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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER - MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING SECTOR
€80-100000 Company Car, Bonus & Benefits including Relocation Assistance or Accommodation Allowance
Baden Württemberg (HQ within commuting distance of Stuttgart and Munich)
Are you a Financial Controller with a background in engineering and manufacturing? Do you have experience working in a multi-national/matrix structure? Would you like to take on a new position with career growth potential?
Our client in South Germany needs your skills.
They are a well-established engineering company, headquartered in the UK. Due to a change in the group structure, they are now looking for a Financial Controller to lead the small team at their main EU site in Germany.
As an experienced Financial Controller, you'll already understand the detail of this role. In summary, you'll be managing the day-to-day financial transactions, KPIs, cash flow planning and forecasting through monthly reports and budgets that can be presented to the senior stakeholders including the MD, Sales Director, and Manufacturing Director. Senior management have also identified potential high-performing individuals in the finance team who they would like you to develop and mentor.
The company currently also has a four-person shared service team, which supports other EU countries. Next year, this will fall under your responsibility, giving you scope to liaise with the other group companies across Europe.
Ultimately, this role has the potential to become Finance Director, so our client is looking for a Financial Controller who aspires to work at the senior level of the business.
You will be degree educated in business administration, accounting or (financial) controlling. You will have relevant finance management experience gained within a European/global matrix manufacturing and engineering organisation. Your experience will include drawing up balance sheets in HGB and IFRS and SAP FI/CO. Understanding of German GAAP useful. Strong knowledge of MS Office applications including Excel, Power BI.
As for you, our client envisages you will be a German national with excellent English language skills. You'll be a confident presenter, as part of your role will be to deliver financial reports to the UK head office senior team. Initially, you'll need to be based from the German site full-time, but the role can become a hybrid with some days working from home.
In addition to the salary, our client is also offering a bonus, company car, and will assist with your relocation to the region if you currently live outside the commuting zone.
As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1140931
"Transformational change and leadership role for Lean Manufacturing Specialist"
c£55000 + Benefits
Commutable from: Clevedon, Nailsea, Bristol, Glastonbury, Weston super Mare, Burnham on Sea, Bridgwater, Cheddar, Portishead, Yatton, Highbridge, Long Ashton, Keynsham, Bath, Shepton Mallett, Frome, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Peasedown St John
Are you an experienced Manufacturing Manager looking for a new challenge to test your leadership skills?
Maybe you'd like to use your knowledge of change management and lean implementation to make a real difference to a company?
Our client is looking for someone with those skills to lead their manufacturing operation and play a crucial part in evolving their business.
They're a well-established company manufacturing large GRP fabrications globally for use in industrial and commercial settings. Bucking the trend, they thrived during the Covid pandemic and have an extensive R & D and investment programme underway.
So, they have significant plans to evolve the company and are currently in a transitional phase.
This is where you come in.
The company's growth plans rely on having the necessary labour resources on-site, so they have gained visa sponsorship status, allowing them to bring in skilled labour from other countries.
Therefore, you'll need the gravitas of a strong leader and be able to demonstrate your previous experience in managing a diverse, multicultural workforce. In addition, you will need to develop, coach, and mentor shop floor leaders to help you manage the growing team.
You'll be able to use your past experience of lean implementation to its fullest by leading lean improvement projects and applying best practices throughout the manufacturing operations. Your knowledge and skills in collecting and analysing data will be vital to your success in this role. And, to help with that data acquisition, our client is currently implementing a new ERP system which you will lead into the manufacturing part of the business. Six Sigma Green Belt would be highly advantageous but our client will support accreditation if you have the experience.
This role is entirely site-based. So ideal commuting locations include Bristol, Somerset, West Wiltshire. However, our client will consider relocation assistance for the perfect candidate who wants to move to this beautiful part of the UK.
If you feel this is the next role for you, please submit your CV, quoting reference 1044279 or call us on 44 (0)1905 381 320.
HEAD OF TRANSPORT - FOOD SERVICE SECTOR
"Great strategic network development and operational leadership opportunity for Transport Professional from the chilled, multi drop food service sector."
Salary £50-70000 (DOE) Bonus Benefits
Commutable from Epsom, Chessington, Banstead, Caterham, Sutton, Croydon, Esher, Leatherhead, Cobham, Guildford, Byfleet, Weybridge, Chertsey, Walton on Thames Woking, Kingston on Thames
Are you a Head of Transport with extensive experience delivering chilled foods with a short shelf-life?
Would you like a new challenge, leading a transport department and providing strategic direction?
Do you relish the opportunity to play a critical role in a business with ambitious growth plans?
Our client is a market leading company in their industry and now needs to appoint a Head of Transport to help them achieve their goals.
For a little background, the company has been trading for decades and has built an enviable reputation in its competitive industry. During the Covid pandemic, they retargeted their customer base to serve large catering businesses that supply to public sector organisations.
They are headquartered in South London and have recently invested in a new warehousing facility in the Midlands. Currently, they operate 60 vehicles on a 24/7 operation and plan to open more depots nationally in the coming years. As well as their in-house transport, they are also supported by 3PL providers.
Looking at the current and future business requirements, they feel they need to bring in an experienced professional to oversee their entire transport operation.
As the Head of Transport, they want you to take a strategic role in the future direction of the business. You will take the overall responsibility for the company's transport operations across the whole of the UK. Our client needs your skills to develop the network strategy, improve their day-to-day operations, ensuring their delivery commitments are fully met whether that be through own fleet or 3PL/4PL partnerships.
Therefore, you must have experience of both primary and secondary chilled multi drop food service, quick service/convenience food retail operations.
In the near future, the warehousing pick and pack operation will also fall under your control as well, and you will be responsible for leading an experienced Warehouse Manager and warehousing team.
As such, you'll need a broad skillset covering in-house or 3PL multi drop primary and secondary chilled transport operations. Specifically, you'll be an excellent people manager with a coaching/mentoring mindset, an effective delegator, and a strategic leader. You will be financially astute and au fait with the commercials around managing and developing a cost effective and quality chilled transport network and distribution operation. You will have the gravitas and credibility to operate as part of the senior leadership team whilst also very visible and hands on to get the job done and keep the team motivated and engaged to deliver your vision and transport plan.
You must be CPC qualified with experience of holding an O licence and up to date on transport regulations, fleet compliance and health and safety. Experience of both a HGV, artic and LGV fleet will be essential.
This role is based in the company's South London HQ, so your location should allow daily commuting to the site.
In return our client our offers a competitive salary plus bonus and other benefits.
To apply without delay please email your CV quoting reference LX 1148975 Telephone 01905 381 320
Managing Director – SME
“Niche Market Leader seeks Transformation & Growth Specialist with excellent Sales & Marketing background to further expand and develop its online, direct and distributor sales channels.”
£80-100,000 + Excellent Benefits
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 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/equioment manufacturing environment.
The person they’re looking for must have a solid sales and marketing background, 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 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.
In particular, they see 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. From a sales 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.
As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 1054580
Commercial Director - 3PL/4PL Warehousing & Transport Solutions
"3PL/4PL Commercial Strategist & Business Development Specialist required with track record within Ireland, UK & Northern European multi temperature solutions."
€Very Competitive Bonus, Car/Allowance & Benefits Relocation Assistance
Do you have a proven track record in commercial strategy, new business development and key account management within the Irish, UK and European 3PL/4PL transport and warehousing contract logistics sector?
Would you like to apply this experience within a highly successful and well-established Irish business? Then this role could be perfect for you.
We are seeking a Commercial Director who combines 3PL/4PL contract logistics experience with an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong network within the Ireland to UK and Ireland to European marketplace.
This is a newly created role to support unprecedented growth and customer demand, in part due to Brexit and due to planned expansion. This expansion includes the establishment of an additional new warehouse to support manufacturing supply chains across several industry sectors including pharmaceutical cold chain, multi temperature food, hi tech and automotive. Our client has warehousing, and transport operations already set up in Ireland close to the Northern Ireland border and the UK.
To support their future growth, they would like to bring on board a Commercial Director with experience in palletised logistics, particularly between the UK, Ireland, and Europe. As well as developing closer relationships with existing customers, you will also create and implement a sales and marketing strategy to target new customers. They see their strategy as being split between being a 3PL provider directly for the end client and a 4PL provider for other transport companies. Therefore, your knowledge of both types of service will be essential.
In addition, you will also have input in designing warehousing and transport solutions for customers, so your operational knowledge will be used extensively.
Brexit has presented many companies with challenges transporting between Ireland and the UK. Our client is ideally situated to help and advise customers on how to negotiate the new procedures. So, having detailed knowledge of the Irish and UK transport markets will be crucial to your success in the role.
You'll be based from their head office in Ireland as you will be a key member of the senior executive team, and our client is also happy to support your relocation if you're currently based elsewhere.
* Responsible for developing high-level relationships with new & existing customers, facilitating new business as a result
* Work with the commercial team to identify clients and opportunities for new business
* Develop strong working relationships with key decision-makers in target clients
* Facilitate the solutions design and business development process, supporting and guiding the commercial team with every aspect of senior client relations
* Manage senior client relationships once business is secured to ensure long-term profitability and growth
* Develop and implement commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth
* Conduct market analysis to create detailed strategic business plans on commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
* Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met
* Act to acquire new customers and manage client relationships (new and existing)
* Collaborate with and coordinate diverse teams (marketing, sales, customer service etc.)
* Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders
* Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics and prepare reports for senior management
* Assist in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring
The Ideal Candidate
* Proven experience within a senior-level commercial role within the Irish Logistics industry with strong knowledge of the European Transport product
* Excellent network within the multi sector 3PL/4PL contract logistics across warehousing and transport sector
* Proven experience managing relationships with key clients
* In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
* Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
* Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
* Excellent organizational and leadership skills
* Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
* Proficiency in MS Office and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce)
* Graduate in business administration, finance, or relevant field; MSc/MA advantageous
In return our client is offering a competitive salary and a flexible bonus and benefits package plus the potential for equity.
Interested? If so, to start the confidential process, please submit your CV quoting reference LX 1138147 Telephone 01905 381320
Head of Collections & Recoveries
"A rare opportunity to lead and build a new function in collections and recoveries for a leading asset finance company".
£Very Competitive + Car Alowance + Bonus + Benefits
East Midlands / Hybrid
Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, North Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire
The art of diplomacy is a rare skill. Someone once described it as "Letting others have your way". And that's a fair summary because it's a large part of this new role for our client who specialises in commercial asset finance.
As the Head of Collections and Recoveries, the big question you'll need to answer is, "What happens when a client defaults on an agreement for a physical asset?"
Up until now, it's a question our client has rarely needed to answer as they operate on a very low risk profile and default level. And it's one of the reasons why they've grown into one of the UK's most successful and well-regarded asset finance businesses.
But it is possible to be too cautious and miss out on opportunities with a slightly higher risk level. And that's the next stage of our client's business growth programme and why they want a robust collections and recoveries team.
So that's where you come in.
With your experience in commercial asset finance, you'll have a clear vision of how to implement a collections and recoveries function.
You'll know that repossessing assets is the last resort, and there are countless ways of managing a defaulting client before reaching that point. As such, your diplomacy, intelligence, and communication skills will be crucial to your success in this role.
As for your background, our client would like to see evidence of working in a commercial asset finance setting with possibly some experience in law enforcement. You'll be a confident communicator, capable of liaising with end clients to find a win-win resolution. But you'll be able to stand your ground to ensure our client recovers the maximum amount possible.
If repossession is the only answer, you'll have the right connections to secure the assets and understand the various reselling channels to dispose of them.
Our client works nationally in the UK and is based in the East Midlands. They see this role as a hybrid between working at their HQ, home working, and attending client sites as required.
As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1108623 or call us on 01905 381 320.