Area Branch Operations Manager

Airgas


Date: 1 week ago
City: Phoenix, AZ
Contract type: Full time
Airgas
R10004350 Area Branch Operations Manager (Open Date: 11/23/2022)


Location:
Phoenix, AZ - Retail shop


How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

The Area Branch Operations Manager (ABOM) assists the District Manager by supporting efforts to improve the safety, profitability, effectiveness, accuracy, and efficiency of the Area Branch operations and logistics. The ABOM is responsible for providing analytics, evaluation and reporting of Branch metrics and pricing initiatives. The ABOM will have Branch Managers reporting directly to them, and work closely with them to achieve District, Area, and Regional goals

  • Ensures Branch associates comply with Safety Management Systems in conjunction with the Regional Safety Department. Supports the Branches on the execution of the Accident and Injury Reduction Plans consistent with Airgas Safety Council and Safecor guidelines.

  • Directly manage a team of retail branch managers within District.

  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Manual, Safety Management System, SAP processes and learning tools, Business Warehouse (BW) tools, and SharePoint tools. Responsible for leading Branch associates and ensures understanding and effective use of these procedures and systems all Branches.

  • Provides training and conducts audits on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Shares results with DMs/AVPs.

  • Responsible for measuring progress at the branches and communicating with the AVP and DM.

  • Assists with making certain that SAP enhancements, changes, corrections, reports, and other communication from various functional leaders is shared with the appropriate associates within the business Area. Actively participates in the “cascade” of information to the branches. This may include policy changes, roll-outs, road shows, new products or services, safety compliance and other local or national projects.

  • Supports the Company objective to execute Airgas’s Core Strategy I and II activities in the Branches and throughout the Area.

  • Compiles branch metrics for the branches within the District and identifying and communicating results and sharing best practices throughout all assigned branches.

  • Communicates routinely regarding progress, obstacles, issues, and process improvement suggestions at the branches. Communicate with leadership when ineffective or poor processes are identified that are contributing to transaction inaccuracy or should be otherwise improved.

  • Responsible for transactional accuracy and SAP proficiency.

  • Promotes effective teamwork, communication and collaboration between the branch associates, field sales teams, Sales Specialists, and Business Service Center (BSC) associates.

  • Conducts routine visits to Branches direct reports by identifying and evaluating branch performance, safety compliance, inventory levels, SOP compliance, and training gaps.

  • Other projects/initiatives as assigned

  • The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.



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Are you a MATCH?



Required Education:



  • High School Diploma or GED required.





Required Length & Type of Experience:



  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasing responsibility in branch retail sales or branch/production operations.

  • Prior experience with sales and/or operations in the distribution industry preferred.

  • Prior SAP experience required.





Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA’s):



  • Experience with logistics, HAZMAT, and DOT preferred

  • Intermediate knowledge of Google Suite applications.

  • Ability to read and comprehend manuals and documentation such as material safety data sheets and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

  • Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.

  • Analytical skills and financial acumen for articulating metrics utilized by sales and the Branches.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others and to create cross-functional alignment.

  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; works well with others in a cross-functional team environment across the organization knowing who to engage to achieve results. Uses candor and sensitivity in their dealings with others

  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position’s responsibilities.





About Airgas


Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products



Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions



Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally



Join us for a stimulating experience: you’ll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment



Airgas offers a full benefits package includes:



http://www.airgas.com/company/careers/employee-benefits



Airgas will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability


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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.

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