Group Operations Director

Essex Permanent £100,000 - £120,000 per year
  • Group Operations Director for fast growing consumer goods group
  • Global remit for a fast growth business

About Our Client

My client have enjoyed significant growth in the last 5 years with over triple digit growth, due to a new global strategy to support this growth the newly created role of Group Operations Director has been established. With offices across the globe, their UK HQ is in Essex which is where this role will be based.

Job Description

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to optimise the company's operations and supply chain management processes.
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of operations managers and professionals to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Oversee all aspects of production, including manufacturing, procurement, inventory management, and distribution, ensuring alignment with company objectives and customer demand.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Marketing, Finance, and R&D, to ensure alignment of operations with overall business objectives.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess performance, identify areas for improvement, and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure timely delivery of materials and services while optimising costs.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and regulatory requirements to proactively identify opportunities and mitigate risks.
  • Prepare for international travel, when not based at the UK in Essex the successful candidate will be expected to visit sites in the US & Far East.

The Successful Applicant

  • You will be a multi-site/Group Operations Director, preferably in the consumer goods industry.
  • Proven leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve exceptional results.
  • Experience of sourcing/manufacturing in the Far East essential.
  • Strong strategic planning and analytical skills, with the ability to develop and execute effective operational strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement initiatives and implement best practices to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain management principles, including procurement, inventory management, and logistics.
  • Proficiency in using ERP systems and other relevant software applications.
  • Based/Commutable to Essex, prepared for international travel.

What's on Offer

Competitive basic salary

Performance Bonus




Louise Shepherd
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Phone number
+44 11 6282 1560

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Operations Management
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Louise Shepherd
Consultant phone
+44 11 6282 1560
Job reference