Head of Operations

Posted 17 June 2024
LocationNorthern Ireland
Job type Permanent
Discipline Executive Search Vickerstock Retained

Job description

​Head Of Operations – Heavy Machinery Industry

About the Company:

A leading, homegrown heavy metal machinery engineering company, recognised for its commercial success and innovative products known for their durability. Operating in a sustainable and growing global market, our client has a full and expanding order book, necessitating further growth to meet demand. With ambitious plans for the future, this is an exciting time to become part of their journey.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled Head Of Operations to join the senior leadership team. This role is not about maintaining the status quo but about driving significant impact through strategic direction, process optimisation, and operational efficiency. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will oversee teams in Welding/Fabrication/Assembly, Installation/Commissioning, Aftersales, and Project Management, totalling around 30 internal staff and substantial external subcontract fabrication.

Key Responsibilities:

•Strategic Leadership:

•Operational & Process Excellence:

•Team & Resource Management:

•Budget, Project & Risk Management:

•Continuous Improvement & Performance Measurement:

•Stakeholder Engagement

Candidate Requirements:

•Experience: Minimum of 5 years in a senior operations management role, with proven success in leading and developing operational teams.

•Skills: Strong analytical skills and a mindset focused on continuous improvement harnessing data-led decisions.

•Education: Relevant 3rd level education.

•Leadership: Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership and foster a high-performing team culture.

What’s on Offer:

•Competitive Compensation: Very senior executive-level base salary, plus bonuses, pension, and private healthcare.

•Impactful Role: Opportunity to make a significant difference by setting up new structures and systems.

•Growth Potential: Join a company with aggressive growth plans and a clear vision for the future.

How to Apply:

If you are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role that offers the opportunity to drive operational excellence and support substantial company growth, we want to hear from you.

Please contact Hugh Nugent or Darren McVicker in absolute confidence to discuss this opportunity further and receive a more detailed job specification. We are scheduling meetings with potential candidates over the next week to explore this position in detail.