Operations Director

RSD Recruitment
United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Director

Our client is one of the biggest brands in the Trade industry and offers their customer the best products and choice. They are a multi-million-pound turnover business and can offer you excellent career prospects and benefits. Due to their ever-expanding business this brand is now looking to recruit an experienced Operations Director from within the Trade industry that can really hit the ground running.

Key Tasks

  • Develop the business by acquiring new and developing existing customers
  • Grow market share in agreed product lines and customer segments.
  • Turn around branches which do not meet the Company’s sales and profit targets or operational standards
  • Maintain the overall cost base in line with budget and improve productivity levels aligned to sales growth.
  • Work with the Managing Director and marketing team to drive national marketing and promotional initiatives at the regional and branch level.
  • Work in conjunction with the Board Directors to ensure that the Region supports the Company’s customer service standards.
  • Work with preferred suppliers regionally to obtain the best possible deals and marketing support.
  • Recruit, select and develop people to meet the needs of the business.
  • Support and coach people in the team to improve their performance and that of the Company.
  • Develop a succession plan with HR for key roles / people development.
  • Communicate the objectives of the business to all staff in the region.
  • Behave in a way to reinforce the core values of the business.
  • Help drive the development of the business at a national level through contributions at the Management Committee meetings.

Experience Desired

  • Ideally has worked for a minimum 2 years in the merchant trade or wholesale trade with multi-site experience.
  • Proven man-management ability. Preferably with a dispersed team
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must possess a “can do” attitude
  • Results driven - motivated by achieving new and exacting targets
  • Achieves results by personifying organisational values, i.e.: team player, integrity, customer focused, standards, and takes pride in their position.
  • Financially astute
  • Comfortable with analysis of key performance ratios and budget / P&L setting
  • Able to identify and analyse market trends
  • Confident and professional in appearance - communicates well at all job levels - respected and listened to – able to make immediate impact.
  • Customer focused - can socialise and negotiate with customers to ensure their needs/expectations can be met. Flexible working style and able to multi-task

If you are interested then please feel free to apply or contact a member of the RSD Recruitment team!