Branch Manager
U.S. Pipe - Bloomfield, CT

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Job Summary: Responsible for the overall operation of the Bloomfield, Connecticut facility. Insures

the efficiency of operations including controlling cost, development of the workforce, the safety of the

workforce, the quality of the products, and the timely delivery of products to customers.

Manages and directs all phases of the Bloomfield, Connecticut operation through the administrative

staff on order entry, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and customer service.

Responsible for working with the General Sales Mgr., Plant/Value Added Products for the development

of the branch annual operating budget; the implementation of a plan to achieve budgetary requirements;

and the monthly and annual review of budgetary results.

Insures the efficiency of all production operations at the plant and insures that all work is performed safely

and that the plant is properly maintained and kept in a neat and orderly condition.

Monitors manpower utilization for location and reviews for approval all requests for increases in the workforce.

Work with Human Resources concerning recruiting, scheduling interview, selecting successful candidates

and train all new hires. Maintain AAP records, tracking new hires, promotions, terminations and transfers.

Maintain and keep accurate personnel files including medical, new hires, terminations, I-9s, and training and safety files.

Complete and submit weekly payroll. Including monitoring labor dollars spent, controlling and scrutinizing overtime,

and monitoring time cards for accuracy. Abides by state and federal labor laws to adhere to specific state or federal requirements

Direct supervisors, train, lead and guide them to fulfill safety obligations, shop orders, maintain productivity levels,

quality standard and motivate staff to perform up to production standards. Cultivate employees:

Train, teach, coach and work with employees to strengthen their skill set. Provide them with vision, goals and

directives that meet operations standards and are aligned with company vision. Actively work to cross train

employees, utilizing skills best suited for specific jobs, but preparing each for succession within the work environment.

Conducting performance evaluations and reviews on all employees. Properly track employee’s attendance,

document employee issues, and consistently apply discipline measures to address poor performance

and behavioral issues

Insures that the location operates in compliance with all governmental regulatory requirements.

Coordinate, direct and engage employees in all shop EHS policies and procedures. Create visuals,

provide timely information, evaluate safety programs, gage employee involvement, create and meet safety goals.

Oversee and implement HR and EHS policies and procedures with all employees. Ensuring professional work

environment exists daily by training annually, reviewing code of conduct, and specific mandatory annual training r

equirementsResponsible for meeting monthly reporting deadlines, reporting accurate, up to date information.

This includes uploading monthly safety reports on Sharepoint and responding timely to requests for information.

Forecasting sales weekly & monthly. Controlling expenses, monitoring spending and eliminating waste when possible.

Implement and direct product quality control efforts/procedures. Ensure that no product leaves the shop without

being inspected for top quality and consistency according to policy. Coordinate and evaluate all equipment maintenance

and repairs.

Insures that all products produced at the plant and shipped to customers from the plant meet quality and customer

requirements Customer Service Leader-Teach train and follow strict customer service guidelines to ensure Fast Fabricators

is fulfilling customer needs and demands when necessary. Superior service is expected at all times from the branch manager

and all of his/her subordinates and it is the responsibility of the branch manager to insist that all customers be treated with

exceptional service skills by all employees.

Inventory Control-Tracking incoming shipments, inputting the materials in ACCPAC, following up on outgoing shipments to

ensure they are removed from ACCPAC, and handling any inventory discrepancies immediately. Prepare and submit all

location invoicing in ACCPAC and deliver same invoices to customers timely.

Review raw materials needed daily. Order materials when needed, keeping ample supply to meet production needs.

Shop Responsibilities-Productivity is essential to meeting customer demands, The branch manager is responsible for

meeting production goals daily/weekly.

Oversee production scheduling, hold production meetings daily, and determine production issues with resolution in mind.

Work with shop employees to ensure orders are on schedule to be delivered to the customer

Work with purchasing group to develop contracts and agreements with outside vendors, suppliers and providers

of goods so you are better able to evaluate fair pricing, obtain the best price available for the goods or services required

without compromising company standards on quality. Workto maintain a positive, productive business relationship with all vendors.

Establish and cultivate strong relationships with outside sales force. Coordinate orders, ship dates, discuss potential issues,

and work together to meet and satisfy customer demands.

Maintain an open avenue of communication with all employees. Provide information that will assist them in doing their

jobs properly, also provide the employees an opportunity to communicate upwardly regarding issues, machinery problems,

productivity obstacles, and employee issues.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Traits:
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Business, Finance or related field is required.
Must have at least five to seven proven years of previous supervisory or management

experience in a fast paced manufacturing or fabrication environment.

Solid knowledge of processes involved in the manufacture of fabricated products

preferably with iron or steel is a plus.

Knowledge of cost accounting principles and financial statements, including P&L is desired.

Previous lean manufacturing experience is desired. Previous experience motivating

workforce through change management is required.

Proven supervisory and management experience on all levels are required.

Ability to plan and direct the work of workforce and insure training and development objectives are being met.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate on all levels.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meeting all required deadlines.

Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs.

Good understanding of safety and the desire to following all established procedures are required.

Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint software.

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