General Manager

Job Title: General Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gold Coast
Salary: $150,000 +
Reference: 828400
Contact Name: Sarah Cassidy
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2021 14:15

Job Description

Denovo Recruitment are currently representing a manufacturing business in Queensland who are growing to be a commercial leader in their niche market. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, and experiencing rapid growth across their business, they are offering an exciting position for a General Manager to take the lead in their future growth and operational development.

This business has impeded themselves in the market with over 30 years of history in establishing sound client relationships and market reputation. They are a fast-paced site that are seeing a shift in operational focus to become commercial leaders in the industrial market. This role would suit a leader that thrives in a hands-on leadership environment where you can develop and execute operational strategies and work strongly on positioning the business in the market as an industry specialist.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Support and lead the manufacturing and production team to achieve production KPI’s, productivity, project delivery time frames, and operational improvements.
  • Manage full P&L and have prior experience identifying processes that are cost effective, quality focused, and improve productivity.
  • Identify continuous improvements opportunities throughout production to improve efficiencies, quality, and production capabilities.
  • Implement processes that promote the reduction of operational cost and waste.
  • Implement and manage sound OH&S procedures in conjunction with current industry standards to ensure operational processes are managed at the highest level of safety.  
  • Drive a performance-based culture and implement robust performance/people focused improvements to up skill, cross skill, and promote internal team members.
  • Review dispatch functionality and implement DIFOT processes or similar KPI delivery standards.
  • Take ownership of all operational functions across production, administration, dispatch, finance, and all other areas of the business.
  • Provide detailed reporting on financial and operational metrics directly to the managing directors / owners of the business.
About you:
  • Experience leading a complex manufacturing environment with a focus on change management and implementing strong improvement strategies across people and culture, production, cost savings and OH&S.
  • Prior experience in Powder coating or working within a manufacturing business that has Powder coating within the production line would be an advantage.
  • Ability and desire to have a hands-on approach within a senior leadership position as this role will see you being highly involved in the day-to-day operations especially within the first 12 – 24 months.
  • Knowledge of setting and delivering KPI’s, operational targets and growth strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage, lead, and develop employees.
  • Experience in implementing DIFOT and 5’s/ Lean Manufacturing procedures would be an advantage, however not essential.
  • Have prior experience reporting directly to business owners on key business metrics
How to Apply?

If you're interested in applying, please forward your updated resume (In MS-WORD Format) by clicking the 'Apply for this Job' button at the top of the page and follow the on-screen instructions.

Or Email: or 0477 627 562

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly, and all applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. 
At Denovo, we are motivated to provide equal employment opportunities, embrace diversity, and encourage applications from any background.

In order to be considered for this position you MUST be eligible to work in Australia with no restrictions.