Job Description: Head of Operations
Date Closing: 3rd July 2023

Who Are We?

Adaptavate is a business of the future, a dynamic team of engineers, thinkers, walkers, parents, dreamers, climbers, scientists, gardeners, friends, family and visionaries. People who think differently to make a big impact through our work… together.

We are establishing a world leading business to develop products that will transition our industry to carbon negative building materials. This is done by developing, producing, and commercialising the next generation of carbon negative, plant based, performance building products.

Adaptavate continue to launch new products, build revolutionary processes and grow our game-changing team. Our products are designed for every builder, architect or homeowner to use or specify.

We have big ambitions and in order to reach these goals, we need a Head of Operations to join our growing senior management team in facilitating a period of rapid growth through building and operating a world first pilot line and laboratories

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Your Role:

You are a people oriented, solution finder with proven experience in operations management. The idea of being a pioneer; helping to build and be part of a friendly, high achieving and awesome team is what gets you going. If you are excited reading this, then we want to hear from you.

A real go-to person, the CEO and CTO will look to you when unexpected things happen or a plan needs to change, meaning that you’re the kind of person who is prepared for anything and who sees solutions, not problems. You will be a leader in this business of the future.

You are excited to take full ownership of monitoring, maintaining, and increasing the efficiency of the business from an operational point of view as we scale up. Reporting to and working with the CEO, this critical leadership role will require you to leverage your operational experience of working within a cutting edge, fast-paced environment.

You will manage direct reports across various in-house departments, including Manufacturing, Maintenance, Production, Quality, Supply Chain, Logistics, HSE and general operations. You will be our glue, the person in the middle.

You will lead and manage the Health and Safety program and work with the Head Office Manager on identifying and enabling the teams’ developments, including recruitment, training management, and disciplinaries.

You will have proven experience of succeeding as part of a smaller team and be curious about innovative ways we can scale efficiently and with confidence so that we can deliver on our world leading ambitions.

What do you bring?

A demonstrable background in senior Operations and/or management roles is essential. Manufacturing and production experience desirable.

· The ability to work cross-functionally across departments to drive business growth and performance.

· Well-versed in world-class manufacturing and project management skills. Able to develop and implement effective LEAN continuous improvement activities such as Agile, Lean, and Six Sigma.

· Experience of implementing Quality management systems, preferably ISO9001

· Experience of managing HSE within a business. Health and Safety certification is desirable with knowledge of the HSE directive.

· Strong organisational, leadership and influencing skills. The ability to lead, drive and implement substantial change whilst ensuring daily operational standards and cadence are maintained.

· A proven track record of driving performance through coaching and collaboration to enable our team to thrive both individually and collectively.

· A passion to build and be part of a kick-ass, cutting-edge team that are going to revolutionise building materials.

· Experience of establishing operational stability across the business through ensuring efficient and scale-appropriate systems and capabilities are in place and maintained through leading on IT.

What do you get in return?

To work as part of a nimble and dynamic team that will support team members to try new ideas in the pursuit of innovation and disruption. It’s a collaborative, horizontal organisational structure where fun, family, wellbeing and success are well balanced. Our employees own part of our business – that’s why we care!

We have a cycle to work scheme in place and a good location just off the Bristol to Bath cycle path in Bristol.

Adaptavate is a business of the future. By working as a team, we will be successful in delivering this exciting, radical project. Our team is small but has big ideas and a strong belief in our products. Collectively, we are the change.

Position details

Contactjobs@adaptavate.comHours1.0 FTE – Flexi (core 1000 – 1600)
DurationPermanent, full timeStart dateAugust – September 2023
LocationEmersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7LBAnnual Leave25 days + bank holidays and your birthday!
BenefitsCompany events and training, flexible hours, a fun and inclusive work environment. Cycle to work scheme. Potential for share options. Ecological pensionSalary£60k – £70k, dependent on experience.

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger and our days more rewarding. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

If this sounds like your next job, then please send your CV with a covering letter or email as to why you want the position to jobs@adaptavate.com by the 3rd July 2023. We look forward to hearing from you.

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