General Manager

5 days left

Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
Excellent package to attract the best
Posted
13 Feb 2019
Closes
27 Feb 2019
Ref
DP-GM
Position/Level
Senior Management
Responsibilities
Executive Management, Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Our client is established as a market-leading provider of building products. The business has a strong reputation for supplying quality products. The business is an important and successful division of a larger Group. 

This is a particularly exciting time for the business as it continues to build on its success. There are significant opportunities to further develop its capabilities, services and continue to lead in its marketplace.

This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. The successful appointee will lead the business and with the support of the senior management team, be responsible for the commercial and operational success of the business, making a significant contribution to the performance of the Group.

The successful candidate will enjoy a stimulating and rewarding high profile role within a genuinely exciting and respected business.

Overview of Role

The General Manager will oversee the successful functioning of the Customer Services, Technical, Marketing, Purchasing and Manufacturing Departments. The General Manager will drive continuous improvement throughout these departments to support sales and profit growth.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the business units;
  • Act as direct line manager for the departmental managers / heads;
  • Create constructive practices and interpersonal relationships within and between departments;
  • Execute the company’s strategic plan;
  • Manage the delivery and quality of the company’s offer;
  • Ensure the development of people, processes and assets to support the business’s growth.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a generalist; familiar with all areas of the business, including finance, accounts, operations, sales & marketing, HR and technical;
  • Have a proven track record of managing multi-disciplinary teams in a building products manufacturing environment;
  • Have previously held P & L responsibility;
  • Be accustomed to operating at senior management level;
  • Have a high level of numeracy and strong analytical ability;
  • Be passionate about improving the customer’s experience;
  • Have a proven ability to assess priorities against known strategic and business objectives;
  • Have experience of strong cost control in a multi-site environment;
  • Be able to demonstrate strong leadership and people management skills.

Personal attributes:

  • A strong leader and motivator
  • An innovator with high standards and exceptional communication skills
  • Energetic and determined team player, results orientated with a strong work ethic
  • Able to challenge, improve and develop existing practices Honest and open outlook
  • Able to simplify complexity
  • Enlightened, progressive, results orientated style
  • "Hands on" operator with evidence of strong leadership and personal authority, as well as communication and people management skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • An enthusiastic outlook, charismatic and with a good sense of humour

The Opportunity

Our client is a successful and well-respected business enjoying an exciting period of transformation and growth. This is a particularly exciting time for the business as it continues to build on its success. There are significant opportunities for the business to further develop its capabilities, services and continue to lead in its marketplace.

This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. As part of the senior management team, the successful appointee will be expected to make a significant contribution, with the support of the senior management team, for the commercial and operational success of the business.

The successful candidate will enjoy a stimulating and rewarding high profile role within a genuinely exciting and respected business.

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