Calling all Petrol Heads. Would you like to use your detailed knowledge and passion for cars, excellent commercial and analytical skills to negotiate major purchases from automotive manufacturers for one of the largest leasing companies in the UK?
Purpose of role
This key commercial role for a major vehicle leasing company is to coordinate all aspects of the relationship between the leasing company and an appointed group of vehicle manufacturers through the development of effective working relations with contacts at all levels within their organisation. You will ensure that vehicle manufacturers have a good understanding of the business opportunity that the leasing company represents and are provided with a strong business case to supply a wide choice of vehicles for customers to choose from at the best possible prices.
This role would suit a degree educated, highly numerate individual who is able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of all major car brands and models. Previous experience working in the automotive industry in the UK would be advantageous but is not essential. You may have worked in any industry in a commercial role possibly in pricing, product management, analysis or finance. In addition to your numeracy and analytical skills you will also need to demonstrate excellent relationship building, business and negotiation skills and have a progressive career history with a demonstrable track record of success.
Experience and qualifications
- A strong interest and detailed knowledge of UK car brands and models
- Educated to degree level or equivalent - essential
- Negotiation skills with direct experience of large volume supply negotiations
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent numerical and analytical skills
- Ability to work with suppliers and colleagues to develop practical solutions for customers
- Live within commutable distance of Central London
- Fluent written and spoken English
To be considered for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter to Julia Pennington at Copeland Select, Automotive Recruitment.