General Manager

LOCATION: Dania Beach
SALARY RANGE: Based on Experience
FULL/PART: Full TimePart Time

Job Description for General Manager

Unique opportunity to join one of the world’s preeminent shipyards, continuing the strong legacy of a family business while positioning the company for its next chapter of growth and development. As General Manager of Derecktor Dania, you will be building on our 50+ year history as South Florida’s most complete large-yacht repair facility and leading a team of 70+ staff and other partners to deliver the exceptional quality work Derecktor is known for. The General Manager will also help shape the capabilities, facilities, and relationships to maintain Derecktor’s leadership in the dynamic South Florida market. Primary accountabilities include: Achieving the yard’s business/revenue/safety and environmental objectives Managing all aspects of daily operations to include, but not limited to maintenance, scheduling, planning/budgeting, facility management, safety and environmental compliance, and all facets of project management including bidding, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling to ensure projects are on time, within budget and meet customer expectations Responsibilities: - Manage the daily operations of the yard - Build, motivate, and reward a strong team of managers and team members - Build and maintain strong company relationships with captains, owners, operators, management companies, government agencies, classification societies, vendors, and industry groups involved in yacht repair/refit - Work on business development efforts which include estimating, scheduling, and bidding projects for new and existing customers - Implement systems of controls to accurately measure performance and identify areas for improvement - Ensure all projects are completed safely within budget while maintaining high quality standards - Assess and manage project risks and opportunities - Prepare and present project performance reports and recommend continuous improvements - Continually improve, communicate and ensure adherence to company policies and procedures - Accountable for fulfillment of all contractual/proposal requirements - Develop annual operating, maintenance and repair, and capital project plans and budgets - Manages facility assets to include land, buildings, and equipment - Create and uphold a culture and climate of pride and continuous improvement through employee empowerment, communication, and effective management

Qualifications for General Manager

- Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering, Naval Architecture, Management, or similar qualification preferred - Proven management track record in a primary leadership role (7+ years) in yacht or commercial shipyard industry highly desirable. Will consider construction/manufacturing roles. Preferred Skills: - Able to build relationships with employees, vendors, and customers - Ability to review and interpret designs, drawings & specifications - Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and priorities - Excellent leadership, communications, organization, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills - Experience with facilities management and capital improvement projects - Ability to organize and motivate staff to achieve goals - Good presentation skills and the ability to interact effectively with key decision- makers - A self-starter with the ability to think independently and use good judgment in resolving issues with minimal supervision - Willingness to learn, be hands on, and pitch in when needed - Able to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment - Must possess a positive attitude and is a team player - Fluency in other languages desirable - Must be PC proficient in a Windows environment and have a working knowledge of standard office software applications. Experience with PM software is a plus - Preferred - OSHA certified

Benefits for General Manager

Benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, health benefits, 401K with company match and company sponsored insurance, such as life insurance.

How to Apply for General Manager

Please visit our website to apply. After you apply, you may follow-up with an e-mail to Erica at

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