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General Sales Manager / Manager, One-77 & VIP Sales

  • Job added:   26 September 2011
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Southgate Consulting
  • Contact :   David Southgate
  • Email :
  • Telephone :   01235 863 525
  • Website :  

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General Sales Manager

Newport Pagnell

The Works Service operation at Newport Pagnell needs no introduction, the original site for

the Aston Martin Brand is now home to some of the finest craftsmen in the world, restoring

and maintaining both heritage and current models. To complement this wholly owned

operation, a new Sales Centre will be completed by March 2012 retailing new, pre-owned

and heritage cars.

Reporting to the Director – Works Service, the new position of General Sales Manager will

require an exceptional individual to manage the department from inception onwards.

As well as having the requisite skills in specialist new and used Vehicle Sales Management,

the selected candidate should also possess the ability to set up systems, organise the

opening, marketing and ongoing sales operation and ultimately recruit and train a small but

highly effective sales team.

With passion, commitment, tenacity and long term commitment to this project, this

is a unique career move with tremendous potential to make a real difference and only

candidates with very relevant backgrounds, and impeccable work credentials, will be

considered for the role.


Manager, One-77 & VIP Sales



Working from the Aston Martin worldwide Headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, the

One-77 & VIP Sales Manager career opportunity, is both challenging and rewarding.

Selling to the most discerning clientele in the World, a background in managing customer

relationships on a Global scale is a skill which is essential for the role.

Previous experience in high end luxury goods is essential for consideration, as well as the

ability to demonstrate a track record of sales, broad business acumen, coupled with a

mature and well balanced mindset on how to conduct senior level negotiations.

Outstanding presentation skills, communication, tenacity and sophistication will go hand in

hand with a calm and organised administrative approach fuelled by a burning ambition

to succeed.

Culturally, the successful applicant must be able to work independently as well as part of

a small team at Head Office, handling factory visits for VIPs as well as regular liaison with

customers during build programmes of vehicles.

If you would like to be part of the Aston Martin success story in 2012 and beyond,

please email a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter outlining which position is of interest

and why you should be considered for the role to David Southgate, Managing Director,

Southgate Consulting, Bakers Yard, Ardington, Nr Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PT

Tel: 01235 863 525 email:


Southgate Consulting is retained to handle all enquiries for these exciting roles and closing date for

applications is Monday 3 October 2011.