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Mark Bignell

Managing Consultant
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Mark Bignell (MBA) has over 25 years’ experience in technical recruitment as both a consultant and senior manager, providing a professional and consultative approach to clients and candidates.

With extensive account management experience, Mark has nurtured and developed strategic relationships within the transportation industries including automotive, aerospace, motorsport and rail, sourcing high calibre candidates for positions on both a contract and permanent basis, from engineers to senior managers.

Adept at delivering contingency, retained and project based recruitment activities, Mark is an advocate of a partnership approach, building strong relationships through effective communication and robust recruitment processes.

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Waste Management Specialist

Job title: Waste Management Specialist Salary Range: UP to £30.00 per hour Location: Oxford A Waste Management Specialist is required with knowledge of waste management and project implementation. Candidates with experience of the waste management (or related discipline) industry would be well received. Due to continued growth, this company, a description based in Oxford requires a tenacious and create Waste Management specialist with strong interpersonal skills as well as a good communication and preferably experience of contractor management for a new minimum 6 month contract. As a Waste Management Specialist, you will be: Responsible for the development and establishment of the project to enable a UK wide waste management service Responsible for driving the project implementation plan to time cost and quality, and measurement of project achievement reports to regular change boards Development of a methodology to measure the adherence and impact of improvement activities with the supplier and customer Enable a methodology to facilitate further innovation and continuous improvement throughout the process chain and subsequent development of business cases to gain approval for implementation The Waste Management Specialist should have the following skills or experience: - Educated to degree level or equivalent (preferably in waste management or related discipline) - Excellent communication skills and previous experience of contractor management - Ability to think laterally whilst applying logical processes This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of waste management to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Oxford based Automotive company will offer you: - Competitive contractor rates - Minimum 6 month contract Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of waste management and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Waste Management Specialist role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 167.

Contract / Oxfordshire, England

Site Services Administration Team Leader

Site Services Administration Team Leader Salary Range: up to £26k plus bonus and benefits Location: Manchester Customer service, administration, leadership, IT, coordination, communication, problem solving Our Client, is a market leader in providing heating, cooling and ventilation solutions, is looking for an Administration Team Leader to ensure that all customer service level agreements and team key performance indicators are achieved relating to scheduling, delivery and reporting of site activity for both commercial and residential customers. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to maternity cover this company requires a self-motivated individual with strong business experience for a new fixed term contract role for 12 months. As a Site Services Administration Team Leader you will be required to: Develop all members of the Site Services Administration Team through performance management and personal development plans Ensure compliance to all After Sales systems and procedures relevant to Site Services that are detailed in ISO 9001 procedures Ensure customer requests for site visits are handled efficiently The Site Services Administration Team Leader should have the following skills or experience: Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Excellent time management, multitasking skills and ability to meet deadlines set. Excellent business sense, commercial awareness and negotiation skills. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with the Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Manchester based company will offer you: Up to £26,000 Salary plus bonus and benefits Career development, progression, client facing, management and leadership, etc. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 167.

Permanent / Manchester, Greater Manchester

Design Proposal Engineer

Design/Proposal Engineer (Process Equipment) £Competitive South Leicestershire Design, Development, CAD, Process, Equipment, Fluid Flow, Layout, Autocad, Solidworks A Design/Proposal Engineer is required with knowledge of process equipment design and development for high volume FMCG companies. Candidates with experience of mechanical design, fluid flow and equipment layouts within an FMCG, Food or Chemical arena would be well received. Due to continues growth this high progressive, world class South Leicestershire based company requires a proactive design specialist with exposure to process equipment or special purpose machinery for a new permanent role. As a Design/Proposal Engineer you will be required to: Support the design, development and layout of bespoke process equipment and systems covering valves, flow meters, sensors, instrumentation and mechanical assemblies. Provide technical input for customer quotation and supplier negotiation looking at RFQ's, BOM's, project costing and equipment design. Work with cross function teams to coordinate and deliver client proposals from initial site visit, product/process specification and tender delivery. The Design/Proposal Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of CAD systems (AutoCad/Solidworks) and ability to design process flow equipment or special purpose equipment (especially within the Food/FMCG or Chemical industries) Strong communication and organizational skills being able to coordination cross functional teams (purchasing, manufacturing, sale, suppliers) to ensure RFQ's are delivered within time and budgetary constraints Ability to represent the company at client and supplier meetings to ensure that the project and proposals are delivered on time This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge in the design of process equipment within the Food, FMCG and/or Chemical industries looking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this South Leicestershire based company will offer you: £Competitive Plus Benefits Career progression and development within a world class organisation The opportunity to work on some exciting project in the development of new products, equipment and processes Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge in the design and development of process equipment and specialist machinery and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design/Proposal Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / Leicestershire, England

Lean Coordinator/Engineer

Lean Co-Ordinator/Engineer £Competitive Plus Benefits West Midlands Lean, VSM, 5S, 8D, Problem Solving, Process Improvement, Waste Elimination A Lean Co-Ordinator/Engineer is required with knowledge of process improvement, waste elimination, lean and VSM. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and need for additional support in the implementation of CI processes this world class automotive supplier, based in West Midlands requires a forward thinking, proactive Lean Co-Ordinator/Engineer with experience in waste elimination and process evaluation and improvements for a new permanent role. As a Lean Co-Ordinator/Engineer you will be required to: Support the implementation and maintenance of production improvement systems and processes Analyse production and logistic processes making recommendations for improvements to eliminate waste whilst improving efficiencies Train and mentor plant/departmental managers in lean tools and methodology to include VSM, 5S, SOP's, etc The Lean Co-Ordinator/Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Lean manufacturing within a manufacturing environment having evaluated and implemented process improvement initiatives to eliminate waste Working knowledge of Lean, CI, VSM, Kaizen, 5S, 8D, etc. Strong interpersonal and analytical skills allied with a hands-on approach to problem solving within a manufacturing arena This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Process Improvement, Lean and/or CI with strong problem solving skills (5S, 8D) seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based automotive company will offer you: £Competitive Salary and benefits package Excellent career progression and development within a global organisation Opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious brand sin the market place Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Process Improvement, Lean and Waste Elimination and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lean Co-Ordinator/Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Paint Process Engineer

Paint Process Engineer £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits West Midlands Production, Process, Paint, NPI, Project, Paint Equipment, Tooling, Fixtures, FMEA, Problem Solving A Paint Process Engineer is required with knowledge of paint production process, paint applications and paint equipment. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to the need to improve paint process applications and support new product introduction within the manufacturing environment, this specialist organisation producing high value niche products on a low volume/batch basis requires a proactive, forward thinking and strong problem-solving Paint Process Engineer with a track record in improving production efficiencies and processes within paint applications and equipment for this new permanent role. As a Paint Process Engineer, you will be required to: Responsible for implementation of paint production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project-based activities, including new product introduction and Pain Shop manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs Manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximise success. Work on many phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion. Work under general supervision, reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion by Senior Management The Paint Process Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Design processes layouts and jigs/fixtures within paint applications, waste elimination within manufacturing and improvement of capital equipment Establishing SOP's, improving manufacturing systems, oversee the installation of machinery and equipment, waste elimination from all paint processes Be able to carry out FMEA's, implement Poka Yoke, provide technical support within paint applications and lead NPI Projects This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge as a Paint Process Engineer within a low to medium volume manufacturing environment seeking an exciting opportunity to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based automotive company will offer you: £45,000 to £50,000 pa plus Benefits (Negotiable) The opportunity to work within a forward thinking organisation who is going through significant growth Future career development and part of the Management Team Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Paint Process, Paint Applications, Capital Equipment and NPI and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Paint Process Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / West Midlands, England
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