Ops Director / General Mgr (Operational Focus) Progress Into Managing Director Level

£80-100K + Company Car + Private Pension + Possible Share Options
14 Dec 2017
14 Jan 2018
Cartonboard, FMCG
Job Function
Business development, Sales
Contract Type
Full Time




£80-100K + Company Car + Private Pension + Possible Share Options

Our client is a well-established and highly respected packaging manufacturer operating in the FMCG Market, they are looking to recruit a high calibre Operations Director to look after their ever expanding production lines. 

The company are in need of a competent conductor / planner / co-ordinator / man manager to pull it together and make it happen.  The company employ 110 people working 3 shifts.

Working very closing with the Managing Director the successful candidate will effectively be the Managing Director’s Number 2 and will be in charge when they are not on site.

The ideal candidate will have strong operational skills with a view of stepping up into a Managing Director role.

Preferably the candidate will have litho and / or digital printed packaging, print or FMCG experience. Completion of a BA degree in business management or an MBA would be advantageous

Responsibilities / Requirements

  • A strong background in the Packaging or FMCG market place
  • Operations Director will need to be key to implement the organisations Operations Strategy to fit the overall goals of the company
  • To work with the main Board and report monthly objectives and targets
  • Key IT Skills and to work on the ERP Systems
  • Directly Responsible for up to 90 people
  • Manage Key Personnel – Production Manager & Planner / H&S Manager / Shop Floor Line Managers / Warehouse & Logistics Manager
  • Good Manufacturing Operations leadership skills required
  • Commercial awareness of the contracts and to work along-side the head of commercial manager to ensure operationally can be produced and delivered
  • Lean Management and set KPIs / OEE Report / Efficiencies per each line processes
  • Manage planning between Peak & Low seasons to ensure throughput and bottle neck restraints are contained and adequate personal is covered within the year.
  • The ability to successfully mentor, enthuse and lead the team
  • Responsible for the sites operational function and key communicator and co-ordinator between Sales/Design, Procurement, Commercial, Production, Warehouse & Logistics, Finance & HR functions to ensure all processes are streamlined and working together
  • Responsible for Supply Chain Management
  • Responsible to ensure Stock levels are maintained and minimised within the business
  • Responsible for OTIF (on time in full) deliveries
  • Responsible for CapEx and ROI & Co-Ordinate Projects accordingly
  • Understanding of multiple SKU’s, Packing Lines, Print Lines, Disciplines etc
  • Step in for the Managing Director in his absence
  • Responsible for HR / Personnel duties within operations and training and to adhere to H&S legislations

Our client is looking for a trustworthy and hardworking individual with a hands-on approach, someone who has the ability to really push the business forward

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