General Manager, Whites Vancouver

William F. White International Inc.

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Who are we?
Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada's oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment. We service productions of all sizes from coast to coast and have the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. We are a Canadian owned and operated organization with offices spread across the country.

Why do you want to work with us?
We strive to provide an engaging work environment through competitive base salaries and a group benefits package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, long term disability, matching group RRSP plan, and a company wide profit sharing program. We provide industry leading training initiatives, opportunities for internal advancement, staff events such as BBQ’s, boat cruises and holiday parties, free onsite parking, employee engagement surveys and a tuition reimbursement program amongst other things. Our long staff tenure is reflective of the efforts we put in to attracting and retaining the best talent. We support and encourage ambition and recognize and appreciate talent.

What are we looking for?
Our Whites Vancouver location is currently looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of General Manager. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the main duties are as follows:

•Participate in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all divisional department activities to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives.
•Review analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department and division progress toward stated goals and objectives.
•Confers with the Chief Operating Officer to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.
•Work with Chief Operating Officer and management on assessment of equipment to be acquired, purchased or sub rented.
•Mediate any problems or concerns with productions relating to equipment.
•Coordinate daily priorities and procedures with the management team.
•Assist in forecasting and budgeting.
•Ensure proper inventory procedures are being followed.
•In coordination with Manager, Warehouse Operations, oversee all aspects of building maintenance and building security.
•Sign off on all necessary Department Manager timecards.
•Work closely with the following Whites companies/departments to ensure appropriate information is communicated on an on-going basis: Whites Camera,Whites Specialty Equipment, Whites Location Equipment Supply and Whites Studios.
•Spearhead sales initiatives encompassing the following Whites services:Whites Lighting and Grip, Whites Camera, Whites Specialty Equipment, Whites Location Equipment Supply and Whites Studios.
•Work with the sales team to proactively build and strengthen client base and further develop business concepts for the region and track the business climate and make any necessary recommendations to ensure competitiveness in the market to assist in the overall marketing effort whenever and wherever possible.
•Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending recommended courses, workshops and industry tradeshows, reviewing professional publications, establishing networks and participating in professional associations.
•Attend company and client functions when required.
•Provide the highest level of customer service to productions and crew.
•Support and promote our company culture by creating a work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and high staff morale.
•Other duties as required.

•Minimum 5 years of related operational and sales experience in a similar role.
•Proven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively manage, coach, empower and delegate.
•Previous experience in implementing process improvements with a focus on improving efficiency.
•Strong understanding of financial planning, budgeting, reporting and strategy.
•Proven quality management and selling skills with a strong customer focus.
•Strong communication and negotiation skills with an ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact.
•Must be creative and innovative.

If you are interested in this position and joining our expanding and exciting company, please forward your resume to for consideration. All applications will be considered, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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