Operations Manager

Ref: VAC-311632
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Region: Cheshire
  • Industry: Social Housing
  • Employment Type: Permanent


Job Description

Operations Manager
Social Housing Refurbishment
Planned Maintenance Schemes
£50-£60k + Package

Company Overview:
A national, award winning, property maintenance contractor are actively looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Operations Manager for their Warrington based offices. Due to internal promotion, this opportunity for an Operations Manager is now an immediate requirement for an individual to hit the ground running with existing contracts already secured for the next 12 months. This local office is now running at a turnover of £18m with potential for further growth due to additional contracts and tenders already submitted.

In branch, you will be supported by your Regional Manager and be responsible for an existing team of Contracts Managers, trades operatives, administrative support staff as well as a pro-active commercial team who you will work closely with for future tenders.

As a national business, this companies primary focus is Social Housing Refurbishment; Reactive, Refit, Voids, Cyclical works and Planned Maintenance. In addition the business also work on external contracts with Hospitals and Universities, with these contracts including maintenance and full refurbishments. Your primary focus from the Warrington branch will be focusing on Planned Maintenance Schemes as well as external contracts with Hospitals and Universities.

Your Role & Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, the Operations Manager is responsible for their designation business stream, having responsibility for managing their operation to ensure that business plan targets are met. Having a high degree of commercial/business acumen working with the business development manager to identify, plan and develop business opportunities to meet sales and business plan targets.

” Ensure that requests, reports, projections, KPI’s and monthly valuations are accurate and submitted on time to meet deadlines and that performance is reported accurately. Using management skills to mentor, monitor and develop staff under their control.
” Ensure contracts are completed to programme, client satisfaction is maintained and profit margins are met.
” Ensure that sales invoices are submitted accurately and in line with delivery costs and client deadlines.
” Assist with the production of their regional business plan along with the development of their specific operational plan.
” Responsible for the accurate build up and submission of tenders/quotations within their area of responsibility
” Ensuring that adequate pre-contract planning takes place so that contracts are delivered in line with profit requirements.
” Continually monitor contracts to ensure delivery in line with cost plans.
” Submit accurate monthly valuations built up from site progress reports to the Strategic Operations Manager.
” Present to both external clients and at internal management meetings.
” Manage the Health, Safety and Welfare on contracts, staff, clients and the general public.
” Ensure the production and distribution of compliant health and safety information and plans and carryout training and development reviews.
” Liaising with the human resources department, direct involvement in any disciplinary or redundancy process to ensuring that the company procedures are being met and adhered too.
” Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for all personnel engaged within their operation.
” Responsible for monitoring internal H & S audits and ensuring implementation of the findings

What you need to succeed

To be successful in this role, you will have recent working experience at Operations Manager level within the Social Housing Refurbishment sector. Ideally contractor side due to the level of client interaction required. In addition, you will have a good understanding of the commercial functions within a business, alongside operations as you will work closely with the commercial team to produce tenders moving forward.

” Operational Management experience within Reactive, Refurbishment, Voids and Planned works contracts essential.
” Social Housing experience vital for the role.
” Experience of Schedule of Rates is beneficial but not essential
” Must be experienced MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
” Be able to work under pressure, to deadlines and prompt turnaround times.
” Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

What’s in it for you
As a successful Operations Manager within this contractor, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the investors in people accreditation and was the Construction News awards winner and Employer of the Year.
In addition you will be offered a competitive salary, plus Company Car/ Allowance, discounted health care scheme, pension and 24 days holiday plus bank holidays.
This opportunity is now available due to internal promotion with further opportunity for the successful candidate to also progress their career further within the business.

To apply to this role or for a confidential discussion, contact me directly on 01925 748 320 / 07951 445 519/ s.clinton@ionic.jobs

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