Exciting, challenging and rewarding role in high potential business
Innovative and entrepreneurial business in sustainable consumer packaging
About Our Client
James Cropper Plc has an extraordinary history with a reputation for innovation, creating commercial opportunities and being a values driven business that is proud of its environmental, employee and local community credentials. The business is renowned globally for its dedicated responses to custom projects and its award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.
James Cropper Plc created the Colourform business following intensive R&D to manufacture plastic free packaging made from 100% renewable FSC wood fibre and high quality content from James Cropper's own recycling plant. Colourform is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.
Every project is unique with Colourform putting the brand and its aspirations at the heart of every decision from design through to manufacturer. Colourform has in-house expert designers, a colour technology lab to match brand shade to perfection and an in-house project management team to manage every project from start to finish.
Using colour and texture form, functionality and creative surface effects they can be part of a brands next chapter in packaging.
As the Managing Director predominately based from Kendal, you be the inspirational and entrepreneurial driving force behind Colourform. You will be a driven and energetic lateral thinking commercial leader who will make Colourform the packaging brand of choice for beauty, cosmetic and consumer brands (and beyond), around the world.
You'll be full of ideas on how we can expand our customer base (that span independent brands all the way to large multinationals) and grow our international business with a seamless strategy. Colourform already have some great customers in many countries, but you will define the strategy and lead the charge to drive depth in key territories to extend our reach across the world.
You will lead an incredible group of people who are always looking for the next exciting thing to propel the business forward. You'll also be a pivotal member of the very talented senior leadership team shaping the future of this forward thinking business. You'll be adaptable, flexible and embrace future growth and change
The Successful Applicant
The Managing Director position offers an exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunity to work in a unique and high potential business.
It is anticipated the successful candidate will have a successful sales/commercial biased background to lead the rapid profitable growth of the business from creating clear business strategies, to working hands-on with the design, operations, marketing, business development and finance teams. This means you will be approachable and collaborative in style and very action and results orientated.
Of equal important to your leadership ability will be your appreciation for the design and creation of products, design aesthetic, brand and packaging. You will be passionate, inspired and understanding of sustainable packaging and the difference it can make to society and the wider environment.
You may have gained the process, rigour and disciplines from a blue chip organisation but clearly have an expert understanding and appreciation of how to effectively lead in a business with a strong legacy, family ethos and clear direction of travel
You will already have a proven track record of operating as a business leader and now be seeking your next challenge with the desire and passion to be part of an organisation that can provide opportunities for larger leadership positions
The position is based from the Head Office in Kendal meaning you will already be based in the North West, or realistically be able to relocate to the region.
What's on Offer
Competitive basic and package. Relocation allowance may be available.