Posted on: April 8, 2021
The Branch Manager has overall responsibility for the critical
issues of branch operations and profitability including: safety,
sales, sales growth, budgeting, gross margins, operating expenses,
customer service, inventory, equipment, building and vehicles,
community relations, accounts receivable and resolution of
This person will be responsible for our site in Dubuque, IA.
---First Shift, M-F, closed weekends and holidays.---
- Directly manages the day to day branch retail operations
including safety, retail sales, warehousing and distribution. Leads
and manages a team consisting of Counter Sales, Warehouse, Drivers
and Customer Service employees.
- Assists with development and execution of marketing plans to
support the penetration of key market segments in collaboration
with our Sales and Operations teams and outside vendors.
Coordinates sales promotion activities, merchandising and displays
also opportunities for Airgas-wide conversions. Manages inside
sales, sales growth and sales margins.
- Collaborates with outside sales to ensure order accuracy and
properly scheduled customer deliveries by Airgas trucks.
- Manages branch inventory, daily hard goods inventory cycle
counts and maintain showroom and warehouse appearance.
- Manages all hard goods receiving and all dynamic deployment
(hard goods inter-branch orders) for completion timely and
- Leads and manages the annual/bi-annual physical hard goods
- Monitors SAP reports daily such as open order/delivery reports,
billing and delivery block reports and open Purchase Order (PO)
reports. Provides Daily Cash Reconciliation (DCR) ensuring daily
completion addressing any issues prior to deposit.
- Oversees employee training in procedural areas such as
following all Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) and
safety regulations. Partners with Airgas hardware vendors to
schedule and hold monthly vendor product training sessions.
- Manages branch operating expenses including overtime and office
supplies. Works with corporate accounts receivable to manage branch
credits and collections.
- The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and
responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended
to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to
meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
- High School Diploma or GED. Associate's or Bachelor's degree
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in sales and/or
distribution of gases and welding supplies or similar industrial
products and two (2) years of prior demonstrated management or
- Demonstrated planning skills: Identifies requirements;
allocates, and effectively uses information, personnel, time, and
other resources necessary for mission accomplishment; establishes
appropriate courses of action for self and/or others to accomplish
specific goals; develops evaluation criteria and tracking systems
for monitoring goal progress and accomplishment; and specifies
objectives, schedules, and priorities.
- Interpersonal skills: is aware of, responds to, and considers
the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; deals effectively
with others in favorable and unfavorable situations regardless of
their status or position; accepts interpersonal and cultural
differences; manages conflict/confrontations/ disagreements in a
positive manner that minimizes personal impact, to include
controlling one's own feelings and reactions; and provides
appropriate support to others.
- Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
(Word, Excel, and Outlook). Prior SAP experience preferred.
- Role Model: Sets a good example of how to do the job;
demonstrates personal integrity, responsibility, and
accountability. Provides advice and assistance to help others
accomplish their work. Directs/motivates self.
- Leadership skills: Establishes work standards and expectations
for self and others. Appropriately assigns/delegates work and
authority to others in the accomplishment of goals. Keeps goals and
objectives in sight at all times, monitors progress toward goals,
and works to overcome barriers and obstacles. Provides coaching,
advice, and assistance as required. Appropriately assesses
contributions and performance of employees; provides appropriate
recognition, and deals with problems as they arise. Instills in
others a sense of pride in the job at hand.
- Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrates a clear, direct
and effective speaking manner for the purpose of explaining
information to customers and employees exhibiting a positive
- Strong detail oriented problem-solver: Identifies existing and
potential problems/issues. Obtains relevant information about the
problem/issue, including recognizing whether or not more
information is needed. Objectively evaluates relevant information
about the problem/issue. Identifies the specific cause of the
problem/issue. Develops recommendations, develops and evaluates
alternative course of action, selects courses of action, and
- Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules,
regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position's
We take care of you:Airgas offers a full benefits package that
includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and
Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays,
401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and
much more! Who we are:Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the
leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases,
as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S.
suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of
ammonia products and process chemicals. Dedicated to improving the
performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely
and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its
more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust
e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access-- telesales channel.
As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology
and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an
unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and
innovations. Check out what a career at Airgas can offer you! What
do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?
"Great place to work with great growth potential" - Director,
Atlanta"Opportunity to advance and a great safety program" -
Driver, Cheshire"Fun people to work with and flexible management" -
EOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityQualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to their race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, protected veteran status, or disability
Keywords: Airgas, Dubuque , Branch Manager, Executive , Dubuque, Iowa
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