Sandown is a privately owned Mercedes-Benz group operating across six sites. The group is responsible for two of Mercedes-Benz UK’s market areas and employs approximately 360 people. Sandown is focused on being innovative and dynamic and is committed to delivering an exceptional experience to its Mercedes Benz customers.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sandown in this challenging group role. Reporting to the Managing Director the key responsibilities for this role will be to maximise sales and profit opportunities through the delivery of the New and Used Retail sales strategy for Mercedes Benz and Smart. In addition you will need to work with Mercedes-Benz UK to ensure that all standards and processes are adhered to in line with franchise contract arrangements.
You will be responsible for the Sales Teams at Mercedes – Benz of Poole, Salisbury, Dorchester, Basingstoke and Guildford and Hindhead. The successful candidate will need to ensure that all areas of responsibility achieve and maximise profit margins within their objectives/annual budget. In order to do this they will have to continually review the financial situation, examining all accounts, daily and weekly operating controls and dealer composite figures and franchise/industry KPI’s, taking corrective measures and actions as deemed necessary.
A key part of the role will be to take actions to sustain and enhance levels of sales customer satisfaction, and retention through processes, facility enhancements and training/development of staff.
The successful candidate will have significant relevant retail motor experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of success in a challenging and fast paced automotive sales environment at Group or Director level. Candidates will need to have outstanding
drive, ambition, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills and be immaculately attired. Applicants will preferably be educated to degree level or equivalent or hold a Management / Leaders in Business Qualification with a main manufacturer. A full Driving Licence is essential as travel between sites will be required.
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