Our well known commercial vehicle dealer client based in Gauteng currently holds a vacancy for an experienced Dealer Principal.
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, responsible this brand.
The successful applicant will report to the Managing Director.
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
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, Company 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
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
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.
Exposure to various motor industry business disciplines within a customer focused environment. Motor industry experience 7 years. Dealer operation Management experience 3 years. Retail, Sales and Service experience. Marketing related experience.