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  • Yard / Warehouse Manager - Coventry

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Branch Management & Supervisory
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Hours of work: 44
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 07-May-2021
  • Job reference: 32055

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Job Description

Due to an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Yard Manager to join our Coventry branch.  Coventry is a large operation based in our Midlands region, the branch already has a fantastic, well-established team and they are running several delivery vehicles.  
The branch also boasts a successful Tool Hire operation which has seen great growth in recent times. The Yard Manager position is a rare position within TP and will only be available in branches of certain size and complexity.  
 
As Yard Manager, you will play a vital role in our continued success, providing a first class service whilst ensuring the safe and efficient running of our yard. You will also be responsible for leading and inspiring our yard team, who are on the front line dealing with our customers that come into our yard. Being part of the branch management team, you will play a vital role in our continued success and be instrumental in taking our Coventry branch to the next level. You’ll support the delivery of our Doing What Matters strategy for both colleagues and customers at a local level through amazing operational effectiveness. 
 
Our opening hours are Monday - Friday 7.30am-5pm and Saturdays 8am-12pm (working 2 in 4 Saturdays)
 
Principle Accountabilities
  • People - As Yard Manager you will lead, motivate, engage, delegate to empower the teams of the yard team to work together as one.
    • Ensure that succession planning is being used to drive talent sustainability, coach and mentor direct reports “rising stars” and management apprentices as required.
    • Being based outside leading the external yard team, you will be processing our customer orders, loading and unloading customer and company vehicles.
  • Stay Safe, Set the tone and champion a Stay Safe culture across the branch at all times promoting a healthy workplace and colleague wellbeing. 
  • Customers - Developing strong relationships with branch customers in order to build profitable business growth.
  • Operations - Managing the full operation of the branch yard, ensure that adequate provision is made for customer deliveries, that branch layout is What Great Looks Like standards for safety, storage efficiency, housekeeping, and ability of customers to find products they might want to buy.
What experience do you need?
The successful candidate will already be running a small to medium-sized team in a similar role and will bring with them, their transferable skills including, Inspirational Leadership, Sales Experience and Great Customer Service.
 
Does this sound like you?
Are you:
  • Someone that is physically active, as this role is located outside, it will involve lifting heavy building materials.
  • Passionate, inspirational and engaging leader, who is able to delegate successfully and empower colleagues to take accountability and lead areas of the yard, creating and cultivating that “one team” approach. 
  • Someone that is highly adaptable, resilient and tenacious with high levels of energy and drive.
  • Someone that has a friendly and outgoing personality who is happy to communicate face to face with customers and build strong relationships.
Being a Yard Manager in TP gives you a fantastic opportunity to excel and to continue to develop your career, if you choose.  You will be encouraged to enroll onto a TP development scheme - which are available to colleagues and managers at all levels of our business. 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.
 
Closing Date 24th May
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