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General Manager


Responsible for the overall operation of the local plant. This includes all aspects of the operation.

Essential job functions (duties & responsibilities):

  • Must be an advocate for Bodycote to customers, employees and communities
  • General knowledge of heat treating process
  • Familiarity with aerospace practices
  • Utilize equipment >85% based on 168/week
  • Must strive to return 25% pre-tax profit with annual organic sales growth of 15%
  • Control working capital (i.e. A/R < 45 days average, < 10%, > 60 days)
  • Develop and execute two year strategic plan
  • Conduct annual customer satisfaction survey (80+ sales volume)
  • Maintain quality accreditation of facility by at least one recognized authority
  • Lead sales effort, quoting, pricing, and market penetration
  • Personally sell to key accounts (>25% of time)
  • Know your competitors in a strategic way
  • Comply with, promote and enforce safety, health, environmental (SHE), rules, regulations, company policies, and laws
  • Maintain equipment and facility in an upscale appearance (5S Principle)
  • Should have working knowledge in lean practices
  • Promote and practice timely and accurately communication, verbally and in writing
  • Hire, train, motivate, and retain a quality oriented and productive work force
  • Integrate employee development, actively cultivating a successor
  • Promote and practice team work with other plants and corporate staff
  • Must work in a manner consistent with the EMS

Requirements (qualifications & skills):

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5 + years experience in business management/people management
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing/critical reasoning
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to learn new software programs related to function
  • General office environment; may be exposed to heat, noise, etc., of an industrial shop
  • Must be able to sit for extended period of time
  • Must be able to bend, climb, twist, sit, lift and stoop, with minimum physical exertion
  • Must be able to travel to/between plants and/or customer locations as necessary
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license, and in good standing

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