Operations Director

(Speciality Chemicals and Advanced Materials)

Six-figure package


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, senior Operations professional to join a highly regarded, industry-renowned company which has enjoyed rapid and profitable growth in recent years.  From its current UK base and through an effective network of overseas distributors, the company has ambitious plans for further growth, which have been partly realised through the recent acquisition of a US manufacturing facility.  Privately-owned, our client manufactures and markets a technically strong range of products, which require detailed and innovative operational leadership, “state of the art” thinking and excellent customer service to ensure that the company remains at the forefront of their chosen sectors.

Reporting to the Managing Director, who is the fourth generation of this highly successful family business, the appointee will deliver successful & rapid growth, transitioning existing manufacturing, engineering and maintenance capabilities to world class standards, whilst ensuring exemplary process safety through strong leadership, full accountability and strategic thinking and collaboration on a global basis.  This is a senior and influential role within the company with the right individual enjoying the opportunity to contribute to the overall long-term development of the wider business.  The role will require excellent commercial awareness, measured continuous improvement, prior industry knowledge and a cultural fit to enable the appointee to make significant contributions to future plans.


Candidates, ideally qualified to degree level in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline, with demonstrable experience of ‘Lean’ and a track record of the development of multi-site facilities at senior level, will possess exceptional people management skills, embrace innovation and be culturally aware with a track record of delivering detailed analysis and measured improvements across the supply chain.  Experienced in leading significant capital expenditure projects to strategically important plans, the incumbent will demonstrate drive, tenacity and excellent financial awareness coupled with exemplary communication & presentation skills.  Listening, influencing and negotiation will all be key competencies along with a high level of integrity, a desire to build strong relationships both internally and externally and a positive, enthusiastic outlook which will engage others.


Interested applicants should send a detailed CV and covering letter quoting current salary and reference 1803/web to 1803@transitionplus.co.uk  For a confidential discussion, please call Steve Bennett on Tel: +44 (0)1270 875710.

Job Details

Full Time
North East, England
Some College, Degree Level or Equivalent
March 26, 2018