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Assistant Branch Manager

Horizon Search & Selection Ltd

Sudbury, Suffolk

Published
07-09-2017
Job ad details
Published
07-09-2017
Expires
05-10-2017
Job ID
329688770
Job type
Full-time
Permanent
Job sector
Construction, Retail, Sales, Management & Business, Customer Services

We are very excited to currently be recruiting for an Assistant Branch Manager on behalf of our award-winning client at their sizeable Sudbury branch on a full time, permanent basis. Our client are a well-established independent timber and builders merchant who have been operating within the Eastern region for over 100 years yet still retain a small company values despite their significant growth in recent years.

 

This vacancy is a rare opportunity to join their business at management level and will involve assisting the Branch Manager in motivating, leading and managing a team of 3 Supervisors and approximately 40 other on-site personnel spread across 5 different departments.

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, confident people person who will be a visible presence on the shop floor,  helping the Subdury branch to develop its staff and service levels to be the best they can be. Working very closely alongside the Branch Manager, the purpose of the role is to focus on the smooth running of the branch, dealing with operational needs and issues; being an approachable and adaptable leader at all times, ultimately supporting the Branch Manager.

 

Within this involved position, the primary duties will consist of;

  • Lead, motivate and encourage staff to fulfil their maximum potential by offering day-to-day support, but also by identifying opportunities for development and training as well as encouraging a positive team spirit ethos throughout the branch
  • Take an active lead in organising and addressing operational needs and issues, working with all departmental supervisors and team members to maintain a smooth-running, profitable branch with well served and happy customers
  • Working closely with the BM to develop, agree, monitor and control branch performance against the branch business plan and KPIs as well as assisting in managing gross margins and operating costs so as to maximise branch profitability
  • Assist the BM in conducting recruitment of staff, performance reviews and meetings as necessary
  • Gaining a good understanding of stock procedures so that stock is managed efficiently
  • Ensure the upkeep of the buildings, fixtures, fittings and office equipment to maintain safety as well as aesthetics
  • Make recommendations to the BM for the ongoing and continuous development of the branch
  • Assist in identifying trends in demand, new products, customer feedback etc. and communicate with BM to develop appropriate action plans where appropriate

As this is a management level role within a busy yet relatively large branch, this is a very varied role in which we would hope to see a candidate with a flexible attitude and adaptable approach to work. Prior experience of managing teams within a large retail operations environment is essential in order to be a consideration for this post, and ideally this will come from working within a similar setting (merchant, large retail operations).

 

Products knowledge would be highly advantageous, however is by no means crucial for this post; as our client are happy to provide training in this area.

 

Essential criteria is as follows;

  • A professional yet down to earth demeanour; the ability to gel with, and to manage a range of personalities from varying backgrounds
  • A can-do attitude, with a very proactive approach
  • Commercially astute; able to easily understand sales figures and spot patterns in these
  • An excellent track record of achieving within a sales driven and customer-facing role
  • Prior experience of managing teams of at least 10+ staff
  • A genuine passion for delivering excellent customer service
  • Drive and ambition to move upwards within the group over time

Due to the size of our clients group of companies, this is a position which comes with genuine room to progress. Our client are a well-established business who have been supplying timber and building materials to both retail and trade customers across East Anglia for over 100 years. They have an outstanding reputation for offering development and progression opportunities to their staff and have been awarded the Investors In People Gold standard in recognition of this.

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please apply through our website or alternatively email Kate Dyer with an up-to-date copy of your CV on kate@horizoneast.co.uk



Due to the high volume of CVs we receive on a daily basis unfortunately we are unable to provide specific feedback on each application. If you have not been contacted after two weeks from the date of your application unfortunately you may have been unsuccessful. We strive to deliver an excellent service to all of our candidates and as such, should you wish to discover the reason you may have been unsuccessful please dont hesitate to get in touch with us on 01379 898474.



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Published
07-09-2017
Expires
05-10-2017
Job ID
329688770
Jobtype
Full-time
Permanent
Job sector
Construction, Retail, Sales, Management & Business, Customer Services
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