Group Managing Director

  • Job Reference: 00007040-1
  • Date Posted: 16 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Flexible location - North West/Yorkshire/Midlands.

Significant six figure base, bonus, car, benefits.

Large scale, market leading, multi-site plant and construction equipment distributor Group

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an outstanding senior level plant and construction equipment business leader to play a significant role in the growth and development of this long-standing and highly respected group of companies. Our client is at the forefront of the plant and construction equipment distributor sector - one of the UK’s most respected specialists in this arena - and a highly successful division of a major £850m parent Group. Made up of four separate companies, this division of the parent has a strong presence and is an ever-growing force in UK and Irish markets. The business proposition is most compelling – an enviable reputation for the supply and rental of premium brand products, great people, and a strong commitment to service, aftersales and customer care. With ambitious plans for future growth on the agenda, a dynamic, commercially focused Group Managing Director is required to lead this division through the next stages of its evolution.

Reporting to the Group CEO and sitting on the parent Group’s Main Board, responsibility is for the inspirational leadership, strategic direction and growth of this portfolio of companies. With strong and experienced MD’s working under you, key focus will be on enhancing all-round performance across the division – plant and construction equipment sales, rental, service, after-sales and customer experience. Your remit will be to drive profitability in line with Group expectations, developing and executing strategies which enhance margin and revenue performance. In addition to establishing great internal relationships across the Group, you will also promote and develop the company’s corporate reputation and brand, working collaboratively with key, premium brand manufacturers. Your challenge will be to take these already excellent businesses to greater levels of success utilising your extensive industry knowledge, commercial flair, motivational leadership and vision.

We are looking for a first class, high integrity Managing Director, with an outstanding pedigree in driving growth in a similar arena to that of the client. With the combination of your sector expertise, strategic, commercial and operational leadership, and with your superb relationship building, communication and presentation skills, you will possess the credibility and gravitas that wins the hearts and minds of key stakeholders, colleagues and customers alike. Comfortable operating at Group Main Board level, you will be a resilient high achiever, combining a shrewd business mind-set with excellent numerical and analytical awareness. “Down to earth” in style and results focused by nature, you will have the drive, enthusiasm and ambition to take these businesses to the next level.

This is an exciting time to be joining this progressive and forward-thinking Group. There is a significant remuneration package on offer to attract the very best, along with real potential for longer term career development in this large and ambitious organisation.

Both we and the client greatly appreciate the present difficult circumstances around Covid-19. However, as this is a key, long term Main Board appointment, we wish to continue engaging and have non-F2F initial introductory discussions with high quality candidates, although the timing of the ongoing process may be affected by current events