General Manager, Equipment Hire Business

Our client is a privately owned equipment hire business with multiple branches in the Wide Bay region (Queensland).

This business is very stable, and considers their people as their most valuable resource.


This position is Full-Time senior management salary role.


Job Responsibilities

Lead, Develop and Manage the hire company Group

  • Oversee all aspects of the organisations operations to ensure corporate objectives set by the Board of Directors is achieved effectively and efficiently.
  • Oversee the operational finances of the organisation. Ensure accurate, auditable financial information is provided to the board each monthly board meeting; and ad hoc as required.
  • Lead and coach your team of employees to ensure their performance; interest; engagement; and ownership of our organisation.
  • Work closely with Branch Manager to help them meet their KPIs and business performance goals (ie. sales, profitability, stable workforce, market share, team cohesiveness, low accident rates, safety culture, etc.);
  • Lead by example and set high standards of performance, integrity within the scope of the organisations values;
  • Working on the business with the Directors, Finance/ Administration Manager, formulating business plans, budgets and cost benefit analysis on potential Hire Industry opportunities.
  • Work closely with Branch Managers in recruiting, selecting, training and retaining competent and committed employees;
  • Lead and educate the Branch Managers in inventory control, customer service, purchasing, importing, financial systems, information systems and compliance.
  • Identify growth opportunities for the organisation within Queensland.

Liaising with the Board of Directors

  • Work closely with the Board to understand goals. Assist the Directors with professional industry knowledge.
  • Providing timely and accurate information about the economic and business climate.
  • Propose and evaluate business opportunities on viability and fit with the organisations Values;
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings reporting to the Board on company issues.


  • Work hands-on in other roles within the business in peak trade times and during staff shortages.
  • Liaise closely with head office professionals (ie. Finance Manager, Accountants, Lawyers, Human Resources, etc)
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Board of Directors from time to time.
  • Be willing to keep technical skills current through attending seminars and training as required by the Directors.


Essential Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • 10+ years Hire Industry experience;
  • 10+ years successful employee management experience;
  • Diploma of Management qualification or equivalent experience;
  • High commitment to WH&S practices and focus on eliminating and minimising hazards;
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Sound administrative skills to ensure correct documentation is supplied to administration in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Current valid C-class drivers license;
  • Construction industry White or Blue card;
  • Willingness to undertake any job-related training the Board of Directors deems appropriate;
  • Ability to travel to attend Branches and seminars and networking events;
  • Physically fit and healthy to perform the work.
  • Ability to pass Client worksite Medical Examinations;
  • Ability to easily lift 10 kilograms safely without assistance;
  • Ability to perform regular bending, stretching, twisting whilst carrying 10 kilograms;
  • Working in confined or limited space;
  • Ability to stand or stand all day;
  • Willingness to undertake a drug and alcohol test at any time during your employment (to ensure safety);
  • Able to work for a Board of Directors (the ability to take guidance from a number of strong-minded Owners/ Directors);
  • Able to travel regularly (weekly) to other branches;
  • Able to work in a high passed customer service environment;
  • Able to receive constructive criticism objectively;
  • Able to work in a close-knit Team environment;
  • Able to work alone with minimal Owner/Director supervision;
  • Ability to work to strict time frames and deadlines;
  • Very organised, neat and tidy at all times;
  • Willing to be accountable for the outcomes of your work and how it affects other team members and clients.

Preferred (nice to have) Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • Bachelor level Management degree or equivalent experience;
  • Strong Retail background or Trade qualified background in a mechanical/ electrical related field.


Remuneration will is dependent upon the successful applicants skills and experience.



Applications will be accepted until an appointment has been made (be quick or miss out!).



Please ensure you apply on-line via this seek ad as we have a number of people shortlisting for this role and we dont want you to miss out.

26/04/2021 $0 Bundaberg & Wide Bay Burnett 1 CEO & General Management
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