Operations Director


    W Talent

    W Talent Manufacturing are representing a leading manufacturing company on the forefront of innovation in its industry, currently positioned for further product development. This organisation based in Medway, Kent, is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join the team as Operations Director.

    Position Overview:

    As the Operations Director (OD), you will play a pivotal role in driving operational excellence and ensuring alignment with strategic goals. We are looking for a visionary leader with a proven track record in operations management, continuous improvement, and stakeholder engagement.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Leadership: Provide strategic direction and foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement within the manufacturing team.
    • Continuous Improvement: Drive initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and productivity through lean principles and continuous improvement methodologies.
    • Health and Safety: Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and promote a safe working environment.
    • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve business objectives, including cost optimisation and revenue growth.
    • Stakeholder Management: Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to drive alignment and collaboration.
    • Full Operational Oversight: Oversee warehouse, manufacturing, operations and supply chain processes with an emphasis on quality and OTIF.
    • Product Development: Collaborate with R&D to drive innovation and align product development with market demand.
    • Quality Control: Implement and maintain quality control processes to ensure product quality and compliance
    • Equipment Maintenance: Coordinate maintenance activities to minimise downtime and ensure equipment reliability.
    • Training and Development: Provide training opportunities for staff to enhance skills and foster career growth.
    • Cost Management: Monitor production costs and identify opportunities for waste reduction and efficiency improvements.
    • Environmental Sustainability: Implement sustainable practices to minimise environmental impact.

    Key Requirements:

    • Proven experience in operations management within the manufacturing industry.
    • Strong leadership, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
    • Experience with ERP systems and lean principles; Lean Six Sigma certification a plus.
    • Drive and initiative to tackle challenges and achieve results.
    • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
    • Proactive and solutions-oriented mindset.
    • Adaptability and resilience in a dynamic environment.

    What s on Offer:

    • Circa70,000 – £75,000 +/- (15% dependent on experience) per annum + Bonus, Car / Car Allowance
    • If you’re ready to make a significant impact and drive operational excellence in a dynamic environment, apply now to join our team!
    • Significant professional development opportunities. What you achieve tomorrow is only limited by your own imagination.
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