Yard Supervisor - Builders Merchant

  • Job Reference: 00023346-1
  • Date Posted: 15 October 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Trades & Services, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Superb opportunity for a Yard Supervisor (Builders Merchant) within the Nottingham area.

Our client employs approximately 2500 brilliant people and they work from around 150 branches around the UK.

What they are doing about COVID-19

Like most businesses, they have had to change the way they do things to make sure all their colleagues are working safely during COVID-19.  As a Showroom Manager, your job means you will interact with lots of different people during the day, so they 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 their branches
What they do

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

The role of a Yard Supervisor

The Yard Supervisor reports directly to the Branch Manager and is responsible for getting the correct quantities of products to their required location within the given time limit and as a result must effectively organise and manage a team of drivers and vehicles. Nottingham benefits from a constant stream of customers and therefore it is important that the person coming into this role is comfortable working within a busy and high-pressured environment.

Motivating and organising the team to achieve the department operational needs.
Providing on the job training, guidance and coaching to all members of the team.
Using initiative to identify and solve problems.
Promoting good housekeeping within the department to provide a safe & professional environment.
Controlling the timely return of faulty/damaged goods and ensuring up-to-date accurate stock records.
Ensuring that customers are served promptly and efficiently at all times.
Ensuring that tally systems/paperwork and policy are used at all times thus actively
safeguarding against theft of goods or company property by being security conscious.
Receive and check off deliveries to the branch, highlighting any anomalies and ensuring
secure, correct and timely storage of such deliveries in line with health and safety guidelines.
Ensure that the yard is kept tidy at all times, that stock is clearly identifiable and low stock levels highlighted to branch management where necessary.
Ensure that the forklift is used and maintained in an appropriate manner in line with health and safety guidelines.
Assist with picking and loading of company vehicles on an as and when basis.
Lead and motivate the team to ensure they work and communicate as a team and to ensure the branch operates efficiently and effectively within company policy.
Build effective working relationships with customers, in order to understand their requirements thus ensuring that the correct products are supplied.
Use initiative to identify sales opportunities and offer advice and solutions to customers, thus maximising profitable sales and margin
Working from the Nottingham branch

The ideal candidate will have similar previous experience
Ideally have experience within a Builder’s Merchants
Hold a forklift truck licence
Experience of managing a team
Should be willing to be flexible in duties undertaken e.g. relief driver, trade counter, sales duties
Experience of working in a customer facing environment
More than anything you will have the passion to give great service and succeed. 
Live within a commutable distance to the Skegness branch

Competitive basic salary
23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
The chance to join Grab – a one stop shop for all things discounts, benefits, communications and recognition
Company bonus scheme
A contributory pension scheme
Awards where colleagues are recognised quarterly and annually
A generous staff discount scheme
A range of training and development programmes to help you progress your career 
If you’re ready to join this industry leader and have the right skills and qualities for this role, please apply with an up-to-date CV and we will be in touch shortly to discuss.

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