Operations Director

Greater London

Job summary

Harrison Scott Associates
£Executive Package
Mailing and Fulfilment, Printing, Printing - Digital Printing
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

A major Greater London printing company is looking to fill the key role of Operations Director, ensuring organisational effectiveness by providing leadership for the site's production and distribution functions. Serving as a member of the Senior Management Team, you will contribute to the development and implementation of organisational strategies, policies and practices.


Key responsibilities:


•          Direct and manage all Production and Distribution employees to ensure that they are appropriately motivated and trained and carry their responsibilities to the required standard.

•           Contribute to the development of the company’s corporate strategy and lead strategy development in the areas of Production and Distribution to ensure that the company achieves its short and long-term objectives.

•           Develop and implement all necessary policies and procedures to ensure that the Production and Distribution functions achieve their business objectives.

•           Develop and control the budget for the Operations Department to ensure production and distribution department have all the resources required to meet its objectives within agreed financial parameters.

•           Direct and control the Production function to ensure that finished goods of the required standard are available to customers within agreed costs and at the right times.

•           Direct and manage the Warehousing and Distribution functions to ensure that customers are supplied with the right quantities of goods at the right times.

•           Maintain an effective working relationship with the management team to ensure that there is effective co-ordination of all company activities in support of corporate objectives.

•           Act as the company’s main adviser on all issues relating operational functions and keep abreast of latest developments to ensure that the Company maintains its competitive position.

•           Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls within production and distribution.

•           Management of the temporary agency workers budget in coordination with the MD and finance department.

•           Work with finance in the development of departmental budgets

•           Payroll management, including overtime and absence.

•           Work with finance to produce fiscal documents.

•           Regular meetings with MD around fiscal planning.

•           Supervise and coach all direct reports.

•           Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of manufacturing areas financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals. Oversee short and long-term financial and managerial reporting.

•           Assisting the MD in creating annual organisational budget 


Technical Qualities:


•           Extensive experience in operations management along with demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.

•           Significant experience of the printing industry

•           Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, and access

•           Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

•           Knowledge and experience in organisational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.

•           Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.

•           Budgeting experience 

•           A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace

•           Excels at operating in a fast pace, community environment

•           Persuasive with details and facts

•           Delegate responsibilities effectively

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