Managing Director

Posted 10 February 2022
Salaryc£120,000 pus Equity, Bonus and Bens
LocationMilton Keynes
Contact NameDavid Colgrave

Job description

Managing Director 
£120k plus significant equity, bonus and benefits

Our retained client is an innovative, privately owned niche engineering solutions provider.
Operating in a high growth market they use the very latest engineering designs and robotics to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency in labour intensive manufacturing environments.
With a high profile international client base, the business is ideally positioned to benefit from the continued drive to reduce manufacturing costs and find an alternative to expensive/ scarce labour resource across sectors.

As part of their growth plans and as a key element of management succession the business seeks to appoint an innovative, ambitious and entrepreneurial Managing Director who can lead the business, develop its range of services, support brand development and drive change and growth
Working with the Board and shareholders, this wide ranging and exciting role will include:

• Providing strong, inspirational leadership to a rapidly evolving people-centred and customer/client focused business
• Evaluating progress to date, ensuring there is a clear and realistic road map for the continued development of the business, including identification and execution of opportunities for top line growth, greater efficiency and profit enhancement
• Continued professionalising of internal processes and infrastructure, ensuring the business has the requisite platform and resources for a period of further growth
• Diversification of service offering, products and maximisation of higher margin work
• Developing the brand and marketing support, creating improved levels of client flow, satisfaction, loyalty and referrals/recommendations
• Build a positive, dynamic and co-operative culture, ensuring the business has the capability to attract, retain and develop the highest calibre of staff
• Proactively developing new relationships and markets, opening up the range of longer term strategic possibilities
• Identifying the critical success factors and supporting strategies required to deliver improved performance
• Ensure delivery of outstanding client service across the business that is capable of exceeding expectations
The incoming Managing Director will be:
• A strong and inspiring leader with the requisite interpersonal and communication skills to take a developing business through exciting growth and change
• Outward looking and proactive, readily seeking to engage with new/existing relationships and explore/initiate new possibilities for growth
• Able to operate at both a strategic and detailed level, understanding what it takes to get things done and maintain momentum
• Entrepreneurial with spark, flair, drive and vision
• Able to innovate and improvise, quick to evaluate and respond to developing opportunities and challenges
• Energetic with a strong ‘can do’ attitude
• Pragmatic with robust commercial acumen and judgement
• Able and willing to ‘roll their sleeves up’ to get things done as and when required
• Down to earth with an approachable style
Experience within the engineering/ manufacturing sector will be helpful, but the calibre and commercial 'nous' of the individual is paramount.

The individual should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering profitable growth, preferably in a similar engineering solutions/ manufacturing focused environment.

The successful candidate may already be a proven CEO/MD or alternatively a highly capable applicant with relevant experience who is seeking their first No1 opportunity.