Operations Director

One of the UK's largest independent manufacturers of fine chemicals and rubber accelerators, offering a wide range of custom manufactured intermediates on a commercial scale.

Location: West Midlands
Sector: Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £75,000
Expiry Date: 31/01/2022
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 27/01/2022

Person Specification

  • Strategic
  • Analytical
  • Hands on
  • Empowered to promote cultural transformation
  • Results focused
  • Passionate leader

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • The overall management and accountability for the Production and Engineering functions to meet the company’s sales output, manufacturing efficiency, quality, safety and environmental performance targets and standards
  • Direct management of two Manufacturing Cell Managers and the Head of Engineering
  • Plan for labour and equipment utilisation
  • Leadership and Management to ensure compliance with all SHE Policies and Procedures within the Production and Engineering operations
  • Leadership to reinforce expectations on safe working behaviours
  • External liaison as required with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Supporting commercial strategies with customers and suppliers
  • Prioritisation of budget and capital expenditure in line with the 5 years sales plan
  • Site Main Controller if required in emergencies


  • Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering discipline
  • Extensive experience in chemical synthesis
  • Experience of SHE requirements and process safety management in a COMAH environment
  • Experienced leader with the ability to manage, coach and develop others
  • Commercially aware, with the ability to manage cost and budgets effectively


  • Company car
  • Bonus package available
  • Relocation assistance

A customer focused employment business working across a range of specialist sectors, we introduce exceptional people to extraordinary companies.  Providing contract, permanent and search recruitment, we treat employers and candidates as equals, tailoring our services to suit their unique requirements whilst supporting all parties throughout their employment journey.

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