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General Sales Manager

  • Job added:   28 July 2022
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-387946
  • Company :   Riverside Resourcing & Consultancy Ltd

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen with Sandown Motor Group for an exceptional General Sales Manager at their flagship dealership in Guildford.


The Company

Sandown Motor Group have over 30 years of experience, selling and servicing Mercedes-Benz cars. A privately owned group the Sandown name has an immensely proud heritage with Mercedes-Benz and means that they are experts in this iconic brand.  Their simple goal is to deliver the most outstanding service from each of their sites in Guildford, Basingstoke, Poole, Dorchester, Salisbury, Newbury, Hindhead, Farnborough and Epsom.   

The Role

Responsible for assisting the head of sales in developing a Retail New and Used Sales strategy for the site, focusing on capturing all available revenue streams along with the development and utilisation of human resource to achieve the business objectives.

Independently managing and developing a customer-oriented and profitable new and used car sales business. This includes a high level of customer satisfaction and high yields for the department.

Managing and developing all sales related employees who represent Mercedes-Benz.

Ensuring all Mercedes-Benz UK standards are met, and legal regulations are complied with. Ensure that all standards and processes are adhered to in line with franchise contract arrangements.

About You

You will have General Sales Management experience within the automotive industry, ideally Mercedes-Benz, however the business would also consider your application if you have had a successful career within a volume or prestige environment. You will have a team of 28, so will need to have fantastic leadership qualities, along with excellent time management skills and be able to develop relationships effortlessly.

On Offer

Salary OTE £90,000 (£50,000 basic and £40,000 bonus opportunity (uncapped) per annum, company Mercedes-Benz car, Managers Pension, Life Assurance, and above average holidays of 30 days per annum.

Our Process

When applying please include a full current CV with your current salary outlined and notice period, once this has been reviewed, we will be in touch to advise if your application will be progressed through to the next stage. The Riverside Resourcing & Consultancy recruitment process reflects our obligations under relevant UK legislation. Whilst all applications are carefully considered, we are only able to progress applications from candidates who have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Managing your data 

We care about your personal data.  The General Data Protection Regulation provides you with more control and by applying to us, we consider this to be an agreement to process your personal data in support of our recruitment and selection process.  Your application data is held within our secure applicant tracking system through hireful - you will be given access to a candidate zone in this system where you can monitor and manage your application and see status updates.  We will communicate with you, by email or phone, throughout the recruitment process so that we can keep you updated and inform you of your application progress.

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