12 month maternity cover



Director of Operations [C5482]
12 month FTC - Based in Salford

An important role at a major post facility overseeing the management of a key client.


A strong commercial mindset and experience of running large operational teams is essential.



Our client is a highly successful post production business with facilities in both London and Salford.




As Director of Operations, you will be responsible for managing the contract with a key client to operate their in house post production and studio facilities.


Key responsibilities:

  • Be the point of contact for clients and departmental leads
  • Regularly meet with key clients from all departments to discuss and review performance
  • Produce documents and reports
  • Manage headcount and recruitment requests
  • Mange the P&L
  • Produce Budget and Forecast for the upcoming financial year
  • Rate negotiation with client & freelancers
  • Propose terms and budget for contract renewals and contract tenders
  • Work the finance team to ensure all systems run efficiently.




With an excellent knowledge of Post Production and Broadcast workflows, you will have significant experience of managing large teams of operational staff.


You will have the ability to forecast and manage an annual budget, run a significant P&L and maximise revenue.


Excellent senior-level client management skills are essential, as is a commitment to delivering top quality work at all times.




If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about this role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.



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  • We aim to respond to candidates within 14 days.


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