General Sales Manager - Automotive Main Dealer
£30,000 - £35,000 Basic (£50,000 - £55,000 OTE) + Company Car + Generous Holiday Entitlement, Cycle to Work Scheme, Pension, Child Care Vouchers
We now have an exciting opportunity for a highly professional, dynamic and driven General Sales Manager to assist with maintaining company and manufacturer operating standards to achieve performance objectives.
Founded in 1999 we are one of Yorkshire's most successful family firms, proudly representing a number of franchises across the region. Unlike most large groups and PLCs, we put people first and have a track record of consistently supporting and developing our teams. We believe that if you build people, your people will build the business.
The General Sales Manager Role:
Maximising the sales and profitability of vehicles and associated products, you must possess and be able to demonstrate first class selling and marketing skills gained within the motor industry at a high level.
Controlling costs in line with departmental and dealership objectives and business plans, you will ensure that profit targets are achieved, margins maintained and expenses controlled, utilising all resources cost effectively. It is therefore essential that you have experience of controlling costs on this scale.
The role will also be responsible for driving and administering the F&I function, ensuring probability targets and compliance standards are met. Key deliverables include new and used F&I income, finance and PCP penetration, and the sale of value added extras.
With credible leadership skills, you will have practical and recent experience of effectively managing, coaching, motivating and developing a Team to ensure that industry-leading performance standards are evident throughout the department. This will not only ensure strong departmental performance and customer retention but in addition staff retention, succession planning, and the management of poor performers.
As a Company, we place a strong focus on customer care and satisfaction which is paramount to meet and exceed targets. Your excellent interpersonal skills will ensure that your department has a strong customer focus in line with business objectives and you must therefore be an excellent communicator who is firm, fair, assertive and highly professional.
Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and re-prioritise workloads, you will demonstrate and ensure compliance with company operating processes as well as industry regulations and legislation. Leading by example, you will ensure that this is demonstrated throughout the department, irrespective of the volume of work within the department at any one time. You will therefore have up to date knowledge of vehicle legislation, consumer legislation and trade practices with strong, relevant and practical knowledge of modern business methods and controls.
Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Dealership Sales, Automotive Sales, Main Dealer Sales, Automotive Franchise Sales, Sales Manager, Sales Controller, Motor Trade Sales.
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