General Manager Trainee


Paulsboro, NJ

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 352 days ago

TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!"

Position Overview
Engages in and must successfully complete a 3-6 month comprehensive management training program. Performs general business operations management on a rotational basis to develop and apply expertise under general supervision of a mentoring general manager (GM). Travels within geographic region for training and completion of rotational assignments. May be required to relocate upon successfully completing the management training program and assuming a general manager position responsible for the complete operational management of the assigned branch which will include leading sales, service and branch office functions.

1. Assumes leadership of an entire branch management team after training completion and branch assignment. Promotes positive employee relations including fostering high staff morale and upholds company operating standards.
2. Reviews financial reports to develop action plans to grow revenue and control expenses in order to meet or exceed annual budgets.
3. Contributes to the development and execution of branch sales and marketing strategies to attain revenue goals.
4. Develops basic competencies/understanding of all branch job roles, processes, and detailed sales and service functions. Acquires a working knowledge of branch office functions to monitor and maintain standards and efficiencies in telephone service, administrative support, and accounts receivable.
5. Ensures compliance with all applicable occupational, health, and safety regulations and laws. Fosters an environment where safety comes first and all staff strictly adheres to company operating standards.
6. Develops and executes plans for the efficient use of staffing, materials, and equipment to provide quality service to customers within a defined geographic territory upon completion of training.
7. Reviews and monitors production costs and product quality; identifies deficiencies and implements improvements to production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operations.
8. Recruits, interviews and selects staff to efficiently and effectively operate the business in sales and service to new and existing customers. Provides coaching and feedback to manage and evaluate staff performance in adherence to company policies, processes and guidelines.
9. Meet performance requirements while working in both field service and sales representative capacities during training.
10. Relocates to an assigned branch within a region upon successful completion of the management training program.

Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of business operations management experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Supervisory management and profit & loss experience required
• Sales and/or sales management experience preferred
• Experience in lawn care/horticulture, agronomics or a related service industry preferred Certification, licensure and/or registration as required by federal, state and/or local law where applicable
• Valid, permanent driver’s license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire.
• Current liability insurance on automobilerequired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of general business operations, principles, concepts and best practices
• Knowledge of managerial accounting and general financial concepts, including budgeting and managing profit & loss
• Leadership and management skills, including staffing, delegation, coaching, and performance management
• Assertiveness, sales, and influencing skills
• Project and process management skills
• Written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentations
• Knowledge and skill to summarize and interpret data and draw conclusions
• Attention to detail and analytical skills
• Skill with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
• Ability to travel overnight for training and rotational assignments
• Ability to relocate within a region upon program completion and appointment to branch management

Req ID R1410