Painting Division Manager

DeLeers Construction, Inc.
Job Description
Responsible for the division’s financial and operational performance in the areas of scheduling, project management, estimating, quality, and business development.  Performs operational functions to ensure painting division operations flow smoothly.  Works with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude all painting job projects effectively, efficiently and profitably.  The Division Manager is also responsible for leading and managing all Painters and Finishers.  Additional responsibilities will include generating new sales and expanding existing customer base. This includes some prospecting, scheduling client meetings, building project estimates, requesting pricing from suppliers, selecting products/methods for projects, closing deals, negotiating contracts, building and maintaining long-term client and employee relationships.
  • Minimum of an associate’s degree in business or related field, and/or at least five years’ experience in a painting or construction-related environment.  
  • Must have considerable knowledge of the standard materials, methods, practices, hand and power tools, equipment and techniques associated with the painting trade. Proven ability to understand construction-related processes and procedures (i.e. reading/interpreting blueprints, materials, etc.) 
  • Considerable knowledge of safety standards/precautions pertaining to painting and ability to read and follow SDS recommendations and requirements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage relationships in a sales role in a construction-related industry.Personal presence and confidence to establish immediate trust with new clients and build long-term client relationships.Proven selling ability with emphasis on building and maintaining business relationships and applying negotiation skills. 
  • Strong sales skills with the ability to immediately educate the client on what you and the ccompany bring to the project, and close the sale. 
  • Possess strong knowledge of product and methods used in the industry. 
  • Must be familiar with local building codes, industry standards and inspection requirements to ensure appropriate compliance with rules/regulations at all times. 
  • Knowledge of and skills in computer usage and industry-associated (drafting/design, project management, scheduling) software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).Must possess the ability to effectively learn new computer programs/software.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills required, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively; work effectively and efficiently under pressure and time deadlines; analyze problems (not just symptoms); propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry-out decisions made, and follow up with feedback where appropriate. 
  • Must be self-motivated and independent, able to work effectively with minimum supervision, and multi-task between administrative, operational and client contact activities. 
  • Must be achievement-driven and possess the initiative to proactively approach problem solving.  Possess the ability to work diplomatically under stressful conditions and pressure.
  • Needs to be an effective listener and a skilled negotiator and closer.

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