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Title:  General Manager, Milwaukee Region


Milwaukee, WI

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a General Manager located in our Milwaukee, WI region. In 2021, Ahern was ranked as the #1 specialty contractor in WI and in the top 15% of specialty contractors across the US. Building this first-class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!


How you will contribute:

Leverage your strong people leadership, continuous improvement, and strategic and visionary skills in this opportunity to drive the overall success of our Milwaukee regional business.  Cultivate relationships across the functional teams, and achieve growth goals by being operationally excellent while providing strong profitability. You will develop your annual business plan (both short-term and long-term), work towards achieving sales, profitability and income goals while managing the budget.  You will ensure the successful management of Milwaukee’s mechanical and fire protection contract and service customers. You will directly oversee a team of managers and indirectly oversee a team of 65+ employees.  There is minimal travel associated with this position. The General Manager will report directly to our Executive Vice President of Milwaukee, Madison and Controls.


What you need to qualify:

The ideal candidate will have five-plus years of related experience in the construction/service industry with demonstrated management/ leadership capabilities and sales acumen/ experience. Ahern will help make the most of your Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a business, construction, or engineering-related discipline) or equivalent work experience.  You will also bring demonstrated profit and loss management knowledge.  Exceptional ability to interact with customers and company management will be crucial. If you are ready to demonstrate this expertise, Ahern wants you!


What's in it for you?

Ahern has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards. The Company extends this commitment by passing a significant amount of profits back to employees through bonus programs, and generous 401K match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 20% of all plans nationally. Ahern also has a wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy. Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible/remote work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry. Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work!


Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee