Omega Engineering

Operations Manager - EMEA Headhunters

The Business:

Since its inception in 1962, OMEGA has grown from manufacturing a single product line of thermocouples to an established global leader in the technical marketplace, offering more than 100,000 state-of-the-art products for measurement and control of temperature, humidity, pressure, strain, force, flow, level, pH and conductivity.

OMEGA also provides customers with a complete line of data acquisition, electric heating and custom engineered products. The company’s success lies in its commitment to quality, exceptional customer service and highly experienced technical support.

The Challenge:

OMEGA asked us to find an Operations Manager to be a key member and contributor to the EMEA leadership team, helping to coach and mentor existing and new members and staff as required and provide leadership to achieve world class delivery performance in these regions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee would be required to meet and tour facilities and would need to be open to occasional domestic and international travel. A key outcome of the role was to develop and provide strong linkage between operational functions in the US and EMEA.

Our Candidate:

The successful individual would essentially be responsible for all manufacturing, technical and logistical performance across the region.

They had to possess a strong ability to focus, prioritise and multi-task across subject areas and display strong planning and operational leadership.

OMEGA emphasised there was a key focus on cost management and quality with their opportunity so any interested candidate needed a proven track record in this area. Languages would be beneficial but not necessary. It was more important that the candidate could communicate effectively across the EMEA region, taking in to account cultural nuances.

Our Solution:

An experienced senior leader who’d set strategic direction and provided tactical solutions in their role at the time.

They were supporting their business by using and applying Lean and Six Sigma Tools to drive sustainable and continuous site wide productivity improvement, resulting in tangible financial results that enhanced the company’s operational processes.

Aligning strategic, tactical and operational KPIs and individual goals to deliver business results was this individual’s forte.

A strong pro-active leader, with excellent interpersonal skills who was able to communicate affectively across all levels of a business providing coaching, training and mentoring to unite teams to common goals.

Knowing the Client:

The company's basic philosophy was to create career opportunities that allowed individuals to achieve their potential.We knew that the perfect Operations Manager for our client would share their belief of continuous improvement, which is why this was at the forefront when we vetted potential candidates.

Identifying the Candidate:

This was very much a function-orientated search as opposed to sector-specific.We looked for prominent individuals with strategic operations experience who’d implemented techniques for continuous business improvement.Fortunately, we were able to find the perfect candidate who was working in a similar role for one of our client’s close competitors.

Simply Bringing the Right People Together:

In a nutshell, this is what we do. We identified a number of suitable candidates who fit both the role and the requirements of the organisation as a whole.It was very rewarding for both the client and ourselves, that they found their ideal candidate within our shortlist and the headhunt was a success.Although this person wasn’t actively looking for a new role at the time, after we spoke to them about the position, they were interested to hear about the opportunity at OMEGA and, as a result, decided to make the move.UNDERSTANDING A HR DIRECTORS RECRUITMENT JOURNEY  FREE eBOOK Successful Recruitment & Headhunting in the Engineering & Manufacturing Sectors  HR Directors in the engineering or manufacturing sectors who are looking to  begin their journey through the recruitment process, probably know that there  are many options when it comes to recruiting new talent. This guide will  outline the options, explain how they differ and how each one will affect your  journey. DOWNLOAD NOW!