Managing Director

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If you are an accomplished General Manager, Managing Director or successful Commercial Director looking to take the next step then this is the company to do it with.

This is a strong and stable business with a healthy balance sheet, continuous development plans, a supportive collaborative culture and a range of some of the UK's most recognised animal food brands. The business has grown and thrived over the decades by adapting to new market opportunities whilst remaining true to its core values and expertise. It is a company that values its people.

You will be a strong General Manager, Managing Director or Commercial Director with experience of brand management in the retailing sector of all animal feed products. You will be looking to establish yourself in a long-term career position. Reporting to and working with a Board of Directors, you will have a team of experienced sector managers and your role will be to inspire and support them while driving synergy in all parts of the business.

This company is based in South East England, and is a major manufacturer of brand leading products sold via wholesale and retail customers in UK and international markets. This role is available as part of succession planning and supported by a handover with the current Managing Director.

I want to talk to people who can demonstrate a strong track record in leading sales, marketing, brand management, finance, manufacturing, quality, logistics and health & safety. You will be well rewarded if you are the right person for this long term and significant role. There is a good salary with the sort of benefits you can expect at this level.

Managing Director Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the company's commercial strategies in line with the Board of Directors' objectives for the business.
  • Provide strategic and operational advice to the Board.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of financial management and control are in place.
  • Monitor and maintain corporate governance requirements.
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans for all divisions of the company.
  • Agree growth and profitability objectives with the Board.
  • Manage and develop cost-effective operations and drive market development opportunities.
  • Build long-term trusting relationships with shareholders, customers, business partners and wider external organisations.
  • Lead the management team, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance while maintaining a positive and engaged work environment.
  • Ensure performance appraisal, training and professional development procedures are in place


Qualifications and requirements

  • Previous experience as a Managing Director or General Manager in a highly professional, customer and market focussed organisation.
  • Demonstrable success in achieving profitable and sustained growth in previous roles, ideally within Livestock feed, Equine and/or other animal feeds, Pet food, agricultural product wholesaling and retailing.
  • Relevant degree in addition to continued professional development.
  • Hands on experience of developing strategic and business development plans.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and leadership skills.
  • Good computer, quantitative, qualitative, and analytical skills.
  • Live within a commuting distance of their HQ

Role Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced pension
  • Car/car allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Family Healthcare

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Stuart Goodinson on: Office 01885 483440 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

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