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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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Head of Sales (Products Manufacturing/West Midlands)

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

Client Company Our client is an award-winning specialist manufacturer and distributor of cement and bitumen-based products. The business has a fantastic reputation based on research, development and production of innovative materials for use in highway maintenance, urban regeneration, tiling, commercial flooring and internal finishing markets. The Requirement Due to continued growth and expansion there is a key requirement to recruit a Head of Sales for the business, who will report to the Managing Director. This exciting role will suit someone with entrepreneurial flair…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Manufacturing

West Midlands Region

Job Ref No: GWHOS 11/18

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Managing Director

Salary: Excellent executive package to attract the best

Our client is established as a market-leading provider of high specification building products. The business has a strong reputation for supplying products internationally. The business is an important and successful division or a larger Group.  This is a particularly exciting time for the business as it continues to build on its success and its growth internationally. There are significant opportunities to further develop its capabilities, services and continue to lead in its marketplace. This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility.…

CEO/MD

Construction and Property
Manufacturing

South East England

Job Ref No: DP MD 11/18

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Sales Director

Salary: Competitive Package

Company Our client is one of the global market leaders manufacturing engineered specified products into the building services industry. The company is a truly global brand, increasingly moving away from being just a supplier of components and moving towards being a system supplier. Due to some challenging and ambitious growth plans over the next 3-5 years, our client is now looking to recruit a new Sales Director for their Building Services division. The incoming Sales Director will be an experienced sales leader, with a demonstrable track record of selling engineered…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

Midlands

Job Ref No: SD RM 11/18

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Managing Director - Specialist Packaging Manufacturer

Salary: Base Salary £150,000 + Bonus + Other Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading European manufacturer of specialised packaging that supplies into the food manufacturing, catering and fresh produce sectors. The business also offers cutting-edge sealing equipment and high-performance distribution trolleys, along with adapted technical packaging products. The UK operation is part of a group of successful subsidiaries throughout Europe that are fast growing. The Requirement The company is looking to appoint an experienced Managing Director in the UK to oversee two established and well-run production sites that are…

Operations
Strategy/Planning
CEO/MD

Engineering
Manufacturing

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMD Packaging 10/18

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Managing Director - Specialist Packaging Manufacturer

Salary: Base Salary £150,000 + Bonus + Other Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading European manufacturer of specialised packaging that supplies into the food manufacturing, catering and fresh produce sectors. The business also offers cutting-edge sealing equipment and high-performance distribution trolleys, along with adapted technical packaging products. The UK operation is part of a group of successful subsidiaries throughout Europe that are fast growing. The Requirement The company is looking to appoint an experienced Managing Director in the UK to oversee two established and well-run production sites that are…

CEO/MD
Operations
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWMD Packaging

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'Business Development Expert' (Building/Engineering Services Contracting)

Salary: Circa £90,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a leading manufacturer and installer of specialist HVAC, high integrity hydraulic systems and ductwork products within the construction sector. The business works across a broad range of industrial marketplaces such as Energy, Nuclear and Waste. The business has developed the ability to undertake any scale of project. Flexibility throughout the main manufacturing facility and workforce means that the company can execute the most complex of ventilation systems for today’s power stations, office developments, pharmaceutical projects, nuclear…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Engineering
Manufacturing
Energy industrial

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: GWPreConstruct 08/18

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Finance Director

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Our client is a UK plc and a supplier of premium building and precision engineering products. The majority of the group’s business is in the area of sustainable building products, which enable customers to manage energy and water use in the built environment. All Group businesses have strong UK market positions within their individual market niches and several are market leaders. The business sustains this strong strategic positioning by offering customers quality products, service and trust. For certain brands, our client is seeking to leverage…

Finance/Risk
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Manufacturing

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: FD-DP 08/18

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Finance Director (Leading UK 'Homewares' Business)

Salary: Circa Base £90,000 + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is one of the most successful homewares suppliers in the United Kingdom. Operating from a distribution centre in Bristol, the company employs 50 staff and has strong financial and operational disciplines, with excellent management information and KPIs being monitored and reported on a timely basis. The company’s annual turnover is in the region of £18m and the business is in a very strong financial position.   The Requirement – Finance Director Due to the pending retirement plans of the company’s long-standing Finance…

Board Director/Partner
Finance/Risk

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: Bristol FD 08/18

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Manager - Spare Parts Division

Salary: Competitive

Our client is a subsidiary of a large international privately owned organisation, specialising in product/material processing, providing everything from stand-alone equipment to comprehensive turn-key material processing systems. The business is a highly successful organisation with strong history of quality, clear vision and an established reputation for excellence. The UK subsidiary offers a comprehensive package from sales consultations, installation, service and spare parts. The company is placed in a strong position with profitable long term clients and a great deal…

Finance/Risk
Operations
Manager/Team Leader

Engineering
Manufacturing

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: Mgr 07/18

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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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Sales Director

Salary: In the region of £100,000 plus performance related bonus

Our client is a well-established company and one of the largest providers of employment based training to industries including automotive, engineering and logistics across the UK. After many years of successful and profitable trading the company has ambitious plans for growth and is well placed to capitalise on positive commercial conditions that are anticipated. We are looking for a hands-on Sales Director to join a stable and experience Board of Directors to lead the strategic development of the business and, by leading through personal example, setting and delivering…

Sales/Business Development
Board Director/Partner

Manufacturing
Public Sector

London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: PT SD 6/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Director

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Our client is a UK plc and a supplier of premium building and precision engineering products. The majority of the group’s business is in the area of sustainable building products, which enable customers to manage energy and water use in the built environment. All Group businesses have strong UK market positions within their individual market niches and several are market leaders. The business sustains this strong strategic positioning by offering customers quality products, service and trust. For certain brands, our client is seeking to leverage…

Finance/Risk
Board Director/Partner

Construction and Property
Manufacturing

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: FD-DP 06/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Technical / New Product Development (Mechanical Engineering)

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
Engineering

South East England

Job Ref No: TM-JW 04/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Manufacturing / Production

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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