Group Operations Director

6 days left

Recruiter
Morgan Ryder Associates
Location
Oswestry, Shropshire
Salary
£80,000 - £90,000/annum + package
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1239221916
Sector
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English, French

Group Operations Director

Based in Oswestry OR Belgium
Excellent Salary + Package

Job Description

My Client designs, manufactures and distributes state of the art technology on a global basis. Trading for nearly a decade they are masters in what they do. With a strong presence in the UK and Europe, they are now looking for a Group Operations Director to take them to the next level.

Job Summary:

  • The Group Operations Director will be a Board member responsible for defining and executing the Operations strategy in close cooperation with the companies Leadership team.
  • The Group Operations Director will deliver operational excellence, continuous improvement and executing at both operational and strategic levels.
  • The Group Operations Director has overall responsibility for all functions covering Health and Safety, Planning, Purchasing, Production, Warehousing and Logistics and Customer Service ensuring customer requirements are met on time while maintaining the highest level of quality and productivity at all group operating locations.

Key Duties:

  • Ensure the business complies with all Health & Safety regulations; promoting safety in the workplace.
  • Work cross-functionally with the wider Leadership Team to ensure all Group business objectives are exceeded in line with Group strategy.
  • Ensure that all activities and procedures within the team comply with the company's policies and business ethics.
  • Ensure margin improvement through operational excellence.
  • Working capital improvement by supply chain expertise.
  • Ensure quality improvements by continuous improvement and lead manufacturing.
  • Ensure customer-centric by driving best practice OTIF/MOTIF.
  • Build an analytical data-driven culture that differentiates between reporting and alerting, allowing the data to drive organisational performance.

Supporting Accountabilities:

  • Drive the development of a mid- and long-term Operations Strategy for the Group.
  • Lead the regional teams, including ensuring the right people in the right roles, development of performance targets, monitoring performance and prioritising and ensuring full responsibility for driving the people agenda.
  • Drive motivation and engagement by leading by example and enhancing capabilities within the operations teams.
  • Ensure that communication between teams is effective and that a customer-focused culture is achieved.
  • Conduct the Capability and Talent Review - with agreed actions to initiate succession planning, team and individual development activities as necessary.

Ideal Background:

  • Graduate calibre in a low volume, high-value Engineering/Manufacturing discipline.
  • Fluent in English & French or Dutch would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years of people management experience with a proven track in people development and coaching for results in an operational environment.
  • Demonstrative leadership capability at Board and Plant level.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and executing a vision and strategic plans that influence department initiatives, then turning those into tactical deliverables.
  • Outstanding ability to influence senior leadership, peers, and other internal and external stakeholder groups, and communicate in a clear, concise and effective manner.
  • Ability to be a champion for change, transformation, continuous improvement and margin enhancement.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external business partners, suppliers, vendors, and consultants.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to understand business processes from a customer perspective, identify improvements that meet business needs across the organization.
  • Experience working effectively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

If you would like to know more please email your CV and current salary and package by clicking Apply now.

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