Burgess Hill, West Sussex

We are working on behalf of a global, diverse manufacturing group, which supplies its leading technical products into sectors such as aerospace and marine. They are well positioned for further accelerated growth and are seeking to recruit an experienced Managing Director to take responsibility for a UK entity based in Sussex.

The successful candidate will need to possess extensive business management and strategic planning experience gained at UK Board Level within engineering and manufacturing related businesses, prior knowledge of the aerospace & defence sector and a strong academic background; MBA or a Degree in Electronics/ Mechanical Engineering would be highly desirable.

These skills will have been gained in a complex, international, matrix environment where intercompany unit collaboration and significant customer facing engagement are the norm; prior participation with defence/aerospace industry bodies would be ideal.

Your strong people influencing & engagement, financial & commercial acumen, change advocacy, strategic planning, project delivery, CRM and negotiation abilities are a given; as is high integrity, results focus and credibility / gravitas.

This varied and challenging role will include taking site legal responsibility and accountability in accordance with UK Law, providing clear business leadership to ensure all financial performance and corporate goals are achieved, delivering business transformation/ integration and acquisition projects and management of all budgets, assets, marketing, IR&D proposals and people decisions.

This progressive organisation defines its best assets as being its Talent and its Technology. They provide an excellent working environment, the opportunity to be involved with “cutting edge” products and projects, defined career plans, ongoing training, competitive salary and enhanced employee benefits.

We welcome applications from credible and highly experienced Managing Directors, Regional Directors, UK Directors, Operations Directors, Heads of UK Businesses, Chief Executives, CEO’s, COO’s and Group MD’s with previous aerospace & defence sector experience who have the ability to make a positive impact on the strategic growth plan

Although there may be c10% travel with this remit, the role will be based at their East Sussex site on a daily basis and therefore the successful candidate will probably live in commuting areas such as Burgess Hill, Worthing, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Brighton, East Sussex, West Sussex, Mid Sussex, Horsham, Surrey, Chichester, Crawley, Bexhill, East Croydon, Lewes, London. Relocation within the UK may be considered.

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