Here's the scenerio -
I have been on my job for one year. I am a production manager for one of 2 divisions in our company. I have 4 directs and manage a dept of about 75 people. Our operations manager, who managed production for the other division as well as some other functions (facilities maintenance) retired a few months ago, and has not yet been replaced. My boss (CEO) approached me last week about his idea to merge the 2 divisions and have me manage them both together (product is virtually the same, with 2 locations just a few miles apart. We sell into 2 distinct markets).
I am a high D (6333) so this appeals to me. I can also see a lot of advantages for the company as there is currently some replication of functions in the 2 divisions that could be consolidated. This will also open up some opportunity for a couple of my directs as well as key people in the other division to expand their roles.
While I believe I can do this job, the offer came as a surprise and I want to think it through carefully before accepting. The job I have is challenging but I am getting more comfortable in it than I was at first. I am also uncertain about what to reasonably expect in terms of a raise. We recently went through a layoff, and I'm sure one of the reasons for this change is to save money. My boss did indicate there would be a compensation increase but we didn't discuss it. He wanted me to think about the position over the weekend and let him know next week if I wanted to pursue it.
I'm not concerned about losing my job if I turn this down. We have a very good working relationship and he made it clear that this was my decision and he would respect it. My inclination is to accept this position, but I wanted to post in hopes of getting some input from this community. Has anyone else been through an internal merger like this? Pittfalls I should be aware of?