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General Sales Manager (D1189)

  • Job added:   14 September 2011
  • Salary :   £Generous basic salary, future bonus structure, company car and comprehensive benefits
  • Location :   Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Southgate Consulting
  • Contact :   David Southgate
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  • Telephone :   01235 863 525
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Aston Martin is opening a new retail showroom at its world renowned Works Service division at Newport Pagnell. The showroom will cater for new, used & heritage vehicle sales with a planned opening date of March 2012. In order to ensure the successful planning, launch and ongoing management of this prestigious operation, a suitably qualified General Sales Manager is required to manage this operation.

We are seeking an individual with impeccable credentials gained in the luxury car sector, who is able to take on a multi-facetted role a business advisor, “start up” entrepreneur, Sales Manager, Sales Consultant and Ambassador for the Aston Martin brand on a national/international platform.

Personal qualities need to match a track record of career success with a recognized Industry retail operation, where customer service excellence has always been of paramount importance, balanced with financial acumen and a drive for business success.

Aston Martin is expecting the very best in terms of quality, personality, industry knowledge and Sales Management ability. The process for selection is solely via Southgate Consulting who is working with the Senior Management and HR team to provide initial interview and recruitment support.

Please apply by email application only in the first instance, stating your reasons for consideration, salary and location/relocation ability. Initial interviews will commence towards the end of September/early October with an envisaged start date by the end of the year.

Pre-selection questions (YES answers required)

Are you a luxury vehicle General Sales Manager with the highest credentials and industry knowledge?

Can you demonstrate outstanding leadership, motivational and organizational ability to support your specialist vehicle new & used sales skills?

Are you impeccably presented with outstanding organizational and business start up flair?

Can you demonstrate a real commercial awareness and team building ability, that would enable you to influence and succeed both internally and externally?

Do you thoroughly understand the nuances of a luxury car retail operation and customer handling skill that is required?

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