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Regional Operations Manager

YourRecruit (UK)
Posted a month ago


Contract type

Full Time

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We are currently recruiting for one of our clients, a successful and highly accredited Service and Installation business, based in Whyteleafe, who have been trading for almost 50 years and are leaders within their industry.  They are currently looking for a Regional Operations Manager to join their team, who’ll be responsible for the Regional Operations team and cover the South of England. You will be working in a fast-paced environment, where your priorities will be ever changing.

Salary: £45,000 plus £5,000 bonus

Hours of Work: Flexible to meet the demands of the role

Benefits: onsite parking, £550 monthly car allowance, pension, cycle to work scheme, a technology scheme, 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (annual leave entitlement also increases with length of service too), as well as a childcare voucher scheme.

Purpose of role

- To have full responsibility for the operational profitability of the defined region, the development of the regional structures, effective staffing and the professional development of the Region.

- To manage all operational activities covering site engineering and all other works for the regional office to ensure that the business activity is efficient and effective in accordance with Company Policies, processes and agreed targets.

- To ensure that all operations are carried out within the scope of the company quality policy and all respective accreditations.

- To escalate any urgent or potentially serious issues with immediate effect to your line manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Overall day-to-day management of operational delivery within the defined region.
  • Development of both maintenance and project opportunities in the defined region.
  • Development of the engineering department in conjunction with the national administration / operations and engineering performance management.
  • Provision of up-to-date sales order forecasts within the defined region.
  • To effectively account manage existing accounts (as allocated), to include the development of opportunities and identification of risks and staff requirements.
  • Personnel management to include recruitment, training and development, annual performance reviews and disciplinary actions where necessary.
  • To work with the SMT and group systems with respect to the monthly P&L and forecasting for the region.
  • To include / ensure provision of accruals in conjunction with project engineers and service administrators where necessary. To work within the current company ISO 9001: 2008 quality control framework.
  • To develop the customer retention within the defined region. This will require personal account management and to work closely with sales / service / directors to ensure service contract retention and growth.
  • To work closely with the sales director / BDMs and local staff to identify areas of improvement, potential problems and new work potential.
  • Be responsible for all Health & safety matter for the defined region.
  • As a member of the SMT you will be required to support and, in some cases, manage a bespoke project. This may include the implementation of a new process, system or initiative.

Accountable For

  • Ensuring Regional quality of work, customer service and development of the service base.
  • The provision of a regional report (as exists but to be developed).
  • To assist in the process of producing and managing monthly P&L forecasts.
  • Maximising performance through the effective management, development and support of staff.
  • Regional operational KPIs, their provision for monthly reports and monitoring of with the company engineering development manager, sales manager and regional director. This needs to be proactive to reach company objectives.
  • Profitability of region in its entirety.

Scope Of Financial Authority

- Authorise expenditure on customer sites and projects provided that an order exists to undertake this work at approved margins

- To authorise engineers to purchase equipment necessary to complete projects in a timely manner

Key Competentices

  • Forward planning and project management with the ability to organise and reprioritise sometimes under pressure
  • A systematic approach to solving complex problems
  • Well-developed people management skills in relation to both office and field-based staff
  • Attentive to detail and able to identify errors swiftly. Actively manage operations reducing errors and maximising opportunities
  • Highly effective verbal communication
  • Professional and high level of interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Able to deal with all members of staff, clients and suppliers in a professional manner

Technical Knowledge

  • In depth knowledge of the fire alarm industry (FIA Units (phone number removed) and relevant British standards.
  • Knowledge of Contract Law including standard forms of contract.
  • Be fully conversant with BS5839 Pt1, 6, 8, BS6266 and equivalent.

For your information

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