How to get a job as a tool hire depot manager

Working in the tool hire industry is an attractive prospect for many. Tool hire is a term that covers the majority of areas of the supply chain in the plant and tool hire sector.

There is a range of possible jobs in the industry, all requiring different specialist’s skills. The roles are often for large tool hire companies and are extremely varied.

What is a tool hire depot manager?

A depot manager is responsible for the functions of a tool hire or equipment supplies depot. This involves everything from the staff that work at the depot, relationships with regular clients, the logistics of the equipment delivery to customers and the maintenance of the machinery. Taking all things into account, the depot manager must ultimately ensure the branch’s profitability.

What qualifications are needed to be depot manager?

There aren’t any specific education qualifications that are ‘must-haves’ to become a depot manger; it is possible to get a position solely by working your way up the career ladder in the industry.

However, general qualifications such as four or five grade A-C GCSEs including English and Maths are always beneficial. A degree in business management or any of the relevant subjects such as sales and marketing would also be valuable to succeed in the role.

What responsibilities does a depot manager have?

The depot manager must ensure that their customers get the machinery and products that they have ordered when and where they are needed. They will manage the day-to-day operations, mentor staff, maintain relationships with the customer base, maximise growth and market the business.

Some of the daily tasks for a depot manager include:

  • Team meetings
  • Liaising with key customers
  • Visiting prospective customers
  • Dealing with suppliers
  • Managing stock levels
  • Analysing sales and performance

How much do depot managers earn?

Depot managers’ salaries fluctuate depending on the size of the company that they are working for and the location of the role. As an average, the wage can be anywhere between £25,000 and £35,000.

Many companies won’t give a specific figure but will give a range. The figure that will then be given will vary depending on the experience that you offer and the skills that you can bring to the role. The more experience, the more companies will be willing of offer you.

Newly trained depot manager could earn up to £25,000, trained and experienced managers could earn up to £35,000 and senior, chartered depot manager could earn even more.

Tool hire depot manager jobs

Embark Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency for the plant and tool hire sector. Browse our latest tool hire roles, including depot manager jobs, or call us today on 01530 588 841 to let us know the kind of role you are looking for.