Operations Director (Engineering/Manufacturing)

Byron Finance
Truro, Cornwall
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UK subsidiary of a global hi-tech manufacturing business is looking to recruit an Operations Director for its site based in Central Cornwall. Reporting to the CEO, this is a key role within the broader business and will assume complete responsibility for the day-to-day running of the operation. In conjunction with a team of highly talented functional managers the successful candidate will be instrumental in improving efficiency within the business whilst ensuring increased levels of employee and customer satisfaction.


  • Reinforcing and driving a culture of safety and promoting HSE initiatives, ensuring appropriate resources are assigned
  • Managing the operating budget and achieving company performance objectives (EBITDA, GM etc.)
  • Managing the deployment (& policies) in the areas of lean manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and plant performance measures.
  • Responsible for leading employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training and development
  • Problem resolution to facilitate improved working relationships
  • Managing material requirements to increase inventory turns and reduce levels on hand.
  • Ensure compliance with M Cubed standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and complete and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost.
  • Balance capacity across the plant.
  • Resource management - Determining head count needs and ensuring compliance with company policies.
  • Identifying, communicating, planning and implementing of Capex investments and improvement projects.
  • Managing all areas of statutory compliance

The Candidate:

  • A minimum of 5 year's experience as a General Manager or Operations Director within a high-precision, hi-tech and low-tolerance machine manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working with electronic components preferred
  • A degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or a related field of study.
  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing and/or the 'Kaizen to improve processes
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Problem Analysis and Solving
  • Project Management experience
  • Strategic Thinking


  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • Life insurance