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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.

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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 Sales Manager

Senior Sales Manager Competitive salary + car, bonus & benefits Packaging Solutions UK based My client supplies premium thermoformed packaging solutions to a wide range of customers and markets including FMCG brands, retail packaging, consumer, commercial and industrial. Being a business centred around innovation, excellence and New Product Development, they will design and manufacture bespoke packaging to meet their client’s needs. Within one of their markets, Food and Food Service, they supply bespoke packaging for a range of ambient and chilled foods, through to chocolate and confectionery, meat, cheese and dairy plus more much. What makes this business unique is that most products contain recycled material (rPET) not only demonstrates sustainability but also focuses on the protection of environmental factors too. The new Senior Sales Manager will be tasked with winning and developing new All Year Round business with a sound focus on innovation, solutions and relationship management. Your duties & responsibilities will include the following: To be targeted at securing All Year Round contracts of two and three year duration Understand and follow process surrounding Service Level Agreements You’ll be tasked with identifying new prospects and monitoring performance using CRM system Delivering completion of monthly sales and gross profits targets Developing long term relationships with newly gained customers Provide technical advice and guidance on the best production technologies for the customer You’ll assist the Sales Director in the preparation of Sales Budgets A key characteristic of this role is that the successful candidate targets relevant contacts at retailers including C-Suite and senior management as the access point into new accounts We are looking for the following: A motivated and solution driven Senior Sales Manager or National Account Manager ideally with experience in the PET Packaging arena – either development of or in sales A successful Senior Sales Manager looking for a new challenge An excellent communicator and relationship builder The self-discipline to manage workload autonomously, working between home and office when required Experience or contacts with major FMCG brands and retail would be highly advantageous Strong commercial acumen and an eye for innovation 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 / United Kingdom

Managing Director - Metal Fabrications

Managing Director – Metal Fabrications Six figure salary + benefits – North West An experienced Managing Director is required for an established manufacturing SME involved in the production of bespoke material handling and packaging systems. This company has an excellent reputation for the manufacture and supply of engineered solutions from design concept to full customer acceptance and delivery. With a sound reputation for delivering high quality products across a wide range of industry sectors they have become a key supplier to many successful and widely recognised brands. To be considered for this Managing Director position you must have a demonstrable track record of sustainable growth, delivered through your passion for operational and customer service excellence To complement your strong leadership, commercial and business acumen you will have a confident and engaging personality, take a long-term view, but have a real eye for detail. In addition, you will be commercially astute, an accomplished negotiator and be comfortable dealing face to face with suppliers and customers. To be considered for this Managing Director position you must have: Significant P&L experience working in a senior management/leadership position for a manufacturing SME ideally within a fast paced, low to medium volume bespoke welding/fabrication business. An ability to take a holistic view of business, think strategically, plan for the long term but ensure that short term goals and objectives are being achieved. Have a thorough understanding of modern manufacturing methods with a real passion for continuous Improvement built on a high-performance culture based on teamwork, trust, people engagement and ownership. An ability to lead by example, setting high standards with excellent people management skills and a tenacious approach to instilling disciplines that will deliver operational excellence and achievement of exacting Health & Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery standards. Qualifications to degree level in manufacturing, engineering or a technically related discipline is required and will ideally be supported by further post graduate technical, management or business qualifications. A broad range of technical and industry knowledge, able to develop strategic plans that can be translated into business objectives that are understood across the organisation at all levels. A dynamic, outgoing, and approachable personality, not prepared to accept second best with a real passion for people development, operational excellence, and exceptional customer service. This is a high-profile Managing Director position that offers a great opportunity to join an established business and continue to develop its successful reputation and capability across existing and new industrial sectors. If you are up for the challenge this role will require solid leadership and business management skills together with significant experience of delivering a winning culture that can meet and exceed customer expectations. 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 / Greater Manchester

Principal Engineer / Associate Engineer

Principal / Associate Engineer - Central London Competitive Salary and Benefits Based in central London working for a recognised construction engineering company focused on the supply of residential and commercial construction projects, this role is suitable for a candidate with extensive experience of delivering residential/mixed-use projects with heat networks and detailed knowledge of low carbon technologies and sustainable design. The role will provide you with an opportunity to become an integral part of our successful MEP and Sustainability Team. You will be responsible for managing projects, influencing design and quality standards, mentoring and managing junior members of the team. You will assist in the day-to-day management of the MEP team including client management, invoicing, team resources, and business development. The candidate is expected to be conscientious, enthusiastic, well organised, and professional. They must provide a constant positive influence on the team, encourage others and lead by example. The candidate is expected to be proactive with developing their own and others knowledge, while driving standards and quality throughout the team. Key Responsibilities: Manage and deliver a wide range of projects including residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and educational. Attend meetings with clients and multidisciplinary design teams as the MEP project lead. Develop and present project design proposals to the project team and client. Undertake project surveys including site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment, and post-occupancy performance evaluations. Prepare high quality information including technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation. Develop new and repeat business. Maintain regular contact with all clients. Monitor and review junior staff performance. Report resource and financial information to group Partners. Identify opportunities for new services and company development. Competencies: Hold a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or building services engineering. Proven experience in a similar consultancy role. Extensive experience of delivering residential and mixed-use projects with heat networks and low carbon technologies. Detailed knowledge of low carbon and sustainable design and London Plan Energy Policy. Detailed knowledge of key Building Regulations (Part L, F, P, B) and CIBSE Guides (TM59, CP1). Experience of delivering commercial and healthcare projects. Hold membership with relevant industry body (CIBSE, IMechE, IET). Performance Requirements/Objectives: On a daily basis, provide support and advice to staff, deal with client related issues and provide professional services as required. Each month ensure that progress reports and fee plans are completed and report achievement against targets to the group Partners. Maintain high standards of professionalism at all times. Mange projects effectively and to the satisfaction of the client and M&E Partners. Maintain high quality project records and information. Ensure that invoices for the month are agreed and dispatched. Check outstanding invoices and follow up with Client. Attend/Chair group meetings. Assist in the performance and development reviews of junior staff reviews at half yearly intervals. Should you feel you have the skills and expertise to support this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk ) 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 / Central London

Regional Operations Manager

Regional Operations Manager We are recruiting for a Regional Operations Manager to support our Clients' South Western region to deliver day-to-day management and support to a team of onsite managers and their reports at some of their key customers. With successful experience in a regional management role, you will ideally have worked in an engineering or technical industry, with experience of providing services and products to a multitude of different clients across multiple locations. From automotive to aerospace and everything in between, our Client runs onsite solutions to the procurement of engineering products and services and has almost 200 sites across the UK with further ambitious growth plans. Running a team of existing Service Centre Managers and their reports, you will drive and ensure they are maintaining excellence in customer service standards and activity, supporting their personal and team aspirations to make them realise their potential. Having experience of using ERP and/or CRM systems is a must for this role, as is the required enthusiasm and relationship building skills to ensure world class customer service delivery. In return for your passion and capability, we'll offer you support in your career, from informal to formal training and coaching courses, all designed to ensure you have the tools and skills to carry out the role to the standards we expect. In support of this position, you should be suitably educated to a high level and have experience from within a relevant technical sector. Experience around the management and development of key accounts and customers is essential although this role is focused on accuracy of service and delivery leading to growth in overall revenue and success. Should you feel you have the skills and experience in support of this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). 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 / Bristol

Senior Building Surveyor

Senior Building Surveyor Orpington Due to increasing work, our Client in Orpington (Kent) has an opportunity for an experienced and traditional Senior Building Surveyor to join their multi-disciplinary practice. You will lead on project coordination, contract administration, and perform general surveying duties. Due to the responsibilities and nature of the role, you must be MRICS qualified and have a relevant degree. You will be primarily working on housing refurbishments and residential projects worth up to £5m. Key Responsibilities: Receiving Client instructions and agreeing fee proposals for various projects and professional surveying instructions. Surveying and reporting on residential, commercial and education properties. Acting as Lead Consultant for refurbishment and new build projects for public and private clients in different sectors including residential, commercial and education. Includes briefing Clients, design, co-ordinating consultants, specifying, cost advice, tendering, drafting contractual documents and contract administration. This is a Client facing role and will include chairing meetings, deliver presentations, and attend resident meetings. There may a requirement to attend out of hour's meetings from time to time e.g. resident and leaseholder stakeholder meetings. You will be required to mentor junior staff and provide support where needed. The role will require you to drive between sites so need to have access to own vehicle and a clean driving licence. Skills and Qualifications: Essential: Due to the nature of the role you must have a minimum of five years' experience. You must be MRICS qualified and have a relevant degree and ensure you maintain your CPD to keep up to date with legislative changes in the built environment. Experience of JCT contracts (both Contract Administration and Employer's Agent roles). Party Wall and building pathology / defects diagnosis. Demonstrate good oral and written communication as the role is client facing and you will be required to give presentations, chair meetings, and prepare professionally written reports to a high standard. You will need to manage client expectations skilfully and bring solutions to challenging situations. Be organised and prioritise own workload to meet tight deadlines. You will need to demonstrate your resilience as this position attracts a high volume of work and at times, can be a pressured environment. Desirable: Ability to use AutoCAD preferable. Already working at this or similar level in a multi-disciplinary consultancy practice. Our Clients' Vision To be identified as a trusted client advisor; national in reach, local in service and selected for our quality and expertise in the build environment. If you feel you have the professional integrity, technical expertise and are solution focused, then please apply directly, or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.hath@jonlee.co.uk). Senior Building Surveyor Orpington Due to increasing work, our Client in Orpington (Kent) has an opportunity for an experienced and traditional Senior Building Surveyor to join their multi-disciplinary practice. You will lead on project coordination, contract administration, and perform general surveying duties. Due to the responsibilities and nature of the role, you must be MRICS qualified and have a relevant degree. You will be primarily working on housing refurbishments and residential projects worth up to £5m. Key Responsibilities: Receiving Client instructions and agreeing fee proposals for various projects and professional surveying instructions. Surveying and reporting on residential, commercial and education properties. Acting as Lead Consultant for refurbishment and new build projects for public and private clients in different sectors including residential, commercial and education. Includes briefing Clients, design, co-ordinating consultants, specifying, cost advice, tendering, drafting contractual documents and contract administration. This is a Client facing role and will include chairing meetings, deliver presentations, and attend resident meetings. There may a requirement to attend out of hour's meetings from time to time e.g. resident and leaseholder stakeholder meetings. You will be required to mentor junior staff and provide support where needed. The role will require you to drive between sites so need to have access to own vehicle and a clean driving licence. Skills and Qualifications: Essential: Due to the nature of the role you must have a minimum of five years' experience. You must be MRICS qualified and have a relevant degree and ensure you maintain your CPD to keep up to date with legislative changes in the built environment. Experience of JCT contracts (both Contract Administration and Employer's Agent roles). Party Wall and building pathology / defects diagnosis. Demonstrate good oral and written communication as the role is client facing and you will be required to give presentations, chair meetings, and prepare professionally written reports to a high standard. You will need to manage client expectations skilfully and bring solutions to challenging situations. Be organised and prioritise own workload to meet tight deadlines. You will need to demonstrate your resilience as this position attracts a high volume of work and at times, can be a pressured environment. Desirable: Ability to use AutoCAD preferable. Already working at this or similar level in a multi-disciplinary consultancy practice. 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 / Orpington

Material Handling Manager (Automotive)

Material Handling Manager Norfolk On behalf of perhaps one of the UK’s most iconic international automotive brands and based in Norfolk, the Material Handling Manager is responsible and accountable for managing all Material Handling operations for our Client, covering all facilities and locations. Role Summary: Maintaining constant contact with production operations to support their needs. Supports BPD / Scorecard achievement. Maintaining ISO standards and ensures Internal Controls compliance for the function. Supporting the production organisation to meet build and PTS schedules ensuring full material availability, right time at point of fit. Monitoring the scorecard reporting process for input into Gap Closure Planning for current and future years. Performs and audits adherence to Material Floor Layered Audits. Coordinating mobile equipment needs and ensues optimum cost and service availability. Roles Objectives: Coordinates all safety and ergonomics issues for the department. Supervises all operation floor operations. Develops changes to improve existing conditions (layouts, ergonomics, routings, tooling, facilities, material) and communicate requirements through implementation Responsible to oversee plant floor Plan for Every Part activity (packaging, DLOC, ULOC, Min/Max, piece bank) Maintains hospital clean housekeeping standards and applies 5S. Supports adherence to all mobile equipment checks and safe vehicle driving practices. Monitors compliance to all loading/unloading safety standards. Audits departmental records for employees, ensures correct safety documentation in place, oversees Suggestions, Grievances, Training, Attendance and overtime, Vacation planning. Manages all inventory transactions, plans and material availability within the manufacturing location. Role and Responsibilities: Key contact with Manufacturing operations to ensure material delivered to point of fit in a timely, complete and safety conscious manner to allow manufacturing schedule compliance. Key interface to Planning groups within Materials. Supports and participates in prototype, pilot, and model change programs. Coordinates facility changes with plant facility engineering Involved in continuous improvement process at 3rd parties. Develops and maintains labour relations and compliance with agreements. Ensure hazardous material compliance for material business processes. Responsible for and oversees expenditures by Material floor operations. Implements, monitors, and maintains competitive initiatives, documents plans/ideas for future years’ BPDs. Participates in the development of the department’s annual Business Plan Deployment (BPD) and Scorecard. Provides input into budget development based on Annual Plans and ongoing Gap Closure Planning. Develops subordinates and ensures functional and individual developments. Essential: Knowledge of modern Automotive Industry Material Management and Flow practices. Knowledge of Industry Standard Warehouse management systems, tools, and techniques Recognises and communicates safe work practices as the highest priority. Ensures housekeeping standards and applies 5S. Ability to manage large operational teams across multiple production locations. Results driven, decisive, able to handle multi-dimensional issues often in stressful environments Desirable: Experience of implementing a Set Part Strategy (SPS) including material kitting operations. Should you have the experience and global awareness to support this role, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk) CLOSING DATE: 31st October 2020 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 / Norwich
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