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Scott Williams

Senior Consultant
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CIPS qualified with more than 10 years’ industry experience in operational supply chain management within the food service, manufacturing and retail sectors, Scott possesses an in-depth understanding of the supply chain and logistics industry and the attributes / skill sets required of his clients.

He develops a true appreciation of his clients’ requirements before proposing a solution that meets their specific needs, whilst relating to and empathising with candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity. Scott brings his wealth of experience to source and place commercial, supply chain, materials & logistics candidates for clients across multiple markets.

His areas of specialism include equipment engineering and manufacturing, food and beverage production, food service, retail, warehousing and distribution.

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Supply Chain Controller

Supply Chain Controller £38,000 to £50,000 doe London - SW Electronic Consumer Goods Our client is a leading manufacturer of state of the art specialist lighting. They specialise in LED High-Mast Lighting, with a focus on bespoke or specialist lighting projects found in Container Ports, Airports, Railway Operators and local councils. A Supply Chain Controller is now required with strong knowledge of production scheduling through contract manufacturing and 3PL service providers. Candidates with experience of the electronics or lighting industry would be well received. Due to YoY growth this company, based in South West London, needs an SCC to manage the material purchasing and ensure stock levels are aligned to the sales forecasts. You will manage the day-to-day relationships with their long-term partners and the accompanying costs within the supply chain whilst ensuring effective and efficient service is maintained throughout. Reporting to the Operations Director, this role will support Sales, Production Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Supplier Selection & Development, ERP Management, R&D and the continual improvement of budget and cost reductions throughout the Supply Chain. About you Experience in the Lighting or Electronics Industry A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience of education and applicable experience Minimum of 5 year's experience in manufacturing industry including logistics and/or operations. Computer proficient. ERP experience, skilled in Microsoft Office applications and ability to view CAD files. Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings. Sharp negotiating skills with a proven track record of successful negotiations with suppliers CIPS desirable Attention to detail is a critical part of this role This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional with knowledge of production scheduling, supplier development and a clear end to end supply chain understanding to develop your career. In return for your experience, this company will offer you a competitive salary, pension, holiday and the opportunity to grow the function and in turn your future progression Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of and you want to be considered, please apply today. PSC17

Permanent / South West London, London

Training Leader

Training Leader Automotive West Midlands £42,000 + DOE Our client is in the top 100 suppliers to the automotive sector manufacturing from 30 locations around the globe. The core of their business is centred around the manufacture of sunroofs and panorama roofs, convertible roofs and parking heaters supplied for many of the OEMS An opportunity has arisen for a Training Leader to strengthen their West Midlands site. This is an exciting time to join as the new Training Leader will have the opportunity to implement a system from scratch and shape the training function ensuring it is fit for purpose. Your experience will be essential in driving change and ensuring that this world class manufacturer has just as impressive training suite. Supporting all operational departments in the management, training, audit and delivery of all training courses. About the role Manage and Audit all 3rd Party training, licences and refreshers Manage and audit the induction process Support the delivery of HSE courses Support the well being programme Product safety Compliance with IATF 16949 Supporting the training for appraisals Manage and implement indirect departmental skills matrices Design and deliver creative and varied training programmes About you Enthusiastic and positive attitude Excellent communication skills at all levels Strong record keeper Auditing experience Must have experience in a similar role Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Training & Development, come from an Automotive background and would like to implement a brand-new programme, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Training Leader role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner Electronics Aldershot, Hampshire £30,000 to £35,000 + benefits Our client is a Japanese corporate who specialise in the specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors across multiple industries. Employing over 5,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of over £894billion, their diverse products include electronic devices from connectors to aerospace electronic equipment, optics-related products, and various other types of machinery and equipment. They are now looking for a Supply Chain Planner to strengthen their Supply Chain team in Hampshire. The SCP will manage the order placement process in line with company forecasts and net stock position, improving supply reliability from both in-company and external vendors in order to meet the high service level expectations of the customers. About the role Understand the forecasting process and support the Planning Manager in improving forecast accuracy Manage the inventory holding in line with set company stock holding targets Adjust forecasts and orders accordingly in line with demand fluctuations and promotional activity Placement of PO's on suppliers in a timely manner in accordance with agreed supply lead times Manage and maintain SAP product master data such as lead times, safety stock settings and volumetrics Working with the internal Sales and Customer Service teams to resolve supply problems, changes to customer demands and direct/indirect shipments Provide accurate delivery dates to customers via the internal Sales and Customer Service teams About you An experienced planner with clear understanding of inventory management, replenishment and supply planning in a distribution environment Worked in a high service level business to business environment, preferably automotive or similar Comprehensive working knowledge of SAP Effective prioritisation/time management and negotiation/influencing skills Proficient communication skills; written & oral Supply Chain qualification such as CIPS is highly desirable Languages - Spanish and/or Japanese would also be an advantage. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Supply Chain Planner, have had exposure to a high SKU count, preferably in an electronics environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supply Chain Planner role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Aldershot, Hampshire

Logistics Coordinator

Logistics Coordinator Electronics Aldershot, Hampshire £25,000 to £30,000 + benefits 12-month fixed term contract Our client is a Japanese corporate who specialise in the specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors across multiple industries. Employing over 5,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of over £894billion, their diverse products include electronic devices from connectors to aerospace electronic equipment, optics-related products, and various other types of machinery and equipment. They are now looking for a Logistics Coordinator to join the Logistics Team on a 12month fixed term contract (strong possibility this will may be made permanent). Reporting to the Customer Logistics Manager, you will provide support to the wider Customer Service Executive and Demand Planning teams. The Logistics Coordinator will manage the ordering process from the business supply sites and warehouses to customers based in Europe, ensuring high levels of customer service across all aspects of the business. About the role Utilising SAP to process sales orders along with the management of invoicing without error or delay Direct contact with warehouse regarding in and outbound shipments React to customer changing demands with liaison between customers, supply managers, logistics, account managers and warehousing agent Ensure that customer orders are reflective of the demand forecasted by the planners and highlight variances where applicable React to customer delivery, pricing and product queries within 48hr period SAP data management: material and price set up, new account set up About you Successful and demonstrable experience in logistics/customer service Comprehensive working knowledge / experience of SAP Effective Time Management skills and Ability to prioritise Proficient communication skills; written & oral Second EU language would be advantageous Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Logistics Coordinator, have had exposure to a high SKU count, preferably in an electronics environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Logistics Coordinator role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Aldershot, Hampshire

Demand Planner

Demand Planner Electronics Aldershot, Hampshire £30,000 to £35,000 + benefits Our client is a Japanese corporate who specialise in the specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors across multiple industries. Employing over 5,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of over £894billion, their diverse products include electronic devices from connectors to aerospace electronic equipment, optics-related products, and various other types of machinery and equipment. They are now looking for a Demand Planner to strengthen their Supply Chain team in Hampshire. The Demand Planner will create accurate demand plans ensuring optimum stock levels are maintained within the parameters of the business KPI's, whilst taking costs out of the supply chain providing the best in class service to their valued customers. About the role Utilising the internal forecasting tool to monitor, analyse and generate accurate mid and long-term forecasts to enable sufficient stock levels to meet the customers demand, whilst maximising ocean freight and enabling better capacity planning within our plants. To actively support the Customer Service Team by questioning/managing the customer changing demand with liaison between Customers, Supply Chain Team, Account managers and 3rd party Warehouses Understand customer business and retrieve any information as required by communication with the customer; Face to face meetings when appropriate may also be required to ensure good customer relationships Provide support to Account Managers and Supply Chain team members during absences About you Successful and demonstrable experience in demand planning Understanding of the demand planning trends, new project implementation in a fast-paced environment Comprehensive working knowledge / experience of SAP Understanding and exposure to supply chain processes and strategy Excellent communication skills; written & oral Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Demand Planner, have had exposure to a high SKU count, preferably in an electronics environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Demand Planner role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Aldershot, Hampshire

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager FMCG Norwich £43,000 to £47,000 Our client is a global leading manufacturer and distributor of hot water solutions and services operating in over 70 countries with annual sales close to 2 billion euros. They are seeking an experienced Supply Chain Manager to lead the site internal and external supply chain activities. The new SCM will take control and manage supplier performance, planning and inventory levels and associated costs. With a strong focus on stock accuracy you will help drive efficiency's throughout the supply chain ensuring material handling and health and safety guidelines are adhered to at all times. The SCM will optimise the existent ERP system whilst working on parallel internal and external projects both up and downstream ensuring the supply chain is fit for purpose The Supply Chain Manager is an integral position and is key to the overall success of the business. About you Minimum of 5 years previous management experience within Supply Chain A clear communicator who can appreciate the wider business needs and work with other business departments Educated to degree level with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of the supply chain together with a high competency level in IT Drive and passion to build a world class supply chain Ability to challenge existing processes and relationships in order to strengthen the business position Experience of white goods or heating systems is highly desirable If you feel you have the right experience, are passionate about supply chain, can drive change and influence other business stakeholders then please apply or send your CV PSC17

Permanent / Norwich, Norfolk

Quality Manager - 12 FTC

Quality Assurance Manager - 12 FTC FMCG Banbury, Oxfordshire £50,000 This FMCG manufacturing organisation is a world leader in the production and development of specialist products which are used by many global FMCG producers. The organisation is on a journey of change, including culture, continuous improvement and manufacturing techniques. It is a great time to be joining the business and they have asked us to help in the recruitment of an exceptional QAM on a 12month FTC It is essential that you have current experience of working in a high volume, ideally world class FMCG/Food manufacturing environment, that is using modern methods of working. Reporting to Operations Director UK, this position will have 6 direct reports and 14 indirect reports. The QAM will be responsible for the day to day quality assurance and the Quality team. This will involve managing the internal audit system, customer complaints from receipt to final close out, assist in maintaining and developing procedures and the Quality Database system. There will be a strong need to liaise with production to ensure that quality processes and systems are maintained and that adequate controls can be demonstrated as required as well as day to day management of food hygiene through the Hygiene Manager. The role has the overall responsibility for the analytical and microbiological laboratories and the Quality Customer Liaison function. The role will also involve collating monthly KPI data for feedback into Regional Quality. About you Master in Food Engineering, Master in Business, Master in Microbiology, preferably specialized in food or equal through experience Approximately 10 years of relevant work experience related to quality assurance in the food industry, with at least 2 years of managerial experience. Knowledge or specific business understanding: food safety, microbiology, HACCP, BRC Good communication skills, critical analytical and audit spirit, able to engage and convince others in changing procedures and practices A superb opportunity to join a truly global organisation and one with an excellent reputation. This is a big role for the right person on a 12month fixed term contract. If you feel you are ready for the challenge, then please apply. If you have any questions about the QAM role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Contract / Banbury, Oxfordshire

Head of Supply Chain

Head of Supply Chain Telford, Shropshire £55,000 Car, Bonus (up to 20%), Pension, Holidays Founded almost 80 years ago, the group turnover £200m per year and are the largest manufacturer of steel storage products in the United Kingdom working with many of the leading names in retail, manufacturing, transport, property, construction, local and national government and professional services. They employ more than 1,000 people and between them, their factories process more than 1,000 tonnes of steel each week They are now looking for a Head of Supply Chain to lead the Supply Chain activities across the group. Reporting to the UK Fulfilment Director, you will manage a team of four commodity managers, two buyers and one administrator over multiple plants within a SAP ERP environment developing capability and driving towards the shared company goals. The new Head of Supply Chain will help define and implement the group Supply Chain Strategy with focus on cost reduction, supply chain risk and professional procedures. You will oversee the management of key strategic defined commodities in line with QCD processes including negotiation, forecasting and research of alternative sources, value engineering and make v buy decisions. About the role Working within the UK fulfilment team to facilitate sales support, customer service and enhance P&L performance of the group business units Annual spend of £120M across raw material, components and sub-contracting for 6 UK manufacturing plants plus direct to project site material Group indirect spend of £15M (Utilities for nine UK sites, group fleet hire, MRO, capital equipment) Managing a team of four commodity managers, two buyers and one administrator over multiple plants within a SAP ERP environment Forecasting, planning and scheduling of raw material and components to support manufacturing production plans and project site installation programs Ensuring stock availability to meet customer delivery within agreed lead-times Supply chain risk monitoring and mitigation and the delivery of budgeted cost reduction plans Project pre-qualification and bid support About you Experienced Supply Chain Manager Have experience of steel based commodities Strong negotiator Good level of SAP/ERP knowledge Supply Chain Data Analysis & Excel Skills Best Practice Supply Chain Processes Ideally CIPS / MCIPS This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader in storage solutions. If you are looking for your next challenge and you feel you are suitable for this position, please apply

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire