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Group Operations Director

  • Location:

    Essex

  • Sector:

    Executive Appointments

  • Salary:

    POA

  • Job ref:

    GRD201ESSX

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-17

​We are looking for a Group Operations Director for a forward-thinking organisation that is instantly recognisable within their field, they boast an exceptional portfolio, with a strong on-time delivery record and can offer a very bespoke offering.

The Company focuses on developing brownfield sites into residential developments, providing real homes for real people. Their portfolio of diverse projects includes large scale residential schemes of new build apartments and houses, hotels, restoration and refurbishment of historical buildings often listed by English Heritage and other mixed-use schemes.

Main purpose of job

To direct and control all construction/production, purchasing and distribution operations of the company to ensure that business objectives are met efficiently and effectively.

Main responsibilities

  • Direct and control all Construction/Production, Purchasing and Distribution employees to ensure that they are appropriately motivated and trained and carry their responsibilities to the required standard.

  • Overseeing delivery teams and projects at all stages, you will be able to demonstrate proven leadership skills and be responsible for all aspects of the operations in the region, including several central functions.

  • You will be a member of the board of directors and will influence and shape the effective day to day running of the business and the shaping of our future strategy.

  • As Group Operations Director, you would empower your people to ensure your teams complete their projects on time, whilst ensuring quality that astonishes the customer and a defect-free handover.

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

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

  • Develop and control the budget for the Operations Department to ensure that the Department has all the resources required to meet its objectives within agreed financial parameters.

  • Direct and control the Purchasing function to ensure that the company has all the resources required for production purposes within agreed costs and quality standards and at the right times.

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

  • Develop all necessary policies and procedures to ensure that a safe and healthy working environment is maintained at all company sites.

  • Maintain an effective working relationship with all other directors 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.

Knowledge skills and experience required

The job requires:

  • Extensive experience in new homes construction/operations management.

  • Significant experience of the industry,ideally worked in a Group / central function of a complex, multisite business.

  • Significant managerial experience.

  • Highly numerate, with a proven track record of managing cost and driving operational efficiency.

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence, challenge and drive change.

  • Excellent inter-personal and negotiating skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of the company and its products and processes.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Excellent decision-making skills.

  • A degree or equivalent and relevant professional qualifications.