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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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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working exclusively with our client Lontra in their search for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join this established innovative engineering company based near to the town of Southam in Warwickshire. Lontra is a growing technology company based in the rural countryside and they offer an excellent working environment to support a work/life balance whilst giving their staff the opportunity to develop their engineering careers. This SME sized organisation is developing revolutionary new air and gas compressor designs bringing innovation to established industries across the energy and utility sectors. Due to continued growth and significant investment our client is seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to support demand for ever increasing projects. We are seeking an individual that is not fazed by a clean sheet approach to design and can offer innovative and logical thinking in their work. You will have an excellent grasp of engineering and design principles but you'll be given the freedom to research idea's and implement the best whilst focusing on product optimisation and delivering high quality, highly efficient compressor designs. The core responsibility of this role will include: Identifying design solutions and prioritising work Creating CAD schemes, detail models, FEA and drawings Support and develop junior members of the design team Liaising with suppliers and clients Controlling design documentation Supporting and contributing to the technical excellence of the design team The successful candidate will have a proven track record in innovative design involving both creative design solutions and practical hands-on design work. You will be degree qualified within a relevant engineering specialism and ideally have knowledge and experience of Pro/ENGINEER however this is not essential. Knowledge of casting, machining and fabrication processes would also be viewed very advantageously. Due to Lontra's continued growth they have attracted worldwide market interest and their unique designs on offer are applicable across multiple industries. Considering this our client encourages their designers to harness their talent, can offer support towards achieving Chartered status and provide you with the opportunity to apply your engineering skills to the fast-growing field of clean technology. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV

Permanent / Southam, Warwickshire

Senior Asset Integrity Engineer

Senior Asset Integrity Engineer is required for a leading consultancy based in Warrington, Cheshire. Our client supports organisations to manage risks that could affect life, the environment, or asset performance by providing safety and risk management analyses and engineering solutions. This innovative and growing organisation currently supports a diverse customer base across Defence, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Conventional Power, Clean Energy, Water Utilities and Infrastructure sectors. Due to continued company growth our client is expanding their Asset Integrity team to provide services and technical due diligence to clients. This senior level engineer will possess several years' experience in either the Oil & Gas, Nuclear or Power Industry delivering structural or safety engineering or asset management projects, preferably with a consultancy or EPC background. This Senior Asset Integrity Engineer role would have the following responsibilities: The ability to interface with clients and internal project delivery teams Review ITT (invitation to tender) documents and prepare project cost and time estimates Lead and deliver project studies in accordance with contract requirements, meeting time, cost and quality imperatives Prepare and present project reports including identification of recommended courses of action. Candidates will ideally hold a degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and applicants of Chartered status would be viewed advantageously. Relevant skills and expertise will also include: Engineering design and assessment (fitness for service, root cause assessment) Computational analysis (finite element analysis, impact assessment) Engineering substantiation Fracture mechanics assessment Technical and operational due diligence Risk-based methodologies (RBI, RCM, SIL, RAM) Structural codes R5, R6, RCC-M or API 579 This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Asset Integrity Engineer to join a growing organisation that can offer on-going career progression. In return our client can offer a competitive salary, non-contributory pension, medical insurance, permanent health insurance and life insurance. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / Warrington, Cheshire

Build & Test Technician

Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working exclusively with our client Lontra in their search for a Build & Test Technician to join this established innovative engineering company based near to the town of Southam in Warwickshire. Lontra is a growing technology company based in the rural countryside and they offer an excellent working environment to support a work/life balance whilst giving their staff the opportunity to develop their engineering careers. This SME sized organisation is developing revolutionary new air and gas compressor designs bringing innovation to established industries across the energy and utility sectors. Due to continued growth and significant investment our client is seeking a Build & Test Technician to support demand for ever increasing projects. We are seeking an individual that will fit into an established team of development engineers and play a leading role in the development of a potentially world class new design of compressor. The core responsibility of this role will include: Building test rigs to a high standard, including construction, supporting with commissioning and maintenance where required. Carrying out compressor build in a timely manner. Maintaining any build and test documentation to ensure accurate reporting requirements and standards are met. Running test beds and rigs to deliver required data to Engineers. The successful candidate will ideally be apprenticeship trained or time served with previous experience in a build and test environment. You'll be able to demonstrate competence in the skills required for a rig build role, knowledge of mechanical systems, fabrication experience and knowledge of electrical and instrumentation systems would be very advantageous. Due to Lontra's continued growth they have attracted worldwide market interest and their unique compressor technology is applicable across multiple industries. Considering this our client encourages their staff to harness their talent, can offer support towards achieving Chartered status and provide you with the opportunity to apply your engineering skills to the fast-growing field of clean technology. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / Southam, Warwickshire

Head of Operations

Head of Operations - Fabrication & Assembly Salary £80,000 - £90,000 (DOE) + Benefits Package Location: South West Birmingham, West Midlands An experienced Head of Operations is required for this bespoke design/engineering vehicle assembly business. This is an established low volume business with a diverse product portfolio and loyal customer base. With an enviable reputation for innovation and product reliability the company has ambitious growth plans and are now looking to recruit a forward-thinking Head of Operations. As part of a business strategy to strengthen the senior management team your knowledge and experience will be crucial in developing a high-performance team based culture operating on modern lean manufacturing principles. To be successful in this Head of Operations role you will have a demonstrable track record of operations or general management that includes the deployment of modern manufacturing principles within a heavy fabrication / assembly environment. The role will require effective communication an ability to work under pressure and excellent planning skills. This is a highly visible role that will require a hands-on approach with the drive and determination to ensure that exacting QCD targets and high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. To be considered for this Head of Operations position you must have: Significant experience working in a senior manufacturing or operations management role in a heavy fabrication or manufacturing assembly environment Operations management experience that includes responsibility for Design, Engineering, Production, Planning & Supply Chain A thorough understanding of modern lean manufacturing principles, evidenced by a track record of OTIF delivery and outstanding quality The ability to introduce simple but effective visual management systems and meaningful KPIs A degree in a relevant engineering/manufacturing discipline or equivalent qualifications backed by experience Significant people management and leadership experience with a real passion for coaching, training and mentoring A dynamic, driven personality confident and comfortable working across all levels of a manufacturing business and happy to get out on the shop floor get involved and make things happen This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join an ambitious company during a period of growth and change. As a member of the senior management team you will play a leading role in shaping the future direction of the business and developing a sustainable culture of continuous improvement. The ideal background for this Senior Operations Management role could be; vehicle conversion, truck & bus, specialist vehicles, military vehicles, yellow goods, automotive or general engineering. At present you will probably be working as an Operations Manager, Head of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Director or General Manager.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Head of Manufacturing Operations - Vehicles

Head of Manufacturing Operations - Specialist Vehicle Fabrication & Assembly Salary £70,000 - £80,000 (DOE) + Benefits Package Location: Redditch, Worcestershire An experienced Head of Manufacturing Operations is required for this bespoke vehicle conversion design/engineering and assembly business. This is an established medium volume business with a diverse product portfolio and growing customer base. With a reputation built on innovation, quality and product reliability, the company is looking to recruit a forward-thinking Head of Manufacturing Operations to strengthen the senior management team. This is a hands-on management position and your knowledge and experience will be crucial in developing a high-performance team based culture operating to modern lean manufacturing principles. To be successful in this Head of Manufacturing Operations role you will have a demonstrable track record of operations or general management that includes the deployment of modern manufacturing principles within a vehicle fabrication and assembly environment. The role will require excellent communication skills and an ability to plan and work at pace under demanding time pressures. This is a highly visible role that will require a hands-on approach with the drive and determination to ensure that exacting QCD targets and high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. To be considered for this Head of Manufacturing Operations position you must have: Experience working in a senior manufacturing or operations management role in a vehicle assembly or general manufacturing assembly environment Operations management experience that includes responsibility for Design, Engineering, Production, Planning & Supply Chain A thorough understanding of modern lean manufacturing principles, particularly "5S" and root cause problem solving analysis. The ability to introduce simple but effective visual management systems and meaningful KPIs A degree in a relevant engineering/manufacturing discipline or equivalent qualifications backed by experience Significant people management and leadership experience with a real passion for coaching, training and mentoring and developing a sustainable culture continuous improvement culture. A dynamic, driven personality confident and comfortable working across all levels of a manufacturing business and happy to get out on the shop floor get involved and make things happen This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join an ambitious company during a period of growth and change. As a member of the senior management team you will play a leading role in shaping the future direction of the business. The ideal background for this Senior Manufacturing Operations Management role could be; automotive, vehicle conversion, truck & bus, specialist vehicles, military vehicles, yellow goods, or general engineering. At present you will probably be working as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Head of Manufacturing, or General Manager within an SME.

Permanent / Redditch, Worcestershire

Operations Manager

Operations Manager - Hertford Salary circa £65,000 (DOE) + bonus + car allowance & pension An experienced Operations Manager is required for an established SME Manufacturing business. As a manufacturer of low to medium volume assembled products the company has seen a dramatic increase in their technology led products. With an increased sales pipeline, the future is very bright and the order book will continue to grow as the next generation of products comes onto the market. The Board, having reviewed the present production system, are looking to introduce lean manufacturing methods and an operations strategy based on rapid response, right first time, no fault forward and short lead time manufacturing principles. The role of Operations Manager will involve working with the existing production team to develop a modern responsive manufacturing facility. The position requires an in-depth understanding of lean manufacturing and more importantly a track record that demonstrates an ability to train, coach and work with people to create a sustainable continuous improvement culture that can deliver against exacting SQCD targets. To be considered for this Operations Manager position you must have or be: Experience working as a Manufacturing Manager/Operations Manager/Operations Excellence Manager or Continuous Improvement specialist within a manufacturing assembly environment A thorough understanding of JIT, 5S, Kanban, and pull systems is required together with problem solving tools such as 8D, 5 Why, root cause analysis, A3 thinking or DMAIC. Experience of working within a fast paced, light engineering, medium volume assembly environment that could include automotive, electronics, electronic device manufacture or general engineering. A strong engineering or manufacturing background ideally degree qualified with experience of using modern ERP/MRP and shop floor data capture systems. A real passion for Continuous Improvement, establishing standard operating procedures and simple but effective KPIs. An understanding of cell manufacturing and establishing production systems that can handle a product mix based on Runners, Repeaters and strangers. An ability to coach, train and educate employees in modern manufacturing techniques at all levels across the business will be required. Dynamic, data driven, numerate with an excellent understanding of capacity planning and production scheduling. Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to create understanding and a desire to change in the people you work with at all levels This is a challenging high profile role and you will work as part of a close knit management team that will report directly into the Managing Director. The role of Operations Manager will be a catalyst for change and require strong leadership, management and decision-making skills with a focus based on Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery and the highest levels of customer service.

Permanent / Hertford, Hertfordshire

Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director - Manchester Salary circa £55 - £65,000 (DOE) + bonus & pension A Human Resources professional is required for an established manufacturing business, part of a larger international group. As a manufacturer of advanced electro-mechanical devices, this company has seen an increasing demand for their technology led products. As HRD you will play a key leadership role in ensuring the development of a centre of excellence for the UK regional HR Team and function. This will involve a programme of harmonisation and process improvement that will deliver a cost effective and efficient HR service in line with corporate objectives and legal requirements. A key part of this role will be the development of a talent strategy that is aligned to the increasing need to attract and develop a skilled workforce that will deliver the next generation of advanced, connected products. There is a clear focus on improving employee engagement/relations at all levels and this initiative is supported at the highest level of the organisation. To be considered for this Human Resources Director position you will: Have worked as a senior Human Resources Manager/Director within a fast paced, customer focused Manufacturing, Engineering or Technical business. Have experience of integrating and standardising HR practises and processes that are aligned both locally and at group level. Protect the interests of business and employees by ensuring that all HR policies and procedures are compliant with governmental laws and regulations. Work with site based senior management and HR leaders to develop salary, wage and bonus structures. Ensure that the HR Information System is well managed and controlled and complies to current GDPR and data regulations. Develop a culture of continuous improvement and where possible look for efficiencies that may accommodate a shared service model. Be dynamic with high energy, data driven and results orientated with sound judgement and people skills, able to delegate and multi-task at pace. Have excellent influencing and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation), able to create understanding and a desire to change in the people you work with at all levels. This is a challenging and demanding role and you will lead a high performing UK HR Team that operate locally at site level and increasingly within the global HR structure. Qualifications for this role will be to degree or post grad level in Human Resources. Chartered Membership of the CIPD or working towards this will be required. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate continue learning and development relevant to the HR profession.

Permanent / Manchester, Greater Manchester
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Candidate
  • 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