Managing Director

England, West Yorkshire, Bradford
£90000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
06 Jan 2021
20 Jan 2021
Lee Bhandal
Managing Director
Executive Management
Contract Type
Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to one of Yorkshire's leading manufacturing organisations in the appointment of a Managing Director to be based in West Yorkshire.

The group has a turnover in excess £75 Million and has a long and successful Yorkshire Heritage. They have several well-known, market leading brands within their portfolio, with a strong reputation for innovation and quality. With global coverage, the company consists of a number of businesses that distribute products to a variety of sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Oil & Gas.

An opportunity now exists for a Managing Director to lead one of these businesses within the group. With a turnover of approximately £17million, this high precision manufacturing company has three production facilities in the UK and sales offices in both China and Canada.

Reporting to the Group CEO, you will lead a team of circa 120 colleagues through 6 direct reports and key responsibilities will include:

* Developing and executing the company's business strategies in order to attain short
and long-term goals
* Providing strategic advice to the board and Chairperson so that they will have
accurate view of the market and the company's future
* Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by
planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
* Maintaining budgets for the business as well as the individual projects it takes on
* Communicating and maintaining trust in relationships with business partners, key
customers and suppliers
* Maintaining regular dialogue with the Group's subsidiaries in China and Canada
* Overseeing the company's financial performance, investments and other business
* Delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of executives providing
guidance, mentorship and motivation to drive maximum performance
* Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in
ways that strengthen its profile
* Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed
strategy decision
* Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reduce operational
threats, forestall business risks, and maximises core strengths

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

* A successful track record operating at the MD or Operations Director level within a
high-pressured manufacturing and engineering sector
* Experience of working in multi-faceted and multi-site operations, ideally with UK
and International exposure
* Experience of implementing and monitoring modern manufacturing techniques
* A proven ability to deliver strategic business plans
* Strong man management and mentoring skills - will be hands on when needed, but also
understands the strengths of your existing team members
* Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
* A good understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
* Ambition, drive and passion

Ideally you will be based within commutable distance of either West Yorkshire or Surrey and be willing to travel both in the UK and Internationally as required.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking and technically advanced company, and in return the successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and rewarding future, with a competitive remuneration package.

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