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J13634
C£28-32000 (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits

INTERIM SITE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT – MATERNITY COVER

“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 


 

J13632
£50-60000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus & Benefits 

OPERATIONS MANAGER – PRODUCTION

“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.

J13623
C£45-50000 + Car/Allowance and Excellent Benefits

MAINTENANCE MANAGER - HEAVY ENGINEERING & PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT


“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.
 

J13624
C£45-50000 + Car/Allowance and Excellent Benefits

PRODUCTION MANAGER - HEAVY ENGINEERING & PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT


“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.
 

J13612
C£50000 plus bonus + pension

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER/MANAGER

C£50000 plus bonus + pension

Hertfordshire (Commutable from Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Potters Bar, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Ware, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Cambridge, North London, High Wycombe, Luton, Aylesbury, Bedford, Epping and Waltham Abbey)

We have been retained by this client, part of a growing UK based and FTSE quoted international group that manufactures and assembles high quality architectural products from stainless steel sheet and extruded aluminium. Their products are used in major construction projects large and small in the UK and overseas including shopping centres, airports, supermarkets, railway stations, hospitals, schools, offices, factories, swimming pools, public buildings etc. The product range consists of both standard items and also architect specified bespoke designs delivered on a JIT basis within 7/10 days. 

The role of Senior Mechanical Design Engineer/Manager is a new, key role following reorganisation focussed on growth. It will encompass the design of bespoke aluminium and stainless steel products from client design briefs. The manufacturing process entails CNC cutting and forming/press machines, CNC machine centre, welding and crimping, assembly and packing. Key projects will include leading the in-house research and development of completely new product ranges/categories and those currently contracted out and bought in. This is expected to become a major element of the role as the company grows. There will also be involvement in the implementation of a new ERP system to replace existing independent systems to ensure greater integration.

The Role:

  • Using 3D CAD and CRM systems to undertake the design of bespoke and unique solutions from design briefs at enquiry and order stage to include, when required, the design of structural steel sub frames.
  • Undertake all estimating, pricing, labour and material costing and specifications.
  • To supervise and further train and develop the existing Design Engineer.
  • To make recommendations for design changes that will ensure economical design, improve manufacturing efficiency, product quality or performance.
  • To lead the research and design of new products, ranges and categories.
  • To travel to site when required to assist with product design and feasibility in conjunction with customers and architects. 
  • Work with Production Manager and Business Development Manager on design, productivity, efficiency, quality, Lean projects, ERP implementation and integration of processes etc. 
  • Work with external bodies Eg trade associations and suppliers/contractors concerning material specifications and product testing.

Your Background

  • 3D CAD proficiency is essential with Solid Works knowledge preferred or similar software such as AUTOCAD Inventor, Catia or ProEngineer
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and extruded aluminium design, fabrication and assembly is useful.
  • Graduate calibre qualifications in Design or Engineering including mechanical engineering essential.
  • Able to understand a product brief and to design a practical and cost effective solution.
  • Have full lifecycle design experience.
  • Ability to carry out detailed structural calculations for steel beams including fixings into concrete slab.
  • Understanding of thermal and fire rating for structural steel work.
  • To have a full knowledge of fits and clearances required to create a successful assembly.
  • Structural knowledge would be useful.
  • Happy to travel to customer sites.