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Operations Director

  1. Permanent - Full time
£Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
  1. Staircraft
  2. Coventry, West Midlands


Monday to Friday

Birmingham; Coventry; Northampton


Staircraft is the leading manufacturer of Stairs, Floors, Mouldlings and Door kits supplying high quality products into the Housebuilding and Builders Merchanting sectors. A part of the Travis Perkins Group, it is undergoing a period of significant development and expansion with investment in a new factory and the implementation of new products. We are looking for a highly driven and ambitious Operations Director with an appetite for leading change to join our leadership team reporting directly into the Managing Director.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership for our expansion programme including the development of supply into external customers and into the Travis Perkins group
  • A key member of the Leadership team responsible for delivering business performance and developing new directions to achieve market share growth
  • Take full ownership of our manufacturing sites (Ansty, Coventry (x2) and West Brom), with a key focus on driving quality, efficiencies, capacity maximisation, stock management, compliance, and, most importantly, safety
  • Deliver high quality products through excellent production to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Inspire and lead c.350 colleagues across our four sites with the support of our already established management team (c.8 direct reports)
  • Develop an instinctive safety culture across operations to ensure colleague care is a priority
  • Work with the senior leadership team to continue delivering our expansion programme
  • With the support of our HR team you’ll deliver on our people plan and continue to develop a productive and high performing team

What Are We Looking For?

  • You will have worked in a manufacturing environment, preferably in timber/wood engineering or providing supply into the construction sector with at least 3 years in a leadership/board level role
  • You’ll have the ability to lead and motivate a team of operational managers spanning multiple locations and be recognised as an inspiring leader
  • You’ll have a track record of delivering strong revenue and profit performances 
  • You’ll possess a strong financial, business and commercial acumen
  • You’ll have a safety first mindset
  • You’ll be able to operate at pace, be a skilled communicator and be able to engage large teams on a journey of change
  • Being part of Travis Perkins plc, you’ll build strong working relationships with our groups support functions and other businesses, being able to collaborate with other teams is key to driving our agenda forward

Why Work For Us?

Fully acquired by Travis Perkins plc in 2021, Staircraft is technology-led and well known for innovation and quality, and for delivering engineering solutions that are developed offsite in factory based conditions. The Staircraft team have ambitions to be a £100m+ business within the next 5 years, and therefore, it’s a really exciting time to join and help accelerate our journey of growth, whilst building on our already high standards. 

Sitting on the Staircraft board of directors, the successful candidate has the opportunity to significantly contribute towards the growth of an already successful business, with expert backing from Travis Perkins plc. This role pays a highly competitive salary alongside a performance based bonus which ensures your contributions are highly recognised.

To keep our business and customers safe, if you are successful in the role you will be made a conditional offer subject to additional background checks including criminal record (basic DBS), adverse financial, media search, directors search, occupational history, professional membership/qualification.

We’re driving to become a truly inclusive employer. We want everyone to be at their best and it’s our ambition that everyone within our Group feels safe, welcome and confident to be their authentic selves. 

Director of Operations, Production Director, Manufacturing Director

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