General Manager - #1131539

Hunter Knight Recruitment Ltd

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Hunter Knight Recruitment Ltd

General Manager – Commercial Vehicle Manufacture (Bodybuilding)

Location: Manchester

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 pa+ depending on experience

Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Shift/rota work, discussed at interview. Flexibility given and required.


  • Working for an official Great Place to Work and UK Best Workplace.
  • Working for a Best UK Workplace for Wellbeing.
  • Working with our award-winning team – we have been named 'Service Provider of the Year' at the WhatVan? Awards 2022 and winners at the IOIC Employee Engagement Awards.
  • Access to 100s of employee perks on Perkbox.
  • Auto-enrolment pension.
  • A day off for your Birthday.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity policies.
  • Access to our wellness programme and Employee Assistance Programmes, including WeCare from Canada Life (EAP with 24HR Online GP access and second Medical Opinion).
  • Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Reward and recognition programmes, including our annual setting standards awards.
  • Annual appraisals programme and progression opportunities.
  • Manufacturer training and access to our in-house training hub.
  • Long service recognition.
  • Branded uniform or overalls.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Ongoing investment in company facilities and working environments
  • 23 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays

The vehicle body arm of our company is an exciting new business, brought to you by renowned multi-franchise and award-winning commercial dealer group,

You will be joining a new commercial vehicle bodybuilding company, producing fabricated and welded commercial vehicle bodies. Our specialty will be dropsides, flatbed and crane bodies, ranging from 3.5t to 32t. Our company is equipped with its own NC steel processing equipment and will produce products already established in the UK whilst constantly innovating new products ready to add to the portfolio as the company grows. Whilst our company is an exciting, new entrant to the UK bodybuilding industry, it has the resilience and high standing of our parent company, supporting the business.

The commercial vehicle arm of the Group offers customers the ease, practicality, and efficiency of dealing with one, expert group, which can take them from vehicle purchase or hire, through to financing, body building, and providing exemplary aftersales care.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced General Manager to join our client’s body building factory in the Manchester area.

Your day-to-day duties include:

Manage refrigerated vehicle manufacturing plant

Prioritise and manage build schedule

Liaise with production director and production manager

Manage employee relations and lead the team in an inspirational way

Complete job cards/work order

Liaise with vehicle manufacturers, dealers and customers

Reporting to high level management

Compile parts orders

Order parts/work with suppliers and contractors

Liaise with accounts re invoicing builds/parts

Team member onboarding and induction

Organise plant and machinery maintenance

Oversee factory maintenance

The Successful Individual:

You share our company values of Rewarding, Reliable and Respectful.

You put health and safety and employee wellbeing first

You have body builder experience and have previously managed a similar production

You have an excellent understanding of the manufacturing process

Basic knowledge of vehicle type approval would be an advantage

Please call Suzanne on (phone number removed) or submit your CV

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