Business Unit Manager

at Bernhard, LLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Bernhard’s core mission is delivering innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions that empower our clients and promote a sustainable future. Bernhard is comprised of four divisions: Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering and Development, each with a distinct identity and service offerings. The intersection of our capabilities enables Bernhard to provide turnkey Energy-as-a-Service (“EaaS”) solutions to our clients. At the same time, our divisions continue working in the market sectors and communities that the Company has traditionally served. Bernhard’s vision is to be the leading EaaS provider in North America through delivery of excellent, high value service and innovative solutions for our clients.

Purpose and Essential Duties

The Business Unit Manager will provide leadership and direction for day-to-day execution of work of the assigned business unit including overseeing operations, sales and accounting.. Specific responsibilities include:

+ Make Safety the number one priority in the business unit.

+ Develop and implement execution plan to maximize overall business objectives, and ensure maximum profitability.

+ Manage the Services team to maintain, embrace and enforce the company’s Core Values and to lead by example.

+ Communicate with Corporate Operations to identify, manage and share overall Best Practices and project resources.

+ Hiring and disciplinary duties.

+ Meet or exceed growth goals.

+ Create and manage Key Performance Indicators.

+ Measuring and counteractions on both operations and sales goals.

+ Provide key leadership direction for operations within the business unit to ensure a cohesive team. Coordinate and confer with business unit manager to resolve operating problems and difficulties and to authorize plans of action within corporate framework.

+ Evaluates local performance, for in customer satisfaction and provides leadership for performance enhancement and proactive resolution of issues. Allocates resources as needed to ensure business unit and project team commitments to customers are met.

+ Manage personnel priorities relating to technical ability and staffing levels to gain greater efficiencies to improve customer satisfaction and reduce cost. Includes working with business unit manager to coordinate hiring of local staff, conducting performance review, recommending salary changes and resolving internal personnel issues.

+ Ensure compliance with state, local, and federal legal requirements and operates the local office with the highest business ethics. Ensure the quality of work to corporate standards and project requirements.

+ Meet or exceed all financial budgets and goals, including reviewing all set -ups, monitoring all pricing, and reviewing cost data with project team(s) and business unit manager.

+ Maintain company culture.

+ Implement Productivity Improvements, assure project compliance and quality assurance.

+ Maintain consistency in Project and Field Management processes throughout the business unit.

+ Maintain Customer Satisfaction.

This position is Full Time, Exempt and reports to the Executive Vice President.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

+ Must be equally passionate about providing services and promoting safety on the job, and have the knowledge and ability to enforce safety policies within the department.

+ Must understand the company’s policies and procedure, lead by example, create solutions, offer guidance and generally manage the department with little regular supervision needed.

+ Must have knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical and a minimum of 10 years successful and verifiable experience.

+ Must have experience selling at least $1-2MM in new business work in the industry.

+ Ability to manage profit and losses as well as reporting on weekly and monthly projections.

+ Ability to create a reliable budget as part of a professional departmental budget plan.

Travel Requirements

+ Infrequent travel to Company or client locations. Approximately 5% of time will be spent traveling.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participate in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that diverse candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Bernhard, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

To staffing/placement agencies: We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and placement agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to an employee of Bernhard LLC or its operating companies) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and Bernhard, LLC (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with a requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC247966472

Posted On: Sep 16, 2023

Updated On: Nov 04, 2023

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