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General Manager - Business Unit

  • Job added:   22 November 2006
  • Location :   Nationwide
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Paragon Automotive
  • Contact :   Sharon Or Nigel
  • Email :
  • Telephone :   0800 019 9828
  • Website :  
Paragon Automotive is a rapidly growing automotive volume vehicle processing and logistics business based near Bedford. Formed and operated by seasoned professional leaders from the industry, they enjoy a base of UK blue chip customers with clearly defined routes for ongoing and rapid growth.

This newly created post represents a unique opportunity to join a vibrant fast moving organisation and contribute to the success of a team with ambitious plans for the future.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Leader in a fast paced organisation with demonstrable experience of leading and running a successful business unit. You will enjoy taking responsibility for the fulfilment of the financial aspirations of the business and have a real desire and capacity to develop long term relationships with customers, ensuring that their needs and expectations are met.

Principal initial responsibilities include: liaise, interface and influence key internal stakeholders, build long term relationships with customers at all management levels to understand their specific business requirements and what Paragon can do to consistently deliver high levels of customer satisfaction and contract compliance, be fully responsible and accountable for the profit / loss of the unit and be fully aware of the financial situation at all times, interface with, liaise and advise the Paragon Board on a frequent and regular basis and ensure all customer projects are managed in a profitable manner and in line with the projected budget.

You will have an energetic ‘can-do’ attitude in addition to strong leadership, interpersonal and influencing skills. Also you will be a confident decision maker and be able to aid strategic thinking.

So, if you think you can add value, please contact Sharon or Nigel at GMD People Ltd on 0800 019 9828 or e-mail to for an information pack.

Closing date for formal applications is Friday 1st December.

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