Branch Manager

Req ID:  30925
Date:  Jun 8, 2024

Alexandria, VA, US, 22312

Company:  Sonepar
Brand:  Capital Electric

Own Your Expertise, And Your Future 

At Capital Electric, we embrace what makes us unique. As a company with local roots and global reach, we thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success. What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.  

Capital Electric has a Branch Manager position available at our Alexandria, VA location. The person in this role is responsible for managing every aspect of the branch functions in sales, administration and operations while exhibiting efficiency in budgeting, inventory control, profit maximization and customer satisfaction. In addition, the Branch Manager develops and implements market growth opportunities.




  • Anticipate, meet, and/or exceed customer needs, wants and expectations. Respond to customers with a sense of urgency and ensure commitments are met.
  • Use selling skills, account management and customer relations techniques to proactively grow market share and ensure Capital Electric as the top distributor in the market.
  • Provide leadership to projects and sales staff in order to grow customer base, provide consistent and superior customer service, while maintaining existing relationships and increase sales and margins.
  • Carry out responsibilities and daily activities related to branch or department business administration and management.
  • Manage the overall logistical operation of the cross dock to ensure the daily material flow is completed with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Manage the branch inventories through purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover and re-ordering.
  • Commit to a clean and safe working environment following all safety guidelines and reporting hazards and injuries as soon as possible.
  • Add value to the organization by promoting improved job performance of our associates.
  • Select and train associates for specific job functions and assign related responsibilities to ensure customer needs are met while maintaining profitability for the store.
  • Provide direction and leadership in setting priorities, being enthusiastic and having a determined attitude to influence coworkers.
  • Provide insight and expertise on the local market. Manage with flexibility, innovation and risk taking to utilize advantages of new opportunities.
  • Value a culture of high energy, passion for our work, and entrepreneurial ownership.
  • Support the success of the organization through teamwork, cross regional and interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration.
  • Use effective communication skills to interact with others in a productive manner.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree with an emphasis on business, and/or a combination of relevant knowledge through job related experience & training.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical products and distribution industry with a minimum of 4-years of industry related experience.
  • Experience working in the Eclipse ERP is preferred
  • 2-3 years supervisory/training experience
  • Proven leadership and organization skills
  • Able to problem solve
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects, up to 50 lbs., occasionally more, to assist customer during regular business or an emergency basis.
  • Reliable, responsible, and a great work ethic


We offer excellent training, career advancement opportunities, and a competitive compensation package to include vacation time, sick time, full health benefits, 401(k) and more. Capital Electric is an EEO Employer.


About Us:

Capital Electric is The Electrical Distributor of Choice in the Mid-Atlantic region and a proud member of the Sonepar family. Capital Electric delivers excellence in service, products from the finest lighting and electrical manufacturers, extensive application expertise, and customized, comprehensive solutions to our customers.  Altogether, we serve customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from over 70 locations and from our central distribution center and company headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Capital Electric is also part of the Sonepar family, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Sonepar entered the US in 1998 and continues to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar serves the market through a network of companies with over 400 locations nationwide.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 

Sonepar and our family of brands are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, we will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please call 843-745-2420 or email

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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC