Assistant Manager

Recruiter
Howdens Joinery
Location
Ashford
Posted
19 Apr 2019
Closes
06 May 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As an Assistant Manager you will support the Depot Manager in leading and inspiring your team to achieve and exceed sales targets through building strong working relationships with the local trade. In your Depot Managers absence you will confidently be able to ensure the smooth running of the depot.



The Role


• Support your Depot Manager in the day to day operations as well as provide cover in your Depot Manager’s absence.
• Embrace and promote Howdens unique selling points such as product quality and best local price.
• Maintain a safe working environment, in line with Health and Safety Regulations.
• Deliver results by contributing to profitability and sales turnover.
• Use your excellent communication skills to develop collaborative business associations with customers from the building trade, to enable positive and trusting relationships.
• To have a good understanding of the depot costs and banking.
• To directly communicate with Senior and Area Managers as appropriate in the absence of the Depot Manager.
• To promote and ensure effective account management.
• To assist in the return of acceptable stock inventory results in line with company targets and guidelines.


The Person


• Excellent customer service skills
• Proven management skills in the trade industry
• Ability to achieve sales targets by developing and managing a team
• Problem solving skills
• Able to communicate effectively and report to all levels
• A desire for continuous personal and professional development


In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which include:


• Competitive salary
• Monthly depot performance bonus
• Matched contribution pension scheme
• Team incentives and outings
• 24 days holiday, rising to 26 days after 5 years
• Staff discount on Howdens products
• Share awards and prize draws



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