General Manager

Responsible for directing the U.S. operations to expand the sales of Japanese parent company, including the sales of automatic packaging machines, industrial sewing machines, and automatic bag making machines in the U.S. Responsible for managing the U.S. subsidiary; managing the company’s sales, business development, marketing, and programs; overseeing the installation and testing of Newlong Industrial machinery; coordinating and negotiating terms with sales agents; determining appropriate staffing levels to provide the company with administrative, engineering, marketing, and sales support; directing and coordinating the organization’s financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency; conferring with board members and Newlong Industrial leadership to establish and implement policies, goals, objectives, and corporate procedures; reviewing financial statements, business, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas requiring cost reduction and improvement; managing the horizontal deployment of NLI Chicago’s sales operation to the parties in the same business in North America based on our delivery track record in Japan. The General Manager also has responsibility over all of Newlong Industrial’s US customers and accounts with authority to quote prices and credit terms and negotiate and execute contracts. Responsible for coordinating the entire sales process including customer contacts, cost and price negotiations, order placement and estimates, installation, delivery of machinery to customers, and resolving post-delivery sales issues.

Requirements – Bachelor’s or foreign degree equivalent in Business, Business Administration, Business Management or related field and five years of experience in the job offered or in a managerial role. Special skills - Experience in the field of packaging machinery and technology; and shopping bag machines, bagging machines and industrial sewing machines. Occasional international and domestic travel required (50% international and 50% domestic).

Work location: NLI Chicago Inc., 1701 E. Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173.