Managing Director

Posted 15 November 2022
Salary £80000 - £120000 per annum
LocationLancaster
DisciplineExecutive
ReferenceGG/36805/MD
Contact NameGeorgia Grange

Job description

Managing Director | PE backed­­­­­ manufacturer | North Lancashire | £Excellent + equity

My client is a PE backed business supplying their bespoke, in-house designed and manufactured product to organisations of scale based in North Lancashire. With a range of products and a multi-industry customer base, they have enjoyed consistent growth and success in the last few years. They are now looking to appoint a senior finance professional with commercial experience to lead the business in delivering further profitable growth as part of a wider group.

The candidate must have strong financial and analytical skills, be experienced in managing multi-disciplinary teams, be comfortable in an SME environment with a customer-focused culture and bring the gravitas and respect necessary to represent the company with Board and external stakeholders.

The Managing Director will work alongside the Group CEO, directly managing a small team at the North Lancashire site, to ensure the business is operating at optimum efficiency from a cash and profit perspective.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide insightful commercial/ financial management information as the finance business partner to the Group CEO
  • Effectively manage working capital and cash
  • Lead and develop a small management team
  • Evaluate 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
  • Identifying the critical success factors and supporting strategies required to deliver improved performance
  • Provide strategic input to the company, working alongside the Board to ensure continuous improvement in key business metrics and optimise shareholder value
The incoming Managing Director will be:
  • A strong and inspiring leader with the requisite interpersonal and communication skills to encourage action and to take a business through exciting growth and change
  • Able to operate both at a strategic and detailed level, understanding what it takes to get things done and gain momentum
  • Outward looking and proactive, readily seeking to engage with new/existing relationships and explore/initiate new possibilities for growth
  • Able to innovate and improvise, quick to evaluate and respond to developing opportunities and challenges
  • Pragmatic with robust commercial acumen and judgement
  • Energetic with a strong ‘can do’ attitude
The individual should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering profitable growth, preferably in a similar 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.