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Branch Manager

at Gypsum Management and Supply

Posted: 6/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: bde19403-55d6-4681-873b-b2de8dadebf8
Keywords: bank, credit

Job Description

GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 200 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Contribution/Net Profit

  • Meets or exceeds the profit goals for the yard
  • Maximizes opportunities for improving net profit and develops ways to correct negative trends
  • Pro-active about solving negative variances


  • Maintains key relationships with customers
  • Analyzes customers for maximum profit performance
  • Negotiates customers’ pricing and communicates with new customers
  • Develops new customers and follows up on sales leads
  • Assists credit with overdue accounts receivables
  • Sets COD pricing & determines appropriate pricing parameters for yard
  • Provides phone quotations

Customer Service

  • Responsible for post stock audit program
  • Communicates audit results to customers
  • Responsible for triple count and job completer programs
  • Resolves customer complaints about stocking quality and product quality


  • Negotiates with vendors; orders board & materials within general company purchasing guidelines
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels in the yard; controls shrinkage
  • Processes POs and receiving papers accurately and on time
  • Overall responsibility for inter office procedures
  • Maintains accurate location records in computer
  • Oversees monthly cycle counting procedure

Sales Orders

  • Responsible for accurate input and confirmation of sales orders, jobs information and related reports which support sales order entry process
  • Approves all credit memos and return authorizations


  • Ensures that yard’s staffing will meet delivery needs
  • Schedules crews appropriately
  • Maintains accurate timely stocker payroll
  • Overall responsibility for managing variable expenses within budgeted targets


  • Maintain proper maintenance and equipment protection program
  • Understand and plan for equipment depreciation
  • Ensures equipment is maintained to company operating standards

Human Resources

  • Conducts monthly meetings (1. Safety, 2. Product Knowledge, 3. General Operational Meetings)
  • Primary responsibility for the selection of workers and managing employee turnover
  • Maintains performance logs and conducts performance reviews
  • Coaches, counsels and takes disciplinary action if appropriate
  • Oversees orientation and training of non-stocking employees
  • Resolves employee relations problems
  • Investigates all accidents and injuries thoroughly

Yard Safety

  • Overall responsibility for yard safety, cleanliness and injury/accident prevention
  • Responsible for overseeing and enforcing safety programs and procedures


  • Responsible for accurate, timely new hire paperwork
  • Prepares yard’s annual budget and operating objectives
  • Responsible for yard security
  • Responsible for approving month-end closure procedure
  • Responsible for daily bank deposit
  • Purchases yard supplies


  • Demonstrated ability to manage a profit-making operation by setting and meeting goals
  • Demonstrated ability to plan toward achieving goals
  • Knowledge of distribution business
  • Analytical skills to analyze problems
  • High energy level to work an average of nine hours a day
  • Ability to attract, develop and retain staff
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area

Company Benefits:                                                                                            

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays & vacation days   
  • Competitive compensation

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.

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