Reference : GBR09601

Branch Manager

  • Distribution Operations
  • United Kingdom Herne Bay
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 12/06/2022

Position description

We are looking for a Branch Manager to join our team at Jewson Herne Bay (CT6 8JZ)!

Our Branch Managers are an important contributor to the teams shared success and an essential part of our customers positive experience with us. If you love working with people, you’re a good listener and you think you could help our customers feel welcome, then this could be a great opportunity for you to join our team!

We’re a busy and well established branch on the South East England, with a friendly team who pride themselves on offering a great service and excellent product knowledge. We have a sales office, warehouse, shop & counter, timber supply and customer delivery vehicles. Our colleagues are critical to our customers’ success and you will be working with a team that proactively supports them in every way possible.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit great people that really understand our values and ways of working. So if you have a passion for leading and developing a team, supporting your customers, taking the time to understand others and embracing differences, can build trust and are able to proactively seek out solutions that are right for our customers, then you are likely to be a great fit!

  • Experience working within a Builders Merchants would be extremely beneficial
  • Passion for delivering great customer service and leading by example
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team
  • A good level of IT literacy

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm, and every other Saturday from 8am-12pm

What will I be doing?

As a Branch Manager, we are looking for someone who has strong communication and commercial awareness, whilst being able to support and lead the team to provide great customer service. In order to support our customers and deliver a great service you will;

  • Lead, coach and support the team to deliver success and promote opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the wider network to support Customer requirements and business activities
  • Adjust the nature of services delivered according to developments in customer needs and expectations in line with our Jewson Values
  • Build and develop great relationships with new and existing Customers, understanding their needs and providing proactive advice and solutions so that you can deliver the best experience possible
  • Build effective relationships with Suppliers
  • Get to know the local market to support plans for sales growth
  • Ensure accurate stock levels are maintained, carrying out regular stock counts
  • Lead your team to make Health & Safety a priority and demonstrate how you can keep yourself and others safe at work


What will we offer you?

Jewson is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and our colleagues are critical to our customers’ success, we are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. We are pleased to offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • A discretionary bonus scheme
  • Opportunities for career progression and development
  • 31 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), plus the option to buy or sell additional days
  • A defined contribution pension scheme
  • Great discounts across high street chains, online stores and holiday agents
  • Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme
  • Access to a leading health and wellbeing portal

Are Jewson and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer? 

Our Customers are all unique and so are our colleagues. We believe in including everyone so it doesn’t matter what your background is, we care about what you can offer and we welcome anyone who is passionate about our Customers and shares our Values.

And what about flexibility? 

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role.


If you’re passionate about working with people, you’re able to put your customer first, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please apply now with an up-to-date CV and we will be in touch!

Top employer 2022