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Business Development Manager

Degree qualified professional experienced in various senior roles including managing director, divisional head project management and business development manager.

Possessing a wealth of knowledge in various manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, precision machining, heat treatment, fabrication and welding.

Worked with key customers from the following sectors - Aerospace, rail, oil and gas, nuclear, power gen, rail, medical and defence amongst others


Key Skills

  •          20 years of operations management, project management, manufacturing setups
  •          Implementation of ERP systems and lean manufacturing
  •          Report writing including - sales reports, market reports, budgeting, KPI’s, and CapEx reports
  •          Sales and marketing
  •          Business development



  •          BSC (Hons) Degree, Engineering
  •          Masters Degree, Marketing

REF: 0255442072/JM


Production Manager

Over 20 years of experience in Aerospace (15 years in leadership and management roles). High value & high volume manufacturing experience with a history of challenging convention & positively effecting cultural change.


Key Skills

  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge including 8D, Kaizen, 5Y, 5s, Poke Yoke, Ishikawa, Root Cause Analysis
  • History of working with Blue Chip Tier 1 Aerospace companies in unionized environments.
  • Can speak intermediate level French and worked in France for 1 year.

Within aerospace this candidate has covered a number of different manufacturing processes including:

  • High precision components
  • Design & implementation
  • Sheet Metal Assembly
  • Large, complex tight tolerance landing gears.


Qualifications & Training

  • BSc Hons Manufacturing Engineering & Management
  • ONC Mechanical Engineer


Location: Happy to relocate Availability: Immediate Position: Open to interim or permanent roles

Reference: 025458446/SD



Continuous Improvement Engineer 

With the work place constantly looking for great CI Engineers; this candidate is immediately available and boasts 20 years of experience in Continuous Improvement.

He has a proven track record and tangible examples of process change & substantial cost savings in the Manufacturing World, having worked with companies & organisations from SME’s to Tier 1 Aerospace & Automotive Companies.


Key skills

  •          Lean Manufacturing Knowledge including 8D, 5s, VSM, Root Cause Analysis, Problem Solving, Fault Finding, FMEA
  •          Proven Record of implementing Continuous Improvement techniques including his own “skills shortage heat mapping”
  •          Successful record of business improvements across a diverse range of organisations & driving cultural change across the business from shop floor to management levels
  •          Hands on training experience in Lean Manufacturing


Qualifications & Training

  •          Six Sigma Green Belt trained
  •          ONC in Mechanical & Production Engineering
  •          HNC degree in Mechanical & Production Engineering
  •          Value Stream Mapping
  •          Train the Trainer
  •          PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)


This candidate’s experience of 20 years in Continuous Improvement coupled with his innovative approach to processes makes him a great candidate

Ref – 025458569/SD


Process Improvement Engineer

Available immediately  Experienced Continuous Improvement Engineer with experience in International Blue Chip organisation.


Key Skills

  • Considerable savings including reducing waste by 50% by implementing a report with Nationwide coverage
  • Annual savings of £1.2 million nationally – which led to improved performance & KPI’s
  • Significant experience delivering  and sustained embedding of  Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques including PDCA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Visual Management, Lean Standard Work.


Qualifications & Training

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Prince2 Practitioner
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science - MAY 2006

Ref: 025458227/SD



Lean Manufacturing Engineer

A highly experienced Continuous Improvement Engineer with nearly 20 years  and a proven track record of savings for very large Tier 1 companies. Responsible for the continuous improvement activities across the whole sites in his positions. Experienced in Value Stream maps, analysing material flow, development of standard processes for completing product changeovers, introduction of Kanban systems, implementation of 5S principles and application of 7 wastes to a process.


Key achievements

  • Use of value stream mapping and time studies of processes to reduce operating costs by 235,000 euro
  • Implemented dedicated locations for stock which has lead to an improvement of location accuracy by 20%
  • Use of value stream map to evaluate staffing levels leading to a reduction of staffing level by 50%
  • Reduction of product changeovers by 30% leading to an improvement of 4% on OEE
  • Introduce S.M.E.D. (Single Minute Exchange of Die) methodology
  • Team member which completed material flow analysis leading to an investment of £1.3m GBP capex investment
  • Reduction of scrap produced by a production line leading to a reduction of 6%
  • Introduce pull process which lead to a reduction of lead times from 56 days to 5 days
  • Introduction of Overall Equipment Effectiveness to product lines
  • Completion of changeover projects which resulted in changeover times being reduced by 30%


Qualifications & Training

  • Six sigma green belt
  • Lead auditor to TS16949 (SMMT)
  • Chartered Quality Institute - Quality Assurance
  • City and Guilds - Quality Assurance


Available immediately and is willing to travel from the South Coast to Birmingham.  

Ref: 025458247/SD


Business Improvement (Perm)

A six sigma black belt certified specialist with a proven background in delivering effective continuous improvement programs across manufacturing businesses starting from a “blank page” and given the brief to deliver cultural transformation.


Key Skills

  • 2014 and 2015 finalist in the North of England Excellence Awards in the LEAN category.
  • Exceeded company CI targets and set new records year on year by generating £6 million of savings in 3 years.
  • Led Six Sigma Projects across a team of over 1000 people across sites throughout the UK.



  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Prince 2
  • MSC in Supply Chain Management


Ref: 025455297/SL

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