General Manager

Cheltenham £ 70,000 - £ 85,000 + car + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014435

A market leader in the design and manufacture of high integrity complex engineered components for use in the aerospace, automotive, defence and energy sectors has a new vacancy for a General Manager. You will be responsible for leading site operations including sales, engineering, production & quality and will take overall responsibility for new business generation, developing key customers business planning and manufacturing operations.



Commutable from: Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Bristol, Worcester, Swindon.


Salary: £ 70,000 - £ 85,000 + car + bonus + healthcare + pension


Suitable for: General Manager, Commercial Manager, Commercial Director, Business Development Manager, Business Development Director, Sales Director, Plant Manager, Business Manager, Business Unit Manager, Operations Manager, Operations Director.



The Role


Responsible for Business Unit performance

Drive and lead new business development opportunities

Lead a multi-disciplined team as a cross functional business unit throughout the stages of design, development, manufacture and marketing of products and services

Maintain and develop long standing relationships with customers, distributers and end users

Set, communicate and ensure achievement of Business Unit priorities, goals and targets

Lead negotiations of new contracts and contract extensions

Streamline Business Unit‘s processes and improve working practices to achieve efficiencies and continuous productivity improvements.

Drive a continuous and process improvement ethos across the plant

Lead and engage the team and install accountability by identifying goals and empowering employees



The Person


Proven site leadership experience gained within a complex engineering environment.

Demonstrable track record of driving continuous and process improvement

Capable of managing, developing and implementing strategy for manufacturing operations to meet agreed performance plans within agreed budgets

Good understanding and experience of working in the aerospace, defence, energy, or high technology sectors

Experienced in negotiating and concluding long term multi-faceted contracts with key customers

Demonstrate business acumen coupled with the ability to identify opportunities for profitable business development with good knowledge, experience and understanding of contract terms and negotiation

Degree level or higher, desirable in business and/or technical disciplines


For more information send a CV to James Charlett

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