General Manager Job Description

We are looking for a General Manager to oversee all staff, budgets and operations of the local business unit. General Manager responsibilities include formulating overall strategy, managing people and establishing policies. To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, helping our people develop and be productive, while ensuring our profits are on the rise. Ultimately, you’ll help our company grow and thrive.

General Manager Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day operations

  • Design strategy and set goals for growth

  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses

  • Set policies and processes

  • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally

  • Oversee recruitment and training of new employees

  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance

  • Direct the employee assessment process

  • Prepare regular reports for upper management

  • Ensure staff follows health and safety regulations

  • Provide solutions to issues (e.g. profit decline, employee conflicts, loss of business to competitors)

General Manager Requirements

  • Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive role

  • Experience in planning and budgeting

  • Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills

  • Problem-solving aptitude

  • BSc/BA in Business or relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus

How to Hire a GM

The interview process provides hiring managers and professionals the opportunity to assess the candidates for these high-achieving qualities. In addition, HR professionals can delve deep into topics related to the candidate’s education, experience, and skills.

Ask your GM candidates the following compelling interview questions to start the discussion:

  1. Why do you want to be a general manager? ...

  2. Describe a time you coached an employee to improve. ...

  3. What is your leadership style? ...

  4. Why are you interested in our company? ...

  5. Tell us about a time you successfully completed a work project.

In the end, there are numerous General Manager interview questions you could ask. So don’t limit your questions to these five. Ask the candidate questions tailored to your specific business to see whether they could perform well in your company or whether or not they would be an excellent cultural fit.

General Manager Salary

The average salary for a General Manager is $63,644.

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