Position - Location
Select Italy, a fast-growing travel company, with offices in Chicago, New York and
Shanghai is currently seeking a new General Manager for its Chicago Office.
The best candidate for this position will be self-motivated, good with numbers and most
importantly a great communicator. This person must be able to MANAGE UPWARDS AS WELL AS
DOWNWARDS communicating with both upper and lower management.
In general this position will plan, direct and co-ordinate the operations of the
company’s headquarters location. The selected candidate will also plan and maintain
systems and procedures for operating efficiency and manage staff for optimum performance.
MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures,
conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as
Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data
to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost
reduction and program improvement.
Planning and executing the overall sales activities of a company or assigned market
in order to achieve organizational sales and profit objectives. The ability to
lead and motivate a sales team is core to success in this job. Excellent
strategic planning and implementation are essential to achieving company
Develop, establish and maintain DIGITAL marketing strategies to meet organizational
objectives. Effective management of the marketing, advertising and promotional
activities of the organization.
Accounting: Manage the accounting clerks to ensure the accurate posting of sales
data, manage the payment of suppliers in a timely manner and ensure the payroll is
accurate and within legal requirements. Basic knowledge of Sage (Peachtree) would be
useful. Liaise with the external accountants to ensure the monthly management
accounts are prepared on a timely and sensible basis. Annual management of the audit
and tax return process.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution,
control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company
strategy, commitments and goals.
Responsible for planning and directing the operations of an organization to ensure
and enhance performance, productivity and profitability.
Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or
oversee those personnel processes.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Preferred candidates will have experience of working with an outbound tour operator
Experience of management and ecommerce preferred
BASIC Accounting SKILLS ARE A MUST AS THE CANDIDATE WILL HAVE TO LIAISE WITH THE
COMPANY'S AUDITORS AND TAX ACCOUNTANTS. KNOWLEDGE OF PEACHTREE (SAGE) ACCOUNTING
Planning and organizing
Problem analysis and problem solving
Proficient in relevant software applications
Delegating tasks and responsibility
Knowledge of office administrative procedures
Commensurate with experience
We offer a convenient location in Chicago's River North area, two blocks from the
Chicago/Franklin stop on the Brown/Purple lines; an informal, collegial work setting;
new Macs; comprehensive benefits including: retirement plan; health, dental, life, and
long term disability insurance (company contributions); transit benefit program; paid
vacation, personal days and holidays.
If qualified for this position, send a cover letter telling us why Select Italy is the
place for you and your resume to
NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION!
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