April 21

Hiring the Right Senior Roles for Your Manufacturing Business

April 21

Finding the right senior roles in your manufacturing business is essential for its success and growth. Senior roles are important because they bring in the expertise, experience, and leadership that can help your business achieve its goals and objectives. They also provide guidance to the rest of the team and help ensure that everyone is working together towards a common goal.

Hiring senior roles in a manufacturing business can be a daunting task. It requires careful planning and execution to ensure that the right people are hired for the job, that’s why our clients partner with us. To make this process easier, here are 3 essential steps we help you to consider:

1. Define the role and responsibilities: The first step is to define what the role and responsibilities of the position will be. This will help you create an accurate job description which can be used to attract potential candidates. Handley James will help with this process however having a clear focus on the role will help us match the right candidate.

2. Establish recruitment criteria: Establishing criteria for recruitment will help you identify suitable candidates who have the right skills and experience for the role. It is important that these criteria are established before starting any recruitment process.

3. Source potential candidates: Once you have established your criteria, it’s time to source potential candidates who match these requirements. This could include using online job boards or reaching out directly to industry contacts who may know of suitable individuals for the role.


Our own process we like to make very clear and simple so everyone knows where they stand. We provide our plan for when we intend to deliver a shortlist so the client is not sat waiting and wondering. We provide clear profiles for each candidate based on our in depth initial interviews with them and highlight personal expertise which may not have been clear on their written CV. We can guide the whole process with feedback sessions and send weekly reports so you know exactly what the team have been doing within the week on your project. Unlike other companies we also highlight issues with the market, if the role is being benchmarked at a higher salary than on offer we take this straight to the client with the data to back it up, our own data from speaking to candidates.

At Handley James we’re specialists at recruiting for senior roles. We are contacted weekly by clients past and present who may not have roles with us to ask questions around recruitment and retention. We are an honest, down to earth company who build real relationships with real people. We know knowledge is power and that is for us to share and vice versa. Give us a call, message us on Linkedin/Instagram, email us, send a pigeon we are happy to talk, not just about your recruitment needs but how to empower you to be more confident around the recruitment process as a whole.

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