Reference : 572033

Operations Manager

  • Distribution Operations
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/11/2019

Additional description

Matthew Charlton (part of Gibbs & Dandy: Builders Merchants) – Operations Manager

Based: Hexham, Northumberland - Competitive Salary

Gibbs and Dandy – National Merchant of the Year 2018 / One to Watch Employer in the Top 100 Best Companies to work for 2019

As an Operations Manager, you’ll drive the branch’s operational strategy and planning. You’ll oversee the transport and logistics operations on site, whilst ensuring the safety, culture and development of your team. This role is not for the faint hearted, as you will balance people, operational and Health & Safety responsibilities on a daily basis. However, for those up for the challenge, the role is an exciting and rewarding opportunity.

Working for Gibbs & Dandy will mean you have no two days the same. You will have the opportunity to support and advise customers on our extensive products and service range, no matter how big or small their project is! You will value and take pride in striving to be an integral part of the Gibbs & Dandy mission to be ‘The Most Trusted Merchant in Town’

We’ve been in the industry for 175 years, so we can proudly say we know a thing or two about providing our customers with the tools and materials they need to complete their building projects.

The Gibbs & Dandy team are a family; we value, respect and occasionally have the odd joke at the expense of each other, but what family doesn’t? It’s what makes us who we are – a close knit team on a mission. But we couldn’t give our customers a service they can trust without our people, and this is where you step in.

You’ll be joining our Matthew Charlton Hexham site. This branch is a well-established and busy branch with a friendly team of 60 who work hard to offer a great service and excellent product knowledge. This branch truly has it all, comprising a sales office, warehouse, shop & counter, both kitchen and bathroom showrooms and planning facilities alongside managing eight dedicated customer delivery vehicles.

So, what are we looking for?

  • Experience of successfully leading, managing and coaching a team
  • Strong operational knowledge, ideally within a similar area
  • A personal commitment to and track record of Health & Safety excellence
  • The ability to build strong relationships, internally and externally
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • A genuine enthusiasm for customer service and team engagement

A full, current and valid driving license is also required due to the occasional travel required in the role.

What will we offer you?

As part of Saint-Gobain (‘Top Employer UK and globally’ 2016-2019), here at Gibbs & Dandy we offer:

  • 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

What are you waiting for? Apply today to join us on our journey to be the most trusted merchant in town!

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