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Branch Manager - Construction/Building Products

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    Building / Architectural Products

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    Clodagh Smithers

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    12 days ago

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Position: Branch Manager

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Negotiable DOE

My client, a building materials company is looking to hire a Branch Manager.

The successful candidate must be results driven and strive to meet and exceed sales and profitability for the store. As a Store Manager you should inspire your team by leading a customer centric agenda from the front and promote and deliver high performance on learning and development in a positive environment.


  • Day to day management of all operational and administrative issues within the branch. This includes but not limited to the opening and closing the store as well as staff rostering and the security of both the store and your teamReviewing purchasing agreements with vendors
  • You will manage and be responsible for achieving and exceeding assigned business targets, sales budgets, KPIs and discount, cost control, demonstrating ambition and profit focus.
  • You are a people manager as well as a Branch Manager Designate. Remember you are responsible for the well being of your team. You are responsible for Learning and Development. You must be able to identify their training needs & to act upon it, regular performance reviews, having that open and honest conversation if needed, also to manage any areas of under performance.
  • The store manager is responsible for managing merchandising and stock levels within the store. As well as being accountable for stock loss and stock takes.
  • Analyse and interpret trends by keeping an eye on the market, to include visiting local competitors' stores and keeping an eye on media channels. Looking out always for opportunity to improve your overall stores performance.
  • Ensure world class levels of customer service from the team as a whole. Fully understand your customer needs and requirements.
  • Ensure your store is always presented to the best of its ability for your customers and your team alike. Walk the floor regularly with your team and customers in order to hear their opinions of your store.
  • Responsible for health and safety within the store, this includes but is not limited to security issues and breaches.
  • For any HR concerns, remember you are first point of contact for your team. Ensure you start any conversation with the correct procedures and policies in mind. Counsel, advise and instruct/ train your team in all policies and procedures; this includes but not limited to HR, H & S etc. Ensure that you are familiar with all HR and Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Lead by a positive example always. Your team look to you as their leader and the customers look to you as the head of the store.

Financial Responsibilities

Managing your profit and loss account, store KPI's, cash (all elements around this), accountability for stock takes, stock discrepancies

Experience & Skills Required:

  • A strong knowledge of building materials and the construction industry is necessary
  • Previous experience in high management level
  • Excellent customer service relationship builder with a passion for providing world-class customer and service delivery
  • Excellent communication, leadership and training skills
  • Strong and motivated leader who is able to lead by example with a result focus.
  • Highly organised and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • A self-starter with resilience and a passion to succeed both personally and organisationally
  • Business minded, change orientated and pro-active
  • Excellent influencer at all organisational levels, including the ability to develop credibility quickly with senior managers/decision makers

Due to the urgency of this vacancy, it is not possible for our client at this time to consider anyone without the appropriate work permits, visas or sponsorship's already in place. Therefore, we are unable to consider candidates who do not have full authorisation to work in Ireland. Applications submitted without the necessary visa in place will not be considered.

If the position above is of interest to you and you would like to know more call Clodagh on 0035386 0405288 in complete confidence.