What does a Branch Manager do?
A Branch Manager can be found heading up one location of a company's chain of businesses. Branches are businesses that operate under the supervision of the central entity. Branch Managers are in charge of the operations and business growth of the branch assigned to them. An example of a Branch Manager would be someone who manages one location in a network for a large bank. They oversee the productivity of employees and influence positive business growth.
There is no specific education needed to hold a Branch Manager position. However, a majority of employers will require a bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or related field. Advanced degrees such as a Masters or Doctorate are preferred to hold senior or high profile positions. Being that a Branch Manager is responsible for driving business, sourcing, training and overseeing staff, having a well-rounded background in Business Management and Accounting is a big plus.
- Oversee and manage all aspects of the business such as Accounting, HR, Sales and Operations
- Review trade area and identify new market opportunities
- Keep in line with company growth strategy
- Meet or exceed company profit goals
- Manage accounting and budget information
- Participate in district training calls with other branches
- Source, train, coach and develop staff
- Address customer issues and concerns promptly
- Bachelor's Degree in business, accounting, management or similar (preferred)
- Advanced degree (preferred)
- 5+ years in a management role
- Proven track record of good performance
- Firm grasp of modern management skills and tactics
- Understanding of industry laws and regulations
- A drive to reach sales and service goals
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- Experience with managing human resources
Branch Manager Salaries
Average Base Pay
Branch Manager Career Path
Learn how to become a Branch Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Branch Manager Insights
“Wage is good but when you see the worth you bring in it ain’t great.”
“Not really any cons apart from lone working but that is to be expected and is mentioned before interview.”
“I hold an engineering degree and Cimco was a great place to learn about detailed technical engineering design.”
“4 years in and 5 promotions along Enterprise have provided a career and endless opportunities.”
“The organisation treats partners with respect and is supportive in exchange for a good work ethic.”
“Pay for entry level Teller or Banker is not the best in the industry but was recently increased”
“Working until 8pm we thought 7pm was quite adequate opening hours but we do what needs doing”
“I did end up progressing f to branch manager in the end but progression was difficult”
Branch Manager Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Branch Manager
When working as a Branch Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Graduate Level, Graduate Degree, Microsoft Office Suite, Interpersonal and Communication and CSM.
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The most common qualifications to become a Branch Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.