Our client is seeking a strong, collaborative, creative leader and self-starter to stamp their mark with this dynamic company with an innovative business approach. The position has the potential to grow into a full board role and the successful candidate will be able to earn share options in the company as well as a competitive salary.
The role of Director of Operations will comprise of the development and management of all production operations and associated support departments to meet business/customer requirements and to continually improve manufacturing efficiencies, quality, workflow and database systems, reducing costs and achieve all key operational performance objectives within a demanding and volatile environment.
Develop a manufacturing strategy and a framework of operating standards to satisfy business plan objectives and growing customer demands.
Control operations within the plant to optimise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising waste and ensuring very high customer expectations for quality and delivery are met on time and in full.
Develop and implement capital and software projects which improve/maintain the operational performance of the business.
Ensure the levels of raw materials and work-in-progress are properly controlled and managed within budget targets.
Ensure orders are correctly processed and transferred for invoicing
Establish compliance with safety, health and environmental legislation.
Manage employment relations, best working practices and operational methods in order to maintain business competitiveness.
Define the optimum organisation structure and recruit, develop, motivate and manage a manufacturing team that maximises its performance potential and meets current and future business needs.
The ideal candidate will be a graduate, and must have the following knowledge, skills and experience:
Minimum 3-5 years experience within a management level position
Minimum 5 years experience within a photo or print manufacturing environment
Leadership/people management skills
Change management experience
IT proficient – deep understanding of workflow, database systems, Excel
Awareness of current Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment legislation
Numerical/verbal reasoning skills