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General Manager 

Division AIT Service Centers - North Atlantic  
Location Youngstown  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Management  

Opportunity snapshot
If you have the right combination of management savvy and sales leadership skills, this position offers you the opportunity to assume direction of a stable and profitable operation in a market that includes as-yet-untapped potential.

You will report to our Regional Manager and oversee a team that includes a Service Center Manager, Account Managers, Customer Sales and Service (inside sales) Representatives, and Shipping & Receiving Associates. As General Manager, you will have P&L responsibility.


  • Manage overall service center activities including asset management, profitability and growth, inside and outside sales, programs and activities related to product promotions, office and warehouse functions, and customer service. Service Center P&L responsibility, top and bottom line.
  • Direct and manage service center sales activities including:
    • Developing sales objectives and strategies; identifying and evaluating new customers, market conditions and competitive pressures
    • Identifying opportunities and making recommendations to maximize sales, increase margins and expand market share
  • Manage and assist in developing sales expertise and knowledge of product lines. Ensure customer relations are maintained at a high level, including sales calls and negotiations as necessary
  • Develop and execute sales and business strategies. Determine sales force account assignments, monitor and review sales performance, including goals achievement, margins, customer complaints and territory management
  • Leadership by example
  • Assume direct responsibility for accounts as required by business conditions
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed
Position Requirements
  • 4+ years of sales management experience, including a track record of driving consistent sales and profitability growth
  • Proven success in leading a sales team to strong performance on a day-to-day basis
  • Solid computer skills
  • Use of proper English grammar, written and verbal
  • High School Diploma


  • Industrial sales / sales management experience
  • Bearings and/or power transmission sales experience
  • Proven success in managing operations
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desired characteristics:

  • Ability / desire to quickly learn new processes and systems
  • Strong written, verbal, listening skills

Work for a corporation that believes in developing its people. Applied ® employees believe in the company and love the environment. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded.

Different Voices. New Perspectives. Boundless opportunities. Applied is committed to offering equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees based on their training, experience and overall qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, veteran or citizenship status, age, disability, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable law. We are also committed to a drug-free workplace. We value you, your background, and your unique experiences that help add to the richness of the Applied team.

We are passionate about our core values: honesty, integrity, caring/fairness, openness, quality dedication, promise keeping, personal mastery. We believe these are important for our customers and our employees.

Connect with a great stable company with strong performance and growth. We look forward to learning more about you and will respond to qualified candidates.

About the Organization Applied Industrial Technologies(NYSE: AIT) is a value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission components, fluid power components and systems, industrial rubber products, linear motion components, tools, safety products, general maintenance products serving customers in virtually every industry. A $2.5 billion company, AppliedŽ is an industry leader with 90 years of experience, a solid balance sheet, and a clear plan for growth. We've just completed 3 years of record back to back sales and net results!

The Applied network includes 500+ service centers, 9 distribution centers in North America, Australia & New Zealand, 19 fluid power companies creating the world's largest fluid power network and Maintenance Services and Supplies subsidiary that also specializes in inventory management solutions.

We provide engineering, design & systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber & fluid power shop services, maintenance training, and inventory & storeroom management solutions that provide added value to our customers. We offer more than 4 million parts critical to operations of MRO and OEM customers.

Applied's 5,000+ associates are value driven, experienced, knowledgeable associates dedicated to the pursuit of customer satisfaction through innovation, trusted products, expertise, and support. We are passionate about our core values: integrity, respect, customer focus, commitment to excellence, accountability, innovation, continuous improvement, teamwork.
• GI Jobs Magazine - Ranked in the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers
• Fortune 1000 List of America's Largest Companies 2004-2012
• Selling Power - 3rd best Company to Sell For, 2012 (5th year in a row in the top 50)
• HR Chally Group ' Customer-Rated World Class Sales Winner
• Ranked 15th on Industrial Distribution's Big 50 List of industrial distributors
Other benefits Bonus opp, health care, 401k w/co.match, career dev opportunities  
Travel Limited  
EOE Statement Applied Industrial Technologies is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, sexual preference, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4776 to let us know the nature of your request. Please only send accommodation requests, candidates must apply online to be considered.  

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