Operations Director (Logistics/Automotive)
Territory - Home Based with Travel across Midlands and North West UK
GBP72,000 - GBP75,000 + Bonus + Fully Expensed Car + Fuel Car + Laptop + Expenses Paid + Pension + 25 Days Holiday
Operations Director required for a highly successful and world renowned engineering company. This is new appointment where you'll be responsible for a division of the business with a turnover of GBP30 million.
The key requirement of the role is to implement, develop and manage a 3rd party logistics contract to achieve agreed financial and service contracts. Given this, it's paramount the successful candidate must have experience within logistics. You need strong operational knowledge of logistics and ideally combined with automotive/manufacturing industry experience. You need to be confident dealing with change management, union negotiations and sometime political situations to ensure successful delivery.
The role is home based covering 7 sites primarily based in the Midlands and the North West. You'll be accountable for profit and loss within this division currently with a turnover of GBP30 million. The role centres on developing relationships with numerous stakeholders within a 3rd party logistics partner. You'll ensure a close working relationships with the Service Directors to ensure successful service delivery.
The role will suit those looking to be part of an internationally recognised brand in an important and highly valued role to the business. The company form part of a very successful global business, the UK arm are the market leaders in the manufacture and service provider of materials handling equipment.
The role in brief:
*Ensure 3rd party contract is managed correctly to achieve financial and service targets
*Accountability of financial performance including budget and targets
*Manage all customer issues via the support of senior managers
*Ensure SLA agreement is met
*Represent the company at the customer's board meetings
*Develop and implement growth strategy
The person required:
*Experience operating at a Director level
*Can clearly demonstrate negotiations and successful change management implementation
*Experience in logistics
*Experience is delivering to SLA agreements
*Ideally have some knowledge/exposure to manufacturing