Kitchen & Bath Design Studio General Manager

K&BDS Showroom WindowOur Company: Kitchen & Bath Design Studio is a full-service high-end kitchen and bath showroom specializing in residential remodeling and new construction sales. We are located on Kerr Avenue in Wilmington, NC. Our studio consists of a Managing Partner, two professional designers, a Design Assistant and a Showroom Coordinator who work with homeowners and industry professionals when they are building or remodeling kitchen and baths. Our newly rebranded company and newly renovated showroom are just two of the reasons we are well-positioned to expand our cabinetry products and design services.

Our Location: We live in one of the best coastal communities in the country. Money magazine, named Wilmington, NC one of The Best Places to Live and one of The Top Ten Cities in Which to Buy Real Estate, but the accolades don’t stop there! Wilmington and its surrounding areas have also been ranked #13 on Forbes Magazine’s Best Places for Business and Careers; #14 in Fortune Small Business Magazine’s Best Places to Launch a Business; and as the #17th Healthiest Housing Market by Builder Magazine.

A university town sandwiched between two pristine beaches, Wilmington, North Carolina boasts mild weather, natural beauty, a reasonable cost of living, and a wide variety of recreational, and cultural facilities.

Why We’re Hiring: As our company continues to grow, we are seeking a General Manager to oversee business development, employee management, customer service, and day-to-day operations of the studio. This is a full-time, exempt position requiring a 40-hour work week with occasional overtime; part-time applicants will not be considered. We offer a competitive compensation & benefits package upon successful completion of the 90-day trial period. Additionally, this position will be structured so that a candidate who performs successfully in the role will have the right of first refusal if and when the Managing Partners open the business for additional equity investors. Although Kitchen & Bath Design Studio cannot provide relocation assistance, we will consider both local applicants and those willing to move for this career opportunity. Compensation will be structured as a base salary with bonus/commission upon successfully meeting determined goals. As such, total compensation could range from: $40-120K and beyond.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the General Manager will include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Business Development and Sales Management:

Operations and Showroom Management:

Vendor and Trade Partner Management:

Human Resources Management:

Minimum Qualifications:
This is more than a job; this is an invitation to collaborate, a unique opportunity to make your mark, a career choice with unlimited long-term opportunity. Our “minimum qualifications” require someone with “maximum” skill, talent, and motivation to build a team renowned for quality, style and exceptional customer service.
This leadership position demands strong communication and collaborative skills to build and sustain many different relationships (management partner, vendors, trade partners, employees, clients, etc.). It requires an individual with strategic insight, business savvy, superior sales technique and the desire to drive business growth and thrive under pressure. Composure, tact, diplomacy, empathy, confidentiality, strong judgment and discretion are also a must. A role model for the rest of the team, the ideal candidate will act with the highest level of integrity at all times; any behavior not in keeping with our ethical practices will warrant immediate dismissal.

This position also requires our ideal candidate to be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, revenue and results-driven environment.

Other minimum requirements include:

Preferred Qualifications:

How to Apply:
Send a cover letter explaining how you qualify for the above position, your resume and your salary requirements/history to:
Your subject line should read: Applicant for Sales Manager, Kitchen & Bath Design Studio


Background Check Statement:
Kitchen & Bath Design Studio is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its employees, clients, and other constituents; and to protecting its funds, property, and other assets. As such, all offers of employment are contingent on background checks, verification of academic and professional credentials, and upon the candidate’s willingness to abide by the policies and regulations of our company.
Representatives acting on behalf of Kitchen & Bath Design Studio will conduct a criminal history, a credit history, and a motor vehicle check on the candidate to whom this position is offered. In addition, reference checks with previous employers and character references provided by the candidate will be verified upon acceptance of an initial job offer. Background checks are used only to evaluate candidates for employment purposes.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:  Kitchen & Bath Design Studio is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

At Will Employer Statement:  Kitchen & Bath Design Studio is an “At Will” Employer, meaning that the firm does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either Kitchen & Bath Design Studio or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. This at will employment relationship exists regardless of any other written statements or policies contained in any employee or company handbook, company documents, or any verbal statement to the contrary. While Kitchen & Bath Design Studio may elect to follow its progressive discipline procedure, the company is in no way obligated to do so.