VP of Manufacturing Operations

North East England
£Attractive Six Figure Base; Bonus; LTIP; Car and Blue Chip Benefits Scheme. Relocation Assistance
25 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021
Senior Management
Contract Type

International multi-site manufacturing leadership role – global chemicals manufacturer

The Company

  • A global chemicals group, and a leading manufacturer of performance additives used as speciality ingredients in a wide range of products and materials.
  • Supplying a blue chip client base throughout the world, their technology is used to improve the quality of life for consumers, and contribute to a more sustainable environment.
  • With circa 3,700 employees, annual sales of £1.7bn, and a multi-site manufacturing footprint, principally across Europe, the company’s head office and leadership team are based in the north east of England.

The Role

  • You will be responsible for leading the manufacturing operations activities for 6 complex and high-volume plants - ensuring safe, sustainable, competitive, efficient, and cost-effective performance to meet the current and future strategic business needs of the company.
  • Leading a direct team of 9, you will lead the ongoing development of the company’s personal and process safety performance; future-proofing the next phase of the group’s evolution through effective organisation design and succession planning.
  • This is a particularly exciting time to join this organisation, as it starts a new chapter in its history. You will have the opportunity to contribute to and develop the success of the business, which will position you for further growth within the company.

The Candidate

  • An experienced operations or manufacturing director within the chemicals, petrochemicals, or related process industries manufacturing sectors, you will have a successful track record in leading a multi-site international network of manufacturing plants.
  • Degree qualified, ideally in engineering or chemistry, you will have experience of leading transformation projects, process improvement and manufacturing excellence programmes.
  • This role demands a strong leader with a broad range of technical, operational & leadership experience.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit www.berwickpartners.co.uk/83613

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners: Jonathan Burke, Partner & Head of UK Manufacturing & Engineering Practice on 0113 3868525