Branch Manager

Req ID:  30362
Date:  May 8, 2024

Louisville, KY, US, 40213

Company:  Sonepar
Brand:  Richards Electric


Your career grows here.

Richards Electric is a brand of the Springfield Electric operating company owned by Sonepar and is a leader in electrical distribution.  We continue to grow our brands throughout the Midwest, including locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and Missouri. As part of Sonepar, the worldwide leader in electrical distribution, we have a global reach that allows us to offer excellent benefits and develop innovative solutions, while maintaining our strong local roots and close-knit culture. We empower our associates to contribute to our success by adopting the adapt, dare, learn mindset-- adapt to new situations and people, dare to appropriately challenge the status quo, and learn from others and our own mistakes.


We are looking for the next leader of our Louisville & Elizabethtown, KY Branches! As a Branch Manager, you will focus on sales & territory management and developing strategic & tactical plans to achieve optimum efficiency, economy of operations, and maximization of profits. To achieve this, you will direct, coordinate, and/or delegate functions such as sales, logistics and administrative activities of the branches. You will also manage sales, profitability, customer service levels, inventory turns and other metrics to achieve the desired branch results. 


The candidate will work from our Louisville, KY location and will have occasional day trips to our Elizabethtown, KY location.


Compensation: In addition to an annual salary, this position is eligible for an incentive plan.


How you will contribute:

  • Manage branch performance to assure alignment with all policies, practices and culture of the organization
  • Oversee preparation of branch budget for Louisville and Elizabethtown, and monitor actual performance to ensure that the branch achieves objectives
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with current and potential customers and suppliers
  • Monitor competitive conditions in the territory, and build relationships to gain market share in new areas in the industrial and contractor market
  • Oversee branch inventory status (e.g. cycle counts with RF system), including daily reconciliation of discrepancies and adjustments
  • Interact regularly with customers to drive customer service and achieve sales goals through addressing, mediating, and resolving customer concerns, complaints, and issues
  • Support initial and ongoing training and qualifications of all branch employees
  • Conduct performance evaluations and address branch personnel issues
  • Interview and hire applicants for branch positions
  • Report accidents in a timely manner & conducts the appropriate accident investigation process and follows up with associate in accordance with guidance provided by the Safety and HR team


What you bring:

  • 5 years of experience in business, sales or operations management including the application of management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, sales forecasting, and coordination of people and resources.  Experience in the electrical distribution industry is desired.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management, Sales and Marketing or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and job experienced as determined by the company.
  • Demonstrated customer and vendor relationship building and maintenance skills.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, associates, or regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, general business documents, legal documents or governmental regulations and implement a plan to enhance business and course correct as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people, coach to get results through others and motivate and develop talent.
  • Demonstrated customer and vendor relationship building and maintenance skills. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, and present information to top management, customers, vendors, associates and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to solve practical problems where only limited information and standardization exists.
  • Conflict management and diffusion skills to foster a solution-oriented environment that does not take matters personal.
  • Demonstrated time management and organization skills, including the ability to plan and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Characteristic of passion for learning products electrical products and their applications, as well as learning the electrical distribution industry.
  • Travel may be required on occasion, valid driver’s license required with proven safe driving record.



What we offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plus employer paid short term and long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement and employee development.
  • Annual Safety Shoe Reimbursement
  • Employee Discount on products





Who we are:

We’re the world’s number one distributor of electrical products, solutions and related services. Richards Electric is owned by Sonepar, a global company with over 450 locations nationwide. Whether you grow at one of our local Opcos or at one in another region, we want you to grow with us! All associates are regularly trained and we value promoting from within when possible.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Richards Electric, a Sonepar Company 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: Louisville