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General Manager - AV Company (Los Angeles/Orange County)

Operations | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

General Manager – CA Based Role 

Seeking experienced AV Project Manager to oversee Los Angeles and Bay Area projects 

Audiovisual Design/Build firm headquartered in NYC - New York, NY  

Our employees say it best: 

  • "What I like most about working here is the freedom to perform my work while working with the clients to ensure that their vision is realized at the completion of their project. I have the opportunity to do what I love which is work with people of all walks of life, both within the company and those we serve." 

  • "I value the support and respect I receive from my manager and ops director and genuinely like the leadership. The projects I get to work on are amazing." 

  • "I’ve worked for the largest and some companies ... this is the best, well organized company I’ve worked for yet." 

  • "I have freedom to do my job with guidance from management, but not micromanagement. The company worked with me to create a position in which my strengths are utilized and valued." 

  • "I feel as though I work for myself, but with the confidence and backing of several departments all working together. Sometimes I feel as though it is not work at all because I enjoy the work and the pace. I also like that we are constantly moving and striving for better." 

We are an innovative global player in the AV Design/Build space, serving as a consultant to highly sophisticated and creative corporate clients. Our team is uniquely talented, fun, and our nurturing culture is dedicated to training and promotion from within. Simply put - you will love working here. 

If you are looking for a new opportunity to work on cool projects in a fun atmosphere with a culture that values people, advancement, opportunity, freedom to express your ideas, teamwork, training and a commitment to excellence then this is the place for you. 

This role offers a generous compensation package, 5 weeks of paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, Wageworks pre-tax program, 401K with employer match– and many more unique and innovative fringe benefits. Our company offers a casual work environment and the ability to work with some of the largest companies as clients. 

Department: Operations 

Classification: Exempt 

Position Type: Full-time 

Reports to: Principal of Operations

Summary/Objective: The General Manager is responsible providing overall direction and management to the operation and administrative aspects of the Los Angeles branch office in addition to driving sales and productivity as well as P&L and budget management to ensure business profitability. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provides leadership, guidance and support to branch personnel which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls  

  • Manages the daily financial activities of the branch, which include budget preparation and control, purchasing, and business planning and management  

  • Drive branch sales, productivity and cost containment activities  

  • Develops and manages the branch operation based on the P&L and budget • Manages branch inventory and control assets  

  • Monitor key metrics and provide guidance to department managers to achieve desired results  

  • Ensures consistency in all levels of service activities and installations • Manages communication to and from branch office to corporate operations and management.  

  • Ensures compliance with company’s policies and office is operated in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws  

  • Develops and drive a culture of performance management and accountability  

  • Contribute to improving process workflows and maintaining system administration  

  • Remain abreast of technological advances in the field and be able to identify areas of use in the organization  

  • Travel to various job sites required  

  • Other duties assigned as needed 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to manage and direct projects to completion  

  • Ability to formulate a sound business plan to reach targeted revenue and net profit goals  

  • Ability to utilize local market strategy in accordance with company direction  

  • Experience with budget preparation, fiscal management, and cash management  

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare reports  

  • Ability to lead with confidence and create alignment among management and attract and develop staff • Ability to direct a team towards a cohesive set of strategic objectives and maintain efficient timelines in the completion of tasks  

  • Ability to understand and leverage existing Company systems to provide solutions to the business and recommend new systems when required  

  • Proven ability to significantly contribute toward or lead operation initiatives with a results oriented approach  

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a team-oriented, collaborative environment  

  • Exceptional strategic thinking and structured problem solving skills  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written  

  • Proficiency in various business productivity systems • Ability to balance multiple tasks with changing priorities  

  • Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of the organization  

  • Self-starter capable of working independently and ensuring to meet deadlines  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written  

  • Valid Driver’s License and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets PPI driving standards 

Required Certification/Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related field required (MBA or Master’s Degree is preferred)  

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years’ management experience managing a diverse operation with multiple business units preferably in the Audio Visual or Construction industry  

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with construction or project management theory and practices preferred 

  • Familiarity with AV or other electro – mechanical systems a plus  

  • Extensive experience developing and implementing business processes and streamlining operations  

  • Experience with planning, implementing and managing the activities of an installation workforce through recruiting, training, scheduling and best practices techniques  

  • Experience in business/strategic planning and execution, including diligence, acquisition and integration a plus 

  • Familiarity of industry practices  

  • Proficient in Office based products (Word, Excel, One Drive) 

  • Ability to learn web based software and mobile applications.  

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: 

  • Maintain regular and punctual daily attendance in the office or in the field as applicable. 

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures 

Personal Characteristics:  

  • Organization and planning. Plans organizes, schedules and budgets in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities 

  • Analytical Skills. Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights. 

  • Communication. Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative. Maintains this standard in all forms of written communication including e-mail 

  • Intelligence / Coachable. Learns quickly. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information. 

  • Strategic thinking. Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.  

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

Presentation Products, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.