Estimator / QS – West Midlands – to £45k + excellent benefits

Our clients are a highly successful Division of a UK Engineering Group and have become the recognised brand for quality engineered solutions within Warehousing & Distribution Systems, Materials Handling and Storage Facilities. Continued growth within the UK market and a raft of exciting opportunities available to them within Europe gives rise to this key appointment.

The role;

  • Reporting to The Head of Sales, the purpose of the role is to provide a broadly-based estimating and applications engineering function in support of bids and proposals prepared by the sales engineering team.

Candidate profile;

  • A broad experience of current manufacturing methods and particularly of metal fabrications.
  • A well-developed sense of business acumen.
  • An eye for detail with and an aptitude for recognising trends and variance.
  • Highly numerate.
  • A good appreciation of the theoretical vs. the practically possible.
  • Previous project management experience would be desirable.
  • Previous CAD experience and an ability to generate 2D models in support of cost estimates would be an advantage.
  • Educated to degree or HNC level in manufacturing engineering or surveying.
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit
  • A good team player; an individual who is self-aware and who applies emotional intelligence to enhance his/her effectivity.
  • The ability to function and to deliver within a climate of ambiguity.

Key tasks;

  • Respond to sales enquiries by producing accurate cost estimates of materials and labour required to fully execute project bid proposals.


To apply, please send a full CV together with details of your current remuneration to; Robert Hyde, Managing Partner, MTC Partnership LLP, quoting reference 0117.103. Email:

Sales Manager – Capital Goods

Sales Manager – Flexible Location – to £60k + excellent car + benefits

Our clients are a highly successful Division of a UK Engineering Group and have become the recognised brand for quality engineered solutions within Warehousing & Distribution Systems, Materials Handling and Storage Facilities. Continued growth within the UK market and a raft of exciting opportunities available to them within Europe gives rise to this key appointment.

Reporting to The Head of Sales, you will assume responsibility for the management and development of the company’s external relationships with all new and existing clients in the UK and internationally. This to include; an envied portfolio of blue-chip Supermarket and general retail trade customers, System Integrators, Prime Contractors and Specifiers.

You can demonstrate a knowledge of current trends and issues in warehousing, logistics & distribution, retail, storage and self-storage throughout the UK and Europe. Moreover, our preferred candidate must be equally comfortable when negotiating contracts at a senior level or when “hands on” resolving day-to-day customer issues.

Educated to degree level, you are already a successful Sales Manager or Key Account Manager with a strong background in engineering sales and business development who is now looking for their next career step. Your success to date will have been achieved through the sales and delivery of technically complex, engineered systems to relevant clients in the UK and possibly internationally. Your skills & experience should include;

  • Strong broadly based business skills including financial management, strategy development, commercial modelling and vision setting.
  • Extensive experience in engineered product sales
  • Managed delivery of large projects
  • Strong relationships within the target industries.
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen
  • In depth experience of relationship selling
  • Proven capacity to solve problems.
  • Proven ability to engage successfully at an Executive level
  • Track record of successful large deal pursuit and the bid response process.
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality systems delivery and business profit

A Midlands location would be an advantage however; there is some flexibility regarding your location which should preferably be within easy access of the UK Motorway network. You will also be provided with the tools necessary to facilitate a home office and remote working.

To apply, please send a full CV together with details of your current remuneration to; Robert Hyde, Managing Partner, MTC Partnership LLP, quoting reference 0117.102. Email:

Supplier (Purchasing) Manager, c£60k + car + excellent Benefits

Our clients enjoy a global reputation for innovation and engineering excellence through the design and development of a range of class leading products which embrace state of the art material and manufacturing technologies. The further development of key suppliers and strategic partnerships is considered key to the future success of the business and has created the need for this key appointment.<!–more–>

As Supplier manager you will participate as a member of the Group Executive supply chain management team, providing strategic leadership and vision in support of the corporate function including supply chain strategy, supplier selection, contract terms and conditions, development of overall purchasing processes, supplier management and procedures as well as supplier consolidation/reduction. This senior position will also require that the incumbent play an active role as mentor and coach to team members as while supporting the closer integration of Material Planning, SQA and Buying departments.

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related degree is considered a pre-requisite and preference will be given to applicants with an additional Masters Degree or MBA from a leading business school. We expect a minimum of 5 years of purchasing/supply chain management experience in progressively senior positions preferably within a metals and composite materials manufacturing environment. Key to your success in the role will be your ability to provide strategic leadership and support for the development of the entire supply chain and in maximizing the opportunities to leverage the organization’s total buying position.

A comprehensive package of salary and benefits will be offered commensurate with the seniority of this key position. Please forward your CV and cover letter indicating your current salary package to quoting Ref:1012-105

Engineering & Quality Manager

Engineering & Quality Manager – Aerospace

£55k to 60k, car + excellent bonus & benefits – Home Counties

Our clients have achieved an envied reputation for quality and innovation through a range of highly engineered products supplied to the worldwide aerospace industry. They successfully operate in a sector where exceptional customer service levels are the key business performance measure and uncompromising levels of product quality, cost and delivery performance are taken as a given.

Reporting at Management Board level, this ‘hands-on’ role of Engineering & Quality Manager will assume responsibility for the leadership of all engineering and quality management including continuous improvement (CI) resources.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • To provide leadership and strategic direction to all engineering resources.
  • Ensure that all manufactured products are comprehensively planned & engineered utilising optimum manufacturing methods and technologies.
  • To continuously review all engineering methods and manufacturing processes including CNC programming to improve and drive the adoption of industry best practice also recommending and justifying appropriate capex projects when required.
  • Manage the new product introduction process from customer quotation & estimating through the NPI / APQP process to production readiness.
  • To identify, develop, retain and motivate engineering talent within the business.
  • Provide a strategic focus to facilitate a robust CI culture utilising tools such as 6S, PFMEA’s, zero defects and lean manufacturing.
  • To serve as a key member of the businesses senior management team providing support to all functions as required.
  • Coach, lead and manage all associates to embrace a culture of never-ending improvement in safety, productivity, quality and cost.

Our preferred candidates will offer the following experience and character traits;

  • An engineering degree.
  • Training and development within a manufacturing engineering discipline.
  • Five to ten years’ experience within a precision engineering manufacturing business, ideally aerospace or automotive and with at least the last two years’ spent in engineering management.
  • Hands-on experience of working with lean tools and TPS methods.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of computer based MRP systems and shop floor loading tools.
  • Extensive experience of a wide range of manufacturing techniques including CNC machining & fabrications in the Aerospace sector.
  • An ability to think clearly and logically while acting decisively.
  • A completer finisher with the innate ability to make things happen.

The Engineering and Quality Manager will above all bring leadership and efficient management to the Engineering Team. We are looking for a rare individual; one not afraid of a challenge and also, one equally unafraid to effectively challenge the status quo within management and subordinates alike.

Please apply quoting Reference Number; 0816101 with your CV and a covering letter showing current salary details to; MTC Partnership LLP, email:

Business Manager, Spain

Our Clients are a global engineering, consulting and performance products business that specialises in the transportation, energy and scarce resource sectors.

For clients in the rail sector, its teams provide independent assurance and technical expertise across all key industry disciplines, including fleet management, signaling and train control, operations and business strategy.

To support its growing reputation within the Spanish rail market, the business is looking to recruit a Business Manager to lead its Madrid-based team.

The existing Spanish rail business has an established portfolio of clients for its assurance services, the objective now is to extend its capabilities and service offering in the consulting and technical products spheres.  The Business Manager will be responsible for overseeing this expansion, including new client development, business performance, operational management and project delivery.

This new role presents an exciting opportunity for a rail professional who possesses the drive and the ambition to step up to the challenge, and who would enjoy the opportunities and responsibilities of developing a successful and growing team.

Key Responsibilities

  • To build, manage and grow a successful consulting & products business within all Spanish speaking markets
  • Develop the order book pipeline for the Business Area.
  • Act as Bid Manager, Project Director and/or Project Manager for appropriate projects.
  • Oversee the delivery of projects in the business area.
  • Negotiate contracts and close sales deals
  • Report on project performance, P&L performance, order book and opportunities funnel.
  • Plan, create and report future market opportunities and monitor competitor activities.
  • Lead and manage people within the Business Area
  • Monitor, manage, communicate and report Quality, Health & Safety processes to ensure a safe and to comply with internal and external requirements and provide a safe & healthy environment for employees

Personal Profile.

A degree qualified engineer with substantial industry and operational experience in the Rail sector within Spain. Key attributes and previous experience of the successful candidate will include:

  • Degree qualified in suitable engineering discipline with profound knowledge of the Spanish Rail Market and management experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the rail sector
  • A wide appreciation of all rail disciplines and competencies.
  • Proven success in client relationship building and business management.
  • Substantial experience of working in a professional services environment.
  • Self-starter, ability to create opportunities and to develop them into profitable business.
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver projects on time and budget.
  • Proven experience of effective performance management.
  • Intercultural sensitivity, experienced in working in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to present to a high professional standard, both orally and in writing, to individuals and to groups.
  • Fluency in both Spanish and English language; able to negotiate and to present complex technical items as well as contractual arrangements in either language.

An excellent remuneration package will be provided comprising, base salary, bonus and a company car.

All applicants should write (in English) to our exclusive retained Consultants, MTC Partnership, enclosing a current CV together with a brief statement outlining the relevance of their experience for this role to; Robert Hyde

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