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WHAT'S INVOLVED IN BRANCH MANAGEMENT?

In the UK and Ireland, Saint-Gobain has a large retail network spanning more than 780 retail locations which supply more than 400,000 general and specialist building materials to the construction industry.

21 of our brands require Branch Managers, from builders' merchants Jewson and JP Corry, to specialist tile distributor CTD Tiles. Our branches span across the UK and Ireland offering a huge amount of opportunity in terms of the variety of role, location and specialism. 

As a Branch Manager, you'll look after a team of colleagues in branch, striving to create an inclusive and engaging environment for your team and to go above and beyond for our customers. You'll provide excellent customer service to our core customer base of trade professionals, as well as the less experienced customer who will look to you for expert advice.

The majority of our branches are open 6 days a week with core day time opening hours and we're always open to working flexibly where possible in terms of days, hours and location of working.

With our vast branch network, there will be plenty of opportunities for career progression at Saint-Gobain, whether that's progressing within the same brand, developing your career through moving to another branch/Saint-Gobain brand, or changing function entirely to pursue a different career within the Group. 

Branch Management at Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland

 

EMBRACING DIVERSITY

We're continuously working to become a more diverse and inclusive employer. We believe that diversity fosters innovation, helping our teams to operate productively and make better decisions, as well as creating a more enjoyable work environment for our employees.

We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but still want to do more. We're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, taste in music, fashion sense, or anything else that makes you, you. 

Find out more about how we're embracing diversity here.

WHAT TYPES OF ROLES DO WE HAVE IN BRANCH MANAGEMENT?

Find out more about what's involved in a few of our different roles below, and the skills and attitudes required in this profession.

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME

Our Branch Managers are at the forefront of our purpose to make the world a better home. They help our customers to get the tools and materials needed for their project, ensuring that orders are met on time and in full to provide an excellent customer experience, as well as helping our customers to construct better homes and buildings that are more energy-efficient, comfortable and sustainable. 

Our Branch Managers also support our colleagues in branch, helping to create an open and inclusive work environment where colleagues feel safe and love coming in to work each day.

Find out more about our purpose of Making the World a Better Home here.

FIND OUT MORE FROM OUR COLLEAGUES

Meet some of our colleagues to learn more about their careers in Branch Management at Saint-Gobain.

I joined JP Corry in 2003. I was first employed as a Sales Representative in our Carrickfergus branch in County Antrim for over two years. I was then appointed as Branch Manager of the Carrick branch and have since managed several other JP Corry branches, mainly Lisburn where I have remained, on and off, since 2007. In December 2018, I was promoted to Branch Director, continuing to manage Lisburn but also overseeing our Hillview, Andersonstown and Carrickfergus branches. I manage the day-to-day operations of our Lisburn branch and support the Branch Managers in my cluster (Carrickfergus and Hillview). The duties are broad-ranging and cover EHS (environment, health and safety), sales and commercial activities, logistics, HR, administration and promoting corporate social responsibility efforts.

Mike Gilvary

Branch Manager

Monica Jitendra, Branch Manager Designate

Watch our video to find out more about Monica's career journey at Jewson from Administrator to Branch Manager Designate.

Monika Perehinec, Sales Manager

Discover Monika's career journey at Saint-Gobain and how she progressed from Management Trainee to Sales Manager.

OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We place a strong emphasis on hiring people that align well with our core principles and attitudes. Our Principles of Conduct and Action underpin everything that we do and are the foundation of how we conduct business responsibly. Building upon these principles, the Saint-Gobain Attitudes set a standard in the way we want to work in order to make a reality of our purpose; to make the world a better home. 

Find out more about our commitments and values here.

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