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Operations Director

About the role

Johnstons of Elgin, is an iconic Scottish brand which is incredibly proud of its rich Scottish heritage, spanning 225 years.  They are one of Europe’s most successful and innovative companies in the design and manufacture of luxury cashmere and fine woollens, supplying many of the world’s leading fashion houses and their own globally admired brand.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented Operations Director to provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the operational management teams to ensure the maximisation of production efficiency, lowering unit costs, improving production throughput and growing capacity.

This role reports directly to the CEO and, as a member of the senior leadership team will therefore be expected to contribute to overall group strategy.

The successful candidate need not necessarily have experience in the luxury textiles market, but will be expected to be able to lead our technically skilled ops management team, improve processes and introduce lean methods, make use of technology and be able to think creatively and strategically about how we grow and improve our business.

We are looking for a proven and credible leader who can create a motivational environment and one that recognises individuals for their contribution and drives continuous improvement.

You will live and lead the company’s values of – Community, Trust, Innovation and Craftsmanship – which allow employees to understand the culture of the Company.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the growth, sustainability and success of an iconic Scottish business with worldwide customers and to shape the role and make a lasting impact.

We would love to hear from you – please contact Ailsa Sutherland at FWB Park Brown for an initial confidential discussion. You can also send your cv directly to