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recruitment experts, since 1978

fmcg recruitment specialists

The first choice for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been delivering best-in-class recruitment solutions to the engineering and manufacturing industry for over 40 years including the FMCG sector.  We provide contract and permanent recruitment solutions across three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial within industries that include:

Food and Drink - Consumer Durables - Process Markets

Revolutionary advancements within the FMCG sector from automation to Internet of Things, 3D printers, sensors and product manufacturing devices are driving demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Working in partnership with our global clients, who range from prestigious global household brands to SMEs, including food manufacturers and processors, equipment providers, logistics and distribution companies, pharmaceuticals, packaging manufacturers and suppliers, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, providing clients with world-class recruitment services to the FMCG industry to keep us at the forefront of industry evolution.

As many of our FMCG consultants are industry specialists from relevant engineering backgrounds we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist FMCG roles.

Industry supporter to the BFFF, IMechE and REC accredited. EEF Advantages Partner.  Contact Dan Plimmer for more information.

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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

Lab Technician - 2421

Lab Technician £10.54 PAYE / £13.15 consolidated rate Reading Scientific Services Position Description: Undertakes routine scientific analysis within a food chemistry lab. Supports lab housekeeping activities Skills Required: Attention to detail - Following SOPs Drive for results - Meeting turnaround times Manual dexterity - Ability to use lab equipment e.g. pipettes and glassware Experience Required: Experience working to standard operating procedures Experience Preferred: Working within a UKAS/GMP accredited lab environment Education Required: A Levels Education Preferred: Understanding of Chemistry Interested in the above role? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Reading, Berkshire

HR Specialist (SOP) - 2395

HR Specialist - SOP £16.19 consolidated rate Bourneville, Birmingham FMCG Position description: Leading and driving the change and maintenance of our HR core processes (Standard Operating Procedures - SOP) Support the lead in development of future plans Support the lead in monitoring and tracking of changes Follow change management process for already created live SOPs Updating SOPs in line with necessary changes to improve operational effectiveness Working closely with key stakeholders across the function, local HR, Payroll, internal controls and C&B to continuously improve SOPs Support the collaboration and ways of working between key stakeholders Take responsibility for ensuring Standard Supporting Documents (SSDs) are included within SOP for 100% completion Working alongside Internal controls to ensure the correct control points are captured within flow breeze templates. Cover for team lead in absence Skills Required: Attention to Detail Ability to deal with ambiguity Drive for results Excel Skills - Flowbreeze preferable but not essential Skills Preferred: Multi-tasker CI mindset. Ability to manage own time and work independently. Ability to prioritize workload. Ability to challenge when appropriate. Ability to spot themes and insights. Ability to work with high volumes and strict deadlines. Experience Required: Either HR or process experience is required Experience Preferred: Experience working in a project environment Education Required: Education to Degree level of equivalent desirable Interested in the above role? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

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

Creative Design Engineer - 2399

Creative Design Engineer £18.71 per hour PAYE Birmingham FMCG An opportunity has arisen to work for this international FMCG food manufacturer based in the Birmingham area. They are looking for an experienced Creative Designer to support designing chocolate shapes and packaging requirements. You will need to understand mass manufacturing techniques, ideally knowledge of moulding, panning, roto-moulding, vac forming, injection moulding, stamping etc. The main responsibilities for the designer are: * To produce high quality creative thinking and ideas applicable to mass production. * To work and deliver projects within the company at a global level, producing Design concepts / solutions from concept through completion. * To be responsible for your own work ensuring the completion of creative work according to the project time frames. * To show an ability to take direction and oversee all the aspects of a project interacting with cross-functional creative teams such as technologic innovation, packaging, product design, etc. * Inspire and motivate not only the design team but the entire organisation with creative and innovative design proposals. * To Work within a creative team in a fast pace with multiple projects going on simultaneously. * Constantly build relationships and collaborate with other functions of the organisations and external suppliers to ensure high quality creative work aligned to the business strategy. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

Purchase Ledger Analyst - 2408

Purchase Ledger Analyst £10.00 - 11.50 per hour PAYE FMCG Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for a Purchase Ledger Analyst to work this international FMCG manufacturer based just outside Birmingham. Key responsibilities: To validate and process ledger deductions on customer accounts Business partner Sales Account Managers to ensure we work together to manage their accounts debt Facilitate and ensure accountability for timely payment of customer invoices in line with company procedure and controls to ensure we minimise deductions on the ledger that trade accruals accurately reflect current liability Responsible for the accurate & timely maintenance of all aspects of pricing claims To drive down aged debt (Trade & Pricing) on the customer ledger Regular review with commercial and finance teams to ensure timely closure and release of funds through recycling, or recognition of additional liability through manual accruals Complete monthly trade accrual reviews with Sales Account Managers Participate in meetings with Accounts Receivable colleagues to review and manage customer debt within forecast. Point of contact to provide support to key internal contacts, 3rd parties and customers in respect of timely query resolution. Responsible for, accurate and complete, record retention in line with company policy. Ensure SOX controls are adhered to at all times Skills Required: Good Business Partnering Good numerical, analytical & logical reasoning skills. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

Early Careers Recruiter - 2377

Job Title - Early Careers Recruiter (French/Spanish speaker) Hourly rate - £12.86 per hour PAYE Industry - FMCG Location - Birmingham An opportunity has arisen for an Early Careers Recruiter, to be based in the Birmingham area. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an international food manufacturer, recruiting for the plants across Europe. Your main responsibilities will include: Application and CV screening Skype Telephone Interviewing graduate and intern level candidates. Setting up via ATS and Outlook and conducting 5 interviews per day. Managing high volumes of applications and tracking using ATS System Taleo. You will ideally have recruitment experience within an office environment, with advanced Excel experience, and exposure to high volume recruitment with high levels of complexity. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands

Export Shipping Co-ordinator

Export and Shipping Coordinator Staffordshire Up to £23,000, excellent pension, bonus, 25 days holiday This global organisation is looking for an Export Shipping Coordinator to play a key role in supporting the International Business Manager and Regional Business Managers in developing new business and maintaining and growing existing business. This is a key role for the international growth the business. As the Export and Shipping Coordinator you will help to maintain the excellent relationship they already have with their customers by ensuring the timely and accurate despatch of orders in line with requirements. You'll process orders accurately, from order receipt through to delivery, you'll liaise with suppliers and shipping lines to ensure timely dispatch to meet customer delivery deadlines. You'll also be responsible for the generation of accurate shipping documents. You'll support regional BDMs in developing business by ensuring all leads are followed up effectively and promptly. Supporting the customer services team, you'll help maintain excellent relationships with the national and international customer base. You'll ensure customer queries and questions are answered promptly, and necessary actions are coordinated. Skills & Experience You're an export professional able to quickly gain an understanding of the business and company processes with a view to supporting the growth of the wider business. You're experienced with: International freight Export documentation/ Letters of Credit/ Incoterms. Export payment terms. Ideally you've got experience dealing with Customs and international VAT, with some commercial experience and knowledge of Preferential Trade and Origin. We are looking for an Export and Shipping Coordinator who has a confident manner and is quick to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders. You're an excellent communicator, both written and verbal. You're also highly numerate, being used to working with financial records and business systems. Cultural awareness and the ability to interact across cultures is important in this role due to its international nature. This is an excellent business and one that has a very strong global reputation for quality and innovation. You will be potentially joining at a time of heavy investment and expansion.

Permanent / Rugeley, Staffordshire

Project Lead - 2368

Project Lead £18.70 PAYE Bourneville, Birmingham FMCG Primary Duties: Manage and lead projects, defining technical plans and ensuring successful execution with adherence to agreed time lines for the Minimising Chocolate platform. Keep up to date records on projects including time lines, budgets and milestones. Develop solutions to problems, ensure compliance to technical policies & procedures and deliver technical input to address business needs. Organise and execute pilot, field and supplier trials, including data analysis, data monitoring and data correction. Deliver results and interpretation, draw conclusions with business relevant recommendations to support programme. Share-point organisation of existing information and facilitate good project storage Create and maintaining literature reports within the "Inventing Joy Framework"; collating details of work both internally and externally with our competitors. Manage specific external resources linked with project tracks. Provide coaching and guidance to more junior project team members. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills: Technical rigour Learning on the fly Initiative - Proven track record of problem solving and applying innovative solutions to difficult technical challenges. Skills Preferred: Computer literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Data analysis Experience Required: Experience of machinery development. Experience of managing projects and external resources Experience of working on technically complex projects with a high level of technical unknowns. Machinery safety. Proven track record of machinery development. Attention to detail, with strong project management skills. Excellent organisational skills, including time management and priority setting. Able to adapt personal style to work in international environment. A team player, with the ability to work independently and on own initiative. Ability to Learn on the Fly Excellent presentation skills and the ability to influence others. Must be fluent in English Experience Preferred: Engineering experience within the Food Industry - hygienic design, food safety etc. Education Required: Degree or higher qualification in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) Interested in the above role? Please apply to Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Bournville, West Midlands

Financial Analyst

FINANCIAL ANALYST £150-£200 per day Central London (London Bridge) Interim - 5+ months minimum The Role This position sits in a vital area, evaluating and analysing the performance of the company's EMEA IT Operations: Produce financial reports and analysis packs for IT Operations by cost centre and business unit. Support multiple budget holders in allocating spend and reporting to management. Analyse spend against original budgets, by business unit and department, performing variance analysis. Produce Management Information on IT Department performance. Undertake month-end accounting preparation. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Part Qualified or Finalist Accountant to gain experience in a well-known multinational brand. To be successful you will: Be able to demonstrate excellent commercial awareness and be able to partner with multiple stakeholders. Have strong Financial Planning & Analysis experience, with good budgeting and cost accounting knowledge. Possess advanced Excel skills. Be working towards a full ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification. The Company Our client is a household name in the manufacture of Food & Drink products. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Contract / City of London, London

Logistics Co-ordinator

Supply Chain Co-ordinator FMCG Middlesex £28,000 - £32,000 + Bonus 22 days holidays + Bank Holidays I am delighted to be representing one of the UK's leading suppliers of raw and natural Food Ingredients in their search for an exceptional Supply Chain Co-ordinator. The family business has links as far back as 1895 and they have enjoyed sustained organic growth over recent years, with ambitious plans for further growth over the next 2-3 years increasing their already impressive turnover. Being family run, you will enjoy a relaxed positive working environment. They work with processors throughout the world to supply major UK and European food and drink manufacturers. They have a very strong supplier base in Asia and Turkey and pride themselves on their ethos of Integrity, Reliability, Quality and Family, and aim to provide an excellent service at every opportunity. About the role Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Supply Chain Coordinator to work as part of a team to manage the end to end shipping and logistics needs of the business. The role requires candidates to; Liaise with the sales team to raise purchase and sales contracts Issue shipping instructions and handle shipping documents Order fulfilment (ex store or directly from origin) Invoicing, credit and debit notes Manage inventory levels against customer forecasts and sales projections Lead traceability exercises throughout the supply chain Support the Company's BRC system Negotiate rates with service providers Keep the ERP system up to date and produce relevant regular reporting Take ownership to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction - ensuring a positive impact at every interaction About you Excellent demonstrable experience in supply chain, shipping and end to end logistics Excellent organisational and administrative skills A high level of integrity Understanding of customs processes, in the UK and Europe Excellent communication (verbal and written English), effective presentation, and multicultural understanding Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure A high level of accuracy and attention to detail Self-starter with high energy levels, personal drive, decisive and problem solving attitude A strong desire to work collaboratively You must have a Food Supply Chain background to be considered for this role This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain Co-ordinator, Planner or Analyst to join an exciting and progressive business. If you are looking for your next challenge, then apply online for consideration or forward your latest CV or call Claire on 01384 446131 to discuss.

Permanent / Brentford, Middlesex

Sample Prep Technician - 2404

Sample Prep Technician £11.62 PAYE Research & Development Reading An opportunity has arisen for a Sample Prep Technician working for a scientific consultancy that provides analysis and product development support to the food, drink, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Position Description: Data checking Homogenising/preparing food samples for Analysts Washing up Weighing samples General housekeeping Equipment calibration Daily lab checks ELISA and/or PCR testing. Skills Required: Sample preparation ELISA Testing Team Player Accountable, honest, hardworking and able to work efficiently in a team. Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to follow written instructions. Good verbal and written skills. Skills Preferred: ELISA or PCR Testing Education Required: Qualified to A Level If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment as soon as possible.

Contract / Reading, Berkshire

Customer Support Engineer

Customer Support Engineer - Field based (East Manchester ideally SK, OL, and BL post codes) - Basic salary £30k - Realistic annual earnings of £40k with bonus and overtime - company estate type car, company pension, 25 days holiday increasing with service, private medical This is a world class, market leading manufacturing business that provides specialist equipment to the FMCG sector. The business is part of a multinational organisation. The business has asked us to recruit an exceptional and customer focused Field based Support Engineer, ideally multi skilled (electro/mechanical). We are looking for someone, to provide the highest levels of customer service to the businesses commercial clients across a broad range of Coding, Marking and Print and apply Technologies commonly found in FMCG manufacturing. Daily and weekly duties will see you install and configure full systems and software/firmware integrating with customer's automation systems where required. You will also carry our periodic servicing, maintenance and repair duties of company equipment on customer premises. Ideal candidates will be apprentice trained or similar, electrically qualified with a good level of mechanical skill. A basic understanding of fluid/hydraulic systems would be a great help. It would also be great if you have some practical knowledge of PC's, there application in an industrial environment to include networking, interface software and data interrogation or diagnosis of third party applications. You will receive the support of a solid team, pension contributions over the statutory minimum, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, personal performance bonus and more. We are keen to talk to Engineers who have field based, service experience and have worked with electro/mechanical equipment. This is an excellent role for the right candidate in a forward-thinking organisation. If you are keen to be considered, please apply. To apply or for more information please submit your CV by clicking the apply now button.

Permanent / Stockport, Greater Manchester

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

Project Engineer

Project Engineer, FMCG Field based: South West including M5 and M4 corridors £38k plus car plus £1500 subsistence pay. A great opportunity is available to join a global business operating in over 100 countries and employing nearly 3000 people as an industry market leader. The business produces, supplies, installs and maintains a portfolio of industrial printing technology to include continuous ink jet printers, laser printers and print and apply equipment. Equipment is commonly supplied to food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers. In this role we are looking for a Project Engineer qualified to a minimum of HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering to support from a point within new equipment sale up to installation and customer sign off, so all your work will be based around new customer orders and would suit candidates with experience of capital equipment supply and installations. Key points within the role and function will include: Product integration Provide functional and technical specification to the customer. Manage technical drawings and guidelines for product integration. Work with the other Project Engineers to ensure we standardise all documentation and procedures Provide technical feedback to assist in the continual development of products. During the life span of a project, the Project Engineer acts as the point of escalation and will act as a point of reference only, after signing off has been received. Following each project, obtain customer sign-off and gain feedback from the customer. To be successful in the position, Project Engineers must have experience and working knowledge of electrical, electronic microprocessor software driven equipment. We are looking for applicants with hands on experience as you will be required to deliver some installations personally and so good working knowledge of electronic based products, system integration, hydraulic or pneumatic systems are desired. Practical knowledge of PCs and their application in an industrial environment including networking, interface software and data interrogation / diagnostics of third party applications would be needed in the role. As this is a customer facing role, you will have exceptional communication skills as you will be expected to work with many different stake holders. In return the business offers a £38k base salary, annual subsidence allowance of £1500, company car, private medical, 33 days holiday increasing with service, 5% pension, free income protection and an array of other flexible benefits. This company is a global business and offers exceptional career progression for the right candidate. It is a very stable company with an excellent product offering that is highly respected in it markets. Please apply if you are interested to be considered.

Permanent / South West England, 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

Operations Manager - Sales

Operations Manager - Sales FMCG - Supplier/Distributor Telford Fantastic opportunity for a commercially driven Operations Manager to join a successful and growing FMCG product distribution business based in Shropshire. With a focus on further growth, this organisation is seeking a commercial professional who will continue to develop the sales and marketing strategy of this successful supplier/distributor of specialist products. As Operations Manager, you will not only have strategic commercial responsibility but also undertake a broad range of managerial responsibilities for the day to day management of the business including; HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing. The Role: As Operations Manager, you will be responsible for: Managing the P&L for the business unit against company-wide objectives. Provide onsite management to a small established team. Provide leadership and direction to develop sales and business growth. Work with the Sales team to develop key customers and targets. Provide growth of existing customers through market diversification. Analysing data / performance and key metrics for Group. Work with the office team to maintain excellent customer service. The Person: We are seeking a dynamic and energetic, commercially driven individual. You will have proven track record of sales management. You will also offer: Experience with product management and associated responsibilities. Good all-round knowledge of business. Ideally degree educated or equivalent professional qualification. Proven people management skills. Ability to build relationships with both employees, suppliers and customers. A strong level of commercial awareness. Ability to build a team and lead from the front whilst generating enthusiasm. An understanding of strategic marketing and route to market. New business generation both UK and Overseas. Do you have a proven sales background? Are you able to offer sales and marketing input based on your professional experience thus far? Are you looking to move into a senior management role? If so, this is a unique opportunity to manage a small but successful business with a solid foundation. In return for your sales experience, commercial know-how there is a competitive salary and benefits package on offer. Interested? Please forward your latest CV or call me directly on 01384 446162 for further information.

Permanent / Telford, Shropshire

Planning Manager

Planning Manager Circa £50,000 Warwick Group Pension scheme 25 Days leave, plus bank holidays This organisation is a well-respected and forwarding thinking manufacturing business that produces specialist products that are used in many applications. An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Planning Manager to join and coordinate engineer servicing and breakdown activities throughout the UK. The role will be based from the head office in Warwick and you will manage a team of specialist Supervisors/Agents. As Planning Manager, you will coordinate and manage the activities of circa 230 engineers both employed and sub contracted, maximising their effectiveness and delivering exceptional customer service. Your role effectively manages £14m of operating costs and you have the planning team to assist you. Their goal will be to achieve customer satisfaction requirements within the agreed SLA's and costs. We are also looking for the candidate to develop new ways of working and to challenge what is already in place to make improvements and efficiency's. Typical duties of the Planning Manager will include: Analysis to find best fix for the needs of the business and the implementation and management of the solutions. Analyse negative effects on the KPIs to find root cause and to recommend and implement solutions to reduce/remove problematical issues. To be the key user of the CRM system across the company and provide advice and guidance to all users. Manage the CRM database and ensure correct governance applied Manage the planning team to ensure effective use of resources - employed and sub contract This role is vitally important to the business and they will be looking for a highly motivated individual who will work diligently using the support and data around them, finding opportunities and minimising exposure to waste whilst offering the customer the best service possible. We are looking for experience of a similar responsibility, significant experience in a management role within a planning or logistics function with line management experience. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate well-developed analytical and numerical skills. You may be a Manager in a volume call centre managing the provision of engineering services or support services to business and domestic consumers on a national basis, so we are looking for exceptional communication and planning skills. A superb basic salary to reflect the managerial responsibility of this role will be on offer together with contributory Pension and Sick Pay scheme, 25 Days holiday plus stats, additional holiday purchase scheme, Child Care Vouchers and more, not to mention fantastic training and technical support. If you feel you have the experience and skills we are looking for, please apply to be considered.

Permanent / Warwick, Warwickshire

Field Service Engineer - food and medical

A renowned specialist innovator and a market leader in their chosen field. Employing over 14,000 professionals in over 40 countries worldwide. Our client are at the forefront of 4IR as a manufacturer and supplier of a number of high precision and high value machine, devices and services used in both professional, research and every day life settings through the supply of industrial metal detection systems primarily for the food and pharmaceutical business sectors. Due to ongoing and sustained success, an opening for an experienced Service Engineer has arisen. This projects as a rare opportunity for the right candidate to join a genuine market leader who will reward dedication, self-motivation and consistent performance with all the tools needed in your role to shape the product service and customer relationship outlook of the company as well as develop your own skill set and experience base. Key Responsibilities: Investigation, diagnosis, and rectification of breakdowns on customer equipment Routine service and calibration of customer equipment Provide technical support to customers during service visits and subsequent telephone/email as necessary Provide first line technical help desk support to customers, admin teams and other sales/service team colleagues What you will need to succeed: A minimum of a HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering Competent IT systems knowledge and experience Experience in electrical engineering/maintenance in a production/service environment Working knowledge of SQL databases (beneficial) Pro-active, enthusiastic, customer focused and outcome orientated Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Experience working remotely on customer sites in a service capacity. Possess a full driving licence. In return we can offer the following package: Industry competitive salary and pay progression Company Car Bonus scheme BUPA Contributory pension Childcare vouchers Life assurance Further employee benefits Industry leading training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad This role will make up a vital part of the service division where you will be able to help further increase the companies reputation in the North West. Furthermore, this is a great time to join the team in the North West as they are experiencing an exciting period of growth in terms of customer numbers and new products been released to market. We look forward to welcoming a self-sufficient and experienced service engineering professional to an already high-performing team. If you feel as though you fit the above criteria and are ready for the challenge of joining a genuinely innovative market leading global brand based in Greater Manchester covering the North West then we would like to hear from you. Please 'apply' now or for more information please contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

Permanent / Preston, Lancashire

Research & Development Technician - 2352

Job Title - R&D TechnicianHourly rate - £12.86 PAYELocation - BirminghamIndustry - FMCG An opportunity has arisen for an R&D Technician to work for this international food manufacturer based in the Birmingham area. As R&D Technician, you will have scientific degree and you will have experience in a HACCP and GMP environment. You will be responsible for: * Planning and running of Pilot Plant trials o registering ingredients o booking trials o hands-on work in the Pilot Plant o collation of results o send samples for microbiology testing * Planning and running of Shelf-life tests o preparing samples o scheduling and running shelf-life tests o collation of results If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Birmingham, West Midlands


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    Carl Tyrer

    Project Engineer
  • This time last year you helped me sort out some major issues caused by a contractor payroll service that incorrectly set up my limited company and VAT registration. Your information and input was professional and spot on. You assisted me again just before Christmas, I needed proof of income to finalise my house purchase, the same contractor payroll service charged me £30 and made major mistakes in the information they produced. Once again through one phone call you managed to sort out the problem the same day!! THANK YOU, Jonathan Lee Recruitment for doing a great job!

    Mike Newman

    Engineering Contractor
  • I've worked in generalist HR positions for over 20 years, across different industries and organisations. Recruitment has always been part of any role I have undertaken and in order to source high calibre candidates, quickly and professionally I only ever work with agencies that I feel are proactive, ethical and deliver results. Whilst in my position of Head of HR at Senoble, the EEF recommended Jonathan Lee. From day one I was impressed with their level of service, knowledge and professional standards. They work on maintaining excellent relations with both the company and candidates and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the team.

    Ashley Anderson

    Head of HR – Senoble