General Manager

Build People Ltd

General Manager for building supplies company - privately owned, with potential for skin in the game in time.

  • Strong foundations with lots of room for growth
  • Successful business with a good legacy
  • Dominant geographical location
My client is a privately owned, successful and growing building merchant who provide the entire range of residential and commercial building products as well as frame/truss and pre-nail. With the owners looking to step back this presents a neat opportunity for a GM to come in and take over the day to day running of the business as well as provide long term direction and associated leadership.

This will be an enjoyable role in that you will work closely with the MD in an environment where you can get things done and have clear and transparent communication across the business. Taking control of the staff leadership, stock and branch requirements and key client relationships you will grow the business in keeping with your strategic planning. Its envisaged that over time you will become more than an employee, working towards an ownership stake in the long term.

The right candidates comes from a branch, business unit or general management role where you have been accountable for setting the pace, driving activity in keeping with the growth plan, and full P&L responsibility. You’ll also need to be very comfortable with key client contact and be able to add value to a sales team, operating effectively as Sales Manager as/when required. Your style is very much hands on, but with the proven ability to plan effectively and drive strategy both internally and with suppliers. Its envisaged you have been exposed to the building industry in order to apply successfully.

My client offers an exciting and long term move for a candidate who seeks more than just a job. This role could the career move you’ve been looking for given the potential for ownership in time. You will also receive a competitive base salary, bonus structure and full use vehicle.

Jeremy Wilson
Executive Search Specialist
Build People Executive
Ph 021 732 788