Director of Operations

Discovery Executive
50000.00 GBP Annual
13 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

This is a key and exciting senior operational role for a leader within the anaerobic digestion industry within the UK.

Marches Biogas is an anaerobic digestion (AD) engineering company that was formed in 2009. The company has extensive experience and knowledge of plant design, equipment manufacture, installation, commissioning and 'operation and maintenance' from over 30 years of working within the industry and having built and maintained over 40 anaerobic digestion plants across the UK.

Evolution Biogas is the support division of Marches Biogas Ltd. Evolution Biogas supports operational anaerobic digestion plants throughout the UK and continually works to improve the performance of all the facilities it supports. Evolution Biogas currently supports 40 farm and food waste AD plants; in addition, it works on 26 water authority AD sites.

Reporting to the Managing Director, we are now seeking an accomplished Director of Operations to join the team at our Ludlow office.

Role Overview

As Director of Operations you will direct and coordinate all financial and operational aspects of Evolution Biogas. Your responsibilities will extend to the implementation of Lean principles as well as other policies and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency. In addition, you will supervise, engage and develop the support team, while managing performance.

Evolution Biogas provides support to many facilities 24hours a day, 7 days a week and the Director of Operations will have responsibility to ensure this service is provided efficiently.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To manage and develop a team of 14 engineers and technical support staff, with potential to recruit new members of the team going forward
  • To manage employee motivation, productivity and performance
  • To implement Lean principles across the organisation
  • To implement key processes and procedures to maximise the workforce and drive efficiency
  • To understand and enhance customer satisfaction
  • To define and manage the culture of the organisation - "Do what we say we will do"
  • To work with the MD to establish a plan to drive growth for the company
  • To manage suppliers

The Individual

The ideal person for this role must be self-motivated and process-driven, with a sound understanding of the importance of accountability and achieving results. With excellent communication skills, you should have a proven record of strong leadership and team building. This should include experience in a leadership role; project management, delivery of results and methods of sustaining improvements.

Our Ideal Person

Process Driven
Understands the value of processes and procedures and the value they add to business. Has the ability to engage a team with new policies and manage them going forward.

Problem Solving
Has a strong ability to solve people and process related problems, consider why the problem has occurred, identify what can be done immediately and provide a quick and pragmatic solution.

A clear, confident and enthusiastic communicator with the ability to engage and influence at all levels. Shows attentive listening and will contribute, and if necessary lead a conversation in the direction for the desired outcome.

Builds positive relationships and gives clear direction to team members in order to inspire people to improve efficiency in a fast paced, high pressure environment.

Specific Job Skills

The successful candidate will ideally have come from an Engineering background with a Mechanical or Electrical bias - possibly with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience. They will also have a previous, demonstrable operational background with experience of project management. Experience of implementing Lean principles is desirable.

Salary & Benefits

An attractive salary is offered, alongside:

  • The opportunity to own shares in the business following demonstrable improvements
  • Pension
  • Mobile Phone
  • Laptop

If you think you have the drive and resilience to succeed in this exciting Operational role, please apply today.

Discovery Executive are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.