Reference : GBR02128

Branch Manager

  • Distribution Operations
  • United Kingdom Durham
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/13/2021

Position description

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you’re a passionate and empowering leader, 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 read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as Branch Manager.

You’ll be working for Jewson in Durham. Jewson is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and is the biggest employer in the UK Saint-Gobain business, with over 500 branches.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; so whether you’ve never worked in this industry before, or had years of experience with one our competitors, you’re just as likely to be a great fit!  As a great Branch Manager at Jewson you will be proactive in your approach to support your customers and your team, taking time to understand others and embracing differences, promoting a diverse and inclusive branch for colleagues and customers. It is also important that you have strong communication skills and commercial awareness, whilst being able to empower your team to provide a great service to your customers.

There are some specific skills and experience we are looking for from suitable candidates;

  • A customer-focused approach and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Strong leadership and people management skills – the ability to engage colleagues to help achieve the branch goals whilst ensuring all health and safety standards are upheld
  • A positive attitude and the desire to want to continually improve our service
  • The ability to build strong relationships internally and externally
  • Excellent business acumen and commercial understanding – the ability to understand Sales and Margin data
  • The ability to evolve in a fast-paced and ever-changing busy work environment
  • A full driving licence

What will I be doing in the role?

Our Branch Managers are important contributor to the team’s shared success our success and an essential part of our customer’s positive experience with us. It demands someone who can manage and lead a team of engaged colleagues to continually improve the customer experience and branch performance. To support our customers effectively you will;

  • Ensuring all branch activity is centered around the customer and ensuring they have the best possible experience
  • Management and leadership of a team of colleagues
  • Forming and execute the Sales plan for the branch
  • Ensuring the safe and efficient management of daily operations
  • Experience of working in a Senior sales role, with a curious and proactive approach and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with customers and suppliers




We also offer some fantastic benefits, including;

  • Competitive salary, bonus scheme
  • Excellent Retirement Savings Plan with additional Life Cover increasing employer contributions with service
  • 31 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Genuine career progression opportunities with Saint Gobain's 32+ brands.
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days’ holiday to be bought or sold).
  • As a Jewson employee, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Employee Recognition Scheme – Recognise & Reward
  • Staff discounts on all UK Saint-Gobain brands!
  • Share Scheme

Who are we ?

Are Jewson and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

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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