Operations Director

Operations Director


£80,000 executive package and benefits

Our Client

Our Client is a very successful business, who have grown over many years and are now seeking an Operations Director to build upon the excellence and success that has been instilled over many years. There is no burning platform here, the business is in excellent condition, rather this is an opportunity to improve, with logic and consideration for the long term.

The business was founded in 1937 and is a world leading designer and manufacturer of steel-to-steel connections, with an extensive stock-holding distributor network. Its products are sold worldwide and are highly regarded.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director, this position plays a key part in the strategic direction setting and growth and is a member of the senior leadership team. The role takes overall responsibility for the operational management and leadership of the following areas:

  • Machine shop and assembly operations
  • Warehouse operations
  • Purchasing
  • HSE (Health Safety and Environmental)

The successful candidate will be currently operating in a similar role within an Engineering/ Manufacturing business. Relevant qualifications in Engineering or experience in Mechanical Engineering would also be a distinct advantage.

You should be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and work as part of a senior management team and to use your initiative to solve non-routine complex problems. We are looking for evidence of well-developed communication skills, independence to recognize problems or anomalies and make immediate changes to improve performance and/or seek advice, when necessary, plus the ability to implement change successfully, manage stakeholder groups and undertake a number of complex tasks concurrently.

To Apply

This is an excellent opportunity in a challenging, fast paced and dynamic business. Interested parties should apply accordingly or contact Kate Waller in the first instance for a confidential conversation. Contact details can be found via the Newman Stewart website.

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