Rain Bird Corporation

  • General Manager - Sales & Operations

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    # Positions
    Sales - All
  • Overview

    A leader in global irrigation and innovating The Intelligent Use of Water, Rain Bird has a dynamic opportunity for you to join our global team. You will model our core values including ethical behavior and hard work while making a difference in our organization through the relationships you develop and by becoming a trusted advisor to the business.


    Rain Bird seeks to hire a dynamic General Manager able to drive strong growth and lead operation to bring this subsidiary to its next phase. You will be responsible for achieving sales and market share growth objectives and ensuring smooth and profitable operations along with excellent customer satisfaction.


    Your specific responsibilities include:

    • Setting, implementing and executing strategic business plan,
    • Being a Change Agent to drive strong growth,
    • Achieving sales and market share goals,
    • Direct relations with biggest sales accounts, distribution management
    • Hands on in running sales and operations
    • Hiring, leading, developing and coaching a talented team of professionals in Sales and Operations,
    • Leading effectiveness of operations including 3rd PL, inventory level and accuracy, customer service, purchasing, importing, A/P and A/R, information systems and compliance,
    • Identifying, prioritizing and pursuing business broadening opportunities throughout Turkey,
    • Collaborate with Marketing, to ensure that the products road maps, promotional and marketing programs and products announcements meets customer needs and expectations,
    • Achieving the subsidiary’s P&L, budget and margin targets under the defined guidelines and procedures given by Rain Bird Europe
    • Work closely with Operations teams in Europe


    Who you are:

    • Fluency in Turkish and English languages
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in sales, operations, finance or general management including P&L with excellent track record of success and increased responsibilities,
    • Strong and consistent record in driving high business growth (including being a deal maker himself or herself) and in change and people management.
    • Experience in irrigation or other engineered products sold through a distributor/dealer network,
    • Is capable to be autonomous in a small organization environment, requiring hand-on involvement
    • Experience working in a multinational, matrix environment,
    • Strong written and verbal communication and very good computer skills,
    • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of the time,
    • Highly energetic and motivated person with an ambition to succeed

    Desired qualifications:

    • MBA degree
    • International business experience (including US and Europe)
    • Experience with a US company, operating in Turkey

    Get to know us:

    We have been the irrigation industry leader for over 80 years. We craft innovative irrigation products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, and grow productive agricultural crops while advocating for the Intelligent Use of Water.



    Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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