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Branch Area Manager

Wolseley Canada

This is a Contract position in Kingston, ON posted November 22, 2021.

As the world’s number one distributor of heating, plumbing, industrial, and waterworks supplies, we know that talented people are essential to maintaining our success in the future.

Wolseley Canada provides an environment where employees can take their skills, talents, experience and interests to the next level to grow professionally and build rewarding careers.

Wolseley Canada offers many challenging and diverse career opportunities in our local branch networks and throughout our Regional and Corporate offices across Canada.

We are driven to achieve results, collaborate with each other to determine the best course of action, hold ourselves accountable at all times and demonstrate resilience when new challenges come our way.

Does this sound like you? Do you want to make a difference and grow your career? If so, then come join our talented and high performing team.

Branch Area Manager, Ontario East

Reporting into Director for blended business (North/East Ontario).

This position is responsible to manage and grow Wolseley’s blended plumbing/HVAC business across Eastern Ontario.


  • Provide effective day-to-day management of the operations in assigned area in people management, customer service, sales, risk management and protection of assets;
  • P&L responsibility/ownership 
  • Drive corporate, business and marketing strategies to facilitate growth in area;
  • Monitor controllable expenses and initiate corrective actions as necessary;
  • Liaise between support functions and branches to facilitate an efficient flow of information in both directions;
  • Ensuring operational and store security is maintained;
  • Responsible for the coaching, developing and encouraging excellence from a diverse team.
  • Establish and maintain positive customer relationships.
  • Manage labour and branch operating budget.
  • Monitor each branch in the regions performance and implement plans to address inefficiencies
  • And/or operational issues if required


  • Post-Secondary education in Business Administration or a related discipline plus a minimum of 7-10 years of related experience, including a minimum of three (3) years progressive sales and a minimum five (5) years in a leadership capacity;
  • Experience with business development in a primarily B2B (business to business) industry
  • Strong leadership and people management skills through supervising, providing feedback and mentoring or skills development;
  • Ability to think strategically and fully understand the long-range implications and consequences of business decisions;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and link complex operational and financial issues;
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization;
  • Consistently meeting deadlines within a fast-paced work environment and works effectively within time constraints;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success working in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Demonstrated initiative with the ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment;
  • Highly organized in prioritizing work and multi-tasking;