Group Managing Director

Bishop's Stortford
08 Jan 2017
05 Feb 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Managing Director
£appropriate + car + Bonus + Benefits
Small commercial group: fuel and lubricant dispensing products, heating components and bulk fluid handling systems

This company is one of the leading global suppliers of fuel and lubricant dispensing products and together with its subsidiary companies Anglo Nordic and Industrial Flow Control generates annual sales of c.£10M. With the head office based near Stansted Airport in Essex, the group employs around 50 people. The companies all have supportive, caring cultures and work to high ethical standards.

The Role
They are looking to appoint a Managing Director to be responsible for the company. The role will require hands-on management of This company and a collaborative working relationship with two subsidiary companies.

Key responsibilities will include strategy development, working directly with the teams to grow sales to existing customers, building business in export markets, and targeting customers through digital marketing. You will identify opportunities to grow margins and reduce working capital. You will recommend acquisitions which could be assimilated within the existing businesses or run as standalone, complimentary parts of the group. You will also work closely with team members to support their development. You will have full P&L responsibility with a team of 50 people.

You have probably managed a team of at least 25 in a senior role. You will have some experience of web marketing and online sales, and knowledge of SEO best practice. You will have been involved in setting budgets and coaching your team to achieve them. You must be able to work in the UK, to travel within Europe without visa restrictions, and be prepared to travel to China and India. You will have a good standard of secondary and tertiary education including a bachelor's degree, possibly in a STEM subject. You will be fluent in the English language, both written and spoken, and hold a full current UK driving licence.

You may have experience as an accountant or engineer (mechanical). Your background could be from a medium sized corporate or perhaps you have experience owning / running your own business. Other useful experience would include working in a manufacturing company or stockholder / distributor, working with Chinese suppliers and developing exports.

You are reflective and willing to take opportunities to learn more when needed. You are hardworking. You communicate well with others. You are analytical and have good attention to detail. You have a supportive, collaborative management style. You are open minded, loyal and committed.

You currently live or would be prepared to live in the South East of England.

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