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Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.

This position will be located in: Cedar Rapids , IA

Job Summary
Leads and supervises the day-to-day functions of branch operations. Resolves SAP software issues, develops and reviews proposals for purchasing equipment, oversees all inventory modifications, provides leadership during the annual inventory process, and provides support for branch purchasing, product evaluations, code descriptions, inventory management, pricing development and other related functions. Responsibilities
Essential Functions

Serves as a point of contact for all SAP training, system upgrade coordination and branch change management, as appropriate.

Serves as the location’s Training Coordinator regarding SAP, PC, Products, and Policy and Procedure training related issues, as appropriate.

Develops and/or reviews proposals for purchasing equipment.

Coordinates computer, telephone, and equipment changes, upgrades or problems with appropriate corporate staff.

Supervises all inventory modifications using the reason codes in SAP.

Provides leadership during the location’s annual inventory process and with the Inventory committee.

Consistently provides responsive, quality customer service to our customers.

Actively participates in the coordination, analysis, and decision-making required by information and feedback of customer needs, pricing, products, competition and problem resolution.

Works closely with BSE sales and/or marketing staff to provide internal leadership and support for promoting customer directed product, sales, and marketing programs within our customer base.

Provides administrative and operational support for branch purchasing, product evaluations, code descriptions, inventory management, pricing development, and other related functions.

May oversee inventory cycle counting, inventory performance, bin management, return management and root cause analysis of inventory discrepancies.

Non-essential Functions

Assists with scheduling and coordination of product meetings and customer trade shows and other branch events and meetings.

Approves all inventory returns.

Responsible for the payment of all bills and donation payments for the branch within approved limits.

Coordinates with the Customer Financial Services staff to resolve customer-billing problems resulting from errors in pricing, shipping, delivery or other credit areas.

Completed branch reporting, as needed.

May facilitate new employee orientation and onboarding activities

Reviews and approves credit invoices.

May handle facility maintenance.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor or other designate.


Minimum of a two-year business/trade degree preferred or the equivalent in work experience.

Prior supervisory experience with a minimum of two years’ prior customer service or sales experience preferred.

Strong knowledge of electrical products and systems preferred.

Technical ability to understand electrical systems with a minimum of three-years of prior electrical distribution experience preferred.

Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software.

Skills and Abilities

Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive and engaged.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, reading skills.

Ability to effectively plan and organize.

Physical Requirements

Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day:
Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

Lift from Waist:
< than 10 lbs. - Not at all 10 to 25 lbs. – Not at all 26 to 50 lbs. – Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. – Not at all 100+ lbs. – Not at all Lift from Floor:
< than 10 lbs. - Frequently 10 to 25 lbs. – Frequently 26 to 50 lbs. – Frequently 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. – Not at all 100+ lbs. – Not at all Carried for Distance:
< than 10 lbs. - Not at all 10 to 25 lbs. – Not at all 26 to 50 lbs. – Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. – Not at all 100+ lbs. – Not at all Physical Activity
Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) – Continuously

Standing (for sustained periods of time) – Frequently

Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) – Frequently

Bending/stooping (downward and forward) – Frequently

Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) – Occasionally

Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) – Frequently

Reaching (extending arms in any direction) – Frequently

Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) – Occasionally

Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) – Occasionally

Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) – Occasionally

Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) – Continuously

Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) – Frequently

Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) – Frequently

Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) – Continuously

Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) – Continuously

Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) – Continuously

Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) – Occasionally

Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) – Continuously

Use of a computer – Continuously

Use of a telephone – Frequently

Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) – Continuously

Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) – Frequently

Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) – Occasionally
Additional Information
This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.