Branch Manager

Huntsville, AL, US

Primary Function:
Manages and oversees all daily operations of Branch.  Secondary function is to provide Regional Branch Manager any requested branch specific information to be reported back to corporate.


Key Responsibilities:
Oversees all aspects of profit center (operations, sales, admin, etc.)
Determines the nature of profitable versus non-profitable business through precise decision making and trend analysis
Works closely with Branch Credit Manager to determine adequate account base
Deals directly with corporate office on matters that concern day to day branch functions
Develops plans for increased branch profitability
Markets Beacon to internal and external customer base through advertising dollars and manufacturer information/incentives
Provides training to all staff
Grooms future managers
Oversees all branch personnel to assure that they are reaching their full potential.
Responsible for building and maintaining morale in the branch
Demonstrates leadership qualities and sets an example for staff
Acts as support line for all departments
Promotes teamwork both within local team and region
Communicates regularly with vendors to establish and maintain strong relationships
Responsible for maintaining a high quality staff of the very best available people
Continues to work to improve the skills of existing employees
Acts as a safety leader and is responsible for monthly safety committee meetings.
Ensures that all company policies and procedures are followed
Promptly communicates all vital branch specific information to Regional Managers
Completes all tasks on the Branch Manager's monthly checklist
Maintains ample levels of inventory to meet delivery and service expectations of all Beacon customers
Maintains a working knowledge of Allied’s benefits and policies
Completes all WC/Accident reporting
Understands and utilizes the Trend system
Performs performance appraisals for all direct reports
Performs other duties as assigned
Professional Skills:
Leadership skills
Motivational skills
Customer service skills
Knowledge of building material business
Able to build and maintain relationships with people, customers, vendors, and employees
Organizational and time management skills
Ability to work well with people
Ability to work with employees to satisfy individual needs
Time management skills
Ability to prioritize many tasks
Ability to delegate tasks
Negotiation skills

Customer service experience
Experience in the building products industry
Managerial/supervisory experience
Must have a valid driver license

Beacon's competitive advantage is our people and our value proposition is the differentiator. 

-— Christopher Harrison
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer