Facebook Twitter Google Linked In

Do you have a question? Feel free to contact us or request a quote

Jobs >> Assistant Manager


Huws Gray are a fast-growing company and since our formation in 1990, we have developed from a single branch of 5 staff in Anglesey to over 70 branches with over 900 staff. Including our Head Office in Anglesey we currently stretch from Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire up to Penrith in Cumbria and across to Derby in the Midlands. Following on from the recent acquisition of the Cambridge based Ridgeons Group, Huws Gray have now expanded their brand to the South East of England, making Huws Gray the UK's largest independent Builders Merchant employing in total over 1800 staff.  Huws Gray recently obtained private equity investment and this investment combined with the continued dynamics within the company has seen Huws Gray’s rate of growth increase rapidly and this new position is a consequence of this.

As a HUWS GRAY ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER of a plumbing and heating specific branch, you would be working as part of a team, and reporting to the Branch Manager and Area Manager. You would be responsible for providing excellent customer service at all times with other duties such as

  • Assisting the branch to achieve and exceed monthly and annual targets
  • Assisting the Branch Manager in dealing with all issues that arise within the branch
  • Covering for the Branch Manager in his / her absence
  • Recruitment, induction, integration and retention of staff
  • Developing your staff in terms of coaching and mentoring
  • Effectively managing all branch resources (people, building, machines & vehicles)
  • Developing excellent relationships with our suppliers

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes: 

  • Able to provide multi-task hands-on leadership
  • Able to work on your own initiative, but also willing to work as part of a wider team
  • Able to allocate and delegate work fairly and effectively
  • A good communicator
  • Approachable, positive and polite
  • Flexible
  • Motivated, energetic and passionate about your work
  • Able to show a capacity for managing the branch

Experience in plumbing and heating sales is essential for this role

What will you get in return??

As a valued member within the Huws Gray team  you would be supported by many different teams, all of whom are here to help you in delivering excellent customer sales and service to all our customers, suppliers and colleagues, and in maintaining the company’s reputation as an employer of choice.

As an Employer of choice, in return for your commitment, passion and drive Huws Gray will reward you with the following: -

  • Guaranteed weekly hours
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 24 days annual leave in addition to recognised public and bank holidays
  • Company attendance and performance bonuses
  • Being part of a Saturday morning work rota – working every other Saturday.
  • Company pension scheme – in line with auto enrolment.
  • Career progression and personal development opportunities
  • Being part of a “team” as opposed to just being a number.
  • Staff discounts on items purchased from any of our nationwide branches
  • Enjoying rewards such as annual celebrations, special events and outings as well as paid lunch once a month!

If you have the drive and passion to be a part of the successful team at Huws Gray, and you feel that you have what we are looking for then we are looking forward to hearing off you.




Or Click here to download job application form

Completed forms should be sent either to recruitment@huwsgray.co.uk or by post to:

Human Resources
Huws Gray Ltd.
Industrial Estate
LL77 7JA