Our client is seeking a Branch Manager to join an Agricultural Supplier in Norwich, ON. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for Branch Sales and Operations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Develop and maintain strong relationships with both current and new customers; educate and encourage utilization of total facilities & services; form value added customer partnerships to maximize joint profitability
 Provide a high level of customer service and support in accordance with stated commitment levels; collaborate with peers to ensure best business practices across all areas of the business
 Responsible for Branch P&L inclusive of gross profit and expenses. Accountable for understanding, reviewing, and sharing financial statements to team members and using this data to drive improved decision making and ownership
 Maintain a healthy and productive working environment; recruit, coach and develop an empowered workforce
 Manage the Sales team and Operations Supervisor; develop and implement new ideas in sales and operations; continually challenge the status quo.
 Manage the Operations Supervisor; develop and implement new ideas in operations.
 Oversee and provide input into maintenance budgets, capital projects, maintenance programs; prepare and evaluate rates of return on proposed new projects
 Identify and implement continuous improvement of processes and policies in support of organizational goals; formulate and implement departmental and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output; monitor adherence to rules, regulations and procedures
 Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of all communication processes within the Branch. Work with head office and the department managers on a daily basis to ensure understanding and options for each area
 Prepare, review and control operational budgets and develop effective strategies for the financial well-being of the branch and the Company
 Create and execute a comprehensive annual plan in conjunction with the area managers
 Work in conjunction with the Credit Department to monitor customer accounts and resolve issues when necessary

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 Travel – Job will require some travel within Ontario (5-10%)
 Overtime will be required during planting season, harvest, travel time to meetings and seminars, conferences and when deadline for projects have to be met

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 Minimum 10 years’ experience in an agricultural service business environment. Agricultural experience or specialized knowledge of grain and crop input products and grain handling considered an asset
 Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management
 Minimum 7 years of supervisory experience; demonstrated Ability to effectively lead a team of diverse employees
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with determination and drive to succeed
 Solid problem solving, decision-making, time management and organizational skills; adaptable to changing priorities
 Strong negotiation skills and ability to achieve conflict resolution with both internal and external customers

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position please submit your resume to jennifer@canadianexecutivesearch.com

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