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Network Development Manager, BE175

  • Job added:   31 December 2016
  • Salary :   £Competitive + car + benefits
  • Location :   Southern UK
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Reference :   BE175
  • Company :   Copeland Select
  • Contact :   Richard Piper
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Our client is an automotive manufacturer currently going through a period of growth. They are seeking a Network Development Manager to manage the selection and appointment of new dealers in line with the network development strategy. There will also be a requirement to lead a program of dealer improvement comprising initiatives designed to improve dealer profitability, capability and performance against agreed measures.  

The role will be field based with a responsibility to primarily manage the Southern half of the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a tactical plan to identify and appoint open points in line with the network development strategy.
  • Manage all aspects of the application process to ensure efficient opening of sites.
  • Work with existing partners to identify and exploit opportunities for growth.
  • Work with individual dealers to ensure delivery of recovery and improvement plans.
  • Identify ‘at risk’ dealers and work closely with Dealer Business Manager.
  • Work with dealers to formulate and deliver succession plans.
  • Identify potential successors from existing network or new partners.
  • Work with field teams and audit providers to monitor dealer sites across the region to ensure standards are met.
  • To lead, manage and deliver national and regional dealer development projects as required.

About you

  • Experience working in a franchising / network development role for an automotive manufacturer.
  • Flexible in approach, with the ability to re-priotise and multi-task when required.
  • 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.
  • Be living from Birmingham southwards

How To Apply

To be considered for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter to Richard Piper at Copeland Automotive Recruitment. Ref: BE175