What does a Branch Director 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.

What responsibilities are common for Branch Director jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Branch Director jobs?
  • 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
EducationGraduate Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Branch Director Salaries

Average Base Pay

£58,661 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£40K
Median: £59K
£86K
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Branch Director Career Path

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L4
Team Lead Branch Manager
£30,080/yr
L7
L7

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
0%
2 - 4
50%
5 - 7
24%
8+
26%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Read what Branch Director professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
VancityVancity
Assistant Branch Manager
18 Mar 2020

“This is a great financial institution if you are looking for upward career momentum and higher pay than the competition.”

Cimco RefrigerationCimco Refrigeration
Branch Manager
11 Nov 2020

“I hold an engineering degree and Cimco was a great place to learn about detailed technical engineering design.”

EnterpriseEnterprise
Branch Manager
6 May 2022

“4 years in and 5 promotions along Enterprise have provided a career and endless opportunities.”

ToolstationToolstation
Branch Manager
13 May 2021

“Working until 8pm we thought 7pm was quite adequate opening hours but we do what needs doing”

Heritage-Crystal Clean LLCHeritage-Crystal Clean LLC
Branch Utility Manager
20 Oct 2020

“You are afforded a unique career opportunity which allows you to be paid according to your TRUE WORTH!!”

ScotiabankScotiabank
Senior Branch Manager
29 Mar 2020

“Received limited training or resources; you really just have to do your own things in order to succeed.”

99 Speedmart99 Speedmart
Assistant Branch Manager
10 May 2022

“If you are just starting to build your career this a good place to learn many things at once.”

Ferguson EnterprisesFerguson Enterprises
Branch Manager
15 Feb 2022

“Bonuses are capped so you get the same rate for an average year than you do an outstanding year.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Branch Director

When working as a Branch Director, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Writing, Microsoft Office Suite, Due Diligence, Budget Development and Audit.

The most similar professions to Branch Director are:
  • Manager
  • Shift Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Representative

The most common qualifications to become a Branch Director 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.

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