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Who is Drive DeVilbiss


Drive DeVilbiss has become a leading manufacturer and supplier of medical products with a strong and consistent track record of growth achieved both organically and through acquisitions. We are proud of our high-quality, diverse product portfolio, channel footprint and global operating scale. Our products are sold into the homecare, long-term care, retail, and e-commerce channels in more than 80 countries around the world.


“Leading the World with Innovative Healthcare Solutions that Enhance Lives”


Summary (Major Purpose of the Role):


An Area Operational Lead is responsible for overseeing and optimizing operational activities within a specific geographic region.


Main Activities/Responsibilities:


  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans to meet operational objectives within the designated area.
  • Collaboration: Work in partnership with key stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Team Leadership: Manage and lead a team of operational staff, ensuring efficient collaboration and high performance. Also, take responsibility for the development of the team.
  • Process Optimization: Identify opportunities for improving operational processes and implement efficiency measures.
  • Resource Allocation: Allocate resources effectively to meet operational demands and achieve organizational goals.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that operational activities meet quality standards and comply with relevant regulations.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage budgets for operational activities, ensuring cost-effectiveness and financial sustainability.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess operational performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments to align operational activities with overall business objectives.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate operational risks to ensure smooth business operations.
  • Communication: Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to provide updates on operational activities and address concerns.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the operational team, fostering innovation and adaptation to industry best practices.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies.

This role requires strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to balance multiple priorities to achieve operational excellence in the specified area.


Why Apply to Drive DeVilbiss


Competitive Benefits including – company sick pay, 26 days annual leave rising to 28 (+ Book Your Birthday Off Work and the option to buy/sell/carry over annual leave), pension, BUPA Cash Plan Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Bike2Work, free onsite parking, long service recognition, staff discount on our products and access to Perkbox (our benefits and rewards platform).


Equal Opportunities Statement:


Drive DeVilbiss is an equal opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We ensure that to ensure that no candidate receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race or colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Drive DeVilbiss complies with applicable legislation governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.




All successful candidates will be required to prove their eligibility to work in the UK, as well as accurate reference details covering their recent employment history. Please note some roles are also subject to an Enhanced DBS check.