We are retained by one of the UK’s leading specialist distributor Builders’ Merchants, who due to continued success in the UK market place, are seeking to recruit an Assistant Branch Manager.

They will work closely with the Branch Manager to ensure all accounts develop profitability and the Reading branch runs smoothly. This is a “hands on” position where you will have the opportunity to progress and develop your career 

Job Purpose

As Assistant Branch Manager, you will be responsible for managing existing accounts be proactive in internal & external sales calls, maximise sales opportunities and work on the trade counter as required.  You will take full responsibility for the branch in the manager’s absence and be expected to operate a Zero Harm Health and Safety policy. Full training will be provided for the right applicant.

Successful candidates must have:

  • Supervisory experience and a good knowledge of the trade/construction industry as well as knowledge of products and services available
  • Previous exposure to all aspects of a branch, including Sales, Operations, Administration and Stock Control
  • Great communication and organisational skills and an excellent telephone manner
  • A methodical approach and an eye for detail, as well as being IT literate     
  • Self-motivation and the ability to embrace change
  • Highly proficient in data extraction and manipulation.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent IT Skills


Reporting to: Branch Manager

Area: Reading

Salary: £26500k, pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday + bank holidays. 46.5 hours: Monday to Friday 7am-16.30pm + 4 Hours every 2nd Saturday morning


Vacancy No: 4343

To apply or to find out more:

Consultant Luke Chaplin

Tel No 01234 826450 Ext 107

E-mail luke@srsuk.com

Website www.srsuk.com