Job Title: Managing Director – Packaging Giant Expanding into Large Format/POS

Salary: £Six Figure Basic, significant bonus, executive car and many other benefits

Location: North England

Reference: J3220

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Packaging, POS, Director Level, North West, North East, Large Format


A packaging giant with factories in over 30 countries is embarking on a major investment to enter the Point of Sale/Large Format sector. We have recruited for this client for over 20 years and they continuously top our surveys for job satisfaction, high staff morale and positive working environment. On top of this, it is an organisation which will offer you job security and present you with unrivalled career prospects. They are at the final stages of purchasing a green field site at an impressive 40,000 sq ft as part of their ambitious plant investment programme. Our client is therefore looking for a Managing Director at the top of their game who can get involved in the early stages of the expansion. If notice period prevents this, they are willing to wait for the right Managing Director who has the aptitude for making a real impact further on in the investment process.

As the Point of Sale / Large format Managing Director, you will be reporting to the Board of Directors and will develop and implement business strategy for sustainable growth. Translating this strategy into operational plans, you will contribute to the delivery of profitable top line growth, great people, a world class facility and a leading brand.

Our client sees a top Managing Director as someone who delegates tasks and ensures adequate and satisfactory work output, and is responsible for any shortcomings made by staff. For this reason, we are looking for someone who is not afraid to put in hard work when it is called for, especially in the early stages of the plan’s operation. Throughout supervision, it will be your role to effectively analyse the results of employee actions, take note of any ‘room for improvement’ and provide training where necessary. Effective leadership skills are key. We are looking for someone who is assertive yet considerate, passionate yet logical, persuasive and inspiring. When it comes to keeping employee morale high, communication will be one of the most important factors.

It is inevitable that when there are so many variables to consider, everything doesn’t always go to plan, and most of the time you can count on there being some deviation from the original blueprint. Our client is looking for a proficient Point of Sale / Large Format managing director who can adapt to changes and make quick operational adjustments when needs be. Solutions to any problems will not always be obvious and straightforward, and sometimes you will have to think outside the box. Innovative directors are the leaders in the industry – people who can formulate new product and service offerings and going above and beyond the efforts of competition to obtain customer satisfaction. These are the exact qualities our client is looking for.

Diligence is the drive to work hard at whatever you are focusing on, and persistence is the drive to continue working when things get tough. Managing Directors need both traits, and for these traits to work in tandem to work harder and stay ahead of competitors.   

This is a fantastic time to join a company which is currently expanding and branching into new territory.

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