Director of Piling Operations

Posted 10 Jul 2024


Home Based (Business or Strategic Mgmt.)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Business or Strategic Mgmt.Recruiter Reference:vpplc/TP/362/551
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Competitive + Company Car

We have a rare and unique Director opportunity to join Groundforce (part of the Vp plc group) and help shape the future of our Piling Division

About The Role

Our Piling Director has full P&L responsibility for the Piling division and will report to the Managing Director of Groundforce UK & Ireland. You will have four direct reports including, National Sales Manager, Hire Desk Manager, Operations Manager for depots and the Plant and Logistics Manager and a total team of forty five employees based across five sites.

This is a home based role with requirement to travel throughout the UK

Key Responsibilities 

  • The strategic development of the Piling division in line with the current three year plan
  • Effective sales management of the team with sufficient and focused business development activity for both the Piletec and Mr Cropper brands
  • Make sure there is effective operations management across the depot network and national repair centre
  • Ensure teams of operatives have the required level of skills, competencies and ability
  • Make certain the Hire desk has the effective skill levels and efficient process in place to seamlessly interact with customers, sales and operations teams
  • Maintain H&S standards at the highest levels ensuring commercial vehicle compliance is in line with DVSA standards
  • Asset management experience to ensure hire fleet utilisation is optimised

What We’re Looking For 

  • Proven experience of managing and being responsible for full P&L
  • A natural and people focused leader
  • Experience of managing a multi-site operation
  • Commercially astute with a proven track record of creating and implementing a successful business strategy
  • Technically ‘savvy’ with an understanding of CRM & business IT systems 
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and developing a diverse team 
  • Technical aptitude to understand the challenges running a mechanical plant rental business
  • Competent relationship management across all levels
  • Comfortable with regular travel throughout the UK

What We Can Offer You 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Salary sacrifice pension
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Private health care
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Free Tool Hire
  • Life Assurance cover 3x salary 
  • Share save scheme 
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Recommend a friend scheme 
  • Learning & Development – commitment to upskilling and developing our people, structured in house training available alongside external training where required
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Long service recognition 
  • My Vp discounts – a variety of discounts and rewards on thousands of well-known brands
  • Discounts on HP products
  • EE mobile contract discount offers
  • Gym discounts
  • Health Shield (discounted premiums on health care cash plan)
  • Regit Assist 24/7 accident helpline – free joining

A Little Bit About Us 

Groundforce is the market-leading rental provider of excavation support systems and specialist products for the water, civil engineering, and construction industries. With a remarkable 60-year heritage, we offer comprehensive shoring and related services.

Operating under the Groundforce banner, we provide a wide range of solutions, including shoring, piling, construction training, temporary bridging, and more. Our goal is to be the convenient one-stop shop for "total solutions" in the construction and civil engineering industry.

At Groundforce, we pride ourselves on our divisions, including Groundforce Shorco, Piletec, Mr Cropper, Stopper Specialists, Groundforce Bridge, and Groundforce Training Services. We continually invest in acquiring associated businesses to enhance our product portfolio and offer reliable and high-quality equipment for our customers.

Excellence is our priority. We hold ISO 9001, 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certifications, demonstrating our commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and safety.

Join Groundforce, where we deliver exceptional support, innovative solutions, and outstanding customer service. Apply today and be part of our team that takes pride in our industry-leading position.

Vp plc is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

How to Apply

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