Business:  Mako Reels

Location:  Burlington, Washington State

Title:  Managing Director, Business Leader


The Company’s products are considered the best fly fishing reels in the world - known for their legendary carbon fibre drag systems, engineering design and long lasting durability. The Company has great products with a cult following.  The business is poised for growth and owners are looking to invest heavily into the brand to drive growth, demand and profitability.


We are looking for a motivated manager to run the day to day operations.  This will entail a full range of responsibilities including management of machine shop processes, oversight of manual assembly of reels, customer interface/relations, shipment of reels, and marketing of the products. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day running of a small business engaged in the manufacture of high end fly fishing reels
  • Learn process and oversight of the manual assembly of fly fishing reels
  • Establish and manage relationships with key suppliers and providers of services
  • Fulfil customer orders and deal with customer questions or complaints
  • Maintain and ensure high level of product quality
  • Maintain accounts and manage profitability
  • Attend trade shows as representative of the Company
  • Execute a new marketing strategy repositioning the Company (with help of marketing company)
  • Oversee the social media and internet strategy of businesses 

Preferred Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor degree
  • Understanding of machine shop processes
  • Ability to read blueprints for reels
  • Familiarity of small part inspection procedures
  • Familiarity with metal finishing processes
  • Basic knowledge of accounting programmes (Quickbooks)
  • Experienced in business development and partnership management.
  • Excellent communication and coordination
  • High attention to detailed and product quality