Our client is an extremely diverse privately owned group with investments worldwide, turnover of c£400 million and a core division (c£250 million) in automotive. Profitable, with revenues of c£20 million and employing in excess of 200 its long established and well regarded business unit in North Manchester seeks a Business Unit Director to succeed the retiring incumbent.
The Business Unit Director to be appointed will be supported by a full executive team and tasked with enhancing operational efficiency by leading an automation project. The successful candidate will further develop the long standing key relationships in the automotive sector together with building and maintaining other strong and long lasting customer relationships to understand their business needs, objectives and identity strategic business opportunities. The successful candidate will drive an efficient and effective operation and service delivery to ensure financial targets are met, will with the support of the executive, implement the strategy and go to market proposition to achieve sales goals, profitability and customer satisfaction. He/she will develop a collegiate team that combines effectively and efficiently in pursuing the ongoing profitable growth of the business.
We seek to appoint a Business Unit Director who will be an engineer, proven in an automotive business and with experience in a highly automated environment using modern manufacturing methodology. Customer centric and with experience of or an appreciation of P&l responsibility this is an excellent opportunity to drive a well-established, well regarded and consistently profitable business in a period in which it will gain real operational benefit from its automation project. A background in working successfully with the major automotive manufacturers this is a role to provide decisive leadership who will be comfortable in the detail, capable of thinking strategically and creatively whilst relishing the cut and thrust of a competitive marketplace.