General Manager - St Albans

Us: Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd (DTE)

DTE Ltd. is the UK’s leading timber engineering business specialising in trussed rafters, engineered timber joists and engineered floor systems.

Our winning formula to date has been based on our commitment to a highly responsive customer service, embracing the latest industry technology and above all developing the capabilities and skills of our people.

The Role:  General Manager

We are currently seeking to appoint a General Manager at our new site in St.Albans

The successful candidate will be commercially minded and be able to demonstrate excellent people management skills both internally and externally. Above all you will be working to elevate the business performance & develop the teams underneath you. You will be responsible for the successful running of the commercial and production side of the business.

The key elements of the role include:

  • Management of the commercial needs of the business to maximise profitability
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to attend site visits and do site measures
  • Customer management and service delivery to Company quality standards
  • Profit and loss accountability to meet Company targets
  • Staff development and management across the site including office and production staff
  • Ensuring standards for health & safety, quality, environment and continuous improvement are met and exceed

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Solid management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • A can-do attitude and seeks continuous improvement in performance and processes 
  • Drive and ambition to deliver against business KPIs
  • Knowledge of the industry and up to date intelligence of the current market
  • Higher education qualification in technical design, management, or similar industry is desired but not a requirement.
  • A good communicator on all levels is essential and will be required
  • Commercial awareness incorporated with strong people management skills
  • A good understand of design and an ability to convey that internally and externally
  • A strong desire to lead this operation is if it was their own.

It is essential that you have experience operating elements of what is required, ideally as a General Manager. It is essential that the successful candidate holds a full UK driving licence.