Reference : GBR04305

Branch Manager

  • Distribution Operations
  • United Kingdom Abingdon
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/23/2021

Position description

As the UK's leading supplier of building materials and sustainable timber, Jewson always aim to provide friendly customer service and expert advice. So if you're from a merchanting or retail background and have the drive and motivation to lead a team, then we may have the opportunity for you!

Jewson Supply Partnerships (JPS) is a brand within Saint-Gobain which specialises in providing solutions for public sector organisations such as Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

We are looking for an experienced Branch Manager to empower and energise colleagues in order to provide various public sector customers with an exceptional service.

You’ll build relationships with our internal and external customers whilst ensuring the store operates in a safe manner and in line with all company policies and procedures.

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. Experience within our industry is not essential, we are committed to providing you with the full tools and support required to carry out your role within Jewson. 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!

This role is crucial to the performance of the whole branch network so we are also looking for someone who has strong communication and commercial awareness, promotes an inclusive culture for both colleagues and customers, whilst being able to empower the team to provide great customer service.


What will I be doing?

Our Branch Managers are an important contributor to the teams shared success and an essential part of our Customers positive experience with us. 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 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
  • 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


We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

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 (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.

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