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We source candidates in manufacturing for multinational companies, from food processing and pharmaceutical to a wide range of engineering environments.

The manufacturing sector has experienced a period of substantial change with increasing global competition and relocation of facilities to lower cost countries or closer to sources of raw material supply. Automation continues to revolutionise the production line. Production and the manufacturing supply chain are constantly being interrogated to drive efficiencies, optimise volumes while maintaining consistent quality and customer service levels.

Our clients require innovative leaders who possess the strategic, operational and financial skills to excel in this increasingly complex manufacturing environment/landscape. They seek commercially focused individuals who can develop distinctive value-added solutions. Leaders who have the capability to both make an immediate impact and a long-term contribution. 

 

Martin Veasey Talent Solutions has recruitment experience working with clients across a wide range of manufacturing and engineering environments and functions. By adopting a consultative approach and working closely with our clients, we develop an understanding of the ideal candidate profile to succeed against our client’s high-performance manufacturing challenges, business objectives and leadership culture. We have a track record of successful recruitment across manufacturing and engineering in disciplines including design, projects, product management and technical, sales, maintenance, manufacturing, safety, quality procurement and executive roles.


 

Our manufacturing and engineering clients range from some of the world’s largest multinationals as well as smaller independent and privately-owned organisations and start-ups/SME’s within the following sectors. 

  • Food Processing
  • Fresh Produce
  • Agri Business
  • Drinks/Beverage Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences 
  • Health Care & Medical Devices
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Consumer & Household Goods
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Optical
  • Consumer Technology
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Building Materials
  • Industrial
  • Capital Equipment
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Paper & Packaging

Typical roles have included:

  • Country, Plant, Factory, Site & Production Management & Directors
  • General Management
  • Build & Assembly
  • Clinical Trials, Research, Project Management & Global Logistics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering – Capital Projects
  • Engineering – Installation & Commissioning
  • Engineering, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Maintenance, Production
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Lean Manufacturing & CI
  • Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Press Tool
  • Manufacturing Excellence, GMP
  • Packaging Design & Development
  • Permitting & Compliance 
  • Product Design & Development
  • Product Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Research & Development
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Six Sigma
  • Sustainability
  • Technical Management
  • Technical Sales

We have extensive experience in recruiting for a range of Manufacturing and Engineering roles. Find out more about working with Martin Veasey Talent Solutions here.

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J13641
c£30000 to £40000 plus bonus + pension

DESIGN ENGINEER 


“Mechanical Engineering - Aluminium & Stainless Steel Fabrication & CNC Machined Architectural products”


c£30000 to £40000 plus bonus + pension


Hertfordshire (Commutable from Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hertford, Welwyn, Potters Bar, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Ware, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Cambridge and North London)

Part of a growing UK based and FTSE quoted international group, our client 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. 

This division is experiencing impressive growth, so, this is a key role, reporting to a Senior Design Engineer and will encompass the design of bespoke aluminium and stainless-steel products from 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 in-house research and development of completely new product ranges/categories and also those currently contracted out and bought in. 

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 including special one off designs for individual outlets eg fast food shops
  • Make recommendations for design changes that will ensure economical design, improve manufacturing efficiency, product quality or performance.
  • The research and design of new products, ranges and categories.
  • Travel to client sites 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 and integration of processes etc. 
  • Work with external bodies e.g. 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 e.g. AutoCAD Inventor
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and extruded aluminium design and fabrication is essential.
  • Qualifications in design or engineering desirable.
  • Able to understand a product brief and to design a practical and cost effective solution.
  • To have a full knowledge of fits and clearances required to create a successful assembly.
  • Knowledge of stress/structural calculations would be useful.
  • Possess good interpersonal/relationship skills and happy to travel to customer sites.
     
J13635
c£45000 (Pro Rata) + Excellent Benefits 

INTERIM QUALITY MANAGER – MECHANICAL, METAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 


“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
     
J13622
£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

HEAD OF TRANSPORT PLANNING – PARAGON SPECIALIST


“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.
     
J13633
£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE – WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS 


“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. 
     
J13627a
C£40-45000 + Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

ASPHALT TECHNICAL PRODUCT SUPPORT MANAGER

“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.

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.

J13627
c£40000/45000+Car+Bonus+blue chip company benefits

TECHNICAL PRODUCT SUPPORT MANAGER – Asphalt and Pavement Design Technology

“Support Commercial, Bid and Operational Teams by promoting pavement assessment, design, rehabilitation services and materials to Local Authorities, Highways England, Contractors and major Civil Engineering Consultancies.”

North England and Scotland

c£40000/45000+Car+Bonus+blue chip company benefits

Our client is a market leader in highways contracting solutions and supply of materials for pavement construction. They work with Local Authorities, Highways England, civil engineering consultancies and main contractors.   
You will work within the Technical Directors team working closely with Commercial & Bid teams and will promote both contracting services and materials including asphalt and value-added materials.  
This is a fantastic role for a qualified and experienced business development person to promote asphalt and value-added products in the region. You will be experienced in presentations and support to customers.  Most importantly you will be highly technical adept in relation to asphalt materials, technology and contracting operations.

The role

  • Maximise Value Added product sales through identification of opportunities and technical upselling of the key benefits they can deliver
  • Key customer support within the Region, focussing on developing Local Authority and Key Contractor relationships leading to promotion of primarily Asphalt Solutions and Added Value products via presentations, regular meetings, contract review, site assessments, material selection, specification and pavement design input.
  • Participate in the national technical approach and technical sell to external specifiers and local authorities to ensure Value-Added Products and Innovation become accepted for use and are ideally specified. 
  • Differentiate from the competition by providing a unique level of service and support in terms of specification writing, product selection and sustainability advice.
  • Increased volumes and share from Local Authorities by becoming supplier of choice.


 Responsibilities

  • Regular liaison and support to selected Local Authorities, targeted Key Contractors and National Contracting division within sector and geographical locations to increase Value Added Product sales.
  • Intelligent focussed Value-Added Product promotion based on national and local targets based on projected profit and return at specific supply units.
  • Ensuring Region and Area focus on National Value-Added Product related initiatives and establish a faster route to market for new products where possible.
  • Attending Commercial meetings and identifying and supporting associated opportunities. Identifying slow moving Value-Added Products and contributing to creating action plans to improve sales.
  • Identify future R&D opportunities and participate in the development and launch of new products within the Region, support and monitor longer term sales progress. 
  • Support commercial team in the review, support and assessment of accredited contractors, including advice and control of the use of Value-Added Products.
  • Assist with securing supplies to longer term Local Authority Framework Contracts via National Contracting or material supply deals with incumbent or newly contractors.
  • Contribute to Marketing and Client Communication newsletters and promote Value-Added Products at industry conferences and events. Leading key commercial training requirements in selected product ranges.
  • Develop excellent relationships with Local Authorities, key customers, Technical Teams, Systems Manager, Technical Centre, Site Technicians, Regional and Concrete Value-Added Product peers, National BDM’s and Area Sales Managers, External and Internal Sales, National Contracting, Production, Logistics, External Consultants etc.

 Competencies

  • First-hand experience of operational technical duties, including site contracting operations.
  • Previous experience of dealing with customer issues and preferably with existing established Local Authority contacts and relationships.
  • Good understanding of both industry and current asphalt and other product availability and keen to focus on future needs and opportunities.
  • Good knowledge of local issues in the Northern England and Scotland region and ability to identify opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Assurance systems and procedures would be useful.
  • Knowledge of pavement design concepts and issues.
  • Planning, organising and time management skills.
  • Good ability to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues. Strong presentation skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Full driving license as there will be extensive travel throughout the region.
     
J13626
c£Very Competitive + Excellent Large Company Benefits 

TEST LABORATORY MANAGER - TESTING & CERTIFICATION 


 “Career development and leadership opportunity for commercially focused Test & Certification specialist with best in class experience gained in mechanical and electrical test engineering or other disciplines, including chemical, metallurgical, forensics etc 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 & 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:

  • Degree/HNC/HND educated in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensics or similar.
  • Experience of Electrical/Electronic Engineering advantageous. Experience could be gained in mechanical, electronic, chemicals, biological, metals sectors or forensics. 
  • 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.
 

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.
 

J13625
c£45000 + Excellent Benefits 

QUALITY MANAGER – MECHANICAL, METAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 


“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 + Excellent Benefits 


Location:  Wolverhampton, West Midlands 


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. 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.   


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
     
J13618
£50-60000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits including Relocation Assistance

MARINE AGGREGATES SHIP MANAGER/TECHNICAL SUPERINTENDENT

“Career development opportunity for Vessel/Technical Superintendent or similar Marine Engineering Specialist to join UK division of multinational plc within the aggregates and construction materials sector”

£50-60000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits including Relocation Assistance

Sussex

Commutable from Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, West Kent

Our client’s marine division supplies high quality natural sand and gravel aggregates from the seabed off the UK for use in ready mixed and pre-cast concrete, general construction and coastal defence schemes.  Our client is seeking a Vessel or Technical Superintendent with a strong marine engineering background for the role of Marine Aggregates Ship Manager for its UK team. The team comprises a group of specialists in marine and wharf operations, ship engineering and mineral resources, based in West Sussex.  Your objective will be to monitor and deliver vessel performance and all aspects of the technical operation, driving marine and engineering standards onboard your assigned vessels.

Our client operates a fleet of four ships purpose built for aggregate dredging   The ships/dredgers operate round the clock, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, extracting sand and gravel from licensed dredging areas in the North Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel and Irish Sea. 

The ships/dredgers deliver cargoes to landing points close to where the aggregates are used such as wharves with onsite processing plants along the River Thames, along the south coast between Shoreham and Southampton, in South and North Wales and in SW and NW England. Each dredger uses satellite navigation to dredge accurately and precisely locate aggregate reserves on the seabed. 

The Role:

  • Responsible for the safe and economical day to day operation of vessels under your control, ensuring they comply with statutory and class certification.
  • Leadership and management of the on vessel/ship-based team and the office-based team.
  • Accountable for the performance of these vessels against budget. 
  • Provide a high level of technical support and supervision.
  • Responsible for improvement and development of the AMOS marine planned maintenance and purchasing system, improving reliability and achieving world class vessel performance.
  • Responsible for the company’s’ entire fleet spares stock holding, including increasing stock value, depreciation and stock write offs to ensure management of critical spares.
  • Marine aggregates business improvement programmes such as ongoing fleet optimisation including taking accountability for a associated KPI’s  
  • Responsible for upgrades and modifications to vessels to overcome obsolescence and improve vessel performance.  Investigate and assess innovative ways of maximising out turn and improving equipment longevity.
  • Responsible for CAPEX applications for vessel technical requirements from instigation to compliance and completion sign off. CAPEX and OPEX budget performance reporting.
  • Responsible for downtime strategy planning and minimisation in accordance with production demands and for budgetary planning and purchasing control.
  • Preparation of dry-docking and repair specifications.
  • Negotiations with shipyards, dry-docks and suppliers to obtain best value for all requirements. Adjudication of quotes and justification of costs to stake holder management. 
  • Supervision of repairs during alongside repair and dry-dock periods including influencing and monitoring of safety systems in shipyards during repairs to promote safe working practices in accordance with legislation, company procedures and safety culture.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Graduate calibre education level e.g. HNC/HND, Bachelors or Masters in engineering, marine, maritime or nautical or shipping studies or similar.
  • Minimum of an STCW95 III/2 Class 2 Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (or equivalent).
  • A good working knowledge of the maintenance requirements of medium speed diesels and their associated electro-hydraulic systems.
  • A strong engineering background relevant to the Marine Industry, having potentially spent time at sea in a shipboard Managerial Position. 
  • This role would be particularly suited to someone with shore-based experience, or recent Senior Position onboard a vessel looking to take that first step ashore.
  • To be able to diagnose and rectify faults in a wide range of machinery and control systems.
  • Clear, concise communicator with ability to liaise with personnel and outside bodies at all levels.  Effective communication skills, and excellent written and verbal capability.
  • Significant management/leadership skills. Strong organisational, delegation and interpersonal skills. Able to lead both an offshore/on board vessel and on shore team 
  • Able to take command of situations effectively, efficiently and calmly.
  • A proven history managing complex docking projects and electronic planned maintenance systems would be essential together with excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Experience of managing marine dredgers or similar vessels within the aggregates or similar sector would be highly advantageous.
  • This experience may have been gained in the UK or EU or further afield but you will have the right to live and work in UK/EU.
  • Candidates who have worked within the Merchant or Royal Navy or Commercial Port Operations would also be of interest.

Candidates with seagoing experience would be considered favourably, although this is not essential. It is important to have a strong commercial aptitude with a solid knowledge and understanding across all the variables within operations when dealing with vessels.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Technical Superintendent to take the next step in their career. 
This position offers the successful candidate excellent career progress opportunities, the opportunity to work with a leading shipping company and enjoy an attractive package based upon experience which will include an excellent salary and assistance with re-location if needed.
 

J13605
C£Very Competitive + Car Allowance, Bonus & Benefits & Relocation Assistance

PLANT GENERAL MANAGER 


“Excellent transformational change management role for Chemical Engineer/Engineering professional with track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement in an Industrial Processing Environment.”


North


C£Very Competitive + Car Allowance, Bonus & Benefits & Relocation Assistance


Commutable Locations: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside


Our client is a global market leader within the industrial processing sector and operates a number of plants in the UK.


Due to dynamic growth our client is now seeking an Engineering degree educated Plant General Manager to take the lead at three strategic sites located.  Candidates currently working within the heavy engineering/industrial processing industries would be particularly interesting.  


This is a high-profile leadership role, focused on ensuring continuous improvement of health and safety and operational efficiency.   You will manage a highly experienced and loyal team, further developing and instilling a zero-harm culture, and the technical competencies and behaviours required to achieve and sustain world class standards for the manufacture of our client’s product which is exported globally and utilised for a wide range of industry applications.  


The successful candidate will therefore demonstrate a high profile and visible leadership style, and a track record of transformational change management and people development, engagement and motivation against a backdrop of a “best in class”, operational development programme. Ideally this experience will have been gained within a blue-chip multinational environment renowned for its world class/leading edge standards in terms of operational performance, people development, change management and leadership - an "employer of choice".


The ideal applicant will possess current and previous site leadership and manufacturing operational management experience gained within a fast-moving, lean processing, high customer service focused heavy engineering/industrial processing environment will be a prerequisite. The sites are unionised so excellent, well-honed ER skills are essential.


The Role:


The primary purpose of the roles is to be responsible for optimizing labour; safety on site; material and equipment resources to maximize production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service. We are seeking people with experience of turnaround/transformation, people development, technical skills transfer, retention and management as part of a talent development and succession planning programme, continuously improving and developing such operations as the sites take on increased customer volumes both in the UK and in the export market.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Must be University degree educated in Engineering – Chemical Engineering would be particularly advantageous.
  • Consistent career history in blue chip multinational environments
  • High profile leadership experience in a Plant/Site Operations. Worked at Plant/Factory Manager Level.
  • Track record of people development, technical skills transfer, retention and management, employee engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards
  • Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management, development and succession planning within a long established and highly skilled processing environment will be critical to success.
  • Plant, Site or Factory multi functional operations leadership experience must have been gained within heavy industrial processing sector 
  • Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion with track record of excellent team development and engagement to deliver continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
  • Ideally experience of working within high volume / target driven manufacturing environment.
  • Led & achieved results in UK or pan-European, multi-single site, managing cross functionally within blue-collar sites. 
  • Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level through continuous improvement within best in class operations.
  • Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
  • Excellent experience of the Budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.
  • Project Management qualification highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge and use of Lean/Six Sigma.
  • PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
  • Resilient, driven, results focused personality -  a high achiever.