Operations Director, Part time

Acton, London (West)
Day rate starting £350+ subject to experience but negotiable
19 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Operations Director, Part time

Fushi Wellbeing is a young, dynamic and growing ethical health and beauty brand based in West London. We are a small friendly team with a passion for healthy living and providing high quality health and beauty products.

We are looking for a highly experienced Operations Director to help drive forward our growing business. Candidate should preferably have a min 5 years’ experience with a small to medium sized business. Experience of the health and beauty sector would be beneficial but not essential.

Your main responsibilities would be: -

  • Assist management in setting goals that promote company growth
  • Oversee daily activity and train the current team, and hire as necessary to achieve goals.
  • Hire and train an operations manager to deliver goals.
  • Prepare budgets, schedules, and other organisational reports as needed
  • Provide advice and guidance to employees
  • Manage team workloads in order to meet goals and deadlines
  • Develop plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Improve existing systems and policies, incl organic standards and plans to achieve ISO9001 certification.
  • Ensure customer requirements are met in a timely manner
  • Promote and enforce safety in the workplace
  • Manage stock and inventory to optimise sales and profit
  • Manage suppliers and optimise purchasing of raw materials, as well as all other operational costs.
  • Negotiate best terms with suppliers and logistic providers.
  • Oversee all manufacturing functions and closely work with other departments to promote efficient factory optimisation.
  • Identify improvement areas and plans and implements systems to boost company effectiveness.
  • Manage internal and external service suppliers
  • Execute plans designed to meet company goals by changing policies and coaching employees

What we’re looking for in you: -

  • Proven track record of success in operational roles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ideally experience of the health & beauty sector including  product manufacturing
  • Confident, driven and dynamic leader.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Health conscious and positive outlook
  • Knowledge of Safety, Quality, ISO and Organic Standards.
  • Ability to Demonstrate Exceptional Organisation and Planning Skills
  • Degree in Operations Management or Business Field

This is a 2 day a week role for 4 months, followed by 1 day a month ongoing. Ideally we are looking for someone to start immediately, also you will live within an easy commutable distance from the Acton W3 area.

If you think this is the opportunity for you, please email your CV and your covering letter via the application method below.  In your covering letter tell us more about yourself and describe your personality too!