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General Manager, Elkhart

Elkhart, IN, USA | Patrick Industries

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Patrick Industries is growing and seeking General Managers to their growing teams in the Greater Elkhart Area. Patrick Industries manufactures and distributes component products to different industries throughout the United States including RV, Marine, Manufactured Housing and Industrial Industries. We are seeking highly motivated and driven individuals to lead the efforts of manufacturing teams! 

This is a great opportunity for those looking to grow their career in manufacturing operations management. 

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Engineering, or a related field who are looking to get their foot in the door with a company in which they can grow and advance in, are encouraged to apply. 

Under the direction of the Business Unit Director, the General Manager leads the efforts of the operating functions of a growing division of Patrick Industries.This Leader is responsible for direct components of the Organizational Strategic Agenda (OSA) and manages specific objectives linked directly to the OSA.  


  • Plans and coordinates work, trains and motivates team members, monitors and evaluates performance of team; counsels, documents actions and disciplines as appropriate

  • Creates production schedule and directs production activities to meet sales objectives at maximum efficiency and minimum cost

  • Ensures order fulfillment at CRD (Customer Request Date- on time delivery) objective level

  • Ensures communication, training and running operations is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and EHS standards

  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of plant

  • Supports Continues Improvement by identifying and addressing any opportunities to reduce cost, improve product/process and/or improve overall operations

  • Supports ERP integration into daily business functions of operations

  • Assumes ultimate responsibility for the quality of products produced and shipped to Customers

  • Management and leadership of production standards, metrics and efficiencies

  • Responsible for hiring, staffing and retaining an engaged workforce


  • The desired capabilities of this key leadership role account for both normal expected abilities to manage and perform to expectations as well as certain attributes which will allow the successful candidate to perform above expected results

  • Blends strategic vision with tactical execution across the organization

  • Change leader – recognizes when and where change is needed and has the ability to be successful in selecting the right changes at the right time for the organizational culture to accept and embrace

  • Brings thought leadership to a broad range and topics and has the ability to go deep on the majority of those topics

  • Keen sense and ability to perpetuate and sustain a Customer 1st/Performance environment down to the lowest levels in the organization. Embeds these attributes as part of the culture and as “a way of doing business.”

  • Successfully manages talent using key metrics, formal assessments and integrated calibrations to develop and execute a talent strategy which aligns to the organization’s strategic growth plans

  • Is decisive when pressed with critical business and talent decisions. Levels the appropriate analytics with the need to act and execute key decisions

  • Rich and deep experiences in developing relations with key stakeholders to optimize financials, productivity, quality and Customer 1st Understands the key business drivers of our business and customers and builds trust and credibility from within the organization to deliver through consistently exceeding our metrics

Other Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Engineering, or a related field highly preferred

  • At least 5 years of experience leading manufacturing teams

  • Must have exposure or experience managing a P+L and budget

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in terms of being clear, concise, and professional

  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines and work independently with little to no oversight

  • Experience in the woodworking industry is highly desirable

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