Chief Executive Officer: BH-54637


Pure Executive are partnering exclusively with a leading manufacturing Group based in Essex, in the search for their new Chief Executive Officer.
This well-established and respected business quoted on AIM, supplies a range of products throughout the UK and Europe. With a reputation for quality and excellent customer service, the Group has a robust business model with good people, a strong balance sheet and the appetite to seek new growth opportunities within their target markets.
As the company looks to evolve and as part of the Board’s succession planning, we are looking for an experienced, commercially focused individual with the leadership skills, energy and vision to drive profitable growth and lead transformational change.
Reporting to the Chairman and leading the Executive and senior leadership team, this key role will lead strategic planning and business delivery to double sales over the next three to five years. Aligned to the vison and values of the Group, the successful individual will have the gravitas and credibility to engage, innovate and inspire a culture focused on people and performance.
The Role:

  • Implement the short and long term strategic growth strategy
  • Lead and develop the UK and European business with a particular focus on commercial, including sales and pricing
  • Collaborative stakeholder management and effective external advisor relations
  • Maintain awareness of the competitive market landscape, growth opportunities, industry developments
  • Provide a challenging but rewarding and supportive environment for employees, offering long term career development
  • Provide a strong corporate governance framework and promote best practice in all business activities
  • Assess, monitor and minimise risks to the company
  • To contribute at Board Level to the strategic development of the Company and of the Group
  • To be involved with the oversight of the joint venture in East Asia, including regular visits and attendance at the annual audit meeting
  • To attend management and committee meetings for all business divisions as and when required
  • Develop, coach and inspire the senior leadership team
Candidate Specification:
  • A background of driving profitable growth, performance and increased productivity within manufacturing/mechanical engineering with an empathy of working with a privately owned business
  • An experienced senior leader that has change transformation skills
  • A commercial mind set with strong financial management and the ability to deliver against budget
  • Personality traits to include a blend of professionalism, high emotional intelligence, authenticity and a passion for developing people
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • A strategic thinker and team builder who can motivate and energise
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a forward looking, profitable manufacturing Group with an excellent reputation within their field.
Pure Executive are the exclusive retained recruitment partners for this appointment. If you meet the above criteria and are motivated by the opportunity, please apply for the role or contact Jodie Woodrow or Andy Dowsett for further information.