Assistant Branch Manager - Bray

Location Wicklow
Job ref: 062651
Published: about 1 year ago

Assistant Branch Manager - Bray


Part of Grafton Group Plc, Chadwicks Group is the market leader in the builder’s merchanting industry in the Republic of Ireland. Main brands include Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley, Cork Builders Providers, Panelling Centre, Davies, Telfords, Proline


Principle Objective 


As  an Assistant Branch Manager you will work closely with the Branch Manager to continue driving the development of the branch business plan in order to achieve revenue, profit, margin, customer service and safety goals. You will be the main point of contact for all of the daily functions within the branch, generating a culture of continued improvement through performance coaching and leading by example in terms of commitment, enthusiasm and drive. The successful candidate will bring a motivated and dynamic approach to the role, you will provide leadership & guidance whilst assisting the Branch Manager with the people management agenda.




Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong administration skills

  • An understanding of the construction industry

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with a keen attention to detail and superb organisational skills

  • People management skills within the construction industry

  • Be flexible and self - motivated

  • Full competence with standard software packages, including MS Word and Excel

  • Third level degree in a commercial discipline is desirable but not essential


Key Responsibilities        

  • Work closely with the Branch Manager to assist in driving the development and administration of the Branch

  • Ensure that standards are met for service excellence

  • Have an understanding of accounting practices

  • Cash office management

  • Maintain customer & branch contracts/pricing structures

  • Oversee management of Aged Stock & special items

  • Support the stock control department

  • Manage branch record keeping

  • Competent in all branch support activities, e.g., till, reception, goods inwards, ordering, etc., in order to provide short term & immediate back-up when required & act as an advisor when necessary

  • Ensure all obligatory record keeping is maintained, escalate & follow problems as necessary

  • Ensuring that the branch provide a friendly open and enthusiastic customer service both in person and on the phone


Essential Competencies

  • Be customer focused and retail aware
  • Maintain discretion & confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Effective team working and networking skills
  • An enthusiastic, motivated & hardworking team player.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The flexibility and willingness to learn
  • Problem Solving
  • Dynamic, motivated & driven to achieve targets
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail
  • To enjoy working with people
  • Tact and diplomacy


Key Relationships

  • Branch Colleagues
  • Branch Manager
  • Regional Director
  • Head Office team
  • Sales Representative
  • Customers & Suppliers


Contract Type

  • Permanent
  • Full time 39 hour contract
  • Working week Monday to Friday, may be required to take part in the Saturday roster


Our Benefits Include

  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • Private Health Care
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Colleague Saving Scheme
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Colleague Discount
  • Educational Assistance
  • Wellness initiatives

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At Chadwicks Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.