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Branch Operations Manager

Company: Sonepar USA
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Viking Electric
Branch Operations Manager
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Operations managers oversee the daily operational and administrative activities for the local regional distribution center in Rochester, MN. These operational activities will include receiving, shipping and inventory management. Operations managers interact with Viking Electric customers when managing counter sales, delivery and administrative functions in support of the sales activity for the market. In general, this role requires someone who is interested in building a developing a solid operations team and problem solving through the challenges that come with leading a team in a vibrant sales environment.

Other job duties include:

  • Hire, train, supervise, develop, and provide support to counter, warehouse, driver, and administrative associates, assisting in day-to-day functions as needed.
  • Work closely with sales managers, account managers, and account reps to provide consistent, responsive, and innovative service to the customers in the market. Meet with customers when appropriate with regard to specific orders or projects in order to help accommodate unusual or complex requirements.
  • Maintain building/grounds and company trucks; order warehouse supplies and maintain overall building security while operating within annual budget guidelines.
  • Monitor and manage location's inventory control, including on-hand balance adjustments, stock location maintenance, returns, and yearly physical inventory.
  • Work closely with marketing on merchandising, product promotions, counter days and other activities directed at local customers.
  • Comply with, support and reinforce Viking policies and procedures and conform to external safety standards from DOT, OSHA, and other regulatory bodies in order to create a safe working environment for associates.
  • Coordinate operational activities with other distribution centers to ensure the continued and timely flow of delivers, transfers and other services.
  • Secure bids and review capital expenditures for building improvements. Lead efforts for remodels and other construction projects in these facilities by coordinating construction planning and project management.

    Required Skills
    • Strong managerial & leadership skills, ability to motivate team and manage conflict
    • Strong organizational skills and able to prioritize and delegate multiple tasks
    • Strong communication and customer service skills
    • Experience/knowledge of warehouse equipment and machines such as forklift
    • Strong reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Knowledge of or ability to learn and enforce DOT rules and regulations

      Required Experience
      • Five years experience within operations, logistics, warehouse or distribution environment
      • Supervisory experience preferred
      • Sales or customer service experience preferred
      • Knowledge of Viking Electric's systems, processes, products, and market knowledge preferred

        Viking Electric is a wholesale electrical distributor and solutions provider with over 20 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Ill. The company was founded in 1964, in St. Paul, Minnesota to serve the needs of the electrical industry. Viking Electric serves residential and commercial electrical contractors, industrial, tool, and related markets. The company stocks more than 30,000 products from 400 manufacturers including electrical supplies, lighting, power tools, hand tools, wire and cable, automation, data com, switchgear, and more. Viking Electric is a Sonepar Company.

        Viking Electric is an M/F/Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer

Keywords: Sonepar USA, Kenosha , Branch Operations Manager, Executive , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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