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Jonathan Lee Search & Selection finds and attracts the very best candidates to deliver executive, director, board level and managerial appointments.  Offering and delivering exclusive, retained search assignments and headhunt solutions, our focus lies in industrial and technical business sectors across all functional disciplines.

With an unrivalled track record in working on sensitive or confidential assignments, we always ensure that our process and communications deliver a discreet service for candidates and clients alike.

Sourcing talent on a global scale, we meet the needs of both global corporates and SMEs, utilising our international network with IMSA.

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SEARCH & SELECTION​​

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solutions through understanding

We have a proven methodology for Search and Selection services encompassing:

  • Client site visits to fully understand the business and capture the requirements of the role.
  • Comprehensive proposal documents covering the brief, our process, timescales and costs.
  • Multi-channel sourcing from leading edge social media and technology solutions, an extensive database, targeted headhunt, networking with industry connections, advertising and referral schemes.
  • Selection interviews in person to validate candidates, using industry experience and functional expertise to assess suitability against the brief.
  • Full end to end administrative support.
  • Expert offer management and negotiation through to successful placement.
  • Confidential post-placement support to promote smooth transition for both candidate and client.

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Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager Competitive Salary + bonus Aerospace & Defence - Radar Electronics Milton Keynes My tier 1 client is a specialist high tech solutions provider, serving key players in the Aerospace & Defence markets. They are seeking an experienced Senior Product Manager who will be ultimately responsible for the management of the Product Life Cycle for a range of products within the company's portfolio. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: To help define long-term strategies consistent with business and corporate objectives To understand, articulate and capture market trends opportunities and turn them into requirements for New Product Development Maximise profitability of products, and be responsible for delivering profitability in line with strategic and operational targets Manage the product life cycle and recommendations for product deletions Look for continuous reductions in product costs taking into account relevant manufacturing and other overhead costs Ensure all products comply with relevant standards/legislation in all markets and be aware of changes that may impact the product portfolio Help to define product pricing strategies, ensuring future costs and pricing meet market and internal margin demands Work with marketing function to develop marketing and communication strategies We are looking for the following: Significant experience and knowledge of RF Microwave engineering Radar system knowledge required to include Mono Pulse and eScan Conversant of aperture Vs range and application Strong financial and commercial awareness Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills Possess a strong analytical and technical skill base Knowledge of electronics advantageous Missile system knowledge should include Seeker, Fuze and Data Links

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Senior Sales Manager - Automotive

Senior Sales Manager Automotive £70,000 - £75,000 + car, bonus West Midlands My tier one client is seeking a high calibre Senior Sales Manager who will prove to be a key leader in driving through new business across a range of sectors whilst managing and developing a cross functional team of Key Account Managers. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: Driving best practice of key account management Delivering on revenue targets and business growth Managing new projects whilst setting long-term sales strategies You will develop business plans, policies and programs associated with the business unit Working closely with Engineering and New Product Development Develop and maintain direct customer relationships at high strategic levels to keep informed of market issues and opportunities Competently manage programs across the organisation Frequent European travel to develop strategic accounts You'll coordinate with Marketing to identify growth opportunities in relevant sectors We are looking for the following: An experienced technical sales professional with a demonstrable track record of effective man management Experience of working within an engineering environment with a good understanding of manufacturing process Sector experience can include Automotive, Aerospace, Off-Highway, Marine and General Manufacturing You'll be an excellent communicator and relationship builder This person should enjoy the challenge of leading and developing a team Ideally degree qualified

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Key Account Manager - NVH

Key Account Manager - NVH Competitive Salary + car allowance, bonus Advanced Engineering Warwickshire My client is one of the world's leading companies when it comes to integrated acoustics solutions as well as sound and vibration analysis. Predominantly servicing the Automotive and Telecommunications industry, my client offers bespoke products and solutions to key customers on a global scale. They are currently seeking a talented Key Account Manager to focus on UK customer sales within the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) division. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: To understand and respond to technical sales enquiries relating to NVH products and solutions, often being the first point of contact for the customer Following up on sales leads and proposals in relation to the company's NVH products, which will involve preparing and sending detailed quotations for customers Using your technical ability, you'll be able to provide professional demonstrations of product systems that match customers technical requirements Maintaining existing customer relationships is vital in order to identify repeat business opportunities You'll also play a key part in competitor analysis, monitoring the market and playing a key part in ensuring that your company's product offering remains ahead of the curve Efficient communications with internal stakeholders is also key, whether that would be in a commercial or technical context We are looking for the following: An experienced Sales/Applications Engineer with a strong technical competence in the field of noise and vibration data acquisition and analysis Experience of NVH sales is essential An excellent communicator who is able to build relationships with key customers You'll be able to plan and prioritise work using your own initiative as well as being an active team member As well as being technically very strong, you'll have a high degree of commercial acumen Being degree educated is a must, ideally within Acoustics and Vibration, or equivalent

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Senior Sales Manager - General Manufacturing

Senior Sales Manager General Manufacturing £70,000 - £75,000 + car, bonus West Midlands My tier one client is seeking a high calibre Senior Sales Manager who will prove to be a key leader in driving through new business across a range of sectors whilst managing and developing a cross functional team of Key Account Managers. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: Driving best practice of key account management Delivering on revenue targets and business growth Managing new projects whilst setting long-term sales strategies You will develop business plans, policies and programs associated with the business unit Working closely with Engineering and New Product Development Develop and maintain direct customer relationships at high strategic levels to keep informed of market issues and opportunities Competently manage programs across the organisation Frequent European travel to develop strategic accounts You'll coordinate with Marketing to identify growth opportunities in relevant sectors We are looking for the following: An experienced technical sales professional with a demonstrable track record of effective man management Experience of working within an engineering environment with a good understanding of manufacturing process Sector experience can include Automotive, Aerospace, Off-Highway, Marine and General Manufacturing You'll be an excellent communicator and relationship builder This person should enjoy the challenge of leading and developing a team Ideally degree qualified

Permanent / West Midlands, England
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  • Very quick search, good communication and great selection of candidates. We were able to close this search in record time and found a great candidate. If we ever have a similar need in our company, I would definitely work with Simon and Jonathan Lee Recruitment again.

    Stefan Ziegler

    Director
  • I have been working Jonathan Lee for 9 months on a contract based in Rainham Essex. At the beginning Matthew helped me through all the legal documentation and insurance requirements to be able to undertake the assignment and we have been in regular contact throughout. The assignment itself is great and I am glad to have found this through Jonathan Lee. I would and already have recommended Jonathan Lee to my friends and colleagues to use in the future.

    Robert Chambers

    Contractor
  • Jonathan Lee recruitment has been absolutely brilliant with the professional, friendly and down to earth way they have found me my perfect role as a maintenance engineer. Throughout my process of "the next step" the support and level of communication they have given me is a credit to them. Thank you to all at Jonathan Lee Recruitment and hope your future is a prosperous one.

    Les Piggon

    Maintenance Engineer
  • Once again, I just wanted to say thank you for all your support so far with our Head of Credit Risk role. As an agency recruiter for many years my expectations are naturally very high and you always deliver good candidates with an exceptional CV layout which stops me from having to ask multiple questions about salary, skills or location. I value your professional and warm nature in comparison to the aggressive and obtuse way other recruiters speak to me. It goes a long way and is appreciated.

    Claire Jose

    Recruitment Business Partner
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been brilliant in finding me a new job. From applying online to the first day in my new job there has been a very personal feel about the way they work. I'd like to extend a massive thank you to everyone at Jonathan Lee, without their help and support I wouldn't have found myself in the job I am in today. From the first phone call to the start date of my new job the service has been excellent, so thank you very much.

    Matt Pates

    Service Engineer
  • 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