General Manager / Managing Director - Bedfordshire or Manchester - Textile Services - c£90,000 + bonus & benefits
Please read all of the following carefully before deciding whether to apply for this role.
Are you a commercially-minded UK SME General Manager / Managing Director with experience of leading and developing a multi-site team?
Do you have a passion for delivering exceptionally high levels of B2B service in a competitive market and can demonstrate success in inspiring sales growth, integrating workforces and instilling culture change?
Do you have the education to support your experience, ideally MBA or similar?
If you can answer 'Yes' to all of the above, read on!
Our Client, one of Europe's leading textile service companies, is seeking to recruit a highly skilled and commercially focused General Manager/ Managing Director with the inspirational and motivational leadership skills, breadth of knowledge, customer focus and passion to bring a fresh modern energy to the UK business at a time of significant change and growth.
This values-driven and customer-centric organisation prides itself on fully understanding its customers' objectives and their needs, partnering with them to ensure that customers always receive the right products and exceptional service.
Following the recent acquisition of two additional businesses which has more than tripled both turnover and staff numbers and increased the number of sites to five, the new General Manager / Managing Director will be responsible for integrating the company's culture across this larger team, creating a commercially dynamic and cohesive organisation with a positive and mutually supportive ethos. Growing existing sales will also be a priority and previous experience of leading and developing a sales team to achieve profitable growth will be required.
This position is currently office based in Bedfordshire and will require the post holder to spend a significant amount of time at the various UK sites, the European Head Office and elsewhere as necessary. Working from the Manchester office is a possibility for a North West UK based candidate.
The successful candidate will be a hands-on, proactive, highly experienced and fully involved General Manager or Managing Director with an SME background and from a B2B customer-oriented service/process based industry in the UK where a tangible product comes in through the door, is processed in some way and then goes back out again. Experience of working with a European Head Office would be a distinct advantage. You will also need to show proven first-class people-management skills together with the commercial skills, energy, enthusiasm and creativity to be a key driver and innovator in respect of driving culture engagement, profitability and service excellence.
Demonstrable success of leading a UK-based service organisation through a period of change and growth while improving profitability and efficiency is essential and experience of culture integration across a business following acquisition would be preferable.
Interested? Then apply now by attaching your CV to your application and explaining in a few words why you believe you're the one for the role - but please only apply for this vacancy if you are genuinely able to offer the personal traits, experience and skills detailed above and are currently able to easily travel to work in the Bedfordshire or Manchester areas.
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to consider applications from overseas and time constraints prevent us from being able to respond to speculative applications made through this site so please don't be offended if you don't hear back from us in these instances. We WILL respond to UK applications that are relevant to the position advertised - promise!
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