Depot Manager – Scotland

Jobs-April 29, 2022

Depot Manager


 Type: Permanent, Full-time

 Working hours:  Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm.

Job Function: Overall responsibility for the smooth, efficient, and cost-effective running of the depot. To ensure a consistent high quality of service and products.

Reporting to: Operations Manager.

Liaising with: Customers, Depot Managers, Hire Desk, Service Desk, Field Service Engineers, Drivers and all other Head Office Staff.

The ideal candidate must have a previous experience in a similar role, strong communication skills and confidence managing a large team. You will need to be well organised and motivated to work to your highest standard and demonstrate leadership capability.


  • Effective management of all staff within the depot.
  • Assume responsibility and protect all company assets.
  • Ensure optimum availability of all products, including units under repair.
  • Plan and execute the most cost-effective delivery and collection of all products.
  • Monitor vehicle age and mileage and ensure all servicing is carried out as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Manage working hours, verify and sign off weekly timesheets.
  • Order all spares and ancillaries as per the preferred suppliers and maintain optimum stock level.
  • Complete weekly fleet audits.
  • Ensure adequate staff cover at all times by authorising holiday requests.
  • Ensure compliance with driving hours including downloading tachographs on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain and ensure cleanliness & tidiness of offices, workshop and yard areas.
  • Organise the collection of waste and file all waste transfer notes.
  • Key holder and custodian of the depot.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to all depot operations.
  • Attend H&S committee meetings as a worker’s representative, bringing forward Staff concerns or ideas.
  • Review and establish training needs and where appropriate, provide one to one coaching or alternatively in conjunction with the Operations Manager and EHS Manager consider external training.
  • Liaise with the EHS Manager on all health and safety matters including depot checks, training, accident and incidents, equipment maintenance and new starter induction process.
  • Follow Company’s Employee Handbook, Policies and Procedure
  • Any other duties requested by your Manager


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft OfficeTM programs.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Supervisory Management qualifications preferred.
  • Be capable of working under pressure exacting deadlines.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV

*The Company reserves the right to amend your job description in the line with the changing demands of the business.

*Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.