Manufacturing and distribution, Hampshire, general manager, operations
Our client distributes organic goods to manufacturers within the UK. They are a growing business and are now seeking a General Manager to join the small team to manage and maintain the business. This exciting opportunity is being offered on a flexible working basis with different working patterns being considered.
This unique role covers managing all sales accounts and negotiating annual contracts, ensuring high levels of customer service. The role will manage pricing and profitability, preparing price quotations for new and existing customers and monitoring project margins. There will be some customer visits (approx 2 per month) as well as stock management and forecasting, liaising with purchasing and shipping to ensure there is stock at any one time. The role will also manage an admin assistant and the technical systems manager.
The successful candidate will ideally come from a manufacturing and distribution background in food (although other backgrounds will be considered) and have an understanding and experience of managing contracts, suppliers and customers. He/she may have an operations background with a leaning towards account management. He/she will have excellent customer service skills and be self motivated and have proven ability to work on own initiative. Financial acumen is paramount as well as interpersonal and written communication skills. Systems skills are important including Excel and Sage (ideally). He/she must have the motivation and drive to want the company to succeed.
- Flexibility - full time hours (with flexibility; different working patterns will be considered)
- Salary - up to £40K FTE with profit share
- Location - Hampshire (some travel required - must have driving licence and own car)