Reference : 568579

Branch Manager - West Thurrock

  • General Management
  • United Kingdom
    West Thurrock
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/28/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Branch Manager opportunity with Gibbs & Dandy Glass in West Thurrock, Essex.


How will you support us?


This role is working with Gibbs & Dandy Glass where you will be a Branch Manager who needs to show commitment, integrity and demonstrate a propensity for action in order to deliver branch site profit through the management of sales, safety, people and service.


In the role as a Branch Manager you will;


  • Be responsible for the branch sales function to direct both internal and external customer ‘facing’ teams. Utilise CRM as the engine to record and report sales opportunities and activities.

  • Work within the sector’s commercial performance control framework in order to drive best practice employee actions and behaviours in the handling and conversion of customer quotations, and to meet targets.

  • Ensure all branch activities are carried out in a safe manner and comply with Saint-Gobain and Glassolutions policies and standards - to create a robust level of EHS culture and behaviour within the branch.

  • Manage, develop / up-skill and grow / replace the branch team appropriately to create a flexible, skilled, customer-focused and productive workforce which can meet customer and business demands effectively.

  • Work within the sector’s operational performance control framework in order to drive employee actions and behaviours to deliver market leading quality and service to customers.

  • Manage the end-to-end operational functions (enquiry – order – factory – transport - invoice) and work with other Glassolutions branches to ensure optimum stock levels, accurate and cost-efficient processing and timely shipments to meet customer expectations.


What kind of person are we looking for?


First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?


In order to be successful in this role, you must have;


  • Experience of Glass handling/installing/producing and/or using Glass in the Construction industry is key for the success of this role.

  • Excellent communicate verbal and written information, numerically adept.

  • Ideally a EHS qualification is desirable but not essential (IOSH).

  • Experience of managing people.

  • Commercial management and direct experience of working with customers is essential.


Who are Saint-Gobain?


Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.


You are applying to work with Gibbs & Dandy Glass this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?


At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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