Hayley Hedley

Hayley Hedley
Procurement and Equipment Control Manager

Q & A

How did you come to work in your current role?

After a brief spell on the hire desk for a plant hire company, I started as the Equipment Controller for Ravenstock (later acquired by Mobile Mini) when I relocated to the North East from the North West. As the company has changed over the years, so did my role which eventually developed into the Procurement and Equipment Control Manager role that I do now.

What are the day to tasks of your role?

The Equipment Control team as a whole works very closely with the branch network making sure that the internal systems match what is happening in our yards and managing the production schedules at the manufacturers so that new stock is available to meet the demands of our customers.

The main day to day aspects of my role focus on negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships, to ensure that they are delivering on the agreements in place to help our branches deliver the best service to our customers.

What do you like most about working here?

No day is the same in Equipment Control so it keeps you on your toes!

What are the biggest challenges in your role?

Trying to keep everyone happy!

What has been the best day in your job?

I get a lot of satisfaction from my role in particular from negotiating with suppliers and building successful working partnerships, which can help our branches achieve a competitive edge. The best day has to be when I saw one of the first trucks I ordered handed over to the receiving branch. Truck purchases are a long and sometimes stressful process and being based at our Corporate office, I don’t often get to see the finished vehicle in its new home so it was hugely satisfying to see the product of all the hard work delivered first hand.

How would your colleagues describe you in three words?

I suppose it depends on which colleagues you ask! The team I sit with would probably say ‘Falls over frequently’.