Southern Area Manager

Location : Reading, Berkshire, England
Job Ref : AL277
Consultant : Alex Lyons
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £50k - 60k per year


Southern Area Manager

Location: Reading

Salary: £50k – £60k


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking an Area Manager on behalf of one of our clients.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however, all candidates will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that all 3 Depots keep their service schedule up to date.
  • To ensure good availability at the 3 Depots and that all equipment is prepared to a high standard.
  • To source equipment for customer requirements in the Southern Area.
  • Improve the profitability by excellent use of efficient methods across the service function.
  • To ensure that service processes at the 3 Depots are followed.
  • To ensure that Engineers’ timesheets and job sheets are correctly processed in a timely manner, are fully completed and legible.
  • When using electronic methods ensure that all staff comply with instructions provided.
  • To ensure the “duty on call rota” is carried out within legal boundaries and to give adequate periods of rest to staff.
  • To safeguard all Company assets in the Southern Area and to ensure that no equipment leaves the Depots without the correct paperwork being issued.
  • Ensure that all depots under Southern Area complete transfers to other locations timely and correctly.
  • Assist with fleet audits.
  • Consider and organise staff training dependent on skill levels required for staff at the 3 Depots.
  • To promote teamwork and cooperation at all times.
  • To always act in the best interests of the Company and not to carry out (or fail to carry out) any action that would bring the Company into disrepute.
  • To proactively contribute to the control workflow of minor repairs within the Southern location are carried out.
  • Ensure that Reading, Hitchin and Port Talbot operates good general housekeeping to ensure all work areas and yards are kept tidy.
  • Ensure company vehicle or occasional loan vehicle when supplied, is kept clean and tidy at all times, serviced within manufacturer’s guideline and ensure any defects are notified to correct parties and rectified in a timely manner.
  • Always work in a responsible manner to ensure safe working practices. Follow Health Safety Quality and Environmental guidelines provided by the company – currently ISO 9001:14001 and OHSAS 18001 procedures, including all future notifications.
  • Proactively contribute to the company’s policy of continuous improvement.
  • Carry out any reasonable ad-hoc duties that are requested by the Managing Director or the Management Team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • GCSEs High school or equivalent.
  • Any Plant/Mechanical Engineering qualifications or equivalent experience.
  • Any Administrative Qualifications.
  • Management experience.
  • Competent with IT and computer packages especially Microsoft Excel & Word.
  • Be flexible as the job may involve unsociable hours.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Confident in dealing with people on the phone and in person.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to connect naturally with people.
  • Ability to ensure the work gets done in a timely and effective manner.

Location: Reading

Salary: £50k – £60k

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