General Manager, Scanmetals, West Midlands, £Excellent

Scanmetals (UK) Limited is a dynamic, fast growth circular economy venture at an extremely exciting point in its journey. Part of a larger group, Scanmetals has developed a proprietary process for the dry sorting and recovery of non-ferrous metals in multiple size fraction from incinerated post consumer waste. Recovered metal is then sold to smelters and refineries globally. 2022 is set to be another record year.

Due to an internal promotion, the business has a requirement for a new General Manager to lead the site in Willenhall. As General Manager, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as interacting with your counterparts in Europe. You will be P&L responsible and:

  • Ensure budgeted production and profitability targets are met whilst building and developing a high performing team. This will include management, motivation, training, reward and performance management.
  • Enable the processing facility to operate efficiently and in line with all HSE regulations, producing finished product at the required quality standards.
  • Provide oversight of all commercial negotiations for the supply of raw material from third party suppliers.
  • Continuously evaluate market opportunities and capital improvements/innovation.

The Candidate

You will need to be proactive and enjoy working with substantial autonomy, thriving in an entrepreneurial, can-do organisation with exceptional financial backing and fast growth potential. Your attributes will include:

  • Relevant education (degree in a technical subject highly valued).
  • Demonstrable leadership expertise, P&L literate.
  • Experience of the recycling/metals sector an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant UK health & safety and environmental requirements.
  • Control of monthly production and financial reporting.
  • Strong people skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels.
  • A self-starter with the ability work with little support; able to get things done.
  • Comfortable in a role with commercial, operational and technical dimensions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement throughout professional career, for both yourself and the people you lead.

Additional Details

  • Reporting to the Managing Director, Scanmetals A/S.
  • Based in Willenhall.
  • £Commensurate with experience, plus private health care, contributory pension scheme, bonus plan and long term incentives as appropriate.

If you have any queries or would like more information regarding this document, please contact:

David Thomas


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