At Southgate Consulting we are proud of our reputation in Automotive Search & Selection, as one of the most discerning suppliers of Management and Executive personnel to Manufacturers/Importers, Retail Dealerships and Retail Groups in the Country. Our direct search process ensures a detailed and rigorous approach to candidate selection, supported by our extensive six-month guarantee.
All of our assignments are genuine career opportunities exclusively handled by Southgate Consulting, where the approach of filling a vacancy accurately is more important and cost effective than filling it quickly.
European Dealer Development Manager
Based: Home Counties or Europe
We are seeking a multi-lingual, graduate calibre, Dealer Development and Franchising specialist with car, motorcycle or truck background gained within a Manufacturer/Importer. With extensive European travel, you will have excellent commercial awareness and interpersonal skills allowing this exclusive brand to develop further in key European Countries.
Customer Relationship Manager
Working for one of the most exclusive car Manufacturers/Importers in the World, this career opportunity will allow a bright, young, graduate with 3-5 years marketing experience to develop in a very specialist environment. Of graduate calibre, with a Business Studies or Marketing degree, your Importer Head Office experience should include working knowledge of database marketing tools, customer profiling and creative contact strategy.
Retail Marketing Consultant
Working from a home base, this career move will take responsibility for assisting a major volume franchise dealership network with new and branded used vehicle marketing strategy. Daily interaction with the dealers is vital for success, together with agreeing budgets, all aspects of creative media planning and the organisation of seasonal events. Suitable candidates should have dealer or importer based marketing experience, together with excellent organisational and creative flair.
This really is a unique and exciting opportunity to create, develop and manage a leading specialist vehicle Importer's track day event programmes in the UK and Europe. Encouraging customers to join an exclusive club of seasonal events together with the creative management of all ancillary events is central to this brief. A competition driving/instructors licence together with previous expertise in track day management for a specialist events company or Importer is essential.
Junior Product Manager
South East England
A great opportunity for a young marketing graduate to join one of the leading car Importers in the UK. We are looking for an individual from an Importer or Dealer Group who wishes to commence their career in this specific area. Tremendous career potential to move into other departments in the future. With a relevant marketing degree and 1-3 years work experience, this role requires excellent commercial acumen, IT literacy, detailing handling and multi-tasking abilities.
Group Service Manager
South West England
Our client is a well run, privately owned, multi-franchise volume dealer operation with exciting development plans that include the opening of a purpose built service centre for one of the four brands represented. Ideally, we wish to find an experienced Service or Aftersales Manager who is capable of handling several busy workshops all on one site. Excellent people motivation and management flair, together with marketing and budgetary experience is essential.
If you wish to discuss any of the above opportunities in more depth, please contact Southgate Consulting, Bakers Yard, Ardington OX12 8PT. Tel: 01235 863525. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org