Branch Manager - Sumner, WA (Commercial Construction)

  • 1217 140th Ave Ct E, Sumner, WA 98390, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

It's more than a job. It's a passion.

Doka is one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork solutions for use in all fields of the construction sector.  The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 6,000 people in over 70 countries.

Job Description

Summary Of Position

Responsible for directing, administering and coordinating the activities of the Branch in accordance with the policies, goals, and objectives established by Doka USA senior management.  This responsibility includes the collective management of Sales and Administrative functions, as well as full profit and loss responsibility. It also includes administrative oversight of Branch Engineering and Operations functions.  In conjunction with senior management, this person participates in the formulation of the strategic Branch and company objectives including establishment and implementation of specific action plans to achieve these objectives. The Branch Manager in partnership with the Branch Management Team will achieve the company objectives for revenue, Gross Margin and EBIT in accordance with rental rate, discount and profitability guidelines for the Branch. This person coordinates and prioritizes work assignments with Operations and Engineering based on sales and customer needs. This person reports directly to the VP, Major Projects and Business development.



  • Full responsibility for all aspects of the branch organization in cooperation with Sales, Operations and Engineering.

  • Supports and monitors all branch activities in coordination with the Sales team, the Engineering Manager and Operations Manager.

  • Builds team spirit. Coaches and mentors branch team.

  • Ensures appropriate management of company assets.

  • Coordinates and manages operational and engineering resources within the branch to ensure mutually agreed objectives are achieved in the agreed time.

  • Oversees human resources and staff development for all employees in the branch in coordination with the VP and National HR.

  • Maintains an awareness of, and exercises judgment in, such areas as market conditions, competitive activities and general economic conditions and in accordance with governmental, legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Utilizing a “hands-on” style, directs and generally supervises activities of the Branch, including, but not limited to, the operational, engineering administration, marketing and sales aspects of the business with the objective of maximizing profitability and growth.
  • Checks feasibility of proposals to customers and customer purchase orders.

  • Ensures that the procurement of goods and services is coordinated with the Controller/CFO and Head of Procurement for the respective areas of responsibility within the signing authority limits and in compliance with the procurement guidelines.

  • Partners with sales, engineering and operations management to handle orders and projects to meet customer needs.

  • Helps resolving all customer complaints.

  • Reviews internal procedures, recommends process improvements to increase productivity and ensures compliance to existing Doka USA processes and standards.

  • Ensures compliance with the branch’s fixed cost plans.

  • Oversees proper maintenance of all branch facilities and fixed assets.

  • Ensures all operations are Doka and OSHA compliant.

  • Ensures that required safety training is conducted on an ongoing basis.

  • Conducts weekly Branch meetings to coordinate with sales, engineering and operations.

Other Responsibilities/Peripheral Functions:

  • Complies with all corporate policies, group strategies and business practices.
  • Participates in job site visits as required.
  • Oversees safety audits.
  • Other duties and internal projects as assigned and appropriate, such as participation in various company committees/teams.


Qualifications/Technical Proficiency

  • Qualifications/Technical Proficiency

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree is preferred in an engineering/technical undergraduate discipline; a Masters of Business Administration would be a plus.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills, effectively manages a diverse team and achieves results.

  • Doka or industry related experience preferred.

  • Effectively manages multiple tasks.

  • Thorough knowledge of the various aspects of the concrete forming business.

  • Possesses excellent management abilities.
  • Previous industry sales experience and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including command of English (speaking, reading, writing).

  • Qualitative abilities including strong analytical skills, technical proficiency and effective problem solving skills.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications.

  • Willing and able to learn new computer systems, products, concepts and techniques.

  • Possesses strong leadership skills, effectively manages a diverse team and achieves results.

  • Able to work as an organized team player in a results-driven, fast-paced environment.


This position involves extensive daily interaction with colleagues, management and customers. Communicates effectively with all levels of management both internally and externally.

Mental Effort

This position requires the ability to think strategically and analytically. Able to envision a broader picture and understand the impact of this person’s accountabilities as related to the Doka Group. Position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to be organized and manage time to meet deadlines.

Working Conditions

Working conditions of an office environment: dry, cool, and well lighted.  Occasional visits to warehouse and equipment yard or job site with exposure to noise, dust and possible extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, snow).

Additional Information

Doka offers terrific career opportunities, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, company paid life insurance, supplemental voluntary term life insurance, 401k retirement plan (Roth and Non-Roth), AFLAC policies, paid time off  (sick/personal, vacation, floating holiday and company paid holidays) and an exciting opportunity to join as a Branch Manager as a member of Doka's exciting new Seattle Team located in Sumner, Washington.

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Doka is an Equal Opportunity Employer

A company of the Umdasch Group

Candidates must be authorized to work for any employer in the USA.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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