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Customer Insights Executive

  • London
  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK6231

Holt Executive are partnered with a leader in global mobile satellite communications, offering high-speed data and voice communications to customers on land, sea and in the air. Due to huge investment in their connectivity infrastructure, they are looking for an experienced Customer Insights Executive to join their growing team in London.

You will be responsible for understanding customers needs, executing quantitative research, and running the insights portal. The position holder will advise internal stakeholders on customer sentiment, market conditions and optimal approaches and will also make recommendations based on objective data.

Key responsibilities for this Customer Insights Executive role:

  • Designing and planning insight projects using a wide range of quant tools
  • Executing projects in field and assuring high quality, actionable insights are gathered
  • Communicating insights to drive action and change
  • Running the insights portal – the newly-launched central repository for customer insights as well as reports from the market intelligence teams analyst reports and industry news

Key requirements for this Customer Insights Executive role:

  • Insight experience
    Around 2 years of experience in customer insights or market research – client-side or agency-side
  • Survey Development
    Experience of using an enterprise grade survey platform (e.g., Qualtrics) with the ability to use advanced features.
  • Planning and executing quant insights
    Experience of running insight projects in a complex market.
  • Producing recommendations
    Strong bias for action. Able to demonstrate a clear ability to translate insights and research into recommendations
  • Stakeholder management
    A strong communicator and influencer
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Senior Project Manager – Defence

  • West Sussex
  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • HP169

Holt Executive is supporting a multi-national defence and aerospace pioneer, delivering mission-critical technology and systems to customers on the land, sea, and air. They are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join their fast-paced, innovative business in Horsham, West Sussex.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager:

  • Ensure new projects are launched with due diligence by creating master schedules, resource demand plans, stage plans and budgets for each stage as delegated.
  • Manage internal and external communications (sub-contractors, customers, internal stakeholders). Take responsibility for the organisation and recording of all project management-related meetings.
  • Manage and produce key PM artefacts of projects, including:
  • Master Schedule, Project Management Plan, SoW/Contract Compliance Matrix, Work Breakdown Structure, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description Documents, Responsibility Assignment Matrices, ensuring such documents remain up to date and relevant to the project’s execution.
  • Liaise with team engineering leads and department heads to ensure allocation of resources in correct and technical processes are up to date.
  • Manage execution of the project schedule to ensure key events and critical stages such as design reviews, acceptance testing, installation, and training occur on time and are effective.
  • Establish a risk management strategy for the project, identifying risks, budget implications and forecasting, using mitigation strategies.
  • Liaise with team colleagues to ensure appropriate controls for production and retention, invoicing, shipping, and export controls.

Professional Experience & Qualifications for the Senior Project Manager role:

  • 5+ years experience working in a Defence project management role.
  • Project Management Professional with knowledge and certification of project methods (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP, MSP, Six Sigma) and Agile or Lean delivery methodologies (e.g., PMI-ACP, Scrum).
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of all stages of the project lifecycle, from business case development, scoping and mobilisation to design, implementation and deployment of capabilities and benefits realisation.
  • Maintain personal ability to travel within the UK and abroad (driving licence, passport). This may include occasional driving of B-Class company/fleet vehicles.
  • Take responsibility for continuous professional development, helping identify personal training needs and development opportunities.
  • Requirements to hold UK SC Clearance.

If you are interested in the role, please click Apply Now or contact Harry Parsons at harry.parsons@holtexecutive.com

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Shipping Co-ordinator

  • West Sussex
  • £20000 - £24500 per annum
  • 3
  • PK6225

Holt Executive is partnered with a global design and manufacturing specialist, delivering cutting edge products to the Naval, Defence and Security sectors. They are recruiting for a Shipping Coordinator to join our team and support in organising courier and freight shipments within the UK, EU and rest of the world. The successful individual will join a team of 2 existing International Trade & Compliance professionals reporting to the International Trade & Compliance manager on a part-time basis.

Key responsibilities for the Shipping Coordinator:

  • Organise domestic and international movements using sea, air and/or road freight
  • Responsible for managing the full import process for a shipment, from start to finish
  • Liaise with oversea offices, partners and agents via phone and email
  • Approving and checking freight companies’ invoices against export and import log
  • Ensuring that the relevant paperwork is prepared in a timely way for customs clearance and for dealing with the daily shipping schedules
  • Ensure all shipments are carried out in full compliance with local/international regulations, such as Export BIS licenses
  • Provide administration support to the Export team, including filing, preparing documents, answer the phone etc
  • Assist in creating document templates to improve efficiency
  • Arrange deliveries online, completing delivery notes and associated paperwork
  • Update files and the in-house MRP system with the required documentation

Key requirements for the Shipping Coordinator role:

  • Have 2-3 years of previous experience working in shipping or logistics and working understanding of imports and exports procedures
  • Possess exceptional administration and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail at all times.
  • Clearly demonstrate Teamwork, Integrity, Courage and Excellence at all times and be seen as a role model to your client groups and team.
  • Be highly organised with strong literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Be self-motivated to drive for results.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure with a ‘right first time’ approach to all tasks in order to provide a First-Class Service to internal/external stakeholders.
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Senior Control Systems Engineer – Defence/Security

  • West Sussex
  • £55000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK8274

Holt Executive is working with an established and rapidly expanding defence/security technology pioneer, supplying cutting edge products to some of the biggest names in critical industries. They are recruiting a seasoned Senior Control Systems Engineer to join their growing team in Horsham.

You will play a critical role as the leading Control Systems Engineer on an exciting development project which will involve some client facing activities. The role combines both hands-on experience with theoretical expertise to deliver project lifecycles from requirements analysis through to system deployment.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Control Systems Engineer – Defence/Security:

  • Capture, derive and manage the system requirements set.
  • Propose, model and develop the control system solution for a high-performance defence system.
  • Analysis and specification of subsystem requirements (sensors, image processing, motor performance etc.)
  • Model validation through experimentation and subsystem prototyping.
  • Support the implementation and optimisation of the control system in final build.
  • Provide and execute a staged system integration plan with active risk management.
  • Develop and execute system verification and validation plans.

Key requirements for this Senior Control Systems Engineer – Defence/Security role:

  • Experience in development and optimisation of control solutions – application of digital filters and experimentation with different techniques.
  • Modelling of control systems in Simulink and implementation in C.
  • Provision of architectural design of new control systems.
  • System integration and test planning experience.
  • Experience in capture, analysis and derivation of system requirements.
  • Understanding of motor design and performance parameters and application of motion profiles.
  • Practical understanding and experience of PID control loops.
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Commercial Contracts Manager – Defence

  • West Sussex
  • £50000 - £67000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • PK4562

Holt Executive is partnered with a global design and manufacturing specialist, delivering cutting edge products to the Naval, Defence and Security sectors. They are recruiting for an experienced Commercial Contracts Manager to join their team. This role can be based out of Plymouth, Horsham or Wokingham.

The primary purpose of this role is to support delivery of the commercial activities of our client. Working with the Business Development and Bid Management Team to develop commercial solutions in response to tenders issued by the UK Government, Overseas Governments and major OEM’s.

Key responsibilities for the Commercial Contracts Manager – Defence:

  • To be the focal point for commercial activities in the tender process on behalf of our client, including the preparation of responses to contract conditions and supporting of the Request for Bid Approvals at both business unit and Cohort levels.
  • Manage the negotiations with customers of contract terms and conditions, including price and payment, leading to contract award and acceptance.
  • Ensure that contracting risk is captured and managed in the negotiation of terms and conditions for new business, ensuring all contracting obligations are fully understood.
  • Provide drafting input and obtain approval for agreements to be entered into by our client including compliance with due diligence policies, including supporting the Business Development team with the teaming and other collaborative arrangements.
  • Build and maintain effective customer and partner relationships, liaise with internal stakeholders and provide support to the Senior Commercial Manager including acting as a delegate where required.
  • Support the Supply Chain team in the drafting and negotiation of sub-contracts for both goods and services.
  • To provide the Project Management team with commercial advice and support regarding effective contract execution through the contract lifecycle, from the issue of internal authorisation through to contract closure in project.

Key requirements for this Commercial Contracts Manager – Defence role:

  • Broad based knowledge of, and at least five years’ experience working within, the defence industry.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the International and UK defence contracting environment, with a detailed understanding of pricing, contract terms and conditions, financing and funding mechanisms and a working knowledge of contract law.
  • Have previous experience in working across internal and external business boundaries.
  • Have relevant experience in the conduct and conclusion of contract negotiations with customers.
  • Be able to resolve fundamental and complex commercial issues with customers.
  • Ability to obtain UK Security Clearance.
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Project Manager (12 Month FTC) – SATCOM

  • London
  • £55000 - £75000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Private Medical
  • Contract
  • TT195

Holt Executive is working with a global leader in the satellite communications industry, offering high-speed data and voice communications to customers on land, sea and in the air. Due to huge investment in their connectivity infrastructure, they are looking for an experienced Project Manager (12 Month FTC) – SATCOM to join their growing team in London.

You will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of software development projects to provide solutions that support both business operation improvements and product and service delivery.

This role is for an intermediate Project Manager that will be required to manage projects through approval, definition, development, acceptance and operational handover as stand-alone projects typically supporting business operational requirements or as part of a wider business program to introduce new products and services.

Key responsibilities for this Project Manager (12 Month FTC) – SATCOM role:

  • Own the planning and execution of assigned projects including requirements such as scope, delivery plan and timelines, risks, issues, and opportunities.
  • Work with business system analysts and solution designers to develop project definitions and high-level solution designs to feed into project approval and realization.
  • Develop and lead Project governance and reporting for assigned projects.
  • Project management using a mix of internal staff and third-party suppliers to successfully deliver projects in a matrix management environment.
  • Engage all stakeholder groups to create project teams responsible for the development, testing and operational handover of business support systems.
  • Lead team members and ensure they understand their roles, responsibilities and deliverables within the overall plan.

Key requirements for this Project Manager (12 Month FTC) – SATCOM role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in an IT-related field from a recognized post-secondary institution. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience of working in a similar role and environment.
  • Project Management Professional with knowledge and certification of project methods (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP, MSP, Six Sigma) and Agile and/or Lean delivery methodologies (e.g., PMI-ACP, Scrum).
  • Strong project delivery skills including accurate project planning, delivering to milestone dates, managing resources effectively, and communicating status effectively.
  • Experience in setting up and using project management tools such as MS Project, Jira, Confluence & Microsoft Teams.
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Senior Software Engineer

  • West Sussex
  • £40000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • TT198

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business. With a cutting-edge product range they service a number of industries and assist in driving innovation.

We are recruiting a Senior Software Engineer to join a growing team that will lead the development of software applications from the requirement capture stage through to delivery. If you are an enthusiastic software engineer who wants to play a key part in driving the latest technology forward, please get in touch today.

Key Responsibilities for Senior Software Engineer:

  • Lead the development of software applications from concept design, requirements definition, detailed design and coding
  • Design, code, test, correct and document large and/or complex programs and program modifications to achieve a well-engineered result.
  • Develop robust software with particular attention to fault management, fault reporting and health status of applications.
  • Produce and maintain related supporting documentation (Interface control documentation, input to user manuals, fault code lists and actions)
  • Work with customers to assist integration, commissioning, and problem resolution activities
  • Understand the Customer’s technical needs and concept of operations and feed this into wider project requirements
  • Co-ordinating technical software review meetings and reporting status, including project reporting and estimate of work packages
  • Ensures that high quality and delivery standards are met and consistently delivers quality code on time and within estimate.

Key Experience for Senior Software Engineer:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering or related discipline
  • At least 5 years in a similar engineering role or industry
  • Successful leadership of technical software projects from requirements capture to delivery
  • At least 5 years experience of writing C/C++ for embedded applications and 16bit/32bit microcontrollers
  • Experience in writing Windows-based engineering and test GUI’s in C#
  • Solid understanding of embedded hardware peripherals (UART(RS232, RS422), CAN, SPI, ADC, DAC ) general appreciation of associated hardware
  • Experience in developing and documenting user interfaces
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Senior Software Engineer – Defence & Security

  • Berkshire
  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • TT240

Senior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business. With a cutting-edge product range they service a number of industries and assist in driving innovation.

They currently require a Senior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security to join a software team that consists of highly motivated engineers with a wealth of experience in image processing and software development. Projects are focussed on providing practical solutions to real world challenges.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security:

  • Design, development and testing of application software for video capture, video distribution, display and processing applications.
  • Provision of technical support and integration assistance to international customers
  • Generation and review of system specification documents
  • Preparation of test documentation and unit tests in a continuous integration environment
  • Fault finding, debugging and resolving issues
  • Assist project and senior management, with the successful running and administration of engineering projects
  • Opportunity to take on team leading responsibilities if desired

The Successful Senior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security: will:

  • Have a degree in a relevant discipline such as computer science, electronics, mathematics or physics
  • Have experience of C++ application development for Windows or Linux using IDE’s such as Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Have experience of video processing or development of computer vision algorithms

Desirable skills for the Senior Software Engineer – Bespoke Design & Manufacturing in Defence & Security:

  • Application and driver development under Linux for ARM processors
  • Video streaming application development
  • Man machine interface development using OpenGL
  • CUDA, OpenCV, and other GPU computing technologies
  • Experience of PC hardware architectures

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Project Manager (12 Month FTC)

  • London
  • £9999 - £99999 per annum
  • Contract
  • PK5787

Holt Executive is working with a global leader in the satellite communications industry, offering high-speed data and voice communications to customers on land, sea and in the air. Due to huge investment in their connectivity infrastructure, they are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their growing team in London.

You will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of software development projects to provide solutions that support both business operation improvements and product and service delivery.

This role is for an intermediate Project Manager that will be required to manage projects through approval, definition, development, acceptance and operational handover as stand-alone projects typically supporting business operational requirements or as part of a wider business program to introduce new products and services.

Key responsibilities for this Project Manager role:

  • Own the planning and execution of assigned projects including requirements such as scope, delivery plan and timelines, risks, issues, and opportunities.
  • Work with business system analysts and solution designers to develop project definitions and high-level solution designs to feed into project approval and realization.
  • Develop and lead Project governance and reporting for assigned projects.
  • Project management using a mix of internal staff and third-party suppliers to successfully deliver projects in a matrix management environment.
  • Engage all stakeholder groups to create project teams responsible for the development, testing and operational handover of business support systems.
  • Lead team members and ensure they understand their roles, responsibilities and deliverables within the overall plan.

Key requirements for this Project Manager role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in an IT-related field from a recognized post-secondary institution. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience of working in a similar role and environment.
  • Project Management Professional with knowledge and certification of project methods (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP, MSP, Six Sigma) and Agile and/or Lean delivery methodologies (e.g., PMI-ACP, Scrum).
  • Strong project delivery skills including accurate project planning, delivering to milestone dates, managing resources effectively, and communicating status effectively.
  • Experience in setting up and using project management tools such as MS Project, Jira, Confluence & Microsoft Teams.
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Production Quality Engineer

  • West Sussex
  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • HP163

Holt Executive are working with a highly-regarded design and manufacturing specialist operating across the UK and serving a number of critical industries including defence and security. They are recruiting a Production Quality Engineer to join their growing team in West Sussex.

This position is to identify opportunities for improvement with corrective actions and make sure all products meet requirements on time. It is also an opportunity to further showcase the Company compliance to the legislation, customer and business requirements and continue this forward with regular adaptation for improvement.

Key responsibilities for the Production Quality Engineer:

  • Identifying root cause, correcting, and eliminating reoccurring problems;
  • Ensuring root cause analysis and corrective actions are completed in a timely manner;
  • Collating and reporting defective and non-conformance issues;
  • Efficient reply to customer Corrective Action Report requests.

Identifying and mitigating risks within the design, development, and production processes

Key requirements for this Production Quality Engineer role:

  • An HNC in an engineering related discipline is desirable;
  • Proficient in the integration of electronics and software into complex systems, including mechanical integration;
  • Previous experience of fault-finding on electro-mechanical equipment (preferably small batch distribution);
  • Ability to read Defence Standard drawings (preferential);
  • Essential – 8D problem solving methodology and report writing for internal and external customers;
  • Understanding of QMS requirements of ISO 9001 (or AS9100);
  • Ability to obtain UK Security Clearance.

To apply for the Production Quality Engineer role:

Please contact

Harry Parsons – 07739277675 or harry.parsons@holtexecutive.com

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