Yard Supervisor - Galway

Location Galway
Contact email: careers@chadwicks.ie
Job ref: 028052
Published: about 2 months ago

Yard Supervisor

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.


Principle Objective

Reporting to the branch manager, the Yard Supervisor, will be responsible for the efficient running of the yard in terms of manpower, profitability as well as delivering an excellent service to our customers.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Previous Foreperson experience necessary

  • Health & Safety Awareness

  • Knowledge of all building products

  • Previous experience of working in a busy builders' providers

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the secure, efficient, safe, tidy and smooth operation of the yard, store & delivery areas of the branch

  • Ensure that our customers receive the highest standard of customer service

  • Organisation of deliveries and collections for both retail and trade customers

  • Responsible for the Health & Safety within the yard, ensuring quality standards are consistently kept to the highest level

  • Responsible for the delegation of housekeeping in the yard and surrounding areas. Maintaining and monitoring stock levels

  • Ensuring safe loading/unloading of customer or suppliers’ vehicles in line with Health and Safety policy and procedure

  • Hands on approach to delegation and supervision of employees in an efficient and effective manner

  • Ensuring all staff training is current and up to date

  • Consistently striving to reduce and improve all aspects of the yards costing, including hacker's costs as well as overtime costs etc.

Essential Competencies

  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)

  • Problem Solving/Logical thought process

  • Ability to prioritise workload

  • Effective team working and networking skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Dynamic, motivated & driven to achieve targets

  • The flexibility and willingness to learn


Key Relationships

  • Branch Colleagues

  • Yard Operations Manager

  • Branch Manager

  • Regional Director

  • Sales Representative

  • Customer & Suppliers