UK&I Managing Director
This PE-backed international Group is a leading manufacturer of branded consumer durables, supplying the trade and general public via multiple channels. Following the introduction of a new CEO and a revised group strategy, we were engaged to find a high calibre MD for the UK&I business.
The brief was to source candidates who could drive growth in the local market in a complex multi-channel environment whilst contributing at a European-level as an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team. Beyond this, the requirement was for commercially-biased MDs with a track record of growth/transformation and the ability to inject fresh thinking and innovation into an established market.
The search focused on the identification of relevant candidates with strong general management credentials in a range of sectors including branded fmcg, consumer durables and building products. Ultimately, the assignment, which involved input from the new CEO along with NEDs and representatives from the PE investor, resulted in the appointment of a high calibre candidate with relevant experience gained with both large corporate and SME businesses.
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