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Sarah Gilbert

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Sarah specialises in the recruitment of manufacturing and quality professionals across the automotive sector. Having been in recruitment for over 10 years, Sarah has successfully recruited across different industry sectors, most recently for major automotive OEMs.

Sarah is skilled at searching for hard-to-find talent in an extremely competitive market sector. Working closely with clients to ensure an open communication style and deliver a timely, highly professional and dedicated service for both permanent and contract recruitment.

Sarah is an honest and dedicated individual, who prides herself on working hard and improving her market knowledge to ensure the delivery of new talent to add value to organisations.

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Customer Finance Specialist

Job Title - Customer Finance Specialist (3106) Hourly rate - £21.03 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Customer Finance Specialist with an international confectionery manufacturer based in Birmingham. As Customer Finance Specialist, you will be responsible for proactive administration of cash collection in line with payment terms & process flows for respective accounts and prompt retrospective chasing of overdue invoices in line with targets. Ensure all processes are followed to facilitate effective processing of deductions and give consistent ways of working across the team. Communicate in a timely manner and work with appropriate functions to ensure deductions are cleared or recovered. Ensure prompt reconciliation of credits with deductions. Skills Required: Good numerical skills SAP Experience Microsoft Office Applications The role will be accountable for managing a portfolio of customers with technical or difficult issues being escalated from internal Key stakeholders. The position holder will need to have strong Analytical, problem solving and Knowledge of Credit Control and Account Receivable process and techniques in collecting challenging customer deductions, overdue Balances and resolving the underlying issue. The holder will also be required to co-ordinate and chair key Governance Meeting with Senior Stakeholders in the business. If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Demand Planner

Job Title - Demand Planner / Analyst (3085) Hourly rate - £21.03 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Demand Planner to work for a confectionery manufacturer in Birmingham. As Demand Planner, you will be a business partner for Commercial & Operations, engaging and influencing cross functional teams to deliver best practice. As Demand Planner, you're main accountabilities will be: Responsible to provide an accurate base forecast, proper following of the weekly & monthly cycle, to support the Area commercial objectives over the financial planning horizons. Acts as a Business Partner for Commercial and Operations Functions, responsible to provide the different business stakeholder with a high quality insight-based total forecast (24 month horizon, weekly on sku level in APO DP, based on available assumptions You will have experience in Demand Planning, Comprehensive Supply Chain, Financial or Logistics education or experience. Fully Operational knowledge of SAP ECC/APO/BI in Supply Chain through formal training and experience. Strong quantative and analytical skills and aptitude, attention to detail. Priority Setting: Understanding and managing the key issues and success criteria. Supply Chain Management: knowledgeable of modern demand and supply planning concepts; including knowledge & experience on Statistical forecasting, Segmentation and History Cleansing In addition to the above you will be university degree educated, preferentially logistics or Economics. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Communication Manager

Job Title - Information Business Services Communications Manager (3092) Hourly rate - up to £35.93 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Communications Manager to work within Information Business Services at a confectionery manufacturer based in Birmingham. The successful Communications Manager can be based anywhere, but will be required to travel to all sites as and when required. This is a senior-level role that owns the communication strategy and execution for the IBS (Information Business Service) function. Within this role the individual will collaborate with the IBS leaders on development and implementation of IBS communication strategies and plans that drive employees' understanding of the function priorities and key initiatives and engage and align employees on the function vision and business strategy. This role will also provide strategic direction to other teams within IBS that own communications. Skills Required: Writing Skills Presentation Skills Storytelling Ability to write clearly and effectively Active Listening Multichannel Management Communication Strategy & Governance. In addition to the above you will ideally have facilitation skills, creativity and organizational agility. You will also have proven experience in communicating to Senior Executives (CEO, CFO, COO) in a multinational context. No preference to location as long as the worker can travel to sites as and when required. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Talent Acquisition Specialist - 3063 - Up to £21.03/hour Ltd Co - HR

Job Title - Talent Acquisition Specialist (3063) Hourly rate - £21 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to work for a confwectionery manufacturer based just outside Birmingham. As Talent Acquisition Specialist you will support the talent agenda for full recruitment life cycle, acting as a key source of expertise for the hiring manager whilst building strong relationships with stakeholders to deliver and problem solve against current and future hiring needs. In this role you will be responsible for high volume recruitment as well as proactive sourcing strategies. You will report into a Recruitment Relationship Manager. Key Responsibilities: Sourcing and attracting internal and external talent; selecting the most appropriate sourcing channels. Advertising in line with our employer value proposition (EVP), ensuring we have access to and connections with the best possible talent available in our industry and elsewhere. Assessing and selecting the best possible talent (both internally and externally) by utilising innovative assessment and selection techniques used to maximise the right recruiting decisions. Owning the end to end candidate management process to ensure a market leading candidate experience. Communicate the TA strategy to key business stakeholders. Drive quality and change at a local level. Utilise our systems and tools to advance the recruitment process. Upskilling line managers to ensure increased accountability for recruitment. Key Requirements: With a focus on delivery and drive for results you will have experience of recruiting across a number of different disciplines in a commercial environment. Highly adaptable and flexible you will manage your workload and the differing requirements for the functions as appropriate. You will be comfortable with qualifying data and compiling reports. Significant direct sourcing and networking experience. Ability to operate in a constantly changing environment, to work through ambiguity quickly and proactively, developing new skills and knowledge. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build and manage key relationships with multiple and challenging stakeholders. Strong planning skills with excellent attention to detail. Fluent in English, written and spoken. Candidate Sourcing. Candidate Screening. General Recruitment. Recruiting, CV sourcing, CV screening. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Research and Development Technician

Job Title: Research and Development Technician (3068) Hourly rate - £17.04 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Research and Development Technician to work at a confectionery manufacturer based just outisde Bimringham. The role will involve mostly hands-on work performing experiments for product research and development. This will involve working with food processing equipment at a benchtop and pilot scale. Main tasks and responsibilities: Planning and running of Pilot Plant trials. Hands-on work in the Pilot Plant. Registering ingredients. Booking trials. Collation of results. Process and prepare samples for analysis. Planning and running of sensory panels. In addition to the above, you will have the ability to work independently, as well as excellent attention to detail. You will have great time management skills and a clear understanding of scientific rigour. Strong data entry and analysis skills, and good knowledge of office applications, especially spreadsheets, would also be beneficial. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Regulatory Scientist

Job Title - Regulatory Scientist Hourly rate - £19.50 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Regulatory Scientist to work for a confectionery manufacturer based in the Birmingham area. As Regulatory Scientist, you will have: Experience/knowledge of food regulations in Europe, FIC labelling. Can range in years of experience. Good EC regulatory knowledge of ingredients declarations, nutrition information, allergens labelling. In addition to the above, you will ideally have experience in PLM/SAP specifications systems and/or quick technology skills learning. The work will be mostly operational, but having the experience/knowledge to "grasp potential errors" in data would be advantageous. Languages : English and whatever else is possible of European languages. Desirable: German, French. Others: Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Greek, Baltic. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Powertrain Buyer

Job Title - Powertrain Buyer Hourly rate - up to £44 ltd Location - Industry - An opportunity has arisen for a Buyer to work on an exciting automotive project for this innovatine and forward thinking manufacturing company based in the South West. Buyers within the Powertrain commodity is an exciting place to be right now, working with new technologies you will play a significant role in delivering the company's future. As Buyer, your accountabilities will be: - Own & manage a complex range of commodities - Develop and deliver category strategies for a diverse range of commodities - Fulfil departmental objectives, to include (but not limited to) cost targets, meeting FTA targets, ensuring supplier performance and delivery - Managing Commercial terms and conditions as well as Legal compliance - particularly with regards to IP - Support supplier visits including launch reviews - Identify and source supply partners, in line with the departmental sourcing process and targets - Provide cost analysis and ensure all risks and opportunities are captured and managed - Manage the sourcing process from market research through to supplier nomination, contract award and contract management - Support a continuous improvement program to advance procurement processes, governance and capabilities across the group In addition to the above, you will have the following skills - Previous experience in a direct procurement function within a manufacturing environment. Automotive would be an advantage but not essential - Previous project management / programme management would be a bonus - An adept cross functional team worker with a proven track record of successful stakeholder manager - Confident, articulate and experienced working at pace in a highly dynamic and fast moving business environment - Tenacity and drive to achieve results - Ability to build and develop strategic supply relationships across a highly diverse range of commodities and supply markets - Advanced negotiation and clear communication skills evidenced - Comfortable working with various MS Office applications. Previous experience of SAP would be an advantage - An international mindset is desirable. Previous experience working with different cultures would be an advantage - A full Driving licence and a willingness to travel is required If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Malmesbury

Team Operations Manager

Title: Team Operations Manager (36021) Hourly rate - up to £39.62 ltd Location - Coventry Industry - Automotive An opportunity has arisen, with a luxury automotive manufacturer based in Coventry, for a Team Operations Manager to manage the following areas: Driver Liaison Team Branding & Visual Identity Garage & Team Base Technical Team Liaison Dynamic Show Car Itineraries & Operations Manuals Merchandise & Team Kit Skills Required: Ability to build strong working relationships. Ability to manage own workload and meet deadlines with attention to detail across all disciplines Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on customer services In addition to the above you will have experience in the motorsport industry, as well as project management and budget experience. You will also have strong written and verbal communication skills. Note - this role is required to travel to all Formula E races and weekend working (c.14 races and some testing requirements) If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

Scientist (Chocolate Specifications)

Title: Scientist - Chocolate Specifications (3019) Hourly rate - £19.50 ltd Location - Birmingham Industry - FMCG R&D An opportunity has arisen for a Scientist to work for this confentionary manufacturer based in the Birmingham area. You will be working as part of a project team ensuring that the correct information is is inputted into their new system. Position Description: Part of a project team in charge of implementing a fully integrated specification system. In close contact with our cross functional team you will ensure that our specification excellence principles are implemented in the system. Lead specification review and resolution of discrepancies within recipe management system for defined products or components working as part of a larger team, ensuring effective communication to ensure efficiency and speed. Independently coordinates specification management within the given deadlines, escalation of issues or risks to deadlines as required. Ensures consistency, technical precision and compliance with methods of work. Supports the wider Product Development team as required by business priorities. In addition to the above, you will have strong organisational skills, and excellent attention to detail. You will have strong problem solving skills and an understanding of SAP systems. You will ideally have experience of working in Product Development within the food industry. A scientific or technical degree in chemical engineering, food technology or food science is also required. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Manufacturing Technician

Job Title - Manufacturing Technician (Shift) Hourly rate equivalent to £27, 500 + shift allowance Location - Clitheroe Industry - Battery Manufacturer This is an opportunity to join a global science and chemicals company, as a Manufacturing Technician. You will be involved with the manufacture of battery materials to power electric vehicles - with the push on electric vehicles, this is a very exciting time to join the company. As Manufacturing Engineer you will be required to be flexible towards working shifts as the plant runs 24/7, and the specific shift will depend upon the business needs. As Manufacturing Technician, you will be: * accountable for compliance with plant standards * working to the required plant procedures and supporting their auditing and updating (e.g. SOPs) * using the various controlling and reporting systems * supporting Production Plan requirements to meet orders on time and in full * entering all raw materials and finished product into appropriate stock control system (e.g. SAP) In addition to the above you will: * have an awareness of all legislative and non-legislative EHS systems in compliance (COSHH, PTW, LOTO, Risk Assessment, etc.) * experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the control, operation and maintenance of a chemical manufacturing site. * possess the enthusiasm and initiative to work under pressure and in a team ensuring deadlines are met with minimal supervision. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Contract / Clitheroe, Lancashire

Laboratory Technician - 3013

Job Title - Laboratory Technician Hourly rate - £15.63 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Reading An opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician to work for a global confectionery manufacturer. This role will be based at their research and development facility based in Reading. As Laboratory Technician you will be responsible for performing total fat analysis using gas chromotography in food samples. You will be accurate, and have good attention to detail. In addition to this you will be dextrous and have good communication skills. Prior lab experience is advisable. Or science qualifications without industry experience is also acceptable. Training will be provided. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Reading, Berkshire

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title - Salary - up to £57000 Industry - Off Highway Location - Peterborough A position is available within the Manufacturing Advanced Planning team at the Peterborough Engine facility, for a Manufacturing Engineer to design, develop and enhance our assembly line processes and equipment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly flexible, motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Manufacturing engineering team. The key focus of the Manufacturing Advanced Planning team is to provide globally standardised manufacturing / production processes and equipment, designed to enable the introduction of new products and provide best asset utilisation leveraging the capability of our world class production facilities. This role requires expertise in manufacturing technology, assembly process design, quality processes, tool selection and introduction, and will involve the application of sound technical manufacturing/production engineering skills in both project and process-based environments. This role represents an exciting step forward for individuals wishing to develop their project leadership skills and their career within Manufacturing Engineering. Skills and Experience: Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles: * Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a relevant Technical Engineering discipline (or equivalent experience) * The candidate must have previous experience as a Manufacturing / Production Engineer developing and implementing process / assembly solutions * Experience of introducing new products and/or managing significant change with proven and innovative manufacturing techniques within the manufacturing environment * Experience of implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques, utilising problem solving and root cause analysis tools * Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the business and build strong working relationships * Some travel will be required (5-10% of working time) We are unable to support sponsorship or VISAs If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Inventory Analyst

Job Title- Inventory Analyst Industry - Off Highway Location - Peterborough An opportunity has arisen within the supply chain team for an Inventory Analyst, with an engine manufacturer based in Peterborough. The main purpose of the role is to ensure all inventory is controlled and counted within Corporate procedures. The role supports facilities for all raw inventory incorporating Stores, Quality, Machining Areas, Offsite Warehouses and Return To Vendor Locations. The role requires all segregation of duties are met. The role ensures all stock issues are investigated, root caused, documented. Main Duties & Responsibilities: ensures that all areas adhere to all standard working procedures regarding transactions, also the control and counting of all inventory. highlight issues and non conformance to all Leaders within the business that own inventory. all root causing to be documenting and communicating all root causes. The Inventory Analyst will also be responsible for the following: Able to interact effectively with key support groups and departments in the business Attend meetings related to IRA and inventory issues. Take ownership for own learning and have development plan in place. Demonstrates a high level understanding of IRA Metrics. Engaging at all levels within the business. Provide training to ensure relevant knowledge and conformance is aligned to meet IRA disciplines and processes. Provide results and feedback to operational Team Leads & Section Managers on local issues. Escalate issues to IRA Team Lead for further support or guidance. If you would like to know more about this role please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Audit Executive - 2987

Job Title - Audit Executive Hourly rate - £17 ltd Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for an Audit Executive to work with an international confectionery manufacturer based in Birmingham. As Audit Executive, you will be responsible for the timely investigation of customer audit queries; to use company resources and information to establish validity. Your main duties will be as follows: Responsible for disputing invalid claims with customers/third party auditors. To provide robust monthly Prior Year Audit performance reports to the business to ensure adequate provisioning in place. You will have experience of dealing with conflict, numerical/analytical/logical reasoning skills, as well as effective communication skills. Any experience with SAP would be advantageous, and hands on experience with Microsoft Office applications. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands
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