Role:

We are seeking an inspiring Managing Director for Workrate GmbH, a specialist Security Company providing services to datacenters. The ideal professional will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a security company, ensuring that all business activities are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Key topics : Team Management: manage and support the management team, fostering a culture of high performance and continuous development. Stakeholder Engagement: Act as a key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders. Ensure effective communication and relationship management. Performance Management and Problem-Solving: Address and resolve any issues that may impact the smooth running of operations.

Be proactive in identifying potential challenges and developing solutions. After a very successful period of tremendous growth and development the focus for 2024 is on improving operations and quality in general. This in order to built a strong fundament for further growth in the next year. The customers are there and already knocking at the door.

The ideal professional will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a security company, ensuring that all business activities are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Client:

Workrate (700 FTE, Turnover > 100 million) is a renowned specialist in the field of Security Solutions for data centers and a fast-growing European company with a Dutch HQ. Dominant market leader in a market with a specific security need, where information and business continuity are crucial. Already active for almost 2 decades, the company can boast unique expertise and therefore delivers sophisticated and unparalleled customization. Quality and customer focus have a high priority and have significantly contributed to the success.

Workrate’s strategy has always been to expand international coverage with their customers’ activities. This has led to new markets and establishments of companies outside the Netherlands, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. With >300 FTE, the German branch is an important pillar in the European organization.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in an operational leadership role, preferably in the security industry.
  • Strong understanding of operational management, team leadership, and performance metrics.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong decision-making capabilities and accountability.
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree or relevant certifications would be advantageous.
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