Job Title: Managing Director – Leading Printer

Salary: £135k to £150k pa basic salary (depending on experience)+Up to 33% bonus+£750pm car allowance+Relocation package+Other Exec Benefits

Location: England

Reference: J3159

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Director Level, UK Wide

The Business


Our client is a leading printer who are recognised in their sector as being a progressive and service orientated company.

This multimillion turnover organisation employs over 200 people and is supported by a major investment programme.  We are looking for a proven leader who will drive the business forward.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the overall direction and performance of the business to deliver the business plans agreed with the Board of Directors.

This pivotal role requires an experienced Managing Director with comprehensive manufacturing knowledge. Candidates must also have a background in commercial sales and a sound understanding of financial management. A track record of operating at a senior level in a manufacturing business is vital.

The Managing Director will play a crucial role in grow the profitability of the business alongside the senior leadership team. Creating an optimum profitability model will be an early objective.


Main responsibilities


  • Provide industry intelligence and strategic advice to the Board and participate in the development of the strategic direction of the business.
  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities for the company and present appropriate business cases to the Board.
  • Prepare the annual business plans for all areas of the business to facilitate achievement of the business strategy.
  • Manage the senior management team through effective delegation and ownership of clearly communicated business objectives and standards of performance.
  • Regularly monitor progress against the business plans to ensure that the company delivers the financial performance to budget.
  • Ensure that adequate controls are in place to monitor the financial performance of the business through KPIs
  • Formulate and successfully implement company policies to ensure that the business meets any legal compliance guidelines and where appropriate also conforms to Group policies and guidelines.
  • Establish the appropriate staff recruitment, retention, training and development policies within the business to deliver the required numbers and types of well-motivated and developed staff to ensure that it achieves its goals and objectives.
  • Maintain effective formal and informal communications with all key stakeholders in the business.
  • Develop and maintain a programme of continuous improvement throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers as efficiently as possible.
  • Develop and maintain an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services and image of the company to existing and potential customers.


Candidate profile


  • Strategic vision and financial planning
  • Complex problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to motivate staff at all levels across the business
  • Ability to build relationships with key customers and suppliers.




Notes from the client

Applicants must currently be employed as an MD for a min £20m pa t/o printing company (we won’t consider consultants or anyone who is self-employed).

Applicants must have arrived at where they are in their career from the sales route rather than Operations/ Technical. Must have been a Sales Director before becoming at MD.

Applicants must be an EU Citizen as we don’t offer sponsorship.






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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