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Die & Machinery Section Leader

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Section Leader – Die & Machinery | Swindon Based

Supervising the operation of the Die and Machinery Group, this role is responsible for the business performance of the Group. This includes ensuring the achievement of company objectives and developing future strategies whilst managing the team.

You will be responsible for leading the expansion of new business opportunities within the EU and globally. You will have a technical engineering background and will be responsible for liaising with the group of companies.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead a small team on a daily basis, supervising and developing personnel in order to achieve and strengthen high standards in Quality, Cost, Delivery, Management, Safety and Environment with clear and continuous improvement plans in place to ensure achievements via TQM methodology
  • Liaison with, and supervision of, equipment installers from Japan and other regions
  • Seeking and developing new business opportunities, especially within the EU, including toolmakers
  • Act as a representative to develop the relationship with key departments with a goal to expand and promote our business
  • Develop ideas and future strategies through involvement with company business planning
  • Authorise business transactions, customer quotations, purchase orders and invoices within company deadlines ensuring compliance with the relevant company & legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with Corporate Governance and applicable legislation (procurement law, competition law, employment law, etc)

Person specification

Must have:

  • Engineering qualification to degree level or equivalent, or demonstrable experience within an engineering environment
  • Understanding of CE Marking activity
  • Preparation and implementation of the business plan including long-term planning
  • Budget preparation, monitoring and review
  • Customer relations and providing effective customer service
  • Project management and understanding of engineering installation processes
  • People management and leadership
  • Ability to work in the UK without restriction
  • Full UK driving license for manual transmission
  • Ability to travel within Europe and globally without restriction


  • Technical sales within a manufacturing environment, preferably within the automotive industry
  • Supply chain flow and its impact on manufacturing operations including Logistics/import/export processes
  • Japanese language skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Continuous improvement (operational and strategic)


  • Salary: Competitive depending on experience plus benefits as outlined below
  • 37 hours per week with additional flexibility according to business requirements
  • Contribution Pension Scheme including life insurance cover
  • 25 days annual holiday (plus statutory bank holidays)
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • A company car may be available in accordance with company policy based on business mileage
  • New Car Lease Scheme with preferential terms*
  • Private Medical Insurance for associate and immediate family*
  • Premium membership to National Health & Fitness Club*

*(after successful completion of probation period)

Swindon, Witshire
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Tags: automotive, CE marking, Machinery

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