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Rental Manager

Venatu Consulting are currently working in partnership with our client who have grown to become one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK and pride themselves as being an aftersales business that hires, contract hires and sells vehicles.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £35,000pa
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 12 November 2017
  • Ref: 898152


  • Manage the overall day to day rental activities at the depot ensuring it is providing the highest level of customer service and management.
  • Achieve all requested hires with no turn downs, where possible.
  • Manage all rental desk staff (including training, development, performance, holidays, ASTROW time and attendance system etc).
  • Utilisation management.
  • Transport management.
  • Management of rate accuracy.
  • Management of fleet availability/stock mix.
  • Ensure Rental Desk staff upsell all products into customers.
  • Manage all Health and Safety disciplines at the depot, in conjunction with Workshop Manager (with the exception of Airdrie).
  • Ensure all vehicles are safe and secure at the depot.
  • Ensure the depot is clean, tidy and to the highest standard at all times.
  • Ensure all staff provide a first-class service to our customers.
  • Work closely with all departments planning proactive work flow, ensuring over utilised stock is prioritised (i.e. any excess of vehicles are rented as a priority).
  • Manage costs into their depot from other departments/third parties.
  • Credit management including sanity check any credits requested prior to sign off.
  • Ensure all rental rates on the system are accurate.
  • Handle all/any customer complaints through to completion.
  • Ensure all vehicles are compliant (taxation, fines, insurance, road legal etc).
  • FOC management.
  • Work as a team with the Workshop Manager.
  • Conduct/oversee customer satisfaction survey questionnaires.
  • Ensure the rental desk is clean, tidy and to the highest standards.
  • Quality checks our service levels and the vehicle standards on a regular basis.
  • Induction of new Rental desk staff.
  • Ensure fleet availability/stock mix.
  • Ensure Customer Service/Management.
  • Quality/Service Standards.
  • Zen Desk Management (e-mail ticketing system for the Rental Desk; internally and for customers).
  • Check H Status, free of charge and suspension reports daily and manage these effectively.
  • Develop & implement best practices to achieve set targets and KPI’s.
  • Mentor & review staff members on monthly/quarterly basis and report on any training needs & how they are progressing.


  • Previous vehicle rental experience essential
  • Full driving license
  • Computer literate

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