Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | General Manager

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, management and operations recruitment and placement. One of our top clients is currently recruiting for a General Manager with metal forming or manufacturing experience.


General Manager

Reports to:Company’s President and Executive Vice President.

This position is responsible for overseeing, directing and coordinating company operations including manufacturing, engineering, plant operations, sales, marketing, and purchasing.

  • Manages and directs manufacturing activities including engineering and plant operations.
  • Manages and directs sales and marketing activities.
  • Organize resources that will facilitate effective planning and monitoring of production processes, incoming material, inventory control; back orders, on time delivery methods to meet customer needs and establish quality specifications.
  • Achieve peak production efficiency by monitoring overall plant performance and quality standards by identifying and implementing cost effective strategies, organizing work flow, strictly controlling waste, monitoring scrap control and implementing practices to reduce labor costs while maintaining optimal staffing levels.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of employees engaged in all phases of plant operations, including production; distribution and warehousing in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership to plant personnel
  • Assure compliance with all safety, health and environmental rules and regulations.
  •  Improve the company’s information technology system and jointly oversee the implementation of improvements and enhancements.
  • Guide and oversee the Advertising Manager’s implementation and execution of a formal marketing plan including marketing initiatives, goals and objectives.

  • Comprehensive understanding of manufacturing processes including experience with punch presses, brake presses, turret presses, metal forming and an understanding of processes related to injection molding – resistance, MIG and TIG welding including aluminum and plastic extrusions.


Education and Experience

Bachelors degree with 10+ years of experience in manufacturing and management experience in a union environment.


Computer Skills

 Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and have experience in ERP.