Are you passionate about leading a team? Leadership is a key characteristic of an Assistant Branch Manager job but the role also requires someone who has the determination to make the branch a success and to grow as an individual with it.
Assistant Branch Managers help the Branch Manager with the day-to-day running of the business, building and maintaining relationships with both trade and retail customers. If you thrive when working with people you’ll be a perfect fit for the role, but is the role perfect for you? To help you decide, here are four reasons to love being an Assistant Branch Manager:
Variety in a job is a top motivating factor for most people. Not only does it mean that each day shapes up differently from the last, keeping enthusiasm levels running high, but it also means you’re learning something new and pushing yourself. As an Assistant Branch Manager, you’ll find yourself putting your organisational skills to use to motivate your team of branch sales assistants, problem–solving and helping to organise team meetings.
But the role itself can also change depending on the industry and business you work in. For example, P&H has around 300 branches across the UK and eight businesses, and our Assistant Branch Manager roles vary from one branch to next.
An Assistant Branch Manager role is a great choice for ambitious people who have their sights set on managerial roles like Branch Manager, Area Manager and Regional Manager. Most industries have brick and mortar stores which require a leadership team, so there are plenty of opportunities out there and you can switch between industries and businesses if your goal is to climb the career ladder. Having said that, we can think of one industry that stands out from the rest - here are 5 reasons to work in the plumbing and heating industry.
But what skills do you need to secure a managerial role? In a recent survey,
the British public revealed that integrity was the top trait of a leader, with decision-making and communication following in second and third place.
Lead by example
Few things are more satisfying than leading a team and helping them to be the best employees they can be. As an Assistant Branch Manager, you’ll assist the Branch Manager with safe and efficient management of daily operations and in their absence, you’ll need to step into the role of a delegator. Delegation is about finding the balance between giving your team responsibility and ensuring that you’re still leading by example.
Following the Delegator’s Dozen
checklist will help you ask the important questions about which team member has the experience and willingness for the task and what you can do to help them succeed. So, to prepare for a video interview
for an Assistant Branch Manager job, think about how you can highlight situations where you successfully delegated.
Make a difference
Did you know that 8 in 10 people
would rather be led by a manager who values their need to make a difference than receive a pay increase? Meaningful work has become more meaningful for employees, so managers who are guided by the goal of making a difference have an increasingly important role in the modern workplace.
Our Assistant Branch Managers at P&H are focused on making every customer’s experience as memorable as the last, whether it’s in-person, over the phone or online. So how can you do this? Take every opportunity to go the extra mile and look out for ways to improve your customer service skills. Ensure that your team are all working towards this shared goal and support them to build strong relationships. After all, that’s how you create lifelong customers.
Join our team of committed and ambitious colleagues
If you’re dedicated to delivering excellent customer service and consider yourself a natural leader then we want to hear from you. As part of the Travis Perkins Group, we have a rich history, but we know that in order to succeed we need to build a diverse team. We have vacancies around the UK and we’re interested in hearing from people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Take your next career move and browse our Assistant Branch Manager jobs