Chief Executive Officer
Leading provider of warehouse logistics solutions

COMPANY PROFILE 

The company offers unique, modern logistics solutions, including the design and installation of integrated storage and transport systems in warehouses. The company’s product portfolio includes forklifts, racks, conveyor belts, and rollers, and the company also provides complex, custom automation solutions powered through several proprietary products developed by its R&D department.

The company has its own design office and a modern production plant for material handling systems. Currently, the company is implementing an investment project related to the construction of an additional production site.

 

JOB PROFILE 

Our Client would like to appoint a top-class senior executive to hold the position of a CEO and President

of the Board. The current CEO will join the Supervisory Board.

 

The new CEO will be an agile leader and change-agent with superior people skills and solid strategic capacity, determined to continuously create value for shareholders and drive the company's profitable growth on domestic and European markets. 

 

He/she will be expected to provide leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has processes and resources in place that will boost the growth of the organisation, its financial strength and operating efficiency. The principal goal is to build and develop the position of the company

as one of the top European players in the warehousing automation market.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Consistent commitment to stimulating business and financial results with the aim to deliver a two- to threefold increase in revenues and EBITDA within 3-4 years. 

  • Developing and implementing operational strategy leading to definite plans and actions that build and sustainably drive the revenue and profit growth, underpinned with expansion strategy for the regions/countries. 

  • Further development of profitable Client relationships within relevant industries leading to significant volume growth and stable, margin focused business with major accounts. 

  • Positioning and driving innovation of the company’s products and services portfolio in order to create value-added business.

  • Strategic goals’ and KPIs’ setting for all functional business areas.

  • Building further the capability of the organization, constantly working on processes, structures, and fostering relevant skills and competencies within the core teams.

  • Driving and supporting continuous improvement and operational excellence initiatives.

  • Identifying and addressing business risks and opportunities.

  • Introducing and maintaining an organizational culture built upon client orientation and high engagement.​

REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience

  • Previous experience as a General Manager/ CEO of a business offering industrial solutions and products in a B2B environment, preferably together with R&D/engineering and manufacturing functions.

  • Possibly: previous experience as Head of large scale/ regional BU in mentioned sector.

  • Preferred sector experience: industrial automation, industrial engineering. 

  • Proven track record in significant increasing company value and building strategic business capabilities (revenue, systems, and people). 

  • International business development experience would be an asset. 

  • Managing a business with high pace of innovation, growth, and change. 

  • Perfect understanding of company’s financial framework, previous P&L responsibility. 

  • Managing large teams (200+ people). 

  • Change management experience.

  • Experience in working with demanding and active shareholders would be a plus.

Education

  • University degree preferably in Engineering. 

  • MBA or equivalent.

  • Fluent English.

Personality

  • Strong leader with outstanding entrepreneur’s drive and business curiosity. 

  • Strategic and visionary mindset – ability to identify new business opportunities as well as to influence and get new ideas across the organization. 

  • Dynamic and proactive individual used to work in a fast-paced environment.  

  • System thinking skills – capacity to understand how a change in one aspect of the business operation affects the others. 

  • Excellent communication skills paired with the ability to build relations with stakeholders based on transparency and mutual respect. 

  • Excellent analytical toolset. 

  • Brainpower and capacity of quick learning.  

  • Innovative and creative. 

  • Strong persuasive skills and intellectual insight. 

  • Self-integrity, gravity and the highest level of professional ethics. 

  • Deep attention to client service and customer experience issues. 

  • Resilient - has faced setbacks, made errors, and run adrift - yet lived to fight another day.

Leadership qualities

  • Sets high standards and goals.

  • Develops people, selectively supporting and enhancing top team members to execute the strategy.

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Treats people with respect.

  • Listens to others.

  • Spreads enthusiasm and motivates others.

  • Holds people accountable. 

  • Hires A players.

  • Removes underperformers.

  • Builds alignment and commitment to the firm’s strategy.

  • Open to criticism and others’ ideas.

Location: Warszawa