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General Manager - Specialist Site Services

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Divisional Director and part of the Specialist Markets Management Team, the General Manager for Specialist Site Services has full responsibility for all aspects of the Business Unit’s commercial activity. This incorporates Operations, Business Development, Marketing and P & L performance.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the creation of the Specialist Site Services business unit
  • Create and effectively communicate the business strategy
  • Generate sustainable growth, revenue and margin through the effective management of all the business unit resources
  • All aspects of leading and developing a team - resource planning, objectives setting, measuring performance, training & development and coaching
  • Develop and embed a culture of HSE, Quality and Customer Service across the area
  • Work with Suppliers, Customers and internal stakeholders to identify new commercial opportunities, e.g. new equipment launches or additional product / service offerings, and ensure they are maximised.
  • Liaise with Marketing Department and Business Development Teams to generate and maintain the necessary market awareness and customer engagement activity
  • Ensure all aspects of the business units activity are fully compliant with relevant legislation and / or sector requirements

What We’re Looking For

  • Proven experience of successfully working in a similarly challenging commercial role, in sectors such as Communications, Security, Facilities Management or Site Services
  • A strong and confident leader, who will truly lead from the front and by example, whilst supporting and mentoring their direct reports
  • A change focused individual with a real appetite for the development and grow of the area 
  • Excellent communicator
  • Comfortable with regular nationwide travel (driving licence essential) and overnight stays
  • High level of IT literacy

What We Can Offer You

  • Competitive salary 
  • Salary sacrifice pension
  • Company car
  • 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

ESS (Equipment, Safety, and Services) is a leading specialist company in the UK, providing safety, survey, communications, and test & measurement equipment. With over 25 years of experience, we offer a comprehensive range of equipment, support services, and training solutions.

As a potential employer, joining ESS means becoming part of a dynamic team in an exciting and rewarding work environment. We have established ourselves as a leader in the industry, delivering efficient solutions, exceptional customer support, and cutting-edge equipment.

At ESS, we value employee growth and foster collaboration. We offer opportunities for personal and professional development, recognising and celebrating the skills and dedication of our team members.

Experience a fulfilling career with ESS, where your contributions will make a meaningful impact. Join us today and be part of our mission to deliver outstanding equipment solutions and support services.

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.

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