Dealer Principal

Posted 2 years ago

Job Description

The Dealer Principal is fully responsible for the management of the Dealership, which includes:

  • 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

Position Overview

This position is regarded as a key senior management role and it would be expected that the individual will properly manage the dealership and ensure profitability of the branch.

Specific Role Responsibilities

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 Years Dealer Principal experience – Essential
  • Basic business and financial acumen
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturer and Distributor requirements.
  • Experience in other franchises will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of governance and compliance regulations and requirements
  • Fully computer literate
  • Motor industry trading experience
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Sound understanding of sales, service and parts
  • Good administrative skills

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Action orientated
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Strong values; principles and business ethics
  • Cultural sensitivity toward customers and staff
  • Competitive and results focussed
  • Integrity and entrepreneurial flair
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Innovative and energetic

Job Features

Salary+- R60 000 Basic, + car + benefits

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