Leading a total team of 140 people, the CEO will report to the Chairman and will be responsible for:
The full P&L, balance sheet and cash management of the business.
Management of the Executive members of the Board and the senior team (Sales Director, Finance/Operations Director, Head of Marketing, HR Manager, Quality Manager and PA).
Delivery of the agreed objectives set out in the annual budget and three-year plan approved by the Board.
Work with the Board and Leadership Team to develop a strategic corporate plan and long-term financial strategy.
Candidates should have:
Proven track record as a leader with senior management skills within the fast-moving industrial consumables market sector.
International trading experience predominantly, but not necessarily exclusively, via the distribution/stockist channel.
Experience of managing the operational performance of a manufacturing business.
Ideally experience of the plastics sector particularly injection moulding.
Strong leadership and people skills.
Financial and commercial acumen to deliver in this type of role.
Board level experience in a medium sized independent company.
Experience and track record of change management to sustain and accelerate profitable growth.
Highly numerate with sound budgetary control and commercial acumen.A strong bottom-line attitude with the analytical capability and degree of numerical competency to deliver to the business. Proven success in profitable growth.
Centurion Safety Products Limited is a privately-owned company which focusses on ‘above the neck’ safety products. The business employs 140 people and is based in Thetford, Norfolk. Centurion is a market leader in the ‘life saving’ sector of personal protection equipment and enjoys a sector wide reputation for good design and high-quality standards.
The Centurion head protection range encompasses a wide choice of head and neck protection depending on sector requirements and an extensive range of ancillary products such as integrated eyewear, electric arc flash protection, modular hearing protection and a versatile and flexible cold weather hood system. Respiratory products are based on powered air, fresh air and compressed air systems which deliver filtered air to head pieces worn by the user.
Centurion sells its products internationally mainly via a well established network of distributors.
The company has a capable International sales team under the leadership of an experienced Sales Director. The team have the knowledge and flexibility to be able to speedily address customer needs as well as any market and legislation changes as required ensuring not only product supply... but also peace of mind for its customers.
The company has a range of injection and compression moulding plant and equipment and manufactures it’s product range in Thetford. A range of materials including ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and fibreglass is utilised. Thetford manufacture is supplemented by Far East manufacture of ancillary ranges. The company has an excellent relationship with the supplier of outsourced products.