Branch Manager - Blackburn

Branch Manager jobs

With a potential 24/7 stream of activities going on, a logistics branch can be a complex and time-sensitive place to work, which requires a cool head on its manager’s shoulders. A typical branch manager will report directly to the senior management, but these could well be in a different city or country to the branch, making an independent instinct essential while observing strategic goals.

In busy branches the role might include selecting employees and overseeing several departments, such as personnel, operations, security and accounting. In some cases the branch manager can also be responsible for marketing and selling the company’s services on a quasi-autonomous basis, possibly with a dedicated sales team to assist in the task.

By hands-on management and effective delegation of tasks, the branch manager should increase and maintain efficiency while fulfilling the core purpose of the branch. The degree of outside assistance and ongoing instruction that managers have will vary from employer to employer, but as the name suggests, the successful applicant will be expected to run the branch as per the strategic instructions from general management.

The skills required

Whether the branch manager is directly responsible for every member of staff within the branch or whether he or she is overseeing intermediate levels of management, good interpersonal skills are a must for the branch manager. Should the branch manager be required to promote the company as a whole via the branch, experience in sales and marketing are advantageous.

The manager should also be able to oversee multiple streams of responsibility, both mission critical and auxiliary, and know when delegation is more effective than hands-on management.

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Branch Manager Jobs in Blackburn

A large town in Lancashire, Blackburn is a busy place with many opportunities for those looking for Branch Manager vacancies. Plus, it's just nine miles from Preston and 20 miles from Manchester, thus offering an easy commute for those who live or work in these other locations.

From the middle of the 13th century, Blackburn was a mill town that produced textiles - and was once known as the weaving capital of the world. The spinning jenny, was invented by local James Hargreaves in 1764 and it paved the way for Blackburn to become one of the first industrialised towns.

After the end of the second world war, Blackburn's textile sector experienced a brief boost, and then fell into decline. Along with the rest of the region, a combination of deindustrialisation and global competition meant much of the work was outsourced abroad and the town suffered economically.

Today, Blackburn is experiencing a renewal, as the economy switches from manufacturing-led industries to the service sector. However, around 20 per cent of the local workforce is still based in manufacturing, with one major employer being BAE Systems.

Other top employers in Blackburn include the local council and Blackburn College, as well as the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The IT, finance and communications sectors also play a big part in the local economy, and many of the leading companies in these fields can be found in places like Greenbank Business Park and Shadsworth Business Park.

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