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Dealer Business Manager, Ref:JP79

  • Job added:   21 August 2015
  • Salary :   £Highly Competitive + car
  • Location :   Nationwide - Field Based
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Reference :   JP79
  • Company :   Copeland Select
  • Contact :   Richard Piper

Our client is a niche automotive manufacturer currently going through a period of growth. They are seeking a Dealer Business Manager to work in their Network Development Team. This newly created role will be responsible for working with their dealer composite supplier to create and manage a working list of non-profitable dealers.  Working closely with head office and regional teams, you will devise and implement recovery plans & manage the identification and application process of future partners to represent the franchise in identified Open Points.


This role would suit someone with strong dealer Financial Management Experience with a background in either a vehicle manufacturer/ importer or with a financial services type business that works closely with motor dealers.


Key Responsibilities

Work with appointed composite supplier to identify & prioritise non profitable dealers

Work with non-profitable dealers, identifying cause, devising and implementing recovery plans.  Working with the dealer, regional teams and head office to ensure plan is delivered and recovery secured.

Working with successful dealers to identify best practice, devising mechanisms to propagate across network. 

Identify, evaluate, recruit and appoint new partners in line with the division’s open point strategy.  Managing all processes and securing management approval in line with company procedures.

Liaise with all departments and the Regional Sales Managers to ensure cooperation and support for all newly appointed Dealers.


The Successful Candidate:

5+ years’ experience of Dealer Financial Management within the automotive Industry

Knowledge and experience of Financial Operations Management within the automotive, banking or financial sectors

Commercial acumen with knowledge and experience of crucial business functions

People management experience

Financially capable with excellent numeracy and analytical skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative ethos and the ability to interact and influence a diverse range of people

Able to deliver Board level presentations with style and persuasion

Focused and resilient, with the ability to deliver effectively in a pressurised environment

High productivity, an acute attention to detail and the ability to work with a high degree of autonomy


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How To Apply

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