Our client is an industry leader who specializes in the precision machining of unique, high-end, difficult to manufacture components and parts. With their exceptional talent and with over twenty-five years of experience in the industry, our client can handle the complex projects that its competitors cannot. Our client has manufactured components and parts for machines that can be found orbiting the earth all the way to the bottom of the ocean and everywhere in between.
Summary of role
The General Manager (GM) is crucial to the stability and growth of the business. Your focus is on driving the front end of the business supporting key customer relationships, increasing sales development working with inside sales, as well as planning and designing business operations to improve productivity and efficiency with the goal of keeping the business running smoothly and profitably. The GM can see both the big picture as well as the small details that make the business function. The GM is a key member of the management team, reporting to the President, and acts as the organization’s second-in-command.
Why should you consider this role?
This is an opportunity to work for an organization that uses state of the art machinery and produces world class components and parts for clients in industries such as aerospace and defence. Presently, the company is growing so the need for an experienced operations and sales professional is necessary to move the business to the next level. This is an opportunity to build on and enhance your skills within operations, business development, and sales in an organization that is scaling. The GM will be instrumental in overseeing the daily workings of the business, including understanding the existing and upcoming project plans for each department to ensure that high quality products are delivered by the guaranteed deadline. Additionally, the GM manages the end to end sales and business development process, including evolving customer relationships, thereby ensuring the financial sustainability of the organization. This is an opportunity to have oversight over all areas of the business. This is an opportunity to be a part of a team during its build phase and be a key contributor in its success.
What challenges will you face
As a primarily internally facing role, getting a solid understanding of the inner workings of the organization quickly will be crucial. The organization is growing and building – with this comes uncertainty, change, an unsteady state, and an evolving culture. This role has been created to meet the demands of that evolution while maintaining a positive work environment that facilitates communication and open transparency across the entire organization.
Is this for you?
You thrive on being part of a high-performing team, solving problems, meeting challenges, and driving results. You are confident taking on the complex challenge of moving the business forward including helping the President develop the strategy and vision for the organization to ensure its long-term success. You are a driven and self-motivated individual who possesses a high degree of integrity and accountability. You have sound analytical and reasoning skills as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. You have strong initiative, are innovative, and are not deterred from implementing change or making difficult decisions. You have the skills and background to deliver the results the organization expects.
How will you know you have succeeded at the end of your first year?
At the end of the first year in the position, you will have developed a strong knowledge and understanding of the organization and business and will have become an integral part of the team. You will understand the workings, structure, and culture of the business and will use this understanding to solve problems and achieve desired outcomes. You will have developed a clear operational plan and sales strategy and have the foundations for growth in place. You will be recognized as an engaging leader who is committed to keeping the workplace culture focused in the right direction. You will be working in the business while the President is working on the business.