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Operations Director Recruitment
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Operations Director Executive Search & Headhunting Specialists

Let our team search, identify, and recruit top Operations Director talent for your organisation.


Importance of The Operations Director Role

Operations have undergone a significant transition as businesses strive to deliver optimal value while responding to cost-reduction measures. Businesses rely on operations executives who possess the ability to identify and capitalise on opportunities to streamline processes, optimise resources, and enhance the overall efficiency of operations to drive organisational success.

The Operations Director plays a critical role in ensuring organisations are well-positioned to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. Their ability to lead and innovate in the face of change is essential to the success of an organisation and its ability to maintain a competitive edge.

Adept at developing innovative solutions to complex problems, the right candidate will have a deep understanding of operations management principles and demonstrate skill in leveraging technology and automation to streamline workflows and reduce costs, enabling your organisation to expertly navigate changing economic, technological, and regulatory circumstances.

At Novo, we assist clients across multiple industries in transforming their operations functions and achieving significant improvements in productivity and processes. By introducing high-calibre candidates and strengthening existing operations using continuous improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, Kanban, Jaizen, and Just-in-time (JIT), our operations experts can help your business recruit its next operations leader.

Operations Director Skills Needed Include

  • Leadership: to purposefully lead, manage and motivate a team while fostering a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Strategic thinking: to develop strategic plans that align with overall business objectives and implement data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication: to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation.
  • Project management: to plan, execute and monitor projects, ensuring timely and cost-efficient completion while maintaining high-quality standards.

Whether you require an interim change manager or a permanent executive, our team of executive recruitment specialists can help you find exceptional operations leaders who will propel your business forward.

Novo’s Operations Director Recruitment sector experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

Our Operations Director Executive Search Services

As one of the leading Executive Search firms in the UK, Novo is well placed to find your next Operations Director.

Our team of highly experienced consultants work across a broad range of sectors and are specialists at recruiting top notch C-Suite talent.

Able to work in strict confidence, our team will search, identify, and recruit your ideal Operations Director.

Through our years of experience, our team can handle the entire process from start to finish, working to rigorous standards and with a highly systemised approach.

Contact Novo for a confidential discussion about your Operations Director recruitment needs.

  • Dale Perrett
    Operations Director Specialist
    Dale Perrett Founding Director

    Looking to recruit an Operations Director?

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    Call: 0844 241 2064

Our Operations Director Executive Search Specialists

Dale Perrett
Founding Director

Dale is one of the Founding Directors of Novo Executive Search and Selection. He is part of the Novo leadership team that drives the business. He remains passionate about working with clients on a daily basis delivering executive search assignments. Dale has a breadth of experience successfully working across many sectors.

George Woodward

George is an experienced director and key member of Novo Executive Search’s leadership team and is integral in driving forward its growth into the future. With a breadth of UK and global executive search experience spanning over 15 years, George has an outstanding track record in assisting numerous businesses, ranging from owner-managed SMEs and mid-size companies to FTSE clients, helping them source exceptional talent to fill executive positions within their organisations. George works closely with his clients to identify and recruit high calibre professionals for board and senior management roles. His executive recruitment skills, insightful decision-making, and ambition for his clients’ success are second to none.

Jon Hollier
Founding Director

Jon is a Founding Director of Novo Executive Search & Selection. Beyond establishing and developing Novo, his extensive experience covers a wide range of disciplines across commercial and the third sectors. Jon has delivered a significant number of executive search assignments across the UK and internationally throughout his 20 year career.

Peter Tucker
Founding Director

Peter was part of the team that set up Novo in 2003 and has now been running research based assignments for over 20 years. This experience covers a wide range of sectors and companies but would class the following as particular specialities: sales and marketing, sport and manufacturing.

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