General Manager (AHK 17-020)

About the company

Our client is a well-established distributor of Fasteners & Fixings located in Dublin. Supplying high-quality products to all types of industry, this company attaches great value to service-oriented employees.  

About the Job

Purpose and Scope of the Job is to provide overall direction for the effective day to day management of the company with the aim of accomplishing business objectives and a profit contribution for the Group. The ideal candidate for this position will be one who welcomes challenges, who has the ambition and skills to plan and manage growth and is willing to turn a successful company into a very successful company. The person chosen now as General Manager enjoys excellent career opportunities within the company!


  • Increase management's effectiveness by selecting, recruiting, training, coaching, and managing personnel; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; and providing educational opportunities.
  • Accomplish subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and measurement of results; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making corrections where necessary.
  • Coordinate efforts by establishing policies and practices for procurement, storing, delivering, marketing, sales and providing technical services; coordinating actions with department heads.
  • Oversee the monitoring of stock levels to maximise the availability of stock and minimise the amount of slow moving stock while complying with the annual budget.
  • Build company image by collaborating with customers, local suppliers, community organizations, and employees; enforcing moral and ethical business practices.
  • Build and maintain quality customer service by establishing and enforcing organization standards as defined in ISO9001:2008.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending training workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional bodies.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Min. 5 years’ – ideally 10 years’ relevant working experience in the Product Distribution Industry
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the following: Performance Management, Staffing, Management Proficiency, Coordination, Coaching, Developing Standards, Financial Planning and Strategy, Process Improvement, Strategic Planning, Quality Management
  • Proven diagnostic, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Health & Safety Awareness


  • BA/Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Entrepreneurship
  • Native English speaker; fluency in German is a big advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office and should be familiar with CRM software and Sales Analytics software (e.g. Phocas)

Start date: immediately

Location: Dublin

Application: Please send two copies of your CV (second copy with your name on it, but personal details section blank), your certificates and cover letter to:

We are looking forward to receiving your application under the reference number AHK 17-020.