Connecting...

Oliver Smith

Senior Consultant
W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmjmvmtcvmjivntmvmjg1l09saxzlcibtbwl0ac5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijq1mhg0ntajil1d
  1. 01384 446104
  2. oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk
  3. Linkedin profile
  4. @jonlee_automate

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.

Browse Oliver's latest jobs

Mechanical Fitter (pumps)

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Leeds Maintenance, Fitter, Pumps, Service, Rebuild, Installation, Repair, Testing, Pump Engineer A Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) with knowledge of strip down, installation and service of pumps with manufacturing and process sectors is require to join a world class service provider. Candidates with experience of pumps, valves, mechanical strip down of production and process equipment, would be well received. As a Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) you will be required to: Rebuild, fix, install, maintain and refurbish pumps within a process and manufacturing arena. Work on customer sites fitting, installing and testing pumps. Deal with breakdown of pumps and pump systems involving refurbishment of bearings, seals, pressure testing, filter changing, machining and fault finding. The Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of mechanical equipment (preferably pumps) strip down onsite and within a workshop environment. Strong fault-finding experience with a practical hands-on approach to problem solving Mechanical equipment and/or rotating parts installation, repair, refurbishment and maintenance through both proactive and reactive service/maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical strip down, repair, installation and servicing of mechanical equipment, pumps and/or rotating parts seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leeds based service provider will offer you: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Excellent career development, progression within a multi-sector organisation who have a very strong and growing client portfolio. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of the strip-down and repair of pumps and/or mechanical pumps and equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Leeds

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer - Round Tools - UK Based £48,000 + car + bonus All locations UK wide will be considered.  Suitable locations: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Stoke, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Wales  Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, Business Development, Applications Engineer, Round Tools, machine tools, Sales Manager A Sales Engineer is required to join a leading supplier of tools and tooling solutions for the metalworking industry. You will take the lead to ensure accountability and responsibility for our round tool sales. Responsibilities: You will actively engage in all phases of the sales process including pre-qualifying the opportunity, customer presentations, project management and service. Target high potential, high consumption round tool customers in must win segments. Visit customers UK wide and sometimes internationally as required. Solution based selling and closure of sales. Engage entire organisation with open communication and hands-on customer work. Remove barriers and gaps in our way of working, solve problems. Excellent understanding of the design, application, optimization and trouble shooting for round tools. Experience: Minimum 5 years experience with sales or technical sales. Experience working with tools and tooling solutions for the metalworking industry - specifically round tools is highly desirable.  Experience of targeting and winning new business.  Excellent communication both written and orally.  Full driving licence.  Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email Oliver.Smith@jonlee.co.uk 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

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Newcastle £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales A Sales Executive is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Newcastle. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Executive opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Newcastle upon Tyne

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Manchester £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Sales Executive is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Manchester. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Executive opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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

Account Manager

Account Manager - Thatcham - Berkshire £22,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales An Account Manager is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Thatcham. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Account Manager your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Account Manager opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Thatcham

Technical Sales Manager (Automotive & Renewable Energy)

Technical Sales Manager - Automation Systems Renewable Energy & Automotive Markets Home based - UK Wide £50,000 to £55,000 p.a + car + bonus  In support of our UK based Client who designs, manufactures, installs, and supports effective industrial automation systems worldwide, reporting into the Head of Sales you will be responsible for the key account management of existing Renewable Energy & Automotive customers by proactively maintaining customer contact to sustain a consistent high level of customer service, whilst securing new opportunities. You will actively grow the business identifying and developing relationships with new prospective Renewable Energy & Automotive customers, maximising business opportunities through the offering of solutions provision using your technical knowledge and experience (own and colleagues) to provide customers with bespoke solutions. Key Responsibilities: To establish, grow and market the sales proposition to both existing and new Renewable Energy & Automotive customers.  Maximise profit through the effective sales proposition by driving customer satisfaction. To meet and exceed all individual and team sale objectives by developing concepts and solutions. Continually foster relationships to ensure that all technically and commercial solutions are achieved. Work with the customer and the business to evaluate engineering change requests, ensuring effective communications are understood by any internal and external stakeholders. Develop and maintain key relationships internally, specifically across the projects team to ensure that all solutions meet customer requirements. The Technical Sales Manager (Renewable Energy & Automotive) must be able to provide and offer guidance for all technical issues. Maintain a significant level of knowledge of general engineering, automation solutions, management of projects and customer satisfaction. Provide and agree design and specification to both internal and external stakeholders. Key Skills: Excellent communication skills with the ability to grow and establish key relationships. Able to obtain cooperation from both internal and external stakeholders. Proven track record of converting solutions opportunities into sales within the Renewable Energy markets. Strong organisational skills, time management and presentation skills with a professional business approach. Experience of working to tight deadline and meeting customer expectations Ability to negotiate confidently with sound commercial skills combined with the ability to understand market pricing. Exposure in dealing with multiple customers/suppliers. Possess a great understanding of engineering principles and automation solutions. Competent (and confident) in all technical aspects of mechanical engineering (ideally gained within a similar environment). AutoCAD competent design experience. Experience of working within a multi-skilled environment (i.e. knowledge of electrical and pneumatic components). Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical engineering drawings. Qualifications: Minimum HNC qualified in relevant electrical or mechanical engineering discipline Significant sales, project management and engineering experience UK driving license If you feel you have the direct product sector awareness and technical experience, then please apply directly, or contact Oliver Smith (Oliver.Smith@jonlee.co.uk). This role offers a competitive salary and package. 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 / Dewsbury

Senior Site Manager

Senior Site Manager - Automation - Oxford £50,000 to £60,000 p.a As a Senior Site Manager, you will be a key member of Project Team. The main role will consist of enforcing safe working procedures of our automation installation teams and subcontractors as required by the Health & Safety Regulations such as Construction, Design and Management regulations 2015. The Senior Site Manager will be managing the installation of mostly large projects, in a warehouse automation environment managing a small team of site managers on site and carrying out some onsite project management tasks. The position will be for projects based mostly in the UK , however it may be necessary to work outside the UK as and when required. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Overall responsibility for Management of Health & Safety Managing on site personnel and sub-contractors on a day to day basis Local programme management in conjunction with the Project Manager Maintaining the relevant site H&S procedures and documentation Management of the general day to day running of the project Carrying out regular safety audits and checks Organisation and coordination of material and plant deliveries arriving on site and coordination of their return   QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification or equivalent An understanding of the installation of Material Handling Systems is essential Systematic approach to dealing with problems and issues Excellent interpersonal and client management skills Ability to organise both day to day tasks and prepare for future tasks as detailed in the project programme Good working knowledge of Microsoft suite of applications Report production (internal and client progress reports) Interest in the Senior Site Manager is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver large installation projects in an automation warehousing environment, please contact Oliver Smith on 01384 446104 to discuss further or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Oxford

Internal Sales

Internal Sales - Metals - Dudley - £22,000 to £30,000 per annum Internal Sales, sales executive, business development, sales engineer, area sales, inside sales, sales manager, account manager, telesales This is an exciting opportunity to join the Internal Sales team (currently working from home) 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. Pro actively make sales calls to lapsed, target and new businesses. 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

Sales Executive

Sales Executive - Wakefield £19,400 + car + uncapped commission  Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales, External Sales, Regional Sales, Telesales A Sales Executive is required to join a world class leading freight and logistics solutions provider based in Wakefield. This is an entry level position offering excellent training and progression opportunities.  As the Sales Executive your responsibilities will include; Consistently grow the gross profit and achieve the targets. Maximise all revenue opportunities from existing customers by pro actively pursuing undeveloped areas. Generate new prospect leads and new accounts over the telephone and face-to-face. Process orders and enter sales information on to the CRM system. Monitor orders ensuring that the highest levels of service are carried out at every stage. Provide customers with accurate and cost effective quotations. Prepare weekly/monthly figures of sales activity as instructed by the Branch Manager. You will require the following skills and experiences; Demonstrate an ability to negotiate and influence others both internally and externally. Experience of working in a sales environment is highly desirable.  Have a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Have proven experience of stakeholder management and networking to achieve results. Experience of working to targets and deadlines. Experience of working in a proactive  outbound cold calling sales role either on the phone or face-to-face. Full driving licence Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Executive opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Wakefield
W1siziisimnvbxbpbgvkx3rozw1lx2fzc2v0cy9qb25hdghhbi1szwuvanbnl2jhbm5lci1kzwzhdwx0lxrlc3rpbw9uawfscy5qcgcixv0

testimonials

Don't take our word for it...

  • 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
  • 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
Linkedin_tracking _code