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European Operations Director

Job Title

European Operations Director

Industry SectorOther
Town/CityCity of London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations
Date Posted15 May 2017

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European Operations Director Role based in Central London working for Team Formax a luxury Automotive Trader.

Your New Company

Team Formax an Automotive trading company are looking for a European Operations Director to build a brand new business function. They are part of the Formax Group who are headquartered in the China, with trading services delivered globally. The group has several subsidiaries based in the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, India, Thailand and Australia, employs over 3000 people, and still retains a start-up feel as it operates at the forefront digital trading and software provision. The organisations rapid growth since 2013 has enabled it to attract significant strategic investment and capital. With strong financial backing, advanced trading technologies, global resources and their collective experience in financial markets, this company is quickly becoming established as a leading provider of state of the art, diversified and professional trading services.

Your New Role

You will be the sole European Operations Director for a new automobile trading unit. This will be a brand new function to be built from the ground up with a direct reporting line to the company’s Managing Director based in Hong Kong. You will source cars direct from European manufacturers and suppliers, then deliver these to the Team Formax trading unit in China. This will involve setting up supplier contracts with SLA’s and competitive terms. You will use your existing industry contacts to form trusted relationships with automotive suppliers and logistics providers, ensuring delivery times are met. When moving goods you will ensure full compliance with exporting and importing legislation to avoid fines or lately delivered goods. This role will allow strategic control to develop the function and when necessary grow the operational team.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

You will have in depth knowledge and experience around sourcing in the automotive industry, with trusted contacts or connections. Negotiation skills and a highly commercial mind-set is crucial to the success of contracts with advantageous terms. You will have experience of building processes from the ground up and the ability to make key decisions, with long term planning in mind. International importing/exporting experience is needed to ensure full compliance with regulations and that orders are delivered on time.

What You’ll Get In Return

A strategic leadership role in a progressive and innovative company, that offers the chance to build a greenfield function from the ground up. You will also benefit from a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

What You’ll Need To Do Now

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