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

Director of Contracting and Performance - NHS Bedfordshire CCG
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR13856
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

Our client, Bedfordshire CCG plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for 440,000 people and in doing so deliver real improvements in safety, outcomes and experience for our patients. We are looking to recruit to the post of Director of Contracting and Performance.

The Role

This post will play a key role in developing all areas of the contracting function ensuring that key processes and systems and governance arrangements are fit for purpose. The post holder will lead on the delivery of large scale innovative contracts with a total value exceeding £250m. The post will play a pivotal role in driving performance improvements, value for money and the delivery of patient focused services, ensuring quality of care and safety is embedded in our contracts portfolio.

The Person

Successful candidates will have extensive experience of negotiating and managing the performance of large scale NHS contracts and experience of delivering across all areas of the contracting and performance remit. They will possess strong leadership skills and have a strong desire to continue to develop their skills in this area, be personally robust and be comfortable with holding staff and providers to account.

They will be passionate about the quality of care and safety agenda and have well developed tact and diplomacy skills in order to develop effective relationships with providers and wider stakeholders. This is an exciting time to join Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, with a place on our Board this role offers a real opportunity to make your mark in the organisation and make a difference for patients. 

European Operations Director – Charterhouse
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SB13740
Location:
London

The Client

Charterhouse PM Ltd. offers print management solutions and outsourced marketing production services to global brands and blue chip clients across Europe. Acquired by Konica Minolta Business Solutions in November 2012, Charterhouse is currently seeking a European Operations Director to join their management team.

The Role

Reporting into the CEO, this role represents a critical addition to the leadership team and will be responsible for driving operational excellence. The ideal candidate will direct the management team on the strategic direction of the company’s operations and have a solid understanding of European markets and the cultural dynamics that exist within. Bringing strong financial acumen, the postholder will be expected to standardise SLAs and KPIs, ensuring that budgets are reported on in a rigorous and timely manner.

The Person

Bringing structure to people and process, the postholder will be a self-starter, a strong communicator and a subtle challenger with a track record of building teams, organisational development and managing productive employee relations. This is an opportunity to make a genuine impact on a well-established and entrepreneurial business. The role is integral to the Charterhouse’s ongoing growth and presents significant scope for professional development in the print management industry.

Group Planning Manager – Development Control & Building Control
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR13812
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

An exciting opportunity to join Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Planning Service, one of the highest performing service areas within the Council.

The Role

Reporting into the Head of Planning and Transportation, the successful candidate will lead on an interesting range of major planning applications and development schemes.

The Person

Possessing a strong understanding of the planning process and current working knowledge of planning legislation and development, the postholder will be a resilient and independent leader, able to inspire and motivate a team of 19 staff and further drive performance improvement and efficiency. 

Head of Programme Office - Central Bedfordshire Council
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR11665
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

At Central Bedfordshire Council, everything we do is about improving the lives and wellbeing of our residents. That’s why we are investing in our asset development programme, creating an estimated gross development value of £120m over the next seven years and, as our Head of Programmes in Asset Development, you’ll make sure we make the right investment decisions.

The Role

Put simply, you’ll ensure that our programmes and projects are fit for purpose, that they clearly reflect our strategic objectives and key priorities, and that they’re delivered in line with key milestones.

The Person

Educated to degree level and with a vocational qualification in either housing development or regeneration, you’ll have a proven track record of managing project resources and complex initiatives within a regeneration, housing or commercial development environment. A strong background in developing and leading successful and innovative corporate planning strategies is important, as is senior management experience. Most importantly, you’ll be skilled in delivering effective, high quality projects that meet organisational and customer needs alike. We’ll also expect to see excellent negotiation and influencing skills as well as the ability to drive positive change. 

Interim Project Controls Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN59874
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client, a leading private sector infrastructure organisation, is looking to appoint an interim Project Controls Director for an on-going period to influence and direct the Project Controls function across the organisation and be responsible for its management and development. 

The Interim Management Assignment

The Interim Project Controls Director will be responsible for leadership of the functional heads of department, project governance across all functions and maintaining project timeline documents. Applicants will also be expected to carry out risk and impact analysis, develop the implementation of the change plans, ensure the mitigation of risk through the development of high quality control systems and oversee the production of progress/performance reports.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Project Controls Director will have demonstrable experience in all aspects of project control in a major capital project, energy, infrastructure or heavy engineering environment including the management of multi-discipline project teams. They must have a proven track record of implementing risk management and change control processes and will have developed organisational structures, work processes and developed a continuous improvement programme. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong understanding of project control systems such as Primavera and a track record in the use of KPI’s to measure productivity. The ability to influence through persuasion and relationships is essential to being successful in this position. Only applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for this role.

Interim Care Services Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14155
Location:
South of England
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
up to 6 months

The Client

Our client a leading group of care homes are looking to bring in a clinically qualified senior operational manager to provide support across multiple homes.

The Interim Management Assignment

The interim Care Services Manager will be required to test the organisations current proposition and clinical quality and work to steer a number of the homes through CQC and CCG compliance inspections. The interim will also be expected to support the Trusts managers in meeting their objectives, perform within budget while fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement and delivery of the very best care. One of the care homes needs to increase its current patient number and so part of the role will be business development focussed. Work also needs to be done improving relations with the relevant NHS commissioners.

The Interim Manager

A demonstrable experience of negotiating with commissioner and an understanding of the NHS commissioning landscape will be vital to achieving success as will the ability to cast a fresh eye on the homes current practices. Applicants must be hold a current clinical registration with the NMC (or a similar organisation), have over 10 years experience of working in health care and will ideally have managed a care home previously. The successful candidate will ideally understand the CQC policies and procedures while preference will be given to candidates that will consider a long term/ potential permanent contract with the organisation.

Head of Facilities Management - Leicester City Council
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
YF13914
Location:
North East
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

Our client , Leicester City Council, requires a Head of Facilities Management.

The Role

You will be responsible for delivering a fundamental shift in the way that FM services are delivered in the authority.

The Person

You will have a demonstrable track record of delivering first class, modern, customer focused and wrap around services to a range of clients and stakeholders.

For more information please visit http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/leicester/.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 27th August.

Head of Estates Management - Central Bedfordshire Council
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR13863
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

Central Bedfordshire has one of the fastest growing populations in the UK, and we are committed to making sure they get the best possible service from our organisation. That means managing and maintaining our property portfolio to the very highest standards – which is what makes this such an interesting opportunity.

The Role

It will be down to you to provide strategic direction and management in relation to all aspects of estate management. RICS qualified or with the equivalent experience, you’ll have strong estate or business management experience and extensive experience in delivering estate and asset management opportunities on behalf of corporate owners, primarily to local authority clients.

The Person

We’ll be looking for an up-to-date knowledge of relevant financial procedures and legislation along with a strong background in negotiating with land owners, tenants and purchasers. Substantial budgeting experience for a multi-use property portfolio is essential, as is a proven ability to develop innovative policies and strategies. A good knowledge of central government legislation in relation to local authority procedures is essential, and you should be skilled in working across teams to deliver business goals and priorities. 

Interim Quality Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
RT13991
Location:
North East
Salary:
Competitive day rate

The Client

Our client is a small but fast paced, entrepreneurial private equity backed consumer business with manufacturing activity in 3 countries and market leading brands within their portfolio.

The Role

They have plans and capability for global expansion having already achieved market leadership in the UK. Part of the plan is to be market leaders basing competitive advantage around quality of product. As part of this process they require an Interim Quality Director to review and make improvements to international manufacturing operations. In addition, ‘quality as part of their brand’ needs to be further embedded across the business as a strategic function.

The Person

We would be interested in hearing from candidates who have a demonstrable track record in manufacturing quality improvements within plastics injection moulding products. International travel will be a component with the role being primarily based in the North of England.

If you would like to apply for the role, please click on the button below or alternatively please send your CV to raj.tulsiani@green-park.co.uk

Interim Associate Director of Operations for Women and Children's Division
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN44558
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
3-4 months

The Client

Our client, a leading NHS Foundation Trust, are looking to appoint an Interim Associate Director of Operations for the Women and Children’s division for 3 - 4 months.

The Role

The interim Associate Director of Operations for Women and Children’s Division will be reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for the general management of the women’s and children’s division including a high number of community beds. Due to the current structure employed by the Trust, the successful candidate will need to be financially astute as they will have complete devolved control of the budget totaling £60 million and will be tasked with finding savings of c.£2 million. Additionally, they will need to be able to contribute to the upskilling of the current resources in the team and maintain the current detailed turnaround programme.

The Person

Applicants should have experience of managing a women and children’s division within an Acute/ Foundation Trust environment and will have worked in an organisation going through a transformation programme. 

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