General Manager

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    Attractive Salary & Package

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    Jon Blaze

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    01384 446184

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    4 months ago

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Our client is a niche automotive design and vehicle builder seeking to establish a presence in the South East. The business is currently undergoing a huge period of growth, with the introduction of new product lines and clients and as a result is looking for a General Manager to help establish and run new business unit and manufacturing operation in the South East.


The successful candidate will be responsible for running a single site operation in a rapidly growing business, operating in a regulated market, within proximity of the customer. This is a start-up operation where you will support, and project manage the implementation of the facility with the Senior Leadership Team.



  • Organisational management, including top-down objective setting and tracking, recruitment planning, succession and development
  • Contribute to sound financial performance of the business unit including management of targets, budgets, outcomes, evaluation, improvement.
  • Ensure effective implementation of wider business strategies and initiatives working in harmony with the functional Directors of the business, specifically sales, purchasing, IT, finance, and HR.
  • Provide support and project manage the implementation phase of the plant.
  • Own the operational budget for the plant and drive cost reduction in line with the overall business strategy
  • Drive the sales and operations planning for the site ensuring to maximise both plant and resources efficiently, while driving continuous improvement and quality
  • Ensure that the operation of the plant is in strict accordance with all relevant legal, statutory, and regulatory requirements, quality and environmental standards, health, safety, and wellbeing requirements
  • Continually review processes with site management, allowing them to contribute to the strategic objectives outlined for the business
  • Provide strong leadership and direction to create and maintain a safe manufacturing environment that produces the highest quality products based on meeting customer requirements


Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience as a Senior Leader overseeing a team of circa 100
  • Experience working in a regulated industry, automotive sector experience is essential, knowledge of trim and assembly process or special vehicles will be advantageous
  • Experience of running a standalone site and working with a remote SLT
  • Demonstrable leadership, delegation and excellent inter-personal skills with the proven ability to establish and maintain good employee and customer relations.
  • The ability to maintain calm under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Effective use of problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Efficiency, planning and organisational skills    

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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