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

Damon Harvie – Managing Director, Naylor Industries PLC

I have worked with Simon for over 7 years, he takes the time to understand the brief from both a technical & cultural fit. Understanding the quality and relevance of candidates aligned with the business needs is vital. Simon ensures we only see the candidates we need to see, therefore not wasting time. He is my preferred supplier, hard-working, conscientious and of great integrity and honesty.

Jerome Faissat – Managing Director, PIL Membranes

Having the knowledge and experience in the sector, Martin delivered on all fronts, from putting a compelling candidate brief to selecting the right pool of candidates, providing a diverse shortlist back to us. Martin kept us well informed throughout the process and took an active role in securing the right package for both PIL Membranes and the candidate.

Dave Harris – Head Of Operations, Centriforce

Centriforce have engaged with Kaizen for several high-profile operational roles and most recently in the successful recruitment of a new Factory Manager position. Understanding the client’s requirements and then transferring the brief into a successful recruitment programme is always key to a successful relationship. Kaizen’s approach has always been to ensure the upfront requirements are clear, to understanding the role, only putting forward high-quality candidates that are a right fit for our business , our culture, and our future. Kaizen recognised how important a decision it was for our business to select the right candidate. To put a cost on successful recruitment is very difficult but I do believe Kaizen offer value for money and a unique relationship that appreciates why you engage with a recruiter in the first instance.

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.