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Managing Director

West Midlands
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Managing Director Commodities (Plastics/Metals/Timber/Paper) Based in West Midlands Job ref: CST/57995 The Client: Our client is passionate about transforming plastic waste into a valuable commodity. They have developed a worldwide presence, serving hundreds of customers in over 20 countries covering polymers such as ABS, HDPE, LDPE, MDPE, PET, PP, PS and PVC. The mission of this role is to build the UK & Ireland s largest recycled plastic commodities company. The Role: Providing overall leadership and management of the UK business, you will have full P&L responsibility, running the commercial and operational functions of the business. Responsibilities will be split across 3 core areas: Scrap Plastic Trade; Recycled Plastics Trade; and Plastic Recycling at UK facility. The Company s primary business and core competency is international and domestic trade. You will be commercially focused, developing and executing a 5-year strategy, evaluate existing commercial operations, opportunities for new revenue streams, improvement plans and general analysis to support strategic decision making. Working in partnership with company leaders and teams on the ground, you must strike a balance between long term strategic planning and driving initiatives to meet short term sales targets. Proactive to seek external relationships and partnership within the industry, positioning the company for future growth and possible joint ventures is a key part of the role. Oversight for driving the people agenda, including sourcing, developing and retaining talent. A seasoned and compelling communicator, you will drive our mission through your actions and continuous messaging to the team, aligning your teams goals around achieving excellence and executing on our core purpose. Implement a culture and practice of continuous improvement and process improvement, including constant enhancement of existing business systems (e.g. ERP, CRM) Person Specification: Proven track record of successfully scaling a business in a fast-paced, dynamic market. Key to this role is understanding the dynamics of a global commodity market and creating a customer centric culture. Being part of a growing organisation in a fast-growing industry, you must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have a proven track record in developing and leading high-performing teams. As a change champion, helping our teams navigate change and instil a growth mindset will be a key part of the role. The ability to identify and proactively improve operational friction points, engage in business systems design and implementation and bring people along for the ride is an absolute must. This role is suited to an ambitious individual who is adaptable to change, driven, energetic and technically sound. Experience working across European or Global markets Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client's needs and delivered by expert consultants. Why select Listgrove? Established in 1975 Recruited in 68 countries Recognised International brand Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe Global network of candidates and talent data Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority Access to a network of offices across the world For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application. Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: (phone number removed)
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  • Job Reference: 707466778-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Listgrove
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent