General Manager Role




Birmingham-Jewellery Quarter

Part Time or Full Time

Full Time


Competitive salary, exceeds industry standard + car allowance

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a General Manager for a worldwide automotive parts company.


  • Responsible for daily operational performance.  Effective planning and achievement of the sales, margin, costs and objectives in line with the company’s business plan.
  • Responsible for the security and safe keeping of company assets.
  • Responsible for all recruitment and selection of business staff including training and development.
  • Review sales margin activity reports and determine areas for improvement.  Review delivery activity to ensure that we customer demand is achieved with efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Review telephone call data and achieve acceptable lost call levels.  Oversee product lifecycle.
  • Review production activity reports to determine areas for improvement.  Review new product development.
  • Manage and maintain cost expenditure within agreed budgets and Business Plan.  Manage the purchasing and productivity reports to ensure good availability
  • Manage and maintain stock levels and overstocks in line with the budget and Business Plan investigating and rectifying any discrepancies.
  • Manage and maintain working relationship with all suppliers maximising all opportunities – cost improvements, quality issues, supply issues and stock returns.
  • Manage all recruitment and selection of staff, ensure that all staff are adequately trained, motivated and developed to the required standards within the agreed budgets.
  • Manage and ensure departmental managers are controlling overtime costs, holiday planning and sick absences.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods and and coordination of people and resources.
  • Proven experience in effective planning, budget controls and objectives.
  • Awareness of the statutory duties of a Company Director and relative to the Companies Act.
  • Knowledge of QHSE legislation.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint in particular).
  • Holds or willing to work towards Post Graduate Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Holds or willing to work towards ICM Level or equivalent.
  • Member of IET/IMI Professional Body.
  • Displays a good attitude towards work, and the aims and objectives of the company.

We are seeking an ambitious, driven candidates who have proven previous experience in a manufacturing/automotive background, who have technical/engineering acumen, a natural people person with excellent management skills, who is self-motivated with a passion for the automotive sector.

This is a role with achievable prospects and time-frame for promotion, with the next step being promotion to the board of directors.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Very competitive salary plus car allowance.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Employer contribution pension scheme.
  • Life insurance.

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