Timber Category No.2

Do you want to help make our most profitable category be even bigger? Do you believe that Timber is special…and not just a “widget”. We are looking for a “woodworm" with a passion for Timber.

We offer a role with growth and challenge…

Our timber manager, Bob, is actively seeking someone to be his no.2, with the potential to succeed him eventually……not that he’s going anywhere anytime soon!
…and you will progress personally and professionally in the meantime. The only limit to what you can achieve is you; certainly, you won’t be told “that’s not your job”.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to improve what we do, we want someone who’s keen to look into every nook and cranny to find the improvement opportunities and solve them; who can find inspiration to do things even better.
These are some of the things you’ll be involved in…
Bob’s team purchase timber for the whole branch network, liaising with overseas suppliers.
Pricing ; there’s work going on to improve how we price to customers, including benchmarking, and market awareness.
Working with reps and branches; giving internal and external sales teams knowledge and confidence in our products, prices and therefore value of what we offer. 
Product ranging and innovation; looking at the range that should exist across our branch network, in stock and available to collect.
Who’s going to fit the bill for this role….
Someone with a passion for timber! Ideally, you’re a woodworm like Bob who’s worked in the industry for decades and would happily talk about timber all day long.
However, it’s more important to us that you have a passion to learn about it, and you’ll keep pushing until you know what Bob knows.
You’ll also need to enjoy the analytical aspects of the role.
A sales focus is key, recognising opportunities for cross-selling.
It’s important to understand how we make money, so you’ll be commercially aware with the ability to understand profit, margins etc.
A decent grasp of maths is needed too. 
You’ll be someone who isn’t afraid to be assertive at times; the discipline and process required for our Chain of Custody accreditation is important to us, but not always as important for a branch manager. You’ll be responsible for keeping our branches compliant. 
Experience negotiating with both customers and suppliers at a senior level.
Some useful info…..
We work hard but we have fun.
We expect you to do a 40-hour week (8-5), because that’s what we ask of our branch teams.
Working for the Chief Woodworm, the role reports into Bob Tee, our Timber Product Manager, alongside Megan, our Timber Support Co-Ordinator.
Bob likes Jaffa Cakes (are they really cakes or biscuits?) and has a very cheeky sense of humour.
Here at Elliotts, we’re clearly doing something right….
We’ve been around for 178 years, helping our customers build.  Our managing director, Tom, is the great-great-great grandson of our founder.
Still chosen by customers in a crowded market…
Our customers continue to choose us because we can provide anything they need to build a house…but that’s just a hygiene factor. 
They choose us because we treat them like human beings, creating a strong relationship and building loyalty.
And when things go wrong…we do more than anyone else to fix it (because we don’t live in a perfect world).
With loyal people who like working for us, we have a history of treating customers and people really well…not just putting it on a poster. 
And financial results that suggest it’s working!
Our business is worth ten times what it was when Stuart (Tom’s father) took over and we continue to add to it each year.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Southampton

SO14 5AG
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Perks of the job

Working for a sixth-generation success story isn’t enough?! Sure, there’s more to it than working for an award-winning family-owned business.
As well as competitive pay and some friendly colleagues to hang out with, you’ll enjoy some first-rate benefits, including:

  • Unlimited training

    There’s no cap on how much we’ll invest in your career. Join Elliotts and you’ll take ownership of your own development, with endless opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

  • Profit Share

    We run this business together, so when we do well, so do you!

  • Employee Assistance

    All staff have free access to a 24/7 employee assistance programme.
    It’s confidential and designed to help you and your family cope with everyday issues before they become a big problem.

  • Generous pension contribution

    We contribute 5.5% of salary to your workplace pension. That’s 2.5% higher than the government minimum.

What's it like at Elliotts?

One word comes up all the time. Friendly.

We’re not big on bureaucracy. But we ace ambition.

And when you need help, you’ll have some of the brightest, friendliest people at hand. 

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