Status:  Closed. Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title:  CEO

Client:  Scion Instruments (part of the Techcomp Europe Group of Companies)

Location: Europe. Flexible. CEO will have a base location at one of the following sites: Goes, Netherlands or Livingston, Scotland or Milton Keynes, England; combined with home office working and business travel.

Salary: Six figure salary plus car allowance, bonus, pension, phi. (relocation assistance available)

Scion Instruments is a global scientific instrument manufacturer with operations in Holland, UK, Shanghai and Texas. Scion's parent, Techcomp Europe Ltd. acquired the ex-Varian Inc. Gas Chromotograph (GC) and Single Quadrupole Mass Spec (SQMS) assets from Bruker in November 2015 and created a business to support the Petrochemical, Environmental and Research markets.  Under Varian, the GC systems were market leaders with an especially strong presence in the Petrochemical markets supplying complex GC analysers to meet a wide range of standard testing methods.

The operations are being re-located from California back to Europe with the HQ being established in Livingston, Scotland (located close to a Techcomp Europe sister company) ; a manufacturing and technical centre in Goes, Southwestern Holland (former Varian site); manufacturing in Shanghai (Techcomp Group) and North & South America sales and service activities based in Austin, Texas.

Status: Now closed.  Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing

Job Title:  European Purchasing Manager

Client: Houghton International (

Location: Based at Trafford Park Manchester (regular European travel required)

Salary: £60,000 plus bonus, car, pension, phi

Status: Permanent full time

Job Purpose: To manage the European direct and indirect spend of ca 110M euros to support manufacturing: ensure continuity of supply and deliver savings per annum. Manage the procurement and material scheduling teams at manufacturing plants and sales entities to deliver company requirements on Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), Raw Materials (RM) and 3rd party product availability, cost reduction targets, financial measures such as inventory and DPO and other project work as it arises.  Deliver RM forecasts to the business to determine FG pricing strategy.

Status: Closed

Job Title:   European Engineering Manager

Client:  A leading scientific instruments business

Salary:  £to £65,000 plus pension & phi (relocation assistance available)

Location: M8 corridor, Scotland

Job Purpose: Have overall responsibility for New Product Development for the European Group. To provide management and leadership for the delivery of a comprehensive, innovative and technology led NPD and R&D function.

Have primary responsibility for all aspects of NPD, initally for two of the Group's brands.  Ensuring that design and support efforts result in products that are cost effective, manufacturable and conform to relevant global standards.

Stimulate and develop creative thought and action to ensure our client continues to push back the barriers in creative excellence.

Work closely with the 'technical experts' within the brands to support Group engineering function in terms of market and product knowledge.