Assistant Design Office Manager

Location: London Contracts Hub

Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 23 October 2020

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Assistant Design Office Manager

At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities. We have been awarded a top 10 place in the top 30 Best Big Companies to Work for in the Sunday Times for recognition of excellence in the workplace.

Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 600 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen in 2015 for our quality and excellence. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.

We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. We are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business and are now looking to recruit:

Assistant Design Office Manager - Contracts Division

Based in Wimbledon.

In order to meet the ever growing demands and success of our Contracts Division, we are now looking for an Assistant Office Manager.

Based in our purpose built Hub in the Wimbledon area of London and reporting to the Contract Office Manager, you will support the Office Manager in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Hub to produce kitchen tender packages for our contract clients within the agreed timescales, budgets and specifications.

Responsibilities in brief:

  • Support management, with the motivation and development of the Hub team.
  • Produce relevant performance reports as and when required.
  • Ensure the Hub has sufficient cover during business hours. You will do this by keeping up to date rotas for the office based team, including holidays and sickness.
  • Ensure kitchen designs are priced correctly and presentation packs are prepared for tenders, supporting the design team with this when necessary.
  • Work with the design team to provide innovative solutions for design challenges, for example for inclusive kitchens or compact spaces.
  • Support in preparing relevant paperwork for Regional Contracts Managers to required specification and within agreed time lines.
  • Support the office in the effort to achieve targets, particularly with regards to output, efficiency and turnaround time.
  • Process accurate estimates to the kitchen plans and design specification
  • Produce tender packs using Excel
  • Develop commercial and product awareness to continue to produce cost-effective solutions
  • Update and monitor workload trackers
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Ensure all process and team members are aware of and compliant with GDPR regulations.
  • Deputise for the Office Manager and undertake manager specific duties.

 

Personal attributes and skills

  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels
  • Have an extremely high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent in Excel
  • Proven experience within the Contract Kitchen industry
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Commercially astute with an understanding of high volume contract requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to deliver within budget and strict time restraints
  • Self-starter who is flexible, approachable and a team player

Howdens deeply value team working and reward our people in line with individual and team success through a competitive package of benefits including;

  • Bonus (profit related)
  • Matched contribution pension scheme
  • Team incentives and outings
  • 24 days holiday, rising to 26 days after 5 years
  • Staff discount on Howdens products
  • Share awards and prize draws

This is not a sales role

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