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General Manager

  • Category: Manufacturing
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Compensation: $160,000 to $200,000
  • Job Description:


    General Manager

    The General Manager is responsible for the full profit and loss of this manufacturing and installation business unit with 150 employees located in the Seattle Washington area, with 2 facilities, and a small service center as well.

    The General Manager will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the business, managing the commercial team, capital planning, growth initiatives and cash management. The General Manager will drive manufacturing operations through a team of functional managers and front-line supervisors, ensuring increasing levels of customer and employee satisfaction.

    The General Manager will have direct and indirect reports at the facility for reporting purposes and will lead all aspects of the business to support continual growth in revenue and profits. They will provide general management over finance, marketing, sales, manufacturing, engineering, materials, quality assurance/control, Human Resource, and information systems. The General Manager is the ambassador of the facility to the customer and community, showcasing our systems and manufacturing processes to industry best quality standards. General Manager will oversee all aspects of manufacturing and dealer direct sales.

    Specific Duties:

    - Lead and develop a positive business environment centered around the customer
    - Build, develop and maintain a strong leadership team
    - Lead the manufacturing fulfillment (manufacturing, up-fitting, customer service, quality).
    - Directs sales team on programs and customer councils to understand the voice of the customer.
    - Reporting financial results and leading business process improvements.
    - Managing policy deployment in the areas of Lean manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls, and plant performance measures.
    - Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.
    - Manages material requirements to increase inventory turns and reduce levels on hand.
    - Ensures compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and on-time delivery.
    - Ensures compliance with company needs for capital investments and improvement projects.
    - Works with inter and intra plant teams to drive operational excellence and process optimization ideas through KPI’s that exist and improvement with new KPI’s.
    - Measuring the performance of company goals and standards and establishing the targets for improvements in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee relations.

    Ideal candidate profile:

    - Ability to facilitate best practice translation
    - Able to work in a fast-paced, lean, high-achievement, cross-functional, information challenged and multi-division environment
    - Intermediate computer and systems literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    - Personal characteristics: results oriented, strong communications, high energy, innovative with a high degree of confidence and integrity.

    Job Requirements:

    - Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering field preferred.
    - Previous experience in Engineered and Build to order equipment or an adjacent industry.
    - Commercial experience developing a Dealer Channel
    - Proven experience leading operations and P & L
    - Ability to personally build solid business relationships with employees and customers
    - Proven skills in team building and leadership to motivate an integrated facility.
    - Experience in financial and operational analysis
    - Must be a team player that maintains a high integrity while meeting the company goals.
    - Strong problem-solving skills and process orientation

    What will make you Successful?

    Experience will get you in the door, but your passion and ability to drive manufacturing improvement and planning processes throughout our organization, along with a positive attitude on behalf of our customers will help you be successful.


    We offer a full scale of benefits including health, dental, vision, insurance, paid time off and 401k with company contributions, bonus and RSU's

    Submit your information to Brian Orges for consideration at or

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