Branch Manager for exciting LGV Driver Recruitment Opportunity

40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP45000/annum GBP40,000/year + unlimited commission
17 Apr 2017
01 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Driver Require is the Master Vendor for the supply of LGV1 drivers to Ocado's national distribution operations. All work is hub to spoke trunking work and RDC collections.

Ocado has recently opened its third distribution hub in Andover where operations are growing rapidly and we are developing a sizeable driver pool, around which we intend to build a surrounding base of business with complementary clients.

We are able to attract high quality drivers due to the nature of the Ocado work and environment, as well as the fact that we can offer permanent positions as Ocado grows its driver team and takes on our drivers on a Temp-to-Perm basis.

We have already been successfully servicing the Ocado Andover site and building the driver pool since October 2016. We have a very well established and extremely successful set of procedures and systems for managing the Ocado account, as well as comprehensive support for the Andover site from the other Ocado locations. Additionally we are successfully working in partnership with 2nd Tier suppliers to support us locally. We are therefore now well positioned to take the operation to its next stage and start bringing on new client accounts.

Consequently we are looking for a talented and ambitious individual to:
• Manage the Ocado Andover account and expand the driver pool to service its growing requirements.
• Build on the existing 2nd Tier relationships with local agencies to support the Ocado Andover contract.
• Establish a branch office to service the Andover site. This branch could be located in Andover, Newbury or Basingstoke depending on your preference. Initially Ocado Andover is providing a desk in their Transport Office for registering drivers and administering the account.
• Build a team, starting by hiring a Resourcer to recruit and register drivers, and subsequently recruit Consultants to service your expanding client base.
• Grow a multi-client business supplying to other distribution operations in Andover, Newbury and Basingstoke, expanding to include all categories of vehicle/driver.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have demonstrable experience of successfully running an LGV Driver Recruitment branch or operation.
• Have a good understanding of the key success factors for growing a profitable branch.
• Be well respected and have an extensive network of contacts amongst the local distribution operators and logistics companies, and LGV driver community.
• Be a self-starter who can operate with limited supervision to grow a new business.
• Have excellent business development and relationship management skills.
• Be a professional operator who strives to provide the best customer service at all times.
• Operate with high integrity and demand the highest standards at all times.
• Be a good communicator with excellent diplomatic skills and be adept at defusing conflict situations.
• Be numerate, literate and have good IT skills.
• Have excellent administrative skills and appreciate the need for rigorous record keeping in order to adhere to the industry compliance requirements and to minimise corporate liability exposure.

In return we offer a remuneration package, as follows:
• On-target package of GBP35,000 per annum plus a GBP5000 Car Allowance. You can earn this by successfully servicing the Ocado account and by maintaining a sufficient pool of drivers.
• Unlimited supplementary commission of 20% of the net profit generated from non-Ocado business, in excess of the branch target, which will be mutually agreed and set at a realistic and achievable level. It is anticipated that the target will be set to zero for 2017.
• Company pension.
• Fully loaded health care insurance