Job ref: JE/57712

UK Managing Director

UK Managing Director
European Injection Moulding and Tooling Group
Multi- Site UK

Job ref: JE/57712

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is a leading European manufacturing group supplying injection moulding and tooling services to a diverse industry base.

Primary Role:

To take full P&L responsibility for two sites covering all aspects of the business from both a commercial and operational aspect but, with a focus towards the development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives.

Key Accountabilities:

⦁ Direct responsibility for the P&L; Budgeting, profitability planning, forecasting and reporting to the executive board.
⦁ Leadership/motivation and development of the management team and all site personnel; inspire the workforce into achieving ambitious business goals and long-term successes.
⦁ Strong visibility across both sites.
⦁ Overseeing the development of Operational Excellence.
⦁ To support projects with potential partners and customers in the development of products and associated technology.
⦁ Provide support to Commercial Team, in particular, the closure of deals and development of business opportunities.
⦁ Target profitable growth in commercially viable industries and customers with a technical product range that exists in highly regulated markets.
⦁ To explore additional market segments, where current and future innovations can achieve commercial success.

Core Competencies:

An experienced Managing Director keen to take a successful company forward. Capable of developing and leading the business in line with market demands.

Experience Traits:

⦁ Proven financially astute Managing Director, with a background operating at MD level. Professional experience within the Injection moulding industry and ideally experienced in working with the automotive sector.
⦁ Strong understanding of operations and finance – managing P&L
⦁ Turnaround expert specifically where fast growth is needed
⦁ Capable of working within a SME business as opposed to an environment that is too ‘corporate’.
⦁ Strong strategic background and a leader who can shape the vision of the business, in line with maximizing market opportunities.
⦁ Excellent people manager who will also allow functional reports the autonomy to make decisions within appropriate boundaries.
⦁ Financial acumen necessary to deliver against this type of role.


Ideally Degree/MBA

Personality Traits:

⦁ Conceptual and analytical skills
⦁ Strong interpersonal skills
⦁ Discipline, accuracy and business acumen
⦁ Co-operative and determined, including strong negotiation skills
⦁ Clear 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
⦁ Be a positive example of company principles
⦁ Clear communication (listening and expressing ideas)
⦁ Observant and resourceful
⦁ Strong work ethic
⦁ Exhibits personal responsibility and takes ownership of tasks
⦁ Team player
⦁ Maintains a professional image in all interactions

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
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

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website:

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

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

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