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Branch Manager

Flexibility Option: 
Job Req Id:  28833

Employee-Owned. Customer-Driven.

This position will report to: Richard L Moseley 

Application Deadline: 3/4/2024

This position will be located in:  Tuscaloosa, AL   

This position is posted:  Both Internally and Externally 


Job Summary

Responsible for daily oversight, administration, and management of all operations of a branch location. Provides leadership to the branch staff so successful levels of customer experience, sales, profitability, and inventories are attained.  


Essential Functions

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs operational activities for the branch.
  • Prepares and implements objectives and plans to support branch/company strategies, proposal coordination, key customer strategy planning, presentations, financial projections, cross market strategies, and other measurement tools.
  • Coordinates the development of new supply chain solutions, systems, technology, methods, ideas, and procedures to improve sales, profits, efficiencies, automation, service and quality within a specific market.
  • Coordinates with various teams to streamline operations and meet challenges.
  • Improves efficiency and scalability of branch layout, workflow, and equipment.
  • Utilizes warehouse management systems.
  • Provides feedback from the field on customer satisfaction regarding pricing, products, promotions, service, customer needs and competition.
  • Provides feedback on the performance of vendor programs/promotions within product lines and market areas and acts as a vendor alignment advisor.
  • Makes customer calls and works to establish and maintain a high-level relationship with key customers or prospective accounts.
  • Coordinates management contacts, stays abreast of market trends in our trade area and industry, and monitors competitive product and price situations.


  • Minimum of a four-year business or trade degree or equivalent experience required.  
  • Three years of prior management experience including marketing, operations or sales experience, preferred.  
  • Strong knowledge of electrical distribution experience preferred. 
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English required. 
  • Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Plans and Aligns
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Business Insight
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and reading skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize. 

Physical Requirements

Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day:
Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

  • Lift from Waist:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Lift from Floor:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionaly
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Carried for Distance:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Not at all
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all

Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Frequently
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Frequently
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Continuously
  • Bending/stooping (downward and forward) - Not at all
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Occasionally
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Occasionally
  • Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Occasionally
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Frequently
  • Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Occasionally
  • Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) - Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally

Additional Information

This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 100 locations in 24 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

As a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?


Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Disability Benefits
401(k) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Personal Leave time and more!
Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.


Equal Opportunity For All

It’s not just the law.  It’s something  we’ve believed in since our founding.  We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.


Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace