Director of Operations


Overall responsibility for Manufacturing/Operations
Create and implement best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance in line with Vantage Group’s Operations strategy
Ensure that manufacturing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market
Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take actions to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
Establish key performance indicators that drive change and visibility to the team and leadership. Track, trend, and monitor routinely with active data analysis to target and drive results

General and Task Management

Lead, develop and implement variable cost productivity programs across all areas of responsibility
Implement a customer focused operational culture delivering world class customer service levels
Coordinate team activities to optimize cost performance of the plant through capital investment programs, optimizing operating working capital usage and minimizing waste through the development of a continuous improvement culture encompassing lean principles
Develop and manage master production schedule and operations budgets for products to directly support and ensure that the product is delivered to agreed cost, quality and timelines
Plan and execute maintenance activity to ensure plant is kept safe and compliant
Provide design for manufacturing input at early stages in the new product development process, coordinating with and supporting the new product development team to implement new and revised designs and developing effective processes to ensure manufacturability of product while maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards and achieving cost targets
Ensure that Environmental, Health and Safety, manufacturing and quality standards and procedures are adhered to
Communicate with Vantage operations leadership periodically on status of projects to ensure key deliverables are met on time and on budget
Coordinate the hiring, training, coaching and annual performance reviews of operations personnel
Interact with customers & suppliers as needed as a point of escalation on operational, delivery, quality, and sourcing strategies and execution

Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Supply Chain/Business (Operations Management focus)
Minimum of 7-10 years of Manufacturing/Operations experience in a manufacturing environment
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
Results oriented with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets

Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure

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