Operations Director

East Midlands based – bespoke manufacturing

Keen to shape the direction of a market leader?

For a solutions provider in the manufacture of bespoke industrial motors for a range of innovative applications, we are recruiting an Operations Director to drive transformation.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Managing Director and part of a tight-knit senior leadership team, the Operations Director will be accountable for the optimum efficiency of the operations, developing the strategy through change, to ensure excellent service delivery.
  • The Operations Director will oversee the manufacture of products ensuring very high quality and safety standards, production planning and performance, financial and delivery targets are met.
  • They will assume responsibility for operations from receipt of order to fulfilment, ensuring customer OTIF requirements are met.
  • Providing leadership and coaching, the Operations Director will motivate the production team to achieve an excellent performance, to support change and Continuous Improvement, and to engender a strong culture of customer focus and quality of service.

The candidate profile:

  • You have gained senior operations management experience in a bespoke manufacturing or engineering environment, in an agile and fast-moving SME with extremely demanding service levels.
  • As Operations Director, General Manager or Head of Operations, you have gained experience planning and structuring departments, and have managed purchasing and supply chain functions delivering improvements and cost-downs.
  • You have managed the operations side of the P&L, and have gathered experience of Lean manufacturing and Kaizen techniques to maximise efficiencies.
  • A natural leader with strong commercial acumen, you thrive on driving performance and growth through a well-oiled operation.

If you are an ambitious manufacturing operations professional who is keen to sit at the top table of a dynamic SME and play a major part in its continued success, please send your CV and cover email with current remuneration package to our retained consultants at Cooper Edwards: cv@cooperedwards.com