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Operations Manager


November 9, 2021
Operations Manager

A leadership opportunity within the Dickey Boats team to support, direct and lead our operations team

With lots of exciting things going on at Dickey Boats and 30% planned growth in operations and R and D, we are looking for a key person to join our small leadership team and provide expert support and direction to our workshop operations and our people.

About the Role:  

Working within, and accountable to, the leadership team, this role will grow to play a pivotal role in the day to day running of our business.  

To feel successful in this role you will have strong project/operational management skills, specifically in a similar manufacturing environment.  This includes confidence and success with scheduling and software, continuous improvement, logistics, procedure and process management/QCs, and Health and Safety.

Our people are passionate about their craft and delivering world class experiences for our customers, and this role is all about people and planning.  Strong and inclusive leadership and excellent communication skills will ensure we continue to build a strong and high-performing culture and a great employee experience.

You will need to understand the numbers and value them as one of your tools for measuring success.  Feeling comfortable looking at a PnL, understanding operational performance measures, running OPEX budgets and confidently assessing investment (big or small) opportunities and needs.  

To feel at home at Dickey Boats, the ideal person will share a passion for the ocean and marine environment, have a respectful and driven mindset, set high standards and be committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our customers and staff.

Some specific criteria:

Proven leadership in an operational role – a confident and capable leader

Project management in a multi-faceted manufacturing environment

Significant boat building or marine experience would be advantageous

Systems expertise – scheduling software, Microsoft 365, Excel, stock inventory management, ERP

Financial management

Tenacious, energetic, resilient, and calm under pressure

Career Development:

This role will offer an exciting challenge to the most seasoned of Operations Managers.  Enthusiastic (but perhaps less experienced) candidates will discover significant opportunities for growth and development.

If joining this exceptional team sounds like it would provide an ideal challenge, please contact Will Nicholls at Dickey Boats on 021 577 830 for more information.
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