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Operations Director

Posted 14 March by Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing Easy Apply Ended

The Operations Director will have responsibility for all of manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and planning with a total headcount of around 130 people.

Client Details

Our client are a growing manufacturing business who are based in Cornwall. They are looking for an experienced Operations Director to join their busy team.


Responsibilities for the Operations Director will include:

  • Lead production areas, develop the team and people and improve production against KPIs for quality, cost and adherence to schedule.
  • Responsible for 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
  • 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 their performance and training requirements.
  • Ensure they are working to improve their areas using the KPIs that are in place.
  • Manage purchasing process to maintain supply and reduce purchase costs
  • Develop supplier relationships for lineside deliveries etc
  • Liaise with sales teams to ensure forecast is used to develop resource and production plans


The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Ideally degree qualified within mechanical engineering or similar
  • Extensive experience within manufacturing environments - ideally varied background
  • Proven track record of managing an operations team within manufacturing
  • Lean/Six sigma experience

Job Offer

£65,000 - £80,000 depending on experience

Required skills

  • Operations Director

Reference: 34678657

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