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VP & General Manager

About the role

Founded in 1910, our client is a $1.2b diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The businesses within the organisation are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialised products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The company is organised into three operating segments:  Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Energy Segment provides joint integrity products and services, customised offshore vessel mooring solutions, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil & gas, power generation and other energy markets.  Within the Energy Segment, the largest of the Segments, our client seeks to appoint a Business Unit Leader for a core business unit.

The VP & General Manager will be responsible for providing the vision, direction, and leadership for the business on a global basis.  As the business leader, this executive will provide overall accountability for business strategy and planning, and operational execution to deliver the short-term and long-term business results.
The appointee will provide leadership and direction to the various functional and operating executives within the business and be responsible for establishing the business’ strategic direction; overseeing implementation of the strategy within the business unit, and focusing on growth and innovation including development of new products, expanding into emerging markets and leveraging common customers and most attractive market segments.
The VP & General Manager will be responsible for the financial results and will have bottom line P&L responsibility for this pivotal $250 million business. This position will provide leadership to the organization and will lead operational excellence in line with the basic principles and business values of the company. The individual will drive growth through strategic execution and creative leverage of the company’s significant assets and strengths.  Simultaneously, the VP & General Manager will be expected to drive critical operating cost programs and improved practices throughout the organization to increase profits.
A demanding and dynamic role, prospective candidates will possess impressive leadership experience and be capable of demonstrating extensive track record in managing a global service organisation requiring a high degree of visibility and managerial sophistication, leading management teams in multiple locations.
If you are interested in this position please contact Stuart Cochrane, Director at or call him on 01224 317 344 to discuss this role in more detail.