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  • Tool Hire Regional Director

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Branch Management & Supervisory
  • Location: Northfleet, Kent
  • Salary: £Competitive, plus company car, annual bonus plus additional benefits
  • Hours of work: .
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 06-Jan-2020
  • Job reference: 24899

Job Description

Location - Covering South East England


£Competitive + Benefits which includes a company car, annual bonus, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, contributory pension, private healthcare, life assurance, sharesave scheme, group wide colleague discounts across the Travis Perkins Group (including Tile Giant and Toolstation).  We also have a number of online discounts at leading retailers from airport parking to theme parks to eating out and cinemas.  Our working hours also offer a great work life balance - most of our customers choose to enjoy their weekends and bank holidays which means you can too!


At Travis Perkins we pride ourselves on being a great place to work that's why we have been voted one of the UK’s Top Employer every year since 2010 - we look after our people and empower them to look after our business and our loyal customer base.  


How important is this role to the business?

We are looking for a truly inspirational Regional Director for our Tool Hire business, demonstrating vision and ability to lead from the front, drive ambitious growth through proven people and strategic management, whilst focusing on safety and our customers, this role is located in the South East.


The Role

Reporting to the Tool Hire Managing Director, you will be responsible for a region that has over 160 Tool Hire locations. Leading through your team of Regional Operation Managers and working extensively with the Travis Perkins Regional Directors your role will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Tool Hire business, whilst maximising sales opportunities with new and existing customers.  Expected to proactively contribute to the Business Unit strategy you will ensure achievement and improvement upon the agreed target set in the annual operating plan and continuous improvement in line with company 5 year plans. Whilst directly responsible for a team of 5, you will have indirect responsibility for the Tool Hire operation within the region, therefore influencing skills at both a senior and operational level are a prerequisite.  


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Stay Safe team to ensure that the Tool Hire business takes a proactive approach to all matters concerning Health & Safety in relation to colleagues, suppliers and customers.

  • You will be a key contributor to refining the Tool Hire Strategy, responsible for identifying and proposing innovative solutions to key business opportunities.  

  • You will prepare and agree with the Tool Hire Managing Director a plan to continually develop the Tool Hire business within your region.

  • Working with the Regional Managing Director and Regional Directors you will ensure the team are aligned to deliver and expand performance.

  • You will review financial performance of the Tool Hire business to ensure monthly sales, margins, overheads and levels of utilisation are supporting the achievement of the AOP.  Where areas and trends of concern are identified, you’ll ensure appropriate plans exist to rectify promptly.

  • Through influencing our Regional Directors, you will ensure the delivery of high performance standards within your Region in order to deliver the AOP, compliance, and best practice, promoting the Tool Hire offering at every opportunity.

  • As leaders, you will lead, motivate and inspire a team of Regional Operations Managers in Tool Hire by taking a proactive role in recruitment, performance and career management and ensuring adequate succession plans are in place.

  • You will understand your competitive landscape and will foster solid relationships with your key customers in order to retain and build sales.

What are we looking for?

A visionary leader, you will be highly motivated, innovative, tenacious and be able to work in a fast paced environment. You will have exceptional customer relationship management skills and the ability to create and sustain long term partnerships.  With a high level of supplier, competitor and market commercial understanding, you will be able to drive business growth to make a real difference to the bottom line.


To succeed within this role, you will need to evidence multi-site experience within a senior operational and sales role with a proven track record in delivering outstanding sales and profit performance

(or) be able to clearly demonstrate the competency. Being a passionate, inspirational and engaging leader, you will have the ability to create and cultivate a “one team” approach through collaboration and motivation. With exceptional communication and influencing skills you will have the ability to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders and be able to make informed decisions. 


Does this sound like you?

Being a Regional Director in TP gives you a fantastic opportunity to excel and to continue to develop.  How will you know you are doing a great job and developing your career? Simple. We will support you with a development plan that embraces our values - we call them Cornerstones.  These are Working For Our Customers, Upholding Family Values, Being The Best, Keeping People Safe, Making Decent Returns


You may not know much about Travis Perkins, but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised.  We can offer employees access to extensive career opportunities across our Group with 20+ leading businesses including, Toolstation, Benchmarx and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.  

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