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Project Director

Consilium Recruit
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Contract / Freelance
Full Time
Job Function
Project Director

An Interim Project Director is sought to lead the realignment of manufacturing and distribution facilities in the wider Midlands area. This is highly innovative medical technology company, responsible for developing, manufacturing, and supplying a class leading range of specialist products used in challenging environments worldwide.

Commutable from: Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham

Salary: Negotiable Daily Rate

The Role

The Director Special Projects UK is a mid-term consulting role, midlands UK-based and will manage complex, time sensitive projects of high strategic importance.

Primary deliverables are the planning and execution within time and budget of two independent projects in the UK, namely, the move/consolidation of three facilities into a single, larger facility. Additionally, the Project Director will lead the expansion of the simulation manufacturing facility to accommodate an expected threefold increase in demand.

This role is instrumental to an effective product transfer process, as well as the implementation of layout best practices to current and future operations of the Distribution Center and Production facilities, all with the goal of reducing overhead costs per unit shipped.

Responsibilities include gathering data, managing budgets, engaging cross functional teams including direct management of external contractors within each project, project schedule creation and maintenance, performing risk assessment and mitigation to the move plans, problem solving and making recommendations.

This is a genuine end-to-end role giving you the autonomy to influence, shape and deliver against an ambitious strategic plan, while being able to draw upon the considerable technical support plus resources of a major international group company. The role has an estimated duration of six months.

The Person

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor s degree (or equivalent) with a focus in project management, business, supply chain or related field, an MBA is desirable for the role but not essential.

You will possess knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices and extensive progressive management experience, in a manufacturing or distribution business. You will be conversant with project management.

Prior successful experience managing complex facility-related projects is ideal, in addition to experience in a midsize manufacturing environment preferred. It is essential that the Project Director demonstrates an understanding of manufacturing/supply chain processes.

You will have experience in supervising contractors, manage architects and engineers, performing inspections during construction and writing reports, development, and control of project budgets: to assure coordination of efforts between contractors and internal personnel and manage construction program documentation.

Experience in multi facility consolidations, distribution centre consolidation and manufacturing layout/expansion is essential. Previous exposure working in the medical device or pharmaceutical markets or another highly regulated industry is highly desirable for the role.

Demonstrable problem-solving skills in a project management setting, coupled with ability to work to specific milestones and gateways is a core skill required for the role. Effective collaboration and communication to all stakeholders is an essential part of the role and a key skill required.

To discuss further and apply, please contact James Colley with a current CV.

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