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Area Branch Operations Manager

Air Gas

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Halethorpe, MD
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Job Overview:

Position Title: Area Branch Operations Manager

  • Location: Hagerstown, MD (Remote)
  • Travel expected throughout your assigned territory (Maryland, DC Area)

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?
As Area Branch Operations Manager (ABOM), you will assist the District Manager in improving safety, profitability, effectiveness, accuracy, and efficiency of branch operations and logistics. The ABOM is responsible for the overall performance of the branches within the identified district, providing analytics, evaluation, and reporting of branch metrics and pricing initiatives. Branch managers report directly to the ABOM, working closely with them to achieve area and regional goals. 

In particular, you will: 

  • Ensure Branch associates comply with Safety Management Systems in conjunction with the Regional Safety Department. Support the branches on the execution of Accident and Injury Reduction Plans consistent with AirgasSafety council and Safecor Guidelines.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Safety Management System, SAP processes and learning tools, Business Warehouse tools, and SharePoint tools. Responsible for leading Branch associates and ensuring understanding and effective use of these procedures and systems. 
  • Actively participate in the “cascade” of information to the branches, including policy changes, roll-outs, roadshows, new products or services, safety compliance, and other local or national projects. 
  • Compile branch metrics within the District; identify and communicate results with the District Manager, and share best practices throughout assigned branches. 
  • Provide leadership and management direction to associates with day-to-day operations of the retail store including compliance, retail sales, warehousing, and distribution. 

Are you a MATCH? 

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Undergraduate degree in a relatable field preferred. 
  • Five or more years of increasing responsibility in branch retail sales or branch/ production operations preferred. 
  • Two or more years experience  leading and building teams through effective leadership required. 
  • SAP or similar software system (required).
  • Intermediate knowledge of Google Suite applications (preferred). 


About Airgas
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products.

Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.

Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally. 

Join us for a stimulating experience: you’ll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.

Your differences enhance our performance
At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.