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Business Manager

Job ID: 18566
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: May 13, 2024

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Job Description

Position Overview:

As the Business Manager, you will serve as a key strategic advisor and right-hand person to the  executive leadership team. Your role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including  project management, communications, stakeholder engagement, and organizational optimization. You will play a pivotal role in driving initiatives forward, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives, and fostering collaboration across departments. The Business Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring that the business operates efficiently and effectively, acting as both a facilitator and a driver of the organization's strategic agenda.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Strategic Planning: Assist the CEO and other executives in coordinating strategic plans to advance the company's mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability, and growth.
  • Operational Support: Oversee and ensure the implementation of strategic initiatives, often acting as a project manager to ensure that different departments align with the executive’s vision.
  • Communication: Serve as a liaison between top management and other stakeholders, ensuring clarity in communication and consistency in the execution of company policies and strategies.
  • Meeting and Agenda Management: Prepare for and facilitate meetings and leadership discussions. This often includes defining the agenda, keeping time, ensuring key issues are discussed, and follow-ups.
  • Problem Solving: Address issues that affect the overall operations of the organization, mediating disputes, and making necessary decisions to foster a productive work environment.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Build and lead teams, providing mentoring and guidance to staff.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance. Develop reports for management regarding the status of ongoing projects and initiatives.

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or a related field. Advanced degrees like an MBA can be preferred.
  • Graduate experience in management, consulting, or a related field. Active player is preferred.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role, with a track record of driving strategic initiatives and managing complex projects.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Personal Attributes: High integrity, discretion, and impartiality, with the ability to work well under pressure and handle sensitive information.

Why Guitar Center Company? Here’s just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave—take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $130,000.00 - $163,000.00 annually depending on background and experience. This position is eligible to participate in the Guitar Center Company bonus program based on Company performance.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

Love this gig and want to apply? Send your resume today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

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