Managing Director – West Midlands – Permanent – Automation / Machine Tool / Robotics – Equity/Investment Opportunity – Requires Mechanical Engineering Background - £Salary + Car + Bonus
Samuel Frank Elite is now recruiting for an experienced Managing Director with a mechanical engineering background to join an automation & robotics business in the West Midlands. The client is currently an “owner-managed” business and they’re looking for a Managing Director to come in and potentially facilitate an MBO and take a stake in the business.
The main purpose of the Managing Director is to direct all technical and commercial activities and align R&D and sales from initial enquiry to the successful completion of projects.
The successful Managing Director will need to bring the following to the role –
The role of Managing Director requires the person to have a commercial eye for opportunity and be entrepreneurially astute. The successful person will have these skills combined with a strong background in technically challenging machine tool, robotics or automation environments.
One of the most challenging aspects of the position is to balance the need to please the customers against the need for profitability.The client is an SME which has been described as vibrant and lean.The Managing Director needs to direct and influence the activities of others including overseeing all technical work including planning, estimating, designing and budgetary control.
The role is commutable from places such as Birmingham, Redditch, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Worcester, Solihull, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove and Coventry.