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Automotive engineering recruitment

Having evolved with the sector over four decades, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s capabilities are strongly aligned with the advanced technologies associated with contemporary and future automotive and motorsport development.

We provide permanent, contract and interim recruitment solutions to OEMs, tier 1 and 2 suppliers, technology developers, consultancies and research institutions. Covering the complete automotive product lifecycle across product development, manufacturing and commercial roles, we support passenger car, motorsport, motorcycle, commercial and off-highway vehicle applications.

Advanced Engineering

Careers within automotive, motorsport and adjacent technology industries are continually evolving due to unprecedented technological innovation.

We are uniquely equipped to source the specialist skill-sets that will assist businesses to take advantage of digital manufacturing and the Internet of things, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), low emission vehicles and advanced materials. 

Industry supporters to the IMechE, MIA, REC accredited, Make UK Advantages partner.​

Contact Mark Bignell for more information on 01384 446167. 

 

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eCommerce Marketing Specialist

Marketing Specialist (eCommerce) Peterborough Manufacturing/Design/Assembly Contract rates to £33.70 Do you know eCommerce? Can you offer a good understanding of HTML and an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (vLookups, Pivots and advance formulas)? Working as part of a small dynamic team responsible for aftermarket digital platforms, you will manage the online parts eCommerce presence and work with analytics teams to discover insights, understand the value of digital channels and lead continuous improvement strategies. As a self-starter looking to work closely with marketing partners, sales teams and product managers your core duties as eCommerce Marketing Specialist will include; Taking responsibility for the online customer ecommerce experience and focusing on improving site To ensure full testing and monitoring measures are in place to optimise the journey, customer satisfaction and site functionality. Recommend and implement enhancements Working with the Online Analytics Specialist to understand, identify and improve, customer experience and maximise revenue Working with 3rd party Agencies, affiliate partners and suppliers to maximise site effectiveness To be responsible for measuring campaigns, to maximise conversion and retention rates Monitoring, managing and evaluating the website content and working with Community Manager for social outreach ensuring the messaging represents the 'corporate voice' and brand values Liaising closely with the marketing and pricing teams to define and understand the brand and support commercial campaigns To act as a conduit between sales, product marketing and brand marketing, to drive a successful ecommerce channel Working with the wider marketing and brand team to ensure consistency and brand imagery is used throughout the ecommerce web platform In addition to excellent communication skills, Ideal candidates for the Marketing Specialist (eCommerce) role will likely offer; Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel (vLookups, Pivots and advance formulas) Managing an eCommerce or Corporate website Good understanding of HTML Practical experience of Google Analytics To learn more about this rolling contract position for an eCommerce marketing Specialist please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet (grant.nisbet@jonlee.co.uk) 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 / Peterborough

Machine Tool Product Manager

Machine Tool Product Manager - Worcestershire - Machine Tools - Excellent Salary & Benefits A Machine Tool Product Manager is required with a strong background in Machine Tool products. Candidates from a product development background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a Worcestershire based organisation who design and manufacture advanced machine tools for a wide variety of industries requires a proactive and motivated Machine Tool Product Manager for a new permanent role. As the Machine Tool Product Manager you will be required to: Provide the product development team with a product vision and strategy, outlining key features and specification, price positioning and the intended market. Conduct market and competitor research visiting domestic and overseas customers to determine product performance and requirements. Represent the customer within the development process Develop core positioning and messaging for the product and support marketing with creation of product collateral and launch activities. Manage the product throughout its life-cycle from concept to end-of-life Develop and deliver sales training and competitor argumentation for use at product launches, sales training events and major trade shows. Be the recognised expert within the business on the product, market, relevant technology and the competition. Develop price list and option package bundles for globally produced products throughout the product life. The Machine Tool Product Manager should have the following skills or experience: Educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience An in-depth understanding of machine tool technologies Strong market understanding and awareness of such products Excellent presentation skills Able to build strong and trustworthy working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders Must have a sound commercial understanding and acumen Able to work effectively across the Product Development team Clear and concise communication skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Machine Tool development and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Machine Tool Product Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Worcestershire

Sales Engineer - Automation & Robotics

Sales Engineer Location: Ideally within easy access to M4/M40 Industry/Sector: Automation & Robotics - AGV's A Sales Engineer is required for a world leading manufacturer of industrial automation and of sensors and sensor solutions. The role will cover the Southern region of the country and the ideal candidate will be located within the area. We are looking for an extremely motivated, highly energised individual, who can identify growth opportunities and demonstrate tenacity and drive in delivering objectives. This Sales Engineer role is a customer facing role, establishing new relationships and growing the existing customer base. The role of Sales Engineer will include the following: Establish and maintain knowledge of Automation products and application and system’s solutions relevant to the Automotive, Mobile, Industrial Vehicle and Supporting Industries market Sell those products and applications to existing and new customers and develop customer base Achieve targets by identifying sales opportunities, telephoning and visiting customers and potential customers, maintaining an average of 14 visits per week, making sales presentations, preparing and following up sales proposals / quotations Communicate regularly with the Internal Sales Office, the Sales Manager, the Product Managers and Sales Engineer colleagues Maintain and manage CRM and other company databases relevant to the role The suitable candidate for Sales Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Formal qualification in Engineering to at least BTEC HNC/D level or industry-based equivalent knowledge and experience Excellent sales record and proven Account Management skills About 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the Automation & Robotics industry including AGV's Demonstrate the ability to manage “Solution Sale” Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of automated solutions and a strong sales background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Engineer role, please contact Charles Cureton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446150 or email charles.cureton@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Didcot

Production Engineer

Production Engineer - Hounslow - Advanced Engineering - Strong Salary & Benefits A Production Engineer is required with a background in high speed automation to manufacture products. Candidates from a special purpose machinery background would be well received. Due to the continued success of this company, a London-based organisation who design and manufacture reliable, compact, high-temperature heat exchangers requires a driven and motivated Production Engineer for a new permanent role. As the Production Engineer you will be required to: Run and maintain special purpose high speed automation equipment in order to manufacture prototype products Design tooling and prototype products to support on-going development Work closely with the team to achieve demanding technology designs and requirements Drive initiatives in order to continuously improve the efficiency of the products Work flexibly across a friendly yet driven team The Production Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Educated ideally to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline Experience of working within automation PLC Programming skills are essential Knowledge of CAD (all packages considered) Ability to work to ISO standards (ISO9001) Experience with APQP processes would be advantageous The incumbent must be able to learn quickly and show initiative It's essential that the Production Engineer has a high attention to detail combined with a meticulous approach Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Automated Machinery, an all-round Engineer with an inquisitive mindset and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Hounslow

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics And Electric Machines

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics & Electric Machines Warwickshire £ Competetive A exciting opportunity for an outstanding Power Electronics Principal Engineer to provide technical leadership in research and development and demonstration activities in the field of power electronics and electric machines and controls technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to develop engineering excellence in Power Electronics and motor control. As Power Electronics Principal Engineer, you will be required to: Provide technical leadership in research, development and demonstrator implementation activities in the field of power electronics and electric machines, primarily working on the APC-funded project led by Jaguar Land Rover. Provide broad ranging Technical Leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the project and other related projects in the field of the electrification of transport and the development of static energy storage solutions. This includes effective technical leadership, planning, monitoring, good use of resources, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets. Represent our client as a recognised and credible expert in electrical engineering. Broaden the research network in areas related to transport electrification by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners. Prioritise requests from various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of the research programmes and to benefit WMG. Be responsible for the activities occurring in the project workshops associated with the power electronics and electric machines research group. Provide co-supervision of Research Students to doctoral level to ensure industrial relevance and applicability. As Principal Engineer - Power Electronics And Electric Machines you will have: A Degree in a relevant engineering / scientific discipline or equivalent experience Significant industrial experience in the delivery of engineering projects in electrical power delivering targets on time within budget Extensive knowledge of electrical engineering or manufacturing Ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing. Experience of driving successfully tender processes for large pieces of equipment and ensure safe operation. Ability to identify key areas of innovation and research Ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner, with excellent communication skills, (written and verbal) to interface appropriately with students, academics and industrial collaborators The ability to analyse and solve complex problems with multiple stakeholders Ability to generate high quality technical papers for peer reviewed journals Experience of working in collaborative, ideally research projects Proven ability to correctly prioritise a broad range of requests from many customers, both internal and external, and ensure safe operation Professional membership of appropriate organisations **Please note that applicants MUST be eligible to live and work in the Untied Kingdom BEFORE application** If you meet the above criteria and would like to know more, please contact Tim.Parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call for a discreet conversation on 03184 446145 now. WMG Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Coventry

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job title: Manufacturing Operations Manager Salary Range: £Comp Location: West Midlands Automotive, 1st Tier, Change Management, OEE, Lean, 8D, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement A Manufacturing Operations Manager is required with knowledge of manufacturing operations, P&L, equipment efficiencies and process improvement within a 1st Tier Automotive arena. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a world class automotive parts manufacturer based in the West Midlands requires a forward thinking, hands on Manufacturing Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and P&L for a new permanent role. As a Manufacturing Operations Manager you will be required to: Effectively and efficiently manage the production area in line with customer specifications and demand, to meet all quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times Responsible for plant production, manufacturing, financial performance, customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities Drive process improvements on OEE by appropriate data analysis while attending various meetings and action/communicate instructions Undertake continuous training and development of all personnel within the sphere of responsibility Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required. The Manufacturing Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience: Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume automotive arena Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of P&L, cost reduction and supply chain. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a high volume 1st Tier manufacturing environment seeking a career opportunity with a growing business. In return for your experience, this specialist automotive company will offer you: £Comp plus benefits Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward thinking organisations, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of leading manufacturing operations within the a 1st Tier Automotive environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer £40,000pa - £45,000pa West Midlands An Industrial Engineer is required with knowledge of the implementation of industrial engineering process improvements through the use of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing tools for an established manufacturing site in Birmingham, candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to an increase in orders this company, a high-volume supplier of automotive products and services requires a forward thinking and proactive Industrial Engineer with strong lean, CI and problem-solving skills for this new permanent role. As a Process Team Leader you will be required to: Design factory layouts. (AutoCAD) Implement new Process layouts Capacity Planning Industrialisation of NPI Cellular Manufacture Manufacture Route Planning Investigating New Plant & Equipment Work Measurements Education / Skills / Experience Good level of standard Education Minimum HNC/HND Knowledge of continuous improvement tools Kaizan, Kanban, Six Sigma, 5Whys, Lean would be beneficial. Good working experience of MS platforms, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process improvement, production engineering, manufacturing systems and/or CI seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based Automotive company will offer you: Circa £40-45K pa plus benefits Excellent opportunity to progress your career into a more senior role Be part of a growing organisation with significant growth plans over the next 2 years. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Industrial Engineering, Process Improvement, CI and/or Manufacturing Systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Team Leader role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

CNC Machinist

CNC Machinist - Northampton - Automotive - £28,000 to £32,000 p.a Double day shift Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Precision Components, Engines, setting, operating and programming. A skilled CNC Machinist with a strong background in an automotive machining environment is required to join a very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Northampton. As the CNC Machinist you will be responsible for the following: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining Set up of new and existing tooling Set up of new and existing ancillary equipment Loading of programs into machines Proving out programs (new and modified) Develop and maintain process documentation Continuous process improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a skilled CNC Machinist with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive industry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Northampton

CNC Machinist - Night Shift

CNC Machinist - Northampton - Automotive - £28,000 to £32,000 p.a Night Shift Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Precision Components, Engines, setting, operating and programming. A skilled CNC Machinist with a strong background in an automotive machining environment is required to join a very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Northampton. As the CNC Machinist you will be responsible for the following: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining Set up of new and existing tooling Set up of new and existing ancillary equipment Loading of programs into machines Proving out programs (new and modified) Develop and maintain process documentation Continuous process improvement Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a skilled CNC Machinist with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive industry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Machinist role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Northampton

Production Manager

Production Manager - Kettering - £45,000 to £50,000 p,a Automotive industry - CNC machined components We are looking for an experienced Production Manager to join our very busy and growing factory shop-floor based near Kettering. As the Production Manager your responsibilities will include; Meeting your production targets and managing staff, providing them with the correct resources and guidance to get the job done. Report to the senior management team on a daily basis, updating KPIs and conveying and resolving any major issues. Through a system of team leaders you'll manage a number of operations operatives starting at around 35, but significantly growing as the new contracts are ramped up into production volumes. Working alongside the engineering, quality, logistics, HR and maintenance staff, you'll ensure that the factory runs smoothly as a cross-functional team to deliver our internal and external commitments. As a leader of people, you'll know how to motivate others, but also have the 'difficult conversations' when required. You'll demand punctuality, conscientiousness and honesty from each of your employees, all of the time. As the Production Manager you will require the following skills and experiences; Strong engineering and operations background in a CNC machine tool environment. Experience of product assembly management in an automotive environment. Experienced Production Manager. A confident communicator. Strong man-management experience with a hands-on approach. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are a Production Manager with vast experience and working knowledge of the automotive indsutry/CNC machined components and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Manager role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Wellingborough

Embedded Development Engineer

Embedded Software Development Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Greenford Automotive/Fitness An Embedded Software Development Engineer is required to improve existing software designs to upgrade a current product, followed by the designing and implementation of future generations of software solutions. Candidates with experience of embedded software applications and firmware algorithm development would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning personal mobility manufacturer based in Greenford, requires a proactive Embedded Software Development Engineer to the designing and implementation of future generations of software and electronic solutions. As an Embedded Software Development Engineer you will be required to:Support and improve existing embedded (HW&SW) designs for the Brompton Electric Develop, prototype and test embedded software and electronic developments Work with the integration team to ensure optimal integration into bike Provide development support for test fixtures Help improve design practices and processes within the business The Embedded Software Engineer should have the following skills or experience:Ideally degree qualified in related subjects (software / firmware engineering) Strong background in embedded software applications Use of TI or Silicon Labs processors and IDE's Firmware algorithm development and BLE Embedded electronics design Electric motors/inverter drives experience advantageous Windows based test tools Experience using TI, ATMEL and or Silicon Labs processors and IDE’s Experience of firmware algorithm development and BLE Appreciation of embedded electronics and FreeRTOS Understands source control management tools (e.g. Git, SVN, etc.) Matlab/Simulink This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with general software fault finding and testing to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Greenford based personal mobility manufacturer will offer you: £Competitive Pension A choice of working hours, including a 9-day fortnight (i.e. every other Friday off) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Embedded Software Development Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Embedded Software Development Engineer role, please contact Tim Parkes at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446145. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Greenford

HSQE Engineer

HSEQ Engineer Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Nr Kettering Circa £35,000 plus benefits We are working with an exceptional business, who are a genuine market leader in their field. They are a specialist manufacture and conversion company, dealing with both public and private sectors organisations Due to an internal promotion and restructure, we are working in partnership to recruit a HSEQ Engineer (Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Engineer) Ideally you will be a time served skilled engineer with demonstrable experience and accreditation in the application of Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality practises in a fast-paced manufacturing/ production environment. In this role the HSEQ Engineer will work closely with the Operations and Service teams to further develop a positive Health and Safety culture whilst reducing risk in the Company to as low as reasonably practicable. The successful candidate will join a highly focused, passionate team, working on a range of exciting and challenging initiatives to support the safe and on-time production of the specialist equipment. As HSEQ Engineer you will be responsible for: To produce and report HSEQ metrics and performance against targets to the Management Team; to coordinate and carry out HSEQ associated actions to enable targets to be met. To act as an advocate for change and an ambassador for product quality. Specifically, to update trackers and to maintain a high level of communication and feedback between meetings and the Production and Service staff who identify the Quality issues. To develop safe working practises and processes in coordination with the Production Engineering Team and the Production Team Leaders. In doing so to identify opportunities for improvements. To maintain and develop the Company’s Quality Management and Environmental Management Systems in accordance with ISO9001 and ISO14001, along with the facilitation and preparation for internal and external audits. To work with the Production and Service Team Leaders to share knowledge and best practise, advise and coordinate risk assessment of new processes and tools, and to progress the HSEQ culture on the shop floor. To drive the philosophy of safety ownership throughout all levels of the organisation, partially through robust and in-depth internal audits. To ensure that all work completed complies with relevant Health, Safety, and Environmental legislation and policy. To promptly alert line and functional management to significant accidents and incidents. To work with the Production/ Engineering Manager in reviewing accident and incident HSEQ reports and investigations. To assist staff and contractors in respect of compliance with relevant H&S legislation, client standards and contractual arrangements. We are keen to talk to candidates you have the following skills and attributes: The ability to engage with the workforce and to adapt/ construct documented processes in line with common working principles and Health and Safety best practises. Experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing/ production environment implementing change with the cooperation and assistance of Production staff. As a pre-requisite the successful candidate must have IOSH Managing safely although it is preferable to also have a NEBOSH Level 3 Diploma. Experience in the internal auditing of multiple departments to established ISO9001 and ISO14001 systems. The personability and aptitude to work well with others and influence without authority; a people person who can help drive cultural shift. Computer literate with advanced knowledge of Excel and other standard Microsoft packages. Have a high degree of personal accountability. Be able to work on own their initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High attention to detail. Proven team player. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Honest, Integrity, and Reliable. Good sense of humour. I cannot stress how impressive this organisation is, very well run with an excellent senior management team who embrace teamwork and togetherness. It is a superb opportunity for the right candidate. Please apply for further information. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Kettering

Indirect Non-Production Buyer MRO - 36657

2 Indirect Non-Production Buyers for MRO (36657) are required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. Position Description: Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within specified sub categories within the sphere of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO); The position will interface with internal stakeholders primarily Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Finance and Legal and external stakeholders primarily suppliers and industry forums Responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on requirements and sourcing approach and strategy, supplier negotiations; validating value for money; on-boarding new suppliers; and leading supplier interaction throughout the sourcing process; Responsible for researching the relevant markets; to be the SME with reference to the categories; Responsible for applying the appropriate due diligence, cost analytic tools and benchmarking to ensure best value for money; Responsible for supporting the MRO Category Buyer in strategy development [Strategic Category Plan (SCP)] for Electrical and Mechanical sub categories and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets through sourcing. Skills Required: A level of experience in the procurement of MRO and or Catalogue Buying Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Experience Required: An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs Previous experience in a procurement role in MRO and/or high-volume commodities (indirect) Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Contract Management experience Understand category management principles Strategic thinking Global business understanding and experience Degree qualified and relevant professional qualification is required. To apply for this position please contact Rachel Meacham. 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

Category Buyer Non Production - 36658

Title: Capital Equipment / Non Production Category Buyer (36658) Position Description: 2 Experienced Category Buyers are required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. The roles will be leading the procurement of specified categories within the Capital Equipment team in Non-Production Purchasing (NPP). The roles have a dual aspect in that it will be responsible for i) the establishment of service and raw material contracts in support of the expansion of a Manufacturing Engineering Workshop/Toolroom ii) responsible for the delivery of projects across multiple plants and vehicle programs. The position has an interface with a variety of functions, such as Manufacturing Engineering Workshop (MEW), Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Vehicle Programmes and Finance. As Capital Equipment Category Buyer, the role involves robust sourcing in-line with the Non-Production Purchasing 8-Step Category Management Process and will be primarily focused on sourcing, contract negotiation and contract implementation and management. This role is fundamental in supporting key stakeholder ME and their 'New Endings' vision. The aim is for ME to become more self-sufficient and bring in-house design, manufacture, installation and commissioning responsibility. Personal Profile Requirements: The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a manufacturing environment, with technical understanding of component cost drivers You will be results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Have the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning Be resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs Skills Required: A level of technical experience in the manufacturing environment, preferably Automotive Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Experience Required: An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs Previous experience in a procurement role in a manufacturing environment Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Contract Management experience Understand category management principles Strategic thinking Global business understanding and experience Degree and relevant professional qualifications are required. To apply for these roles please contact Rachel Meacham. 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

Quality Manager

Quality Manager - Manufacturing - £40,000 to £50,000 p.a Location: Lichfield Quality Management, AS9100, IATF16949, ISO9001, NPI, APQP, PPAP, 8D's, Audits As the Quality Manager you will be expected to be part of a small management team and contribute at all times with guiding them on quality standards and approvals both for AS9100 and customers alike. A key part of this role is to be able to take control of the day to day running of the quality department and have vast experience and working knowledge backed up by qualifications for the Aerospace and Automotive sectors You will be responsible to the managing director for handling requirements from our major international OEM customers on a day to day basis. This is critical to any candidate for consideration to this position. As the Quality Manager you will require the following skills and experiences Full and excellent knowledge and implementation of QMS's for ISO 9001, AS9100 & IATF 16949. Qualified lead Internal Auditor with preference to AS9100 and performing 1st & 2nd party audits. Full and excellent knowledge of Project Management, NPI, APQP and PPAP activities. Having a good understanding, validating and supporting DFMEA, PFMEA activities. Developing and creating SOPs / W/Is along with current build and test activities and calibration processes. Has the understanding that this role may need to extend to other duties based on customer and the business demands. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are Quality Manager with vast experience and working knowledge of Aerospace and/or Automotive industries and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Manager role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Lichfield

Product Development Team Lead

Product Development Team Leader £Competitive plus benefits Dartford Electronics A Product Development Team Leader is required to lead the development of core commercial vehicle safety and efficiency product range. Candidates with experience of electronics and mechanical product development would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, a founder and innovator of sensing and monitoring systems, based in Dartford, requires a proactive Product Development Team Leader to lead a team of Engineers and will be predominantly working at product level, needing a good understanding of requirements, development & capture, electronic & mechanical architecture and design, software & hardware interaction, product verification and validation. As a Product Development Team Leader you will be required to: Manage and lead a PD team and support various tasks in the PD section Support research and development of innovative technologies and products Requirements and engineering specification creation Review and approval of technical documentation Supplier acquisition, liaison and management and negotiation improving profitability Lead product verification and validation Product quality improvements and upgrades providing cost savings and implementing Total Quality Cost Management where applicable Product technical support primarily to Engineering colleagues and internal customers Preparation of detailed electronic schematics and component technical drawings Mechanical interface and design The Product Development Team Leader should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in electronics product development or similar Extensive knowledge of analogue and digital electronics including micro processing, DSP, video signal processing Knowledge of camera, optics, acoustics, LCD's and digital recording technology's Knowledgeable of modern automotive electronic architecture, multiplex communication protocols and systems Genuine interest in modern technology preferably with in the automotive industry This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a genuine interest in modern technology, preferably with in the automotive industry, to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Dartford based company will offer you: £Competitive Bonus Pension PHC Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Product Development Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Product Development Team Leader role, please contact Lee Elwell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446154 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Dartford

EV Lead Engineer HVAC

Lead Engineer - HVAC and Cooling Systems - Electric Vehicle - Coventry - Perm/Contract £40k - £60k DOE Searching for an automotive product development job with the opportunity to work on a highly innovative EV programme? This is an exceptional opportunity for a Lead Engineer with a specialism in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and cooling systems to provide technical leadership in the design and development of concept vehicles. This will involve working with the team to determine the design strategy, participating in planning reviews, and being responsible for design and development activities to meet project goals. What you will do As Lead Engineer HVAC and Cooling Systems To lead the development of HVAC and cooling systems for various new vehicle platforms. To provide specialist technical leadership in the field of HVAC and cooling system for hybrid battery electric and gasoline vehicles To be responsible for the analysis and related test and development activities for the technical area both externally and in the project workshops To establish collaborative test, research and product development activities with partner organisations and suppliers To disseminate project output using appropriate tools such as project reports, presentations To manage a small team of engineers, providing supervision, mentoring and support What you will need As Lead Engineer HVAC and Cooling Systems Educated to degree level or equivalent Experience of technical leadership in HVAC and cooling systems Experience of HVAC and cooling systems design and development An understanding of the capabilities of HVAC and cooling systems equipment and software used within the automotive industry Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills. What you will get As Lead Engineer HVAC and Cooling Systems Experience of working on a highly innovative EV project The chance to work in excellent facilities Competitive salary/rate and benefits Applications Suitably qualified and experienced HVAC Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson on +44 (0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Coventry

Project Manager - BIW/Closures

Project Manager – BIW/Closures Contract Position (6 months initial duration) Based in Germany (near Berlin) Automotive/Automation Company We have a very exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to work for in Germany on behalf or a leading automotive/automation provider; the role is based in near Berlin working near the manufacturing site of their client overseeing installation of automated lines. We are looking for the following for this Project Manager role: High level of German written and language skills Experience in a Project Management role which include delivery of either BIW or closure projects (OEM/tiered supplier) individually Appropriate education in Engineering Able to work with the OEM reporting on the status of the project (this is heavily OEM facing) Experience within an automation installation company would be very advantageous We are looking for a local person in Germany to fill this position and the company are looking to offer the following for this Project Manager Role: Very good contract rate 6 months initial contract duration Accommodation paid for in Poland (potentially travel to and from site also) Project start date at present is August 2020 Please get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee for more information. 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 / Berlin

Health & Safety Engineer - Germany

Health & Safety Engineer 6 Month Contract Germany Automotive Manufacturing We are working with an automation company operating across the globe in to acquire a Health & Safety Engineer to work in Germany overseeing the health and safety aspects of a new line installation. It’s a role that will largely be stand-alone based at the company’s customer site near Berlin. We are looking for the following for this Health & Safety Engineer position: High level of German speaking and written ability who has experience of local Health and Safety legislation Demonstrated experience of automotive Health and Safety at a customer’s site which includes risk assessments Able to coordinate on-site staff in Health & Safety practices and offer advice and guidance for the companies employees Suitable engineering qualifications/education This is an initial 6 month contract as a Health & Safety Engineer to commence in August/September in Germany; the company are offering the following: Good contract rate Day hours Paid overtime (it could be that the working week may be 6 days on occasion so please be aware of this) We are looking for a local person in Germany for this Health & Safety Engineer role. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee. 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 / Berlin

Tooling Design Engineer - Cold Forming

Tooling Design Engineer – Cold Forming Excellent Permanent Salary Chester Automotive This is a really unique opportunity for an experienced Tooling Design Engineer (Cold Forming) to work for a global organisation who manufacture components into many industries; this Tooling Design Engineer role is CAD based and we are looking for people that have experience designing tools for Cold Forming machinery (Carlo Salvi, Sacma, Hatebur, National etc). You’ll be liaising with the setters who will manufacture the high volume parts to make sure the designs are viable for the Carlo Salvi machines the company use. We are looking for the following for the Cold Forging Engineer position: Experience in a similar role in any manufacturing sector with cold forming machinery Able to design new tooling for variations of existing products High level of working knowledge to incorporate new tooling (from around the world) into the machines and the wider manufacturing operation Relevant education in an engineering discipline This Tooling Design Engineer position is a really interesting role with the company offering the following: Excellent basic salary Benefits Potential to be put through a degree program via the company Relocation assistance (individual basis) If this Tooling Design Engineer role is of interest, please get in touch now with Gareth at Jonathan Lee as the company is looking to hire a person in July/August where possible. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Deeside
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