Branch Manager II

Website Airgas

Branch Manager II Job Highlights

Title Branch Manager II
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Sales/Business Development
Location Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Company Airgas

Company Profile

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, hard goods/related products, safety products, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Branch Manager II to join its team.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • College Degree (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sales and distribution of industrial gases and welding supplies or similar industrial products
  • At least 2 years of experience in a managerial capacity


  • Ensure branch store shelves and displays are kept neat and clean; and adequately stocked and properly organized, exposing customers to all new and featured products.
  • Establish and manage cylinder and hard goods inventory levels for the branch.
  • Maintain a safe work environment; organize required monthly safety meetings; and strictly enforce all company safety rules and regulations.
  • Oversee and ensure that cash reports, charge tickets, coding, costing, pricing, daily cash summary, and bank deposits are processed accurately daily.
  • Oversee general housekeeping of showroom, offices, warehouse, break room, restroom, and grounds.
  • Perform periodic performance reviews of branch associates.
  • Provide consistent professional customer service to all walk-ins or call-in customer inquiries regarding products, price, and technical information.
  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of back-order reports, open-order reports, and PO expedited reports.
  • Serve as liaison between employees and management, providing performance advice and direction in conjunction with the Human Resources department and senior management.
  • Supervise the training of inside sales associates in areas including product knowledge, company policies, processes, and procedures; and safety; ensure that all associates are trained to perform critical branch functions.
  • Support the outside sales force as needed in servicing and obtaining new business.


  • Able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and be detail-oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of welding applications and equipment (a plus)
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, MSDS, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds while promoting a team player attitude.
  • Must be flexible to adjust work schedules to meet operational requirements, which may include “on-call weekend work and overtime on an as-needed basis.
  • Strong retail sales/customer service skills are desired.


  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Auto, home, and personal property insurance options
  • Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Basic long-term disability insurance
  • Choose between 5 medical plan options
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Keep tabs on your eye health with our vision care plan
  • Leadership development courses
  • On-site training programs
  • Optional spouse and dependent life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Scholarship programs
  • Select from two valuable dental plan options
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Worker’s compensation insurance

Employer’s Statement

Airgas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability.

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