Operations Director

Expiring today

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