Dealer Principal

Posted 3 years ago

Our busy automotive dealer client in Edenvale is looking to employ a strong, experienced DP.

Job Description
The position requires a highly experienced, passionate person who enjoys autonomy and is confident in achieving business growth. The focus of this role on leading people, achieving results and driving business growth. The successful applicant will report to the Managing Director.

Position Overview
To formulate tactical strategy and associated delivery plans related to the dealership, ensuring practice Integration and operational implementation through the achievement of maximum efficiency and profitability of the dealership and the set objectives.

Specific Role Responsibilities
Generic outputs.
To develop strategies to drive dealership revenue, profitability and market share in the relevant area.
Develop and implement people capacity plans in line with delivery, performance objectives and budget, in partnership with specialised areas across the value-chain.
To achieve and exceed financial targets as per agreed budget.
Optimally manage and control the cross-functional areas in the dealer.
To formulate and implement Dealership practices in compliance with legal requirements, Distributor and OEM SA guidelines.
To manage assets of a dealership optimally (cash control/flow, liquidity, stock, debtors, creditors, etc).
To provide effective leadership and people management in order to attract, develop and retain high quality and success orientated dealer staff (DP’s key focus is to act as an effective ‘manager of managers’).
To ensure customer acquisition and retention via customer focused interventions in the dealership.
To generate enthusiasm and set an appropriate brand example in line with the franchise standards.
To be informed and up to date regarding competitor intelligence and awareness via proper market analysis.
Track the performance to measure and improve operational efficiency for the dealership.
Create a positive work climate and culture to energise employees, give meaning to work, minimise work disruption and maximise employee productivity.

Qualifications and Experience
Position Experience
Dealer Principal experience > 5 years.
Exposure to various motor industry business disciplines within a customer focused environment.
Motor industry experience > 7 years.
Dealer operation Management experience =5 years.
Retail, Sales and Service experience.
Achievement of CEM/CSI standards.
Marketing related experience.

Education, Essential Competency Requirement
B Com / other relevant tertiary business/commercial qualifications (preferable)
Deciding and Initiating Action.
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations.
Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives.
Leading and Supervising.
Persuading and Influencing.
Adhering to Principles and Values.
Formulating Strategies and Concepts.
Planning and Organising.
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks.
Analysing.
Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking.
Skills and Personal Attributes
Position Knowledge
Working knowledge of Labour and Regulatory legislation.
Financial knowledge.
Motor industry knowledge.
Brand Management knowledge.
Business, Sales and Service Process and Parts knowledge.

Position Related Skills
Customer service/orientation skills.
People Management skills.
Computer skills.
Financial Management skills.

Job Features

LocationEdenvale
SalaryMarket Related

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