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Kernow HR is supporting Devoran Metals in their search for
an Operations Director 

Anchor 1

Operations Director - Nr. Truro, Cornwall


£75,000 + + Bonus

Private Health Care

This is a rare opportunity to become part of the Senior Leadership Team as an Operations Director with a successful and well-established family business in Cornwall, with the brief to continue the strong growth of the company.


The new Operations Director will have remit day to day control of Operations and to build on Devoran’s existing reputation and client-base, extending this through profitable expansion

Devoran Metals is the leading specialist supplier of cut and bent reinforcing bar or rebar and mesh for concrete reinforcement in Cornwall.  The company also supplies an extensive range of construction accessories, chemicals, and formwork products in steel.  They are a one stop shop for concrete reinforcement with a reputation for speed of service.  This is a challenging sector which experiences fluctuations in demand as well as the opportunities of infrastructure development.

The business turns over circa. £9 million and employs 25 people across the factory, distribution, and service centre.  They are in a strong position in Cornwall, with CARES certification and a steady growth trajectory but there is excellent potential to extend the client base and geographic reach.  They have a highly committed team ensuring that the day-to-day operations run smoothly.

NB: This Director of Operations role is considered an opportunity to develop into a Managing Director position in the future, with the current MD becoming Chairman.


Your Role

As Operations Director you will be the driving force of the future development of the company with a particular emphasis on operations and business development.


Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Develop with the MD straightforward short, medium, and long-term strategies to achieve the shareholders and stakeholders’ objectives.

  • Clear oversight of all financial and budgetary matters throughout each financial year.

  • Oversee the creation and implementation of a marketing plan to target existing and potential customers to build sales growth.

  • Working with our General Manager so that our customer service is First Class.

  • Working with our Production Manager so that production is efficient, timely and safe.

  • Establishing productive and professional relationships with customers.

  • Ensure that the company operates within all current regulatory and legislative requirements.


Your Profile

You will have operated at Board or Senior Manager level with exposure to the full range of issues across different business Departments and how these interlink.  As a result, you can demonstrate a track record of:


  • Being a self-starter, tenacious in making sure ‘things get done’ in a team setting.

  • Effectively growing a sustainable business or product/service offering based on a clear long-term strategy.

  • Having financial and business insight to take action in response to emerging risks and to innovate to capture new opportunities.

The role will be based at Devoran Metals with requirement to attend site daily.


For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Shelley at Kernow HR on 0333 303 4749.


Closing Date: 9:00am Monday 3rd April 2023


1st Interview Date: Friday 14th April 2023


Thank you for your interest, however we do not wish to engage with Agencies at this time.



How to Apply


If you consider you have the qualities, experience, and vision that we are looking for, then we would very much like to hear from you.


Before making your application, you will find further information here that you may find useful:


Below contains important information required for your application


Please send your CV along with a document (each no longer than 2 pages) completing the following questions to: – entering your name in the subject box.


  1. What past experiences whether personal or professional, do you feel support your application?

  2. What is it about the role of Operations Director that resonates and has encouraged you to apply for this position?

  3. What would you like to highlight from your CV/Experience that you feel will make you stand out from other candidates?




  • To process your application, you must be eligible to work in the UK. Please confirm this in your application email.

  • Following a final interview it will be a requirement to agree to full background checks from an external source.


Following long listing you will be contacted by Shelley at Kernow HR (after the closing date) to update you on the status of your application.


We welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds and identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.


If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when completing your application.


If you have any queries, please email

Right to work in the UK

It is a criminal offence to employ an individual who is not entitled to work in the UK. By applying for the position, you are confirming you have the right to work in the UK.

Data Protection

The Company shall process your personal data in accordance with any applicable data protection laws which impact or legally apply to the processing by the Company of your personal data whether it is received, held or processed by the Company during the recruitment process, your employment or thereafter at all times.


When the Company processes your personal data, it may do for the following reasons: -

  • Contacting you to advise of the outcome of your application and arrange interviews (as applicable)

  • Providing you with a safe environment in the event you attend site

  • To assess your suitability for a role within the Company

  • To hold your details on file for potential future vacancies, in which case candidates will be advised.

The Company may also process your personal data where it is in the Company's legitimate interests to do so or in circumstances where it is legally permitted to do so for records and audit purposes. This may include (without limitation) seeking background checks including social media sites and employment references.

Please note without the document answering the 3 questions above, your application will be deemed incomplete.

How to Apply
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