Managing Director (f/m)

The Goldschmidt Thermit Group is a globally recognized and proven supplier of products and services for the construction, renovation, modernization and intelligent predictive maintenance of railway tracks. We are an innovative and modern, globally operating company with over 20 locations worldwide. Our highly qualified employees have been transforming visions into products for more than 120 years. Become part of our team.

For our subsidiary Thermit Welding (GB) Ltd., in Rainham and Derby, we have an immediate opening for a:



  • Overall responsibility for the company 
  • Operational and strategic management in all technical and commercial affairs
  • Organizational development in line with the group strategy
  • Defend and extend the market position as the principal supplier of Thermit welding products and related services to the UK rail industry
  • Develop new businesses, products and services in close cooperation with Germany based group product marketing and product development
  • Sales of products and services, management of tenders and negotiation of contracts
  • Market observation including competition analysis
  • Build-up and care for sustainable customer relationships and represent the company
  • Implement and manage personnel development concepts
  • Manage and improve processes and quality of products


  • Completed university studies in Engineering or Economics
  • At least five years management experience in small and medium-sized company structures
  • Outstanding technical understanding, negotiation and commercial skills and good knowledge in business and project management within an intercultural context
  • Long standing experience in sales of products/services in need of explanation 
  • Well experienced with change management processes and enduring implementation of processes 
  • Well-founded experience with public customers and their tendering procedures
  • Experiences in human resources and knowledge of the UK contract law
  • Hands-on mentality, assertiveness
  • Willingness to travel within UK and sporadically abroad
  • Fluent in English, further languages (preferably German) are an advantage

Bring your own ideas to life in a dynamic, professional and international environment! We look forward to receiving your complete application documents via email, indicating the earliest possible starting date. Closing date is the 31st of July 2018.


Goldschmidt Thermit GmbH
Hugo-Licht-Str. 3
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0) 341 355918-0