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General Manager

Job Title: General Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: Up to £100000 per annum
REF: BBBH14735_1715241531
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
Contact Email:
Job Published: 13 days ago

Job Description

Precision Engineering

Southeast, UK

Base salary + generous stock options + Pension + Private Health + relocation package on offer

Company Profile

  • Machining environment
  • High-profile customer base
  • State of the art facility
  • Turnover in excess of £15 million with rapid growth
  • 5 Direct reports

Are you passionate about engineering and technology? Can you deliver operational excellence across a range of business processes? Are you commercially astute? If so, I have a great opportunity for a driven General Manager to join a rapidly growing Precision Engineering business that has an exciting journey to take over the next few years, one that will see exponential, global growth.

On offer is the opportunity to play a key part in this company's fast paced growth to become a market leading manufacturing solution in a world class manufacturing facility.

This is an unrivalled opportunity where you will lay the basis for enabling the company to develop its strategy by implementing strong systems and processes.


  • Integrate technology deeply into the fabric of the factory operations, leveraging the latest advancements to streamline processes and enhance productivity.
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships with customers to understand their unique requirements and align them with the capabilities of our machining facility.
  • Work closely with the engineering and production teams to ensure seamless execution of customer projects, from concept to completion.
  • Implement strategic initiatives to optimise factory capacity utilisation, driving revenue growth and profitability.
  • Oversee quality assurance processes to maintain the highest standards of product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute business strategies that drive sustainable growth and market leadership.
  • The implementation and promotion of a continuous improvement culture throughout the business.
  • Working closely with the technology team to develop automated processes wherever practically possible to streamline business practices


  • Experience at a similar level, however would consider someone who is ready for their next step and has the understanding of how to run a manufacturing site.
  • Experience in a low volume, high complexity manufacturing environment is essential, ideally 'Make to Order'.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Chartered Engineer status is advantageous.
  • Someone with commercial awareness, who understands how to estimate the cost of operational delivery.
  • Experience of implementing and promoting a continuous improvement culture.
  • Be able to demonstrate what good leadership looks like.
  • Financially astute, can budget, forecast and manage against financial measures, Full P&L would be beneficial.
  • 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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