Branch Manager - Coastal Welding Supply/An AWG Company - Shreveport, LA
American Welding & Gas, Inc.

Sulphur, Louisiana

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Coastal Welding Supply, An AWG Companyhas an exciting opportunity for an Experienced IndustrialBranch Managerbased in Shreveport, LA

Coastal Welding Supply, Inc. was founded in 1963 and has evolved from a single location in Beaumont Texas into a full-service Gulf Coast industrial and specialty gas provider with a focus on the Petrochemical and Metal Fabrication Industry.

American Welding & Gas (AWG) is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial gases as well as a provider of all your welding supply needs. We are a family and teammate owned company that is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our company provides industrial, medical and specialty gases as well as food and beverage gases across the United States, from Montana to Pennsylvania and down through Texas and Florida. With a team of over 800 employees, over 100 retail locations and 22 fill plants we pride ourselves in our customer service, expertise, assets and resources that allow us to reach a large and diversified customer base of the highest quality. AWG originated from Valley Welding Supply located in Billings, Montana and Scott-Gross Company located in Lexington, Kentucky. Both companies began back in 1949 and have allowed us to grow through acquisitions as well as organically.

The Branch Manager is responsible for directing the day-to-day activities of sales, including counter sales, warehousing, distribution, production with P&L responsibilities.


  • Competitive pay structure
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Collaborative environment where your input is valued daily
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability,
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
Branch Manager Duties:
  • Coordinates activities with other branches and/or immediate branch personnel to resolve any customer, sales or operational problems or inquires. Issues are handled in a manner that enhances customer satisfaction.
  • Accurately competes and submits all sales-related paperwork (e.g., shippers, invoices, cylinder audits, month-end reports, cash reconciliations, deposits, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Participates in the preparation of market and competitor information and annual sales analysis and forecast.
  • Manages all branch personnel in accordance with company policies by hiring, training, motivating, planning and directing work, providing performance feedback, developing associates and resolving associate issues.
  • Coordinates sales promotion activities and responsible for maintaining and stocking merchandise and displaying it so that it is attractive to customers. Maintains a clean and attractive store.
  • Responsible for timely and quality performance appraisals of assigned personnel.
  • Works in accordance with all policies and procedures ad rules as prescribed by State, Federal, and the Company.
  • Evaluates and monitors day-to-day activities of a branch to ensure cost effective operations and makes changes to ensure same when required.
  • Lead and promote safety; organize safety meetings and strictly enforce safety rules.
  • Sell profitable sales growth to new and existing opportunities.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Branch Manager Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Previous management experience
  • Able to move compressed gas and liquid cylinders; Lift 50-75 pounds frequently and maneuver 100+ pound cylinders (rolling, using a cart, etc.).
  • Intermediate level computer skills.
  • A team player who takes ownership, creates solutions and drives for results to get the job done.
  • Excellent communicator who expresses consistency in words and actions, communicates directly and honestly.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Strong leadership and relationship development skills.
  • Pleasant, professional, and courteous personality.
  • Strong administrative skills: organized, efficient, and versatile.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated.
  • Needs a strong industrial background

American Welding & Gas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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