Rain Bird Corporation

  • General Manager, Rain Bird Europe

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    Aix en Provence
  • Overview

    Rain Bird Europe’s General Manager will provide the leadership for this important Rain Bird business.  She/he will be responsible for setting and implementing the strategies and actions necessary for achieving the Corporate Guidelines for Rain Bird International in Europe.  She/he will be working closely with the Strategic Business Units (SBUs) in the US and lead his/her direct reports to achieve the common goals and desired results for the business. 


    .  Specific responsibilities include:


    1. Achieve the Corporate Guidelines for Rain Bird International, in Europe
    2. Meet sales and profit goals for Rain Bird Europe, ensuring specific market objectives are identified and achieved
    3. Build, lead and develop a talented team of professionals, and implement effective succession planning
    4. Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities.  Ensure excellent support for our customers
    5. Build good working relationships with Rain Bird Europe’s key customers
    6. Collaboratively work with the different Strategic Business Units in the US to ensure that Rain Bird Europe’s needs are understood and that Rain Bird Europe supports the SBUs’ objectives
    7. Identify, prioritize and pursue business broadening opportunities in Europe
    8. Work collaboratively with other Rain Bird International Business Managers to grow Rain Bird’s business
    9. Ensure European Subsidiaries’ success in sales, operations, and compliance



    1. Ten years of experience, preferably in irrigation or other engineered products, sold through a similar distribution model
    2. Demonstrated leadership skills and successful experiences in sales, operations and finance
    3. Outstanding track record of success and increased responsibilities
    4. Experience working in a multinational, matrix environment
    5. Strong verbal, written and computer communication skills
    6. Fluent in English



    1. French speaking
    2. Experience in working with distribution channels
    3. MBA degree
    4. Rain Bird experience
    5. Experience with a US company, operating in Europe

    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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