CEO - PE Backed Market Leading Design Led Manufacturer
Our client is an award-winning business which designs, develops and manufactures its products for retail and OEM markets. The company is the market leader in the UK with a strong international presence and growing global footprint exporting to 30 countries. With lean manufacturing operations in the UK, warehousing and distribution, the company manufactures an unrivalled product range providing a one stop shop and Just-In-Time solution for its customer base. To ensure the Company capitalises on the opportunities in its market it requires a proven and experienced sales and commercially focused CEO to lead the Company through the next phase of its growth and ownership structure which will create significant incremental equity value for themselves and the other shareholders.
We are looking for an established business leader with a strong track record of financial success in a sub £250m t/o manufacturing business with a preference for experience supplying the home improvement market; ideally within a private equity environment or with considerable autonomy and limited central corporate support. You will have a strong commercial and sales background and possess the gravitas and leadership capability to command the respect of an established and successful team. You must possess a self-starter attitude, strong influencing skills, with the ability to build a KPI driven mentality throughout the business. You will be focused on understanding and analysing detail and able to demonstrate strong leadership to drive growth . You must be able to build effective relationships with new and existing customers. You will understand the importance of effective sales and marketing campaigns and must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of driving shareholder value. Your credibility to lead the business through a PE deal process will be of paramount importance. Private Equity experience is a preference.