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General Manager, Southampton

We are currently recruiting for a driven General Manager for our Pickerings Southampton Depot that covers the south coast and southern region of England.

As General Manager, you will be responsible for driving the day to day growth of your business - through building relationships internally and externally. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the depot and your teams are empowered and developed to maximise their potential.

Experience of carrying out a similar role in the past will obviously provide a huge advantage. If you think you have what it takes to be a General Manager in the Hire industry, then please apply now!

The Role

  • Managing the day-to-day operation of the business
  • Recruiting and mentoring colleagues
  • Developing the customer base
  • Maximising growth and profitability
  • Developing plans to increase business
  • Ensuring that high levels of service are maintained
  • Asset management
  • Holding teams meetings
  • Liaising with key customers to make sure they’re satisfied with the depot’s performance
  • Visiting prospective customers to develop new business
  • Agreeing service contracts
  • Dealing with suppliers
  • Managing stock levels to ensure that all requirements can be met
  • Ensuring that branch adheres to Health & Safety guidelines
  • Recruiting and training colleagues
  • Analysing spreadsheets to monitor turnover and profitability
  • Meeting with area and regional managers to share best practice
  • A career as a general manager will usually involve working Monday to Friday
  • May be occasions when it is necessary to work evenings and weekends


What we are looking for:

  • Managerial experience in a high performing sales environment
  • Hire experience (preferred not essential)
  • Colleagues development, training and management experience
  • Target and KPI driven
  • A strategic mind with a winning attitude
  • Customer service focused
  • Willing to go above and beyond


What we have to offer:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Company car
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • Fantastic working environment
  • Development and support
  • Pension
  • Health plan benefits


Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Company car
  • Holiday buy back scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job Type: Full time

To apply please send your CV to