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Head of Test Operations

Head of Test Operations

Head of Test Operations, Warwickshire

  • Head of Head of Propulsion and Electromobility jobs, Test Operations Manager jobs, Engineering Group Leader jobs, Business Unit Director jobs.

  • P&L leadership of a £15m-£20m, 70 headcount, automotive research, development, and test operations engineering group within a larger company structure.

  • £80K - £90K salary guide plus company car or cash allowance, excellent pension, 29 days holiday plus all bank holidays and more!

  • Global group business, fantastic world class facilities, true leader in automotive technology research, test, development, and engineering across EVs, autonomous vehicles, fuel cells and more!

We are looking for a proven leader to manage and grow the complete operations of an automotive engineering research, development, and test operations group across 2 sites (near Coventry and Essex) focused on propulsion, powertrain, electromobility, EV battery test, and fuel cells technology areas. The role would be based on the Midlands site with 1 day per week spent at the Essex site.

Your background as a Head of Test Operations:

  • You will be a proven leader of people with a background in leading, managing, and developing large teams within engineering or technical research and development environments.

  • Previous experience within an automotive engineering / automotive test and development / vehicle technology development / technical R&D environment would be advantageous.

  • Strong financial acumen and commercial awareness to manage a P&L and deliver revenue growth.

  • You are likely to be degree educated or hold an equivalent level of experience.

Your Responsibilities:

  • P&L accountability for 4 engineering groups / business units across 2 sites, generating £15m - £20m in revenue with a total combined headcount of 70 people. 3 direct reports who manage each individual department / business unit.

  • Engineering groups cover automotive propulsion, powertrain, electromobility, EV battery test, and fuel cells technology areas.

  • Lead the strategic direction of the group.

  • Promote excellence, this is a values driven business with a fantastic culture.

  • Lead, manage and continuously improve the day-to-day operational activities of the group.

  • Coach, mentor and develop direct reports – it is a very capable and growth focused team environment.

  • Deliver capital investment projects and return on investment.

  • Customer facing role – support the development of great customer relationships and the customer experience.

  • Budget setting and management.

To apply please send your CV to Luke Smith at Euro Projects Recruitment Ltd.

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“Please note that if you are not contacted within the next ten days then your application, on this occasion, has not been successful.  We thank you for taking the time to apply.”

This job is posted by Euro Projects Recruitment, a recruitment consultancy specialising in engineering and manufacturing appointments from tool room to boardroom. We combine over 100 years of technical knowledge and recruitment expertise to introduce the best candidates to the best companies. We are passionate about your future and persistent in our efforts to secure you the right job.