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General Manager

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At the risk of sounding too cliched, we want you to know that working at King of Pops is not like working at most other places. Why? Well, that can be tough to describe without experiencing it firsthand, but we owe it to you, Dear Applicant, to try. 

For starters, we ask more of our employees than most places. We certainly respect work-life balance and understand the value of taking frequent clarity breaks, but everyone on our team loves to talk and think and dream about King of Pops whether they are "at work" or not. 

In return for asking so much of them, we give our employees a great deal of freedom to make decisions and create an impact. We believe in hiring the best people we can and letting them loose to create magic in the best way they see fit. 

Beyond all else, working at King of Pops means making a serious commitment to helping us create an exceptional community beyond just our workplace. We understand that not everyone will care about all this stuff as much as we do; if King of Pops isn’t for you, we wish you the best and would be happy to help you in any way we can.

If you think this is the spot you’ve been looking for though, then go right ahead and submit an application.

 

The Opportunity

King of Pops is looking for a hard-working, self-motivated individual to join our Atlanta team as its General Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a large team and won't shy away from doing the hard work alongside them. Ability to manage processes and hold your team accountable is key. Excellent oral communication skills are a must. 

An entrepreneurial spirit is also preferred, as you will be seeking out new opportunities for the brand to grow in Atlanta. You will lead and mentor a team of more than 50 pop slingers, 6 operations leaders, and our travelling festival team. 

In short, the General Manager for King of Pops Atlanta will keep things humming on a day-to-day basis.

Prior GM experience in retail, food, hospitality or consumer goods is highly preferred. 

 

What you're going to do:

  • Lead, manage, and hold accountable the Atlanta sales and operations staff through excellent communication and real time problem solving ability
  • Be held responsible for your P&L
  • Ensure the right pops are in the right place (carts, catering, deliveries) at the right time
  • Oversee all King of Pops cart sales (seek out new and exciting cart sales opportunities, maintain existing relationships)
  • Oversee staffing and scheduling for all of Atlanta
  • Provide customer service resolution when needed
  • Submit production requests


Who you are 

  • Experienced manager that has guided a large team successfully in the past
  • Someone that knows how to "speak P&L" and work within a budget
  • Inside sales/relationship experience
  • Goal-oriented, self-motivated individual who is confident and thorough. 
  • Analytical, detail-oriented and able to “zoom” in/out from the big picture to the minutiae.
  • Ability to effectively operate with enthusiasm and flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
  • Someone with "bias to action" (You are comfortable initiating and leading efforts, projects and programs with minimal prompting)
  • Very strong organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on; not afraid to get sweaty
  • Active and comfortable with some manual labor and long periods of standing as necessary
  • Fun to work with!

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: $40,000 to $60,000 commensurate with experience  

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • King of Pops Surf Break (Paid month off every winter!)
  • Paid company cruise annually
  • 2 weeks paid vacation at hire
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Lots of delicious pops to snack on!

King of Pops is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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