Open Position

General Manager

Florence, KY

Company Overview:

Lodige Process Technology USA, the subsidiary of Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH, a global leader and manufacturer of process equipment for industrial mixing, vacuum drying and reaction process technologies, is committed to providing exceptional value to customers across the United States and Canada. This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to grow with Lodige Process Technology USA and be part of their rewarding journey.

Position Overview:

Lodige Process Technology USA is seeking a skilled and motivated General Manager to lead their USA subsidiary. The General Manager will have P&L responsibility and be the driving force behind a small team of five (5) employees. This role requires a hands-on approach, excellent organizational skills, and a background in business development. The ideal candidate will be capable of independently managing operations while driving growth and achieving strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Operations Oversight:

  • Oversee and manage the subsidiary, including Sales, Customer Service, Technical Center, and Workshop.
  • Coordinate with external service providers such as accounting and tax consultants.
  • Implement targets developed in collaboration with the parent company.
  • Handle logistics, supply chain management, and inventory control.
  • Supervise the administrative team for smooth financial operations.

Sales and Business Development:

  • Lead and develop sales strategies for new machines and parts.
  • Manage relationships with North American representatives.
  • Negotiate and close important sales orders.
  • Identify new business opportunities and expand market presence.

Customer Service:

  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through effective service and support.
  • Work closely with the Technical Center to facilitate testing and quality assurance.
  • Team Leadership:
  • Lead and motivate a small team, fostering a high-performance culture.
  • Mentor and develop team members, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Adapt to changing market conditions and customer requirements.

 

Your Individual Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field. Master’s Degree or advanced technical degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
  • Proven experience in sales, particularly B2B within industrial or manufacturing sectors.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of German is a plus.
  • Technical acumen, with familiarity in process engineering, is a plus.
  • Independent and efficient work style with strong self-organization and communication skills.
  • Hands-on approach with the ability to adapt and thrive in a small team environment.
  • Willingness to travel on an as-needed basis to meet with customers, representatives, and attend trade shows.
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