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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

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


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

£Very Competitive + Electric/Hybrid Car, Bonus & Benefits

Quantity Surveyor


"Build your quantity surveying career with a market leader in the infrastructure/highways sector."


£Very Competitive + Electric/Hybrid Car + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits


Yorkshire (Hybrid)



Are you an ambitious Quantity Surveyor with experience in Highways, Infrastructure or Civil Engineering projects, seeking an outstanding opportunity to grow your skills and qualifications within a successful company? Look no further! Our client wants a highly motivated and proficient Junior Quantity Surveyor to join our dynamic team in Yorkshire.


As the Junior Quantity Surveyor, you will:


· Get involved in a diverse range of Highways, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering projects

· Build strong and fruitful relationships with internal stakeholders and client counterparts

· Helping to manage end-to-end project life cycles, from the pre-contract stage to completion, playing a vital role in project success

· Work on NEC3/4 contracts, gaining a deeper understanding of how they work

· Develop your interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills to enhance collaboration and deliver projects to the highest standard

· Enhance your numeracy and analytical ability to provide valuable insights and contribute to project success


If you possess the following attributes, we want to hear from you:


· Quantity Surveying experience in Highways, Infrastructure or Civil Engineering Projects.

· NEC3/4 experience and knowledge.

· Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills

· Highly numerate and analytical mindset - an expert with MS Excel

· A determined and ambitious attitude, with a keen desire to grow both personally and professionally


The company takes your career seriously and is committed to providing the support you need to achieve your full potential. They'll invest in your future by sponsoring your journey towards a Quantity Surveying degree, helping you develop the skills necessary to excel in the industry.


In return our client offers a very competitive salary package including bonus, electric/hybrid car, rewards gateway and industry leading professional training and development.


So, if you're ready to advance your career with a company that values your growth and development, don't miss this rare opportunity.



£Very Competitive + Electric/Hybrid Car, Bonus & Benefits

Quantity Surveyor - Highways Projects

"Join a dynamic and highly successful team & make an impact on £multi million infrastructure/highways projects."


£Very Competitive + Electric/Hybrid Car + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits


Yorkshire (Hybrid)

Commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Manchester, Wakefield, Halifax, Barnsley, Doncaster, Castleford, Pontefract, York, Wetherby, Harrogate and the surrounding areas.


Are you a highly motivated and ambitious Quantity Surveyor with a proven track record in the Highways, Infrastructure, and Maintenance sectors?


Do you have exceptional skills in cost management, project coordination, and client relationship building? If this sounds like you, we have the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your talents and drive your career forward.


Our established client is a reputable leader in the construction industry with a strong portfolio of projects in the public and private sectors. They want to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their dynamic team in Yorkshire. This is an opportunity for you to make a significant impact by delivering cost-effective and sustainable solutions for their prestigious clients.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Managing projects from the pre-contract stage to completion, ensuring successful handovers
  • Building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and client counterparts
  • Preparing and submitting estimates, cost plans, and pricing documents
  • Monitoring progress and managing the cost aspects of assigned projects.
  • Ensuring high levels of quality, efficiency, and compliance with industry standards
  • Participating in regular client meetings and providing expert advice on risks and opportunities


Key Skills & Experience:

  • A background in Highways, Infrastructure, or Maintenance Projects is ideal.
  • NEC3/4 experience is a must, along with a strong understanding of contractual terms.
  • Degree-level education is preferred, but HND or QBE qualifications will also be accepted.
  • Expert user of MS Excel (e.g. pivot table and VLOOKUP)
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong numerical and analytical abilities, with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure.


In return for your hard work and dedication, our client offers a competitive salary package, a vibrant working environment, and excellent opportunities for career progression. So, if you're ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, apply now and develop your career as a Quantity Surveyor in one of the industry's most respected companies. In return our client offers a very competitive salary package including bonus, electric/hybrid car, rewards gateway and industry leading professional training and development.




£Excellent + Car/Allowance, Bonus + Benefits

Supply Chain Director - FMCG

"Take charge of a dynamic and growing operation for a world-leading brand".

£Excellent + Car/Allowance + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits

Oxfordshire (Hybrid)

Are you an experienced Supply Chain leader looking for the next step in your career? Do you have a mindset for driving success, ensuring a seamless customer experience, and delivering excellence in logistics and operations? This is your chance to join our client's team as their Supply Chain Director and make a real impact.

About the Role:

In this pivotal role, you will provide strategic oversight and collaborate closely with Supply Chain/operations staff, internal staff, and outsourced warehouse/logistics partners. Your focus will be on achieving secure, safe stock management while ensuring the efficient and cost-effective fulfilment of sales orders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Distribution & Warehousing Management: Ensure the smooth running of our client's distribution, warehousing, stock management, and reverse logistics operations.
  • Customer Experience Excellence: Own the customer journey from order to fulfilment and inquiry to resolution. Implement initiatives for continuous improvement, considering the increasing use of alternative channels for ordering and delivery.
  • Collaboration & Communication: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales, customer service, finance, and other stakeholders, to optimise the end-to-end supply chain processes.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute strategies that minimise risks, control costs, and enhance operational efficiency at all levels of the supply chain.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Establish strong partnerships with their outsourced warehouse/logistics providers, ensuring quality, reliability, and performance targets are met consistently.

About You:

Our client is looking for a candidate with:

* A bachelor's degree in supply chain management, Business Administration, or a related field.

* A thorough understanding of the supply chain implications for a heavily retail-based organisation.

* Significant experience at the top level of supply chain management, logistics, procurement, or related areas.

* Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale, complex operations of high-turnover organisations.

* Expertise in warehouse management systems, inventory control, logistics and reverse logistics.

* Excellent problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills.

* A results-driven mindset with a focus on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Why You'll Love Working with Our Client:

When you join their team, you'll discover a work environment full of opportunity and innovation. The competitive salary and benefits package is designed to give employees the best possible chance for success. Plus, you'll work with a highly motivated and dedicated group of people committed to driving excellence in a rapidly growing industry. The company embraces professional growth and development, providing ample chances to increase your knowledge base and hone your skills. You'll also directly influence how the organisation moves forward, allowing you to help shape its future direction.



£40000 - £45000 + Benefits inc Relocation Assistance

Senior Technical Buyer


"Your Chance to Overhaul and Improve Our Client's Machined Components Supply Chain"


C£45000 Benefits including Relocation Assistance


Dorset - Relocation Assistance Available



Are you an experienced technical buyer with a drive for continuous improvement and a background in engineering? Do you have the skills and experience to navigate the challenges of purchasing machined components for highly regulated industries? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to make a tangible difference in our client's success.


The company operates in the oil and gas sector, supplying customers worldwide. They are currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Technical Buyer to join the growing team. This is a brand-new role, and as such, you will have the unique opportunity to shape their purchasing processes and develop a supply chain to help them achieve new levels of efficiency. Their order book is bulging, and they must expand their supplier base to cope with future demand.


Key responsibilities include:


* Creating a robust RFQ system to avoid unexpected costs arising.

* Order placement ensuring all items align with specifications, quality standards, delivery requirements, and costs.

* Conducting supplier audits to provide the highest level of compliance.

* Identifying and developing new suppliers based on capability, quality, lead time, and price.

* Engaging in technical discussions with suppliers, covering various aspects such as materials, processes, dimensions, tolerances, finishes, and more.

* Evaluating supplier performance based on on-time delivery, quality, price, and other key metrics, while publishing insightful KPI data.

* Investigating NCR issues with the quality team to determine root causes and implementing corrective actions.

* Potential to investigate low-cost country sourcing and develop an international supply chain.


About You


The ideal candidates for this role will be able to demonstrate:

* A strong engineering background, ideally in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

* Proven experience purchasing machined components for highly regulated industries, such as oil and gas, aerospace, or automotive.

* A solid understanding of quality assurance and regulatory compliance.

* Excellent interpersonal skills to work closely with engineers and suppliers, seamlessly blending technical expertise with commercial acumen.

* A proven track record of achieving cost savings, efficiency improvements, and supplier performance enhancements.

* Experience in international supplier management and global sourcing strategies.


What's in It for You?


* A competitive salary and benefits package.

* Relocation assistance to the beautiful county of Dorset.

* The chance to grow and progress within a forward-thinking organisation.

* The opportunity to make a real difference in shaping the future of their supply chain operations.

* The satisfaction of contributing to the success of a company that values innovation and excellence.

* A collaborative and supportive company culture that inspires teamwork and promotes continuous development.


If you're excited about the prospect of joining their team and taking on the challenge of the Senior Technical Buyer role, don't hesitate - apply today!


£Very Competitive + Bonus +Excellent Blue Chip Benefits


"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 Category Specialist/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 Category Specialist/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

US $ 100-115,000 + 20% Bonus

Quality Assurance Manager


US $ 100-115,000 20% Bonus.


Western Massachusetts


Our client is a leader in the packaging industry.


They need a Quality Assurance Manager who is a proactive, systems driven, collaborative leader who can foster continuous improvement.


The Quality Assurance Manager is a member of the Site Steering Committee, comprised of the functional leaders within the site.

The Quality Assurance Manager manages the Quality Assurance Program to assure delivery of the highest standards of excellence.



* Formulate and maintain Quality Control objectives.

* Maximize product reliability and minimize costs by working closely with the operations group.

* Manage internal and external audits, data analysis and reporting documentation.

* Champion Continuous Improvement Team

* Provide guidance and oversight to customers and leadership team.

* Uphold ISO 9001 compliance and maintain HACCP/food safety program, AIB standards.

* Ensure applicable programs are sustainable and effective.

* Primary contact serving as the voice of the customer for all quality related activities.

* Manage a team of five, comprised of one Engineer and four Auditors

* Site Quality Measures include the following: Claims & Returns, Parts per Million, Customer Complaint Rate, Process Capability Index, Quality Audit, AIB Audit



* BS degree in Engineering or related field

* Five (5) years in a Quality role in manufacturing, ideally in packaging or plastics

* Functional knowledge of statistical process controls and manufacturing operations

* Proficiency with statistical software application, such as Minitab

* Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with customers, vendors, regulatory agencies and executives.



Please note that we can only accept applications from US Citizens or Green Card Holders. Our client will not sponsor visas for non-US Citizens or anyone who does not hold a Green Card.