Why Kaizen?

Specialists. Experts. Proven.

Kaizen Talent Solutions is a knowledge based, value adding search and selection consultancy specialising in the permanent and interim recruitment of professionals supporting companies’ change initiatives and their overall pursuit of continuous improvement in the context of competitive global markets. We have developed a track record over more than 15 years in recruiting senior executive and mid-level business leaders that operate across sectors including manufacturing, consumer, logistics, utilities, professional services and management consulting. 

 

Kaizen has a niche focus within senior level Operations, General Management, Supply Chain, Commercial and Engineering professionals focused on improving manufacturing and supply chain effectiveness, innovation, the continued drive for top line growth and a well managed cost base; as well as the Lean Enterprise, Operational Excellence, Programme Project Management and Service Transformation arena. 

Values

For Kaizen Talent Solutions, values guide behaviour and offer practical application. Ours begin and end with the most important dimension inside any operation – people.

Our People

Commitment to creating value for clients and candidates ranks as our key priority and our culture is designed to inspire this behaviour – not enforce it. We are recruitment experts with over 15 years experience and are never satisfied with the way things are – there is always an improvement waiting to happen.

Your People

Respect and the ability to build enduring relationships is a value central to our business success – effective, two-way engagement where ideas and skills are shared in the pursuit of a mutual objective. Our values influence Kaizen Talent Solutions’ core methodology and we are consistent in our approach.

Listen, Think, Do

The result is practical, real-world advice and guidance. We say it as it is.

Expertise

A proven track record in transforming organisations. Both company founder Simon Owens and Director Martin Crowley gained twelve years senior recruitment experience with leading international recruitment firms before Kaizen.

Starting as a founding member of a start-up national engineering and manufacturing business for a leading international recruitment firm, Simon became an expert in manufacturing and supply chain leadership, and lean/change professionals recruitment.

As a director of the Engineering and Manufacturing division, Simon led specialist recruitment teams across the UK, developing a strong network of candidates and a diverse client base comprising of plc, private and PE owned companies.

Simon’s extensive experience includes:

Martin has been a specialist engineering and manufacturing executive search consultant since 2006. He has extensive experience of recruiting for senior talent at both board and functional leadership level, providing a range of search, selection and talent management solutions for organisations on a permanent and interim basis. He is a specialist in industrial sectors, including precision engineering, component manufacturing, automotive, chemicals, FMCG and food & drink providing search for senior talent within the functional areas of General Management, Operations, Engineering, Quality, Lean/CI and HSE.

His previous successful assignments include:

Philosophy
Our work has a real influence on people’s lives and we never lose sight of that.

From a client perspective, recruiting new senior individuals is a business critical activity. The ability to attract and appoint the best people is integral to an organisation’s strive for improvement and their success. Therefore, the quality of your recruitment partnerships can be directly linked to performance.

Changing jobs is one of the biggest decisions that a professional will make. Most of us spend well over a third of our life working. Changing what we do and who we do it for is not a decision that is taken lightly. The extent to which a recruitment process supports, challenges and assesses an individual’s suitability can help with deciding to accept a new role.

We understand these dynamics and they sit at the forefront of our approach to recruitment. Far from seeing our work as a transactional process, we strive to deliver longer term, value for money partnerships that deliver results to both clients and candidates alike.

Approach
A people-focused, client-centric, added value approach.

Our approach begins and ends with the most important dimension in any operation - people.

Our priority is to create added value for candidates and clients alike, and our culture is designed to inspire this behaviour – not enforce it. We always believe improvement is waiting to happen and we constantly strive to do better.

Respect and the ability to build enduring relationships is a value central to our business success – effective, two-way engagement where ideas and skills are shared in the pursuit of a mutual objective.

Our values influence Kaizen’s core methodology and we are consistent in our approach.

‘Listen, think, do’ summarises our approach, resulting in practical, real-world advice and guidance. You can always relay on Kaizen to say it as it is.

Philosophy
Our work has a real influence on people’s lives and we never lose sight of that.

From a client perspective, recruiting new senior individuals is a business critical activity. The ability to attract and appoint the best people is integral to an organisation’s strive for improvement and their success. Therefore, the quality of your recruitment partnerships can be directly linked to performance.

Changing jobs is one of the biggest decisions that a professional will make. Most of us spend well over a third of our life working. Changing what we do and who we do it for is not a decision that is taken lightly. The extent to which a recruitment process supports, challenges and assesses an individual’s suitability can help with deciding to accept a new role.

We understand these dynamics and they sit at the forefront of our approach to recruitment. Far from seeing our work as a transactional process, we strive to deliver longer term, value for money partnerships that deliver results to both clients and candidates alike.

Approach
A people-focused, client-centric, added value approach.

Our approach begins and ends with the most important dimension in any operation - people.

Our priority is to create added value for candidates and clients alike, and our culture is designed to inspire this behaviour – not enforce it. We always believe improvement is waiting to happen and we constantly strive to do better.

Respect and the ability to build enduring relationships is a value central to our business success – effective, two-way engagement where ideas and skills are shared in the pursuit of a mutual objective.

Our values influence Kaizen’s core methodology and we are consistent in our approach.

‘Listen, think, do’ summarises our approach, resulting in practical, real-world advice and guidance. You can always relay on Kaizen to say it as it is.

CHARITY

Understanding our responsibility as a business to help others, we have chosen to support Orchid. The charity that supports men who have cancer and it is one that is very close to our hearts.

In June 2017, our Managing Director, Simon Owens, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Having experienced the effects first-hand, Simon wishes to help raise awareness of male cancers and we, as a company, collectively show our support by donating a percentage of every fee to the charity.   

Orchid was established in 1996 by Colin Osborne MBE, a testicular cancer patient, and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver. The charity was set up to help save men’s lives from male cancers through a range of support services, alongside educating men on the signs and symptoms, promoting awareness and an innovative research programme.

Click here for more information or to make a donation.