Managing Director

Full Time Permanent

Great leaders are inspirational! You’re a great Manager, that’s a given. We need an experienced Managing Director used to overseeing a multi-site manufacturing / engineering operation to drive our UK business forward!

BASIC SALARY: £90,000 – £120,000

· Bonus
· Pension
· Life Assurance
· 25 days holiday plus statutory holiday

LOCATION: North Wales – commutable to Colwyn Bay

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Chester, Wrexham, Warrington, Liverpool

JOB DESCRIPTION: Managing Director – Engineering Services, Industrial

As the Managing Director your focus will be on managing our complete UK business. You will be looking to support our facilities and create a safe environment to develop and drive operational excellence whilst ensuring top quality products and services are delivered to customers on schedule, on time and in budget.

Reporting into the President in the USA, you will have complete oversight of the UK Operations, Sales, QA, Engineering, Customer Service, HR & Finance. You’ll be instrumental in driving individual site standards and in some cases uniformity, whilst adapting to each unique requirement.

In addition, your key tasks will be to:
· Ensure inclusive / empowering leadership of 3 UK sites (2 engineering / manufacturing & 1 Head Office) 40-50.
· Be commercially driven (whilst staying within the business values), and tasked with operating at optimum employee levels, costs, and productivity objectives.
· Work closely with site leads to develop and implement long and short-term objectives.
· Champion the company’s culture, safety, sustainability, and employee engagement programs.
· Drive major projects as part of the Global Leadership team

PERSON SPECIFICATION: Managing Director – Engineering Services, Industrial

Having got this far, hopefully we have outlined that this requires an inclusive leader – your style and implementation is critical to us. You’re an experienced professional, robust and someone who knows how to be involved in multiple complex challenges across multiple sites. What’s more, this is what drives you.

It is most likely you will have:
· The ability to show humility, to listen and learn about the business first. The strength to ‘call out’ the pros and cons and where changes need to occur
· Worked across multi-site manufacturing environments and technically competent
· Strong commercial awareness
· A track record of building successful teams
· Broad experience as a Managing Director with full P&L and Balance Sheet responsibilities
· A relevant technical qualification (HNC / Degree / MBA / Lean Six Sigma)


After 40 years in business, we remain focused on super abrasive grinding wheels and tools. It is a science that we helped transform, and a craft that we're working every day to perfect. Through continuous innovation and product development and enhancement, we meet the most demanding specifications and solve the most challenging applications.

You may previously have worked in the following markets/products and held the following job titles, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technical Consumables, Industrial Consumables, Abrasives, Adhesives, Chemicals, Operations – General Manager, Plant Manager, Managing Director, Operations Director, Operations Manager, Site Lead

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: MT16833, Wallace Hind Selection


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