General Manager - FMCG industry + Excellent career opportunity

Job Title: General Manager


Location: Ashford (office based)


Salary: £80k-£90k O.T.E £120k


Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm


Culture: Modern, forward thinking, evolving, extremely successful business within a booming industry. This company offer a flexible working approach, as well as an incredible career path and opportunity to develop as the business grows year on year.


The role:


As the General Manager you will manage Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, Quality, Logistics, Technical and Production departments. You will spearhead the dynamic leadership team to maximise the output, profit and recovery; all whilst developing the company reputation in the industry that they're so passionate about.


This company would like to recruit a focused, key person to free up their Board in a 'handing over of the reins' opportunity, that comes with great reward. The successful candidate will have a hands-on commercial background, and be an out and out people person with a focus on developing and nurturing the best out of their Kent based team.


Your key responsibilities would include:



  • Working with the Board on the continued development of the strategic plan, together with the reporting on the delivery of existing budgetary plans.

  • Building the company turnover with a structured plan.

  • Taking ownership of the business and focusing on financial management with full P&L management, whilst building and delegating to an incentivised leadership team.

  • Creating a robust sales strategy, with the Head of Sales and Marketing (who we recruited), for international expansion, covering Europe and the Middle and Far East.

  • Managing the business with a hands-on approach, having a presence in the business at all levels daily.

  • Establishing a vision to lead and inspire the workforce team to be effective in their roles and supporting them to deliver a more considered result.


Skills and experience required:



  • A commercial background in manufacturing within the food, pharmaceutical or cosmetics industries.

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, or ability to demonstrate aptitudes and attitudes at this level.

  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Strategic and business planning.

  • Proactive innovative thinking and planning.

  • Financial and business planning.

  • Ability to prepare business cases and present to stakeholders.

  • Good networker.


Interview process:


Face to face, socially distanced in the office, our client is adhering to strict, COVID-19 safety measures.


Next steps:


If you're interested in this position and have the skills and attributes listed above then please apply today.


* Please note if you're suitable and your skills match the role you'll receive an e-mail from us. Remember to call us on 01233 611780 ASAP/within 24 hours to discuss the position in further detail with Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant). We look forward to your application.

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