vacancy: Operations Director

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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Competitive salary

naughtone has an ambitious, multi-national growth strategy including manufacturing in multiple locations. To support this growth, we are looking to strengthen our Senior Management Team with the appointment of an Operations Director who will play a key role in the next phase of our growth.

The Operations Director will oversee the whole of the operations function comprising, Order Entry, Customer Experience, Procurement, Inventory Management, Production Planning, Manufacturing and Logistics focussing on a flawless customer experience and OTIF (On-Time-In-Full).

The successful candidate will be able to translate the business strategy & financial budget into a cohesive operational strategy. Drawing on a proven track record of success, you must be able to meet today’s demand of manufacturing quality & lead timetables coupled with the delivery of a world-class customer experience.

This newly created position will suit a strong people manager with the commercial acumen to manage the most effective business model to ensure we achieve our growth, utilising digital solutions and building efficiencies across all business systems. Working in a fast-paced, forward thinking business, you will ensure that performance measures are in place and drive the no-compromise behaviours to ensure health, safety and quality.

The key Operational teams and functions are based across 2 sites in West and North Yorkshire and although based in the UK, you will be expected to travel internationally. Our Operational Teams also manage naughtone’s North America manufacturing partners and subsequent distribution to our North American customers. The Operations Director will develop and improve our processes with the North American suppliers, recruiting and managing individuals based in North America where necessary.

Now is the perfect time to join a market-leading, award-winning and progressive business with an outstanding reputation. If you have all of the required experience, have a complete understanding of best in class manufacturing & production processes and want to play a key role in our growth, we want to hear from you.