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April

Managing Director (M/f/d

Departer Gruppe - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Our client is a European leader in industrial automation systems. The company is well-known for its product innovations, production technology advances and technical expertise.

As Managing Director, you will be leading our client's entity in Melbourne whilst maintaining and ensuring ongoing development throughout Australia. Besides leading a large team of professionals from various departments, you will manage and optimize the company's commercial strategy and manufacturing activities.

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets Germany, Middle East and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Australian entity
  • Strategic planning and execution to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency throughout the company’s operations
  • Partner with business owners and leadership team members in executing initiatives and projects to achieve strategic business goals
  • Maintain P&L responsibilities including financial planning, forecasting and budgeting
  • Plan and direct sales force activities to maximize potential sales volume and profit
  • Customer relationship management for key account customers
  • Maintain a safe and efficient working environment where excellence, high quality and continuous improvement of systems and business processes are pursued
  • Work on embedded systems for growth culture to make the organization more effective and dynamic
  • Recruitment, development and mentoring of employees
  • Build and manage a cohesive, responsive, high-performing team that can effectively execute plans, manage project cycles and can contribute to the growth at multiple fronts simultaneously
  • Ability to represent the business at a high standard professionally and to reflect the company’s values and culture at all levels of business and the community
  • Regular reporting to the HQ

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • Technical university degree (Bachelor or Master)
  • Working experience in the field of manufacturing and supplying high-quality products within the industrial automation business
  • At least 10 years of sales and management experience in the Australian market
  • Experience in Finance/Controlling on a management level
  • Leadership and influencing skills: the ability to motivate, inspire, energize people and build strong, cohesive teams
  • Ability to understand the intricacies of the company's technology
  • Experience in business planning and strategies as well as market and competitor analysis
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking, planning and execution, displaying drive, energy and enthusiasm
  • Proactive, creative, innovative and lateral thinking; sharing ideas and wisdom
  • High customer orientation and excellent knowledge of the local market and business environment
  • Excellent at communication, listening and interpersonal skills to build customer relationships
  • Decision maker, with a hands-on attitude and high intercultural sensitivity
  • Attention to detail as well as having the ability to solve problems using analytical methods & problem-solving skills
  • Curious and honest personality as well as a dynamic team player mentality
  • Strong work ethic - trustworthy, open and reliable, smart and energetic
  • Willingness to commit to a long-term cooperation in a family-owned business

If you are looking for a challenging position in a successful company, we look forward to receiving your application in English. Your application will be treated with discretion and will remain confidential. To create your cost-free virtual portfolio application, click on the link "Apply for this position " at the bottom left of this job offer.

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