Our well established commercial vehicle dealer client based in Johannesburg, currently holds a vacancy for an experienced Commercial Vehicle General Manager.

Job Description
Reporting to the Franchise Director, the position requires a high profile, experienced, passionate person, who enjoys autonomy, is confident in achieving business growth and has strong motor industry experience working in a senior management role.
The focus of this role is about driving and achieving results.

Specific Role Responsibilities
• To ensure maximum efficiency and profitability of the Company whilst giving customer satisfaction.
• To formulate and administer Company policy.
• To control cash flow, stocks and assets at a level commensurate with profit requirements and satisfactory return on investment.
• To maximize Company profitability through the sale of associated products, parts and labour.
• Ability to deliver bottom line results while ensuring compliance to company policies and corporate governance
• Ability to develop and implement strategies for growth
• Ability to make sound business decisions
• Ability to apply modern business methods
• Ability to ensure maximum efficiency and profitability in all departments
• Ability to create a customer centric environment and maximize customer service levels
• Ability to control cash flow, stock and assets at a level commensurate with profit requirements and satisfactory return on investment
• Ability to manage risk and ensure audit requirement compliance
• Ability to ensure dealer compliance to franchise standards and target requirements
• Ability to create a high-performance culture and climate in the dealership
• Strong ability to attract, motivate and retain talent
• Ability to develop and encourage strong working relationships at all levels in the business
• Ability to manage performance and deal with poor-performance immediately
• Ability to manage discipline in the workplace with confidence
• To ensure all departments achieve profit margins as per their objectives.
• To continually monitor the financial situation on a daily/weekly basis to achieve financial objectives.
• To examine all accounts, operating controls and composite figures to initiate improvement or corrective action where required.
• To ensure good cash flow
• To forecast peak sales criteria and cash requirements.
• To monitor and control availability of parts stock in line with customer demand and projected sales.
• To maintain and where possible increase market penetration to meet company objectives.
• To improve stock turnover ratios, reduce stock holding value and increase sales to meet
• To improve the quality of customer service and retention by enhanced facilities, improved technical skills resulting in lower cost of ownership and improved marketing methods.
• To ensure high standards of quality and workmanship company objectives.
• To maintain effective control of expenses in line with budget objectives.
• To carry out monthly examination of management accounts.
• To ensure maximum cost-effective stock turnover ratios.
• To ensure all customer invoices have been prepared and submitted.
• To examine daily/weekly/monthly debtor situation ensuring collection of outstanding monies.
• To ensure staff training needs are met.
• To operate staff performance appraisal system and ensure action taken on results.
• To establish and review operation of salary scales and incentive schemes.
• To ensure that the Company is operated correctly within the law.
• To review all departmental activities and reporting systems.
• To ensure that adequate safety and security measures have been installed to protect Company personnel and property.
• To maintain good liaison with directors and line managers

Qualifications and Experience
• Matric
• Relevant post-matric qualification will be an advantage
• Fully Computer literate
• A minimum of 5 years relevant senior management knowledge and experience within the Motor industry.

Skills and Personal Attributes
• Skills, experience and knowledge of modern business methods and controls