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Operations Director

Posted 05.03.22


East Midlands


Circa £100,000-£125,000 + excellent benefits package


Are you a first-class Operations Director? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact on cultural change and continuous improvement in a prestigious, growing business?

Our client is a renowned and long-established British manufacturer of niche high-value/low volume products, recently acquired by a successful and profitable UK-based PE investor. Based in the East Midlands, our client supplies a global customer base that is known for choosing products based on quality of design and finished product.

Ambitious, with a growing order book through to 2023, they have a vision of continuing to transform their business from being a traditional manufacturer to one that embraces modern techniques and world class standards that improve quality, cost and delivery, without detracting from what makes their products and the company great. Recent financial investment into the business, combined with the advancement of the people agenda, shown by recent executive hires, is a clear indication of the desire for further growth and performance in the short and long term.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Operations Director who has lived and breathed World Class Manufacturing, taking what they have learnt and pragmatically applied it successfully into different environments changing them for the better.

Reporting to the CEO you will be fully responsible for all manufacturing, including production, manufacturing engineering and maintenance. Leading the manufacturing strategy and budget, you will oversee a large skilled workforce, taking accountability for a change management journey encompassing an effective and inspiring leadership style while implementing modern manufacturing methodology to drive manufacturing performance, increase capacity and reach ambitious growth targets.

Alongside other board members, you will define the culture and environment required to manufacture the next generation of products; develop structures, systems and skills within the existing and new workforce in readiness to meet and successfully overcome the challenges as they rapidly grow and transition from a being a traditional to world class manufacturer.

Who we're looking for?

  • A proven track record leading autonomously a large manufacturing operation, with a multi-discipline team, within a complex component, assembly or OEM environment such as automotive, rail, marine aerospace or yellow goods.
  • Extensive leadership skills with a history of delivering progressive cultural change enhancing employee capability and business unit performance.
  • Experienced in driving measurable and sustainable site performance improvement through implementation of world class manufacturing techniques.
  • Complete ownership of Quality, Cost, Delivery and Safety.

To help you succeed you will be supported by an organisation committed to cultural change, Continuous Improvement and investment. You will also get the personal development you need to progress with exceptional career prospects available.

Are you the one we're looking for? Apply now by clicking the apply button or email me for more information.

Here at Kaizen, we are committed to filling executive roles with the highest calibre of people. We continually update our vacancies. To see our range of current positions, please see the opportunities listed below. Sometimes we work with clients to recruit to positions they do not want to be advertised, so please contact us to find out about other placements we have available.

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