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General Manager: Engineered Wood (Building Materials)

  • Job Ref MS/BC/HW
  • Salary Range $140,000 +
  • Location New York, USA

Job Summary:

We are currently partnered with a leading Building Materials company who are searching for a dynamic and experienced General Manager to lead their operations in the engineered wood division. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a proven track record in managing teams, driving sales, and optimizing operational efficiency.


  1. Leadership and Team Management:
    • Provide strong leadership to the branch team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
    • Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing team to achieve individual and collective goals.
  2. Sales and Business Development:
    • Develop and implement effective sales strategies to meet and exceed revenue targets.
    • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key clients, architects, contractors, and other stakeholders.
    • Stay abreast of market trends, customer needs, and competitor activities to identify business growth opportunities.
  3. Operational Excellence:
    • Oversee day-to-day operations to ensure efficiency, quality, and adherence to safety standards.
    • Collaborate with production and logistics teams to optimize supply chain processes and inventory management.
    • Implement cost-effective measures to enhance overall branch profitability.
  4. Customer Service:
    • Uphold a commitment to exceptional customer service, addressing customer inquiries, concerns, and feedback promptly.
    • Work closely with the customer service team to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  5. Financial Management:
    • Develop and manage the branch budget, monitor financial performance, and implement corrective actions as needed.
    • Analyze financial reports and key performance indicators to make informed decisions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or a related field. MBA is a plus.
  • Proven experience in a managerial role within the building materials or manufacturing industry, with a focus on engineered wood products.
  • Strong understanding of the engineered wood market, including product knowledge and industry trends.
  • Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Demonstrated success in sales, business development, and achieving revenue targets.
  • Solid financial acumen and experience managing budgets.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.

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