Acorn Executive Search have been retained by a leading European specialist Timber producer and supplier to appoint a new Managing Director, based in the UK.
This is a newly created position and will be based in South Wales. It is recognised that there is a requirement for a shift in culture and that in order to facilitate this whilst simultaneously protecting the organisation, it needs to further develop its commerciality and ultimately, its customer base. The new MD will have a high level of autonomy within the group and as well as leading the UK team, will be expected to secure new long term business partnerships, often via a tendering process; introduce products to both new and mature markets and develop and nurture strategic relationships with government, local authorities and trade associations.
The MD will be expected to offer guidance and act operationally with some European travel when required. Essentially, this business needs a financially astute, commercial and hands on leader who can inspire the workforce and add substantial sales power to the overall business.
Essential experience includes the following, please only register your interest if you possess this experience:
• Intimate knowledge of, and experience of working within the wood/timber industry
• Previous experience as business/business unit/country leader
• Experience of managing customer/client relationships within regulated / energy / utilities environment
• Demonstrable success of marketing, product placement and sales of new products into a mature and established market.
Please note that this is a retained vacancy, any speculative CVs and approaches will be forwarded directly to Acorn Executive Search.
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