Toolmaker

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team

Overview:

  • Reporting directly to the Toolroom Supervisor, the successful Toolmaker will be predominantly involved in the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies
  • The Toolmaker will be required to apply of a broad range of activities including the interpretation of Engineering drawings and technical instructions and the use of hand, machine and automated computer controlled machine tools and measuring equipment

Role:

  •  The Toolmaker will carry out proactive maintenance on moulding tools that come from production and logging them in the system
  • You will be preparing new Mould Tools for Production
  • Liaise with setter’s overs issues with the mould tool
  • Investigate issues to find root causes passing information back to the design department and management so issues can be avoided in future
  • Logging of any concerns, issues and repairs
  • The Toolmaker will maintain standards of Housekeeping and Health & Safety
  • Working in a systematic fashion following any instructions available
  • Maintain spares and equipment to avoid lengthy repairs time
  • Maintain working area to a high standard. Working to 5S’s
  • Any other reasonable Engineering duties required

Experience requirements:

  • You must have completed a relevant Toolmaking apprenticeship
  • You must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of Maintenance, repair and modification of Injection Mould Tools
  • You must be experienced with manual machining using miller, lathes and surface grinders
  • Experience with TIG / Mig welding, EDM, CNC milling and Wire eroding is desirable
  • IOSH training, Six sigma training and 5S training is desirable
  • You should be computer literate with the ability use Outlook, Excel, and Word

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, Toolmaker, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “Tool Design”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”, “Die Casting”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Project Engineer

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, a market leading engineering company, has retained our services to search for a Project Engineer to join their team. This is an exciting time to join an established and expanding business.

Role:

  • As Project Engineer you will be required to manage multiple projects together with a small team of engineers.
  • For a proven project engineer this is an excellent opportunity to secure a stable position in a forward-thinking company.
  • This is a varied role with opportunities to add value to the company’s growth.

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of Project Engineer you will be responsible for control of projects from initial concept through to completion
  • Tooling for manufacture / design specification (working with sub-contract tooling companies)
  • Product design and development support
  • Production process methodology
  • Creation of Bill of Materials and Operator instructions
  • Participating in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • To liaise with all members of the department to ensure operations run smoothly
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Support and lead process improvement activities
  • Communicate effectively with both customers and suppliers from a technical standpoint
  • Budget control for tooling, plant and equipment relating to projects
  • To ensure Health & Safety rules are maintained with your own work area and demonstrate a duty of care to colleagues, visitors, contractors, or anyone else on site

Experience Requirements:

  • An experienced individual with a minimum of 5 years manufacturing engineering experience
  • HNC in an engineering discipline desirable
  • Press tool knowledge highly desirable
  • Proven experience in leading multiple engineering projects at any one time
  • Must be able to work as part of a team to ensure short lead time projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Self-motivated and confident with taking responsibility for all areas of work
  • Sound decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of 3D / Solidworks Design software (Preferred but not an absolute must)
  • Mechanical engineering biased
  • Process focussed

 

Key Words: “Project Engineer” “Process Engineer” “Project Leader” “Engineer” “NPI Engineer” “Tooling Engineer” “Tooling Project Engineer”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Process Technician

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a specialist injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for an Injection Moulding Process Technician to join their team to support continued business growth and expansion.

Role:

  • The position of Injection Moulding Process Technician will work closely with the Team Leader, Quality, CI and Production Departments to facilitate NPI, In-sourcing and Process Improvement projects.
  • As Injection Moulding Process Technician, you will provide dedicated process, technical and continuous improvement support to the mould shop team and wider business.
  • An excellent opportunity for an Injection Moulding Process Technician to join a global, forward-thinking company who place an emphasis on the training and development of their staff.

Responsibilities.

  • As Injection Moulding Process Technician, it is your responsibility to ensure optimisation of machines and equipment to achieve continuous production.
  • In the role of Injection Moulding Process Technician, you will be responsible for championing process and procedural standardisation within the Mould Shop.
  • Carry out mould and colour changes. To move materials to and from machine when required and as directed by the supervisor.
  • Assist with the maximisation of machine efficiency and utilisation – Routine maintenance and repair monitoring
  • Conduct mould trials and ensure tools and mouldings (new or modified) meet acceptable production standards.
  • Work with the Toolroom to support tooling TPM, development, and upgrades.
  • Liaise with Maintenance to ensure machine TPM schedules are adequately implemented and adhered-to.
  • Validate accuracy of BOMs and Routings and expedite their update where necessary.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained in moulding area – Have a proactive approach to quality and ensure adherence to procedures.
  • Work with a Continuous Process Improvement attitude – Liaise with other departments to ensure that the movement of material to/from the stores and production are transacted correctly and on time.
  • Ensure Process and Quality documentation is present, accurate and adhered to.
  • Work closely with Team Leader and Supervisors to ensure production KPI’s are achieved.
  • Is expected to maintain a professional working relationship with all colleagues, whilst promoting a commitment to Total Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised Level 3 injection moulding qualification
  • Ability to program moulding machines
  • Ability to conduct new tool trials and process optimisation
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and LEAN manufacturing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation requirements

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Technician”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Technician Supervisor”, “Senior Technician”, “Mould Technician”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles

Toolmaker

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an established injection moulding Toolmaker offering a unique manufacturing solution, have retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team.

Overview:

  • As a Toolmaker you will be joining a busy toolroom whose capabilities range from the simplest open and shut tools, to multicavity auto-unscrewing tools
  • You will be making tools, as well as completing maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting within the mould shop
  • The Toolmaker will also manufacture tooling for other moulders as well as mould other manufacturers tools

Role:

  • The Toolmaker will be responsible for modification & repair of Injection Mould Tools
  • Manufacture and fitting of new injection mould tools
  • You will be preparing new Mould Tools for Production
  • The Toolmaker will make use of use of the standard, grinders, Millers, CNC, CAD software – though Visi software is operated onsite
  • Use of CNC millers, Wire eroding and Spark Eroding machines
  • This is an exciting opportunity for the successful Toolmaker offering stability and progression

Experience requirements:

  • You must have experience of Maintenance, repair and modification of Injection Mould Tools in a well-equipped modern tool room, and high precision machining
  • You should understand and have experience of fitting and assembly of complex mould tools including their repair
  • Previous experience of Manufacturing Injection Mould Tools, using the latest technology in a newly fitted out toolroom would be a distinct advantage
  • Have the ability to work to tight time scales without compromising quality and safety
  • Experience in general toolmaking, manual milling, turning, grinding, EDM Wire and spark erosion and fitting.
  • CNC Machining experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of hydraulic cylinders and hot runners desirable
  • Experience of training / working with apprentices would be advantageous
  • Candidate to have the ability to communicate well and be part of a team in a small business

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, Toolmaker, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “Tool Design”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”, “Die Casting”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

HSE Manager

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: On behalf of our client; an established plastic injection moulding company, we are looking to recruit a HSE Manager to join their team.

Role:

  • The HSE Manager is critical to the continued growth and success of the business, with a location that encompasses a high volume, high product mix manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environment.
  • Reporting to the Site Director, as a key member of the site operations leadership team, the HSE Manager will have an overarching day-to-day responsibility (full-time, 5-days/week) to ensure safe and effective management systems are in place.
  • Continuous improvement, innovation and a forward-thinking attitude will be key to success in the role and to meet best-in-class HSE performance.
  • An attractive salary is on offer along with bonus, pension and the potential for longer term career prospects for the successful candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Health, Safety & Environmental- Lead planning and execution of the HSE Engagement Metric. This comprises of:  HSE review meetings, formal HSE training initiatives, toolbox talks, audits/inspections and safety kaizens/HSE continuous improvement projects.
  • People- Train, coach and develop employees and management in HSE awareness and Safety Culture development. Leverage Change Management practices to obtain buy-in for new methods of work and management system implementation.
  • Quality- Align with ISO Accredited Integrated Management Systems (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO50001) to ensure compliance across all shifts. Revise documentation (Safe Systems of Work (SSOWs), SOPs, forms, worksheets) to an agreed, standardised work approach using known best practices.
  • Delivery- Achieve on-time submission for regulatory, divisional and site-based reporting requirements.
  • Cost- Own the HSE cost centre. Report measurable improvements on department costs through Essentra Cost Savings (ECS) improvement activities while maintaining HSE system effectiveness.
  • Inventory- Ensure raw materials, recycled content and manufactured product are handled in a responsible manner; aligned with divisional sustainability goals.  Maintain SDS catalogue of on-site inventory.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • You must have high-volume, high-mix manufacturing environment experience – plastic injection moulding experience highly desirable
  • You should have a degree in a relevant discipline or NEBOSH diploma
  • Alternatively, suitable similar qualification or appropriate industrial manufacturing experience and an ISO Lead Auditor Qualification
  • You should have experience of leadership in a matrixed organisation
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt is desirable
  • Chartered level of relevant accredited body (IOSH, IEMA, IIRSM) and/or PUWER / Machinery Safety qualification is desirable
  • You should be experienced with LOTO / hot work / hoisting & lifting / ergonomics program execution, ISO Management Systems and continuous improvement project management
  • Experience of delivering training to IOSH and NEBOSH standards desirable
  • You should be skilled in Lean Principles (SMED, 5S, Standardized Work / SSOWs and SOPs) and data-driven decision making.
  • Strong up to date knowledge of UK HSE legislation

Key Words: “HSE Manager, “SHEQ Manager”, “Quality Manager”, “Customer Quality Engineer”, “QHSE”, “manufacturing”, “injection moulding”, “plastics”, “lean manufacturing”, “hi-volume manufacturing”, “NEBOSH”, “IOSH”, “Health & Safety”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications, we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Sales Director

Contact: mark@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Retained by our client, an established and successful premier Plastic Injection Mould machine & integrated automation supplier, due to succession planning they are looking to appoint a new Sales Director within the UK business based in Warwickshire.

 

Post specifics:

  • Successful applicants must have EITHER a good technical plastics moulding, Polymer science, Polymer Engineering, mechanical, electro-mechanical or automation engineering background and academia to support their current / recent 6-10 years Sales and business development expertise, and minimum 3-5 years within Commercial Management or Project Management, with good experience of supervising a Sales team.
  • Applicants MUST HAVE Sales experience within EITHER all electric or hydraulic presses ( Injection Moulding machines or other Plastics moulding machines ) OR automation within plastics customer knowledgebase OR ancillaries / Robots with good knowledge of plastics manufacturing / customer market, OR CNC Machines with knowledge of supplying to plastics manufacturing / precision engineering sectors.

Role of post:

 

  • To develop and implement an innovative annual sales and marketing programme in line with an budget development plan (B.D.P) which will motivate internal and external sales staff and in turn maximise sales growth and meet set sales targets and revenue growth.
  • To be aware of the company business activities and to assist the Managing Director where necessary in the day-to-day operations of the company.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Identify suitable trade shows, actively organise them and attend them along with open houses and any other promotional functions/events. Improve positioning of products in core markets and increase the profile of the UK company and global group presence.
  • Organise and conduct seminars and presentations (in house or with trade partners).
  • Develop and maintain a key accounts programme in conjunction with key account managers in European HQ, including the personal management of multiple machine and robot orders and V.I.P customers.
  • Deal professionally with all levels of personnel from throughout organisations up to senior management positions.
  • Maintain continual dialogue with European Group HQ and all the relevant personnel there as required on a weekly, monthly basis.
  • Along with the management team of the UK company and assist with preparing and implementing annual budgets as required.
  • Manage the internal and external departments and ensure maximum benefit for the UK business.
  • Co-ordinate inter-departmental communications to ensure the professionalism of an after sales service and technical support structure.
  • Deal with day-to-day challenges and work to maintain deadlines across a number of areas of operation.

SUBORDINATES

 

  • Applications and digitalisation engineer, automation and digitalisation engineer, external and internal sales team.

GENERAL expectations:

 

  • To ensure the complete and efficient interfacing of the UK sales team with the other members of UK company staff.
  • To ensure that the UK business maintains an in depth and current knowledge of all developments concerning the UK and Irish plastic injection moulding markets, also ensure constant updating of the customer database via Navision across all sales areas.
  • Make regular visits to customers throughout the UK and Ireland accompanying the external sales team to ensure an efficient management of their areas to maximise sales across the UK company business portfolio.  Working from the office as and when required.
  • To ensure that office procedures are conducted under ISO 9001 procedures.
  • With the aid of in-house and external training, to ensure computer literacy and knowledge of UK company technology and processes will be attained and regularly updated.
  • To conduct annual personal reviews with all subordinates.
  • A full and valid driving licence is to be maintained at all times.
  • Maintain and enhance detailed monthly records to monitor:- Order intake, Delivered machines, Types of machines sold by technology and size.
  • Working with the automation engineer, actively check and if require amend the costs for a project including monitoring during it’s duration.
  • Ensure all projects when completed and where applicable are supplied with CE and UK/CA paperwork and if not assist with the creation of the paperwork.
  • Be responsible to ensure that any new phone or IT software issued by Europe Group HQ that involves the sales department, is implemented correctly and everybody understands how to use it efficiently.
  • Maintain the equipment needed by the sales department in ensuring their equipment is up to date and in-line with Europe Group HQ’s rules, ie Laptops, printers, cars, phones etc.

 

 

Key Words: “Sales Director”, “Head of Sales”, “Sales Manager”, “Managing Director”, Injection moulding machine sales”, “plastic Injection moulding”, “Moulding Machine Tools”, “Mould machines”, “Capital equipment”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Product Manager/Key Account Manager

Product Manager / Key Account Manager
Polyolefins (Polypropylene and Polyethylene)
Home Based

Job ref: CST/57766

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

We have been retained by Biesterfeld Petroplas – one of UK’s leading polymer distributors – to appoint an experienced and highly driven commercial professional with extensive knowledge of the polypropylene and polyethylene markets.

Biesterfeld Petroplas is a successful subsidiary of a major European plastics distributor that has long standing and well developed relationships with prominent producers. We are looking for an experienced individual looking to secure a long-term future with one of Europe’s leading players.

Primary role:

There is a dual focus to this position, and each carries its own commercial demands that need to be managed. The successful candidate will take product management responsibility for the polyolefin portfolio, acting as the key interface with the suppliers, HQ/UK offices and the sales team to deliver financial performance as detailed in the business plan. Alongside this role, the person will be responsible for leading the development, partnership, and business growth of designated polyolefin key accounts.

Primary Role:

Product Management-

· Lead contact interfacing with Biesterfeld Petroplas’ polyolefin suppliers proactively negotiating prices/allocation, ensuring good relationships and business potential opportunities are realised
· Define sales and marketing strategy for PP and PE product portfolio
· Work closely with the sales team to ensure they are selling the polyolefin products and provide additional information to support this process where required
· Responsible for pricing, allocation, positioning and focus of polyolefin products
· Maintain a market focus of sectors including trends, competitive pressures and supply issues
· Be the market expert for the polyolefin product portfolio and act as an internal/external champion
· Assimilate market intelligence to inform strategy and decisions around pricing and product positioning
· Support business development activities across the full PP product portfolio
· Prepare product forecasts, understand and interpret any variance and manage inventory

Key Account Management-

· Lead contact and customer champion
· Regular visits and contact with customer to ensure Biesterfeld remain ‘supplier of choice’
· Develop and implement the strategy for each key account
· Understand customer needs and the challenges they are facing
· Manage the pricing strategy based on forecast volumes and profitability
· Maximise business opportunities with new projects and product development initiatives

Person Profile:

· Intimate knowledge and experience of the polyolefin raw material sector
· Proven negotiation skills and good understanding of business
· Experienced in polymer raw materials sales and commercial business drivers
· Experienced of managing supplier principals
· Good relationship building skills
· Good financial acumen
· Strategic thinker
· Strong analytical capability
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Team player
· Ambitious and good career potential
· IT Literacy

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Market Development Manager (Sales)

Market Development Manager (Sales)
Polymers, Coatings, Adhesives Manufacturing
Ideal location North West or North East (Yorkshire, Cleveland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, Leeds)

Job ref: CST/52307

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client has built up an enviable reputation as a high quality manufacturer of water based additives for polymer latex, paint and adhesive industries. It has a successful history that spans five decades and is recognized as a world leader in aqueous dispersions and emulsions. The company prides itself on its technical capability, innovation and close partnership approach with both customers and suppliers.

Background to the Role:

The company is experiencing good levels of growth with both existing and new customers, and this is part of its continued strategic commitment for developing new technical and innovative materials. As a result, there is a requirement for a ‘Market Development Manager’ to work alongside the Sales Manager in promoting existing and newly developed products. The role will involve looking for new customers and new applications, ensuring as part of the sales team that the company continues to maximize profitable business opportunities.

Primary function:

Support the achievement of sales targets within new markets and also with existing customers, maintaining profitable growth in line with short and long term strategies. Ensure a targeted level of customer contact and prospecting to maintain existing business and to report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market intelligence and competition activity.

Key Requirements & Accountabilities:

· In conjunction with the Sales Manager, responsible for customer development and sales in targeted markets area.
· Management of defined existing customer and ensure annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote all aspects of the product portfolio to new customers and ensure new products/product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Develop project pipeline of opportunities for the new materials
· Visit existing and new customers on a regular basis and provide information and support as necessary.
· Maintain up to date customer files and in particular the company database, producing reports following every customer visit and utilising electronic company information systems (i.e. MRP) to access sales data to assist with visit preparation and follow up.
· In conjunction with the Sales Manager and Managing Director, negotiate prices/contracts in line with the pricing strategy.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the internal sales team, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Offer technical advice according to ability and experience and liaise with the sales and technical team as appropriate.
· Report and present area sales information including market opportunities and competitor activity at regular company sales meetings.
· Prepare and maintain a project list for new market opportunities and on-going developments via the designated process
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast reports with comments outlining customers/product lines

Person Profile:

· Demonstrable track record in technical sales is essential
· Educated in a scientific subject – materials science, chemistry, polymer technology (ideally HNC or above)
· Experience of manufacturing in a formulation chemistry environment is required (e.g. polymers, coatings, adhesives, elastomers, additives, sealants)
· Technical solution selling is paramount
· Prepared to be in the office once a week (HQ based in Yorkshire)
· Must be self-starting, enthusiastic and a highly motivated achiever
· Good networker and relationship builder
· Team player
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels
· Good organisational and time management skills
· Computer literate

Key words: Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Technical Sales, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Dispersions, Polymers, PVC, Anti-oxidant, crosslinkers, barrier coatings.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Packaging and Parcel Automation Specialist
Based in the Midlands

Job ref: CST/57484

Salary /Benefits: Commensurate with experience

‘Providing Customers with ‘Operational Excellence’ in the Automation of Carton Assembly, Auto Bagging and Shrink Wrapping’

The client:

The company is one of the UK’s foremost packaging distributors and a leader in its field. Working from a national network, the business is benefiting from excellent growth and has a very positive future to look forward to. Operating across a range of industries, the company provides packaging solutions to a diverse customer base. Dynamism, proactive support, exceptional customer service and innovation are hallmarks of its culture and with their innovation lab allowing customers to interactively provide tailormade products in a hands-on experience.

The Role:

⦁ Proactively support and develop intelligent automated product containment solutions for existing and new customers
⦁ Prepare and propose semi-automated to fully integrated packaging solutions in line with customer requirements and stakeholder expectations
⦁ Deliver the machinery & consumable sales, with a view to securing an extended supply agreement for the consumables with the customer
⦁ Compile and perform customer packaging audits, host customer days at the Innovation LAB to showcase the automation offering and to identify where value can be added
⦁ Responsible for the collation of commercial and service proposals, communicating with relevant Group Regional Directors, Regional Business Managers to ensure viability and profitability is agreed
⦁ Project manage the implementation of automated solutions exceeding customer stakeholder expectations
⦁ Ensure that the customer SLAs and contractual obligations are achieved, and that the solution and consumable packaging is of ongoing commercial benefit to the business
⦁ Develop robust relationships with key stakeholders at customer sites to ensure the value of our service is valued and maintained
⦁ Communicate effectively to ensure supply partners are fully aligned with project requirements and consistent in direct communication with customers during joint visits and meetings
⦁ Work in a constructive manner with the RDCs acting as a pivotal communication point for the customer and the company’s staff. A key factor is solid internal communication methods ensuring consistent levels of service are achieved
⦁ Support the category manager with supplier management & selection & forge strong partnerships with suppliers of both machinery & consumables
⦁ Work within the company’s IS09001 and IS014001 policies

Person profile:

⦁ Track record of selling and project managing packaging capital equipment / automation solution
⦁ Strong process management and operational experience
⦁ High level technical knowledge of packaging capital equipment and engineering
⦁ Excellent commercial, environmental, operational and logistical acumen
⦁ Strong communication skills and the ability to forge strong and effective internal and customer working relationships
⦁ Ability to project manage – an important aspect to this role is to effectively organise a project team, set milestones and communicate throughout to all involved.
⦁ Good presentation and communication skills. The ability to influence and present to all levels (up to FD and Purchasing Director levels.)
⦁ Strong Networking Skills
⦁ Ability to close – proven experience and success in gaining new business
⦁ Highly organised and self-disciplined
⦁ Resilient and persistent
⦁ Analytical and strategic thinker
⦁ Strong and competent IT skills (inc. PowerPoint presentations)
⦁ Commercially aware
⦁ Accurately anticipate customers’ requirements and exceed expectations
⦁ Experience in value added selling

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager – DACH

Business Development Manager-DACH
Polymers-Polypropylene
Fluent German speaker required
Based in Germany (Ideally North or West Regions), France, Belgium or Netherlands

Job ref: CST/57620

Salary/Benefits: Attractive based upon experience

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company is a well-established manufacturer of polypropylene used in wide variety of applications including BCF yarn, fiber, stretched tape, carpet backing and adhesive tapes to a European customer base. This role is focused on managing strategic accounts and, most importantly, developing business across the DACH region. Most of the customers/potential sales opportunities are in the North and West regions of Germany.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks

· Sales of polypropylene to European customer base (Dach region and Eastern Europe).
· Support the sales initiatives in accordance with business strategy and marketing plans.
· Identify, visit and develop new customer prospects
· Achieve sales volumes and profitability targets as per company business plan
· Develop pricing tactics within specified guidelines, in order to maximise the profitability
· Develop new and improve existing value propositions for customers to better promote the products
· Monitor, analyse and report on market developments and competitive behaviour
· Monitor customer payments and follow up on customer overdues
· Control sales, general and administrative expenses within the agreed budget

Competencies and skills

The ideal candidate has a university degree in Engineering and/or has some proven relevant equivalent experience. Candidates with technical knowledge from the plastics (polyolefin) industry combined with at least a couple of years of commercial experience are preferred.

Key skills:

· Problem solving and innovative thinking
· Good organisation and planning skills
· Strong on client interactive skills
· Personal drive and flexibility
· IT and analytical skills
· Staying on top of changing priorities
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-starter, capable of working independently with organised time management.
· Excellent knowledge of German and English (both written and spoken)
To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Technical Polymers / Application Development
Based in Germany

Job ref: CST /57525

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is an innovative, world-leading, high-performance polymer materials group. It has manufacturing plants and research facilities in the UK, and sales and distribution centers serving more than 30 countries worldwide. A company with cutting-edge polymeric solutions and high-performance thermoplastic with a unique combination of properties which provide exceptional performance in the most demanding environments, giving exceptional chemical, wear, electrical and temperature resistance, as well as dimensional stability and numerous processing capabilities.

The business has streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support. The key markets are electronics, oil and gas, industrial, aerospace, automotive and medical.

Primary purpose:

Responsible for a number of accounts (new and existing OEM’s, Tier1, Specifiers) within the Electronics Strategic Business Unit. The role is tasked with growing the network and identifying opportunities within these accounts to build a pipeline of opportunities across the market segments and to follow-up and coordinate their development until commercialization and delivery of the first 12 months revenue.

The Role:

· Developing an in-depth knowledge of the account’s business, culture, drivers, strategy, goals and how they generate revenue and profit to build a pipeline of new opportunities through effective prospecting techniques and efficient lead management.
· Identifying key stakeholders and decision makers throughout the accounts’ organisation, at all levels and across functions in order to create long term strategically aligned partnership.
· Managing incoming leads from existing or new OEM/Tier1/Specifier accounts and providing advanced technical and regulatory support to convert leads into qualified opportunities.
· Identifying the customers’ wants and needs, both defined and undefined, to determine target opportunities in the short, medium and long term and convert into Revenue.
· Supporting Strategic Market Assessments (SMAs) by investigating and reporting Market trends, validating assumptions from Strategic Marketing or delivering compelling technical product solutions to key stakeholders at customers to grow revenue in new Market Segments.
· Documenting progress, issues, and support needs to allow oversight of forward momentum and business decision making through an accurate view of customer activity and pipeline in CRM (meeting reports & target management)
· Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Letter of Intents (LOIs), and Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) and driving Sales Agreements discussion (or supporting it when buying accounts are owned by another Sales Account Manager).
· Driving coordination of all targets until commercialization and delivery of first 12 months of revenue together with the Sales Account Managers/Key Account Managers in charge of the direct buying account(s) involved in the value chain i.e processor, distributor, shapes manufacturer
· Provide forecast input to regional sales leadership for new opportunities and to the relevant Sales Accounts Managers involved in the Supply Chain to update internal systems according to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) best practices.

Person Profile:

· Degree/Masters in polymers, materials science or related technical discipline
· Strong technical expertise of polymer technology and applications in relevant the sector
· Track record in customer facing role providing technical solutions
· Ability to influence representatives of a company at any level
· Fluent in German and English

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager – Engineering Polymers

Account Manager – Engineering Polymers
Home base – North (Person can be based anywhere in the following locations: North Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, North East, Scotland)

Job ref: CST/57764

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Client:

We have been retained by Biesterfeld Petroplas – one of UK’s leading polymer distributors – to appoint an experienced and highly driven sales professional to manage ‘local’ sales for their engineering polymers business in the North of the UK. Location is flexible and this will define the area that the successful candidate has responsible for managing.

Biesterfeld Petroplas is a successful subsidiary of a major European plastics distributor that has long standing and newly developed relationships with prominent producers. This is a newly created role due to the growth of the business. We are looking for an experienced individual looking to secure a long-term future with one of Europe’s leading players.

The Role:

⦁ Maintain ‘local’ sales across the region and expand the existing business for this area
⦁ Develop new sales opportunities for engineering polymers
⦁ Ensure sales targets are achieved
⦁ Maintain profitable growth and develop sales in line with budget and strategy
⦁ Visit existing and new customers on a regular basis
⦁ Negotiate prices/contracts
⦁ Offer technical advice according to ability and experience and liaise with back-office staff as appropriate
⦁ Prepare area sales statistics, report and present this information internally

The Person:

⦁ The ideal candidate will need to have extensive knowledge and sales experience of engineering polymers (e.g. nylon, PC, ABS, PPS,)
⦁ Proven sales record and the ability to manage existing business but also identify and drive growth opportunities
⦁ Strong technical background in polymers from distribution or compounding background. Candidates working in the plastics machinery sector will also be considered.
⦁ Strong customer focus – knowledge of the UK plastics processor market in the North
⦁ A hunter personality, self-disciplined and highly motivated
⦁ Good communication skills both written and orally
⦁ Good organizational and time management skills
⦁ Team player

This role is ideal for an experienced account manager who is knowledgeable in engineering polymers and wants to work in a positive/team-oriented organisation that values its employees.

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection Moulding Setter x7

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter to join their team to support continued business growth.

Role:

  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • For a skilled injection moulding setter this is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking company with opportunities to gain industry recognised training and qualifications.

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of injection moulding setter, you are responsible for preparing all equipment prior to all changes taking place and confirming this with your line manager.
  • As injection moulding setter you are responsible for taking two last off samples and fill in the relevant paperwork. One sample is for the tool room and should stay with the tool. The other sample is for the quality department and should be given to the engineer on shift.
  • You are responsible for stopping the injection moulding machine and making it safe before the change can take place.
  • The successful injection moulding setter candidate is responsible for ensuring all previous parts are removed from inside the machine and on top of machine platens.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct ancillary equipment is connected correctly and set up.
  • Perform changes to the new material according to the new works order.
  • You are responsible for producing quality parts for production and submitting a sample to the quality department.
  • As injection moulding setter you are responsible for completing the correct documentation/SharePoint for the new product.
  • You are responsible for communicating any mechanical/tool related issues to the relevant department.
  • You are responsible for removing any equipment not being used and store safely.
  • You are responsible for handing the injection moulding machine over to production when the change is complete. You will inform the operator responsible for the injection moulding machine and your line manager that the machine is now in production.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that granulators are used when required. Any reasons for a granulator not being used must be reported to your line manager.
  • You are responsible for the parts containment on the machines in your area.
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purgings; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning
  • Optimise machine cycle times. Ensure parts are running to cycle, and report to the shift manager if the cycle time is not running to costed cycle.
  • Diligently maintain accurate records and data to support monitoring of all performance criteria.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • Materials processing experience to include PVC, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene & Glass filled Nylon
  • Tool hanging / removal & setting of injection mould presses
  • Troubleshooting & Problem solving
  • Basic machine maintenance
  • Crane qualified (Desirable)
  • FLT qualified (Desirable)

Personal Specification:

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good communication skills to line management level
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Desire to learn new skills and undertake training

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, we are seeking a Multi-Skilled Engineer to join their bespoke manufacturing facility.

Overview:

  • Reporting directly to the Facilities Manager, the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer is a “hands” on pro-active role, responsible for all aspects of fault diagnosing, electrical/ mechanical repair and maintenance of machinery including automated assembly cells / injection moulding / hydraulic presses.

Role:

  • The Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer role is a mix of reactive maintenance and planned preventative maintenance (PPM) in a high-volume manufacturing facility
  • The facility has a wide range of machinery including automated assembly cells / injection moulding / hydraulic presses
  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will complete PPM activities of factory services and support new installations of plant and miscellaneous equipment
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery.
  • You should be a focused team player with a strong character and continuous improvement mindset – always aiming to further improve the department
  • The successful candidate will be joining a highly successful company who can offer a massive amount of stability, longevity and security

Expectations / experience:

  • Electrical and mechanical qualification to at least NVQ level 3 or 4
  • 16th or 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certificate
  • Experience of injection moulding, hydraulics, pneumatics, manufacturing and a factory environment are preferred
  • A proven track record in a similar role with an extensive understanding of PLC systems
  • You must have good electrical investigation and repair experience
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • Ability to weld
  • Experience of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
  • Experience of reactive maintenance
  • Troubleshooting problems on various types of equipment
  • You will have good clear communication skills

 

Key Words: “Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Technician”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “manufacturing”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Operations Specialist

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an established and forward-thinking independent energy & commodities trading company, is seeking a Senior Operations Specialist with strong experience of trading operations to join their team to support continued growth of the business.

Scope:

  • Our client is an international trader of a broad range of technical commodities with a global presence in plastics, petrochemical and solvents.
  • Successful applicants MUST HAVE knowledge of Oil Products Trading / Operations, including Base Oils, Plastics and Petrochemicals.
  • Applicants must reside in the UK and be able to commute to the company offices in London.

Role: As Operations Specialist you will work in a partnership with the Trading Department and assume overall responsibility for implementing procedures that enable the Trading Department to achieve its intended results.

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of Operations Specialist, it will be your responsibility to supervise a small team of professionals to deliver operational activities.
  • To deal with oil products & freight counter parties, terminals and vessels on a regular basis regarding all post trade deal activities, ensuring all necessary operational information is passed on in good time, and documentary requirements are met.
  • As Operations Specialist you will be required to ensure that all oil products and freight operational information is entered into trading systems in a timely manner, and to ensure that adequate records are kept meeting the company’s legal and fiscal obligations.
  • To enhance value from all cargo trading activities, including shipments and storage, through effective planning and commercial optimisation.
  • To manage the timely settlement of payments and claims, including demurrage, with service providers and counterparties.
  • To add value by exercising embedded commercial and logistical deal options and by a pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • To liaise with the Finance Department, providing them with timely, accurate data and documentation to facilitate smooth invoicing and payment for cargoes.
  • The successful Operations Specialist candidate will participate in out-of-hours coverage arrangements.
  • Performing other duties, as and when required by the Management Team.

Experience Requirements

  • Academic background in Finance, Economics or similar area (preferred).
  • A minimum of 5 years Operations experience.
  • In depth understanding and experience of Oil Products Trading / Operations in relevant geographic areas of business including the UK, the EU and the Mediterranean.
  • Knowledge and experience in shipping, freight trading and road truck deliveries
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Proven people skills, including delegation and motivation
  • Strong negotiation skills alongside excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong financial acumen, including planning and forecasting
  • The ability to represent the Company to relevant external audiences and key partners
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Must be highly motivated with a positive ‘can do’ attitude

Key Words: “Senior Operations Specialist” “Operations Manager”, “Operations Specialist” “Sales Manager”, “Operations Leader”, “Oil Products”, “Plastics Commodities”, “Petrochemicals”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolmaker

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an established injection moulding Toolmaker / Mould Tool designer have retained our services to search for an Injection Toolmaker to join their team.

Overview:

  • As a Toolmaker you will be responsible for the Manufacture and modification of Injection mould tools ranging from 0.5 Kg to 2 Tonne in weight, in a modern well equipped toolroom, with Hurco machining centres, Sodick Wire eroders, Sodick CNC Spark eroders, Jones & Shipman surface grinders.
  • The Toolmaker will have involvement with in house design using Pro Engineer and CAM programming using Powermill

Role:

  • The Toolmaker will be responsible for modification & repair of Injection Mould Tools
  • Manufacture and fitting of new injection mould tools
  • You will be preparing new Mould Tools for Production
  • The Toolmaker will make use of manual milling machines
  • Use of lathes
  • Use of surface and cylindrical grinders
  • Use of manual and CNC spark eroders
  • Use of CNC wire eroder
  • The Toolmaker will be using hand tools such as files, hacksaws and grinders
  • Wiring of Hot runner systems and fault finding

Experience requirements:

  • You must have experience of Maintenance, repair and modification of Injection Mould Tools in a well-equipped modern tool room, and high precision machining
  • You should understand and have experience of fitting and assembly of complex mould tools including their repair
  • Previous experience of Manufacturing Injection Mould Tools, using the latest technology in a newly fitted out toolroom would be a distinct advantage
  • Have the ability to work to tight time scales without compromising quality and safety
  • Experience in general toolmaking, manual milling, turning, grinding, EDM Wire and spark erosion and fitting.
  • CNC Machining experience an advantage
  • Candidate to have the ability to communicate well and be part of a team in a small business

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, Toolmaker, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “Tool Design”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”, “Die Casting”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

HSE Manager

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client are an established manufacturing business within the plastics industry supplying to global markets and due to succession planning, are seeking an experienced and confident HSE Manager to join their team.

Role:

  • Site lead for all Health, Safety and Environmental matters and an integral member of the leadership team.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving HSE management systems and driving adherence to external as well as internal standards.
  • Responsible for defining and guiding the HSE improvement strategy of the site as well as execution of improvement projects and activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake such training as required by the company & group Directors and to assist in the training of the HSE teams.
  • Confidently coach and guide the leadership team/ other managers to improve / develop management styles and behaviours to improve the safety culture on site, while acting as a role model
  • Ensure compliance to HSE regulations via robust systems and procedures.
  • Develop and define Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Identify the training needs of members of the team, ensuring improvement in safety performance on site, employee engagement and reduction in risk to all employees.
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with teams, supervisors and other work-based contacts.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of product and service quality.
  • Ensure that your actions and the actions of other individuals do not compromise the legal requirements and safety standards.
  • Perform your duties in accordance with the Company Manual and other departmental documentation, such as Work Instructions or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure risk assessments are completed / maintained in line with a defined schedule
  • Full root cause analysis using appropriate investigation techniques on all significant incidents (first aid, recordable, lost time incidents, fires etc).
  • Conduct yourself in accordance with the policies set out in the Company Rule Book.
  • Comply and ensure that your staff comply with the requirements placed on you/them by the Safety Management System and the Environmental Management System.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Must have 5-10 years’ HSE / H&S experience within a hi-volume manufacturing environment
  • Must be qualified to NEBOSH Diploma level, or NEBOSH certificate and either be in the process OR be prepared to undergo the Diploma level.
  • It will be deemed an advantage of you have experience within plastics packaging, plastics product manufacturing ie blow moulding, compression moulding, extrusion moulding, injection moulding etc however full product appreciation training will be provided to the successful applicant who is a proven HSE professional from other industry production disciplines.
  • Be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Be knowledgeable with updating data to MRP systems
  • A proactive approach to regular interaction with other departmental teams.
  • Be a strong, clear English speaker & communicator
  • Have a strong “can do, will do” personality and attitude, supported with good levels of tenacity, enthusiasm and resilience
  • Have good project management skills and commit to project timeframes.
  • Knowledge of working with a company culture of 150+ staff an advantage
  • Previous exposure to Health, Safety and Environmental process and policies within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong up to date knowledge of UK HSE legislation
  • Must have a Valid UK working visa
  • Must have a full UK driving licence

 

Key Words: “HSE Manager, “SHEQ Manager”, “manufacturing”, “rubber moulding”, “blow moulding”, “extrusion moulding”, “injection moulding”, plastics, Polymers, “plastics packaging”, “lean manufacturing”, “hi-volume manufacturing”, NEBOSH, IOSH, COSH, “Health & Safety”, “HSE legislation”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Senior Operations Specialist

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an established and forward-thinking independent energy & commodities trading company, is seeking a Senior Operations Specialist with strong experience of trading operations to join their team to support continued growth of the business.

Scope:

  • Our client is an international trader of a broad range of technical commodities with a global presence in plastics, petrochemical and solvents.
  • Successful applicants MUST HAVE knowledge of Oil Products Trading / Operations, including Base Oils, Plastics and Petrochemicals.
  • Applicants must reside in the UK and be able to commute to the company offices in London.

Role: As Senior Operations Specialist you will work in a partnership with the Trading Department and assume overall responsibility for implementing procedures that enable the Trading Department to achieve its intended results.

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of Senior Operations Specialist, it will be your responsibility to supervise a small team of professionals to deliver operational activities.
  • To deal with oil products & freight counter parties, terminals and vessels on a regular basis regarding all post trade deal activities, ensuring all necessary operational information is passed on in good time, and documentary requirements are met
  • As Senior Operations Specialist you will be required to ensure that all oil products and freight operational information is entered into trading systems in a timely manner, and to ensure that adequate records are kept meeting the company’s legal and fiscal obligations.
  • To enhance value from all cargo trading activities, including shipments and storage, through effective planning and commercial optimisation.
  • To manage the timely settlement of payments and claims, including demurrage, with service providers and counterparties.
  • To add value by exercising embedded commercial and logistical deal options and by a pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • To liaise with the Finance Department, providing them with timely, accurate data and documentation to facilitate smooth invoicing and payment for cargoes.
  • The successful Senior Operations Specialist candidate will participate in out-of-hours coverage arrangements.
  • Performing other duties, as and when required by the Management Team.

Experience Requirements

  • Academic background in Finance, Economics or similar area (preferred).
  • A minimum of 5 years Operations experience.
  • In depth understanding and experience of Oil Products Trading / Operations in relevant geographic areas of business including the UK, the EU and the Mediterranean.
  • Knowledge and experience in shipping, freight trading and road truck deliveries
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Proven people skills, including delegation and motivation
  • Strong negotiation skills alongside excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong financial acumen, including planning and forecasting
  • The ability to represent the Company to relevant external audiences and key partners
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Must be highly motivated with a positive ‘can do’ attitude

Key Words: “Senior Operations Specialist” “Operations Manager”, “Operations Specialist” “Sales Manager”, “Operations Leader”, “Oil Products”, “Plastics Commodities”, “Petrochemicals”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Petrochemical Trader

Petrochemical Trader
Based in Rotterdam,

Job ref: JE /57567

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

Through its offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia, our client partners up with Clients in over 60 countries worldwide, establishing itself as a major global player in the thermoplastic resin (polypropylene, polyethylene and PVC) and chemicals markets. The company’s 36 industrial units manufacture 16 million metric tons of products.

The role:

The successful candidate will be responsible to ensure the supply of propylene and ethylene to the Companies PP assets and Germany and trade excess of petrochemical production of Brazilian crackers into European market and sales to USA.

Job responsibilities:

· Ensure propylene and ethylene supply to PP assets in Germany
· Manage long term supply contracts for ethylene and propylene in Europe
· Develop market opportunities to trade excess petrochemicals from our assets in Brazil into the European market, including ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene and other aromatics, ETBE and others
· Develop circular and biobased petrochemical market

Carry out:

· Negotiate and execute trades and contracts
· Continuously research to develop new business opportunities
· Maintain close contact with operations, contract administration, treasury and other areas related to pre and post-trade activities
· Communication with market participants to identify events that could potentially move prices, capture these opportunities and mitigate risks
· Ensure that all trades are correctly input in trading capture systems and, therefore, accounted for
· Make sure that all activities are performed within the guidelines of the policies, directives and procedures established by the Company.
· Maintain effective communication to management regarding potential long-term opportunities or threats that could have an impact on feedstock supply

Contribute:

· Contribute to market intelligence to build scenarios and price forecasting by sharing views and market information

Requirements:

· Proven background in European petrochemical market
· Fluency in spoken and written English, other languages such as German, Portuguese and Spanish
· are an added advantage
· Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with strong attention to detail
· Ability to conduct complex negotiations
· Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
· Ease to interface with public from different backgrounds and cultures
· Ability to multitask and to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technologist (L1)

We are looking for a Technologist to join the R&D Team at Victrex! You will design, plan, and deliver experimental projects to enable the delivery of technical objectives for R&D and support scale-up and prototyping activities.

 

The Role

The current programmes we have underway are focussed on development of new PAEK compound and Film products alongside optimisation of existing technologies. As part of the R&D Design team you will support initial technical feasibility assessments on projects.

In addition to the above, you will be responsible for:

  • Evaluating, interpreting and communicating results of experimental programs and make recommendations for future work direction in support of project objectives.
  • With responsibility for Safety, Health and Environment standards for laboratories and pilot facilities, you will design experimental procedures to promote safe working practices in line with all relevant internal and external regulations.

Your Experience

In terms of experience, the successful candidate will have a degree or higher in chemistry/material science (or a relevant scientific discipline) or will have significant demonstrable experience in a laboratory or polymer processing environment. You will have strong analytical skills with experience of the use of statistical and data management tools in the interpretation of experimental results.

Excellent communication and team-working skills are critical to achieve success in this role, together with experience in delivering project outcomes.

Our Offer to You

In addition to a competitive salary we also provide a range of attractive benefits, including company pension, private medical insurance, 29 days annual leave – not to mention you will be enrolled in the company’s bonus scheme too!

 

Victrex values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Please talk to us about flexible working.

Maintenance Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join their team

Overview:

  • As a Maintenance Engineer you will support maximising machinery output and minimising plant downtime through effective preventative maintenance and efficient breakdown response, whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment and promoting good engineering practice.

Responsibilities:

  • As a Maintenance Engineer, you will ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to always maintain plant in serviceable order
  • You will ensure that reactive tasks across the site are completed and will be proactive in identifying root causes and highlighting areas where improvements can be made
  • The Maintenance Engineer will ensure that work is correctly controlled through Engineering procedures, i.e. LOTOTO and the Permit System
  • You will complete routine PPM on all M&E plant in accordance with site task schedules and asset lists
  • You will ensure that all critical equipment operational issues are brought to the attention of Engineering management immediately
  • You will complete all relevant paperwork and computerised records as required
  • The Maintenance Engineer will comply with all current work instructions within the organisation
  • You will comply fully with all current health, safety & environmental regulations in operation within the company whilst carrying out your duties
  • You will carry out any reasonable task which falls within your capabilities
  • This is a Night Shift, Monday-Friday

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering would be advantageous
  • 4+ years of engineering experience
  • Assembly and moulding equipment experience desired
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • IEE 17th or 18th Edition desired
  • PLC experience desired
  • Air and pneumatics training desired
  • Knowledge of HSE processes and standards

 

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Technician”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Trainee Injection Moulding Setter

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: On behalf of our client; an established plastic injection moulding company, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic machine operators with the ambition to be trained as an Injection Moulding Setter.

Scope:

  • This position will suit an ambitious engineering or manufacturing professional with the drive to become a skilled injection moulding setter / technician through the company’s comprehensive training and development program.
  • You will be joining a successful, established, industry leader who are investing heavily in staff and offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to develop within the business.
  • Full and extensive injection moulding training is provided with the opportunity to earn industry recognised qualifications and career progression.

Responsibilities:

  • As a trainee injection moulding setter, you will be responsible for the safe operation of moulding machines and associated equipment.
  • In the role of trainee injection moulding setter, you will plan for production changes by ensuring they have all of the relevant tools, materials and equipment for the next change over.
  • The successful trainee injection moulding setter candidate will be required to assist the technical team with the safe removal and loading of the injection mould tooling form the machines.
  • As trainee injection moulding setter you will be required to undertake routine maintenance work as directed by the Maintenance Manager, Technical Manager or Shift Technician.
  • It is your responsibility as injection moulding operator to keep running the production from moulding machines running throughout shift.
  • Undertake tool changes and start up procedures in line with tool change procedural documentation, setting machine parameters to the setting sheet, with sign off including the promotion of housekeeping standards. Submitting a first off as per the first off procedure, and related documentation, ensuring a ‘right first time’ attitude; including restarts.
  • Ensure that machines are in a clean and tidy manner suitable and safe for colleagues.
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purgings; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning.
  • Actively seek to minimise scrap through process improvements in part handling, ensuring that all scrap is recorded.
  • Stepping up to cover absence of the shift setter where required, undertaking the full duties of the shift technician to the best of the job holder’s abilities.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience within a plastics manufacturing environment is an advantage but other manufacturing experience to be considered
  • Engineering qualifications / certifications an advantage
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Word and Excel
  • Excellent understanding of Health & Safety in manufacturing
  • Willingness to learn new skills and progress
  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude is essential

Key Words: “Material Handler”, “Machine Operator”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “Material Controller”, “Production Operator” “Injection Moulding Operator” “Trainee Injection Moulding Setter” “Trainee Setter”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Tooling Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to support them in appointing a Tooling Engineer to join their team

Role:

  • As a Tooling Engineer you should have tool servicing experience and be prepared to carry out tool cleaning, tool maintenance, version changes and servicing.  There is a small tool workshop with the following equipment: Gantry Crane, Meusburger work bench, hand tools, ice cleaning equipment, ultrasonic baths
  • A lot of tool maintenance is subcontracted to a local tool maker. The successful candidate will manage this by tracking the usage of the tools and sending them out for maintenance as required. We have a production monitoring system and tooling database to track this which needs keeping up to date, therefore good IT skills are required.
  • The Tooling Engineer will manage new project introductions including tuning loops and tool modifications
  • You will lead tooling feasibility meetings and support tool design/improvements/modification
  • Liaise with raw material suppliers on picking the right material for new projects
  • The Tooling Engineer will manage contractors for onsite visits and get involved with continuous improvement initiatives
  • This role will report to the Production Manager but will be working with an experienced team of professionals in all departments of the business including production, quality, purchasing, finance and warehouse
  • Overall, this is a great opportunity for a work hungry individual from an engineering background looking for a role which will provide a mix of practical and project management style work in a plastic injection moulding factory that supplies the world’s largest automotive OEMs.

Experience requirements:

  • Ideally you will have an Engineering Qualification / Time Served Apprenticeship
  • Must have Injection Moulding tool maintenance / tool making experience
  • Experience of robot programming would be beneficial
  • Project management experience would be beneficial
  • Ability to read and understand 2D drawings
  • Computer literate with experience of using MS Excel, MS Word & Power Point
  • Process fault finding and rectification techniques

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “Mechanical Engineering”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Technical Sales Engineer – Midlands & East UK territories

Contact: mark@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Retained by our customer, a leading & established plastic injection moulding machine supplier, as part of succession planning they are seeking an experience Sales Engineer to work within the injection moulding industry covering the Midlands & East UK corridor.

 

Ideal applicants: Interested candidates must have good Technical Sales / Commercial experience within either plastic injection moulding industry (mould machine tools or ancillaries or technical products), a plastics industry discipline / product portfolio ( plastics packaging, extrusion moulding, compression moulding, blow moulding, robots for example ) or other capital equipment disciplines ( for example robots, CNC equipment or special purpose processing equipment ) Full Injection moulding machine tool training will be provided to the successful applicant on a continual basis in UK & European HQ’s and OEM facilities.

 

JOB’S OVERALL OBJECTIVE – Sales Engineer

 

To promote the company’s product portfolio in the geographical area by regular visits to all customers in the designated area.
To also assist in other areas whenever called upon.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES – Sales Engineer

 

  • To assist existing and win new customers for the company’s equipment portfolio in the area of responsibility.
  • To support and promote all company activities designed to increase machine and robot sales, together with the company’s digital systems.
  • To create and maintain detailed reports via Navision of customers, both existing and potential, in conjunction with the office-based systems.
  • Frequent and regular reported visits to all customers, as required.
  • Systematically plan every week to ensure that the maximum number of telephone calls, email communications and visits are completed on time.
  • Personal company files to be maintained to the highest order.
  • To maintain a good and productive working relationship with all colleagues throughout the company’s organisation.
  • You are required, wherever possible, to prepare and submit quotations to customers to specific requirements and to establish/calculate all necessary technical data required to support the customer’s enquiry for machinery and associated equipment.

 

DIMENSIONS OF JOB

 

To the best of his/her ability, to achieve the sales target as discussed and set out with the company and to work within an operational budget.
GENERAL – Sales Engineer

 

  • To carry out the tasks as assigned by the Managing Director/Sales Director in a flexible and efficient manner within the interests of the company at all times.
  • With the aid of the laptop to undertake direct communications with customers, UK sales office and departments at European Group HQ.
  • To be available for training both in-house, Europe Group HQ  and external locations.
  • A full and valid driving license to be maintained at all times.
  • With the aid of in-house and external training, to ensure computer literacy and knowledge of machine technology and processes will be attained and regularly updated.
  • You must notify the company if you have any solicitation clauses in your existing contact of employment that might affect your ability to undertake all the roles described within this document.
  • Ideally the candidate should live centrally within the sales area territories, ideally within 1 hour of the Midlands / East UK corridor.

Key Words: “injection moulding”, “blow moulding”, “CNC machine tools”, “mould machine tools”, “extrusion moulding”, “compression moulding”, “plastics packaging”, robots, ancillaries, “Sales Engineer”, Sales Manager”, “BD Manager”, “technical sales”, “Key Account Manager”, “Commercial Manager”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid UK working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Mould Setter Shift Leader

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter with team leader experience to join their successful team and support continued business growth.

Overview:

  • As a Mould Setter Shift Leader, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • In the role of Mould Setter Shift Leader, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of a Mould Setter Shift Leader is to be responsible for a small team and Mouldshop across shift.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Setter with leadership experience, this is an excellent opportunity to work within a company who are currently experiencing a period of growth.

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of Mould setter Shift Leader, you will be required to check the daily schedule with the Production / Plant Manager and check ongoing activities from the previous shift.
  • As Shift Leader you will be responsible for the set-up of injection moulding machines for production and/or sampling as required by the Supervisor or Works Order’s to the company’s standard setting procedures.
  • Ensure that all tools and machines are set up to the requirements of the Quality Control / Setting Sheet for the relevant job.
  • Basic machine maintenance, trouble shooting and process optimisation activities.
  • Complete the relevant Production Control / Quality Control documentation and machine logbooks as necessary.
  • Assist the shift setters in developing processes to provide better quality, higher efficiency and reduced development time.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • Champion and promote 5s within the moulding team
  • Monitor and adhere to Health & Safety legislation
  • Reporting on the shift and the production quantities to the manager
  • Quality control
  • Overseeing a shift of personnel
  • Leading a team of employees to ensure company goals, safe practices and deadlines are met effectively

Experience:

  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications or equivalent experience within injection moulding.
  • Previous experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Ability to set moulding machines from scratch for new tooling.
  • Be experienced in trouble shooting and problem solving, tool trials, NPI and the complete process setup
  • Have knowledge of process optimisation, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Safe tool hanging experience
  • A good understanding of injection mould tooling, how they work and what issues to look out for
  • Maintenance of machinery experience and a good hands-on approach for machine fault finding
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player who is capable of working to your own initiative.

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”, “Mould Setter”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Setter X2

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for 2 Injection Moulding Setters to join their team to support continued business growth.

 

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In the role injection moulding setter, you will be required to start up and shut down injection mould machines, as per procedures following all instructions on setting sheets including water connection diagrams.
  • As injection moulding setter you will be responsible for day to day setting of tooling for existing products.
  • The successful injection moulding setter candidate will be required to trouble shoot any moulding issues, giving a detailed, accurate and quantifiable path to issue resolution.
  • Prepare for tool changes prior to current order completion.
  • Complete last off checks, and place tools in correct location on rack and inform Shift Manager so that changes can be made to the tooling database, if necessary.
  • Ensure that all equipment is set up, the full cell is ready to run, and parts are running to standard.
  • Trial new tools to the correct procedure, making sure trial paperwork is present ready for QA or QE.
  • Discuss any tooling issues with Shift Manager in order to raise tool reports if a tool breaks or ideas of how to improve for next production run.
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purging; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning
  • Optimise machine cycle times. Ensure parts are running to cycle, and report to the shift manager if the cycle time is not running to costed cycle.
  • Diligently maintain accurate records and data to support monitoring of all performance criteria.
  • Handover meeting at the end of the shift to the next shift Setter.
  • Participate in and actively promote the company’s CIP (continuous improvement program) looking for ways to continually improve the way we work and to reduce waste.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • Materials processing experience to include PVC, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene & Glass filled Nylon
  • Tool hanging / removal & setting of injection mould presses
  • Troubleshooting & Problem solving
  • Basic machine maintenance

Personal Specification:

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good communication skills to line management level
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolmaker

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a successful injection moulding company, has retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team.

Role:

  • To repair, service and manufacture Injection mould tools, for moulding machines up to 100 tonnes clamp, in a timely and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

  • As a Toolmaker, you will manufacture Injection mould tools, for moulding machines up to 100 tonnes clam
  • Toolmakers are responsible for refurbishment, modification and servicing of mould tools
  • Manufacture of simple gauges
  • As a Toolmaker you will have responsibility for the on-time delivery of tooling projects to the quality expected by the Company
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of the performance of the Company via 5S, ISO9001-2015 and BRCGS accreditation
  • Assist the Production Team is trouble shooting and delivery of the Company’s Verification and Optimisation (V&O) of new tooling projects. Training in the Company’s V&O programme will be given
  • Ensure that the Company’s Health & Safety policies and procedures are adhered to throughout

Skills & Experience:

  • Time served Toolmaking apprenticeship
  • In-depth knowledge of Injection mould tooling
  • Experience with standard toolroom equipment, milling, turning, grinding, spark erosion etc.
  • Conversant with CNC programming and tool design
  • Experience of Hot Runner systems / Valve Gates and manifolds
  • Experience of CAD/CAE systems an advantage, specific training can be offered
  • A “can do” attitude, with the ability to adhere to high quality standards and prioritise the workload
  • Continuous improvement mindset

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, “Mould Tool Design”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Market Manager

Market Manager
Homebased in the UK

Job ref: JH /55196
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Package: Car allowance £7000, phone, laptop, pension, private medical, bonus 10% of salary

The client:

Listgrove has been retained by a well-respected market leader, supplying speciality functional materials, additives and chemicals to the polymer and related industry sectors.
The business has a long heritage and through a series of mergers and acquisitions is now part of a wider Group. Today, the group employs over 300 personnel with a turnover in excess of £80M, generating £10M EBITDA per annum.
Based in the north of England the business operates 5 strategically located warehouses across Europe and represents a number of international market leading Principals.
As a highly technical, value-adding distributor it partners with globally positioned producers of speciality and technical products.
The business is poised for further growth as it delivers on its organic and inorganic growth strategy within its current and future markets.

The role:

• Increase revenue, gross margin and number of trading customers through technical selling
• Work alongside the Sales Director to devise a business plan and actions required for growth in gross profit, year on year and in line with budgeted targets
• Build relationships with existing and new suppliers
• Record all customer and principal interaction within the electronic CRM platform
• Representation of the company at relevant trade exhibitions and specific events
• Proactively provide business development proposals, properly qualified and quantified
• Work closely with all departments to ensure that customer and principal requirements are met
• Travel both within the UK and International will be required as part of this role

The Person:

• Technical degree within a polymer, chemical or materials focus
• Experience within associated environments: relevant industries Surface coatings, Plastics, Composites, Adhesives, Elastomers, Personal Care, Agrochemicals, Polymers
• Proven experience selling a technical raw material
• Be a self-starter, work upon own initiative, proactive, and highly motivated
• Excellent communication and relationship skills
• Excellent with numbers, understanding gross margin and profit is essential. Also the ability to provide reforecast and financial data as part of the budgeting process
• Focused on creating new business by networking and prospecting, whilst ensuring retention of business levels via repeat business
• Competent within MS Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience using CRM platforms

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager
Based in West Yorkshire

Job ref: AZ/57408

Listgrove are pleased to be working with one of the leading manufacturers in it’s field, that operates across various locations within England.

The business can offer a total project solution, from 3D CAD design, tooling project management and production.

Manufacturing as a custom moulder, the business serves a wide variety of industry sectors including construction, offshore, water treatment, agricultural, toys, street furniture, traffic management, medical and hygiene.

To ensure the business operates more efficiently, as orders increase and capacity is filled, the Manufacturing Manager will take full control of production area, looking to strategically influence the way the business functions and lead the transition over to more effective systems and procedures.

Applications are welcome from candidates within any industrial, manufacturing process environment, with the aptitude to relate to different technologies. The ability to lead change and promote good manufacturing processes are a key skill requirement.

OverView:

· The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for management, support, motivation and development of all direct reports, consisting of 20-25 people, operating across various shifts.
· To ensure efficient production planning, meeting customer satisfaction and expectations.
· Supporting the General Manager with specific focus on the performance of all elements within the plant, it’s systems and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

· Responsible for management of all shift personnel and equipment
· Manage and develop all shift personnel ensuring ongoing development and training
· Support the effective use of the ERP system
· Communicate with the General Manager regarding company policies, system breakdowns, HSE issues.
· In conjunction with Engineering team, ensure compliance to preventative maintenance programmes
· Ownership of all KPI’s and the delivery of best practise in operational activities.
· Develop and cultivate working relationships and effective communications with all other parts of the business, to ensure clear lines of communication and ownership of specific tasks are understood and implemented

Knowledge and Expertise:

· Proven experience as a senior production manager or already a manufacturing manager
· Any Industrial manufacturing arena experience, although plastic processing would be ideal.
· Already have developed a career and will probably have held practical roles within a manufacturing environment.
· Strong hands on leadership experience
· Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
· Team Player, able to develop, lead and motivate others
· Excellent time management and organisation skills
· ERP knowledge
· Demonstrates experiences of making sound judgement under pressure.
· Ability to make decisions that maximise plant output + efficiency whilst balancing those decisions with safety, product quality and cost.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin – Business Director
T: +44 (0) 1789 207070
E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid UK work visa will be considered for this position.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager
Based in Westphalia, Germany

Ideal Location: Dusseldorf, Cologne and surrounding area

Remote, Home Office, Home Working

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the EU & hold a valid EU work visa will be considered for this position. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Job ref: AZ /57169

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth within the automotive business unit, with a customer emphasis towards Ford, the VW Group and their associated tier 1 suppliers.

Ford have recently announced their commitment to produce the new Ford E Crossover out of Cologne and as a result the company has won and had approval on two new projects, which will start production in 2023. Further potential projects are in discussion and indicates a significant commitment by Ford, towards the company.

The position would suit an experienced Sales Person, with commercial acumen and the ability to develop relationships within the engineering, purchasing, design departments of these major OEMs.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development these Key Accounts with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best result (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to promise), becoming a consultant for customers. Responsible for financial year planning and implementing cost increases.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of assigned accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals, and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue.
· Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Business Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· Degree in Engineering or a very strong technical background.
· 3-5 years sales experience of a technical product requiring technical ability.
· Exceptional relationship builder
· Exposure to current and future platforms in development with the OE.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible
· Possess good computer skills
· Ability and willingness to work from home and ability to travel. Driving license essential

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing
Based in County Meath, Ireland.
Job ref: JE/57140

The Client:

Listgrove is proud to be supporting a leading European manufacturer of a variety of virgin polymers, staple fibres and high-quality polyester products from recycled post-consumer PET bottles.

The company has been in existence for over 40 years and is Europe’s largest PET recycler, processing in excess of 2.6 billion post-consumer PET bottles and leads the industry in the development of new fibre technologies

The business employs approximately 270 employees on a permanent basis, across a multitude of functions relating to fibre production and auxiliary support services. Unfortunately a steady flow of retirements over recent years from its loyal, dedicated and stable work force has created the challenge and an opportunity to recruit further people into the business.

The Role:

Reporting to the Operations Director the Head of Manufacturing is responsible for the entire production process for fibre. He/She plans, organises, and recommends strategies for ensuring that the product is produced successfully, in accordance with all quality specifications. The person has line management responsibility for all production and related employees and is ultimately responsible for safety, quality and plant output.
The scope of the role includes assessing project and resource requirements, negotiating and agreeing targets and timescales with senior management and for driving continuous improvement. The person is expected to spend a considerable portion of his/her time operating in the 5-year time horizon.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

· In line with training and applicable procedures, conduct all duties in a way that promotes WIL’s values, & best practice standards relating to health, safety, environmental & quality performance
· Role models Indorama’s core values continuously and can demonstrate the use of core values to drive continuous improvement
· Management of day to day activities within production ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely, compliant, safe and cost-effective manner – fully accountable for safety, quality and output
· Responsible for investigating all production related customer complaints, for implementing root cause analysis and correction action programs to prevent recurrence
· Develop a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done in a timely and productive manner throughout the organisation
· Responsible for completing all production related report cards within the MD&A and for providing a 12 month rolling forecast together with underlying assumptions supporting the numbers
· Management of a team of Production Supervisors responsible for manufacturing product to targeted production plans in a safe and quality driven manner. Liaising with department managers on issues that directly affect production activities
· Ensuring all operational performance measures are reached including; safety, first pass yield, uptime, productivity, efficiency, waste, and quality. Intervening when needed to bring performance back within expectations
· To support site business strategies, inclusive of succession planning and shift resource levels while ensuring personnel are organized appropriately so that optimum operational performance is achieved.
· To support & drive the wider organisational priorities of Operational Excellence in manufacturing – continually driving process improvements across production to achieve the performance targets.
· Work with Head of HR to develop flexibility in the organisation and to develop high potential talent within the production function for future higher level responsibilities
· Drive a consistent team based approach across production ensuring open two way communication at all times. Drive team meetings, team problem solving, and continuous improvement initiatives across the production department.
· Develop and maintain safety programs with the HSEQ leader including appropriate training and communication sessions and ensuring the safety of all personnel in production and related functions
· Manage people issues including absenteeism, return to work procedures, performance, management etc. in consultation with Human Resources
· Actively seek and evaluate opportunities for automation, to reduce repetitive tasks, or technology to improve process control
· Oversees Plant Security with third party provider.

The Person

· This position requires a relevant third level qualification in a Science/Manufacturing/Engineering discipline
· Minimum of 8 years’ experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
· Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills are essential including judgement in decision making.
· The successful candidate must have the ability and be able to demonstrate openness and willingness to invent new organizational structures, procedures and technology to drive continuous improvement.
· The individual must have proven leadership attributes, be able to demonstrate their ability to manage teams, provide coaching and feedback in order to champion change.
· He/She must have the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels in the company and Corporate and a driving vision to create an inclusive culture of performance, continuous improvement and development underpinned by proven methodologies such as Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA and 6S. Training will be provided in these methodologies if not already obtained.
· Expert knowledge in all aspects of Manufacturing is important coupled with strong business and commercial acumen.
· The successful candidate must be a good communicator with strong verbal, written and computer skills enabling them to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation and with external stakeholders.
· The ability to work under one’s own initiative together with good leadership, scheduling, budget and resource management skills is essential.
· This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated, energetic and versatile individual to join a highly successful Company.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Maintenance

Head of Maintenance
Based in County Meath, Ireland

Job ref: AZ/57170

Listgrove is proud to be supporting a leading European manufacturer of a variety of virgin polymers, staple fibres and high quality polyester products from recycled post-consumer PET bottles.

The company has been in existence for over 40 years and is Europe’s largest PET recycler, processing in excess of 2.6 billion post-consumer PET bottles and leads the industry in the development of new fibre technologies

The business employs approximately 270 employees on a permanent basis, across a multitude of functions relating to fibre production and auxiliary support services. Unfortunately a steady flow of retirements over recent years from its loyal, dedicated and stable work force has created the challenge and an opportunity to recruit further people into the business.

Head of Maintenance Service Centre (MSC).

Reporting to the Operations Director the Head of MSC is responsible for planning, organising and directing the maintenance, repair and alteration of production related machinery, equipment, facilities and buildings.

Key responsibilities of the position will include:

· Working independently under organizational guidelines to achieve business objectives
· Managing the MSC department and supervising the use of MOB capex funds.
· Utilisation of external resources is often required – such activities must comply with all HSEQ and applicable legal requirements while ensuring that work is completed efficiently and within regulatory guidelines and projected deadlines.
· A significant proportion of the person’s time will focus on creating and achieving the five year improvement plan for the Engineering function.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

· In line with training and applicable procedures, conduct all duties in a way that promotes the company’s values, & best practice standards relating to health, safety, environmental & quality performance
· Role models the group’s core values at all times and can demonstrate use of core values to drive continuous improvement
· Develop long and short range maintenance plans/programs (e.g. emergency response plans, energy management plans, annual budget, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that resources are effectively utilized
· Directs projects (e.g. site repairs, preventive maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completion within established time frames, project design and budget
· Inspects new construction, repair work, projects, equipment, work orders, daily maintenance and supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently; specifications for capital improvements are within all applicable regulations; and approves inspection reports and payment requests
· Continually monitors fund balances of assigned MOB capex programs and related financial activity for the purpose of ensuring that expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed inclusive of securing three quotations for all purchasing activities
· Participates in external meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of gathering information on best maintenance practices
· Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget
· Presents information for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls
· Recommends acquisition of new hires, promotions and transfers for the purpose of maintaining staffing needs and productivity of the work force
· Develop a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done in a timely and productive manner throughout the organisation
· Ensuring all maintenance performance measures are reached including; safety, availability, uptime, TCOM, Maintenance cost index etc. Intervening when needed to bring performance back within expectations
· Supports site business strategies, inclusive of succession planning and shift resource levels while ensuring personnel are organized appropriately so that optimum performance is achieved.
· Works with the Head of HR to develop flexibility in the organisation and to develop high potential talent within the engineering function for future higher level responsibilities.
· Drives a consistent team based approach across the engineering organisation ensuring open two way communication at all times. Drive team meetings, team problem solving, and continuous improvement initiatives across the MSC department.
· Manages people issues including absenteeism, return to work procedures, performance, management etc. in consultation with Human Resources
· Actively seeks and evaluates opportunities for automation, to reduce repetitive tasks, or technology to improve process control and energy consumption throughout site operations
· Work in collaboration with Plant Project Engineer to effectively allocate internal engineering resources to CAPEX projects, and ensure integration with current technical and civil landscape

The Person:

· This position requires a relevant third level qualification in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in an industrial manufacturing environment with considerable exposure to the engineering function. Previous experience in managing an Engineering function is a must.
· Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills are essential including judgement in decision making. The successful candidate must have the ability and be able to demonstrate openness and willingness to invent new organizational structures, procedures and technology to drive continuous improvement.
· The individual must have proven leadership attributes, be able to demonstrate their ability to manage teams, provide coaching and feedback in order to champion change.
· Must have the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels within the business and wider group. Be able to drive vision to create an inclusive culture of performance, continuous improvement and development underpinned by proven methodologies such as Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA and 6S. Training will be provided in these methodologies if not already obtained.
· Expert knowledge in all aspects of Engineering is important coupled with strong business and commercial acumen.
· The successful candidate must be a good communicator with strong verbal, written and computer skills enabling them to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation and with external stakeholders.
· The ability to work under one’s own initiative together with good leadership, scheduling, budget and resource management skills is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated, energetic and versatile individual to join a highly successful Company.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Executive – Sealing Solutions

Business Development Executive – Sealing Solutions
Homebased UK
Job ref: EG /54883

The Client:

Manufactures of polymer products offering semi-finished materials, complex machined components, injection moulded parts, seals & slide bearings that are supplied to a range of sectors including Aerospace, Medical, Oil &Gas & Renewables. The business offer an extensive product portfolio for a diverse spectrum of demanding applications, which service a worldwide customer base.

With manufacturing sites and sales offices in the UK and Europe, and partners globally we aim to offer our customers cost effective solutions at the highest quality from material selection through to product design, manufacturing, and distribution.

Job Objective:

· Increase sales, opportunities and pipeline within the focus market.
· Increase visibility, penetration and sales success with new and existing clients.
· Fostering the growth of the organisation by identifying new projects and maintaining a pipeline to ensure annual targets are met.
· Collaborating with Research and Development, Marketing, and Manufacturing departments with new growth opportunities

Business Planning & Customer Acquisition:

· Develop sales and marketing plan per focus market, in line with growth objectives of the company.
· Produce an annual strategy execution action plan which is updated quarterly, outlining key milestones.
· Responsible for development of live sales pipeline & forecasting.
· Business development and high value customer acquisition with focus on major End Users; OEM’s and high value companies, within the focus market with potential account value of over £100k.
· Conduct on-going product portfolio performance assessment and create a feedback loop for new service and product offerings, leading to commercially driven R&D proposals.
· Operates with a high degree of autonomy in accordance with clearly established policy and procedures guided by the line manager.

Market Segment Performance:

· Developing and overseeing specific customer journey process, whilst placing emphasis on customer service for high value and strategic customers.
· Focus on focus market true profitability performance at Gross Margin level whilst adhering to budgetary requirement.
· Embedding contract review process at both enquiry and order acceptance stages.
· Justification for any investment for Business Lines linked to the focus market (Ref: payback).
· Day to day collaboration with the wider sales and marketing colleagues.
· Market intelligence and Competitor activity reporting.

Cross functional:

· Focus market performance reporting to support management/board meetings.
· Working very closely with the head of sales and marketing plus other business line leaders to increase sales and brand awareness.
· Committing to and promoting exceptional Teamwork within the company especially amongst peers.
· Establishing subcontract network and liaison of this; to be utilised when decision is made to outsource versus making in-house.
· Working with the engineering /technical team to optimise products for the focus market.
· Liaison with all operational functions (e.g. Purchasing & Production) to facilitate ‘best in class’ customer service.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Minimum of 5 years in sales or a customer focussed position.
· Graduate Degree in Mechanical /Polymer Engineering preferred however not necessary.
· Experience and application knowledge with Sealing Solution Products in focus markets and other relevant sectors.
· Proven track record of international customer management .
· Able to negotiate on all organisational levels and proven experience of developing large value contracts of above £ 0.5 M
· Proven track record of intrapreneurship
· Excellent communication and presentation skills both written & verbal.
· Knowledge and experience of CRM / ERP systems a must.
· Fluent second language would be an advantage.
· Comfortable with overseas travel, worldwide – Up to 50% travelling.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection Moulding Technician

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to find a skilled Injection Moulding Technician to join their team.

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Technician, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As an Injection Moulding Technician, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Technician is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • You will be working with modern day injection moulding tooling and machines.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Technician, this is an excellent opportunity to work secure a stable position within a forward-thinking company.

Responsibilities:

  • To effectively and safely carry out tool changes in the injection moulding areas of the business
  • To be able to work well within the technical injection moulding setting, processing & optimisation team
  • Basic machine maintenance and trouble shooting
  • To ensure injection moulding processes can achieve targeted scrap and efficiency levels, on new and existing products.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • To maintain such processing knowledge to enable accurate and efficient processing of the materials that may be utilised across the moulding operation and the processes employed to deliver output.
  • To liaise with all members of the department to ensure operations run smoothly
  • To ensure Health & Safety rules are maintained with your own work area and demonstrate a duty of care to colleagues, visitors, contractors or anyone else on site.

Experience:

  • Previous Setting, Optimisation, Process experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • This is a major part of the production teams and as such clear communication and the ability to work as a team is paramount.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail

Key Words: “Injection Moulding Technician”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding”, “Process Technician”, “Process Engineer” “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Plastics”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Production Operator X9

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: On behalf of our client; an established plastic injection moulding company, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic machine operators with the ambition to be trained as an Injection Moulding Setter.

Scope:

  • This position will suit a young and ambitious engineering or manufacturing professional with the drive to become a skilled injection moulding setter / technician through the company’s comprehensive training and development program.
  • You will be joining a successful, established, industry leader who are investing heavily in staff and offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to develop within the business.
  • Excellent career prospects available with a structured scheme in place that can enable progress to become a qualified injection moulding setter as well as other opportunities created by the size and growth of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • As a Production Operator you will be responsible for the safe operation of moulding machines and associated equipment.
  • In the role of Production Operator, you will plan for production changes by ensuring they have all of the relevant tools, materials and equipment for the next change over.
  • In the role of Production Operator, you will be required to accurately check, weigh and pack mouldings to ensure quality, labelling and quantity meets correct standards and customer requirements.
  • The successful candidate will be required to respond to Red Lights to maintain maximum machine utilisation.
  • Ensure that machines are in a clean and tidy manner suitable and safe for colleagues.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping at all times.
  • Actively seek to minimise scrap through process improvements in part handling, ensuring that all scrap is recorded on Mattec.
  • Use the Mattec Monitoring System to monitor machine performance and work schedules to reduce machine downtime.
  • The successful Production Operator candidate will work closely with Shift Setters and Technical Supervisors.
  • Observe company Health& Safety policy and all company rules.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn new skills and progress
  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude is essential

 

Key Words: “Material Handler”, “Machine Operator”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “Material Controller”, “Production Operator” “Injection Moulding Operator”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Working exclusively alongside our client, a leading injection moulding manufacturer we are looking for an Electrically biased Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

Role:

  • The Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer role is a mix of reactive maintenance and planned preventative maintenance (PPM) in a high-volume manufacturing facility covering all areas of one site
  • The facility has a wide range of machinery including robotics and control systems
  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will be required to work on all general engineering breakdowns on plastic injection moulding manufacturing machinery along with all associated ancillary equipment.
  • You will be responsible for carrying out improvement work to machines when needed, as well as supporting the maintenance of the facility, including undertaking general maintenance activities across all aspects of the site.
  • Raise purchase orders as required, to purchase tools and equipment to undertake the maintenance required, conversing with suppliers to understand the best product for the job.
  • Completing all necessary paperwork as defined by the Company Quality Management System.
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery.
  • The Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer will manage maintenance stock of supplies and equipment, ensuring stock is available, where applicable to react to and fix breakdowns in a timely fashion
  • This is an excellent & rewarding post for an enthusiastic Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer who wishes to work with like-minded professionals and a company that places their people at the forefront of the company.

Expectations / experience:

  • Have experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment.
  • Electrical and mechanical background
  • Understanding of reading blueprints and system schematics.
  • Knowledge of equipment safety systems and processes
  • Diligent and able to work to deadlines.
  • Logic fault-finding & problem-solving skills
  • Experience of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
  • Experience of reactive maintenance
  • Troubleshooting problems on various types of equipment
  • Experience in general building and facilities maintenance
  • You will have good clear communication skills

Essential skills:

  • NVQ 3 in Engineering Maintenance (Electrical)
  • Able to lift up to 25kg
  • Understanding of ISO 9001 and 13485
  • Computer literate, and able to use MS Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Full Driving licence, as you will Drive the Company van to collect parts or equipment as required

Desirable:

  • Experience of injection moulding machines up to 550 tonne
  • Understanding and experience of 6-axis robotics
  • Previous use of tool room equipment
  • Experience of hot runner systems

Key Words: “Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Technician”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “manufacturing”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Setter

 

RGE Group Plastic Injection Moulding Company started in 1965 and is the home of injection moulding. RGE specialises in tooling, precision plastic injection mouldings and product development engineering. It was founded by Mr Rodney, Gordon and Ernie Leach, innovation and high- quality standards have been at the heart of what they do, allowing this family-owned business to gain knowledge and experience from around the globe.

This role for a mould shop operator consists of three shifts, days, evenings and nights Monday to Friday on a two week rotation. When working the night shift the hourly rate will increase by 10%. The working hours being, 06.45 – 15:15 / 14:45 – 23:15/ 22:45 -07:15.

Key Responsibilities:

Daily running of moulding machines in line with Mould shop capacity plan.
To monitor machine utilization for all shifts using Thingtrax monitoring system.
Updating Thingtrax to indicate machine status i.e, running, tool change, sampling etc.
Check during shifts that all available machines are running. Reporting to senior setter or Shift Manager any issues which effect machine running.
Carry out tool changes to achieve maximum utilization in conjunction with mould shop plan and running priority.
Promote SMED principles to achieve rapid tool changes.
Monitor tool changes per shift and durations, identify areas for improvement.
Target worst case cycle times and install improvement actions. Once worst cases are actioned move to next level with overall objective of all machines being within quoted cycle times.
Check daily quality issues with quality department/inspectors and plan corrective actions.
Identify any training required: liaise with Shift manager on personal improvements.
Carry out setting-conditioning / tool hanging to maximize machine running performance.
Conduct and or participate in problem solving actions where appropriate.
Record data relevant to process controls (setting sheet), process improvements and best practices.
Liaise with Shift manager and Production manager on any issues or management support requirements.
Promote 5S principles and best practices.
· Ensure working areas are left in neat and tidy condition on completion of task.

· Perform any other duties as requested within the scope of your ability and in pursuance of the company objectives.

Health and Safety

Ensure all duties are performed in a safe and efficient manner within the parameters of current Health and Safety legislation (HASAW Act 1974).
Understand and carry out individual responsibility.
Notify immediately, any accidents, near misses or hazards and assist in any investigation,
Use and maintain in good condition, protective equipment provided for personal safety.
Always keep work area clean & tidy and free from obstructions.
Development

If required by the Company, introduce new employees into the operation training them as and when required.
Through the appraisal process, identify areas of personal and team development required.
Develop through continuous performance improvements, customer service and operational efficiencies.

Process Technician/Supervisor

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for Supervisor/ Process Technician to join their team.

Role:

  • As a Process Technician/Supervisor, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As a Process Technician/Supervisor, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of a Process Technician/Supervisor is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • For a proven Process Technician/Supervisor this is an excellent opportunity to work secure a stable position within a forward-thinking company.

Responsibilities.

  • Responsible for all aspects of Health & Safety on the shopfloor.
  • Carry out machine safety checks as per required frequency prior to operator handover.
  • Responsible for end-to-end quality control of the manufacturing process.
  • Check works order is correct to raw materials GRN issued and expected quantity required to complete the run.
  • Setting of Tool and Machine for new Works Orders, in line with the Production Plan
  • Create Machine Setting guide at first off stage and hard copy remains with works order.
  • Follow the correct Start-up and Shut Down procedures of the injection moulding machines, ancillary equipment and plant.
  • Conditioning of material as defined by the quality pack/plan
  • Conducting inspections as defined in the Quality Plan
  • Ensuring Operatives are fully aware of what is expected of them
  • Ensuring Operatives are fully trained in processes and operations they work on
  • Ensuring Operatives follow requirements of the company’s procedures and policies
  • Ensure that Quality Alerts are printed and shared with Operatives
  • Ensuring Operatives work in harmony and efficiently at all times
  • Provide Operative with all required ancillary equipment and PPE
  • Holding Operatives to account for the quality of their work and their conduct
  • Ensuring that Operatives report all the work they carry out (Production and Quality Bookings)
  • Conduct “Tool-Check”, request Maintenance (if required) and move the tool to the correct location at the end of run.
  • Report all problems encountered during the shift via a formal handover process to the oncoming shift.
  • Carry out a handover with the previous shift ensuring all production issues are discussed and understood, all quality concerns are contained/handed over and the factory condition is safe, clean and to the expected standard.
  • Review human resources available on shift and notify any shortages against plan.
  • Machine safety checks are done every bolster change or once per week. Report safety failures to your manager immediately.
  • Conduct 1st off/Last Off quality checks and report these on the system
  • Conduct Patrol inspections as defined by the Quality Control Plans
  • Understand the process for non-conforming product and action accordingly.
  • Ensure all Paperwork and information is available and being used correctly by all Operatives
  • Carry out operator training and record on the system.
  • Ensure that any start-up or production scrap is reported and segregated
  • Brief the oncoming shift of the status of the production and conduct a walk through the factory.
  • Ensure the housekeeping standards are maintained to a high level and all gangways are clear of any obstruction.
  • For the last working shift of the week, shut down/isolate all machines and ensure the premises are safe and secure.

Experience & Qualifications (preferred but not essential):

  • Holds an Injection moulding qualification equivalent to IMT 3 or above.
  • Multi skilling qualification advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of closures/plastic industry.
  • Good knowledge of injection moulds / tooling and injection moulding machinery

Person Specification:

  • Self-driven, positive and proactive
  • Approachable and flexible with a can-do attitude
  • Works well within a Team by engaging colleagues’ input and ideas
  • A positive approach to setting and achieving personal and departmental goals
  • Focussed on meeting challenging deadlines

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Mould Setter”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Fitter

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a British engineering company for food processing equipment with ambitious growth plans, we are looking for a Fitter to join their team.

 

Role:

  • As a Fitter you will assemble complete machines and sub-assemblies to customer specifications, and test completed equipment
  • This is an exciting opportunity offering stability and development, with a Business that is seeing exponential growth

 

Responsibilities;

  • The Fitter will assemble kit of parts using drawings and internal paperwork system (Epicor)
  • You will install pneumatic and hydraulic pipework
  • You will assist with testing of finished equipment and to complete test records
  • The Fitter will be required to operate portable hand tools for drilling, grinding and sanding etc.
  • You will be required to lift components and assemblies using slings and pendant crane in a safe and protective manner, training will be given
  • You will work within planned times for jobs, and feedback deviations when necessary
  • You will supply feedback on machine and process improvements
  • Fitters work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assisting other sections when required
  • You will support mechanical work within the maintenance team
  • You will work on customers’ sites as part of an installation & commissioning team
  • You will work on customers’ sites as part of the Customer Services team
  • You will maintain a safe and tidy environment within the working area
  • Fitters register their time each day using the company ERP system (time booking)
  • You will be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures

 

Person Specification;

  • You must have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship
  • Thorough methodical approach
  • Able to interpret drawings and specifications
  • Attention to quality
  • Flexibility to undertake other tasks in other areas and on customers’ sites
  • A high degree of self-motivation
  • Flexibility to work additional hours when required

 

Key Words: “Fitter”, “Maintenance Fitter”, “Technician”, “Maintenance Technician”, “installation”, “assembly”, “grinding”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

CNC Turner

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a British engineering company for food processing equipment with ambitious growth plans, we are looking for a CNC Turner to join their team.

 

Role:

  • As a CNC Turner you will manufacture, to our drawings, parts that are supplied to our assembly shop or direct to customers
  • This is an exciting opportunity offering stability and development, with a Business that is seeing exponential growth

 

Responsibilities;

  • You will operate manual and CNC milling machines
  • You will self-inspect parts produced
  • The CNC Turner will work to a defined schedule
  • Work to planned times
  • Maintain a safe and tidy environment in the work area
  • Be aware of and follow all company Health and Safety policies and procedures

 

Person Specification;

  • You should have completed a full 4-year apprenticeship relevant to the role*
  • *Unskilled will be considered with sufficient experience
  • Fully conversant with lathes using Fanuc / Mazatrol operating systems
  • Flexibility to work night shift (essential); also, willingness to work overtime when required
  • Willing to train in other areas of the machine shop
  • Able to interpret drawings and specifications
  • Attention to quality
  • Able to work well within a team environment and to offer improvement ideas
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Flexibility to undertake other tasks in other areas

 

Key Words: “CNC Programmer”, “CNC Turner”, “CNC Miller”, “CNC setter”, “CNC”, “CNC Operator”, “machinist”, “FANUC”, “MAZATROL”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

CNC Miller

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a British engineering company for food processing equipment with ambitious growth plans, we are looking for a CNC Miller to join their team.

 

Role:

  • As a CNC Miller you will manufacture, to our drawings, parts that are supplied to our Assembly Shop or direct to customers
  • This is an exciting opportunity offering stability and development, with a Business that is seeing exponential growth

 

Responsibilities;

  • You will operate manual and CNC milling machines
  • You will self-inspect parts produced
  • The CNC Miller will work to a defined schedule
  • Work to planned times
  • Maintain a safe and tidy environment in the work area
  • Be aware of and follow all company Health and Safety policies and procedures

 

Person Specification;

  • You should have completed a full 4-year apprenticeship relevant to the role*
  • *Unskilled will be considered with sufficient experience
  • Fully conversant with mills using Fanuc / Siemens operating systems
  • Flexibility to work night shift (essential); also, willingness to work overtime when required
  • Able to interpret drawings and specifications
  • Attention to quality
  • Able to work well within a team environment and to offer improvement ideas
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Flexibility to undertake other tasks in other areas

 

Key Words: “CNC Programmer”, “CNC Miller”, “CNC Turner”, “CNC setter”, “CNC”, “CNC Operator”, “machinist”, “FANUC”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

HSE Manager

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for a HSE Manager to join their team.

 

Role:

  • Site lead for all Health, Safety and Environmental matters and an integral member of the leadership team.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving HSE management systems and driving adherence to external as well as internal standards.
  • Responsible for defining and guiding the HSE improvement strategy of the site as well as execution of improvement projects and activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake such training as required by your Supervisor or Manager and to assist in the training of others.
  • Coach and guide the leadership team/ other managers to improve / develop management styles and behaviours to improve the safety culture on site, while acting as a role model
  • Ensure compliance to HSE regulations via robust systems and procedures.
  • Develop and define health, Safety and environmental policies.
  • Identify the training needs of members of the team, ensuring improvement in safety performance on site, employee engagement and reduction in risk to all employees.
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with teams, supervisors and other work-based contacts.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of product and service quality.
  • Ensure that your actions and the actions of other individuals do not compromise the legal requirements and safety standards.
  • Perform your duties in accordance with the Company Manual and other departmental documentation, such as Work Instructions or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure risk assessments are completed / maintained in line with a defined schedule
  • Full root cause analysis using appropriate investigation techniques on all significant incidents (first aid, recordable, lost time incidents, fires etc).
  • Conduct yourself in accordance with the policies set out in the Company Rule Book.
  • Comply and ensure that your staff comply with the requirements placed on you/them by the Safety Management System and the Environmental Management System.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A proactive approach to regular interaction with other departmental teams.
  • Previous exposure to Health, Safety and Environmental process and policies within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong up to date knowledge of UK HSE legislation

 

Key Words: “HSE Manager, “SHEQ Manager”, “Quality Manager”, “Customer Quality Engineer”, “manufacturing”, “injection moulding”, plastics, “lean manufacturing”, “hi-volume manufacturing”, NEBOSH, IOSH, “Health & Safety”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications, we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Account Manager

Account Manager
Based in Home Office

Job ref: JE/57119

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. They are now recruiting a Key Account Manager to help maintain and develop new business in the Midlands and South of the UK. Managing a wide range of product lines and identifying key customer targets.

Key Tasks:

· To develop business in line with budget expectations
· Identifying and canvassing new Customer targets
· Developing and managing a comprehensive product portfolio for existing and new product lines
· Working alongside European Affiliates to realise group strategy
· To handle product enquiries and business opportunities, and to contact customers directly
· To monitor relevant sales to ensure that the correct level of profitability is maintained
· To ensure that all price increases are implemented on time, and following our processes
· To seek and follow through new business opportunities at accounts, and prioritise these accordingly

The ideal candidate will:

· Have extensive knowledge and sales experience of engineering polymers (e.g. nylon, PETG, TPE PPS,)
· Proven sales record and the ability to manage the existing business but also identify and drive growth opportunities
· Strong technical background in polymers from distribution or compounding background.
· Strong customer focus – knowledge of the UK plastics processor market in the Midlands and South West
· A hunter personality, self-disciplined and highly motivated
· Use of Sales Force as a CRM system
· Good communication skills both written and orally
· Good organisational and time management skills

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Sales & Product Manager

Technical Sales & Product Manager – Adhesive Technology

Job ref: EG/ 56993

The Client:

Part of a large trading & investment group, our client is an innovator in adhesive technology –
developing customized high-performance applications, primarily used for tapes and labels, for a range of consumer and industrial markets.
To complement their successful business growth and expanding team, the business are looking for a Technical Sales & Product Manager.

The Role:

⦁ Under the supervision of the Managing Director, identify and develop new business opportunities in the field of formulated adhesives, sealants and coatings.
⦁ Research and analyze relevant markets and companies to identify opportunities in line with business strategy and set up prioritized action plans to grasp the opportunities.
⦁ Take initiative and drive projects for the development of new custom formulated adhesive products to commercialization
⦁ Taking the role of main customer contact and working with business Technical Department, external development partners and colleagues and beyond as needed.
⦁ Prepare and implement business plans including mid-term budget with defined timelines and milestones.
⦁ Prepare a monthly progress report for Management in consultation with Managing Director.

Person Specification:

⦁ Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science or a similar science discipline
⦁ Extensive experience working in a customer-facing technical sales or business development environment in a relevant industry (adhesives, coatings, sealants).
⦁ Experience in an R&D or product development in a relevant industry (adhesives, coatings, sealants)
⦁ Knowledge of key applications and formulation development in the field of hot melt and/or pressure sensitive adhesives is required
⦁ A bright and energetic professional, with a flexible approach who enjoys a demanding office environment and works well under pressure.
⦁ Well-organized with the ability to prioritize and use initiative, able to shift priorities within strict timeframes.
⦁ An excellent team-player able to guide and motivate a multi-national cross department virtual team.
⦁ A good verbal and written communicator, able to analyze and communicate complex information effectively at all levels.
⦁ Good numerical and analytical skills with experience of financial statement analysis and market analysis.
⦁ Good language skills. Fluency in English is essential, other European language skills advantageous.
⦁ Strong IT skills, including using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager (Leadership Role)

Sales Manager (Leadership role)
Packaging Distribution
Based South East (Essex, North London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire)

Job ref: CST/57158

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is one of the UK’s foremost packaging distributors and a leader in its field. Working from a national network, the business is benefiting from excellent growth and has a very positive future to look forward to. Operating across a range of industries, the company provides packaging solutions to a diverse customer base. Dynamism, proactive support, exceptional customer service and innovation are hallmarks of its culture.

A new role has been created to take responsibility for the external sales teams across their Sudbury and Harlow distribution centres. If you enjoy working within a positive sales distribution culture, operating with autonomy and leading a motivated sales team selling value added solutions then this role could be for you. There are also excellent opportunities for personal career development.

Primary role:

Manage, coach and develop external sales teams, ensuring sales activities are maximised, and the Regional Sales and Profit targets are achieved and exceeded. Responsible for setting and monitoring all individual and team targets, full performance management and development to include coaching and training. Ensuring the highest standards of account management and new business sales at all times. Reports directly into Regional Business Manager but with dotted reporting line to Regional Sales Director. Works closely with local Sales Office Manager/Coordinators, Purchasing & Logistics Team

Person profile:

Well established experience of managing external sales teams
Strong nurturing leadership style with experience of coaching, training and development
Credible sales track record straddling both new business sales and account management
Experienced in strategic sales planning, with ability to effectively forecast
Experience of working with a sales distribution organisation
Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
Ability to handle matters with sensitivity, diplomacy and integrity
Strong IT skills (including intermediate Excel), MS Office, Internet & CRM systems
Strong numeric, analysis & data interpretation ability

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Director

Sales Director
Sustainable Paper Packaging Solutions

Job ref: JE/57480

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

Our Client is an International group who provide the most innovative sustainable packaging solutions for the food, food service, ice cream and beverage markets.

Primary Role:

⦁ Responsible for the sales leadership, management and growth of the UK sales
⦁ Development of strategy for the product category in line with the corporate business plan and growth objectives
⦁ The role has responsibility for managing the external regional sales team and internal sales (Customer service)
⦁ Have a full awareness of the market needs of the market categories served and ensure that you are predicting any trend changes that will impact on sales as well as capturing competitor activity
⦁ Provide timely and accurate forecast data and delivery of budgeted volume, and maintain a strong New Business Pipeline across the team
⦁ Work closely with Company HQ in Italy

Accountabilities:

Key Responsibilities-
⦁ Establish a detailed understanding of the customer and market needs to set the sales strategy
⦁ Retain and grow existing customers within your team’s customer base through identification of volume and margin growth opportunities
⦁ Evaluate new business opportunities and agree prospective targets with your team and deliver profitable new business within your product categories
⦁ Maintain a regularly updated and dynamic pipeline detailing all growth activity
⦁ Work with the NPI Team to review and update product requirements
⦁ Ensure preparation of Customer Account Plans as required, and that plans are fully communicated, activated and all actions are carried out according to the plan
⦁ Provide monthly sales reports, forecasts and periodic status reports as required
⦁ Assist with strategic planning and market development exercises by providing market intelligence including information on market dynamics and competitor activity
⦁ Motivate and drive your sales team and assist them in achieving / exceeding targets
⦁ Provide coaching and performance management for team members, and develop talent for future roles

Budget and Forecasting-
⦁ Delivery of the relevant Budget to retain existing sales volume and deliver new sales growth in line with the strategic business plan
⦁ To deliver and regularly review the agreed sales targets as set in the current budget and align with any business reviews carried out
⦁ To have the ability to re-forecast your team target monthly to ensure that the forecasted budget is achieved

People and Resource-
⦁ To develop a structure that ensures all accounts served within your category receive world class service
⦁ Motivate your sales personnel to promote and sell the Film products within existing and prospective customer base
⦁ Ensure there are sufficient resources and skills to deliver on the key strategic and budgeted objectives for your categories

Reporting-
⦁ Establish clear reporting disciplines from all sales personnel within your team to allow for accurate forecasting and the development of an on-going sales forecast. Ensure that all reporting is done in time and with the accuracy to meet Group reporting requirements.
⦁ Submit a monthly report to your line manager to the agreed deadlines.

Customer Relationships-
⦁ Ensure that a positive relationship is maintained with accounts under your own management and that robust sales strategies are in place to ensure continued growth for the products, including opportunities for other group sites
⦁ Ensure ‘best in class’ level of client service to optimise sales revenue and service opportunities.

Required Experience Traits:

⦁ Proven record of business management and sales growth within packaging/food service
⦁ Strong people management skills ensuring sales performance reaches expectations through team leadership, clear communication of KPIs, mentoring, training and support
⦁ Good level of negotiation skills to ensure margin levels are achieved in line with business requirements
⦁ Experience of working within a dynamic, highly responsive, entrepreneurial oriented and service driven sales environment where price is also a key driver

Personality Traits:

⦁ Driven and energetic with high levels of self-motivation
⦁ Able to inspire the team and build confidence with customers
⦁ Excellent communication skills both internally and externally
⦁ Used to work at fast pace and multi-tasking
⦁ Good networker looking for cross-selling and customer opportunities
⦁ High level of integrity
⦁ Home based but flexible to regular travel to site and customers as required

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044(0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager
Based in Bedfordshire

Job ref: AZ /57709

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid UK work visa will be considered for this position. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Recipient of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our client offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry.
The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials maintain temperature stability throughout the distribution chain and arrive intact and effective, despite the exterior environments. They are dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfil the complex needs of the global life sciences industry.

Overview:

The Purchasing Manager reports to the Director of Worldwide Supply Chain.
In addition to the main responsibilities listed below, the Purchasing Manager will be required to undertake specific projects as required by the Director of Worldwide Supply Chain.

Main Accountabilities:

· Running daily component schedule reports and raising purchase orders as required for raw materials, consumables, and spare parts.
· Raising purchase specifications and creating new purchase part numbers on ERP system.
· Working closely with the New Product Development team, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technical teams identifying potential new suppliers and sourcing new materials/products.
· Perform analysis and take action to reduce Slow Moving Stock, Stock Value and improve stock turns.
· Identify, assess, and initiate cost reduction opportunities together with Operations, Product Development, Quality and Finance Managers and co-ordinate reporting of same.
· Negotiating contracts. Monitor Supplier costs, levels of performance, service level agreement and quality through regular reviews using KPIs develop corrective actions as required.
· Maintain strong relationships with new and existing suppliers to develop robust supply chains.
· Monitor stock levels and forecasting liaising closely with Sales and Production to maximize business efficiency.
· Checking and signing off purchase orders and supplier invoices within the limits determined by the business.
· Assist in resolving any quality, delivery, or service issues within the supply chain, ensuring preventative measures are put in place.
· Managing and completing business improvement logs (complaints management supplier/customer) as and when required.
· Raising and completing any change note actions relating to the Purchasing Department and implement as and when required.
· Work with continuous improvement teams to improve purchasing techniques to improve department performance and processes and drive down purchasing costs.

Requirements:

· Excellent analytical, organizational and negotiation skills. Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously within set timeframes.
· 5 years + experience in Buying / Purchasing raw materials within a manufacturing/ engineering environment
· CIPS qualification minimum Level 3
· Must be able to interact effectively with, suppliers, customers, and employees at all levels. Experience of dealing with international suppliers.
· Experience in manufacturing, (preferably pharmaceutical) logistics or similar fast-paced, high demanding industry
· High level of IT literacy, including strong excel skills
· Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications and work well with the engineering department.
· Must have the capacity to resolve differences regarding supplier costs, quality, deliveries, and payments, as well as the ability to drive, implement and re-define ‘cost down’ strategies
· Good Knowledge and experience of EFACS, SAP or similar ERP system desired.
· Availability to travel as necessary.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin – Business Director
T: +44 (0) 1789 207070
E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid UK work visa will be considered for this position. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Project Manager

Project Manager
Based in Worcestershire

Job ref: AZ /55194

Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The role:

The Project Manager is assigned to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives, through the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the project activities to meet the individual project and business requirements.
This includes the program requirements identification, selection and acquisition of support services (New Product Development and BU team assignment, tooling, customers and so on). The Project Manager needs to support the program feasibility checks (strategic, commercial, technical) and has full program responsibility from the programme award or nomination to production sign off (PSO).
This will involve close networking with and co-ordination of the NPD and BU teams within the facilities, both local and global, the sales team and external suppliers.
Throughout the development process the Project Manager needs to lead and support the team to ensure that the program budget, timelines and product specifications are met.
The Project Manager also is required to control and drive continual improvement of cost and price to achieve margin goals.

Accountabilities

Must work in line within project guidelines and meet each BU’s strategic goals and objectives, assessing the commercial and manufacturing viability of projects, and working closely with the sales team. Ensure specification is met as per the agreed customer requirements.

Liaise closely with New Product Development team and Supply Chain Management, where appropriate, to maintain regular communications with sub contractors and tool makers as necessary. Maintain the timing and tracking process to provide regular updates for cost, timing, quality and other project key measurables.

Program/Project Development: Support direct and indirect team members and be aligned with Key Account Managers in customer focused meetings. Proficient in MS Office and all relevant internal systems. Have clear and competent ability to run an APQP style program and support KAM with SOW’s, Warranty conditions, tooling quotes and associated technical needs that are designed into targeted programs (feasibility check), ensure that customer requirements are “translated” and fed back into the organization (incl. commercial and technical requirements).

Kick off program management process to ensure that a work on the identified programs establishes program budget (engineering hours, tooling budget, piece cost budget, program management hours) together with Engineering Manager & BDM. Recommend piece price/tooling cost to BDM / Key Account Manager for further review, ensure cost targets, quality requirements and timelines are met with the lowest possible manpower and cost effort.
Develop and maintain Workfront and the open project list as a visible communication and management tool. Generate weekly engineering projects reports and conduct Weekly engineering review meetings with the project teams and stakeholders where required. Establish and develop realistic and achievable business goals for each assigned Program and formally review their performance on an individual ongoing basis.

Maintain and develop current processes, with a focus on Lessons Learnt and continuous improvement, and work closely with the extended Program Management team locally and globally to provide best in practice standards and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:

· Experience of electromechanical products and mechanisms preferred (eg, including Motors, PCB, Firmware, etc)
· Fluency in English required, although Germany or Italian language skills would be seen as an additional positive
· Engineering University Degree preferred
· PM Qualification preferred
· Program management skills and project management/coordination preferred.
· Manufacturing industry experience required – 2+ years.
· Good manufacturing process knowledge preferred (e.g. injection moulding, die casting, metal forming, assembly, etc).
· Good financial and cost breakdown knowledge required.
· Good quality system knowledge (IATF 16949 preferred)

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager
Based in Germany

Job ref: JE/57317

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

The company is an innovative, world-leading, high-performance materials group. It has manufacturing plants and research facilities in the UK, and sales and distribution centers serving more than 30 countries worldwide. A company with cutting-edge polymeric solutions and high-performance thermoplastic with a unique combination of properties which provide exceptional performance in the most demanding environments, giving exceptional chemical, wear, electrical and temperature resistance, as well as dimensional stability and numerous processing capabilities. The business has streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support. The key markets are electronics, oil and gas, industrial, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor and medical.

The role:

To operate as the point of contact with direct buying customers mainly characterised as Partner to develop strategic partnership that are critical to the growth of the business. Account management planning, including price/ contract negotiation to maximize profits and proactively identify new business opportunities to grow revenue. Implementing SBU’s Strategic intent to drive growth in focused market segment

Principal Accountabilities:

For the relevant key buying accounts (both existing and new) and/or region the KAM is accountable for:

· Maintaining and growing revenue/profitability of a portfolio of direct buying customers mainly characterized as Partner
· Serving as the lead point of contact for all customer account management matters to build relationships and develop strategical partnership for maintaining and growing Revenue.
· Proactively developing an in-depth knowledge of the account’s business, culture, drivers, strategy, goals to anticipate/mitigate risks, identify new business and strategic partnership opportunities.
· Translate the SBU Sales Strategy into clear Key Accounts Plans to proactively build a pipeline of high value Targets and grow revenue at the Partner Account.
· Communicate, review, and coordinate the progress of planned initiatives with internal and external stakeholders to drive outcomes.
· Identifying potential areas of improvement and liaise with cross-functional internal teams to improve the entire Customer Experience and deliver exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis.
· Proactively Support SBU’s Business Development Teams to industrialize new production, to identify translation opportunities for existing applications or to introduce New Products at the buying accounts.
· Collaborate with Strategic Marketing to identify potential new trends/opportunities at key Account(s) and with Marketing Communications to explore possible joined marketing opportunities i.e Press-Releases, Co-Branding
· Negotiate prices and close agreements with key accounts strategic stakeholders and decision makers to maximize profits and prolong successful relationship
· Forecast and track account’s KPIs
· Monitor and analyze customer’s usage of our product vs competitive products to gain additional market share where possible
· Documenting progress, issues, and support needs to allow oversight of forward momentum and business decision making through an accurate view of customer activity and pipeline in CRM (meeting reports & target management)

Key Experience:

· Proven experience as an Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, or relevant role
· Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence internally and externally key stakeholders at all levels of a matrix organization – including executive and Clevel
· Experience in CRM Software

Qualifications and professional memberships:

· Degree in Business Administration, Sales, or relevant experience
· Membership of relevant region/country recognised Commercial institute – highly desirable

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager Polymers

General Manager Polymers
Based in Dunkirk, Northern France

Job ref: CST/57196

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company is a well-established manufacturer of polypropylene used in wide variety of applications including BCF yarn, fiber, stretched tape, carpet backing and adhesive tapes to a European customer base. This is a new role that has been created to lead the site through it next stage of growth and development.

The Role:

⦁ Lead the European Polymers (Polypropylene) business.
⦁ Develop and execute a strategic vision.
⦁ Build and execute targeted commercial strategy.
⦁ Drive manufacturing efficiency and take general management lead of the plant.
⦁ Leverage synergies between the US and European operating companies.
⦁ Ensure close cooperation between division and group activities.
⦁ Prepare the budgets for approval, ensure financial activities and plan the necessary investments, increase operational performance and realize maximum growth.
⦁ Drive the green “recycling” agenda and explore options for reducing the carbon footprint.
⦁ Enforce and instil the Group Culture with a strong ‘can do’ mentality, a culture of collaboration, accountability, continuous improvement and operational excellence.
⦁ Is an active member of the BU Polymers & Engineered Solutions management team, reporting directly to the BU Vice-President.

Person Profile:

⦁ University degree or equivalent.
⦁ A further business-related qualification such as an MBA is an advantage.
⦁ Technical / commercial experience in polyolefin (polypropylene/polyethylene) or other chemical industries. Candidates with relevant polyolefins experience from the packaging, textiles or consumer goods sector may also be of interest.
⦁ Experience with multiple sales channels such as direct B2B and distribution/reselling.
⦁ Experience of managing a company in France.
⦁ Demonstrable strategic business planning skills.
⦁ Strong product management skills, commercial acumen, manufacturing agile and financial savvy.
⦁ Strong leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate.
⦁ Occasional travel requirement, mainly within Europe.
⦁ Fluency in English and French.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Commercial Director

Commercial Director
Based in the UK

Job Ref: JE/55578

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Our client is a leading supplier of specialty chemicals for use in the refrigeration, air conditioning, aerosol and foam blowing industries.

The Commercial Director is in charge of applying the Business Strategy within the company and therefore its success

Business Strategy & Action Plan:

· Set up and submit the business plan to the Company Management & Pole management
· Implement the action plan and follow it up
· Determine the business Forecast and follow it up
· Define the general price policy and the negotiation level of the sales representatives
· Inform the Business Management of the market & technical evolution.

Business Management:

· Develop, implement & monitor partnership contracts
· Monitor both the market and the products
· Participate in the selection process of new products and suppliers
· Manage, along with the area sales representative the Key accounts (Prospection, Contract negotiation)
· Participate with the management to the Company’s promotion and communication with the different branch organization / association.

Sales Team Management:

· Set up & follow up of the sales area representatives and sales administration objectives and results: UK + Export
· Train & inform his team about the implementation of new processes.
· Take the lead of the annual appraisal & recruitment interviews of the commercial team

Marketing & Communication:

· Manage & define the internal and external communication with the Marketing and Communication Department.
· Set up and participate in marketing actions (commercial support, press, trade shows, product development.) with the Company Management and the Marketing & communication team.

Quality:

· Lead the company’s business process: implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement
· Participate in the company’s audits and certification

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

· Diploma: Bachelor / Master’s in Business Management
· Ideally 10 years Successful experiences as Commercial Director
· Consuming goods / HVAC / Industrial & commercial refrigeration knowledge

Technical skills:

· Knowledge of technical products
· Business & negotiation skills
· Business Strategy set up and implementation
· Working in an ERP system
· Management skills

Soft Skills:

· Rigorous / networking / Self-organisation / ability to travel/
· Fluency in an additional language would be beneficial

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with our application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Based in Scotland

Job ref: JE/57087

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

Listgrove is supporting an accredited materials, testing, research and development laboratory that specialises in the physical, analytical, and biodegradable properties of plastics, composites, and packaging materials

They are now looking to recruit a talented individual to provide project management and technical direction for our portfolio of research projects, spreading across a number of disciplines but all focused on sustainability. The role requires strong technical leadership and you will be involved in setting the overall technical direction of the company. You will be taking the technical lead in our innovation projects and research proposals and contributing to broad technical issues inside and outside the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

· Project Management of our research portfolio through to commercialisation
· Primary point of contact for our partners
· Determining and road-mapping the technical direction of projects.
· Capable of guiding more junior scientists to achieve ambitious project goals
· Take technical leadership of innovation projects from concept to commercialisation.
· Oversight of technical proposals for research grants.
· Oversight of lab work so that it is carried out to the highest technical standard and to HSE standards
· Project management and delivery to ensure projects are delivered on time and with value added
· Promoting Impact Solution through presentations at technical events
· Producing technical articles for publication on the web
· Working closely with the sales team to target new areas to work in and build the lab business up.
· Reporting work and results to customers to meet schedules. Ensure all reports are to the highest technical standards and are accurate.
· Take the lead in brainstorming new areas of focus and writing of grant proposals for feasibility study funding.

Experience & Qualifications Required:

· Degree (B.Sc.) and preferably post graduate qualification (Ph.D. or M.Sc.)
· Good communication and people skills.
· A team player with initiative to make improvements that will increase efficiency, productivity and team moral.
· Excellent time management, project management and a commercial vision is essential to this role.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Engineer

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a market leading specialist injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an ambitious Sales Engineer to join their team to support continued company growth.

 

Note: The company will consider applicants who reside within a 1-hour drive of their Essex plant with an opportunity to split working from home / work from plant.

 

Role:

  • As a Sales Engineer you will be responsible for identifying, developing and generating business enquiries & sales leads to aid in driving company growth.
  • The company specialise in the design, manufacture and assembly of chrome plated injection moulding components for the several key markets including automotive OEMs, white goods, sanitary, signage, packaging and many more.
  • The right Sales Engineer candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of injection moulding processes and tooling.
  • The successful Sales Engineer candidate must be willing to travel extensively throughout the country.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The Sales Engineer will be responsible for assisting in managing and growing the company’s sales.
  • In the role of Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying prospects, obtaining enquiries and presenting customer requirements to the team to consider for quotations to be raised.
  • Carrying out sales visits to current and prospective customers
  • Identify, contact and qualify new sales prospects
  • Maintain regular contact and a strong relationship through providing support to existing customers
  • Negotiate tender and contract terms and conditions to meet both client and company needs.
  • Keep accurate records of customers, tracking enquiry leads.
  • Represent the company at meetings called for by customers.
  • Attend trade shows.

Experience Requirements:

  • A strong technical understanding and experience of injection moulding.
  • Experience of chrome plating beneficial but full training will be provided.
  • Experience in business-to-business sales in a technical field (B2B).
  • The right candidate needs to have some business and commercial awareness.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • A professional manner is essential, both face to face and via telephone/email.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and must be able to work unsupervised.
  • The right personality and the sales experience are absolutely keys to the success of this important role within the company group.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior decision makers.
  • Capable of reading CAD drawings.
  • A strong team player with the ability to work to own initiative.

 

Key Words: “Sales Engineer” “Sales Manager” “Technical Sales Engineer” “Technical Sales” “Business Development” “Sales” “Injection Moulding” “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Sales Engineer

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a market leading specialist injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an ambitious Sales Engineer to join their team to support continued company growth.

 

Note: The company will consider applicants who reside within a 1-hour drive of their Essex plant with an opportunity to split working from home / work from plant.

 

Role:

  • As a Sales Engineer you will be responsible for identifying, developing and generating business enquiries & sales leads to aid in driving company growth.
  • The company specialise in the design, manufacture and assembly of chrome plated injection moulding components for the several key markets including automotive OEMs, white goods, sanitary, signage, packaging and many more.
  • The right Sales Engineer candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of injection moulding processes and tooling.
  • The successful Sales Engineer candidate must be willing to travel extensively throughout the country.

Responsibilities:

  • The Sales Engineer will be responsible for assisting in managing and growing the company’s sales.
  • In the role of Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying prospects, obtaining enquiries and presenting customer requirements to the team to consider for quotations to be raised.
  • Carrying out sales visits to current and prospective customers
  • Identify, contact and qualify new sales prospects
  • Maintain regular contact and a strong relationship through providing support to existing customers
  • Negotiate tender and contract terms and conditions to meet both client and company needs.
  • Keep accurate records of customers, tracking enquiry leads.
  • Represent the company at meetings called for by customers.
  • Attend trade shows.

Experience Requirements:

  • A strong technical understanding and experience of injection moulding.
  • Experience of chrome plating beneficial but full training will be provided.
  • Experience in business-to-business sales in a technical field (B2B).
  • The right candidate needs to have some business and commercial awareness.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • A professional manner is essential, both face to face and via telephone/email.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and must be able to work unsupervised.
  • The right personality and the sales experience are absolutely keys to the success of this important role within the company group.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior decision makers.
  • Capable of reading CAD drawings.
  • A strong team player with the ability to work to own initiative.

 

Key Words: “Sales Engineer” “Sales Manager” “Technical Sales Engineer” “Technical Sales” “Business Development” “Sales” “Injection Moulding” “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Sales Engineer

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a market leading specialist injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an ambitious Sales Engineer to join their team to support continued company growth.

 

Note: The company will consider applicants who reside within a 1-hour drive of their Essex plant with an opportunity to split working from home / work from plant.

 

Role:

  • As a Sales Engineer you will be responsible for identifying, developing and generating business enquiries & sales leads to aid in driving company growth.
  • The company specialise in the design, manufacture and assembly of chrome plated injection moulding components for the several key markets including automotive OEMs, white goods, sanitary, signage, packaging and many more.
  • The right Sales Engineer candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of injection moulding processes and tooling.
  • The successful Sales Engineer candidate must be willing to travel extensively throughout the country.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The Sales Engineer will be responsible for assisting in managing and growing the company’s sales.
  • In the role of Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying prospects, obtaining enquiries and presenting customer requirements to the team to consider for quotations to be raised.
  • Carrying out sales visits to current and prospective customers
  • Identify, contact and qualify new sales prospects
  • Maintain regular contact and a strong relationship through providing support to existing customers
  • Negotiate tender and contract terms and conditions to meet both client and company needs.
  • Keep accurate records of customers, tracking enquiry leads.
  • Represent the company at meetings called for by customers.
  • Attend trade shows.

Experience Requirements:

  • A strong technical understanding and experience of injection moulding.
  • Experience of chrome plating beneficial but full training will be provided.
  • Experience in business-to-business sales in a technical field (B2B).
  • The right candidate needs to have some business and commercial awareness.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • A professional manner is essential, both face to face and via telephone/email.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and must be able to work unsupervised.
  • The right personality and the sales experience are absolutely keys to the success of this important role within the company group.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior decision makers.
  • Capable of reading CAD drawings.
  • A strong team player with the ability to work to own initiative.

 

Key Words: “Sales Engineer” “Sales Manager” “Technical Sales Engineer” “Technical Sales” “Business Development” “Sales” “Injection Moulding” “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Business Unit Manager – Solvents

Business Unit Manager -Solvents

Job ref: EG /57518

The Client:

A privately owned, family founded chemical distribution company, going through a period of substantial growth.
The business offer a wide range of products and are proud to be associated with many of the worlds leading petrochemical producers, with strong relationships, spanning many decades.
A wide and varied customer industry base, which includes toiletries and cosmetics, pharmaceutical, contract packing, cleaning, surface coatings and chemical manufacturing.
Due to their success and expansion, the company are now looking for a Business Unit Manager – industrial solvents – to drive and manage sales for this core segment of the organisation.

The Role:

· Establish and maintain relationships with customers by partnering with them to understand their needs
· Increase visibility, penetration and sales success with new and existing clients.
· Deliver strategic commercial objectives in terms of growth, EBITDA and margin return.
· Alongside the Commercial Director, continually develop and improve the sales strategy for the business, with specific emphasis on value, profitability and growth.
· Work with field sales team to identify and grow turnover with existing businesses, whilst building longer term relationships and improving contractual positions.
· Improvement of sales and business processes, by providing data driven direction to the operating units and the new product development projects.
· Lead, motivate and inspire the Sales functions whilst delivering ‘best practice’ commercial processes and building both individual and business capabilities.
· Responsible for the clear communication of the strategy to the field sales team.
· Be knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the organisation.
· Assess areas for growth and provide reports to SMT on opportunities / threats within the market(s)
· Investigate and resolve customer complaints and incident reports and provide appropriate corrective strategies and processes
· Responsible for organising the submission and execution of forecasts
· Ensure smooth flow of products in/ out of site with purchasing and operations functions
· Direct the activities of the sales function as appropriate, to reflect the needs of the business
· Oversee the training, coaching and recruitment of employees within the function
· Provide market analysis on areas on innovation
· Provide sales figure reporting to SMT

Key Skills:

· A dynamic and driven Sales leader
· Extensive commercial experience gained within a speciality chemicals manufacturing or distribution business
· Experience of supply chain and customer/supplier interfacing.
· Degree educated or relevant work-related experience with technical products
· Driven and charismatic professional and a positive, effective and motivational leader.
· Proven track record in developing strategies, implementing and driving plans and managing budgets.
· Able to communicate professionally and develop strategic relationships within a client base
· Inclusive communication style to motivate and deliver clear, effective messages across at all levels
· Practical/proactive problem solver and flexible to support a dynamic, customer driven business.
· Personal skills including: results oriented, Strategic thinker, Strong Negotiation Skills, Persuasive, Decision maker, Innovative & Team player.
· Tenacious, thorough, Determined, energetic and driven with attention to detail

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Toolmaker

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an established plastic packaging manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team.

Role:

  • To repair and service the moulding machine tools, and related equipment, in a timely and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

  • As a Toolmaker, you will comply with all company rules, regulations and procedures at all times and promote good working practices throughout the workforce
  • You will ensure regular mould maintenance is carried out to the highest standard
  • The successful Toolmaker will diagnose mould problems/issues, investigating the possible causes and putting the necessary solutions in place to fix them – target to enable the tools to run “right first-time” in a production environment
  • You will complete general tool making tasks and be flexible in a “breakdown” scenario
  • Toolmakers liaise with operational staff to understand tooling related issues

Skills & Experience:

  • Time served Toolmaking apprenticeship
  • Electrical experience would be an advantage, but not a necessity
  • Injection moulding experience would be an advantage
  • CNC Machining centre experience an advantage
  • A base understanding on pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Self-driven, with a positive attitude and a proactive outlook
  • Able to work efficiently independently and under own supervision as well as part of a Team

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Cell Leader

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, an established plastic packaging manufacturer, we are looking for a Cell Leader to join their team.

 

Role:

  • As a Cell Leader you will be required to oversee a team of Assembly Operators, taking full responsibility to ensure production plans are adhered to, allowing the smooth running of production, maintaining the cell at the required efficiencies and achieving targets set
  • As a Cell Leader you will be a confident communicator with proven leadership skills
  • You will be responsible for housekeeping within the cell and maintaining a safe working environment
  • This is a permanent night position, Monday-Friday.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to secure a position with a secure and stable company who can offer both job satisfaction and stability

 

Responsibilities;

  • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Ensuring safety checks for the department are completed to schedule.
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed as required.
  • All aspects of setting and running moulding machines to maximise the output of quality product.
  • Job changes including colour, material and label changes.
  • Quality checks and minimising waste.
  • Support collection of performance data.
  • Fault finding and process improvements.
  • Run improvement projects in the cell.
  • Prevent damage to equipment/breakdowns through good working practice and basic Preventive maintenance.
  • Ensuring the housekeeping with the cell is to the correct quality standard.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for themselves and others in the cell.
  • Tool changes when required.
  • Training/development of Cell Assistants
  • Holiday cover for tool change team.
  • Communicate any departments issues / problems to management
  • Responsible to meet department productivity and quality goals

 

Person Specification;

  • Supervisory experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, ideally from a similar injection moulding environment
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing would be highly beneficial
  • Technically minded, able to assist with Tool changes when required
  • Possess a continuous improvement mindset
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Good communication & leadership skills

 

Key Words: “Cell Leader”, “Production Planner”, “Production Supervisor”, “Injection moulding”, “Production Leader”, “Shift Manager”, “Manufacturing”, “Electrical Engineering”, “Assembly””, “Team Leader”, “Setter Supervisor”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Field Service Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, a global leader in injection moulding systems and services to the plastics industry, is looking for a Field Service Technician to join their team.

 

Overview:

  • As a Field Service Technician, you will be responsible for the installation, start-up, and service of injection moulding systems at customers’ plants.
  • Operating from your home office, you will be mainly travelling to customers in UK and Europe (approximately 15% of your time outside of the UK).  For the coordination and general administration, you will be guided from the European headquarters.
  • This position offers great challenges and is a unique opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, that is a leader in the industry.

Responsibilities:

  • As a Field Service Technician, you will be responsible for startups, troubleshooting, and upgrading clients’ injection moulding machines, moulds and auxiliary products
  • Start-up and customer support
  • Maintenance of equipment at customers’ premises
  • Troubleshooting
  • Machine relocation
  • Ensure that all H&S procedures, engineering best practices are adhered to at all times.

Requirements:

  • You must have a working knowledge and understanding of plastic injection moulding machines and automation
  • HND or equivalent in electrical engineering or Electrical/Mechanical engineering
  • Several years of on job experience of electrical or Electrical/mechanical maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Experience in control systems, hydraulics, electrical or mechanical field service will be an asset
  • Basic knowledge of PLC controls and industrial automated systems
  • Trouble shooting attitude, with high focus on customer satisfaction, and correct working practices
  • You should be a motivated self-starter, who understands the importance of customer satisfaction, and can be an ambassador for our strong core values
  • Home based, centrally living in the UK to be close to key customers
  • Fluent in English and additional language skills considered an asset

Key Words: “maintenance engineer”, “maintenance technician”, “multi-skilled maintenance engineer”, “electro-mechanical maintenance engineer”, “service engineer”, “service technician”, “field service”, “injection moulding”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Administration Executive

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a leading manufacturer & supplier of plastic and textile products, is seeking an Administration Executive to join their enthusiastic growing team with a view to progressing their career into an Account Manager.

Scope:

  • A fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious young sales administrator looking to progress into account management, as the company looks to add a junior sales account professional to their established team to facilitate existing customers and their product demands, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • You will enjoy a good and extensive training and development path within the business, a company with a strong reputation into supplying to the Police and Ministry of Defence as well as other key markets and industries.
  • Working closely with several experienced Account Managers and commercial team in a busy office, this role will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic applicant with good attention to detail skills, a polite and respectful manner and good communication skills.
  • This role is definitely about getting back what you put in.

Responsibilities further to solid training:

  • As Administration Executive you will be acting as a direct point of contact for customers
  • To manage customer expectations on lead times and quality control
  • Provide excellent after sales service to retain customers
  • Communicate product and pricing details clearly and accurately
  • Promote new products and services to existing customers
  • Build and develop customer relationships through clear and constant communication
  • Ensure prompt and accurate responses to any queries and requests the customer might have
  • Work alongside the wider teams within the business to ensure any customer problems are dealt with in a timely and concise manner
  • Compile and distribute quotations from information provided by the Business Development Manager / Sales Director
  • To report customer account performance into the Business Development Manager / Sales Director
  • Support the Sales Team with attendance at trade shows and events
  • Support the Sales team with overall management of customer accounts

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced sales environment
  • Hands on customer service experience
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or using own initiative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience with CRM / ERP software packages is a plus

 

Key Words: “Administration Executive” “Junior Sales Account Executive” “Junior Sales Executive” “Junior Sales Administrator” “Sales Administrator” “Junior Account Manager” “Customer Service Executive” “Junior Sales Representative” “Manufacturing” “Plastics” “Textiles” “FMCG”, “sales executive”, “customer service officer”, “customer service co-ordinator”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Quality Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Exclusively working alongside our client, a manufacturer of injection moulded components we are looking to appoint an experienced Quality Engineer to join their successful team.

 

The company: An established family owned plastics manufacturing Trade Moulder with an excellent work ethos for meeting customer demand and delivering realistic & precision engineered product deliverables, this company pride themselves with empowering & nurturing their staff whilst investing in modern state-of-the-art automation, integrating with their primary injection mould machines with secondary materials handling, 6 axis robots assembly cells & ancillaries for promoting JIT and LEAN processes and optimising efficiencies and best working practices. Having recently achieved the BEST Moulding Processor in the UK achievement, it is a testament to their technical & engineering strengths and customer service that merits them as one of the UK’s best mould manufacturing SME’s and deemed a great place to work and progress your career.

 

Role:

  • As a Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring their products fully meet their customer requirements whilst conforming to all relevant standards and regulations.
  • You will possess a continuous improvement mindset to challenge and continually improve quality standards, as well as have exceptional communication skills as you will be required to liaise with external suppliers and customers.
  • The Quality Engineer will be responsible for organising the Quality/Supervisor office, using 5S techniques to house and home all equipment used to validate the quality of manufactured products
  • You will assist with the development of existing systems to make information easier to find, ensuring all relevant quality documents and paperless drawing systems are linked to Epicor (ERP)
  • The Quality Engineer will work to reduce the number of customer complaints in secondary operations, using 5S techniques on the processes and their associated environments to standardise methods and equipment across all wire winding bays and developing teams to assess and standardise workflow patterns
  • You will analyse customer complaints and trends to reduce/eradicate issues through poke yoke techniques, use of root cause analysis and 8D reports
  • This is a great opportunity for a Quality Engineer looking to join a company that place their employees at the forefront of their thinking and values customer quality.
  • Our client is a vibrant and busy manufacturer supplying to key markets, and subsequently require a smart and professional Quality professional with good organisational, communication and attention to detail skills.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be mechanically minded and have good experience within either plastic injection moulding production or plastics or packaging or steel production but MUST HAVE experience within hi-volume manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of APQP, PPAP, Control Plans, FMEA and Cap studies
  • Ability to read component drawings and use all methods of measuring instruments accurately
  • Organised individual with good communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with customers on a regular basis
  • Project management experience would be beneficial but not essential

 

Key Words: “Quality Engineer”, “QE”, “Quality Technician”, “Quality Systems Engineer”, “Senior Quality Engineer”, “Quality Leader”, “Plastics”, “Injection Moulding”, “Audits”, “CMM”, “Metrology”, “QMS” “Continuous Improvement”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

QHSE Manager

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, an award winning manufacturer of injection mouldings, vacuum forming and extrusions, we are looking to appoint a QHSE Manager to join their established and successful team.

 

Role:

  • As QHSE Manager you will have the ability to drive quality and compliance through the business whilst ensuring the highest industry standards are met.
  • As QHSE Manager you will have had a solid and steady career history as a Health & Safety professional with working knowledge of Quality and Environment standards.
  • You will have proven experience with managing quality systems, ISO legislation as well quality tools SPC, 8D, PPAP, APQP along with good customer interface.
  • This is an integral role within the business
  • This role encompasses the full spectrum of quality engineering & HSE management responsibilities including industry accreditation compliance standards and the overall management of product quality control disciplines across the business
  • This is a great for an individual looking to work for a growing and stable company who put their people at the forefront of the company.
  • Would suit someone who is a Senior Quality Engineer role at present looking to take the next career step or currently in a QM / QHSE Manager
  • Ideally looking for applicants with a NEBOSH Diploma, but candidates with a NEBOSH certificate will be considered, and the company will fund further training to diploma.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop quality accreditations and ensure continues compliance with ISO9001, 45001 and 14001 standards
  • Effectively interact with Production and Engineering teams to maintain product supply, and assist with New Product Introduction
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation
  • Continuous review of control manuals, ensuring up to date and reflective of working practices.
  • Bringing together staff of difference disciplines and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree comprehensive procedures
  • Formulate and manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and systems pertaining to the QA/QC.
  • Hosting external auditors and ensuring the execution of corrective action for compliance with specifications
  • Define, support the development of and update KPI’s used to monitor quality performance
  • Organise and manage quality assurance function
  • Identify and develop continuous improvement opportunities for all shop floor staff in line with ISO9001guidline
  • This is a hands-on, sleeves-rolled up role

Experience Requirements.

  • Experienced Quality professional with good documentation management skills is essential
  • Good exposure to FMEA’s, 8D, NPI, PPAP, APQP
  • 3-5 years prior experience in manufacturing environment
  • Strong up to date knowledge of UK HSE legislation
  • Demonstrated experience working with contract manufacturers, suppliers or distributors
  • Experience in Continuous improvement methodology
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal oral communication skills
  • Strong IT Skills – Microsoft Office, Excel etc
  • Passion and alignment with the company’s mission, vision, values & operating principles
  • Experience in quality management systems & quality system audits
  • Desire to own decision and take responsibilities for outcomes
  • Excellent inter-personal and customer facing skills.
  • Strategic with a sound logical approach to problem solving
  • Must be hands-on / sleeves roles up with necessary confidence for liaisons with other team managers

 

Key Words: “QHSE Manager”, “HSE Manager, “SHEQ Manager”, “Quality Manager”, “Senior Quality Engineer”, “Quality Assurance Engineer” “Quality Leader” “Quality Engineer”, “Customer Quality Engineer”, “manufacturing”, “injection moulding”, plastics, “lean manufacturing”, “hi-volume manufacturing”, NEBOSH, “Health & Safety”
 

FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Field Service UK

Field Service
Based in UK

Job ref: JH /57543

Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Benefits:

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Role:

After a comprehensive training period, the successful candidate will become a member of the UK Field Service Team. They will be responsible for the installation, start-up, and service of injection molding systems and associated equipment at customer sites.
Operating from a home office, they will be mainly travelling to UK customers (80%) with some European travel as needed. This position offers great challenges, and a diverse level of work responsibilities, it is a unique opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, that is a leader in the industry.

Responsibilities:

⦁ Start-ups of machinery assessing all functions are running properly
⦁ Troubleshooting and electrical/mechanical maintenance on injection mould machines and associated systems
⦁ Upgrading injection molding machines, molds and auxiliary products.
⦁ Travel within the UK and occasionally to other European destinations.

Qualifications:

⦁ Educated in Electrical/Mechanical engineering
⦁ Experience in control systems
⦁ Multiskilled experience
⦁ Knowledge of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
⦁ Trouble shooting attitude, with high focus on customer satisfaction, and correct working practices.
⦁ Knowledge of PLC controls and industrial automated systems
⦁ Experienced in plastic processing equipment or packaging equipment
⦁ Position demands frequent travel within your respective region
⦁ Fluent in English, additional language skills considered an asset

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection Moulding Team Leader

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter with team leader experience to join their successful team and support continued business growth.

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Team Leader, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As an Injection Moulding Team Leader, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Team Leader is to be responsible for a small team and Mouldshop across shift.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Setter with leadership experience, this is an excellent opportunity to work within a company who are currently experiencing a period of growth.

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of injection moulding team leader you will be required to check the daily schedule with the Production / Plant Manager and check ongoing activities from the previous shift.
  • Provide support to the mouldshop area including support of the Technical, Operations Team and Cell Leaders.
  • As Team Leader you will be responsible for the set up of injection moulding machines for production and/or sampling as required by the Supervisor or Works Order’s to the company’s standard setting procedures.
  • Ensure that all tools and machines are set up to the requirements of the Quality Control / Setting Sheet for the relevant job.
  • Basic machine maintenance, trouble shooting and process optimisation activities.
  • Complete the relevant Production Control / Quality Control documentation and machine logbooks as necessary.
  • Assist the shift setters in developing processes to provide better quality, higher efficiency and reduced development time.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • Champion and promote 5s within the moulding team
  • Monitor and adhere to Health & Safety legislation
  •  Reporting on the shift and the production quantities to the manager
  • Quality control
  • Overseeing a shift of personnel
  • Leading a team of employees to ensure company goals, safe practices and deadlines are met effectively

Experience:

  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications or equivalent experience within injection moulding.
  • Previous experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Ability to set moulding machines from scratch for new tooling.
  • Be experienced in trouble shooting and problem solving, tool trials, NPI and the complete process setup
  • Have knowledge of process optimisation, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Safe tool hanging experience
  • A good understanding of injection mould tooling, how they work and what issues to look out for
  • Maintenance of machinery experience and a good hands-on approach for machine fault finding
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player who is capable of working to your own initiative.

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”, “Mould Setter”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Setter

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter to join their team to support continued business growth.

 

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • For a skilled Injection Moulding Setter this is a fantastic opportunity to join a stable, forward-thinking business at a time of strong business growth.

 

Responsibilities:

  • As injection moulding setter you will be required to check the daily schedule with the Production/Plant Manager and check ongoing activities from the previous shift.
  • Set-up injection moulding machines for production and/or sampling as required by Supervisor or Works Orders to the company’s standard setting procedures.
  • The successful injection moulding setter candidate will be required to ensure that all tools and machines are set up to the requirements of the Quality Control/Setting Sheet for the relevant job.
  • Prepare for tool changes prior to current order completion.
  • Complete last off checks, and place tools in correct location on rack and inform Shift Manager so that changes can be made to the tooling database, if necessary.
  • Ensure that all equipment is set up, the full cell is ready to run, and parts are running to standard.
  • Trial new tools to the correct procedure, making sure trial paperwork is present ready for QA or QE.
  • Discuss any tooling issues with Shift Manager in order to raise tool reports if a tool breaks or ideas of how to improve for next production run.
  • Set up, run and monitor all automated and ancillary equipment for each production line or cell, to include, dryers, hot runners, temperature controllers and hoppers
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purgings; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning
  • Handover meeting at the end of the shift to the next shift Setter.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • Materials processing experience to include PVC, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene & Glass filled Nylon
  • Tool hanging / removal & setting of injection mould presses
  • Troubleshooting & Problem solving
  • Basic machine maintenance

Personal Specification:

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good communication skills to line management level
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

 

Role:

  • Working for a technical plastic injection moulding company manufacturing plastic component for the automotive, civil engineering and educational markets.
  • Experienced in all aspects of maintenance including working with hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and mechanical equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • A Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer will perform preventive, scheduled and corrective repairs and servicing on all items of equipment and plant that includes injection moulding machines, material delivery system, chilled water supply, material driers and granulators.
  • Must be able to fault find and troubleshoot electrical and electronic issues on injection moulding machines and associated equipment.
  • Working on single and three phase components.
  • Working with multi-phase heating systems, 24V / 5V control systems such as canbus and profibus networks, electric safety circuits, IO modules and signals, control valves, changing sensors, contactors, probes etc., as well as being able to read and interpret electrical schematics especially for fault diagnosis and repair.
  • Dealing with machine breakdowns and liaising with suppliers where necessary to identify root cause and perform repairs to restore production equipment in a timely manner.
  • Record all maintenance tasks performed with any spares used and order spares where necessary to maintain stock location requirements.
  • Will manage services maintenance and scheduling using external specialists.
  • Comply with all company policies including Health & Safety.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Must be fully qualified and trained electrical bias engineer.
  • Able to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings and use to troubleshoot input /output issues and carry out tests and repairs
  • Background of working with injection moulding machines and associated equipment.
  • Ideally have experience of three axis robots.
  • Be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications, we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Setter

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a specialist injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for an Injection Moulding Setter to join their established production team and support continued business growth.

 

Role:

  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Setter, this is an excellent opportunity to work secure a stable position within a forward-thinking company.

Responsibilities.

  • As Injection Moulding Setter it is your responsibility to set and monitor injection moulding machines ranging from 50-900T.
  • In the role of Injection Moulding Setter you will be required to perform plastic mould tool changes to conform with safe working practices and procedures.
  • As an Injection Moulding Setter you must ensure machines are set to make products to the correct quality specifications and costed cycle times in line with the production plan requirements.
  • Modify processes where necessary, to achieve maximum production rates and quality standards.
  • To be able to work well within the technical injection moulding setting, processing & optimisation team.
  • Contribute to the company’s continuous improvement initiatives and, where appropriate, identify areas of potential improvement to the Operations & Quality Manager.
  • Set up of ancillaries in line with control documents including optimisation of polymer and masterbatch dosing equipment, material dryers and robot take out controls
  • Perform basic machine maintenance and trouble shooting
  • To ensure injection moulding processes can achieve targeted scrap and efficiency levels, on new and existing products.
  • To ensure Health & Safety rules are maintained with your own work area and demonstrate a duty of care to colleagues, visitors, contractors or anyone else on site.
  • Complete and update necessary paperwork
  • Obtain and move specified tools to workstations using appropriate equipment

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualification is essential
  • Experience of working with different mould types that
  • Good knowledge of processing and moulding analytical tools
  • Robotic programming knowledge would be an advantage
  • Plastic raw material knowledge
  • Willingness to learn and progress within the company
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Mould setter”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: One of our business partners, a successful company with extensive facilities, are seeking an Electro-mechanical Engineer to join their team.

 

Overview:

  • As an Electro-Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for the maintenance, repairs and refurbishment to mechanical, electrical and equipment.
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery, including pumps and motors.
  • The successful candidate should have current or prior experience with maintaining or servicing in Injection or blow moulding equipment

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working on a variety of equipment, as an Electro- Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for the proactive & reactive electro-mechanical maintenance, service/repair to AC/DC motors, gearboxes and pumps.
  • You will be proactive whilst working both in the workshop and out on customers’ sites
  • Servicing of water pumps and installing pressurised water systems
  • Trouble shooting failures on site with domestic or industrial pumps and electric motors
  • Predictive Maintenance – Vibration Analysis and Thermography

Expectations / experience:

  • You will have experience within a machining environment using millers, lathes and bench tools.
  • Be experienced in winding copper on AC/DC motors
  • Experience of factory work would be beneficial for removal and installation of electro mechanical equipment
  • MIG, TIG, welding, MMA and Brazing
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word

 

Key Words: “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-Mechanical Engineer”, “ Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Blow Moulding”, “Mechanical Service”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Supply Chain – Project Manager

Supply Chain- Project Manager
Based in Buckinghamshire

Job ref: JE/57132

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The client:

Our client is a global organisation encompassing a group of brands for high performance products that provide specialist support to industry.

The role:

· Responsible for leading the programme of Supply Chain and Operations projects aligned with the organisation’s broader goals.
· Plan, research, initiate, execute and manage technical operations projects working collaboratively with key stakeholders in Supply Chain, R&D, Quality, Suppliers to achieve defined goals and metrics.
· Develop programme and project management systems, processes and procedures that facilitate best practice in working in ways that engage with stakeholders whilst ensuring good governance and control.

Responsibilities

· Take the lead in project management and the implementation of standards, processes, documents and supporting tools, systems and applications in order to develop the project management capability.
· Work with leaders across EIMEA to help define the pipeline of work needed to meet the Business Plan and direct the programmes and projects within the portfolio of work to ensure that critical needs of the supply chain and the wider company are met.

Leads a program of multiple strategic and tactical Supply Chain projects, covering the following responsibilities:

· Accountable for ensuring successful implementation of projects to on time, to specification and within budget.
· Shapes, defines and initiates projects to meet business requirements in line with annual business plan objectives, and as requested or agreed by functional leaders.
· Ensures there are sound business cases against all projects undertaken, working closely with Finance and project sponsors.
· Negotiates, agrees and monitors project objectives, scope, deliverables, timescales and budgets throughout the lifecycle of the project.
· Develops and maintains detailed and realistic project plans using appropriate tools. Identify and manage project dependencies and the critical path.
· Determines and agrees project success measures and tolerances with the project sponsors.
· Leads and motivates the project team, resolving any conflicts or people issues.
· Ensures control and engagement through project meetings and steering groups as appropriate. Organises and drives the agendas for project meetings and “check-ins” as required.
· Communicates and consults with business stakeholders.
· Meets or exceeds stakeholder expectations.
· Identifies, records, manages and mitigates risks, to prevent them becoming problems, judging when to escalate.
· Controls and manages changes in project scope or requirements, negotiating as necessary with business stakeholders.
· Ensures learnings are captured and used, before, during and after projects to enable continual improvement in projects.
· Leads external contractors and consultants which could include: terms of reference, confidentiality, tracking, control and invoice sign-off
· Mentor the functional project leaders in the tribe to ensure projects follow the agreed and established project processes.
· Maintain the project and programme overview ensuring status updates, and changes to projects are captured and understood.
· Provides consolidated project updates for ETC and the broader tribe as part of a structured stakeholder communication plan, ensuring status updates, and changes to projects are captured and understood.

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ideally in science, supply chain, engineering, etc.
· Project management certification, desired

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Project Manager

Project Manager
Based in France

Job ref: EG /57284

The Client:

A worldwide leader in composite design and manufacturing, creating applications for the oil & gas, aerospace, packaging and robotics markets.
The business offers custom -made, high performance composite solutions for the most demanding professional applications, built on an exclusive know-how of industrial processes.

The Role:

· As part of the rapid development of businesses activities, they are looking for a project manager to strengthen their team, support the significant growth and manage technical development and production projects generating 7 to 8M€ / year of turnover.
· Lead, support and manage customer focused technical projects from concept, through to the industrial validation of the firsts productions with customers
· Managing internal and external stakeholders and coordinating relationships within a multi-business project team, including design office, material expert, trial and prototyping, industrialization, methods, quality, supply chain, sales, purchasing and production.
· You will be the technical interlocutor of the business’ customers, providing technical support and offering technical solutions, adapted to the needs of the market.
· You will also manage supplier, academic and private partner relationships to ensure high quality product production.
· You will manage day-to-day business and development projects, positioning yourself at the heart of the production and innovation strategy, in particular by taking an active part in the expansion of their know-how and intellectual property strategy.

The Person:

· Degree or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering
· You have significant experience in a position of Project Manager, Applications Engineer or Industrial Engineer in the technical services of an industrial company.
· Passion for industrial production and working in close collaboration with field production and internal and external customers and suppliers.
· Efficient and pragmatic, you will have the entrepreneurial spirit and the agility to integrate into an environment where you will have a strong autonomy focused on products deliveries.
· You are particularly comfortable communicating and leading teams and your good level of English allows you to also animate the technical relationship with foreign interlocutors, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of German could be an additional advantage to reinforce customers relationship.
· Finally, in order to flourish sustainably within society, you enjoy life in the great outdoors, nature, water sports and oenology. The location in a preserved natural area will offer you the ideal conditions for this.
· Come and join a company that attaches as much importance to its employees as to its customers and partners.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Market Development Manager (Sales)

Market Development Manager (Sales)
Polymers, Coatings, Adhesives Manufacturing
Ideal location North West or North East (Yorkshire, Cleveland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, Leeds)

Job ref: CST/52307

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client has built up an enviable reputation as a high quality manufacturer of water based additives for polymer latex, paint and adhesive industries. It has a successful history that spans five decades and is recognized as a world leader in aqueous dispersions and emulsions. The company prides itself on its technical capability, innovation and close partnership approach with both customers and suppliers.

Background to the Role:

The company is experiencing good levels of growth with both existing and new customers, and this is part of its continued strategic commitment for developing new technical and innovative materials. As a result, there is a requirement for a ‘Market Development Manager’ to work alongside the Sales Manager in promoting existing and newly developed products. The role will involve looking for new customers and new applications, ensuring as part of the sales team that the company continues to maximize profitable business opportunities.

Primary function:

Support the achievement of sales targets within new markets and also with existing customers, maintaining profitable growth in line with short and long term strategies. Ensure a targeted level of customer contact and prospecting to maintain existing business and to report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market intelligence and competition activity.

Key Requirements & Accountabilities:

· In conjunction with the Sales Manager, responsible for customer development and sales in targeted markets area.
· Management of defined existing customer and ensure annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote all aspects of the product portfolio to new customers and ensure new products/product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Develop project pipeline of opportunities for the new materials
· Visit existing and new customers on a regular basis and provide information and support as necessary.
· Maintain up to date customer files and in particular the company database, producing reports following every customer visit and utilising electronic company information systems (i.e. MRP) to access sales data to assist with visit preparation and follow up.
· In conjunction with the Sales Manager and Managing Director, negotiate prices/contracts in line with the pricing strategy.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the internal sales team, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Offer technical advice according to ability and experience and liaise with the sales and technical team as appropriate.
· Report and present area sales information including market opportunities and competitor activity at regular company sales meetings.
· Prepare and maintain a project list for new market opportunities and on-going developments via the designated process
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast reports with comments outlining customers/product lines

Person Profile:

· Demonstrable track record in technical sales is essential
· Educated in a scientific subject – materials science, chemistry, polymer technology (ideally HNC or above)
· Experience of manufacturing in a formulation chemistry environment is required (e.g. polymers, coatings, adhesives, elastomers, additives, sealants)
· Technical solution selling is paramount
· Prepared to be in the office once a week (HQ based in Yorkshire)
· Must be self-starting, enthusiastic and a highly motivated achiever
· Good networker and relationship builder
· Team player
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels
· Good organisational and time management skills
· Computer literate

Key words: Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Technical Sales, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Dispersions, Polymers, PVC, Anti-oxidant, crosslinkers, barrier coatings.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager – DACH

Business Development Manager-DACH
Polymers-Polypropylene
Fluent German speaker required
Based in Germany (Ideally North or West Regions), France, Belgium or Netherlands

Job ref: CST/57620

Salary/Benefits: Attractive based upon experience

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company is a well-established manufacturer of polypropylene used in wide variety of applications including BCF yarn, fiber, stretched tape, carpet backing and adhesive tapes to a European customer base. This role is focused on managing strategic accounts and, most importantly, developing business across the DACH region. Most of the customers/potential sales opportunities are in the North and West regions of Germany.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks

· Sales of polypropylene to European customer base (Dach region and Eastern Europe).
· Support the sales initiatives in accordance with business strategy and marketing plans.
· Identify, visit and develop new customer prospects
· Achieve sales volumes and profitability targets as per company business plan
· Develop pricing tactics within specified guidelines, in order to maximise the profitability
· Develop new and improve existing value propositions for customers to better promote the products
· Monitor, analyse and report on market developments and competitive behaviour
· Monitor customer payments and follow up on customer overdues
· Control sales, general and administrative expenses within the agreed budget

Competencies and skills

The ideal candidate has a university degree in Engineering and/or has some proven relevant equivalent experience. Candidates with technical knowledge from the plastics (polyolefin) industry combined with at least a couple of years of commercial experience are preferred.

Key skills:

· Problem solving and innovative thinking
· Good organisation and planning skills
· Strong on client interactive skills
· Personal drive and flexibility
· IT and analytical skills
· Staying on top of changing priorities
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-starter, capable of working independently with organised time management.
· Excellent knowledge of German and English (both written and spoken)
To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Polymers for the Electronics sector
Based in Germany

Job ref: CST /57525

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is an innovative, world-leading, high-performance polymer materials group. It has manufacturing plants and research facilities in the UK, and sales and distribution centers serving more than 30 countries worldwide. A company with cutting-edge polymeric solutions and high-performance thermoplastic with a unique combination of properties which provide exceptional performance in the most demanding environments, giving exceptional chemical, wear, electrical and temperature resistance, as well as dimensional stability and numerous processing capabilities.

The business has streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support. The key markets are electronics, oil and gas, industrial, aerospace, automotive and medical.

Primary purpose:

Responsible for a number of accounts (new and existing OEM’s, Tier1, Specifiers) within the Electronics Strategic Business Unit. The role is tasked with growing the network and identifying opportunities within these accounts to build a pipeline of opportunities across the market segments and to follow-up and coordinate their development until commercialization and delivery of the first 12 months revenue.

The Role:

· Developing an in-depth knowledge of the account’s business, culture, drivers, strategy, goals and how they generate revenue and profit to build a pipeline of new opportunities through effective prospecting techniques and efficient lead management.
· Identifying key stakeholders and decision makers throughout the accounts’ organisation, at all levels and across functions in order to create long term strategically aligned partnership.
· Managing incoming leads from existing or new OEM/Tier1/Specifier accounts and providing advanced technical and regulatory support to convert leads into qualified opportunities.
· Identifying the customers’ wants and needs, both defined and undefined, to determine target opportunities in the short, medium and long term and convert into Revenue.
· Supporting Strategic Market Assessments (SMAs) by investigating and reporting Market trends, validating assumptions from Strategic Marketing or delivering compelling technical product solutions to key stakeholders at customers to grow revenue in new Market Segments.
· Documenting progress, issues, and support needs to allow oversight of forward momentum and business decision making through an accurate view of customer activity and pipeline in CRM (meeting reports & target management)
· Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Letter of Intents (LOIs), and Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) and driving Sales Agreements discussion (or supporting it when buying accounts are owned by another Sales Account Manager).
· Driving coordination of all targets until commercialization and delivery of first 12 months of revenue together with the Sales Account Managers/Key Account Managers in charge of the direct buying account(s) involved in the value chain i.e processor, distributor, shapes manufacturer
· Provide forecast input to regional sales leadership for new opportunities and to the relevant Sales Accounts Managers involved in the Supply Chain to update internal systems according to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) best practices.

Person Profile:

· Degree/Masters in polymers, materials science or related technical discipline
· In depth working knowledge of the electronics market
· Strong technical expertise of polymer technology and applications in relevant the sector
· Track record of growing business in both new and existing account relationships
· Ideally demonstrate knowledge and use of a consultative sales approach
· Ability to influence representatives of a company at any level
· Ability to create commercial proposals built upon technical understand of product value propositions
· Fluent in German and English

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager
Based in, Northampton

Reference: JH 57387

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Shift Pattern: Monday-Friday Days

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The client:

Listgrove are pleased to be working with a client that designs and manufactures, sustainable, moulded foam solutions for a variety of industries.
Experiencing incredible growth, particularly within the fast-moving construction industry, the company are undertaking a structural change, which will help the business to continue to strategically position themselves throughout the UK and maintain the delivery of high quality, precision products.

The Role:

Understand the detail of how the plant operates, the Engineering/Technical Manager is accountable for the management and development of the engineering/technical/processing capabilities of the plant including all services, machinery, ancillary eqpt and facilities. Responsible for Tooling Manager, multi skilled shift engineers, process technicians and site services. Identification and development of individuals (internal and external) with the potential to be trained to fulfil maintenance and technician positions.

Responsibilities:

⦁ Responsible for management of all plant and equipment including; electrical systems, boilers, cooling system, pneumatics, hydraulics and recycling systems.
⦁ Responsible for all engineering aspects including plant / machinery maintenance & plant maintenance
⦁ Ensure EFP compliance to all statutory and regulatory requirements
⦁ Manage the preparation and statutory inspection of boilers, pressure vessels etc
⦁ Manage and develop team of skilled engineers ensuring ongoing development and training
⦁ Follow, maintain and improve safety procedures within the engineering department and plant
⦁ Proactively troubleshoot and correct machinery problems to maintain production schedules
⦁ Manage and maintain preventative maintenance systems
⦁ Analyse operations to ensure that the plant is running as efficiently as possible.
⦁ Involved in project management of major engineering works, including the movement and installation of items of plant/machinery and contractors
⦁ Pro-actively monitoring energy efficiency and responding to any anomalies
⦁ Assist in maintaining ISO 9001 / 14001 / 45001/50001 accreditation
⦁ Continual review of plant equipment to ensure optimal safety and operating efficiencies.
⦁ Encouraging innovation and creativity in the delivery of effective best practise in day-to-day activities, lean manufacturing, total preventative maintenance and continuous improvement projects, facilitating team effectiveness at all levels.
⦁ Promote Environmental and Health & Safety initiatives whilst ensuring compliance with all current regulations and legislation, regulatory guidelines and company Standard Operating Procedures.
⦁ Initiate immediate corrective action when either production, quality, HSE or compliance issues are highlighted and ensure that lessons learnt are embedded in our practices and best practice is shared across the business.
⦁ Assist the General Manager in developing active human resource management strategies to ensure the correct resources are in place and on time to meet production needs.
⦁ Develop methodology, that ensures compliant validation and robust ongoing asset care maintenance plans, ensuring that problems are identified and rectified at the earliest possible stage of development

Knowledge and Expertise:

⦁ Proven experience in a similar role (5/10 years)
⦁ Strong leadership experience
⦁ Ability to develop, lead and motivate others
⦁ Excellent time management and organisation skills
⦁ QA process knowledge
⦁ Highly computer literate e.g. Excel/Word and PowerPoint
⦁ Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
⦁ Demonstrates experiences of making sound judgement under pressure.
⦁ Team Player
⦁ Systematic and with high attention to detail
⦁ Already have developed a career and will probably have held practical roles within a maintenance or NPI environment.
⦁ Strong mechanical or process engineering background that reinforces extensive know-how of high-end, high-volume injection moulding and assembly.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Packaging and Parcel Automation Specialist
Based in the Midlands

Job ref: CST/57484

Salary /Benefits: Commensurate with experience

‘Providing Customers with ‘Operational Excellence’ in the Automation of Carton Assembly, Auto Bagging and Shrink Wrapping’

The client:

The company is one of the UK’s foremost packaging distributors and a leader in its field. Working from a national network, the business is benefiting from excellent growth and has a very positive future to look forward to. Operating across a range of industries, the company provides packaging solutions to a diverse customer base. Dynamism, proactive support, exceptional customer service and innovation are hallmarks of its culture and with their innovation lab allowing customers to interactively provide tailormade products in a hands-on experience.

The Role

⦁ Proactively support and develop intelligent automated product containment solutions for existing and new customers
⦁ Prepare and propose semi-automated to fully integrated packaging solutions in line with customer requirements and stakeholder expectations
⦁ Deliver the machinery & consumable sales, with a view to securing an extended supply agreement for the consumables with the customer
⦁ Compile and perform customer packaging audits, host customer days at the Innovation LAB to showcase the automation offering and to identify where value can be added
⦁ Responsible for the collation of commercial and service proposals, communicating with relevant Group Regional Directors, Regional Business Managers to ensure viability and profitability is agreed
⦁ Project manage the implementation of automated solutions exceeding customer stakeholder expectations
⦁ Ensure that the customer SLAs and contractual obligations are achieved, and that the solution and consumable packaging is of ongoing commercial benefit to the business
⦁ Develop robust relationships with key stakeholders at customer sites to ensure the value of our service is valued and maintained
⦁ Communicate effectively to ensure supply partners are fully aligned with project requirements and consistent in direct communication with customers during joint visits and meetings
⦁ Work in a constructive manner with the RDCs acting as a pivotal communication point for the customer and the company’s staff. A key factor is solid internal communication methods ensuring consistent levels of service are achieved
⦁ Support the category manager with supplier management & selection & forge strong partnerships with suppliers of both machinery & consumables
⦁ Work within the company’s IS09001 and IS014001 policies

Person profile:

⦁ Track record of selling and project managing packaging capital equipment / automation solution
⦁ Strong process management and operational experience
⦁ High level technical knowledge of packaging capital equipment and engineering
⦁ Excellent commercial, environmental, operational and logistical acumen
⦁ Strong communication skills and the ability to forge strong and effective internal and customer working relationships
⦁ Ability to project manage – an important aspect to this role is to effectively organise a project team, set milestones and communicate throughout to all involved.
⦁ Good presentation and communication skills. The ability to influence and present to all levels (up to FD and Purchasing Director levels.)
⦁ Strong Networking Skills
⦁ Ability to close – proven experience and success in gaining new business
⦁ Highly organised and self-disciplined
⦁ Resilient and persistent
⦁ Analytical and strategic thinker
⦁ Strong and competent IT skills (inc. PowerPoint presentations)
⦁ Commercially aware
⦁ Accurately anticipate customers’ requirements and exceed expectations
⦁ Experience in value added selling

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager

South-West Germany

Home office based

Job ref: JB/57552

Salary & Benefits: Market competitive reward package

Location: Germany, in the region Rheinland Pfalz, Saarland & Baden Württemberg

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company is a well-established manufacturer of polymers, semi-finished engineered solutions as well as a finished products for the residential and commercial markets.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and employs 4,700 people worldwide, with their production sites located in 17 countries across Eurasia, America, and Oceania.

The role:

As Area Sales Manager, you will develop existing and new partnerships and execute the sales strategy to achieve the identified sales objectives for your region (Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland & Baden-Württemberg).

Main responsibilities and key tasks:

• Together with the Regional Sales Manager DACH, develop sales strategy for the region and set sales objectives.
• Set budget, monitor & report for the respective parts of your region for sales volume, sales revenue, sales contribution, pricing, samples, delivery lead-times, etc. Pro-actively takes required measures as required to achieve the respective objectives.
• Coordinate the maintenance and expansion of customer base for existing and future retail/wholesale and contract business in your region. Determine sales opportunities/prospection and coordinate realization.
• Contributing towards the Company’s product and market development plans by collecting customer feedback and market research (keeping up to date with products and competitors)
• Contributing to increase the brand awareness in your region through efficient use of available marketing tools
• Contribute to national and international sales meetings
• Close contact with & servicing needs of major accounts (KAM)
• Weekly reporting to Regional Sales Manager DACH
• Attending professional fairs and organize local events

Competencies and skills

• Result driven
• Team player
• Strategic thinking and problem-solving
• Negotiation skills & Business ethics
• Willing and able to do extensive travelling in own area, additional trips to HQ for sales meetings and product trainings
• Hands On mentality, dynamic and ambitious person
• Minimum 5 years in similar position (must be Flooring)

Languages

• German + English (working language of company)
• English training will be offered if required

To apply please contact Jennifer Böhnlein
jennifer.boehnlein@listgrove.de
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Injection Moulding Setter / Technician

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a specialist injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for an Injection Moulding Technician to join their team to support continued business growth and expansion.

 

Role:

  • The position of Injection Moulding Technician will work within the manufacturing department and offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of innovative products to help improve efficiencies
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Technician is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • The ideal Injection Moulding Technician candidate will be able to maintain and develop the 5S principles and to be accustomed to working in that environment.

 

Responsibilities.

  • As injection moulding technician it is your responsibility to ensure optimisation of machines and equipment to achieve continuous production.
  • Carry out mould and colour changes. To move materials to and from machine when required and as directed by the supervisor.
  • Assist with the maximisation of machine efficiency and utilisation – Routine maintenance and repair monitoring
  • Ensure machine logs and product route cards are completed accurately and that shift changeover aspects are successfully communicated. To be aware of material usage and monitor product quality.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained in moulding area – Have a proactive approach to quality and ensure adherence to procedures.
  • Work with a Continuous Process Improvement attitude – Liaise with other departments to ensure that the movement of material to/from the stores and production are transacted correctly and on time.
  • To report mechanical, electrical and material defects that are outside his/her capability and that affects output or quality to the Team Leader.
  • Must ensure they participate in the annual appraisal procedure and achieves all mutually agreed targets.
  • Is expected to maintain a professional working relationship with all colleagues, whilst promoting a commitment to Total Quality and Continuous Improvement.
  • Working strictly to health & safety policy ensuring P.P.E is supplied and worn at all times.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Ability to program moulding machines
  • Demonstrated hands on experience of tool changes, first & last off approvals & process start-ups.
  • Recognised injection moulding training / qualification
  • Ability to conduct new tool trials and process optimisation
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and LEAN manufacturing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Familiar with IML robotic systems and 6 axis robots
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation requirements

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Technician”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Technician Supervisor”, “Senior Technician”, “Mould Technician”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles

Specialist Production Instructor (SPI): Plastics Moulding Thermo Plastics – HMP Garth

Plastic items are not the only thing you will manufacture in this life-changing role.

Leading a team of prisoners working in our Plastic injection moulding workshop you will develop their skills and confidence, and possibly assess accredited vocational qualifications.

We will rely on you and your team to ensure our plastic products are manufactured to the highest standards, but the work you do with prisoners will have the longest lasting impact – and the most unique challenges. You will set tasks to match their ability, while ensuring safety and production is maintained at all times.

Along the way, you could play a part in innovating products for use in a custodial setting or launching a new range for another government department. You will certainty discover potential for rewarding development of your career.

As well as knowledge and skills spanning Plastic injection moulding production techniques, you will need strong communication and influencing skills and a caring, resilient approach.

Our Plastics Industry has 5 workshops with employment places for 84 prisoners. Our workshops are in HMP Garth, Ranby, Ford, Moorland and Gartree. Each of these establishments has injection moulding facilities, operating a total of 27 machines across the workshops ranging from 40 tonnes to 850 tonnes.

Technical Manager

Contact: mark@sierra57consult.com

Technical Manager post: Seeking a proven & experienced Technical Manager with strong experience within injection moulding manufacturing for a leading & established technical moulding manufacturer supporting year on year growth and smart investment in CAPEX and their employees. Advanced Plastics are highly regarded as a leading UK injection Moulding business with strong presence within key market industry sectors in Automotive, EV, Medical, White Goods & Electronics sectors.

 

Company overview: www.advanced-plastics.co.uk

Advanced Plastics are in their 30th year of operation, a highly technically competent injection moulding company employing 240 personnel and 44 state of the art injection moulding machines up to 1600T with associated automation.

Proudly demonstrating an enviable reputation and blue chip customer base, they are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Technical Manager to join their leadership team at an exciting period of business growth.

Seeking a driven, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, applicants will possess a formal engineering or polymer related qualification at a minimum of HNC level and an in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of injection moulding to include design for manufacture, tooling, polymer technology and processing, injection moulding and ancillary machinery, robotics, automation and secondary processes together with experience of the automotive sector.

Suitable applicants for this exciting Technical Manager post will be able to demonstrate that they are an exceptional leader, communicator and mentor with the ability to engage, motivate and support the technical team to deliver the targets and objectives of the business whilst being a role model for their core values and culture and promoting world class performance.

Suitable applicants must be commercially and financially astute with a history of delivering projects on time and in full together with optimisation and continuous improvement of existing processes to support 24 hour manufacturing, all within an IATF16949 framework.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • As Technical Manager you will have management responsibility for all aspects of the Technical department to include:- New Product Introduction: Costing, DFM, APQP, project management, global tool sourcing and development, production readiness.
  • You will have proven in-depth experience & expertise in Processing & Polymer Technology (NPI and production): New tool trials (off-site & in-house), process and material development, troubleshooting, DoE, optimisation and continual improvement, robotics and automation, assembly operations, injection moulding machinery and ancillary equipment.
  • Knowledgeable in Design, moldflow, engineering change control and rapid prototyping
  • Implement New Technology: Recognising opportunities, evaluation, justification and implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with all H&S procedures and maintain the H&S of all employees. Work cohesively with fellow Management Team members to overcome business challenges and drive business improvement.
  • Leadership, management, support, development and mentoring of team members. Create and sustain a positive team and companywide culture.
  • Promote and practice the published core values of the business.
  • Guidance of business strategy and direction from a technical perspective.
  • Establish, maintain and deliver the technical elements of the Technical and Commercial / Operations departmental business plan.
  • Protect the business from undue risk.
  • Focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Process ownership of departmental procedures to satisfy IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards.
  • Delivery of agreed KPI targets and business objectives.
  • Support the company’s strategic goals by implementing and refining best practice systems, procedures & technology.
  • Deliver Continuous Improvement
  • Focus on your own leadership and management development, training and succession planning.

 

Person Experience Specification & Desirables:

  • Technical Management and related disciplines
  • Leadership & Management of Injection Moulding Tooling & Polymers
  • IATF16949 & ISO14001 Standards & Procedures
  • Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Finance & Commercial experience & knowledge
  • Legislation relative to responsibilities
  • All aspects of Technical Management and related disciplines
  • Leadership & Management Structured Problem Solving
  • Data Based Decision Making
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  •  Minimum HNC in a relative Technical / Engineering / Polymer qualification/s
  • Relative H&S qualification/s
  • IATF 16949 Auditor qualification
  • Driving Licence

 

Applicants are required to forward a full updated CV to mark@sierra57consult.com outlining achievements supported with a covering letter identifying the reason why you are both interested & suitable for this post.

All suitable applicants will be responded to within 24 hours of receipt of application.
 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

For all other countries you must have a valid UK working visa and in date passport
 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to Advanced Plastics Ltd.
 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

Service Technician

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading Midlands manufacturer, are looking for a Service Technician to join their team.

Role:

  • To prepare for sales, repair and maintain equipment primarily in-house and on occasions on customer site.
  • As Service Technician, you will provide quality after sales service for the company supplied setting tools in the UK and Ireland market.
  • Represent the company adequately in front of customers
  • Provide support to customers and UK colleagues appropriate to expertise and experience of a Service Technician.
  • Basis during fulfilling the tasks are the valid principals, mission statement, culture and cooperation in the company Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Repair and perform preventative maintenance tasks on tools and equipment supplied to market by the company group. Primarily pneumatic and battery blind rivet nut setting tools.
  • Using internal business systems, administer the repair from “checking in” of the tool, inventory of spare parts consumed, and time spent on repair.
  • Where required, liaise with customers and colleagues to gain useful information for efficient repair and provide feedback on the status of repairs.
  • Support colleagues with demonstration, commissioning of setting systems and projects as required and appropriate for level of skills and experience.
  • Give feedback on important operating parameters such as: stock levels, repair backlogs, necessary tools and equipment.
  • Maintain a professional and efficient workspace.
  • To travel on occasion to our sister companies in continental Europe for activities such as training.
  • Working in accordance with the “Company Handbook” including HSE requirements.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • You must be Electro-Mechanically qualified
  • Candidates should be comfortable using PC’s with knowledge of MS products
  • Good communication skills and flexibility
  • Reliable, tolerant and professional

Key Words: “service technician”, “maintenance engineer”, “maintenance technician”, “multi-skilled maintenance engineer”, “electro-mechanical maintenance engineer”, “service engineer”, “field service engineer”, “installation engineer”
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Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolroom Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for a Toolroom Engineer to join their team.

Role:

  • An opportunity has arisen within the Toolroom department for a Toolroom Engineer working as part of a team.
  • Reporting directly to the Engineering Supervisor, the Toolroom Engineer role is primarily responsible for providing support to the Toolroom Supervisor to ensure the successful operation of the toolroom and prototyping departments.
  • Organising, planning and working with the toolroom & planning teams to get tooling ready for planned production runs.
  • As Toolroom Engineer you will be reacting to breakdowns and general PPM work.

Responsibilities:

  • As Toolroom Engineer, you will a part of the toolroom and prototyping team.
  • Ensure prototyping, tool development, maintenance and servicing tasks are carried out efficiently, cost effectively and to the required quality standard.
  • Ensure that as part of the Toolroom and Prototyping team, you work in a safe and effective manner.
  • Upkeep and maintain reporting records as required.
  • Undertake Last Off checks in line with the relevant procedure.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Extensive plastic injection mould tool manufacturing experience
  • The applicant must have experience working with types of machinery such as lathes, milling machines, spark eroders and grinders.
  • You must have experience predominantly in the field of the maintenance and repair of medium to large injection mould tooling, single, multi cavity hot runners with hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Experience of plastic injection mould tool repair and servicing
  • Financially astute with the ability to minimise costs.
  • Robust approach to problem solving and manufacturing process optimisation
  • An effective time served toolmaker, coach and facilitator with a personable but confident interpersonal style.
  • The ability to assist in training apprentices, coaching them to achieve a fully skilled status.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience Injection moulding, Blow moulding and Rotary moulding
  • IT literate

Key Words: Toolmaker, “Tool maker”, “Toolroom Engineer”, “Tooling Engineer”, “Toolroom”, “injection moulding”, “Rotary Moulding”, “Blow Moulding”, “mould tools”, plastics
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolroom Supervisor

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for a Toolroom Supervisor to join their team.

Role:

  • An opportunity has arisen within the Toolroom department for a Toolroom Supervisor working as part of a team.
  • Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, the Toolroom Supervisor is primarily responsible for providing support to the business to ensure the successful operation of the toolroom and prototyping departments.
  • Organising, planning and working with the toolroom & planning teams to get tooling ready for planned production runs.

Responsibilities:

  • As Toolroom Supervisor, you will provide training to the toolroom and prototyping staff.
  • Ensure prototyping, tool development, maintenance and servicing tasks are carried out efficiently, cost effectively and to the required quality standard.
  • Ensure Toolroom and Prototyping staff work in a safe and effective manner.
  • Upkeep and maintain reporting records as required.
  • Undertake Last Off checks in line with the relevant procedure.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive plastic injection mould tool manufacturing experience
  • The applicant must have experience working with types of machinery such as lathes, milling machines, spark eroders and grinders.
  • You must have experience predominantly in the field of the maintenance and repair of medium to large injection mould tooling, single, multi cavity hot runners with hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Experience of plastic injection mould tool repair and servicing
  • Financially astute with the ability to minimise costs.
  • Robust approach to problem solving and manufacturing process optimisation
  • An effective time served toolmaker, coach and facilitator with a personable but confident interpersonal style.
  • The ability to train apprentices, coaching them to achieve a fully skilled status.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience Injection moulding, Blow moulding and Rotary moulding
  • IT literate

 

Key Words: Toolmaker, “Tool maker”, “Toolroom Manager”, “Tooling supervisor”, “Toolroom Team Leader”, “injection moulding”, “Rotary Moulding”, “Blow Moulding”, “mould tools”, plastics
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Electrical Calibration Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a successful calibration & measurement Laboratory are seeking an Electrical Calibration Engineer due to exciting company growth.

 

Company:

A highly recognised and industry known business, a successful UKAS Accredited Calibration and Testing Laboratory with accreditations in Electrical, Dimensional, Pressure, Temperature, Torque and CMM Metrology / Inspection Laboratory.

They have an impressive customer base and operate a technically advanced calibration laboratory with niche equipment.

Now commanding over 50 professionals within the company, they moved to a new purpose-built facility in 2020 and due to business demand they will need to grow further by 25%.  Equally they are constantly investing in new measurement & calibration equipment and technology.

An astute company driven by Directors & Managers who like to develop, mentor, nurture and further upskill their personnel, they are offering applicants some really great, exciting and challenging opportunities to join them, – for the right enthusiastic & tenacious applicants with good attention to detail application, they offer some great career progression scope.

 

Role:

  • This position will suit someone who has the relevant qualifications or experience, be they a Service Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Multi-Skilled Engineer etc.  Our client is seeking someone with a professional approach to work, someone who is punctual, conscientious, and enthusiastic and has a flexible and practical approach to work.
  • The position will allow an individual to use their experiences, skills and develop their passion for measurement and instrumentation. Working within a large technical scope spanning laboratory-based calibration and on-site calibration at the customer’s premises.
  • The Electrical Calibration Engineer is a multi-disciplined role where the requirements will include electrical, pressure, temperature and dimensional calibrations to be performed.
  • The Electrical Calibration Engineer will calibrate electrical, pressure, temperature and dimensional type measuring instrumentation to specific parameters and in line with industry standards onsite at customers facilities
  • Accurately recording results and in line with industry standards.
  • Work with the Technical Management Team in improving efficiencies and technical opportunities for onsite calibration and testing
  • Comply with company H&S guidelines
  • This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for someone to join a highly respected calibration laboratory and an expanding business that can offer lots of hands-on training and development to progress both work-based knowledge and career

Skills/ Attributes:

  • You will have completed a relevant electrical / electronic apprenticeship
  • Relevant electrical / electronic qualifications
  • HNC or higher qualification in a relevant electrical / electronic discipline desirable
  • Experience in calibrating or the use of electrical measuring instrumentation
  • Must have previous experience of calibrating test equipment, Calibrators, 18th Edition Test Equipment, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies, DMM’s, Clamp Meters, Ammeters, Volt Meters, PAT Testers, Insulation Testers, and other general-purpose test equipment
  • Conversant with BS EN ISO 17025 or other relevant quality standards
  • Knowledge of Fluke MetCal automated calibration software
  • Knowledge of Pressure & Temperature Oven calibration is desirable, although not essential
  • Ability to perform minor electrical repairs and adjustments to equipment
  • Must be PC literate.
  • Be able to work with minimum of supervision.
  • Hold a full driving license.

 

Key Words: “Electrical Calibration Engineer”, “Calibration Technician”, “Calibration Engineer”, “Service Engineer”, “Electrical Engineer”, “Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Electronics Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Service Manager – Mould Machine Tools

Contact: mark@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Exclusively working alongside our business partner, Arburg UK are an established injection moulding machine tool supplier, seeking an experienced Service Manager with proven electro-mechanical Engineering & Organisation experience & skills gained within the Plastic Injection Moulding industry, Ancillary or Plastics manufacturing sectors.

 

Overall objective: To be part of ARBURG’s management team and be responsible for running a busy service, calibration and spares department within the subsidiary based in Leamington Spa with the aim of supporting ARBURG customers throughout the UK and Ireland. A proactive role that demands a clear focus on providing industry leading support, whilst dealing with challenging customer demands and working under pressure to meet deadlines.

Suitable applicants will be either a Senior Service Engineer looking to progress; Service Manager, Maintenance Manager, or an Engineering manager with an electro-mechanical bias and experience of multi-people management.

 

Principal accountability/requirements:

  • Overseeing a team of external service engineers and internal customer support staff and liaising closely with the parent company in Lossburg.
  • Proactively working with ARBURG’s internal systems to introduce and monitor new concepts to stimulate business in service, calibration and spares activities.
  • Overseeing machine calibration/inspection contracts, plus service level agreement criteria, together with introducing pricing structures.
  • Take control and responsibility for annual budgets and invoicing and working with the Financial controller, Sales Director and Managing Director to create an annual budget plan.
  • Organising annual training schedules for staff in house and in ARBURG Lossburg.
  • Organising customer training.
  • Responsibility for spares and stores personnel.
  • Overseeing and responsible for spares stock holding, forecasts & monitoring.
  • Dealing with customer relations where necessary.
  • Responsible for warranty/exchanges/loans/credits; monitoring the UK and dealing with Lossburg.
  • Responsible for service, spares and calibration invoicing / budgeting control.
  • Monitoring of all plant maintenance within ARBURG.
  • Overseeing facilities management (ARBURG HQ building)
  • Overseeing H&S & environmental general policies.
  • Responsible for H&S on ARBURG machines and robots.
  • Working closely with external consultants in line with quality management ISO 9001 procedures.
  • Responsible over external service engineers and internal customer support staff.

General expectations:

  • The Service Manager role requires them to be part of the management team within ARBURG and act accordingly in line with the philosophies and expectations from customers and Lossburg.
  • That the service manage manages all staff reporting to them within ARBURG Ltd according to the company’s rules and ensure compliance.
  • The Service Manager adopts a flexible approach on a daily basis, working on their own initiative without influence or instruction from other members of the management team.
  • The Service Manager is personally available for staff reporting to them as required. This may occasionally fall outside the normal working days and hours of the week.
  • An office based position which requires visiting customers when needed to resolve issues, discuss service and spares part supplies, together with calibration contracts.
  • The service manager needs to an excellent communicator who can manage ARBURG staff, liaise with customer’s employees and management and personnel within Lossburg at all levels.
  • That the service manager must be able to implement and use any and all new systems increasingly becoming available to the subsidiary from Lossburg.
  • The service manager must be commitment to driving change where ever necessary internally at ARBURG UK in line with Germany’s implementation worldwide.
  • You must notify ARBURG Ltd if you have any solicitation clauses in your existing contact of employment that might affect your ability to undertake all the roles described within this document.
  • To be available for training both in-house, Germany and external locations.
  • A full and valid driving license to be maintained at all times.
  • With the aid of in-house and external training, to ensure computer literacy and knowledge of machine technology and processes will be attained and regularly updated.

 

Key Words: “Service Manager”, “Senior Service Engineer”, “Engineering Manager”, “Maintenance Manager”, “Maintenance Supervisor”, “Injection Moulding” “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolroom Team Leader

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for an experienced Toolroom Team Leader to join their team.

 

Role:

  • An opportunity has arisen within the Toolroom department for a Toolroom Team Leader working as part of a team.
  • Reporting to the Toolroom Supervisor, the Toolroom Team Leader is primarily responsible for providing support to the Toolroom Supervisor, through a hands-on toolmaking role to ensure the successful operation of the toolroom and prototyping departments.

 

Responsibilities:

  • As Toolroom Team Leader, you will provide training to the toolroom and prototyping staff.
  • Ensure prototyping, tool development, maintenance and servicing tasks are carried out efficiently, cost effectively and to the required quality standard.
  • Champion the use of 3D methods, including CMM measurement, Cimatron CAD/CAM and other software as required.
  • Ensure Toolroom and Prototyping staff work in a safe and effective manner.
  • Upkeep and maintain reporting records as required.
  • Provide cover for the Toolroom Supervisor as and when required.
  • Undertake Last Off checks in line with the relevant procedure.
  • Setting up of inspection criteria in Mattec.

 

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Extensive plastic injection mould tool manufacturing experience
  • Experience of plastic injection mould tool repair and servicing
  • Financially astute with the ability to minimise costs.
  • Experienced in prototype manufacture.
  • Robust approach to problem solving and manufacturing process optimisation
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and TS16949 Product Realisation Process
  • An effective time served toolmaker, coach and facilitator with a personable but confident interpersonal style.
  • The ability to train apprentices, coaching them to achieve a fully skilled status.

 

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • IT literate

 

Key Words: Toolmaker, “Tool maker”, “Toolroom Manager”, “Tooling supervisor”, “Toolroom Team Leader”, “injection moulding”, “mould tools” TS16949, plastics
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Project Manager

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  On behalf of our client, an established plastic injection moulding manufacturer servicing the automotive, electronics and fluid movement sectors, to appoint a new Project Manager.

 

Overview:

  • In the role of Project Manager you will be responsible for supplying technical support to customers, sales and the engineering team, taking ownership of project and people management, including budgetary responsibilities.
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of new product development, ensuring customer needs are met in full through the NPI process.
  • As Project Manager you will be from a technical background with proven achievements of technical applications, product development and tooling concepts.
  • This is a challenging role with the addition of security, stability and a great platform for further career progression.
  • The ideal candidate will have a background in plastic injection moulding in a hi-volume manufacturing environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In the role of Project Manager, you will be responsible for the management of NPI projects from cradle to grave.
  • The successful Project Manager candidate will be responsible for managing new product introduction functions to meet budgeted financial performance.
  • As Project Manager you will lead new project activity, ensuring agreed deadlines are met and transfer of information through departments is both consistent and continuous.
  • The right Project Manager candidate will have a proven track record of delivering projects on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Lead and co-ordinate internal resources including the toolroom, to ensure the optimum technical solution is achieved. Whilst ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
  • Provide technical advice and support on all aspects of plastic injection moulding.
  • Support Sales / Production and Engineering by providing technical solutions
  • Support Sales and Engineering to manage and guarantee on time availability of moulded parts to ensure sign off dates and specifications are met.
  • Oversee all work undertaken by technical /project team ensuring it is efficiently and cost effectively completed by target dates set.
  • Provide moulding data for quotation purposes / new projects.

 

Person Specification:

  • Relevant technical / engineering degree is preferred, HNC, or equivalent NVQ level 4 qualification
  • MUST HAVE Proven experience of working within an injection moulding production environment
  • Good mechanical engineering or Polymer qualifications
  • Thorough understanding of polymer-based materials and their processing
  • MUST HAVE Strong knowledge of injection moulding machines, ancillaries and their functions with significant project management experience
  • Competent in project management, problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Change and business improvement oriented
  • Financial awareness
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and manage a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Excellent influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a desire to succeed and achieve results
  • Knowledge of employment legislation and Health, Safety and Environmental standards

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Project Manager”, “Process Manager”, “Senior Process Engineer”, “NPI Manager”, “NPI Engineer”, Plastics
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  On behalf of our client, a successful rubber moulding manufacturer, we are recruiting for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

 

Overview:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer your will be required to work on general engineering breakdowns on rubber manufacturing machinery along with all associated ancillary equipment
  • As a Maintenance Engineer, you will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery as well as robots, automated systems and assembly lines.
  • It is essential that candidates MUST have 16th or 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certification
  • Flexibility for occasional overtime is required: starting up the machines in the morning / closing up the plant at the end of the day
  • This is an excellent opportunity offering job security and satisfaction for the successful applicant of the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer post.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the day to day maintenance is carried out on all equipment, including C Frame Injection Presses from 5 tons to 40tons and Compression Moulding Presses up to 500 tons
  • Deal with breakdowns as and when they arise and in line with production priorities
  • Ensure all ancillary equipment is kept in safe working order, carrying out maintenance/repairs as required.
  • Order spares/parts as required (using the companies purchasing procedure) to ensure the smooth running of the site.
  • Carry out general day to day maintenance of both factory and office buildings, car parks and yard areas.
  • Ensure compliance with insurance and health & safety regulations.
  • Support the testing of the fire alarm on a regular basis and records kept
  • Carry out responsibilities listed under Fire Procedure
  • Maintain the clean room facilities in accordance with the maintenance schedule
  • Support in the installation of new equipment and services

 

Key Skills & Experience:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will ideally have current or prior experience with maintaining or servicing Rubber Moulding, Thermoplastic and Rubber Injection Moulding machines, however this is not essential and other industries will be considered.
  • 16th or 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certificate essential
  • You must have good electrical investigation and repair experience
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills for interacting with your team and other department Managers.
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word

 

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Rubber Moulding”, “Rubber”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolmaker

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, a successful hi-volume injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team.

 

Role:

  • To maintain, repair and improve all injection moulds to a high standard. To be able to operate the manual machinery within the Toolroom and work towards programming and operating the CNC machines

 

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that company policies on such matters as health and safety, housekeeping, etc are always followed, with the target being ‘ZERO’ accidents
  • To ensure regular mould maintenance is carried out to the highest standard
  • To diagnose mould problems/issues, investigating the possible causes and putting the necessary solutions in place to fix them
  • To maintain and repair hot runner systems including Husky, Moldmaster & Manner
  • To train and develop the skills needed for Mould Maintenance to other members of the Team including Apprentices
  • Liaise with the Production and Process Departments, especially where there are quality issues with moulds/closures.
  • To be able to operate manual machines such as lathes, milling machines, cylindrical grinding machines & surface grinding machines.
  • Ensure that all working areas are kept clean, tidy & organised utilising 5S methods.
  • To be able to programme and operate CNC machinery such as lathes, milling machines and cylindrical grinding machines working from engineering drawings or samples provided.
  • To be able to use controls such as Heidenhain and Fanuc.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and to manufacture parts working to tight tolerances

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Time served Toolmaking (or similar) apprenticeship.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a Toolmaker or Machinist
  • Should be familiar with injection moulding, experience with closure moulds would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of CNC machines, lathes, cylindrical grinding and milling is desirable but not essential
  • Self-driven, with a positive attitude and a proactive outlook
  • Able to work efficiently independently and under own supervision as well as part of a Team
  • Focused on meeting challenging deadlines

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Moulding Manager

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for an experienced Moulding Manager to join their team as part of their business growth plan.

 

Overview:

  • Reporting to the CEO / Chairman, you will be responsible for improving the existing production process in a busy mould shop.
  • As a Moulding Manager you will be responsible for approximately 20 staff per shift including Setters, Operators and Material Handlers
  • In the role of Moulding Manager, you will be required to provide technical expertise within the moulding department and take on a hands-on role when required.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent moulding knowledge, knowing how to set from scratch, trouble shoot moulding and processing issues and carry out process optimisation.
  • For a proven Moulding Manager, this is an excellent opportunity to work within a company who are currently experiencing a period of growth.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To proactively lead, develop & mentor a production & moulding team to meet shift KPI’s and production demand.
  • As Moulding Manager, you will be responsible for the development of the moulding and tooling personnel to a high standard of knowledge, skill and integrity.
  • In the role of Moulding Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the moulding and tooling department.
  • To support the Production Manager and colleagues to achieve high motivation and productivity through consistent and positive leadership.
  • Ensure effective planning and organisation to meet and go beyond customer expectations and requirements.
  • Undertake performance appraisals.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement processes to improve production efficiency.
  • Ensure Health & Safety and Environmental working practices are followed at all times.
  • Co-ordinate materials planning & control, production planning & control whilst liaising with other departments.
  • Manage the skills and development of production staff, including identifying training needs, coaching and promoting teamwork.
  • Problem solving, implementation and maintenance of lean principles.

 

Experience:

  • Have a strong background in technical injection moulding processes.
  • Must have recognised injection moulding qualifications
  • Supervisory or Management experience within plastic injection moulding setting, hi-volume manufacturing or Trade Moulding is essential
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, work on own initiative
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement initiative
  • Good experience within lean manufacturing tools, ie 5S, 5Y, SMED
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills

 

Key Words: “Mouldshop Manager” “Mould Shop Manager” “Senior Process Technician” “Injection Moulding” “Setter”, “Moulding Technician” “Injection Moulding Setter” “Process Technician” “Process Development Technician” “Setter Supervisor” “Senior Setter” “Plastic”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Tooling Costing Estimator

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Retained by our injection moulding business partner we are looking for a Tooling Cost Estimator to join their established team. You will produce Injection Mould Tooling quotations in line with company procedures.

 

Suitability:

This exciting new post will suit either a Technical Sales Engineer, a Costing Engineer, a Mechanical Estimator or a Design Engineer applicant with good Toolmaking experience gained with plastic injection moulding manufacturing or mechanical component production, converting RFQ’s, acquiring & collating the costs for materials, manpower, cost of tooling and lead times for presenting to the Sales Manager, and eventually bidding for the work with the customer.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience in injection mould tool design and manufacture
  • Must be able to read and analyse technical drawings and 3D CAD Data.
  • Excellent understanding of time and costs related to injection mould tooling
  • Good English language skills – verbal & written communications
  • Must be confident to learn, understand and engage with customer and supplier organisations
  • Have a good attention to detail working application
  • Good experience of MS Word, Excel, Project and CAD software
  • Must have a good engineering aptitude
  • Self motivated, and able to work without direct supervision
  • Proactive & Customer focussed

 

Key Words: “injection moulding”, “tooling technician”, “costings engineer”, ”costing estimator” estimator, “injection moulding technician”, “design engineer”, “project engineer”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Maintenance Engineer x3

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, an established plastic packaging manufacturer, we are looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

 

Overview:

  • As a Maintenance Engineer you will be required to provide breakdown cover and maintain injection moulding machines, automation equipment and associated ancillary equipment
  • As a Maintenance Engineer, you will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery as well as robots, and automated systems.
  • This is an excellent opportunity offering job security and satisfaction for the successful applicant of the Maintenance Engineer post.
  • This is a Night Shift, Monday-Friday.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To provide shift breakdown cover on all injection moulding machines, automation equipment and ancillary equipment.
  • To maintain moulding machines, automation equipment and any ancillary equipment.
  • To work in an efficient and safe manner on breakdown repairs on all equipment
  • To support and implement progressive improvements of our existing manufacturing automation processes working with both internal and external resources.
  • To work with other teams within the business to deliver a common goal.
  • To be included in continuous improvement initiatives to drive efficiency through the business.
  • Participate in a safe working environment and that safe working practices are adopted at all times.
  • To comply with all company rules, regulations and procedures at all times and adopt good working practices.
  • Along with the Automation Engineering Supervisor, add to training conversations to skill enrich peers.
  • To deliver improvement targets (OEE) within your area of responsibility
  • Assist other engineers as and when required.

 

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Time served Engineer – electrical or mechanical
  • As a Maintenance Engineer it would be a distinct advantage to have experience of working in an injection moulding environment however other industries will be considered
  • Self-motivated with the will to improve the equipment effectiveness
  • Good electrical investigation and repair experience
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills for interacting with your team and other department Managers.
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word

 

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “Packaging”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

CNC Programmer

Contact: contact@sierra57consult.co.uk

Job Overview: Retained by our client, we are looking to strengthen their manufacturing team with the appointment of a CNC Programmer

As CNC Programmer you will be ideally experienced in 3 5 axis machines and have worked with FANUC or HAAS controls (but other programs will be considered) and SOLIDWORKS CAM experience. This is an exciting position for someone who is keen to join a stable, forward-thinking company where they can learn and develop their skills further.

 

Role:

  • CNC Programming
  • Operate all machines within the section
  • Work closely with the design team and other teams advising on suitability of designs for manufacture
  • 1st off inspection and operator quality assessment as required.
  • A good understanding of cutters, speeds and feeds for each process
  • A good understanding of limits, fits and tool build up principles

 

Experience:

  • Previous experience with programming on FANUC & HAAS controls
  • Fully trained with proven expertise
  • Ability to work to engineering drawings and 3D models
  • Experience of setting / operating / milling and turning – mainly FANUC and HAAS controls
  • Experience in continuous improvement methodologies such as Kaizen and 5S
  • Able to work as part of a team and to own initiative

 

Key Words: “CNC Programmer”, “CNC Miller”, “CNC setter”, CNC, “CNC Operator”, “machinist”, “FANUC”, “HEIDENHEIN”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview:  On behalf of our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, we are recruiting for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

 

Overview:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will be required to work on general engineering breakdowns on plastics manufacturing machinery along with all associated ancillary equipment
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery as well as robots, automated systems and assembly lines.
  • Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer candidates MUST have 16th, 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certification.
  • This is an excellent opportunity offering job security and satisfaction for the successful applicant of the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer post.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the day-to-day maintenance is carried out on Negri Bossi and Engel injection moulding machines (ranging from 40 tonnes to 850 tonnes) along with ancillary equipment.
  • Deal with breakdowns as and when they arise and in line with production priorities
  • Ensure all ancillary equipment is kept in safe working order, carrying out maintenance/repairs as required.
  • Order spares/parts as required (using the companies purchasing procedure) to ensure the smooth running of the site.
  • Carry out general day to day maintenance of both factory and office buildings, car parks and yard areas.
  • Ensure compliance with insurance and health & safety regulations.
  • Support the testing of the fire alarm on a regular basis and records kept
  • Support the services of following equipment when required:
  • Machines
  • Robots
  • Lifting equipment
  • Water chillers
  • Compressed air system
  • Maintain the clean room facilities in accordance with the maintenance schedule
  • Support in the installation of new equipment and services

 

Key Skills & Experience:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will ideally have current or prior experience with maintaining or servicing Plastic injection moulding machines however this is not essential and other industries will be considered.
  • 16th, 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certificate essential
  • You must have good electrical investigation and repair experience
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills for interacting with your team and other department Managers.
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word

 

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolmaker

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for an experienced Toolmaker to join their team.

 

Role:

  • To maintain and repair all tooling to its optimum condition and support production and all other departments across the factory.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To utilise good working practices and work safely and efficiently within the department and adhere to company guidelines.
  • To ensure that all tooling is maintained and repaired to a high standard and is released to production in first class condition.
  • To identify areas of improvement and implement where necessary within the P.P.M system.
  • To ensure all activities are carried out cost effectively.
  • To undertake any activity deemed to be within the Toolmakers ability.
  • Involvement with training and mentoring New Starters and Apprentices.

 

Skills & Experience:

  • A good understanding of all H & S systems and practices i.e. COSHH, Abrasive Wheel, Manual Handling, etc.
  • An understanding of plastic injection mould process, tooling and valve gate hot runner systems.
  • A knowledge of all Toolroom machinery and its capabilities both conventional and CNC.
  • Able to spark erode.
  • Computer Literate.
  • To have a good understanding of the Toolroom’s role within the company.
  • Ability to ‘think out of the box’ and to propose new ideas where applicable.
  • Ability to work individually or within a team.

 

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Trainee Metrology Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for a Trainee Metrology Engineer to join their team.

 

Role:

  • As a Trainee Metrology Engineer, you will work as part of the Quality Team and report to the Metrology Engineer, ensuring all components that reach the customer are in line with their expectations.
  • You will support the introduction of new products into production, through extensive product trialling and the creation and introduction of supporting processes.
  • The Trainee Metrology Engineer will investigate nonconformities alongside the Metrology Engineer and Quality Engineer, feeding back to both internal and external customers on causes and corrective actions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Metrology Engineer and outside 3rd parties to develop metrological skills including but not limited to Non-Contact, CMM & Faro arm systems. Six sigma methodology, ISIR, Cap study and Gauge R&R studies.
  • Deliver the Quality Assurance processes in line with ISO9001 and ISO13485.
  • Supporting the Metrology engineer with the use of the OGP and CMM to write and develop basic programs for assessing 1st off’s.
  • Aiding in the calibration of instruments and updating the internal calibration system as required
  • Developing PWI’s and Quality plan documents from scratch to meet the customer specification and enable the Quality Team to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Working with the Metrology Engineer on the measurement of new products introduced into the business utilising the Metrology equipment within the organisation.
  • Support continuous improvement activities driven by the metrology engineer and be an active member of the internal audit team.
  • Working with the Metrology engineer and the Quality engineer to investigate and conclude quality issues.
  • Ensure the Quality Control Lab is kept clean and tidy and complies with Health & Safety method statements.
  • Any other ad-hoc duty as required by the business, including supporting stock taking activities where required.

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Educated up to GCSE Level or equivalent
  • An engineering qualification at HNC level or City and Guilds Engineering qualification would be advantageous.
  • Process orientated, with an eye for detail
  • Previous working experience and understanding of ISO 13485 and ISO9001
  • A good understanding of 5S
  • Experience of WinMan (ERP) and Mattec (Production Monitoring) systems
  • Knowledge of OGP and CMM systems and exposure to 8D process and procedures
  • Excellent understanding of injection moulding common faults.
  • Previous exposure of Quality Assurance in a manufacturing environment
  • Qualified internal auditor desirable
  • Computer literate, including MS Windows/Office Products and MRP systems
  • Ability to use measuring tools to undertake dimensional checks in line with those required by quality check sheets, including a Vernier, shadow graph, pin and thumb gauges, slip gauges etc.
  • Ability to understand customer product drawings and translate these into simplified check sheets for use by the quality team and operators.

 

Key Words: “Quality Engineer”, “Quality Technician”, “Quality Engineering”, “Quality Inspector”, Manufacturing , ”Metrology Engineer”, “Trainee Metrologist”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview: Due to Company expansion, our client, an established manufacturer of plastics products has retained our services to search for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their expanding team.

 

Role:

  • This is an ideal opportunity for a self-motivated Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join a highly skilled team who utilise operational excellence and continuous improvement activities to improve equipment reliability and ensure minimal equipment downtime.
  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer you will be required to respond to and diagnose equipment breakdowns on a variety of machines including hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, electrical/motors, sensors, generators, pumps, actuators, filtration, spraying, and lifting devices.
  • This is a days’ role however flexibility to times is required
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, offering stability and career growth with an expanding business that invests in its people

 

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to and diagnose equipment breakdowns
  • Resolve facility issues and action repairs
  • Control maintenance tools, stores, and equipment
  • Comply to all current and future health and safety legislation
  • Carry out/participate in root cause analysis as required
  • Ensure PM records are maintained and updated
  • Work with site operations management as required to help new and develop, existing processes/equipment

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrate Electrical and Mechanical competence through certification
  • Previous experience of preventative maintenance within a production environment would be beneficial
  • A forklift licence would be advantageous
  • You should have an understanding of RA’s, SSOW & COSHH
  • Knowledge of 3 phase power systems
  • Experience of compressed air and vacuum systems is desirable
  • Extrusion knowledge, particularly Welex would be advantageous
  • Ability to read and understand schematics
  • An awareness of Motor and gearbox
  • PC literate
  • Full UK Driving Licence

 

Key Words: “Maintenance Engineer”, “Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Technician”, “Plastics”, “manufacturing”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Apprenticeship Trainer (Engineering)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibility for developing and delivering engineering apprenticeships within the Academy whilst ensuring compliance with relevant standards including Ofsted.

 

·        Deliver engineering skills in line with defined standards as prescribed by the awarding body up to Level 3.

·        Ensure that the HASAWA74 is complied with by all parties within the Academy.

·        To support compliance with all relevant standards and awarding bodies.

Creation and development of lesson plans, schemes of work and resources for delivery sessions.
·        Develop teaching material in engineering at both level 2 and 3.

·        Administer systems to demonstrate apprentice progression and achievement.

·        Carry out regular reviews and assessments of the apprentices.

·        Proactively engage in the development of apprentices including coaching and mentoring.

·        Promote and support the delivery of safeguarding and wellbeing training.

·        Stay up to date with changes within the awarding bodies standard and Ofsted.

·        Support careers events and promote engineering within local schools (STEM activities).

·        Be prepared to develop their skill base through CPD.

·        Support external audits by the awarding bodies and Ofsted.

·        Support the apprentices with their functional skills development.

·        Promote the compliance of the engineering programme by participating in the Internal Quality Audit process.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Be a time served engineer qualified to level 3 – ideally mechanical and electrical
Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Be able to demonstrate an eagerness to develop employees
Experience of writing material and delivering training up to Level 3 engineering would be advantageous, training would be available
Have good IT literacy skills
Be prepared to travel to carry out assessments across other sites.  A full driving license is therefore essential
Be willing to undertake training/teaching and assessing qualifications if not already qualified
Be willing to undertake a DBS check
Contracted Hours:

Working hours are 8am to 4pm, 7.5 hours per day Monday to Friday.  Part time and flexible working will be considered.

 

Customer Quality Engineer

Contact: katie.gibbs@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview: Due to Company expansion, our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer has retained our services to search for a Customer Quality Engineer to join their team.

 

Purpose:

  • To monitor and improve the Customer quality experience for all clients.
  • Liaising with the customer and internal production quality team to design quality procedures, investigate product/material defects, auditing processes for customer satisfaction, and determining corrective/preventative actions.
  • The role will require excellent troubleshooting, organising and communication skills to optimise the customers experience and our performance

 

Overview:

  • As Customer Quality Engineer you will be responsible for actioning and closing customer quality issues effectively
  • You will investigate, agree, and relay customer quality criteria to support Company production
  • The Customer Quality Engineer will complete RCA’s, FMEA’s, Control plans and corrective actions to close customer issues or prevent them
  • You will support internal production Quality for good customer quality performance
  • You will be responsible for ensuring products fully meet their customer requirements whilst conforming to all relevant standards and regulations. – protecting the brand for quality expectations
  • As a Customer Quality Engineer, you will possess a continuous improvement mindset to challenge and continually improve quality standards, becoming integral to implementing required changes
  • You will review and report on delivered customer quality performance
  • You will champion the customer experience, communicating any quality issues whilst proposing and implementing any customer performance improvements
  • You should have exceptional communication skills as you will be required to liaise with external suppliers and customers
  • This is a fantastic opportunity offering stability and career growth with an expanding business that invests in its people

 

Requirements:

  • Good engineering level education in a manufacturing, mechanical or engineering discipline
  • Preferably a broad industry experience within a relevant production engineering environment, ideally, working with thermoplastics and related finishing operations and processes
  • A demonstrable understanding of, component, mould tool, jigs & fixtures design best practice, cause and effects
  • Knowledge of FAIR’s, PPAP, RCA’s, FMEA’S and Control Plans
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite. Ability to understand and work with ERPs and other electronic reporting tools
  • Self-motivated and capable of independent decision making and managing time to meet strict schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to create strong and effective relationships at all business levels

Key Words: “Quality Engineer”, “Senior Quality Engineer”, “Quality Leader”, “Quality Systems Engineer”, “Plastics”, “Injection Moulding”, “Audits”, “CMM”, “Customer Quality”, Manufacturing, Thermoplastics, “Customer Quality Engineer”, CQE
 

FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles

Tool Room Manager

Tool Room Manager
Based in Glasgow

Job ref: JH/55664

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays per year

Hours of work: Mon – Thu 08.30 – 17.00, Fri 08.30 – 14.30

Our Client:

An international automotive business, supplying a wide range of high quality technical decorative plastic products and assemblies. Exporting to over 15 different countries around the world from its 2 production plants. They are looking to bring on a hands-on Tool Room Manager to oversee the efficient running of the companies state of the art tool room.

Key Management Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

· The efficient running of the department
· Supervision of staff
· Co-ordinate and monitor workload within the department
· Ensure instructions are being followed and deadlines met
· Conduct employee training in processes, equipment operations or work and safety procedures

Technical Responsibilities:

· Drive/support continuous improvement
· Maintain accurate records
· Support design and development of new injection mould tooling
· Assist in design and manufacture of cutting tools, forming tools, jigs and fixtures
· Maintain mould, cutting, forming tools for production use
· Support and guide external toolmakers on new tooling requests
· Strong mathematics and design knowledge

Personal Skills:

· Excellent communication is required, verbal and written
· Organised
· Process orientated
· Dynamic and energetic
· A strong team ethic, with a desire to contribute
· Excellent eye for detail and accuracy

Qualifications and Experience:

· Completed Apprenticeship
· Experience (post-apprenticeship) within tool makingmanufacturing setting
· A working knowledge of Autocad and CAM systems
· Experience integrating new technology into an existing business environment
· Experience of injection moulding tooling and press tools

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Sales Manager – Engineering Polymers

Technical Sales Manager – Engineering Polymers
Based in Germany

Job ref: EG /57099

The Company:

A world leader in the manufacture of specialty chemicals and engineering plastics. This innovative business provides technical solutions across a wide variety of markets and applications, using advanced chemical technology and bold creativity to solve their customers’ challenges.
The organisation is now looking for a Technical Sales Manager with a strong engineering polymers background to join their high performing team.

The Role:

Manage sales and technical service activities of the company’s products within a defined customer portfolio. The designated regional area will predominantly in Germany, but with a focus on key/ Global Accounts.

Responsibilities:

· Ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through proactive planning and deployment.
· Identify objectives, short- and mid-term strategies and action plans to improve each product’s sales and profit.
· Manage the assigned customers and products to maximize company profit and meet mid-term plan target.
· Collaborate with sales, logistic and technical colleagues in order to recommend and establish sales goals.
· Perform sales activities on major accounts and negotiate sales prices and contracts in consultation with the supervisor and the General Manager.
· Provide technical service on major accounts with material evaluation and analysis.
· Solve technical problem of products collaborating with technical colleagues.
· Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly customer sales based on detailed market knowledge.
· Report sales and technical sales activity timely to the General Manager and update customer information on a monthly basis.
· Monitor and analyze market and competitors and prepare internal presentation.

Job Requirements:

· Academic degree (university, university of applied sciences, etc.) in organic chemistry, polymer science or mechanical engineering
· Minimum of 5 years of related experience or training in engineering plastic or plastic compounding sector; or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience.
· Problem solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
· Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
· Assertiveness and strong negotiations skills as well as persuasive power combined with diplomatic aptitude.
· Ideally with a network in the German automotive market; Tier 1, Tier 2 and also OEM.
· Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking.
· Highly self-motivated and proactive.
· Self-dependent, efficient and independent way of working.
· Capability to integrate oneself (“team player”).
· Multicultural attitude.
· Operational readiness and ability to work under pressure.
· Target- and performance-oriented.
· English (business level) mandatory.
· Good user knowledge of the current IT, in particular MS Office products and CRM Tools.

 

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest @listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Sales/Product Manager

Technical Sales/ Product Manager (Polymers/PU) Denmark & Nordics
Based in Ballerup

Job ref: JH/57491

Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Benefits:

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The client:

Our client is a global leader in the distribution of polymers, specialty chemicals and ingredients. They are looking to strengthen their team with a Technical Sales/ Product Manager in Denmark. This role will operate from one of its offices in Denmark and has both key account management and business development responsibilities along with an element of Product Management.

The role:

Reporting to the North European Business Manager you will be responsible for meeting sales objectives that have a focus on customer retention within the Polymer and Polyurethane business in Denmark. You will also be responsible for product and project management for the Nordics, where you will develop strategies to maintain customer relationships and lead supplier management, ensuring pricing, contact, product data is maintained and accurate for customers.

Responsibilities:

· Identify customer potentials, i.e., opportunities for cross- and range-selling to existing and new customers and engage relevant stakeholders.
· Conduct customer visits, prepare the meetings using all available tools and reports. Coordinate, negotiate and close proposals.
· Arrange joint visits with suppliers to existing & potentially new customers as necessary & in consultation with the business manager to grow existing & develop new business.
· Liaise with relevant stakeholders to create in a timely manner the best offer for the customer and extract maximum value (Sales Management/ Product Management for Pricing topics)
· Liaise with key high-profile customers and be the pint of contact for their requirements.
· Conduct market studies on potential new product opportunities by contacting customers to gather interest and test market demand
· Offer technical support to customers where necessary
· Develop, monitor, follow-up and convert pipeline opportunities for all relevant supplier products & customers using available tools (SAP, CRM)
· Participate in internal & external training sessions as required by the business needs, with travel opportunities in Nordic and Europe to visit suppliers and customers.
· Act as Supplier/Product manager for certain range of products and suppliers. Work closely with suppliers to develop & grow the business.
· Attend trade events & exhibitions as necessary and as directed by the Business Manager

Product Management:

· Develop and implement product strategies
· Ensure Purchasing have the correct information on pricing and contacts
· Ensure product availability is consistent and up to date
· Manage relationships and contracts with suppliers
· Co-ordinate product sourcing and optimize the portfolio and pricing
· Inventory Management

Job holder requirements:

· Degree level education with a Materials focus or Business focus
· Proven experience selling polymer, polyurethane, or associated materials, preferably in a technical sales & business development capacity.
· Sound computer skills in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and CRM systems
· Fluent in English and Danish with other Scandinavian Languages
· Customer-centric mindset, focusing on creating a positive experience for the customer
· Strategic thinking ability (business development, opportunities)
· Superior communication and negotiation skills

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Account Manager

Sales Account Manager based in Germany

Job ref: JB /57533

Role Title: Sales Accounts Manager (SAM)

Location: Any location in Germany with frequent travel to customers

Reports to: Head of Sales or Regional Sales Team Leader

The client:

The company is an innovative, world-leading, high-performance materials group. It has manufacturing plants and research facilities in the UK, and sales and distribution centers serving more than 30 countries worldwide. A company with cutting-edge polymeric solutions and high-performance thermoplastic with a unique combination of properties which provide exceptional performance in the most demanding environments, giving exceptional chemical, wear, electrical and temperature resistance, as well as dimensional stability and numerous processing capabilities. The business has streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support. The key markets are electronics, oil, and gas, industrial, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor and medical.

The role:

To operate as the point of contact with direct buying customers mainly characterized as Service or Partner to grow relationships and to improve Customer Experience according to appropriate service levels. Proactively supporting SBU’s Business Development Teams and leveraging internal cross-functional teams to grow revenue and maximize profits.

Principal Accountabilities:

For the relevant buying accounts (both existing and new) and/or region the SAM is accountable for:

· Areas such as planning, organizing, directing, innovating, budgeting, staffing etc. as well as meeting specific objectives within the job purpose.
· Growing revenue and profitability of a portfolio of direct buying customers mainly characterized as Service or Partner
· Serving as the main point of contact for all customer account management matters to build strong and sustainable client relationships, support needs timely according to appropriate service’s levels aligned within the Customer Characterization (Partner, Service or On-Demand) and Revenue threshold for maintaining and growing Revenue.
· Identifying potential areas of improvement and liaising with cross-functional internal teams to improve the entire Customer Experience
· Proactively Support SBU’s Business Development Teams to industrialize new production, to identify translation opportunities for existing applications or to introduce New Products at the buying accounts.
· Managing Price Quotation within the agreed time frame and negotiate prices as per defined authority in pricing tool and close agreements to maximize profits and prolong successful relationship
· Forecast and track account’s KPIs
· Monitor and analyse customer’s use of our product vs competitive products to gain additional market share where possible
· Document progress, issues, and support needs to allow oversight of forward momentum and business decision making through an accurate view of customer activity and pipeline in CRM (meeting reports & target management) Significant Role Metrics: (Annual budget, team size, revenue target.)
· Budget Revenue (average account revenue in between £500k and £1m)
· Role KPI’s include Customer Satisfaction Metrics, Cost to Serve, Average Selling Price (ASP), Margin, Competitive (Re)gain Experience: (Experience normally associated with successful performance of role, i.e., type of experience rather than length of time.)
· Proven experience as an Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, or relevant role
· Excellent communication skills
· Experience of CRM Software

Key Experience:

· Proven experience as an Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, or relevant role
· Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence internally and externally key stakeholders at all levels of a matrix organization – including executive and Clevel
· Experience in CRM Software

Qualifications and professional memberships:

· Degree in Business Administration, Sales, or relevant experience
· Membership of relevant region/country recognised Commercial institute – highly desirable

To apply please contact Jennifer Boehnlein
jennifer.boehnlein@listgrove.de
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager
Based in West Yorkshire

Job ref: AZ/57408

Listgrove are pleased to be working with one of the leading manufacturers in it’s field, that operates across various locations within England.

The business can offer a total project solution, from 3D CAD design, tooling project management and production.

Manufacturing as a custom moulder, the business serves a wide variety of industry sectors including construction, offshore, water treatment, agricultural, toys, street furniture, traffic management, medical and hygiene.

To ensure the business operates more efficiently, as orders increase and capacity is filled, the Manufacturing Manager will take full control of production area, looking to strategically influence the way the business functions and lead the transition over to more effective systems and procedures.

Applications are welcome from candidates within any industrial, manufacturing process environment, with the aptitude to relate to different technologies. The ability to lead change and promote good manufacturing processes are a key skill requirement.

Over View:

· The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for management, support, motivation and development of all direct reports, consisting of 20-25 people, operating across various shifts.
· To ensure efficient production planning, meeting customer satisfaction and expectations.
· Supporting the General Manager with specific focus on the performance of all elements within the plant, it’s systems and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

· Responsible for management of all shift personnel and equipment
· Manage and develop all shift personnel ensuring ongoing development and training
· Support the effective use of the ERP system
· Communicate with the General Manager regarding company policies, system breakdowns, HSE issues.
· In conjunction with Engineering team, ensure compliance to preventative maintenance programmes
· Ownership of all KPI’s and the delivery of best practise in operational activities.
· Develop and cultivate working relationships and effective communications with all other parts of the business, to ensure clear lines of communication and ownership of specific tasks are understood and implemented

Knowledge and Expertise:

· Proven experience as a senior production manager or already a manufacturing manager
· Any Industrial manufacturing arena experience, although plastic processing would be ideal.
· Already have developed a career and will probably have held practical roles within a manufacturing environment.
· Strong hands on leadership experience
· Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
· Team Player, able to develop, lead and motivate others
· Excellent time management and organisation skills
· ERP knowledge
· Demonstrates experiences of making sound judgement under pressure.
· Ability to make decisions that maximise plant output + efficiency whilst balancing those decisions with safety, product quality and cost.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin – Business Director
T: +44 (0) 1789 207070
E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid UK work visa will be considered for this position.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Sales Director

Key Account Manager – Sales Director
Based in France

Job ref: LL /55697

The client:

Our client is a successful provider of tailor-made flexible packaging solutions for customers in multiple sectors such as Agriculture, Construction among others.

The role:

As a Key Account Manager, you represent the lead commercial interface between the company and some of its largest customers. The main responsibility for this role is to drive the account strategy, manage and develop customer relationship in support of the business objectives, with responsibility for all commercial and operational activities with these major accounts. Your main responsibilities will be:

· Increase the turnover of the Group based on the commercial strategy defined with the Directors
· Directly or indirectly manage the commercial strategy to increase the company’s sales throughout the Group
· Decision maker within the team and on the strategies to be put in place
· Establish an efficient organization to coordinate your tasks as well as your team’s tasks

Responsibilities:

· Take part in the development of the company’s commercial policy and strategy with the CEO and the Group Sales Department
· Manage the commercial strategy of your team and if necessary, in collaboration with the other commercial departments and/or subsidiaries of the Group by focusing on the targeted markets
· Develop your key accounts in collaboration with your assistant (prospecting, responses to national and / or international calls for tenders) and prospect future strategic accounts for the company
· Analyze the company’s activity data and results and identify the individual or collective progression
· In a growth context, validate the contracts managed by the sales representatives of the KAM department: key accounts and Export/DOM-TOM customers
· Responsible of setting up and monitoring the synergies with the Group’s other commercial departments and/or subsidiaries. Objective: develop key accounts using all the resources and synergies of the Group
· Develop the communication within the sales department and other departments and / or subsidiaries (meetings, notes, directives) as part of a global approach to the customer
· Market Intelligence

Functional Skills:

· Develop the sales strategy, manage it and be able to implement it
· Manage the business development of key accounts directly or indirectly
· Face-to-face and remote team management
· Rigor and methodology to set up and monitor the sales strategy
· Be able to adapt to changes in regulations
· Lead the management of a project
· Efficient organisation

Technical Skills:

· Able to use commercial management software and management tools
· IT literate
· CRM skills
· Fluent in French and English, Spanish is beneficial

Personal Skills:

· Communication and management skills to play an interface between the different departments and/ or subsidiaries
· Strong team leader
· Flexibility and adaptability
· Able to work under pressure

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Executive – Sealing Solutions

Business Development Executive – Sealing Solutions
Homebased UK
Job ref: EG /54883

The Client:

Manufactures of polymer products offering semi-finished materials, complex machined components, injection moulded parts, seals & slide bearings that are supplied to a range of sectors including Aerospace, Medical, Oil &Gas & Renewables. The business offer an extensive product portfolio for a diverse spectrum of demanding applications, which service a worldwide customer base.

With manufacturing sites and sales offices in the UK and Europe, and partners globally we aim to offer our customers cost effective solutions at the highest quality from material selection through to product design, manufacturing, and distribution.

Job Objective:

· Increase sales, opportunities and pipeline within the focus market.
· Increase visibility, penetration and sales success with new and existing clients.
· Fostering the growth of the organisation by identifying new projects and maintaining a pipeline to ensure annual targets are met.
· Collaborating with Research and Development, Marketing, and Manufacturing departments with new growth opportunities

Business Planning & Customer Acquisition:

· Develop sales and marketing plan per focus market, in line with growth objectives of the company.
· Produce an annual strategy execution action plan which is updated quarterly, outlining key milestones.
· Responsible for development of live sales pipeline & forecasting.
· Business development and high value customer acquisition with focus on major End Users; OEM’s and high value companies, within the focus market with potential account value of over £100k.
· Conduct on-going product portfolio performance assessment and create a feedback loop for new service and product offerings, leading to commercially driven R&D proposals.
· Operates with a high degree of autonomy in accordance with clearly established policy and procedures guided by the line manager.

Market Segment Performance:

· Developing and overseeing specific customer journey process, whilst placing emphasis on customer service for high value and strategic customers.
· Focus on focus market true profitability performance at Gross Margin level whilst adhering to budgetary requirement.
· Embedding contract review process at both enquiry and order acceptance stages.
· Justification for any investment for Business Lines linked to the focus market (Ref: payback).
· Day to day collaboration with the wider sales and marketing colleagues.
· Market intelligence and Competitor activity reporting.

Cross functional:

· Focus market performance reporting to support management/board meetings.
· Working very closely with the head of sales and marketing plus other business line leaders to increase sales and brand awareness.
· Committing to and promoting exceptional Teamwork within the company especially amongst peers.
· Establishing subcontract network and liaison of this; to be utilised when decision is made to outsource versus making in-house.
· Working with the engineering /technical team to optimise products for the focus market.
· Liaison with all operational functions (e.g. Purchasing & Production) to facilitate ‘best in class’ customer service.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Minimum of 5 years in sales or a customer focussed position.
· Graduate Degree in Mechanical /Polymer Engineering preferred however not necessary.
· Experience and application knowledge with Sealing Solution Products in focus markets and other relevant sectors.
· Proven track record of international customer management .
· Able to negotiate on all organisational levels and proven experience of developing large value contracts of above £ 0.5 M
· Proven track record of intrapreneurship
· Excellent communication and presentation skills both written & verbal.
· Knowledge and experience of CRM / ERP systems a must.
· Fluent second language would be an advantage.
· Comfortable with overseas travel, worldwide – Up to 50% travelling.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Maintenance Engineer

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview:  Our client, an established manufacturer of plastic products has retained our services to search for a Maintenance Engineer to join their expanding team.

 

Overview:

  • As a Maintenance Engineer your primary responsibility is the proactive & reactive electro-mechanical maintenance of machines, ancillaries, jigs & fixtures, materials handling equipment and general facilities maintenance
  • You will work be used to working independently in a fast-moving manufacturing environment
  • This is a days’ role, however some flexibility is required
  • This is a fantastic opportunity offering stability and career growth for the successful Maintenance Engineer with an expanding business that invests in its people

 

Expectations / experience:

  • You must have current or prior experience with plastics, ideally within a manufacturing environment
  • You must be 16th, 17th or 18th edition certified in electrical, or hold equivalent electrical engineering qualifications
  • Knowledge of 3 phase power systems
  • Motor and gearbox awareness
  • Ability to read and understand schematics
  • Experience of compressed air and vacuum systems
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • Diligent and able to work to deadlines
  • PC literate and have good clear communication skills

 

Key Words: “Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Technician”, “Plastics”, “manufacturing”
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Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Setter / Shift Lead

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview: Working exclusively alongside our client, a specialist injection moulding manufacturer we are looking for 2x Injection Moulding Setter / Shift Lead’s to join their established production team to support continued business growth.

 

Scope: Fantastic opportunity for a skilled mould setter to join a secure and forward-thinking company who provide extensive training and development opportunities for their staff.

 

Role:

  • As a Setter / Shift Lead, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As Setter / Shift Lead, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of a Setter / Shift Lead is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • In the role of Setter / Shift Lead you will be required to manage the staff based on the shop floor and to supervise the quality and quantity of their output in accordance with SOP.

 

Responsibilities.

  • To carry out tool changes effectively and safely in the injection moulding areas of the business
  • To be able to work well within the technical injection moulding setting, processing & optimisation team
  • Basic machine maintenance and trouble shooting
  • To ensure injection moulding processes can achieve targeted scarp and efficiency levels, on new and existing products.
  • To supervise the setter/technical staff based on the shop floor to supervise the quality and quantity of their output in accordance with SOP.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • To maintain such processing knowledge to enable accurate and efficient processing of the materials that may be utilised across the moulding operation and the processes employed to deliver output.
  • To liaise with all members of the department to ensure operations run smoothly
  • To ensure Health & Safety rules are maintained with your own work area and demonstrate a duty of care to colleagues, visitors, contractors or anyone else on site.

 

Activities, Duties and Key Tasks:

  • Follow Health and Safety regulations within the company
  • Prepare, set and run jobs in the injection department in line with costed cycle times and quality requirements – following the paperwork for the process.
  • To be aware of tool change times and provide solutions for improvement of this.
  • Complete and update necessary paperwork
  • Ensure staff are trained accordingly in all aspects.
  • Record training provided to staff.
  • To provide information and support in the appraisals and 121 processes: providing feedback on individuals staff performance.
  • To take responsibility for addressing poor practices either personally or by pointing them out to others.
  • Observe continuous operation of automatic machines to ensure that products meet specifications and to detect jams or malfunctions, adjusting as necessary.
  • Measure and visually inspect products for surface and dimension defects to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Perform maintenance work such as cleaning and oiling machines.
  • Read specifications, blueprints, and work orders to determine setups, temperatures, and time settings required to mould plastic materials, as well as to plan production sequences.
  • To undertake first-off inspections, undertaking measurements against specifications/drawings and undertake quality control measures
  • Remove parts such as tools from machines after production runs are finished and ensure total clean down of run is completed.
  • Inventory and record quantities of materials and finished products, requisitioning additional supplies as necessary.
  • Repair or replace damaged moulds, pipes, belts, chains, or other equipment, using hand tools, hand-powered presses, or jib cranes.
  • Obtain and move specified tools to workstations using appropriate equipment
  • Connect water hoses to cooling systems of dies, using hand tools.
  • Maintain inventories of materials.
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices
  • Work pro-actively with all employees across various departments, undertaking a flexible approach to ensure the business needs are met.
  • Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of yourself and any other persons who may be affected by your acts and to co-operate with the Company in order that the employer’s duty may be fulfilled.

 

Experience:

  • Previous experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Recognised injection moulding qualification
  • Strong understanding of moulding process
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Wide range of materials knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to understand and deliver quality criteria would be desirable but training is available
  • Knowledge of Demag injection moulding machinery – desirable
  • Lean manufacturing experience – desirable
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation requirements – Desirable

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Moulding Manager

Based in Stanley Co. Durham, SONE Products Ltd design, manufacture and supply application systems in plastic packaging for the Cosmetics, E-Liquids and Technical industries.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Moulding Manager, with knowledge in a similar management role having the ability to monitor and advise within the Moulding departments, supporting issues and concerns to ensure Company compliance with statutory and contractual requirements within good manufacturing practice. You will be responsible for overseeing projects, processes, budgets, and timelines and making any necessary adjustments in order to ensure successful completion.

The ideal candidate will have a wide-ranging knowledge of Injection Moulding, Injection Blow Moulding and Extrusion processes, within a plastics background.

Candidates should have at least a HND in Engineering discipline or 10 years on the Job experience in a similar role and be familiar with the ISO 9001. Strong decision making, good organisation and time management skills is essential for this role in order to meet deadlines. Knowledge of change, strategy and compliance management is essential. Preferred candidates will have experience working on ERP systems.

If you think this is you, we’d love to meet to discuss the opportunity.

Injection Moulding Setter

About us

RGE Group Plastic Injection Moulding Company started in 1965 and is the home of injection moulding. RGE specialises in tooling, precision plastic injection mouldings and product development engineering. It was founded by Mr Rodney, Gordon and Ernie Leach, innovation and high- quality standards have been at the heart of what they do, allowing this family-owned business to gain knowledge and experience from around the globe.

This role for a mould shop operator consists of three shifts, days, evenings and nights Monday to Friday on a two week rotation. When working the night shift the hourly rate will increase by 10%. The working hours being, 06.45 – 15:15 / 14:45 – 23:15/ 22:45 -07:15.

Key Responsibilities:

Daily running of moulding machines in line with Mould shop capacity plan.
To monitor machine utilization for all shifts using Thingtrax monitoring system.
Updating Thingtrax to indicate machine status i.e, running, tool change, sampling etc.
Check during shifts that all available machines are running. Reporting to senior setter or Shift Manager any issues which effect machine running.
Carry out tool changes to achieve maximum utilization in conjunction with mould shop plan and running priority.
Promote SMED principles to achieve rapid tool changes.
Monitor tool changes per shift and durations, identify areas for improvement.
Target worst case cycle times and install improvement actions. Once worst cases are actioned move to next level with overall objective of all machines being within quoted cycle times.
Check daily quality issues with quality department/inspectors and plan corrective actions.
Identify any training required: liaise with Shift manager on personal improvements.
Carry out setting-conditioning / tool hanging to maximize machine running performance.
Conduct and or participate in problem solving actions where appropriate.
Record data relevant to process controls (setting sheet), process improvements and best practices.
Liaise with Shift manager and Production manager on any issues or management support requirements.
Promote 5S principles and best practices.
· Ensure working areas are left in neat and tidy condition on completion of task.

· Perform any other duties as requested within the scope of your ability and in pursuance of the company objectives.

Health and Safety

Ensure all duties are performed in a safe and efficient manner within the parameters of current Health and Safety legislation (HASAW Act 1974).
Understand and carry out individual responsibility.
Notify immediately, any accidents, near misses or hazards and assist in any investigation,
Use and maintain in good condition, protective equipment provided for personal safety.
Always keep work area clean & tidy and free from obstructions.
Development

If required by the Company, introduce new employees into the operation training them as and when required.
Through the appraisal process, identify areas of personal and team development required.
Develop through continuous performance improvements, customer service and operational efficiencies.

Injection Moulding Setter

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter to join their team to support continued business growth.

 

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In the role injection moulding setter you will be required to start up and shut down injection mould machines, as per procedures following all instructions on setting sheets including water connection diagrams.
  • As injection moulding setter you will provide general support for the moulding division, ensuring a constant high-level of housekeeping across all areas ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, safety standards are always adhered to consistently and work is completed to within agreed safe practices and legislation. Checking process packs for any discrepancies or inaccuracies wherever possible.
  • Prepare for tool changes prior to current order completion.
  • Complete last off checks, and place tools in correct location on rack and inform Shift Manager so that changes can be made to the tooling database, if necessary.
  • Ensure that all equipment is set up, the full cell is ready to run, and parts are running to standard.
  • Trial new tools to the correct procedure, making sure trial paperwork is present ready for QA or QE.
  • Discuss any tooling issues with Shift Manager in order to raise tool reports if a tool breaks or ideas of how to improve for next production run.
  • Set up, run and monitor all automated and ancillary equipment for each production line or cell, to include, dryers, hot runners, temperature controllers and hoppers
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purgings; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning
  • Optimise machine cycle times. Ensure parts are running to cycle, and report to the shift manager if the cycle time is not running to costed cycle.
  • Diligently maintain accurate records and data to support monitoring of all performance criteria.
  • Handover meeting at the end of the shift to the next shift Setter.
  • Participate in and actively promote the company’s CIP (continuous improvement program) looking for ways to continually improve the way we work and to reduce waste.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • Materials processing experience to include PVC, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene & Glass filled Nylon
  • Tool hanging / removal & setting of injection mould presses
  • Troubleshooting & Problem solving
  • Basic machine maintenance

 

Personal Specification:

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good communication skills to line management level
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Managing Director

Managing Director
Based in Home Counties

Job ref: EG /57512

Working Rights:  Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Business:

An innovative market leader in the design and development of highly engineered and customized systems within the 3D printing industry. The company are at the forefront of the design and development of extrusion systems, with a strong product portfolio that includes: hotends, extruders, nozzles, electronics boards and advanced 3D printing materials.
Relied upon by some of the biggest names in the industry and with an international client base across the globe – this is a truly modern business embarking on a substantial period of growth. The company now requires an experienced Managing Director keen to take a successful company forward, who is capable of developing and leading the business in line with market demands.

Job Outline:

Lead, manage and deliver the company’s well-researched and fully funded growth objectives.
The candidate will be taking over from the dynamic and successful founders that have built the business from nothing to where it is today (10x in last 5 years) and will be responsible for taking the company to the next level.

Directorship for the Operation:

⦁ Report to the board
⦁ Manage the P&L, forecasting & reporting. Actively improve profitability, achieve scale and revenue growth.
⦁ Ensure compliance with corporate governance and associated legal duties
⦁ Continue developing EOS best-practice, including improvements to processes and assignment of KPIs throughout the organisation.
⦁ Ownership of accountability chart
⦁ Continue developing EOS best-practice, including improvements to processes and assignment of KPIs throughout the organisation
Delivery (and development) of company roadmap and strategic vision:

⦁ Ensure company-wide buy-in
⦁ Ensure that operations, engineering, and sales departments remain on track and receive relevant investment and support to deliver on company objectives
⦁ Collaboration with founders to understand, buy into, challenge, and develop the vision. Now and in the future. Fill gaps in the Founders’ experience and expertise; and that of the LT.
⦁ Encourage on-going learning within team.

Leadership & Management:

⦁ Lead, Manage, and hold the LT (“Leadership Team”) Accountable (Operations, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance & Admin)
⦁ Setting a positive example of good leadership for the LT and wider company ensuring a happy and motivated workforce.
⦁ Set clear goals, rocks and KPIs for the LT. Encourage autonomy and independent decision-making
⦁ Set a positive example of good leadership for the LT and wider team – embedding a positive learning environment and ensuring a happy and motivated workforce
⦁ Run monthly and quarterly offsite LT planning sessions
⦁ Encourage company-wide succession planning.

Foster an innovative environment:

⦁ Work very closely with founders and the LT to engender a dynamic and creative R&D environment that will help push our strategic plans far out into the future

Commercial:

⦁ Help the business fully commercialise and maximise its engineering advantage

Required Skills and Qualifications:

⦁ 5-years’ experience in an MD or similar position having handled most of the above roles
⦁ Proven record of managing and delivering rapid and sustainable growth, ideally in the £10m-£100m range, whilst maintaining integrity
⦁ Proven commercial deal-making, strategic, and product innovation expertise
⦁ Academic background (ideally Engineering with an MBA, or similar)
⦁ Experienced collaborator with innovative, ideas-driven founders. Ideally with a background in an R&D-based product development setting
⦁ Positive people skills with strong leadership capabilities and gravitas to inspire and motivate
⦁ Energetic
⦁ We would welcome applicants with international experience or from overseas

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Controller

Contact: michelle.lennon@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking to expand their QC team with an additional Quality Controller.

 

Role:

  • Accountable for all quality assurance during production, signing off First-Offs, undertaking regular patrols to include visual, measurement and mating part checks to ensure conformity to process (PWI / QMSR111) and customer specification, highlighting and escalating issues as necessary.
  • Working with the Shift Technician to resolve issues, escalating issues to the Quality Manager if required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for inspecting and monitoring the production lifecycle to ensure that all 1st off are to specification, checking the batch codes are correct and recorded correctly, confirming 1st off approval to in line with QSP 8.2.103 1st Off Batch Approval Procedure. Auditing of Gold Standard machines and ensuring all previous product and rejects are cleared from the working area.
  • Responsible for ensuring all paperwork is complete, supporting operators by answering questions and working with the Production Supervisor to undertake training as required to ensure the operators are competent and fully understand the quality standards required.
  • Accountable for the consistent inspection of manufactured product throughout shift, speaking with all operators and technical staff to ensure that all product meets the customer specifications. Undertaking visual, measured and mating part audits of all products, undertaking audit checks on boxed items and quality stamping components to show they have passed quality control (QSP 8.2.102).
  • Monitoring and analysis of all scrap produced during production in consultation with Quality Team, updating Mattec / Post Production Scrap report as required.
  • Checking aspects of all moulding and assembly work against the quality check sheets, highlighting non-conformities to the Quality Team and Shift Technician as appropriate, issuing a Stop in Production where required (QSP 8.3.102).
  • Ensure any non-conforming product is moved into the Quarantine / Rework area immediately, and transfer inventory to appropriate Quarantine (INSP / REWORK / QCHOLD) locations on Winman. Undertaking a full check on any remaining stock on all Manufacturing Orders to contain the issue before investigation can be carried out.
  • Producing & Issuing Quality Bulletins where appropriate.
  • Ensuring all shift Quality / Housekeeping issues are detailed on the shift handover board, and that there is a QC presence at the shift handover meeting.
  • Malvern Shift Non-Conforming Product – Ensure all finished and individual components are accounted for and analysed for defect mode.
  • Responsible for all packing activities, de spru-ing sorting/separation of product and sprues as required trimming, 100% inspecting all stock when defects are found.
  • Monitor tooling deterioration, raising a tool repair request as required ensuring deterioration does not get to a level that causes product quality issues (preventative maintenance of tooling)
  • Working as part of the 8D project team where required, supporting in the investigation, analysis, implementation and verification of preventative and corrective actions.
  • Completion of ISIR’s for current (EC) and new (NPI) projects – Includes measurement of components and compiling relevant reports and documentation.
  • Conducting capability studies and compiling relevant documentation.
  • Operating and programming of specialised measuring equipment (CMM &OGP) to undertake dimensional checks on product.
  • QC1 & QC2, Daily and weekly cleaning to set 5S standard.
  • Identify and support continuous improvement activities. Any other ad-hoc duty as required by the business, including supporting stock taking activities where required.
  • Generation and amendment of QMSR111’s.
  • Supporting the creation of Process Working Instructions (PWI), updating and amending existing as required.
  • Reporting of 100% shortages and rectifying where possible (out of office hours) for Press and 2nd ops.
  • Completing/arranging rework activities. Providing instructions methods of rework to the Production Team and ensuring all rework is done to meet the customer’s specification.
  • Raise maintenance requests when issues are found on production equipment.
  • Undertake Last Off checks in line with the relevant procedure.
  • Setting up of inspection criteria in Mattec.

 

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience of Quality Assurance in a manufacturing environment.
  • Process orientated, with an eye for detail.
  • Commercially savvy, making the right decision by balancing customer and business needs
  • Computer literate, including MS Windows/Office Products and MRP systems
  • Excellent level of written and verbal communication
  • Understanding and experience of working to ISO9001 / ISO13485
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Ability to read and understand quality check sheets and undertake visual checks.
  • Ability to use measuring tools to undertake dimensional checks in line with those required by quality check sheets, including a Digital Calliper, shadow graph, pin and thumb gauges, slip gauges etc.

 

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience Educated up to GCSE Level or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working to ISO 13485
  • Experience of WinMan (ERP) and Mattec (Production Monitoring) systems or similar
  • Previous experience of running CMM programs – desirable
  • Exposure to 8D process and procedures
  • An engineering qualification at HNC level or City and Guilds Engineering qualification would be advantageous.
  • Excellent understanding of injection moulding common faults.
  • Quality control experience: 1 year essential

 

Key Words: “Quality Engineer”, “Quality Technician”, “Quality Engineering”, “Quality Inspector”, “Quality Controller”, Manufacturing,
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Technical Manager

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview:  On behalf of our client, an established plastic injection moulding manufacturer servicing the automotive, electronics and fluid movement sectors, to appoint a new Technical Manager.

 

Overview:

  • In the role of Technical Manager you will be responsible for supplying technical support to customers, sales and the engineering team, taking ownership of project and people management, including budgetary responsibilities
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of new product development, ensuring customer needs are met in full through the NPI process.
  • As Technical Manager you will be from a technical background with proven achievements of technical applications, product development and tooling concepts.
  • This is a challenging role with the addition of security, stability and a great platform for further career progression.
  • You will be responsible over the NPI and the Tooling teams, of 9 staff total.
  • The ideal candidate will have a background in plastic injection moulding in a hi-volume manufacturing environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The successful Technical Manager candidate will be responsible for managing new product introduction functions to meet budgeted financial performance.
  • As Technical Manager you will lead new project activity, ensuring agreed deadlines are met and transfer of information through departments is both consistent and continuous
  • Mentor / develop technical team capabilities to meet and exceed business needs.
  • Provide accurate data for commercial purposes. Including shot weights, cycle times, machine size.
  • Lead and co-ordinate internal resources including the toolroom, to ensure the optimum technical solution is achieved. Whilst ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
  • Provide technical advice and support on all aspects of plastic injection moulding.
  • Support Sales / Production and Engineering by providing technical solutions
  • Manage the internal technical and toolroom resource
  • Support Sales and Engineering to manage and guarantee on time availability of moulded parts to ensure sign off dates and specifications are met.
  • Oversee all undertaken by technical /project team ensuring it is efficiently and cost effectively completed by target dates set.
  • Provide moulding data for quotation purposes / new projects.

 

Person Specification:

  • Relevant technical / engineering degree is preferred, HNC, or equivalent NVQ level 4 qualification
  • MUST HAVE Proven experience of working within an injection moulding production environment
  • Good mechanical engineering or Polymer qualifications
  • Thorough understanding of polymer-based materials and their processing
  • MUST HAVE Strong knowledge of injection moulding machines, ancillaries and their functions with significant project management experience
  • Competent in project management, problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Change and business improvement oriented
  • Financial awareness
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and manage a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Excellent influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a desire to succeed and achieve result
  • Knowledge of employment legislation and Health, Safety and Environmental standards

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Technical Manager”, “Process Manager”, “Senior Process Engineer”, “NPI Manager”, “NPI Engineer”, Plastics
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Business Development Manager – Engineering and HPP Products

Polydist are an international polymer distribution company partnering some of the world’s leading polymer producers.  We are market leaders in distribution, sourcing and materials handling. Many of our dedicated and skilled staff have almost 30 years of experience in the plastics industry.

We partner with leading polymer producers such as Equate , SABIC and Braskem, serving a network of local consumers across the region. Offering a wide range of materials, a committed and experienced team, and sharing countless long-standing relationships.

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join our Speciality Team to manage distribution sales of the Company’s Engineering and HPP products and services.  You must have a good engineering background and experience for the UK and Irish markets within the plastics industry. Degree educated or technically developed through experience.  You will be a communicative and a persuasive salesperson with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in polymers, sales, marketing or business management.

You will ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive project planning and development of current and new accounts and contribute towards the Company’s objectives, strategies and action plans to improve short and long-term sales growth creating value for the business and our supply chain

The successful applicant will collaborate and report to the Commercial Leader in establishing and recommending the most realistic sales goals for the business.  You will manage and support new project development for our customer base to help growth for the business through technical and commercial collaboration.  You will become part of an established business and develop good working relationships with the team.

Your responsibilities:

§  Drives for results and achieves sales and pricing objectives at the customer in terms of contribution margin, volume,

§  Maintains and grows the market share in the assigned region, and maximizes the total value creation for the business

§  Identifies new customers and manage existing accounts

§  Working closely with the major Account.

§  Develops and nurtures relationships with customers and establishes solid relationships with them

§  introduces new products in conjunction with Technical Service at new or existing customers

§  Develops strong relationships with key stakeholders and builds an effective network.

§  Captures relevant market information and represent the voice of the customer to the business

§  Operates as quickly and effectively as possible in achieving targets

§  Provide technical solutions to customers and supports all new technical developments

Benefits:-

·       Competitive Salary and discretionary bonus

·       Company car, including fuel card for both business and private use

·       Pension scheme

·       Company mobile for both business and private use

·       Company laptop

·       Company credit card for out-of-pocket expenses

 

Injection Moulding Technician

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a specialist injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for an Injection Moulding Technician to join their team to support continued business growth and expansion.

 

Role:

  • The ideal injection moulding technician candidate will be an apprentice served technician with at least 5 years of injection moulding experience, possess excellent technical knowledge of plastics and polymers and have substantial experience of working on hydraulic Injection Moulding machines.
  • The position of Injection Moulding Technician will work within the manufacturing department and offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of innovative products to help improve efficiencies
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Technician is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.

 

Responsibilities.

  • As injection moulding technician it is your responsibility to ensure optimisation of machines and equipment to achieve continuous production.
  • Carry out mould and colour changes. To move materials to and from machine when required and as directed by the supervisor
  • Assist with the maximisation of machine efficiency and utilisation – Routine maintenance and repair monitoring, expediting and reporting production on a daily basis – Maximisation of uptime. – Machine adjustment and the logging of results.
  • Ensure machine logs and product route cards are completed accurately and that shift changeover aspects are successfully communicated. To be aware of material usage and monitor product quality.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained in moulding area – Have a proactive approach to quality and ensure adherence to procedures.
  • Work with a Continuous Process Improvement attitude – Liaise with other departments to ensure that the movement of material to/from the stores and production are transacted correctly and on time.
  • To report mechanical, electrical and material defects that are outside his/her capability and that affects output or quality to the Team Leader.
  • Must ensure they participate in the annual appraisal procedure and achieves all mutually agreed targets.
  • Is required to attend periodic Operational meetings as and when advised.
  • Is expected to maintain a professional working relationship with all colleagues, whilst promoting a commitment to Total Quality and Continuous Improvement.
  • Working strictly to health & safety policy ensuring P.P.E is supplied and worn at all times.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Ability to program moulding machines
  • Demonstrated hands on experience of tool changes, first & last off approvals & process start-ups.
  • Recognised injection moulding training / qualification
  • Ability to conduct new tool trials and process optimisation
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and LEAN manufacturing
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Familiar with IML robotic systems and 6 axis robots
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation requirements

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Technician”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Technician Supervisor”, “Senior Technician”, “Mould Technician”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles

Sales Manager

Sales Manager (Leadership role)
Packaging Distribution
Based South East (Essex, North London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire)

Job ref: CST/57158

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is one of the UK’s foremost packaging distributors and a leader in its field. Working from a national network, the business is benefiting from excellent growth and has a very positive future to look forward to. Operating across a range of industries, the company provides packaging solutions to a diverse customer base. Dynamism, proactive support, exceptional customer service and innovation are hallmarks of its culture.

A new role has been created to take responsibility for the external sales teams across their Sudbury and Harlow distribution centres. If you enjoy working within a positive sales distribution culture, operating with autonomy and leading a motivated sales team selling value added solutions then this role could be for you. There are also excellent opportunities for personal career development.

Primary role:

Manage, coach and develop external sales teams, ensuring sales activities are maximised, and the Regional Sales and Profit targets are achieved and exceeded. Responsible for setting and monitoring all individual and team targets, full performance management and development to include coaching and training. Ensuring the highest standards of account management and new business sales at all times. Reports directly into Regional Business Manager but with dotted reporting line to Regional Sales Director. Works closely with local Sales Office Manager/Coordinators, Purchasing & Logistics Team

Person profile:

Well established experience of managing external sales teams
Strong nurturing leadership style with experience of coaching, training and development
Credible sales track record straddling both new business sales and account management
Experienced in strategic sales planning, with ability to effectively forecast
Experience of working with a sales distribution organisation
Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
Ability to handle matters with sensitivity, diplomacy and integrity
Strong IT skills (including intermediate Excel), MS Office, Internet & CRM systems
Strong numeric, analysis & data interpretation ability

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Director

Sales Director
Sustainable Paper Packaging Solutions

Job ref: JE/57480

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

Our Client is an International group who provide the most innovative sustainable packaging solutions for the food, food service, ice cream and beverage markets.

Primary Role:

⦁ Responsible for the sales leadership, management and growth of the UK sales
⦁ Development of strategy for the product category in line with the corporate business plan and growth objectives
⦁ The role has responsibility for managing the external regional sales team and internal sales (Customer service)
⦁ Have a full awareness of the market needs of the market categories served and ensure that you are predicting any trend changes that will impact on sales as well as capturing competitor activity
⦁ Provide timely and accurate forecast data and delivery of budgeted volume, and maintain a strong New Business Pipeline across the team
⦁ Work closely with Company HQ in Italy

Accountabilities:

Key Responsibilities-
⦁ Establish a detailed understanding of the customer and market needs to set the sales strategy
⦁ Retain and grow existing customers within your team’s customer base through identification of volume and margin growth opportunities
⦁ Evaluate new business opportunities and agree prospective targets with your team and deliver profitable new business within your product categories
⦁ Maintain a regularly updated and dynamic pipeline detailing all growth activity
⦁ Work with the NPI Team to review and update product requirements
⦁ Ensure preparation of Customer Account Plans as required, and that plans are fully communicated, activated and all actions are carried out according to the plan
⦁ Provide monthly sales reports, forecasts and periodic status reports as required
⦁ Assist with strategic planning and market development exercises by providing market intelligence including information on market dynamics and competitor activity
⦁ Motivate and drive your sales team and assist them in achieving / exceeding targets
⦁ Provide coaching and performance management for team members, and develop talent for future roles

Budget and Forecasting-
⦁ Delivery of the relevant Budget to retain existing sales volume and deliver new sales growth in line with the strategic business plan
⦁ To deliver and regularly review the agreed sales targets as set in the current budget and align with any business reviews carried out
⦁ To have the ability to re-forecast your team target monthly to ensure that the forecasted budget is achieved

People and Resource-
⦁ To develop a structure that ensures all accounts served within your category receive world class service
⦁ Motivate your sales personnel to promote and sell the Film products within existing and prospective customer base
⦁ Ensure there are sufficient resources and skills to deliver on the key strategic and budgeted objectives for your categories

Reporting-
⦁ Establish clear reporting disciplines from all sales personnel within your team to allow for accurate forecasting and the development of an on-going sales forecast. Ensure that all reporting is done in time and with the accuracy to meet Group reporting requirements.
⦁ Submit a monthly report to your line manager to the agreed deadlines.

Customer Relationships-
⦁ Ensure that a positive relationship is maintained with accounts under your own management and that robust sales strategies are in place to ensure continued growth for the products, including opportunities for other group sites
⦁ Ensure ‘best in class’ level of client service to optimise sales revenue and service opportunities.

Required Experience Traits:

⦁ Proven record of business management and sales growth within packaging/food service
⦁ Strong people management skills ensuring sales performance reaches expectations through team leadership, clear communication of KPIs, mentoring, training and support
⦁ Good level of negotiation skills to ensure margin levels are achieved in line with business requirements
⦁ Experience of working within a dynamic, highly responsive, entrepreneurial oriented and service driven sales environment where price is also a key driver

Personality Traits:

⦁ Driven and energetic with high levels of self-motivation
⦁ Able to inspire the team and build confidence with customers
⦁ Excellent communication skills both internally and externally
⦁ Used to work at fast pace and multi-tasking
⦁ Good networker looking for cross-selling and customer opportunities
⦁ High level of integrity
⦁ Home based but flexible to regular travel to site and customers as required

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044(0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Operations Manager – Director Potential

Operations Manager – Director Potential
Technical Industrial Manufacturer
Based in Cornwall

Job ref: CST/55407

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non-UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The Company:

Our client is a global leader in the manufacture of high-performance coatings supplying OEMs and national brand customers. The company is looking for a highly capable and ambitious operations manager as part of a succession plan for a future director level appointment.

Primary role:

· Run the site efficiently and safely
· Implement a waste reduction strategy
· Reduce downtime, improve efficiency

Role & Responsibilities:

· Develop and implement a waste reduction strategy
· Analyse current work-flow and reduce downtime
· Improve machine utilisation and production efficiency
· Work with and through the managers to motivate staff
· Driving the business to increase profits by reducing costs and waste
· Plan for future business development impacting current capacity/manning levels
· Work safely at all times
· Interpret and adapt to the needs of other departments
· Build professional relationships with staff, suppliers and some key customers where relevant to the role i.e. custom manufacture
· Ensuring financial targets and other agreed targets are met in all departments
· Reviewing working practices to ascertain if it is successful and if not, devise an alternative improved method/system
· Keeping employees motivated and organising appropriate training whenever required
· Ensuring the business operates within the company’s mission statement
· Investigating customer satisfaction and reporting any issues
· Working with legal support on any matters that occur
· Reviewing and forwarding for Board approval all CapEx equipment investments

Person Profile:

· Educated to degree level or equivalent
· A detailed working knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, or Kaizen
· Time-served professional working within multi-asset manufacturing processes
· Positive people manager who leads by example, encouraging and valuing staff for their contribution
· Manager of change by communicating vision and getting people involved
· Strong ambassador of a health & safety culture
· Sets high standards for quality and ensure processes are in place to deliver expectations

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager
Based in Westphalia, Germany

Ideal Location: Dusseldorf, Cologne and surrounding area

Remote, Home Office, Home Working

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the EU & hold a valid EU work visa will be considered for this position. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Job ref: AZ /57169

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth within the automotive business unit, with a customer emphasis towards Ford, the VW Group and their associated tier 1 suppliers.

Ford have recently announced their commitment to produce the new Ford E Crossover out of Cologne and as a result the company has won and had approval on two new projects, which will start production in 2023. Further potential projects are in discussion and indicates a significant commitment by Ford, towards the company.

The position would suit an experienced Sales Person, with commercial acumen and the ability to develop relationships within the engineering, purchasing, design departments of these major OEMs.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development these Key Accounts with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best result (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to promise), becoming a consultant for customers. Responsible for financial year planning and implementing cost increases.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of assigned accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals, and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue.
· Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Business Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· Degree in Engineering or a very strong technical background.
· 3-5 years sales experience of a technical product requiring technical ability.
· Exceptional relationship builder
· Exposure to current and future platforms in development with the OE.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible
· Possess good computer skills
· Ability and willingness to work from home and ability to travel. Driving license essential

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager
Based in Germany

Job ref: JE/57317

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

The company is an innovative, world-leading, high-performance materials group. It has manufacturing plants and research facilities in the UK, and sales and distribution centers serving more than 30 countries worldwide. A company with cutting-edge polymeric solutions and high-performance thermoplastic with a unique combination of properties which provide exceptional performance in the most demanding environments, giving exceptional chemical, wear, electrical and temperature resistance, as well as dimensional stability and numerous processing capabilities. The business has streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support. The key markets are electronics, oil and gas, industrial, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor and medical.

The role:

To operate as the point of contact with direct buying customers mainly characterised as Partner to develop strategic partnership that are critical to the growth of the business. Account management planning, including price/ contract negotiation to maximize profits and proactively identify new business opportunities to grow revenue. Implementing SBU’s Strategic intent to drive growth in focused market segment

Principal Accountabilities:

For the relevant key buying accounts (both existing and new) and/or region the KAM is accountable for:

· Maintaining and growing revenue/profitability of a portfolio of direct buying customers mainly characterized as Partner
· Serving as the lead point of contact for all customer account management matters to build relationships and develop strategical partnership for maintaining and growing Revenue.
· Proactively developing an in-depth knowledge of the account’s business, culture, drivers, strategy, goals to anticipate/mitigate risks, identify new business and strategic partnership opportunities.
· Translate the SBU Sales Strategy into clear Key Accounts Plans to proactively build a pipeline of high value Targets and grow revenue at the Partner Account.
· Communicate, review, and coordinate the progress of planned initiatives with internal and external stakeholders to drive outcomes.
· Identifying potential areas of improvement and liaise with cross-functional internal teams to improve the entire Customer Experience and deliver exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis.
· Proactively Support SBU’s Business Development Teams to industrialize new production, to identify translation opportunities for existing applications or to introduce New Products at the buying accounts.
· Collaborate with Strategic Marketing to identify potential new trends/opportunities at key Account(s) and with Marketing Communications to explore possible joined marketing opportunities i.e Press-Releases, Co-Branding
· Negotiate prices and close agreements with key accounts strategic stakeholders and decision makers to maximize profits and prolong successful relationship
· Forecast and track account’s KPIs
· Monitor and analyze customer’s usage of our product vs competitive products to gain additional market share where possible
· Documenting progress, issues, and support needs to allow oversight of forward momentum and business decision making through an accurate view of customer activity and pipeline in CRM (meeting reports & target management)

Key Experience:

· Proven experience as an Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, or relevant role
· Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence internally and externally key stakeholders at all levels of a matrix organization – including executive and C level
· Experience in CRM Software

Qualifications and professional memberships:

· Degree in Business Administration, Sales, or relevant experience
· Membership of relevant region/country recognised Commercial institute – highly desirable

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Marketing

Head of Marketing
Office location: Paris, France
Work Place: Hybrid

Job ref: AZ/57482

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid EU work visa will be considered for this position.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

With a history of distributing performance raw materials for over 120 years, the business has an extensive network of supplier partners and special manufacturer relationships, that brings the best of innovation and technology to this highly specialised industry. With considerable technical expertise, the business is able to source novel ingredients worldwide and provide excellence in application chemicals across many industries.

Specifically the personal care industry works within an extensive network of supplier partners to bring the best of innovation and technology to this fast moving, performance led industry.

This is a newly created position to support the international business group for Personal Care. The successful person will be dedicated to developing a marketing strategy by studying relevant indicators, tracking changes in the markets, identifying current and future customer needs and monitoring the competition. The person will contribute to marketing effectiveness by identifying short and long-term issues that must be addressed. He / she will oversee the organisation’s marketing activities including advertising/promotional, communications, creative branding/positioning, as well as creating message consistency.

It is vital that the Head of Marketing takes full responsibility for digital tools and the digital customer journey.

Main Tasks

Leads all traditional marketing topics for Personal Care, such as fairs, conferences, and marketing collaterals.
Plans and oversees all web, SEO/SEA, database marketing, email, social media, and display advertising campaigns (omnichannel marketing).

Key Responsibility and Expected Results

Designs the social media presence; implements and maintains it with support from corporate marketing.
Enjoys marketing via storytelling rather than sharing facts. Develops and shares such stories on a monthly basis.

Measures and reports performance of the traditional and digital marketing campaigns and assesses against goals (ROI and KPIs). Identifies trends and insights, and optimizes spend and performance based on the insights.
Ensures most effective use of the marketing budget.

Brainstorms new and creative growth strategies for Personal Care through digital marketing, including potential new business models. Plans, executes, and measures experiments.

Collaborates with all internal teams and utilizes strong analytical ability to evaluate customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points.
Contributes to designing new touchpoints in the customer journey and the generation of new leads.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in marketing
Proficient in all relevant marketing topics, especially with all aspects of omnichannel marketing
Highly creative, with experience in identifying target audiences and devising (digital) campaigns that engage, inform, and motivate
Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media, and/or display advertising campaigns
Experience in experimentation and agile testing
Experience in setting up and optimizing campaigns on all major search engines
Solid knowledge of website and marketing analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight)
Familiar with financial planning/budget development and marketing strategy

Personal Qualities

Independence, conscientiousness, organizational talents
Leadership skills with the ability to set and prioritize goals.
Inspires customers and stakeholders
Willingness to travel (30%)

Languages

English with French, German or Italian as an added plus.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin – Business Director
T: +44 (0) 1789 207070
E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions.
All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Based in Scotland

Job ref: JE/57087

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

Listgrove is supporting an accredited materials, testing, research and development laboratory that specialises in the physical, analytical, and biodegradable properties of plastics, composites, and packaging materials

They are now looking to recruit a talented individual to provide project management and technical direction for our portfolio of research projects, spreading across a number of disciplines but all focused on sustainability. The role requires strong technical leadership and you will be involved in setting the overall technical direction of the company. You will be taking the technical lead in our innovation projects and research proposals and contributing to broad technical issues inside and outside the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

· Project Management of our research portfolio through to commercialisation
· Primary point of contact for our partners
· Determining and road-mapping the technical direction of projects.
· Capable of guiding more junior scientists to achieve ambitious project goals
· Take technical leadership of innovation projects from concept to commercialisation.
· Oversight of technical proposals for research grants.
· Oversight of lab work so that it is carried out to the highest technical standard and to HSE standards
· Project management and delivery to ensure projects are delivered on time and with value added
· Promoting Impact Solution through presentations at technical events
· Producing technical articles for publication on the web
· Working closely with the sales team to target new areas to work in and build the lab business up.
· Reporting work and results to customers to meet schedules. Ensure all reports are to the highest technical standards and are accurate.
· Take the lead in brainstorming new areas of focus and writing of grant proposals for feasibility study funding.

Experience & Qualifications Required

· Degree (B.Sc.) and preferably post graduate qualification (Ph.D. or M.Sc.)
· Good communication and people skills.
· A team player with initiative to make improvements that will increase efficiency, productivity and team moral.
· Excellent time management, project management and a commercial vision is essential to this role.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager
Manufacturing – chemicals experience an advantage
Exciting Opportunity for the chance to work in Kuwait – tax free salary

Job ref: CST/55398

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:
Established for over 40 years, our client is a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals based in the Middle East. The company is proud of its innovative solutions and added value services that it provides to customers across a wide range of industry sectors.

Main Purpose of Role:

Managing Import, Scheduling and negotiating preferred terms with suppliers

Key Aspects of Role:

Buying around 200 Chemicals from Global Suppliers – especially focused on China and India
Sourcing other sundries as and when required

Person Profile:

Excellent negotiator
Pro-active and Driven
Well organised

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to conrad.taylor@listgrove.com

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
Conrad Taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Project Manager

Project Manager
Based in Worcestershire

Job ref: AZ /55194

Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

The role:

The Project Manager is assigned to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives, through the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the project activities to meet the individual project and business requirements.
This includes the program requirements identification, selection and acquisition of support services (New Product Development and BU team assignment, tooling, customers and so on). The Project Manager needs to support the program feasibility checks (strategic, commercial, technical) and has full program responsibility from the programme award or nomination to production sign off (PSO).
This will involve close networking with and co-ordination of the NPD and BU teams within the facilities, both local and global, the sales team and external suppliers.
Throughout the development process the Project Manager needs to lead and support the team to ensure that the program budget, timelines and product specifications are met.
The Project Manager also is required to control and drive continual improvement of cost and price to achieve margin goals.

Accountabilities

Must work in line within project guidelines and meet each BU’s strategic goals and objectives, assessing the commercial and manufacturing viability of projects, and working closely with the sales team. Ensure specification is met as per the agreed customer requirements.

Liaise closely with New Product Development team and Supply Chain Management, where appropriate, to maintain regular communications with sub contractors and tool makers as necessary. Maintain the timing and tracking process to provide regular updates for cost, timing, quality and other project key measurables.

Program/Project Development: Support direct and indirect team members and be aligned with Key Account Managers in customer focused meetings. Proficient in MS Office and all relevant internal systems. Have clear and competent ability to run an APQP style program and support KAM with SOW’s, Warranty conditions, tooling quotes and associated technical needs that are designed into targeted programs (feasibility check), ensure that customer requirements are “translated” and fed back into the organization (incl. commercial and technical requirements).

Kick off program management process to ensure that a work on the identified programs establishes program budget (engineering hours, tooling budget, piece cost budget, program management hours) together with Engineering Manager & BDM. Recommend piece price/tooling cost to BDM / Key Account Manager for further review, ensure cost targets, quality requirements and timelines are met with the lowest possible manpower and cost effort.
Develop and maintain Workfront and the open project list as a visible communication and management tool. Generate weekly engineering projects reports and conduct Weekly engineering review meetings with the project teams and stakeholders where required. Establish and develop realistic and achievable business goals for each assigned Program and formally review their performance on an individual ongoing basis.

Maintain and develop current processes, with a focus on Lessons Learnt and continuous improvement, and work closely with the extended Program Management team locally and globally to provide best in practice standards and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:

· Experience of electromechanical products and mechanisms preferred (eg, including Motors, PCB, Firmware, etc)
· Fluency in English required, although Germany or Italian language skills would be seen as an additional positive
· Engineering University Degree preferred
· PM Qualification preferred
· Program management skills and project management/coordination preferred.
· Manufacturing industry experience required – 2+ years.
· Good manufacturing process knowledge preferred (e.g. injection moulding, die casting, metal forming, assembly, etc).
· Good financial and cost breakdown knowledge required.
· Good quality system knowledge (IATF 16949 preferred)

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager Polymers

General Manager Polymers
Based in Dunkirk, Northern France

Job ref: CST/57196

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company is a well-established manufacturer of polymers used in wide variety of applications including BCF yarn, fiber, stretched tape, carpet backing and adhesive tapes to a European customer base. This is a new role that has been created to lead the site through it next stage of growth and development.

The Role:

⦁ Lead the European Polymers (Polypropylene) business.
⦁ Develop and execute a strategic vision.
⦁ Build and execute targeted commercial strategy.
⦁ Drive manufacturing efficiency and take general management lead of the plant.
⦁ Leverage synergies between the US and European operating companies.
⦁ Ensure close cooperation between division and group activities.
⦁ Prepare the budgets for approval, ensure financial activities and plan the necessary investments, increase operational performance and realize maximum growth.
⦁ Drive the green “recycling” agenda and explore options for reducing the carbon footprint.
⦁ Enforce and instil the Group Culture with a strong ‘can do’ mentality, a culture of collaboration, accountability, continuous improvement and operational excellence.
⦁ Is an active member of the BU Polymers & Engineered Solutions management team, reporting directly to the BU Vice-President.

Person Profile:

⦁ University degree or equivalent.
⦁ A further business-related qualification such as an MBA is an advantage.
⦁ Technical / commercial experience in polyolefin (polypropylene/polyethylene) or other chemical industries. Candidates with relevant polyolefins experience from the packaging, textiles or consumer goods sector may also be of interest.
⦁ Experience with multiple sales channels such as direct B2B and distribution/reselling.
⦁ Experience of managing a company in France.
⦁ Demonstrable strategic business planning skills.
⦁ Strong product management skills, commercial acumen, manufacturing agile and financial savvy.
⦁ Strong leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate.
⦁ Occasional travel requirement, mainly within Europe.
⦁ Fluency in English and French.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

EU Buyer

EU Buyer
Based in Belgium or Netherlands

Job ref: LL/55470

The client:

Headquartered in the US, our Client has nine global locations, including five fully integrated manufacturing facilities in the United States and an engineering plastics compounding facility in Europe. The 2,500 employees around the world are committed to making a difference in the communities they serve and leading the development of nylon 66 solutions.

The Role:

As a member of the Procurement organization, the Buyer will provide leadership in the development and implementation of short-medium-long term strategies in assigned commodities. The key focus of this position will drive category management and operational plans across the region. The Buyer will be responsible for key supplier relationships and contract negotiations as well as defining, identifying and implementing key metrics, tools and systems to create alignment with the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.

In this role, the successful candidate will work closely with internal customers, such as Operations, Reliability and Maintenance, Global Supply Chain, Legal, and Finance, as well as external suppliers with aim toward successful delivery of improved processes, robust sourcing strategies, and costs savings. The successful candidate will utilize their experience to develop and implement a strategic approach in regard to supplier selection as well as measuring, reporting and improving supplier performance.

Targeted Outcomes:

· Drive year-over-year value as defined by the annual strategic plan
· Develop short term and long-term commodity/category management strategies for the assigned category
· Analyze spend data to identify negotiation opportunities
· Integrate and collaborate with regional stakeholders to implement an effective procurement strategy that improves value

Key Responsibilities:

· Follow Company Codes of Conduct and Compliance as applicable. Follow Company Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions
· Handle contract negotiations, pricing analysis, and markets forecasting
· Oversee and negotiate contract agreements in alignment with global initiatives to drive the best value/ quality and service, while ensuring business continuity
· Exhibit and deliver deep expertise within their category area, with an intimate knowledge of the supply market, key dynamics and latest thinking within the field. Have a clear view of supply market analysis and segmentation as well as developing and driving category strategy and implementation plan, taking in account risk, optimum purchasing channels, and contracting
· Establish, manage and maintain a strong and consistent supplier pipeline through strategic alliances, while ensuring appropriate mechanisms are in place to assess supplier quality and capability – Pipeline should consist of suppliers who furnish materials and services, which result in a clearly identifiable advantage in functionality, price, quality, delivery reliability, logistics, partnership, and/or reduced total landed cost
· Analyze and report on commodity and supplier performance against goals and objectives, as needed
· Make sound decisions and set priorities according to the best interests of the business and implement new processes, systems and initiatives, as needed
· Work closely with the business and implement new sources of supply that align with the current business strategies
· Interact with key stakeholders in the process effectively and professionally
· Develop and maintain systematic, analytical and results-based methods for savings, monitoring supplier’s performance, and sourcing effectiveness; Communicate these results to appropriate stakeholders, as needed.
· Identify maverick spend and additional contract utilization opportunities, leverage volume across major spend items (driving processes at the highest possible level while identifying additional leveraging opportunities)
· Develop and implement risk management strategies as well as feedback mechanisms to determine customer satisfaction levels
· Respond to stakeholder issues and concerns while collaborating with teams in managing alliance supplier efforts
· Drive progress of work initiatives to resolve internal roadblocks and follow internal escalation procedures when necessary to achieve targeted outcomes/savings
· Perform other duties as assigned

Required Experiences:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or technical fields
· 10+ years of industry experience
· Strong strategic focus with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in Procurement, Logistics or Engineering with a background in purchasing materials and services in support of manufacturing operations
· Strong knowledge of various eSourcing and eAuctioning platforms, a record of accomplishment for executing sourcing projects using eSourcing tools with demonstrated savings and speed of execution
· Knowledge of procurement systems and purchasing policies, procedures and laws
· Experience using an MRP and demand planning software (preferably SAP)
· Intermediate to advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Specifically MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

Required Skills:

· Strong verbal and written communication
· Ability to handle ambiguity (i.e., changing market conditions, function with limited knowledge and incomplete picture, changing priorities and deadlines, etc.) and build a structured environment
· Strong change management and project management skills
· Strong negotiation skills
· Commodity/Category strategy development expertise
· Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and manage multiple priorities at one time with proven follow through
· Ability to drive complex projects to completion within a short period
· Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the business
· Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
· Attention to detail with ability to learn quickly
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply please contact Lorena Hull Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Control & Automation Engineer

Control & Automation Engineer
Based in County Meath, Ireland

Job ref: AZ /57172

The Company:

Listgrove is proud to be supporting a leading European manufacturer of a variety of virgin polymers, staple fibres and high quality polyester products from recycled post-consumer PET bottles.
The company has been in existence for over 40 years and is Europe’s largest PET recycler, processing in excess of 2.6 billion post-consumer PET bottles and leads the industry in the development of new fibre technologies
The business employs approximately 270 employees on a permanent basis, across a multitude of functions relating to fibre production and auxiliary support services. Unfortunately a steady flow of retirements over recent years from its loyal, dedicated and stable work force has created the challenge and an opportunity to recruit further people into the business.

Control & Automation Engineer:

· Working as part of the Maintenance Service Centre Engineering team the successful candidate will have the responsibility for the design and installation of robust & world-class automation systems, supporting the continued and sustained development and improvement of operating systems and production equipment.
· The Control & Automation Engineer, working with Maintenance, Production, R&D/Technical and the IT department has the responsibility for the identification of automated process improvements across the production process, seeking solutions and designing, assisting with the installation and commissioning automated systems in accordance with the specifications.

Responsibilities:

· Working on site Automation systems and continuous improvement initiatives to identify opportunities/efficiencies.
· Liaise with relevant departments – Maintenance, Production, R&D/Technical and IT to define the requirements of a project.
· Specify, design, install and commission new equipment as required.
· Write and modify PLC programs accordingly.
· Maintain existing and introduce new equipment onto the Scada system.
· Provide and maintain detailed electrical drawings and schematics
· For modifications to existing procedures and equipment, liaise with the relevant department to agree what the problems are and work towards solving them.
· Manage projects within specification, on time within budget and in compliance with health and safety and quality guidelines.
· Carry out other duties as required including energy related projects or tasks, based on operational requirements.

The Person:

· The successful candidate must have a third level qualification (Level 8) in Electrical Engineering in the field of Control & Automation or equivalent qualification with at least 3 years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.
· He / She must have demonstrated previous experience working with PLCs (Mitsubishi and/or Siemens), HMIs and SCADA or Production Management Systems.
· The individual appointed must have the capability to manage several projects and tasks simultaneously while being able to adapt to changing demands.
· The individual must be self-driven and able to work independently on projects while working concurrently with all departments, levels of employees and external stakeholders.
· There is a requirement to be highly proficient in PC applications, possess comprehensive knowledge and understanding of technical, electrical drawings and specifications. Attention to detail is very important.
· Having a working knowledge and experience in the principles of Lean Six Sigma would be an advantage however full training will be provided in this area.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join a highly successful company.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager
Protective Packaging
Based in Italy

Job ref: CST/55852

Salary/Benefits: Attractive salary and benefits package based on experience

The client:

RIPAC is one of Europe’s foremost ‘in-the-box’ protective packaging specialists providing both fully sustainable plastic and paper based solutions Part of a global film packaging group, the company has invested heavily in their innovative product range and is well placed to benefit from the huge growth opportunities associated with on-line retail and logistics industries.

As part of their European growth strategy, they are expanding their sales team with this new appointment. The person will manage the sales of the company’s products and services in Italy. They will ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive planning, deployment and management of sales personnel. An important aspect of the role is identifying objectives, strategies and action plans to improve short/long-term sales and earnings.

Primary Role:

· Collaborates with Managing Director in establishing and recommending the most realistic sales goals for the company.
· Manages an assigned geographic sales area or product line to maximize sales revenues and meet corporate objectives.
· Establishes and manages effective programs to compensate, coach, appraise and train future sales personnel.

Key Responsibilities:

· Performs sales activities on major accounts and negotiates sales price and discounts in consultation with Managing Director.
· Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly revenue streams.
· Develops specific plans to ensure revenue growth in all company’s products.
· Coordinates proper company resources to ensure efficient and stable sales results.
· Formulates all sales policies, practices and procedures.
· Collaborates with Managing Director to develop sales strategies to improve market share in all product lines.
· Interprets short- and long-term effects on sales strategies in operating profit.
· Mentor and on-board future sales team.
· Collaborates with Managing Director to establish and control budgets for sales promotion and trade show expenses.
· Reviews expenses and recommends economies.
· Holds regular meeting with sales staff.

Person Profile:

· A university degree in marketing or business studies is preferred; or a minimum of seven years of related experience or training in packaging industry sector; or the equivalent combination of formal education and experience.
· Track record of knowledge in the protective packaging sector.
· Proven networking and business development experience.
· Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
· Proven ability to motivate and lead the sales team.
· Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills, plus a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
· A valid driver’s licence.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager

Account Manager
Based in Home Office

Job ref: JE/57119

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. They are now recruiting a Key Account Manager to help maintain and develop new business in the Midlands and South of the UK. Managing a wide range of product lines and identifying key customer targets.

Key Tasks:

· To develop business in line with budget expectations
· Identifying and canvassing new Customer targets
· Developing and managing a comprehensive product portfolio for existing and new product lines
· Working alongside European Affiliates to realise group strategy
· To handle product enquiries and business opportunities, and to contact customers directly
· To monitor relevant sales to ensure that the correct level of profitability is maintained
· To ensure that all price increases are implemented on time, and following our processes
· To seek and follow through new business opportunities at accounts, and prioritise these accordingly

The ideal candidate will:

· Have extensive knowledge and sales experience of engineering polymers (e.g. nylon, PETG, TPE PPS,)
· Proven sales record and the ability to manage the existing business but also identify and drive growth opportunities
· Strong technical background in polymers from distribution or compounding background.
· Strong customer focus – knowledge of the UK plastics processor market in the Midlands and South West
· A hunter personality, self-disciplined and highly motivated
· Use of Sales Force as a CRM system
· Good communication skills both written and orally
· Good organisational and time management skills

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Executive – Sealing Solutions

Business Development Executive – Sealing Solutions
Homebased UK
Job ref: EG /54883

The Client:

Manufactures of polymer products offering semi-finished materials, complex machined components, injection moulded parts, seals & slide bearings that are supplied to a range of sectors including Aerospace, Medical, Oil &Gas & Renewables. The business offer an extensive product portfolio for a diverse spectrum of demanding applications, which service a worldwide customer base.

With manufacturing sites and sales offices in the UK and Europe, and partners globally we aim to offer our customers cost effective solutions at the highest quality from material selection through to product design, manufacturing, and distribution.

Job Objective:

· Increase sales, opportunities and pipeline within the focus market.
· Increase visibility, penetration and sales success with new and existing clients.
· Fostering the growth of the organisation by identifying new projects and maintaining a pipeline to ensure annual targets are met.
· Collaborating with Research and Development, Marketing, and Manufacturing departments with new growth opportunities

Business Planning & Customer Acquisition:

· Develop sales and marketing plan per focus market, in line with growth objectives of the company.
· Produce an annual strategy execution action plan which is updated quarterly, outlining key milestones.
· Responsible for development of live sales pipeline & forecasting.
· Business development and high value customer acquisition with focus on major End Users; OEM’s and high value companies, within the focus market with potential account value of over £100k.
· Conduct on-going product portfolio performance assessment and create a feedback loop for new service and product offerings, leading to commercially driven R&D proposals.
· Operates with a high degree of autonomy in accordance with clearly established policy and procedures guided by the line manager.

Market Segment Performance:

· Developing and overseeing specific customer journey process, whilst placing emphasis on customer service for high value and strategic customers.
· Focus on focus market true profitability performance at Gross Margin level whilst adhering to budgetary requirement.
· Embedding contract review process at both enquiry and order acceptance stages.
· Justification for any investment for Business Lines linked to the focus market (Ref: payback).
· Day to day collaboration with the wider sales and marketing colleagues.
· Market intelligence and Competitor activity reporting.

Cross functional:

· Focus market performance reporting to support management/board meetings.
· Working very closely with the head of sales and marketing plus other business line leaders to increase sales and brand awareness.
· Committing to and promoting exceptional Teamwork within the company especially amongst peers.
· Establishing subcontract network and liaison of this; to be utilised when decision is made to outsource versus making in-house.
· Working with the engineering /technical team to optimise products for the focus market.
· Liaison with all operational functions (e.g. Purchasing & Production) to facilitate ‘best in class’ customer service.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Minimum of 5 years in sales or a customer focussed position.
· Graduate Degree in Mechanical /Polymer Engineering preferred however not necessary.
· Experience and application knowledge with Sealing Solution Products in focus markets and other relevant sectors.
· Proven track record of international customer management .
· Able to negotiate on all organisational levels and proven experience of developing large value contracts of above £ 0.5 M
· Proven track record of intrapreneurship
· Excellent communication and presentation skills both written & verbal.
· Knowledge and experience of CRM / ERP systems a must.
· Fluent second language would be an advantage.
· Comfortable with overseas travel, worldwide – Up to 50% travelling.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713

Senior Setter / Operator

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a Senior Injection Moulding Setter / Operator to join their team to support continued business growth and expansion of their UK operation.

 

Role:

  • As a Senior Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • The role of a Senior Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.
  • A fantastic opportunity to work for a growing, innovative company who place great importance on providing training and development opportunities for their staff.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Setter will ensure the designated machines are operated and run in accordance with the required production schedule. To maintain and strive to improve the company’s current health, safety and environmental
  • In the role of Senior Setter, you must ensure the Injection Moulding machines are set to the optimum conditions to produce quality components meeting company standards and customer requirements.
  • To execute colour, insert, printer and mould changes according to the production plan.
  • To perform quality and material tests (MFI) on a regular basis according to instructions.
  • As Senior Setter it is your responsibility to implement appropriate corrective action when quality issues are reported by a Machine Operator.
  • To organise cover for breaks for and in co-operation with the Machine Operators.
  • To provide semi-finished products such as wheels, axles etc to the production lines.
  • To ensure good housekeeping standards are maintained on the shop floor and maintain the organisation of the semi-finished/finished product storage areas.
  • To ensure the correct loading/unloading of recycling material and new material deliveries.
  • Discuss any tooling issues with Shift Manager in order to raise tool reports if a tool breaks or ideas of how to improve for next production run.
  • Set up, run and monitor all automated and ancillary equipment for each production line or cell, to include, dryers, hot runners, temperature controllers and hoppers
  • Diligently maintain accurate records and data to support monitoring of all performance criteria.
  • To maintain and strive to improve the company’s current health, safety and environmental procedures.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • Materials processing experience to include PVC, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene & Glass filled Nylon
  • Tool hanging / removal & setting of injection mould presses
  • Troubleshooting & Problem solving
  • Basic machine maintenance

 

Personal Specification:

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good communication skills to line management level
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Setter

Contact: ivor.griffiths@sierra57consult.com

 

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter to join their team to support continued business growth.

 

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Setter, you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Setter is to fulfil all aspects of machinery tool changes, from hanging the tool and securing the tool in the machine through to the use of programming software and setting up the robots to provide the optimum cycle time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In the role injection moulding setter you will be required to start up and shut down injection mould machines, as per procedures following all instructions on setting sheets including water connection diagrams.
  • As injection moulding setter you will provide general support for the moulding division, ensuring a constant high-level of housekeeping across all areas ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, safety standards are always adhered to consistently and work is completed to within agreed safe practices and legislation. Checking process packs for any discrepancies or inaccuracies wherever possible.
  • Prepare for tool changes prior to current order completion.
  • Complete last off checks, and place tools in correct location on rack and inform Shift Manager so that changes can be made to the tooling database, if necessary.
  • Ensure that all equipment is set up, the full cell is ready to run, and parts are running to standard.
  • Trial new tools to the correct procedure, making sure trial paperwork is present ready for QA or QE.
  • Discuss any tooling issues with Shift Manager in order to raise tool reports if a tool breaks or ideas of how to improve for next production run.
  • Set up, run and monitor all automated and ancillary equipment for each production line or cell, to include, dryers, hot runners, temperature controllers and hoppers
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purgings; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning
  • Optimise machine cycle times. Ensure parts are running to cycle, and report to the shift manager if the cycle time is not running to costed cycle.
  • Diligently maintain accurate records and data to support monitoring of all performance criteria.
  • Handover meeting at the end of the shift to the next shift Setter.
  • Participate in and actively promote the company’s CIP (continuous improvement program) looking for ways to continually improve the way we work and to reduce waste.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years injection moulding experience
  • Recognised injection moulding qualifications an advantage
  • Materials processing experience to include PVC, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene & Glass filled Nylon
  • Tool hanging / removal & setting of injection mould presses
  • Troubleshooting & Problem solving
  • Basic machine maintenance

 

Personal Specification:

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good communication skills to line management level
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Overview: Our client, a successful manufacturer supplying to a variety of industries, are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join their Team. Our client supplies numerous industries such as automotive, construction, electronics and medical.

 

Role:

  • Reporting to the Technical Director and working within the technical department to develop and assist with the introduction new manufacturing systems to agreed objectives and within the guidelines set by company procedures.
  • To assist with the maintenance of existing manufacturing systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully introduce automated systems that work with our core processes of mouldings, stampings and light assemblies.
  • Provide practical guidance to other technicians and operatives in the use and care of these systems.
  • Support the Production Department in resolving issues and the ongoing use of manufacturing systems involving robotics and associated electrical and electronic systems.
  • Taking a significant role in the continuous improvement activity within the company.
  • Support other company activities including but not limited to:
  • Participate in feasibility reviews for new enquiries.
  • Ensure manufacturing systems comply with relevant health and safety requirements and good practice and guarding legislation.
  • In the course of the job, it will be necessary for the individual to maintain and increase their professional knowledge in the appropriate manufacturing fields in line with new developments.
  • In the course of the job, it will be necessary for the individual to maintain and increase their professional knowledge in the appropriate manufacturing fields in line with new developments.

 

Experience Requirements.

  • A working knowledge of the programming and operation of robotics and gripper systems (ideally either Fanuc or Staubli).
  • A working knowledge of the programming and operation of Mitsubishi or Siemens PLC systems and interfacing to robotics systems.
  • A working knowledge of common vision systems (such as Cognex or Omron) and their use in light manufacturing.
  • A basic knowledge of pneumatics and control electrics.
  • Ability to work within tight timescales and commercial awareness.
    3D mechanical design skills, preferably 3D in Solidworks of VISI Cad systems is advantageous and self-development in this area encouraged.
  • Must be flexible to working hours on occasions that the business requires.

Key Words: “Manufacturing Engineer” “Process Engineer”, “Industrial Engineer”, Work Study Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “automation engineer”, “automation technician”, “robot technician”
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Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

CMM Technician

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, a manufacturer of bespoke mouldings we are looking to appoint a CMM Technician to join their established and successful team.

 

Overview:

  • In the role of CMM Technician, you will be responsible for operating, programming and running reports from their CMM equipment
  • As CMM Technician you will work closely with the managers and supervisors to implement quality measures.

 

Responsibilities:

  • As CMM Technician you will be a crucial member of the quality inspection team and will be responsible for the operations in this area.
  • The successful CMM Technician candidate will champion activities for quality delivery, cost and safety objectives and will support continuous improvement through Kaizen.
  • Prepare standardized work procedures and facilitate effective communication of procedures to affected areas.
  • Must be able to assist in manpower management and ability to control overtime.
  • Must be able to successfully lead and function within a team environment and be able to adapt to change.
  • Responsible for 5S activities for assigned area.
  • Support company policies and procedures as defined in handbook and administer fairly and consistently.
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Receptive of training and performing functions in multiple areas.
  • Responsible for implementation and follow up of countermeasure activities related to customer and/or department issues.
  • Must be willing to travel to customers, suppliers, etc. as needed.
  • Must ensure that all safety procedures and practices are implemented and followed.
  • Must complete all necessary reporting and required paperwork.
  • Recognize and define problems, collect data, and develop reports.

 

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Must be from a quality/inspection related background (manufacturing & automotive preferred).
  • Must have general understanding of quality assurance system.
  • Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing.
  • Good knowledge of quality systems, gauging and close tolerance measurement.
  • Knowledge of CMM is essential.
  • Working knowledge of PC Dmis will be highly beneficial
  • You will have strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel.

 

Key Words: “Quality Engineer”, “Quality Technician”, “Quality Engineering”, “Quality Inspector”, “CMM Technician”, “CMM Engineer”, “Metrology Technician”, CMM, PCDMIS, “PC Dmis”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Setter / Team Leader

Job Overview:  Our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for an Injection Moulding Setter with team leader experience to join their successful team and support continued business growth.

 

Overview:

  • As an Injection Moulding Team Leader you must have several years’ experience with setting, conditioning, maintenance & process optimisation of injection moulding machines working with a wide range of materials.
  • As an Injection Moulding Team Leader, you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machine at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.
  • The role of an Injection Moulding Team Leader is to be responsible for a small team and Mouldshop across shift.
  • For a proven Injection Moulding Setter, this is an excellent opportunity to work within a company who are currently experiencing a period of growth.
  • Extensive training will be provided for the successful candidate to further develop your skills

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the mouldshop area including support of the Technical, Operations Team and Cell Leaders.
  • Set and optimise injection moulding machine conditions
  • Basic machine maintenance, trouble shooting and process optimisation activities.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • Champion and promote 5s within the moulding team
  • Monitor and adhere to Health & Safety legislation
  • Material handling/drying
  • Reporting on the shift and the production quantities to the manager
  • Quality control
  • Overseeing a shift of personnel
  • Leading a team of employees to ensure company goals, safe practices and deadlines are met effectively

Experience:

  • Previous experience within an injection moulding manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Ability to set moulding machines from scratch for new tooling
  • Be experienced in trouble shooting and problem solving, tool trials, NPI and the complete process setup
  • Have knowledge of process optimisation, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Safe tool hanging experience
  • A good understanding of injection mould tooling, how they work and what issues to look out for
  • Maintenance of machinery experience and a good hands-on approach for machine fault finding

Key Words: “Injection Moulding”, “Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Process Technician”, “Process Development Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Senior Setter”, “Plastic”, “Mould Setter”

 

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Production Operator

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

To ensure the designated machine is operated and run in accordance with the required production schedule.

To maintain and strive to improve the company’s current health, safety and environmental procedures.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

To visually inspect the machine running and ensure that production is in accordance with the “First Off” sample provided beside the machine and as signed off by the Shift Leader.

To carry out the daily preventative maintenance, cleaning and inspection routine of the tool and the machine.

To start and stop the machine if there are any quality issues affecting production.

To support all activities associated with the machine, such as colour, foil, stamp and material changes and quality testing.

To maintain a high level of cleanliness around the machine and to adhere to general housekeeping standards.

To provide the correct data input in the Hydra production system and in any manual recordings/documentation.

To ensure correct data records are input in the production sheets and highlight/report any discrepancies to the Shift Leader.

To maintain in good working order the work uniform and PPE provided.

To adhere to all Health & Safety rules and guidelines as notified.

To undertake any other reasonable activities required to support the operations of Craemer UK Limited as requested by those managing/supervising your activities at work.

Benefits:

Panama Shift Patterns (average of 15 non-working days each month)
24 days holiday
Personal Development Opportunities
Excellent Working Conditions                          Contributory pension scheme                                        Cycle to work scheme Opportunity to work for an innovative, growing company

 

 

Senior Operator

To ensure the Injection Moulding machines are set to the optimum conditions to produce quality components meeting Craemer requirements and customer requirements.

To execute colour, insert, printer and mould changes according to the production plan

To perform quality and material tests (MFI) on a regular basis according to instructions.

To implement appropriate corrective action when quality issues are reported by a Machine Operator.

To organise cover for breaks for and in co-operation with the Machine Operators.

To achieve low scrap rates, high productivity rates and minimal change over wastage.

To ensure detailed and correct documentation and recording is carried out.

To provide semi finished products such as wheels, axles etc to the production lines.

To ensure good housekeeping standards are maintained on the shop floor and maintain the organisation of the semi finished/finished product storage areas (yard).

To ensure correct data records are input in the production sheets and highlight/report any discrepancies to the Shift Leader.

To ensure the correct loading/unloading of recycling material and new material deliveries.

To adhere to all Health & Safety rules and guidelines as notified.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Plastic Injection Moulding experience
Tool Changing and Process Setting experience
Overhead crane operation
A problem-solving mindset
Excellent communication skills
A conscientious attitude to work.
Experience with the following would be an advantage

Engel
Krauss
Kuka
Automation

BENEFITS

Training and development opportunities
Excellent working conditions
Contributory pension scheme
Opportunity to work for an innovative, growing company.
Cycle to work scheme

HOURS

You will work 12 hour shifts on a Panama shift rota, rotating days and nights every fortnight.

 

NPI Project Manager

NPI Project Manager
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: EG /55525

The Company:

An innovative market leader in the design and development of highly engineered and customised systems, within the 3D printing industry. The company are at the forefront of the design and development of extrusion systems and have a strong product portfolio selling into both B2B and B2C markets.
The company contracts the manufacture of their components worldwide and performs quality control, warehousing, assembly, and dispatch on site in Oxfordshire.
The company is set to grow 4x over the next 4 years on the back of detailed research and is fully funded to achieve these growth objectives.

The role:

The company is looking for an NPI Project Manager to develop, set up and run a Project Management Office (PMO) that will primarily be responsible for ensuring the seamless delivery of new product initiatives to the market.
The division will live within the Product Strategy team and the role will report to the Managing Director.

· Overall accountability for the delivery of all product development projects in the program, including all stages of the NPD process from concept to launch
· Lead, Manage, and hold all members of the Project Management Office to Account.
· Provide leadership to multi-functional teams responsible for achieving product group deliverables for current and future products.
· Drive customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and life of the project’s financial performance, by managing customer projects, contracts, and business relationships.
· Establish, monitor and communicate all schedule-related information to successfully meet key stakeholders project objectives during Client Implementation(s).
· Act in a consultative role to Clients and Functional Teams during all project implementation phases assigned.
· Establish communication processes to ensure all project stakeholders and cross functional teams have current, relevant information to lead projects to successful outcomes, whilst meeting business needs and objectives.
· Develop Project Management Office that is appropriately resourced to deliver NPI initiatives
· Consult with business teams to obtain appropriate technology and process recommendations, including all decisions related to project implementation.
· Work with cross functional teams and management on implementing new policies and procedures.
· Effectively work with project suppliers, schedules, contracts, and other divisions.
· Provide project executive and customer point of contact for accountability in problem resolution.
· Effectively work alongside the business to meet client tactical needs, as well as long-term strategic objectives.
· Lead the provision of expert technical support to client as needed
· Develop key project implementation models.
· Ensure a successful blend between technical solutions and business requirements.
· Partner with Engineering management leadership to drive the future direction of applications.
· Responsible for assessing and implementing new techniques and technologies to keep Agile competitive in the industry.
· Provide presentations and trainings to marketplaces on technology offerings and how those fit within customers business needs.
· Pre-sales activities including: development of client demos and prototypes; creation of project estimates; and presentation of detailed proposals.
· Effective Project and Programme scheduling using such things as MSP, P6, Jiira, Clickup, and similar.
· Industry proven effective ability to Monitor and Control Projects, as well as Change and Resolving concerns.
· An individual that will invest their time and efforts into the company as a whole.
· Other duties and special projects as assigned

The Person:

· Degree educated in engineering or technical subject, Master’s degree preferred.
· Extensive experience as a Programme Manager (or Senior Project Manager) covering the full product development lifecycle of complex technology products, via stage gate system.
· Certificated Project Manager or proven equivalent experience via successful project management track record
· Background in a relevant engineering or technical field
· Portfolio management a strong plus.
· Highly proficient planner and scheduler
· Excellent communicator with a demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships (internally and externally, including suppliers).
· Experience leading project team members at all levels in the organisation. Developed management style.
· Experienced in process management and continuous improvement
· Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Microbiologist Business Development Manager

Microbiologist Business Development Manager
Home based North UK

Job ref: JE /57457

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

The Company manufactures and supplies an extensive range of prepared microbiological culture media to the pharmaceutical industry, food industry and health care markets. In addition they also supply and services specialist environmental air monitoring equipment and supplies biological indicators, primarily in to the same markets. They are now looking for a dynamic and driven Business Development Manager to be service the north of the UK.

The role:

· The role will deliver excellence across the territory, ensuring our customers receive a first -class experience.
· Protection of a significant amount of the business revenue, while also focusing on rapid market expansion.
· Demonstrate exceptional account management skills, negotiation, and leadership skills demonstrating how you engage and influence customers.
· Enable our industry partners to improve their quality of manufacturing while reducing risk

Outcomes:

· Meet agreed annual sales growth target that is in line with the business growth ambition
· Grow sales revenue whilst maintaining the company’s margins
· Understand the current market and competitor activity within the territory

Responsibilities:

· Achieve annual growth expectation, while monitoring discounting and gross margin
· Attend face to face meetings with customers, on a regular basis
· Maintain accurate data input on all platforms (CRM and ERP)
· Forecast on a regular basis to senior management
· Have a robust understanding of account activities (historic and future) in order to manage & develop existing accounts to increase value
· Analise data effectively to understand buying patterns and trends
· Proactively target competitor accounts for growth
· Assist with marketing and public relationship activities such as attending exhibitions
· Demonstrate a proactive nature to filling knowledge gaps
· Communicate market feedback that will help drive business direction
· Identify appropriate key markets suitable for the business
· Identify and communicate with decision makers using the appropriate language and terminology
· Always represent the company values and maintain a professional manner
· Follow business processes without deviation
· Attend the office monthly

Competencies:

· Track record – a proven track record in moving business through a sales pipeline to close, showing evidence of consistently hitting growth targets
· Business Intelligence – know about our business, our products and our services. An existing knowledge of target markets and customers, along with knowledge of a regulatory industry, ideally within microbiology cleanroom environment, would be advantageous
· Sales Growth – have an understanding that research and strategy is necessary to benchmark the competition and keep the company ahead. Believe in Inbound Marketing. Demonstrate the ability to project manage by setting goals, plan and deliver
· People skills – can negotiate and persuade effectively, with clear understanding of the business impact
· Organised & Flexible – must be highly organised and be able to manage their own diary
· High standards – demonstrate a methodical, right first-time approach to all work. Set realistic expectations. A self-starter that can work independently and within a dynamic team
· Teamwork – ability to set own expectations, so that they can work with autonomy, whilst maintaining regular contact with the Customer Support Team
· Professional – demonstrate interpersonal skill, networking skills and emotional intelligence to nurture and develop internal and external relationships
· Communication skills – be able to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to identify between internal and external correspondence
· Problem solving – is dynamic in their approach and can think their way around problems
· Technical skills – proven Microbiology skill set, with a knowledge of Clean Room standards and/or the principles of GMP being beneficial
· Computer skills – demonstrate proficient use of Microsoft platforms with the ability to work with an ERP and CRM system (eg. Priority and Hubspot)
· Qualification – Science degree or equivalent, ideally in microbiology. Sales and/or Account Management qualification. Hold a clean UK driving licence

Culture & Values:

· Professional and cheerful manner
· Enthusiastic “can do” attitude, self-motivated and organised
· Integrity and honesty

Territory:

· Field based role with home office. This role requires frequent travel to and from clients.
· The territory includes Scotland, East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Northeast, Northwest, and Isle of Man

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager
Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Job ref: AZ /56958

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid UK work visa will be considered
for this position.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Recipient of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our client offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry.
The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials maintain temperature stability throughout the distribution chain and arrive intact and effective, despite the exterior environments. They are dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfil the complex needs of the global life sciences industry.

Overview:

The Logistics Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating freight and transport operations ensuring that goods reach their destinations safely, on time and in the most cost-effective way.
This person will form part of the Operations team and drive Operational excellence and lead the development, implementation, and continuous improvement in the Logistics/Transport department.

What You’ll Do:

⦁ Effective execution of the global delivery consignment notes and collection note process
⦁ Strong knowledge of import/export/customs requirements
⦁ Responsible for ensuring internal and external transport quotes are provided in a timely manner
⦁ Seek continuous improvement for transport systems and processes
⦁ Identifying staff training, providing performance targets and development goals for transport coordinators. Ensuring the team are motivated and have the required skills and capabilities to meet business requirements.
⦁ Liaising with customer services, production and planning to certify transport is booked for the required time and managing urgent enquiries relating to shipping needs
⦁ Managing contracts and developing new business. Maintaining supplier relationships and continually looking for improved contract terms.
⦁ Working with suppliers and customers, planning routes and scheduling delivery times
⦁ Approve Supplier Invoices, reconciling month end invoices and advising of invoice accruals.
⦁ Reporting on and analyzing, planning, and maximizing performance of service quality levels internally and for external service providers
⦁ Maintain and improve operational efficiency, cost, and service level agreements
⦁ Promote a first-class service culture
⦁ Adhere to all Environmental, Health and Safety policies, procedures, and regulations
⦁ Actively support the company’s Quality Objectives, assist in providing all necessary information for ISO auditors

What You’ll Need:

⦁ HND/Degree in logistics; Supply Chain management; transport management or business management
⦁ Minimum of 5 years in a transport or similar background
⦁ Must be proficient with Microsoft office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
⦁ Good Knowledge and experience of SAP. SAP implementation experience highly advantageous
⦁ Experience of managing a team
⦁ Confident communicator at all levels
⦁ Effective under pressure and extremely organised
⦁ Must have excellent verbal, written, maths and presentation skills, with great attention to detail.
⦁ Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timeframes.
⦁ Must be able to interact effectively and diplomatically with all company personnel with a positive and proactive approach to the requirements of other departments.
⦁ Must be flexible with work schedules if required to meet the needs of the business during busy periods

Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin – Business Director
T: +44 (0) 1789 207070
E: andy.zanin@listgrove.com

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For UK roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the United Kingdom. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Commercial Director

Commercial Director
Based in the UK

Job Ref: JE/55578

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Our client is a leading supplier of specialty chemicals for use in the refrigeration, air conditioning, aerosol and foam blowing industries.

The Commercial Director is in charge of applying the Business Strategy within the company and therefore its success

Business Strategy & Action Plan:

· Set up and submit the business plan to the Company Management & Pole management
· Implement the action plan and follow it up
· Determine the business Forecast and follow it up
· Define the general price policy and the negotiation level of the sales representatives
· Inform the Business Management of the market & technical evolution.

Business Management:

· Develop, implement & monitor partnership contracts
· Monitor both the market and the products
· Participate in the selection process of new products and suppliers
· Manage, along with the area sales representative the Key accounts (Prospection, Contract negotiation)
· Participate with the management to the Company’s promotion and communication with the different branch organization / association.

Sales Team Management:

· Set up & follow up of the sales area representatives and sales administration objectives and results: UK + Export
· Train & inform his team about the implementation of new processes.
· Take the lead of the annual appraisal & recruitment interviews of the commercial team

Marketing & Communication:

· Manage & define the internal and external communication with the Marketing and Communication Department.
· Set up and participate in marketing actions (commercial support, press, trade shows, product development.) with the Company Management and the Marketing & communication team.

Quality:

· Lead the company’s business process: implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement
· Participate in the company’s audits and certification

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

· Diploma: Bachelor / Master’s in Business Management
· Ideally 10 years Successful experiences as Commercial Director
· Consuming goods / HVAC / Industrial & commercial refrigeration knowledge

Technical skills:

· Knowledge of technical products
· Business & negotiation skills
· Business Strategy set up and implementation
· Working in an ERP system
· Management skills

Soft Skills:

· Rigorous / networking / Self-organisation / ability to travel/
· Fluency in an additional language would be beneficial

Working Rights: Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website: www.listgrove.com

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with our application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Supply Planner/Scheduler

Job Overview: Our client, a successful manufacturer supplying to a variety of industries, are seeking an experienced Supply Planner to join their Team. Our client supplies numerous industries such as automotive, construction, electronics and medical.

 

Role:

  • The role of a Supply Planner will be responsible for the supply management for both inter-company & 3rd party vendors, placing orders & coordinating delivery ensuring stock is available to meet company & customer requirements
  • The Supply planner will be responsible for the planning, releasing, scheduling, expediting & monitoring all inbound orders.
  • This position will be suitable for someone with experience within a supply chain environment, with room to develop into this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Control stock inventory against targets
  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
  • Establish written procedures and reports for Supply Planning
  • Gather quotes & communicate air freight requirements
  • Accountable for vendor invoices, including approval for freight & packaging costs
  • To process all customs clearance documentation regarding import of goods, ensuring correct duty declared to HMRC, whilst liaising with our clearance agent to ensure smooth delivery
  • Reconciliation of system & vendor accounts, processing invoices, credit notes, replacement parts
  • Plan staff resources through shift scheduling to fit with production requirements.
  • Provide training at site level where appropriate.
  • Forecast and establish equipment and raw materials required to meet the production demand.
  • Hold regular meetings with key production personnel to discuss daily/weekly/monthly requirements
  • Report on key output and performance information such as number of completed products, percentages of defectives etc
  • Perform regular WIP audits and process tracking
  • Efficient file management

 

Experience Requirements.

  • A minimum of 2:1 in a technical degree
  • Previous significant track record of planning and replenishment systems, within both an international and multi-site environment
  • Customer focused
  • You should be self-motivated, with good time management and excellent organisational skills
  • You must have drive, enthusiasm, a ‘can do’ attitude, with the ability to think for yourself and take responsibility for your actions from day one
  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
  • Experience of MRP11 (Manufacturing Resource Planning)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office including
  • Advanced Excel and ERP systems
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines whilst managing priorities
  • Customer focussed with a hands-on approach
  • Experience in LEAN Manufacturing is advantageous
  • Supply chain management qualifications an advantage
  • Automotive/manufacturing experience

Key Words: “Production Planner” “Production Scheduler” “Senior Scheduler” “Materials Planner” “Production Controller” “Planning Leader” “Automotive” “Manufacturing” “Supply Chain” “Supply Planner”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Procurement manager (maternity cover)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Procurement Team, we are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager on a full time fixed term 8 month contract to cover maternity leave.

Working as part of the group operational team the role covers a team of 6 which is located in both the UK and Lithuania facilities.

To manage all commercial aspects of the supply base through a process of understanding and monitoring the relevant commodities and to the negotiate the best total cost price for the materials and consumables purchased ensuring a cost positive contribution to the business’s competitiveness and performance.

To source and manage a supply base appropriate for the supplying of raw material, consumables and services which meets the businesses needs and requirements, ensuring the suppliers are selected through a process of supplier selection and their performance and compliance to standards is regularly monitored and reviewed through by means of auditing and review meetings.

To manage and develop the group procurement team based in both the UK and Lithuania ensuring the team is working efficiently and effectively in order to deliver the departmental goals and objectives.

Quality assurance Engineer

This is an exciting job opportunity that has become available within the Quality department. The purpose of your role will be to assure the control and compliance of all manufacturing processes and parts being produced, through the application of part approval and process auditing ensuring the customer’s requirements for quality is met.

To assure any customer concerns are communicated to production, with any suspect parts or materials being quarantined within production or stores locations and verified / approved for use before release, with any rework activity of the parts being approved and verified before being released.

The ideal candidate will be used to working on a production shop floor with practical experience in the use of hand tools and being able to complete paperwork fully and accurately.

The right candidate must have good attention to detail so you are able to conduct 1st off checks and process approval for all processes set up and parts produced. To ensure that all job instruction sheets are correct and updated to the latest business and customer requirements to ensure that production management have the correct information to be able to set the process correctly and make complying parts.

Development

If required by the company, introduce new employees into the operation training them as required.
Through the appraisal process, identify areas of personal and team development required.
Develop through continuous performance improvements, customer service and operational efficiencies.

QHSE Manager

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a manufacturer of bespoke mouldings we are looking to appoint a QHSE Manager to join their established and successful team.

 

Role:

  • As QHSE Manager you will have the ability to drive quality and compliance through the business whilst ensuring the highest industry standards are met.
  • As QHSE Manager you will have had a solid and steady career history as a Quality professional with good supervisory experience.
  • You will have proven experience with managing quality systems, ISO legislation as well quality tools SPC, 8D, PPAP, APQP along with good customer interface.
  • This is a senior & integral role within the business and therefore man-management experience is essential.
  • This role encompasses the full spectrum of quality engineering & HSE management responsibilities including industry accreditation compliance standards and the overall management of product quality control disciplines across the entire value chain.
  • This is a great for an individual looking to work for a growing and stable company who put their people at the forefront of the company.
  • Would suit someone who is a Senior Quality Engineer role at present looking to take the next career step or currently in a QM / QHSE Manager role at present. Potential for Group QHSE Manager role in 12-18 months
  • Ideally looking for applicants with either NEBOSH qualifications, or willing to take these qualifications as company will support / cover NEBOSH training costs

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain quality accreditations and ensure continues compliance with ISO9001, ITAF16949 and 14001 standards
  • Effectively interact with Production and Engineering teams to maintain product supply, and assist with New Product Introduction
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation
  • Writing technical and management systems reports
  • Bringing together staff of difference disciplines and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree comprehensive procedures
  • Manage and maintain the Company’s quality assurance and product release programs for incoming and in-process materials and components, processes and finished goods.
  • Formulate and manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and systems pertaining to the QA/QC.
  • Hosting external auditors and ensuring the execution of corrective action for compliance with specifications
  • Define, support the development of and update KPI’s used to monitor quality performance
  • Organise and manage quality assurance function
  • Identify and develop continuous improvement opportunities
  • Mentor & nurture Quality Technicians.
  • This is a hands-on, sleeves-rolled up role

 

Experience Requirements.

  • Good automotive / TS16949 / ITAF 16949 experienced Quality professional with good documentation management skills is essential
  • Good exposure to FMEA’s, 8D, NPI, PPAP, APQP
  • 5 years prior experience in Quality Assurance for a consumer product manufacturer
  • Plastic Injection moulding or plastic parts manufacturing experience will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience working with contract manufacturers, suppliers or distributors
  • Experience in Continuous improvement methodology
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal oral communication skills
  • Strong IT Skills – Microsoft Office, Excel etc
  • Passion and alignment with our mission, vision, values & operating principles
  • Experience in quality management systems & quality system audits
  • Desire to own decision and take responsibilities for outcomes
  • Willingness to travel when required
  • Excellent inter-personal and customer facing skills and verbal and good inter-personal relations
  • Strategic with a sound logical approach to problem solving
  • Strong leadership, management and people development skills. nurturing skills for developing current Quality Team of 2 Technicians
  • Self-motivated and confident decision maker
  • Must be hands-on / sleeves roles up with necessary confidence for CQE liaisons

 

Key Words: “QHSE Manager”, “HSE Manager, “SHEQ Manager”, “Quality Manager”, “Senior Quality Engineer”, “Quality Assurance Engineer” “Quality Leader” “Quality Engineer”, “Customer Quality Engineer”, “manufacturing”, “injection moulding”, plastics, “ “lean manufacturing”, “hi-volume manufacturing”, TS16949, ITAF16949, “Health & Safety”
 

FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Maintenance Engineer

Job Overview:  Our client, a successful manufacturer supplying to a variety of industries, are seeking a ‘hands on’ experienced, electrically biased maintenance engineer to join their Team. Our client supplies numerous industries such as automotive, construction, electronics and medical

 

Role:

  • As a Maintenance Engineer, you will be responsible for the maintenance and repairs to mechanical and electrical on-site equipment:
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of working within a structured maintenance programme whilst dealing with day-to-day breakdowns, faults and repairs.

 

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience with Injection Moulding manufacturing
  • Extensive experience in electrical and manufacturing engineering with a strong control engineering bias.
  • You will ideally have a 16th, 17th or 18th Edition electrical installation certificate
  • To demonstrate knowledge of plant operation principles, methods and processes.
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills for interacting with a close team and other department Managers.
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word
  • You will have demonstrable analytical skills and problem solving abilities

 

Key Words: “Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra57–

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra57 has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Production Planner/Scheduler

Job Overview: Our client, an established, forward thinking global manufacturing company have called upon our services to search for a Production Planner to join their team.

 

Role:

  • As a Production Planner you will be responsible for production planning and scheduling of the production department and shopfloor.
  • The role of a Production Planner will require you to ensure that goods are produced on time, in full for distribution in a profitable and efficient manner whilst maintaining the smooth and cost-efficient flow of production operations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Generate daily or weekly production schedules to ensure that production deadlines are met.
  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
  • Lead production workflow for multiple products
  • Plan staff resources through shift scheduling to fit with production requirements
  • Forecast and establish equipment and raw materials required to meet the production demand.
  • Hold regular meetings with key production personnel to discuss daily/weekly/monthly requirements
  • Oversee jobs to ensure that they meet time deadlines and are completed within budget
  • Address issues as they arise aiming for minimum disruption to production, communicating with production and quality departments where necessary.
  • Report on key output and performance information such as number of completed products, percentages of defectives etc
  • Perform regular WIP audits and process tracking
  • Efficient file management

 

Experience Requirements.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a production planner
  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
  • Experience of MRP11 (Manufacturing Resource Planning)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office including Excel and ERP systems
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines whilst managing priorities
  • Customer focussed with a hands-on approach
  • Experience in LEAN Manufacturing is advantageous
  • Knowledge of Epicor an advantage
    Supply chain management qualifications an advantage
  • Automotive/manufacturing experience

Key Words: “Production Planner” “Production Scheduler” “Senior Scheduler” “Materials Planner” “Production Controller” “Planning Leader” “Automotive” “Manufacturing”
FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Toolmaker

Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a specialist injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for a Toolmaker to join their team.

 

Role: Responsible for making and improving different types of mould tools (jigs, fixtures, clamps or moulds) to enable the production processes within a manufacturing facility to be as efficient as possible.

 

Responsibilities;

  • The successful Toolmaker will manufacture new injection mould tools from technical drawings and 3D cad data to a high level of workmanship in an efficient, on time and cost effective manner
  • Repair, modify and maintain existing production tooling
  • Implement and maintain production planning system
  • Operate all toolroom plant and machinery safely ensuring necessary protective clothing and equipment is used at all times.
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the toolroom.
  • Log completed tool maintenance and repair work using the systems and databases provided.
  • Ensure correct marking and labelling of tools.
  • Be proactive in suggesting improvements in productivity and efficiency, part of the continual improvement program (CIP).
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviours expected of them
  • Good housekeeping (5S) – ensure that the factory and surrounding areas are kept tidy and within health and safety guidelines

 

Person Specification:

  • Engineering Qualification / Time Served Toolmaking Apprenticeship
  • You must have Injection Moulding tool making experience in a manufacturing environment
  • You must be able to read and understand specifications and drawings
  • You must have excellent machining skills, milling, grinding, drilling, CNC and CAD or CadCam experience
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Flexible to working hours, as required

 

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”

 

FOOTER

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

 

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

 

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Injection Moulding Operator

Job Overview: On behalf of our client; an established plastic injection moulding company, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic machine operators with the ambition to be trained as an Injection Moulding Setter.

 

Scope:

  • This position will suit a young and ambitious engineering or manufacturing professional with the drive to become a skilled injection moulding setter / technician through the company’s comprehensive training and development program.
  • You will be joining a successful, established, industry leader who are investing heavily in staff and offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to develop within the business.
  • Full and extensive injection moulding training is provided with the opportunity to earn industry recognised qualifications and career progression.

Responsibilities:

  • As an injection moulding machine operator you will be responsible for the safe operation of moulding machines and associated equipment.
  • In the role of injection moulding machine operator you will plan for production changes by ensuring they have all of the relevant tools, materials and equipment for the next change over.
  • In the role of injection moulding machine operator you will be required to assist the technical team with the safe removal and loading of the injection mould tooling form the machines.
  • As injection moulding operator you will be required to undertake routine maintenance work as directed by the Maintenance Manager, Technical Manager or Shift Technician.
  • It is your responsibility as injection moulding operator to keep running the production from moulding machines running throughout shift.
  • Undertake tool changes and start up procedures in line with tool change procedural documentation, setting machine parameters to the setting sheet, with sign off including the promotion of housekeeping standards. Submitting a first off as per the first off procedure, and related documentation, ensuring a ‘right first time’ attitude; including restarts.
  • Ensure that machines are in a clean and tidy manner suitable and safe for colleagues.
  • Good Housekeeping (5S) – Ensure machines are kept tidy; do not leave tools on machine beds, remove purgings; put SMED items back on stands; etc. Also, whenever possible use the final 30 minutes of the shift to assist general 5S, in terms of cleaning.
  • Actively seek to minimise scrap through process improvements in part handling, ensuring that all scrap is recorded on Mattec.
  • Stepping up to cover absence of the Shift Technician where required, undertaking the full duties of the shift technician to the best of the job holder’s abilities.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience within a plastics manufacturing environment is an advantage but other manufacturing experience to be considered
  • Engineering qualifications / certifications an advantage
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Word and Excel
  • Excellent understanding of Health & Safety in manufacturing
  • Willingness to learn new skills and progress
  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude in carrying out different types of work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude is essential

 

Key Words: “Material Handler”, “Machine Operator”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “Material Controller”, “Production Operator” “Injection Moulding Operator”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Job Overview:  On behalf of our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, we are recruiting a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

 

Overview:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer you will be required to work on general engineering breakdowns on plastics manufacturing machinery along with all associated ancillary equipment
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing equipment
  • The successful candidate MUST have current or prior experience with maintaining or servicing Plastic injection moulding equipment.
  • This is an excellent opportunity offering job security and satisfaction for the successful applicant of the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer post.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working on plastic injection moulding machine tools and ancillaries, as a Maintenance Engineer you will be responsible for the proactive & reactive electro-mechanical maintenance of mould machines, ancillaries, jigs & fixtures, materials handling equipment and general facilities maintenance.
  • You will be proactive in setting PPM schedules and organising the Maintenance team on machine down-time projects for planned maintenance activities, and instrumental in organising Maintenance / servicing & commissioning jobs for the Maintenance department staff.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you MUST have current or prior experience with maintaining or servicing Plastic injection moulding machines
  • You must have good electrical investigation and repair experience
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills for interacting with your team and other department Managers.
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word

 

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”
Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

 

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

 

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

 

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging
“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

 

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

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