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Centre Manager vacancy in Basildon


Signs Express Basildon, part of the UK's largest Sign Making Group are seeking to appoint a Centre Manager to lead their highly successful centre in Basildon, Essex.

Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will have full responsibility for the day to day running of the centre. A commercially astute person with a focus upon delivering customer excellence that leads to profitable growth is sought to implement an aggressive growth strategy.

Management/Administrative roles within the business.

Within the overall job, the responsibilities of the job are split down under the following headings:
  • Implementing sales & marketing strategies
  • Building customer relationships
  • Input into investment strategies
  • Management of a small team of production, design, accounts staff.
  • General Administration Duties
  • Overseeing Good Accounting Practices

    The work environment can be exceptionally busy at times, with constant and frequent interactions with customer, directors, suppliers & the sign production staff.

    The role would tend to suit individuals who are outgoing, confident, lively and who enjoy plenty of interaction with those around whilst being able to manage their own workload and focus on completing their required tasks each day.
  • What you will do

    Working closely with the Managing Director, responsibilities include:

  • Dealing with, and directing appropriately, initial customer enquiries (received by phone, email, walk -in and on occasion Twitter & Facebook etc)
  • Processing & sending out quotes/tender packs through computerised quotation system for routine enquiries/repeat orders
  • Ensuring the business maintains full compliance with HSE & legislative requirements.
  • Oversee marketing initiatives including mailshots & ad-hoc campaigns;
  • Supporting the sales process including quote follow -ups and routine customer contacts with key clients including regular customer satisfaction surveys

  • What we are looking for

    The role is permanent and suitable for individuals who are looking for a long -term, challenging and enjoyable position.

    Technical skills - competent in:
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word (including mail merges)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Adobe illustrator/Photoshop
  • Full, clean driving licence

    Experience using Clarity quotation software would be preferable.

    Applicant requirements:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior commercial role
  • Commercial management: 3 years
  • Driving License

  • Your working hours

    Full time: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.30pm

    If there doesn't appear to be a suitable position available, experienced sign makers are requested to still send through a CV for consideration to