Operations Director - Durham

Operations Director jobs

It doesn’t matter if a company operates within the IT, healthcare, manufacturing, food and beverage, medical, defence, transport or retail industry - careful planning and logistical organisation is essential for success.

Operations Directors play an important part in ensuring everything runs smoothly. They work to develop various parts of the supply chain and are responsible for keeping all activities to budget, on schedule and within quality expectations.

By continually monitoring key performance indicators, devising new strategies and implementing changes, the Operations Director will be able to ensure not only that the company thrives, but also that customers are happy with the service.

Of course, you will be in charge of a team - responsible for ensuring members of staff are properly trained, motivated and doing the right tasks to the expected standard.

The skills required

Those applying for roles as Operations Directors should be excellent communicators with good negotiation, organisation and management skills. A strong commercial and financial awareness is essential and an understanding of the employer’s particular sector can also be advantageous.

Depending on the role, a willingness to travel on short notice may be necessary, while foreign language fluency can also be beneficial.

No matter which job you apply for, however, you should be a highly motivated self-starter who has a strong drive to improve results and who can deal with high-stress situations with ease.

Search for Operations Director vacancies with Cast UK

If you’re seeking a role as an Operations Director, look no further than the recruitment consultants at Cast UK.

Our team have experience in the fields of procurement, supply chain and logistics and their unique industry knowledge means they can provide relevant advice and assistance to qualified candidates seeking to make their next career move.

What’s more, we have regional experts to cover every part of the UK who can also help you get a better understanding of the opportunities available.

So if you're ready to take your next step on the career ladder, look no further than Cast UK. To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit an Operations Director for your business or find you a job as an Operations Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

Operations Director Jobs in County Durham

Located in the north-east of England, County Durham is bordered by Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, North Yorkshire. Settlements in the county include Darlington, Hartlepool, Shildon and Stockton-on-Tees and it offers a variety of options for those seeking Operations Director positions.

In the early 19th century, most of County Durham comprised rural areas and market towns. With the down of the Industrial Revolution, mining and shipbuilding grew in importance for the area, while heavy engineering also grew rapidly - particularly the building of bridges and locomotives.

In fact, the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering company is still based in Darlington today and it has been responsible for construction projects like the Humber Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Over the last few years, many of the local towns have gone through significant regeneration. There are now a number of large retail centres and business parks in the region.

Companies with manufacturing facilities in County Durham include KP Snacks, CAV Aerospace, GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser, Cummins and Walkers Crisps.

Several businesses have large depots in the region, including Argos and Aldi and other companies with operations based in the area include Orange, AMEC, the Student Loans Company and Thomas Swan.

Cast UK - helping you discover new opportunities

If you're looking for Operations Director vacancies in County Durham, or anywhere else in the country, contact Cast UK today. Our team of recruitment experts can help you find a role that suits your skills and requirements, and provide advice on how to keep your career on the right path.

As one of the UK's leading recruitment consultancies for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we have a unique understanding of the various employers - and what they look for when hiring a new team member.

What's more, our regional experts can offer local information, such as where to live if you're relocating and reasonable salary expectations.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Durham or source a new job in Durham then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

Man On Phone