The division general manager oversees a division's day-to-day duties and supervises others within their division. Additionally, the division general manager makes sure that customers relationships are going well and accounts are retained. They secure bids and contracts with vendors, make sure safety standards are followed, train new employees, and update employee job roles as needed.
The division general manager typically works both indoors in an office setting, and they may work outdoors traveling to different construction sites throughout the work day. The person may need to be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and carrying around weight in the 25-pound range is very typical. The division general manager works typically works during regular business hours, although they may need to work nights and weekends.
A division general manager should have at least a high school diploma, and they may potentially need a bachelor’s degree in construction management, business, or a mechanical or electrical career field. Also, at least five years in a managerial role as a foreman or manager is preferred. A valid driver’s license typically is required and trade school certification may be preferred.
Division General Manager Tasks
- Monitor and report on operational activities and staff and budget projections.
- Meet or surpass budget goals and monitor and adjust objectives as needed.
- Mentor and coach staff to reach higher standards.
- Manage and direct staff and coordinate schedules and resources.
- Monitor complaints and grievances, and create plans to reduce risk.