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.
South Shields sits at the mouth of the Tyne in Tyne and Wear, about 8 miles (13 km) downstream of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead, and about the same distance north of Sunderland. Although mining, shipbuilding and docks played a massive role in the town’s emergence during and after the Industrial Revolution, much of these industries has now been closed down, and the town relies on the service sector for local jobs. More likely, however, South Shields’ inhabitants will commute to Newcastle or Sunderland for their working lives. The port is still active, and although it is a shadow of its former self, seems to be growing.
The town punches above its weight when it comes to the list of famous people who were born or brought up there. The director of Alien, Prometheus, Thelma and Louise and Gladiator, Ridley Scott was born there, as were F1 genius Sir Frank Williams, Python Eric Idle, novelist Catherine Cookson and comedian Sarah Millican. At least some of them still have their Tyneside accents!
If you’re looking for Operations Director jobs in South Shields, it might be worth expanding your search a little to take in the surrounding towns and cities and perhaps even to look for related jobs rather than an exact match. Although the docks are active, there will be more diversity in Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead. Please ask our consultants if you are interested, as they will be able to do a more general search and flag up other positions that might be of interest.
If you’d like more information on the Operations Director positions in South Shields or anywhere else in the country, do get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer. Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and try our best to fill each position with the best talent available.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within South Shields or source a new job in South Shields then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum
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