Assistant Branch Manager

Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Eagan, MN, US, 55121

Company:  Sonepar

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As one of the largest utility distribution organizations in America, we constantly strive to bring our best to our customers, suppliers, and fellow associates. Irby Utilities is uniquely positioned to provide dynamic solutions to essential utility services impacting our local and broader communities.

We are powered by our people. Across our nationwide reach and diversity, we adapt, dare, and learn as a team. Through our tremendous growth, we are continuing to develop opportunities and look for people to join us as we journey forward.

Job Summary

The Assistant Branch Manager will work directly with the Regional Branch Operations Manager/Branch Manager to improve and maintain sales efficacy and operational proficiency. The position is responsible for diagnosing operational inefficiencies by leveraging technical and analytical expertise. The ABM will assist in overseeing warehouse and sales units while working in collaboration with various internal support teams.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support and assist the Branch Manager with analyzing daily reports, productivity metrics, quality assurance reviews, and operational audits to understand and resolve local issues.
  • Assist Branch Manager in communicating expectations and goals to field teams and individual associates; provide coaching and appropriate follow-up.
  • May assume direct managerial responsibilities over a defined team under the branch structure within a functional area of expertise (e.g., sales or logistical operations).
  • Drive operational effectiveness and productivity by developing procedures and implementing processes.
  • Collaborate with the Purchasing Team to monitor inventory levels and prepare inventory reports, reserve inventory, construct replenishment plans, and otherwise take action to ensure stock levels are optimized.
  • Collectively review rebate and pricing reports with corporate services to identify improvements and resolutions so that company objectives are maintained.
  • Monitor and analyze various expense reports to reduce costs and maximize overall profitability.
  • Engage various local sales and operations teams with training and development opportunities to drive short and long term strategic goals.
  • Manage various special projects and analyze productivity metrics in order to identify common issues and trends.
  • Accompany and represent Branch and District Management as necessary in customer and vendor meetings and events, fostering strong business relationships and developing industry contacts.
  • Maintain competitive professional development through the use of industry, market, and internal trainings and resources.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, legal documents, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, and present information to top management, customers, vendors, employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficiency using MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.


Why work for Irby Utilities?

Irby Utilities is a crucial link in the distribution chain, connecting manufacturers to their customers in electrical power, natural gas, and broadband services. Our team delivers end-to-end solutions through logistical and operational support, sales and account management, project services, data analysis, and more. We firmly attribute our success to our people in each of these fields, and we are constantly advancing our skills and abilities.

Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation and Personal, Paid Sick, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance.

About Irby Utilities

Irby Utilities is one of the three largest electrical utility distribution companies in the United States, with over $1.5 Billion in annual sales and 700 employees across more than 45 branches in 27 states.  We have experienced incredible growth over the past five years, presenting many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations such as:  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Minneapolis.

Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.   Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

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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.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis