Managing Director – SME
“Niche Agri Products Market Leader seeks MD renowned as a Transformation & Growth Specialist, with excellent Sales & Marketing background to lead and further expand & develop its online, direct and distributor sales channels.”
£80-100,000 + Excellent Benefits
Hampshire (On Site Role)
Do you have what it takes to lead a successful manufacturing company? If you have a proven track record in sales and marketing, combined with previous experience at Managing Director level, transforming and growing SME businesses, our client would be interested in talking to you.
If you’re looking for a company that can offer you stability, success, and a whole lot of opportunity, then you’ve found it. Our client’s manufacturing company is one of the most successful and well-established in the area. Due to retirement, they’re looking for a new Managing Director to help them take things to the next level.
Their production processes are efficient and well-run, so they aren’t looking for someone to come in with extensive operational experience. However, they would prefer you to have previously worked in a light manufacturing or agricultural products/equipment manufacturing environment.
The person they’re looking for must have a solid sales and marketing background, combined with strategic and visionary leadership experience as a MD, as that’s where they feel you can add the most value. They have a unique product solution they supply into a niche and profitable agri products sector and have gained an enviable reputation. However, they know they can sell more, so they want their new MD to be an experienced marketer to lead the sales and marketing functions. However, this experience must be combined with more recent broader Managing Director or equivalent business P & L leadership track record as you will also be responsible for operations/production through a capable team. Therefore, this role would not suit someone seeking their first MD position.
Our client sees tremendous opportunities in developing their e-commerce services. But they know they will need some rebranding and website development before being able to target that market.
As for your background, our client expects you to be university degree educated perhaps with a strong interest or qualification in marketing/CIM and experience growing a family/privately owned business at MD or equivalent Operational Director/Business Director level. From a sales and growth perspective, you’ll have a strong entrepreneurial slant that helps uncover and develop new markets and lead negotiations with distributors to extend market reach.
As this is a Managing Director role, you will be an analytical and strategic, and a strong visionary leader with the capability to inspire, engage and motivate your team as you reshape and structure the business for optimal growth.
Ideally, you’ll have worked in the agricultural products/consumables manufacturing sector, but our client is happy to consider candidates from other light manufacturing backgrounds.
You’ll be based at our client’s HQ in Hampshire, so proximity to their site is vital. This is role is not offered on a hybrid basis.
As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 1054580