General Manager

GPW Recruitment are working in partnership with a forward thinking manufacturer who is looking to add a General Manager to join and lead their Aluminium window fabrication plant.

The growth of my client is impressive. Starting with a portfolio of fenestration businesses with sales of £50m, they doubled in size from 2016 to 2017 through acquisition and organic growth. In 2018, they focused on attracting new customers and grew to £125m. Now with over 1,000 employees, they are the most successful business in the fenestration industry with plans to continue our rapid expansion.

Reporting to the MD & Group COO and leading an onsite team of circa 20, you will have strategic responsibility for all operational aspects of the aluminium manufacturing site, ensuring that production KPIs are achieved and a continuous improvement culture is developed and embedded.

As the General Manager, your duties will include:

* To ensure the performance of the site meets operational KPI targets, such as production targets, cost control, on time delivery and product quality
* Overseeing the production, engineering, logistics, order processing and customer service teams you will manage and coach, developing team and individual performance
* Translate the Group’s strategic plan into site specific operational plans, implementing initiatives that increase efficiency, productivity and reduce costs
* Ensure a health and safety focused culture at all times

General Manager Skills & Experience:
* Manufacturing management experience and a demonstrable track record of achieving KPIs and making lean and continuous operational improvements is essential
* Specific experience of working in the Aluminium / window sector is highly advantageous
* Experience of multi-site and multi-product stream manufacturing is an advantage
* The successful candidate will be resilient, have a ‘hands on’ leadership style and be analytical, strategic and customer focused in approach
* With excellent people and communication skills you will be able to inspire and engage your staff effectively, to improve performance and successfully land initiatives that make operational improvements

If you are interested in this position, please press apply now.