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General Sales Manager - Hardware Industry - Limerick

Job Category:
Business 2 Business, FMCG Food and Non Food, Construction/Ind/Manuf, Retail/Call Centre, Business 2 Consumer
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered - Depending on experience
General Hardware Supplies
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General Hardware Supplies Ltd is a builders’ providers and DIY store located at Station Road,  Newcastle West, Co, Limerick. We are part of the United Hardware (Homevalue) Group.

We supply an extensive range of imported quality timber, roofing and building mateials, doors and floors, DIY Products, stoves to both the trade and retail markets in Limerick and Munster area.  In order to meet our strategic objectives and goals we wish to appoint a strong GENERAL MANAGER to manage growth and expansion.

This is an important Senior position within the company and the appointee will be required to have relevant experience of working at a senior level in a similar organisation. He/she will report directly to the Management Team.


- Management of the sales function to include:  external sales (including specific key account customers), trade counter sales, driving retail sales and developing our showroom.

- Communication of KPIs to branch management and staff and give appropriate direction and support in target driven sales performance management to maximise profitability.

- Ensure the business provides exceptional levels of service to its wide range of customers and that best in class practices are employed.

- Management of the yard, warehousing and transport functions.

- Responsibility for ensuring the branch purchasing function is managed effectively with our Purchasing Manager to ensure the best possible deals for the company are achieved and best business practice is followed.

- Management of inventory to ensure adequate stocks are maintained to support the sales effort, while remaining within the working capital guidelines as set out by the management team.

- Responsibility for ensuring company guidelines procedures and policies, are implemented and

adhered to in relation to a range of business disciplines, including HR, Credit Control and Admin-

istration. In particular the General Manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all

relevant Health & Safety legislation and adhering to company policy and procedures in relation to the operation of a safe environment for employees and customers.

- Management of branch staff attendance, time keeping and, disciplinary procedures, where appropriate.

- Regular review of all cost inputs, including haulage/delivery and overhead costs.


- The General Manager will also have a “dotted line” responsibility to the company director on issues such as credit control and working capital management.


Great package and depending on experience.


- Interested candidates will ideally have 3 to 5 years’ experience operating in a similar role.

- Candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an in-depth understanding of what is required to deliver best in class customer service.

- Showroom experience and design.

- Candidates will be able to communicate effectively with senior management, be results orientated and possess the ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve targets and goals of the business.

- Previous experience gained in the builders’ providers/DIY sector would be a distinct advantage.

Apply by sending your CV to or contact 087 6446080

 (Please note, due to the high volume of applications, only those short-listed for interview with relevant experience in the industry will be contacted. Thanks in advance for your application)


Contact Details:
General Hardware Supplies
Tel: 069 77978 or 087 6446080
Contact: Jarlath Mullane

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