Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment

Technology development is transforming the leadership landscape in industrial markets, necessitating a flexible, specialist recruitment partner who can access the right people quickly and appropriately.

How we can help you

Berwick Partners' Manufacturing and Engineering practice has a long-standing reputation for delivering on the most challenging and exciting senior assignments in the industrial space. The team specialises in recruiting commercial, operational and technical leadership roles that are essential to organisational success.

Our value-add services include in-house research capability, deep networks, comprehensive leadership assessment tools and the depth of knowledge retained by our industrial market experts. Our process is designed to challenge and inform the recruitment process, achieving both the cultural and skills match that is fundamental to successful executive search.

Our clients vary in size from regional SMEs to large international blue-chip organisations, and our capability enables us to handle searches for both UK and internationally based roles. We work with clients across the manufacturing supply chain, from upstream material supply to downstream customer delivery.

Our sector experience covers:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Capital Equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Precision Engineering
  • Process Industries

We recruit a diverse range of specialist leadership roles, including:

  • Business Development Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Engineering Director
  • General Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Manufacturing Director
  • Operations Director
  • R&D Director
  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Supply Chain Director 


Senior Role
“We decided to appoint Berwick Partners because I had previously had a positive experience as a candidate. I think Berwick’s approach is very structured, you listen to our needs and understand our cultural fit, then communicate well during and after the process. David hit 100% of the milestones and provided excellent service levels.  He is very experienced and understands when it might be necessary to adapt the process. Candidate briefs are well written, and I like that you sell the company and then the reward package. The quality and diversity of shortlists have been first class and you also provide options that challenge our thinking. I have dealt with Berwick Partners for five years and all the people I have been involved with, from researchers to support staff and consultants, have been consistently competent, driven, articulate, good listeners and happy to go the extra mile.”
Jerome Faissat, Managing Director, PIL Membranes

Managing Director Role
‘I used Jonathan and Berwick Partners to recruit a Managing Director for one of our businesses. From the first moment I was impressed with the professionalism and attitude shown towards this task. Jonathan understood very quickly what our business was about, what we were about, and what sort of person we were looking for. The shortlist was very strong and represented his excellent grasp of the situation. It made choosing the successful candidate quite a difficult task, but one that we managed to successfully complete. The most impressive attribute however that Jonathan demonstrated during the entire process, was that this process mattered as much to him as it did to us – and that is no little achievement, as this was a key appointment from our perspective.’ Nigel Corner, Managing Director, New Equipment Holdings..”
Nigel Corner, Managing Director, New Equipment Holdings

Senior Roles
“We have worked with Berwick over the past four years as our key recruiter for executive roles within our business unit. They have successfully managed and fulfilled our requirements strengthening our management team and our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team to any company seeking quality recruitment and selection services.”
Andy Pointon, Regional Sales Director EMEA

Senior Roles, Innospec Inc
“We have been impressed with the thoroughness of approach and the range of quality candidates identified. They take the time to fully understand our business and culture. Their professionalism and integrity is such that we trust them completely to represent us with candidates. I have no hesitation in recommending them to any company looking to fill any senior or difficult roles.”
Cathy Hessner, VP HR, Innospec Inc

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