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Branch Manager

Job Description

Our client, a well-known company in the UK removals sector, is looking for a Removals Branch Manager to be based in the Edinburgh area. Alchemy is happy to be working with them.

The branch's seamless functioning will be the focus of this position, which will report directly to the group operations manager.


Responsibilities:
  • Create and approve a budget and profit strategy with the General Managers.
  • Meet regularly with management.
  • Assess current removals programmes and results against set targets.
  • Review individual actions and issues in coordination with other Removal Branch Managers.
  • Organize and oversee marketing and sales efforts.
  • Assess the facility requirements frequently.
  • Attend company-sponsored removal training and safety briefings.
  • Establish removal staff pay, plans, and incentives in collaboration with the General Managers.
  • Attend BAR, IFWRI, and other removal conferences of this nature to maintain regular contact with other removal companies.
  • Hiring and firing of removal staff.
  • Organize, oversee, and routinely evaluate the work of your removal employees.
  • Create and implement safety and security measures.
  • Manage and oversee the removal staff's training.
  • Control the maintenance schedule for all the branch's vehicles and make sure they are all operating in compliance with the law.
  • Visit both current and prospective removal clients.
  • Maintain positive interactions with customers at all times.
  • Fulfill the tasks assigned to employees as needed.
  • Finish and/or review all operating, financial, and personnel returns for the branch.
  • Determine the rates and prices for labour, warehouses, and vehicles.
  • Allocate labour and trucks for each removal.
  • Conduct frequent audits of the removal driver's logs and hours.
  • Any additional tasks that the Directors may reasonably need.
  • Ensure that you and your team adhere to the established ISO9002 Quality System Policy and Procedures.

Skills:
  • Have prior branch management experience from the removals industry.
  • Understand fleet and maintenance records, as well as transportation and health and safety legislation.
  • Think strategically and find solutions to problems quickly.
  • Proactively sell, persuade, bargain, and secure commitment.
  • Understanding of managing profit and loss.
  • Be a capable manager and leader.
  • Possess the capacity to guide and educate others.
  • Recognize the market competition and client requirements.
  • Possess the capacity to function under duress.
  • Set goals, organised your priorities, and prepare well.
  • Have excellent communication skills.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Alchemy today!