Lawrence & Hanson

About us
Lawrence & Hanson is Australia’s most recognised electrical wholesaler. Our heritage is strong. Since 1886 we have been supplying electrical products to customers across multiple market sectors, including residential, commercial and industrial. We have a national network of over 150 branches providing quality products, backed by expert advice, technical & logistical support, and e-commerce solutions. We are part of Sonepar, a family owned business and the global leaders in electrical wholesaling.

About the role

Working closely with the Branch Manager to learn every aspect of the branch operations you will be working towards taking over the Branch Manager role within an 18-24 month period.

What you would do in this role

  • Develop relationships with customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Supervise day to day branch operations, including all aspects of team management 
  • Monitor product pricing and trading margins
  • Maintain stock control and merchandising

How can I tell if this is for me?

  • Customer and sales focused with experience in a similar role
  • Proficient with computer technology and systems – we will train you
  • A positive and optimistic attitude
  • A high level of initiative to support your team members and customers – no job is too big or too small
  • A strong sense of urgency – the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a trades environment will get you off to a flying start, but it is not essential if you’re passionate about learning our industry and product range

What’s in it for you?

  • Our heritage is strong– Lawrence & Hanson opened its doors in 1886 and we remain the most recognised electrical wholesaler in Australia
  • Development– we invest in our people with a range of programs including externally recognised training 
  • A great place to work – we have fun and work hard as a high performing team
  • Financial incentives– we reward out people with an attractive profit share scheme in each branch
  • Local meets global– we are part of Sonepar, the world leader in B2B distribution of electrical products 

How to apply
If your experience reflects the criteria outlined above, apply now. We know it might seem daunting, but give the video cover letter a go (on the next page) and tell us why you’d be great at a Trainee Branch Manager role.

Lawrence & Hanson is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace environment; we encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, genders and communities including our First Nations People.