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​Head of EMEA Operations (German & English speaking)

​Head of EMEA Operations (German & English speaking)

Head of EMEA Operations (German & English Speaking)


Job Reference: MS029645


Company Overview:

Language Recruitment Services (LRS) is recruiting a dynamic Head of EMEA Operations for a leading global player in the medical research sector. Our client is committed to innovation and excellence in the industry, and they are seeking a talented professional to lead and optimize manufacturing, procurement, and services operations within the EMEA region.


Job Description:

Manufacturing Excellence: Lead and optimize manufacturing facilities across the EMEA region, focusing on efficiency, productivity, quality, and safety. Collaborate closely with site leaders to align manufacturing processes with global strategies.

Strategic Procurement: Develop and execute procurement strategies tailored to the EMEA region, promoting supply chain resilience, robust supplier partnerships, and cost optimization.

Supply Chain Resilience: Establish and implement contingency plans to proactively address potential disruptions in the supply chain or operations.

Client Services Leadership: Provide strategic leadership to the Client Services, Technical Services, and Sales Operations teams. Set and maintain quality standards, drive customer satisfaction, and enhance service revenue streams.

Cross-functional Collaboration: Act as a pivotal liaison between the Operations and Commercial teams. Collaborate seamlessly with Sales, Marketing, and Operations partners to align efforts and meet business objectives.

Budget Management: Effectively manage the Operations budget, ensuring optimal resource allocation to achieve operational and financial targets.

Performance Metrics: Implement performance metrics and regularly provide reports to the senior leadership team, contributing to data-driven decision-making.

Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all operations comply with industry regulations, quality standards, and company policies.


Candidate Profile:

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and German.

  • Educated to degree level in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in an operations or supply chain leadership role.

  • Background in a multinational company with a focus on manufacturing, procurement, and services.

  • Exceptional managerial skills, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams.

  • Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making abilities.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Willingness to travel as required within the EMEA region.


Thank you for considering Language Recruitment Services, the Language Recruitment Specialist with 36 years of experience in multilingual recruitment.

Please note that we can only consider candidates with the right to work in the EU.

Due to the high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to all applicants. However, if there are no suitable roles available at the moment, we may retain your details in our database and contact you in the future should a suitable vacancy arise.

LRS is an Equal Opportunities Employer.