brexit. Skills Required: Extensive knowledge of customs Laws and Regulations. Strong ability to assess customs duties and taxes for shipments. Excellent attention to detail and analysis. Strong oral and written communication skills. Skills Preferred: Action oriented, proactive and resourceful in solving problems. Can-do attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability and self-motivation to excel within an environment of change. Experience Required: Customs queries / support with Day to Day operations. Tariff Classification verification. Knowledge of mandatory changes of Customs declarations. Knowledge of Deferment Statement UK. Working knowledge of import / export requirements especially for road freight movements in Europe. Knowledge of sea / air transport. Experience Preferred: Experience of INET logistic system would be an advantage. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Lead Customs Duty Specialist - 2754

Lead Customs Duty Specialist FMCG £16.00 to £20.00 p/h consolidated rate Birmingham A Lead Customs Duty Specialist opportunity has arisen within the Procurement and Supply Chain department for an international snacks manufacturer based in Birmingham. Thus is a UK based role reporting to a Manger in Bratislava. As Customs Specialist you would be part of a Customs team assisting with provision of Customs compliance services for internal goods movement. The role will support the Customs Compliance controls and assist with changes as a result of Brexit. Skills Required: Extensive knowledge of customs Laws and Regulations. Strong ability to assess customs duties and taxes for shipments. Excellent attention to detail and analysis. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience Required: Customs queries / support with Day to Day operations. Tariff Classification verification. Knowledge of mandatory changes of Customs declarations. Knowledge of Deferment Statement UK. Working knowledge of import / export requirements especially for road freight movements in Europe. Knowledge of sea / air transport Experience preferred: Experience of INET logistic system would be an advantage. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Supply Chain Planning Analyst

A Supply Chain Analyst opportunity has arisen working for one of the world's leading providers of diesel and gas engines based in Stafford. Job Responsibilities and Duties: Achieve corporate supply chain performance targets focused on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results. Working on the deployment of the Supply Chain Planning Process, which develops the Plan for Every Part and Pull Replenishment methods for the facility. Apply the supply chain planning process and leading team efforts to develop lean material flow plans for the facility, which may include implementing changes to factory floor layout and material presentation at the point of use. Gather and analyse data on facility demand and demand variability for each part required for production. Developing material flow plans for all material coming into a facility for production. Management and drive improvements of Built in Quality Control Tower for department at facility level. Design and implement Built in Quality gates including deployment of long term root cause analysis action plans. Management of freight and packaging material registers including process improvements and cost saving initiatives. Lead and manage obsolescence process Supplier development and implementation of PFEP strategies. Skills and Experience: Experience and knowledge of lean concepts and tools Experience and knowledge about supply chain principles, specifically those applied to pull replenishment using material replenishment tools and processes, Supply Chain Planning analytical tools, material flow and throughput efficiency. Leadership skills to effectively lead supply chain improvements. Ability to design and deploy lean systems in a highly productive environment with minimal disruption to daily requirements. Substantial experience in the development and deployment of Supply Chain processes. In return our client can offer you a permanent role with a competitive salary of c. £30,000 to £39,000 p/a (Depending on Experience) plus benefits. Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Engineering Manager - Hydraulic Systems

Engineering Manager - Hydraulic Systems Off-Highway Leicester £50,000 - £65,000 + benefits An Engineering Manager opportunity has arisen working for the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. As Engineering Manager of the Hydraulic and Controls department you will be responsible for machine hydraulic systems from concept to production, and service thereafter. You will be the primary UK hydraulic system expert and first point of contact for the machine groups hydraulic input and expertise. You will be involved with and contribute to the hands-on testing and operation of machines. You will have direct interface with the end machine user, production line, and supplier development team. You will be accountable for acceptable system tuning and operation providing continuously increasing levels of efficiency, controllability, and performance to the customer. You will join a global team of highly motivated hydraulic component, systems and controls engineers with deep knowledge and support of machine functionality and development. You will benefit from and contribute to the continuous growth and learning of the larger team. Lead, coach and motivate a small team to develop collaborative relationships with internal and external customers as well as within the internal teams to achieve goals. Deep understanding of fluid power and the application of such to mobile power hydraulic system machines Understand and develop requirements, system architecture, components specification and application requirements on multiple products Take responsibility for the overall management of key projects and the day-to-day resource issues working in tandem with the engineering managers that support the product groups. Lead team to complete objectives in design of new products and maintenance of existing products, components, and systems Communicate results and set priorities to global customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units Ensure development, validation and test requirements are met for production ready system solutions Create relevant drawings and release schematic(s) Lead and own FMEA's teams, actions, validation plans, and critical characteristics Prepared to travel Globally to support issues as the arise Provide technical coaching and troubleshooting in the interest of providing technical solutions in development, production, and field support Skills, experience & qualifications you will have; Experience of development and design of fluid power components and systems Experience and understanding of taking a product from concept to production utilising FMEA, DVP&R & APQP process Established record of achievement, showing improvement in an engineering environment Analytical experience with simulation tools of hydraulic systems Experience of dealing with problem solving in a fast-paced environment Reading and understanding drawings and release schematic(s) Willing to travel globally Understanding of market product cost A confident communicator with strong interpersonal, influencing and coaching skills; able to effectively engage with and influence teams, and able to share information in a straight forward and compelling way Results-driven, with a "can-do" attitude and ability to get into the detail when necessary Expert industry experience Supervisor experience with proven success in challenging leadership situations Working with Creo/auto cad or similar tools. Previous project management experience Interested in the above role? Please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Desford, Leicestershire
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