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Matthew Heath

Associate Director
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  2. matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk
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Throughout his career, Matthew has worked on an international basis within core engineering and manufacturing industries in a consultative, business development, sales and marketing capacity.

With expertise in the aerospace, aviation, security, defence and industrial sectors, his global experience provides him with an informed approach to his executive and interim level search activity.

As Associate Director and working with a dedicated and trustworthy approach, Matthew offers valuable knowledge and expertise; understanding many of the issues, challenges and requirements for successful engagement and professional relationship development.

Within Jonathan Lee Recruitment, we identify and provide accurate solutions for our clients by adopting a rigorous professional recruitment process, delivering successful results. Therefore, working on a confidential and strategic approach, Matthew is ideally placed to act as an ambassador for our clients and candidates, paramount to maintaining professional and personal relationships with all involved.

Browse Matthew's latest jobs

Production Manager

Production Manager - Aylesbury Based in Aylesbury and in support of our clients manufacture and global supply of equipment to support the power generation, marine, engineering and processing sectors, we are seeking a Production Manager to effectively manage, maintain, lead and develop the production and stores functions to achieve the relevant targets of performance and objectives set out by management. Reporting to the Managing Director, this confidential role is directly in support of business growth for this fabrication and welded products manufacturing company. With a range of manufacturing processes on site to support their customers bespoke design and applicational requirements, the Production Manager will specifically: Plan and execute production requirements to meet/exceed our customers Quality and delivery requirements Ensure that adequate resources are available and controlled to meet customer's demand including the control and use of overtime Monitor all production operating costs in line with set budgets and ensure that these are adhered to Ensure that all resources are utilised in the most effective manor to maximise throughput and achieving build times Develop processes that enable us to meet operation times or better to ensure that our efficiency targets are achieved Ensure that robust processes exist and that employees are suitably trained Adequately drive and communicate priorities with all line Supervisors to achieve delivery dates and company turnover expectations Develop employee training and development plans in line with business and process needs Ensure that the company's facilities are adequately maintained and managed to meet the business needs Continually strive to develop and improve upon current performance by enhancing and implementing lean initiatives Ensure adequate stock management systems and procedures are managed If you feel you have the experience and production management expertise to support this role, then please apply directly.

Permanent / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

UK Country Manager

UK Country Manager In support of the further growth for the supply of forgings within the UK aerospace sector, our Client is seeking a UK Country Manager to continue this industry focus in the UK and NI. With their head office in India, as the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of forgings globally, our Client supports a range of sectors including automotive, power generation, oil & gas and aerospace. This role will be required to: Further develop and implement a sales / customer strategy for the UK aerospace market Increase sales growth and provide customer support to the UK and potentially some EU customers Report to the International Sales Director who is responsible for international business growth within aerospace Be based remotely in the UK but with close interface with the Aerospace team based in India Be a proactive member of the aerospace management team and to support the day-to-day activities of the company in the UK Use their industry knowledge and network of contacts to further grow and develop existing customer relations with existing customers and other tier one organisations Develop additional new business opportunities to support our Clients' growth aspirations in the UK aerospace sector Monitor and report on local market and competitor activity Be actively involved with our Clients' engineering team, completing estimating activities together with development of new business proposals Manage the quotation process as well as follow up with customers Lead contract negotiations To support this role, you will need to: Have direct sales and key account management experience with the supply of forgings and/or machining services within the UK aerospace sector Be able to provide examples of handling large scale relationships with blue chip customers Have experience of working with Rolls-Royce and other major aerospace customers Have a strong network of industry contacts This is a highly strategic country focused role and will work independently in the field, but in close collaboration and partnership with the Indian based organisation and the International Sales Director. Detailed working awareness of the aerospace sector is required along with a suitable technical awareness of metallics and engineering. If you feel you have the range of experience, skills and attributes to support this significant position, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath in writing ().

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

International Sales Director

International Sales Director - UK, Europe or North America To support the further growth in supply of forgings to the international aerospace sector, our Client is seeking an International Sales Director to continue their industry focus across the UK, Europe and North America. With their head office in India and as the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of forgings, our Client supports a range of sectors including automotive, power generation, oil & gas and aerospace. Based in the UK, Europe or North America, this role will be required to: Increase sales growth with core OE and tier one organisations within the global aerospace sector, through the development and implementation of a sales / customer strategy Report to the Executive Director and be responsible for international business growth. Work remotely with a close interface with the CEO, Directors and Aerospace team based in India Be a proactive member of the senior aerospace management team and to support the strategic delivery of targets, reporting as required Use their existing and relevant industry knowledge and network of contacts to directly grow and develop customer relationships, travelling globally as necessary Develop additional new business opportunities to support our Client's growth aspirations in the aerospace sector Monitor and report on market and competitor activity Be actively involved with our Client's Engineering team to support the accurate winning of new and strategic business To support this role, you will need to: Have international direct sales and business development management experience with the supply of forging, material and/or machining services within the global aerospace sector Be able to provide examples of identifying, negotiating and winning new business with blue chip customers Have a strong and relevant network of industry contacts This is a highly strategic and senior level role, working independently in the field, but in close collaboration and partnership with the Indian based organisation. Detailed working awareness of the global aerospace sector is required along with a suitable technical awareness of metallics and engineering. If you feel you have the range of experience, skills and attributes to support this significant position, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath in writing ( ).

Permanent / England, England

Head of Programmes

Head of Programmes - Coventry Reporting to the Vice President Program Management for this international aerospace and defence manufacturing company in Coventry, the Head of Programmes will provide oversight and leadership to a Program Management Office (PMO). The Head of Programmes will monitor the activities of the PMO, ensuring highest levels of quality as well as reporting the status and issues to the VP of Program Management. You will be the focal point of the PMO within the business unit and you will work collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team to meet or exceed our Customer's expectations in terms of quality, cost and delivery. In addition to the above requirements this role will also require the management of programmes as required to support the programme management function. Based on our Clients' range of electro-mechanical equipment with 9 sites located in the UK, USA and Singapore, the PMO's prime accountabilities are: Member of Site Leadership Council (SLC) representing the PMO. Communicating new or revised policies, procedures or any critical information to the group Manage site PMO budgets including forecasts and approving travel plans Attends all weekly and monthly Executive meetings Supports all non-customer audits (ie: Quality, ISO, AS, Trade Compliance, etc.) Assists in the generation and modification of PMO policies and procedures as well as ensuring adherence Supports Marketing with new business opportunities for customers or programmes not assigned Monitors, manages and mentors Program Manager / Project Manager / Coordinator performance Assists Program Manager / Project Manager / Coordinator to eliminate internal constraints and prioritise tasks within the site Leads execution of production system activities for PMO to achieve and maintain high standards The roles' responsibilities will include: Supports new business activities by providing the program management section of proposals. After contract award, coordinates and works with marketing to develop plans and set strategy for achieving follow-on business Acts as a proactive company representative and prime customer contact for all assigned programs Identifies and secures program team members in agreement with SBU and Functional Heads Maintains a risk management system where risks and issues are identified, prioritised and mitigation plans and recovery strategies are defined and actioned Responsible for all facets of assigned programs working within objectives, goals and funding requirements Produces and manages the Program Management Plan, ensuring all aspects of the program, including Technical, Commercial and Supply Chain activities are integrated into a Master Program Schedule, where specific tasks are assigned to various functional organisations Allocates and controls funds and prepares reports to monitor actual verses budgeted costs. As necessary, negotiate changes in the contractual agreement due to changes in specifications, schedules, or any other element of the agreement. Participate in the resolution of technical and commercial in-service issues, especially with regards to Customer Interaction and relationship. To support this significant role level, you will need to have/be: Bachelors' degree in Engineering preferred or similar. Extensive experience in Program Management Strong aerospace background where possible Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities, projects and personnel issues Effective motivator, mentor, communicator and problem solver Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement techniques Able to travel If you feel you have the range of experience, skills and attributes to support this significant position, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath in writing ().

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Head of Airworthiness

Head of Airworthiness Munich Based in Munich, our Client has developed the future of flying with a civil VTOL aircraft. As part of this organisations continuing evolution and development of products for today and tomorrow, a Head of Airworthiness is required to further develop and lead the team through the certification process. In this position, you will report directly to the CEO and will plan, direct, control and monitor our Clients airworthiness related programs to ensure compliance with global aviation standards. Specifically, your role will include: As head of department you will handle the technical and personal leadership for the whole certification team from prototype till continued airworthiness in service Build and maintain viable relationships to the EASA and FAA staff in charge and represent our Client in rule making committees Lead the Type Investigation process, prepare certification data, plans and programs and keep track of their evolution, create internal verification and submit to the Authorities (EASA / FAA) Responsibility for and training of the responsible CVE Meet and train your team on a 1:1 basis & hold regular team meetings Coach, train, lead and mentor staff on a regular basis Work closely with HR on staff development matters Work on any ad-hoc related tasks or projects provided by management To support this role, you should have/be: A minimum of 5-years of professional experience with proven track record in certification of EASA and FAA CS-23/CS-25 aircraft Direct working experience of EASA as well as having experience working with the FAA wherever possible Proven Certification experience of whole aircraft system, not only single components Familiarity with the authorities' structures and strong skills in negotiating and executing certification paths with respect to a whole new aircraft concept Good skills in project management and team coordination Strong motivation to help build and shape your organisation, structures and processes High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously Target-oriented, driven workstyle with analytic problem-solving skills Fluent English language skills are essential - fluent German or any other language would be beneficial If you feel you have the expertise, vision and personal interest to support this opportunity with a forward thinking, established and entrepreneurial organisation, then please apply directly to Matthew Heath. This role is seeking candidates with direct and relevant experience.

Permanent / München (81249), Bayern