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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.

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Interim Management


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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Regional Energy Projects Manager - Nottingham City Council

A Regional Energy Services Manager is required for Nottingham City Council Energy Services. Adding vision and commercial experience this new strategic role will be supporting the delivery of the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Local Capacity Support Programme by leading on the delivery of a range of energy projects. Jonathan Lee Recruitment are supporting Nottingham City Council in their recruitment for this exciting opportunity to lead the Midlands Local Energy Steering Group and feed directly into the national BEIS Steering Group. The role will require significant communication, with partnership and relationship building a critical function of the position, including Midlands wide meetings with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) representatives, Midlands Engine Strategy Group and national hub meetings with BEIS. Reporting directly to the Head of Energy Services you will be required to formulate and deliver on energy related initiatives, that access relevant funding and parcel together imaginative and creative energy schemes. Through the effective delivery of high profile energy infrastructure initiatives, you will seek to provide energy security and improvements across 9 LEP regions. There are a number of key principal duties and responsibilities required for this role to include: To work with the Energy & Sustainability teams across the region in engaging senior managers to facilitate energy projects and programmes. To be the technical energy lead when participating in/leading multi-disciplinary teams, creating exciting and innovative energy schemes. To manage technical officers around the subject of sustainability, energy and environmental compliance. To ensure initiatives are managed to budget and timescale, adhering to all Nottingham City Council financial regulations, process and governance arrangements. Net working with a number of different partners to include: Executive Councillors, Leading Academies (especially Universities), Private Companies (especially utility and energy related companies) and Media & trade organisations. To oversee significant procurement projects, often associated with infrastructure procurement i.e. waste disposal contracts, and energy contracts, often utilising new and innovative funding regimes, e.g. FITs, RHI, ECO, Green Deal, etc. This critical position within the Energy Services team will require an individual with a detailed understanding of energy and waste project management, demonstrated by a proven track record of delivering energy related initiatives. You'll ideally be affiliated to a relevant industry body i.e. Energy Institute, Association of Environmental Management, Institution of Engineering & Technology, etc. and a working knowledge of regulation and legislation as it relates to energy and waste. Also experienced in Project Management techniques and producing associated detailed progress reports. Nottingham City Council is an innovative and forward thinking council that are open to new ideas and are keen to embrace new ways of thinking. They are looking for leaders who are enthusiastic, passionate and visionary; who demand commitment and results but are able to lead and motivate people with respect and empathy. It's no coincidence then that Nottingham was recently named in the Guardian as one of the happiest places to work in the UK. With its excellent public transport network, the council offices at Loxley House are situated directly opposite Nottingham train station and also a recently extended tram system. It's also a top ten European City for foreign investment and one of the cleanest cities in Europe, all in all making this one of the most vibrant and developing cities in the UK. This is fantastic opportunity within an innovative Council to uphold Nottingham's ground-breaking reputation as the country's leading authority on Energy Services, working closely with Cabinet Ministers, Councillors, MP's, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, local businesses and City Council Departments to help shape policy and thinking around the National Energy Agenda. In return for this role, Nottingham City Council can offer an attractive salary of £41,846pa and benefits package. Closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018. If you would like to discuss this role and application process in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or email your CV .

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Managing Director

Managing Director Salary circa £95,000 (Doe) + bonus + car allowance + pension + healthcare Location: Flexible in Northern Home Counties An experienced Managing Director is required for an established manufacturer of specialist metal processing equipment, ancillary items and consumables. This SME business has established itself as the go to brand and has a product portfolio built on a reputation of quality, reliability and excellent customer service. With ambitious plans for new product development and services they are now looking to recruit a dynamic, driven and commercially focussed Managing Director to lead the company through a challenging period of growth. With full P&L responsibility you will direct the business through an exciting period of expansion that will include a heavy emphasis on developing the UK market in line with national infrastructure growth and regeneration. To be considered for this Managing Director position you must have or be: Working as a Managing Director within a technical product engineering and manufacturing process environment An entrepreneurial nature with a keen eye for business development, collaboration and cross selling of products and services. Experience of competitive tendering, bidding and contract negotiation within both the private and public sector Excellent HR and people management skills, a proven leader who can manage change and deliver organisational growth A solid understanding of manufacturing and production, with hands on experience of metal processing (welding, casting, metallurgy) including plant layout, 5S, root cause analysis, quick changeover and problem-solving techniques Commercially aware and financially astute, having held responsibility for P&L, cashflow management, budgets and forecasts Strong project management skills, with the ability to deal with suppliers and customers to ensure the highest levels of customer service and delivery are achieved A clear commercial focus with an eye for detail that will ensure robust standards are in place to deliver accurate sales, contract, design and BOMs information that will enable effective production planning and scheduling using MRP/ERP systems Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to create ownership, understanding and a desire to succeed across the business at all levels A degree in a relevant engineering, materials or metallurgy discipline, supported by further business or management qualifications This is a challenging Managing Director position that represents an opportunity to work for a forward-thinking business with real ambitions for growth. The role will require frequent travel in the UK and the ability to build robust working relationships with key clients and industry decision makers is important. In addition, you will work with research establishments and represent the company at trade fairs, conferences and become an active member of relevant industry bodies and committees. This is an exciting opportunity that will require a hands-on approach and you will take full responsibility for the strategic management, day to day running and control of a well-respected and profitable business.

Permanent / North London, London


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  • I have been working with Jonathan Lee now for about a year, and in that time, my experience has been overwhelmingly positive. They are quick and efficient dealing with queries, diligent in making sure that paperwork is up to date and always prompt in processing invoices! In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan Lee to any client, contractor, or interim manager who is looking for a top-quality partner in the recruitment marketplace.

    Fiona Humphries

    Director and Lead Consultant
  • I would like to say it has been a pleasure working with Jonathan Lee and the support I have received from the team has been excellent. Thank you all and I hope we can do business again in the future.

    Kevin Hills

  • I'd like to highly recommend Jonathan Lee Interim Recruitment for their professionalism and tenacity. Whilst an initial opportunity did not translate into an assignment, Jonathan Lee Recruitment kept in contact were aware of my competencies and strengths and when another suitable opportunity came up in a different sector they were able t identify an ideal 'fit' and put me forward for the assignment - which I was subsequently awarded.

    D Gibbs

    Interim Manager
  • The communication, professionalism and competence of Jonathan Lee Interim Management staff has been exemplary in all respects. Their starting point is to gain a clear understanding of customer wants and needs, matching the correct candidates with proven capabilities, abilities and track records who can deliver speedy and effective solutions to clients’ challenges. Having first-hand experience of both the recruitment and interim services I can highly recommend Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the provision and execution of your recruitment solutions.

    R Cowley

    Interim Manager
  • You gave me a real insight into the company, the culture of all the personnel I was due to meet / be interviewed by, and tremendous real assistance in preparation for the interviews. The information that you gave me of the company was accurate and helped me make an impression, and you have a very pleasant demeanor and were very easy to speak to and deal with. Therefore, thank you for your help, it has been a real positive outcome for me.

    James Davies

    Maintenance Manager