Recruitment

TYRE STORE MANAGER

A vacancy has arisen within Kenway Tyres, Aberdeen Head Office for a Tyre Store Manager reporting to the Managing Director.  Kenway Tyres is the largest tyre wholesaler in the North of Scotland whilst also having retail depots both in Aberdeen & Dundee, who have been servicing the motoring needs of the Northeast since 1983.

The purpose of the job is to coordinate and manage the Storespersons and Drivers ensuring correct stocks are maintained, and that customer’s orders are delivered in a timely and efficient manner.  The principal accountabilities of the position are:

1.  To be a strong and effective people manager who will provide staff with opportunities, continual training and championing staff morale.
2.  The receipt and checking of goods against delivery notes and ensuring all stocks are stored in an effective, safe and orderly manner.
3.  Recording any shortages or damaged goods, completion of paperwork and subsequently notifying the office staff of any discrepancies. 
4.  To organize the picking of the orders from stock ready to load the delivery vans for a cut off of at the earliest opportunity and any other applicable times.  Optimise the staff productivity to manage costs and ensure staff are managed to pick orders correctly and promptly.  Load and cross check orders to minimise errors with the drivers or another person and manage any picking errors timely.  Be proactive in achieving improved fuel efficiency and better MPG by ensuring that drivers optimise their van runs concerning training and utilisation of effective planning and routing.
5.  Assist with the twice yearly stock takes which includes manually counting stock
6.  Enforce security policies and procedures, ensuring that all paperwork is followed up and completed correctly and in a timely manner.
7.  Reporting any issues to the management team at Head Office and having the ability to resolve such issues individually.
8. Promote effective and efficient standards of work in order to comply with transport legislation, maintenance manuals, company policy and procedures, Health & Safety legislation and or any other legal requirements.
9. To monitor company vehicles to ensure policies are being followed.  Maintain any equipment in the Company vehicles and that they are kept up to correct operating standards and either repaired or replaced.  Ensure that any repairs are carried out in a timely and efficient manner.

10. Manage absence, overtime and timekeeping in line, where applicable, with HR policies and procedures.  Have a general understanding of HR, HSEQ and finance.  Manage the implementation of HR and HSEQ policies and procedures where relevant.  Allocating and managing staff resources according to the changing needs with the ability to provide adequate cover at all levels.

The successful candidate will also meet the following criteria:
• Excellent stores knowledge, with preferably 1+ years’ experience of a Managerial position
• Ability to learn quickly on the job with a willingness to learn
• Ability to work under pressure, analysing problems and implementing solutions
• Work unsupervised, show initiative with good time management
• Experience of product terminology is preferred
• Computer literate
• Good communication skills
• Work to tight deadlines

If you are interested in the above vacancy position, please send your CV to Human Resources, Kenway Tyres, 11 St Machar Road, Aberdeen, AB24 2UU or by email to recruitment@kenwayautotrade.co.uk by:


Closing Date: 19 October 2018
* Due to the current high volume of applications if you do not hear back from us within 4 weeks of submitting your application, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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ASSISTANT DEPOT ADVISOR

A vacancy has arisen within Kenway Tyres, Aberdeen Virginia Street Depot for an Assistant Depot Advisor reporting to the Depot Manager.  Kenway Tyres is the largest tyre wholesaler in the North of Scotland whilst also having retail depots both in Aberdeen & Dundee, who have been servicing the motoring needs of the Northeast since 1983.

The purpose of the job is to whilst being hands on within the depot mechanically to also aid with ensuring the smooth operation of all Depot functions, in line with the team, whilst maintaining the Health & Safety of all staff and customers.  Consistently looking to improve the processes and procedures to ensure that we provide the best possible service while increasing profitability. The principal accountabilities of the position are:

1.  Aid in the motivating, leading and managing of staff.
2.  Play an essential role in the Depot’s targets including key performance targets.
3.  Proactively promote policies, procedures, initiative and disseminate important information relating to Company performance, practice issues etc. to staff within Virginia Street through regular informative and interactive staff meetings.
4.  Aid in the management of absence, overtime and timekeeping in line, where applicable, with HR policies and procedures.  Have an understanding of HR, HSEQ and finance. 
5.  Work as a Vehicle Technicians replace tyres when worn, damaged or faulty ensuring that all work is carried out in accordance with Technical standards and any work instructions.
6. Allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs with the ability to provide adequate cover at all levels.
7. Act as an ambassador to the company at all times. Liaise, support and develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
8. Diagnose the customers’ needs by listening, responding and explaining work required, to ensure the vehicle is in a safe and road worthy condition prior to leaving the depot.

9. Identify work and faulty components in accordance with Technical standards and any work instructions.

10. Wear the appropriate PPE and ensure that any equipment that you are utilising is in good working order.

11. Cash Control – assisting in the daily banking of retail cash and cheques.
12. Telesales- working with customers meeting their requirements.
13. Dealing with customer complaints and escalation as required.

The successful candidate will also meet the following criteria:
• Experience of product terminology essential.
• Experienced Mechanical Knowledge, with a fast fit/main dealer background is desirable, and Electrical knowledge would be beneficial but not essential.
• A full UK driving licence is preferred.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Confidence, tact and a persuasive manner.
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Good communication and 'people skills' for working with a range of colleagues and customers
• The ability to demonstrate analysis & critical thinking

If you are interested in the above vacancy position, please discuss this with your line manager in the first instance. Thereafter, you should send your CV to Hanna Buchan at Human Resources, Kenway Tyres, 11 St Machar Road, Aberdeen, AB24 2UU or by email to hanna.buchan@kenwayautotrade.co.uk by:

Closing Date: 26 October 2018