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Operations Director

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Deeside
Salary: £80,000 to £100,000 + bonus & benefits
Application date: 2nd Aug 2024

About Our Client
Our client is a rapidly growing manufacturing company based in Deeside

Job Description
This high profile and critical role will be both strategic, and ‘hands on’ and will include the following responsibilities as part of a comprehensive brief;

Set and execute the strategic operational direction of the UK plant. Including the implementation of a long-term productivity strategy.
Manage the Production, Engineering, Fabrication, Quality, HSE and Supply chain Teams (Via Direct Reports)
Analyse, assess and drive the operational performance of the plant
Drive new Process development including a continuous improvement system and automation improvements.
Champion Quality excellence and right first time methodology
Manage capex, plant development and budgetary/ financial reporting
Lead the operational team, continually developing skills, knowledge and motivation to respond to a fast paced and ever-changing marketplace.
Recruit and develop new team members to build succession planning and add additional skills to the business.
Champion and cultivate an accountable and agile culture.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers, customers and other external contacts for the benefit of the business.
Collaborate across the wider container division group to create and implement best practices to aid and improve business performance.
Work closely with the other senior leaders to ensure the company achieves its profitability objectives
Demonstrate strong, inclusive, and visionary leadership, promoting an environment which encourages communication, engagement, team working and continuous improvement.
Establish sound personal and business credibility amongst colleagues and subordinates, you will challenge the status quo and act as a compelling role model.

The Successful Applicant
We are seeking a high impact individual with a strong operational leadership background, gained in a progressive, medium / high volume, fast paced sheet metal fabrication manufacturing environment. This experience will include a proven track record of managing, motivating, empowering and developing individuals and teams, as well as successfully leading semi automation and complex multi-functional projects

A proactive and natural leader, the Operations Director will have the experience, gravitas and confidence to inspire the operational management team to create a ‘can do’ culture across the business. With sound financial and commercial acumen, he/she will demonstrate significant achievements in plant development. They will be able to spot productivity improvement opportunities and to act swiftly to capture them.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate;

You must have a sheet metal fabrication background, operating at site leadership level.
Proven management experience in leading a manufacturing operation with a proven track record in strategic manufacturing, change management, policies, processes and systems.
Experience in lean manufacturing systems and processes such as six sigma
A proven track record in delivering exceptional customer service and quality standards.
Thorough understanding of developing relationships with third party suppliers and 3PL partners.
Expertise in delivering benchmark OTIF performance gained within a high volume manufacturing business
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the proven ability to communicate plans, timelines and priorities
Outstanding presentational, negotiating and influencing skills.
Proven track record in delivering complex projects and organizational transformations on time and on budget
Ability to coach and mentor at all levels
A ‘can do’ structured attitude, and a ‘hands on’ approach when required, with well-developed leadership, motivational and man management skills.
Sound analytical ability with reasoned, well balanced and calculated decision-making qualities
Drive, determination, and self confidence in their business and personal abilities.
The ability to perform under pressure

What’s on Offer
£80,000 to £100,000 plus car allowance, bonus and benefits.

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