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.
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.
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.
Covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Teeside and County Durham, the North East includes the cities of Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as other communities like Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Darlington.
In the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, the area's economy mainly relied on shipbuilding, heavy industry, coal mining and manufacturing. However, most of these faced significant decline after the second world war.
The region's economy is now mainly based in the service sector, and it is also known for its retail, art and culture. A number of tech companies are located in the North East, as well as businesses based in the petrochemical and steel industries.
What's more, the region is home to a significant amount of scientific research, particularly at the Centre for Life. This facility in Newcastle includes exhibition space for tourists, as well as a number of working laboratories that are used by biotechnology companies and medical clinics.
For those seeking Operations Director roles, just some of the companies that have headquarters or manufacturing facilities in the North East include Santander, Sage Group, Virgin Money, Tetley Tea, McCoy's Crisps, Greggs the Bakers, Nestle and Coca Cola.
In addition, there's BAE Systems, which manufactures military tanks, while Siemens produces steam turbines and Nissan operates the largest car factory in the UK.
If you're looking for new Operations Director vacancies in the North East, Cast UK can help. Our team of recruitment specialists are experts in the fields of supply chain, procurement and logistics and we are committed to filling each role with the best candidate possible.
To find out more, or to get started with your job search, contact us today. A consultant will discuss your requirements and provide you with advice and regional expertise to help you decide which roles to apply for and where to begin your search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the North East or source a new job in the North East then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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