Branch Manager

James Recruitment
From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
21 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Branch Manager up to £50,000 plus benefits

Location of offices- Alyesbury

Reports to CEO Hours of work - Currently 8 - 5.30pm Monday - Friday.

Purpose of Role

Our client a growing freight forwarding business is currently seeking a branch manager to join their team and to help expand its team. Your role will include Overall responsibility for the everyday operations of the Branch and their financial targets such as Branch Profit.

Responsibilities include managing Daily Operations, overseeing Customer Service, Sales activity, Staff Management & directing the daily business at this location.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities - Operational Responsible for overseeing all operational activity in the branch in relation to Air, Ocean and Land Freight. To ensure full compliance with the SOP’s and guidelines issued by the respective product/service. To develop strong relationships with the sister company including, sales, support functions and customer service to ensure branch targets are met. To deliver on both group and branch KPI’s. To develop short, mid and long term Strategic Plan for the Branch and ensure clear goals and activities are in place for all branch activities.

Customer Service - In conjunction with Sales develop the branch sales along with a customer service plan and ensure the retention and growth of existing and prospective customer base. To ensure all queries and complaints are investigated and responded to promptly, from both internal and external customers and suppliers. To regularly visit existing and potential customers as appropriate. Responsibility for the provision of excellent customer service ensuring customers are retained. To work with Sales at both a local and group level to gather data on customer satisfaction and develop and implement action plans accordingly.

People Management - Working with HR identify and recruit talented individuals that can demonstrate success and working style that are connected to our core values. To directly manage and lead staff and to ensure achievement of the required level of performance and customer service. To ensure that staff are set clear objectives and development plans for their performance enhancement and retention. To motivate staff and create a solid team spirit that drives the success of the branch. To develop effective and regular performance reviews, designing corrective actions where needed. To facilitate regular, effective and fun operational updates for all employees.

Person Specification Experience/ Knowledge Must have an in-depth knowledge of Multi-Modal Freight Forwarding Airfreight, Sea freight LCL, FCL & Break-Bulk, Road Freight. Significant people management experience within the freight-forwarding sector. Experience of leading and sustaining cultural change within teams.

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If you do not hear from us within seven days, then your application has not been successful on this occasion. We may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. James Recruitment is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer."Recommend a Friend" Due to the demand for high calibre professional candidates we have introduced a recommend a friend incentive scheme. This scheme will reward the introduction to James Recruitment of an individual, either directly or indirectly. Should this individual find permanent employment through the use of our services and remain in that position for at least 3 months, we will thank you with a reward of £100 of retail vouchers. This scheme is open to both candidates and clients.

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