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Branch Manager

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA, T5V 1V1

Company: Sonepar

About Us: 

 

With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers. 

 

We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 110 locations with coverage in 9 provinces. 

 

To explore and learn more about Sonepar opportunities, please visit www.career.sonepar.com 

 

What’s In It For You? 

 

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential. 
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions. 
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry. 
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments. 
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization. 

 

Scope of the Position


Responsible for directing, maintaining, and controlling the branch location.   Monitoring policies and procedures and making recommendations through consultation with the Operations Manager/Director of Sales and department heads. Monitoring daily performance objectives and making decisions to ensure branch’s objectives are met.  Participating in establishing and maintaining the goals and objectives set for the branch.  Developing quality team members as well as a solid customer base. Managing and encouraging optimal performance of all direct reports, including training.   Ensuring a safe and comfortable working environment.

 

Major Responsibilities

 

  • Providing guidance, direction and monitoring of internal staff, ensuring departments are working effectively towards common goals.
  • Ensuring all staff are properly trained for their roles and the training is updated as required.
  • Growing sales through developing, coaching and motivating sales and support teams.
  • Maintaining inventory levels at optimum.
  • Ensuring that customer satisfaction is maintained as per the required Branch Operational Scorecard level.
  • Participating in customer calls for sales and technical support (if applicable).
  • Assisting with Warehouse and physical plant  planning.
  • Vendor relations and planning.
  • Strategic and future management planning.
  • Pricing Maintenance.  
  • Participating in and/or recommending product training.
  • Solving customer / staff / company disputes.
  • Maintaining and growing business. 
  • Outside sales – developing key relationships with customers including frequent on site visits.
  • Managing the Inside Sales staff.
  • Managing administrative and CSR functions within the branch.
  • Determining sales projections for fiscal year and tracking progress.
  • Conducting weekly sales meetings.
  • Resolving day to day personnel issues where management decisions are required. 
  • Representing the Company to the local and industry community.              
  • Other duties as required.

 

Education & Training

 

  • High School Diploma required.
  • College/University Diploma required (Business, and/or Sales & Marketing, or Technical focus preferred)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required


Experience

 

  • Minimum 5-7 years of related experience, preferable in a Sales/Distribution environment.  
  • Previous Management experience required.

 

Benefits & Perks 

 

  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including: 
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching. 
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path. 
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability. 

 

Social Media:  

Website: www.Gescan.com  

Twitter: @gescanwest  
Facebook: Gescan Canada  
LinkedIn: Gescan  
YouTube: GescanTV   

 

Next Steps: 

 

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. We are very thankful for your interest in joining the team, however only individuals selected for interview will be contacted. 

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates. 

 

COVID:  

 

Sonepar is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. In order to be considered for employment at any Sonepar location you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.