Operations Director

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Operations Director required

Job Ref V572

An exciting new opportunity has opened for an Operations Director. The role will have total responsibility for and be accountable for all operational elements and installations within the business.

Experience in a landscape operations management role, managing multiple installation teams and multiple projects is a must.

This role bridges the gap between the sales surveyors who win projects & the onsite installation teams. The key purpose of the role is to provide leadership & support to installation staff.  

It will require exceptional leadership & organisational skills to ensure projects are profitable and run to time. The candidate will be self-motivated, with first class leadership, communication, and coaching skills

Role and Responsibilities:

-Overall responsibility for managing & controlling 5 -10 domestic or school projects per day.

-Ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget & to agreed specification

-Liaison with clients to resolve issues & manage remedials

-Resourcing and procurement of materials and developing relationships with suppliers

-Line management of the installation teams, developing & implementing training plans. To be managed through fully documented process of objective setting, training plans and annual appraisals

-Responsible for recruitment strategy of installation staff

-Implementing and managing health & safety and quality procedures e.g CDM, RAMs etc

-Resourcing and managing subcontractors, developing strong relationships covering all disciplines within hard landscaping

-Overall responsibility for maintenance of fleet of installation vehicles &installation equipment

-Assisting franchisees with training & support

-Overseeing management of the warehouse and sample cutting operations

-Take an active role within the management team, seeking continuous improvement and leading by example

-Liaison with clients, subcontractors, designers, and other external contractors on site

-Ensuring efficient usage of all company resources

-Research and implement new ways of working to improve efficiency and reduce costs

Required Skills:

-Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role managing multiple installation teams/ multiple installation staff/ operations management role

-Excellent landscape & construction knowledge. Experience in similar sector: hard landscaping, playground contractor. Ideally possess landscaping qualifications

-An effective Team Leader with demonstrable Operation Management experience

-Management experience within a customer facing environment.

-Strong leadership skills and takes ownership.

-Successful improvements in KPI and Operational performance.

-Business & Budget Management.

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)

-Financially literate with experience of managing projects and resources in line with budgets.

-High level of organization, and efficient time management

-Knowledge of Health & Safety Compliance.

-Extremely self-motivated and committed to achieving excellent results

-Ability to multi-task and flexibility to re-prioritize 

-Confident IT skills and use of all Microsoft Packages; Excel etc

-High attention to detail with high expectations of a high-end finish

-Determination to deliver a high quality and reliable service with a ‘Right First Time‘ approach.

-Dynamic and able to move with the times within a fast-paced growing company

-Embrace change and technology

-Innovative and forward thinking

-Problem solver with proactive solutions

-Committed and hungry to progress

-Full clean driving licence required.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Operations Director to work on exciting projects with innovative professionals within a successful, opportunity giving company. An excellent salary is provided, depending on experience, ongoing training and development and a laptop & mobile phone is provided.

Hours of work:  40 hours a week

If this Operations Director vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Operations Director vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Operations Director vacancy will have been unsuccessful.