Branch Manager – Sioux Falls

1st Shift | Full-Time| Sioux Falls, SD


Are you ready to take your career to new heights? Look no further! Central McGowan is thrilled to announce the expansion of our brand and footprint into Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We are on the look out for talented individuals like you to join our growing team! Become part of our collaborative team that drives value add solutions for our customers, fosters innovation and rewards success, all while building trust with our customers. Your success is our success, and are committed in helping you achieve new levels in your career through our unique opportunity to join a new, growing market.

Position Overview

We are seeking a skilled Branch Manager to join our Sioux Falls, SD team. As a Branch Manager, your role will focus on managing and developing relationships with existing and potential customers as well as day to day operations of our new Branch. You will work strategically to expand business and increase awareness in the market. Your day-to-day will include interacting with customers, developing account plans, and building relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

You will make an impact in the lives of our customers day in and day out through our proven model – WE WORK FOR YOU.

Manage Branch:

  • Edit process and review various inventory and pricing and corresponding reports.
  • Review purchase order pricing and receiving with accounts payable.
  • Maintain accurate inventory counting and control levels.
  • Process and review various profit margin reports.
  • Review back-order PO’s and open tickets.
  • Manage fuel and propane accounts if appropriate.
  • Manage branch inventory level
  • Support branch staff through coaching and development.

Source, develop, and maintain client relationships and referrals.

  • Develop a database of qualified leads through referrals, telephone canvassing, face to face cold calling on business owners, direct mail, e-mail or networking.
  • Generate new and repeat sales by making recommendations to prospects and clients of various solutions the company offers to their business issues.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans to increase awareness and usage of Company products and services.
  • Identify and build effective networking groups to increase awareness and referrals, by working through the area Chambers, networking groups, getting referrals from current clients, etc.

Provide and direct customer service functions within the retail branch for all functions.

  • Answer phone as well as answer customer service / accounts receivable questions.
  • Provide service to incoming retail customers on gas refills.
  • Provide service to incoming retail customers regarding hard good recommendations and sales.
  • Educate, assist, and provide recommendations to customers on various products and processes.
  • When appropriate set-up and demo equipment for customers.
  • Open and answer Central McGowan sales folder several times daily and reconcile orders and PO’s for customers.
  • Reconcile cylinder count and leases with customers.
  • Opening of retail store
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all prospects and clients whether on the phone, in person or through electronic communications.


  • High School degree or equivalent required.
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in sales, business, or closely related field, preferred.
  • 1 – 2 year of business management or people management experience, required.
  • 2-5 years of sales or industry experience, distribution industry preferred.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in welding supplies, processes, and industrial equipment.
  • Proven ability to achieve sales quotas.


Central McGowan is a growing, diversified business. We are a leading supplier of gases, dry ice, and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries in the upper Midwest, and a FANUC-authorized integrator of automation/robotic solutions. Our service area spans most of Minnesota and lowa, and areas of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with automation implementations across the U.S. and internationally. We’re family owned with local roots and proud of it.

  • Founded in 1965 with the merger of McGowan Welding Supply in Little Falls, MN (est. 1947) and Central Welding Supply, a small supplier of equipment and gases in St. Cloud, MN.
  • Since 2011, we’ve grown from a 55-person, 2-location welding supply company to a nearly 140-person, 8-location, diversified business we are today.
  • In 2015, expanded to include custom automation and robotics, making us one of the only local distributors who is also an integrator.
  • In 2019, acquired Jason’s Beverage Carbonation Company, another successful family-owned CO2 distributor in St. Paul, MN, expanding our distribution area to include customers in Minnesota and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
  • In 2021, acquired Fessler Carbonic Gas Company in Des Moines, IA, expanding our CO2 footprint to all of Iowa; and Metro Welding Supply in Minneapolis, MN to better serve customers the Minneapolis metro area and most recently Preferred Welder Sales out of Mankato expanding our Southern MN footprint.

It’s been through the hard work and ingenuity of dedicated employees that we’ve grown our services and product offerings to where they are today.

If you are looking for an opportunity for future growth/advancement and to be part of a great team, this could be the opportunity for you!

EEOC Statement

Central McGowan is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.