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Please see a selection of technical & engineering candidates, who are based in and around the following areas, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Pontypool, Crumlin, Blackwood, Abergavenny, Llanelli, Ebbw Vale, Tredegar, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Llantrisant & Neath.
SRMRS58680 Manufacturing Manager £45K+
Experienced manufacturing manager who holds a BSc in electrical and electronic engineering and originally comes from an engineering background with almost 20 years’ experience working exclusively within the automotive sector. Very experienced with PFMEA, APQP, PPAP and has excellent lean and continuous knowledge being familiar with a range of tools such as Kaizen, Ishikawa diagram’s, root cause analysis, kanban and six sigma principles and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt. Currently seeking their next challenge as they feel current employer can no longer meet their long-term career ambitions. REQUEST MORE INFO
SRDT58518 Senior Business Analyst £70K+
Has over 20 years’ experience within business analysis, holding a Masters’ Degree in software engineering. Has worked on database analysis and reporting projects for over 15 years, primarily using microsoft SQL server solutions (SSRS, SSAS, SSIS), progress OpenEdge and MySQL (now owned by Oracle). Currently merging 14 manufacturing sites with an ERP system called QAD, and has extensive experience with data warehouses. Current role involves a variety of areas such as BI analytics and reporting for users from the C-suite down to the shop floor, and also the preparation of data through the ETL process for migrating between various Systems during an upgrade or change of ERP system. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRJT57767 Plant/Operations Manager (Automotive) £45K+
Senior Manager with over 20 years’ experience within automotive with expertise in manufacturing, materials, logistics, process engineering and I.T. Has been a plant manager in previous roles with over 400 indirect reports, which has also included hands-on production management of teams of up to 150. Has also been in positions where they have been responsible for management of logistics providing products to customers such as Toyota, Honda, BMW, and Jaguar. Experience and knowledge of manufacturing processes such as blow moulding, CNC machining, robotic welding, paint, and electronics. Good knowledge and practice of methodologies such as JIT, OEE, value stream mapping, and root cause analysis. Has gained exposure to quality management and worked with TS 16949. The candidate also has expertise within I.T having project managed a ERP migration across Europe. Other project management experience includes the start-up of a new manufacturing facility on time and within a fit-out budget. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRJT18730 Mechanical Design Manager £40K+
Degree qualified design manager with over 10 years’ experience within manufacturing. Has managed various projects some costing up to £3.5 million from concept through to launch and led project teams of up to 30. Proven man management skills and currently has 4 direct reports in their team which includes design, engineering, and a CNC workshop. Excellent CAD skills and experienced with Solidworks and CATIA. Has experience and knowledge of various manufacturing processes and materials including the following; injection moulded plastics, machined plastics, press tooling, stainless steel, aluminium extrusion, 3D forming, and glass. Products that they have designed include microwavable ovens and parts for ATM’s, both have included electro-mechanical design. Well qualified holding a BSc design with engineering materials, prince 2 practitioner, and is currently studying a six sigma green belt. Looking for suitable opportunities in Cardiff, Bridgend, and the surrounding areas. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRJT40040 Maintenance/Production Manager £35K+
Engineer with expertise in maintenance management as well as production management spanning a long career with manufacturing. Responsible for large budgets (Capex) within roles and all engineering operations including stores, facilities maintenance, production maintenance, permanent staff and contractors. Also, responsible for maintenance planning for shutdowns utilising SAP. Expertise in production management with experience within fast-paced automotive environments. Has been in charge of production teams of up to 80 and responsible for hitting KPI’s such as OEE, 5s, production output, and labour. An approachable, diplomatic, and consultative leader who “likes to lead people to achieve things rather than push them”. Looking for suitable opportunities in South Wales and available for work immediately. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRDT55082 Maintenance Engineer Manager £30K+
Highly qualified, experienced and dependable engineering manager with experience delivering aeronautical engineering and general engineering solutions within an austere, fast paced and multinational organisation. Over 8 years military experience within the RAF, he has an abundance of supervisory and leadership experience and has experience of managing teams of up to 20 people. He has successfully maintained panels, wings and flight control surfaces and associated hydraulic systems and coordinated engineering management tasks with other trades and agencies to deliver rectification work and aircraft on time. He is qualified up to NVQ level 2 in aircraft systems maintenance, and level 3 in aeronautical engineering; he also holds a green belt in Lean Sigma Six. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRMS25529 Project / Programme Manager £35K+
Engineering professional with around 30 years of experience predominantly within the automotive sector. HNC qualified in the field of engineering and has worked with both plastic injection moulded parts and electronic components. Experience of working with a wide range of customers such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Landrover, BMW, Jaguar and Bentley. Most recent role has involved overall responsibility for the overall running and financial control of projects inclusive of NPI process and quotations covering Europe, North America and Asia. Keen to find a new role as currently employed on a contract basis which is coming to an end…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRMS23075 Planning Manager £40K+
Planning / scheduling professional with around 30 years of experience and close to 20 years of management / supervisory experience (5 direct reports in most recent role). Has worked predominantly within the automotive sector and has planned for plastics. Metals and electronic parts throughout career. Degree qualified originally having obtained a BSc in electronics and manufacturing engineering and also holds a PRINCE2 qualification. MRP/ERP experience with a range of systems inclusive of dynamics and is proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications. Available for an immediate start having recently resigned form a role due to an excessive commute…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR51886 Shift Production Manager £40K+
Driven production management professional who holds both a HND and HND in mechanical and production engineering and originally coming from a toolmaking background. Good experience of managing teams concentrating on production and on-going process improvements and used to managing through KPI’s and completing a daily reporting system against target within their current position. Recent key achievement has been to turn his production lines in to the best performing on-site through the utilisation of a 5S program. The key aspects were centred around an overhaul of the machinery lubrication process and also adopting far greater process controls. The candidate is very technically minded and has even run his own business in the past in to which he implemented ISO 9001….REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR18058 Shift Production Manager £45K+
Experienced production shift manager who holds an NVQ Level 4 in engineering manufacture and originally starting as a toolmaker. The candidate has gained a number of years’ experience working within the medical device sector, and other heavily regulated sectors such as automotive & aerospace. Extremely well versed in modern management techniques having been on several lean courses and is also able to initiate improvements such as designing lines from scratch given their original background. Well versed in health and safety and COSSH procedures with experience of working and dealing in a union environment..REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR19775 Production Manager £40K+
Experienced & proven production manager with experience gained within the automotive sector. Very health and safety focussed and holds an IOSH Qualification. Modern manufacturing professional with achievements including, leading three Kaizen groups to an improvement in efficiency from 47% to 86% whilst also significantly reducing scrap levels, and the achievement of cost savings and increase profit margin for 4 consecutive years. The candidate is seeking a new challenge within the manufacturing sector and an opportunity to further enhance their skills and experience…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR42800 Shift Manager £45K+
Proven senior manufacturing professional who also possesses a background in quality who has held responsibility for as many as 250 staff within a previous role and around 60-80 per shift within their current position. Use to operating within a heavily KPI driven environment where upon he would need to report on performance per shift and as had experience of working within a unionised environment and working with the unions on disciplinary and grievance matters. Highly educated holding an MSc in polymer technology and started their career as a development engineer. Currently working for a company based outside of South Wales and is looking for an opportunity to return to the area. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRJT19253 Project Manager / Engineer £40k+
A highly skilled project engineer with over 16 years of experience within technical and manufacturing environments including 10 years within the automotive sector. Degree qualified in the field of manufacturing systems engineering (BSc) and also holding a HND in automotive engineering. Familiar with APQP and PPAP processes and overseeing projects from concept through to delivery including N.P.I processes. Used to working closely with development teams and customers, and would be open to be more involved in a commercial capacity as he enjoys liaising with customers as part of current role. A leading member within the new product development team with his current employer and uses design software such as AutoCAD regularly. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRMS33979 General / Plant Manager £50K+
Experienced and tenacious senior manager with 35 years of experience gained within manufacturing sector. Varied career background within electronics, automotive and aerospace and has managed up to 300 staff previously (around 90 more recently). MBA in business studies and a NEBS certificate in management and has experience of P&L responsibility of up to £3million. Achievement wise has turned a loss of around half a million into a positive margin of around £275K within a 2 year period while also reducing headcount by 23% and improved customer reject rate from 4% to 0.3%. Available for an immediate start at the end of a contract engagement and keen to find a new challenge…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR46921 Production Shift Manager £45K+
SR22849 Shift Manager £40k+
Experienced supervisory / management professional with extensive experience gained within a GMP environment and an MSc in quality and environmental management. Currently responsible for between 40 – 110 people in total within her current position and has managed up to 180 people in total in the past. Has experience of using and utilising modern CI techniques such as 5S and Kaizen and was responsible for a large 5S project which dramatically increased change over times and sped up line efficiency. The candidate also has knowledge of cleaning and sterilising processes within a GMP environment and has worked in a high care food manufacturing environment…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRJT14405 IT Manager £40k
Degree qualified IT professional holding a BSc computer science with over 30 years of experience within manufacturing. Is currently in charge of a very large company’s system’s (ERP), networks, and infrastructure, but past roles have also involved the management of telephony, software, hardware, and security. Over 20 years management experience and has been in charge of up to a team of 4 in previous roles. Has experience of various hardware from personal computers and servers up to midrange system (IBM iSeries), and different operating system from Windows to Unix / Linux and OS/400…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRRW9021 – Finance Director – £50K
Highly talented individual who has 25 years plus experience adding value in the manufacturing, engineering, energy, utility, retail and service sectors. Proven track record of success in delivering strategic and operational success for the SME, multinational and PLC companies he has served. Has held finance director / controller positions and was also general manager of a £30m+ manufacturing plant. Has played major parts in the delivery of significant financial growth and performance (350% increase in profit over several years), successful company sale, joint venture, mergers and acquisitions, lean manufacturing, system change, Sarbanes Oxley set up and compliance. Immediately available and looking for the next senior finance or senior management opportunity…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR37541 – Shift Manager – £40K+
Driven shift manager / production supervisor with an MSc in management & professional development with vast experience gained within a GMP environment and previously automotive. Experience of managing between 30 – 100+ staff in the past and well versed in modern continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques such as 6 Sigma methodology, 5S and Kanban. Achievements include leading a 15% productivity increase with no additional headcount in 6 months through the implementation of 6 Sigma methodology, and being appointed site 5S champion for a two period overseeing and instigating several improvements to processes and increasing manufacturing capability. Currently looking for s fresh challenge due to feeling their current organisation can no longer match his long term ambitions… REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRMS48727 – Engineering / Maintenance Manager – £40K+
Time served senior engineering professional with experience gained within the FMCG, food and packaging sectors. HNC qualified in the field of electrical & electronic engineering and familiar with quality standards such as ISO14001 and HACCP. PLC fault finding ability with Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi and Omron systems and has worked with SCADA systems. Used to dealing with CAPEX projects and working on continuous improvement projects. Available for an immediate start due to a recent redundancy and keen to find a modern manufacturing environment to further their career… REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR26577 – Shift Manager – £40K+
Experienced managerial professional with an MBA in lean manufacturing & supply chain management. Proven track record of success and instigating improvements with knowledge and experience of a range of modern lean manufacturing and lean techniques such as 5S, TPM, SPC, Six Sigma Principles and KanBan. Currently responsible for a team of 40 people but has managed teams of 250+ in the past. Achievements include analysing and completing a full capability study of two production lines and designing and implementing a skills training matrix to up-skill individuals leading to a significant improvement in output and efficiency, Introduced SIC (short interval meetings) hourly to provide constant review and control of KPI’s to ensure all production targets met, and the creation and implementation of stock control system that resulted in the reduction of raw materials and finished goods inventory by 30%…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SRMS35149 – Maintenance Manager/Team Leader – £30K+
Maintenance professional with around 20 years’ of experience within the manufacturing sector. Has worked within the automotive, aerospace and oil & gas sectors and most recently has been involved in the setup of a new facility managing a multi-skilled maintenance team of 5 staff. Mechanical bias holding an ONC in manufacturing engineering and a NVQ Level 3 in engineering maintenance and holds particular expertise with CNC manufacturing equipment. Training undertaken in areas such as IOSH, SPC, Six Sigma and 5S and is available for an immediate start due to a recent redundancy…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
SR8850 – Engineering Manager – £47K+
Highly experience Engineering Manager who responsibilities at present include developing the engineering and maintenance departments. Possesses a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Project and is proficient in various 2D and 3D CAD packages, including Auto CAD and CATIA. Is effectively able to lead. developing and motivating engineering maintenance team’s in order to build a multi skilled, competent and flexible workforce. Career achievements include formulating and introducing a PPM (preventative planned maintenance) system for all plant and equipment, ensuring maximum plant availability for production. Holds IOSH Managing Safely qualification.
SR43727 – Supply Chain / Logistics Manager – £24k+
Operations and supply chain professional with a breadth of experience gained from the consumer electronics market. This candidate is accomplished in a number of facets of operations management and has been proven to work well under pressure, be conscientious in their approach and be influential and persuasive at a managerial level.
46495 – Purchasing Manager – £35K+
Purchasing manager with over 20 years purchasing experience. Results orientated, data focused, highly productive procurement professional. This candidate has a proven track record of reducing costs by standardising processes, negotiating favourable terms and streamlining supplier channels. Key achievements in the past have included designing and implementing a system to track market changes allowing local purchasing and sales teams to forecast quarterly metal price movements. This candidate has been a leader of a cross-function team that achieved a European award for sourcing, cost saving and footprint reduction. This candidate is looking for a new career opportunity within a purchasing / commodities management position. REQUEST MORE INFO
43922 – Maintenance / Facilities Manager – £36K
With 23 years’ experience a HND in electronics and electrical engineering and currently studying for a masters in facilities management. Experience using PLCs such as Allen Bradley, Gem80, Mitsubishi and Siemens. With programming knowledge on Allen Bradley, also has knowledge with SCADA and HMIs. Supervisory experience of large and small teams ranging between 15- 30 people. 7 years’ experience in a heavy industry. REQUEST MORE INFO
43922 – Facilities Engineer / Manager – £35K
23 years in the manufacturing industry, HND qualified in electrical and electronic engineering and currently studying for a masters in facilities management, looking for a facilities management to take advantage of his MSC. Experience includes management of contractors, responsibility for health and safety and management of the facilities maintenance budget. Also has experience with fixed installation testing, PAT testing, HVAC, PLC’s / HMI’s (Allen Bradley / SCADA), AC/DC servo drive systems, fibre optic drive control systems and software programming. Candidate is available for an immediate start. REQUEST MORE INFO
33148 – Materials Manager – £30K+
Supply chain professional with over 18 years experience within manufacturing, holding an MSC in Strategic Supply Chain Management and MCIPS certification. Working with different stakeholders, the candidates attributes has given them the chance to understand business needs and align professional goals with the mission and values of companies. In their last two roles the candidate has reduced stock handling by over £1 million and has had annual procurement spend of £50million. This candidate is currently looking for the next challenge in the manufacturing sector” REQUEST MORE INFO
44815 – Purchasing Manager – £40,000+
Professional supply chain / purchasing manager with a strong manufacturing background, more than 20 years experience gained within the electronics, automotive and aerospace sectors. Recently saved his current company over £10,000,000 on capital spend/MRO and £7,000,000 on electronic products. Multinational procurement experience including USA, Asia and Europe. Excellent negotiation and supply chain management skills including forecasting and management of materials procurement budgets, production planning, setting MRP parameters, Kanban replenishment programs and full delivery performance. Experienced in the development of the supply chain through close liaison, resulting in improvement initiatives such as waste elimination, cost reduction, quality and delivery improvement.
45711 – Production Manager – £35K
Versatile and experienced production manager with several years’ experience of full factory management in a £30 million per annum site. His achievements include a 20% increase in efficiency achieved through implementing new line balancing techniques working to customer demand with hourly target boards to monitor and improve output performance, a 38% improvement in delivery performance, and obtaining accreditation to ISO14001 environmental certification on-site through effective procedural changes. The candidate also holds a green belt six sigma qualification and holds experience in the plastic injection moulding and electronic sectors.
39327 – Maintenance & Engineering Manager – £40K+
Senior Engineering professional with 35 years’ experience working predominantly for large blue chip organisations. Currently gaining experience at plant manager level (120+ staff) working away from South Wales but is keen to return to a more local role at senior management level. Time served holding a HNC in electrical engineering has worked most recently within a heavy industrious environment leading a team of 11 multi-skilled staff. Experienced in project management, continuous improvement and PLC development. Also has knowledge of SCADA systems. Candidate would make an excellent addition at senior management level to a wide array of environments within South Wales. REQUEST MORE INFO
43196 – Production Manager – £35K
Driven management professional with varied experience and varied industry experience including automotive and the recycling industry. Has a proven track record of procedural and process development in order to improve efficiency with examples including:- an increase in site efficiency of 35% by a restructure of personnel, the introduction of a new process for model changeover reducing lost time by 50%, implementing a health and safety system in order to comply to new HSE regulations, managed the move to a larger premises recruiting additional staff and implementing rotating shifts on new processes. REQUEST MORE INFO
45744 – Planning Manager – £40K+
Planning and inventory professional with 20+ years’ experience with a leading FMCG company. Involved in production planning for whole of UK with accountability for all KPIs and reviewing of supply chain ensuring maximum efficiencies are achieved. Additional responsibility for customer service function. Good knowledge of MRP systems having been part of the SAP implementation team with current employer. Achievement wise has formalised schedule guidelines to increase optimisation of finite production schedules which contributed to helping site exceed KPI targets, implemented reports to give better visibility for monthly analysis and improved customer service up to 99%. REQUEST MORE INFO
41573 – IT Manager – £40K
Senior IT professional with a degree in technology management and experience of IT management across multiple sites. Skills include service desk management, IT project management, hardware support & installation, application support & installation, telecoms support including VoIP, IT supplier/partner liaison with full budgetary management experience for additional equipment or software purchases, currently supporting 400 users in total, with 36 Servers (6 physical and 30 virtual). A knowledgeable individual with proven problem solving skills with the ability to develop a robust and efficient IT infrastructure in any environment. REQUEST MORE INFO
36395 – Health & Safety Coordinator/Manager – £25K+
Health & safety professional with around 10 years’ experience within the manufacturing sector. Holds NEBOSH general certificate and has attended numerous relevant training courses such as environmental awareness, near miss reporting and principles of continuous improvement deployment. Qualified ISO9001 and ISO14001 internal auditor and is also a Six Sigma Green Belt. Experienced in dealing with and understanding the risks of a range of manufacturing processes including plastic injection moulding, vacuum forming and assembly processes. Keen to find a new role due to current employer’s long term plan to move manufacturing out of the UK and would make an excellent addition to any environmental, health & safety team. REQUEST MORE INFO
33006 – Engineering/Quality Manager – £50K+
Degree qualified ambitious and professional senior manager looking for a new and dynamic challenge which could allow future progression up to operations / plant manager level. Excellent all round ability at a senior level with 5 and a half years as a quality manager and 6 years as an engineering manager. Senior level programme management experience also. Experienced in implementing Lean Manufacturing methods and achievement wise has changed the attitude and culture within a number of departments to look for long term solutions instead of firefighting while consistently delivering results. Feels ready for the next step in their career but would also consider moving on to an organisation which could have potential future options for growth and development for them. REQUEST MORE INFO
22361 – Engineering/Maintenance Manager – £35K
Multi-skilled maintenance professional with an electrical bias holding a HND in multi-skilled engineering and vast experience gained within the FMCG sector. Skills and experience include creating and monitoring of a PPM schedule, instigating and managing various engineering based projects to improve equipment and minimise downtime, maintenance of site services including steam boiler compressors and chillers, recruitment and training all staff ensuring department met all regulatory and safety standards, and implementing a 5S program. Strong leader with a proven ability to deliver the highest standards of engineering and maintenance REQUEST MORE INFO
44810 – Maintenance Manager/ Project Manager – £40K+
Degree qualified professional engineer holding a BEng in Integrated Manufacturing and currently finishing a Masters in Professional Engineering ahead of applying for chartered engineering status. Originally time served holding a HNC in Mechatronics and they have gained around 14 years’ experience on the maintenance side of things before moving in to a project management focused role overseeing large scale CAPEX projects. Previous experience of supervising a maintenance team of 12 and has implemented a PPM and TPM system. Keen to find a new challenge either in maintenance / engineering management or project management to develop their career further. REQUEST MORE INFO
43881 – Warehouse/Transport Manager – £30K
Professional Manager with experience of Production and Operations Management keen to find a new challenge in order to develop and utilise their skills further. Experienced in dealing with large Blue Chip customers and currently looking after all warehouse, distribution and transport matters within a highly regulated environment. Has been involved in the setup of a transport operation that had previously been carried out off site and has setup a number of new systems and procedures to cope with significant growth in the last 12 months. Previous experience of setting up a new warehouse facility and overall they have around 20 years experience within warehouse management. REQUEST MORE INFO
32999 – Project Manager – £32K
Experienced project manager with extensive knowledge within the automotive industry holding a HNC in mechanical engineering and is currently completing a masters in lean and agile manufacturing. Experience of product design, cost reduction and process improvements within high volume manufacturing environments. Achievements include generating an average of 8% reduction in costs within several high profile projects over the last two years including specifying a new software application leading to a reduced response time to customer’s requests for quotation by 20%. A creative and proven problem solver looking to take the next step in the career with the experience and knowledge to make a positive impact to any new employer. REQUEST MORE INFO
43553 – HR Manager – £27K+
Hard working, reliable and self-motivated Manager who also has responsibility for the management of the Administration function along with HR currently. 12 years of experience in the field of HR presently dealing with around 160 staff and having 10 direct reports. Responsibility in areas such as customer liaison, complaints handling, disciplinary matters, recruitment, training (inclusive of induction programmes) and absence management. Degree qualified and holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management the candidate has undergone training in areas such as Internal Auditing, Time Management, Stress Management, Leadership and Absence Management. REQUEST MORE INFO
40517 – I.T Manager – £32K+
A focused and decisive I.T manager/team leader who has 15 years experience in the corporate I.T. environment. A solutions orientated and pragmatic leader with a solid background in negotiating budgetary and resource planning, often in excess of £500,000, to facilitate the infrastructure roadmap. A natural skill for people management and a champion of best practice frameworks cultivated through 360 degree appraisal, coaching and mentorship. A hands-on’ leader experienced in Windows Server and Exchange platform installation upgrade and migration, including desktop helpdesk support for up to 400 clients . Good interpersonal skills with strong commercial awareness and a proven ability to develop I.T processes and departments through strong leadership. REQUEST MORE INFO
27546 – Quality Manager – £45K
Highly professional quality manager with a scientific masters degree and experience gained in both the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Skills and experience include being a six sigma green belt, using quality tools such as DMAIC FMEA and MSA to identify route cause and generate significant process improvements, qualified auditor to ISO9001 and ISO13485, and experience of developing a quality management system & gaining ISO9001 accreditation in past positions. A forward thinking individual with excellent problem solving skills with the knowledge and experience to make a real impact to any potential employer.
43305 – HR Manager – £45K+
Experienced HR manager with 13 years of experience gained within leading manufacturers. Recently made redundant due to a site closure and keen to find a new position to utilise their in depth knowledge within. Holds a postgraduate diploma in human resource management and is a chartered member of the CIPD. Achievement wise has reduced absenteeism from 9% down to 3%, improved overall effectiveness by introducing new processes for absence management, recruitment and training and introduced a robust manufacturing skills assessment process to align production skills flexibility with operational requirements. Experienced in controlling a budget of £1.2 million and dealing with a headcount of up to1000 staff. REQUEST MORE INFO
33205 – Supply Chain Manager – £35K+
Masters qualified purchasing professional having gained around 20 years of experience within the manufacturing sector mainly within the electronics field. Recently finished an assignment as a supply chain manager having responsibility for 7 staff and has had a purchasing spend of £4.5 million per annum previously. Masters qualified holding an MBA in business and administration along with a HND in business and finance and has undertaken training in the areas of lean supplier training, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. Achievement wise has created a £150,000 stock reduction in a 12 month period and increased the amount of parts on a Kanban pull system from 15% up to 95%. REQUEST MORE INFO
37937 – Logistics Manager – £40K+
Self Motivated and highly ambitious Logistics Manager with 18 years plus experience in fast moving, pressurised environments working to strict and challenging deadlines. Achievements include Reducing Companies VAT and Duty Liabilities by introducing integrated IPR, End Use and Bonded Warehouse regimes, Increased Monthly output from 6000t per month to 17000t per month via more cost effective and efficient transport, Offered companies Freight business to tender resulting is savings on transport costs of £200K, and reduced companies outside storage costs by £600K per annum. A determined and results driven Manager with a strong and proven track record seeking a new position due to the excessive travel demands within their current role. REQUEST MORE INFO
38865 – Supply Chain Manager – £45K+
Driven and highly professional Supply Chain manager with 20+ years experience at a senior managerial level within transport/supply chain & logistics roles. Currently a Logistics and Supply chain Manager for a large global leading manufacturing organisation within the FMCG sector. Experience includes: Performance Management, Disciplinary & Grievance Management, Employment Law, Finance & Budget accountability, Strategic Planning, Managing Trade Unions, & Procurement. A proven leader with experience of managing large budgets and setting high standards to ensure that a truly world class service is being offered to his customers. REQUEST MORE INFO
22137 – QHSE Manager – £30K
Extremely motivated and highly professional Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental professional with a Degree in Environmental Risk Management and a Chartered member of the Institute of Safety and Health. Skills include Qualified Environmental lead auditor and internal auditor for H&S and Quality Systems, Experience gained in the design, implementation and auditing of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, vast experience in creating and devising detailed training programs in H&S Quality and Environmental awareness and management, experience gained across a wide spectrum including the heavy industrial sector. A thoroughly experienced individual with a wealth of Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety experience who is an adept problem solver and has good procedural knowledge. REQUEST MORE INFO
17478 – Maintenance Manager – £38K+
Maintenance Manager with experience within Manufacturing Manager positions also currently working in England and keen to return to South Wales. Used to managing large value projects such as the procurement and installation of machinery as well as making cost saving achievements such as a £125,000 per month saving in the area of scrap reduction and establishing fault free and on time delivery of raw materials enabling a section to run at 85%+ efficiency. Originally time served and gaining a HNC in Electronics before moving into the field of Process Engineering the candidate has a broad background and good experience with Lean Tools such as 5S, TPM, SPC and DFMEA.
42253 – Procurement Manager – £38K+
Procurement Manager currently looking for a role based in the South Wales area to lessen the heavy burden of travelling they currently have in their UK wide position. Originally degree qualified in the area of Materials Science and Engineering and has recently completed a NVQ Level 4 in Supply Chain Management making them MCIPS qualified. Currently heavily involved in the implementation of terms and conditions with suppliers and contract management and also has the ability to undertake day to day hands on buying if and when required. Prior experience as a Commercial Manager and current organisation’s company turnover has gone from £30 million up to £110 million during their time with them. REQUEST MORE INFO
42345 – Operations Manager – £38K+
Experienced Operations Manager who has come ‘through the ranks’ with current employer starting out as a Mechanical Engineering apprentice and working in the fields of Manufacturing Engineering, New Product Introduction and Engineering Management before undertaking current position. Degree qualified holding a BEng in Automation Systems and a HND in Mechanical Engineering. Achievement wise has managed a 66% increase in sales volume over a 36 month period, reduced a large amount of delivery arrears through the introduction of TPM and successfully project managed the introduction of over 300 new parts. Keen to move on from current organisation after over ten years in order to utilise their skills and abilities in a new environment and find new challenges.
41777 – Quality Manager – £45K
Quality Manager with over 18 years of experience within Tier One Automotive suppliers. Degree qualified holding a BSc in Physics and having been through an internal management training programme with their current employer. Familiar with tools such as 8D, PPAP, APQP, PFEMA and DFMEA and experienced in the maintenance of a TS16949 quality management system. Achievements include guiding their team to improve customer ppm from 350 down to 8, retaining TS16949 with zero non-conformities on 3 occasions and reducing response time to customer complaints through the use of a failure catalogue. Experienced with customers such as Volvo and Toyota and has used systems such as SAP as well as being proficient in all Microsoft Office applications. Candidate also has language skills in Spanish and German.
41525 – Quality Manager – £40K
Quality Manager with 13 years experience within a well respected and prestigious manufacturing organisation. Candidate is degree qualified holding a BSc in Engineering Business Development along with a Diploma in Environmental Management and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Internal Auditor for ISO14001 and ISO13485 and also a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001. Achievements include leading a programme that reduced customer complaints by 33%, involvement in the recovery of a supplier claim worth in excess of £80,000 and conducting an investigation into a customer claim that led to it being refuted at a value estimated to be upwards of £150,000. Training undertaken in areas such as SPC, Poka Yoke and Calibration.
17576 – Production Supervisor/Manager – £30K
Experienced Production Manager with 30 years of experience within supervisory and management positions within the FMCG, Automotive and Electronics sectors. The candidate holds a National Diploma in Management and a Supervisory Management Certificate from the ILM. In addition the candidate has undergone training in areas such as TQM, Risk Assessment, TPM, ISO Auditing, IOSH and 5S Auditing. Experience includes the successful introduction and implementation of new product lines, effective application of Continuous Improvement techniques, training needs analysis. Application of quality techniques and the management of a major factory move project. Has managed teams from 35 up to 350 (through 9 direct reports) and has had disciplinary experience up to dismissal.
40512 – Logistics Manager – £45K
Proven Logistics professional with a good record in cost reduction and departmental improvement. Key strengths include Working knowledge of MRP Systems, Implementing KPI’s, 5S, Kaizen and a proven ability of developing established long term supplier and logistics relationships. Achievements include Introducing a full risk assessment programme and a health and safety committee to lower accidents, Introducing weekly cell meetings improving the efficiency of individual production cells, Improving inventory accuracy from 96% to 99%, Introducing Bar-coding to both receiving and despatch warehouses improving inventory accuracy, and ensuring compliance to both TS 16949 and ISO 14001 across the site. A determined individual with excellent motivational skills and highly developed problem solving techniques.
41190 – Manufacturing Manager/Programme Manager – £45K+
Candidate is an experienced Senior Manager with over 25 years of experience. They are currently involved in NPD but have previously undertaken roles in Production Management & Quality Management. Candidate is MBA qualified, holds an ONC in Mechanical Engineering, Membership of the Institute of Quality Assurance, PRINCE 2 and ISOH. Adept at managing large scale projects recently having delivered a project worth £4 Million the candidate also has experience of delivering large scale cost savings such as savings of £750,000 achieved through the training of over 150 staff in Lean Tools and Techniques.
22703 – Supply Chain Manager – £40K
Candidate is an experienced Supply Chain and Materials Manager who has gained around 30 years of relevant experience within manufacturing environments including time spent with large Blue Chip organisations. They have previous experience of leading teams of up to 40 people and have recently managed a spend of over £2 Million. Candidate holds a degree in Management and Systems a. They have previously managed an 80,000 square foot warehouse which had a throughput of approximately £5 Million worth of Materials each month and has also previously held a high level of responsibility for the implementation of a SAP system. Achievement wise the candidate would point to events such as the renegotiation of contracts with major suppliers and agreeing to zero increase deals with them to allow the organisation increased and enhanced budget control during a period of economic uncertainty and they also have an ability to improve efficiency and profitability through the implementation of new systems and procedures.
39828 – Quality/Process Manager – £40K
Dynamic and highly experienced Chartered Engineering professional with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Extensive experience within the Automotive sector including 3 years spent in Quality Management positions although Quality has played a part in the majority of their career. Recent experience includes working overseas overseeing the Production Transfer from South Wales and is keen now to find a role based back in the South Wales area. Achievements include the achievement of customer 0km PPM levels of under 10 and OEE of approaching 90% through the management of internal failure costs and an increasing productivity of manufacturing processes, implementing several Continuous Improvement initiatives and mentoring staff which lead to their current employers achieving world class quality standards and OEE. The Candidates current contract will be coming to an end in June meaning that they will be available immediately beyond this point.
17786 – Senior Quality Engineer/Quality Manager – £37K+
Candidate is a Quality professional who has gained around 11 years of experience within Quality based positions (6 years of which within Automotive) and around 35 years of experience within Manufacturing overall including time spent in Production Management level positions. They hold a NVQ Level 4 in Quality Management and has attended a vast array of relevant training courses across their career such as DMAIC Methodology, PPA Creation and Awareness, FMEA Creation and Awareness, APQP, Measurement Systems and Analysis, Global 8D, SPC, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma concept training and Kepner Tregoe. Candidate has experience of working with relevant Quality Systems such as TS16949, ISO9001 and ISO14001 and is Lead Auditor qualified in ISO9001 and OHAS18001. They are familiar with a wide range of Quality Tools and Lean Manufacturing principles such as Control Plans, 8D, Poke Yoke, FMEA, DMAIC, APQP and PPAP and their current role also sees them having heavy involvement in the design and management of Continuous Improvement projects. Candidate is looking to progress up to a Senior Quality Engineer or Quality Management position and achievement wise they have managed to improve line yield from 98.5% to 99.9% while reducing scrap by 50% with customer returns dropping from 250 per month down to 25 per month as a result of this.
39822 – Process Development Manager/Process Engineer – £33K
Candidate is relocating to the South Wales area and is looking for a new opportunity and challenge. Within their current role they are responsible for the process development and improvement of the coating process of the product and bringing the science behind it and the engineering together. Candidate is degree qualified holding a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and has gone on to complete a City & Guilds qualifications in AutoCAD, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, and attended training on subjects such as IOSH Managing Safely as well as being Six Sigma Black Belt trained. Their current responsibilities include the upkeep and maintenance of pilot development equipment, project engineering, project management, calibration of laboratory equipment, managing technicians and laboratory based staff. Candidate has also been involved in the design and subsequent upkeep of a Development Trial Database which has created a Lean environment where information is easily to hand and there is no need for as many paper based printouts as there was previously for them. They are also familiar with working on Lean projects from an equipment introduction stand point as they are currently rebuilding a critical piece of equipment with the intent to create greater accuracy from it which would usually tend to cost them up to £80,000 but they are on target for it to cost under £10,000. A highly skilled and multi faceted individual who has experience of travelling overseas to visit licensees’ premises to deal with any issues and of attending a variety of conferences. Due to the innovation involved in some of their recent work they have also recently been named as part of a patent for a new type of coating process.
40733 – Operations Director – £55K
Experienced Operations Director with an MBA a degree in Chemistry and 23 years+ experience working within Manufacturing encompassing Research & Development, Sales & Marketing and process improvements. Achievements within his current organisation include an increase in site turnover from £25m to now in excess of £100m, an improvement of 25% in manufacturing efficiency with a 20% improvement in Material efficiency, a 30% reduction in Stock & Working capital and significant savings in energy efficiency leading to the company receiving a recognised international award. A true professional whose strengths include excellent leadership & motivational skills, enthusiasm and drive, strong commercial acumen and highly developed decision making in pressurised situations.
40673 – Engineering Manager – £40K+
Candidate is an Engineering Manager with over 30 years of experience within the manufacturing sector the last 19 years of which having been within Management level positions. They hold a HNC in Plant Engineering along with a Mechanical Engineering Technician’s Certificate from their apprenticeship and a HNC in Industrial Robotics. Candidate has also attended numerous training courses such as Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving, Effective Negotiation, ISO Quality Auditing and various management training events. Experience includes: organising multi-skilled teams to carry out reactive and planned preventative maintenance work and achieving a 5% year on year saving through project work undertaken; the ability to consult, negotiate and liaise effectively in order to build trust and respect at all levels within an organisation; developing engineering strategies to give short and long term growth and managing budgets ranging from 50,000 Euros up to 2.5 million Euros; Project Management and having involvement in several build projects form initial design and development through to the successful installation and implementation; Problem solving through Root Cause analysis and implementing corrective actions.
Candidate is looking for a new challenge due to an impending redundancy because of a site closure and is keen to take their skills to a new employer to continue to utilise their ability to its full effect while continuing to develop themselves.
12674 – Manufacturing Manager – £50K
Established and ambitious Manufacturing Manager who is highly experienced in fast moving Production environments. Currently responsible for the day to running of a large manufacturing and distribution centre. Achievements include Transferring Production to a new purpose built facility on time and within budget, Working to GMP standards and to strict customer quality requirements in a demanding sterile environment (servicing the Pharmaceutical and Health sectors), Driving and implementing GMP, 5s and OEE principles across the plant, and developing and delivering a successful team providing assistance across all aspects of the business including meeting customer requirements, planning, purchasing, quality control, production, new product development and logistics.
An experienced Senior Manager with a proven track record of maximising the usage of resources, minimising production downtime who has successfully Implemented key performance indicator programs to measure increased manufacturing efficiency, downtime, staff absence and quality. A performance-drive individual with an eye for success who is extremely focused on business needs and opportunities for improvement.
20073 – Operations Manager – £50K
Results driven, self motivated Management professional with experience gained within the Manufacturing and Recycling sector. Proven track record and experience of Operations Management, Business Development, Financial Management, Project Management, Process and Policy implementation and Business Improvements. Excellent communications skills with extensive experience in developing sustainable and highly successful relationships with customers and suppliers. An ambitious and skilled individual with the experience and knowledge to positively impact any organisation.
24820 – Project Engineer/Eng Manager – £37K
Self motivated and driven Senior Engineering professional with extensive experience within the Automotive sector an NVQ Level 3 in Management and a HNC in Mechanical Engineering. Achievements include:- Leading a project to expand a Clean room including managing all installation work and signing off all new machinery and equipment – project completed on-time and within original budget, Leading several projects utilising Lean methodology such as SMED, Fishbone charts and Value Stream Mapping which have directly lead to increased production and greater efficiency. A proven individual with a strong track record in improving efficiency through utilising strong Fault finding skills and experience with a strong focus on business objectives.
38865 – Supply Chain Manager – £45K+
Driven and highly professional Supply Chain manager with 20+ years experience at a senior managerial level within transport/supply chain & logistics roles. Currently a Logistics and Supply chain Manager for a large global leading manufacturing organisation within the FMCG sector. Experience includes: Performance Management, Disciplinary & Grievance Management, Employment Law, Finance & Budget accountability, Strategic Planning, Managing Trade Unions, & Procurement. A proven leader with experience of managing large budgets and setting high standards to ensure that a truly world class service is being offered to his customers.
38067 – HSEQ Manager – £35K
Experienced and focused Health, Safety Environmental and Quality professional with a proven track record and varied experience gained across the manufacturing sector. The candidate holds a NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, an Institute of Quality Assurance Level 6 Diploma in Quality & Environmental Management and is a Lead Auditor for both ISO 9000 and 14001. Achievements include: Developing policies in order to enable organisations to achieve accreditation to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001, and reducing accidents through providing thorough risk assessment and accident investigation training for section leaders/managers. A proven achiever with the drive and experience to motivate others in order to achieve company objectives and to obtain and maintain accreditation to various Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management systems.
38657 – Production Manager – £30K
Highly Competent and professional Production Manager with experience in the Automotive, Packaging and FMCG sectors. Achievements include: Introducing and maintaining 5S principles subsequently recognised as a bench mark for other operations within the organisation, Responsible for maintaining and enforcing Class B & Class C clean room standards, and managing HR issues and reducing absence from 10% down to 2.9% within a 12 month period. A proven achiever with good experience of Lean Manufacturing and Change Management looking to further their career and add value to an expanding manufacturing organisation in the South Wales area.
38204 – Engineering Manager – £50K
Experienced and professional Engineering Manager with a degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, a HNC in Electronic Engineering and an ONC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with vast experience gained within the Automotive sector. Experience Includes: Full responsibility for all Plant Manufacturing Processes, Equipment and Site Services, Heavy focus on Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing as a Six Sigma Green belt with knowledge of TPM, Taguchi Methods, SMED Techniques, Change Management, and 8D awareness. A proven achiever and strong manager with experience and charisma to inspire those around them to perform at the best of their abilities looking for a new career opportunity due to impending site closure.
27208 – Warehouse Manager – £38K
Ambitious and driven Logistics professional with extensive experience of Warehouse Management within the Food sector. Extensive managerial experience having held responsibility for up to 30 staff per shift in current role and in excess of 150 staff in past positions with knowledge and experience of HACCP and GMP. Very KPI focused with a thorough eye for detail, quality and accuracy. Extremely computer literate with experience of writing custom Excel VBA scripts to improve the reporting process as well as being a SAP Super-user within their current position.
15540 – Technical / Quality Manager – £35K
Ambitious and driven Technical/Quality Manager with a Masters degree in Total Quality and experience within the Food sector. Achievements include updating/improving site quality management system, Improving BRC audit from 7 to 3 Minor non conformances in 2010 and a further reduction to 2 non conformances in 2011 and implementing a HACCP system and Quality Management system from scratch at a High Care sister site. Highly motivated and proven professional eager to further their career in an expanding food manufacturer in South Wales.
34227 – Engineering Manager – £50K
Manufacturing and Operations Engineering Manager with a HND in Mechanical/Production Engineering and vast experience within the Automotive sector. Key achievements include reducing external quality failures from 337ppm – 0ppm, Reducing scrap cost by £16,8k per month & £35,2k per month and spearheading several initiatives to promote culture change introducing CIP, 5S and TPM disciplines to the workplace. A Six Sigma Black Belt used to thriving in a highly regulated and pressurised environment with extensive TS16949 experience.
35812 – Production / Shift Supervisor – £28K
Highly motivated shift supervisor with over 20 years experience of high volume production manufacturing within the Automotive sector. Strong Technical background having started as an apprentice fitter with a City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering. Achievements include playing a key role in the implementation of Lean manufacturing techniques such as Kanban 5S and just in time, Improving average overall equipment effectiveness 60% to 84%, reducing scrap from 2% to 0.2% and reducing machine stoppages to 1.7%. Excellent people management skills with a flair for motivating others to achieve high standards and targets.
24861 – Production / Operations Manager – £35K+
Self motivated and versatile Production/Operations Manager with 26 years experience within the food manufacturing sector. Key achievements include improving the service level to the customer by 5%, managing the introduction of a new MRP System and managing a re-structure of business headcount with no loss of productivity. An extremely professional and organised management professional who is capable of prioritising effectively and producing consistent results in challenging environments to tight deadlines.