Development Director FTC

Job Description

11807 – Development Director FTC Job Spec

Location: North Leicestershire


Our Client – an established & expanding construction-sector SME business – is seeking an experienced Managing Director to assist with their 3-year succession planning for a full-time fixed term contract (duration circa 3-years). The successful candidate will work closely with the outgoing MD & Senior Management Team to assist in the development & implementation of strategies in the following areas:

  • Finance,
  • Marketing,
  • Business Strategy,
  • Developing & Mentoring Future Talent in the Business,
  • Succession,
  • Departmental Co-ordination.


The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Develop & implement the company's strategic business plan covering the next 3-years,
  • Oversee the company's financial performance against previously agreed budgets,
  • Prepare & implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost effective operations & market development activities,
  • Identify future talent at all levels within the business, implement & monitor a structured mentoring programme,
  • Take personal responsibility for mentoring & developing both the Production Manager & Company Executive.
  • Undertake a review of departmental co-ordination & to develop / implement systems & processes that will enhance / add value to the business,
  • Create initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reduce operational threats, forestall business risks & maximise core strengths,
  • Ensure that all company policies / legal guidelines are communicated to all / are always followed.


The Right Person

We are seeking candidates who possess proven experience as a Managing Director or General Manager, COO or equivalent, in addition to:

  • Qualified MSc/MA in business management & administration,
  • Proven experience of mentoring & developing people,
  • Excellent organisational & leadership skills,
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal & presentation skills,
  • Demonstrable experience in developing, implementing & managing strategic / business plans,
  • Strong understanding of finance & measures of performance,
  • Outstanding analytical & problem-solving abilities,
  • Proven experience of working in a business operating across numerous sites.



  • Appointment Type: 3-Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary: To £70,000 per annum (subject to experience)
  • Holiday: 30 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Benefits incl. Company Car, 8% ERs / 5% EEs pension scheme (negotiable subject to candidate)

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 11807) on 0116 254 9404.