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Operations Director

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  • Ref: DT 444

Cathedral Appointments are currently recruiting an Operations Director for a manufacturing company based in Truro, Cornwall. This is an all-encompassing role, that requires an experienced Operations/Production professional with a broad skillset. Working for an established leader in agricultural machinery, the Operations Director will be tasked with analysing the company’s current production techniques and systems with the idea of increasing productivity to meet current demand. Alongside this the Operations Director will be expected to lead production areas, develop the current team and improve production against KPIs for quality, cost and adherence to schedule.

Operations Director responsibilities include...

  • Responsible for the development of the production facilities in line with the strategic plan, creation of plans and activities to improve.
  • Support and build on lean manufacturing projects.
  • Liaise with Sale teams for short term production requirements.
  • Chair production meetings with departmental managers and foremen.
  • Monitor and progress orders through the production areas to ensure targets and promised dates are achieved.
  • Provide leadership support to the departmental managers and foremen.
  • Assess staff performance and training requirements.
  • Manage purchasing process to maintain supply and reduce purchasing costs.
  • Review labour requirements with the departmental managers.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient working environment for all staff, ensuring all health and safety regulations are adhered too.

Operations Director requirements include...

  • A manufacturing or Engineering degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of bringing in new production technology.
  • Previous Lean manufacturing experience is essential.
  • Solid project management experience.
  • Proven experience of utilising problem solving and root cause analysis tools within a production environment.
  • Experience of business improvement tools
  • Experience with Multi-function responsibilities.

Fantastic Opportunity for an experienced Operations/Manufacturing Director in a beautiful part of the country. Great base salary and overall package on offer. For more information please contact Dan at Cathedral Appointments.

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