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Operations Director (Relocation to Edinburgh)

Job Reference: Opsd3_1524043116
Location: London
Discipline: Management and Executive / Manufacturing and Production
Salary Range:

£85000 to 90000 per Annum

Job Type: Permanent

Attention: This role is based in Edinburgh. You must be willing to relocate to Edinburgh..! Only applications with strong knowledge of dealing with unions and Automotive or assembly experience will be considered.

Our client is one of the world's leading public transport vehicle manufacturers, employing around 2,500 people at facilities in the UK, Australia, continental Asia and North America. They are the fastest growing company of their kind in Western Europe, with products including a wide range of innovative and fuel efficient ranges and models. The vehicles offer real operator, passenger and environmental benefits, all backed by an unwavering commitment to world class customer support.

The role:

Our client is seeking a dynamic and experienced Operations Director for their Scottish facility with a track record of operational and general management, leading successful multi-functional teams to achieve business results through Quality, Cost and Delivery. You will be an inspirational leader who is resilient and focused on efficiency's and process delivery.

Reporting directly to the UK Operations Director, this role will be responsible for the Manufacturing Operations of the core site and any supporting Third Party Manufacturing Operations with 12 daily direct reports.

For the core site this entails responsibility for the core functions of: Production, Supply Chain, Engineering, Quality, Finance and HR within a matrix way of working model with support from Group functions.

In order to be successful this person must be a credible business leader capable of delivering organisational performance, change and continuous improvement, best practice whilst working collaboratively across the business, ensuring Vision and Values shape the working environment under their span of control.

The Challenge:

The business has grown rapidly in recent years and has an ambitious strategy to continue this growth, doubling its turnover to £1 billion by 2020.

The Company has embarked upon a journey to establish a Team Vision and to capture the Team Values which have been instrumental to its success thus far. These Values will now be embedded across the expanding Global Team to ensure that the core ethos is fully understood and consistently applied.

The Company recognises that effective deployment is a major element of delivering the Strategy. Changes to both the organisational structure and the organisational bench strength will be critical to this successful deployment.

This role will be key to the achievement of the Global Operations Strategy and to the building of both the organisational structure and bench strength

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

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