We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptionally strong manager used to leading from the front to take the reins of a long established and highly respected print and packaging company – overseeing all functions of the business, driving and developing all production operations, enhancing the customer experience, driving efficiency and enabling new product offering opportunities.
As General Manager, you will be expected to take the reins of overall operational activities, ensuring human and capital resources are utilised, developed and integrated to optimum levels.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a pragmatic leader who exudes charisma, and can demonstrate admirable people management skills with the ability to command respect from people of all levels within each division of the business. You will need to manage teams and individuals to enable them to perform to their fullest potential, setting clear expectations and demanding a consistently high level of performance; assessing, identifying and facilitating staff training and development needs where necessary.
As growth and profit maximisation is of the essence to every business, you will be capable of motivating, developing and leading the sales and client services team - maximising opportunities through the development of existing business as well as winning new accounts; and you will lead the production team daily with a pragmatic determination to complete and finish projects to plan and KPIs.
You must be capable of preparing, managing and being responsible for the P&L, and submitting budgets and objectives. You must have confidence in being able to ensure the correct and balanced deployment of resources is in place, including equipment and personnel, to match the needs of the business and its customers. Ensuring the application and enforcement of all company and corporate policies and procedures, including HR, Customer Services, Customer Relationship Management is also of the upmost importance.
Your skills must include the ability to formulate a vision for growth and increased market share; communicated to employees in a compelling and actionable way. In addition to being a charismatic leader able to command respect from your team, you will also have impeccable presentation skills and be able to strengthen an already strong network of sales contacts.
Key Skills & Attributes
- Possess a strong empathy with sales and in-depth operational skills
- At least 5 years’ experience in a senior managerial role
- A broad and strong knowledge of the marketplace and the printing and/or packaging industry
- A strong problem solver and decision maker
- Demonstrates communication, influencing and negotiating skills
- Impeccable report writing and presentation skills
- Competency in IT, Finance and other organisation skills