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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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Technician

Vehicle Technician £18.00 - £20.00 P/H Ltd (Pay) Nuneaton Automotive, Vehicle, Technician, Build, Prototype, Test, Mechanical, Electrical A Vehicle Technician is required with knowledge of vehicle strip down, build and repair to support prototype build projects. Candidates with experience of the Automotive, Motorsport and/or Military industry would be well received. Due to the development of a new vehicle this company, an innovative vehicle developer based in Nuneaton requires a 'hands on' and practical Vehicle Technician with experience of full vehicle strip down, service, test and repair for new prototype vehicles through their test and development phases for a long-term contract. As a Vehicle Technician you will be required to: Liaise with the Prototype Teams in vehicle build activities to ensure issues are resolved and build schedules are maintained and achieved during development phases. Support all test and validation programs, ensuring all work is carried out effectively and new product tested and validate prior to being signed off. Build new vehicles and strip down full vehicles through prototype and product development phases incorporating mechanical, electrical, body and interior systems. The Vehicle Technician should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of working within a prototype and/or vehicle development environment Ability to strip down full vehicle covering all electrical and mechanical facets to test and develop new product and systems Using test equipment, welding equipment and small machinery would be advantageous through product modification and development activities In test circuits and proving ground facilities during test trials This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Vehicle Test and Development seeking an exciting contract opportunity with a forward-thinking company. In return for your experience, this Nuneaton based automotive company will offer you: £18.00 - £20.00 P/H Ltd (Pay) Months rolling contract Full vehicle development programs Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge as a Vehicle Technician with a test and development environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Vehicle Technician role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email:

Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Senior Sales Engineer/Manager

Senior Sales Engineer/Manager Contract Rates Available Upon Request / 6 Months Basildon Automotive, OEM, 1st Tier, Sales, Account Management, Negotiation, Commercial A Senior Sales Engineer is required with knowledge of Sales and Account Management for leading 1st Tier Suppliers and OEM's. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to an increase in orders and new program tendering this company, a global 1st Tier suppliers based in Basildon requires a commercially astute and proactive Senior Sales Engineer with extensive automotive experience for a new permanent role. As a Senior Sales Engineer you will be required to: Coordinate of all the BU sales activities (acquisition, development, serial life) Support your team members in their activity with the customer by participating regularly in customer meetings (progress reviews, quality reviews, commercial meetings) Deliver against the Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) of Cash Management, Commercial Claims and Recoveries, Acquisition, Margin Improvement and Overdues in-line with budget Develop and improve processes that support Contractualisation Ensure proper documentation of all prices and written communication to customer Participate in the annual productivity negotiation within the budget parameters Support the Acquisition objectives by understanding the market price, coordinating with the internal global team and Client stakeholders (Purchasing, Engineering, and STA teams) Contribute to development of the Strategic Account Plan (SAP) & Plan Medium Term(PMT) Understand the escalation process for any subject (internally, externally) Support claims negotiation at the appropriate level with the customer (missing production, raw material, engineering changes, volume degradation, etc.) The Senior Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree in engineering or business with a specialisation in sales Minimum 2 years' experience in Sales and Automotive industry (exhaust systems; powertrain; BIW; seating or interiors preferable) Change Agent mind set Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills Ability to work in a matrixed organisation International mind set This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of the automotive 1st Tier and OEM's seeking to engine with a major OEM. In return for your experience, this Basildon based automotive company will offer you: Competitive Contract Rates 6 months contract (Renewable) Involvement with front end programs with a major OEM Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of sales and account management within the automotive 1stTier or OEM's and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Sales Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Contract / Brentwood, Essex

Project Quality Engineer

Project Quality Engineer £Competitive Banbury Automotive, launch, quality, manufacturing, PPAP, APQP, DVP, FMEA, R&R, measurement A Project Quality Engineer is required with knowledge of product launch and process development for new product introduction within a high-volume manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to introduction of new products and new vehicle build programs this company, a world class manufacturing of automotive parts and systems based Banbury requires a high calibre, well organized and proactive Project Quality Engineer who is an excellent problem solver to support the launch of new products into manufacturing for a new permanent role. As a Project Quality Engineer you will support Quality Engineering in driving forward new product launch activities into production ensuring that the project is on time and within set quality targets. The position will require you to: Assist with new product design and process development Preparation of PPAP package for submission to customer Delivery of FMEA, SPC, capability studies and generate/update Control Plans Establish significant and critical characteristics with the customer and suppliers Liaison with Production Engineering and Project Management during and following analysis to enable process development Co-ordination and management of DVP testing to deliver findings to customer Co-ordination and participation in new gauge/fixture development fixture (R&R studies) Support trials both in Banbury and at toolmakers / equipment manufacturers to provide required Quality advice and support Driver of APQP process with suppliers during project phase Generate gauge / check fixture specification and agree with customer Presentation of dimensional results to customer during build status events Review and approval of supplier PPAP package while compiling of customer APQP files The Project Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Quality Engineering of new product onto site Product launch and NPI to support the delivery of new components into manufacturing Knowledge of quality standards and IATF16949 and APQP process To project a professional image of the company to customers / visitors To use the escalation procedure for any issues/concerns e.g. Quality / downtime This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of product quality in launching products from concept through to production within a 1st Tier automotive organisation or OEM seeking to develop and your career within a forward thinking organisation. In return for your experience, this Banbury-based Automotive company will offer you: £Competitive Salary Benefits package Career development within the upfront development and launch of some exciting new vehicle programs Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of product launch within the automotive arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Quality Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / Banbury, Oxfordshire
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