Interim management

Jonathan Lee Interim Management successfully places interim managers across a broad range of industrial sectors and management disciplines, helping clients fill critical skills gaps with experienced managers. 

We have developed a readily available portfolio of specialist interim managers covering a wide range of disciplines. Many of these are industry leading experts who can deliver exceptional results from day one and continue to deliver over the duration of the assignment until they exit the business. The results achieved often allow businesses to reap benefits long after their departure.

Corporate member of the REC. Please contact Simon Roberts to discuss your interim requirements.

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The right experience when you need it most

Working closely with our industry focused teams and Jonathan Lee Search and Selection for executive recruitment, we’re uniquely equipped to provide your business with the right expertise when you need it most. 

Our Interim Managers are catalysts for change and will typically be involved in a range of interventions that could include:

  • Change Management
  • Improvement & Efficiency
  • Turnaround Specialists
  • Consultancy, Advice & Implementation
  • Business Divestiture & Integration
  • Due Diligence
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Short Term Cover
  • Transition Management
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Programme & Project Management

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Financial Controller

Financial Controller £60,000 - £65,000 + car allowance, bonus Manufacturing Telford My client is seeking a Financial Controller to assume full responsibility for the finance function at their manufacturing site in Telford. They will provide input into the strategic direction of the business from both a commercial and cost perspective. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: Ensure compliance with SOX and ASAT requirements Overseeing insurance and risk management at a local level Responsible for financial forecasting and planning Ensuring control of working capital, producing weekly rolling cashflow forecasts Production of management accounts and presenting information to the management team Profit and Loss analysis, including analysis and reporting of KPI’s Effective communication with HMRC to ensure timely completion of reporting and returns Assisting with the preparation of quotations/tenders regarding business opportunities Demonstrate a knowledge and commitment to business systems principles and techniques We are looking for the following: An experienced FC with a demonstrable track record of success Exposure to working within a Manufacturing environment would be very advantageous A true business leader with a high level of commercial acumen Someone who can create effective reports and analyse investigative work An excellent communicator at all levels CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Technical Sales Manager

Technical Sales Manager £50,000 - £55,000 + Car, Bonus Precision Measuring & Inspection Equipment PET Plastic Bottles Home Based – 50% International Travel My client designs, measures, integrates and supplies Measurement Systems to a wide range of industries including Plastic Packaging, Aerospace and Medical, incorporating a wide range of cutting edge technologies. They are now seeking a technically strong Sales Manager to drive sales of their Plastic Packaging Gauging equipment/PET Plastic Bottles, increasing the market share with existing customers and developing new customers globally. Your duties and responsibilities will include: Developing enquiries, quotations and sales opportunities for their product range in Europe and Asia You will also look to developing business in North and South America, working closely with the regional Managing Director for the Americas Improve sales pipeline reporting function to allow key decisions to be made at management and board level Develop a short term and long term global sales strategy for the PET Plastic Bottle range in conjunction with the Sales Director Maintain and develop relationships with key customers Identify potential new development opportunities and work closely with the R&D department Assist the marketing team in the development of a Plastics marketing strategy to support the short and long term sales strategy We are looking for the following: A proven Technical Sales professional with relevant industry experience or someone who’s been in a technical customer facing role within the plastic packaging industry A metrology background would be highly advantageous You should have experience of dealing with customers or suppliers on a global basis Be an excellent communicator and relationship builder A strong negotiator with a high degree of commercial acumen Be driven to achieve results Ideally Degree qualified Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Group IT Manager

An experienced Group IT Manager is required for an established SME manufacturing and distribution business that supplies engineered components on a global basis. This company has an excellent reputation for supplying products across a wide range of industrial sectors. With a proud heritage based on customer service excellence they are a key supplier to many successful and widely recognised brands. To be considered for this Group IT Manager position you must have a demonstrable track record of managing and developing reliable and business focused IT systems that provide a solid platform for business acceleration, growth and competitive advantage. In the position of Group IT Manager position you will: Develop, manage and support the complete IT infrastructure and applications for users and stakeholders across two UK based sites. Take full responsibility for all business and user IT issues from helpdesk to disaster recovery, planning and testing. Work with the senior management team to evolve the digital strategy /roadmap for the business, keeping abreast of new emerging technologies that can deliver efficiencies and competitive advantage. Proactively manage develop, coach & train the IT team and allocate projects, work and resource where and when required. Be confident, able to work at senior management level to manage the IT capital and expense budget for all IT hardware and software maintenance contracts. Have a strong practical aptitude leading by example setting high standards and have a thorough understanding across a range of hardware / software and applications including Sage Line, ERP, CRM Microsoft office 365, windows, IOS, SQL DBA. Have a professional approachable and driven personality, able to think and plan strategically but capable of handling day to day IT issues and problems providing a rapid response service to end users and stakeholders. This is an important and highly visible position for this rapidly growing and successful company the role of Group IT Manager is a great opportunity to help move the business forward by creating a solid IT department and platform that can handle exciting new digital IT applications and software packages. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Nottinghamshire

Engineering Delivery Manager - Defence

Engineering Delivery Manager - Defence £70,000 - £75,000 Defence Surrey My client is looking for a talented Engineering Delivery Manager who’ll be responsible for leading a multidisciplinary technical team in order to deliver a key project to cost and schedule. This includes the design and development of hardware and software, hardware production and delivery of the safety case. Your duties and responsibilities will further include: Leading a multidisciplinary technical team, including System Engineering, Control Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Safety and Verification & Validation Providing a senior technical interface with the customer Planning and estimating engineering activities Delivering the project to cost and schedule Drive for engineering best practice across the lifecycle Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements You’ll have experience of the following: Design, development, integration and verification of complex electronic systems and equipment Familiar with requirements specification techniques and system engineering processes Experienced in engineering management, people management and leading large technical teams in a matrix environment Delivery of complex integration projects A strong leader Knowledge of submarine operation and systems would be high desirable Security clearances will be required and travel in support of the role is expected. Should you have the project and relevant systems exposure, then please apply directy. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Surrey

NPI Manager - Halesowen

NPI Manager – Halesowen Our client is a growing business within the engineering, industrial and aerospace sectors. Alongside this growth, there is an increasing range in complexity of product and customer development activities around their tooling product solutions. To support these positive challenges, the business is building up its project management capability and an experienced NPI Manager is now sought to develop and lead the NPI activity within the company. Main duties Run the NPI process for multiple projects. Co-ordinate and support different contributing teams including product development, purchasing, sales, marketing, QA, production engineering and manufacturing Design and implement best practice program management, tools and processes to support project delivery performance Prepare timing plans for projects, ranging from new product programs to small engineering changes. Communicate initiation of projects and secure agreement on deadlines for activities with the responsible departments and external customers Lead new product projects with minimal complexity where the majority of the work resides within the existing company departments. This will include sourcing and close collaboration with sales and the customer facing teams Support strategic work to reduce costs and take cost out of the BOM to open new commercial opportunities Participate in and lead DFMEAs to ensure product reliability Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems as required Support QA to manage parts through the PPAP process Work and act independently at a management level. Work on multiple projects Create the planning documentation for the business and the various departments Monitor progress and completion of tasks across multiple departments. Where needed chase to ensure completion of overdue and at-risk tasks, working with departments to find solutions to any roadblocks. Exercise judgement to sign off completion of tasks Escalate issues to Senior Manager / Director level where a resolution cannot be found within the project Provide status updates and KPIs on projects to the business giving visibility and insight into project progress, risks etc Run and chair project meetings as necessary for the smooth delivery of the projects Lead post-launch reviews and lessons learned. Ensure lessons are incorporated into future projects Skills and Attributes Have: A professional and collaborative approach to others. Ability to develop strong working relationships Strong people management skills and an ability to communicate inside and outside of the business A positive attitude, tenacity in overcoming obstacles. The ability to sell the benefits of change and spread enthusiasm Commercially aware and numerate An ability to manage and process multiple demands Strong task and project leadership ability Qualifications and Experience Strong capability in project planning and task identification Relevant qualifications: manufacturing or engineering preferred Extensive experience in machining, and/or engineering and/or product introduction Strong experience with a range of project management tools. MS Project proficiency is essential Strong process awareness along with manufacturing techniques Knowledge and familiarity with main QA tools Experience delivering complex engineering or NPI projects on time Should you feel you have the range of skills, experience and structure to support this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath ( 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 / Halesowen


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