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A depot manager is responsible for managing all the functions of a busy tool/plant hire or building supplies depot, from staffing and customer relationships to transport and maintenance of machinery – and, ultimately, the branch’s profitability.
Average salaries are in the region of £26,000.00 to £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
A depot manager is responsible for managing all the functions of a busy tool/plant hire or building supplies depot.
For a Depot Manager, this role has a lot of responsibility. From staffing and customer relationships to transport and maintenance of machinery and, ultimately, the branch’s profitability, there is a lot of different areas to be aware of.
You would have to manage different teams including sales/hire desk staff, accounts, service engineers, drivers and field staff.
The main responsibilities for this role are:
The construction industry relies on a whole host of partner/suppliers such as tool/plant hire depots and building supplies firms. It’s the depot manager’s job to make sure that customers get the machinery and products they need, where they're needed and when they're needed.
As a Depot Manager, you would be:
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
A career as a depot manager will usually involve working standard office hours, Monday to Friday, but there may be occasions when it is necessary to work evenings and weekends, particularly in more senior roles.
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While it’s possible to become depot manager through industry experience alone, it will help to have some general qualifications, i.e. four or five grade A-C GCSEs including English and Maths (or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals).
However, such is the breadth of business skills required of a depot manager that a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as sales & marketing or business studies would certainly be beneficial.
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The UK construction industry will need a total of 16,690 non-construction professional, technical, IT and other office-based staff (which includes depot managers) to meet demand between 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of this demand will be in the South West followed by a fairly even spread across East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, Scotland and Wales.
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