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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Engineering and Quality Director

Engineering & Quality Director Salary circa £90,000 (DOE) + Benefits Leicestershire, East Midlands An experienced Engineering & Quality Director is required for a precision machining business that supplies globally into both aerospace first tiers and primes. This newly created position, part of a company-wide reorganisation, will take full responsibility for both the Engineering and Quality departments of this highly regarded aerospace component manufacturer. As a company with a strong heritage and loyal client base they are investing in new technology that will further enhance their capability and reputation for product innovation and reliability. As a member of the senior management team you will play an important role in creating a programme of change within engineering and quality that will support the development of new products delivering high levels of customer satisfaction. To be successful in this role you must have a track record that demonstrates an ability to design and engineer new products that meet the engineering and quality standards expected within the aerospace sector. As Engineering and Quality Director you will be familiar with the full range of accreditation bodies and standards associated with UKAS, Nadcap and AS9100 quality management system. To be considered for this Engineering and Quality Director position you must have or be: Experience working within the aerospace sector in a senior management capacity that includes both engineering and quality responsibility within a product engineering environment. A degree in mechanical, manufacturing, metallurgy or materials engineering ideally supported by either a post graduate technical or business qualification. A thorough understanding of production processes and associated machine tools and materials that will deliver the most effective and efficient means of manufacture. Familiar with product design concepts including parametric and knowledge-based CAD/CAM systems that deliver lead time reduction in product design and development. Significant people management and situational leadership experience, able to lead by example, setting high standards with excellent project management skills. A confident and approachable personality with a real passion for coaching and mentoring with the ability to build high performing self- directed teams Strong communication skills, data driven with an ability to build robust working relationships across the business and work effectively at all levels from the shop floor to the boardroom and across the wider group. This will be a highly visible role and you will work as part of a close-knit team for a business that has real ambition for change and growth. The ideal background for this Engineering & Quality Director position will be experience of mid to high volume precision machined components gained working within the aerospace, automotive or general engineering sector. At present you will probably be working as a Senior Technical Manager looking for a challenging opportunity to create an effective Engineering and Quality function.

Permanent / Leicestershire, England

Electronics Engineering Manager - Connected Device Technology

Electronics Engineering Manager - Connected Device Technology Salary up to £75,000 (DOE) + benefits Manchester An Electronics Engineering Manager is required for a forward thinking, dynamic business that design and manufacture a range of advanced industrial connected devices used for commercial transactions. These are sold world-wide to many commercial organisations and used by millions of people every day. Their innovative range of products are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and incorporate contactless systems and sensor technology that can operate across multiple client platforms. As Electronics Engineering Manager, you will lead a skilled team of Electrical, Electronic Design and Software Engineers involved in developing the next generation of innovative connected products. Your experience could include commercial or industrial automation, IoT applications, sensor technology, telecommunications, intelligent devices or consumer electronic products that are at the forefront of technology. It is likely that you will currently be working as an Electronics Engineering Manager, Technology Manager, Electronics Manager or Electronics Development Manager As Electronics Engineering Manager, you will: Have experience working within advanced electronic product design that incorporates full lifecycle development of Hardware and Software/Firmware for diverse embedded electronics products. This will include analogue and digital technology for IoT applications, networked electronic devices, connected systems, sensors and associated control software. Have a real passion for advanced technology with a full understanding of IoT, connected devices, sensors, contactless systems and the successful integration of these applications. Have full management responsibility for existing and new product development that covers hardware and software applications for products used across the globe. Be degree qualified in a relevant technology-based discipline, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, Telecommunications or Advanced Automation. Have experience of working on Electronic, Electro-mechanical R&D projects that require staged gateway reviews and management of key stakeholders both internal and external. Create a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on high employee engagement and self-directed work teams that will deliver exceptional engineering results. Have a track record that clearly demonstrates an ability to manage, coach and train technical staff, approachable and professional management style, results orientated with sound judgment 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 an exciting opportunity to join a business going through a technology and people transformation that will deliver a range of exciting new products. As Electronics Engineering Manager, you will be tasked with delivering a world class Electrical Engineering Department that will provide the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction through the development of people and application of advanced technology.

Permanent / Manchester, Greater Manchester

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager Salary circa £50,000 + car + benefits Location: Home based (Midlands/Yorkshire) covering multiple sites An experienced Health, Safety and Environmental Manager is required for an established business - part of a larger group involved in the refurbishment, replenishment and supply of specialist containers. This is a business at the forefront of automated maintenance, repair, clean and supply that works with a wide range of leading brands. The operation runs on an industrial scale with automated processes that include conveyor systems, robotic handling, abrading, steam cleaning and pressurised systems. As Health, Safety & Environmental Manager you will have an in-depth understanding of recent HSE legislation and more importantly a track record that demonstrates best practise HSE. In this role you will champion, introduce and develop a safety-based culture across all levels and areas of the business where all employees understand their obligations and responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act. To be considered for this Health, Safety & Environmental Manager position you will have: Experience working within an industrial, fast paced manufacturing or process environment as a Health and Safety Manager and ideally be a chartered Member or Fellow of IOSH. Qualifications to a minimum of NEBOSH National General Certificate level or above will be required. An environmental qualification IEMA would be useful but is not essential. Experience working across all levels, from shop floor to Director, that demonstrates an ability to deliver and sustain a behaviour-based safety culture. A broad understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation related to a fast paced industrial/manufacturing workplace. This will include Manual Handling, RIDDOR, near miss reporting, PUWER, Fire, DSE, COSHH and Risk Assessment. Experience of OHSAS:18001 and ISO:14001 standards with the ability to audit against these requirements. Developed meaningful Health, Safety and Environmental KPIs that are supported by coaching and training that will deliver a zero-harm environment. Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, with the credibility and ability to influence across the business. This will be a high-profile position and you must have the credibility and management ability to deliver a programme of change that will deliver a behaviour-based safety culture that is supported at the highest levels of the business. This is a home-based role that will require travel to sites across the UK. The Ideal location would be North Midlands/Yorkshire and it is likely that occasional time will need to be spent away from home during the working week.

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Operations Manager

Operations Manager - Birmingham, Kings Norton, West Midlands Salary up to £50,000 (DOE) + benefits An experienced Operations Manager is required for an established SME Manufacturing business involved in medium to high volume processing of industrial components. Having moved to new purpose-built facilities and with a growing order book, the company are now looking to strengthen their management team. The role will hold responsibility for the Production Team and support staff that include planning, quality and maintenance personnel. As Operations Manager you will have 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. To be considered for this Operations Manager position you must have or be: Experience working as a Production/Operations Manager within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. An understanding of JIT, 5S, SMED, OEE and pull systems is required together with problem solving tools such as 8D, 5 Why, root cause analysis and standard operating procedures. Experience of working within a light engineering business which may include automotive, aerospace, electronics, electronic device manufacture or general engineering. A strong engineering or manufacturing background ideally supported by qualifications to HNC, HND or degree level. A real passion for Continuous Improvement and implementing 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 staff in modern manufacturing techniques, able to develop a high-performance culture focussed on delivery and customer service. Dynamic, data driven, numerate with a strong understanding of capacity planning and production scheduling. Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to motivate create understanding and engagement. This will be a challenging position and you will work as part of a close-knit management team. Based on success, the role has the potential to develop into a full Operations Director position. As Operations Manager you will have strong leadership, management, planning and decision-making skills with a focus based on Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery that will give the highest levels of customer service.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands


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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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'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
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