General Manager

Job Title: General Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 413619B
Contact Name: Sally Bartley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2022 12:31

Job Description

  • Utilise your diverse business management capabilities!

  • Take the organisation to new heights

  • Position can be located in Newcastle or Coffs Harbour

The Company
TuffCo Glass is a leading manufacturer of architectural glass building products.  With  production facilities located in Newcastle and Coffs Harbour, TuffCo work closely in B2B supply with glass fabricators, the building and construction industry and architects to customise glass products including toughened, laminated, and insulated glass.
The Role
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for the management and performance of the TuffCo operations across Newcastle and Coffs Harbour sites, which combined has a workforce of 30+ employees. The General Manager  will be visible across business operations in both locations, lead and positively impact the business by:

  • Establishing and implementing the strategic plan in accordance with the TuffCo Board;

  • Providing strategic and operational leadership to manage the existing operations in the context of business plans;

  • Identifying team and individual skills gaps and develop and implement training plans to enhance performance and business outcomes;

  • Reviewing and developing the sales growth plan and communicate across the organisation;

  • Developing and implementing business improvement activities across all areas of the business to enhance production efficiencies, operational capacity and growth potential, whilst also increasing profitability; and

  • Adopting and demonstrating a culture of continuous quality improvements.

The General Manager can be based from either the Newcastle or Coffs Harbour production facility, and will be required to spend suitable time at each location to effectively lead the business into its next growth phase. 

About You
As the leader of the business, your exceptional communication skills will come to life as you  work closely with the management team to develop business improvement initiatives and assist Managers in execution of business plans. 
The experience required to bring to the position includes:

  • Developing organisational strategy and business plans through to execution;

  • Leadership and management experience of a similar business;

  • Success in achieving year on year growth in revenue and profitability of a manufacturing business;

  • Strong key account planning, business development and commercial experience;

  • Production planning and process improvement experience;

  • Experience in supply chain, including importing, logistics and route planning;

  • Experience within the construction industry; and

  • Knowledge of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and National Construction Code (NCC).

Desirable skills include architectural glass product knowledge and knowledge of glass processing machinery and machinery manufacturers.
How to Apply
To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please download a copy of the Success Profile Pack by clicking here or alternatively, please contact Sally Bartley on 02 4929 1666.
Applications can be made by clicking ‘Apply’.  Please provide cover letter and resume addressing the criteria in ‘About You’.  Applications close 30th January 2022.