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Depot Manager Vacancy


Depot Manager Vacancy

Location:        Avonmouth
Salary:            Competitive, plus benefits


King Lifting provides crane hire and machinery movement solutions from depots across the country. We also supply transport and telecoms logistics and have our own training school. We have a new vacancy for a Depot Manager at our Bristol Avonmouth depot, from where we run a fleet of 12 mobile cranes. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the lifting industry having worked in a similar background.

Key Objectives:

The Depot Manager has overall responsibility for running all crane operations from the Bristol depot. The role includes the following responsibilities:


¨       Negotiating all contracts with existing and new customers within your specified location.

¨       To ensure the optimum utilisation of the hire fleet; responsible to ensure that the depot operates to maximum profitability.

¨       To optimise company resources to cover site visits and sales.

¨       To ensure that new customers are referred immediately to the Accounts Department for full financial investigation.

¨       Control costs and seek out additional business for the company at every opportunity, securing best rates with a view to maximising the depot’s monthly contribution.

¨       Responsible for the welfare and safety of all personnel, both office and operatives and for all Environmental, Health and Safety legal and statutory requirements within the depot and all sites visited.

¨       Verifying operators working hours submitted via the company app, to ensure the correct hours worked for each employee are submitted to payroll in a timely manner.

¨       To achieve, and motivate depot Hire Desk and technical staff to meet/exceed a set of key performance indicators.

Personal Profile:

¨       Experience as a Depot Manager preferably gained within the construction/plant hire industry.

¨       Operational understanding of the range of cranes and transport. CPCS qualification would be an advantage.

¨       A strong manager of people, as it will be the Depot Manager’s responsibility to supervise a team of office staff, drivers, operators and associated employees.

¨       Sound commercial awareness and judgement and ability to prioritise according to the demands of the depot.

¨       Excellent experience of working with Microsoft Office suite

¨       Strong organisational skills


In return you will receive:

Competitive salary dependent on your skills and experience

Monthly bonus when targets are met

Car or car allowance

Mobile phone


Company pension and Life Assurance

Training and development opportunities

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm. Applications will only be considered from candidates who live within a commutable distance of Bristol.