Banner Default Image

Director of UK Operations

Job Title: Director of UK Operations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside
Salary: Up to £1 per annum
REF: BBBH9562_1637593377
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
Contact Email:
Job Published: 16 days ago

Job Description

Operations Director


Multi - Site

Company Profile

  • Complex manufacturing environment
  • High-profile customers
  • Turnover in excess of £300 million
  • 500 headcount
  • 5 x Direct reports

I have a great opportunity for an experienced Ops focused leader to take full ownership of multiple Manufacturing operations.

There will be a strong focus on stabilising operations, controlling costs, building a more collaborative relationship with the customers and mentoring & developing a team of Managers to deliver on the site based objectives, along with a focus on the longer term strategy.


  • Leadership of multiple manufacturing facilities.
  • Building a more collaborative relationship with the customer, ensuring delivery to the customer is on time and in full.
  • Strong focus on cost reduction - controlling and eliminating.
  • Create a positive, engaging and supportive culture, maintaining a safe environment that is inclusive. One that is open, honest, with good communication and empowerment.
  • Hold all employees accountable for their performance.
  • Provide leadership coaching to your team to ensure optimal performance of each operation.
  • Implement modern / advanced manufacturing and engineering tools and methodologies.
  • Attend business reviews.


  • A world-class manufacturing specialist, with a background in precision engineering, with detailed knowledge of production operations & continuous improvement.
  • Must have previously run multiple manufacturing facilities.
  • Be able to demonstrate what good leadership looks like.
  • Experience in driving cultural change.
  • Experience of managing and stabilising intercompany business processes & supply.
  • Financially astute.
  • Have the confidence and self-awareness to maintain a positive attitude for your team during the highs and lows of business. Be the inspirational leader that is visible and supportive, helping the functional leads achieve their objectives
  • Excellent communication skills.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

Please note that calls to and from the offices of Morgan Ryder Associates Ltd. may be monitored or recorded. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures, record business transactions and for training purposes.