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Group Used Car Buyer Manager

  • Job added:   5 August 2013
  • Location :   Dorset/Hampshire/Surrey/Wiltshire
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Tony Purslow Ltd
  • Contact :   Jo Michael
  • Email :   mercedes.recruitment@mercedes.co.uk

A rare opportunity has arisen to join Tony Purslow Ltd/Jacksons of Bournemouth Ltd in this exciting new group role with responsibility across all six Mercedes-Benz Retailers.

Reporting to the Sales Director, the key responsibility for this role will be to develop a Group Approved Used Vehicle buying strategy, alongside assisting the development and implementation of a standardised Group Part Exchange valuation process, Group Trade Auction process and Trade Sales process.

The role will require you to source vehicles using appropriate methods as well as attending auctions around the UK to view and purchase Approved Used vehicle stock for the group. You will purchase Approved Used vehicles to the exacting requirements of the Company in line with Mercedes-Benz quality levels.

Taking into account both price and condition you will ensure, where possible, that you purchase vehicles at or below market value, making allowance for any known defects. You will make sure that sufficient stock levels of Approved Used vehicles are maintained to enable sales and profit targets to be met; at all times working with Mercedes-Benz UK to ensure that all standards and processes are adhered to in line with franchise contract arrangements.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in a challenging and fast paced business to business sales environment. Prior experience in the automotive sector with Mercedes-Benz knowledge is essential, however experience of other brands would also be an advantage. In addition to purchasing, experience of trade disposal via auction would be required to meet with the challenges of this exciting new role.

Candidates will need to have outstanding drive, ambition, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.

Applicants will be expected to be immaculately attired and must hold a full Driving Licence as this is a field-based role spending an equal amount of time at all 6 sites.

An attractive salary package will be offered along with a fully expensed company car. Other benefits include a Company Pension and Life Assurance.

If you are interested in the above role, please contact Jo Michael, Group Human Resources Director, at mercedes.recruitment@mercedes.co.uk.
 

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