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operations director

  • Engineering
  • Derby
  • £80,000 - £100,000 basic + OTE £130,000 + car
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • SA - 41585 - AB
  • 21 Jan 2018
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Operations Director




  • £80,000 - £100,000 basic + OTE £130,000
  • Car allowance £8,500 + 25 days
  • Matched 11% pension, full medical cover and life cover

Location: East Midlands Derbyshire – commutable from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire

ATA Recruitment is working in conjunction with a leading manufacturer of mechanical products and services. This business unit generates £94 million annual sales and is part of a UK operation boasting £165 million annual sales. This business has been recently acquired by a private equity business and they are looking to grow the business from £94 million to a £120 million within three years.

Because of this acquisition, my client is now looking to recruit an Operations Director to take overall responsibility for the day to day operations and management of the manufacturing facility.

The role of Operations Director:


  • Responsible for the operational delivery of £94 million annual sales order intake.
  • Overall responsibility for engineering, manufacturing, production and supply chain/logistics.
  • Responsible for the management and development of personnel, delivery of sales, strategic planning, managing/monitoring and implementing KPI’s and business change.
  • Review operational data and to ensure departmental KPI’s are met.
  • Resource planning of both blue & white-collar engineering staff and support personnel.
  • Implement lean manufacturing techniques using Kaizen, Six Sigma and 5S methodologies.
  • Budget and cost control – monitoring all costs, labour supplies and materials costs.
  • Resource planning and full analysis of staffing levels, labour control and to ensure profitability within the department.
  • High-level negotiations of contracts with suppliers/customers.
  • Full P&L control.

The ideal Operations Director will have the following:



  • Experienced as an Operations Director, Site Director or Plant Director within an engineering, manufacturing or technical environment.
  • Proven track record in operational management and change management.
  • A proven track record in operations management using Lean and Six Sigma (Kaizen).
  • Possess excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • A result orientated Director with a proven track record in growing businesses.
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels within the business.

The benefits:

You will have full autonomy to manage the department as you see fit. Due to the recent acquisition, you will play an instrumental part in the overall growth of the business, with long-term prospects of progression within the business/larger group.

How to Apply:

Please click “apply” or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on 0116 216 7000 or alternatively, please email me an up to date copy of your CV to ajay.bhella@ata-recruitment.co.uk

ATA Recruitment specialise in technical & engineering positions, so if this particular role is not for you, please do have a look on our website for further potential opportunities which may suit your skills and experience better - If you have the skill, we have the recruitment knowledge and together we can find you your perfect job - www.ata-recruitment.co.uk

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