Dealer Principal – Bloemfontein

Posted 8 months ago

Our well known automotive dealer client based in Bloemfontein currently holds a vacancy for an experienced Dealer Principal.

The position requires a high-profile, experienced, passionate person, who enjoys autonomy and is confident in achieving business growth. The focus of this role is on driving and achieving results.

The responsibilities of a Dealer Principal include the following tasks:

  • Ability to deliver bottom line results while ensuring compliance to company policies and corporate governance
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for growth
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills
  • Sound financial / accounting knowledge
  • Good business acumen
  • 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, stocks 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 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

Qualifications and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience needed:

  • Matric with a relevant Degree or similar
  • Recognised Management/ Leadership Diploma or Certificate – desired.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a Dealer Principal within the Automotive Retail Industry.
  • Automate or Kerridge

Other Requirements:

  • Valid, unendorsed driver’s license and the ability to competently and legitimately drive.
  • Computer literate; highly proficient in Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word.
  • A working knowledge of the application of OHS, NCA, CPA, FICA and other legislation and frameworks relevant to the retail motor industry.
  • A working knowledge of the application of Labour legislation.
  • Knowledge and ability to use relevant DMS functions (Automate).

Skills and Personal Attributes:

Minimum requirement:

  • Communication: Able to communicate professionally at multiple levels in a professional, diplomatic, polite and rational manner even when under pressure.
  • Interpersonal competence; effective at working with people and building relationships.
  • Dealership Operations Management
  • Financial Management relevant to managing a business.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking.
  • Customer Centricity
  • Problem-solving and judgement skills
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Improvement Orientation
  • People Management and Development skills
  • Persuading and Influence
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Coping with pressures and setbacks
  • Analysing

Personal Attributes:

  • Professional
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Resilient
  • Results driven
  • Someone who upholds professional ethics, principles and values.
  • Must be assertive and mature in outlook.
  • Alignment to the brand.

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