Vacancy

Regional Operations Director Europe,
Full-time

United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Responsibility

Regional Operations Director – North, South & East Europe
Competitive salary & generous benefits
UK, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
 
Where can you find a match for this operations management role? It offers you the widest ranging influence in a successful and innovative multinational, plus the other benefits of working for AkzoNobel: a company known for producing world class brands and creating a culture which encourages input, welcomes ideas and acts on them to ensure the business continues to anticipate customer needs and surpasses their expectations.
 
We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We’re also named amongst the Top Employers in the UK. You can’t make a great impact like this without having great people. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need the best. Is that you?
 
As Regional Operations Director for our Metal Coatings business you will manage a network of manufacturing sites in the European region and ensure they are able to support sales and profitability targets. Responsible for product manufacturing, warehousing and distribution we will look to you to ensure customer needs are met and that HSE is fully integrated into the management of operations. You will provide direction, reinforce a culture of functional and operational excellence as well as encourage continuous improvement and a commitment to company values. You will support standardisation of processes and tools as well as drive best practices across operations. Important too will be the ability to communicate strategy, build a talented management team and foster motivated workforce.

Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

September 30, 2016

Vacancy number

160000KJ

Continent

Europe

Country

United Kingdom

State/Region/Province

England

Site

Birmingham

Business unit

Metal Coatings

Sub business unit

Metal Coatings_North Europe

Job family

Manufacturing

Hierarchy level

Executive

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Much of your success will depend on your ability to obtain an exceptional performance from others, but that’s one of your greatest strengths. You possess an in-depth academic and practical knowledge of Operations and Supply Chain too, ideally gained in the B2B sector. You will have a Degree in Engineering and/or Supply chain and/or related field and business administration qualification would be an advantage. You also know how to develop and inspire excellence. You nurture continuous learning, co-operation and the determination to exceed customer expectations. In addition, you have a good strategic head, grasp of figures and a strong profit focus and you aspire to take on senior leadership positions in the future.
 
You are ready for this influential role in a business that invests in people please visit our website and apply online via the link.
 
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