Branch Manager-Des Moines, IA – Kate-Lo Tile and Stone

Job Posted On : Monday, January 25, 2016

Job Description

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone strives to be the leading distributor of tile and natural stone in the Upper Midwest. We are dedicated to supplying our customers with products of unsurpassed quality, providing them with honest, extraordinary service and exceptional value.


Branch Manager-Des Moines, IA – Kate-Lo Tile and Stone


Dedicated. Detail Oriented. Organized. It’s a list of common traits, but together, they make uncommon people. People who think differently — smart people who can adapt to any situation. Are you seeking a phenomenal opportunity to contribute and hone your primary skill set, but also grow as a professional by applying your innovative thinking and approach? Do you view a challenge, not as an immovable obstacle, but as an opportunity to make a difference? If so, then this is your chance to join our team.


We are seeking a customer-centric sales professional to sell and market our products to a client base as well as manage a staff in our Iowa branch location. We will rely on you to set standards for Sales Representatives to achieve, while obtaining your goals for the territory. You will accomplish optimal results through working closely with all representatives at various levels by:

  • Serving as a role model for others
  • Encouraging professional growth of all sales personnel
  • Assisting with sales development plans; providing support and constructive feedback for achieving goals
  • Conducting regularly scheduled sales meetings to educate, motivate and resolve issues
  • Analyzing sales reports, construction bulletins, trade developments, building permit trends and monitoring sales activity
  • Identifying new sales opportunities and methods
  • Marketing all products to the fullest


Additional Work of the Branch Manager:

  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Expense processing
  • Account Receivable authorization, communicating company positions and monitoring customer status
  • Approve branch expenditures
  • Provide monthly reports to Management Team:
    • Sales recap/analysis
    • Credit recap
    • Display updates
    • Complaint log
    • Projected Sales
    • Showroom Traffic recap
    • Building permits (Quarterly)
  • Inventory
    • Monitor inventory items, additions, subtractions
    • Organize and implement cycle counting per company policy
    • Plan periodic close-out sales to minimize obsolete inventory
  • Human Resources
    • Hourly Employee Reviews and Performance evaluations and benefits support
    • Supervise Customer Service, Warehouse & Showroom personnel
  • Sales and Marketing Support
    • Providing local sales management support and managing a specific sales territory

Job Requirements


  • Entrepreneurial minded
  • Sales management experience
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Tile industry experience preferred
  • Basic working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Highly motivated with a strong desire to “do whatever it takes” to get the job done
  • Professional, good communication skills, creative and a team player
  • Exceptional analytical skills coupled with creative thinking
  • Previous experience with:
    • Meeting planning, Support, tracking, training
    • Promotions, products, trips, etc.
    • Events & shows
    • Sales Tools
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