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Specialising in middle to senior management appointments, Martin Veasey Talent Solutions works with high calibre candidates from the UK as well as worldwide, for an international client portfolio, in a variety of disciplines, from key management, functional, technical or specialist roles to Board level directors. Typical salaries range from £50-150,000.

  • Our client landscape comprises two very important parties – clients and candidates.  For the recruitment process to be successful we need to work collaboratively with you both.  Honesty and transparency are critical.
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  • We pride ourselves on our integrity and thorough approach to evaluating your skills and experience, ensuring that we only present opportunities to you which will really enhance your career.
  • Our reputation depends upon us listening to our candidates and their career objectives whilst always putting forward the best candidates for the recruitment campaigns that our clients have entrusted us to handle.  
  • Our consultants are highly experienced within recruitment, HR and talent management.  They are in a position to offer genuine insight and career advice having supported the career progression of thousands of candidates over many years.
  • We aim to build long term relationships with our candidates so that we can support you through every step of the recruitment process and as you progress your career.  
  • We know our clients exceptionally well, therefore we can give you great insights in to the organisations that we recruit for.  When you are invited for interview your Consultant and our excellent Recruitment Support team will help you to prepare.  We always aim to obtain constructive interview feedback from the client.  
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  • In addition to our Recruitment Solutions, we also offer Talent Management Solutions including Psychometric Assessment, Career and Executive Coaching, Outplacement Services and Leadership Development. 

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c£45000 (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits 


“Career development opportunity for ambitious customer focused quality manager to drive operational quality for a diverse range of in house manufactured and third party sourced products.”

Salary:  c£45000 (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits 

Location:  Wolverhampton, West Midlands 

Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Edgbaston. Harborne, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Shrewsbury, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Stockport, Crewe

Our client is a well-established and respected manufacturer of fixtures, fittings and components both mechanical and electronic in the home and building infrastructure products sector. Customers include national, regional and local DIY chains, trade counters, hardware stores, other manufacturers etc as well as B2C internet sales. Highly acquisitive and experiencing excellent growth, the company is based in brand-new offices, distribution centre and test centre complex in the West Midlands but has operational facilities and subsidiaries nationally and globally.   

This is an interesting Interim (to Permanent) opportunity for a Quality Manager.  Reporting to the Manufacturing and Technical Director. You will drive and develop quality management capability, cultural quality behaviour and operational quality effectiveness. You will manage day to day operational quality activities focused on delivering effective resolution, preventative measures, and the exploitation of continuous improvement opportunities throughout our client’s head office, sales, manufacturing, next day logistics operations and all sourced product groups. The focus will be on resolving issues involving both products and service. You will drive and develop operational quality activities, ensuring the effective management of customer complaint investigation, preventative action implementation, effective handling of incoming and returned product inspection and quality management support to manufacturing operations.

The Role:

  • Promote and maintain best practice for safety, health and environmental factors throughout all Quality operations, and facilitate the development of the safety culture within the quality management team.
  • Establish, maintain and develop appropriate quality management systems and procedures, commensurate with the company’s objectives, ensuring continued accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001
  • Provision of management system expertise and support for safety, environmental and resilience management systems.
  • Implement appropriate analytical measures for the prevention of defects, process improvement and business quality performance.
  • Lead the management of product and operational performance related customer complaints, from initial receipt acknowledgement, through containment and corrective action, to resolution, including on-site support, where appropriate, using 8D methodology.
  • Remotely facilitating and coordinating 8D activities with overseas sourcing operations and supply chain.
  • Effective management of operational quality activities, including appropriate AQL inspection of incoming products & materials, product returns handling, including investigation, trend analysis and appropriate final resolution with relevant external parties.
  • Drive the quality management of manufacturing activities, embedding quality assured processes and the provision of appropriate quality surveillance within production operations.
  • Provision of support to the sourcing team for evaluation and qualification of new suppliers, and continuous improvement activities with existing suppliers.
  • Support Production Engineering in process development, equipment selection, and process flow activities within manufacturing operations.
  • Coordinate quality management planning for new product introductions and product modifications.
  • Provide coaching to develop quality awareness and cultural improvement
  • Management of a small team of Quality Engineers.
  • Effective management QMS auditing.
  • Producing monthly reports, including KPI’s & Trend Analysis. 
  • Creating Standard Operating Procedures for relevant activities. 
  • Producing Product Quality Plans & associated documentation and corrective and preventative action reports.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Prefer trained QMS auditor with six sigma qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a customer focused quality role, ideally within a manufacturing environment, serving retail, wholesale, trade or consumers.  
  • Highly customer focused with excellent customer relations skills and ability to bring issues to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • High level of proficiency with MSOffice applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient with FMEA process 
  • Familiar with a design culture and able to read CAD / technical drawings 
  • Experience leading problem-solving processes and use of quality tools
  • Excellent team working & verbal and written communication skills
£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits


“Excellent opportunity for experienced and graduate calibre transport network planning & Paragon transport systems specialist to lead brand new transport management centre”

£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

South East Asia 

Our client is global market leader.  As part of an Asia Pac transformation programme to improve and drive transport network synergies, centralised planning, visibility and control, our client is seeking a Head of Transport Planning who is also a very experienced Paragon transport planning systems specialist.

As Head of Transport Planning you will lead and manage a new centralised Transport Planning Management Centre, planning our client’s very large-scale, 1500 vehicle + fleet. This will include planning inhouse full load networks, LCL networks and scheduling of a large pool of national sub-contractor transport partners. This is expected to grow further as part of an ambitious strategic plan. You and your team will support multiple sites and operations serving customers nationally. You will lead a team of Planning Managers and Planners.  

The ideal applicant will be of graduate calibre, in logistics, engineering or business and a strategic thinker with excellent change programme management experience. Your career history will be characterised by fast track career progression and demonstrable achievements in transport planning excellence.  Most importantly, you will possess in-depth and consistent experience of large-scale in house and sub contract fleet planning and management across multiple locations, gained within a multinational high velocity Retail or FMCG or third-party logistics environment.

This is high profile and senior customer facing role and you will play a key role in understanding and fulfilling customer transport network requirements.  You will be diplomatic and confident with the experience and credibility to successfully question and extract information and constructively challenge your internal and external stakeholders and your operational colleagues.

You will be logical and data driven in understanding problems and developing practical solutions.  This will include setting KPI’s, targets and goals for monitoring and evaluating operations and cost effectiveness.  You will also drive and control the effective use of resources in order to stay within budget. 

You will ensure statutory and legal compliance developing a culture focused on safety, quality, service excellence, integrity and cost consciousness.  

The Role:

  • Leading the Planning Team at a new Transport Management Center.
  • Using Paragon Software, you will plan and design optimised schedules creating the greatest value for our client and its customers. 
  • Interpret data, understand complex demand planning and create optimal transport solutions across multiple customers, business divisions and operational locations.
  • Create meaningful business intelligence reports for Transport Directors and create continual improvement solutions.
  • Developing strategies and use state of the art systems to optimize fleet and create innovative transport solutions for multiple business sector. 
  • Manage planning, solutions, costs and reporting. Create planning schedules that achieve contractual service and performance levels and continue to improve transport models to beat the budgets and develop innovation.
  • Deliver operational strategies using Paragon transport planning software.
  • Reviews and updates KPIs, targets, and goals within Paragon for monitoring and evaluating operations and cost effectiveness.
  • Develop Paragon transport software Super Users and upskilling the planning team.
  • Understand and drive optimal solutions within transport national planning execution.
  • Deliver continuous and unrelenting drive for improvement within our client’s transport and distribution operations. Including logical roll out strategies to achieve ambitious targets.
  • Communicate effectively and constructively and diplomatically challenges and addresses site operational issues or people orientated issues in an open and collaborative manner.
  • Lead from the front with an open and approachable “hands on” coaching and mentoring management style, which encourages empowerment and accountability and engenders enthusiasm and respect.
  • Accountable to Board level for the delivery of operational and financial results

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated in logistics or business or engineering or science.  A Master’s Degree in logistics and supply chain or transport planning would be highly advantageous.
  • An experienced transport management professional experienced in running large primary and secondary road transport fleets both in house and via third party 3PL and 4PL partnerships.
  • A Paragon transport software specialist.  This is a prerequisite.
  • At least 7-10 years transport operations management and transport network planning experience.
  • Experience of transport network planning, transport control tower concepts, transport operations management and project management.
  • A track record of network development including implementation of centralised planning, transport management systems, network consolidation and integration.
  • Transport operations leadership, customer relationship management, and project management expertise.
  • This experience may predominantly have been gained within 3PL contract logistics focused on both primary and secondary road transport or large retail or other large FMCG or Industrial multinational, multi-site, complex and high velocity transport operations.
  • Highly analytical and data driven with experience of transport management, routing and planning software packages.  An advanced user of Excel.  A project management qualification would be highly advantageous.
  • Fast track career progression to date with the ambitious and desire to progress to Director level within this dynamic growth environment.
£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits


“Career development opportunity for Degree/Masters educated Operational Excellence specialist with a track record of lean CI and programme management within multinational warehousing and supply chain operations.”

£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

South East Asia 

Our client is a global multinational.  A true market leader, they have a strong culture of safety, customer focus, quality and reliability.  

Highly successful and long-established with industrial expertise across a number of verticals, our client has a global network of operations and integrated state-of-the-art information technology across warehousing and transport.  

As a result of internal promotion, they are seeking a Director of Operational Excellence.  As the Director of Operational Excellence, you will combine strategic insight and execution excellence. You will be responsible for the overall delivery, implementation and maintenance of the operational excellence programme across multiple countries and supply chain (predominantly warehousing) operations.  This will include facilitating the lean, continuous improvement process, training local teams, ensuring the sustainability of local compliance, coaching local Operational Excellence Programme Managers in managing improvement projects and training the local operations and management teams, continuous identification and development of best practice.

Specifically, this will include strategies for lead time reduction, faster time to market, process excellence and product lifecycle management.  Our client’s objective is enhanced service levels and efficiency throughout its supply chains, through best practice sharing and a culture of continuous improvement.  This includes increased transport, warehousing, management and supplier-related efficiency via enhanced traceability systems, optimised costs and inventory levels.  Our client’s aim is to mitigate supply chain risks through high flexibility and adaptability to change and a reduced negative impact on the environment via its sustainability initiatives.

Our client is seeking a university degree/Master’s degree educated Engineering or Logistics professional with a track record of Operational Excellence focused on large, multi-site manual, automated and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations. This may include end-to-end fulfilment solutions, including order management, inventory planning, order picking and packaging, value-added logistics services such as repair services and spare parts or production or retail or ecommerce logistics. This experience may have been gained either inhouse within a multinational retailer, manufacturer or third-party contract logistics environment.  Candidates must have specifically worked within a lean, continuous improvement and operational excellence function.  Earlier operational leadership and change programme management experience must also be highly evident in your experience.  Multi country, multi-site and multinational experience are prerequisites.

You will work in partnership with highly experienced and skilled warehousing and logistics leadership colleagues to develop just-in-time and scalable solutions that optimise operations and boost productivity. You will apply best practices and management skills to improve business processes – enabling our client’s supply chains to gain a genuine competitive edge in the marketplace.  Through optimising organisational structures, improving critical material and information flows you and your Operational Excellence team will create sustainable value for the future, keeping business processes agile, smart and able to respond quickly to the pace of change.  Accordingly, your track record will include experience of end-to-end supply chain management and lean operational excellence which have driven efficiency and achieved optimum performance.

The Role:

  • Lead the Operations Excellence function across a cluster of countries.
  • Responsible and accountable for delivery of the agreed global agenda and value of Operational Excellence initiatives within the cluster.
  • Ensure that the Operational Excellence agenda is aligned to support the business needs in each country within the cluster.
  • Responsible for the Operational Excellence input to new business tenders and proposals
  • Supports effective start-ups and implementations by providing resources, advice and guidance.
  • Seeks commercial opportunities from promoting Operational Excellence initiatives with customers.
  • Communication responsibility - to business, to customers, to employees.
  • Represent the Operational Excellence agenda as a key member of the cluster senior leadership team.
  • Working closely with senior colleagues in Safety, Quality, Compliance, Sustainability and HR you will be responsible for Operational Excellence across all elements of our client’s operations.
  • Lead the Operational Excellence function by example, supporting the cluster senior leadership and management teams on their journey towards Lean thinking            
  • Fosters a lean thinking, continuous improvement culture and relentlessly seeks opportunities for improvements on all levels within the organisation.            
  • Maintains close relationship with customers from the business development phase through the customer life cycle.
  • Ensures accurate management reporting from operational sites, utilising this management information to make recommendations for continuous improvement and take mitigating action.                            

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree/Master’s degree educated in Engineering, Logistics, Business or similar
  • Track record gained within a global multinational, best in class, matrix corporate environment.
  • Current or very recent experience within an Operational Excellence role in APAC or Europe would be particularly advantageous.
  • Previous experience of operational line management in a supply chain and logistics environment, with a strong emphasis on warehousing, will be essential to success.
  • Industry sector experience could be industrial, automotive, retail, FMCG manufacturing or third-party contract logistics.
  • Must demonstrate excellent and successful change and programme management experience in a culturally diverse and dynamic growth/transformational corporate environment.
  • Solid understanding of the operational excellence function
  • Excellent project and programme management skills ideally with a project management qualification.
  • Strong leadership capability with gravitas.  Capability to deliver a compelling vision and to inspire, motivate, empower and facilitate change through direct and indirect teams. 
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial capability familiar with partnering with commercial/sales teams and working closely with clients from tender to implementation and beyond. 
  • Excellent experience and track record of implementing Lean methodologies and a continuous improvement.  
  • Strong influencing skills and credibility with senior stakeholders, confident strategists, highly adept at presenting compelling business cases for change and improvement to board level.
  • Diplomatic and mature with excellent listening skills, able to quickly assimilate a situation, analyse the data and facts and prepare a compelling plan of action taking account of all opportunities and risks.
  • A fantastic team leader with the ability to work effectively and deliver successfully via direct and indirect teams within the Operational Excellence network within the organisation. 
C£40-45000 + Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits


“Experienced Asphalt technical or Asphalt operations professional to identify and drive key account specification sales led business opportunities within value added and specialist asphalt technical product sales. Must have experience of delivering CPD presentations to Architects, Main Contractors and Specifiers”

C£40-45000 + Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

North East

Newcastle Upon Tyne (Northern Field Based Remit)
Commutable Locations:  Tyne & Wear, Durham, North Yorkshire, Stockton on Tees, Northumberland

Our client is a multisite division of a large and well-respected FTSE 100 international group specialising in construction materials.  Due to impending retirement our client is now seeking an Asphalt Technical Product Support Manager.  This is an interesting and varied role covering the Northern/North East region of the UK.

As Asphalt Technical Product Support Manager, you will work closely with commercial teams to identify opportunities for business growth and upselling of non-standard valued added and special asphalt products.  Therefore, you must have at least 3-4 years asphalt technical experience gained in a design, operations or technical role.  This will be very important as you will be communicating and building relationships with asphalt technical personnel both internally and externally about specifications, additives, planning, production and asphalt technicians on site.  

You will also possess the confident personality and drive to build relationships and undertake CPD presentations to architects, local authorities, specifiers, main contractors.  Internally you will be responsible for training commercial colleagues both within internal and external sales whilst also being responsible for coordinating production including asphalt plant capability, commercial and logistics.  You will also be involved in new production innovation to meet customer requirements.  So effectively you will operate as a key account manager and a technical product specialist.  Experience of different types of bitumen, additives and polymers would be advantageous but training will be provided however core asphalt technical knowledge as a foundation skill set, as outlined above, will be a prerequisite.

The Role:

  • To maximise Asphalt Value Added Product sales through identification of opportunities and technical upselling of the key benefits which asphalt value added products can deliver.
  • A key customer support role within the Northern/North East Region, focussing on developing Local Authority and Main/Key Contractor relationships leading to promotion of primarily Asphalt Solutions/Value Added Products via CPD presentations, regular meetings, contract reviews, site assessments, material selection, specification and pavement design input. 
  • To participate in the national technical approach / ‘technical sell’ to external specifiers, architects, contractors and local authorities to ensure Asphalt Value Added Products/Innovation become accepted for use and are ideally specified. 
  • To differentiate our client from its competition by providing a unique level of service/support in terms of specification writing, product selection and sustainability advice. 
  • Intelligent focussed Asphalt Value Added Product promotion based on national and local targets with based on projected profit / return at specific supply units.
  • Increased volumes / wallet share from Local Authorities by becoming a supplier of choice.
  • Attending Commercial meetings and identifying and supporting associated opportunities. Identifying slow moving Asphalt Value Added Products and contributing to creating action plans to improve sales.
  • To participate in the practical development of new products and facilitation of any related trials
  • To ensure successful launch of new products within the Region and thereafter support and monitor longer term sales progress. 
  • To support commercial in the review, support and assessment of Accredited Contractors, including advice and control of the use of our client’s Value-Added Products.
  • Contribute to Marketing and Client Communication newsletters
  • Promote our client’s Asphalt Value Added Products at industry conferences and events 
  • Leading key commercial training requirements i.e. Role to selected product range.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Currently working within construction materials sector and specifically with Asphalt/Bitumen products.
  • Asphalt technical knowledge including asphalt technical operations will be a prerequisite for this role.
  • Must have at least 3-4 years Asphalt technical experience gained in a design, operations or technical role.  
  • Examples of qualified experience may include asphalt plant management, asphalt quality control, asphalt quality approval and inspection, paving and construction operations, asphalt technical services and field support or other relevant asphalt paving design experience.  
  • Experience as an asphalt additive or asphalt speciality product field support or technical sales role would also be very relevant. 
  • Ability to perform and understand asphalt volumetric mix design and quality control processes, specifications ideal.
  • Working familiarity with asphalt plant operation, controls, automation and mechanisms.
  • Able to communicate effectively with asphalt production, operation and construction crews and colleagues.
  • Ability to perform under pressure to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Confident personality and drive to build long term sustainable B2B relationships and undertake CPD presentations to architects, local authorities, specifiers, main contractors.
  • Experience of different types of bitumen and additives and polymers would be advantageous.
  • First-hand experience of operational technical duties, preferably including site operations.
  • Previous experience of dealing with customer issues and preferably with existing established Local Authority contacts / relationships.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial acumen and a personal hunger and drive to succeed.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Assurance systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of pavement design concepts and issues.
  • Planning, organising and time management skills.
  • Good ability to communicate with customers and colleagues.  Collaborative and consultative style.
  • Computer literate especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent longer-term career development opportunities with our multinational client into broader sales roles or into research and development, pavement design or QC.

To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference J13627.

C£28-32000 (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits


“Interesting Interim Maternity Cover opportunity for a part or recently qualified CIMA/ACCA Management Accountant to join a large industrial manufacturing site within a UK market leader, part of a global plc.”

C£28-32000 (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits

Location:  Cardiff, South Wales

Commutable from Cardiff,  Aberthaw, Barry, Newport, Caerphilly, Penarth, Bridgend, Chepstow, Swansea, Monmouth, Bristol, Ross on Wye.

This is an interesting interim maternity cover opportunity for a part or recently qualified CIMA/ACCA Management Accountant to undertake a minimum six months maternity cover.  Our client is a UK market leader, part of a global plc and this role as Site Management Accountant is located at one of its most important manufacturing plants in South Wales.  

​The Interim Site Management Account role is a key role working closely with the Plant Manager and the senior management team, providing financial advice, support and challenge as part of the decision-making processes including tactical planning and decisions.  

The Interim Site Management Accountant will also work closely with a Head Office based Finance Business Partner, National Finance Manager for the Division and a Shared Service Finance team
You will take full responsibility with the Plant Manager and senior team to ensure continuous improvements in Variable and Fixed Costs and production and technical KPIs.   You will own the plant production book including raw materials and finished stock receipting and you will update records and challenge the numbers where required.  You will produce daily, weekly and monthly production statistics, with true ownership and understanding of the numbers. 

Specifically, you ensure clarification and understanding of the plant’s operational and business performance, helping to drive the consistent application of accounting policies & procedures and budget control/ accountability with individual functional and departmental teams on site.  
Importantly you will also provide support to the central finance team in relation to financial reporting and analysis in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley compliance.

The Role:

  • Cover purchase requests, goods receipting, accounts payable queries as well as other       additional duties to ensure timely and accurate reports can be run for the plant.
  • Ensure the period Close timetable is adhered to.
  • Provide relevant and accurate management information to the Works Managers and their teams. 
  • Assist FBP with the production of timely and accurate financial information meets specified deadlines and formats.
  • Assist FBP in ensuring integrity of the plant accounting records and assets and liabilities.
  • Assist FBP to compile robust and accurate forecasts and budgets.  
  • Compliance with statutory and company requirements in respect of the reporting of results, assets and liabilities.
  • Develop partnership with Plant Manager to enable the delivery of works operational and financial objectives.
  • Assist plant management team in delivery of all Plant Excellence initiative.
  • Active involvement and contribution to the continuous improvement process within the works including the financial evaluation of forecasts and the decision-making processes and the monitoring of progress. 
  • Support Plant with SOX compliance for auditing and day to day activities.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Available to commence a new role within 1-4 weeks maximum.
  • Educated to minimum A level or University Degree. 
  • Part or recently qualified CIMA or ACCA.
  • Experience of SAP/BW.
  • Experience as a Management Accountant at Manufacturing, large Operational or Logistics/Distribution Site.
  • Previous manufacturing/process accounting experience, including detailed inventory accounting.
  • Experience ideally gained within a large national or multinational environment
  • Strong business acumen and track record within a private sector commercial environment.
  • Confident, highly visible communication and relationship building style.  
  • Be a pro-active member of the plant management team, providing expert support and ad-hoc business and operational analysis.
  • This role would not suit someone who wishes to be desk bound, rather it would suit someone who wishes to be an active member of the site management team, out and about on the plant working with the team
  • Able to demonstrate high level of written and numerical literacy, with strong Excel skills
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Good management, organisational and communication skills 
  • Ability to identify and drive process change and improvement 


C£25-30000 + Benefits


Newly created opportunity for degree educated journalism and PR focused marketing communications professional to support three business units specialising in the construction/building/architectural materials, industrial flooring, access solutions and fire protection products/solutions sector.”

C£25-30000 + Benefits

Location:  Warwickshire

Commutable from:  Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Bedworth, Rugby, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Dordon, Coleshill, Stratford on Avon, Leicester, Rugby, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Hinckley, Ashby de la Zouche

Our client is a market leader in access, secure entry and fire protection solutions to the industrial and retail construction projects sector working with architects, consulting engineers, specifiers and main construction contractors.

This is a newly created position to support our client's growth plans for its range of bespoke, solutions in the UK market. As a result of acquisition and merger they would like to appoint a PR & Marketing Communications Coordinator to work closely with the Divisional Marketing Manager in the delivery of the PR/Public Relations and marketing communications strategy and plan for the UK business.  At least 90% of the role will be focused on PR/Public Relations and the associated content creation including writing press releases, case studies and technical sales support collateral for the three businesses and their sales teams.   Therefore, this role will suit someone with a flair for writing and a track record of producing PR material and content. 

  • Work with the sales teams across the three businesses to develop PR & marketing communications activities, optimising synergies where possible and driving PR & marketing communications initiatives through to completion.
  • Support the sales team and their lead generation activities with the production of PowerPoint and CPD presentations to support major specification sales project bids and tenders.
  • Maintain and add to the content on all three company websites.
  • Implement effective SEO techniques to improve organic search results.
  • Maintain social media presence across the different channels (in particular Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube) 
  • Design and create print ready artwork for adverts, exhibition graphics, brochures and case studies and CPD presentations
  • Produce/write copy for the website(s), including technical data sheets, CPDs, case studies, blogs, news, brochures and email marketing campaigns.
  • Organise all aspects of exhibition attendance including stand planning, booking and creation of exhibition graphics and promotional materials.
  • Manage the creation of technical articles and maintain regular contact with relevant trade press editors and trade bodies to ensure coverage.
  • Write and circulate press releases.
  • Set up and manage advertising campaigns including social media and industry trade bodies
  • Monitor website performance.
  • Organise customer events from venue booking, content planning and invitation through to follow up.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in B2B Public Relations and Marketing Communications, and will preferably have a relevant journalism or marketing degree.  This may be supplemented with a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification or Post Graduate studies/training in journalism and/or public relations, creative writing, digital strategy and marketing communications.  You will be a self-motivated team player with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks. 

  • Experience of working closely with commercial sales/specification sales teams, in a PR and marketing communications role, within the B2B sector.
  • Evidence/portfolio of strong copy writing skills for online and offline content including case studies, CPDs, articles, press releases, advertorials and blogs
  • Experience of using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, knowledge of Adobe Illustrator an advantage
  • Knowledge of content management system (ideally WordPress) very useful
  • Experience of using CRM system 
  • Experience of managing social media channels
  • Experience of organising exhibitions and events
  • A positive ‘Can-do’ attitude with a hands-on approach within a dynamic high growth business.
  • Confident personality, able to influence and work in partnership with senior stakeholders such as the Sales Director, Managing Director and Sales/Commercial teams in relation to PR and marketing plans.
  • Ambitious and keen to develop a career in PR and Marketing Communications.

£50-60000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus & Benefits 


“Transformational change and leadership role for university degree educated Engineering professional, with lean, CI & Six Sigma experience required to manage specification sales led production and assembly operation.  Experience of sheet metal CNC forming, pressing and welding processes advantageous” 

Salary: £50-60000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus & Benefits 

Location:  Warwickshire

Commutable from Nuneaton, Tamworth, Atherstone, Dordon, Bedworth, Hinckley, Lichfield, Ashby de la Zouche, Leicester, Coventry, Rugby, Lutterworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Cannock, Rugeley, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick, Leamington Spa

Our client is a market leader in the specifications sales led manufacture and supply of mechanical security and service access solutions to the industrial and commercial sector including hotels, airports, shopping centres, high rise buildings, hotels, rail/underground, hospitals/care homes, university student accommodation, commercial and residential developments, interior design and fit out sector. Our client’s sales team works closely with architects, specifiers and main contractors. 
Following a recent restructure and ambitious growth plans, our client is now seeking an Engineering graduate for the role of Operations Manager – Production.  The successful candidate will be responsible for transformational change and leadership within this make to order production and assembly operation.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience of lean, CI and Six Sigma in order to strategically develop and enhance production capability to meet increased order numbers, improve operational output and performance.  

The production facility consists of sheet metal CNC cutting and forming/press machines, CNC machine centre, welding, painting, assembly and packing.  Orders are supplied nationally and internationally.  Whilst experience of sheet metal operations would be advantageous it is not a prerequisite however candidates must be champions of best in class health and safety within high performing lean CI production and assembly environments.

You will undertake a strategic review and analysis, working with senior executives at group and divisional level, in order to develop the best operational model for our client for now, the medium and long term in line with anticipated forward demand and sales growth.   As Operations Manager- Production you will progressively improve production capacity, introduce additional shifts, further up skill and develop the team to ensure succession planning as the operation grows.  The focus will be on establishing the foundations and continuously improving to achieve best in class production and assembly. You will manage the whole production and assembly operation from end to end.

The Role:
⦁    Manage and develop the production, maintenance and engineering functions. 
⦁    Manage the production performance, planning and day to day running of the production and assembly operation
⦁    A “hands on” manager prepared to lead from the front with a ‘’get it done” attitude. 
⦁    Drive a strong ‘’safety first’’ culture 
⦁    Ensure customer orders are fulfilled in full and on time and within stringent service level agreements. 
⦁    Transform performance through implementation of best practice processes and continuous improvement tools.
⦁    Uses established operational tools – lean, six sigma, and world class manufacturing techniques to deliver best in class performance on productivity, machinery utilisation, waste and OTIF. 
⦁    Adherence to Quality standards 
⦁    Primary safety leader of the production operation; directing all activities of the operation to ensure customer needs are met as well as efficient production, ensuring Health & Safety and Quality standards are met and maintained.
⦁    Ensures that delivery lead times are within policy to achieve OTIF targets.
⦁    Reviews weekly/ monthly/ quarterly production forecasting and scheduling and maintenance activities of the overall operation.
⦁    Responsible for income and expense related activities and performance 
⦁    Responsible for all inventory, including raw material, work in progress and finished goods, and related values and Kanban replenishment of same.

The Ideal Candidate:
⦁    University degree in Engineering/Manufacturing.
⦁    Experienced in the application of lean operational excellence, CI & Six Sigma tools – green or black belt.
⦁    At least 5-7 years previous manufacturing/production and assembly operations management experience,
⦁    Track record of success as a transformational change agent and leader.
⦁    Significant experience as a people manager and good leadership, management and supervisory skills required.  
⦁    Evidence of coaching and mentoring essential.
⦁    Able to drive a strong safety culture.  
⦁    Proven track record in problem solving, process development, and directing engineering projects to improve the equipment and technology.
⦁    Previous financial analysis and P & L management experience.
⦁    Experience implementing Quality Management Systems.
⦁    Experience of implementing ERP and production planning systems.
⦁    Efficiency driven- monitoring output and management of raw materials. 
⦁    Accomplished communicator. 
⦁    Target driven – production, inventory levels/ forecasting 
⦁    Excellent time management.
⦁    Strong organisation skills. A structured, systematic and logical thinker.
⦁    Must be able to prioritise and manage customer requirements, working closely with colleagues in sales, logistics and customer service.
⦁    Strong analytical and computer literacy skills especially Excel and PowerPoint
⦁    Confident and experienced in business case presentation, persuasion and influencing at senior stakeholder/executive level.

To apply, without delay, please email your CV in word format, quoting reference J13632.

C£32-35000 + Excellent Benefits


C£32-35000 + Excellent Benefits

Location:  North West

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.  
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, graduate calibre procurement professional with experience of SAP Procure to Pay/P2P.  This is a high-profile role located and you will be interacting and engaging with Category/Procurement, Finance and other key cross functional executives across the UK and mainland Europe in relation to P2P.

As SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Coordinator, operating as part of a P2P team, you will report to the European Procurement Operations Leader and will ensure the accurate and effective initiation of the SAP procure to pay/P2P process in line with contractual arrangements with suppliers.  The objective will be to ensure compliance, education and engagement in relation to procurement policies and to enable efficient transactional processing.  Specifically, you will work with European sites and their Procurement Business Partners providing operational support in relation to Procure to Pay/P2P initiation for all categories of spend.  A detailed working knowledge of SAP procurement modules will be critical to success in this role, as well as a working understanding of key supplier contracts.  Accuracy, attention to detail and efficiency of process completion are important attributes for this role.  

In your role as SAP Procurement Coordinator Procure to Pay/P2P, you will:

  • Initiate the SAP Procure to Pay/P2P process, specifically the accurate conversion of purchase requisitions to purchase orders. This may include low value, low risk sourcing.
  • Provide procurement operational support to procurement colleagues at European sites.
  • Work closely with Category Managers and Senior Buyers in European operations in relation to supplier performance management as well as business partners and requisitioners directly.
  • Ensure efficient process completion. Assist with the roll out and ongoing account management for Card Payments and/or Automation projects to reduce the number of P2P transactions required.
  • Influence and challenge internal customers on procedural issues and ensure contracted supplier use. 
  • Development of category data and reporting to Senior Buyers and Category Managers. 
  • Contribute to improvements in requisition quality, timescales and process efficiency.
  • Actively contribute to the ongoing development of functional capabilities to ensure value delivery is sustainable in the long term and functional effectiveness and efficiencies are improved on a continual basis.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Graduate calibre – minimum A level or equivalent and above. In addition, part or fully qualified in CIPS or similar Procurement qualification advantageous or willing to study.
  • At least 3-5 years consistent, fast track career development in procurement and specifically SAP procurement to pay/P2P. 
  • Knowledgeable in terms of the SAP Procurement Modules.
  • In depth SAP procure to pay/P2P process experience.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reporting skills.
  • Well developed communication skills gained within a multinational matrix organisational structure.
  • Confident stakeholder engagement skills familiar with liaising with senior executives.
  • Current or recent experience with a multinational organisation in similar role utilising SAP and supplier accreditation systems.
  • Candidates with procure to pay experience gained within procurement or accounts payable functions seeking long term career in procurement.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.

c£Very Competitive + Excellent Large Company Benefits 


 “Career development and leadership opportunity for commercially focused Test Engineering & Certification specialist with best in class experience gained in mechanical and electrical test engineering to UK and International Industry Standards”

Salary:  c£Very Competitive + Excellent Large Company Benefits 

Location:  Wolverhampton 

Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Shrewsbury, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Stockport, Crewe

Our client is a well-established and respected manufacturer of fixtures, fittings and components both mechanical and electronic in the home and building infrastructure products sector. Highly acquisitive and experiencing excellent growth, the company is based in a brand-new office, distribution centre and test centre complex in the West Midlands close to the M6/M54 but has operational facilities and subsidiaries nationally and globally.   

They are now seeking to strengthen their Test Centre team with the appointment of a Manager to head up their brand-new Test Engineering & Certification facility.  Our client offers testing and certification services both on an in-house basis to internal group companies and also to external customers including other manufacturers of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and products, in line with industry and national and international standards and certifications.  The role also encompasses management of product certification schemes to ensure continuity of compliance and maximise value from product certifications
Testing equipment is pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical/electronic and could cover tensile testing as well as a wide range of other tests.  

The Role:

You will manage our client’s brand-new Test Engineering Centre, ensuring that internal and external customer needs are met, providing an exemplary service, managing product certification scheme to ensure continuity of compliance and maximum value from product certifications.

  • Promote and maintain compliance with procedural requirements and best practice for safety, health and environmental factors associated with testing operations, ensuring suitable provision is made for the identification of hazards and management of risks
  • Develop & maintain the necessary systems and competencies within the testing team to manage daily operations, testing scheduling, and quote and report generation 
  • Promote and maintain professional standards of service.
  • Manage the testing capacity to suitably cater for customer indicative, UKAS accredited, competitor analysis, development and audit test requirements.
  • Develop & maintain the necessary systems and competencies within the testing team to manage daily operations, testing scheduling, and quote and report generation 
  • Preparation of audit test samples for our client’s certified product testing.
  • Maintain a test quotation and booking service with transparent lead times and manage the provision of testing to agreed service levels.
  • Maintenance and development of UKAS accredited ISO 17025 Laboratory management system, manuals, procedures and accreditation requirements.
  • Identification and implementation of testing service improvements including scope of service and efficiency
  • Promotion of our client’s testing services within the industry to maximise value.
  • Development and maintenance of our client’s product certifications including CE marking, Kitemark and Certify product schemes, and product specific testing evidence.
  • Monitor and evaluate developments within industry testing and product standards, identifying threats and opportunities and liaising with key stakeholders.
  • Represent our client’s testing services at the Test House Studies Group.
  • Manage and develop the Test Engineers and Team Leader to ensure flexibility and quality of service.
  • Maintain good relationships internally with key members of executive team as well as customers and external bodies.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Mechanical Engineering professional educated to HNC/HND or Degree level
  • Experience of Electrical/Electronic Engineering highly advantageous
  • Currently working within a similar specialist testing team or alternatively as part of a quality or product development function within a manufacturing environment but keen to develop career further into testing and certification.
  • Experienced leading and motivating a team of engineers including apprentice engineers.
  • Experience of BSI standards essential.
  • Customer facing experience essential – this could be external customers or internal customers within different product or manufacturing divisions of the same organisation.
  • Experience of planning resource allocation and creating and presenting reports.
  • Structured problem-solving techniques, including analysis and corrective and preventative action identification
  • Ability to technically appraise company and competitor products.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary plus pension, 25 days holiday and the option to choose from a wide variety of other benefits offered by our client.

C£45-50000 + Car/Allowance and Excellent Benefits


“Exceptional career development opportunity for an Engineering Graduate, with track record of excellence in maintenance management to join market leader at strategically important production & processing facility.”

C£45-50000 + Car/Allowance and Excellent Benefits 

Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

Our client is a world leader, with a £multibillion turnover and plants on virtually every continent.  Its investment in the latest heavy engineering and processing technology ensures its reputation as one of the world’s most sustainable corporations.

As part of its policy of continuous improvement and development they are seeking an ambitious Engineering Graduate who is very keen to take the next step into a Maintenance Management role at a strategically important site.

Reporting to a recently appointed and highly experienced Plant Manager, the Maintenance Manager will lead a small team of electricians and mechanical fitters, ensuring that plant equipment and maintenance systems are maintained, developed and improved within a manufacturing and Continuous Improvement environment and culture.  

The focus is safety first and zero harm and as Maintenance Manager you will champion and proactively promote this safe working ethos amongst your team and contractors.   You will lead the daily management of a production critical maintenance department including spares inventory and warehouse management on a processing/production site which operates on a 24/5 basis.  Assets include: shredding and crushing equipment, motors and sensors, mobile/materials handling equipment for transportation of material across the site, packaging and palletising equipment.

Therefore, our client is seeking an Engineering professional (mechanical and/or electrical) with a recent track record of engineering and maintenance team leadership gained within a “best in class”, quality focused, processing and production operation.
The Maintenance Manager will lead an experienced and competent team of mechanical and electrical engineers and will work with the Production Manager and cross functional colleagues in implementing all maintenance operations, mechanical, electrical and process control across inspection, planning, scheduling, execution and improvement phases. The objective will be to deliver a culture of continuous improvement and proactiveness not only within maintenance operations but also safety and health, environmental compliance and plant reliability. 

Our client is seeking a high potential who is already adept at working to stringent KPI’s and performance indicators. Successful candidates will be able to evidence excellent people development, managing engineering maintenance team performance via regular reviews, training, coaching and mentoring whilst also recognising potential with a view to succession planning.  

Maintenance and budgetary planning experience will be essential as you will be a key member of the site leadership team.  You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical. 
The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and maintenance background gained within heavy processing sectors such as cement, aggregates, minerals or steel.  

The Role

  • Develop a high-performing engineering and maintenance team with a culture of delivery and continuous improvement through effective leadership and management to deliver operational excellence.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory legislation and the internal company Safety, Health and Environmental Standards.
  • Drive improvements in plant equipment availability and performance, including costs, through the implementation of engineering maintenance best practices across the whole site. 
  • Own, develop and evolve the site’s engineering maintenance strategy, implementing a common maintenance platform.
  • To monitor and ensure implementation and delivery of engineering maintenance procedures, initiatives and controls across all areas of responsibility.
  • Liaise between functions to ensure team work, consistency, co ordination and best practice to eliminate losses from poor practices or communication and to expedite learning.
  • Develop annual maintenance budgets for the site, highlighting operational constraints and the value adding performance that Maintenance can make.
  • Ensure the application of defect elimination/Pareto/root cause failure analysis to all losses and be responsible for the recommendation/implementation of solutions.
  • Management of the established site maintenance, planning and cost reporting systems to maximise their potential to the organisation.
  • Keep abreast of and apply where appropriate new condition monitoring technologies, maintenance improvement 'tools' and processes.
  • Support the development of engineering staff by defining, and where necessary, providing training in activities that support maintenance improvement and coaching.
  • Define and implement KPI’s to monitor the performance of all maintenance employees and contractors.
  • Apply and communicate the engineering and maintenance improvement strategy for the site including proactively supporting cross functionally to ensure maintenance practices are adopted and implemented.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated in Engineering. Must understand both engineering and business management principles. 
  • An appreciation of a wide variety of engineering disciplines i.e. electrical, mechanical, process control and optimisation will be critical to success and credibility in this role.
  • Master’s degree/other post graduate CPD highly advantageous.
  • Your engineering & maintenance team management experience will be from very high safety culture, heavy engineering processing environments. Cement, aggregates, mining and minerals or steel/metals industry would be particularly interesting sectors.
  • Consistent industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Maintenance Engineer or Coordinator, Maintenance Shift Team Leader or Supervisor/Manager, Maintenance Planner, Reliability and Asset Supervisor or Manager or other similar Maintenance Engineering leadership role.
  • You will possess a demonstrable track record of engineering maintenance team leadership, motivation and development, working closely with HR to produce competency matrices, training plans, talent identification, coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience using continuous improvement techniques will be critical to success.  Change and project management experience will therefore be highly advantageous.
  • You will have experience of preparing and managing maintenance engineering budgets.
  • Excellent project management skills are essential as you will play a key site lead role in terms of capital expenditure projects.
  • A high level of IT literacy is essential i.e. Microsoft Excel and maintenance management and process control systems. 
  • You will be an excellent communicator both in written and verbal format with executive presence, gravitas and technical and professional credibility.
  • You will be an adept at engaging at all levels from the maintenance team to senior management and cross functionally, with well-honed persuasion and influencing skills.
  • Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.

In return our global multinational client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, plus the opportunity to make a real difference to a market leading operation at an exciting stage of its continued growth and development.

C£45-50000 + Car/Allowance and Excellent Benefits


“Exceptional career development opportunity for an Engineering Graduate with a track record of production process management, people development and continuous improvement leading to excellent OEE and Safety”.

C£45-50000 + Car/Allowance and Excellent Benefits 

Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

Our client is a world leader, with a £multibillion turnover and plants on virtually every continent.  Its investment in the latest heavy engineering and processing technology ensures its reputation as one of the world’s most sustainable corporations.

As part of its policy of continuous improvement and development they are seeking an ambitious Engineering Graduate who is very keen to take the next step into a Production Management role at a strategically important site.

Reporting to a recently appointed and highly experienced Plant Manager, the Production Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for production processing operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments.  

As Production Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour; safety on site; production scheduling, material and equipment resources to maximize plant production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.   

Our client is seeking a high potential who is already adept at working to strict KPI’s for health & safety, environmental excellence and high-quality production output.  The ideal candidate will be a role model for the promotion of safety awareness, promptly addressing safety concerns and performing regular safety inspections of equipment and the site. 

In addition, successful candidates will already be able to evidence excellent people development, managing production team performance via regular performance reviews, training, coaching and mentoring Supervisors and Team Leaders whilst also recognising potential with a view to succession planning.  

Operational and budgetary planning experience will be essential as you will be a key member of the site leadership team.  You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical.  This will be particularly important as you will be responsible for complex production scheduling of several materials and products.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within heavy processing sectors such as cement, aggregates, minerals or steel.  

The Role:

  • Operating a safe plant and production process, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.
  • Provide exemplary management and leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from a production and engineering team of c35.
  • 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 and production process complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.
  • Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the production performance plan, production and engineering team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.
  • Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that production 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:

  • University degree educated in Engineering. Must understand both engineering and business management principles. 
  • Broad-based technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical, chemical processing and manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role. 
  • Master’s degree/other post graduate CPD highly advantageous.
  • Experience gained within heavy engineering processing environments such as cement, aggregates, mining and minerals or steel/metals industry would be particularly interesting and advantageous.
  • Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Production Coordinator, Shift Supervisor/Manager, Senior Process Engineer or Optimisation Manager or other similar Production Engineering leadership role.
  • Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards.
  • Ability to undertake complex production scheduling and planning with multiple materials and products.
  • Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership will be 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.
  • Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
  • Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
  • NEBOSH Certificate and IOSH Managing Safety are essential
  • Experience of financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process would be highly advantageous.
  • Fluent Business English both verbal and written.
  • PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
  • Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.

In return our global multinational client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package the opportunity to make a real difference to a market leading operation at an exciting stage of its continued growth and development.

£50-55000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 


“Excellent opportunity for graduate calibre SAP eProcurement specialist to develop a high performing team to drive P2P process improvement and best practice.”

£50-55000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 

Location: North West (with UK and Mainland European travel)

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

The Client
Our client is a global multinational undergoing a period of transformation and change.
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Operations Manager.   

Specifically, our client would like to significantly enhance its procurement capabilities and visibility, control and management of procurement spend through greater utilisation of its SAP and SAP P2P procurement technology.  The focus will be on delivering efficiencies, centralised billing, market analysis, price checking, spend analytics and reporting, transparency and control, strategic cost management ultimately delivering maximised value and improved financial performance for the organisation.  

As European SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Operations Manager you will be responsible for People Management, Process Ownership and Stakeholder Engagement. Accordingly, you will be expected to travel to work with your team and stakeholders located at two sites in the UK and two sites in mainland Europe.

The Role:
As SAP P2P/Procurement Operations Manager your role will be to:

  • Lead a team of P2P Procurement Coordinators located in the UK and mainland Europe.
  • Shape and sustain an effective and motivated team that delivers desired results (KPIs, internal customer satisfaction) by providing direction, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.
  • Coach your team to influence internal stakeholders to ensure that contracted suppliers are utilised wherever possible to ensure global efficiency.

As a Process Owner:

  • Lead the initiation and delivery of transactional procurement activities within an international remit and constraints. 
  • You and your team will provide SAP P2P Procurement initiation across all categories of spend.
  • Create and maintain SAP P2P Procurement procedures to ensure process excellence and standardisation. 
  • You will drive consistency and best practice across all European P2P locations.
  • Through your team act provide first level support to internal operations in relation to supplier performance, working closely with Senior Buyers and Category Management to drive improvements.
  • Manage and present performance indicators in internal operational reviews, analyse data & trends, implement continuous improvement.

As a Business Partner, working with key stakeholders and suppliers you will:

  • Build and maintain a fluent relationship with key stakeholders such as Procurement and Category Management, IT, Plant managers, Governance and Control, to make sure that you understand their needs and work together to identify operating issues/non-efficiencies.
  • Proactively assist with the ongoing roll out and management of Card Payments and other automation projects to reduce the number of SAP P2P transactions whilst also improving SAP P2P approval flows.
  • Proactively contribute to the ongoing development of SAP P2P Procurement functional capabilities, ensuring sustainable value delivery and continual improvement of procurement effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Interact with Senior Executives/Leadership teams to share performance updates, identified risks, issues or concerns, and helping drive best practices.

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • A university degree from a UK or European University.  A Masters level would be highly advantageous.
  • Plus CIPS qualification (minimum level 4) or equivalent.
  • Previous experienced team leadership experience gained within a SAP P2P/Procure to Pay or Procurement or Finance Shared Services environment.
  • A track record of mentoring, coaching, motivation and development of a SAP P2P procurement/finance shared services team.
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP P2P gained from a procurement perspective.
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement in a Buyer or Category or Purchasing role.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in SAP P2P Procurement processes.
  • Outstanding capabilities in building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results. 
  • Resilience, energy and willingness to travel nationally and into Europe in order to engage with your team and key stakeholders in your quest to drive and deliver SAP P2P Procurement Process Excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.