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Neil Edwards

Business Manager Phone: 01527 60070

Sector Focus: Engineering & Manufacturing | Executive | Business Support

I manage the Redditch branch of ASC and oversee consultants who focus on permanent and contract Engineering & Manufacturing and Business Support roles. I also support the team recruit for Senior and Executive level positions within these disciplines.

I enjoy being able to provide a full, thorough and consultative service that adds value to employers’ processes, offering them a bespoke recruitment solution. Recruitment is one of the most rewarding industries you can work in, with a wide variety of tasks and people to deal with on a daily basis… there’s rarely a dull moment.

The out of work me....

enjoys skiing and going on adventures with my wife and 2 children. Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy is the best place we've visited. It’s a picture-postcard ski resort.

An interesting fact about me is....

I was sponsored to move to Cairns, Australia, to set up and run an allied health recruitment company.  I stayed for 18 months before returning to the UK to settle with my now wife and children. The company is still going strong.

 
 
 
 

NEIL EDWARDS JOBS

 
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Maintenance Engineer

Up to £35000 per annum Benefits

An FMCG business that is experiencing exponential growth due to one of their main products becoming extremely popular across the UK. As a result of this, they are expanding their maintenance team to include an electrically biased maintenance engineer.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager you will take a lead on a team of two junior maintenance engineers, allocating jobs, mentoring, carrying out PPM's, ordering parts and taking care of contractors when on site. The main purpose of this role is to free up the Engineering Manager so he can focus on making improvements for them to be able to cope with the growth they're enjoying.

Some of your main responsibilities are below:

  • Carry out PPM duties on production line machines
  • Carry out any breakdown repairs
  • Responsible for regular service checks on production line machinery
  • Service and maintenance of electrical motors and servos, with some mechanical and pneumatic

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Maintenance Engineer who is looking to take the next step up to a supervisory role, electrically biased with some knowledge of mechanical 80/20 split. The factory is on shifts, as are the other two maintenance engineers in your team, but you will be working standard days, Monday to Friday.

Hours are days 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Pension, Competitive holidays and free on-site parking

If you believe you are a good match to this position, then please apply to this advert, addressing your application to Neil Edwards

Keywords relating to this position include, maintenance, engineer, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, motor, servo, PLC, production

Ideal living locations include; Redditch, Bromsgrove, Studley, Worcester, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Rednal, Rubery, Northfield, Alvechurch, Shirley, Solihull, Hall Green

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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General Manager / MD Designate

£55000 - £65000 per annum Benefits

Job Title: General Manager / Managing Director - Designate

Salary: Up to £65K (dep on exp) plus benefits

Location: Leeds (North)

A small, growing business that provides outsourced engineering solutions to high precision manufacturing businesses, is now seeking a General Manager to join the business as a succession plan to the existing MD who is due to retire soon. The business has been successfully offering design, manufacture and repair services to UK and European based customers for over 40 years. With a turnover closing in on £10M and over 40 employees, this business is going from strength to strength.

Reporting directly to the current MD, you will lead and manage the local site team, field sales staff and European agents, to ensure the annualised P & L Budget is delivered. This business is an SME, so you will manage the team from a 'hands on' perspective, whilst making sure you make time to step back and take a strategic approach to the continued growth and dynamic approach the company takes.

The ideal candidate will be from an SME, used to working 'hands on' with up to 100 reports covering engineering, manufacturing, goods in / out and sales. Some of the main criteria is listed below

  • Degree qualified
  • Strong management leadership, customer facing with commercial and financial acumen
  • An eye for business, the ability to spot and develop opportunities, even if it means working outside of the usual company parameters
  • Hands on HSE experience with IOSH training would be advantageous
  • High precision engineering background
  • Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

If you're looking for career progression, in a company where you can be a strong influence as well as the opportunity for shares in the future, then please apply via the link in this advert, addressing your application to Neil Edwards.

Keywords relating to this role include; general manager, managing director, operations, sales, commercial, engineering, automotive, aerospace, rail, budget

Ideal living locations include; Leeds, Harrogate, Wetherby, Cowthorpe, Follifoot, Scarcroft

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however, we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. We are committed to equal opportunity and diversity. If you would like to understand how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information, please read our privacy policy.

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Field Sales Engineer - Steel

£35000 - £40000 per annum Bonus, Car Allowance

Job Title: Field Sales Engineer

Salary: Up to £40K (dep on exp)

Location: West Midlands

Keywords relating to this position include; Steel, Tubes, Sales, New Business, Account Management, Field, Area

A distributor of steel tubing is searching for an experienced Field Sales Engineer from the same industry. This position is to replace someone who recently retired, but they mould the position around the successful candidate's abilities and geographical location.

Reporting to the Branch Manager, you will be responsible for regular face to face contact with existing accounts, ensuring they're up to speed with the plethora of products and services on offer. There is a 50/50 split with regards to account management and new business, with the majority of your focus being in the Midlands (East to West). Once a month, you will stay over in London to support the branch and its customers in that area, maximising your time by booking multiple back-to-back meetings. You will self-generate and receive leads and booked meetings from the internal sales team, who also take care of all quotations.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Field Sales Engineer from the steel industry, specifically with knowledge of tubing and laser cutting technologies.

This is a genuinely fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a company that is able to offer stability and career growth.

If you believe you are a suitable match to this position, please apply to this advert addressing your application to Neil Edwards.

Ideal living locations include; Wolverhampton, Walsall, Wednesbury, Bloxwich, Dudley, Birmingham

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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International Business Development Director

£80000 - £90000 per annum Benefits

Job Title: International Business Development Director

Salary: Up to £90K (dep on exp) plus handsome package

Location: London

Keywords relating to this role include; Strategic, Global, International, Sales, Business Development, Private, Public, UX,

A customer experience and service design agency is now recruiting an International Business Development Director to help steer the company from a predominant 'public-sector' client base, to a more balanced mix of public and private sector customers.

As part of an established Senior Management team, reporting directly to the Managing Director, you have the opportunity to work in a trusted and autonomous position, driving the business into the private sector as well as developing existing public sector accounts. This is a very strategic role, where you will not only lead all BD activities for the business, but you will also be heavily involved in the internal development of the company, due to the dynamic core of the organisation needing process and structural improvements to enable them to cope with their continued growth.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Senior Sales Executive within a professional services organisation. You will be a hands on leader with the ability to create a strategic plan, generate your own leads and opportunities, winning business with large blue chip customers for deals valued from £20K to £500.

The following are key skills / experiences for the right candidate:

  • Experience driving large scale sales projects to professional services organisations.
  • Able to showcase examples of successful strategies (ideally within the Private sector).
  • Able to manage multiple high-value business introductions within a dynamic environment.
  • Commercial acumen with a proactive and creative approach to looking after the needs and concerns of customers;
  • Operated as part of a leadership team with evidence of not only leading business development but also contributing to the business strategy / direction of travel.

If you're looking for a growing business, able to offer genuine excellent mid to long term career prospects, that are part of a much larger, global group, then please apply to this advert addressing your application to Neil Edwards.

Ideal living locations to this position include; London, Reading, Slough, Oxford, Luton, Chelmsford, Maidstone, Brighton, Crawley, Basingstoke

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however, we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. We are committed to equal opportunity and diversity. If you would like to understand how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information, please read our privacy policy.

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Neil Edwards

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