Assistant Branch Manager (Fencing)

  • Job Reference: 00001525-1
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Briants of Risborough
  • Location: Longwick, Princes Risborough
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Building / Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Assistant Branch Manager (Fencing) -  Briants of Risborough (Lawsons) 


Briants is part of the Lawsons Group, which is the UK’s largest independent fencing, timber and builders’ merchants and now boasts 37 branches, 700 employees and £200 million turnover, founded in 1921 and operates across London and the South East of England.


The Role


To ensure the overall success of all the functions of a branch, by effectively managing all operational activities, sales and margins, recruitment, Health & Safety and building a rapport with staff and with customers to attract new business. Responsibility for making sure that the branch meets its goals and objectives whilst meeting company deadlines.


Branch Postcode - HP17 8RZ


Key Accountabilities…


·        Exceed Sales, Margins, and profit budgets whilst controlling costs as agreed

·        Ensure Lawsons Best Practice, Standards and Company Policies are met

·        Recruit, develop and motivate the individuals within your team to reach their full potential

·        Regularly communicate branch and company performance to the team

·        Undertake disciplinary and grievance procedures when required

·        Take overall responsibility for all administrative and auditable tasks

·        Contribute and communicate ideas, proposals and initiatives for improving operations and administration procedures to develop/expand the Company

·        Adhere to the Company's high standards of Health & Safety and Security

·        All aspects of day-to-day management of the branch

·        Capitalise on opportunities for cost savings across the business

·        Deputise for the Branch Manager in their absence


We would love to meet someone with…


  • Previous experience working as an Assistant Manager in a Builders Merchants (Essential)
  • Extensive experience within the Fencing and Landscaping side of the business.


  • Role-modelling behaviours (holding high level of integrity, honesty, and confidentiality within the department)
  •  Excellent communication, Influencing and negotiating skills.

·        Ability to prioritise responsibilities under pressure and be self-motivated

·        Excellent time management skills

·        Strong leader with good entrepreneurial skills

·        Ability to be hands-on where needed and lead from the front when required

·        Someone who will promote and adhere to the company's cultures, values and professionalism

·        Commercial Awareness of the Industry

·        Excellent IT skills (word, Excel, and Outlook)

·        Previous sales and operations experience

·        Understanding of the business financials



What is in it for you…

Salary £32,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience

23 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays

Pension Scheme

Death In Service Scheme

Employee Assisted Programme