Depot Manager – Manchester

Smiths Hire is the North West’s largest independent equipment hire company, with 12 ‘Hire it Centres’ located across the North of England.

Depot Manager

Job Description:

As a Depot Manager you will oversee the daily running of your depot by;

  • Maintaining the Smiths high standards of operation and aesthetic appearance.
  • Ensuring that the depot is performing against all agreed targets/budgets.
  • Supervising stock takes and being responsible for all assets across the depot.
  • Coordinating the transport resources in the most efficient manner.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of work and process are carried out in-line with Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Carrying out relevant audits and inspections and reporting on any repairs that are needed.
  • Completing relevant reports on weekly figures, cash summaries, stock issues, employee attendance etc.
  • Mentoring, Coaching and encouraging all depot staff ensuring all training and development needs are met.
  • Ensuring customers are treated with the highest level of customer service, in line with our Customer Service Charter.
  • Liaising with the Sales team and assisting in the management of customer accounts on a regular basis.
  • Playing an active role in maintaining and expanding the existing customer base.
  • Keeping up to date with your knowledge of Hire and Sale equipment and the ability to demonstrate safe use of kit.
  • Ensuring all paperwork is completed accurately and in that all procedures for contracts, transfers and purchase orders etc. are completed correctly.
  • Monitoring the effective communication with all staff, including between depots.
  • Conducting additional ad hoc duties as and when needed.

As a Depot Manager you should have:

  • A proven track record in management either in the Hire industry or associated industry.
  • Capability to take ownership and responsibility.
  • Strong Sales experience.
  • Experience of people management.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • PC literate and proactive with IT systems.
  • A clear understanding of logistics, operations and sales.
  • The ability to demonstrate commercial acumen.
  • A full UK Driving Licence.

Working hours

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00am – 17:00pm
  • Saturday: 08:00am to 12:00pm on a rotational basis
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