Operations Director

West Midlands Permanent £90,000 - £100,000 per year
  • Operations Director for an Award Winning Consumer Manufacturer
  • This role is an integral part of the group leadership team

About Our Client

My client is a market leading, award winning manufacturer and distributor of outdoor products, their customer base focuses on UK retail, DIY trade channels plus their fast growing direct to consumer channel. They are a true multi-channel operator supporting both direct to store and home delivery fulfilment. Due to significant year on year growth and a new business strategy on manufacturing new products they are looking to appoint an Operations Director.

Job Description

  1. Own, develop and deliver the vision for operations, working closely with the CEO, Chair, Finance Director and other members of the leadership team to ensure it fits with the business's objectives.
  2. Assess and develop Operational Organisational Structures to ensure that they are appropriate to support business growth.
  3. Coach, develop and lead a diverse team of operational professionals ensuring that the skills, competencies, and behaviours are cultivated to support the future growth opportunities.
  4. Continue to drive a culture of continuous improvement and delivering best-in-class levels of performance.
  5. Identify and implement appropriate systems that will streamline ways of working, simplify reporting, and improve customer experience.
  6. Take an active role in supporting the implementation of a new ERP system, ensuring that operational requirements are appropriately configured.
  7. Work with business stakeholders to ensure the highest standards of quality are delivered for its customer base and channel partners.
  8. Develop and drive the asset base footprint and automation strategy to accommodate increased growth. This will ensure the business is well placed to take advantage of the industry's growing focus on digital channels.

The Successful Applicant

  1. Drive, energy and resilience - this is a high-growth, high-pace business and requires a leader who has the ambition and enthusiasm to operate within an entrepreneurial environment.
  2. Manufacturing experience within a seasonal demand product cycle, consumer durables, building products and DIY (non food) would be of particular interest.
  3. Substantial experience in driving operational improvements and efficiency's in a complex manufacturing, multi-site environment.
  4. Extensive experience of managing the complete planning process, particularly within a seasonal business with intense peak periods.
  5. Naturally commercially minded with experience of setting the vision and strategy for a business.
  6. A clear communicator and strong, inspirational leader with the ability to influence at all levels of the business.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to roll-up-the-sleeves, when appropriate, and lead from the front.
  8. Strong stakeholder manager with experience of managing relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  9. Be based out of the company's main site in the West Midlands and be prepared for national travel to the groups other sites

What's on Offer

Competitive six figure package

Performance related bonus

Car Package

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)
West Midlands
Contract type
Consultant name
Louise Shepherd
Consultant phone
+44 11 6282 1560
Job reference