Branch Manager

Rockville, MD, US


I.      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.

II.     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


III.    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


IV.   Experience

  • 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 

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC