Installations Manager

AFE Group Limited
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Miller's Vanguard are a long established company providing industry leading maintenance service to the UK's major supermarket chains. We provide rapid reactive engineering support, planned preventative maintenance and other ancillary services for all food production equipment in store. Due to continued growth and expansion an opportunity has arisen within our Logistics Team for an experienced Installations Manager. The Installations Manager will be responsible for overseeing our delivery and installations team. The team, tasked with delivering and installing electro/mechanical bakery and catering equipment to our Nationwide supermarket customers will work closely with their office based logistics team comprising of 2 members of staff. The successful candidate will 'in a watching brief' oversee that deliveries have been planned efficiently for both reactive and proactive replacements of bakery and catering equipment. The candidate will need to have relevant experience of managing small installations teams, and be able to provide on site coaching and development to our team of 12 installation engineers and HGV drivers looking where possible to improve the completed installations, whilst also ensuring that installations are completed on time and executed to the highest engineering standards. The Installation Manager will be tasked with ensuring that our fleet of 2 x 18ton, 2 x 12ton and 4 Luton Mercedes Benz vehicles are equipped with all of the correct tools and parts, which can then be audited to ensure that a company standard is adhered to. The Installations Manager will oversee 2 Project Managers who will aid with activities such as time and motion relating to installations, on site attendance for small works in supermarkets and post installation reports. The role based in Bury will occasionally require for the Installations Manager to travel and stay away from home in order to oversee Installations and look for improvements that can be made for our customers. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES - To represent the Company in a professional manner at all times and develop good working relationships with company and customer staff. - Review post installation surveys to ensure installation standards are being adhered to. - To oversee a weekly schedule of work for the Driver Installers & Installation Engineers. - On site time and motion studies to ensure that installations are being carried out on time and effectively. - Ensure that Installations fleet audits are carried out weekly, checking stock and installation kit. - Oversee our logistics team (of 2 staff) ensuring that deliveries are completed on time and where necessary providing surveys in order to complete installs 'first time', avoiding where possible aborted visits or additional charges for both Millers Vanguard and our Supermarket customers. - Budgets / Profit - Ensure that all records are updated relating to the profitability of the department. - Undertake any adhoc duties as necessary and instructed by your line manager. - Ensure that Work Place Audits are completed for all 12 Installation Engineers - Responsibility for the safe working practices of all engineers, monitoring tooling & PPE SPECIAL FEATURES / ATTRIBUTES - Ability to prioritize work and process multiple tasks as required. - Experience of electromechanical installations. - Experience of electromechanical installations for supermarkets (Desirable) - Ability to respond promptly to requests/instructions to meet business requirements. - Knowledge of computers/spreadsheets and databases - Excellent communication skills. - Excellent telephone manner. - Able to remain professional, calm and patient at all times.
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