General Manager Position. An Exciting Opportunity

17 November 2022

An exciting opportunity to run and manage this excellent Timber Merchant and manufacturing business based near Canterbury, Kent.

Wingham Timber has been recently acquired by the family owned and managed Covers Timber and Builders merchants. Wingham’s Managing Director will continue to oversee the business for the medium term. However we are looking for a General Manager to work with him who will, in turn, take on this successful business. Wingham Timber has developed a range of timber and fencing products manufactured on site as well as treating and milling timber.

As General Manager, you will build strong relationships with staff and customers, so the business’s high standards of service, quality and safety are maintained and enhanced. You will be ambitious to develop the business as well as ensuring that sales, profits and productivity targets are met.

Leading, coaching, training and developing our experienced team is also a key part of the role, to ensure that staff get the appropriate support and are given suitable training opportunities to progress to take the business to the next level and beyond.

Wingham Timber will trade as a division of Covers but will continue to be branded as Wingham Timber and part of the role will be to maximise the opportunities of Wingham’s products to Covers depots’ customers and to seek productivity wins by optimal division of activities between Wingham’s and Covers’ production facilities.

Applicants must have the following:

  • Senior Managerial experience within the Timber or Merchanting sectors.
  • Manufacturing experience is not essential but would be beneficial.
  • A good knowledge of timber and associated products is desirable
  • Entrepreneurial skills and an appetite to grow the business
  • The know-how and desire to drive sales and deliver exceptional customer service
  • Ability to delegate and to motivate a team
  • Have excellent Communication Skills

Benefits include Competitive salary, Bonus Scheme, Health Insurance, Pension, Staff Discount, Car Allowance or an electric Company car

We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply or request more information please contact Rhea Openshaw, [email protected] or call 01243 791414