General Manager

Overview

General Manager

  • Join a growing business and be a key player in the business progression
  • Combine strategy, operations and continuous improvement
  • Newly created role, reporting to the Managing Director
  • Lead a management team across sales, operations, finance and customer service
  • Create efficiencies and process improvement
  • Experience in a materials supply business would be an advantage

Our client is seeking a General Manager to join the team to help evolve a growing business. This is a newly created position that reports to the Founding Managing Director and will drive the strategy, operations, reporting and best practice for the business.

The Candidate

  • Experience in generating commercial plans that deliver predictable growth in sales and margins
  • Previous experience in taking a traditional materials supply business and leading through a transformation process
  • Experience managing commercial, financial, operational and technical teams of at least 25 people and associated budgets
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and how to extract, manipulate and present data
  • Experience in delivering business efficiencies, change and transformation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels – including commercial customers, suppliers and staff
  • Innovative thinker and experience in effective process and/or systems development
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement and Lean philosophies and techniques would be an advantage
  • 3rd level qualification in Business, Engineering, Management, or other relevant discipline would be an advantage.

Eilish Devine, Principal Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

Eilish is a talent acquisition and executive search specialist who brings over 10 years’ executive search experience on a national and international basis. Joining e-Frontiers in 2019 to grow the executive practice, Eilish has appointed executives at the most senior levels, including CEO, Executive Directors, General Managers and a range of specialist areas.  As a market leader in sourcing outstanding executive talent, Eilish helps organisations deliver transformation solutions, address management gaps, manage change and improve cost efficiencies quickly and more effectively. Eilish has built a reputation for understanding the particular needs of clients and tailoring solutions and search strategies to drive outstanding results. Eilish holds a Bachelor of Arts from University College Dublin and is currently completing a Masters of Psychology (Positive Psychology and Coaching) from the University of East London.