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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Skills Sets and Training for PT/MC Distribution Employees

Branch Sales Manager Skills

Learn more about the Branch Manager Job Description and Salary Range.

Business Management Skills

Developing/Implementing business plans & goals
Customer Service Skills
Excellent listening skills
Effective verbal communication skills
Effective written communication skills

Financial Management Skills

Competency in budgeting, forecasting & planning
Ability to analyze & interpret financial statements
Ability to manage profit/loss management to maximize financial performance
Developing/Implementing strategic sourcing

Operation Management Skills

  • Ability to manage inventory, including auditing, forecasting and planning
  • Managing warehouse design & facilities
  • Lean principles

Sales Skills

  • Ability to develop & implement incentive plans to increase sales & improve profitability
  • Effective selling strategies and techniques
  • Meeting sales goals & growing sales
  • Monitoring marketplace to identify business opportunities
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Effective meeting facilitation skills

Human Resources Management Skills

  • Compliance with all employment laws, regulations & company policies (including sexual harassment)
  • Hiring, developing and performance management

Product & Technical Knowledge Skills

  • Technical expertise & knowledge of company products

General Skills/Qualities

  • Leadership, motivation, supervisory & managerial skills
  • Judgment & decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving & analytical ability
  • Multi-tasking
  • Strong project management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Understands product numbers & alpha/numeric codes
  • Ethical standards
  • Professional demeanor

Computer Skills

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office suite