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    Manufacturing and Industrial Sector Executive Search Specialists
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing and Industrial Sector Executive Search Specialists
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing and Industrial Sector Executive Search Specialists
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing and Industrial Sector Executive Search Specialists
Dale Perrett

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Manufacturing and Industrial Sector Executive Search Specialists

Novo has helped industrial companies identify and recruit the leaders they need to succeed. With talent more critical than ever, our experts understand the unique leadership development challenges of this diverse business sector.

Companies across the industrial sector have historically concentrated on making their formidable physical assets the basis of competitive advantage. Today, however, leading industrial companies increasingly recognize that the quality of their leadership talent will make the real competitive difference in a world of globalization, rapidly emerging markets, off-shoring, outsourcing, and far-flung supply chains.

These companies want innovative global leaders who possess the strategic, operating, and financial skills required to win in this complex environment. They want commercially-focused managers who can develop distinctive value-added solutions. Above all, they want leaders who have the ability to make both an immediate impact and a long-term contribution.

Our Industrial  team combines unparalleled search resources with a deeply consultative approach. Working closely with the client, we develop the ideal candidate profile against their unique competitive challenges, business objectives and leadership culture. We have deep vertical experience in every industry sector and specialty area and serve every region across the globe, including emerging markets such as China, Russia, India, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

AGRIBUSINESS

Our business specialists work with all facets of the industry, including major seed and agrochemical producers, trading houses, food manufacturers and funds and investment banks involved in the agricultural sector.

In addition, we have sector specialists in each of the following sub-sectors:

  • Seeds, Chemicals and Animal Nutrition – including fertilizers, pesticides, agronomy and animal feed producers
  • Trading and Supply Chain Management – including the origination, trading and basic processing of grains, oilseeds, sugar and cocoa
  • Food and Ingredients – including the processing, bottling, packaging and distribution of products for further food manufacturing and the consumer market

We understand how to develop successful and different strategies to attract talent from developed versus developing markets. Our team provides the breadth of experience (function, market, product) for high potential individuals to develop into effective leaders, as well as finding and training global talent with consistent delivery models.

AUTOMOTIVE

Our experts have helped companies in this dynamic industry find a way to grow and prosper. The search for talent is more critical now than ever because of the magnitude of issues currently impacting the industry. We recognize the leadership challenges that automotive companies face from the boardroom to the factory floor.

We have deep vertical experience in the following industry sectors:

  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Commercial vehicle manufacturers
  • Automotive and commercial vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Service providers to the automotive industry
  • Automotive and commercial vehicle dealerships
  • Aftermarket / retail parts and services

Our global presence combined with our reputation as a premier provider of search and leadership consulting services gives us unparalleled access to the best and brightest automotive talent around the world.

BUILDING PRODUCTS

Whether it’s a multinational with a robust product line or a local PE-backed start-up, companies use our experts to help them build teams that understand the challenges in this sector and select the right moves from among a wide range of business growth opportunities.

Building products companies face a variety of challenges in today’s marketplace. They are grappling with fluctuating raw material costs, pressure from their customers to offer green and other environmentally-friendly products, as well as cyclicality and consolidation in the marketplace.

Our team has deep experience in a wide variety of industry specializations:

  • Steel, lumber, concrete and other structural materials
  • Windows, doors and hardware
  • Plumbing, HVAC and electrical
  • Paints, coatings and adhesives
  • Interior finished products
  • Distribution

We understand the issues that face the industry and of the types of leaders that excel across the sector. As a result of our deep knowledge, we help our clients build successful boards and senior leadership teams for global and regional companies of all sizes. In addition, our leadership consulting offerings provide a range of proven ways to measure performance and establish solid strategies for managing and growing the core business.

CAPITAL EQUIPMENT

Our experts are uniquely qualified to assist leading companies in this sector maximize growth opportunities by developing its executive talent. Our experienced team of global consultants knows the talent from both an industry segment and geographic perspective. We work hard to maintain a deep understanding of market trends and industry dynamics in order to assist clients in effectively building their talent leadership teams.

Today’s capital equipment sector spans a diverse range of products and industry segments. This complex global business has significant growth opportunities due to the continued expansion in developing economic regions as well as the need to repair and upgrade infrastructure in Europe and North America.

We have deep vertical experience in:

  • Plant equipment and machinery: machine tools, automation and control equipment, drives, pumps and motors
  • Power generation oil and gas and other energy related equipment: boilers, turbines, transformers, compressors and blowers
  • Off-highway equipment: agricultural, construction, mining, material handling and remote access
  • Distribution of capital equipment: rental and sales

Beyond our core executive search expertise, we have made significant investments to build a highly competent global leadership consulting organization. We aspire to earn a trusted advisor status with our clients by complementing our executive search capabilities with other offerings such as assessment, succession planning, organization redesign and coaching, to name a few.

CHEMICALS

Our team of experts understands that this industry continues to evolve as companies react to changing and uncertain economic conditions, continued mergers and acquisitions, and other diverse sector factors. Efforts to increase sustainability and to become more environmentally green have also taken root.

All of these dynamics pose a challenge for its leadership, and also place a strain on the available global leadership pool of executives who are able to drive success in this environment.

We continue to pro-actively develop relationships with highly talented executives to lay foundations of trust and credibility to attract them to our clients’ leadership roles. Our experience includes public & private corporate enterprises, private equity-backed businesses, and pre-IPO venture capital companies focusing on innovative technologies.  Our experts also have deep vertical experience in petrochemicals, plastics, feedstocks, chlor-alkali, fine chemicals (APIs), agrichemicals, fertilizers, specialty and commodity chemicals, and industrial gases.

ELECTRICAL

Novo has been working with electrical and electronics companies to remain competitive in their talent strategies for many years. Our experts are frequently sought out by industry executives to help them build high-performance teams that can steer and navigate their companies through turbulent times.

Our global presence combined with our reputation as a premier provider of search services gives us unparalleled access to the best and brightest talent through our proprietary database, a vast network of industry resources and contacts and brand recognition that enables access to even the highest-placed executives. In addition, our team possesses specialized knowledge in the following sub-sectors, including: lighting, electronic components, display components, contract manufacturing, batteries, power distribution and generator manufacturing.

We understand the leadership challenges that these companies face - from the board room to the factory floor. Through a deeply consultative approach, we collaborate closely with every client to understand their organization’s unique competitive challenges, business objectives and leadership culture.

We will align the success profile of executives within your organization to the search criteria and apply what we know to develop a detailed candidate profile.

MINING AND METALS

Novo has been building a strong reputation in the upstream and primary metals sector for more than 13 years. Our track record in search assignments and effective cross-border search teams – particularly for roles in difficult locations requiring a combination of strategic, operational, project and leader skills – is well recognized by the key players in this sector.

Leadership success depends both on the delivery of high quality, major capital projects as well as the ability to find a careful balance between operational cost-control and technological innovation.  These must all be achieved while maintaining a license to operate, working in partnership with global communities and addressing increasingly complex environmental challenges such as climate change.

Our experts understand that leaders must have a keen eye on global trends to identify and take advantage of opportunities that develop top line growth, leverage and diversify resources or reduce risk. They must also be able to deliver short-term results, yet have the confidence to retain a long-term view. Our dedicated Mining and Metals experts provide clients with the global reach and specialist local knowledge required to develop industry leading teams.

PAPER AND PACKAGING

The paper and packaging sectors are undergoing a dramatic transformation in scale, scope and strategy. In the face of consolidation and globalization, paper and packaging companies must be strategically sophisticated, able to drive growth while astutely manage assets. To succeed, they will need a new generation of leaders. Amid this need for new talent, companies turn to Novo to align talent with business goals.

The pressures driving this transformation come from all sides: rising prices for raw materials, customer demands for lower costs, better service and innovative design. Seamlessly drawing together industry, functional and geographic expertise to meet our clients' unique requirements, our global team works to achieve a common goal: to identify, assess and deliver the best possible talent.

Our depth of industry knowledge ensures our ability to help a variety of consumer and business-to-business organizations including producers of lumber, solid-wood products, pulp, paper and packaging companies find the talent they need to succeed in this rapidly changing environment. With offices located everywhere from major to emerging markets, we are uniquely equipped to serve an industry that is being redefined by globalization.

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

Our experts have an authentic and demonstrable track record of delivery in each niche of transportation and logistics.

We work with a diverse cross-section of the category, including: integrators, freight forwarders, 3PL providers, ocean carriers,  airlines, as well as rail, port, terminal and airport operators. However, our relationships go beyond transportation and logistics companies themselves – we hold key relationships with private equity firms, venture capitalists, infrastructure funds, deal makers (both buy and sell side), investment bankers, management consultants and the academic community.

We know the talent, and with offices distributed all over the world, we are uniquely equipped to serve an industry that is being redefined locally, regionally and globally.

To discuss your requirements further please contact Dale Perrett: dale.perrett@novoexec.com

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Technical Manager

Salary: £50,000 plus generous bonus & package

Our client is a global manufacturer of capital equipment for the processing industry. With their growing manufacturing base in the South East, they are leaders in their field servicing a number of the world’s largest blue chip organisations. There is a requirement within their business to appoint a Technical Manager to join their ambitious and growing business. In this lead position, the successful candidate will be responsible for all technical matters companywide. The role will require the appointee to work collaboratively with the sales, production and marketing…

Strategy/Planning
Manager/Team Leader

Manufacturing

South East England

Job Ref No: TM-JW 04/18

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Manufacturing Manager

Salary: £50,000 plus generous bonus & package

Our client is a global manufacturer of capital equipment for the processing industry. With their growing manufacturing base in the South East, they are leaders in their field, servicing a number of the world's largest blue chip organisations. There is a requirement within their business to appoint a Manufacturing Manager to join their ambitious and growing business. In this lead position, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the manufacturing facility. This will include sourcing and procurement of materials, planning and implementing…

Procurement/Supply Chain
Operations
Manager/Team Leader

Manufacturing

South East England (GB)

Job Ref No: MM-JW 04/18

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General Manager

Salary: Competitive Salary + Executive Package

Our client is a leading supplier of cut a range of metal products in the UK. Alongside a dedicated team of individuals with a wealth of experience in the metal industry, they are able to offer multi metal solutions to the UK engineering, manufacturing and service market with one of the best service delivery records in the sector. With a long history and part of a national group they have access to the UK's largest stock of Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Bronze and Plastics as well as the financial strength and purchasing power of one of Europe’s leading…

Sales/Business Development
Operations
Procurement/Supply Chain

Engineering
Manufacturing

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)

Job Ref No: JH SCM 3/18

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Operations Director

Salary: Competitive plus Executive Package

With significant investment in place and enormous potential, our client has an opportunity to make a huge impact to urban regeneration and the creation of new communities. Their products greatly reduce time to construction and completion while reducing waste and resources. Having proven their concept and with a ready pipeline of orders, the next step centres on significantly increasing production output over 2018. To maximise their chance of undertaking that in a short time frame will require the appointment of an Operations Director to lead the manufacturing, supply…

Operations
Strategy/Planning
Operations

Engineering
Manufacturing

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: JH Ops Dir 2/18

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Regional Sales Manager ('Capital Equipment/Engineered Products')

Salary: Base Salary £35,000 + Uncapped Bonus + Car etc

The Company & Requirement: Our client is a successful UK subsidiary of a major international manufacturing & distribution engineering business. The company distributes large engineered capital equipment products to a wide range of customers. Based in the South West area, ideally near to Bristol or Gloucester, there is a requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Regional Sales Manager for the company. This hands-on role will entail a significant proportion of the Sales Manager’s time being spent on: Driving forwards products/services sales in the South…

Manager/Team Leader
Sales/Business Development

Construction and Property
Manufacturing
Engineering

Bristol, Gloucester or Cheltenham

Job Ref No: GWRSM 01/18

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Managing Director

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Company Information Our client is an established, successful and well-respected manufacturer in the defence sector. They operate as a Prime Defence Contractor and have supplied the UK MOD and numerous other armed forces across the world with high quality products and solutions for decades. Their expertise, built on engineering excellence and innovation, includes concept design, prototype manufacture and full-scale production of products for use in the military sector. Our client has an excellent track record of success and as part of one of Europe’s largest…

CEO/MD
Strategy/Planning

Manufacturing

North West England

Job Ref No: MD DP 01/18

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Sales & Marketing Director ('Aerospace Industry Components')

Salary: Attractive Base Salary + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is a privately owned global stockist and distributor of precise components for the aerospace industry. This highly successful Hertfordshire based company supplies components to a wide variety of airlines, OEM’s and their sub-contractors throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. The Role & Responsibilities    Reporting into the company’s Managing Director, there is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Sales & Marketing Director. The individual will get heavily involved with: growing global…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

Hertfordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GW VPSM 01/18

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UK Managing Director

Salary: Competitive

The Company Our client is an international manufacturer of industrial engineered products and solutions, for the built environment. The UK business offer an unparalleled and comprehensive range of high quality products and services, design and build capability and exceptional after-sales support. With a turnover of over £20m in the UK, the business is looking to recruit a new UK Managing Director who can create positive change and be instrumental in growing the UK business. The company has around 150 employees. UK Managing Director – The Role The UK business…

Board Director/Partner
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Manufacturing

East Midlands Region

Job Ref No: UK MD 12/17

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Business Development Director

Salary: Flexible to attract + car + bonus etc.

Company Our client specialises in precision engineering and manufacturing services to a broad range of customers. Since its formation in 1968, they have built extensive expertise in a number of selected focused industry sectors including Medical, Energy, Semi-conductor and Aerospace. The key to the company’s success is customer focus, with 90% of business resulting in repeat work from clients. The business comprises of three sites, allowing them to provide a broad services range and the ability to provide flexibility of supply. They have built their reputation and…

Sales/Business Development
Marketing
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

Nationwide

Job Ref No: JH BDD 10/17

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

Salary: Up to £70,000 + very generous benefits package

A transformational role to implement much needed operational improvements to the on-site production processes of a market leading, global, FTSE 100 chemicals company. The Production Manager will take ownership of the ever-changing, complex set of production processes and their continuous improvement through the implementation of LEAN, JIT production and other relevant methodologies. In addition, reporting to the Site Manager, the Production Manager will have full responsibility for the strategic management and day to day running of all production departments on site. This…

Manufacturing/Production

Manufacturing

North London

Job Ref No: PM MS 12/17

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Automation Engineer

Salary: Competitive

Our client is an international market leader in the design and manufacture of innovative electrical appliances and consumer goods. The group business is currently enjoying a period of considerable success and growth. The UK product manufacturing division is based in the North East of England. This manufacturing facility works closely with the R&D center based in Northern Europe. The company is planning on automating some of their manufacturing processes in order to cope with demand. Due to this, our client is looking to recruit an experienced Automation Engineer who…

Operations

Engineering
Manufacturing

North East England (GB)

Job Ref No: AE RM 11/17

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Sales Director - 'Engineered Capital Equipment'

Salary: Circa £70K base salary + bonus + benefits - with flexibility

The Company & Requirement Our client is a UK subsidiary of a large international manufacturing & distribution engineering business. The company distributes large engineered capital equipment products to a wide range of customers. Based in the South Midlands/Northern Home Counties area, the business is looking to recruit a Sales Director to run their UK distribution focused business. This hands-on role will entail a significant proportion of the Sales Director’s time being spent on driving forwards sales, improving customer relationships and enhancing general…

Operations
Sales/Business Development

Engineering
Manufacturing

Buckinghamshire

Job Ref No: GWSD 11/17

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Business Development Director

Salary: Flexible to Attract + Car + Bonus etc

Our client specialises in precision engineering and manufacturing services to a broad range of customers. Since its formation in 1968, they have built extensive expertise in a number of selected focused industry sectors including Medical, Energy, Semi-conductor and Aerospace. The key to the company’s success is customer focus, with 90% of business resulting in repeat work from clients. The business comprises of three sites, allowing them to provide a broad services range and the ability to provide flexibility of supply. They have built their reputation and increased…

Sales/Business Development
Manager/Team Leader

Engineering
Manufacturing

Nationwide

Job Ref No: JH BDD 10/17

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Finance Director

Salary: Six figure package

Role & Responsibilities: Our client is a specialist manufacturer/distributor of products and a solutions provider to the construction / contracting sector. The Managing Director is keen to recruit a suitably qualified individual into the role of Finance Director for the company. The role is very diversified and will ensure that the individual gets heavily involved with the strategy and successful commercial development of the business. This appointment will work closely with the Managing Director focused on profitably growing the company…

Board Director/Partner
Finance/Risk

Construction and Property
Manufacturing

North West

Job Ref No: Finance Director JH/10/16

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Our client is internationally recognised as a leading luxury sporting gun maker and is owned by one of the most renowned brands in the world. The company handcrafts sporting guns and rifles noted not only for their accuracy but also their exquisite beauty.  We have been retained to ensure the Company secures the appointment of the very best possible Head of Production / Factory Manager, in London. If you have a background in premium, hand-crafted, bespoke, manufacturing and can demonstrate examples of strong leadership, operational and cultural change projects, please…

Manufacturing/Production
Manager/Team Leader

Manufacturing

London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: HoP MS 10/17

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Managing Director

Salary: Excellent six figure package

Our client is a Division of a well-established UK building products and services Group. The business is a very successful, high-specification building products manufacturer and contractor operating internationally.    The Role The Managing Director will report directly to the Group Chief Executive. The person appointed will lead the Executive Management team on a day to day basis. The Managing Director will develop and implement a leading-edge business strategy encompassing new product and market development to exploit opportunities in existing sectors in…

CEO/MD
Sales/Business Development

Construction and Property
Manufacturing

Kent

Job Ref No: MD-PD

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Plant General Manager

Salary: Competitive package

Our client is a global technology solutions group that has been operating for over 100 years. This well-established plant manufacturers a broad range of bespoke valves and controls used within safety critical process industries. Their manufactured products are typically engineered to order. The Role This position will have operational and commercial leadership for a £25m turnover and 160 employee manufacturing plant. The role will manage daily operations to achieve customer expectations and organisational goals. The position directly manages a team of Value Streams,…

Manager/Team Leader
Operations

Manufacturing

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)

Job Ref No: PGM 09/17

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of UK Operations

Salary: Very competitive with flexibility for the ideal candidate

Head of UK Operations Our client is the UK's largest manufacturer of fabricated metal profiles with international manufacturing centres, all strategically sited to serve customers across five continents. By investing in people, they work collaboratively with customers across a range of sectors. The customer is a priority whether the challenge is manufacturing high volume standardised products or designing, prototyping, testing and delivering customised solutions. With core operations based in the West Midlands and 650 staff across the world they are continuing to build on…

Operations
Strategy/Planning

Manufacturing

West Midlands Region (GB)

Job Ref No: JH HOps 8/17

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Sales - Medical Devices

Salary: Executive package

Our client is a well respected and successful medical device manufacturer and is part of a larger and diverse plc. Our client provides advanced medical equipment and technology, and is proud of its position at the forefront of operating room and critical care area design. The business employs around 100 skilled staff and has its own UK manufacturing facility supplying operating room and critical care equipment, both in the UK and overseas. The Role The Head of Sales - Medical Devices is a key and exciting opportunity. With responsibility for the UK, with…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Manufacturing
Life Science

South UK flexible

Job Ref No: MD JSHoS

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Managing Director ('Engineered Capital Equipment Distributor')

Salary: £80,000 Base Salary + Car Allowance + Bonus

The Company & Requirement – Managing Director (UK) Our client is a UK subsidiary of a large international manufacturing & distribution engineering business. The company distributes large engineered capital equipment products to a wide range of customers. Based in the East Midlands, the business is looking to recruit a Managing Director to run their UK distribution focused business. This hands-on role will entail a significant proportion of the Managing Director’s time being spent on driving forwards sales and growth in the UK market. Expertise…

Sales/Business Development
Operations
Strategy/Planning

Manufacturing
Construction and Property
Technology

East Midlands Region

Job Ref No: GWMD

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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