We are looking for the Operations Director of a Company leader in metal parts manufacturing. Client Details Our Client is a Company part of a multinational group leader in manufacturing metal parts, with plants in Italy and abroad. Description The resource will report to the Global Operations Director. He/She will be based in the Italian plant and will have the following responsibilities: Ensure that all departments involved in design and production activities act within product compliance requirements and delivery schedules. Perform contract review activity to identify raw material and equipment needs for on-time performance of each production order. Work with Purchasing Department to ensure raw materials and equipment are procured according to the agreed upon schedule. Coordinate the flow of information between Engineering/R&D Department and production in the industrialization and production start-up phases of new product lines. Coordinate the flow of information between production and quality control to ensure product requirements and delivery times are met. Coordinate the flow of information between production and logistics for final shipment phases. Plan preventive maintenance activities to minimize impact on production, interfacing with involved departments and any external vendors. Ensure that documented information is maintained as required by the ISO 9001 certified quality management system. Ensure activities are performed in accordance with applicable occupational health and safety management standards. Coordinate activities between production sites. Profile The successful candidate will have the following characteristics: Degree in Engineering, preferably mechanical. Experience of at least 10 years in similar roles, preferably in the manufacturing sector of metal components, machined through presses, ideally by hydroforming processes. Proactivity and adaptability. Strong focus on results. Good organizational skills (project management). Good understanding of financial topics related to Operations Management. Hands-on attitude. Excellent communication skills at all levels of the company, both inside and outside the organization. Knowledge of the main IT tools for order, production and warehouse management (MES, WMS). Good knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office suite tools. Willingness to travel occasionally to the group's foreign plants. Italian native speaker, English proficient user. Job Offer Great opportunity to acquire high-level responsibility.