Managing Director

ATA Recruitment
175000.00 - 195000.00 GBP Annual + incentive plan – 50% + car allowan
11 May 2023
08 Jun 2023
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Managing Director

  • GBP175,000 – GBP195,000 basic salary
  • Incentive plan 50%
  • Car allowance GBP9,500
  • Pension Matched executive contribution
  • Stock options
  • Life assurance and family health care cover
  • 25 days leave + public holidays

Location: West Midlands Birmingham, Wolverhampton or Telford region

ATA Search is working for GBPmulti–million manufacturing business that manufactures a range of chemically processed products for various market sectors. Boasting sales of over GBP75m, they are highly profitable and driven by strategic growth both organic and through acquisition.

Well established and identified as a market leader in their field, this company sets the standard by employee satisfaction, excellent customer service and providing a product that is unrivalled by their competition.

Employee engagement is key to their success with a low staff turnover and loyal workforce. Aside from this, the group is driven by sustainability and improvement projects significantly reducing their carbon footprint and energy consumption.

As a result of a restructuring within the business, this company is looking to recruit a strategic and commercially focussed Managing Director to lead all sales, finance, operations, manufacturing, marketing and technical operations whilst working closely with the Board of Directors to strategically grow the business.

For further information on this confidential assignment, please email an up–to–date CV and contact number to (url removed)

Key Accountabilities:

  • Full P&L control of GBP75m business with over 350 staff
  • Manage all day–to–day sales, commercial, marketing, financial, operations and technical departments
  • Lead and manage weekly meetings with the senior leadership team for business performance reviews
  • Deliver and execute business strategies related to growth, cost reduction, sales, commercial, marketing, NPI, operational improvement and people
  • Working with the commercial, technical and marketing teams to improve the product offering with strategic NPD/NPI
  • Managing and identifying market trends and competitor analysis
  • Creating innovative business solutions for customers to support business growth and customer demands
  • Delivery of the bottom–line cash flow, cash flow growth and cost–control management
  • Manage and lead all Health & Safety initiatives across the business and lead Health & Safety meetings
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with customers will be paramount to this role including internal stakeholder and supplier management
  • Direct customer management and the Managing Director will typically visit customers once per week
  • Directly manage customer queries related to price increases, service agreements, expansions and customer support


  • An experienced Managing Director or a Commercial Director looking to take a step up
  • Someone that can drive the economics of a P&L
  • Demonstrate strong commercial acumen with direct customer management
  • The successful Managing Director will have worked in some form of manufacturing, customer–centric, trade or B2B continuous manufacturing environment
  • A suitable qualification – BSc/BA in business administration, engineering, science, or relevant field; MSc/MA is preferred
  • A hands–on and strategic individual with a history in leadership management, employee engagement and change management
  • Collaborative, democratic and someone who can command authority
  • A visionary and someone who is driven by detail

You will have full autonomy to manage the business as you see fit with opportunities for your role to expand further once you have established yourself within the business.

How to apply:

Please click apply or for further information or please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Search by emailing an up–to–date copy of your CV to (url removed)

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