We are recruiting for an experienced Operations Manager on behalf of a company that offers a landscaping and playground design and installation service across the UK for a wide range of clients that include schools, nurseries, academies, national house builders, commercial developers, councils and local authorities.
The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the delivery and installation of a variety of timber and steel play equipment and associated landscaping within the South East ensuring all financial, quality and customer service targets are consistently met and will:
Be responsible for the project management and resource planning of both installation teams and projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and in line with priced expectations.
Undertake pre-contract site meetings to clarify and confirm details of the works and any amendments to costings.
Prepare programmes of work using in-house templates and software packages to ensure on time delivery of projects.
Maintain and up to date and efficient programme of projects, agreeing dates and/or any amendments with clients and subcontractors ensuring timely scheduling of plant, material and equipment delivery to site.
Ensure installations are undertaken in accordance with the site plans, installation instructions and H&S procedures through regular site visits, taking remedial action as appropriate.
Monitor and review project progress against the job costings to ensure that gross profit margins are achieved or exceeded.
Manage site and installation issues ensuring an resolving successfully, cost effectively, efficiently and to client satisfaction.
Undertake sign-off meetings as appropriate with clients at completion of the installation ensuring files are passed to accounts for invoicing.
Develop and expand a network of in house teams and installation sub-contractors with the right skills.
Manage the training of in-house and sub-contracted teams.
Assist the Sales Team with pricing of miscellaneous items for job costings.
Be responsible for ensuring all operational, HR, compliance and H&S processes are consistently applied.
To be considered for the Operations Managers job opportunity you will need :
Direct experience of managing installation projects within the landscaping, play equipment, fencing, outdoor furniture, groundworks or related sectors.
Excellent project management skills, to be highly organised with good attention to detail and communication skills and be able to work well under and complete projects within set time frames.
Strong leadership and organisational skills, to be a driven individual who is able to self-motivate and has a positive can do attitude.
To have a good understanding of Microsoft packages in particular excel which is the key software used.
Be living within the South East.
The Operations Manager will be joining an established company which has over 20 years experience within the landscaping and playground sectors and will be fully supported by an experienced, design, sales and operational and administration support team who know what needs to be done, how to schedule it, plan for it and install it.
On offer is a salary of up to £40,000 per year which is negotiable based on experience and current package, a performance related bonus scheme, Company Car or Car Allowance, Laptop, Mobile Phone, Tablet, 5 Weeks Holiday (Plus all Bank Holidays) a pension scheme and the opportunity to further progress your career within the playground equipment installation sector.
Category: Landscape Services
End date: January 1, 1970
Job Type: Full-time - Permanent
Location: RH11, Ilfield, West Sussex
Salary from: £ 35,000 - £ 40,000