Operations Director

England, Cheshire
Plus additional benefits
06 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018
Huw Painter
Director, Senior Management
Operations, Strategy
Contract Type

Operations Director based in Cheshire. Working for a market leading expanding manufacturing company.

Client Details

Our client is an industry leading manufacturing company based in Cheshire, with ambitious growth plans for the future. The company will move into a brand new purpose built factory in the next 12 months.

Reporting to the managing director and working closely with the finance director you are a commercially astute hands on operations director with a track record of achieving business performance results and improvements in similar sectors.


  • You will ensure the factory efficiently and cost effectively meets our customer demands on time.
  • Work closely with the joint managing directors and finance director to ensure company financial performance targets are met.
  • You will lead and direct a production workforce of circa 150 people currently, across a multiple shift system, including managers and supervisors, across the different production functions from production planning through to final product inspection.
  • You will ensure we have a fast and effective transition of our production functions to our new site.
  • You will drive a programme of continual improvement, driving unit production cost down whilst ensuring high quality products are consistently produced.
  • Drive ongoing improvement of the skills and performance of our production team, from apprentices to production managers.
  • Work closely with our Safety Health and Environment (SHE) Manager to ensure we operate in a safe way, and that we operate a strong H&S culture.


  • You will be target driven, and able to demonstrate a strong track record of successful past performance and delivery of results in a senior manufacturing role.
  • A very effective communicator at director and shop floor level.
  • A hands on approach, and ability to lead and motivate by example.
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm
  • Commercial and financially astute
  • Strong leadership and team development skills
  • Knowledge of fabrication, automotive, bodywork assembly techniques are an advantage, along with lean manufacturing and continual improvement experience which is essential for this role.

Job Offer

The package will include a substantial base salary plus benefits