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Branch Manager - Wantage

We are Buildbase

We are Buildbase, we employ approximately 2300 brilliant people and we work from around 145 branches around the UK.

What we do

What we do is really simple, we sell building materials to the trade and public. We’re a ‘roll your sleeves up’ business with a can-do attitude and we take pride in serving our local tradespeople and communities.  

The Branch

This is a really exciting time to join Wantage as they are a high performing team, consisting of 10 members across all departments. They are hardworking and commited which has been proven as they have been constantly hitting target - even during this difficult period. The branch and warehouse are both due to undergo a major refit towards the end of this year so there really isn't a better time to head up this successful branch.

Your role as Branch Manager of Wantage

  • ensuring your customers receive a brilliant service when using your branch
  • managing your team and ensuring they are properly trained and motivated
  • building on branch sales and profits
  • generating new customers
  • running an efficient and effective operation by managing your stock and properly utilising your vehicles
  • ensuring all mandatory training is completed and the branch is a safe place to work

We are looking for someone who has previous management experience, as well as:

  • previous experience of developing people 
  • experience of working in a targeted environment
  • ability to multitask
  • great planning and organisation skills
  • a driving licence

We are happy to discuss the possibility of working flexibly. Please talk to us during the interview process about what works for you. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

In return, we offer great benefits like:

  • 23 days annual leave
  • competitive salary
  • company car
  • a contributory pension scheme
  • access to our colleague support hub
  • a discretionary company bonus scheme
  • a fantastic discounted shopping website
  • a generous staff discount scheme
  • a range of training and development programmes to help you progress your career

What we’re doing about COVID-19

Like most businesses, we have had to change the way we do things to make sure all our colleagues are working safely during COVID-19.  As a Branch Manager, your job means you will interact with lots of different people during the day, so we have introduced a set of Safer Operating Procedures which include:

  • Additional PPE supplied to you to ensure a clean and sanitized work environment
  • Social distancing in place in all of our branches

Our Values

We have a set of values which we strongly believe in. If they speak to you then we have something in common!

We have the know-how We get stuck in We stand together We get it done

You could follow in the footsteps of many of our Regional Managers and Directors who have built very successful careers with us.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.


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