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0207 838 9695
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0160 687 0017
0141 647 6688
General Manager
£45k to £57k pa (depending on experince)
Location: London Sector: Print
Reference: J1807 Sub-Sector: Commercial Print
Contact: George Thompson Telephone: 0141 647 6688
The start of the year 2015 will certainly be a good one for whoever secures this position. Not ideal for someone who is used to running large teams but spot on for someone who has run a small business or been a general manager of the smaller unit of a larger company. The key words with this vacancy are “hands on”. The company has circa 15 staff but makes more profit than many companies employing 100 staff plus. To follow is the official job spec.:-

The post-holder will report directly to the Business Owner with responsibility for the effective operation of the print and finishing facility and defined targets for growth and profitability.
Management responsibility for all operational, budgetary and business matters at the unit:
À To ensure that revenue and profitability targets set in the budget are met,
À To work with all staff and other colleagues to ensure that all business and operational costs are kept under control and that the unit receives the most economically advantageous prices from all its suppliers
À To support and motivate staff in order to achieve maximum output and profit whilst exceeding clients expectations with regard to quality and service and to ensure that formal quality process and procedures are followed and reported.
À To ensure that staff are remunerated, targeted and incentivised as appropriate
À To ensure that all management systems are operated effectively and that data is entered correctly and within specified timescales
À To ensure that all work undertaken is produced within agreed timescales and that all SLA's and Contractual obligations with specific Clients are met in full
À To ensure that sufficient staff resources are in place to operate effectively
À To promote our client's work ethic
À To facilitate excellent communications in all directions
À To collect MIS, refine as appropriate and report as required to the Directors or Senior Management Team
À To deal with day to day personnel
À To maximise opportunities for growth
À Taking responsibility for the Health & Safety of all staff on site
À To completing and maintaining all necessary Risk Assessment documents in a manner which is acceptable to the assessment authorities
À To be responsible for keeping up-to-date with all company policies, following all procedures specified in the company's Quality, Environmental, Information Security and Occupational Health & Safety Management systems
À Any other tasks deemed appropriate to the successful operation of the print and finishing facility
Personal Attributes
À Self-starter
À Complete focus and determination to succeed
À Driven to continuously improve
À Highly organised manager of tasks and people
À Ability to prioritise and delegate efficiently
À Capacity to deal with highly pressurised environment and deliver
Experience in
- Finishing
- Print Services
- Outsourced print services
À IT literate
À Experience of managing and motivating a team
À Excellent communication skills
À A commitment to 'getting the job done'
À A willingness to accept responsibility for the performance of the unit
Candidates must have P & L responsibility experience.

***Please supply CV in word rather than PDF***


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.