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Exciting Opportunity for a General Manager of Fans and Heaters

Join our dynamic team at Howden Fans & Heaters, where you will play a pivotal role in managing the 'Tender to Order' and 'Order to Cash' processes for Engineered Projects within the European region. As a key contributor, you will ensure the timely delivery of products and services that meet customer specifications while optimizing tendered solutions and enhancing sold margins. Your expertise will be crucial in driving process improvements and efficiencies across the value stream using CBE tools and methodologies, ensuring excellence in project execution and timely cash collections. If you are passionate about delivering superior project outcomes and enhancing operational performance, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Who are we?

Howden is a premier global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment, catering to diverse applications in clean energy and industrial gas sectors. In March 2023, Chart... Industries acquired Howden, solidifying our global presence with over 40 countries and a team of more than 11,700 professionals. Our mission is to empower our customers' critical processes, driving a more sustainable world through the fusion of Chart and Howden's innovative process technologies. Learn more about us at www.chartindustries.com and www.howden.com

What will you do?
• Maintain/Establish a strong team and organisational structure aligned to the current AOP (Annual Operating Plan)and future business strategy including succession planning for all key roles.
• Ownership for achieving HUK New Build AOP (Annual Operating Plan) for Bookings, Sales, Margin and Cash
• Ensure there is a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly cycle of processes/meetings/briefings to support the focus upon and achievement of the business AOP and be prepared to act immediately to recover the situation if any areas are off track
• Establish a winning team ethos and team spirit throughout the organization and that the whole team are clear upon the plan ahead and feel inspired to go above and beyond in achieving that
• Monitor and maintain all processes and procedures to ensure compliance and with all Chart/Howden company policies and ensure adherence to company environmental, health and safety standards in compliance with company policies (Including risk management) to ensure a safe working environment and the minimisation of environmental impact there by maintaining the required of HUK registrations (ISO9001, etc.)

What do you bring?

To be successful you must have …
• Bachelors’ degree in Engineering with a substantial body of relevant project/commercial experience in an engineering organisation or MBA qualified with extensive technical experience in engineering organisations.
• Strong integrity and leadership skills and prepared to lead by example where necessary, but also able to delegate, empower and inspire a multidisciplinary team.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to handle the challenges of operating in a variety of markets where Customer and Supplier cultures may differ from our own
• Able to understand a set of company accounts and other financial report, and familiar with all the financial instruments such as Letters of Credit, Bank Guarantees, Fx Forward Contract, etc.
• Strong commercial knowledge of working with international customers. (Legal understanding, commercially astute, tough negotiator and a track record of successfully claiming variations from).
• Good team player with strong inter-personal skills and a pragmatic no-nonsense approach.

It’s a bonus if you have...
• Have either formal qualification or extensive experience in using LEAN type continuous improvement
• Ability to assess and understand risks and effective mitigations.
• High level of self-motivation and results focused. Sets strong objectives for others.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Supply Chain processes, import/export (Incoterms and VAT) both in theory and practice.
• Able to solve issues at granular level and equally visualise the implications of issues strategically.

How do we operate?

This is a permanent position working 37 hours per week. We offer hybrid working for this role which will allow you to enjoy the balance of home working and collaboration time with the team in our modern, friendly offices which include free onsite parking.

In Return, we offer a range of fantastic benefits:
• A flexible and supportive work environment.
• A competitive salary.
• Generous holiday entitlement package.
• Howden Pension Plan with Scottish Widows.
• Healthcare cash plan with Healthshield.
• Access to My Howden Benefits & Wellbeing Portal – Cycle2Work programme, range of discounts across various retailers, wealth of information to support health & wellbeing.
• Group Life Assurance plan at 3x salary.
• Group Income Protection plan.
• Opportunity to be involved in our ESG ‘Bright Future’ initiatives – STEM ambassador & volunteering.
• Dedicated Help@Hand Service – Free Counselling, Physiotherapy, financial support etc.
• Training & Development Opportunities.
• Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, shared parental and adoption leave pay.

The Company intention in respect of recruitment, selection and promotion is to appoint the most suitable candidate for each job regardless of that person’s race, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.

Interested? We would love to hear from you! Please follow the link to our website to apply
Glasgow UK

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