Divisional Managing Director

North West England Permanent
  • Excellent Managing Director opportunity with established FM business
  • Well respected and values driven organisation

About Our Client

Our client has an excellent reputation in the UK property and construction industry. The group consists of several subsidiaries with distinct specialisations that work together to deliver bespoke solutions with Facilities Management (FM) being a principal division. The FM division delivers integrated facilities management and project management services predominantly in the North of England in the public and private sectors, enabling organisations to operate efficiently, competitively, and compliantly.

The FM business and Group values stability, longevity, and strong relationships with employees, clients, and the community. They are proud to be a commercially focused business that creates profit for the purpose to improve the economic prosperity of the places where they work.

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Divisional Managing Director of Facilities Management who can lead the FM business to new heights ensuring performance, efficiency and profitability in line with the board's expectations and targeted returns. The ideal candidate will be responsible for setting the strategic direction through exceptional people leadership and operational excellence. They will also foster a positive culture within the FM business and across the group support functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement business strategies and objectives to achieve divisional goals and objectives in line with the Group's overall vision and strategy.
  • Lead, motivate, empower and inspire a diverse leadership team and their teams to deliver outstanding results and exceed KPI and financial targets.
  • Ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness by implementing best practices, streamlining processes, and optimising resources.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement to enhance quality, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement.
  • Monitor market trends, competitive activities, and industry developments to anticipate opportunities and challenges, and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, partners, and regulatory authorities.
  • Champion and embed the Group's Social Value and People Strategies.
  • Contribute actively to Group Leadership discussions and decisions.
  • Advocate and comply with company ethos, policies, and procedures.

The Successful Applicant

  • Thorough understanding of the UK FM market; PFI and LIFT contract experience with a background in operational leadership.
  • Demonstrable operational experience in leading and developing efficient organisations through a people-first approach.
  • Inspirational leadership with substantial senior management experience with a focus on results and strategic awareness.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships based on trust and integrity.
  • Understanding of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence, and inspire others.
  • Experience in complex budget management and financial strategy development.
  • Ability to work in an agile, fast-paced environment and switch between operational and strategic needs.
  • Positive attitude, self-motivation, and drive to deliver business impact.
  • Emotional intelligence and sensitivity in the workplace.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, pension, car allowance or company car, and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • Chance to make a significant impact and contribute to the success of a purpose organisation.
Mark Lawson-Jones
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Phone number
07342 073 140

Job summary

Job function
Executive Search
Property & Construction
North West England
Contract type
Consultant name
Mark Lawson-Jones
Consultant phone
07342 073 140
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