General Manager-Atlantic Canada

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Hercules Group of Companies is a privately owned Canadian company, headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; it is comprised of four distinct companies—Hercules SLR, Spartan Industrial Marine, Stellar Industrial Sales, and Wire Rope Industries Atlantic—with Hercules Machining & Millwright Services as a division of Hercules SLR. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications.

As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

The role

We are looking for an exceptional leader to join us in the role of General Manager of Atlantic Canada, overseeing ours branches in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland. The General Manager leads a team of branch managers to meet and exceed financial goals by providing superior customer service, efficiently running operations and creating an environment that promotes employee engagement.

Frequent travel between branches is expected

Main Accountabilities

  • Creates and executes on all regional related policies, goals and objectives that support the company’s strategic plan
  • Completes a comprehensive review of region performance by analyzing financial statements, sales activity reports and staff productivity
  • Attains and surpasses financial objectives
    • Plans and executes annual budget for geographical branches
    • Ensures Gross Margin objectives are met
    • Works closely with Sales to provide subject matter expertise where required
    • Ensures Branches are prepared to respond effectively to increase in sales
    • Oversees the optimal management of expenses and resources
    • Ensures optimal inventory levels to meet geographical customer needs
  • Fosters and maintains long term relationships with existing customers
  • Promotes and imbeds customer service culture across all Branches
  • Analyses customer survey results for Branch opportunities
  • Ensures a high quality of image of all locations
  • Seeks to understand by making informed decisions based on facts, while consulting key stakeholders
  • Fosters an engaging and productive work environment
  • Coaches staff in career and professional development

You Enjoy

  • Providing world class customer service
  • Leading people in a positive environment that fosters growth and development
  • Continuous professional and personal growth
  • Being challenged professionally and exceeding expectations
  • Travelling within your region


  • A university or college degree preferably in Business Management or a related discipline, or a combination of a high school diploma and relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience overseeing multi branch operations
  • Minimum of 3 years in warehousing and distribution
  • Experience in sales leadership is required
  • Budget Management (P & L experience)
  • Strong in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Able to provide references who will attest to your proven track record

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous RRSP matching program 5% (after one year)
  • Full health and dental benefits (shared costs)
  • Great schedule-Monday to Friday 8-5
  • Personal & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Fun & engaging working environment
  • Free parking

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check; drivers abstract and reference checks as a condition of employment

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