Operations Director

55000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + Company Car, BUPA
29 Nov 2016
27 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
What is the role?

??? Be completely responsible for all company operations and production
??? Ensure production levels are continually maintained
??? To pre-empt peaks and troughs, using data, to minimise stock holding or to increase production to meet customer needs
??? Plan and implement maintenance regimes to reduce down-time in repairs and react effectively to unforeseen mechanical issues
??? Implement, develop and encourage a Lean manufacturing environment and lead from the front in effective change and improving performance
??? Be the operational voice in front of key customers and internal stakeholders
??? Engage and motivate the production managers and workforce
??? Have a demonstrable track record in either bespoke manufacturing or FMCG environments
??? Be able to identify areas of improvement and implement changes as required
??? Lead the standards team with a focus on continuous improvement and compliance
??? Have strong people influencing skills

What skills and experience will you have?

??? Be MBA qualified or equivalent
??? Have demonstrable knowledge of process improvement, lean and 5s
??? Understand and have a working knowledge of ISO standards or equivalent certification groups
??? Have a proven track record of development within previous roles
??? Have a genuine enthusiasm about manufacturing
??? Be a presence on the shop floor as well as being able to strategically develop the business
??? Have a background in Engineering and Manufacturing
??? Have planning and organisation skills to be able to run and monitor the production process
??? Act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems rapidly
??? Have the capacity to grasp concepts easily
??? Be ICT literate to deal with various technologies and programmes
??? Show attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
??? Have the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, managers and clients
??? Demonstrate strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget and at the right time
??? Be able to work under pressure and motivate others to meet tight deadlines
??? Ability to work in a logical, systematic manner.

What will you do?

??? Oversee the production process, drawing up the production schedule
??? Produce accurate and timely production reports to the MD
??? Ensure that production is cost effective
??? Decide what resources are required
??? Draft timescales for production
??? Implement lean processes and deliver change
??? Estimate costs and set the quality standards
??? Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as necessary to achieve cost effective production
??? Be responsible for the selection and maintenance of equipment
??? Head the company standards group and improve overall standards and performance through effective leadership and example
??? Monitor product standards and implement quality-control programmes
??? Liaise among different departments, e.g. suppliers, managers, sales
??? Direct managers and supervisors to implement the company's policies and goals
??? Lead and ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed
??? Supervise and motivate employees
??? Review employee performance
??? Identify training needs
??? Maintain high levels of personal development to remain ahead of the competition
??? You'll be involved in the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production (control and supervision) stage.
??? This is a people orientated organisation and as a result a large part of the role will be dealing with people management, setting and ensuring high ethical standards and engaging with staff on a daily basis