Branch Manager

Location: Colchester

South East

Closing Date: 29-Oct-2019

Salary: Competitive Salary

Reference #: 131377

We have a vacancy for a proactive, self-motivated Branch Manager to lead our busy branch in Colchester.

This is a permanent position working Monday to Friday, between the branch hours of 7:30am – 5pm.  Saturday mornings as needed 8am – 12noon.


About the role

  • to set objectives for the branch and monitor branch performance
  • staff management and developing our team
  • responsibility for day to day running of the branch and driving sales
  • managing stock and working with suppliers on our product range
  • developing customer relationships, driving external sales and new business
  • full budgetary responsibility for the branch and managing profit performance

You will also be responsible for compliance with all health and safety policies and managing debt recovery.


About you


We’re looking for people that have product knowledge within plumbing and heating in a merchant or construction background.  A knowledge within drainage products would be advantageous but is not essential.  Any supervisory experience or exposure to managing a team would be desirable but this is not essential as we are happy to offer training and operational experience to those looking to take the next step and progress their career with industry knowledge. 


We are looking for people that are sales driven, have a proven track record in growing existing and new business as this will be key to further developing this branch and team.


About your development and benefits


We aim to unlock your potential and equip you with all the skills required to move to the next stage in your career with us. This all starts with your induction where you get to know us and our business and continues with relevant training and development. 


Our people get benefits including:

  • pension plan
  • holiday - 23 days increasing to 25 after 2 years’ service
  • staff discount
  • profit share.

About us


In the past, we operated under different brand names, such as Plumb Center, Parts Center, Drain Center, Pipe Center and Climate Center as separate businesses. Now, our customers can find all our products under one roof. We work with building and trade professionals every day. And by understanding their businesses, the products they want and the quality service they need, we aim to help them achieve more for their own customers.


From our offices in Warwick and Ripon, to our five distribution centres and over 600 branches up and down the country, our people work together to give our customers great service every day. It is a huge operation that involves one of the country’s largest fleets of specialist commercial vehicles and it’s backed by cutting-edge warehousing and customer focused supply chain.


Wolseley UK the country’s largest plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant and we aim to be the first choice specialist merchant for trade customers. We’re the UK operating company of Ferguson plc, a FTSE 100 company with revenues of over $18 billion.




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