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Job Description

We are currently working for a European leader in homologation, testing services and certification in the automotive Industry who is currently looking to recruit an experience General manager for their Type Approval and Certification business here in the UK.

You will report to the International and Development Director. You will be tasked to;

  • Supervise the existing operations along with the local team in Bristol and being the interface with French services when needed
  • Manage the local team and be the interface for the French HR team
  • Manage client operations from order to invoice while being the interface with French HQ when needed (Sales, Finance and IT services)
  • Provide a detailed reporting on a regular basis thanks to qualitative and quantitive analysis (P&L)

Certification Operations

  • Manage the local team to ensure consistency and efficiency of operations in close contact with French certification team when needed
  • Propose a development plan to promote and develop certification business with UK clients
  • Ensure the implementation of the development plan

Type approval activities

  • Propose a development plan for Type approval activities along with existing client portfolio as well as with new clients in a context of Brexit
  • Ensure the implementation of the development plan
  • The above duties are not limited and might be extended upon request from management

To be considered for this position you will need to be degree education, have past experience working for an OEM with proven experience in Type Approval or have direct experience within a testing business.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate successful business development experience with the technical knowledge of type approval and certification within the automotive industry.

This is an exciting opportunity to take charge of a growing and developing organization where you will be able to shape the business for its successful future.

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David Crossley
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