Manufacturing & Engineering

In this new global industrial revolution our clients face a greater need than simply optimising productivity

Manufacturing & Engineering

The manufacturing and engineering sectors are going through, what some are calling, a modern ‘industrial revolution’ (Industry 4.0). Technology and automation have undoubtedly rejuvenated and transformed sector giving industrial companies improved levels of productivity.

However, globalisation, mergers and acquisitions, and the sheer speed of technological change combined with increased tariffs and soaring inflation Manufacturing and Engineering industries are facing a demand for senior leadership more than ever before.

In a truly global market, to meet the demand for expert leadership talent, clients need a search partner capable of extending the reach beyond geographical boundaries.

At Manners Maclean we possess a proven capability to operate successfully across established, key business hubs as well as emerging markets, right across the globe allowing us to introduce high potential and experienced business professionals.

Helping you to engineer change

For manufacturers, identifying, attracting and retaining top-level talent capable of leading through change is a competitive advantage.

However, success lies in finding specialist, agile leaders capable of driving transformation in a lean environment and creating new value opportunities for customers and stakeholders.

These leaders must possess the expertise and strategic focus to extract growth from mature markets, optimise global supply chains, and enhance operational productivity whilst overseeing corporate culture and managing considerable risk.  

At Manners Maclean we have unrivalled level of experience within the engineering and manufacturing sectors and, combined with our consultants insights into the industry and client knowledge, we provide significant value to your senior level hiring and talent planning strategies.

Our capability

Understanding your business is our starting point. Everything we do after that is based on providing the right outcome for you.

In fact, our comprehensive portfolio of data driven solutions have been intelligently created to enable us to give you efficient and effective programs flexible enough to meet the demands, and budgets, of any client.

Add to this, the focused nature of our business combined with both the sector and functional specialism of our consultants, means   that our clients can leverage deep and long term relationships.

Ultimately this means that we can provide our clients with immediate access to a highly concentrated network of specialist candidates who would not normally respond to an approach from an unknown source.

Beverage Industry

Manufacturing & Engineering – Overview document

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Our Global Footprint


Western, Central
& East Europe

Middle East
& Africa

Asia Pacific

Don’t just take our word for it…

Steven Gross - VP, Unilever

During the last 10 years Jim Mundell and Manners Maclean were always my first port of call when looking to fill senior positions in Unilever. Jim’s ability to quickly understand (from both an organizational culture and talent perspective) what we needed, his knowledge of the talent market and his network of key talent meant that we always received a quick response and, a shortlist of blue chip talent which ultimately resulted in successfully filling key vacancies.

I highly recommend Jim and Manners Maclean to any organization needing leadership search and talent acquisition services.

Frederic Landtmeters - President Canada, Molson Coors Beverage

I had multiple opportunities to discuss talent and fill senior commercial positions with Jim Mundell and Manners Maclean when I was a CMO/CCO for Starbev & Molson Coors in (Central) Europe. As a hiring manager, I found it important to talk to someone like Jim, who has a clear vision on talent, an extensive network across Europe and beyond, and who spends time before, during and importantly also after the hiring process to ensure the recruited talent lands well. I highly recommend Jim and Manners Maclean to any organization needing personalized talent acquisition services.

Ranjan Das – Henkel

Manners Maclean International was selected by Henkel as one of our preferred recruitment partners for the India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey region in December 2019.

In my previous capacity as Henkel’s Regional HR Business Partner Laundry & Home Care, as well as in my current capacity as Henkel’s Head of Human Resources Sub-Saharan Africa, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Manners Maclean on many search and recruitment assignments for roles based in Nigeria. Manners Maclean consistently delivered, regardless of the location of the search. I found Manners Maclean to differentiate themselves from other firms as they have a thorough research methodology which is tailored for each search.  They are extremely diligent and always cover as much ground as is required for every assignment.  Their consultants are experienced and act as an extension of your organization and behave as a genuine partner.

Dalia Salib – General Manager, Mars Egypt

Robert Gordon & Manners Maclean puts a high level of quality work and diligence though-out the recruitment process. He successfully manages to offer solid guidance as well as give strong clarity on expectations while being warm, friendly and genuinely caring.

I strongly recommend him as a highly capable Talent Acquisition expert.

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