Jonathan is a Partner specialising in senior management and director-level appointments within the UK's industrial manufacturing and engineering sectors.
He has expertise in the roles of Managing Director, General Manager, Plant Director, Operations Director, Engineering / R&D Director, and Commercial Director. With a flair for adding value through his breadth of industrial manufacturing sector knowledge, his search campaigns consider both UK and internationally-based candidates.
He works with a broad array of clients ranging from large international blue-chip groups through to family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial / pre-revenue start-up companies. Based in Leeds, he recruits for organisations throughout the UK, as well as for overseas-led groups, who are seeking to strengthen their leadership teams.
Jonathan has been part of the Odgers Berndtson Group since 2006.
We engaged Jonathan on specific searches for two key and critical roles within our business. In both cases Jonathan thoroughly understood not only the requirements of the role but also the key challenges and stakeholders in the business. This was key in being able to accurately portray the role fulsomely to prospective candidates resulting in short lists that contained candidates that were all credible contenders for the role. Each short list gave us options to consider in relation to the role and candidates which challenged our thinking as a business and resulted in us securing two great candidates.
~ Kevin Wilson, VP Human Resources at Venator