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Lisa Osborne

Consultant
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  1. 01384 446162
  2. lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk
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  4. @JonLee_Recruit

Lisa specialises in the sourcing and placement of procurement and supply chain professionals to the automotive, motorsport, off highway and truck & bus sectors, providing permanent, contract and interim resourcing solutions across the UK and Europe.

CIPS qualified with more than 18 years’ experience, she possesses an in-depth knowledge and understanding of procurement and supply chain management across a broad range of industrial sectors.

An established recruitment professional, she has developed a network of clients and candidates, enabling her to identify the best talent and assist candidates seeking new opportunities or career development.

Lisa is passionate about the procurement and supply chain industry, taking great pride in delivering effective recruitment solutions and an exceptional service – contributing to Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s premium market position. She adopts a partnership approach; understanding her client’s requirements to develop long-lasting relationships and implement strategic and volume recruitment campaigns.

Browse Lisa's latest jobs

Cost Estimator

Job title: Cost Estimator - Purchasing Salary Range: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum + attractive benefits package Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire Are you an experienced Cost Estimator looking for a new and exciting challenge? We are looking to recruit high calibre individuals with passion and energy to deliver in a fast paced, demanding environment. An opportunity as Cost Estimator to join one of the world's most respected and iconic luxury automotive brands at an exciting time in the company's history. Ideally, you will have a proven track-record and experience of Product Cost Estimating within the automotive or equivalent volume manufacturing environment. Working as part of the Purchasing team, as Cost Estimator you will provide Material, Capital (Vendor Tooling), Design and Development, and Prototype Estimates you will support the following: All new programs from through to ensure all cost targets set with our external suppliers are 'value for money'. Actively participate in the on-going TVM process to support the achievement of company cost reduction objectives. All new programs from through to ensure that all cost targets are set with external suppliers and are 'value for money'. Key Responsibilities: Cost Estimates - by analysing how much a component "should cost" to manufacture. Estimate comparison vs. quote & assisted Supplier negotiations with purchase. Benchmarking - compare similar components within the parts library and competitor vehicles through 'tear-down' exercises. Develop component cost database for benchmark analysis. Quotation Analysis -receive QAFs (Quotation Analysis Forms) from their suppliers. These should be analysed for Value for money. Supplier Business Reviews - compile Supplier Business Review documentation identifying by cost driver the suppliers cost of manufacturing. Supplier visits. VSM (Value Stream mapping) Cost down - together with the Supplier. Engineering support - to provide guidance to the Engineer of the most cost effective way of producing a component. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of product cost estimating to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Warwickshire based iconic Automotive OEM will offer you: c.£45,000 + Attractive Benefits package plus career development and the opportunity to work for one of the world's most iconic luxury brands. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of produce cost estimating and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Cost Estimator role, please contact Lisa Osborne at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Senior Buyer - Strategic

Job title: Senior Buyer Location: Telford, Shropshire Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package An experienced Senior Buyer with a proven track record and knowledge of strategic procurement of resins, plastics and rubber parts is required by one of the world's largest producers of automotive parts. Supplying a portfolio of major OEMs this organisation is looking to grow its UK procurement team, based in the West Midlands. We are seeking a talented strategic Buyer with experience of global sourcing within a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment. As Strategic Buyer, you will be required to: - Strategically oversee and manage commodities including; mass production, NPI, and engineering changes. - Develop and implement overall commodity strategy. - Lead supplier sourcing and negotiations within your commodity area. As a strategic Buyer, you should offer: - Demonstrable procurement experience preferably with experience of purchasing metals, plastics and rubber parts. - Strategic thinking to identify opportunities for cost reduction. - Understanding of product/component evaluation and functionality requirements. - Strong communication skills, ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels. - Excellent project management skills and experience. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, driven Buyer with knowledge of managing key commodities, global sourcing and strong project management skills. In return for your procurement experience, this Telford based Automotive Tier 1 will offer you: - Competitive salary & benefits package - Career development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of strategic global commodity management and you are looking for a new career challenge, please apply today. If you have any questions about the strategic Buyer role, please contact Lisa Osborne at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162 or email

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Indirect Buyer - Senior

Job title: Senior Buyer Salary Range : c. £45,000 Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire Global FMCG manufacturer, world leader in the production of specialist food products. An Indirect Buyer is required by a global FMCG manufacturing organisation, a world leader in the production and development of specialist products, supplying major global FMCG producers. This growing organisation is on a journey of change, including culture, continuous improvement and manufacturing techniques. A fantastic opportunity for a talented indirect procurement professional who offers exceptional knowledge of indirect category spend including; technical spend, facilities management, IT, Telecoms, Marketing, Fleet, Consulting and other non-production commodities industry. Based in Oxfordshire, as Indirect Buyer you will participate in cross-functional teams and support the Regional Procurement Manger with sourcing implementation plans: - Implement sourcing strategy for all indirect categories - Manage relationships with suppliers - Develop bid packages and administer the RFP/RFQ/RFI - Operationally manage all spend - Drive continuous improvements (cost and service) of assigned sourcing categories We are seeking an Indirect Buyer who offers the following skills or experience: - Proven track record of managing high value indirect spends - Strong negotiation skills - Excellent analytical skills - Fully IT proficient - MS Office Package and SAP Are you an Indirect Buyer with knowledge of procuring indirect commodities in a fast moving manufacturing environment, are you looking to develop your career? In return for your procurement experience, this Oxfordshire based FMCG manufacturer will offer you: - Salary c.£45,000 - Bonus + Attractive Pension Scheme - Career Development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an indirect procurement professional looking for your next career move and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Indirect Buyer role, please contact or Lisa on direct line 01384 446162

Permanent / Banbury, Oxfordshire

Strategic Buyer

Strategic Buyer - Castings / Forgings / Machined Parts Salary Range: £34,671 - £49,440 + Benefits Location: Melksham, Wiltshire Industry: Rail and Commercial Vehicles A Strategic Buyer is required by the world's leading safety systems manufacturer and supplier of additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicle industry. With a proven track record of strategic procurement. I am seeking a senior procurement professional who will lead the strategic and technical purchasing of castings / forgings and machined parts. A Senior Buyer with proven experience of purchasing within a manufacturing or engineering environment is essential. Procurement professionals with experience of working within a safety critical environment would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, requires a proactive Strategic Buyer with a strong technical understanding and strategic procurement experience. As a Strategic Buyer your responsibilities will include: - Purchase new and existing parts across castings / forgings and machined parts commodity areas. - Release first article purchase orders at approved suppliers. - Negotiation of framework and delivery contracts, price negotiation of specific products and suppliers. - KPI responsibility for nominated suppliers and product portfolio. - Supplier Management - Engineering and technical know- how for specific products and suppliers (cost structure, technology and manufacturing). As a Strategic Buyer, you will offer the following skills or experience: - Strategic procurement experience gained in an engineering or manufacturing environment. - Experience of procuring castings / forgings and machined parts. - Ability to read engineering drawings. - Experience of SAP or similar. This is an excellent opportunity for a procurement professional to lead the strategic and technical purchasing of a range of key commodities. In return for your experience, this global safety systems manufacturing company will offer you: - £35,000 - £49,500 per annum - Benefits - Career development and the opportunity to work with a major global manufacturing / engineering organisation. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a strategic purchasing professional with a strong engineering background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Strategic Buyer role, please contact Lisa Osborne at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Melksham, Wiltshire

Leader – Mass Production Scheduling

Job title: Lead Mass Production Scheduler Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire An experienced senior Mass Production Scheduler with a proven track record and knowledge of mass production schedule creation and execution across a complex, global supply base is required. A fantastic opportunity for a senior supply chain professional to join one of the world's most respected and iconic luxury automotive brands at an exciting time in the company's history. We are seeking a talented Lead Mass Production Scheduler with experience of leading mass production schedule creation and execution. As a Lead Production Scheduler, you should have a proven track record of planning within a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment. Your main responsibilities will include: Liaison with Sales & other related departments to ensure production plan reflects customer requirements. Create mass production build schedule. Allocate customer orders into vehicle 'slots' in the production schedule. Manage forecast management in the slots table. Update production volumes in system on a daily basis. Generate TLS and issue out to supply base Manage the sales order amendment process. Manage model year run out and run in planning. Liaise with Launch Team for the scheduling of Product Development cars within Mass Production schedule. Ensure successful production schedule completion & control. Lead company-wide production schedule control via Control Centre. Ensure "Build to Sequence" across all areas. Manage & own all related production control related data. Utilise experience & data of production system to initiate continuous improvement across all related KPI's. Lead any special improvement activities, as required. As a Lead Mass Production Scheduler, you should offer: Experience in vehicle or production planning, ideally in the automotive industry. Ability to communicate with tact/diplomacy, together with the ability to work accurately and efficiently, taking resourceful action during periods of considerable pressure. Computer Literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel essential. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, driven Lead Mass Production Scheduler to make a real impact. In return for your extensive production scheduling skills and industry knowledge, you will be offered: Salary up to c. £48,000 + benefits package Career development and advancement opportunities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mass production scheduling and you are looking for a new career challenge, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Mass Production Scheduling role, please contact Lisa Osborne at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162 or email

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire