Archive for the ‘General’ Category

The iniquities of social media

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council (and local councillor) took to Twitter recently to take issue with an ad on some Arriva buses promoting Veganuary. Apparently it riled him to such an extent because Shropshire is a “great county, built on Agriculture”.

Said individual clearly thinks he is the next Donald Trump, exposing “the fake news of vegangelists” (his words). Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t have the profile of the Orange One (with 714 Twitter followers as opposed to 56.9m) and a profile picture that wouldn’t have been out of place in a 1980s knitting pattern. 12 people bothered to comment on the tweet.


Happy New Year!!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

It is traditional at this time of the year to wish good health and glad tidings. There can’t be many years that we have approached with as much trepidation as this one though.

To say there is a dark cloud hanging over us all is something of an understatement. Regardless of whether you voted Leave or Remain, the fact of the matter is that the Government has pretty much ignored everything else it needed to do for the last two and a half years. Crossrail has gone massivley over-budget; HS2 is no nearer being started than it was five years ago; the full Universal Credit roll-out has been postponed again.


Purchasing Manager, Staffordshire, c£35,000pa + benefits

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is a dynamic, ambitious manufacturing company with a sustained track record of success, an exclusively blue chip client base and plans that involve both significant financial investment and challenging, yet achievable, growth. As part of their plans to improve efficiencies, manage costs and improve the quality and performance of the supply chain, they are now seeking to appoint an experienced, determined CIPS qualified purchasing manager to manage their entire buying cycle. You will have gained your experience in a manufacturing environment, and be as comfortable buying raw materials and part finished products as you are negotiating soft services. Your remit will involve seeking out and assessing new suppliers, driven by a desire to both maintain high quality standards and best prices, and you must be comfortable sourcing products where appropriate in the global marketplace, which may necessitate overseas travel. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-looking employer that views purchasing as an essential strategic function rather than a back-office one.

Our very own Black Friday!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

As with everything in the run up to Christmas, the earlier you plan things, the better your chance of achieving what you set out to do. If your current plans involve starting a new job in January 2017, don’t wait until the Christmas rush, start your search now.

And where better to start than our website? The number of new clients we are working with and the variety of roles must mean there’s something out there for almost everyone. Jobs in accounting, engineering, sales, QHSE and customer service; jobs based from home, jobs in Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire.


R&D, Technical and Quality Manager

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

This week’s featured candidate is a highly educated R&D, Technical and Quality Manager who has worked in a range of industries in the US, Eire and Spain as well as the UK, and has enjoyed significant success providing materials expertise for sister manufacturing facilities in Brazil, India and China.

Immediately available for permanent or project opportunities, he is MSc and PhD. qualified (and fluent in Spanish!) and has over fifteen years’ experience in technical and quality management, product design and development and R&D roles across a range of sectors.


Maintenance Engineer, Stoke on Trent, to £30,000pa

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is the market leader in its field, with an enviable reputation for quality and innovation, a skilled and highly motivated workforce and clear plans about their future direction. As part of these plans they are now seeking to recruit an experienced electromechanical maintenance engineer to a role working as an integral part of the manufacturing team. Alongside the planned and reactive maintenance schedules, you will be expected to troubleshoot and test equipment, controls and software and identify solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs. 17th Edition qualified and with a background in manufacturing or engineering, you will be able to turn your hand to repairing and maintaining a range of mechanical, pneumatic and electromechanical machinery. It is imperative that you have knowledge of PLC systems and software interfaces, but you must also be computer literate, and be able to demonstrate intuition and imagination in your solution finding. This is not your run of the mill maintenance engineer role, as much of your day to day tasks will be self-managed, and there will be opportunity for continued career development.

Design & Development Engineer, Wrexham, to £28,000pa + benefits

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is an outstanding success story, offering design led, market leading solutions to an exclusively blue chip client base on a genuinely global basis. As part of both a response to existing workloads and with an eye to the future in terms of developing their own talent and succession planning within the business, they are now seeking to appoint an ambitious, determined and personable graduate to a new role working closely with both the Engineering Director and the New Product Development Director. A graduate design engineer with a broad mix of electronic, electrical and mechanical engineering skills, you will be a creative individual, able to demonstrate this through a portfolio of work or evidence of previously designed products, with significant experience of CAD and other design software. There will essentially be two elements to the role, although both are equally important. The first area is to provide electro-mechanical engineering input to the development of new products, requiring design and prototype development work including testing. The second area is providing technical support for sales enquiries, developing creative and innovative engineered solutions for customer projects, and supporting the sales office in the form of product or layout design, leading to appropriate costs being supplied for quotation. This is a business that wants to continue to develop its engineers, both personally and technically, and which, having worked hard to attain its position in the marketplace, is seeking to build on this by continuing to be market leading and innovative. In short, this is not just a job for now, but for the rest of your career.

Senior Estimator, Telford, c£35,000pa + car + benefits

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is a long established, highly regarded business, with a strong and loyal blue chip customer base, an enviable reputation for quality and clear plans about their future direction. As part of these plans, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced and ambitious, degree qualified estimator to a new role, working closely with both senior management and the operational teams. My client offers a wide range of services from refurbishment and routine maintenance to new build, and you would work across all departments dealing with enquiries that range in value from £20k up to £250k. You must be personable and a good communicator as they enjoy excellent relationships and much repeat business, and this role would entail maintaining and building relationships with new and existing clients. With in-depth knowledge of the building industry, material components and building regulations, and of contractual procedures and responsibilities, your duties will involve producing priced tenders and quotations, providing clearly identified price build-ups to the delivery teams, assisting with the completion of PPQs and ITTs, risk assessment and quote analysis comparison from suppliers and subcontractors. This is an unmissable opportunity for an experienced estimator who is looking for a long term career path, and the potential to lead into a more senior management role, as my client is ideally seeking an individual who can exhibit dynamic and forward thinking to assist with the company’s long term planning and potential for growth.

Reseller Partnership Development Manager, North West, c£50k OTE (unlimited commission)

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is a multi-award winning organisation with over 150,000 clients, an impressive track record of growth and recent investment that is to see them become the largest player in the European market. As part of their continued desire to establish themselves as the market leader across all sectors, they are now looking to recruit an experienced and successful reseller partnership development manager to join their existing Channel Reseller Sales Team. Responsible for implementing and driving the new business strategy for the reseller channel, your duties will revolve around investigating and evaluating potential new partnerships, managing every aspect of those relationships from pre-sales evaluation, RFI/RFPs, commercials and contract negotiations, to post deal implementation, vendor training, vendor marketing material, ongoing account management and the ongoing retention and development of the client. This will entail attending channel events such as trade shows and vendor hosted events, driving the pre-Sales agenda, building trusted advisor status and working with the product and marketing teams to assist in creating industry specific materials supporting the reseller channel. You must be prepared to be judged, and rewarded, on your efforts and successes, providing accurate, timely and comprehensive management information to the Board of Directors, but this is such a high profile role within the business that your success will lead to a long term and highly lucrative career.

Marketing, Communications & PR Manager, Shropshire

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Immediately available and seeking a challenging part or full time role depending on the requirements of the business, this candidate is looking for roles in what could broadly be described as the A5/A483 corridor.

Multi award-winning and degree educated, with over fifteen years’ experience in creating communications strategies and campaigns, her core skills include bespoke public relations, web and intranet management, internal communications, branding and CSR activity. Her enviable track record of success from the past fifteen years has delivered results not just through aligning marketing with the overall business strategy, but also by engaging the people delivering those strategies on the ground, leading to increased market profile and ultimately sales.