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LBM Dealer Seeks Branch Manager

LBM Dealer Looks to Hire Branch Manager

[POSITION FILLED] Schaffer Associates, is recruiting for a Branch Manager for a leading building materials dealer serving the Midwest and Mountain States regions. Our Client is looking for an individual with experience in store management in the building supply industry with a focus on both the retail consumer and building trades. Based in Cheyenne, WY, and reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, this position involves responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the store facility and related duties as assigned.


  • Coordinate and direct store operations by directly supervising sales, yard operations and office functions
  • Ensure that the store maintains a positive impact on customers; confer with customers and outside representatives to evaluate and promote possibilities for improved and expanded services in area
  • Monitor operations requirements and results, which may include capital expenditure proposals and facility workforce requirements
  • Review costs, quality, and inventory programs to maintain profitable operations of the store in support of both the construction trades and the retail consumer
  • Formulate marketing strategies, implement plans, and audit results
  • Direct coordination of policies and procedures among subordinate personnel to ensure implementation by all employees
  • Recommend budgets to management
  • Assume complete accountability for profit and loss within the store
  • Ensure timely distribution of merchandise within the standards of budget, policies, and quality to satisfy the requirements of the store
  • Develop and implement methods to improve productivity within established payroll and expense budgets
  • Train and develop supervisors to provide management depth
  • Ensure efficient space utilization within the facility
  • Develop programs and procedures to increase sales and distribution capacity
  • Ensure adherence to procedures, which promote the health and welfare of all associates in the distribution center’s operating departments
  • Establish safety programs required by OSHA; ensure compliance of these programs by subordinate supervisors
  • Responsible for hiring, training, discipline, and terminations of employees; conducts performance appraisals of employees
  • Assign duties to subordinates
  • Coordinate activities of store with activities of sales, record control, and purchasing departments to ensure availability of merchandise
  • Review bills of lading for incoming merchandise and customer orders in order to plan work activities
  • Establish operations procedures for verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of merchandise, and the management of inventory
  • Abide by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies and ensure that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected
  • Other duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in business from a four-year college or university, or equivalent experience
  • Administration or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of finance, economics, accounting, personnel, and sales with 2 or more years of sales or other related management experience plus minimum of 3 years supervisory/management experience


  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Ability to negotiate with internal and external sources.

For more information, contact Phillip Christofferson at (704) 535-9939 or