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Automotive Executive Talent

Our capabilities

With over two decades of experience supporting customers across the OEM and international tier supply chain, Solutions recruitment is home to a team of dedicated automotive experts who provide access to extensive networks and an unrivalled knowledge across key automotive sectors such as powertrain, interiors, exteriors, structures, chassis and electrical systems.  Supporting a diverse customer base from major multinationals to small niche supply businesses, the Solutions Recruitment partnership model is developed to provide a bespoke service designed with the client’s needs in mind, maximising value, improving success rates and optimising return on investment.

As a valued member of our networks, we have taken the liberty of providing a brief overview of some of the executive profiles we are working with today:

Candidate ref : AET111001
Location : East Midlands
Position : Quality & Programme Director, Tier 1 automotive

Strong hybrid of quality, programme and operations leadership experience gained within major brands in the tier 1 automotive sector. Global experience having lived and worked in UK and US. Extensive experience leading activities across a wide range of component and vehicle platforms into all major automotive OEMs. Masters educated, Board level leader with excellent balance of strategic and operational delivery.

Candidate ref : AET111002
Location : North East
Position : Vice President Operations, Tier 1 automotive & aerospace

An ambitious business leader with a proven track record in driving performance across multiple sites internationally and affecting positive change across all aspects of a business. Confident and self-assured, able to coach and motivate multi-disciplined teams with a positive leadership style. A time served engineer, with a proven track record of success in automotive and aerospace industries supplying a range of components to strict quality, cost, delivery and safety targets.

Candidate ref : AET111003
Location : West Midlands
Position : Group Operations Director, Tier 1 automotive & aerospace

A strategically experienced Operations, Programmes Director & General Manager with demonstrable success in the automotive, aerospace and building products sectors. Roles have covered the UK, US, Asia Pacific & Middle East. In particular, experience of both OEM manufacturing and MRO aftermarket services. Has successfully led multiple sites with direct head count responsibility for 400 employees and been part of a leadership team with direct influence on revenue in excess of £250m.

Candidate ref : AET111004
Location : North East
Position : Group Manufacturing Director, Tier 1 automotive & aerospace

An accomplished, strategically focused operations executive, with a wealth of transferable expertise leading large-scale, international manufacturing operations and implementing major transformation, capital investment and restructuring to establish production facilities, launch new products and implement best practice. Board experienced working with a range of stakeholders with full P&L accountability (up to €100M) to drive manufacturing and supply chain operational excellence across large multisite teams (up to 1400 employees). Time served engineer, six sigma qualified with post graduate diploma in business.


For a confidential discussion about your recruitment needs, or to arrange an exploratory discussion with our specialist automotive team, please contact Andrew Mears.

Andrew Mears, is a Director with Solutions Recruitment.  Having worked within the automotive tier 1 supply chain supporting customers such as JLR, Nissan, BMW and Honda, he has subsequently spent more than a decade recruiting professionals across OEM, tier 1 and tier 2 customers in the UK and internationally.

Telephone: +44 191 221 0402