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Business Manager, Watford

  • Business Manager / General Manager
  • Watford
  • Jun 3, 2019

Ian Williams Ltd

Location: Watford, London

Hours: Full Time. Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours

At Ian Williams we really value our employees, that’s why we offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Take home up to 50% of your salary as bonus; based on the performance of the business you manage
  • Company car and outstanding private mileage scheme
  • Let us help you prepare for your future with an employer pension contribution of up to 10%
  • 23 days annual leave but you may want longer or less, so buy or sell up to five days per year
  • Additional benefits including private medical insurance, permanent health insurance and life insurance.
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Training and development opportunities

A Leader. Someone who considers themselves engaging, capable of motivating a team as well as building new relationships with clients. Someone who genuinely believes the recipe for a successful business is leading a team to success, being accountable for your business, caring about your people and being open minded to new ideas.

This is who you’ll be if you want to be a Business Manager at Ian Williams. If you are ready to lead your business from both a commercial and operational aspect within a Painting/ Decorating environment, then we want to learn more about you and develop that experience. 

The role

You’ll be leading, developing and motivating your team, identifying talent to nurture and drawing on individuals’ skills that will benefit your business.

As manager of your unit you will be responsible for the business budget and P&L, working with your commercial team.

You’ll lead and work with your operational team to drive high levels of productivity and ensure that work is delivered to a high quality.

You’ll be developing and maintaining key client relationships and leading by example to ensure a shared passion within the teams to deliver a high-quality service, and secure extended business as well as new business.

You’ll be aware of the targets and expectations on each contract your business is responsible for to ensure that you are always delivering in terms of safety, quality and to the budgeted costs.

You will lead the commercials with financial reporting process and procedures for monthly and Quarterly reviews; collaborating with the General Manager. 

What will you bring?

  • Significant leadership/management experience in a similar role managing contracts, managing teams, contributing to business plans and profit and loss reporting
  • Demonstrable ability to manage, motivate and influence workforce behaviours
  • Be able to demonstrate success in developing and securing new business
  • Experience of managing client and contract KPIs to a consistently high level
  • Sound knowledge of current HSE legislation and experience of ensuring site compliance.

We reserve the right to shortlist prior to the closing date based on application volumes.

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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, therefore applications are welcome from all.

No agencies please, if CV’s are sent from agencies, we will work with those candidates directly if you are not on our agreed PSL.

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Location: Watford, London

Hours: Full Time. Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours

At Ian Williams we really value our employees, that’s why we offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Take home up to 50% of your salary as bonus; based on the performance of the business you manage
  • Company car and outstanding private mileage scheme
  • Let us help you prepare for your future with an employer pension contribution of up to 10%
  • 23 days annual leave but you may want longer or less, so buy or sell up to five days per year
  • Additional benefits including private medical insurance, permanent health insurance and life insurance.
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Training and development opportunities

A Leader. Someone who considers themselves engaging, capable of motivating a team as well as building new relationships with clients. Someone who genuinely believes the recipe for a successful business is leading a team to success, being accountable for your business, caring about your people and being open minded to new ideas.

This is who you’ll be if you want to be a Business Manager at Ian Williams. If you are ready to lead your business from both a commercial and operational aspect within a Painting/ Decorating environment, then we want to learn more about you and develop that experience. 

The role

You’ll be leading, developing and motivating your team, identifying talent to nurture and drawing on individuals’ skills that will benefit your business.

As manager of your unit you will be responsible for the business budget and P&L, working with your commercial team.

You’ll lead and work with your operational team to drive high levels of productivity and ensure that work is delivered to a high quality.

You’ll be developing and maintaining key client relationships and leading by example to ensure a shared passion within the teams to deliver a high-quality service, and secure extended business as well as new business.

You’ll be aware of the targets and expectations on each contract your business is responsible for to ensure that you are always delivering in terms of safety, quality and to the budgeted costs.

You will lead the commercials with financial reporting process and procedures for monthly and Quarterly reviews; collaborating with the General Manager. 

What will you bring?

  • Significant leadership/management experience in a similar role managing contracts, managing teams, contributing to business plans and profit and loss reporting
  • Demonstrable ability to manage, motivate and influence workforce behaviours
  • Be able to demonstrate success in developing and securing new business
  • Experience of managing client and contract KPIs to a consistently high level
  • Sound knowledge of current HSE legislation and experience of ensuring site compliance.

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