Branch Manager II

Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Soquel, CA, US, 95073

Company:  Sonepar



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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.




Responsible for the efficient and profitable operation of a designated branch. The scope of responsibility includes, but is not limited to the following: sales, inventory, personnel, training, administration, building and equipment and community involvement. Directs production, distribution, and marketing operations for the branch by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Participates in developing and administering branch policies as well as developing and implementing long-range goals in order to meet corporate industry objectives.
  • Directs and coordinates promotion of products sold or services performed to develop new markets, increase share of market, and obtain competitive position in industry.
  • Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and discount rates.
  • Directs, coordinates and/or delegates activities of departments such as sales, operations, purchasing, and administrative support in order to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, budgets and forecast data to determine branch and department progress toward stated goals and objectives. Develops and implements sales plans to accommodate corporate goals.
  • Directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop others to improve personal and organizational effectiveness.
  • Confers with Vice Presidents, Regional Managers and other administrative personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals, objectives, programs, or operations resulting from current status and conditions.
  • Represents company at industry, vendor, or trade association meetings to promote products and the company.
  • Coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals to sales representatives.
  • Prepares periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion.
  • Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required

Through previous background and experience, the candidate must be able to demonstrate, with or without an accommodation:

  • 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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management and speak effectively before groups of customers, vendors or employees.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages; compute rate, ratio, and draw and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in order to solve practical problems where only limited information and standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Supervisory Responsibility, work environment and physical demands

  • This position has supervisory responsibility.
  • This position works in a normal office environment as well as a warehouse environment, with standard office equipment.  Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. while working in the office.  The noise level in the warehouse environment is usually moderate and temperature can change based on the season.  This position also requires frequent travel to customer sites, which can be in a variety of environments including outdoor with inclement weather.
  • Work is sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 60% of the time.
  • Work can involve the operation of forklift, equipment such as pallet jacks and climb ladders; bend, stoop, lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. 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.


Our Competitive Benefits? 

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


About Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA 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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Nearest Major Market: Santa Cruz
Nearest Secondary Market: San Francisco