1760 North Hicks Road
Palatine, IL 60074
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Our General Manager reports to the Vice President of Operations and is the leader of a multi-million-dollar business unit with many revenue streams. The scope of the role is broad however our most successful managers are laser focused on what makes the greatest impact on our associate and members experiences. Your primary responsibilities are:
Coach: Hiring, onboarding, retaining, and coaching a highly functioning, cohesive leadership team.
Strategy Evangelist: Ensuring that associates at all levels of the organization have clarity towards our goals and important messages are cascaded.
Sales-minded: Creating a club-wide sales culture focused on net membership growth through establishing best practices for member acquisition and new member onboarding.
Member Experience Expert: Evaluating the member experience through the members eyes and innovate against feedback.
You’ll also help us progress in our goal to keep new members longer by:
Implementing Standard Operating Procedures to ensure profitability and sound financial growth of club
Analyzing, developing and maintaining systems/procedures to improve operating efficiency
Assisting in preparing annual budgets and reporting on period performance through regular variance statements
Being responsible for analyzing a great deal of information daily to assess and proactively respond to the health of the business
Regularly conducting competitive analysis to identify and leverage club’s advantage in marketplace
Managing operational expenses by mitigating procedural inefficiencies and wasteful expenditures
General Manager Requirements:
Minimum of 5 years of hands-on General Management experience with a successful track record of leading multi-million-dollar club/business operations
Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Sports Management, or related fields
Minimum of 5 years of experience in personnel management, including hiring, supervision, performance management and evaluations
Possess a strong financial acumen with the ability to quickly identify and effectively respond to financial variances
Expertise using data to identify and utilize key performance indicators to drive business results
Functional understanding of process improvement, marketing, branding, sales management and organizational re-engineering
Ability to lead complex business operations with a history of reducing expenses, growing revenue and increasing profits
Must be an astute, results-oriented, visionary leader with a history of achieving organizational objectives in competitive markets
Demonstrate effective decision-making and problem-solving skills
Possess ability to build high-performance teams and effectively manage associate performance
Demonstrate sound judgment and history of making good business decisions
Possess self-confidence with a high degree of competitiveness
Demonstrate ability to effectively share skills and knowledge with others
Possess proficient interpersonal and relationship building abilities
Possess ability to actively listen to others and build rapport
Possess an eye for detail
Sees no function too big or too small and does whatever it takes to get job done
Is willing to actively participate and engage in all facets of club business
This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.
MIDTOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We work at Midtown to inspire people to transform their lives–and we do our job well. Our members stay longer than any other major athletic club chain in North America because we are committed to providing resort-like environments, personal attention, and strong communities at every one of our clubs. We believe all three of those pillars start with attracting and growing rock star talent at every level of our organization.
Who We Want
We're looking for people that share our core values: kind individuals who want to win together, see things as the glass half full, are passionate about helping others, and strive to always be better than yesterday.
Members of the Midtown team receive:
- Complimentary club membership
- Discounts on Midtown products and services
- Access to hundreds of free courses for professional development
- Health insurance for eligible full-time associates (30+ hours a week)
- And more