Operations Director (Synthetics)

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Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Coatbridge, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Role:- Operations Director (Synthetics)

Location:-  Grangemouth (Scotland)

Salary:- £75,000 - £100,000 Depending upon experience


About the role

We are recruiting for an Operations Director to lead and grow our synthetic manufacturing facilities in Coatbridge and Grangemouth. This role is critical to our ongoing growth plans, and the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your skills in operations whilst ramping up the output at our new and expanding site. These opportunities don’t come around often, and this is one not for the faint hearted but definitely one where the right candidate can make their own mark and contribute to the wider growth plans of our business working for a global market leader in a synthetic ropes for the offshore energy industry.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Previous experience in a Senior Leadership role in Manufacturing including a strong safety/quality mindset is essential
  • Demonstrable track record in implementation and change management, especially of expansion projects
  • Ability to gain buy in from the teams in order to achieve wider group objectives
  • Ability to nurture, build and develop our existing teams in order to succession plan.
  • Ability to make critical decisions and improvements where required in order to achieve business related goals
  • Ability to translate strategies into shopfloor reality. Leading by example. Hands-on mentality where needed.
  • Working against the highest ethical standards and radiating the mindset that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable


Be part of something bigger!

As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



Will you dare to take the next step?

Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers




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