Job Title: General Manager

Salary: Circa £70k pa

Location: London

Reference: J1455

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Commercial Print, London, Management

Our client is a major Printing Group who wish to appoint a dynamic General Manager from Commercial Print for their London based operation.

Ideal Candidate attributes:-

Commercial acumen / client focused.
Effective communication skills
Motivating others
Decision making capability
Strategic agility
Results driven
Strategic agility
Lean methodology
Continuous improvement

Role Function-

To own and have full responsibility for the site’s P&L.

Ownership of the site’s financial performance and the long term planning process.

Work alongside the Operations Director to drive the commercial performance of the manufacturing site.

Contribute in contract negotiations for bids.

Identifying market and cross selling opportunities.

Liaise with clients across the business.

Develop and maintain networks and relationships among senior key decision – makers in the business and client organisations.

Develop effective strategies to capture viable business opportunities, presenting and communicating these to the Operations Director and wider SMT.

Management of direct reports and other team members to ensure high standards of service and on-going personal development is maintained to ensure direct reports maximise their full potential.

Responsible for effective people planning, optimising resource usage.

To set and manage SMART objectives for agreed strategy, ensuring expectations and accountabilities are clearly understood.

Requires influencing and relationship management skills for both internal and external stakeholders.

Work with and support best practice across manufacturing sites.

Strive and deliver World Class manufacturing standards using appropriate methodologies
Ownership of planning and execution of site disaster recovery plan.

Maintenance of a safe working environment which is fully compliant with all Health and Safety obligations.

Work alongside each function within the client  to identify opportunities to improve business profitability.

Ensure all business processes are correctly documented to a professional standard.

Be commercially aware of key industry developments, legal changes or market trends that may affect the Company and activities in related business areas.

Determine KPI’s and review operational performance on an on-going basis.

To lead Continuous Improvement programme within site using lean methodology.


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson –

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson –

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young –

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson –

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.

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