Managing Director UK

  • Job Reference: 00000875-1
  • Date Posted: 3 December 2020
  • Recruiter: IhON People Recruitment
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  • Location: United Kingdom, flexible on location
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Recent experience working in the UK is a main requirement.  

As Managing Director, you are taking the lead to further grow and strategically develop the country organization with full P&L responsibility. You will develop and coach your direct reports, ensuring that they are given the resources and opportunities they need to succeed and grow within UK & Ireland.

In your role, you will also assess additional revenue opportunities/market share and drive customer engagement that strengthens the company's position in the market while being committed to further develop a high-performing team and organization.

Key responsibilities:

You will ensure growth and profitability of the whole business operation of UK & Ireland
You will be responsible for the balance sheet, budget, and KPI’s in the country and reporting directly to the Regional Director
You coordinate and support lobbying and professional key account management to expand the Company’s Project Pipeline.
You will manage and coordinate all activities between the departments and optimize, develop and implement organizational processes and structures from an operative as well as strategic point of view
You will initiate the compilation and realization of the sales strategy incl. KAM, pricing, management of claims, inventory management and health/safety regulations
You will act as a role model and to be the highest promoter of Company strategy, principles of management and code of conduct and to be responsible for compliance of internal and external rules and regulations


Outstanding General Management (full P&L) experience 
Local UK Business knowledge paired with strong Business Acumen – Proven track record with an International MNC in Construction Supply or System Formwork
Solid experience, network & access as well as in-depth understanding of the local UK construction market (ideally formwork knowledge)
Strong Commercial/Sales background and affinity
Experience with change management 
Very high engagement level and “hands-on” approach
International Management experience would be a major benefit
Technical/Commercial diploma, MBA preferred
Excellent language communication, negotiation and presentation skills in English

Proven leadership skills:

Gets the most and best out of people
Sets and communicates guiding goals
Measures accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful feedback
Keeps people informed and provides coaching for today and for the future
Good intercultural understanding, embracing new challenges & enthused of being a part of a growing market
Analytical thinker, decision-maker with focus on action and outcomes, who drives for results