Job ref: CST/61394

General Manager


General Manager
Polymer compounding
Based South West

Function: Executive
Industry: Plastics, Polymers

Job ref: CST/61394

Salary: Executive salary and package

The Client:

Part of an international manufacturing group, our client is a thermoplastic polymer compounder with a rich heritage. A new General Manager is required who has the passion, vision and capability to lead the further development of this company, which has benefitted from significant recent investment and new customer acquisitions.

Primary Role:

Take responsibility for the business leadership of this plastics manufacturer, leading it into its next phase of growth and development

Key Accountabilities:

• Reports to Group CEO
• Direct responsibility for the P&L overseeing the development of company and its results-based performance
• Provide leadership across all functions: production, sales, technical, quality and planning
• Further improving the Business Infrastructure, structure and reporting, ensuring it meet its future growth objectives through accurate understanding of the key performance drivers
• Reviewing and generating the appropriate company policies and procedures that ensure it remains compliant with all its activities
• Budgeting, profitability planning and forecasting
• Leadership/motivation/development of the management team and all site personnel; inspiring the workforce into achieving the business goals
• Setting a positive example of good leadership, ensuring the workforce are motivated and happy in their roles, furthering the culture and values
• Ensuring the factory remains on track and propose any investment it requires to ensure it continues to meet customer expectations
• Ensuring the factory is running ‘stable operations’ and is benefitting from best practice within the Group, working towards operational excellence
• Close interaction with the other group subsidiaries to ensure objectives, culture and processes are well aligned with group expectations
• Being a senior point of contact for key customers as required

Person Profile:

Core Competencies:

• Experienced and collaborative leader who has gravitas and inspirational qualities
• Business and Commercial bias keen to lead this SME through its next phase of growth
• Capable of developing and leading the business in line with market demands.
• Senior business professional with the skills for GM role.

Experience Traits:

• Proven background with professional experience from a dynamic plastics manufacturing environment (polymers, injection moulding, blow moulding, masterbatch, compounding, extrusion)
• Strong leadership skills to motivate the workforce
• Financial acumen necessary to deliver against this type of role


• Business/Technical Degree or similar

Personality Traits:

• Collaborative management style; getting the team engaged
• Conceptual and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Discipline, accuracy and business acumen
• Co-operative and determined, including strong negotiation skills
• Strong leadership skills, with the gravitas and the drive to inspire and motivate
• Positive attitude and spirit
• Effective and rigorous approach to problem solving
• Taking a holistic approach and capable of making effective decisions
• Challenges status quo adopting an improvement-oriented approach
• Be a positive example of company principles
• Strong and robust character

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

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


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