General Manager

Location: Detroit, MI
Job Code: 1948
# of openings: 1


Internet Brands/Autodata is looking for a strategic, innovative leader for a division in its auto vertical.  Our automotive brands consist of consumer websites and software offerings that encompass every niche of the auto universe, from buying a car online to connecting with auto enthusiast communities to purchasing and selling aftermarket parts.

We are looking for a General Manager who has passion, energy, intellect and drive.  This leader will bring fresh ideas, a strategic mind and a track record of growing businesses. The position can be based in Los Angeles, California or Detroit, Michigan.

- Provide leadership across the business unit. 
- Manage a team responsible for day-to-day operations (sales, customer service, account management, content creation, product development, marketing, business development).  
- Build expert-level understanding of the vertical, and develop strategies to maintain and grow our leadership position.  
- Develop and manage operational budgets, and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis.  Establish metrics for business to drive decisions.   
- Understand and develop strategies and activities to grow audience/users in a profitable manner.
- Monitor, measure and report on operational issues, opportunities and development plans against company objectives.

- Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience growing revenue and profit for online/software business.  
- Ability to interact with and to develop relationships with a diverse group of personnel ranging from senior executives to middle managers to technical individual contributors.
- Strong business sense – an excellent understanding of costs and benefits and an ability to use that understanding to prioritize activities.  
- Analytical – demonstrated experience tracking core business metrics and driving decisions based on that data.
- Organized – able to keep multiple balls in the air and to deconstruct complex activities into their component parts, tracks those parts, and manage activities to completion.   
- Excellent communication skills – able to take complex information and succinctly and effectively communicate both in verbal and written formats.
- Team Player – able to work cross-functionally, build partnerships, and share knowledge.
- Automotive industry expertise within an online or software company is required.
- Bachelors degree; MBA a plus.

Success starts with having the right people. At Internet Brands, we value and mentor each member of our growing team. We seek out talented, goal-oriented professionals who live and breathe the Internet and thrive in a flexible but challenging work environment. Our team of innovators has enabled Internet Brands to sustain high levels of profitability and success while evolving along with the Internet for almost 15 years.

At IB, we promote an entrepreneurial, friendly culture that applauds innovation and results while embracing change and independence. Our employees are intensely driven and constantly encouraged to reach higher and use creativity to achieve success – all the while enjoying high levels of collaboration and the luxury of coming to work in jeans and flip flops. We are proud to offer a unique blend of the innovation of a start-up with the history, stability, and benefits of an established corporation.

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Internet Brands, Inc. and its wholly owned affiliates are an equal opportunity employer.

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