Operations Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Operations Manager required

Job Ref M870

Our client is an ambitious, award-winning soft and hard landscape contractor that specialises in commercial landscape construction and maintenance. Established in 1999, this family business has quickly grown into a multi-million-pound company, with over 300 site operatives, and projects spanning across London, the South of England, and the Midlands.

Throughout this period of growth, they have stayed true to their roots and maintained close client relationships and a hands-on mentality that has developed their trust with suppliers and clients alike. They take pride in bringing stunning designs to life and delivering a top-quality finish working with the biggest names in the business on projects valued between £100k to £10 million.

Job brief

Our client is looking for an Operations Manager to organise and oversee the daily operations of the company. This position is a dynamic, cross-functional role, which includes project planning, workflow management, team leadership, fulfilment, quality control and exploring, developing and key markets for growth.

This role requires exceptional organisational skills and management, to ensure that the business is well-coordinated, efficient, and productive by managing its processes. An in-depth knowledge of pending and active projects is key, including the scope of works, programmes, tender documentation, and contract particulars.

The areas of responsibility for this role are very wide and include the production of contract programmes, monitoring, amending, and updating project operations accordingly. Ensuring that all projects are managed effectively and safely regarding all aspects of health and safety regulations, whilst championing and ensuring compliance of site-specific company policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and background within landscaping, however experience within a similar capacity would be considered. They will be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the business’ operations, ideally with a project management background.


-Maintain an in-depth knowledge of each of the pending and active projects including, the scope of works, programme, tender documentation, and contract particulars

-Production of contract programmes; monitoring, amending, and updating project operations accordingly and advising of any potential delays to the client team

-Preparation of contract budgets; detailed cost plans; bills of quantities and procurement plans

-Championing of and ensuring compliance with our site-specific company policies and procedures

-Ensuring that all projects are managed effectively and safely to comply with all aspects of the current health and safety regulations

-Responsible for ensuring and maximising profitability of contracts and delivery of works on time.

-Leading the supervisors in presenting and mentoring on the delivery of toolbox talks

-Ensuring that sites are managed in a clean, safe, and tidy manner

-Sourcing of materials, negotiating keen prices and placing orders as required

-Mentoring others in the adherence to the Company’s procedures and quality practices

-Managing the quality of the delivery of the projects to ensure that the good name of and the reputation of the Company is maintained and enhanced

-Promotion of the Company

-Tender for and build up a new arm of the business in key markets for growth


-Proven experience as an Operations Manager or equivalent position

-Landscape Qualifications

-Experience managing a team

-Professional in approach with outstanding communication and people skills

-Knowledge of health and safety compliance / ISOH Regulations

-CSCS Card


-Full Clean UK driving licence

If this Operations Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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