General Manager - Distribution (Questar) in North Canton, OH at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 1/5/2022

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Job Description

Plant Name: North Canton - 401001

Requisition ID:009534--Corp

For more than 25 years, Questar, a division of Industrial Packaging, Mauser Packaging Solutions, has been the leading provider of UN certified Performance Oriented Packaging for the waste industry. For drums, absorbents, cubic yard corrugated boxes, poly-woven bags, lab packers, or lamp collection containers, Questar is the source. In addition, Questar has developed an extensive national network of manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that inventory availability is never an issue. We manage all logistics related to container orders through our 8 strategic national warehouses.


Mauser Packaging Solutions is a global leader in solutions and services across the packaging lifecycle, providing packaging worldwide to companies in industries from food, personal care, paints and chemicals.



As our Questar General Manager, under the direction of the President of Industrial Packaging, Mauser Packaging Solutions, you will be primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day, national operations of Questar. As an experienced manager in the distribution industry, you will draw on a broad, up-to-date knowledge of the industry and set both short-term and long-term objectives for the company. You will ensure company objectives are achieved by guaranteeing that all necessary resources are available and allocated correctly, and that processes and protocols are in place, properly communicated, and followed. As the General Manager, you will serve as an intermediary between our employees and upper management and provide leadership and guidance to all direct reports. A key element of this position is the ability to assemble and develop an effective management team that will be directly responsible for all aspects of producing, marketing, and selling the company’s products and services.


Your essential duties and responsibilities as General Manager include:

  • Establish objectives for the company and formulate or approve policies and programs
  • Coordinate the work of regions, divisions, or distribution centers
  • Authorize and organize the establishment of departments and associated staff positions
  • Develop an effective management team capable of executing the company’s identified strategies
  • Recruit, select, coach, and discipline managers to increase management’s effectiveness
  • Allocate materials and human/financial resources to implement company policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; approve overall personnel planning
  • Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas requiring improvement
  • Identify, analyze, and implement cost reduction strategies that contribute to the distribution facility’s efficient and profitable operation
  • Understand, implement, and enforce the company’s safety and environmental programs at all times
  • Oversee activities directly related to the distribution of products, as well as the sales and marketing of products
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the operations of establishments engaged in wholesale and retail sales
  • Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes, and the effect of competitors’ operations on sales
  • Represent the company, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or at other official functions
  • Protect the organization’s value by keeping all protected and proprietary information confidential
  • Keep personal job knowledge up to date by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations
  • Enhance the organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Always maintain professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity to portray the company in a positive manner


Job Requirements


If you have the following, we’d love to hear from you:

  • A university degree or college diploma in supply chain management, business administration, commerce, or other relevant discipline
  • Ten (10) years of work experience in a managerial capacity in a distribution center or supply chain environment
  • Experience in the waste and/or packaging industries and related regulations, permits and certifications associated with those industries
  • Excellent understanding of sales, finance, and management
  • Proven record of performance with set goals
  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills with the ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and choose the appropriate option
  • Ability to identify measures of performance and actions needed to improve performance to achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Efficient knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, email software, and use of the internet
  • Ability to delegate, set expectations, and monitor progress of all direct reports
  • Ability to motivate, inspire, and provide feedback to employees, as well as accepting and acting on feedback from employees
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and use time effectively in order to set action plans to achieve business targets
  • Some travel will be required

In return, we’ll be happy to provide:

  •  A positive, working environment and work-life balance.
  • Competitive compensation and benefit package.
  • Opportunity for career growth.

EEO Statement

Mauser Packaging Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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