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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.

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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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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

Energy Projects Manager - Nottingham City Council

An Energy Services Manager is required for Nottingham City Council Energy Services to support the delivery of the City Council's ambitious energy agenda 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 work alongside the Head of Services to formulate and deliver on energy related initiatives, that access relevant funding and parcel together imaginative and creative energy schemes. You will be developing and implementing such schemes involving working alongside key public and private sector partners, including Central Government. Through the effective delivery of high profile energy infrastructure initiatives, you will providing energy security and improvements for the City Council and residents of Nottingham, whilst also contributing towards the Council Plan and manifesto commitments relating to Energy. There are a number of key principal duties and responsibilities required for this role to include: To work as part of the new Energy Projects Team within the new Energy Services Directorate, devising new innovative energy schemes and executing exciting energy projects. To work with the Energy and Sustainability teams within Energy Services in engaging senior managers from across the Council to establish and define the energy direction of Nottingham City Council as a whole. Networking with a number of different partners to include: Executive Councillors, Leading Academies (specially 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 Thursday 21st 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

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

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'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
  • 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 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
  • 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