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Managing Director

Recruiter: Sierra 57 Consult
Location: Sussex
Salary: £80,000 - £85,000 + Car Allowance, Healthcare & Relocation Assistance
Application date: 4th Jan 2023

Working alongside our client, an established manufacturer of switchgear / LVAC products to source an experienced commercially biased Managing Director to join their team.

This successful business is in the transition of merging 2 companies under on umbrella, to combine 2x centres of excellence in delivering an exemplary product portfolio across leading blue chip clientele across the UK. This business is part of a large global parent company with several manufacturing plants and distributors across the world and are recognised as a leading presence within their specialist field and supplying to every industry market

The ideal candidate will be an experienced senior management professional with a sales & commercial bias and good experience within LVAC applications.
The successful Managing Director applicant will be responsible for developing the business to expand the customer base and product portfolio into different fields of electrical engineering.
Based in the South, the Managing Director will be based across 2 company premises in close proximity of one another, with relocation assistance on offer for the right candidate.

As Managing Director you will plan, implement and direct all the strategic and process improvement activities of the company.
In the role of Managing Director you will take an active role in the management of the business and perform activities within key operating targets as detailed in the Business Plan.
The successful Managing Director candidate will co-ordinate, manage and monitor the activities of all departments.
Prepare and control sales budgets, control expenses and monitor budgets, investigate all sales attrition and customer accounts, perform credit checks on new customer accounts, chase outstanding debt.
Liaison with the board to develop a sales strategy to achieve organisational sales goals and revenues.
Report progress of the business plan targets on a monthly basis to all team members at the monthly meeting.
Develop product and process road maps in conjunction with Group Engineering to ensure the business meets the future technical and service requirements of the customer base, whilst preserving margins.
Plan the use of human resources, setting individual sales targets with all teams and ensuring that all staff are appraised at least once a year and are aware of the business plan objectives highlighting their contribution.
Co-ordinate sales action plans for individual salespeople, overseeing the activities and performance of the sales team. Ensure sales team have the necessary resources to perform properly.
Compile monthly Group board reports which would be inclusive of the relevant business KPI’s and progress towards critical longer term strategic actions defined in the business plan.
Create and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, teams, managers and other work-based contacts.

Essential requisites:
You must have a minimum of 5 years within technical commercial applications within preferably LVAC applications, however applicants with strong experience with switchgear or electrical engineering applications will be considered
You must have a polished acumen and be of a senior professional stature with the gravitas for leading a successful team, be a people person, a mentor, and lead by example
You must have good technical or engineering qualifications and hold a minimum 20 years engineering career portfolio experience to be be considered serious for this exciting post with a company enjoying success and repeat business in a very profitable outlook going forward.

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