What does a General Manager do?

The General Manager oversees the operations of a business or organization. They work to meet financial goals and manage employees. They create and implement strategies to increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve overall performance.

The General Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the manufacturing facility, leading a team, and ensuring operational excellence. Their primary focus will be on optimizing production processes, maintaining quality standards, and driving overall efficiency. As a strategic leader, they will be tasked with achieving financial objectives, implementing best practices, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

General Manager Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate day-to-day manufacturing operations to ensure smooth production processes.
  • Implement strategies to enhance productivity, minimize downtime, reduce production costs, and ensure compliance with industry regulations and product quality requirements.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels to meet production demands.
  • Establish and enforce quality control standards to deliver products that meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Provide strong leadership and mentorship to the manufacturing team, fostering a positive and motivated work environment.
  • Set performance goals, conduct performance evaluations, and support employee development plans.
  • Implement and monitor safety protocols and initiatives to minimize accidents and incidents.
  • Identify opportunities for expansion, growth, and process improvements.
  • Collaborate with procurement and sourcing teams to manage relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements to optimize supply chain efficiency.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging innovation and efficiency throughout the manufacturing process.

General Manager Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Business Administration, or related fields. Advanced degrees or certifications are a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality control, and supply chain management.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Financial acumen with experience in budget management and cost optimization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • In-depth understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations.

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