Area Manager - East Midlands

Job Title: Area Manager - East Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-05-10 00:00:00
Reference: SPD/TP/320680/9123
Contact Name: Emma Halliwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 10, 2019 16:23

Job Description

As an Area Managers within Speedy you will take full responsibility for the overall performance of the depots within your area.  In this role you will proactively manage your team, drive the business forward and continue to deliver the first class customer service that makes Speedy the best in our sector. This role will cover the East Midlands area and can be based in any of the locations within this area.

Introduction to Speedy…

We may have started small but we’ve always had big ideas. Since Speedy was established in 1977 we have grown into the UK’s leading hire business. Along the way we’ve won countless awards for innovation, safety and our commitment to training to name but a few. Our people are the heart of our business and it’s their commitment and professionalism that makes us the biggest and the best in the industry.

Package description

Competitive salary with pension, 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, competitive salary bonus, company car, fuel card, laptop, phone, life assurance, personal health cover, life cover and our fantastic salary extras scheme that offers cycle to work and various other fantastic benefits along with our great staff discounts.

Main responsibilities

As an Area Manager for Speedy you will ensure that we deliver a high quality and consistent service to our customers in a cost efficient way through service excellence. You will work closely with all departments within Speedy to ensure that the customer is at the heart of everything we do and that we meet and exceed their expectations. Your performance will be measured against achieving outlined financial targets set by the Group and your influence will play a key part in the growth of your business area. You will be measured on developing sales revenue including generating leads for the wider business. You will assume full responsibility for the profit and losses within your business area, and must be able to forecast and report all financials to your Regional Director.

As an Area Manager you will be responsible for the management of Depot Managers, you will ensure that all company procedures, systems and processes are being followed in line with company compliance standards including completion of statutory training. You will guarantee that our customers are receiving the highest level of customer service and that the products provided reflect the highest levels of excellence that’s make Speedy the best and the safest hire company to do business with. 

As an Area Manager you will be responsible for increasing and maximising revenue, upselling where possible and promoting all Speedy’s services. You over see stock takes, ensuring that our assets are being effectively managed and utilisation is at its optimum. You will build strong working relationships with new and existing customers to understand their existing and potential requirements. You will work alongside the wider business area to ensure that resources and assets are at optimal use to meet both the customer requirements and business demands.

Ideal candidate


  • Previous hire experience
  • Proven operational management experience of a large team across multiple sites
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise work load and work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Excellent understanding and experience of managing Health and Safety practices at work
  • Ability to understand and work with P & L accounts and budgets
  • Capability to take ownership and responsibility
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of logistics, operations and sales
  • Evidence of attained sales and profitability growth
  • Driving licence


  • Local area knowledge of the market and sectors
  • IOSH qualified
About the company

Speedy are the leading provider of hire products and supporting services to the construction, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We have a network of over 200 depots across the UK and Ireland, and over 3000 people who offer a nationwide service and look after the largest hire fleet in the market.

We also lead in health, safety and sustainability.  We are the safest hire provider, based on accident and industry rates, and have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry.  Our hire fleet also includes an increasing range of green option products, helping our customers improve their energy efficiency and reduce their environmental impact.

Vision, mission and values:

Our vision is to become the best company in our sector to do business with and the best to work for.

Our mission is to provide safe, reliable hire equipment and services to enable successful delivery of customer projects.

  • Safe – the first priority in everything we do
  • As One – working together to collectively achieve our goals
  • Innovative – to continuously improve
  • Driven – to deliver first class customer service