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Job Title 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.

GENERAL PURPOSE

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 necessary.
  • 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 objectives.
  • 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

SKILLS

  • 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 SYSTEM PREFERABLE.
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Proficient in relevant software applications
  • Delegating tasks and responsibility
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of office administrative procedures
  • Coaching
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability

SALARY

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Plus incentives

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 admin@selectitaly.com .

NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION!

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