Job Title: MD – Packaging Giant Entering into Large Format/POS Sector

Salary: £Executive Package

Location: North West England

Reference: J4420

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Packaging, POS, Director Level, North West, 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.


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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