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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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Distribution Supply Chain Planner

Distribution Supply Chain Planner Electronics Hampshire £28,000 to £32,000 + benefits Our client is a Japanese corporate who specialise in the specialising 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 Distribution Supply Chain Planner to strengthen their Supply Chain team in Hampshire. Reporting to the Supply Chain Operations Manager, the Planner will manage the S&OP process from the company owned factories in the Far East, through to delivery to customers in Europe ensuring high levels of customer service throughout the supply chain. About the role Management of the supply of goods from supply sites and storage locations in the Far East to customers based in Europe Utilising SAP to process sales orders, purchase orders and invoices Responsible for ensuring high levels of customer service are provided to customers Direct contact with factories regarding shipments. React to customer changing demands with liaison between customers, supply managers, logistics, account managers and factories Ensure that all documentation is provided to relevant parties - Invoices, Packing Lists, Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin and tracking information. Face to face customer meetings when appropriate, to ensure good relationships About you Demonstrable experience in a similar position Strong IT skills specifically in Excel to intermediate level, i.e. Pivot Table/VLOOKUP Comprehensive working knowledge / experience of SAP Effective Time Management skills and Ability to prioritise Understanding and exposure to supply chain/Customer Service/Demand Planning & Forecasting processes Proficient communication skills; written & oral. Second EU language would be advantageous (especially German) Flexibility in approach and ability to prioritise a heavy workload and work to deadlines with a high level of accuracy Experience with electronics component supply chain and understanding of the manufacturing process of such components (lead times, capacity, business model for EMS/Tier 1/End customer for electronics, components, sub assemblies) 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 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

Production Planner

Production Planner Food - FMCG Suffolk £27,000 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 Production Planner to support the receipt and process of customer orders, updating systems and daily schedules to meet the daily customer needs. Supporting the Planning Manager, the Planner will ensure all stock received by the customer meets specified minimum life into depot whilst maintaining OTIF. About the role Receiving customer orders and updating systems Entering and confirming opening stock levels Resolving opening stock problems in a timely manner Inform Planning Manager/Supply Chain of stock that is short of life and place on hold Communicate with Supply Chain/Commercial regarding rework of old/short life stock Liaise with Factory Account Assistant to get the Bill of materials amended for rework production Receiving Customer forecasts and updating systems Produce daily line and process schedules 4 on 4 off shift pattern About you 2 Years Minimum Planning Experience within a FMCG environment Knowledge/Experience ERP Systems Excellent communication skills Good numerical skills Good understanding/experience planning fresh and frozen products You must hold a valid driving license Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Planner from a Food or FMCG production background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Planner role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Newmarket, Suffolk

Production Manager

Production Manager Food - FMCG Suffolk Competitive 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. As part of the current upskilling programme, they are now in need of a Production Manager to lead and manage all aspects of the production team with accountability for a 4 on 4 off shift. The new Production Manager will maximise performance by ensuring operational targets are met through structured delivery of KPIs, whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality. You will ensure customer specification is in line with site Technical/operational procedures, GMP and HSE whilst continuously striving to improve the team performance About the role The focus of this role will be around Continuous Improvement, understanding inputs and translating them into an actionable plan promoting improvement activity by allowing all levels to challenge the status quo Adopt a coaching environment where you will be responsible for the recruitment, training and development of your team personnel whilst instilling the business values Encourage two-way communication and create an environment comfortable with constructive and effective dialogue at all levels Drive KPI's through the team ensuring they are translated, achieved and exceeded in your area to contribute to the overall factory performance About you 5 years manufacturing experience as a Manager Excellent analytical and numerical capability: operational and financial performance Excellent communication and presentation skills Previous experience of budget control and cost reduction programmes The skills to act as mentor in developing potential in others Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Production Manager from a food production background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Suffolk, England

Lead Material Planner

Lead Material £33,000 to £37,000 + attractive benefits package Automotive Gaydon, Warwickshire Are you a talented Material Planner seeking a new challenge? An opportunity to work for one of the world's most iconic luxury brands. With its global HQ based in Warwickshire this prestigious, heritage Automotive OEM is looking to recruit a Lead Material Planner. You will lead a team of Material Planners to ensure material is available to support the build plan and any risks to supply are highlighted and resolved in a timely fashion to minimise the risk to production. To take the lead with problematic suppliers and liaise with the MP&L supplier development planner/CVE/Purchasing to develop corrective action plans and timings. About the role Parts are available to meet minimum safety stock levels Risks to supply continuity are identified and acted upon to minimise the impact to production. Obsolescence does not result from engineering changes or new model revisions / introductions Where shortages arise, swift action is taken to minimise the impact on production and solutions are communicated to all impacted stakeholders Issue resolution for shortages that result in the prevention of repeat issues Ensure supplier performance data is captured and updated in SPRS for line stoppages, miss fits & arrears to support corrective action plans and supplier selection process. Supplier demand is forecast and communicated to the supply base; proactive discussions take place to predict and prevent issues impacting production. Recover costs incurred as a result of supplier failure back from the supply base. Minimise the need for direct deliveries (rather than planned pick-ups) and emergency shipments Manage the emergency delivery budget Liaise with aftermarket parts business to supply parts where this is commercially viable About you: Extensive material planning experience Extensive team management capability Use of ERP systems Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, together with the ability to work accurately and efficiently, taking resourceful action during periods of considerable pressure. Automotive manufacturing experience desirable. High degree of MS Office knowledge is essential (with emphasis on Excel). Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading a material planning function and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Material Planner role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446138

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Strategic Category Lead - IT/Software

Strategic Category Lead - IT/Software Financial Services West Midlands £45,000 to £50,000 Are you currently working as a Buyer or a Senior Buyer in the Financial Services sector? Do you have experience of buying IT systems & Software? Would you like to join the other 7,500 employees across 75 countries around the world? This could be the role for you… Our client is the largest bank in the Eurozone and a Top 10 global banks operating in two core businesses, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Retail Banking and Services. We are now looking for a Strategic Category Lead who will focus on the purchasing of IT systems and Software in the Personal Finance department. This ranges from sourcing and on-boarding through to the day-to-day management of the contractual and commercial relationship. The Strategic Category Lead will work with senior stakeholders and the Procurement team to conduct procurement activities in line with internal Policy, best professional practice and agreed contracts. About the role Support key stakeholders and Contract Managers in a program of continuous improvement with suppliers, focusing primarily on cost reduction, innovation, risk mitigation and regulatory and legislative compliance Lead RFx processes from end to end; draft and review contracts, working closely with the business and with the Legal and Finance teams Develop supplier relationships to ensure best value is delivered and unlocked from existing contracts; directly manage contract delivery Support stakeholders in the management of key contracts and suppliers, in accordance with company policies, providing appropriate advice and support to the senior management team About you RFx process IT/Software Category Management Practice of procurement in an FCA-regulated context Performance KPI and SLA industry standards Commercial acumen Good knowledge of contract law Negotiation and problem-solving skills Ability to liaise and influence all levels of management and work with other departments Direct or Indirect Category Management Cost reduction and value improvement Procurement in the Financial Services sector or within other technically driven sector Educated to degree level (or with commensurate experience) MCIPS or equivalent, or working towards - Desirable Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of IT/Software Procurement in a FCA regulated environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Strategic Category Lead role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Corporate Account Collaborative Planning Lead

Corporate Account Collaborative Planning Lead 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 Corporate Account Collaborative Planning Lead to sit directly in one of their biggest customers, bridging the two businesses together. About the role The Corporate Account Collaborative Planning Lead 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 Ability to plan past these horizons to more strategic long term 6month & 12month forecasts 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 manufacturing environment, that is using modern methods of working. Top 4 Retailer exposure would be highly desirable Experience of buying, processing and then delivering in a 2 week window 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 Relationship management and negotiation is critical for this role 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 from an FMCG business and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Corporate Account Collaborative Planning Lead role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Logistics Engineer

Logistics Engineer Automotive Shropshire £45,000, phc, life cover, pension Are you an experienced Tier 1 or OEM Logistics Engineer? 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 Logistics Engineer to join the team in Shropshire. The Logistics Engineer will analyse the site activities and highlight opportunities for improvement. The Logistics Engineer will be CI focused, managing customer packaging requirements, mapping the flow of materials across site, reducing line side inventory and define simple solutions to ensure employees are working in the most efficient and ergonomic way. About you Degree in Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering or equivalent relevant qualification Skills and Experience Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to summarise and present projects to senior management Manufacturing operations background, preferably automotive Competent user of Microsoft Office IT tools MTM Time Study Trained with industrial experience Proficient in Auto CAD Experience using Visio or similar Process Mapping Tools Training in relevant CI tools such as Yamazumi, Ishikawa, PPS, Man Machine Cycle Analysis. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Logistics Engineer from a Tier 1 supplier or an OEM 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 / Shropshire, England

QA Co-ordinator

Quality Coordinator FMCG/Drinks Cheshire £30,000 to £32,000 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

Warehouse Operations Manager

Warehouse Operations Manager Automotive Coventry, West Midlands Competitive For over 50 years our client has been the market leading manufacturer of high performing auto systems, creating innovative solutions for the motorsport, automotive OEM and upgrade markets. Turning over approximately £75million in the UK and part of a world-famous brand with a combined group turnover of over £1.2billion, this really is an opportunity not to be missed! We are now looking for an exceptional Warehouse Operations Manager on a Permanent basis to join this expanding market leader. Overseeing two excellent hands on and competent Warehouse Supervisors, who manage the day to day man management, training levels, output and daily requirements The new Warehouse Operations Manager reporting the Head of Operations, will have a solid warehouse experience and skills as a foundation, but will be required to work at a higher level. The successful candidate will take a strategic view of the Warehouse About the role Support all process standardisation, development and improvement activities through the team Manage relevant KPI as required by the business including supporting of operational On Time delivery, Arrears Reduction and Inventory Targets Manage the team to ensure continuous production to plan with managed escalation/support Quality: Ensure built in quality throughout the warehouse and stores process Implement continuous change and housekeeping activities in line with the Production System About you Automotive Warehouse Operations experience You must have a strong demonstrated understanding of Warehouse/stores operations and lean manufacturing across low to medium volume environments Excellent PC skills especially excel Good/ demonstrated man management skills Excellent communication skills, written and verbal Highly committed and self-motivated Strong accountability with a "can do" approach Willingness to support changes in hours/role as required by the business Able to demonstrate Development training methodology, Improvement to logistical processes, Layout changes for best flow and practice, Cost reduction, Overall head efficiency improvement Ideally can demonstrated lean/sixth sigma experience in a warehouse environment Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an experienced Warehouse Operations Manager from an Automotive Manufacturing environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Warehouse Operations Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands