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Chief Operating Officer / Managing Director - Barcelona - Director de Operaciones / Director Gerente

Director de Operaciones / Director Gerente Based Barcelona region
160 - 180k pa euro’s pa, plus significant bonus, car and benefits

Director de Operaciones / Director Gerente de alto nivel para liderar una empresa compleja en la cual es responsable por todas las actividades operacionales / de producción. Es necesaria experiencia en gestión de operaciones / producción / ingeniería con experiencia en maquinaria de infraestructura compleja y pesada. Más informaciones abajo.

Part of a substantial and highly successful global corporation, our client operates at the pinnacle of this dynamic and challenging industry. This formidable corporation manufacture and supply customers with a wide range of high-performance solutions in an evolving and changing marketplace.

Growth and investment remain firmly on the agenda and as such, this is an extremely exciting time to be joining the organisation. This is a high impact transformational and change management role and hence we are now looking to appoint a Managing Director to take this business on an exciting and dramatic journey and to transform the business to profitability.


• This is a substantial leadership role where the incumbent must be able to lead a high-performance turnaround agenda, empowering the management team and driving out waste.

• As Managing Director, you will report to a Divisional President and will be accountable for running a significant and highly critical complex business where you lead the top level strategy and formulate and execute the organisation’s annual operating plan.

• You will have full accountability and will lead all business and operational activities whilst implementing strategic and tactical plans to deliver and exceed business objectives.

• The incumbent will be required to lead the business across four key elements;

1. You will be accountable for all manufacturing/operational activities with a focus on lean methodologies and derivative tools, adopting new processes and working procedures required to lead the business towards best in class.
2. To deliver outstanding, intimate and engaging relationships with a significant stakeholder community including municipalities, government bodies, community groups and local authorities etc.
3. To design and implement the strategic plan for the business, reinforcing business development, innovation and forward-looking approach to meet the long-term vision.
4. To deliver a high-performance people engagement culture within a continuous improvement and best practice environment and implement a sophisticated change programme in terms of people, systems and processes, leading edge technology and innovation.


• This substantial role will interest an exceptional individual who enjoys a growth environment, substantial autonomy and who has the ability to work in a multinational organisation in a highly visible position within a complex and challenging marketplace.

• With fluent language capabilities in both English and Spanish or Catalan, this unique position demands an inspirational leader with the stature and gravitas to a conduct a role of this type.

• As such, it is likely that you will have gained an outstanding background in world class operational / manufacturing / engineering management before moving into General Management / MD / business leadership roles. Consequently, your expertise will have been gained in fast moving dynamic industries where you will be used to substantial and complex infrastructure and heavy machinery i.e. oil and gas, chemical/mineral processing, power generation, mining, refinery, nuclear, waste water management, petrochem or similar industrial world class sectors.

• Intellectually powerful and action orientated with outstanding managerial and analytical capabilities, you will be the type who can champion change, lead unprecedented business performance improvements and will relish the opportunity to advance your career in a market leading organisation where exceptional career opportunities exist for high class performers.

Are you interested in applying for this vacancy?

Please respond to the following questions in your cover letter:
1. Are you operating at MD/Plant Director level?
2. Do you have experience working within heavy engineering/machinery and complex infrastructure?
3. Have you led substantial transformational change programmes and initiatives?

Please reply with full CV and covering letter in ENGLISH and current salary details.
Candidates who fail to respond in this manner cannot be considered. Quote reference number 15/306 to;

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