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General Manager on Vancouver Island

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Island Tractor is an authorized sales and service Kubota dealership on Vancouver Island, dedicated to being the most reliable and knowledgeable source for equipment, parts and service. Island Tractor is searching for a General Manager who is a proven leader. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a background in sales, inventory control and people management.

The Role:

The General Manager will be responsible for managing the overall operation of Island Tractor in Duncan and Courtney BC. With strong business acumen and above average emotional intelligence, this individual will inspire a collaborative, accountable, and performance driven culture. The General Manager will monitor inventory levels, customer profitability and be a proven sales leader with exceptional people skills.

  • Fosters a sales culture that values transparency, accountability, excellence, customer service and customer satisfaction
  • Holds people accountable, provides coaching and training to employees when needed,  reads people below the surface
  • Maintains consistent interaction with the team, evaluates ongoing employee performance and coordinates annual review and appraisal programs
  • Set expectations for team and gains buy-in for continually improving systems and processes, ability to get things done in order of priority
  • Demonstrates confidence when making decisions with a proven aptitude for being detail oriented
  • Understands the ERP system, analyzes productivity and sets performance goals that meet revenue and cost targets
  • Oversees and implements an inventory strategy that meets seasonal demands
  • Leads the development and implementation of distribution practices, focuses on continuous improvement

The Requirements:

  • 5 – 10 years track record of success with progressive career experience within a distribution environment
  • A hands-on leader with 5+ years in a leadership role, excellent organizational, interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious and competitive, demonstrates energy and a sense of urgency in executing day-to-day responsibilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operations including finance, sales, inventory management and human resources, a true generalist
  • A consummate communicator who has the ability to have tough conversations and utilizes communication skills for success
  • A team player, who consistently leverages talent and expertise within the operation, works collaboratively, is results oriented and driven to get things done
  • Superior excel skills, comfortable with pivot tables, able to analyze, interpret and act on data gathered from ERP system
  • Strong negotiation and follow-up skills, attends to the needs of the customer
  • A natural relationship builder who brings creative thinking and a can do attitude
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office 365

Our goal at People First Solutions is to hire top performers for our clients. To this end, our selection process is thorough, enabling us to collect very detailed information. We base our selection process on Topgrading®, a proven method that allows our clients’ to effectively match top performing candidates to key leadership roles. As well, we integrate TalentSorter®, a behavioural science based assessment tool to help companies hire for “fit.”

If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in PDF, in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.