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Highland Fuels

  • Location:

    Inverness, Highlands

  • Sector:

    Sales

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Angela McBrearty

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Job ref:

    INV/530684_1652109045

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    20/06/2022

  • Startdate:

    20/06/22

Job Description

Northern Area General Manager
Salary £40-45k

Brook Street are delighted to be working on behalf of Highland Fuels to recruit a new Area General Manager for the North of Scotland arm of the business.

This role can be based either in Huntly or Inverness, travel will be an essential part of the role, (on a weekly basis) covering an area to include Huntly, Inverness, Stornoway, Ullapool and Connel.

You will play a pivotal role in managing the safe delivery of products within their defined region by utilising the resources available within specified budgets and controls. You will also be responsible for ensuring the depot infrastructure and integrity meets the overall strategy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Resourcing in accordance to budgeted head count & driver/vehicle combination numbers
  • Stock/supply chain management and product loss/gain investigation leading to corrective measure implementation
  • Ensuring optimisation of available resources Vs demand to achieve budget
  • Reducing operating costs, managing delivery windows (within windows - meeting/exceeding customer expectation) and yearly growth i.e. improving on KPI's for average load size per day
  • Ensuring that all colleagues are properly trained, and all third parties are also trained by their operational team to meet Company standards
  • Overseeing and managing any depot audits and formulating action plans in response to any resultant findings
  • Overseeing efficient management of truck operations, including maintenance
  • Ensuring that all delivery incidents are investigated and resolved - including conducting disciplinary hearings
  • Ensuring that effective communication processes are established and maintained within the depots
  • Monitoring compliance to Standard Operating - Procedures and customer procedures, initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Reviewing & monitoring internal processes to ensure optimum efficiencies
  • Analysing agreed KPI information to ensure optimal efficiency & performance
  • Liaising with Regional Transport Managers to ensure that all MOT's and servicing of vehicles are carried out to Company standard
  • Management and effective cost control/cost reduction in line with the Regional budget
  • Managing depot volumes in line with the Regional budget/demand
  • Forecasting in line with business performance and customer demand
  • Monitoring financial performance, minimising costs/maximising profit, implementing corrective action, as necessary
  • Overseeing management of all operations and drivers within the Region
  • Overseeing management of the Routing function within the Region
  • Managing and reviewing the contribution of direct reports
  • Adhering to stringent Health & Safety policies and procedures both internally and external and in accordance with legal obligations both environmental and operational
  • Ensuring that all depot staff understand all the company's
  • HSE policies, processes and procedures ensuring compliance is achieved and maintained with regards to depot operations, facilities and equipment
  • H&S compliance against stringent KPI targets via various reporting tools and measures as well as any environmental and legislative requirements


Skills/Experience Required:

  • People management experience including colleague engagement
  • Ability to liaise with various functions and stakeholders
  • Experience of working and negotiating with trade unions
  • Experience of Health and Safety management
  • An effective change manager/change agent
  • Knowledge of profit and loss, financials and budgets
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • Incident investigation.
  • Valid driving license

Your package will include

  • Salary £40-45k
  • Company car
  • Laptop/phone
  • EAP Scheme
  • Discount scheme
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • 29 days annual leave rising with service
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