The Role We have an exciting opportunity for a Branch Support Manager to join our Fortem team based in Tunbridge Wells. This is a permanent position ideal for someone who is confident, driven and passionate to succeed. At the heart of the branch this role is instrumental to the smooth running of this high-profile contract.
The Project You will be a key member of the strategic leadership team, delivering and supporting the branch in all areas. Your responsibilities will include:
You will be the brand ambassador of the Fortem culture and Values, challenge the wrong values and behaviours and reward and recognise the right ones.
Identify talent locally, ensure appropriate recognition and opportunities, supporting internal apprentices and management trainees within the branch.
Reporting to the General Manager and liaising with the Operational and Commercial leads to ensure seamless working to achieve the branch action plan targets.
Explore ways to reduce costs and eliminate procedures that add insufficient value, seeking continual improvements in the operation. You will be encouraged to attend accounts meetings to understand how effective the branch is at controlling costs, identifying trends and working together to deliver results.
Organise and manage training for all staff and trades across the branch.
Establish and manage feedback forums with both staff and trades to review operational and commercial performance and discuss and agree better ways of working and implement and monitor the changes.
Identify any IT issues within the branch and work with IT to reduce any negative operational impact on the business, establish and support the role of PDA champions within the branch.
Develop and provide the branch community investment programme in accordance with our contract obligations.
Essential and Desirable Criteria
The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Articulate & proactive
- 'One business' approach
- Able to build relationships and balance conflicting priorities
- Ability to influence and persuade
- Ability to challenge
- People management skills
- Situational sensing skills
- IT skills
- Operational knowledge
- Commercial Knowledge
- Whole business focused
Personal Qualities We are looking for a candidate who is a fantastic communicator, someone who enjoys meeting people, attending different sites and resolving problems pro-actively. At Fortem we look for a balance of skills and experience but just as important to us are your values and behaviours. We look for people who:
Are honest and trustworthy
Consistently exceed expectations
Take ownership of tasks and see things through
Go the extra mile
Respect and value other ideas
Sound like you? If so, come and join our Fortem team and become a great ambassador of our business.
We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension scheme, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive scheme, employee trade discounts, birthday leave and many more. Some flexibility in working patterns is to be expected and a clean driving license is essential. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognise and rewards your achievements. Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.
Here at Fortem we are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Fortem is part of the Willmott Dixon Family of Companies which is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Willmott Dixon, for the past four years has been the highest privately owned construction and Development Company in the prestigious Sunday Times best companies to work for list.