Branch Manager – Milford CT

Imperial DadeMilford, Connecticut | December 20, 2022

The Company

Founded in 1935 and based in Jersey City, NJ, Imperial Dade is the leading independently owned and operated distributor of food service packaging, facilities maintenance supplies, floor equipment, and industrial packaging in the United States. The company caters to a broad range of growing end markets, including grocery and convenience stores, food service, hospitality, healthcare, and education. With a national footprint of 100 warehouses and 1,500+ delivery vehicles and trailers, Imperial Dade delivers over 3.5 million orders annually on a next-day basis. The organization has 6,500 employees and serves more than 90,000 customers.

The Role

The Milford, CT Branch Manager will oversee a team of ~75 employees across sales, operations, customer service, procurement, facilities, and HR. This leader will report to the President of the Northeast and work closely with a Regional Sales and a Regional Operations counterpart. Not only will this leader be responsible for operations and distribution functions, but they will also be responsible for the commercial side of the business, interfacing with customers and ensuring high levels of service and satisfaction. This Branch Manager will be responsible for the P&L of this facility (~$100M in sales annually) and will oversee the transition/integration to the new facility in 2025 ($200M in sales projected).

Experience & Requirements

• 10+ years of experience that includes progressive leadership responsibilities including P&L management, preferred experience in wholesale distribution or service provider environments
• Experience in an environment requiring high levels of customer service with many small/medium-sized customers
• Process and results-oriented in setting and pursuing aggressive goals, demonstrating a strong commitment to organizational success, and marshaling resources to accomplish goals and objectives
• A natural mentor: demonstrated ability to develop talent, recruit and lead cross-functional teams, and foster a collaborative culture
• Experience forecasting, budgeting, and leading quarterly and annual business planning processes
• Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences
• A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding, and proactive individual; a natural bias for action with the ability to deal with ambiguity

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