General Manager

Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 hours ago(5/24/2024 4:19 PM)
Plant Leadership
Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and only national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. Acquired by private equity firm Calera Capital in 2018, ImageFIRST serves medical facilities nationwide providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs, and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. As leaders in infection prevention, they currently own and operate the most HLAC-accredited facilities in the industry. With one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry – 97% – ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction and making staff happy with our white glove service!


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Responsibilities & Qualifications

Due to a recent promotion, we have an awesome growth opportunity for a General Manager to join our team at our healthcare laundry plant in Kansas City, MO. ImageFIRST, a PE-backed company, has quadrupled in size in the last 4 years.


Compensation package: Salary $150K+ and a lucrative equity opportunity, plus target bonus & car allowance. 




The primary responsibility of this position is to lead and direct the efficient operation of our laundry facility processing cloth products. This individual must be able to direct and develop all quality initiatives and aspects related to customer relations, service management, production and administration.

  • Delivers strong operational performance by ensuring compliance with our organization and regulatory agency standards and programs, and translating corporate strategy into front-line operational tactics  
  • Ensures a positive, safe environment by driving compliance in infection prevention, employee safety, OSHA, Joint Commission, regulatory standards, and financial, workplace and legal requirements 
  • Provides overall long-term planning, direction and control to assigned accounts within a defined district to achieve pillar goals and key business outcomes  
  • Leads recruitment and development of team, ensuring high performance, talent succession planning, and employee engagement
  • Establishes and maintains effective customer rapport and maintains mutually beneficial business relationships with clients 
  • Identifies opportunities to implement new products and services which support sales growth and client retention, and independently conducts client negotiations and renegotiates unit contracts  
  • Interfaces with client C-suite and regional management and their staffs  
  • Develops District forecasts and communicates deviations to Regional & divisional Management  
  • Determines plan that optimizes financial performance and productivity by conducting operational audits


  • Minimum of 5 years' progressive management experience managing a complex business with financial and operational responsibility for that business, multi-site OR multi-departmental  
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent management experience 
  • Self-starter, capable of leading, directing, and supporting a team in a diverse environment with highly developed interpersonal, analytical and communication skills  
  • Strong financial acumen required in order to discuss financial planning, objectives and results - including P&L and budgeting experience
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with a proven track record of growing accounts 


  • MBA preferred
  • LEAN or 6-Sigma certification preferred
  • Able to relate professionally and positively to physicians, clinical staff and healthcare facility executives with excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and management skills 
  • Contract-managed service experience is highly desirable

Company Values & Benefits

Required Competencies:

  • Be Respectful: Value all we come in contact with
  • Be Remarkable: Create a positive moment with every interaction
  • Be Safe: Keep ourselves and those around us safe
  • Be Honest: Be guided by truthfulness in all we do  


  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision 
  • Pet, Legal, and Hospital Indemnity Insurance 
  • 401k (match)
  • Paid Time Off Package
  • Great company culture
  • Collaborative team environment 

EOE / Drug-Free Workplace 


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  We are fueled by the talent, passion, and diversity of our associates.





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