Managing Director – Precision Engineering

Neg), package and bonus (15–20%)
15 Feb 2021
07 Mar 2021
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Full Time
UK Managing Director

Location: Dorset

Package: GBP80–100k (neg), package and bonus (15–20%)

Reporting To: Board of Directors

Direct Reports: UK Team

The Company: The business is a privately owned independent global engineering company, with a huge depth of knowledge, with the founders of the company having decades of experience in the precision engineering sector and particularly within the aerospace marketplace.

A dedicated workforce of highly qualified personnel allows the business to provide their clients with world class precision engineered products and services. It has invested heavily in new global regions and now boast engineering and manufacturing facilities in Singapore and China, and sales offices around the World. The business is constantly looking at expanding and has recently created a facility in the USA to cope with the ever–increasing demand.

It is proactive in the aerospace and defence markets and offers subcontract services covering precision machining and engineering in any sector.

Role overview: The Managing Director will be responsible for creating and managing effective delivery of the UK company strategy. The aims of the business are customer relationship management, growth, profitability and on time delivery. It is the responsibility of the UK Managing Director to ensure that the UK company strategy is geared towards these aims.

Setting appropriate targets, budgets and production plans to ensure that the business aims are met and that customer satisfaction levels are high.

The role will encompass these primary responsibilities:

Strategic leadership of UK business

Financial management and analysis of company performance ensuring data driven decisions

Leading, coaching and mentoring team members and supporting their professional development

Identifying operational efficiency measures and implementing best in class solutions

Innovation and development of product, production and sales capabilities

Best in class representation of the company with customers

Provision of timely management reports to the board of directors

Overseeing the end–to–end business operations

Working closely with Group Directors to ensure Group policies and compliances are met

Ensuring management and compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental requirements

Other duties as assigned by the board of directors as and when required

Profile: Visionary leadership

Ability to motivate a workforce

Effective management and delegation

Communication and negotiation

Understanding of a multi–faceted business operation

Strong financial acumen and desire to develop data driven strategies

In–depth knowledge of markets and changing business environments

Complex problem–solving capability

Effective decision making and influential leadership style

Experience and Qualifications:

Experience in similar management capacity in an engineering/manufacturing business

Proven P&L experience/management

Proven strategic planning experience

Proven organisation development experience

Proven people management and leadership experience

Engineering degree or engineering/operational experience will also be considered

Experience in aerospace MRO tooling business would be an added advantage

Experience in high–mix low–volume, machining and fabrication manufacturing environment will be an added advantage

Ability to lead and manage a team of managers, executives, supervisors and employees

Very good communication skills and a team player

Proven growth orientation experience in Sales, Marketing and Business development

Driven and self–motivated with minimum supervision

Results driven

Hands on leader who is not afraid to get hands 'dirty'.

Good business acumen with an entrepreneurial mindset

Proven problem solving, conflict management & analytical skill sets

Experience with MRP systems would be an added advantage

Experience with LEAN management would be an added advantage

Key Words:

Managing Director



Precision Engineering

Precision Machining



Company Strategy

Company Growth


Strategic Leadership

Financial Management

Business Operation

Business Development


LEAN Manufacturing

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