Aug 15, 2020

General Manager

  • Patterson Companies Inc
  • Eagan, MN, USA

Job Description


Who are we looking for?

Patterson Dental is looking for a results-oriented leader with a history of strong sales and operations success, preferably as a manager in the dental or medical device field.  

What can you expect as a General Manager?

As a General Manager, you will direct and supervise the sales and internal operations of the branch, including management of the sales team. You will partner with the Operations manager to develop firm strategies to further the branch's maximum growth and profitability while providing quality service to the customer. 

Why join Patterson?
Patterson Companies is a value-added distributor focused on providing best-in-class products, services and technology to the dental and animal health markets. Driven to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in these growing markets, Patterson provides a total-package approach to doing business.

Our customers benefit from a diverse platform of products and services, as well as the convenience and peace of mind that come with relying on one trusted partner for everything they need.


  • Analyzing and evaluating sales activities as well as market trends and customer needs for sales optimization.
  • Developing sales team by providing ongoing training and development and by giving specific and constructive feedback to foster development of skills. 
  • Reviewing and evaluating the work of direct reports to assess job performance
  • Partnering with Operations Manager to create a customer service culture within the branch.
  • Identifying process improvements to increase efficiency or reduce costs
  • Participating in the selection process determining personnel needs to ensure coverage on all jobs and that branch obligations are met.
  • Other General Manager responsibilities as needed.


What background and experience is needed as a General Manager?

  • The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in sales, management, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with a proven track record in sales is required.
  • The ability to effectively lead people and build a high performing team, being adaptable, and facilitate ongoing development is key.
  • Possessing a high business acumen, strong decision making skills and a strong customer focus is vital.
  • General computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Previous experience in the following areas: customer service, sales and asset management is preferred, as is previous experience supervising sales teams.
  • Related industry knowledge is a plus.



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