Search & selection

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.

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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 Buyer

Senior Buyer £45,000 - £50,000 Automotive Staffordshire A talented Senior Buyer with a proven track record and knowledge of strategic procurement across direct and indirect commodities is required by a global tier one Automotive business. Supplying a portfolio of major OEMs this organisation is looking to grow its UK procurement team, based in Staffordshire. We are seeking a talented Senior Buyer with experience of global sourcing within a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment. As Senior Buyer you will be required to: Oversee and manage commodities including Mass Production, New Product Introduction and Engineering Changes to ensure cost competitiveness. Activities include Negotiation, New Supplier Introduction, New Part Introduction, Supplier Evaluation and Risk Management, Project Management and Quotation Evaluation. Ensure KPI's and procedures are met and advise where needed. Compile and implement overall Commodity Strategy over the next 1-5 years. Identification of best cost through QAF analysis using various techniques i.e. benchmarking, market knowledge, comparison against previous quotes/parts. Control and manage prices changed by various triggers (ECI, Raw Material). Achieve departmental targets (Cost Reduction, New Product Introduction Timings and cost expectations) and other personal KPI's. Evaluate and implement VA/VE, working with other departments as necessary. Investigate new suppliers to ensure they are financially stable with sufficient resources to meet the needs of automotive sector and sign up to self- bill payment method. Support regional EU cost negotiations. Responsible for strategically procuring a range of functional commodities. As a Senior Buyer, ideally you will have experience of working within a medium/high volume fast paced manufacturing environment (Automotive advantageous) and: Demonstrable procurement experience within an Automotive tier 1 or OEM Strategic thinking to identify opportunities for cost reduction. Understanding of product/component evaluation and functionality requirements. Strong communication skills, ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels. Excellent project management skills and experience. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, driven Senior Buyer with knowledge of managing key commodities, global sourcing and strong project management skills. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of strategic global commodity management and you are looking for a new career challenge, please apply today. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Staffordshire

Credit Manager - Asset Finance

Credit Manager – Asset Finance £80,000 - £90,000 + bonus, car allowance & benefits Financial Services Solihull My global client is seeking a talented Credit Manager to take responsibility for the Northern Europe region. The Credit Manager will manage all aspects of credit functions by implementing credit policies and procedures to maximise effectiveness. Your duties and responsibilities will include: Managing all areas of credit, directing credit staff responsible for assisting dealers, sales and customers with credit submissions, financial credit information and implementation of company policies and procedures Approving credit, directing the credit analysis process and investigating all credit submittals, including KYC and AML due diligence Structuring and recommending retail and wholesale credit submissions in excess of credit authority to the Managing Director, Risk Management Maintaining and completing accurate reporting Assisting in formulating marketing plans by providing credit approval parameters Supporting the creation, communication and execution of the Northern Europe region strategic plan You will have the following: Prior experience demonstrated in credit underwriting from a Banking, Leasing or Finance background Leadership experience in successfully developing and motivating teams to achieve business objectives Understanding the commercial status of customers through financial statements and credit assessments Knowing how to analyse, design and build long term effective strategies and business plans Ideally degree qualified Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Solihull

Sales Manager - Halesowen

Sales Manager - Halesowen Our Client is a well-known business based in the West Midlands which has continued to grow over many years across the international aerospace and technical sectors. Reporting to the directors and as a part of the senior management team, our Client is seeking a Sales Manager to lead the commercial, sales and contractual aspects within the business. Minimising risk, communicating, maximising opportunities and avoiding disputes are central to this role. Our Client produces components from specialist materials along with dedicated fixturing and assemblies. These are designed in-house with manufacturing through a mixture of "in house" and sub-contract production. The Role Ownership of the Commercial and Sales pipeline across our Clients' fixturing and tooling business with focus on their Strategic Development opportunities Work with all areas of the Group to ensure that the client is provides a tier 1 service Maintain the Quote and Costing system providing monthly reports on KPI's such as win/loss ratio and planned/actual costs Oversee budgetary controls with regards to new projects, highlighting areas of risk Work with the manufacturing & design team to ensure we are staying on budget and delivering OTIF Identify opportunities to develop and grow sales in our core business activities utilising modern Commercial and Sales techniques Skills Experience in negotiating and managing contracts Process driven Commercially astute with project-based sales experience Exposure to the Aerospace manufacturing sector is essential Proven Leadership and Management experience Strong communicator with excellent people skills Industry leading Project Management knowledge Technically aware from either a metals, machining or tooling background Able to lead and delegate to others Problem solving, multi-tasking and attention to detail are key This role requires an excellent range of commercial acumen from within an internationally focused manufacturing environment. Excellent communication skills working with internal and external customers is essential as well as the ability to add value across the organisation. If you feel you have the skills, experience and awareness to support this role, then either apply directly or contact Matthew Heath ( Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Halesowen


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