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£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits

Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, 


"It's a slightly unusual role".

And that's a great way of summarising this position for our client. They're a well-established organisation in the specialist renewables and power generation industry that wants to become "best-in-class" in terms of its procurement process.

As part of this strategic development plan, they would like to appoint a Category Manager Specialist to sit within their large pan European procurement team. The main focus of this role is to work alongside each Category Manager to help them develop longer-term procurement strategies for each category.

As such, you'll be mentoring, coaching, and developing the category management team to help them think differently and innovate new ideas. This may take the form of working one-to-one with the managers or running workshops to create an open culture of collaboration between the team.

So, they're looking for a category management expert who's used to working in a blue-chip, world-class procurement function and can bring new ideas into the company. Experience of working in the power generation industry is not essential, and they're open to considering candidates from any highly regulated industry in the public or commercial sector such as utilities, defence, aerospace, chemicals, automotive, FMCG as long as it's within a multinational matrix structure with a substantial procurement and category management function. Candidates who combine in house and leading procurement consultancy backgrounds would also be very interesting

Your personality will be a deciding factor in this role, as you'll need the drive and desire to develop a high-performing team. You'll be a natural people-person who can connect with colleagues to help them become the best versions of themselves. In addition, you'll have the vision and the presentation skills to convey it to the team and get them excited about the levels they can achieve. Career development prospects are excellent.

This role can be based at any of our client's business units in the UK (North West or Buckinghamshire), Germany (Lower Saxony), and the Netherlands (Overijssel).

Candidates should be university degree/Masters degree educated ideally with a professional procurement/purchasing qualification such as CIPS or equivalent.

It really is a unique role, but it's going to be a rewarding one for the right candidate. As you can imagine, there's plenty more detail to discuss about this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1175876



  • Plant Manager - Manufacturing & Production Processing
    £65000 - £85000 per annum Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits


    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."

    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

    Northern Home Counties

    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.

    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer - Social Housing Sector

    "Executive Leadership Opportunity in a Progressive Housing Association."


    £100-130,000 (Dependent on Experience) Benefits


    West Midlands


    Martin Veasey Talent Solutions are pleased to present a unique and prestigious opportunity for an adept and forward-thinking leader to join a distinguished Housing Association as their new CEO. Our client is seeking a visionary individual who can steer the organisation towards new horizons of success while ensuring a continued commitment to integrity, quality, and transparency.


    The Role:


    As the CEO, you will be the driving force behind our strategic development and operational management. This is a unique opportunity to pioneer excellence and inclusivity across all services, inspiring a culture of innovation and resilience. Your leadership will be instrumental in a period of transformational change, ensuring alignment with our strategic goals and tenants' best interests.


    Key Responsibilities:


    · Strategic Direction: Architect and champion the organisation's strategy and business plan while fostering an ethos of progressive and innovative leadership during times of change.


    · Senior Management Leadership: Chair the executive and senior management teams to propagate operational distinction and ensure the organisation's objectives are precisely met.


    · Culture and Change Management: Cultivate an organisational culture that is attuned to delivering the strategy, embracing change and prioritising key areas of development.


    · External Relationships: Serve as an ambassador for the organisation, nurturing partnerships and collaborations that bolster the organisation's position and service delivery.


    · Governance and Compliance: Steer the company within its governance framework, validating that all statutory and legal requirements are met while upholding an effective relationship with the Board of Directors.


    · Human Resources Development: Oversee HR initiatives with an acute focus on training, development, and employee wellbeing, ensuring the adoption of emerging HR trends.


    · Financial Oversight: Guarantee the organisation's financial health satisfies all financial covenants and provide prudent counsel to the Board on compliance and solvency matters.


    About You:


    As a leader, you guide with unwavering integrity, respecting the company's obligations and stakeholders' needs. Your ethical and principled approach is crucial to our client's success. In addition, you will be:


    * A proven leader with significant executive experience, preferably within the Housing Association sector or similar third sector/public sector environments.

    * A strategist with an impeccable track record of delivering results through leadership and collaboration.

    * A change agent, adept at navigating organisational transformations with agility and resilience.

    * A communicator who values stakeholder engagement and possesses the gravitas to represent the organisation at all levels.

    * Happy to work on site at Head Office in the Midlands as a visible leader, empowering people and change to deliver exceptional outcomes for the communities it serves.

    * Degree educated with significant experience and track record gained at Director/Executive officer level in social housing, third or public sector.



    Join Our Client:


    This is not just a job. It's a chance to lead, transform, and elevate an organisation that is vital to community development. If you are motivated by purpose and want a role where your actions can make a lasting impact, we invite you to apply.


    Application Process:


    To express your interest in this pivotal CEO role, please send your CV, quoting LX 2319677 or call us on 01905 381 320. We look forward to hearing from you.



  • Shift Maintenance Supervisors
    c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits



    "Excellent role focused on improving Reliability, PPM & OEE at a flagship manufacturing site with great career progression"


    c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


    Essex, South East


    Commutable from Romford, Basildon, Chigwell, Grays, Northfleet, Gravesend, Dartford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rayleigh, South Benfleet, Barking, Dagenham, Greenwich, Waltham Forrest, Hackney, Tilbury, Southend on Sea, Billericay, Harlow, Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey, Potters Bar, Havering, Hornchurch, Epping, Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham, Bromley, Chislehurst, Maidstone.



    Our client, part of a global multinational, is a market leader and operates a number of production plants in the UK.


    Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Shift Maintenance Supervisors will lead a maintenance and engineering team including electrical and mechanical fitters. The site operates 24/7 and you will rotate shifts every two weeks but always remaining with the same maintenance team ensuring that you build engagement and camaraderie. The focus will be to operationally improve reliability, PPM and OEE by ensuring that plant equipment and maintenance systems are maintained, developed, and improved within a lean manufacturing and Continuous Improvement environment and culture.

    Career prospects are excellent as this role is part of a succession plan for the site and also in terms of other engineering maintenance opportunities across the organisation.


    As a Shift Maintenance Supervisor, the focus will be on safety first and zero harm and you will champion and proactively promote this safe working ethos amongst your team and contractors. You will lead the daily shift supervision of a production critical engineering and maintenance department on a processing/manufacturing site.


    Therefore, our client is seeking an Engineering professional (electrical and/or mechanical) with a recent track record of engineering and maintenance team supervision gained within a "best in class", quality focused, manufacturing operation. You may have gained this experience through a secondment, or it could be that you have been operating at shift lead or supervisor or assistant level already but feel that you have the potential and ambition to achieve even more.


    You will inspire, motivate, and develop a proactive and highly competent shift maintenance and engineering team. You will work closely with the Production Manager, and cross functional colleagues in improving all maintenance and engineering operations - process control, mechanical, and electrical across inspection, planning, scheduling, execution, and improvement phases.


    You will play a key part in delivering a culture of continuous improvement and proactive maintenance not only in maintenance and engineering operations but also safety and health, environmental compliance, and plant reliability.


    The Role

    · Develop a high-performing shift engineering and maintenance team.

    · Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory legislation and the internal company Safety, Health, and Environmental Standards.

    · Drive improvements in plant availability and performance, including costs, through the implementation of company engineering maintenance best practices across your shift.

    · To monitor and ensure implementation and delivery of engineering maintenance procedures, initiatives, and controls across the shift.

    · Liaise between functions to ensure teamwork, consistency, coordination, and best practice to eliminate losses from poor practices or communication and to expedite learning.

    · Ensure the application of defect elimination/Pareto/root cause failure analysis to all losses on your shift making recommendations for resolutions.

    · Support the development of engineering staff by defining, and where necessary, providing training in activities that support maintenance improvement and coaching.

    · Operate within KPI's to monitor the performance of all maintenance employees and contractors on your shift.


    The Ideal Candidate:

    · HNC/HND/Degree/Time served apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

    · Qualifications in 17th/18th edition or similar, IOSH, NEBOSH would be highly advantageous.

    · Your shift engineering & maintenance team supervisory experience will be from a very high safety culture, FMCG or industrial manufacturing/production processing sector. This could be from a heavy processing industry.

    · Experience in improving reliability, PPM and OEE in a large manufacturing/processing site.

    · Experience using lean and continuous improvement techniques will be highly advantageous.

    · Good level of IT literacy is essential i.e., Microsoft and maintenance management and process control systems.

    · You will have a demonstrable track record of maintenance team supervision, motivation and development.