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Divisional Managing Director

Apr 26 2024 - 8:33am
Hills Quarry Products

Hills Quarry Products has an opportunity for an experienced Divisional Managing Director to join and lead our existing company based in Swindon with operating sites across Wiltshire and surrounding counties. This role is a Board (Quarry Products Ltd) position and will report to The Hills Group Chief Executive, working alongside a motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced senior management team. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary, generous car allowance and profit related bonus scheme alongside a great range of benefits, including:

  • Private Health Insurance (BUPA) plus additional Health Care maintenance cash plan

  • 4 x life assurance

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Pension at 4% employer contribution, minimum 4% employee contribution

  • 25 days holiday per annum increasing annually to 28 with a holiday trading options, buy and sell 5 days per year

About the role:

As the Divisional Managing Director, you will be responsible for a team of over 110 employees, and a portfolio of 13 operational sites and growing. You will plan, lead, organise and control the profitable operation of the company’s quarry, concrete and inert tipping activities. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the divisional business operations, financial performance, investments and spend, ensuring costs are strictly controlled in line with budget targets and purchasing procedures.

  • Provide industry insights and strategy advice accordingly. Identify and recommend new development opportunities and evaluate and recommend changes in strategy, policy or procedures with a view to increasing overall performance, profitability and efficiency.

  • Develop and execute business strategies to achieve short and long term goals.  Target and oversee development and planning activities with regards to future aggregate reserves, concrete production activities and general growth opportunities.

  • As the ‘owner’ of the divisional Health and Safety Manual, ensure all policies, safe systems of work, risk assessments and all other associated health and safety protocols are updated and clearly communicated, trained and adhered to. 

  • Ensure Divisional compliance with the health and safety, environmental and where relevant The Quarry Regulations 1999 and all associated legislation.

What we’re looking for in our Divisional Managing Director:

  • Demonstrable experience as a senior leader in a similar industry

  • Extensive industry knowledge and interest, the ability to demonstrate sound technical knowledge and understanding

  • Proven ability to make sound, evidence-based, strategic decisions

  • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal, with strong active listening skills and the ability to communicate with people of all skill levels and abilities

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to evaluate current situations and make decisions to ensure growth and profitability

  • Demonstrable people management skills and experience.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please put together a cover letter and a copy of your CV and click HERE to apply today to be considered as our Divisional Managing Director– we’d love to hear from you!

Successful candidates for the Divisional Managing Director position will be invited to a ‘in person’ interview which are scheduled to be held on 10 & 11 June with 2nd stage interview scheduled for 1 & 2 July in Swindon.


About us

Across Wiltshire and surrounding counties, The Hills Group of companies manages and recycles waste, produces essential construction materials through quarrying and ready mixed concrete, and builds award-winning homes in sought after locations.

Established in 1900 and family-owned, The Hills Group has evolved over the past four generations into a multi-million pound business, harnessing the latest technologies, pioneering major infrastructure projects, and employing over 600 people.

Whether extracting minerals, managing and recycling waste or building new homes, the same qualities of energy, enterprise, affability and confidence with which Hills was founded, still characterise the Hills business today.

Hills is committed to providing an equitable workplace for all. We aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination, and that our current and future colleagues are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Please feel free to contact us directly should you wish to discuss how we can ensure a positive experience for you.