Operations Director

Chorley, UK
14 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to be a part of an international company that is experiencing extensive growth both in the UK and worldwide? A market leading global engineering and manufacturing business supplying complex (electrical, mechanical and software) capital equipment, are looking to recruit a new Operations Director for their UK site.

The business has been trading for over 60 years, has 6 global manufacturing sites, with over 350 staff members worldwide. The company focuses on manufacturing capital equipment, parts & service and tooling. The company is going through sustained growth and offers an excellent career opportunity to help drive this organic growth across the UK and Europe.

Reporting to the CEO of the Group this role is P&L responsible for the UK arm of the business with a site turnover approaching £15m.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership, motivation, coaching, training and development for all members of staff relative to company values and strategic direction.
  • Coordinate all commercial and operating aspects of the business to meet revenue and EBITDA targets.
  • Commercial team coordinated in tandem with Global VP of Sales and Marketing.
  • Engineering team coordinated in tandem with Global VP of Machines.
  • Manage the manufacturing team to ensure that; Job Orders are complete on time, on budget, according to all quality criteria and according to the design provided by the engineering department.
  • All equipment is prepared appropriately for the customer, and support customer pre-acceptance visits where necessary. Pre-acceptance criteria for each order is provided by the sales department.
  • A continuous improvement/lean mindset is achieved and the workforce is actively engaged in improving processes and quality and reducing cost.
  • Manage the purchasing team to ensure that; Materials are available "on time" to support the manufacturing function, or the contractual agreement with the customer.
  • Materials are procured "on budget", from approved, responsible and sustainable suppliers, according to credit terms which fulfil the needs of the business and according to all criteria specified by the engineering department.
  • Manage the Inventory function to ensure that; All materials held in Preston Inventory (regardless of physical location) are correctly controlled.
  • All goods, including machines, spare parts, tooling etc. are packaged, shipped and delivered to the customer in the appropriate manner, according to the contractual agreement.
  • Participate on global Lean team on identification and implementation of lean culture based on corporate directives.
  • Report to the Global Leadership Team to ensure that actions and tactics of the European region align with the global direction and results of the company.

Role Requirements:
  • Experience in overseeing staff and running a manufacturing/engineering business.
  • Experience with Commercial, Purchasing, Inventory management, ISO, HSE requirements and recruiting.
  • Self-driven and good people management skills, high quality management and business acumen.
  • Experience of and working with a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Strong negotiation skills and strong customer focus.
  • Strategic agility.
  • Able to work under pressure and achieve agreed targets.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of financial costing, Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets.
  • Service driven, innovative; reliable and assertive.

If you fit the criteria and are interested in applying for this position then please click apply.

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