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Operations Director

Job Introduction

Gleeson Homes have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Director to join our West Yorkshire team to lead, motivate and support the area office and site staff in achieving the regions forecasts and objectives making sure that health and safety and quality regulations are adhered to in line with profit margin requirements and our Company Values – Collaborative, Passionate, and Respectful.

Role Responsibility

  • Take ownership of the development and delivery of the Area Office by managing all operational aspects of running the area in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Work closely with the Regional Managing Director with reference to the Land Strategy, ensure that budgets are agreed and are achievable on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Maintain costs in line with agreed budget, deliverables against plot numbers and scheduling of site openings including forward planning of opening new sites and reviewing the pipeline calendar
  • Ensure full compliance with Gleeson Health & Safety Company policies and continually report and respond to all Health and Safety issues
  • Day to day management of the area office including recruitment, performance succession planning and talent management of resources
  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with area office staff to drive all site targets and plans
  • Consult with group directors on matters arising in area disciplines – Commercial, Technical, Sales, Finance and HR
  • Together with the Regional Managing Director, work closely with the area Senior Land Manager to ensure that capital invested in land achieves or exceeds the anticipated rate of return
  • Work with the Regional Managing Director to agree area goals established in the Business Plan
  • Work closely with area sales teams, ensuring the maximum sales rates are achieved
  • Check and prepare for presentation of Build and Sales releases/Capex requirements
  • Ensure a high focus is placed on customer care for the region; ensuring customers are satisfied with the professional service received from the Company
  • Responsible for chairing area meetings including Area Board Meetings, Pre-Construction and Pre-Start meetings

The Ideal Candidate

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the house building industry (preferably with a high volume house builder)
  • Excellent communication and presentational skill
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Proven ability of working to tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proven industry experience growing a business from 200 to over 400 homes

Package Description

  • Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
  • Choice of company car or car allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Healthshield membership
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Share Purchase Plan upon completion of a year working with Gleeson

Why Gleeson?

Gleeson is the best housebuilder in the UK, we are changing lives by building affordable, high quality homes where they are needed for the people who need them the most. At £130k our average selling price is half that of other housebuilders and this is what sets Gleeson out from the rest. We achieve this by working collaboratively, employing passionate individuals and are respectful to all our employees, customers and subcontractors.  

Gleeson is a listed PLC valued at over £0.5 billion with a share price growing 14% pa over the last five years and is the most highly rated housebuilder on the stock market. Gleeson is a highly profitable business with ambitious growth plans and is poised to continue growing at a rapid pace. Dynamically led by the strongest management team in the sector Gleeson are delivering high margins, higher growth and have the cash resources to continue growing. To support this growth we are looking for ambitious, results driven individuals with a desire for progression to join our ever expanding team.

As an employee of Gleeson you will not just be an employee but a member of the Gleeson family, a collaborative team that treats each other with respect. Here at Gleeson we are passionate about developing and supporting our employees to work to the best of their potential and encourage progression from within.



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