Head of Operations

Nottingham Permanent £70,000 - £90,000 per year
  • A truly unique opportunity to lead a business through transformation and growth!
  • Head of Operations position focused on bespoke manufacturing and supply chain

About Our Client

My client is a well-established manufacturer in the Nottingham area with a turnover of c. £15 million and high growth potential due to an impressive customer portfolio within the retail and hospitality sector. They are known for their commitment to delivering both simple one-off products and complex turnkey projects.

Job Description

As Head of Operations, you will;

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the manufacturing, procurement, logistics and supply chain operation, ensuring efficient and timely production and delivery, and a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Develop and implement operational strategies and processes to ensure maximum productivity, quality, and cost-effectiveness. As part of this, drive a CI mindset across operations and ensure adoption of best practice lean principles, tools, and behaviours.
  • Ensure a proactive approach to people and material management and machinery performance and maintenance.
  • Implement quality control measures to upgrade their ability to deliver products and achieve OTIF.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the company's strategic plan, with a focus on scaling operations to support profitable growth.
  • Provide hands-on, agile leadership and coaching of a cross-functional team, fostering a culture of excellence, teamwork, and CI.

The Successful Applicant

My client is seeking an experienced, emotionally intelligent leader who can transition the company from a hands-on operation owner managed to a structured and process-led environment which can support a larger and more complex business.

In addition, the successful candidate for this Head of Operations role will have;

  • Proven experience in senior operations management roles, gained within a bespoke/assembly environment.
  • Proven experience of leading, inspiring, and managing a multifaceted manufacturing and supply chain operation.
  • Outstanding communication and team building skills, alongside effective stakeholder management skills across all levels.
  • Agility in knowing when to step in and roll sleeves up when required, whilst building the capability beneath
  • Solid financial acumen and strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrable experience in transformation including. improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, the overall culture and teamwork .
  • Ability to problem solve - "think on your feet".
  • Quality control - adherence to plan and right first time (TQM).
  • Decisive with strong analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • ERP implementation/integration experience.

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package subject to experience and profile, including a quasi equity based Long Term Incentive Scheme.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join and quickly progress within a high-growth company, with the potential to develop into a director level position with full equity (based on performance).

You will be required on-site 5 days per week.

Holly Antonia Butler
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+44 115 948 6493

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Operations Management
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Holly Antonia Butler
Consultant phone
+44 115 948 6493
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