SVP, General Manager - Manchester Mills - GWW
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Healthcare-Operations Manager
Specialty Biotechnology General
Salary 172,800 – 331,200 yearly
Location 08875, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

Zip Code:

Minimum Years of Experience:
10+ Years

Employment Type:
Full Time

Travel Percentage:
Up to 25%

Compensation Range:
$172,800.00 - $331,200.00

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other factors.

You may be eligible to participate in the Company's Incentive Plan.

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Who We Are

At Manchester Mills, a division of Guest Worldwide, we believe in the power of life's little comforts - delivering uniquely exceptional guest experiences through uncompromising quality and a relentless passion for innovation. As one of the world's leading hospitality textile producers, we are committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers, while making responsible choices to shrink our ecological footprint


The primary business leader is responsible for Guest Worldwide's global Textile manufacturing division called Manchester Mills. The position will have direct P&L accountability for the business and manage team members in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As a core executive leader in the company, the SVP/GM will provide the strategic vision and executive leadership to grow the division and evolve it to the next level of success and play a key role in creating and implementing the broader Guest Worldwide strategy and agenda. Reporting to the President, this leader will be accountable for driving revenues and profits through direct customer sales, sales to distributors, online sales, R&D/innovation, quality assurance practices, expansion into new segments, marketing strategy, and manufacturing, distribution, and other operational efficiencies. The role is responsible for brand management of owned and trademarked brands and building those brands in the marketplace. A U.S.-based team manages product development/R&D and quality assurance. Sourcing and manufacturing are managed by U.S. and China-based teams and conducted primarily in Pakistan, Turkey, India, China, Mexico, and Brazil through contract manufacturing agreements. Sales are conducted on all continents and in over 120 countries.


Set the vision and strategy and translate and communicate that vision to an executable plan
Develop and implement growth strategies and objectives through new markets, new segments, mergers, acquisitions and diversification
Align and embed a one-go-to-market approach and process across the business. This includes, as necessary, customization that can vary by channel served and client within the channel
Engage the business in developing and maintaining meaningful and valuable customer relationships
Generate revenues by identifying new opportunities and removing barriers to growth
Develop the Manchester Mills marketing strategy and lead brand management for our owned, trademarked, and patented products
Ensure the economic success of the organization through active financial management, prudent business practices, and establishing aggressive, achievable revenue, expense control, and income goals/targets
Direct R&D/innovations efforts to support customer and consumer needs and desires
Keep pace with industry, product, and technology advances in all areas of the business to take advantage of innovation opportunities that will increase the organization's market share, profitability and stature in the industry
Develop initiatives to create new services, innovation and increase market penetration
Advance the image of Manchester Mills to industry groups and associations
Develop and protect key client and customer relationships
Interfacing with existing clients to gain additional business and finding new customers and markets for future business
Develop new business to ensure the continued growth and prosperity of the organization
Develop appropriate organizational structure to enable successful servicing of product development, quality, customers, geographies, and segments
Ensure that a robust internal talent development program exists and is considered a high-priority


Exceptional leadership capability and one who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in his/her approach to making decisions; the ability to act transparently and consistently while always taking into account what is best for the organization
Strong strategic planning and project management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and active-listening skills; Executive presence and ability to be the public spokesperson for the business at trade events
A highly developed and demonstrated ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision and strategy for the organization that inspires organizational followership and delivers desired results
The ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful
Demonstrates an entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry
An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion in his/her beliefs, and active drive
Can create and maintain customer relationships at the highest level with our top 10 customers



Bachelor's Degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, and/or Textile Engineering
Minimum of 15 years in senior leadership/ general management positions
Executive-level sales, product development, and/or marketing position experience
P&L management
5-10 years Textile industry experience in a leadership role
Proven experience in bringing innovative products and services to realization
Experience in developing strong customer relationships and engagement, US domestic and global customer focus
Experience leading a global organization /team
Experience leading multiple functions, leaders of functions (Director levels), and geographically dispersed teams
Experience negotiating long-term agreements with suppliers, manufacturing partners, and large/national/global Hospitality customers industry a plus

Working Condition

Must be able to travel globally unencumbered, work in an environment where there will be a significant amount of walking and standing, have a valid driver's license, and be able to lift 20 lbs.

Positions Supervised

Sr Director Business Development
Director Quality Assurance
Director Product Development
Director Brand Marketing
Indirect guidance for Shared Services support positions in HR, Procurement, Finance


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.