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 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 Internal Communications Specialist for Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14359
Location:
South West
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is Local Authority based in the South West.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Internal Communications Specialist for Transformation will develop a communications and engagement plan alongside the Business Change team, with responsibility for ensuring its effective delivery, covering the following aspects:

  • To design, write, deliver and ensure effective distribution of two-way communication between the Council and internal and external stakeholders using a full range of channels including media relations, campaigns, publications, web pages and digital and social media.
  • To provide professional advice and support to Council departments and elected members on all communications matters. This position will link closely with the Corporate Communications team Objectives
  • To develop, implement and evaluate internal and external Transformation communications initiatives across the authority, linking with the Engagement Leads for the Council
  • To work as part of a team to promote the Transformation work of the Council and how this links to delivering the Councils Corporate Plan.
  • To provide professional advice, support to all stakeholders on all aspects of engagement through effective communication. To work as part of a team while taking sole responsibility for the delivery of the Transformation Communications
  • To prompt positive and accurate media coverage of Council activities and initiatives by researching, drafting, clearing and circulating media releases, arranging media opportunities and developing good relations with the local, regional and national media.
  • To provide fast and accurate responses to enquiries from the local, trade and national media.
  • To support Transformation Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers in conjunction with departmental and service management teams in devising and implementing effective e tailored communications strategies, which are evaluated
  • To write and edit high quality copy ensuring the appropriate vehicle for effective engagement and communication is used
  • To advise on and champion the use of plain English.
  • To ensure the Council’s house style and corporate identity are used in all publicity material and to promote compliance across the Council.
  • To advise officers on legal issues relating to the media, including the laws governing local government publicity.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Internal Communications Specialist for Transformation must have worked in a similar role within a public sector organisation in the past.

Interim Project Manager - Onboarding and Teacher Community
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JS14349
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a global educational publishing business.

The Interim Assignment

An Interim Project Manager is required to join the institutional line of the business. This role will focus on running a number of initiatives designed to put stakeholders at the centre of everything they do and provide the services, community and support around the products to ensure success in and out of the classroom. This role will help deliver these initiatives, managing an incremental rollout of our improved customer onboarding initiatives and ensuring all necessary procedures and planning is out in place to ensure success. Key responsibilities: • Overall project management of complex and multi-team technical, content and support development projects, to deliver products and services on time and to budget. Lead planning in order to build schedules, risk registers, resource requirements, etc. • Provide status reporting to project sponsor and stakeholders • Coordinate between business departments as necessary • Actively manage risks and issues to avoid or mitigate threats, exploit opportunities, and increase the chance of project success • Work closely with Product Owner, Business Analyst, and other stakeholders to ensure complete sets of requirements are gathered, and optimal solutions are agreed • Coordinate with businesses and external QA teams to ensure timely testing of technical solutions • Manage any proposed changes in scope, schedule, or budget, documenting and communicating the impact according to agree change control process • Work closely with scrum masters for individual project teams to ensure priorities are clear, risks are flagged and downstream dependencies are identified and tracked. • Flag serious risks or issues in the project to stakeholders, Head of Development and Head of Learning Technology.

The Interim Manager The ideal candidate will have: • Strong demonstrated project management experience using an Agile methodology. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal and influencing skills. • A proven ability to work with on-shore, near-shore and off-shore teams • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills: the ability to work equally well with less technical business owners/stakeholders and technical development teams, and to manage effectively in a matrix structure. • Excellent planning, scheduling and budget management experience

Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14408
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
12 months

The Client

Green Park is excited to be partnering a historic British apparel brand embark on a retail operations transformation creating the requirement of an Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager to assist the Head of Retail.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager will be taking control of the operations team across multiple functions implementing the next phase of this brand’s growth plan. The team will be concentrating on system, control and process improvement throughout the retail store network, the e-commerce offering and business operations.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager will need to come from a fashion / apparel brand or department store where you have control of digital, merchandising and a store / concession network.

Interim Retail Operations Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14408
Location:
London
Salary:
£400 per day
Duration:
12 months

The Client
Green Park is excited to be partnering a historic SME British brand through an exciting stage of its business transformation programme by adding strength to its Retail Operations Function with a newly created Retail Operations Manager.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Retail Operations Manager will be assisting the Head of Retail operations implement the next phase of this brands growth plan, they will be concentrating on system, control and process improvement throughout the retail store network, the e-commerce offering and business operations.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Retail Operations Manager will have a wealth of exposure within omni-channel retail covering e-commerce, store networks and catalogue. You will need have experience of traditional brands within a male and female apparel environment, both within fashion and ideally custom work wear apparel.

Board Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR27381
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting opportunity to join a PE backed retailer (c£250m t/o) with exciting growth plans. A main Board Director, this position will report directly to the Chief Executive, developing and implementing new strategies to take the company forward. This individual will build a best-in-class finance function that supports robust and efficient operations; maximising business performance through the provision of sound financial and commercial support. Improve accounting procedures and standards, KPIs and the use of the ERP system, stock management, budgeting and forecasting. The candidate will have successfully led core finance functions including control, reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, budgeting and planning, financial analysis, management reporting and audit committee interactions. You must have had corporate finance or private equity exposure, particularly with transaction or refinancing experience. For further information, please contact William Richards on 0203 145 3439.

Interim PMO / Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14292
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £1200 per day
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Green Park has been instructed by one of the leading UK’s leading retail / consumer firms to assist with a business transformation.

The Interim Assignment

Our client requires an established Interim PMO / Programme Manager to assist with the business transformation project, reporting to the project lead you will be responsible for assisting with end 2 end project management including live analysis, senior stakeholder engagement, creation of work streams and project foundations. 

The Interim Manager

The successful interim PMO / Programme Manager will need to have a proven PMO background within retail or consumer (not retail financial services), a foundation within management consulting and international project exposure would be advantageous as well as working in Private Equity sponsored environments.

Interim Payroll Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JS14380
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client, a large commercial property business, is looking to recruit an Interim Payroll Manager to manage three monthly payrolls from start to finish. This includes processing the payrolls, reconciliations, preparation of BACS payments and RTI submissions.

The Interim Assignment

The main responsibilities of the Interim Payroll Manager include: •

  • Provide administrative support for various pension schemes (DB, DC, stakeholder)
  • Provide support to the HR department on payroll specific items
  • Provide support and training to the ‘Senior Payroll Administrator’
  • Manage the processing and reconciliation of employee expenses. Review all expense claims before they are processed. If there are any queries, contact the employee directly to resolve these queries. Prepare monthly reports on expenses.
  • Responsible for payroll monthly reconciliations, journals, costing files and recharges
  • Distribution of month end reports using Cognos Impromtu
  • Run all payroll-related year end routines
  • Preparation of P11d’s and PAYE Settlement Agreement. Liaise with the Head of Tax to ensure these are correct.
  • Deal with employee payroll and expenses queries, efficiently, timely and courteously
  • Liaising with HMRC and third parties
  • Provision of data & information for Senior Management
  • Keep payroll processes and procedures documentation up to date
  • Any other ad-hoc duties and responsibilities as requested by the Group Financial Controller

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Payroll Manager will possess the following essential track record:

  • Previous experience of managing a Payroll function with comprehensive knowledge of payroll processes and legislation
  • Payroll year end processing and returns
  • PSA & P11d calculations
  • Able to prioritise work and meet multiple deadlines Desirable:
  • Payroll qualification
  • Previous experience of running medium-sized, and multiple payrolls
  • Pensioners payroll exposure
  • Staff management experience
  • Payroll accounting
  • Pension scheme administration
  • Knowledge of Resourcelink
Director of Commissioning & Integration
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14255
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting changes are happening to the way that the local NHS health services are commissioned, planned and designed for people in Luton, with the CCG giving the system leadership to drive these forward. We work closely with partners, stakeholders, clinicians, Luton residents, patients, service users and carers, listening and acting on their views in an open and transparent way. We work very closely with Luton Borough Council and have committed to the Luton integration programme ‘Better Together’. The CCG have taken over many of the responsibilities that were previously performed by the primary care trust, NHS Luton. We plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for the people of Luton. We are looking to recruit a Director of Commissioning & Integration to join the senior leadership team. This role will lead and manage the CCG’s commission teams to ensure effective delivery of strategies and commissioning plans, as well as the joint plans with the Local Authority. The Director will develop the commissioning strategies and plans and ensure collaborative commissioning represents value for money. We have a demanding QIPP programme and the new Director will be responsible for its successful delivery. It will be critical to find an exceptional leader who can build strong relationships with stakeholders. Experience of leading contract management and negotiation is essential. You will need to demonstrate a track record of developing and delivering QIPP initiatives and be able to evidence experience of working with clinicians in a complex and challenging environment. If you feel that you have the experience that we are looking for and have the passion and desire to lead Luton CCG to future success then please visit our microsite for further details, including how to apply: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/lutonccg If you would like to discuss further, please contact one of our retained executive search consultants below for a confidential discussion: Andrea Bainger or Anna Baines-Holmes on 0207 399 3993.

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