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Job area:  Managerial

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at 

Location: USA - ASML Netherlands, Newtown 

Division: Solutions 
Job Posting Title: General Manager 
Time Type: Full Time

The General Manager of operations is a highly visible leadership role.  This individual is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, operation, compliance, and financial results for a designated operation.  The General Manager (“GM”) will serve as a primary customer interface for all leadership decisions regarding proposal approval and contract negotiations.  This role is the Champion of overseeing local continuous improvement activities, LEAN practices, supply chain analysis, six sigma initiatives, and ISO activities. The “GM” will also develop marketing plans and assist in growing new business.  He/she will also ensure that the operation adheres to the overall corporate mission, vision, and core values while consistently meeting client and company expectations.


As part of the DSV team, associates are expected to meet company objectives in the areas of performance, safety, and quality.   Associates are expected to comply with all corporate and site-specific policies.



  • Ensures that systems and procedures are in place for managing operations, equipment, and products in a safe and profitable manner in accordance with company policies, guidelines, and procedures. 
  • Leads operations to meet prescribes productivity and service goals.  Complies with terms outlined in site operating agreement with the client
  • Sets goals to drive company Continuous Improvement efforts
  • Works to develop and maintain productive business relations with vendors, suppliers, and all business partners. Ensures the OSHA requirements and all Federal and State Law and compliance are effectively implemented.
  • Assists in setting standards appropriate to client and scope of work
  • Develops and manages a system of controls to ensure that service level and operations performance goals are met within prescribed cost, revenue, and profit paraments for operations
  • Assists in setting standards appropriate to client and scope of work
  • Partners with senior leadership to develop and recommend annual operating budget
  • Responsible for the overall safety and security of operation
  • Develops team to achieve company and client objectives for the operation
  • Actively supports and practices mentoring, succession planning, and management development activities at the site level
  • Communicates the mission, vision, and core values to motivate direct reports.





Management Information Systems  

Proactively develops plans and capital request to ensure appropriate level of automation/technology to service the client.  Ensures that necessary computer software and hardware are purchased in accordance with Corporate IT policies and guidelines.  Remains knowledgeable regarding changes in hardware and software technology. 


Customer Management  

Acts as site level champion of client relationship management. Assures that client accounts receive the required level of operational and administrative support.  Maintains appropriate contact with all functions and respond to requests when required. Coordinates and leads business reviews with appropriate client and company representatives for each reporting operation. Promotes a positive relationship with clients by providing excellent customer service. 


Marketing & Sales   

Participates and assists Director and other company resources in planning new account strategies, prospecting for new opportunities, generating positive word of mouth, and participates in the development of quoting rates.


Budgeting / Financials  

Responsible for development of an annual operating budget.   Develops and manages a system of controls to ensure that service levels and operational performance goals are met within prescribed cost, revenue, and profit parameters. Ensure that the budgeting and pricing activities are in compliance with contract guidelines.  Responsible for developing and maintaining contract pricing in a multi-client environment.


Equipment & Facilities 

Manages existing programs for maintaining company standards of sanitation, maintenance, security, housekeeping, safety and, equipment including material handling equipment (MHE).  Ensures team members are properly trained on any MHE.  Keeps informed of relevant new technology and make recommendations as applicable.



Achieves company goals in terms of injury frequency ratings (IFR) and other safety metrics by establishing a proactive and participative safety culture within the operations.  Audits warehouse for compliance with safety, security, and quality principles and rules.  Ensures all federal, provincial or other statutory requirements are adhered to within the parameters of Health and Safety.



  • Work overtime as dictated by business whether mandatory or voluntary
  • Performs other duties as required



  • Manages operations managers



Education and/or Experience:

    • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED).
    • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
    • 7 years’ experience working in a logistics/distribution/relevant environment.
    • 5 years’ experience in a leadership role in logistics/distribution/supply chain environment in     

     operations management capacity

  • Must be able to work in unregulated temperatures within the warehouse during the warmer and colder months can range from mild to moderate


Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, and Power Point)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in knowledge of applicable WMS systems


Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)
  • Proficiency in business communication at all levels



  • Strong attention to detail accuracy and accomplish job task in a timely manner
  • Good organizational and personnel skills
  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Good leadership, supervision, and planning skills
  • Advance level expertise required in accounting and financial mathematical applications as related               to managing a P&L and preparing site/operation budgets
  • Motivates self and others to accomplish important objectives despite a complex environment and multiple demand, creates a sense of urgency, delegates appropriately.
  • Must be able to effectively adapt to change and thrive in a stimulating, fast-paced work environment
  • The ability to develop effective relationships, provide leadership, and integrate diverse organizations and individuals toward unifying objectives





Leader of Others



  Business Acumen

  Communication / Building Partnership

  Developing Oneself

  Developing Others

  Drive for Results

  Embracing Change

  Problem Solving


  Leadership Excellence

  Leading Change

  Problem Solving




Independent Contributor



  Communication / Building Partnership

  Customer Orientation

  Developing Oneself

  Drive for Results

  Embracing Change

  Problem Solving

  Professional Competencies





  • Handling/Fingering, Sitting



  • Bending



  • Walking and Standing

Ability to Lift/Carry and Push/Pull

  • 21-50 pounds
    • Reach above shoulder, reach outward, squat, or kneel.


Other Physical Requirements:




While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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General Manager


Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

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