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Strategic Innovation Director

Published 09 May 2024
East Midlands
Job Starts: 9th May 2024

Job Description

Macildowie Executive Search are partnering our client, a well-known supplier to the UK construction industry in their search for a Strategic Innovation / Business Development Director. This growing organisation has become a market leading manufacturer of a range of products and off-site solutions to house builders and contractors.

The business prides itself on the unrivalled level of service offered to their customers. This commitment is demonstrated via the continual improvement of existing products and significant investment in the development of new products and solutions. The business now wishes to appoint a new Director to continue this growth and drive the development of new products and business opportunities. This is a brand new role and is a strategic investment for the business to deliver sustainable, carbon-neutral growth.

Reporting to the ambitious and forward-thinking Group Board, you will be responsible for the identification of new low-carbon, high-performance building products and business opportunities to deliver growth and develop the next generation of solutions for the building industry. As the hands-on enabler of this activity, you will drive business growth in line with the group's ambitions in the rapidly evolving building products sector and develop this portfolio of new products and business activities.

We are therefore seeking a strategic and results orientated individual with previous related experience at board/senior level to establish a new operation focussed on the development of new construction products and manage all aspects of the business to include product development, sales and financial performance. The new Director will have the mandate to develop and execute a business strategy, foster a culture of collaboration and innovation, and drive operational excellence to deliver results in line with the commercial strategy and business goals agreed with the Group Board.

Travel: this will be required as necessary across the UK&I as well as Europe and America on a more ad hoc basis. Being based in the Midlands would be a distinct advantage as mostly the role will be based onsite in the East Midlands on a day-to-day basis. There is some hybrid element but the successful candidate is likely to want/need to be visible in the business to influence stakeholders effectively.

So if you have experience of commercialising new construction products/technologies and (ideally) have a building/construction/engineering background then we'd love to receive your details and arrange time to talk through this fabulous, new, creative opportunity.

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Required Skills

  • Strategy Director; New Product Development Director; Innovation Director; Technical Director

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