Regional Operations Manager

Recruiter
John Ashley Recruitment
Location
Huntingdon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1244270859
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
John Ashley are pleased to be representing this National organisation which has enjoyed substancial growth and are now recruiting a dynamic Operations Manager reporting to the Regional Director for the South and East Region (4 Sites)
We are seeking an operations professional where is is essential that you have the business accumen and substantial experience in the control of supply chain, operations, sales, purchasing, manufacturing and financial performance.
It is envisaged that you will have multiple site experience although this is not essential if you can show sustainability and business growth for a multi million pound site.
Key Responsibilities
* To ensure that the Region is operating safely, productively and efficiently at all times
* To identify and manage opportunities to improve the performance of the Region.
* To manage the functions of the Regional Head Office including Logistics, Internal Sales, Central Planning, Purchasing and Stock Control.
* To communicate, develop and foster a positive & progressive culture with the Region, encouraging teamwork and increasing business unit autonomy over time.
* To influence and support the development of strategies to guide the Region on its journey.
You will act as the Regional Director Designate with key responsibilities for:
* To assume overall responsibility of the Region in the abscence of the Regional Director.
* To provide robust leadership and direction to ensure the smooth and seamless operation of the Region.
* To chair meetings as necessary to execute your duties.
* To work closely with the Regional Director and the Financial Controller to identify opportunities to improve the performance of the Region.
* To visit the sites regularly and work closely with the Plant Managers to identify other opportunities to improve the performance of the Region.
* To project manage these improvements to deliver them in an acceptable and agreed timeframes
* To report of these improvements at the Regional Board meetings.
Regional Head Office responsibilities
To manage the central functions of:
Transport and Logistics
Internal Sales
Central Planning
Purchasing/Procurement
Stock Control
* Provide progressive leadership and direction to teams
* Measure and review the performance of these functions and instil a strong continuous improvement ethos .
* Ensure these teams provide the highest service levels to internal and external customers.
* To deal with Line Management issues in accordance with company policies and practices.
* To report on behalf on these functions at Regional Board meetings.
* To execute Regional strategies through these functions as required.
* To work closely with the wider Group to explore synergies and identify best practise adaptations.
* To identify talent within these functions and support their development within the Region.
* Work closely with the Regional Board to evolve its strtegic plans
* To support the communication and execution of these strategies across the Region.
* To support wider Group programmes as required.
Skills & Key Competencies
* ILM/5/HNC/HND/Degree level and/or a relevant professional qualification.
* Possess an essential leadership background in Manufacturing with a desirable range of knowledge on Purchasing, Distribution, Financies and Sales.
* Have a working understanding of Enviornment, Health & Safety, FSC and quality management systems.
* Have a good understanding of the principles and tools of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement tools within a high quality manufacturing facility.
* Ability to build a high performance team with an exceptional eye for detail ensuring the highest levels of productivety and efficiency.
* Possess the ability to implement and manage change in business.
We are seeking a multi faceted, solution focused and driven Operations Professional who understands complete financial control and business development along with the manufactuirng, logistics and supply chain.
It is expected that you would be located along the A14 corridor as this would give you access to all sites.
This is a unique opportunity to make you mark within a leading UK organisation that can give you the opportunity to fully influence and implement you significant business skills.
Contact John Gartell in the first instance for a confidential discussion

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