Branch Manager ( Builders Providers )

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Branch Manager for one of Ireland's largest independent builder's providers. This position is based in Co Laois and is a full time , permanent role.

The product range includes building materials, plumbing & heating, timber & sheeting, insulation, plant & tool hire, painting & decorating, doors & floors, bathrooms, garden and outdoor and much more.


  • Driving the day to day sales and margin growth of the branch
  • Working closely with group senior management and with the regional sales team who will be also contributing to the branch targets
  • Ensuring that the highest standards of customer service are maintained at all times
  • Building good working relationships with the group purchasing department and with suppliers
  • Monitoring and maintaining an efficient level of branch operating costs
  • Ensuring that the branch maintains the highest standards of housekeeping in the warehouse, yard and shop
  • Ensuring that the shop is presented well from a merchandising perspective to ensure a very positive customer experience
  • Ensuring all mandatory health and safety training is completed and that the branch is a safe place for both staff and customers
  • Managing, coaching and developing the team based in the branch
  • Managing stock levels and maintaining an efficient level of stock
  • Working closely with group credit control to ensure that debtors days are minimised as well as ensuring that customers are trading within the approved credit arrangements
  • Working closely with the Group Marketing Manager to ensure that appropriate local marketing campaigns are ran
  • Co-ordinating the local administrative requirements of the branch and ensuring that company policies are adhered to in conjunction with Group Finance, IT and HR
  • Attending group meetings and focus group sessions involving colleagues from across the branch network to share experiences and best practices in order to identify improvements
  • Network and maintain excellent relations with the local community to improve the presence of the branch and the company.

Experience & Qualification:

  • Proven branch management or assistant management experience in a similar business
  • Knowledge and experience of building materials and the construction sector would clearly be advantageous
  • Be a results driven person with a proven track record of meeting sales, margin and working capital targets (stock, debtors and creditors)
  • Good leadership and people management skills and an ability to maintain a positive team spirit
  • Be confident and comfortable making decisions in the business on a day to day basis
  • An ability to work on their own initiative but also as part of a larger management team
  • Be computer literate and experienced in using IT systems


Excellent salary & bonus on offer

* My client will also consider applications from candidates with assistant management experience in a similar business.

To Apply:

Send your CV through the attached link

Phone calls to Louise 086 4670069 for a confidential discussion

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