Assistant Branch Manager – (4750)

Management in Distribution
  • St Ives, Cambridgeshire View on Map
  • Post Date : November 24, 2022
  • Apply Before : January 24, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Consultant Luke Chaplin
  • Type Full time
  • Product Sector Merchants / Distributors
  • Benefits Pension, Life Assurance, 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays. 46.5 Hours: Monday To Friday 7am 16.30pm + 4 Hours Every 2nd Saturday Morning
  • Vacancy id 4750
  • Salary Details £25 £30K

Job Description

We are retained by one of the UK’s leading specialist distributor Builder merchants who due to continued success in the UK market place are seeking to recruit an Assistant Branch Manager who will work closely with the Branch Manager to ensure all accounts develop profitability and St Ives, Cambridgeshire branch runs smoothly. This is a “hands-on” position where you will have the opportunity to progress and develop your career 

Key Responsibilities

  • Customer Service
  • To make every endeavour to ensure the customer’s needs are met.
  • To arrange quotations, deliveries etc. to suit the customer (within reasonable levels) and not ourselves.
  • To make available a full selection of literature etc. as required.
  • Staff Management
  • To direct, control and assist all staff under your care.
  • Administration
  • To carry out all requirements with regard to the administration as detailed in the depot manual.
  • Transportation of Goods
  • Ensure all goods are transported (by their own or other means) safely, on time and correctly to the required place.
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Ensure all vehicles at the branch are safe, maintained, serviced and cleaned as required. I.e.
  • All checks are carried out with regard to daily and weekly requirements.
  • Route sheets maintained
  • Vehicles cleaned weekly
  • Vehicle checks and servicing as detailed on the service sheet
  • Staff Welfare
  • Ensure staff are wearing suitable clothing
  • To ensure timekeeping is as agreed
  • To maintain daily time sheets
  • To report absences due to sickness and holiday
  • To maintain Accident Book and keep the First Aid Box
  • To ensure all aspects of Health and Safety are maintained


  • To maintain stock at correct levels and in a clean and tidy manner
  • To ensure slow-moving or obsolete stock is dealt with via proper procedure
  • To ensure stock movements are correct
  • To quarantine damaged/faulty stock
  • To be responsible for the value of stock and to justify losses of stock which may occur.

Job Purpose

As Assistant Branch Manager, you will be responsible for managing existing accounts being proactive in internal & external sales calls, maximising sales opportunities and working on the trade counter as required.  You will take full responsibility for the branch in the manager’s absence and be expected to operate a Zero Harm Health and Safety policy. Full training will be provided for the right applicant.

Successful candidates must have:

  • Supervisory experience and a good knowledge of the trade/construction industry as well as knowledge of products and services available
  • Previous exposure to all aspects of a branch, including Sales, Operations, Administration and Stock Control
  • Great communication and organisational skills and an excellent telephone manner
  • A methodical approach and an eye for detail, as well as being IT literate
  • Self-motivation and the ability to embrace change
  • Highly proficient in data extraction and manipulation.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent IT Skills

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