General Manager – Fontaine Modification Avon Lake Ohio Facility
September 20, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
At Fontaine Modification we focus on design and manufacture of innovative solutions for heavy truck manufacturers, dealers, and commercial truck users worldwide. We fill the niche between what the original equipment chassis builders produce in their respective manufacturing plants and what the market needs for the wide variety of fleet and vocational truck applications. Fontaine’s long history of providing innovative and custom engineered solutions in an environment of integrity, customer responsiveness, quality products and superior workmanship has made us the recognized leader in the industry for over half a century.
Fontaine is a member of the Marmon Group / Berkshire Hathaway group of companies.
Fontaine is looking for a General Manager with strong interpersonal and strategic planning skills to meet and establish connections with key customers and truck manufacturers. The General Manager ultimately manages the entire operation including labor planning, production scheduling, quality oversight, process improvement, supply ordering and all other items required for successful day to day production.
This position is at our Avon Lake, Ohio location which is focused on modifications to light and medium duty Ford trucks. The General Manager reports to the President of Fontaine Modification Company.
Hire/staff, train and develop staff to maximize safety, customer service, and profitability of the operation.
Plan, direct, and control all activities of the facility through department managers.
Establish, and foster, relationships with business partners and customers to expand and enhance the business.
Analyze the truck market and develop sales strategies to capitalize on market conditions.
Develop strong sales and operational teams to align with the company’s objectives.
Maintain financial oversight of the location.
Communicate with executive management regarding operational and financial affairs, and on all significant matters relevant to the company.
Ensure company goals and standards of safety, quality and efficiency are met in daily operations.
Ensure the branch is in compliance with local, state, and federal government regulations.
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
Accounting, Business, Marketing and other degrees also considered.
Industry experience considered ILO degree on a case by case basis.
Fontaine locations are very fast paced and dynamic environments.
We are looking for an aggressive, decisive, self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership skills.
Prior leadership experience in college, social life, athletics, community organizations, etc. given strong consideration
Our business is trucks. Having a general mechanical knowledge and interest in trucks, cars, motorcycles, etc. is helpful and tends to be given additional consideration
Experience in automotive / truck sales or production is a plus.
Ford Truck experience is a bigger plus.
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff, customers, and vendors.
Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Office.
Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship.
We offer a competitive salary, relocation package, a complete benefits package with medical insurance and a 401(k) plan.
Respond with cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe your background and experience. It should also include three clearly defined reasons why we should consider you for this position.
For more than 30 years, Fontaine Modification has been the truck modification leader.
We are North America’s most comprehensive provider of post-production truck modification services for OEMs, dealers and fleets. Our in-depth technical and engineering expertise, coupled with our process quality and service capabilities, enables our customers to move their trucks into operation faster and with greater reliability.
We have exclusive ship-thru agreements with the leading OEMs to maximize end-user convenience and minimize delivery costs. These ship-thru arrangements expedite final delivery time from orders anywhere in North or Central America and facilitate modification efforts with minimal financial impact. We provide engineering solutions to meet customers’ unique requirements and specific applications, all while adhering to federal safety standards.