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Our online Boardroom features profiles of candidates selected specifically for their track record of success within the manufacturing sector at senior management level and within the boardroom.

If you would like to know more about any of the individuals featured below, or if you would like to have a conversation with one of our Partners about specifically finding candidates who are the right natural fit with your business, call us on 0161 973 0133 or send us an email with your enquiry and we will give you a call.

Operations Director – Ref: 36241

Dynamic Business Leader with a proven track record of success within a variety of highly competitive blue chip manufacturing & technical environments. Results orientated & improvement driven, with excellent business planning skills. Broad experience of the deployment of lean manufacturing, quality development, new products & manufacturing improvement initiatives within leading-edge environments.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Key skills include: Business analysis, Problem solving, Human Development, Process Improvement
  • Held full responsibility for Operations, Product lines, Support Services, Markets, Quotes, Margins, Operations, Service, Supply Chain & EHS
  • Holds full site P&L with responsibility for developing strategy, direction & budgets for all products and sites within the UK segment of this global business.
  • Carry out foot print reviews for different operations
  • Integrated the Company in to new parent ownership within structure of new parent corporate team
  • Won Grant funding for new UK manufacturing site
  • Review site KPI’s and focus corrective countermeasures where necessary
  • Provide link between UK operations and global sales teams
  • Develop strategy for operations supporting EMEA and UK Sales/Service
  • Instigated site & improved efficiency from 40 to 90%, OTD from 17% to >80%
  • Supported Sales Growth of 10-25% year on year
  • Moved Business unit from break even to 30% EBITDA and >50% ROCI
  • Changed culture by creating multiple robust communication roots
  • Improved site health and safety levels though focused H&S teams

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Finance Director ACA – Ref: 55292

A technically strong top 4 trained Finance Director with excellent experience gained in the manufacturing sector in both a UK and International business environment. A ‘hands-on’ approach to delivering growth and managing cash in export driven manufacturing companies. Immediately Available following a change in structure with current employer.

Key Responsibilities and Achievements:

  • Excellent academic background and experience gained in a large diverse international manufacturing companies.
  • Experience of managing Finance, IT & Legal departments in a multi site international business.
  • Business partnering MD’s, provided commercial/operational support in numerous areas, e.g. pricing and other commercial negotiations with customers; initiated customer equipment leasing programme; constructing tailored staff incentive arrangements; rolled out ethics programme etc
  • Instigated and managed several major capital investments in manufacturing capacity and IT systems
  • Drove turnaround/restructuring of under-performing business units
  • Established new dashboards, KPIs, segmental profitability (divisional, regional, product etc.), price/volume/mix and other analysis to provide critical insight into business performance
  • Developed a system for ranking R&D investments based on scoring financial (payback, ROI, NPV analysis) and non-financial (strategic value, risk management, time-to-market) criteria
  • Analysis of manufacturing automation/outsourcing opportunities, R&D investments, investments in sales channel, tracking benefits from operational/quality improvement programmes (e.g. Lean/Six Sigma)
  • Improved working capital management, embedding cash metrics in forecasting, accountabilities, dashboards etc.
  • Selected and implemented new SAP ERP systems to drive toward greater consistency of process, data and control across the business.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Supply Chain Director – Ref: 55745

High calibre Operations and Supply Chain Director with a wealth of experience working in well known international companies. Has a reputation for establishing long term working relationships with internal and external parties and an excellent record of delivering a complete supply chain, on an international basis, from demand management through to final product delivery.

Expertise includes:

  • Global operations and supply chain strategy development and deployment.
  • End to end Supply Chain management with budget responsibility up to £100m.
  • Management of Supply chain teams of up to 50.
  • Sales and Operations Planning process management.

Career Highlights Include:

  • Established a five year supply chain strategy to meet the business needs and achieve the planned growth objectives.
  • Project managed the complete re-launch/re-design of all the SKU’s of a major brand.
  • Re-negotiated and implemented new supply contracts with chosen strategic manufacturing and co-packing partners.
  • Successfully managed the supply chain during significant business growth of nearly £50m.
  • Purchasing responsibility for £100m spend, responsible for annual COG savings 2014 / 2015 in excess of £2m.
  • Project managed the integration of a major new acquisition.
  • Developed and obtained full board approval for major manufacturing site redevelopment – capex spend of £3.5m.
  • Successful introduction of Lean methodology into manufacturing site and head office.
  • Successfully identified a new ‘greenfield’ site in the Czech Republic to relocate the manufacturing and distribution from Germany. Established the new site in 24 months with 300 employees in the manufacturing function and 50 in the warehouse. This project saved £3m per annum in supply chain costs.
  • Set up an office in the US to service a new supply chain for two major US retailers. Recruited a manager to run the operation and selected 3rd party logistics providers and contract manufacturers.
  • Established a buying office in China to manage the supply of products into Australia and the Far Eastern markets. Planned and managed the transfer of production of a range of products to a co-partner. A saving of 30% was achieved.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Head of Purchasing – Ref: 15260

Head of Purchasing with experience delivering strategic sourcing, operational cost savings and building group wide procurement capability across a diverse range of manufacturing and industrial products organisations. Has a proven track record improving sourcing operations in the UK and delivering savings and developing supply chain networks in low cost economies.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Devised and implemented a global sourcing strategy with emphasis on low cost economies; notably, Eastern Europe & China and directed the activities of the European sourcing organisation.
  • Recruited, trained and developed a team of in-country purchasing managers.
  • Grew an annual project spend value of $75m across the group businesses, generating 35% cost savings over 18 months.
  • Exceeded $40m savings through negotiation, supplier base rationalisation and Value Analysis / Value Engineering.
  • Led a sourcing change management programme. Re-engineered processes and coached team into developing new opportunities.
  • Innovated application of e-Sourcing across multiple European businesses. Trained, planned and demonstrated quick wins and long terms cost strategies across a key range of materials and indirects suppliers.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Head of Logistics – Ref: 52744

A successful and versatile supply chain professional with extensive experience delivering improvements in supply chain operations. A proven change agent with the capability to develop strategy and service, transforming teams and processes to deliver a culture of continuous improvement throughout the Supply Chain.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Responsible for the complete end to end supply chain from manufacture to ensuring on shelf availability with a team of 28 staff, covering retail operations in excess of 300 stores and £500m sales turnover.
  • Forecasting of all product lines (7000 sku’s) across 2 distribution centres with lead times ranging from 2 days to 6 months
  • Tendered all freight forwarding and shipping contracts delivering savings in excess of £2m
  • Implemented a new forecasting and replenishment system resulting in a 20% increase in availability with a 30% reduction in stock levels
  • Restructured the 4 week promotional process improving availability during promotions to 99% and reducing overstocks at exit by 30%
  • Reduced obsolete stocks by 35% via improved ordering and exit planning
  • Improved store on shelf availability to 98% during growth and store openings
  • Developed a consolidation centre in China which reduced stocks on key suppliers by 20% and decreased shipping costs by £250k
  • Established supplier management KPI’s, joint forecasting and a supplier risk matrix to monitor and improve supplier performance
  • Supply Chain lead for the successful implementation of a 2nd distribution centre
  • Restructured team and at the same time delivered a measured improvement to team engagement, leadership and communication

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Manufacturing Operations Manager – Ref: 49817

Phd and Six Sigma Black Belt qualified Operations Manager with a successful record delivering excellence to Operations through strong team management and the use of Lean & Six Sigma tools.

Key Attributes and Achievements include:

  • Management experience covers all areas of Operations including; Production; Quality; HSE; Engineering; Maintenance; Warehousing and Logistics – all areas where he has driven the primary focus to be on compliance, cost, quality, output, rate and availability.
  • Has delivered significant service level improvements in each role to date; generating cost savings; improving delivery times; improving product quality; reducing scrap rates; reducing customer complaints and lowering material costs.
  • Managed multiple projects for the transfer of manufacturing technology between countries.
  • Motivational team leader who champions excellence and works with teams to deliver goals and achieve.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

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