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Sales Coordinator
Sales Coordinator SummaryThis is a great opportunity for a Sales Coordinator in Leicester commutable from Coalville, Nottingham, Derby, Market Harborough, Loughborough, Burton-upon-Trent, Hinckley, Ashby de la Zouch and Market Bosworth. Paying £25,000 to £30,000 per annum with a bonus structure in place. The company is a leading supplier of fasteners to the motorsport market. The CompanyThe successful Sales Coordinator will be working for an employer who….Supply high end companies in the motorsport and F1 industries.Are a leading supplier of fasteners into the EU motorsport market.Offer excellent progression and a supportive working environment, offering additional training were needed. The CandidateAs the successful Sales Coordinator, you are likely to have significant experience in the following…..Have a strong background in Internal sales positions.Fluent in Italian is a must.A strong customer service background. The Person The successful Sales Coordinator will be...Passionate about delivering excellent customer service.Confident self-starter who is motivated to succeed.Show initiative to present new ideas. Benefits PackageThe following benefits are available to the successful 'Sales Coordinator'Basic salary of £25,000 to £30,000 dependent on experience, with a bonus structure.25 days holiday's and pension structure. Interested? To apply for the Sales Coordinator Position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Harry Pemberton on 0116 254 5411 between 8 am - 5 pm 2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know. Precision People is committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system. Ref: Sales Coordinator Precision People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Find out more
Service Engineer - Gas & Oil Heater/Bio Mass Boiler
Field Service Heating EngineerMidlandsPermanent Salary: £30000 - £40000 (DOE) Company Car Are you looking for a career on the road? Do you have experience working with commercial heating/boilers? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking organisation who boasts one of the highest staff retention rates within the industry. We manufacture in the UK and are part of a larger group. We have recently been listed as the top 250 companies to work for in the Sunday Times and are also known as market leaders in our industry. The Company:Established over 100 years agoThe best supplier to the UK panel marketFamily-owned business Employee drivenThe Candidate: An experienced Heating EngineerA formal qualification is preferedAbility to work with boilers and heating systemsHVAC experience prefered but not essentialsHappy to travel and overnight stays (staying away is very rare)Clean drivers licenceBenefits/Package:Competitive salary packageCompany carA genuinely exciting company from an engineering point of view Interested? To apply for the Field Service Maintenance Engineer Position, here are your two options: 1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Guleid Fouad on 0116 254 5411 between 8am - 5pm or drop me an email on and I will get back to you ASAP. 2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system About Precision People This role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Maintenance, Technical, Engineering, Consultancy, Sales and Executive Search Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of maintenance candidates in fantastic new roles. Precision covers the whole spectrum of maintenance roles from, Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Shift Team Leaders, Maintenance Planners to Service & Commissioning Engineers. We have many maintenance roles both in the Midlands and throughout the UK, so get in touch today. Find out more
Area Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager SummaryThis is a great opportunity for a Regional Sales Manager, home based covering Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Redditch, Kidderminster, Telford, Rugby and Solihull. Paying £42,000 with OTE £50,000 depending on experience for a market leading supplier of capital equipment and consumables to the metalworking and precision engineering industry, who are part of a larger global group. The CompanyThe successful Regional Sales Manager will be working forA leading supplier worldwide of capital equipment, tooling and tool holders, who are part of a market leading group.An established company who have been experiencing rapid growth.A company that supplies the aerospace, automotive and general engineering industries. The CandidateAs the successful Regional Sales Manager you are likely to have significant experience in the following in…..The sales of cutting tools, capital equipment, tool holders and presetters to metalworking industries.Selling a high profile product into distribution and end users.Strong CNC/precision engineering background.Strong drive and hunger to succeed with a willingness to travel. The PersonThe successful Regional Sales Manager will be..Highly motivated to succeed.Career driven and hungry.An approachable and sociable character.Seeking a role offering longevity and stability. Benefits PackageThe following benefits are available to the successful 'Regional Sales Manager'Salary: £42,000 p.a depending on experience with an OTE of £50,000Pension.25 days holiday bank holidays.Company car, phone, laptop and expenses. Interested? To apply for the Regional Sales Manager Position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Harry Pemberton on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5pm.2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know. About Precision People This Regional Sales Manager role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers.We have many engineering roles around the East Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton, so get in touch today. Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system. Ref: Regional Sales Manager Precision People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Find out more
Maintenance Engineer
Maintenance EngineerNorthampton - Food IndustryPermanentDays Shift - 4 on 4 off Salary: £42,000 Basic Overtime We are a successful market leader within our industry, specialising in the food/FMCG sector. Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a maintenance engineer to join our already successful team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a maintenance engineer to work for someone who supplies some of the biggest food companies/Supermarkets in the world and a company that develop and cross-train at every given opportunity. The Company:Supply all major retail/supermarketsFood industry environmentA transparent structure where training is encouraged across the whole businessA structure which encourages to promote and develop existing staff members The Candidate:A qualified maintenance engineer - mechanical or electricalMust be willing to work 4 on 4 off - daysUnderstanding or any PLC exposure will be beneficial - Fault findingExperience on check-weighers, metal detectors, packaging machines - advantageExperience within the food industry would be a massive advantageMust live within a commutable distance from Northampton Benefits/Package:Competitive salary packageA flexible shift patternA genuinely exciting company from an engineering point of view Interested? To apply for the Maintenance Engineer Position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Anand Kakkad on 0116 254 5411 between 8am - 5pm or drop me an email on and I will get back to you ASAP. 2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system About Precision People This role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Maintenance, Technical, Engineering, Consultancy, Sales and Executive Search Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of maintenance candidates in fantastic new roles. Precision covers the whole spectrum of maintenance roles from, Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Shift Team Leaders, Maintenance Planners to Service & Commissioning Engineers. We have many maintenance roles both in the Midlands and throughout the UK, so get in touch today. Find out more
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We grow our clients' businesses by finding them amazing talent. Based in the Midlands, we have been growing since 2004 and have clients all over the UK and Europe.

Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of industry sectors, for client organisations nationwide and beyond.

WE PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE, IN THE RIGHT SEATS, FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. 

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  • October 07, 2019

    Like most things, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about things. But, how do you find the RIGHT technical contractors? In this article, the top 5 business mistakes companies are continually making are revealed.

    Mistake One
    Choosing a recruiter that keeps calling you, thinking that they'll be able to offer you the right technical engineering contractors for your business. Just because they keep calling does not mean they are the right choice for you.

    How You Can Avoid This
    Identify a specialist consultancy that has expert knowledge in your specific engineering or technical sector. You need to be able to speak to knowledgeable consultants who understand exactly what you require. This will save you valuable time because once they have taken a detailed job specification from you; they will be able to deliver you the right contractors first time.

     

    Mistake Two

    Hiring contractors that turn out not to have the correct skills for the job. How annoying and what a waste of your time. You've tried to train them and it's clear that they just haven't got the right skill set.

    You can avoid this
    Use a straightforward four or five MUST HAVE tick list for the work you need doing. An external recruiter should ask you this at a minimum and should LISTEN and UNDERSTAND what you are saying and know why it is important.

     

    Mistake Three
    Hiring contractors that haven't been thoroughly referenced.  Oh dear, more of your time wasted. The contractors staff you've been supplied with may turn out to be totally unsuitable.

    You can avoid this.  Always get references on the people that you take on, even if it is for a short time period. By checking out contrcators backgrounds with previous short term employers, and how well they have worked with both other engineers and fellow contractors in the past, any issues likely to happen can be avoided.

     

    Mistake Four
    Not having a thorough and smooth on boarding process when hiring technical contractors. Contractors will quickly get frustrated if your business has not thought a thorough and effective process which means they might be losing money. 

    You can avoid this
    Create a smooth on boarding process so your contractors can hit the ground running. Time you invest in the process will pay dividends in the long run. Why not get them to have a mentor or shadow someone in the their first week?

     

    Mistake Five

    Not comparing your daily rates to your competitors and the current market. Contractors are highly skilled and they are looking for contract rates that refelct this. Make sure your rates are competitive. 

    How to Avoid This
    By using a specialist contract recruitment consultancy, they will offer up to the minute market advice on what other businesses are currently offering within your marketplace. 

    If you're thinking about hiring skilled temporary staff but not sure where to start, contact one of our team today and they will talk you through your options and how they can help your business. 

    Call the team today on 0116 254 5411 or email hello@precision-people.uk. 

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  • September 24, 2019

    Important Succession Planning Tips for Family-Owned Businesses.

    The majority of family-owned businesses are run by baby boomers, which makes the need to have a well thought out plan for leadership transition essential. Some business owners are fortunate enough to have the next generation ready to take over and lead the entire organisation (whether they have the skills and determination to grow the business is another matter! 

    I have worked with family businesses within manufacturing that have continued to thrive as offspring have been taught over several years, in readiness to finally take over the family reins.   

    I’ve also worked with and heard of family businesses in which the sons or daughters, once they have taken over, have made the wrong decisions and consequently, those businesses were not as profitable as they once were. 

    Finding the right leader should be a top priority. Succession planning can be a challenge, which is why we have compiled the top tips for effective planning. You can preserve your legacy with an effective succession plan. 

    So as head of a family run business, what should you do? 

    You have to determine from the outset, whether your children are serious contenders to run your business. Ask yourself honestly, if they truly have the soft skills as well as the business knowledge to grow the business after you have stepped down. Are they willing to learn from you? It’s one thing them working for the family business but quite another them actually taking over the responsibility of a company. 

    Tip 1. Begin the Process Early - This is a time-consuming endeavour but will pay-off in the long run.

    The earlier you plan for a leadership transition, the more effective it will be when the time to handover leadership arrives. To prepare:

    If you have identified potential successors, which could be relatives or other people in the business,  assess what gaps they have and create a personal development plan to prepare them for their future role. The better prepared they are, the easier the transition process will be. 

    2. Identify and Define the qualities needed in a future leader - This is especially important if you will be hiring somebody from outside of your business.

    Alike to when you hire a new employee, it is crucial to define the necessary skill-set and experience for the role. But more importantly, define the personality and values that the candidate will need in order to preserve the current culture and legacy of your family business.

    3. Invest time in a thorough interview and evaluation process - Don’t solely focus on skills, cultural fit is just as important.

    Carefully plan out how you are going to determine the right fit through interviews, assessments, previous experience, references etc. 

    It is just as important to have the right interviewers. Who knows you and subsequently, the values of the family and the business? Having external advisors who will have a more holistic view of your business may help you make the right decisions when hiring. 

    In my experience, finding the right person for a family business is all about cultural fit. Are they going to fit and get on with the culture and the values of your family business? 

    4. Long Term Incentive Plans (LTIP)

    You don’t have to completely give away the family business that you have worked so long to create, but an LTIP will be necessary to retain your future leader and preserve the family business.

    Identify what truly motivates your high-potential employees. Unleashing the full potential of your key-employees and keeping them motivated will ultimately be the key to successfully preserving your legacy.

    These top tips can help you to plan and develop your succession plan, preserving your legacy with the right leader. 

    If you are currently planning ahead for your manufacturing family business, contact Recruitment Director, Phil Walker, on 0116 254 5411 or email phil@precision-people.uk who has several year's experience recruiting senior hires for family business and offering honest, simple advice to help move your business forward. 

     

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  • September 09, 2019

    5 Tips to improve diversity in manufacturing.

    The gender and diversity gap. It’s something a few of us have come to accept as part of normal practice in the UK’s manufacturing industry. But with the country’s issues surrounding Brexit and the current skills shortage costing UK businesses around £2bn a year, companies can’t afford to be missing out on the talent half the workforce has to offer.

    It’s time to think about changing our approach to the whole subject. 

    Despite efforts to increase awareness, progress has been moving at a snail's pace. Therefore, its time for company owners to take charge and make a change. If you're an owner or Director of a manufaturign business where do you start? Here are 7 tips for improving diversity within your manufacturing business. 

    1. Leading from the top

    In order to make any major change in an organisation there needs to be honest “buy-in” and commitment from the top positions in the company, this will then filter down throughout the lower positions. The directors of a company have a huge influence not only over the policies in place to encourage diversity but for also setting the culture to be more inclusive of these employees. 

    From public statements to recruitment programs and policies, it all has a wider influence on how the company views a diverse workforce. A commonly used method is to implement targets for diverse recruitment and promotions, which can be rewarded through compensation and bonuses.

    2. Measure your current diversity rate

    Linking back to the previous point, you can’t measure whether the initiative is working or not if you don’t know where you are now and where you want to go. By looking at metrics on diversity recruitment, retention, promotions and turnover you can get a sense of your current position and set targets based on the results for 6 and 12 months time. 

    3. Empowering your diverse employee groups

    The idea of creating diversity groups where employees can share experiences on their workplace interactions, is becoming popular for many companies in other industries. These employee groups are a good way of drawing important insights that can guide the company’s policy and decision making. This helps managers to see what steps they can take in order to make the company more attractive to diverse candidates and accommodate their needs.

    4. Cross department initiatives

    By encouraging different parts of the business to open lines of communication you can help employees to share their ideas of what they expect from the company and their colleagues. The benefit of this is that it provides everyone with a more well-rounded perspective and understanding of each other, this can be done by simply setting up conferences, meetings and small group discussions.

    5. Working with workforce intermediaries

    Manufacturing companies that maintain good relationships with outside groups such as educational institutions, employment consultantcies and non-government groups, seek to gain from their unique insights on how to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce. Working closely with these partners will also help them to understand what type of employee you’re currently looking for which will prevent wasted training and recruitment costs. 

    It seems that manufacturing industries have a lot to gain by widening their potential talent pool to attract more women into their workplace, as diverse companies are 35% more likely to have financial returns above the national industry median. However, the manufacturing industry has got a long way to go as women are still severely outnumbered by men, but the time to start this change is now.

    If you would like some help with creating a diversity hiring strategy for 2020 for your business, contact our Executive Search team today on 016 254 5411. 

    Click here to find out more about the Executive Search team today.

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