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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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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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Asset Management Systems Engineer

An Asset Management Systems 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. This senior level engineer would need to understand and have a proven background in the principles of systems engineering and through life management. Previous experience in Throughput Reliability Availability Maintainability (TRAM) or Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA/FMEDA) or Availability, Reliability & Maintainability (ARM/RAM) would be highly desirable. This Asset Management Systems Engineer role would have the following responsibilities: Requirements development, planning and management across project lifecycles. Concept development, optioneering, trade-off and selection. Validation and verification planning and management. Throughput Reliability Availability Maintainability (TRAM/RAM/ARM), dependability, Asset Management strategy and development. Throughput ARM/RAM assessment and modelling. Through life cost modelling and analysis. Technology, obsolescence and risk management. Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate relevant experience as highlighted above and will have excellent communication and IT related skills. Our client would also view the following experience as being highly advantageous: Experience of ISO 55000 or ISO 15288. Experience of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS & DXL coding). Experience of tools such as, FMEA, FMECA, FMEDA, RCM, RBDs, MTA or OTA. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Systems or Asset Management Engineer to join a growing organisation that can offer on-going career progression with the promise of seeing the world of Asset Management in a different way! 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

Business Development Manager - Aviation EAM

A Business Development Manager with a deep understanding of asset intensive industries is required by one the world's leading engineering organisations. Our client is at the forefront of complex asset performance analytics and has been providing unrivalled support to customers for over 25 years. With a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. This exciting opportunity will be joining an already established team and have an operational base at either our clients Bristol or Lichfield offices. As the Business Development Manager you will be responsible for: Achieving Sales and Profitability targets in line with overall growth targets Developing sector plans for winning business aligned to the business development strategy Identifying and securing prospects and opportunities and delivering business winning campaigns Positioning the organisation in the Aviation sector, both Defence and Commercial markets Building and managing the pipeline and sales forecast Account managing in order to maximise new and existing opportunities Supporting the Bid Managers in bid strategy, management and pricing for specific opportunities Representing the Company's image and profile in the market The successful candidate will have a proven background in consultative or solution selling. Experience within the Aviation sector and an established network of contacts would also be viewed very advantageously. Ideally you will also have knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or Maintenance Repair & Operating (MRO) Systems. Self-motivated with the drive and ambition to meet targets you have a natural ability to influence and negotiate with customers and stake holder management. Finally a commercial awareness and business acumen twinned with a thorough understanding of the business winning cycle is essential. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary up to £65,000pa dependant on experience with a bonus, car allowance, excellent pension scheme and healthcare. Due to nature of this role travel across the UK will be required so a full driving licence and car is essential. 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 / West Midlands, England

Business Development Manager - Maritime EAM

A Business Development Manager with a deep understanding of asset intensive industries is required by one the world's leading engineering organisations. Our client is at the forefront of complex asset performance analytics and has been providing unrivalled support to customers for over 25 years. With a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. This exciting opportunity will be joining an already established team and have an operational base at either our clients Bristol or Lichfield offices. As the Business Development Manager you will be responsible for: Achieving Sales and Profitability targets in line with overall growth targets Developing sector plans for winning business aligned to the business development strategy Identifying and securing prospects and opportunities and delivering business winning campaigns Positioning the organisation in the Maritime sector, both Defence and Commercial markets Building and managing the pipeline and sales forecast Account managing in order to maximise new and existing opportunities Supporting the Bid Managers in bid strategy, management and pricing for specific opportunities Representing the Company's image and profile in the market The successful candidate will have a proven background in consultative or solution selling. Experience within the Maritime sector and an established network of contacts would also be viewed very advantageously. Ideally you will also have knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or Maintenance Repair & Operating (MRO) Systems. Self-motivated with the drive and ambition to meet targets you have a natural ability to influence and negotiate with customers and stake holder management. Finally a commercial awareness and business acumen twinned with a thorough understanding of the business winning cycle is essential. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary up to £65,000pa dependant on experience with a bonus, car allowance, excellent pension scheme and healthcare. Due to nature of this role travel across the UK will be required so a full driving licence and car is essential. 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 / West Midlands, England

Technical Pre-Sales Consultant EAM

A Technical Pre-Sales Consultant with a deep understanding of asset intensive industries is required by one the world's leading engineering organisations. Our client is at the forefront of complex asset performance analytics and has been providing unrivalled support to customers for over 25 years. With a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. This exciting opportunity will be joining an already established team and will play an integral part in the sales process, developing compelling technically and commercially sound solutions to meet customer business requirements. Based at either our clients Lichfield office, as the Technical Pre-Sales Consultant you will be responsible for: Presenting the company's technology and product portfolio to the customer Providing technical guidance during the pre-sales process and identifying customers technical and business requirements, prior to designing a solution Consulting with internal stakeholders including the delivery teams, in order to articulate the customer requirement, ensuring a smooth transition from Sale to Delivery. Supporting the business sales teams at customer meetings and key marketing events Creating and confidently delivering technical demonstrations internally and externally Presenting technical solutions to the customer with professionalism and enthusiasm Supporting the bid process by writing compelling sales proposals to include technical details and costings Responsible for design and delivery of Proof of Concepts Inputting to the company Technology Strategy as required by maintaining an awareness of emerging technologies and trends Providing accurate and timely management information, bid reviews, project forecasts, KPI's The successful candidate will have a proven background in solution selling and experience of requirements gathering, design and solution building and the ability to replicate this in a commercial setting. You will have a good understanding of software development methodology and experience of cloud computing preferably Azure would be viewed advantageously. An understanding of Asset Performance Management technology solutions with a Project Management qualification or experience would also be desirable. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary up to £65,000pa dependant on experience with a bonus, car allowance, excellent pension scheme and healthcare. Due to nature of this role some travel across the UK will be required so a full driving licence and car is essential. 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 / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Software Implementation Project Manager (Asset Management)

A Software Implementation Project Manager is currently required for our client based near to Gloucester. Our client is a provider of software and services leading the way in data driven infrastructure asset management and are providing a range of market leading software products backed up with a range of surveying and consultancy services which help their customers deliver a better service across their highways department. The primary function of this role will be the successful management and delivery of software implementation projects to customers ensuring their expectations are fully met. You will have a technical knowledge of the client's requirements and a full understanding of the project specification allowing management of orders through to invoicing. You will be required to work closely with our Sales and Infrastructure Asset Management teams to manage the project delivery. Regular travel to your client's work place will be required. As the Software Implementation Project Manager you will be responsible for: Be the primary point of contact on all projects, managing the project from award to sign off Process client orders using Implementation Methodology IMPACT Manage and maintain all information related to contract progress Manage and advise the client on all aspects of their project including timescales for the delivery of all products and services on their project Work closely with the Sales department to ensure a seamless transition between award of order and commencing the work Liaise with your colleagues in other teams to ensure all work is correctly scheduled and completed Submit project updates to clients and ensure the quality and time scales of the deliverables meets the expectation of the client and contract Maintain project budgets and project costs so that they can monitored and controlled by senior management Attend regular Operations and Production meetings To be considered for this role you will successfully managed a high volume of projects simultaneously. You will have a proven background in Asset Management projects and experience of forming strategic relationships within the transportation sector, preferably highways. You will need to be highly computer literate, with fantastic Microsoft Office & MS Project skills and excellent communication & presentation skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and developing organisation that are technological leaders in the UK market and are entering an exciting phase of potential growth both within the UK and Internationally. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary and an extensive benefits package to include car allowance, pension, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at our clients office in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Product Specialist (Asset Management Software)

A Product Specialist (Asset Management Software) is currently required for our client based near to Gloucester. Our client is a provider of software and services leading the way in data driven infrastructure asset management and are providing a range of market leading software products backed up with a range of surveying and consultancy services which help their customers deliver a better service across their highways department. As the Product Specialist you will be responsible for: To manage and develop trusted relationships with existing public and private sector clients Primarily working with our clients application suite, which provides asset management tools for Highways, Street Lighting, Street Works, Environmental Services including Street Cleansing, Parks Grounds and Open Spaces along with Domestic and Trade Waste collection You will be expected to provide consultancy, both operational and technical, on-site and field based training and to attend and contribute to relevant technical steering groups and seminars To be considered for this role you will need to be an experienced Software Consultant with several years knowledge one of the above mentioned disciplines. Excellent customer/client service and presentation skills will be required as well as a willingness to travel with up to 70% of this role being field based. Due to this you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle. An industry related qualification would also be viewed advantageously. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and developing organisation that are technological leaders in the UK market and are entering an exciting phase of potential growth both within the UK and Internationally. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary and an extensive benefits package to include car allowance, pension, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at our clients office in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

iOS Mobile Applications Developer

An iOS Mobile Applications Developer is currently required for our client based near to Gloucester. Our client is a provider of software and services leading the way in data driven infrastructure asset management and are providing a range of market leading software products backed up with a range of surveying and consultancy services which help their customers deliver a better service across their highways department. The primary function of this role will be to develop applications for iOS devices using Swift and Xcode IDE. There will also be opportunity to work within our clients existing Android teams so opportunities may arise for development on other platforms, so knowledge of Java, Android SDK or Kotlin may beneficial. To be considered for this role you have commercial experience as an iOS Mobile Applications Developer with a proven track record or relevant degree and demonstrable applications. You will have strong software development skills including in depth experience in the following; Swift, Xcode, iOS, Web Services or Apple Human Interface Guidelines. Knowledge with SQLite, offline storage and mapping solutions would also be highly desirable. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and developing organisation that are technological leaders in the UK market and are entering an exciting phase of potential growth both within the UK and Internationally. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary and an extensive benefits package to include, pension, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at our clients office in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Consultant

A CFD Engineer is required for a leading consultancy based in Bristol to join an already established team. 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 senior level engineer will support clients across a range of industry sectors including Water, Nuclear, Power and Oil & Gas. The work would involve: business development; client contact & establishing clients' needs; preparing proposals; undertaking calculations; supervision of staff; interpretation and presentation of results to our clients. To be considered for this CFD Engineering position we will be seeking an individual with the following experience: Successful candidates will possess a degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences, preferably with a higher degree which involved Numerical Modelling (CFD). Candidates should possess good knowledge of commercial CFD tools, ideally ANSYS Fluent or CFX. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and several years' CFD experience in a consulting or industrial role. Experience of office software tools and operating systems (Linux and WinXP) and programming skills with FORTRAN, C and MATLAB or other scripting tools are essential. Previous experience meeting clients and developing their needs would be an advantage; however, candidates interested developing into this role will also be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer to join an expanding organisation that can offer real commitment to your professional growth. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary, pension, private healthcare, 25 days holiday plus statutory leave, a non-guaranteed bonus and profit share scheme. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV.

Permanent / Bristol, England

Head of Airworthiness

Head of Airworthiness Munich Based in Munich, our Client has developed the future of flying with a civil VTOL aircraft. As part of this organisations continuing evolution and development of products for today and tomorrow, a Head of Airworthiness is required to further develop and lead the team through the certification process. In this position, you will report directly to the CEO and will plan, direct, control and monitor our Clients airworthiness related programs to ensure compliance with global aviation standards. Specifically, your role will include: As head of department you will handle the technical and personal leadership for the whole certification team from prototype till continued airworthiness in service Build and maintain viable relationships to the EASA and FAA staff in charge and represent our Client in rule making committees Lead the Type Investigation process, prepare certification data, plans and programs and keep track of their evolution, create internal verification and submit to the Authorities (EASA / FAA) Responsibility for and training of the responsible CVE Meet and train your team on a 1:1 basis & hold regular team meetings Coach, train, lead and mentor staff on a regular basis Work closely with HR on staff development matters Work on any ad-hoc related tasks or projects provided by management To support this role, you should have/be: A minimum of 5-years of professional experience with proven track record in certification of EASA and FAA CS-23/CS-25 aircraft Direct working experience of EASA as well as having experience working with the FAA wherever possible Proven Certification experience of whole aircraft system, not only single components Familiarity with the authorities' structures and strong skills in negotiating and executing certification paths with respect to a whole new aircraft concept Good skills in project management and team coordination Strong motivation to help build and shape your organisation, structures and processes High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously Target-oriented, driven workstyle with analytic problem-solving skills Fluent English language skills are essential - fluent German or any other language would be beneficial If you feel you have the expertise, vision and personal interest to support this opportunity with a forward thinking, established and entrepreneurial organisation, then please apply directly to Matthew Heath. This role is seeking candidates with direct and relevant experience.

Permanent / München (81249), Bayern

Head of Programmes

Head of Programmes - Coventry Reporting to the Vice President Program Management for this international aerospace and defence manufacturing company in Coventry, the Head of Programmes will provide oversight and leadership to a Program Management Office (PMO). The Head of Programmes will monitor the activities of the PMO, ensuring highest levels of quality as well as reporting the status and issues to the VP of Program Management. You will be the focal point of the PMO within the business unit and you will work collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team to meet or exceed our Customer's expectations in terms of quality, cost and delivery. In addition to the above requirements this role will also require the management of programmes as required to support the programme management function. Based on our Clients' range of electro-mechanical equipment with 9 sites located in the UK, USA and Singapore, the PMO's prime accountabilities are: Member of Site Leadership Council (SLC) representing the PMO. Communicating new or revised policies, procedures or any critical information to the group Manage site PMO budgets including forecasts and approving travel plans Attends all weekly and monthly Executive meetings Supports all non-customer audits (ie: Quality, ISO, AS, Trade Compliance, etc.) Assists in the generation and modification of PMO policies and procedures as well as ensuring adherence Supports Marketing with new business opportunities for customers or programmes not assigned Monitors, manages and mentors Program Manager / Project Manager / Coordinator performance Assists Program Manager / Project Manager / Coordinator to eliminate internal constraints and prioritise tasks within the site Leads execution of production system activities for PMO to achieve and maintain high standards The roles' responsibilities will include: Supports new business activities by providing the program management section of proposals. After contract award, coordinates and works with marketing to develop plans and set strategy for achieving follow-on business Acts as a proactive company representative and prime customer contact for all assigned programs Identifies and secures program team members in agreement with SBU and Functional Heads Maintains a risk management system where risks and issues are identified, prioritised and mitigation plans and recovery strategies are defined and actioned Responsible for all facets of assigned programs working within objectives, goals and funding requirements Produces and manages the Program Management Plan, ensuring all aspects of the program, including Technical, Commercial and Supply Chain activities are integrated into a Master Program Schedule, where specific tasks are assigned to various functional organisations Allocates and controls funds and prepares reports to monitor actual verses budgeted costs. As necessary, negotiate changes in the contractual agreement due to changes in specifications, schedules, or any other element of the agreement. Participate in the resolution of technical and commercial in-service issues, especially with regards to Customer Interaction and relationship. To support this significant role level, you will need to have/be: Bachelors' degree in Engineering preferred or similar. Extensive experience in Program Management Strong aerospace background where possible Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities, projects and personnel issues Effective motivator, mentor, communicator and problem solver Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement techniques Able to travel If you feel you have the range of experience, skills and attributes to support this significant position, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath in writing ().

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

International Sales Director

International Sales Director - UK, Europe or North America To support the further growth in supply of forgings to the international aerospace sector, our Client is seeking an International Sales Director to continue their industry focus across the UK, Europe and North America. With their head office in India and as the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of forgings, our Client supports a range of sectors including automotive, power generation, oil & gas and aerospace. Based in the UK, Europe or North America, this role will be required to: Increase sales growth with core OE and tier one organisations within the global aerospace sector, through the development and implementation of a sales / customer strategy Report to the Executive Director and be responsible for international business growth. Work remotely with a close interface with the CEO, Directors and Aerospace team based in India Be a proactive member of the senior aerospace management team and to support the strategic delivery of targets, reporting as required Use their existing and relevant industry knowledge and network of contacts to directly grow and develop customer relationships, travelling globally as necessary Develop additional new business opportunities to support our Client's growth aspirations in the aerospace sector Monitor and report on market and competitor activity Be actively involved with our Client's Engineering team to support the accurate winning of new and strategic business To support this role, you will need to: Have international direct sales and business development management experience with the supply of forging, material and/or machining services within the global aerospace sector Be able to provide examples of identifying, negotiating and winning new business with blue chip customers Have a strong and relevant network of industry contacts This is a highly strategic and senior level role, working independently in the field, but in close collaboration and partnership with the Indian based organisation. Detailed working awareness of the global aerospace sector is required along with a suitable technical awareness of metallics and engineering. If you feel you have the range of experience, skills and attributes to support this significant position, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath in writing ( ).

Permanent / England, England

UK Country Manager

UK Country Manager In support of the further growth for the supply of forgings within the UK aerospace sector, our Client is seeking a UK Country Manager to continue this industry focus in the UK and NI. With their head office in India, as the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of forgings globally, our Client supports a range of sectors including automotive, power generation, oil & gas and aerospace. This role will be required to: Further develop and implement a sales / customer strategy for the UK aerospace market Increase sales growth and provide customer support to the UK and potentially some EU customers Report to the International Sales Director who is responsible for international business growth within aerospace Be based remotely in the UK but with close interface with the Aerospace team based in India Be a proactive member of the aerospace management team and to support the day-to-day activities of the company in the UK Use their industry knowledge and network of contacts to further grow and develop existing customer relations with existing customers and other tier one organisations Develop additional new business opportunities to support our Clients' growth aspirations in the UK aerospace sector Monitor and report on local market and competitor activity Be actively involved with our Clients' engineering team, completing estimating activities together with development of new business proposals Manage the quotation process as well as follow up with customers Lead contract negotiations To support this role, you will need to: Have direct sales and key account management experience with the supply of forgings and/or machining services within the UK aerospace sector Be able to provide examples of handling large scale relationships with blue chip customers Have experience of working with Rolls-Royce and other major aerospace customers Have a strong network of industry contacts This is a highly strategic country focused role and will work independently in the field, but in close collaboration and partnership with the Indian based organisation and the International Sales Director. Detailed working awareness of the aerospace sector is required along with a suitable technical awareness of metallics and engineering. If you feel you have the range of experience, skills and attributes to support this significant position, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath in writing ().

Permanent / Stourbridge, West Midlands

Production Manager

Production Manager - Aylesbury Based in Aylesbury and in support of our clients manufacture and global supply of equipment to support the power generation, marine, engineering and processing sectors, we are seeking a Production Manager to effectively manage, maintain, lead and develop the production and stores functions to achieve the relevant targets of performance and objectives set out by management. Reporting to the Managing Director, this confidential role is directly in support of business growth for this fabrication and welded products manufacturing company. With a range of manufacturing processes on site to support their customers bespoke design and applicational requirements, the Production Manager will specifically: Plan and execute production requirements to meet/exceed our customers Quality and delivery requirements Ensure that adequate resources are available and controlled to meet customer's demand including the control and use of overtime Monitor all production operating costs in line with set budgets and ensure that these are adhered to Ensure that all resources are utilised in the most effective manor to maximise throughput and achieving build times Develop processes that enable us to meet operation times or better to ensure that our efficiency targets are achieved Ensure that robust processes exist and that employees are suitably trained Adequately drive and communicate priorities with all line Supervisors to achieve delivery dates and company turnover expectations Develop employee training and development plans in line with business and process needs Ensure that the company's facilities are adequately maintained and managed to meet the business needs Continually strive to develop and improve upon current performance by enhancing and implementing lean initiatives Ensure adequate stock management systems and procedures are managed If you feel you have the experience and production management expertise to support this role, then please apply directly.

Permanent / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Design & Development Director - Electrical Distribution Systems

Design & Development Director - Electrical Distribution Systems £90,000 - £100,000 (DOE) + Benefits Package Coventry, West Midlands An experienced Design and Development Director is required for this global supplier of Electrical Distribution Systems. Working with all the leading automotive OEMs, they are at the forefront of vehicle technology and wiring harness design, development and manufacture. As a leading innovator in the development of systems that can handle the full electrical and electronic complexity of modern vehicles including hybrid and full electric, they are seeing increased demand for their products. Having established a worldwide reputation for reliability and quality they are now looking to further strengthen their technical team by recruiting an experienced Design & Development Director. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to join a well-respected tier one supplier and take full responsibility for the design and development function of advanced Electrical Distribution Systems. To be successful in this role you must have a demonstrable track record of managing complex design and development projects from concept to realisation and start of production. Leading the design and development function will require excellen0t communication skills, both internally and externally with clients and suppliers. This will be a challenging position requiring both the technical and people management skills required to lead and manage a large engineering team. It is highly likely that you will be working within a tier one or OEM automotive business and controlling a significant engineering budget. To be considered for this Design and Development Director position you must have: Held responsibility for a research or design & development department or function A thorough understanding of advanced technology and developing technology road maps for vehicle electrical systems Significant people management and leadership experience, gained in a technical engineering environment, with excellent project management skills A passion for innovative product development, but understand the need for standardisation and the impact design for manufacture can have on time and cost A track record that demonstrates an ability to lead and build a high performing engineering function A dynamic and driven personality - confident, credible and comfortable working across all levels of an advanced engineering/manufacturing business Excellent communication skills with the ability to build robust working relationships and foster collaborative working with customers and suppliers A relevant engineering qualification to degree level or above in either an Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronic or Materials related discipline This will be a challenging but very rewarding role and presents a unique opportunity to lead a technically strong engineering team for a business that has huge ambition and growth potential. This will be a highly visible leadership role that will require the need to travel within the UK and overseas.

Permanent / Coventry

Lean Six Sigma Expert Practitioner

Lean Six Sigma Expert Practitioner Salary £50,000 - £70,000 DOE + bonus + car allowance West Midlands A Lean/Six Sigma Consultant is required for this established consultancy practice based in the West Midlands. With a proud heritage of undertaking award winning transformation projects they are now looking to the future and planning for succession. This is an extremely interesting position and a great opportunity to join a progressive business with real plans for growth. To be successful in this role you will have a strong background in Lean Six Sigma improvement techniques supported by a minimum of two years line management experience. As a degree qualified business improvement professional you will have significant experience of undertaking sustainable performance improvement projects. Industry sector knowledge could include Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, Utilities, Construction, Infrastructure or financial services. In addition you must have a real aptitude for people management and the ability influence and work with clients to develop a culture based on continuous improvement and teamwork. To be considered for this Lean Six Sigma Expert Practitioner role position you must have or be: A thorough understanding of modern Lean improvement techniques. Extensive project management experience with a real eye for detail and a good understanding of collaborative planning. Self-motivated and confident with the ability to problem solve and think on your feet. Commercially orientated with the ability to build robust working relationships with client teams. Lead by example, setting high standards being able to influence and motivate. A real passion for delivering sustainable improvement, a hands on "doer" not afraid to lead from the front. Currently working as an internal business improvement specialist or consultant Excellent communication skills, interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation. A relevant Engineering, Business or Management qualification to degree level or above. Undertaken a recognised programme of Lean or Six Sigma training and put this knowledge into practice. This is a challenging and exciting home based role and you will work alongside and learn from experienced performance improvement professional. The work you undertake will generally be within the UK so a great deal of flexibility is required as you can expect to be working away from home during the week. As a small but well regarded consultancy business you will be involved in many exciting projects, based on your success the opportunity for progression to partner level is a distinct possibility.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Design Engineering Director Automotive (EDS)

Design Engineering Director - Automotive (EDS) Salary range £100,000 + Bonus + Car + Pension Location: West Midlands An experienced Design Engineering Director is required to lead and manage a new research and development centre. Working globally with leading automotive OEMs and research establishments this business is at the forefront of Electrical Distribution Systems design and development. The challenging technical requirements of this role will require significant OEM or Tier 1 experience and you will be recognised as an expert within EDS and advanced wiring harness design and development. To be considered for this Design Engineering Director position you must have: Considerable experience working with automotive OEMs and be comfortable in a customer facing role collaborating on future EDS strategy and technology road maps. The ability to plan and resource a new facility with regards to skills, equipment, capacity, training and cost. The credibility to represent the business internally & externally, with the confidence and technical acumen to become the subject matter expert for advanced automotive Electrical Distribution Systems. A passion for product development and innovation, but also a clear understanding of the need for design for manufacture and product standardisation. An in-depth understanding of advanced design tools, managing innovation and product realisation. Establish clear process KPIs and coordinate activities in order to achieve specific project objectives. Commercially astute, ensuring that financial targets and results are achieved. Excellent communication skills with the ability to build robust working relationships and foster collaborative working with customers and suppliers. A relevant engineering qualification to degree level or above in either an Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical, Mechatronic or Materials related discipline. This technical leadership position will be challenging and rewarding with the opportunity to establish a facility and technical team that will be at the forefront of advanced EDS research, design and development. As a senior leadership role there will be a need to represent the business at both national and international events within the UK and overseas.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Engineering Director

Engineering Director Salary circa £75,000 + bonus + car + pension + private health Location: West Midlands, South Birmingham An experienced Engineering Director is required for this manufacturer of metal formed products. Working across a range of industry sectors they are at the forefront of advanced component and complex piece part production. Now widely recognised as a leading innovator in the field of advanced forming lightweight metal products, the business has seen a significant increase in its order book. To further strengthen their technical capability, they are now looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Engineering Director. This is a technically challenging role that will require expertise in CAE, DFM and new product introduction. In addition the role will hold responsibility for production engineering and maintenance. To be successful in this role you must have a demonstrable track record of managing an advanced CAE department involved in the manufacture of complex lightweight metal products in a low volume, high variety environment. As Engineering Director, you will need excellent communication skills, be commercially aware and have a strong engineering and manufacturing background. Your process knowledge could include pressings, forging, casting or lightweight material product production gained in the automotive, aerospace or general engineering sectors. To be considered for this Engineering Director position you must have: A thorough understanding of CAE tools and techniques used in the production of complex tooling and assembly An excellent understanding of NPI gained in a fast-paced complex engineered product environment that involves developing close client relationships Significant people management and leadership experience, gained in an advanced engineering department working with a wide variety of demanding clients A strong understanding of modern maintenance techniques including TPM and condition based monitoring used on complex automated production equipment Experience of design for manufacture and continuous improvement including the rigorous application of SMED techniques, cycle time reduction and the elimination of waste A dynamic and driven personality with excellent communication skills, confident and comfortable working across all levels of an engineering / manufacturing business A real passion for advanced engineering and track record that demonstrates an ability to lead and build a high performing engineering team An ability to build robust working relationships both internally and externally with clients and suppliers A relevant engineering degree gained in either a Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Materials related discipline This is a challenging Engineering Director position and presents a unique opportunity to develop and lead a technically strong engineering team for a business that has huge growth potential. In particular, your knowledge and experience of NPI and project management gained within a gateway process will be essential. This role will involve travel and close contact with clients in support of new business development and product launch activities.

Permanent / West Midlands, England
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