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Automotive General Manager

Automotive, Motor Trade Job: General Manager required in Surrey

Salary: Up to £70,000 Basic, OTE £87,500 Per Annum
Term: Full Time, Permanent

Motor Trade Jobs / Automotive Vacancies: Automotive General Manager Required for Car Dealer Group


Our Client, a well-established Franchised Dealer Group is currently looking to hire an experienced General Manager to take over the running of their busy Surrey dealership.


The ideal candidate must be an established and experienced General Manager/Dealer Principal with a very strong business ethic and the ability to push their management teams to achieve goals and targets set by both the brand as well as the group.


The main job purpose will be to
, Develop a strategy to increase revenue and profit in all areas of the business in accordance with a growth plan
, Formulate retailer policies in compliance with legal and manufacturer guidelines
, Control cash flow, stocks and assets to achieve a satisfactory return on investment
, Ensure the retailer is adequately staffed
, Generate enthusiasm for the brand and the brand values
, Ensure managers and staff are committed to customer satisfaction and process excellence


As a Brand Manager your key objectives will be:


Develop a strategy to increase revenue and profit in all areas of the business in accordance with a growth plan
Develop, forecast and revise business plans; determine where improvements can be made and develop action plans in order to achieve ongoing retailer objectives
Increase market penetration through effective planned marketing to support business growth
Oversee the implementation of marketing and promotional activities and monitor their success through line managers
Create and maintain a professional retail image through positive media exposure


Formulate retailer policies in compliance with legal and manufacturer guidelines
Ensure adherence to brand operating policies and guidelines, including Retail and Wholesale standards
Ensure all retailer employees and contractors operate within the law at all times
Review pricing/discounting policies regularly
Ensure adherence to Health and Safety and Environmental policies and procedures
Develop and maintain relationships with brand representatives, professional bodies, suppliers, statutory representatives


Control cash flow, stocks and assets to achieve a satisfactory return on investment
Examine accounts, operating controls and composite figures to monitor performance, plan improvements and allow corrective action to be taken
Set profit objectives within a specific time scale to ensure a budgeted return on investment
Maintain stock turnover ratios, ensuring any increase in stock holding generates a sufficient profitable return
Determine the reason for budget variances, including overruns and underages
Maintain effective control of expenses in line with budget objectives


Ensure the retailer is adequately staffed
Recruit suitably qualified and experienced personnel
Coach and develop job-related skills of managers to support improvement in their performance
Ensure training needs are met and accurate records kept
Establish and review salary scales and incentive schemes


Ensure managers and staff are committed to customer satisfaction and process excellence


If you feel that you are the right person for this challenge please contact Liam at Perfect Placement immediately.


To apply please send your CV to Liam Buffenbarger quoting J63203, General Manager, Surrey.



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