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Branch Manager, Travis Perkins

Part Time

Is having a great work life balance important to you? Do you want to work full time in that senior role, but life just doesn’t allow it?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity, the very first of its kind in Travis Perkins.  We are looking for Branch Manager to job share with our already experienced and successful Branch Manager in our Cambridge branch.

If you are an experienced Assistant Branch Manager or Branch Manager or maybe you are Store/Unit Manager in Retail looking for a new opportunity and a new sector, Yes?, Read on!

The role of Branch Manager is one of the most challenging yet rewarding positions in our business, and this is no exception. Our Cambridge branch located on Kilmaine Close has a fantastic, well established team of 16 colleagues with 3 delivery vehicles, the branch also boasts a successful Tool Hire department and Kitchen Showroom. Together as Branch Managers, you will lead the team, focus on our customers and elevate this branch to the next stage, whilst driving sales and profitability.

Hours – 27.5 hours  Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays and every other Saturday.

What’s in it for you?
A competitive salary, annual bonus.
22 days holiday pro rata plus bank holidays
Private health care & contributory pension
Great discounts across the Travis Perkins Group businesses, including Toolstation.  We also have a number of online discounts at leading retailers from theme parks to eating out and cinemas.

Our values instilled across our Travis Perkins Group:
We care: We realise that not everyone can commit to full time employment and so we want to offer flexibility to our ALL our colleagues
We give our best to the best: we recognise and support colleagues to achieve results through continued career development
We’re better together – working alongside an experienced and well established Branch Manager, you will have the opportunity to share ideas, to drive the branch forward and work closely as a team


  • Stay Safe – Set the tone and champion a Stay Safe culture across the branch at all times promoting a healthy workplace and colleague wellbeing
  • Customers – Developing strong relationships with branch customers and suppliers in order to build profitable business growth.  Build regular, productive and focused contact with the Area Sales Rep for the branch in order to drive value add to the customers
  • Sales – Collaborative with your Tool Hire Manager to develop a sales strategy which focuses on proactivity with existing customers and how to attract new ones and review the success of this.  Engage and interact with the external and national sales teams, to maximise our sales efforts as well as enabling and supporting the specialist businesses in the TP Group.
  • Operations – Managing the full operation of the branch including, staffing costs, ensure that adequate provision is made for customer deliveries, and that branch layout is What Great Looks Like standards for safety, storage efficiency, housekeeping and ability of customers to find products they might want to buy.
  • People – You will lead, motivate, engage, delegate to empower the teams of the branch to work together as one and to take accountability for success within the branch overall whilst working closely with the Hire RD.Ensure that succession planning is being used to drive talent sustainability, coach and mentor direct reports “rising stars” and management apprentices as required.
  • Financial – Manage to AOP and forecast variances throughout the year as required, respond quickly to financial performance either to restore results to AOP levels or to capitalise on above target results
  • Strategy – In conjunction with your management team, you will need to develop a sales strategy which focuses on proactivity with existing customers and how to attract new ones.

What experience do you need?
The successful candidate will already be supporting or running a similar operation and will have the transferable skills and experience, including:  Inspirational Leadership, Operational Management, Sales Experience, Great Customer Service and Commercial Acumen.

Does this sound like you?
Passionate, inspirational and an engaging leader, who is able to delegate successfully and empower colleagues to take accountability and lead areas of the branch, creating and cultivating that “one team” approach.
Someone that is highly adaptable, resilient and tenacious with high levels of energy and drive.
Someone who thrives in a dynamic and fast paced environment, with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Don not delay, apply today – closing date for applications 8th of April

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