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Veterans Preferred - Branch Manager

Company: US11345-AIRGAS Airgas USA, LLC
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -R10045295 Branch Manager (Open)

Springfield, IL - Retail shop

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

If you are seeking a company that values its employees, encourages growth and development, and makes a global impact, Airgas is the place for you. Join our team and be a part of an organization that is shaping the future of the gas and welding industry while fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

The Branch Manager oversees all branch operations, ensuring safety management, staff development, facility maintenance, cost management, and regulatory compliance in line with Airgas policies.
Safety and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Promote a safety culture and improve safe work behaviors among associates.
  • Conduct safety incident investigations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Develop training tools for safety, regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, FDA, and EPA regulations and maintain training records.

    Personnel and Personnel Development:
    • Supervise and effectively manage direct reports.
    • Develop recruitment, staff development, and retention strategies with HR support.
    • Conduct interviews, training, performance appraisals, and address associate concerns.

      Customer Service and Business Development:
      • Provide excellent customer service to all clients.
      • Handle customer inquiries promptly and courteously, ensuring complete satisfaction.
      • Maintain existing accounts and identify and prioritize target accounts for growth.
      • Support outside sales representatives and assist with quotes and customer follow-up.

        Business and Facility Management & Support:
        • Oversee branch operations, profitability, and facility cleanliness.
        • Manage budgeting, accounts receivable, gross margins, operating expenses, and inventory.
        • Schedule and execute preventative maintenance for equipment and vehicles.
        • Maintain adequate inventory levels and manage accounts receivable within company guidelines.
        • Analyze sales data, prepare annual sales forecasts, and optimize budget allocations.
        • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and complete required paperwork accurately.


          Are you a MATCH?

          • Demonstrated knowledge of order entry, data research, and computer skills for efficient customer service.
          • Familiarity with industry products, services, and technologies or willingness to learn.
          • Effective leadership skills for managing and engaging staff.
          • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

            Education and Experience:
            • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Accounting, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
            • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the welding industry and/or sales, with 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.
            • SAP knowledge and experience are advantageous.

              Travel Requirements:
              • Occasional travel (1-33% of work time) may be required.

                Communication and Critical Thinking Skills:
                • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to interpret business documents and safety instructions.
                • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with limited standardization.

                  Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
                  • No specific certifications, licenses, or registrations required.


                    Your differences enhance our performance

                    At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

                    We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.


                    Equal Employment Opportunity Information

                    We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

                    Please click here to view the EEO Know Your Rights poster and here to view the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination poster. Airgas, an Air Liquide Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's written Affirmative Action Plan or Policy Statement. This plan or policy statement is available for inspection upon request.

                    Airgas, an Air Liquide Company and its group of companies does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to benefits and privileges of employment. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us by email at us-accommodationrequest@airgas.com .


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