Job ref: CST/57196

General Manager Polymers

General Manager Polymers
Based in Dunkirk, Northern France

Job ref: CST/57196

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company is a well-established manufacturer of polypropylene used in wide variety of applications including BCF yarn, fiber, stretched tape, carpet backing and adhesive tapes to a European customer base. This is a new role that has been created to lead the site through it next stage of growth and development.

The Role:

⦁ Lead the European Polymers (Polypropylene) business.
⦁ Develop and execute a strategic vision.
⦁ Build and execute targeted commercial strategy.
⦁ Drive manufacturing efficiency and take general management lead of the plant.
⦁ Leverage synergies between the US and European operating companies.
⦁ Ensure close cooperation between division and group activities.
⦁ Prepare the budgets for approval, ensure financial activities and plan the necessary investments, increase operational performance and realize maximum growth.
⦁ Drive the green “recycling” agenda and explore options for reducing the carbon footprint.
⦁ Enforce and instil the Group Culture with a strong ‘can do’ mentality, a culture of collaboration, accountability, continuous improvement and operational excellence.
⦁ Is an active member of the BU Polymers & Engineered Solutions management team, reporting directly to the BU Vice-President.

Person Profile:

⦁ University degree or equivalent.
⦁ A further business-related qualification such as an MBA is an advantage.
⦁ Technical / commercial experience in polyolefin (polypropylene/polyethylene) or other chemical industries. Candidates with relevant polyolefins experience from the packaging, textiles or consumer goods sector may also be of interest.
⦁ Experience with multiple sales channels such as direct B2B and distribution/reselling.
⦁ Experience of managing a company in France.
⦁ Demonstrable strategic business planning skills.
⦁ Strong product management skills, commercial acumen, manufacturing agile and financial savvy.
⦁ Strong leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate.
⦁ Occasional travel requirement, mainly within Europe.
⦁ Fluency in English and French.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

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For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

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