Supervise one branch of a larger company.
What does a Branch Manager do?
When an organization has more than one office, the other offices are commonly referred to as branches. So being a branch manager means being the supervisor for one of those offices. Although this job can be in any industry, the title of Branch Manager commonly refers to someone who works at a bank or other financial institution, such as an investment firm or trading house.
Regardless of where you hang your coat each morning, though, the job responsibilities for branch managers are similar. Generally, you make sure the branch runs smoothly. That’s no easy task, but you’re up to the challenge because you’ve held positions within the company and earned your spot as the boss.
There may be only a few employees, or dozens, depending on the organization. You’re in charge of hiring, firing, promoting, evaluating, training, and supervising each one of them. You approve vacations and other personal requests and make sure that there are enough people working each shift of the day.
In addition to the staff in your office, you also work with other branch managers and upper management. You attend meetings in which company goals are outlined, and keep all branches in the same informational loop. After all, you represent only one company. Each branch should look and act like every other branch.
While being in charge of the employees stretches your people skills, paperwork exercises your administrative muscles. You monitor federal regulations, filter through data, crunch numbers, keep track of progress towards goals, complete reports for management and governmental entities, and keep records of all activity in your branch. No problem, right?