MANAGING DIRECTOR

Recruiter
Wheale Thomas Hodgins PLC
Location
Bristol (City Centre)
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
18 Nov 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

ENTERPRISING ENGINEERING BIASED MD

Bristol - Potential Equity/Options - Good Six Figure Package (neg)

..."Tomorrow's Technology Today!"

A former University spin-out, our client is a small, successful, sophisticated SME. It is an innovative high added-value engineering/technical services provider, which literally provides…“tomorrow’s technology – today”. Possessing strong IP, they have a protected USP that underscores an emerging B2B brand with substantial pedigree. This is “mission-critical” to a blue-chip client base (across a range of sectors/verticals ranging from large corporate international blue-chips to the sexier high-end niche technologies of Formula One & Aerospace. Already profitable, liquid, and stable, they have substantive growth plans with a declared intent of future exit. Due to succession planning, they seek a new MD to take the business to the next stage in their journey and beyond.

The role is about proactively managing strategic stakeholder dynamics, harnessing world-class technology with world leading academics and business entrepreneurs in the mix. The remit is about generating traction, delivering the 5 year strategy by tactically optimising the spread of activity, R&D, resource (people, IP & Capital) and operationally driving performance, profits and efficiency. The requirement is for controlled, qualitative and sustainable growth, engaging across a range of sectors – writing quality new business at strong margin with quality customers. The responsibility is for striking the balance between technical excellence (R&D) and commercial return (and embedding value in the company as it grows).

You are probably a graduate engineer with a second qualification and/or an MBA and have a Hi-Tech background. You are used to being P&L responsible, are an experienced board director, have engaged with a global client-partner audience and have worked across highly skilled multi-functional teams (being as equally effective internally, as externally). You are incisive, can drill to the core of the issue, and are also decisive – can think laterally about cause and effect, opportunity or threat (and take people with you). You are also a builder and a grower…not only grasping new technology, but its commercial implications i.e. a business enabler & solutions provider. This is an entrepreneurial challenge, not just a job, but a controlled business growth opportunity (personally and commercially). Tomorrows technology – today, undoubtedly, but also tomorrows’ opportunity – today, as well!

Please contact Adrian Wheale with a full CV, quoting ref 1445/INT, at Wheale Thomas Hodgins Plc, Search & Selection Solutions, Berkeley Square House, 13 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB or email ruth@wth.co.uk.