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


 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


 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


 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

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