Assistant Manager

Posted 6 days ago by CEF - City Electrical Factors
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We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Assistant Manager for our Leighton Buzzard store.

CEF is a leading electrical wholesaler with 390 stores in the UK. As Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for managing and leading a team, purchasing goods for stock, including negotiating prices with suppliers, overseeing the management of the warehouse, including stock control, customer and supplier returns, trade counter service and customer delivery schedules.

We're looking for someone with a positive attitude and the energy to get things done. Someone who’s keen to make something of their career and finds fulfilment in seeing others thrive. An inspiring leader with a track record of delivering excellent results and who goes above and beyond to make a customer’s day.

Salary is £30,000 + bonus + training + career progression

Established in 1951, CEF is a leading supplier of electrical products and services for professional buyers and installers. We operate across the UK through a national network of stores and online at

We promote our own people through the business wherever possible, so your development and career progression is high on our agenda. Our current senior management team all started working in our stores and have progressed through hard work and dedication. The same opportunities are available to you.

Stores Manager / Assistant Manager Responsibilities

  • Motivate and manage a team
  • Staff training and appraisals
  • Purchase ordering of stock
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Stock control
  • Warehouse management
  • Prepare and plan an annual stock take
  • Oversee trade counter customer service
  • Process customer orders
  • Customer and supplier returns


  • Industrial knowledge essential
  • Wholesale experience as a Stores Manager or Inventory Controller is preferable but not essential
  • Strong work ethic and initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure


· A competitive salary

· An uncapped bonus scheme, which allows you to benefit from company success

· Company uniform provided

· 20 days holiday with an increase of up to 25 days

· Staff discount

Successful applicants will need to have a full UK driving licence.

If you are looking for a fulfilling career with that offers opportunities to develop and progress into further management positions, then please apply now.

Required skills

  • Electrical Products
  • Management

Reference: 52450469

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