Divisional Managing Director – building drainage products
Attractive Base Salary; Bonus; Car and Benefits Scheme
Location – Bedfordshire

The Company

  • Strong brand presence, R&D capability, and IP has enabled the business to achieve consistent year-on-year growth for over 20 years, winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation twice. This is a highly ambitious business with a planned expansion programme to meet future growth plans.

  • The UK subsidiary of a global, privately owned, market leader in building drainage and associated products, offering high quality and innovative solutions for internal and external built environment applications.The Building Drainage division is positioned to grow and develop fast, building on a solid base and competent teams.

  • Annual company sales of £65m, 250 employees and two UK manufacturing sites. Now seeking a commercially led entrepreneurial general manager to lead this division to realise its significant growth and development potential.

The Role

  • Part of the UK board and leadership team, this is primarily a commercial leadership role, with direct responsibility for the site, a management team of 4, and a total team of 40 people. This will be a highly visible role within the group and will work closely with colleagues across the global organisation.

  • Your goal is to drive sales growth, by strengthening existing relationships within the builders’ merchants channel, and developing the company’s proposition with specification partners, whilst developing a can-do team culture with customer service focus.

  • Responsible for developing the capabilities of your team, you will add value to the UK leadership team through your commercial nous and contribute to the international group’s divisional product strategy.

The Candidate

  • With a proven background in managing a business unit with P&L responsibility, you will have a relevant academic background, and extensive experience in a highly commercial environment.

  • Ambitious and driven, you will possess a track record in the building products manufacturing sector, or related industrial product markets that sell through 3rd party distribution and specification partners.

  • You should have clearly evidenced experience in providing leadership in change management, expanding product offerings and growing a business. A knowledge of, and passion for, working within a family-owned business would be advantageous.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Catherine Osman on 0121 654 5902.

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