Reporting to the divisional director and overseeing the implementation of decisions from the board while maintaining a smooth-running division and seeking out efficiencies, a divisional manager is an essential intermediate role in a large company. The job will involve working closely with the other managers of divisions in order to deliver the corporate aims of the employer.
Decisions made at board level will be wide-ranging but detailed, and crucial to the long-term interests of the company. It will be up to the divisional managers to interpret the instructions from the board or divisional director and decide which sub-departments need to know what information, and allocate this intelligence appropriately around the various departments.
Divisional managers in some companies might not have the intermediate director level to deal with and must deal directly with the board, delivering accounting and budgetary responsibilities as well as managing the personnel, security, health and safety and business development of the division.
Ideal candidates will have had experience of running a company division, preferably in the logistics sector. This means that an ability to absorb instruction as well as to deliver it lower down the scale will be an essential skill. Motivation skills will be required for this element of the job.
The role will suit flexible people who like every day to be different while maintaining an overall direction in keeping with the company’s strategic aims.
Some technical understanding of the products being distributed could well be required as different items will have different legal and physical attributes determining their storage and movement.
Cast UK understand the needs of employers and candidates because our founder members and consultants all come from the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors. And since we deal with these sectors exclusively, employers come to us to create candidate shortlists because they know we’re focused on delivering the most appropriate talent.
As a major force in the UK’s recruitment sector, it’s always worth looking at what’s available in your region, whether you’re moving house or just looking for more job satisfaction. If you see something you’re interested in, please get in touch so we can get the ball rolling. Even if you don’t see anything for you right now, it’s a good idea to let us have your details and CV – your perfect job might pop up tomorrow and we’ll be ready to take action straight away.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Divisional Manager for your business or find you a job as a Divisional Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
The county town of Oxford and famous throughout the world for its university, Oxford is actually a thriving, self-contained city with a diversity of industries not directly related to its county status or education sector. It has been a successful city for so long that its architecture spans the millennia, and since much of the most important buildings were churches, it got the name “city of dreaming spires”.
Without doubt the university and its related activities (bars, cafes, hotels, shops, theatres etc.) is the key single employer of the city, and the university heritage also plays into its thriving tourism industry. All this contributes to the thriving nature of the city, which is busy all the year round.
But a major industry just to the south east of the city centre is car manufacturing, at the Cowley BMW plant, home of the new Mini. The plant used to be the Morris Motors plant during the First World War, and this attracted a railway and other communications to serve it. During World War Two the plant made training planes for the RAF. After the war mergers and acquisitions changed the company to BMC, then British Leyland, Austin Rover, the Rover Group and finally BMW (but locals still call the factory Morris’s).
With a thriving, ever changing population and various high-tech and heavy industries, Oxford often throws up Divisional Manager positions to help oil the wheels of commerce. It’s certainly an exciting place to live and work.
Cast UK work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
If you’re looking for more information on the Divisional Manager positions available in Oxford or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With many years’ experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Oxford or source a new job in Oxford then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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