Job Facts

Job Status: CLOSED

Job Title: US General Manager (Jewelry)

Location: Little Falls, NJ now (Jersey City within 12 months)

Industry: Jewelry (Wedding bands)

Market: USA

Channel: Jewelry Stores (independent and chains)

Reporting to: Global CEO based overseas

Direct Reports: Office team (4 people), field team (4 sales reps)

Traveling: Across the US as needed

Salary Range: (USD) $150k to $200k in annual base salary depending on experience

Visa: No sponsorship available

Job ID: CW23-049

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Job Description

Our Client

Our client is a privately-owned jewelry company with a manufacturing facility in Turkey. They specialize in creating wedding bands. With an existing presence in northern New Jersey since 2001, they are preparing for a relocation to Jersey City, NJ in the forthcoming 12 months to further amplify their operations in the US market.

Objective

To lead and manage the US operations with a prime focus on expanding the brand’s presence and ensuring seamless communication with the headquarters in Turkey. The US General Manager will play a pivotal role in maintaining the essence of the brand while catering to the US clientele.

Ideal Profile

We are on the hunt for a candidate that embodies a fusion of leadership, passion for jewelry, and an understanding of the nuances of operating within a small business environment. The candidate’s past experiences should reflect an intrinsic connection with the jewelry industry and the aptitude to report and communicate efficiently with overseas management.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a cohesive team of 4 office professionals and 4 field sales representatives.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies in alignment with the brand’s vision and US market potential.
  • Attend trade shows and visit key accounts to foster relationships and expand market reach.
  • Ensure effective data sourcing and information management to facilitate well-informed decision-making.
  • Oversee the accounting functions, ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance.
  • Maintain regular communication with the headquarters in Turkey, providing detailed reports and updates.
  • Foster a productive work environment that upholds the company’s values and encourages team growth.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 8 years of work experience in the jewelry industry.
  • Proficient understanding and hands-on experience in data sourcing, information management, accounting, and sales.
  • Ability to travel for trade shows and key account visits.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven experience in leading and managing teams within a small company environment.
  • Comfort and efficiency in reporting to and communicating with overseas management.
  • Familiarity with the dynamics and requirements of a relocation process would be advantageous.