Head of Operations

Head of Operations


We are looking for a Head of Operations for a specialist engineering company that designs and manufactures high-performance vibration isolation, thermal isolation and precision levelling solutions for buildings, industrial and power generation equipment around the world.

As Head of Operations you will have responsibility for all elements of operations, including central planning & supply chain management, production, quality, facilities, health & safety, and environmental.

This role has full responsibility for monitoring performance and productivity levels within operations, and is pivotal to defining the company's operational strategy, and continuously improving and scaling all areas of operations to deliver efficiency and the company’s long-term growth strategy.

  • Overall responsibility for the company’s ISO9001:2015 quality management system, including system, compliance, and improvements
  • Leadership and management of the operations teams (central planning & supply chain management, production, and quality)

In conjunction with the senior leadership team and key stakeholders across the business, you will be conducting a full review of current systems and processes within production and the wider operations team, and developing a strategy which will streamline and innovate operations.

Responsibility for the ongoing continuous improvement of operations processes and activities, introducing LEAN and Six Sigma principles and quality tools, and implementing in line with industry best practice and external market changes. In conjunction with the Finance Director and IT manager, responsibility for use of IT and software within operations, including ERP.

  • Background – operational background within a technical bespoke/batch manufacturing and/or engineering environment, with an international supply chain, including responsibility for facilities management, health & safety and environmental.
  • Work experience – working experience as a Head of Operations/Operations Manager, with experience of both strategy development, hands-on operational delivery, and budgetary responsibility.

This is a permanent and full time role.

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