All companies have a clear set of goals and plans, but without the people in place to make them happen, their plans would be pointless. Enter the operations manager, the can-do person who takes the reins of the company and guides it in the direction determined by the board or senior management.
The operations manager will probably have a team of departmental managers underneath him or her, and could be one of several operations managers, either working shifts or dealing with specific areas of the business. They will need to oversee the implementation of senior management’s goals and steer the operation in the right direction if an element starts to lag behind or if unforeseen problems arise.
With possible control over an entire site, the operations manager will also be the head of health and safety, personnel and security. These elements all feed into the morale, legal compliance and profitability of the company, so should not be underestimated as part of the job.
Ultimately, the operations manager will be the person who delivers customer satisfaction and maintains the company’s profile, and as such it is an important role. He or she will need to be driven by the exercise of executive power and understand the skills required to implement it effectively.
Management of people is a skill that will be essential in the operations manager, as they might oversee other managers as well as general staff members. Communicating company policy between the board and the workers is also key, so skills in performing this task clearly and accurately will be essential.
An ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and to consistently hit targets will matter immensely in the job, as customer satisfaction or tolerance can never be taken for granted in business.
An ability to spot inefficiencies and deal with them in a timely manner will greatly improve the profitability of the company and will therefore make the operations manager a valued member of any team. Doing this well whilst maintaining morale and customer satisfaction is key to the job.
Cast UK have jobs all over the UK, so we are well placed to find you work in logistics, procurement or supply chain wherever you are located or plan to locate. If you’re moving house, please see if there are any positions available in the area you’re moving to; and if you’re simply looking for more fulfilment in your working life, there could be an employer looking for the skills you have.
We were founded by logistics, supply chain and procurement specialists, and our consultants are all from these backgrounds too, so we have in-depth knowledge of what employers and candidates are looking for. Employers come to us to find candidates because they’re confident that we’ll help them find the most appropriate managers and executives.
When we have your details, we’ll be able to start matching you with positions as soon as they arise, so do get in touch if you’re looking for a job in logistics.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Operations Manager for your business or find you a job as a Operations Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Home to more than 7.5 million people and covering around 1,500 sq km, Greater London is an administrative division that was created in 1965.
Comprising the City of London, as well as the 32 London boroughs, it is often described as the region inside the M25, although this isn't exactly accurate. What's more, it offers a wealth of choice for those seeking Operations Manager opportunities.
The centre of the British government, Greater London is home to various official bodies and it's also the financial hub of the country, with just some of the big companies based here including Lloyds, Barclays and Citibank. Other top companies with headquarters or other facilities here include Reuters, Ford, Warburtons, Tate & Lyle, Nestle and John Lewis.
What's more, transportation and shipping are essential for keeping Greater London running. Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, seeing around 69 million passengers a year, as well as a significant amount of cargo.
Meanwhile, several mainline rail companies travel into London and Transport for London helps millions of passengers get across the capital every day via bus, Tube, DLR and tram. There's also the Port of London Authority, which deals with commercial freight on the River Thames.
Whether you're ready to take your career to the next level, or you're searching for new responsibilities in a different Operations Manager position in Greater London, the team at Cast UK can help.
As recruitment experts in the supply chain, procurement and logistics sectors, we work closely with clients and candidates across the country to match the right talent to each role.
We understand what it takes to be a successful applicant for every position and we can provide the advice and assistance you need to get your job hunt off to a great start.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Greater London or source a new job in Greater London then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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