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Managing Director - DHMD

Managing Director (MD) - This role requires you to be in the office 5 days a week initially.

Are you already a Managing Director or are you ready to step up to the challenge of being an MD. If you are this is a wonderful opportunity, to work for my client a globally recognised UK company. Founded circa 30 plus years ago and operating in 45 countries world wide.

My client offers innovative factory floor solutions that provide control from the arrival of the raw material to dispatch of the packed product. Increased productivity and profitability are central to my clients product delivery with a full return on investment typically achieved within twelve months from installation.

These systems are based on my clients suite of products, which are designed to maximise productivity. The data generated from their systems also provide real time reporting, allowing management to make informed decisions about all aspects of their packing operations, leading to sustained and measurable increases in profitability.

As the Managing Director - you will be responsible to meet and exceed growth & profitability targets for my client solutions and develop next-generation strategy. Drive and deliver growth across the business through full P&L responsibility of the business:

  • Drive business objective achievement through effective cross-functional and regional relationship building and effective prioritization of business objectives.

  • Develop marketplace opportunities, lead sales pursuits, oversee internal processes, and provide employee leadership in the achievement of common goals.

  • Design and implement a strong strategic plan growing the bottom-line profit growth and increasing customer base

  • Be a change agent for culture and mind-set within the business in line with strategic plan for the future

  • Ensure a safe and engaged workforce and customer satisfaction, in collaboration with managers, peers, employees and cross-functional teams.

Skills & Experience

  • Commercially focused on growth through effective Sales and Innovation strategy

  • Previous strong leadership & change management experience in a similar environment

  • Proven managerial skills within a challenging and complex manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated experience of changing culture

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and how to implement

  • Strong employee engagement skills

  • Effective and structured problem-solving tools and methodologies

  • Excellent presentation skills

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to build and maintain effective Customer relationships

  • Strong belief that improvements can be made and likes to challenge the status quo

  • Analytical approach to problem solving

  • Driven individual with a can-do mind set

  • Decisive personality

  • Intelligent risk taker

  • Mentoring skills to inspire, develop and manage performance across diverse mix of employees

  • Creative - thinks laterally & likes to question why

  • Global mind set - supports the good of the entire company and not just the local site in the UK

Personal Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical field required

  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing direct and international experience

  • MBA preferred

  • Prior experience with capital equipment or produce industries

  • Demonstrated experience with business and financial analysis

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience managing direct teams internationally

  • Strong sales management and direct customer engagement

  • Industry experience, preferred but not required

  • Strong tactical and strategic skills required

  • Ability to motivate and build high performing teams

  • Process/systems and results orientated

  • Manages change through exploration and learning

  • Ability to provide reliable judgement in complex situations

  • Entrepreneur skills with record of exceeding objectives

Remuneration: Competitive annual salary, performance bonus, company car and private medical insurance.

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