Slough Permanent
  • Exciting opportunity for a CEO to lead global growth for this diverse business
  • This role will suit a strategically-focused CEO

About Our Client

As a high profit group operating under the banner of a significant conglomerate, my client are a diverse and entrepreneurial business employing circa 1750 people. They provide supply-chain and comprehensive logistics solutions to many key clients and blue chip names across the UK&I and further afield in Europe. Currently in the region of £180m t/o and 5-year plans target growth to circa £500m, which will be achieved organically through existing market verticals as well growth through various "tuck-in" acquisitions as and when the opportunities present themselves.

Job Description

Key accountabilities will fall under 4 target areas:


  • Set the overall strategic direction of the Group, in partnership with parent Board
  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team to translate the strategic direction into short and long-term plans with clear responsibilities and deliverables
  • Develop and nurture commercial relationships for the benefit of the Group
  • Partner with fellow leaders across other divisions of the ultimate parent, to achieve synergy and collaboration


  • Develop in partnership with the Board and senior leadership team the Company purpose, vision, values and behaviours and in doing so, set the cultural direction for the Group
  • Ensure all employees understand the culture of the Group and adopt it in the way they work
  • Foster a working environment that recruits, develops, motivates and retains high performing employees
  • Encourage collaboration across all levels
  • Drive a continuous learning and improvement agenda


  • Be accountable for the overall performance and profitability for the Group
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to set the overall budget for the Group
  • Ensure that financial performance is appropriately monitored and managed
  • Set the allocation of capital between businesses with the Group


  • Ensure all legal and regulatory requirements are in place and effectively monitored and reviewed
  • Take overall responsibility for Health & Safety
  • Ensure appropriate standards, controls, systems and procedures are in place and updated accordingly
  • Determine the frequency, protocols and requirements for Board and Snr leadership meetings
  • Overall leadership of subsidiary businesses
  • Represent the Group at Parent Company Board meetings
  • Play an active role in the selection and development of all Board members, including Non-Executives
  • Assess the principal risks of the Group and ensure they are managed and monitored
  • Ensure that the Group maintains high standards of social and corporate responsibility

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivery in a Board level capacity, with investor exposure. With this will come a natural ability to lead and develop senior teams.

A good understanding of and network within, the logistics/supply-chain market will be a real asset. Equally, some comparable exposure in an FMCG or high-volume transactional market would be acceptable. Leading a Pan-European or global business is a must as my client looks to enhance their footprint in other countries outside the UK.

A change agent or individual with transformation exposure is essential as the Group looks to evolve from being a very entrepreneurially led culture to one that still manages to maintain these ambitions and qualities, further underpinned by increased process and governance.

What's on Offer

A highly competitive package and incentives to mirror the proposed success of the Group.

Paul Spicer
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