Interim Divisional MD

Location
Essex (GB)
Salary
Executive Interim Rate
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
Interim MD DP
Position/Level
Managing Director
Contract Type
Contract / Interim
Language
English

Our client is established as a market-leading provider of high specification building products. The business has a strong reputation for supplying products internationally. 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.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership and establish credibility as a business leader to ensure execution of current business plans and budgets, taking full P&L responsibility for the business performance
  • Develop strong and constructive relationships at a high level with existing and potential customers as well as influence and negotiate effectively
  • Develop and enhance existing systems, controls and structures to continue to drive the organisation towards world-class standards in product and service capabilities
  • Improvement in detailed understanding and control of internal costs in the business
  • Improving project delivery on time, specification and budget
  • A requirement for an improvement in conversion of sales opportunities and tenders.
  • Devise and implement demanding targets for improvement in market share, profit margin and customer satisfaction measures, without compromising existing high product quality  
  • Improvements in purchasing/procurement

Experience Required:

  • Proven business leader, likely to be a proven GM or MD, with experience in manufacturing likely with a strong commercial/sales background
  • Able to manage a multi-site business in a complex international supply chain
  • Proven experience of creating and managing a growing, evolving and highly successful business
  • A charismatic leader who clearly demonstrates an ability to empower and motivate a team.
  • Ability to manage risk, including construction contractors, construction design/engineering and health and safety
  • Exceptional skills in communication, motivation, and interpersonal relations, and able to convey a message that is understandable and relevant, linking business issues, financial results and strategy
  • Experience of operating at the highest level of professionalism
  • The successful candidate will have a passion for continuous improvement, and a strong sense of accountability.

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