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General Manager 2.1 (36430)


General Manager



Mannheim, Brandenburg, Germany

Job Summary

The General Manager coordinates all Army Prepositioned Stock 2 (APS) logistics operations at a forward materiel, maintenance, and logistics enterprise site. This position executes supervisory, synchronization, coordination, and ensures responsive support to U.S. Army and DOD units/activities. The General Manager supervises all operations personnel and operations in charge of all Supply and logistics matters for the site. This position ensures that the assigned APS 2 worksite operates in accordance with current regulations and directives and achieves or exceeds established goals or performance standards. Mission responsibility for this position includes the management of requesting, receiving, accounting for, inventorying, storing and issuing of Supply Support Activity, Operational Stock project materiel and Maintenance Activities assigned to the APS 2 mission. The General Manager ensures the timely procurement of armored and weapons systems parts components or end items for customer support, synchronization between production control, maintenance activity Supply and warehouse operations and property management and provides direct coordination with contractor quality control (QC) efforts. This position is responsible for the management, coordination, evaluation and control of transportation and/or shipping requirements; procurement of all equipment, materials, supplies and/or services not available through standard U.S. Army supply systems and for the operation and maintenance of a variety of standard and unique automated logistical support systems such as, the Army War Reserve Deployment System (AWRDS); Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-A); Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE); and Logistic Information Warehouse (LIW). The General Manager coordinates with government personnel to ensure correct readiness monitoring and reporting for APS 2 equipment. This position establishes, controls and conforms to approve financial guidelines for supply operations. The General Manager organizes and staffs the assigned APS 2 worksite in such a manner as to effectively accomplish its mission.

The General Manager has these specific responsibilities:

  • Executes primary coordination authority over Quality Control and executes direct control over 400-500 personnel in absence of the APS 2 Project Manager and Chief of Operations
  • Ensures Materiel Site operates in accordance with applicable Host Nation and Defense regulations
  • Uses classified (U.S. only) information technology (IT) systems, including Logistic Information Systems (LIS) and GCSS-A, to manage maintenance and logistics projects
  • Establishes and maintains effective coordination between the Logistics Department, Army Sustainment Command (ASC), customer agencies, CONUS and overseas suppliers, supporting APS 2 locations, and transportation and other support agencies to assure continuous effective supply support
  • Establishes priorities for logistic support under conditions which impose constraints upon APS 2 Site operations
  • Establishes policies and procedures for the accumulation of data required for the preparation and submission one-time recurring reports
  • Participates in briefings, conferences and meetings, as required, to support the Project Manager, and to fully and effectively accomplish the mission of the assigned APS 2 worksite
  • Maintains daily contact with the Project Manager, Chief of Operations, other APS 2 operating elements and subordinate supervisors in the logistics department to assist in the timely resolution of problems and to execute the administrative and operational functions that require attention
  • Provides coordination and synchronization for QC efforts with all departments
  • Reviews all reports, submitted by the QC, Production, Systems Manager and Property Manager and management information data available from other sources that relate to the posture and performance of supply and Maintenance operations. Initiates corrective action or revision of internal methods or procedures, in accordance with regulations, directives and guidance from higher authority, to resolve problems, simplify operations and increase the efficiency and responsiveness of supply operations.
  • Reports, with recommendations, to the Project Manager all logistic requirements or operational problems that are beyond the existing capabilities or authority of the Department
  • Supervises the preparation of appropriate general and detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with the APS 2 Performance Work Statement (PWS) that describes the general responsibilities and procedures within the various sections of the APS 2 worksite, the detailed methods and procedures required to give adequate guidance within the APS 2 worksite, and the detailed methods and procedures required to give adequate guidance and instruction for all personnel assigned to specific functions
  • Coordinates and synchronizes the activities of the Inventory Control team in the conduct of cyclic inventories, special inventories and location surveys
  • Supervises and directs the activities of the assigned APS 2 worksite logistics systems’ functional analysts in the use, development and/or implementation of current and/or future automated supply and maintenance systems in use, or being fielded for use by APS 2.
  • As required, travels Temporary Duty (TDY) within Europe to include trips in support of exercises and real world contingencies. Deploys on short notice throughout the EUCOM, USAREUR when required in support of U.S. military operations. This may require deployment to potential conflict areas and living in austere conditions.

Minimum Requirements


A bachelor's degree plus 3 years of recent specialized experience, OR; An associate's degree plus 7 years of recent specialized experience, OR; A major certification plus 7 years of recent specialized experience, OR; 11 years of recent specialized experience.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • U.S. Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to qualify for and operate Government provided light vehicles

Preferred Qualifications


Logistics Executive Development Course or Command and General Staff College; Completed Maintenance Managers’ course or Supply Operations Course; Human Resources for Supervisors