General Manager

Location Birmingham
Job Type Executive
Salary £65000 - 90000 per year incentive plan - 20% of basic salary + car allowance - £6,250 + pension - 5% matched + employee stoc
Reference 12094244/7

General Manager


  • £65,000 - £90,000 basic salary
  • Incentive plan – 20% of basic salary
  • Car allowance - £6,250
  • Pension – 5% matched
  • Employee stock options
  • Life assurance and health care cover
  • 25 days’ leave + public holidays


Location: West Midlands, Birmingham region



ATA Search is working in partnership with a specialised operations, logistics and supply chain services provider that is business-critical to their client’s organisation. This well-established and market-leading business are experiencing a planned phase of growth. Having increased headcount by over 20% in the last 12 months and as part of succession planning, they are now looking to recruit a General Manager to spearhead a business unit with over 250 staff boasting more than £18m sales.


With full P&L control, the successful General Manager will lead all operational activities related to production, customer service, engineering, operations, logistics and supply chain. Employee engagement, workplace diversity and continuous improvement projects are key to their ongoing success. Our client understands the many benefits that a diverse workforce brings and specifically encourages female candidates to apply for this role as they are currently underrepresented at this level in their organisation.


For further information on this confidential assignment, please email an up-to-date CV and contact number to


Key accountabilities:


  • The General Manager will have full P&L control and accountability for a 250 staff team
  • Management of the senior leadership team – Recruitment, 121’s, appraisals, objective setting and performance management
  • Succession planning, talent pipelining and identifying rising stars
  • The position is to have complete responsibility for the site providing effective and direct leadership across operations, production, logistics and supply chain
  • Overall accountability and responsibility for maintenance engineering to ensure all machines are operating efficiently
  • Overall responsibility of the operations teams including all KPI’s such as H&S, OEE, efficiency, input and output
  • Accountable for all administration activities and for managing and leading the Customer Services Team
  • Introduce best-practice operations techniques and lead all continuous improvement and H&S initiatives
  • Drive operational improvements, optimise logistics services and ensure effective supply chain management




  • Director of Operations either as an MD, General Manager, Operations, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • A demonstrable track record in leading operations, logistics or supply chain teams
  • The successful applicant will ideally have worked in a high volume and high pressurised operations environment
  • Ideal sectors include logistics, supply chain operations, military, parcel distributions, PPE, secure document distributions, airport operations, food distribution and any other sector where you have a strong emphasis on operations, logistics and supply chain
  • Experienced in lean and continuous improvement initiatives and designing continuous improvement programmes
  • A suitable education or business degree is preferred
  • Commercial and financial acumen – P&L responsibility
  • Based in the West Midlands


How to apply:

Please click “apply” or for further information or please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Search by emailing an up-to-date copy of your CV to


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