Operations Director - Trad Fit-Out (New Division Construction)

LJB and Co
City of London
£120,000 per annum Plus Package and Bonus
19 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Analyst, Operations
Contract Type


My client has recently established a traditional contracting division within their established turnkey design and build fit-out business. They have been established for over 15 years and initially started life as an FF&E business, based on the strength of their relationships and quality of delivery they moved into main contracting. They have since built up and excellent name within the London workplace fit-out market as a creative, trustworthy and ethical business. Since their inception, they have had a steady and stable increase in their turnover year on year and are currently operating at circa £70m.

New Division

They have recently established a new traditional contracting division headed up by a well-respected and well-connected Managing Director. The business has the full support and backing of its parent company. It also aims to reflect the calculated and measured growth of its design and build counterpart with a Year 1 targeted turnover of £10m, Year 2: £18m and Year 3 of £25m.

They are currently negotiating a number of projects directly to the end-user that will be going live on-site in Q3 2019. An initial target range of projects will be around the £1m - £3m bracket but they will not have a limit on the ceiling of the value. Quality of the delivery, complexity, client and long-term relationship will be key factors.

Project Sectors:

  • Commercial cut and carve/ structural alterations.
  • Adding/ removing floors to existing buildings.
  • CAT A fit-outs
  • Prime CAT B fit-outs.

Role: Operations Director

My client is looking to appoint a senior-level Operations Director to work alongside the MD. This is a vitally important and strategic appointment for my client who is looking for someone that not only can deliver but suits the company's culture. This role is very much geared towards 'the right individual' and they will seriously consider someone who is currently running a division/P&L, operating in a similar capacity for their current employer or who is a very good Contracts Manager with experience running projects from cradle to grave.

The growth of the business will be built around the successful candidate with plans already in place for operational support from multiple project runners, experienced project managers, a fully-fledged commercial team with additional design and technical services input.

In the current market, this is a rare and fantastic opportunity to join an exciting and up and coming business with the backing of a business that has a vast amount experience already in the London fit-out sector.


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