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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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Commercial Manager

Commercial Manager Food South West London £55,000 to £60,000 + benefits Do you thrive on meeting and exceeding sales and profits targets? Do you enjoy developing business strategies to deliver new sales whilst strengthening and retaining current customer base? Enjoy travelling throughout Europe on a regular basis? This could be the job for you…… Employing over 27,000 people in 60 countries across the globe with an annual turnover exceeding £3.4 billion, our client delivers operational excellence servicing more than 500 million people per year. Due to continued growth, an exceptional Commercial Manager has an opportunity to join an already successful team to help develop business strategy nurturing and driving growth with an existing strategically important key account throughout Europe. Reporting into the Commercial Director, the Commercial Manager will be responsible for meeting and exceeding sales and profit targets of the European region, working closely with Operational teams to ensure an effective service is delivered to the key account, meeting with them on a regular basis to ensure their needs are met and exceeded About the role Responsible for the departmental P&L Drive the negotiation and strategy with the account taking responsibility for key decisions Prepare market activity reports and understand trends and influences - present to the senior team when required Lead business development initiatives in the region including tenders (RFQ/RFP) Provide monthly reports for the senior management team Project manage implementations, involving the operational team and others as required to ensure an effective transition from concept to operation 40% to 60% of this role will be travelling throughout Europe - sometimes at short notice About you Proven sales ability and key customer account development Strong commercial awareness required Experience in regional catering/food retail markets Highly numerate (to interpret and produce financial plans, account profit, margins, etc.) Good data and business analysis and reporting skills PC literate including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Able to construct and deliver influential commercial selling presentations Superior negotiation skills Native speaker level English (spoken/written), plus one European language Must have the right to live and work in the EU Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the Catering Industry and you are an experienced Commercial Manager with strong experience of key account management and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / South West London, London

Quality Systems Coordinator

QA Systems Coordinator FMCG Banbury Mon to Fri - Days £39,000 + benefits Our partner 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 Quality Systems Coordinator 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 the Quality Manager, the Quality Systems Coordinator will co-ordinate the documentation, implementation, development and training of the Quality standards required by the customers. You will implement and monitor compliance of relevant working procedures/standards to ensure compliance with customer quality requirements, providing regular reports and updates About the role 50% of your time will be spent analysing requirements of quality standards from customers to create a common set of working practices required to comply - in particular to incorporate requirements of EMQE (includes FSSC 22000) into existing working practices and procedures. Manage the internal audit schedule and conduct internal audits covering hygiene, housekeeping, QMS and CCPs, product quality. Maintain documentation on QDS (Quality Data System) of procedures, instructions and standards - focusing particularly on Quality and Hygiene standards. About you Degree qualified in a food science or equivalent Knowledge of quality requirements of major retail and manufacturing companies Excellent analytical skills Strong Administration experience Good communication (verbal & written) Good Computer literacy Good influencing skills Strong attention to detail Ability to manage, coach and develop people effectively Essential HACCP level 3 qualification as a minimum Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of FSSC22000 and have minimum HACCP Level 3 and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Systems Coordinator role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Banbury, Oxfordshire

Collaborative Planning Manager

Collaboration Planning Manager FMCG West Midlands £60,000 + Car & Package You're an expert in Raw Material Planning? You're a pro at Production Planning? Building relationships and influencing others, 2nd nature to you? You want to be part of two of the biggest brands in the world at the same time! Then this might be for you… I'm representing 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 Collaboration Planning Manager to sit directly in one of their biggest customers, bridging the two businesses together. About the role The Collaboration Planning Manager will secure the availability & proximity of the raw material to the customers sites and fulfil a linkage role in the communication between the two, increasing visibility throughout the end-to-end supply chain and in turn improving on the service levels. Working on a 4 to 16-week planning horizon Pro-active collaboration between both planning teams Improve processes & way of working between both teams Validate customer forecasts and drive up accuracy of finished goods sales, promotions, new launches/projects, seasonal campaigns Monitor weekly call-offs vs planned volumes Monitor weekly stock levels vs targets throughout the end-to-end supply chain Promote dual understanding of modern supply chain within both organisations (VMI) About you 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. Expert knowledge on raw materials planning Understand production planning process Knowledge on inventory and deployment planning for raw materials Good understanding of the role of raw materials planning in S&OP Understand sourcing processes Analytical & reporting Holistic approach to decision making, considering all factors & stakeholders Analytical and problem-solving capabilities Strong skills in data collection High attention to detail Experience of working with 200+ SKUs between 20t & 40mt per week Systems Efficient use of PowerPoint and Excel Good knowledge on raw materials planning and reporting systems SAP (essential), APO, BW, etc. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Demand Planning and Customer Collaboration and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Collaboration Planning Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Sales Director

Sales Director Automotive Worcestershire £40,000 + benefits Set in the beautiful countryside of the Wyre Forest, the market leader in discounted vehicle leasing are looking for a Sales Director to join their small but very successful and growing team. The business has gone from strength to strength growing from a turnover of £3.5million in 2015 to an impressive £14m in 2016, with an ever-growing order book the only way is up as 2018 shapes to be an exciting year. Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer, the Sales Director will maximise the sales team performance by effectively managing all aspects of sales delivery. The new Sales Director will support the organisation in achievement of sales and growth targets by managing relationships with manufacturers, driving new sales opportunities, developing sales team capability, and maintaining existing key account initiatives. About the role Build and manage relationships with manufacturers in order to negotiate attractive support terms Meet predetermined revenue and volume goals through activities of direct reports Drive, monitor and report on sales and conversion rates Provide expert, specialist advice and recommendations in line with a customer's needs Understand a customer's needs by operating effective questioning Offer reliable and honest feedback to customers along with clarity in relation to the leasing process Contribute to the company's performance by delivering against key personal objectives Maximise development opportunities Maintain high levels of ownership, engagement and accountability Demonstrate commitment to and adherence of compliance standards and legislative requirements Take necessary actions to ensure compliance and legislative knowledge is up to date and accurate About you Proven experience in Automotive Vehicle Sales or Leasing - Essential Experience of business development through the Automotive OEM's - Essential Demonstrates high level of market and sector expertise Demonstrates expert consulting and influencing skills, commercial acumen and credibility Proven sales ability and influencing skills Proven dispute and query resolution ability Ability to manage self and time effectively Able to exceed targets in a face paced and competitive environment Demonstrates commitment to critical processes, service delivery and system integrity Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have proven Automotive Sales/Leasing and have demonstrable business development experience with the Automotive OEM's and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Administrator role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Bewdley, Worcestershire

HSE Manager

Health, Safety & Environment Manager FMCG Suffolk £35,000 to £40,000 + benefits Operating in over 16 countries, servicing approximately 4 billion people around the world our client is a vertically integrated farm to fork food conglomerate. A ready meal, a sandwich, a pub dinner, a pizza from the supermarket, a chilled snack or even a seafood salad, covering multiple sectors in the UK, you will have eaten their products and not even known about it. They are now in need of a Health, Safety & Environment Manager to support the BRC Grade A manufacturing site in Suffolk. The site works 7 days a week, 363 days a year with multiple interchangeable High Care and Low Care lines, producing a wide range of chilled and frozen products for the retail, food service and ingredients markets in both branded and own label formats. The HSE Manager will support and provide guidance to all functions on operational HS&E activities and strategy delivery in alignment with the company policies. Ensuring adherence to all relevant HS&E legislation and agreed internal standards, you will ensure the planning and deliverance of risk assessments ensuring the site is safe and compliant, delivering the environmental plan in conjunction with the local Leadership team to improve environmental performance at the manufacturing Unit About you 5 years previous experience of operational HSE Up to date knowledge of HS&E legislation Excellent communication and presentation skills Excellent coaching and mentoring skills Experience of a Food manufacturing environment would be desirable National/professional qualification (preferably at degree level) in Health, Safety and Environmental Occasional travel to the Head Office in the West Midlands Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a HSE Manager, have food manufacturing experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HSE Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Newmarket, Suffolk

QA Co-ordinator

Quality Coordinator FMCG/Drinks Cheshire £30,000 to £35,000 Operating out of a purpose built 80,000 sq ft food production facility in Cheshire, supported by a manufacturing plant and R & D facilities in Sweden, our client is leading supplier of high quality cocoa and chocolate products for the vending industry across Europe Due to year on year growth, they are now looking for a Quality Coordinator to strengthen their quality function at the site supporting the Operations Manager satisfying the requirements of of the ISO 9001-2008 and the internal Quality Management System (QMS) About the role Pro-active development, implementation and control of all aspects of the company Quality Management Systems (QMS), general health and safety and all matters relating to Food Safety and Food Hygiene Co-ordinate and control all independent audits with external audit agencies or inspectorates, including HSE, Environmental Health Office, Environment Agency and third-party audit agencies as applicable Develop and maintain an effective HACCP System. Ensure the product is safe and fit for intended purpose and use through effective testing procedures Manage all product and service complaints ensuring full communication with customers and internal elements as appropriate About you Must have Quality experience in a similar role from a Food or Drinks background Minimum of 3 years within a Quality Management function Experience of Quality Management functions within a food industry Formally trained in the principles of HACCP (Level III) Strong communication skills Strong people management skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of ISO 9001-2008 and QMS and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Coordinator role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Chester, Cheshire

Head of Operations

Head of Operations £60,000 + FMCG Wiltshire For over 30 years our client has been at the forefront of Foodservice and Wholesale distribution to the catering trade whilst also providing excellent value to the general public. Covering the South West of England, a proud independently family owned business which operates 24hrs a day 6 days a week across two deports. Due to continued YoY growth, they are now seeking a new Head of Operations to take the business to the next level overseeing two sites. To be successful in this role, we are looking for a strong leader who will be able to influence policy and strategic decisions as well as developing new operational policies and procedures. As the new Head of Operations you will report directly to the MD and you will be responsible for leading the team whilst ensuring all KPI's and sales targets are met. You will have the opportunity to analyse, develop and then implement your new procedures as you see fit whilst driving the operational performance including service levels, customer experience, quality and compliance. As an experienced Operations Manager, you will be familiar with stock management/rotation, distribution, budgeting and onsite audits. You won't be afraid to make difficult decisions for the benefit of the business but you will also be an excellent leader and have the ability to get get the best out of your teams. Essential Previous warehouse managerial experience within Food In depth warehousing knowledge Stock management of perishable goods Multi depot management experience Commercial experience HGV transport knowledge CPC License O License knowledge Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Operations Manager and familiar with the Foodservice/Wholesale sector and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Head of Operations role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire

Sales Support Administrator

Sales Administrator Bewdley, Worcestershire £18,000 + bonus, holidays, pension Set in the beautiful countryside of the Wyre Forest, the market leader in discounted vehicle leasing are looking for a Sales Administrator to join their small but very successful and growing Sales Team. Reporting into the Sales Manager, you will deal with incoming customer enquiries and assist the sales team with daily sales administration activities to achieve sales and growth targets and maximise sales potential. The business has gone from strength to strength growing from a turnover of £3.5million in 2015 to an impressive £14m in 2016, with an ever-growing order book the only way is up as 2018 shapes to be an exciting year. The role of Sales Administrator is an important one. You must have an attention to detail, a bubbly personality and a can-do attitude are key to be successful in this role. To drive this winning team, the company directors designed the offices from the ground up providing onsite parking, a pool table, after you've had a dip in the pool, you can even have a drink in the company bar! This demonstrates their investment into the environment they want their staff to work in which makes it unique to any other business in the area! About the role Qualify all incoming enquiries before passing to Sales Executive Create and update Customer records on CRM Provide sales quotes on a variety of Funding Systems for Management Information Support the Sales Team with general operations to help reach the team's objectives Communicate internally important feedback from customers Deal with and respond to high volumes of phone calls and emails Maximise effective marketing by identifying and communicating key promotional offers Continuously develop your market intelligence and knowledge ***Full job description available dependant on suitability*** About you A team player with a can-do attitude Administration experience is essential Knowledge or experience with fleet or vehicle leasing would be highly desirable Ability to manage self and time effectively Proven dispute and query resolution ability Demonstrate commitment to critical processes, service delivery and system integrity You must have a valid UK driving license due to the location of the office Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Sales Administration and Customer Service and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Administrator role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Bewdley, Worcestershire

Logistics Coordinator

Logistics Coordinator £28,000 to £34,000 London - SW Specialist Lighting 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 Logistics Coordinator is now required to help drive the business forward who can challenge and take ownership of this exciting role. We are looking for a Logistics Coordinator with excellent Customer Service, Supply Chain awareness and the ability to multitask dealing with multiple shipments, at different stages within the logistics cycle. 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 a Logistics Coordinator to take control of all transportation activities in accordance with the customer service requirements. You will ensure on-time delivery of freight in line with customer service requirements. You will actively look at ways to reduce transport and distribution costs contributing to the business bottom line. Essential Experience of coordinating batch & pallet labelling at the factory source 80% Air/Road Freight 20% Sea Experience of configuring pallets for container utilisation Experience of projecting managing new global destinations and freight routes from pallet configuration, to container utilisation, route planning, freight negotiation, customs clearance and secondary haulage to and from the manufacturing facility About you Minimum of 5 year's experience in logistics and/or operations. Experience with international logistics Experience with Road, Air and Sea freight Experience in working with multiple 3PL's Good communicator (First-class written, verbal, organisational and interpersonal skills) Flexible so as to develop the role to best meet the changing needs of a rapidly growing technology company Enjoy working in a small tightly-knit team Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Logistics Coordinator, enjoy working in a small close-knit team, have international freight experience 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 / South West London, London

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager Automotive Northampton £50,000 + car allowance, phc, life cover, pension Are you an experienced Tier 1 Business Development/Account Manager familiar with the demands of the OEMs? Are you looking to join a top 3 supplier who allow you to grow with every challenge? Join a business that employees over 75,000 people across 170 global locations turning over more than $11billion? Then this could be the role for you…… An opportunity is available for an experienced Business Development Manager to join the team in Northampton. Working closely with the Sales Director, the BDM will help drive sales across the globe althought the primary focus will be on account development here in the UK in line with business strategy. The Business Development Manager will identify opportunities, promoting the products and services with (UK) customers and obtain request for quote (RFQ). Primary focus will be on developing existing accounts ensuring they are at their full potential, monitoring and reporting on client satisfaction and project feedback About you An experienced Business Development Manager or Account Manager from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Degree in related Engineering discipline Excellent communication skills Proven sales and negotiation skills are essential Someone who works well in cross functional teams Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Business Development Manager or Account Manager from a Tier 1 supplier and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Northampton, Northamptonshire