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Lisa Osborne

Consultant
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  2. lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk
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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

Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer Nuneaton Up to C. £29,000 per annum Ambitious Buyer required by global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We are seeking a talented procurement professional who will support a Buyer and assist with the delivery of the most effective sourcing solutions to meet business needs of this dynamic market leader. As a Junior Buyer, you will demonstrate a strong commercial acumen and an understanding of the negotiation of complex requirements, you will liaise directly with the various departments across multiple disciplines to achieve the best sourcing solution to meet the business needs. As Junior Buyer you will: Ensure compliance with procurement strategy as defined by the Head of Procurement. Provide commercial assistance to the Purchasing, Test and Engineering functions to ensure best practise and compliance is achieved within the function, and share knowledge with junior members of the team. Support negotiations to achieve business objectives and strategic direction Manage costs and work directly with suppliers to improve processing times Supply weekly project progress status reports to the Head of Procurement Develop relationships with suppliers, support any audit requirement Develop a continuous improvement ethos with the supply base, manage and document results · Support a CI Culture through the supply chain Strong administrative awareness and ability to implement best practise The ideal candidate will offer: Experience within manufacturing, engineering, automotive or defence Good Microsoft word/excel experience. Strong communication skills. Experienced negotiation skills. Fully proficient with Microsoft Outlook Packages Strong administrative skills An awareness of Framework and Blanket Order processes / implementation awareness. Experience of project or capital expenditure procurement preferred. This role would ideally suit a Junior Buyer or Buyers Assistant within a military, aerospace, manufacturing or automotive environment. Are you currently working in a fast moving, dynamic procurement environment? Looking for your next procurement opportunity? Please forward your CV directly or contact me for further information on 01384 446162 directly.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer - Permanent Up to c. £46,000 per annum Automotive OEM Gaydon, Warwickshire The Role Exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Buyer to work for an iconic automotive OEM, having undergone significant growth and major investment in new products and manufacturing facilities this organisation is now regarded as the fastest growing automotive brand. Are you a good problem solver, with strong attention to detail? Do you have a proven track record in strategic procurement and program management, ideally with procurement experience gained within an engineering/manufacturing environment? Are you able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen, good understanding of costs and business needs? As Senior Buyer, you will be responsible for procuring a specific range of commodities in accordance with the Purchasing and business procedures with a strong focus on commercial acumen and account management skills to deliver departmental objectives specific to quality, cost and delivery. Provide support for Purchasing Manager, deputising in their absence and covering all aspects of Purchasing and Man-Management skills and duties. Key Responsibilities and Tasks Supervise and support buyers in their day to day activity and delivery of objectives. Take lead role and ownership for key strategic/critical suppliers in the team Provide support to other team members and new starters in relation to systems, processes and procedures. Deputise for the team Purchasing Manager, to include the day to day running of the Purchasing team. Represent the section at cross functional meetings. Drive and manage TVM meetings and new model program activities. Coordinate and manage supplier performance with Quality and MP&L functions ensuring performance targets are met. Procurement and negotiation responsibility for individual objectives. Working with a cross functional team to establish and set programme financial targets. The Person An experienced procurement professional with a proven track record of working within an engineering/manufacturing environment. Experience of leading and supporting cross functional activity Ideally educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, and or a full member of CIPS or at least working towards it. Flexibility/prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require it. We are seeking purchasing professionals with aptitude and commitment to quickly adapt to the needs of the role and with the ability to perform in the role as Senior Buyer, to a high standard. In return for your procurement experience you will not only be offered the opportunity to join one of the world's most respected and fastest growing luxury automotive brands but will gain the following benefits: Attractive salary range c. £40,000 - £46,000 (depending on experience) Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford. Contributory pension scheme 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. Private Health Insurance - Family Cover.Private Dental Plan - Single Cover. A wide range of discounts with associated partners. Interested? If you have the relevant experience and are looking for your next career move or simply seeking a new challenge, then apply directly or contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Programme Buyer

Programme Buyer - Permanent Automotive OEM Gaydon, Warwickshire The Role Exciting opportunity for talented Programme Buyer or Programme/Project Manager to work for an iconic automotive OEM, having undergone significant growth and major investment in new products and manufacturing facilities this organisation is now regarded as the fastest growing automotive brand. Are you a good problem solver, with strong attention to detail? Do you have a proven track record in project management, ideally with procurement experience gained within an engineering/manufacturing environment? Are you able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen, good understanding of costs and business needs? As Programme Buyer, you will be the focal point in providing the Project co-ordination/management for purchasing programme activity and deliverables ensuring integration and adherence to "Mission" Gate Process and vehicle line contract requirements. Represent Purchasing and business interests across the company identifying and working to resolve potential variance to plan. The Person An experienced purchasing or programme management professional with a proven track record of working within an engineering/manufacturing environment. Experienced in representing purchasing at programme meetings including gateways, programme steering team, design reviews , launch control meetings and other meetings as required Proven track record of leading programme sourcing, cost and timing reviews with record of delivery of meeting programme timing and cost targets Experience of leading and supporting cross functional activity Ideally educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, and or a full member of CIPS or at least working towards it. Flexibility/prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require it. We are seeking programme purchasing professionals with aptitude and commitment to quickly adapt to the needs of the role and with the ability to perform in the role as Programme Buyer, to a high standard. In return for your procurement / programme management experience you will not only be offered the opportunity to join one of the world's most respected and fastest growing luxury automotive brands but will gain the following benefits: Attractive salary £ Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford. Contributory pension scheme 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. Private Health Insurance - Family Cover.Private Dental Plan - Single Cover. A wide range of discounts with associated partners. Interested? If you have the relevant experience and are looking for your next career move or simply seeking a new challenge, then apply directly or contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Senior Procurement Development Controller

Senior Procurement Development Controller Automotive OEM Salary £40K -£46,000 per annum + attractive benefits Based Coventry, Warwickshire Strategic opportunity for a forward-thinking senior procurement professional or strategic analyst to join the Global Procurement & Supply Chain Development team of an iconic global automotive OEM. Having undergone significant growth and major investment in new products and multi-site manufacturing facilities this organisation is now regarded as the fastest growing global automotive brand. A strategic role within Procurement, as Senior Procurement Development Controller, you will take specific responsibility for major elements of this growing Automotive OEMs short/med/long term procurement targets and ensure that robust controls and measures are in place. Lead in presenting a strategic overview for these elements and commodities and influence the Procurement teams' sourcing approach. Clear strategic planning, together with the controls and measures put in place will form the road map for this iconic brands' short and long-term procurement strategy. The Role: Analyse detailed / complex data and translate into meaningful summaries. Develop and maintain key Procurement KPI's, across all Procurement functions and ensure these support the organisations overall performance. Ensure that Procurement is fully mobilised with regards to required deliverables. Liaise closely with Finance, to ensure targets and results are aligned to corporate level. Ensure Global Procurement & Supply Chain Development team in defining and implementing strategy plans across the whole of Procurement and other functions. Provide Procurement / Commercial input into cross functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation's goals. With the Global Procurement & Supply Chain Development Manager, implement clear and transparent processes, to ensure all Departments follow a standard approach. Provide Procurement / Commercial analysis into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation's goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork. Build relationships with key stakeholders and hold reviews to discuss latest status and progress in meeting the organisational targets. Promote good supplier relationships, through supporting the development of a Supplier scorecard and eventually, the development of a Supplier awards system. Qualifications & Experience: Ideally educated to Degree level, preferably in line with the role requirements. Previous Procurement / Finance / Analyst experience is ESSENTIAL Understanding of the strategic role of the Procurement function and ability to work at this level. Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Microsoft Office & specifically Advanced Excel/ PowerPoint skills ESSENTIAL Post holder should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require. In return for your excellent strategic procurement and analytical skills, you will not only be offered the opportunity to join one of the world's most respected and fastest growing luxury automotive brands but will gain the following benefits: Salary Circa: £40,000 Discount on our privilege lease scheme. Contributory pension scheme. 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. Private Health Insurance / Private Dental Plan A wide range of discounts with associated partners. Interested? If you have the relevant experience and are looking for your next career move or simply seeking a new challenge, then apply directly or contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Purchasing Administrator

Purchasing Administrator - Permanent Automotive OEM Up to c. £25,000 per annum Coventry, Warwickshire The Role Exciting opportunity for influential administrative assistant / administrator to work with senior procurement management team of an iconic automotive OEM. Directly supporting Head of Procurement and the senior procurement team, your role will be to provide PA support and general administration. Are you a highly organised individual, who offers strong attention to detail? Do you have the ability to multi-task, manage day to day administration within a busy and demanding environment? The Role: Operational responsibility for the Purchasing SharePoint site. Travel planning and booking through the company travel provider. Ensuring best value for money taking a holistic travel time/cost approach. Management of Outlook based meeting rooms. Provide day to day PA support to the Purchasing General Managers, including document creation, diary and expense management. Purchase Order receipting for Purchasing contract staff. Responsible for reviewing and reporting Purchasing housekeeping. Responsible for managing Purchasing hospitality cards. This Purchasing Administrator role would suit a Personal Assistant or Administrator with a purchasing or recruitment background. We are seeking an administrator with aptitude and commitment to quickly settle into this demanding role. The Person: Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels. Ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a senior management team. Outgoing, confident with a 'can do' attitude. Excellent attention to detail, process driven with outstanding organisational skills. Proven track record of working in an administrative / personal assistant role. Highly computer literate, fully proficient with Microsoft Word / Excel. Specific knowledge and experience with Microsoft SharePoint is essential. In return for your excellent administration and organisation skills, you will not only be offered the opportunity to join one of the world's most respected and fastest growing luxury automotive brands but will gain the following benefits: Salary up to c. £25,000 per annum Contributory pension scheme 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. A wide range of discounts with associated partners. Plus Additional Benefits. Interested? If you have the relevant experience and are looking for your next career move or simply seeking a new challenge, then apply directly or contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Programme Buyer

Programme Buyers - Contract Automotive OEM Up to c.£25.00 per hour Milton Keynes Exciting opportunities for talented procurement professionals - seeking talented Buyers with automotive or motorsport industry experience. These are fantastic procurement opportunities to join a growing procurement team of an iconic Midlands based automotive organisation. Due to the significant growth and major investment in new products and manufacturing facilities this organisation is currently regarded as the fastest growing automotive brand. A true multi-site organisation, we are seeking Programme Buyers across a number of sites, including Gaydon, Wellesbourne and Milton Keynes. As Programme Buyer you will provide the coordination, metrics and control for all aspects of purchasing in support of new special vehicles. You will ensure outputs are more process driven and consistent and focus on a range of defined components to secure strong commercial terms and excellent delivery and quality levels. Responsible for procuring a defined range of technical components including composite materials, focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels. You will work with the procurement team and the supplier base to provide information on lead times, manage supplier performance through new vehicle launch phases and be involved in tendering, benchmarking and supplier negotiations. As an experienced Buyer, you will offer the following skills and experience: Previous procurement experience within the automotive industry, ideally within motorsport. Ideally seeking experience of procuring composite materials. Strong commercial, analytical and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence in a cross-functional environment. Excellent time management and prioritisation skills. This is a contract Buyer role, rolling contract 6 months minimum term, therefore, we are seeking Buyers who have the ability to rapidly assimilate the needs of the role and quickly perform in the role, to a high standard. Are you a talented commercial Engineer or technical Buyer looking for your next assignment? Please apply immediately or for further details contact Emma directly on 01384 446187.

Contract / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Operations Manager - Sales

Operations Manager - Sales FMCG - Supplier/Distributor Telford Fantastic opportunity for a commercially driven Operations Manager to join a successful and growing FMCG product distribution business based in Shropshire. With a focus on further growth, this organisation is seeking a commercial professional who will continue to develop the sales and marketing strategy of this successful supplier/distributor of specialist products. As Operations Manager, you will not only have strategic commercial responsibility but also undertake a broad range of managerial responsibilities for the day to day management of the business including; HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing. The Role: As Operations Manager, you will be responsible for: Managing the P&L for the business unit against company-wide objectives. Provide onsite management to a small established team. Provide leadership and direction to develop sales and business growth. Work with the Sales team to develop key customers and targets. Provide growth of existing customers through market diversification. Analysing data / performance and key metrics for Group. Work with the office team to maintain excellent customer service. The Person: We are seeking a dynamic and energetic, commercially driven individual. You will have proven track record of sales management. You will also offer: Experience with product management and associated responsibilities. Good all-round knowledge of business. Ideally degree educated or equivalent professional qualification. Proven people management skills. Ability to build relationships with both employees, suppliers and customers. A strong level of commercial awareness. Ability to build a team and lead from the front whilst generating enthusiasm. An understanding of strategic marketing and route to market. New business generation both UK and Overseas. Do you have a proven sales background? Are you able to offer sales and marketing input based on your professional experience thus far? Are you looking to move into a senior management role? If so, this is a unique opportunity to manage a small but successful business with a solid foundation. In return for your sales experience, commercial know-how there is a competitive salary and benefits package on offer. Interested? Please forward your latest CV or call me directly on 01384 446162 for further information.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Production Planner

Production Planner Worcester Manufacturing/Engineering A Production Planner is required by a successful manufacturing/engineering business based in Worcester. With a strong order book, this organisation continues to grow and develop its markets further. The role of Production Planner is an integral part of a busy production team. This is an exciting time to join the company due to continued growth, we are seeking a Production Planner who is confident and driven, and will work alongside senior members of the management team to ensure customer orders are satisfied efficiently and effectively. The Role: As Production Planner your responsibilities will include: Sales orders are translated into works orders. Stock levels are maintained and accurate. Assist schedule work into efficient batches for manufacturing. Manage raw materials supply against stock levels. Undertake the procurement of materials for manufacturing. Provide constant feedback to the customer against required lead-times. Assist in the new part creation against pre-defined standards and processes. Maintain exceptional levels of accuracy fully utilising the existing ERP system. The Person Previous experience of working within a Production Planning role in a busy manufacturing/engineering environment. Excellent IT skills, advanced MS Excel and Access. Comprehensive understanding of works order processing, BOM and Routings. Logical approach to problems and challenges. Good communication skills at all levels. Excellent attention to detail. This is an excellent opportunity for a production planning professional to work as part of a small dynamic team. In return for your production planning experience, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package. This role would ideally suit a Production Planner working in a small medium size manufacturing business. Interested in making an application for the role of Production Planner, please forward your CV or contact me for

Permanent / Malvern, Worcestershire

Supply Chain Planner - Logistics

Supply Chain Planner - Logistics Salary upto £38,787 + Bonus + Benefits Birmingham, West Midlands Automotive OEM Seeking a dynamic supply chain professional with a passion for visionary logistics. Working for one of the world's premium vehicle manufacturers, you will be responsible for assisting in the creation of intelligent logistics concepts to enable the delivery of materials from all over the world. With supply chain planning expertise and experience, you will demonstrate vision and commitment, working with the Logistics team to develop creative solutions. The Role: As a Supply Chain Planner based at one of the company's state-of-the-art production facilities, near Birmingham you will be responsible for: Timely provision of the logistics requirements and also the logistics costs for the assigned component commodities for all European plants during the supplier selection process. Setting up all components in the common logistics planning tool in order to allow other logistics planning departments to complete their planning. Subject matter expert for all aspects of the planning system and in representing the production plant in the group wide circle. Responsible for planning the supply routes for all components from the suppliers to the plant including the co-ordination of the material flow to the fit point and the return of packaging back to the supplier. Daily development and agreement of loop day protocols and supply chain concepts for all agreed components including chairing realisation team meetings. Reviews of supply chains and adjustments if necessary in order to ensure the most cost efficent supply route during the series phase or when significant changes are made. The Person: University degree or similar in a related field Experienced in Supply Chain and Logistics Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office and SAP Able to work independent but also a good team player Are you seeking an supply chain or logistics opportunity to share your enthusiasm for putting ideas into practice - then this is the role for you. Please forward your latest CV or contact me directly on 01384 446162 for further details.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands