Divisional Managing Director

Ref: LRA313
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing Date: 30/05/2024

Job Description

Salary: Market Leading Base Salary + Competitive Bonus + LTIP and Excellent Benefits
Location: Manchester

My client is a rapidly growing FTSE250 listed international organisation, offering a range of solutions to the global Financial & Professional Services sector. As part of their exciting growth plans an outstanding leadership opportunity exists to join the group in a divisional Managing Director role, to drive the next stage of divisional growth and process/operational evolution.

The role will report directly to the CEO of the Group, leading a team of industry professionals based in Manchester and London offices, and provides a unique opportunity to scale a well-established business division, in a growing market, with the backing of an award winning, trusted brand and the balance sheet of a FTSE 250 plc.

The Role:

A key focus for this role is implementing a long term – accelerated growth. It is critical that the successful candidate works pro-actively, with the support of group business development functions and wider commercial teams, to drive successful sales and profit growth while maintaining a relentless focus on quality of product and service execution.

• Full Strategic Ownership: Formulating, presenting and driving the overall strategic plan for the whole business division.
• Ambitious Growth Aspirations: Develop ambitious long term business plans, supported by annual budgets with full ownership for delivery.
• Process & Controls Improvement: Drive well thought out, well controlled, technology-enabled process improvement which provides a consistently high-quality product to clients and strong financial discipline and controls to internal stakeholders.
• Evolve Team: Oversee the evolution of the team, it’s structures and controls to ensure appropriately resourced developing business/product lines and to satisfy rapidly evolving client need. Oversee skills and career development, to ensure longevity in a collegial high performing team.
• Product Evolution: Working with clients and proposition leads to continuously evolve services and drive innovative solutions for clients.
• Building Relationships: Generating and delivering on a sales pipeline to develop existing and create new profitable client relationships. Building and leveraging internal relationships with the wider group to support business development.

The Person:

• Ideally degree educated, or of graduate calibre – ambitious and driven with long-term career progression aspirations.
• Previous senior leadership experience essential, either Divisional MD, General Manager or Business Director of a discreet business unit/division/subsidiary, with the gravitas and confidence to take a lead on shaping and growing the business over the medium term, whilst aligning to broader corporate group goals.
• A proven track record within in a professional services (or similar client-facing) environment, with a keen eye for opportunity, a history of innovation and a proven ability to ‘close the deal.’
• Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and long-term business plans, with a focus on driving business growth and profitability, providing tangible examples which illustrate an upward trajectory in both.
• An innovative, solutions-focused and proactive approach to solving problems with the ability to collaborate in resolving complex client issues, ideally with experience leading client services transformation, researching and deploying new technologies where appropriate.
• A proven track record of identifying talent, building and developing a high performing team, with a keen emotional intelligence.
• Collaborative, with excellent relationship-building ability and a clear focus on client care.
• Diligent, systematic, logical, with meticulous attention to detail, highs standard of professionalism and integrity.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading FTSE250 listed organisation, in a key Senior Leadership role within one of the Group’s fastest growing business areas. Furthermore, our client is proud of the progress they are making around diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and have been recognised as leaders in their peer group which shines a light on their inclusive and collaborative culture, including being ranked #1 in the FTSE 250 by the FTSE Women Leaders review for 2024.

Genuine opportunities for career development and progression, sit alongside a market leading package and comprehensive benefits, including a very generous pension contribution, LTIP eligibility and private medical. The role is based within their Manchester office, with regular travel to their other UK locations as required.

If you feel you have the qualities our client is seeking, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating your current package to Lee Rankin at GEM Partnership or for a discreet conversation call our County Durham office.

GEM Partnership is acting as an employment agency on this retained vacancy.