Commercial Landscaping General Manager


Archway Green is one of the UK’s most established commercial landscaping businesses, with more than 50 years’ experience of developing and nurturing landscapes and environments. We are looking for a General Manager to help drive the business forward.

Company Mission

To invest in people, strategic partnerships, and business processes to ensure that a premium quality of products and services is delivered every time.

Company Vision

Archway Green’s vision is to improve the quality of life through developing creative, innovative, and quality landscapes.

Company Values

  • Attitude
  • Presentation
  • Health & Safety
  • Quality of Workmanship
  • Productivity

At Archway Green our values are not just a statement or a picture on the wall, they are instilled into our staff and our philosophy in the way we do business. These values are Customer Focused, Premium Quality, Integrity, Reliable & Teamwork. These values are the foundation that supports our company and its growth.

Role Overview

Providing strategic leadership and management within the business. The General Manager will be responsible for ensuring financial and operational commitments are met and exceeded.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct management of the senior management team
  • Ensuring a customer focus within all areas of operational activities, and that effective relationships are maintained with key client contacts.
  • Accountable for the performance of the P&L across the Company
  • Working with the Directors, set direction and targets for Company and communicate these effectively to all team members
  • Agreeing and owning budgetary targets for turnover and margin within the Company and reporting progress monthly against these
  • Work with the Business Development team to identify opportunities and provide appropriate resources to convert these into secured orders
  • Supporting the sales process through solutions development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings, hosting visits, and support to mobilisation as required on new contracts
  • Working closely with the Senior Contracts Manager and Project Managers to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the contract specification
  • Working closely with the Project Managers to ensure client satisfaction and optimization of resources
  • Ensure optimum staffing structures operate across contracts, balancing cost reduction with the delivery of service excellence. Ensure structures support peaks and troughs in workload, and disaster recovery.
  • Ensuring adherence to H&S policies and procedures
  • Overall responsibility for the team, working closely with HR with regards to recruitment, staff inductions, training, time & attendance, performance reviews etc.
  • Maintain good relationships with principal contractors, suppliers, auditors, clients, H&S authorities
  • Chairing departmental meetings and ensuring regular reporting from managers on KPIs and numbers
  • Negotiate credit control to ensure prompt payments
  • Present performance of the Company at monthly finance review meetings with the Business Directors, explaining any variances and providing amended forecast figures where necessary
  • Delivery of, or exceeding project commercial and financial performance targets through rigorous management of costs, billing and change control, and driving commercial best practice
  • Recognise when issues need to be escalated to the client and stakeholders and when compromises have to be made within the Company

Person Specification

  • Able to work with client contacts and build strong professional relationships
  • Lead and guide a team to ensure productivity and quality of work is mastered
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of at least 5 years of General Management in a service-based organisation in the construction industry
  • A proven record of delivering successful projects and commercial awareness
  • Resource and training management experience
  • Experience in developing operational forecasts and programmes including financial management
  • The ability to conduct operational audits and develop improvement plans
  • Full and clean driving license essential

Salary and Benefits

£80,000 – £110,000 per annum, depending on experience

Company vehicle

Profit share

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