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Sector . Executive Appointments
Location . Northamptonshire
Salary . £65k - 80k + bonus + share options
Contract Type . Permanent
2021-10-14 13:34:19 2022-01-14 Distinct Recruitment Ltd

Do you find yourself frustrated by internal / shareholder politics, the sense of your ideas being stifled on a regular basis beginning to cause stress & annoyance?


We’re working with the owner & chairman of a successful & established privately owned SME Logistics / Haulage business based in Northamptonshire in their search to recruit their next Managing Director. 


With established experience in the road transport / haulage / logistics industry, as Managing Director (MD) the successful candidate will be tasked with developing & delivering a commercial business strategy in line with the Vision & Values of the Shareholders and Senior Management Team, with long term goals at the front of mind. 


In this SME environment (think £5m-£10m annual revenue), the MD will be expected to lead & influence the performance of the business as a whole, including staff across all Commercial & Operational departments (circa 35 FTE), from Drivers to fellow Executives.


Primary Responsibilities within the role include; Devising & Implementing long-term business plans that drive profitable growth, working closely with Operations Managers to ensure the effective day to day running of all Transport operations, Overseeing the maintenance, utilisation and procurement of fleet vehicles, all whilst ensuring all business processes and systems adhere to all appropriate Finance, HR, Legal & Regulatory requirements. 


It’s likely the successful candidate will have gained strong experience in a previous leadership role within the Logistics / Road Haulage industry, and will be able to easily demonstrate an exemplary management & leadership style that champions the development of others, and that is conducive to the effective execution of a well planned and implemented long-term business strategy.


Candidates with an understanding of leading financing & refinancing exercises will also be at an advantage, there is the potential for growth via a transaction/MBO in the future. 


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