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Job Title: CEO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hillingdon
Salary: Up to £120000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH12654_1693558388
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description


Precision Engineering

Hillingdon, West London

Six figure package

Company Profile

  • Fabrication
  • High-profile customer base
  • Turnover in excess of £15 million
  • 1 site, multiple facilities
  • 100 headcount
  • 5 Direct reports

I have a great opportunity for an experienced CEO to take full ownership of all site functions and to lead in a transformation focussed on increasing profitability, engagement of employees, diversifying the customer base and defining the structure through implementation of systems and processes that fit the business.

There will be a strong focus on Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and coaching, mentoring & developing an already strong team to deliver on the site-based objectives, along with a focus on driving improvements using lean manufacturing principles.

You will be able to balance both a hands on and strategic approach to ensure there is a clear business strategy whilst ensuring everyday operations are keeping up with the demand of the customer.


  • Create a positive, engaging, and supportive culture, maintaining a safe environment that is inclusive. One that is open, honest, with good communication and empowerment.
  • Full P&L responsibility & reporting.
  • Provide leadership coaching to your team to ensure optimal performance of each operation and hold them accountable for their performance.
  • Drive improvements through innovation and change management.
  • Implement modern / advanced manufacturing and engineering tools and methodologies.
  • Maintain & develop strong relationships with customers and suppliers, identifying new opportunities to support in diversifying the portfolio of customers.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal requirements, including health and safety, employment, data protection and other compliance.


  • A proven record of success in management, preferably at a similar level.
  • Experience of an Owner managed business transitioning to PE or similar.
  • This role requires recent, and extensive experience of machining and assembly operations.
  • Financially astute, understanding what drives profitability - Full P&L responsibility.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute transformational business plans.
  • Ability to lead and project-manage change.
  • Experience of implementing and promoting a continuous improvement culture.
  • Have the confidence and self-awareness to maintain a positive attitude for your team during the highs and lows of business.
  • Be the inspirational leader that is visible and supportive, helping the departments achieve their objectives.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to negotiate with powerful customers, ensuring customers' expectations are met with commercially viable solutions.
  • Experience of ERP implementations.
  • The ability to balance both a hands on and strategic approach.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to engage with internal and external stake holders.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

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