Business Unit Leader - Atlanta, GA

Alpharetta, GA 30004
United States


Job Description

Supporting the Regional Manager and Business Unit Director, oversee the efficient and profitable operation of branch offices within a business unit.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Direction
  • In conjunction with Regional and Business Unit Managers, provide oversight and guidance to Branch Managers within a business unit including developing strategy, budgets, staff, and project deliverables.
  • Provide effective leadership, aiding Branch Managers in developing and maintaining positive and productive work environments with customers, clients, co-workers, and supervisors.

At the Operational and Company Level
  • Assist Branch Managers in developing and implementing effective systems for improving internal and external quality, cost improvements, and on-time delivery to meet or exceed client requirements.
  • Assist with the marketing of the firm's capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships.
  • Develop recommendations and alternative solutions for review at the Business Unit / Regional management level.

Do the Work
  • Working closely with Branch Manager, identify operational deficiencies and implement plans for improvement.
  • Analyze and interpret financial and operational metrics and develop recommendations.
  • Lead weekly / quarterly management meetings, calls, and ad-hoc strategy discussions.
  • Assist Branch Managers in establishing processes to review and plan daily, weekly, and quarterly labor to meet or exceed branch productivity targets.
  • Conduct project reviews.
  • Create and maintain a weekly reports on operations and revenue for branches within a Business Unit.
  • Assist Branch Managers in analyzing variable labor costs. Ensure resource availability based on the opportunity pipeline and project schedules.
  • Working closely with branch management, provide guidance with hiring and developing staff. Support cross-training to ensure the elimination of skill gaps, creating a more skilled and adaptable workforce.

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate...
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and external partners.
  • High degree of discretion and ability to manage highly confidential information.
  • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude.
  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.
  • Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.
  • Commitment to promoting the reputation of the company through quality of work.
  • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.
  • Effective working relationship with internal leaders and peers, as well as external clients.
  • Commitment to becoming a "citizen" of the broader organization, breaking down barriers and silos.
  • Commitment to working in partnership with others inside and outside the organization.
  • Focus on improving return on investment.
  • Basic understanding of financial reports and metrics.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.

Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Ten years in the land development / AEC industry, of which at least two years successfully leading a multidisciplinary team or managing a branch office.
  • Intermediate to advanced use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Physical Demands and Working Environment
  • Primarily indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.
  • Mobility around an office environment.
  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.
  • Occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional pushing or pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.

Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.