Depot Manager

Full Time

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MRD Recruitment is actively looking for a Depot Manager to work on a permanent basis for our Logistics Client. This role is based in Bathgate and reports into the Regional General Manager.

The successful Depot Manager, based in Bathgate. Will be responsible for all financial aspects of the Depot, by managing the Weekly Profit and Loss of the depot which includes both the Transport and Warehouse functions.

Job Requirements for the Depot Manager, based in Bathgate:

Manage & support an effective operational process, which ensures integrity of customer / supplier's service requirements.
Manage commercial aspects of a transport operation to meet profit and service/quality targets.
Uphold and maintain highest standards of Health & Safety
Allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs with the ability to provide adequate cover at a planning level.
Ensure effective and efficient use of driver and vehicle resources.
Ensuring customer requirements are administered in a timely, controlled and recorded manner
Build and develop customer relationships on a day-to-day basis
Input and verify the figures into the WPE's (weekly profit estimates)
Promote effective and efficient standards of work, to comply with transport legislation, company policy and Health & Safety legislation
Preparing and submitting various KPI reports
Be proactive in achieving improved fuel efficiency and better MPG
Manage tachograph infringements to ensure full compliance
Work in tandem with partner depots and drive synergies.
Ensure all aspects of maintenance (tyre checks, servicing, MOT etc) is compliant to the maintenance manual and the law
Complete accident reports and be able to update risk assessments, contributing to a positive safety culture
Support the personal development of all people employed on the Depot. Carry out performance reviews with the operational management team, identifying training needs
Create an effective working environment building a diverse, well- balanced team.
Financial and Budget responsibilities

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experiences for the Depot Manager, based in Bathgate:

Be commercially astute to manage all financial matters pertaining to the smooth operations of the depot
To be proactive and work under own initiative to form solutions to potential problems with the ability to make decisions instantaneously
Strong negotiating and reasoning skills
IT Literate (Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel)
A good understanding of WMS and how to generate reports
Highly competent and strong organisational ability
Fully competent in the management of health & safety (IOSH trained)
The ability to motivate a team