General Manager - Construction Materials - North West, UK

North West England Permanent
  • Excellent General Manager opportunity
  • One of the fastest growing businesses in the building materials sector

About Our Client

I am currently recruiting a General Manager for a specialised construction materials group who have become one of the fastest growing businesses in the building materials market across the UK and Europe.

Due to continued growth and investment an excellent opportunity has arisen for a General Manager to take full P&L responsibility for one of their manufacturing businesses in the North West, UK.

This business has a rich heritage for providing sustainable building material solutions across a diverse range of construction related applications.

This role will have a strong commercial focus within the business driving the continued sales growth of their materials through builders merchants, buying groups, contractors and end customers.

The company benefits from being an autonomous business within a larger group.

Job Description

  • Full P&L responsibility for a multi-site business who supply construction materials

  • Strategic and enthusiastic leadership of the established leadership team across sales, operations and finance actively supporting professional and personal development

  • Conduct a review of the business and execute a strategic sales business plan designed to optimise performance through commercial growth

  • Delivery of sales growth predominantly through the builders merchant sector, contractors and direct to end-customers who have a requirement

  • Represent the company at senior levels within the customer base to ensure that relationships are maintained and enhanced as an aid to achieving sales targets

  • Work closely and collaborating with customers, suppliers and key stakeholders within the group

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the market, trends and commercial opportunities that your business and the group could exploit

  • Identify new product and market opportunities and determine optimal pricing to balance profit with customer satisfaction

  • Develop and maintain excellent health and safety standards throughout the business

  • Working closely with your established operations team to maintain consistent product quality, manufacturing efficiency and implement operational best practice
  • Maintain and develop organisational culture, values and reputation in its markets and across the employee base

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience as a Sales / Commercial leader wanting to develop into general management or an already experienced General Manager looking for career development

  • Proven track record of growing a business or a division ahead of market growth rates

  • Experience in the building products / construction materials supply industry is preferred but my client is open minded for a high calibre leader who can display the correct skill set required and has worked in related industries

  • Entrepreneurial spirit who is extremely driven in approach

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Confident decision maker with P&L experience and an analytical mindset to analyse data to make commercial decisions

  • An open and likeable personality with honesty and integrity

  • Ambitious mindset who is looking to develop career within a large group

  • Ability to commute daily to a head office in North West, UK.

What's on Offer

High competitive salary and benefits package

Andrew Ward
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+44 7552000797

Job summary

Job function
Executive Search
Industrial / Manufacturing
North West England
Contract type
Consultant name
Andrew Ward
Consultant phone
+44 7552000797
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