Graybar Branch Manager in Columbia, South Carolina
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As a Branch Manager, you will develop and implement business plans that allow the Company to achieve its financial and service goals. You will manage all resources to achieve desired results within the branch.
In this role you will:
Design and implement programs to maximize net profit and return on sales
Initiate new and improve existing programs to support meeting or exceeding financial performance metrics
Monitor customer service levels, and take action to improve service as needed
Monitor inventory levels, and promote the sale of obsolete and overstocked material
Oversee preparation of large branch budget, and monitor actual performance to ensure branch achieves objectives
Manage a large number of employees and delegate effectively through key positions
Monitor activities to ensure compliance with government regulations and organizational policies and procedures
Develop and maintain business relationships with current and potential customers and suppliers
Monitor competitive conditions in the territory, and recommend changes as necessary to gain market share in new areas
Develop and implement strategic plans to ensure long-term market share and profitability growth
What you bring to the table:
Minimum 5 years management experience in sales, operations, or finance required, 6+ years preferred
4 year degree in Business, Marketing, or related major preferred
Knowledge of wholesale distribution industry and supply chain management principles
Knowledge of the impact pricing decisions have on the profit and loss of the Company
Knowledge of various suppliers and their respective product lines
Business planning and market analysis skills
Financial analysis, SAP and Microsoft Office Suite skills
Oral and written communication skills
Negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
Leadership skills and the ability to effectively supervise staff and achieve results through others
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers and suppliers to achieve short and long-term goals of the branch
Ability to think strategically about business needs
Ability to recruit for key positions and build a strong service infrastructure
Ability to effectively communicate across multiple internal and external layers of the organization
Organizational and time management skills
Some travel required.
Why should you join Graybar?
At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business. We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team.
That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.
Apply now and find out what’s next for you.
At Graybar, we are known for our comprehensive benefits and our employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee of Graybar, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.