Branch Manager

Job Overview

Are you an experienced Branch Manager? Are you looking for a role and organisation you can grow and develop in? Our client is looking to add a Branch manager to their team to drive operations in their Kerry based branch. The successful candidate will oversee all functions on-site from maximising sales and monitoring stock to managing the team in this fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Full day to day responsibility for the branch performance.
  • Working closely with the Sales Manager and the Branch team to maximise sales and business development opportunities in the area.
  • People management including the management, coaching and development of the team based in the branch.
  • Ensuring that the highest standards of customer service are maintained at all times.
  • Building good working relationships with group purchasing, central distribution and with suppliers.
  • Stock management at the branch including stock taking, cycle counting and reducing the levels of slow moving stock, as well as maintaining stock levels within targets. This will involve developing a strong working relationship with the group stock management team.
  • Monitoring and maintaining an efficient level of branch operating costs, as well as leading cost saving initiatives.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The Candidate:

  • 4 years' experience in Commercial and/or Operational Roles in the merchanting sector.
  • Be a result's driven person with a proven track record of success.
  • Excellent communicator
  • Has the vision to identify and seize commercial opportunities
  • 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.

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