Head of UK Environmental & Energetics Testing

benefits & bonus
15 Dec 2017
12 Jan 2018
Frank White
Clearance Level
Job Type

Head of UK Environmental & Energetics Testing

Circa £70'000 per annum basic salary + benefits

An International Aerospace and Defence Company is looking for someone to become their new Head of Environmental & Energetics Testing for the whole of their UK operations. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a thought leader in Environmental & Energetics testing to take up a leading role in the UK operations of this internationally renowned Defence company.

The role purpose is to ensure that the capacity, effectiveness and operational delivery of the Energetics and Environmental Test capability is improved and sustained. The role is responsible for ensuring that the business demand is satisfied by the delivery of safe and efficient operations for all of the facilities under their control. The majority of these facilities are in the South East of England (Kent, Essex, Hampshire, etc.), but will also require occasional travel to other sites in the UK.

Key Accountabilities include:

Capability: Responsible for managing appropriate facilities for Director Operations MLW and that they are fit for purpose for the short and long term requirements of the business. Instilling a continuous improvement culture across responsibilities.

Capacity: Collaborating with key leaders across the business to ensure that the capacity of their specified group matches the agreed demand. Provide improved, efficient and agile site capability via rationalisation/ transformation / technology. Delivering operational excellence through more efficient capability and improving listening and responding culture. Ensure success of strategic campaigns.

Culture: Develop an effective environment that facilitates vibrant and collaborative teams in line with business leadership behaviours and values. Lead by example and act as a role model of business values and collaborative behaviours.

Change: Accountable for ensuring the embedding of the new delivery model and managing change to the new capability structure, members of their group through the change.

Technical Expertise: Responsible for driving thought leadership, best practice and increased performance throughout their facilities.

Collaboration: Through partnership and communication, work across business and functional boundaries within business to create collaborative working relationships. Achieve transformed structure and operation, including all supply reviews, in partnership with Director Operations and the broader E&O team. Put in place improvement plans to achieve outstanding reputation for operational delivery at all levels

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

* Thought leader for Energetics and Environmental Testing

* Able to quickly recognise interventions needed to drive change in Energetics and Environmental Testing

* A respected leader across the Energetics and Environmental Testing operations community

* Experience leading complex outputs in a matrix organisation

* Experience of developing and line managing others and building effective organisations

* Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, able to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

* Ability to understand quickly the broad and diverse technical domains that the engineering and operations function supports and the implications to the development and sustainment of capability

Experience & Qualifications:

* Demonstrable experience of working in a range of operations roles with a significant technical leadership background

* Proven leadership and capability development of operations to meet specific objectives

* Director level stakeholder engagement and leadership (both within and external to business) to ensure successful delivery of complex projects

* Continuous Improvement experience.

Interested in finding out more?

Apply here with your CV and if you're a good fit, Frank will be in touch to discuss with you more.

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