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Oliver Smith

Senior Consultant
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  2. oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk
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Oliver’s key areas of specialism cover the contract and permanent recruitment of professionals across sub contract manufacturing covering technical, supply chain and commercial engineering disciplines.

Oliver has worked directly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors including the metals industry for a number of years with a focus in precision fabrication. This experience allows him to understand the clients business, their requirements and the wider market.

Oliver has experience in recruiting hard to find candidates in this sector, from skilled workers through to senior management appointments. His reputation for providing a consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long term, productive relationships with his clients.

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Assistant Production Manager

Position: Assistant Product Manager Location: Wolverhampton Salary: £28,000 to £35,000 per annum An Assistant Production Manager is required to join a well established manufacturer and service provider based in the Wolverhampton area. We are looking for an ambitious candidate ideally with leadership, metal fabrication and welding knowledge. Assistant Production Manager responsibilities; Schedule planning based on Sales/Stock order requirements. Reporting all variances against KPI / Objectives back through to the production manager. To support the production manager in day-to-day issues. Implementing continuous improvement and development of the Production and Engineering areas and related functions achieving the targets of Quality, Cost and Delivery. Implement the yearly Objectives to achieve both the department and the Company's growth. Assistant Production Manager key skills and experiences; Experience of metal fabrication. e.g. tube and sheet metal fabrication, welding. Experience of leadership/team leader responsibilities in a manufacturing environment is highly desirable. Ambitious and dynamic. Great communication skills at all levels. If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity to be an Assistant Production Manager please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Wolverhampton

CMM Operator

CMM Operator - Shrewsbury - £20,000 to £30,000 DOE This is an exciting new opportunity for a CMM operator, programmer to join a leading manufacturing company based in the Shropshire area. As the CMM Operator your responsibilities will include; To Operate Stiefelmayer H Arm Man. Operate CMM machine to identify any non-conformances and collect data for customer review. Perform in-Process and final inspection of machined parts and fabrications on CMM Review manufacturing plans, work instructions, quality records, specification drawings, acceptance gages and tooling as stated on the process plan. Ensure adherence to the quality control standards and updating quality assurance data base As the CMM Operator you will require the following skills and experiences; Strong experience of performing tasks as a CMM operator Excellent knowledge of three dimensional geometry and engineering. Ability to multi-task and work in fast paced environments. IATF 16949 -Internal Auditor If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Shrewsbury

Graduate Sales Engineer

Graduate Sales Engineer - Covering Greater London & Bristol Automation - £25,000 to £30,000 + car + bonus A Graduate Sales Engineer is required to join a world leader in automation products. Supplying sensors, vision systems and measurement equipment worldwide they have been repeatedly short-listed on the Forbes list for the most innovative companies in the world. You will need to be commutable from our office near Heathrow. Your customer base will be Greater London and Bristol. As the Graduate Sales Engineer your responsibilities will include; Your role will be to find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities You will be meeting and demonstrating our products to technicians, engineers, managers and directors in order to sell effective solutions To be a key contributor to our dynamic, close knit sales team To be able to work in a fast paced environment where no two weeks are the same As the Graduate Sales Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences; Recent Graduate, educated to Degree level in any discipline, however Business/Economics, Scientific or Technical degree (Engineering, electronics or similar) would be beneficial We are searching for ambitious individuals A hunger to succeed and over achieve Extremely positive and enthusiastic individual with natural sales ability Must be eligible to work in the UK Must have a full driving licence, valid in the UK We provide a 4 - 8 week training programme which aims to give you a strong technical understanding of our products and an idea of what you will encounter out on the road. However, this is only the start of your continued training and development. If you are interested in this excited Graduate Sales Engineer opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Twickenham

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager – Confederation of British Metalforming £25,000 to £35,000 + including car allowance Our client The CBM (Confederation of British Metalforming) is seeking a Business Development Manager. Based in West Bromwich near Birmingham is the leading trade association for UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings and pressings, cold-rolled and sheet-metal products. Working in partnership we are looking for a positive, supportive, inclusive and progressive individual who will be responsible for growing the membership base through pro-active lead generation, sales and referrals. New Business Development; Identifying member opportunities and promoting the CBM service offerings to on-board and build long term mutually successful relationships. Ensure potential members and clients expectations in terms of performance, deliverables and services are identified, managed and met. Cold calling as required to build a strong pipeline to achieve long term growth goals. Through industry research and knowledge identify potential new sectors/markets, Account Management and Retention; Further develop strong relationships to keep clients informed about new developments and services of CBM, it’s products and services to enhance the core membership proposition. Enhance existing relationships to ensure client retention. Regular business reporting as required. As the Business Development Manager you will require the following skills; Strong commercial mind and experience of the metals industry. Excellent time management and organisation skills. Have a history of sales experience with a proven record in new client/member acquisition, face-to-face sales presentations and client management. Confident in establishing new relationships with potential members, and maintaining relationships with existing. Experienced in delivering the high levels of customer service. if you are interested in this exciting Business Development Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

Field Sales Executive

Field Sales Executive - West Midlands & South West (M5 Corridor) - Precision Engineering £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + car + bonus This is a Field Sales position covering: West Midlands, South West including South Wales (M5 Corridor). As the Field Sales Executive your role is to develop, grow and search out new customers primarily for the sales of high precision measuring equipment. The individual will develop individual strategies with each existing and new customer to ensure they grow their business and become successful whilst also implementing the tactical requirements. As the Field Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Proactively hunts for new clients First line technical sales support Sales development of larger clients Execution of the given top level strategy in the targeted territories Supply and support the quotation process with the dealers Support customer projects in pre and post support roles As the Field Sales Executive you will require the following skills & experiences; Personally driven to succeed Tactical planning Hunter sales attitude Ability to work at all levels of a business Engineering knowledge If you are interested in this exciting new Field Sales Executive opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Metals - Dudley - £22,000 to £25,000 per annum This is an exciting opportunity to join the Internal Sales team for a well established market leader, supplying high specification materials into automotive, motorsport and aerospace industries. As part of the Internal sales team your responsibilities will include; Manage a portfolio of key accounts to hit and exceed specified targets Accurately takes verbal enquiries Chases quotation to win orders and if the order isn’t placed ascertain why Negotiates with customers, suppliers and colleagues at all levels Accurately and correctly input sales orders onto the computer system in a timely manner Resolve any queries or problems as speedily as possible As part of the Internal Sales team you will require the following skills and experiences; Experience in a technical sales environment. Sales experience in the steel industry is desirable but not essential. proactive and an ambition to develop and progress. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Diplomatic and negotiation skills. The ability to work on their own initiative. The ability to work under pressure. If you are interested in this exciting Internal Sales opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Dudley

Injection Moulding Technician

Injection Moulding Technician - £30,000 including shift allowance - Worcester Hours - Monday to Friday, rotating shifts (6-2 & 2-10) Benefits: Bonus Target - 5% of base, Pension - Match up to 8%, Life Insurance - x4 base salary An Injection Moulding Technician is required to join a leading manufacturing organisation based in the Worcester area. As the Injection Moulding Technician your responsibilities will include; Ensure all planned maintenance on machine moulds and ancillary equipment is carried out in a timely manner Ensure moulds are cleaned and lubricated after each run, communicating closely with the IM Supervisor Prove new mould tools, use initiative to recommend improvements and carry out full dimensional checks. Set up production runs, carry out first off inspection, carry out SPC checks. As the Injection Moulding Technician you will require the following skills and experiences; Have completed or working towards IMT Level 3 would be desirable A good mechanical aptitude At least 3 years experience in a Technician role If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Worcestershire

Business Improvement Manager

Business Improvement Manager - Manchester - ERP/SAP/Manufacturing - £40,000 to £50,000 p.a Working across the entire organisation, the Business Improvement Manager will be key in implementing strategic as well as business improvement projects across the wider business. Concentrating on ERP improvements and implementations. A knowledge of SAP will be highly beneficial. As the Business Improvement Manager your responsibilities will include; Play a key role in implementing ERP improvements across the business. Project manage certain capital investments and ensure they are delivered to budget. Ensuring team adopt lean tools and techniques through workshop activities. Ensuring CI team output is consistent across the business. Facilitate deployment/training of improvement teams. Identifying cost savings. As the Business Improvement Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Ideally educated to Degree/HNC level (or equivalent). Evidence of introducing improvements in the wider business. Evidence of improving IT systems or transactional protocols between commercial and production teams. Previous quality, lean and continuous improvement experience gained in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Proven understanding of Kaizen, Lean or Six Sigma practices. Experience of previous improvement projects, ideally within a multi process manufacturing environment. If you are interested in this exciting Business Improvement Manager opportunity please click on the link to apply. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Manchester
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  • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.

    Alexia English

    Human Resources Manager
  • We chose to use Jonathan Lee as they were recommended by Make UK and I have been a client for over 2 years. Since our initial contact with Jonathan Lee we have never regretted using them. Our consultant (Oliver Smith) took the time to get to know us, our business, our requirements and provides us with excellent candidates. He is extremely professional, industry experienced and has proven to be invaluable as part of our recruitment process. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jonathan Lee to anyone who is looking for an efficient, reliable and professional recruitment company.

    Bev Smith

    HR Manager
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