Created a new business to assist the SME community in East Anglia to improve profitability by managing Cash, Customers, Employees and Business Systems
Recruited through a London based head-hunter to assist the shareholders to restructure the business, develop organisation, reduce costs, develop marketing and social media profile. Identified £150k of overhead cost reduction; Improved website content; developed grading structures for engineers; recommended lean manufacturing methodologies; Introduced improved fleet to reduce running costs to help business finances
Recruited to facilitate business operational transformation on behalf of the owner, driving optimisation of business processes, operating efficiencies, strategic sales management, and business development.
Coordinated business operations, focused on improving profitability through strategic sales direction, operational effectiveness, and key business development initiatives.
Commissioned to return to the business and implement improvements to turn round the performance to former levels of profitability. Guided team of 260 people to establish improved Operational performance, Customer service improvements and successfully concluded negotiation for Global tendering opportunities with major clients
Retained by the owner to guide establishment of business processes, drive new business identification and development, and complete successful TS16949 automotive supply standard accreditation
Sector Experience Summary
Plastics/Metal Packaging, Aerosol Dispensers, Carton Printing, Retail Refrigeration, PFI/Facilities Management, Project Management, Defense, Automotive, Stainless Steel Equipment Fabrication, Construction, Industrial Doors.
Bachelor of Arts - Joint Honours, Economics & Marketing
Strathclyde University Business School Glasgow
Recent Korn-Ferry Psychometric Test Results: Top 5 Leadership Characteristics
Keeping on point: You have discipline. Despite all of the tasks and challenges vying for your attention, you sort through competing priorities and stay focused. You have your favourite tricks for doing thisâ€”setting aside blocks of time, finding ways to minimise interruptions, making decisions quickly. You know that it's not enough to be busy. Your concentrated focus produces meaningful accomplishments.
Focusing on the Bottom Line: You are achievement oriented. You are eager to take action and see results. Even when you encounter obstacles, your energy and perseverance keep you going. You are motivated and optimistic. At your best, you ensure that your actions are focused rather than letting momentum take over. You attribute much of your strong performance to your sense of urgency, drive, and resilience.
Understanding the Business: You have earned a seat at the table. You have regular interaction with senior executives, and they see you as a credible partner. You speak the language of business. With your high level of acumen, you are able to analyse and speak intelligently about customers, competitors, and business strategy. You have a clear point of view. The payoff is that many leaders seek you out to ask your opinion about the potential impact of business decisions.
Managing Diverse Relationships: You seek out people with different points of view and different backgrounds. Even though you acknowledge that it takes a little more time and more deliberate communication, you see the value that a diversity of perspectives and experiences contributes. You are open and collaborative. You share and communicate well. You seek to understand, accommodate, and leverage differences.
Managing Work Processes: You understand and manage processes well. You know that the best processes are dynamic and require constant evaluation and tweaking. You see how all the pieces fit together and how one affects the other. You build in feedback loops and monitor key metrics. Optimising for efficiency is something you focus onâ€”you are always looking for continuous improvement.
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