Managing Director - South

Flexible location
Competitive salary
18 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019

Managing Director - South

Flexible location

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader providing green services to private and public sector businesses. The role is a divisional MD position within the Glendale UK structure responsible for the South territory overseeing all matters related to sales, business development, operational delivery and customer interface.  

Reporting to the Managing Director of Glendale, and as part of the Glendale UK board, this strategically thinking professional will be responsible for helping to drive new business growth and delivering strategic financial targets. They will have gravitas, be confident and capable of engaging at a senior level.

The role demands a person with great vision and ability to lead technically, financially and operationally. The person must have a strong set of core skills gained in the services sector with a good grounding in green and/or similar environment.

The successful applicants ‘fit’ within the Glendale business is critical in this appointment. We are looking for a person to lead in technology and systems development, coach the excellent teams to sustainable success and be a key part of the succession plan.      

The Opportunity

  • Produce and execute the future growth strategy and business plan for the territory and be a full and active part of the Glendale UK board. 
  • Build rapport at a senior level with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify, develop and convert new business opportunities whilst expanding and retaining current clients
  • Take responsibility for the performance of their business area as a senior leader
  • Demonstrate senior leadership capabilities and garner respect throughout the business
  • Be a leader in systems development, productivity and continuous improvement
  • Know the green and services sector and be a leader of company thought in this arena 

The Person

  • Significant experience in delivering service led operations with demonstrable experience in the green sector or a close comparable - please do not apply if this is not your background
  • Decisive and forward thinking, with a strong vision and strategic capability
  • Financially astute with proven commercial acumen
  • An appreciation for both sales and operational delivery, capable of bringing both disciplines together to offer a fluid approach
  • Exceptional client facing skills
  • An excellent understanding of operations and the critical success factors in a low margin high volume environment
  • Experience of operating in a large and geographically diverse business
  • An understanding of the green services market or a strong services background
  • The candidate should be educated to honours degree level, a postgraduate degree/business management qualification/professional qualification would be advantageous

  What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development


Glendale is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV, including your current remuneration package to

Closing Date ●Monday 8th April 2019 About Glendale

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit

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If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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