Van Buren Telephone Company 
General Manager

94 years and counting - of connecting local community members with contemporary communications technologies, specifically, telephone, wireless, and internet products and services. And after a legacy of excellence created by our current GM who is retiring this year, the Board is looking for a successor to build upon that legacy.
 
The successful candidate will provide for the technology needs of customers (<2k lines), the management needs of staff (8), and the growth and income of the company (3.5ish revenue). The General Manager, guided by objectives and directives established by the Board of Directors, will be responsible for all operational and functional areas of the company including technology deployment and performance (completing the fiber build-out), P&L, sales, marketing, community relations, HR, and foremost, ensure customers consistently receive exceptional and reliable service.  Our next leader is expected to:
  • Persistently seek to enhance revenues and performance levels by exploring new technologies and bring new and exciting business opportunities to the board for consideration.
  • Monitor costs incurred against plans, demonstrate savings through innovative planning and resource allocation.
  • Build excellent working relationships with our respective communities, board members, staff, industry peers, vendors, contractors, and supporters.
  • Strive to perfect a culture of teamwork, collaboration, professional development, and service excellence.
Can you visualize opportunities, anticipate problems, and identify solutions developed from your industry experience? You must also be decisive, forward thinking and willing to conquer every challenge to lead in an ever-changing and fluid industry. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!
 
Van Buren Telephone Company, located in Keosauqua (southeastern IA) - on the big bend of the Des Moines river has evolved from providing party-line phone service, to being a full-service provider of the most advanced phone, long distance, high speed internet and wireless phone services available. As a part of a state-wide fiber network, customers have access to cutting-edge technologies and top quality services. The area possess a unique blend of historic architecture, natural beauty, small-town values, quaint shops and business opportunities. 
 
This position offers an excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send a cover letter and resume with salary history to our HR partner: 
 
Van Buren Telephone Company
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