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- Key appointment to lead a subsidiary of a progressive PLC
- Innovative, dynamic, high growth business
About Our Client
This is a key appointment to lead a subsidiary of a progressive PLC involved in the design and manufacture of electronic components. The PLC is an International group of businesses that designs, manufactures and supplies customised, innovative and application specific components for a broad range of electronic applications and sectors. With operations in 23 countries, the Group has delivered significant growth in recent years both organically and through strategic acquisitions.
This subsidiary was acquired by the Group in 2016 and is a medium sized designer, manufacturer and distributor of customised interconnect technologies with a focus on the industrial, communications, medical and energy sectors.
An innovative, dynamic business with their headquarters in Hampshire, they have built a strong reputation as an added value partner for numerous cabling and connector solutions. With manufacturing in several locations, they work closely with customers to understand their needs and provide customer specific solutions which are typically specialist and bespoke.
Having delivered both revenue and profit growth year on year since their inception, the customer is at the heart of everything they do and continued investment in best practice means they build long term relationships and are well respected within their sector. Equally they are committed to maintaining green practices and consider the environmental impact of their products from design and production through to shipping to their customers.
Now successfully integrated and firmly established within the PLC, they are seeking to recruit a new Managing Director. This is an exciting role that will hold full P&L accountability and operate with a high degree of autonomy within the Groups decentralised operating structure.
Reporting to the PLC's executive committee and supporting the current Chairman, this key role will be accountable for developing and executing a strategic plan to significantly grow the business, delivering tangible and measurable outcomes in line with the Group's overall objectives.
Primary accountabilities include:
Ad-value to the culture of the business through being an inspirational people manager, work closely with the senior management team to ensure the ongoing investment and development of all employees.
Deliver growth from all commercial activity through identifying, building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers. Working with the Sales Director to create long-term sales & marketing strategies to deliver effective customer solutions and new market development.
Be a key influencer on a variety of business activities. Lead, manage and support all business areas effectively and control the day-to-day operations and assets to effectively deliver their objectives whilst also ensuring to seek continual improvement. Be P&L accountable. Ensure compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and legislation including health & safety, personnel, finance, administration, and regulatory frameworks.
The Successful Applicant
To be successful, you will have gained substantial senior leadership experience within an Electrocomponents distributor or manufacturer. With a broad background the successful candidate will need to be a true generalist with a thorough understanding of the commercial and operational elements of the business combined with sound technical / engineering knowledge, having delivered business profitability improvements and successful growth.
A creative thinker with the vision, determination and ability to translate the broad needs of the business into compelling and deliverable strategy. Naturally curious, a problem solver with a can do mind-set and hands on approach.
Be results driven with proven experience of determining and successfully executing ambitious growth plans, coupled with a track record in maximising both income and value.
An inspirational leader of people, able provide clear direction and both empower, develop and motivate an experienced leadership team. As the ambassador for the organisation, you will need the credibility and gravitas to influence a diverse range of stakeholders both internally and externally.
Experience of ensuring successful and sustainable customer partnerships and developing relationships and alliances that deliver business aims. Skilled at negotiating at all levels.
Ability to maximise the success of the business, with a focus on continuous improvement and operational performance. First class planning and prioritisation skills, financially astute with previous P&L experience, including setting, managing and monitoring budgets.
Be forward thinking and insightful, entrepreneurial but down to earth in their approach, capable of setting the overall strategic direction of the company and taking it to the next level.
What's on Offer
Up to £130,000 base salary, depending on experience + bonus and benefits
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
Ref Code: MPFE14017661Z
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