General Manager /Operations Manager

 Our client is seeking a General Manager / Operations Manager for their fast paced business in Co. Mayo


The General Manager will have full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business. Key area is also driving sales and securing new business.




  • Influence and inform the company strategy and provide leadership throughout the company ensuring its delivery
  • Lead the sales function through setting its strategic direction, driving associated planning and implementation while delivering strong revenues
  • Budgets and forecasting – develop, achieve and exceed budgets
  • Set sales targets / KPI’s and manage the sales team to ensure achievement
  • Work in conjunction with the Purchasing department on product lines / suppliers
  • To continually drive cost control, reduction and efficiency savings in conjunction with the Sales, Purchasing, Warehouse and Finance departments
  • Ensure warehouse efficiency / KPIs
  • Stock Management
  • Maintain effective communication structures across the business
  • Promote a positive employee relations environment
  • Conduct regular briefings and feedback sessions with and across teams
  • Ensure the relevant number of people are recruited to meet the needs of the business alongside staffing hours / holiday planning etc.
  • To continually drive the health and safety agenda and ensure the company is in compliance with all health and safety regulations
  • Ensure that all company policies and procedures are implemented and adhered


Must have

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Senior Manager in a similar environment
  • Strong sales background, ideally hardware / building / agriculture products
  • Formal management qualification desirable but not essential
  • A proven track record of innovation, with experience of planning and managing change
  • A proven track record of staff management
  • Continuous application of strong planning skills and team development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, experience of Pegasus Opera 3 an advantage


  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills with a proven record of successful leadership
  • Strong financial analysis and good aptitude for figures
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to prioritise workload and delegate appropriately
  • A decision maker
  • Flexible approach and willing to offer support to the team when required

For more information or to apply contact Aoife on 094 90 29944 or email


Your Recruitment Consultant is Aoife

Aoife McDonagh BBS, MSC Aoife is Arcon Recruitment’s newest team member. Hailing from Ballyhaunis, Aoife brings with her a variety of customer service and business development experience, She has a strong academic background in Marketing and Human Resources. Aoife looks after our busy Office and Accountancy division.