The Haynes Group is a very successful £70m turnover, privately owned, South East based business. We currently operate 5 Companies from 8 locations, with some of the industry’s leading franchises.
Due to a forthcoming retirement, a rare opportunity exists in our Ford Car and Commercial Vehicle Company for a dynamic and driven Operations Director (Designate) to work closely with the Group MD and progressive management team to drive the business forward. As one of Ford’s longest standing UK dealerships and recent winner of the Ford Chairman’s Award for outstanding customer service, we are a respected partner of the manufacturer. The Group is also currently at the start of an exciting investment project to further improve our sites.
The right candidate will already be operating at Dealer Principal level, or equivalent, within a well respected dealership or group but will be hungry for a new challenge. You will have a successful track record in sales and senior management and will be totally process and budget driven. Entrepreneurial flair and reliability are essential, as are excellent interpersonal and IT skills. Based in Maidstone, you will be operationally responsible for three sales departments, four busy workshops, a Ford ARC and a large parts centre and will have a desire to further grow these operations and share in their success. This is a complex business and an ability to think strategically, apply strong financial management and also get involved in detailed issues and analysis where necessary is a prerequisite. After a probationary period the successful candidate will gain full Operations Director Status, with associated benefits.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a long established and ‘go ahead’ business that has an excellent reputation and is very well placed for future expansion. We also have an ethos of offering generous rewards for management who deliver against key criteria and profit forecasts. To apply in strictest confidence, please send a handwritten letter explaining why you feel you are the right candidate for this position enclosing your CV to Andrew Haynes, Chairman and Managing Director, Haynes Bros Ltd, Haynes House, 23 Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5DQ.