Operations Director

West Yorkshire
Up to £90,000 Basic Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits + Relocation Assistance
16 Oct 2020
13 Nov 2020
Operations, Strategy
Contract Type

“Embracing the future to resolve the challenges of the present”

Up to £90,000 Basic Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits + Relocation Assistance

West Yorkshire

Our client is an independently owned and highly successful technology-led manufacturing group, engaged in the design to manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical assemblies and components. With a wide range of technical expertise, the group is recognised as a leading manufacturer and provider of custom built electro- mechanical and high-vacuum subsystems, supported by an extensive range of standard components for the Space, Aerospace, Defence, Analytical Instrumentation, Optical and Medical Device sectors.

A culture of innovation and excellence has maintained the group at the forefront of changing technologies and secured its position in global markets. This is underpinned by a strong set of people focused values supporting personal and professional development.

At this exciting stage in their development the company is looking to recruit an Operations Director with an innovative mind set who is open to new technological advances in modern manufacturing techniques and can demonstrate a keen willingness to embrace change. This newly created role of Operations Director is responsible for all group operations including manufacturing, assembly, production engineering, in-process inspection, facilities and stores. Working in collaboration with the MD and senior leadership team the role will help shape and deliver ambitious growth plans by driving performance, quality and staff engagement. The role is strategic as well as having day to day responsibility for manufacturing and operations and is a key leadership role which will be instrumental in supporting a quality excellence culture and driving the transformation to digital technology and state of the art manufacturing excellence programmes.

The Operations Director responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership of the operations team and contribution to the creation and implementation of best practice to improve operational performance.
  • Strategy architect for all aspects of manufacturing operations.
  • Accelerating the pace of continuous improvement across operations.
  • Developing and building an operations team to support future growth and direction of the business.
  • Developing systems, procedures, processes, methodology, knowledge and training material.
  • Managing the investment strategy and working alongside the Technical Director on the introduction of new products.
  • Leading on all aspects of health and safety across all operational functions.

The company is looking for an Operations Director who is ideally degree qualified although not essential, with a proven track record in operations management in which you will have acquired all the necessary technical attributes including, in depth understanding of continuous improvement, Lean Six Sigma, 8D and Industry 4.0 manufacturing technology and be well versed in process development, visual management, planning and scheduling and skills definition and development.

The company is looking for an individual with an ethical approach to business and people, who is values-driven and calm under pressure. If you are interested in joining a highly successful UK manufacturing group which takes pride in promoting and sustaining a rewarding and inspirational working environment and is committed to independence, growth and the continuous improvement of products and services to the benefit of its
customers, then please forward your CV and covering letter to consult@lighthouse-select.co.uk

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