Head of Field Operations

Our PE backed client is a specialist electrical contracting firm. It has carved a niche for itself in a number of industry sectors with its successful delivery of electrical installation projects as well as planned & emergency maintainence and temporary manpower.

The business is firmly committed to a growth strategy which will be achieved by a more proactive sales approach, formation of collaborative alliances with specialist OEMs serving the chosen markets and supporting customer specific electrical compliances initiatives.

Reporting to the MD this key role in the SMT is to replace the retiring incumbent who will scale down their activities over time and therefore creates the opportunity for a longer handover than normal which allow for a less experienced appointment that might otherwise be expected.

The Role:

  • Ensure day-to-day execution of projects / services through effective management of c40 field based staff.
  • Evaluate existing KPIs making changes where necessary such that problems [timings, costings, quality] are highlighted asap.
  • Take responsibility for operational aspects of new ERP system [EasyBOP] implementation.
  • Provide operational input to commercial decisions, e.g. quotations, supplier negotiation
  • Visit customers for contract performance and project review meetings [c5 days per month].

The Candidate:

  • Experience within an electrical contracting environment is essential alongside any level of relevant technical qualification.
  • Experience of working within industrial environments is preferred ahead of retail, commercial, residential.
  • Management of a field based team [min.10] is essential. If you cannot offer this, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY
  • First class communication and numeracy skills are taken as read
  • Ability to manage operationally and strategically will ensure an enhanced level of on the job performance.