The Operations Director will work closely with the SVP Chief of Staff and other EMEA SMT and RMT members to improve the overall performance of the EMEA business. The role will be focused on leading strategic thinking and management of complex projects, that span across multiple functions and territories, with significant emphasis on EMEA strategic and operational priorities.
The position will demand a high degree of collaboration/partnership with members of different groups across EMEA, including senior business units, and corporate groups. Strong strategic planning, very strong project management and problem solving skills are critical, as well as sound analytical, communication, and people management skills. The ability to lead “stand-alone” project-based teams as well as work as a contributing member are essential.
The Operations Director will be expected to:
Proactively identify opportunities that improve the overall EMEA business (processes, decision making, relationships, operational synergies etc.) using data as well as their knowledge of the business to support their arguments
Source the internal / external information and make sense of multiple points of data; condense this down into a compelling and easily understood ‘reason to change’
Continuously develop relationships with EMEA SMT and RMT to better understand and support HUB priorities and identify new opportunities for improvement
Strategic Planning and Problem Structuring - Guide strategic thinking to identify, prioritize, design, structure, and manage projects that support EMEA’s strategic and operational priorities
Develop, manage and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders to help support planning and execution of strategic goals
Ensure corporate alignment between EMEA and other geographies, all the whilst guaranteeing EMEA is represented and has a voice in operational decisions