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Include These General Manager Skills
- Leadership and managerial skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal abilities
- Business acumen and problem-solving orientation
- Decision-making abilities
- Time management and deadline orientation
- Being able to delegate tasks
- Resourcefulness and innovation
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Dear Mr. Pettrill:
Upon discovering your posting for a General Manager, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As an experienced and motivated manager with exceptional leadership and interpersonal abilities, I am prepared to significantly contribute to Flextaxon’s goals in this role.
My background includes directing operations, employees, sales, and customer service strategies to drive business development and enhance overall performance. From overseeing variable and fixed operations and cutting operational costs to spearheading staff hiring / coaching and implementing new programs and process improvements, I excel at improving profit margins, developing and evaluating employees, and realizing consistent increases in sales volume.
Highlights of my experience include:
Directing day-to-day operations, staff recruitment / training functions, and customer relationship management in consecutive and progressively responsible positions with Huxley Industrial Products, culminating in the role of General Manager.
Implementing cost-effective advertising and merchandising initiatives to maximize profits and stimulate a high level of customer satisfaction and referral business.
Effectively leading teams to propel project and product launch success; managing all aspects of project lifecycles to ensure optimal outcomes.
Demonstrating solid time management and organizational skills, along with powerful and effective sales and operations strategies.
My skills in staff and operations management, sales and financing, and business leadership have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.