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Manufacturing Director

A Manufacturing Director is sought for a technology manufacturing company located in West Suffolk. Salary up to £100K with benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Director of Manufacturing oversees multiple global plants, which manufacture technically advanced products. Accountability for ensuring that health, safety, environmental, customer, quality, cost, and delivery requirements are met, you will also develop continuous improvement and technically advanced manufacturing principles

Ultimately you will maximise manufacturing output, increase company profitability and help to lead and develop the teams during a period of significant sales growth and business expansion

What you’ll be doing?

  • Responsible for leading group manufacturing you will ensure a high focus on Health, Safety and Wellness  by promoting a culture of safety first.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured in a cost effective, quality, profitable and timely manner, in alignment with specifications and quality requirements.
  • Manage Production and Manufacturing departments, ensuring production output is consistently delivered.
  • Ensure environmental considerations, improvements and targets are at the heart of manufacturing operations. Lead and contribute to the ESG strategy and initiatives.
  • Implementation of new and advanced technology.
  • Responsible for the manufacturing budget, annual forecast, and CAPEX proposals.
  • Supervise CAPEX purchases, plant maintenance and facilities.
  • Ensure a continuous improvement culture, develop, and train Lean methodologies
  • Through personal example promote Codes of Conduct, ensure the team follows the Code and manage non-compliance.
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with Unions

Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment ideally with a blend of high-value, low-volume, and low value high volume, manual and automated global manufacturing operation.
  • Extensive multiple site manufacturing plant management success utilising Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and CI methodologies
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, able to define long-term strategic goals
  • Commercial and Financial acumen, proficiency in managing budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience
  • Willing to travel overseas once per quarter.
  • Knowledge of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO standards
  • Spanish language is a plus.
  • Management of an ESG manufacturing strategy is beneficial
  • Already based in the UK, eligible to remain on an indefinite basis and are willing to work onsite full time

Head of Engineering

A Head of Engineering is sought for a technology manufacturing company.A hybrid role, site located in West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds offering a competitive salary with benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Head of Engineering Leads the NPD (new product development) strategy by working closely with Customers to understand their needs so they can be engineered into automated and manual product ranges. By collaborating with Product Managers, you will ensure that the company's and customers’ objectives are aligned with, and built into the technology strategy

You will lead the Robotics, mechatronic and software engineering teams, develop their capability to meet key deliverables, and act as a change agent for innovation to bring the team on the customer journey.

An expert in Robotics products engineering you will drive the long-term automated manufacturing solutions that increase sales and market share.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Management of multi-disciplined Engineering teams, including performance management, career development, and resource planning.
  • Global new process technology development and implementation for manufacturing sites
  • Identify automated technical product improvements
  • Partner with manufacturing sites and third-party suppliers to manage new technical developments
  • Identify and resolve technical engineering problems that arise in manufacturing facilities
  • Manage Software Test as a function, ensuring high quality for all New Products
  • Management of the NPI programme in line with cost and quality targets
  • Define the annual Engineering budget, manage expenditure
  • Motivate technical teams to engage with customers and develop key client relationships
  • Assure that all safety, regulatory and ESG measures are met
  • Attend trade fairs, supplier meetings, conferences and exhibitions
  • Encourage awareness and active participation in ESG and wellness initiatives.

Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment within a similarly high-value, low-volume complex engineering and manufacturing operation.
  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary Engineering teams with the proven ability to manage complex, multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Up to date with engineering innovations including Robotics, Automation, Software, AI etc.
  • A hands-on leader  able to successfully develop and motivate employees
  • Extensive NPD and NPI management, able to develop relationships with customers and suppliers
  • A solid commitment to supporting ESG, specifically the environment, promoting diversity and operating ethically
  • Relevant engineering degree
  • You will already be based in the UK, are eligible to remain on an indefinite basis and be willing to work onsite 3 days’ per week

What’s on offer?

Competitive Salary, + car allowance, Bonus, Medical Insurance, Pension etc

Langley is exclusively retained to manage this process on behalf of our client, full disclosure of salary and package will be provided to those applicants who are verbally contacted during shortlisting.  

Procurement Manger - Bristol (Capex, FM)

This FTSE 100 is currently going through an incredibly exciting transformative period. The business is looking for a Procurement Specialist to join its Commercial team on a permanent basis. They operate a hybrid working model which is flexible and tailored to individual’s needs. 

The business is currently in a very sharp period of growth, and this is a critical position within the team with full responsibility for the procurement strategy, activity, and delivery across the Hard Facilities Management category. This will include Capital Expenditure as well as certain areas of Construction such as painting and refurbishment, plumbing, heating, general building works and materials, fire, access systems, statutory compliance, energy & environment initiatives.

The role: 

  • Sourcing, selecting, and negotiating industry leading supply solutions that deliver real value to the business, and its suppliers, customers, and shareholders
  • Leading and managing sourcing processes (including tenders, RFQs, vendor presentations, negotiations)
  • Managing risk and sustainable procurement in the supply chain
  • Formulating category strategy and plans in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Conducting opportunity analysis to identify where and how benefit could best be delivered
  • Drafting supply contracts and negotiating terms that maximise value and limit risk
  • Forming recommendations to contract that demonstrate robust procurement practices through the unlocking of value and mitigation of risk, and presenting these to internal customers at all levels in the business as required
  • Acting as a change agent - positively challenging the status quo where it leads to value
  • Maintaining contractual agreements and updating contracts databases
  • Providing expert contractual and commercial advice to stakeholders across the business
  • Demonstrating best practice supplier relationship management across accountable categories, acting as the escalation point for supplier performance management
  • Demonstrating influence and commercial acumen, being an active contributor to the success of the team

You will have relevant expertise as a Procurement Category Manager, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Specialist or Senior Buyer across categories such as Hard FM, Construction, Capex etc.  You will also have substantial strategic procurement experience within fast-paced environments coupled with a can-do approach to work.

Applicants from all background will be considered so long as the above criteria is met. 

Please apply now for more details. 

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