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General Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: West Bromwich
Salary: Up to £70,000 + car allowance + benefits
Application date: 11th Mar 2022

An experienced General Manager is required for a fast-paced automotive component manufacturing business. The company part of a larger group is now looking to appoint a dynamic and progressive General Manager who will report directly to the Group Managing Director. This is an exciting but challenging opportunity that will require strong management skills and a real belief in working with people to create engagement and a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.

To be successful in this role you must have a demonstrable track record of managing lean transformation within a traditional production environment. As General Manager you will have excellent communication skills be commercially aware and have a strong manufacturing operations background that can deliver against exacting automotive SQCDME targets.

To be considered for the General Manager position you must have experience of / or be;

Operating as an effective Operations Director, Manufacturing Director, Plant Manager or General Manager and be able to demonstrate a track record of success.
Working within a high-volume precision component manufacturing business. This could include, press work, stamping, fine blanking, diecasting or similar metal processing industry.
A thorough understanding of modern lean manufacturing tools and techniques operating in a JIT environment and adhering to ISO/IATF Quality & HSE standards.
A strong Engineering or Manufacturing background, with significant automotive experience supplying direct to both Tier 1s and OEMs.
Excellent communication skills, commercially orientated with P&L experience and the ability to build robust working relationships internally and with customers and suppliers alike.
Leading by example, setting high standards with excellent people management skills and the ability to lead and motivate.
Dynamic, driven and prepared to do what it takes to get the job done.

This is a challenging and high-profile role that offers the opportunity to make sustainable change in a traditional manufacturing environment. The role of General Manager will require strong leadership and decision-making skills with a focus that ensures exacting safety and QCD standards are achieved together with excellent customer service.

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