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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 01905381320 or email info@martinveasey.com.

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

Blogs

Manufacturing Management: Career path and salaries

Engineering Management: Career path and salaries

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
 

1175876_1668986964G
£/€ Very Competitive + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits

STRATEGIST - PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING

 

£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits

Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, or Germany

 

"It's a slightly unusual role".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

1175876_1668986964
£/€ Very Competitive + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits

STRATEGIST - PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING

 

£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits

Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, or Germany

 

"It's a slightly unusual role".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

1187123_1668790508
Up to £40000 per annum for 3 days + Bonus + Car Allowance & Benefits

HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER (PART TIME 3 DAYS) - FMCG MANUFACTURER


"Unique Part Time HR Business Partner opportunity for Generalist HR professional to join at the UK division of global multinational in the FMCG food/drinks sector."


C£40000 (for 3 days) + Bonus + Car Allowance + Blue Chip Benefits


Milton Keynes


Commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Kempston, Biggleswade, Sandy, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Dunstable, Luton, Wellingborough, Huntingdon, Northampton, Shefford, Letchworth. Leighton Buzzard, Houghton Regis.

 

Our client is a well-established UK division of a global multinational manufacturer within the food and beverages sector.

They are seeking an experienced HR generalist to join their recently acquired flagship UK site, as HR Business Partner. The site employs c120 people and operates 24/6. You will report to the Global HR Director located in Spain and will be familiar with operating within a pan European matrix structure.


The Role:

As the Site Human Resources Business Partner, you will drive business performance through the delivery of a comprehensive, value adding and professional HR advisory and coaching service. You will also provide comprehensive generalist HR support for site management and employees.


This is a unique part time opportunity for a confident, self-motivated, and experienced Senior HR generalist keen to play an influential and transformational role within a FMCG manufacturing environment.


As Part Time HR Business Partner you will provide professional HR support and advice on a range of HR issues including employee relations, statutory/mandatory training plans, talent management, succession planning, supporting employee development, diversity, and inclusion, driving, and supporting effective communications, employee engagement, performance management, dealing with disciplinary and grievance cases, managing sickness absence.

The HR Business Partner will also be part of a pan European HR team, working on a range of organisational design and development projects, and will be responsible for implementing and operationalising Group HR policies and initiatives throughout the UK business.

The Ideal Candidate:


* University degree educated in a relevant business or HR related subject (ideally but candidates with degrees in other subjects and relevant HR experience will also be considered)
* Qualified to CIPD level 5 as a minimum. CIPD level 7/MSc/MA in HR advantageous
* Spanish language capabilities would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
* HR Generalist experience gained within a FMCG food or beverage manufacturing environment at plant level.
* Experience of a pan European or global matrix structure would be ideal.
* Interested in a Part Time site-based HR Generalist/HR Business Partner role.

To apply, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 1187123

 

1187124_1668786905
£40000 - £65000 per annum Bonus Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING MANAGER - FMCG MANUFACTURER

"Experienced Engineering Manager to lead plant maintenance team at the UK division of global multinational in the FMCG food/drinks sector."

Salary: c£55-65000 + Bonus & Car Allowance Blue Chip Benefits

 

Milton Keynes

Commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Kempston, Biggleswade, Sandy, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Dunstable, Luton, Wellingborough, Huntingdon, Northampton, Shefford, Letchworth. Leighton Buzzard, Houghton Regis.

 

Our client is a well-established UK division of a global multinational manufacturer within the food and beverages sector.

They are seeking an experienced Maintenance & Engineering Manager to lead a multi skilled engineering team of fifteen, including three supervisors, at their flagship UK site, which employs c120 people.

The Role:

Reporting to the Plant Director, you will lead a team of electricians and mechanical fitters and process control ensuring that plant equipment and maintenance systems are maintained, developed, and improved within a lean manufacturing and continuous improvement environment and culture. A key objective will be to improve reliability, PPM and OEE.

The focus will be on safety first and zero harm and as Maintenance & Engineering Manager you will proactively champion and promote this safe working culture ethos amongst your team and contractors.

You will lead the daily management of a production critical maintenance department within a FMCG, 24/7 manufacturing site.

Our client is therefore seeking a time served/HND/Degree qualified Engineering professional (electrical and/or mechanical) with a recent track record of engineering maintenance team senior leadership gained within a FMCG quality focused, manufacturing operation.


The Ideal Candidate:

* Qualified in engineering with a good understanding of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Qualifications in 18th edition/equivalent, IOSH, NEBOSH

* Your engineering & maintenance team management experience will be from a very high safety culture, FMCG food or beverage manufacturing/processing or similar environment.

* Experience using lean and continuous improvement techniques including root cause analysis and fault-finding techniques will be critical to success. Change and project management experience will therefore be highly advantageous.

* You will have experience of preparing and managing engineering budgets.

* An appreciation of a wide variety of engineering disciplines i.e. electrical, mechanical, chemical, process control and optimisation will be critical to success and credibility in this role.

* Excellent project management skills are essential as you will play a key role, on capital expenditure projects.

* A high level of IT literacy is essential i.e. Microsoft and maintenance management and process control systems such as Siemens, Alan Bradley etc

* You will be an excellent communicator both in written and verbal format with confidence, strong leadership presence, and technical and professional credibility.

* You will have a demonstrable track record of maintenance team leadership, motivation, and development, working closely with HR to produce competency matrices, training plans, talent identification, coaching and mentoring.

* You will be an adept at engaging at all levels from the maintenance team to senior management within a matrix structure, with well-honed persuasion and influencing skills.

 

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 1187124

 

 

1182461_1668779746
C£45-50000 + Bonus + Benefits

Warehouse & Distribution Manager

C£45-50000 + Bonus + Benefits

Gloucestershire

Commutable from Gloucester, Worcester, Pershore, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Evesham, Cheltenham, Ashchurch, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Stroud, Nailsworth, Cirencester, Malvern, Leominster, Redditch, Bromsgrove

 

As an experienced Warehouse and Distribution manager, how often have you gone into a role where you can make massive, positive changes?

Maybe you've worked in previous roles where you knew the company's systems could be much better if you were allowed to use your skills.

Guess what?

This is that elusive role.

Our client is a privately owned business who've been trading successfully for almost 30 years. They're a manufacturer and wholesaler of high-end, fixed installation, domestic products, with their own manufacturing facility in China.

Historically, their routes to market have been through merchants and retail stockists. However, they've now moved into the specification world and supply developers for larger-scale commercial and residential projects.

Their new CEO is focused on growth and has facilitated the development of new products, which have been very well received by the market.

So, they're setting the scene for significant growth and success.

However, their warehousing and distribution systems need a significant overhaul. And that's where you come in with your skills and ambition to create a world-class operation, almost from scratch.

You'll work closely with the new Supply Chain Director to implement an effective warehouse management system to complement their existing ERP platform. A core part of that process will be creating process maps of the order profiles, flows and layout of the warehouse to choose the correct warehouse management system. The warehouse regularly receives imports/containers from its China manufacturing facility.

In addition, you'll be leading the day-to-day operations in the warehouse, including managing a team of distributors and drivers and liaising with a 3PL provider.

The overall focus for this role is to future-proof the company for its future growth plans, which will include reviewing the structure of its delivery fleet and distribution operation. So, you'll be able to draw on your experience in distribution management to facilitate that and liaise with third party transport pallet and carrier networks.

They will also likely need to alter their current day shift. So, you'll also need to run a performance review of this pattern and productivity levels to ensure OTIF, based on the best methods of goods receipt, put away, replenishment, picking, order preparation, loading vans and ensuring there is staff cover. This may include negotiations with staff over hours and terms and conditions. As such, you'll be able to use your first-class people management and communication skills to introduce those changes.

As for your background, our client expects you will have significant experience in operational warehousing and logistics, ideally within a UK B2B business. Plus, with safety being a prime concern, you'll need to show proven leadership in Health and Safety (IOSH / NEBOSH qualified).

Ultimately, you'll thrive on the challenge of transforming a warehouse and distribution facility to create a future-proofed, world-class operation.

 

As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss. So please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, LX 1182461 or call us on 01905 381 320.

 

 

1183145_1667843647
£Very Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

SENIOR BUYER/ CATEGORY SPECIALIST - IT/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


"Exciting role for ambitious IT/Information Technology procurement specialist with experience of purchasing outsourced IT/Information Technology Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development."


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


Location: Hybrid/Remote - Sites in North West & South East/Home Counties


Commutable from Uxbridge, Stoke Poges, Maidenhead, West Drayton, Slough, Heston, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Princes Risborough, Chesham, Aylesbury, Rickmansworth, Windsor, Hayes, Hillingdon


Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.


Our client seeks to strengthen its IT/Technology procurement team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated category and procurement management professional into the role of Senior Buyer/Category Specialist - IT/Information Technology.

Our client is focused on delivering efficiency to its global operations and rising to the challenge of ensuring that its data and systems are secure and robust, delivering significant change to the way IT/Information Technology works within the organisation. Currently IT Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development are outsourced, and our client is reviewing Operational Information Technology for the its plants. The focus will be on next generation outsourcing with high levels of customer satisfaction as a key driver for our client's IT strategy. Reporting to a Senior Category Manager, the Senior Buyer/Category Specialist- IT/Information Technology will work in close collaboration IT Director will be of paramount importance to a successful transformation.

You will be working closely with the IT/Information Technology team and therefore your role will take on a UK and European perspective.


The Role:
* Working within cross functional teams develop medium to long term sub-category plans setting out the value drivers for the category and the roadmap of actions to deliver them.
* Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk.
* 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.
* You will be happy to accept responsibility for delivering the value set out in your sub-category strategy.
* Your 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.
* You will contribute 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
 Currently working within a high security sector such as defence, nuclear, aerospace, marine, ministry of defence, utilities etc
 Understanding of the nuances of IT/Information Technology contracts and knowledge and skill in the development of IT/Information Technology 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 IT/Information Technology procurement.
 Understanding Information Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
 Building IT/Information Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
 Negotiating with IT/Information 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.


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. The roles are offered on a hybrid/remote basis with regular visits to sites in the North West and Home Counties for cross functional

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