Deputy Manager

Smiths Hire is the Northwest’s Largest Independent Equipment Hire company with 16 Hire It Centres located across the Region. Due to internal progression within the business we have a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic Deputy Manager to join our busy Preston Depot.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic Deputy Manager to join our busy Preston Depot. The role of Deputy Manager is to support the Depot Manager on a day to day basis in the management and smooth running of the team and the Depot itself.

The ideal candidate for this role will have Depot / Sales experience and will have a clear understanding of how to work efficiently in a Deputy Managers role. This position requires someone who is a dedicated team player and who has the success of the overall depot in focus

You will be required to cover the Depot Manager if he is absent or, you will be working alongside the Manager focusing on the following key areas:

Position Objectives:

  • Oversee All Depot Operations in the absence of the Depot Manager.
  • Ensure open quotations are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Chase all late cash hires and keep to a minimum.
  • Deal with all loss damages initially and liaise with the Depot Manager.
  • Keep Stock replenished at all times.
  • Oversee the organisation and efficiency of the planning of transport for the depot.
  • Assist the Sales Hire Controller Taking Orders.
  • Contract conversions must be 85% above.
  • Ensure no equipment is hired under inspection.
  • Ensure all telephone calls are handled correctly.
  • Improve Hire Protect Sales.
  • Meet Depot Targets.
  • Contribute to the overall depot sales targets.

Company Benefits:

  • Salary: Depending on experience.
  • Saturday hours paid at time and a half.
  • 25 Days plus statutory holidays (33 days in total).
  • An extra 2 days holiday after 5 year’s service.
  • Weekly pay.
  • FREE tool hire for all employees – Excluding consumables and delivery.
  • Group Life Cover is provided at three times your annual salary.
  • My Wellbeing Services.
  • Employee Referral Scheme.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Full uniform provided.
  • Discounted personal legal services.

This is a full-time position: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm and rotational Saturdays 8am-12pm.

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