Branch Manager - DIY / Trade / Wholesale
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Store / Branch Manager to join one of our flagship sites here in Leeds. The branch is one of the busier in the area with a solid customer base of both trade and walk in traffic, regularly exceeding target. This vacancy is an ideal opportunity for someone with good people skills, account management experience who is able to work under pressure. As a busy store the role of manager can be fairly demanding, you will need to be a mix of strategic and hands on, you'll need to be as comfortable managing the Branch admin as you are working on the counter serving customers.
The site in Leeds is a trio of operations, we have the large warehouse which is used to store and distribute to the other CTD branches, as well as the trade counter and Tile showroom. With this in mind you will need to be able to demonstrate your background in managing a busy outlet - this could be from a variety of industries. Whilst a background in trade counter operations would be advantageous, it's most definitely not essential as we can provide all the product training, but we do need you to bring real drive, ambition and above all else a work ethic to match a very demanding role.
CTD (Ceramic Tile Distribution) is part of the Saint-Gobain Group of business and as such we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a 'Top Employer' for 5 consecutive years. If you're a passionate and empowering leader, you're able to put your customer first, and you want to know what it's like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Branch Manager
The CTD Group specialises in sourcing and supplying a vast range of high quality tile designs to all sectors of the interior and architectural market. With over 50 years of experience, CTD is one of the leading names in the industry, striving to bring the latest advances in tile manufacturing to each individual collection as well as considering consumer demands, from the desirability of classic design styles to the latest cutting-edge trends.
Global yet local, despite being part of the world's largest buying group Saint-Gobain, CTD acknowledges the importance of a truly local service where customers and trade can visit a store and liaise directly with a team of in-house specialists. With Tile Showrooms and Trade Centres across the country, CTD provides an ever-growing network of local knowledge for both commercial and domestic needs
Is this role right for me?
First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; so whether you've never worked in this industry before, or had years of experience with one our competitors, you're just as likely to be a great fit!
There are some specific we are looking for from suitable candidates;
Previous store management / assistant management (Busy store / outlet)
Experienced team manager
Strong prioritisation skills
Able to lead from the frontWhat will I be doing in the role?
Customer account management
Are CTD Ceramic Tile Distributors and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?
We're working hard to be, and we're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!
We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.
And what about flexibility?
The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen