Vacancy: Depot Manager

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Job title: Depot Manager
Location: Walsall
Employer: The Hartshorne Group
Closing Date: 30 May 2019


The Hartshorne Group hold the Volvo Truck and Bus franchise for the Midlands region and its activities are spread over eight dealer locations and three managed workshops across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and the Midlands. 

We require an experienced ‘hands on’ Depot Manager to become part of the team and oversee our head office operation in Walsall.

The Role

The role requires operational, commercial and financial experience, alongside the ability to multi-task and make pro-active decisions.

The focus of the role is the development of our customer base in the surrounding area, creating a team of people to deliver service excellence and maintaining a safe and inclusive working environment.

You will have full responsibility for managing the day-to–day operation of the Walsall site, which is in planning stages of a £5m redevelopment with the aim of providing exceptional facilities to support our customers and colleagues.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and management skills, will be able to motivate others and have the energy and desire for personal success.

A day-to-day focus on customer satisfaction and quality are of paramount importance. On offer is a progressive and rewarding career to the ideal candidate as is a remuneration package that will reflect the seniority of the position.

Applicants should forward their CV together with details of their current remuneration package to For further information please contact 07870 574684.

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The company, founded in 2001, recently opened a multi-million pound, 9-acre central hub in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, formerly operated by TOM Vehicle Rental – bringing its sales, hire, leasing, finance, maintenance, engineering and painting facilities, all under one roof. The facility includes 90,000sq ft of internal work space with several fabrication workshops with 36 commercial vehicle ramps, HGV inspection pits, a paint and blast facility with eight booths, ATF test lanes, tacho bay and class 7 MoT testing facilities.

“We have an experienced and friendly team of great people here that can do everything to a truck on this site from fitting cranes to MoTs” Steven Cairns, group MD, MV Commercial

Group MD Steven Cairns says the one-stop-shop will improve the firm’s effectiveness and raise standards to another level. “The presentation, clarity, space and scale of the site means the customer can visualise what they want,” he explains. “Customers will benefit not only from even better build times, but it also gives them confidence and shows the level and standards we work to. It’s transformational and gives us the platform to kick on as a business.”