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In an industry increasingly driven by automation and machinery, it’s important not to underestimate the power of a personal touch. After all, robots rarely have the ability to think creatively or turn unexpected challenges into untapped commercial opportunities.

Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment from Martin Veasey

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 talented team of manufacturing and engineering recruitment specialists know exactly how to find the leaders you need to add value to your business. Drawing on our extensive manufacturing and engineering insight we’ll provide you with proven candidates who’ll develop distinctive value-added solutions and make an immediate impact and long-term contribution.

Martin Veasey Manufacturing & Engineering RecruitmentHere are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • Our candidates have provided clarity and common sense in sector disciplines including manufacturing, design, product management, sales, maintenance, safety, quality, procurement and many more.
  • Thanks to our boutique approach to consultancy we’re able to adapt to your unique business challenges, whether that’s rising global competition, increased automation or depleting natural resources.
  • Our proactive way of working means we already have an enviable list of strategically minded candidates ready to drive your efficiencies.
  • We work with leading multinational companies across all areas of manufacturing and engineering and have successfully placed talent in over 42 countries.

If you’re looking for a role in manufacturing and engineering be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.

 


In their own words

"Through each appointment Martin Veasey Talent Solutions took the time to fully understand the brief and challenged us if they considered that we had overlooked any key points. The process of sourcing and evaluating candidates, from a client’s point of view, was effortless. At all times the candidates presented to us were of high quality and calibre to suit the role, and it was often the case that we had more than enough candidates for first round interviews. Candidates arrived for interview well briefed and many commented on how impressed they had been in dealing with Martin Veasey Talent Solutions when compared to other agencies.  Working with Martin Veasey Talent Solutions has without doubt allowed us to build a strong and effective senior management team which has allowed us to focus on developing and delivering key strategic objectives". 

- Managing Director - Construction Materials Manufacturer


Here are just some of the manufacturing and engineering positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

Typical Roles:

  • 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

 

  • 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

Let’s get down to details

From graduate to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest manufacturing and engineering talent call +44 (0)1905 381320 or email info@martinveasey.com.

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For more information please click on the links below to download a report or guide.

Reports and Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Building a High-Performing Manufacturing and Engineering Team

How To Build an Employer Brand that Attracts The Manufacturing and Engineering Talent You Want
 

LX 525459a
Up to £25,000 + Excellent benefits

MECHANICAL DESIGN/PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR 


“Career development role in design and manufacture of bespoke construction products”

Up to £25,000 + Excellent benefits
East/West Midlands border


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 manufacturer of custom fabricated metal construction products to architect and engineer specifications. Each product is unique and manufactured to order. This is a new key role interfacing between the sales and design teams and customers throughout the UK so travel to customer, architect or consultant engineer sites will be essential. Our client is involved in major high-profile long-term UK construction products.  


The Role:
You will be the primary contact during early stage discussions with potential customers and will co-ordinate and facilitate good communication both internally and externally to ensure the initial designs and calculations that support the supply of technically engineered solutions are delivered in a timely manner.


You will ensure that the designs, calculations and quotations that support both engineered sales opportunities and secured contracts for production are accurately tracked, coordinated and progress reported. This includes proactive engagement and chasing of both internal and external resources and stakeholders to ensure compliance. You will also use a new 3D CPQ design package, Configure One, to produce schematic drawings and details for non-engineered projects and opportunities including presentation and discussion with customers at all levels. 

The role holder will proactively manage and facilitate the various activities to successfully deliver designs from customer concept through to product on site acting as the point of contact between the team and client, in line with customer and business expectations. You will generate and manage the creation and approval of design concepts and solutions including involvement with new product development.


Main responsibilities are:
•    Direct liaison with customers face to face, video or phone to ensure design, calculation and concept needs are met effectively and accurately 
•    Professionally represent the company during design/site meetings and communicate in a technical manner
•    Produce compliant and effective drawings for approval and production using Solidworks and initial proposals using Configure One  
•    Coordinate design submittals on projects ensuring timely resolutions 
•    Work from plans and specifications and decipher the correct solution 
•    Review, negotiate and recommend design changes where appropriate
•    Oversee progress of designs and calculations from sales to delivery
•    Support the commercial team in creating basic layout information and interpretation of customer designs where appropriate
•    This is a development role so you could move up to Designer level in time

The Ideal Candidate:
•    Confident with strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
•    Educated to college level in a technical, engineering or mechanical design subject – possibly still studying 
•    Comfortable with proactive and structured customer interactions
•    Organised and comfortable in holding others to task based on quantitative data 
•    Technical capability and understanding with the ability to use design and project management software
•    Knowledge and ability to use 3D CAD design software such as Solidworks and Configure One useful but training provided
•    Understanding of stress calculations
•    Commercial awareness and creative thinking
•    Organised, structured and pro-active
•    Problem solving, attention to detail and able to identify mistakes 
•    Team player with relationship building and influencing skills 
•    Experience within construction/metal fabrication useful eg, doors, pallet racking, mezzanine floors, access solutions, sheet metal products, etc
•    Microsoft skills ie utilize spreadsheets etc to track projects and enquiries 
•    Driving licence essential. Comfortable with occasional nights away from home 

To apply without delay please email your CV quoting reference LX 525459 to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX 525459
Up to £25,000 + Excellent benefits

MECHANICAL DESIGN/PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR 


“Career development role in design and manufacture of bespoke construction products”

Up to £25,000 + Excellent benefits
East/West Midlands border


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 manufacturer of custom fabricated metal construction products to architect and engineer specifications. Each product is unique and manufactured to order. This is a new key role interfacing between the sales and design teams and customers throughout the UK so travel to customer, architect or consultant engineer sites will be essential. Our client is involved in major high-profile long-term UK construction products.  


The Role:
You will be the primary contact during early stage discussions with potential customers and will co-ordinate and facilitate good communication both internally and externally to ensure the initial designs and calculations that support the supply of technically engineered solutions are delivered in a timely manner.


You will ensure that the designs, calculations and quotations that support both engineered sales opportunities and secured contracts for production are accurately tracked, coordinated and progress reported. This includes proactive engagement and chasing of both internal and external resources and stakeholders to ensure compliance. You will also use a new 3D CPQ design package, Configure One, to produce schematic drawings and details for non-engineered projects and opportunities including presentation and discussion with customers at all levels. 

The role holder will proactively manage and facilitate the various activities to successfully deliver designs from customer concept through to product on site acting as the point of contact between the team and client, in line with customer and business expectations. You will generate and manage the creation and approval of design concepts and solutions including involvement with new product development.


Main responsibilities are:
•    Direct liaison with customers face to face, video or phone to ensure design, calculation and concept needs are met effectively and accurately 
•    Professionally represent the company during design/site meetings and communicate in a technical manner
•    Produce compliant and effective drawings for approval and production using Solidworks and initial proposals using Configure One  
•    Coordinate design submittals on projects ensuring timely resolutions 
•    Work from plans and specifications and decipher the correct solution 
•    Review, negotiate and recommend design changes where appropriate
•    Oversee progress of designs and calculations from sales to delivery
•    Support the commercial team in creating basic layout information and interpretation of customer designs where appropriate
•    This is a development role so you could move up to Designer level in time

The Ideal Candidate:
•    Confident with strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
•    Educated to college level in a technical, engineering or mechanical design subject – possibly still studying 
•    Comfortable with proactive and structured customer interactions
•    Organised and comfortable in holding others to task based on quantitative data 
•    Technical capability and understanding with the ability to use design and project management software
•    Knowledge and ability to use 3D CAD design software such as Solidworks and Configure One useful but training provided
•    Understanding of stress calculations
•    Commercial awareness and creative thinking
•    Organised, structured and pro-active
•    Problem solving, attention to detail and able to identify mistakes 
•    Team player with relationship building and influencing skills 
•    Experience within construction/metal fabrication useful eg, doors, pallet racking, mezzanine floors, access solutions, sheet metal products, etc
•    Microsoft skills ie utilize spreadsheets etc to track projects and enquiries 
•    Driving licence essential. Comfortable with occasional nights away from home 

To apply without delay please email your CV quoting reference LX 525459 to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX 498608b
C£60-75000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits

SENIOR BUYER–  CAPEX ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS (INTERIM 12-24 MONTH CONTRACT)

C£60-75000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits


Location: North West


Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plant in the North West.  As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyer for its CAPEX, Engineering, Construction and Projects function on an interim (12-24 month contracts) basis.  


The focus of the role is the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency.  Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified Construction and Engineering Projects specialists ideally with NEC3 knowledge and experience (although training will be provided).  


The Role:
•    To support the EPC Project Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies. 
•    To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.
•    As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.
•    To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
•    To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client’s position.
•    To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.
•    Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, construction, public sector OJEU environments etc.  
•    At least four years’ procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.
•    NEC3 experience and knowledge advantageous.
•    An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
•    Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.
•    Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.
•    Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.
•    Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.
•    Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.

To apply without delay, please send your CV to applications@martinveasey.com quoting reference LX 498608  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com
 

LX 525625b
C£40-45000 + Bonus + Benefits

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

“Aluminium & Stainless-Steel Precision CNC Fabrication & Forming”

C£40-45000 + Bonus + Benefits

East/West Midlands border
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 part of a growing UK based and FTSE quoted international group that manufactures and assembles specification sales led, 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.   So you will be working closely with main contractors and architects during design and construction phases.

The role of Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is a key role. 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.  Also, product currently contracted out for manufacturing in the UK and overseas may be brought back in house. New product development is expected to become a major element of the role as the company grows. 

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.  Experience of Configure One would be highly advantageous.
•    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.


Keywords:
Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, Mechanical Design Engineer, 3D CAD, AutoCAD Inventor, Solid Edge, CAD, Solid Works, Pro Engineer, Catia, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Optics, Optical, Optic Design, Assemblies, Design Engineer, Mechanical, design, project, sheet metal, 3d package, components, mechanical, structural calculations, structural stress analysis, structural steel stress analysis


To apply without delay please email your CV in word format, quoting reference LX 525625 to applications@martinveasey.com   Telephone 01905 381 320   www.martinveasey.com
 

LX 525625
C£40-45000 + Bonus + Benefits

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

“Aluminium & Stainless-Steel Precision CNC Fabrication & Forming”

C£40-45000 + Bonus + Benefits

East/West Midlands border
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 part of a growing UK based and FTSE quoted international group that manufactures and assembles specification sales led, 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.   So you will be working closely with main contractors and architects during design and construction phases.

The role of Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is a key role. 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.  Also, product currently contracted out for manufacturing in the UK and overseas may be brought back in house. New product development is expected to become a major element of the role as the company grows. 

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.  Experience of Configure One would be highly advantageous.
•    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.


Keywords:
Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, Mechanical Design Engineer, 3D CAD, AutoCAD Inventor, Solid Edge, CAD, Solid Works, Pro Engineer, Catia, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Optics, Optical, Optic Design, Assemblies, Design Engineer, Mechanical, design, project, sheet metal, 3d package, components, mechanical, structural calculations, structural stress analysis, structural steel stress analysis


To apply without delay please email your CV in word format, quoting reference LX 525625 to applications@martinveasey.com   Telephone 01905 381 320   www.martinveasey.com
 

LX 498619b
£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

SENIOR BUYER – FUEL ASSEMBLIES, PRECISION ENGINEERING & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

“Exciting role for ambitious procurement specialist with experience of supporting £multimillion product design and development projects.”

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

Location: North West

Our client is a global multinational.  They are seeking an ambitious and creative, strategic Senior Buyer with experience of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology for a key innovation project.  Initially this role is offered on an interim 18 months -2 years contract.

Specifically, as Senior Buyer, you will provide commercial procurement support to the project, product design and development teams with a view to taking new product innovation from cradle to grave, ideation and concept development to market launch.   Ideally you must have experience of procurement contract management including intellectual property within the context of product development.

 

You will be a university degree educated strategic category and procurement management professional with experience of precision engineering equipment including fuel assemblies and systems, precision engineering and automated process technology.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who can contribute to the development of our client’s procurement capability within this key innovation project.

 

You will be skilled at working collaboratively cross functionally and internationally and will be able to add significant value and in a regulated environment, whilst still ensuring that the product reaches market within stringent launch deadlines.

 

The Role:

 

·         Delivery of new strategic procurement options for the fuel assembly systems, precision engineering and process technology categories in support of the project

·         Category development and delivery, setting out the value drivers for the categories and the roadmap of actions for delivery in support of the project.

·         Commercial interface with all stakeholders within the project both internally and externally ensuring technical and regulatory compliance;

·         Detailed risk analysis of the supply chain and asset base to establish a demand pipeline and to drive value delivery in support of the project.

·         Shaping and management of supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered, risk is mitigated, and regulatory compliance objectives are met.

·         Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.

·         Experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.

·         Contribution to the development of the Procurement function’s capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

 

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

§  A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification

§  Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.

§  Experience ideally gained within commercial procurement in automotive, aerospace, defence, energy storage, power generation, oil and gas or related alternative technology sectors would be highly advantageous.  Candidates with pharmaceutical sector, procurement experience in the context of product innovation would also be considered.

§  Understanding of the nuances of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Automated Process Technology contracts, intellectual property and knowledge and skill in the development of category specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.

§  A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology procurement.

§  Understanding Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client

§  Building Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term

§  Negotiating with Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes

§  Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation

§  A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.

§  A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly and in line with project milestones.

 

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

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 498619  to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX 498608a
C£60-75000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits

SENIOR BUYER–  CAPEX ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS (INTERIM 12-24 MONTH CONTRACT)

C£60-75000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits


Location: North West


Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plant in the North West.  As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyer for its CAPEX, Engineering, Construction and Projects function on an interim (12-24 month contracts) basis.  


The focus of the role is the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency.  Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified Construction and Engineering Projects specialists ideally with NEC3 knowledge and experience (although training will be provided).  


The Role:
•    To support the EPC Project Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies. 
•    To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.
•    As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.
•    To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
•    To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client’s position.
•    To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.
•    Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, construction, public sector OJEU environments etc.  
•    At least four years’ procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.
•    NEC3 experience and knowledge advantageous.
•    An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
•    Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.
•    Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.
•    Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.
•    Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.
•    Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.

To apply without delay, please send your CV to applications@martinveasey.com quoting reference LX 498608  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com
 

LX 498619A
£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

SENIOR BUYER – FUEL ASSEMBLIES, PRECISION ENGINEERING & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

“Exciting role for ambitious procurement specialist with experience of supporting £multimillion product design and development projects.”

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

Location: North West

Our client is a global multinational.  They are seeking an ambitious and creative, strategic Senior Buyer with experience of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology for a key innovation project.  Initially this role is offered on an interim 18 months -2 years contract.

Specifically, as Senior Buyer, you will provide commercial procurement support to the project, product design and development teams with a view to taking new product innovation from cradle to grave, ideation and concept development to market launch.   Ideally you must have experience of procurement contract management including intellectual property within the context of product development.

 

You will be a university degree educated strategic category and procurement management professional with experience of precision engineering equipment including fuel assemblies and systems, precision engineering and automated process technology.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who can contribute to the development of our client’s procurement capability within this key innovation project.

 

You will be skilled at working collaboratively cross functionally and internationally and will be able to add significant value and in a regulated environment, whilst still ensuring that the product reaches market within stringent launch deadlines.

 

The Role:

 

·         Delivery of new strategic procurement options for the fuel assembly systems, precision engineering and process technology categories in support of the project

·         Category development and delivery, setting out the value drivers for the categories and the roadmap of actions for delivery in support of the project.

·         Commercial interface with all stakeholders within the project both internally and externally ensuring technical and regulatory compliance;

·         Detailed risk analysis of the supply chain and asset base to establish a demand pipeline and to drive value delivery in support of the project.

·         Shaping and management of supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered, risk is mitigated, and regulatory compliance objectives are met.

·         Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.

·         Experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.

·         Contribution to the development of the Procurement function’s capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

 

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

§  A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification

§  Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.

§  Experience ideally gained within commercial procurement in automotive, aerospace, defence, energy storage, power generation, oil and gas or related alternative technology sectors would be highly advantageous.  Candidates with pharmaceutical sector, procurement experience in the context of product innovation would also be considered.

§  Understanding of the nuances of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Automated Process Technology contracts, intellectual property and knowledge and skill in the development of category specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.

§  A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology procurement.

§  Understanding Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client

§  Building Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term

§  Negotiating with Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes

§  Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation

§  A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.

§  A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly and in line with project milestones.

 

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

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 498619  to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX 498619
£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

SENIOR BUYER – FUEL ASSEMBLIES, PRECISION ENGINEERING & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

“Exciting role for ambitious procurement specialist with experience of supporting £multimillion product design and development projects.”

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

Location: North West

Our client is a global multinational.  They are seeking an ambitious and creative, strategic Senior Buyer with experience of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology for a key innovation project.  Initially this role is offered on an interim 18 months -2 years contract.

Specifically, as Senior Buyer, you will provide commercial procurement support to the project, product design and development teams with a view to taking new product innovation from cradle to grave, ideation and concept development to market launch.   Ideally you must have experience of procurement contract management including intellectual property within the context of product development.

 

You will be a university degree educated strategic category and procurement management professional with experience of precision engineering equipment including fuel assemblies and systems, precision engineering and automated process technology.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who can contribute to the development of our client’s procurement capability within this key innovation project.

 

You will be skilled at working collaboratively cross functionally and internationally and will be able to add significant value and in a regulated environment, whilst still ensuring that the product reaches market within stringent launch deadlines.

 

The Role:

 

·         Delivery of new strategic procurement options for the fuel assembly systems, precision engineering and process technology categories in support of the project

·         Category development and delivery, setting out the value drivers for the categories and the roadmap of actions for delivery in support of the project.

·         Commercial interface with all stakeholders within the project both internally and externally ensuring technical and regulatory compliance;

·         Detailed risk analysis of the supply chain and asset base to establish a demand pipeline and to drive value delivery in support of the project.

·         Shaping and management of supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered, risk is mitigated, and regulatory compliance objectives are met.

·         Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.

·         Experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.

·         Contribution to the development of the Procurement function’s capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

 

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

§  A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification

§  Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.

§  Experience ideally gained within commercial procurement in automotive, aerospace, defence, energy storage, power generation, oil and gas or related alternative technology sectors would be highly advantageous.  Candidates with pharmaceutical sector, procurement experience in the context of product innovation would also be considered.

§  Understanding of the nuances of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Automated Process Technology contracts, intellectual property and knowledge and skill in the development of category specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.

§  A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology procurement.

§  Understanding Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client

§  Building Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term

§  Negotiating with Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes

§  Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation

§  A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.

§  A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly and in line with project milestones.

 

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

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 498619  to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX 498608
C£60-75000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits

SENIOR BUYER–  CAPEX ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS (INTERIM 12-24 MONTH CONTRACT)

C£60-75000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits


Location: North West


Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plant in the North West.  As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyer for its CAPEX, Engineering, Construction and Projects function on an interim (12-24 month contracts) basis.  


The focus of the role is the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency.  Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified Construction and Engineering Projects specialists ideally with NEC3 knowledge and experience (although training will be provided).  


The Role:
•    To support the EPC Project Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies. 
•    To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.
•    As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.
•    To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
•    To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client’s position.
•    To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.
•    Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, construction, public sector OJEU environments etc.  
•    At least four years’ procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.
•    NEC3 experience and knowledge advantageous.
•    An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
•    Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.
•    Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.
•    Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.
•    Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.
•    Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.

To apply without delay, please send your CV to applications@martinveasey.com quoting reference LX 498608  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com
 

LX 498601
C€85000 + Excellent Benefits

SENIOR BUYER–  CAPEX ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS 


C€85000 + Excellent Benefits


Location: Almelo, Netherlands


Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plants in Europe.  As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyer for its CAPEX, Engineering, Construction and Projects function.  


The focus of the role is the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency.  Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified Construction and Engineering Projects specialists ideally with NEC3 knowledge and experience (although training will be provided).  


The Role:
•    To support the EPC Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies. 
•    To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.
•    As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.
•    To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
•    To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client’s position.
•    To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
•    To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
•    Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.

The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.
•    Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, construction, public sector OJEU environments etc.  
•    At least four years’ procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.
•    NEC3 or similar experience and knowledge advantageous.
•    An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
•    Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.
•    Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.
•    Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.
•    Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.
•    Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.

To apply without delay, please send your CV to applications@martinveasey.com quoting reference LX 498601  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com
 

LX 498593
C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) + Excellent Benefits

BUYER– CAPITAL & DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS


“Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as a buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader.”

C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) + Excellent Benefits


Location:  North West


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

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment.  Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.


Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its capital and decommissioning projects procurement management team.  
Specifically, you will provide direct support to the Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the development of waste management and decommissioning capabilities.  


This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena.  Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.


An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role.  Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as NEC3 and the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful.


The Role:
•    Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
•    Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering ‘agile’ solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
•    Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
•    Prepare RFQ’s, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
•    Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers. 
•    Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
•    Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, decommissioning and waste management projects ranging in size and complexity.
•    Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
•    Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
•    Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters. 
•    Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets. 

The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated
•    Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
•    Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
•    At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
•    Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts, such as NEC3 and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous.
•    An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
•    Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous. 
•    Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
•    Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
•    Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
•    Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
•    Highly motivated with a drive for results – performance focused.

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people
To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 498593  to applications@martinveasey.com 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com