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Branch Manager

40,369 P.A. ?
Location: Basingstoke
Company: AVS
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About AVS

After almost 30 years of growth and development, three words continue to describe our ethos – ‘Quality of Service’. Our reputation as a market leader is built on our industry heritage, our expertise, and our attention detail.

We joined Lawsons Group in February 2020 which is the UK’s largest independent fencing, timber and builders’ merchants and now boasts 31 branches, 740 employees and £150 million turnover, founded in 1921 and operates across London and the South East of England.

The Group has grown rapidly over the last 2 years through a number of strategic acquisitions and we anticipate that we will add at least a further 8 to 10 Branches over the next 9 - 12 months.

The Role

Responsible for leading and motivating their branch team to achieve sales, gross margin and other key business targets. To manage their Branch with a holistic and strategic approach driving continual growth and improvements.

Key Accountabilities…

·Establish and maintain strong customer relationships through branch account management, which will include face-to-face meetings, telephone and email communication

·Develop a deep understanding of customer needs and their specialty area of practice

·Responsible for customer and project pricing management including inflation and price increases, use this information to enable us to improve our margin

·Develop and maintain individual customer and branch sales plans and customer retention of trading accounts

·Work closely with assigned manufacturers and distributors to ensure they have a strong understanding of our requirements and expectations

·Trading with in account limit and supporting of managing the customer credit control

·Managing, leading and motivating a branch team to achieve success

·Manage, develop and coach the branch team to its full potential

·Manage all aspects of underperformance

·Manage effective completion of day to day branch functions in sales, operations & administration

·To conduct regular staff 1-2-1 performance reviews

·To manage a fleet of vehicles in accordance to company transport guidelines

·Sales and Gross Margin of new trading credit accounts

We would love to meet someone with…

·Proven ability to develop existing and new business

·Strong understanding of Health & Safety

·Proven ability in managing and motivating a branch team

·A proven record of improving a profitable business performance

·Strong influencing skills and

·Excellent organisational skills

·Proven track record of problem resolution

·Strong business acumen

·A focus on results and sales Driven

·Excellent leadership and coaching skills

What is in it for you…

·Competitive Salary

·22 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays

·Profit Share Scheme

·Death In Service

·Income Protection Scheme

·Cycle to Work Scheme.

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