Regional Director - North

  • Vacancy Title
  • Regional Director - North
  • Company
  • Travis Perkins
  • Location
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
  • Closing Date
  • 31/08/2022
  • Job Description
  • Tool Hire Regional Director - North

    We are looking for a truly inspirational Regional Director for our Tool Hire business, demonstrating vision and ability to lead from the front, drive exciting growth plans through proven people and strategic management, whilst focusing on safety and our customers, this role can be based anywhere in the South West and Wales region.

    The Role
    Reporting to the Tool Hire Managing Director, you will be responsible for the North region which has over 150 branches of which have 55 Tool Hire locations. Engaging through your team of Regional Operation Managers and working extensively with the Travis Perkins Regional Directors your role will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Tool Hire business, whilst maximising sales opportunities with new and existing customers.  Expected to proactively contribute to the Business Unit strategy you will ensure achievement and improvement upon the agreed target set in the annual operating plan and continuous improvement in line with company 5 year plans. Whilst directly responsible for a team of 3 Tool Hire Operation Managers, you will have indirect responsibility for the Tool Hire operation within the region, therefore, influencing skills at both a senior and operational level are a prerequisite.


    • Working with the Stay Safe team to ensure that the Tool Hire business takes a proactive approach to all matters concerning Health & Safety in relation to colleagues, suppliers and customers.
    • Provide visible direction and support to the Tool Hire managers to drive performance and success across the region.
    • As a member of the Tool Hire Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for directing the Tool Hire business and for identifying and proposing innovative solutions to key business opportunities.
    • Key contributor to the development of the longer term Tool Hire strategic plan.
    • Leading key change initiatives in the Tool Hire strategic plan to drive growth and business performance across the whole network.
    • You will prepare and agree with the Tool Hire Managing Director a plan to continually develop the Tool Hire business within your region.
    • Working with the Regional Managing Director and Regional Directors you will ensure the team are aligned to deliver and expand performance.
    • You will review financial performance of the Tool Hire business to ensure monthly sales, margins, overheads and levels of utilisation are supporting the achievement of the AOP.  Where areas and trends of concern are identified, you’ll ensure appropriate plans exist to rectify promptly.
    • Through influencing our Regional Directors, you will ensure the delivery of high performance standards within your Region in order to deliver the AOP, compliance, and best practice, promoting the Tool Hire offering at every opportunity.

    As Regional Director, you will motivate and inspire a team of Regional Operations Managers in Tool Hire by taking a proactive role in recruitment, performance and career management and ensuring adequate succession plans are in place.

    You will understand your competitive landscape and will foster solid relationships with your key customers in order to retain and build sales.

    What are we looking for?
    With strong leadership, you will be highly motivated, innovative, tenacious and be able to work in a fast paced environment. You will have exceptional customer relationship management skills and the ability to create and sustain long term partnerships.  With a high level of supplier, competitor and market commercial understanding, you will be able to drive business growth to make a real difference to the bottom line.

    To succeed within this role, you will need to evidence multi-site experience within a senior operational and sales role with a proven track record in delivering outstanding sales and profit performance

    (or) be able to clearly demonstrate the competency. Being a passionate, inspirational and engaging individuals, you will have the ability to create and cultivate a “one team” approach through collaboration and motivation. With exceptional communication and influencing skills you will have the ability to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders and be able to make informed choices.

    We’re driving to become a truly inclusive employer. We want everyone to be at their best and it’s our ambition that everyone within our Group feels safe, welcome and confident to be their authentic selves. 

    You be you, it makes us, us.

    To keep our business and customers safe, if you are successful in the role you will be made a conditional offer subject to additional background checks including  criminal record, adverse financial, media search, directors search, occupational history, professional membership/qualification.