General Manager

CorTalent - Kirkland, WA


Do you have extensive knowledge of construction and land development? Are you passionate about leading and developing people? If you have a passion for building high-end, design-inspired homes in a semi production environment, enjoy managing multiple priorities, and naturally take the initiative to get things done, this job may be right for you.

Our client, a highly reputable single-family home builder operating on Seattle’s East Side, is looking for a General Manager that will report directly to the President. They build high-end spec homes and have a hard working, experienced, and collaborative crew with a culture of personal accountability.


General Job Duties:

  • Leads, Manages, and is Accountable for the overall team and provides clarity on company vision as it relates to their day-to-day activities.
  • Oversees all Project Management activities and is responsible for the overall schedule of the company portfolio.
  • Reviews company wide and department specific processes and procedures and leads team through continuous improvement efforts or changes.
  • Holds the Leadership Team accountable with to-dos and deliverables.
  • Accountable for overall P&L, in conjunction with the President.

Construction Operations:

  • Oversee construction operations at a high-level.
  • Working with the construction operations team ensure building times are maintained versus template to ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Create an environment where high standards of customer service are maintained as measured.
  • Create an environment where high standards of safety are maintained, ensuring compliance with OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for controlling costs, achieving budgeted margins, and improving financial performance. Signs off on construction budgets.
  • Track status of portfolio of development projects, including status of schedules and budget issues, construction & other field issues, personnel, subcontractor, or vendor issues.
  • Ensures team conducts constructability reviews, development reviews, architectural reviews, design reviews, pre-construction reviews and budget reviews.


  • Working with the President and Construction Teams to manage direct construction costs by looking for vendors and subcontractors that offer superior or equal products and performance at a lower cost.
  • In conjunction with President, responsible for developing strategies to maximize revenues and gross margins and minimize costs and expenses.
  • Responsible for developing strategies and actions that maximized financial performance, including return metrics.
  • Assists with the preparation of budgets. Accountable for monitoring and controlling operational costs.

Product Development:

  • Using market research and competitive analysis, ensure our product offering is compelling and appropriate for each community to maximize our financial performance
    • Ensure materials, colors and options are remain innovative and competitive.
  • Approves interior designs and selections.

Sales, Marketing, and Customer Care:

  • Establish and monitor customer care policies, processes, and procedures to ensure homebuyer satisfaction; resolve any outstanding customer complaints and seek ways to improve customer survey results and customer referrals.
  • Working with the sales team, create sales and pricing strategies to maximize financial performance.
  • Stay abreast of market dynamics and changing sales strategies of our competitors.
  • Work with the marketing team to establish and maintain marketing programs to drive sales traffic to meet division sales projections.


  • Work with President to set land acquisition strategy for the market and work with the land acquisition team to effectively implement this strategy.
  • Involve yourself in major development issues including working with professional firms, local jurisdictions, and site contractors as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibility and Leadership:

  • Discuss with President/Owner on a weekly basis corporate goals, vision for growth, construction activities, budgetary issues/constraints etc.
  • Works with President to set annual company goals and department-specific goals.
  • Manages team of project managers, including Development Mgr., Preconstruction Mgr., Purchaser, Field Operations Mgr. & Warranty Manager with goal setting, annual reviews and quarterly conversations.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Company’s policies and procedures are known and divisional personnel comply.


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with accountabilities in high-level operations and leadership within Construction or similar industries.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working for a residential home builder.
  • Preferred functional expertise in several areas (i.e. Customer Service, Project Management, Land Development, Finance, Construction, Purchasing).
  • Demonstrate ability to manage in a team environment to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Takes initiative in problem solving and collaborative decision-making.

Posted On: Monday, September 20, 2021

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