General Manager Engineering

DK Recruitment
Barnstaple, UK
Closing date
15 Nov 2020

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Engineering / Automotive General Manager

A very successful established engineering business is looking for a commercial general manager. Ideally you will have experience of automotive , engineering and preferably electronics

Are you looking for a new challenge to lead and develop a commercial strategy? Reporting to the company directors, the role of the General /Commercial manager will involve you overseeing the factory and working closely with the Managing Director, Sales team and Operations Manager, acting as a conduit between key stakeholders in the business with a focus on commercial and contractual activities.

This new position will allow the role holder to own and build on the strong reputation of the company manage a tight P&L as well as doing a great deal of NPD through sales development business configuration.

With a keen eye for detail and sound commercial mind you will be involved in discussions on existing and new opportunities. This is a wide and varied role so you will be expected to be working across multiple initiatives to drive value, profitability and innovation.


You will have held a senior commercial post previously, ideally in automotive Engineering, the electronics industry, engineering service sector for at least 5 years.


* Maintaining finance disciplines across the site

* Producing detailed financial information including forecasts and budgets

* Driving the profitability of the business, through cost control.

* Reducing financial and operational risks within the business

* Liaising with all stakeholders to improve sales in support of the business

* Overseeing Contract Management - Pre-qualification/feasibility, tendering, governance & contract close

* Overseeing procurement activities


* Sound financial accounting skills

* A strong commercial awareness - you know how to make profit whilst maintaining strong relationships, delivering quality and staying fully aligned to company values

* Excellent negotiation skills with experience of contractual terms and conditions preferred

* An innovator, someone who can lead people

* Effective commercial/contract management skills,

* The role will require the post holder to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to converse at all levels
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