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General Manager

  • Job added:   11 April 2014
  • Location :   Crawley, Horsham & Tunbridge Wells
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Motorline
  • Contact :   Laura Small
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General Manager for Horsham and Tunbridge Wells and General Sales Manager for Gatwick

We currently have a rare opportunity to join the Motorline Group at a senior level. The successful applicants will be pro-active, self-motivated individuals, able to build strong relationships with our Motorline customers and be committed to further increasing the presence of the Motorline brand in the Horsham, Crawley and Tunbridge Wells’s area.

Key Objectives:

  • To achieve short and long term business objectives
  • To ensure long term profitability and stability of the dealership
  • To monitor and control all overhead expenses of the business
  • To deal with all day-to-day site issues
  • To follow all reporting requirements of Motorline and the manufacturer
  • To develop and maintain relationships with the Franchise
  • To ensure the all staff represent the brand in accordance with manufacturer requirements
  • To ensure that all departments adopt the Motorline culture and follow the practices and procedures of Motorline and the manufacturer
  • To maintain the appropriate staffing levels
  • To provide guidance, training and motivation to all staff
  • To manage performance of staff to achieve key targets (e.g. Sales, Margin, CES)
  • To organise and lead the activities of Sales department to achieve optimum profitability, customer satisfaction and customer retention
  • To ensure the Sales department maximises the profitable sale of finance, insurance, GAP, accessories, extended warranties and other add-ons
  • To hold regular meetings to discuss and implement goals
  • To develop and implement marketing with the Brand Director
  • To monitor all market place activities and adjust plans and objectives accordingly
  • To ensure that customer complaints are dealt with promptly

Applicants requirements:

  • Previous experience as a General Manager or Dealer Principal in a franchised car dealership.  
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills
  • A proven record of high sales achievement, marketing and customer satisfaction
  • Able to set targets for Sales staff, then drive the staff to meet the targets
  • Good at man management
  • A full, valid driving licence must be held with no more than 3 points

Pay & Benefits:
Competitive salary + Bonus 
Company car
Company Pension scheme
4 weeks holiday per year

Working Times:
8.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Saturday working 11 days every fortnight.