Operations Director
Construction - Engineering - Manufacturing
£100K Base

Job Title: 
Operations Director
Job Type: 
Senior Executive
Job sector: 
Construction
Engineering
Manufacturing
Location: 
Midlands
Base Salary: 
£100K Base
Bonus: 
30% Bonus, Executive Package
Hours: 
Permanent
Close date: 
Friday, 3 August, 2018
reference: 
OPDR/811x/01
About this position: 

Our client is a leading manufacturing business with facilities throughout the UK and Ireland. Due to promotion, they wish to appoint an Operations Director for one of their flagship manufacturing sites.

 

The Role: 
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of operations, including production, manufacturing, purchasing, material control scheduling, continuous improvement and industrial engineering.
  • To ensure that the business manufacturing capability is able to satisfy client demands and expectations, contribute to fresh and creative ways of improving operating efficiencies, reducing costs and increasing profitability.
  • To lead and motivate the team to ensure all agreed standards are achieved and improved upon and in addition to take a lead in generating and building a continuous improvement culture.
  • To develop customer relationships that inspire confidence in their capability and by translating internal customer needs into deliverable operational activities.
The Person: 
  • You will ideally be degree educated with proven operational experience within a manufacturing environment. Experience within the steel fabrication sectors would be an advantage, as would any experience within building materials.
  • The ability to implement a rigorous set of performance measures, both quantitative and qualitive, to ensure full and accurate reporting. You will be responsible for all Capex requirements and programmes throughout the business.
  • You will have good communication and negotiation skills, as there will be frequent contact with principal customers and suppliers. A good understanding of lean manufacturing principals and their implementation will be a key element of the role
  • Whilst you will be primarily responsible for this site, there will be a degree of travel required, engaging with other sites. You will have a dynamic approach to manufacturing with a positive result orientated attitude and the desire to step up into a broader General Management, Managing Director role, in the future.
  • You will have a thorough understanding of Health & Safety management systems as well as quality and environmental management systems. A progressive leader who can engage and motivate a large workforce.