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Paul Branton

Lead Consultant
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  2. paul.branton@jonlee.co.uk
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Paul has 29 years’ recruitment experience, sourcing and placing technical, engineering and manufacturing professionals within the Automotive (ICE, Hybrid and EV’s - Autonomy) and Motorsport sectors.

He has successfully worked with clients on both retained and contingency search assignments for permanent and contract positions, priding himself on delivering a first-rate service offering account management and on-site support. 

Paul’s commitment to the engineering sector is reflected in his involvement as an Affiliate Member of the IMechE and a committee member of the iMechE ADEC (Automobile Division Essex Centre) and SEA (South Essex Area). Clients and candidates appreciate this interest, credibility and ability to build relationships, demonstrating technical and industry understanding

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Account Manager

Account Manager (FTC) £Competitive Binley Automotive An Account Manager is required to provide commercial responses and manage customer/OEM accounts for the development and delivery thermal management products. Candidates with an engineering knowledge of Thermal Management products would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, an automotive thermal and energy management solutions supplier based in Binley, requires a proactive Account Manager to pursue opportunities for business development and new programme sourcing with their customers. As an Account Manager you will be required to: Ensure all Customer and internal milestones and financial commitments are met Develop and maintain relationships with key customer stakeholders in Purchasing, Programme and Engineering departments Lead quote process in conjunction with internal teams to ensure that all required financial metrics are achieved Manage and improve profitability of program to financial targets The Account Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified, or equivalent, in an engineering or technological discipline Responding to RFQ's from customers/OEM's Ability to analyse financial summaries Strong relationship building skills Knowledge of APQP desirable This will be an initial 6 month fixed term contract (FTC) opportunity, which may lead to permanent employment. In return for your experience, this Binley based company will offer you: £Competitive If you have experience as an Account Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Account Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Binley

Design Engineer

Design Engineer £Competitive Thatcham Motorsport A Design Engineer is required to be responsible for the design and detail of gearbox components and complete transmission systems. Candidates with experience of using Siemens NX 3D CAD system and with previous motorsport or automotive experience would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Design Engineer to work within small cohesive teams on challenging projects in a fast moving environment. The Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in mechanical engineering or relevant discipline Post graduate experience in a design engineering environment Experience of designing rotating metal components is desirable Excellent organisational and IT skills (MS Office) Knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures, controls and quality standards, together with ERP systems This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of applying first principles to solve real-world problems. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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

Product Information Analyst

Product Information Analyst £Competitive plus benefits Shenfield Marketing A Product Information Analyst is required to create, maintain, prepare and deliver a variety of task-specific vehicle specifications and data to brief and on time for all Client Automotive brands, using client-sourced technical documentation and complex multi-format datasets. Candidates with experience in the management and interpretation of large, unsorted, and complicated datasets would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, a leading provider of high quality visualisation, personalisation, configuration and immersive experiences, based in Shenfield, requires a proactive Product Information Analyst to maintain a flow of information to support delivery of the data-led components of projects. As a Product Information Analyst you will be required to: Attend client meetings to identify, define and advise product and data-led content requirements for new and update-requiring marketing communications. Product check copy documents to ensure consistency with vehicle specifications, data and market/region variations, and communicate with required person(s) to ensure their ongoing maintenance. Attend multi-stage Quality Check meetings for the purposes of ensuring marketing communication accuracy. Create and maintain asset matrices and use them to track market/region specific assets from creation to client approval for multiple artwork variations, incorporating spread thumbnails based off signed-off brochure visual Liaise with the relevant Art Director to develop a shoot list to incorporate all image variation possibilities Product check CGI briefs for product correctness of vehicles and supply corrections and clarification where required The Product Information Analyst should have the following skills or experience: An advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel Experience within an analytical and/or technical field Experience in the management and interpretation of large, unsorted, and complicated datasets Experience of quality checking and/or proof reading technical documents Minimum GCSE standard in English/Maths Knowledge of the Automotive Industry is highly desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with confidence in communicating to all levels of a business structure, both internally and externally together with an analytical thought process and a great sense of curiosity to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Shenfield based company will offer you: £Competitive Flexible start times Overtime Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Product Information Analyst and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Product Information Analyst role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Shenfield

CAD Engineer

CAD Engineer £Competitive plus pension Milton Keynes Manufacturing A CAD Engineer is required to provide a technical engineering service; utilising 2D & 3D CAD software for the Engineering and Manufacturing Departments. Candidates with experience of liaising with customers on the design of tooling and components for new and existing products would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, a leader in pressings, stampings and tooling within the automotive sector based in Milton Keynes, requires a proactive CAD Engineer to design and draft dies, clip tools and machining fixtures in conjunction with the Senior Technical Engineers, utilising CAD software and conventional drawings. As a CAD Engineer you will be required to: - Design and specify, in conjunction with Senior Technical Engineers, process parameters for new tooling production - Maintain tooling drawings - Review revised customers issued drawings and issue to the relevant areas within company - To aid in the implementation and proving of design processes - To implement and maintain a comprehensive drawing library - Provide technical support to Production and Tooling Engineers The CAD Engineer should have the following skills or experience: - Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering or technological discipline - Experience in 3D CAD design (Autodesk preferred) - Experience in a die casting or plastic injection moulding beneficial - Knowledge or experience in clip tool, jig and fixture design advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with CAD design experience within an manufacturing/mechanical equipment environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Milton Keynes based company will offer you: - £Competitive - Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a CAD Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CAD Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Milton Keynes

Production Planner

Production Planner £Competitive plus benefits Milton Keynes Automotive - Pressings, Stampings, Tooling. A Production Planner is required to ensure delivery of orders to dedicated customers are in line with the scheduled or order requirements. Candidates with experience of receiving customer orders and expediting the planning, production and purchasing of material in a dynamic manufacturing environment would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leader in pressings, stampings and tooling within the automotive sector based in Milton Keynes, requires a Production Planner. As the Production Planner you will be required to: Receive and enter customer's orders/requirements accurately onto the MRP system Undertake verification of batch quantities and lead times from orders ensuring that they are suitable Monitoring prices and having them amended as necessary Ensuring any required changes to works orders are processed through the ECR process Process production orders through liaising with production control department Schedule material requirements with the required lead times using the MRP system and monitoring stocks of material and finished goods Expedite material in, through communications with the production managers and suppliers, ensuring the max three days stock holding of material is not exceeded Liaise with production regarding order completion dates Review all outstanding orders with customers as and when required Monitor delivery performance for each customer you are responsible Liaise with the Transport Co-ordinator reference collections and despatches The Production Planner should have the following skills or experience: Proven work experience as a Planner or similar role Experience of MRP Knowledge of Winman is advantageous Ability to build relationships with stakeholders MS Office proficiency Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills Self-motivated and capable of decision making Experience of working in the Automotive Industry is preferred Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have production planning experience such as chasing orders, ensuring timely despatch and keeping the customer fully informed and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Planner role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Milton Keynes

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