Engineering & Manufacturing

Kaizen Engineering & Manufacturing provides senior recruitment services to the UK’s industrial markets. Our sector experience encompasses Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, FMCG, Building Products, Chemicals & Process Industries, Engineering, Oil & Gas, and Utilities.

We specialise in recruiting senior operational and functional roles that are essential to an organisation’s success. Our assignments always require an informed and rigorous approach to selecting the right candidate.

Examples include:

  • Managing Director
  • Manufacturing Director
  • Quality Leadership
  • Programme Management
  • Operations Director

Our clients vary in size, from regional SMEs to international conglomerates. Therefore our track record encompasses both UK and internationally-based positions.

The Challenge:

The ability to attract and retain talented individuals has rarely been so challenging. The recent market uncertainty that has prevailed over the industrial landscape has altered the way both individuals and companies approach the process of recruitment. It has never been more essential to complement sector insight with an intelligent recruitment process that recognises the complexity of today’s market.

Market Leaders:

Kaizen provides a comprehensive and client-led approach. Clients value our ‘trusted advisor’ approach, which has enabled us to develop long-term relationships and the expertise to partner with organisations of all sizes.

View relevant testimonials

Nick Swift - Engineering Director, JCB

I have worked with Simon many times over a number of years.  His ability to comprehend both the brief and, as equally important, the culture of the employer's business, has resulted in numerous successful placements.  He has a great deal of experience in fulfilling technical roles having a broad knowledge of industry and its requirements.

Simon is particularly skilful in managing client and candidate, providing excellent feedback, offer negotiation and follow up once the vacancy has been filled. I see Simon as a key business partner and have no hesitation turning to him when I have a vacancy to fill.

James Hayman – Owner, Haymans Gin

Simon understood our brief from the start. The short list of 5 provided a diverse number of candidates who we made an appointment from. It was all very straightforward. Simon worked with us through the process and provided good insight into the candidates to help support our decision.

Peter Rankin – Chief Operations Officer, P2i

As a client he always gains a thorough understanding of my business needs and culture of an organization alongside a good technical fit, which enables him to provide me with the highest caliber of applicants. Simon has a very people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job spec.

When I engaged Simon on my next career move I found him to be simply outstanding throughout the entire recruitment process, which eventually led to my next a career change. He supported me at each and every single step of the process providing me with support and best practice tips to succeed. He was genuinely interested in finding me my next move and always tried to exceed my expectations.

David Watts – Previously UK MD Epwin Group

Simon has conducted recruitment campaigns for me for several senior roles. He has been thorough and detailed in establishing both the soft and hard skills required for the role, and the type of personality that will fit with me and the team.

Simon has a strong knowledge of the market sectors he serves, is able to quickly grasp the nuances of a role, and is highly responsive to changes in direction that sometimes arise. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon, and have no doubt that I will be retaining his services in the future.