General Manager

Gold Coast Permanent
  • Business on a growth journey, total autonomy to drive success
  • Leading importer and wholesaler of commercial furniture

About Our Client

Our client is a leading importer and wholesaler of commercial furniture for a niche market segment in Australia based on the Gold Coast in Queensland. They take pride in their commitment to research and development, ensuring excellent quality control as well as maintaining strong relationships with suppliers. Their successful business model includes volume buying, expert negotiation and supply chain management, including sourcing, importing and logistics management, which allows them to offer premium quality products at competitive pricing.

The organisation boasts a deep understanding of their customers' needs, providing them with the latest designs and high-quality products. The organisation is now looking to augment its longstanding historical success with an exciting growth trajectory.

Job Description

In order to support this exciting new era, the organisation is looking to appoint a skilled General Manager to lead the business and be the driving force behind its continued growth. Using your industry experience and strong interpersonal skills, you will be responsible for ensuring a smooth transition from the previous owners and setting the business up for continued success.

You will manage the leadership team across corporate functions as well as operations and warehousing. Additionally, you will partner directly with suppliers domestically and internationally to build and execute plans as well as assess and provide best practice advice and improvements across the supply chain model and inventory management system.

With the support of expert consultants, you will also lead and oversee product development; staying ahead of the curve on market trends, you will ensure that the company remains at the forefront of innovation. This includes travel to international trade shows as required.

The Successful Applicant

You will have a reputation for integrity and trust, a growth mindset and a proven ability to manage operations and deliver business growth while mitigating risk. You will have a track record of success in the furniture, imports, or light manufacturing industry, with a deep understanding of best practices for supply chain & inventory management. You will be a leader with excellent communication skills and be able to quickly learn, listen, and build strong relationships with both customers and the existing internal team. With a clear strategy and direction, you will build out the organisational structure and assess the business operating model for opportunities for growth and risk.
In addition, you will bring rigor and process to the role, serving as a leader with experience managing teams in both the warehouse and office. Your exceptional communication skills will enable you to build strong relationships with both customers and our existing team.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience leading a division in a larger business, with a total revenue of $20 million or more. If you are looking to take ownership of a smaller business on a growth journey, with total autonomy to lead and drive success, then we want to hear from you. Please reach out for a confidential conversation.

What's on Offer

This is the chance to join a leading furniture company based on the Gold Coast of Queensland. As General Manager, you will have total autonomy to lead and drive success. The position has a competitive salary and benefits.

Susannah Humphreys
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Operational & General Management
Operational & General Management Subsector
Gold Coast
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