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Title: General Manager
Company: First Transit
Location: Joliet, Illinois
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110635
Job Purpose: Initiates, develops, and maintains a successful contract relationship.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Handles all contractual services to include administrative functions, information systems, parts purchasing, and inventory control.

  • Ensures compliance.

  • Ensures services are provided within budget and action plans developed and implemented to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Maintains company and contractual assets (vehicles, facilities, inventories, tools, and equipment).

  • Ensures compliance of local, state, and federal laws and regulation (EPA, OSHA, DOT, ADA, and EEOC).

  • Analyzes, prepares, and develops budgets and forecasts.

  • Negotiates operating budgets and contractual terms with customers.

  • Assesses resource needs, problems, and trends and plans accordingly.

  • Develops action plans to ensure customer retention.

  • Assures a safe working environment.

  • Provides and promotes effective communications with customers.

  • Provides leadership and guidance to develop location and company bench strength.

  • Establishes training goals and requirements for all personnel.

  • Satisfies client, corporate, and contractual reporting requirements and needs.

  • Assists in technical sales support and develops sales leads.

Examples of Decision Making
  • Develops budgets and forecasts.

  • Negotiates contracts with customers.

Minimum Education & Certifications Required:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field strongly preferred.

Experience & Skills Required:
  • Minimum 5 years fleet management/maintenance leadership experience.

  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Must have evidence of building solid relationships with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams.

  • Successful track record in managing budgets and/or P&L responsibility.

  • Ability to interface with using agencies, directors, elected officials, operators, and all levels of hourly and salaried employees, including senior management.

  • Must be a self-starter able to obtain successful results without supervision.

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