Operations Director

Job Title: Operations Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire, England
Salary: Up to £75000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health
REF: BBBH8691_1625045798
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
Contact Email:
Job Published: 25 days ago

Job Description

Operations Director

£75,000 basic + discretionary bonus + Car + Pension


Company Profile

  • Complex low volume manufacturing environment
  • High-profile customers
  • Turnover in excess of £30 million
  • 250 headcount
  • 8 Direct reports

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

There will be a strong focus on coaching, mentoring & developing a team of Managers to deliver on the site based objectives, along with a focus on the longer term strategy.


  • Leadership of the entire manufacturing organisation.
  • Create a positive, engaging and supportive culture, maintaining a safe environment that is inclusive. One that is open, honest, with good communication and empowerment.
  • Full P&L responsibility.
  • 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, ideally from a highly regulated industry, with detailed knowledge of production operations, continuous improvement, Quality, Engineering, supply chain and procurement.
  • Be able to demonstrate what good leadership looks like.
  • Experience in driving cultural change.
  • Financially astute, understands and has had full P&L responsibility and can budget, forecast and manage against financial measures.
  • 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.
  • Lean six-sigma Black Belt would be advantageous, but not essential.

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.

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