Operations

The operational element of businesses has always been crucial, but in the current financial environment, great leaders are increasingly required to deliver results that impact both the top and bottom lines in equal measure.

That increasingly interdependent focus has brought into sharp perspective individuals who are commercial, but are also dedicated to implement and embed sustainable change.

Green Park possesses a proven track record of delivering roles at the highest levels of operations, including a large number of COO roles, spanning both the Private and Public Sectors.

As with our other senior practices, you can trust our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business challenges before we agree to undertake your resourcing initiative.

We are specialists in helping our clients to identify and attract senior operations professionals with the business critical skills sets to make a significant difference, coupled with the culture fit and behavioural aspects that match the particular organisation.

Combined with the most robust resourcing methodologies in the industry, you’ll have access to the best networks of operational talent relevant to your organisation, as well as market leading candidate assessment innovations.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Operations assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, Operations roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Operations Director
  • Head of Operations
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Project Manager
  • Operations Change Manager 
  • Operational Excellence (OE) Manager
  • Head of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Production Manager

Track Record

Interim Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14681
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1200 per day
Duration:
18 months

Client description
Green Park is partnering a renowned high street retailer through an exciting international brand / repositioning journey by appointing an Interim Transformation Lead to act as the conduit between the turnaround / implementation business improvement teams and the wider international business, board and private equity house.

Assignment description
The Interim Transformation Lead will be pivotal in driving organisational commercial change and decisions while assisting the business improvement team in delivering implementations within finance and technology. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team. In addition, you be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article in partnership with the business improvement team.

Candidate description
The Interim Transformation Lead will need to have proven experience with handling business change, specifically within a retail / fashion / apparel orientated environment. Our client’s store network is 300+ so this will be an incredibly hands on assignment and will involve European travel. This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Interim board-level executive. 

Director of Finance & Resources
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
KA14396
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a major UK charity.

The Role
In order to keep making a difference each and every day, our client is undergoing a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. The organisation is determined to remain relevant and responsive during these challenging times, which means growing its influence, impact and fundraising capability, while implementing increasingly effective, efficient business systems and sound infrastructure. None of its beneficiaries should be left behind. The Director of Finance & Resources will play an instrumental role in taking them to the next exciting stage of its journey as a highly respected social action charity with strong governance and known for the quality of its voice and action. Leading the finance, HR and property functions, as well as outsourced IT, the Director of Finance & Resources will be essential for future growth and development. With proven ability to operate at strategic level, you will ensure a sound control environment, drive performance, and enable the charity to adapt to current and future challenges through modernised business systems and improved knowledge management.

The Candidate
The Director of Finance & Resources role reports to the Chief Executive and is accountable to trustees. You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and an understanding of the charity context. You will be an accomplished communicator, and be able to draw on direct experience of proactively driving organisational impact.

Selection Process
Interested candidates can apply with a CV below or for a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on csv@green-park.co.uk or on 020 7399 3993.To find out more about the role or selection process, please visit our microsite by clicking the link below: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/csv

Interim Category Manager – Waste Management & Environmental Services (Local Government)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14531
Location:
South East
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a Unitary Authority in the South East.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Category Manager – Waste Management & Environmental Services will lead on category of spend across waste management and environmental services / contracts. You will be expected to provide a professional, customer-focused service for the procurement of goods and services within the aforementioned Category Management Framework delivering:

(i) Category management strategy
(ii) Category management savings, supplier engagement and demand management plans
(iii) Portfolio planning, bundling and key stakeholders
(iv) Supplier Relationship and Contract management
(v) Spend Analysis and Category Review

A key outcome will be to contribute to the achievement of the strategic sourcing savings targets of £10.7 million by 2014/15, develop and implement innovative approaches to supply arrangements that minimise costs and commercial risks, delivering cashable savings, whilst at the same time enhancing the services the council provides to the local community. Large contract re/negotiation and strategy would be advantageous.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Category Manager – Waste Management & Environmental Services will possess in-depth experience and an excellent track record in category management, procurement and project management in large public sector organisations. In-depth experience of managing budgets, implementing change and managing relationships throughout a complex, diverse organisation in a commercial role and delivering category management excellence within a Waste Management & Environmental Services context would also be advantageous.

 

Interim Head of Transport
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14529
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £500 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client

Our client is a London Borough.

The Interim Assignment

As interim Head of Transport, you will report to the Assistant Director during a period of permanent recruitment. The primary role areas of responsibility are:

• Management of the Borough’s highways network

• Designing and delivering improvement schemes

• Management of contracts for maintenance and repair – capital works are contracted out via a third party and that contract needs effective strategic management

• Leading on sustainable transport, public transport development and safe transport

Highways maintenance is managed by a third party contractor so experience of managing a high profile contracted-out service is important. There is a large capital programme of works in place and this, as well as the relationship with TfL requires strategic leadership.

The day to day service needs to be run efficiently and effectively, and this will include high level liaison with the relevant Member. Leadership and management ability will be closely tested at interview.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Head of Transport will have significant experience at Head of Service or Assistant Director level in highways and transportation gained at least in part in a large, complex urban Local Authority. Ideally you will have experience of working at this level in a London Borough.

Interim Head of Management & Control
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14574
Location:
North West
Salary:
£800 - £900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation who is looking for an important and key hire into their technology function.

The Interim Assignment
This is a central supporting function within IT and has broad responsibility including deputising for the CIO at times, with responsibility for: • governance in relation to reporting and meetings • preparing papers for Bank Exec, Board and external regulators • budget control and management • working with HR on people engagement and plans • ownership and implementation of the operating model

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Management & Control must have experience of working in an IT function but does not need to be an in depth specialist. They need to be able to create processes and frameworks for governance approach, co-ordinating and validating information but also be able to promptly identify issues and resolve them. They need to be able to articulately write the reports for the various forums. Excellent interpersonal skills will be required to perform this role effectively and be able to influence and win over peers and the Exec. 

Interim Theatre Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14421
Location:
London
Salary:
£450 - £470 per day
Duration:
3 - 6 months

The Client
Our client is a leading NHS hospital who are looking to employ an interim theatre manager for a period of three months until a permanent successor is appointed.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Theatre Manager post will involve full responsibility for managing the clinical leadership, resource management and organisation of the hospital’s theatres. Applicants will be expected to ensure the appropriate provision of care is provided, lead on the theatre efficiency programmes and plan to ensure capacity meets demands. They will also be able to lead on the review of theatre utilisation, relevant metrics and the capital equipment programme while leading on a skill mix review.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Theatre Manager must have prior experience running operating theatres in an NHS or private healthcare provider and they must also have supported QIPP or CIP initiatives. Applicants must be comfortable with all elements of staff management.

Interim Director of Strategy & Redesign
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14472
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary depending on experience
Duration:
4 - 6 months

The Client

Our client is a leading CCG which is looking to appoint an interim Director of Strategy & Redesign for a short term period as they commence the appointment of a substantive member of staff.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Director of Strategy & Redesign role will include developing the CCG’s strategy while leading on relationships with providers, patients and local authorities in clinical, research and education activities. The successful interim will also be expected to provide planning support to the localities to deliver clinical strategies, lead the CCG’s planning process ensuring the development of integration and lead on service and system change initiatives (including QIPP plan).

Applicants will also have to ensure coherence between the CCG’s vision and their partners’ plans, lead key service and system reviews and develop appropriate strategies across the health and social care community. This post will also be responsible for leading on joint commissioning arrangements with local authorities, NHSCB and other CCGs while being responsible for securing the best value from the public health ‘offer’.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Director of Strategy & Redesign will have strong experience of the integration agenda, must have board level experience in the NHS and be able to demonstrate a track record of change management and system redesign. Applicants will benefit from a good knowledge of CCG competencies and authorisation process while being able to evidence working with clinicians in a complex change environment. Preference will be given to applicants with a professional or clinical qualification and direct experience in primary care and secondary care.

Interim Quality Governance Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14578
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary on application
Duration:
3 months

The Client
Our client is a leading private healthcare provider which is looking to appoint an interim quality governance expert for a period of 3 months.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Quality Governance Manager will be responsible for working closely with the primary and urgent care divisions to undertake investigations of complaints and incidents. They will also need to provide advice to operational teams on the quality governance agenda and CQC compliance. The successful interim will also be responsible for undertaking CQC audits on multi sites across the country

The Interim Manager
The Interim Quality Governance Manager should have demonstrable experience in health / NHS related governance, be comfortable working in a commercial environment but most importantly be well versed on the quality governance agenda and CQC requirements. It would be beneficial for applicants to be a clinician but is not essential, however the role will require national travel so all applicants must be prepared to travel country wide.

Interim Head of Intelligent Client Function (ICF) - Local Government
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14513
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £400 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a central London Local Council going through an extensive change & transformation programme which has led it to embark on a shared services programme.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Head of ICF will:

• develop a culture of partnership and collaboration between the ICF, the client and the Managed Services Provider.

• translate the business plan into an operating strategy to deliver the objectives determined by the ICF sub contract, SLA or Executive Director.

• define and establish governance processes between the ICF and the relevant governing Boards and to ensure the proper development and use of dispute escalation processes.

• lead, direct and motivate all staff within the ICF for Managed Services in the achievement and coordination of the relevant policies, programmes and statutory obligations within the business plan objectives and to ensure they are consistently met.

• ensure that appropriate checks and controls are in place in order that administrative and financial integrity is developed and maintained, with the systems and initiatives required to ensure efficiency, performance management and value for money for the ICF for managed Services.

• ensure that measures are in place to effectively deliver all statutory and compliance functions undertaken within the ICF for Managed Services.

• ensure professional responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness, availability and value for money of all ICF for Managed Services, services through, for example, the proper accumulation and use of intelligence including benchmarking, contract audit, monitoring finance, contract reporting, etc.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Head of ICF will possess the following:

• Considerable senior level experience of Client Side contract and supplier relationship management in a complex multi-organisational shared service environment

• Evidence of a high degree of commercial acumen obtained through the successful management of a range of highly complex commercial situations

• Senior management experience in an appropriate major service area and evidence of delivering services to high standards, marked by innovation and clear purpose

• Knowledge and understanding of the trends, developments, political and legislative issues affecting the ICF for Managed Services and local authorities in general in terms of modernising public service delivery, political management arrangements and strengthening of local partnership working.

• Ability to provide clear leadership in the planning, creation and development of a commercially based organisation

• Possession of highly developed communication and presentation skills

• Proven ability in relating to, engaging with, negotiating with, inspiring confidence and influencing a wide range of audiences and building positive relationships with key stakeholders

• Senior management experience of initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating major policy initiatives and organisational change programmes, demonstrating the capacity to think strategically and to develop innovative and practical responses to a range of management and service issues

• Track record of translating organisational vision into solid, measurable achievement

Interim Category Manager – Facilities Management / Estates
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14532
Location:
South East
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a Unitary Authority in the South East.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Category Manager – Facilities Management / Estates will lead on category of spend across facilities management / estates. You will be expected to provide a professional, customer-focused service for the procurement of goods and services within the afore mentioned Category Management Framework delivering a tender exercise for one of the Facilities Management contracts. The contract focuses specifically on Mechanical Services Reactive Maintenance (Repairs of Heating, Ventilation, Gas Services and Boilers) so experience in this area is preferred. A key outcome will be to contribute to the achievement of the strategic sourcing savings targets of £10.7 million by 2014/15, develop and implement innovative approaches to supply arrangements that minimise costs and commercial risks, delivering cashable savings, whilst at the same time enhancing the services the council provides to the local community. Large contract re/negotiation & strategy would be advantageous.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Category Manager – Facilities Management / Estates will possess in-depth experience and an excellent track record in category management, procurement and project management in large public sector organisation. In depth experience of managing budgets, implementing change and managing relationships throughout a complex, diverse organisation in a commercial role and delivering category management excellence within a Facilities Management / Estates context would also be advantageous. 

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