General Manager - Lee Filters USA

Reporting to the Managing Director of Lee Filters, the General Managers role is to direct, plan and coordinate the Sales & Operations of the USA branch of the company. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, identifying and managing new and existing customers, overseeing daily operations including general sales and sales forecasting , planning the use of materials and staff, and responsibility for the general health and safety standards of the facility. 

Key Responsibilities:

•    Direct and coordinate activities of all areas of the business concerned with the production, pricing, sales, and distribution of products including the production of a business plan for each year.
•    Have a good working knowledge of all the company’s products, including basic construction and have the ability to demonstrate the end use.
•    Manage staff, prepare work schedules and assign specific duties.
•    Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
•    Working with the Managing Director, establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, including the Health and Safety of the employees, and conferring with staff members as necessary.
•    Determine staffing requirements, train new employees, and work with the HR department to interview, and hire new employees.
•    Oversee activities directly related to making and sourcing products, and providing services, such as a helpline, where relevant.
•    Direct and coordinate the company’s financial and budget activities to fund operations, increase efficiency and deliver on agreed upon financial goals. Help prepare financial reports as needed by the Group and Corporate Finance Department.
•    Help determine goods and services to be sold, and assist in setting prices and credit terms, based on forecasts of customer demand.
•    Locate, select, and procure merchandise for resale, when needed or asked.
•    Perform sales floor work such as greeting and assisting customers when needed. 
•    Plan the stocking levels, and oversee the taking of inventory.
•    Help develop and implement product marketing strategies including advertising campaigns and sales promotions. 
•    Monitor the US company social media strategy to ensure it remains aligned with general company policy.
•    Help plan and direct activities such as sales promotions, coordinating with other department heads as required.
•    Direct the non-merchandising departments which include advertising and purchasing.
•    Recommend locations for new facilities and oversee the remodeling of current facilities as needed.

Skills/Experience Required:

•    Prior management experience to include experience leading/managing a large team or organization
•    Prior experience working with Lighting, Camera, Filters and industry products, preferred. 
•    Prior Sales experience working directly with customers and managing key clients and a book of business 
•    Proven ability to manage a business to deliver against agreed upon annual financial goals
•    Bachelor’s degree in business, Marketing or related field, preferred.
•    Prior experience in a warehouse environment with associated planning and logistics, preferred. 

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

This job operates in a professional office environment.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms.  The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work.

Travel:

Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected. 

Other Duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Please submit resume in PDF format to [email protected]

Please no calls or drop offs.