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    Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists
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    Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists
  • Engineering
    Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists
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Engineering Industry Executive Search Specialists

The UK's manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade due to globalisation in general and the rise of low-cost economies in particular. Today's manufacturing and engineering sector is characterised, on the one hand by large groups that are looking for international talent to run their global businesses, and on the other national/regional manufacturing businesses/subsidiaries that prosper based on their engineering knowledge and final assembly production for "local" markets.

Novo is well placed to serve the needs of these companies, with dedicated executive search specialists across a range of manufacturing and engineering sectors, including:

Automotive

The automotive industry remains a pivotal part of the UK manufacturing sector. Despite a trend of migration to low cost manufacturing regions, altogether seven global automotive companies manufacture cars in the UK, together with a number of truck, van and bus companies and many of the world's major component manufacturers.

Building Products

The building products sector is one of the most significant in terms of its contribution to the UK economy. It covers such diverse product groups as bricks and clay, lighting equipment, plumbing materials, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and sanitaryware.

Electronics & Precision Engineering

The Electronics and Precision Engineering sectors remain strong in the UK. Whilst high volume commodity manufacturing and sourcing is routinely redeployed to the low cost regions of the world, the UK enjoys a sound reputation for innovation, quality and technical excellence.

Process & Chemical Industries

The Process and Chemical Industries remain strong in the UK. Whilst high volume commodity manufacturing and sourcing is routinely redeployed to the low cost regions of the world, the UK enjoys a sound reputation for innovation, quality and technical excellence.

Novo exec is experienced in working with the manufacturing and engineering sector. As a leading executive search company specialising in executive search and selection and executive recruitment, we offer a professional executive jobs finding service for the engineering sector. Working closely with our clients we have a wealth of knowledge, experience and executive recruitment skills in the manufacturing and engineering sector. Please view our case studies to see examples of our executive search and executive recruitment for the engineering industry.

To discuss your requirements further please contact Dale Perrett dale.perrett@novoexec.com

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  •  I have enjoyed working with Novo since they started up and it is a relationship I am happy to continue. Novo scores very strongly acting as the virtual face for my Company – I have real confidence in their ability to represent us and judging by the feedback from candidates they do this very well. I also appreciate Novo’s honesty – they manage our expectations well and push us hard for support when they need which enhances the sense of relationship in our dealings. HR Director, Buro Happold

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Corstophine & Wright
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GKN
Oxford Engineering
Kongsberg

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Manager - Spare Parts Division

Salary: Competitive

Our client is a subsidiary of a large international privately owned organisation, specialising in product/material processing, providing everything from stand-alone equipment to comprehensive turn-key material processing systems. The business is a highly successful organisation with strong history of quality, clear vision and an established reputation for excellence. The UK subsidiary offers a comprehensive package from sales consultations, installation, service and spare parts. The company is placed in a strong position with profitable long term clients and a great deal…

Finance/Risk
Operations
Manager/Team Leader

Engineering
Manufacturing

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: Mgr 07/18

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The Company Our client is a market intelligence business providing detailed research reports on the aerospace and defence markets. These standard reports are based on industry discussions and projects, data analysis and modelling, and their own extensive experience in the aerospace & defence industry. The business analyse markets at a global level, with a special emphasis on: Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers; segmentation by product and process; and assessment of current and emerging trends. The business also carries out bespoke consultancy projects specialising in in deep…

IT

Energy industrial
Engineering

South East England

Job Ref No: SnrConsult RM 07/18

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Project Director ('Hyper Scale Data Centres')

Salary: £150,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a global leader in the design, engineering and construction of high tech facilities and major complex projects. The business has extensive in-house technical resources combining process, mechanical and electrical engineering, technology integration, lean construction, commissioning and project management expertise. With over 5,500 technical professionals operating in over 20+ countries worldwide, the company has the expertise to deliver the most complex projects to the most exacting performance standards. Data Centres…

Board Director/Partner
Operations

Construction and Property
Engineering

Denmark (DK)

Job Ref No: GWPD Data 05/18

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Internal Sales Manager

Salary: Base circa £50,000 + Bonus and other Benefits

The Company Our client is a subsidiary of a major Group, which is one of the world’s leading producers of drive technology for mechanical and electronic solutions. The Group business is ranked as the second largest European company in the geared motor industry. The company’s products embody an innovative combination between compact mechanics and intelligent electronics. The company market and produce a complete product line of mechanical and electrical drive components that include: quality gear reducers, motors, frequency inverters, servo controllers and…

Sales/Business Development
Manager/Team Leader

Engineering

Abingdon, Oxfordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GWSM 05/18

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Head of Technical / New Product Development (Mechanical Engineering)

Salary: £50,000 plus generous bonus & package

Our client is a global manufacturer of capital equipment for the processing industry. With their growing manufacturing base in the South East, they are leaders in their field servicing a number of the world’s largest blue chip organisations. There is a requirement within their business to appoint a Technical Manager to join their ambitious and growing business. In this lead position, the successful candidate will be responsible for all technical matters companywide. The role will require the appointee to work collaboratively with the sales, production and marketing…

Strategy/Planning
Manager/Team Leader

Manufacturing
Engineering

South East England

Job Ref No: TM-JW 04/18

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Senior Consultant/Market Analyst

Salary: Competitive

The Company Our client is a market intelligence business providing detailed research reports on the aerospace and defence markets. These standard reports are based on industry discussions and projects, data analysis and modelling, and their own extensive experience in the aerospace & defence industry. The business analyse markets at a global level, with a special emphasis on: Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers; segmentation by product and process; and assessment of current and emerging trends. The business also carries out bespoke consultancy projects specialising in in deep…

IT
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Aerospace, Aviation and Defence
Energy industrial

South East England

Job Ref No: SC/MA RM 04/18

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Sales & Marketing Director ('Technical Engineering Components')

Salary: Circa £60,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a privately owned global stockist and distributor of precise components for the aerospace industry. This highly successful Hertfordshire based company supplies components to a wide variety of airlines, OEM’s and their sub-contractors throughout the UK. The Role & Responsibilities    Reporting into the company’s Managing Director, there is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Sales & Marketing Director. The individual will get heavily involved with: growing sales, managing sales staff and…

Sales/Business Development
Marketing

Engineering
Consumer Products and FMCG

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWSMD

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General Manager

Salary: Competitive Salary + Executive Package

Our client is a leading supplier of cut a range of metal products in the UK. Alongside a dedicated team of individuals with a wealth of experience in the metal industry, they are able to offer multi metal solutions to the UK engineering, manufacturing and service market with one of the best service delivery records in the sector. With a long history and part of a national group they have access to the UK's largest stock of Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Bronze and Plastics as well as the financial strength and purchasing power of one of Europe’s leading…

Sales/Business Development
Operations
Procurement/Supply Chain

Engineering
Manufacturing

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)

Job Ref No: JH SCM 3/18

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MD Designate / Operations Director

Salary: Six Figure Base + Bonus etc

M&E Contracting Due to succession planning a privately owned and highly successful mechanical/electrical contracting business seeks to recruit an experienced sector specific Operations Director that has a mechanical bias. This is an opportunity to become the company's Managing Director within 18 months The Company My client is a national leader in mechanical and electrical engineering. With significant experience in the market, this business is a Top 50 UK M&E Contractor.  The business was founded almost 100 years ago, has national clients and an HQ in the…

Operations
Board Director/Partner

Engineering
Construction and Property

Midlands UK

Job Ref No: gw MD Designate

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Plant Operations Manager

Salary: Circa £65k + benefits

Renewable Energy       Our client is a cutting edge renewable energy from waste business. Focussing on advanced conversion technology this fast growth company helps its customers meet landfill diversion targets and generate renewable energy in the form of electricity and heat. The Role: The company has the key strategic requirement to recruit a highly experienced Operations Manager, who will report directly to an Operations Director. The Operations Manager will be based at one of the company's south west plants,…

Operations
Manager/Team Leader

Energy industrial
Engineering

South West UK

Job Ref No: gw OM Power Plants

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Managing Director ('Process Engineering Services/Manufacturing')

Salary: Circa £130,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Company Car

The Company & Requirement: Our client is a leading provider of engineering solutions to the process industries. The business provides turnkey engineering services and products to its clients, from feasibility and design through to project management and production of bespoke units. There is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Managing Director for the company’s East Midlands based operation. Main Job Purpose Reporting into the company’s Group CEO, the MD will have the following key roles: To direct and control business operations and…

Sales/Business Development
Operations
CEO/MD

Engineering

East Midlands Region

Job Ref No: GWMD East Midlands 02/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Operations Director

Salary: Competitive plus Executive Package

With significant investment in place and enormous potential, our client has an opportunity to make a huge impact to urban regeneration and the creation of new communities. Their products greatly reduce time to construction and completion while reducing waste and resources. Having proven their concept and with a ready pipeline of orders, the next step centres on significantly increasing production output over 2018. To maximise their chance of undertaking that in a short time frame will require the appointment of an Operations Director to lead the manufacturing, supply…

Operations
Strategy/Planning
Operations

Engineering
Manufacturing

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: JH Ops Dir 2/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Regional Sales Manager ('Capital Equipment/Engineered Products')

Salary: Base Salary £35,000 + Uncapped Bonus + Car etc

The Company & Requirement: Our client is a successful UK subsidiary of a major international manufacturing & distribution engineering business. The company distributes large engineered capital equipment products to a wide range of customers. Based in the South West area, ideally near to Bristol or Gloucester, there is a requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Regional Sales Manager for the company. This hands-on role will entail a significant proportion of the Sales Manager’s time being spent on: Driving forwards products/services sales in the South…

Manager/Team Leader
Sales/Business Development

Construction and Property
Manufacturing
Engineering

Bristol, Gloucester or Cheltenham

Job Ref No: GWRSM 01/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

UK Sales Director ('Aerospace Industry')

Salary: £60,000 Base Salary + Bonus

The Company Our client is a privately owned global stockist and distributor of precise components for the aerospace industry. This highly successful Hertfordshire based company supplies components to a wide variety of airlines, OEM’s and their sub-contractors throughout the UK. The Role & Responsibilities    Reporting into the company’s Managing Director, there is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced UK Sales Director. The individual will get heavily involved with: growing sales, managing sales staff and being a…

Sales/Business Development
Finance/Risk
Marketing

Engineering
Aerospace, Aviation and Defence

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWSD 01/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

UK Sales Director ('Aerospace Industry')

Salary: £60,000 Base Salary + Bonus

The Company Our client is a privately owned global stockist and distributor of precise components for the aerospace industry. This highly successful Hertfordshire based company supplies components to a wide variety of airlines, OEM’s and their sub-contractors throughout the UK. The Role & Responsibilities    Reporting into the company’s Managing Director, there is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced UK Sales Director. The individual will get heavily involved with: growing sales, managing sales staff and being a…

Sales/Business Development
Finance/Risk
Marketing

Engineering
Aerospace, Aviation and Defence

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWSD 01/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Contract/Programme Director - UK Utilities Contractor

Salary: Circa £90,000 base salary + bonus + benefits

The Company Our client is a major contractor that is one of the UK’s leading utilities services providers. The business works with a broad range of clients across the electricity, gas, water and telecoms sectors. The company helps clients refurbish, renew and maintain their infrastructure and networks. The business works for the majority of the UK’s utility asset owners, undertaking approximately £2m excavations a year. The Requirement There is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced 'Projects Director' for the business to lead…

Operations
Procurement/Supply Chain
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Technology

South West England (GB)

Job Ref No: GWCD 01/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Sales & Marketing Director ('Aerospace Industry Components')

Salary: Attractive Base Salary + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is a privately owned global stockist and distributor of precise components for the aerospace industry. This highly successful Hertfordshire based company supplies components to a wide variety of airlines, OEM’s and their sub-contractors throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. The Role & Responsibilities    Reporting into the company’s Managing Director, there is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Sales & Marketing Director. The individual will get heavily involved with: growing global…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

Hertfordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GW VPSM 01/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Senior Executive - R&D for Energy Industry - Fast Track to MD

Salary: Commensurate with experience + Company Performance Related Bonus + 10% non-contributory pension

Purpose of the Role A dynamic research and development company in the UK wish to recruit an experienced executive with a strong technical background who is willing and able to step up into the role of Managing Director within 2 years of appointment. Before this time, they will have a close working relationship and handover period with the existing MD before they step into a senior board level position.   The company undertakes industrial research, private and publicly funded research and development and consultancy projects and generates its own IPR which is being…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning
Procurement/Supply Chain

Engineering
Energy industrial

South East England

Job Ref No: CN/ 924 01/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Regional Director - Building Services Consultancy

Salary: Base salary circa £60,000 + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading UK building services (Mechanical & Electrical) consultancy business. This well-established, privately owned company, is very successful and in a strong financial position. It works for clients throughout most sectors and within a wide variety of geographical areas. The Requirement The business has the strategic requirement to recruit an experienced building services consultant into the position of Regional Director to run and lead the Bristol operation. Role & Responsibilities The key accountabilities will include the…

Strategy/Planning
Operations

Construction and Property
Engineering

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMEDir 12/17

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Contract Director - UK Utilities Contractor

Salary: Circa £90k Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a major contractor that is one of the UK’s leading utilities services providers. The business works with a broad range of clients across the electricity, gas, water and telecoms sectors. The company helps clients refurbish, renew and maintain their infrastructure and networks. The business works for the majority of the UK’s utility asset owners, undertaking approximately £2m excavations a year. The Requirement There is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced 'Projects Director' for the business to lead and…

Operations
Procurement/Supply Chain
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Technology

South West England (GB)

Job Ref No: GWCD 12/17

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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