Manufacturing

Sector Overview

UK manufacturers continue to look forward with confidence, on the back of on-going investment in machinery, automation, IT and training and development. It is an evolving sector, shaped by global markets, cohesive supply chains and the acceleration of disruptive technology.

  • Key drivers for investment are improving productivity, innovation and product development.
  • A major challenge for the sector is bridging skills gaps and ensuring a continuous pathway into industry from secondary and higher education.
  • Technological revolutions such as 3D printing could massively shake up the sector.
  • We exist in an age of advanced experimentation with operating models, which is a response to on-going globalisation and the need for “anytime, anywhere” services.
  • The coming years will bring a period of dramatic transformation due to advanced technology, big data and analytics.

Sector Details

The sector offers a wealth of opportunities, particularly for management level professionals who are conversant with technology and open to embracing new ways of working.

  • We recruit a wide range of roles in manufacturing, from procurement and purchasing to logistics and supply chain.
  • Resourcing models are changing in the sector, with increasing uptake of interim and contract management roles to manage cyclical work patterns or oversee transformational projects.
  • Leaders in manufacturing are encouraged to embrace new ways of working, explore emerging operational models and focus on IT developments that will shape the future of the industry.

Latest vacancies in this sector

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Over 25+ jobs

Buyer

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

£28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum

Buyer - £32,000 Benefits Are you an experienced Buyer with a Technical or Engineering background? If so, I'd love to talk with you! Who you'll be working for: My client is a leading manufacturer of innovative and sustainable ventilation products with a ...

2 days ago

Operations / Production Manager

Cannock, Staffordshire

£45000.00 - £55000 per annum Bonus Benefits

Role Title Operations / Production Manager Cannock, Staffordshire To £55,000 Benefits Bonus Role Profile The Production/Operations Manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the Production, Supply Chain and Maintenance team...

5 days ago

Expediter (12 months)

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Negotiable

Temporary Expediter (12 months)Skelmersdale£ Competitive Hourly Rate Calling all Expediters or Project Buyers looking for a unique and exciting opportunity! Would you like to support the delivery of highly unique and complex CAPEX projects across the w...

5 days ago

Purchasing Manager

Oldham, Greater Manchester

£45000 - £48000 per annum

Purchasing Manager £45,000 - £48,000 plus benefits Oldham Who you'll be working for: Our client is a successful global business with a diverse customer base across a range of industries. You will be based onsite in the Oldham area, leading their ...

6 days ago

Indirect Buyer (Temporary to Permanent)

Stockport, Greater Manchester

£25000 - £28000 per annum

Indirect Buyer (3-6 months, temp to perm)Stockport£25,000 - £28,000 Are you currently working in a Purchasing role and are keen to develop your experience within Indirect Procurement? Or are you a recent graduate who is looking for a great opportuni...

1 week ago

Procurement Manager - MRO

Bedfordshire

£65000.00 - £70000 per annum Excellent benefits - Hybrid Working

Procurement Manager £65,000 - £70,000 plus benefits - hybrid working Bedfordshire Role Profile Working within this industry leader's Central Procurement Team, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for managing the businesses MRO expenditure. The...

2 weeks ago

Production Assistant

Wimbledon, London

Up to £30000.00 per annum

Production Assistant / Buyer Wimbledon £30,000 Role Profile: Reporting directly in to the Production Manager, the role as a Production Assistant will oversee the buying operation for one the UK's leading manufacturing businesses for the private event ind...

2 weeks ago

General Manager

Kent

£60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum Benefits

General Manager, Kent, £60,000 - £70,000 Benefits Do you want to take the helm of a successful family run business? Our client is a specialist manufacturer that have been operating for over 70 years. Are you a driven sales & marketing strategist lookin...

2 weeks ago

Production Coordinator

Wimbledon, London

£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Production Coordinator £35,000 - £45,000 Wimbledon, London Role Profile Our client, who is a leading manufacturing/production business, operating on well-established contracts, is looking to recruit a highly motivated Production Coordinator to support t...

3 weeks ago

Production Manager

Wimbledon, London

£50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum

Production Manager £50,000 - £80,000 Wimbledon, London Role Profile Our client, who is a leading manufacturing/production business, operating on well-established contracts, is looking to recruit a highly motivated Production Manager to support the manag...

3 weeks ago

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Karen Owen

HR Business Partner at JD Sports

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Cast UK recently completed a large recruitment assignment on our behalf, recruiting all required employees at every level from Operations Manager through to drivers for a newly constructed site in Harlow. They fulfilled all of the project’s requirements within a very tight timescale to a very high standard.

Their knowledge of our business & culture alongside their sector specialist expertise make it a pleasure to work with Cast UK

Stuart Fairbairn

Head of HR, Bunzl Catering Services

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Cast UK take real time to get to know us as a business and really get under the skin of what the role is, what we’re looking for, the culture fit of the business and make sure that they are really trying to find us the absolute best people. We can always rely on Cast  to give us some advice in terms of who’s on the market at the moment and what they are looking for from us as an employer

We’ve got a really great relationship with Cast UK and one that we hope will flourish over the years.

Clare Archibald

HR Manager at Ella's Kitchen

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Abbey recognises that the increased demand for excellent logistics candidates in the UK means we need to work hard to attract the best talent in the industry to maintain a top level of service for our Blue Chip clientele. We are confident that Cast UK can provide us with candidates that have the right knowledge and experience to allow us to continue our expansion going forward.

Steve Granite

Managing Director at Abbey Logistics Group

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Cast UK spent considerable time making sure they understood our business and the role thoroughly, touring our warehouse and investigating exactly what was required. They worked in partnership with us to ensure that our business and culture were matched incredibly well with the best candidates, we were very impressed.
Cast UK’s depth of knowledge regarding our sector and the role’s requirements were second to none.

Chris Illingworth

Finance & Operations Director at Widdop, Bingham & Co ltd.

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