Reference : 576534

Showroom Supervisor

  • Distribution Operations
  • United Kingdom
    Woodford Green
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 02/13/2020

Additional description

Showroom Supervisor - International Decorative Surfaces (IDS)

Competitive Salary – Based in Thurrock, Essex

IDS are a part of Saint-Gobain - Winners of ‘TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL' five years running! (2016-2020)

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Showroom Supervisor to join our team at our IDS Thurrock branch (branded as a Makeover Centre). You’ll ensure the showroom operates in a professional and safe manner, achieving key targets and maximising sales and profit for the business. By building successful working relationships with internal and external customers, you'll also help maintain our commitment to providing excellent customer service.

IDS are the UK's largest distributor of surfacing materials, specialising in flooring, worktops, laminates, panel products and solid surfacing. So if you’re looking to join a company that is passionate about its employees and where virtually no day is the same, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

As a Showroom Supervisor with IDS, you will:

  • Provide excellent customer service and ensure service standards are consistently maintained and monitored
  • Proactively identify and engage with local tradesmen to continually increase our client base
  • Lead and motivate the showroom team to deliver results and achieve key targets
  • Monitor local competition to assess own branch performance and coordinate promotional activity accordingly.
  • Ensure compliance and implementation of health and safety directives in line with EHS guidelines.
  • Maintain your own product knowledge and make sure it is up to date and cascaded to the showroom team.

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers.

So if you have...

  • Previous management or team leading experience
  • Experience within a merchanting or retail sales environment is highly desirable
  • A self-motivated and well organised work ethic
  • Product knowledge relevant to the trade, would be beneficial though full training will be given
  • The ability to demonstrate a strong sales focus as well as good commercial awareness
  • A high degree of customer focus and the ability to develop strong customer relationships
  • Good numerical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • A valid UK driving license (desirable)

...we may just be the right fit for each other! Does this sound like you?

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • 31 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), increasing to 33 days’ holiday with service.
  • Christmas shutdown period.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days’ holiday to be bought or sold).
  • As an employee with IDS, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts on high street and leisure activities and various other benefits.

If you’re up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you - apply online today!

Saint-Gobain encourage and welcome diverse applications AND ARE COMMITTED TO SUCCESS THROUGH OUR DIVERSE COLLEAGUE COMMUNITY. We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of ethnicity, colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, taste in music, fashion sense or any other characteristic that makes you unique. If you have a disability or special need that requires support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know.

On occasion we need to close advertisements earlier than expected, we therefore strongly encourage you to make your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

AGENCY? Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CV’s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so. Saint-Gobain accepts no responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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