General Manager for small/mid-sized growing metals manufacturer located north of Los Angeles
The executive search firm of Saenger Associates has been exclusively retained to identify and recruit candidates for the position of General Manager for an operating division of a successful, profitable company based in Europe. Our client is UK based and less than 20 years old. They are well financed and postured for aggressive global growth. They have more than 10 operating divisions in this precision engineering and metal treatment sector. Recently built new facility in greater LA area with already plans for expansion “next door”. Plans are for acquisition of additional A&D clients – one of your roles to acquire and deliver results.
The position reports to the COO based in Europe.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLS
-Improve operational efficiency and drive products out the door on time and within budget
-Develop new state of the art business and manufacturing processes
-Drive sales and develop new business; manage and build on existing customer relationships
-Lead program of organizational and process realignment to achieve greater turnaround time
-Engineering background in mechanical, chemical or metallurgy fields
-Experience leading small companies or division of large company in the metal treatment, coatings or related industries.
-Strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills desired, self sufficiency and confidence a must!
-Proven ability to successfully run an independent business in a long-distance reporting structure environment
-Bilingual candidates or experience managing a mostly Hispanic workforce, a plus.
For consideration, please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org