Head of Operations

Recruiter
Russell James Recruitment
Location
Redhill, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
04 Sep 2019
Ref
1177307793
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Operations

Salary: Up to £90,000 plus benefits

The Client:

A world leading manufacturer of security screening products used globally.

The Role:

The Head of Operations will provide governance across all aspects of Operations (Supply Chain, Logistics, Planning & Production). This position will suit an Operations Manager with prior experience for the overall responsibility of all these aspects, and who has experience of heavy industry, low volume Electro-mechanical products.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Direct the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives, prioritising production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply

+ Plan and administer procedures and budgets, making budgetary recommendations and at higher levels, controls capital expenditures and direct/indirect labour

+ Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function

+ Provide senior management leadership for the departments while leading and driving the efforts of the entire team to achieve set business goals and objectives

+ Develop and implement succinct key performance metrics for the UK Operations tied to US corporate goals; achieving annual, quarterly and monthly revenue shipment, inventory, budget and margin targets; maintaining margin per order; meeting all scheduled commitments for new product development and release into production

+ Work closely with key suppliers (working with supply chain management) to implement streamlined processes and establish partnering relationships with seamless links to production/operation requirements and focus on Quality and inventory control/management. They will also have input into Sales Proposals

+ Establish and train appropriate staff levels to grow the organisation into a world class operation with clear focus on meeting customer deliverables and achieving corporate business goals/objectives for the business

+ Develop and manage master production schedule and operations budgets for products that directly support and ensure product success including manpower levels

+ Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achieving of overall business objectives

+ Develop the appropriate organisational structure and resource plans to support our business objectives and customer deliverables

+ Manage facilities, resource planning and execution of business objectives for the product - including implementation of required processes and controls

+ Drive operational efficiencies, with a clear focus on the design, build and delivery of world class quality products within budget and on schedule - while meeting and exceeding product margin goals

+ Engage and work with product line management, engineering, service and other departments to incorporate best practices into the operations environment

+ Ensuring that fundamental business metrics are in sync with overall company goals plus accurately forecasted, planned for, measured and achieved

+ Drive change to meet the strategic objectives of the business

Key Experience

+ Extensive experience in operational management in a fast-paced high technology, rapidly expanding organisation

+ Excellent people management skills, across various functional areas, to achieve common goals

+ Proven track record and ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve business successes

+ Great understanding of commercial business elements, with focus on performance measures

+ Ability to set up processes and controls for various business functions

+ Working knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques and processes

+ Demonstrate experience in growing capability of a site, cost control, product cost reductions and margin improvements

+ Demonstrated ability to manage a complex network of relationships both internally and externally

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, excellent understanding of manufacturing concepts, project management, planning and inventory control

+ Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, excellent formal and informal communication with periodic presentations and reports to senior management

+ Performance and results oriented and be able to develop, motivate and lead strong, effective, teams

+ International travel may be required

+ Experience of dotted reporting lines and working with US or overseas holding Company

Qualifications:

+ Minimum of bachelor's degree (EU Equivalent) in science or engineering or equivalent

+ Masters Degree (EU Equivalent) in Business Management or equivalent (Preferable)

+ Lean Six Sigma awareness or a formal qualification is desirable

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