Job Summary

Our client in the automotive / manufacturing industry is currently looking to hire a General Manager.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Developing high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short term and long-term objectives
  2. Leading and Motivating team members to advance employee engagement to develop a high performing managerial team
  3. Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic
  • Work with the Directors on the development of strategies, programs and policies to promote the company
  • Direct the company in keeping with the vision outlined for the company by the Directors
  • Operational objectives are clearly and well communicated internally (staff and Board) and externally (stakeholders)
  • Along with the Chair of the Board, lead quarterly board meetings
  • Facilitate the creation and maintain a Strategic Plan for the company that will be reviewed by the Board of Directors every 3-5 years for adjustments, exclusions, or new goals to stay relevant, effective and successful
Managerial
  • Ensure that the organisation is provided with financial resources necessary to fulfill its mission and achieve key objectives
  • Work closely with the Financial Officer/Manager to prepare annual budgets, complete risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Directors with regard to investment risk and return
  • Provide the Board with clear and logical understanding of staff performance and responsibility
  • All management systems accord with government requirements and incorporate current best practice
  • Create and maintain core expertise within the organisation
  • Increase retention of skilled and experienced staff
  • Ensure staff undertaking personal and skills development training.
  • Monitor KPIs for departments and staff
  • Oversee quality control throughout the company, establishing goals for each department in partnership with the department heads
Leadership
  • Provide leadership and ensure the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation
  • Ensure that the company is well regarded by its key stakeholders due to its professionalism, effectiveness, leadership and achievements
  • Ensure activities or crises are appropriately managed whilst maintaining key objectives and focus and mitigating adverse outcomes
  • Manage, lead and inspire the staff of the company
  • Oversee the planning and execution of an annual retreat that includes all staff and board members
Sales and Marketing
  • The production and implementation of the annual sales and marketing plan and regular assessment of the results
  • Ensure that appropriate and effective marketing techniques, technologies and support services are developed and integrated into marketing plans and programmes.
  • Liaise closely with industry partners to address the seasonality patterns and explore new opportunities to drive business in tough months
  • Effective planning, budgeting and management of all marketing resources through the careful monitoring of expenditure and analysis of return on investment in conjunction with the Business Development Manager Represent the company as required, including attendance of important functions, industry events and public meetings
  • Develop and conduct an annual meeting to stakeholders 
  • Manage, negotiate and renew any partnership agreements with external vendors and suppliers and keep the Board of Directors informed on the progress and outcome
  • Lead expansion to new markets
Daily activities
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties
  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement
  • Manage the movement of goods into and out of production facilities to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, or sustainability of operations
  • Perform sales field work, such as visiting clients or assisting customers, meeting the sales team
  • Managing staff meetings

GENERAL MANAGER REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Education background in a business-related field
  2. At least 3-8 years’ experience in automotive or production (3) in a supervisory role or management
  3. Good knowledge of different business functions
  4. Experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans
  5. Knowledge of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance and budgeting
  6. Ability to build consensus and relationships among executives, partners, and the workforce.
  7. Understanding of human resources and personnel management
  8. Computer literate

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
  1. Ability to supervise others
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Excellent communication skills, negotiation, and presentation skills
  5. Strong leadership qualities
  6. Team-building and Interpersonal Skills
  7. Highly organised
  8. Strong work ethic
  9. Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions
  10. Ability to inspire confidence and create trust
  11. Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  12. Able to excel in high-pressure situations
  13. Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  14. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  15. Meticulous attention to detail

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