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.
Situated in the region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber, South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county that was established in 1974. It shares borders with Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, as well as West and North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Those seeking Divisional Manager positions in the region will have various options to consider, as it is home to a number of large settlements, including Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.
For much of the region's modern history, South Yorkshire has been known for its mining industry - particularly coal - and steel production. Innovations in the 17th and 18th centuries included crucible steel and stainless steel and during the Industrial Revolution, the region was extremely prosperous.
The local economy went into steep decline during the latter half of the 20th century, but over the last two decades it has seen a significant amount of redevelopment.
Today, South Yorkshire has a thriving retail and service sector, while a number of business parks, manufacturing facilities and innovation centres have also sprung up in recent years. Just some of the companies that can be found in the area include Ronseal, confectioners A.L Simpkin & Co, Plusnet and the Ardagh Glass Group.
What's more, a number of warehousing and distribution centres are located in the region - these are operated by firms like Next, IKEA, Tesco and Amazon.com.
If you're looking for Divisional Manager opportunities in South Yorkshire, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of recruitment consultants specialise in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and we can help you find the right job for your requirements. What's more, our regional experts are on hand to provide advice on the job market in the area of your choice.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within South Yorkshire or source a new job in South Yorkshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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