Builders Merchants Trainee / Assistant Manager

… for expanding Builders Merchants division in Caldicot
4½ day week

Salary + High Performance Bonus based on your experience, capability, and willingness to succeed. It will also be tied to your capacity and output. 

If you have building trade or merchant experience, are well organised, able to manage a trade counter, like helping people, and are keen to further your career, this opportunity could be for you. If you are already in merchant management, it’s probably the opening you’ve been waiting for.


You will undertake phone and face to face sales duties and liaise proactively internally and externally to coordinate activities in order to meet customer and business needs including:

  • Maximising sales opportunities for related products and group cross selling
  • Developing and maintain existing and new customer opportunities
    Ensuring cash, cheque and credit card receipts are allocated on the payment system
  • Monitoring competition, activity, pricing and gaining insight on trends & demands
  • Communicate internally and externally to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships
  • Maintain merchandising to maximise sales, customer satisfaction and appearance
  • Attend meetings and group discussions as and where required
  • Ensure all customers, suppliers, visitors and employees comply with Health &  Safety
  • Allocating stock, supervising customer collections & deliveries, regular stock checks

Skills and Attributes Required

  • Must be PC Literate and able to read drawings
  • Able to Plan, prioritise and organise own workload
  • Able to work under pressure too tight schedules
  • Have a professional attitude, demeanour and experience in customer service
  • Must have
    • excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • self-motivation
    • strong interpersonal skills
    • the ability to problem solve
    • good time management
    • a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
    • ability to be mobile and flexible in working beyond the call of duty to achieve results


  • Timber & Builders Merchant experience
  • Own transport
  • Connections with builders, etc.


Permanent Position with Excellent Prospects for Career Advancement


IF YOU LACK ANY OF THE ABOVE, but would like the chance to take advantage of this opportunity, apply making clear what you think you need to do. We are committed to self-development and may be able to help you grow.   

… call or e-mail Freda Sanders – 01291 437 050,  - for an application form. Please note that you will be asked to attach a handwritten statement of what you can bring to this opportunity.

Benfield ATT  timber engineers Castle Way, Caldicot NP26 5PR -  4 miles from the M4/M5 junction
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An Equal Opportunities Employer

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