Used Vehicle Sales Manager

Posted 1 year ago

Our well known motor dealer client based in Durban is looking to employ a Used Vehicle Sales Manager, preferably with VW experience.

Salary: R 35 000 to R 40 000

Headcount: 73

Experience: At least 5 years Motor retail experience (VW experience)

Overview: Job purpose and deliverables

Core purpose of the role

The core purpose of this position is to manage the sales team in order to sell the maximum number of vehicles at optimum profitability whilst ensuring customer satisfaction and growing market share.  To be successful in the role, you will be an inspiring leader, be target driven and excel at building trusting relationships, both with employees and clients.  You will have a strong understanding of customer expectations.

Key deliverables and outputs

  • Analyse the SA motor market and dealer operations, identify opportunities and build the market share within your own area of responsibility.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Key Financial Indicators, and manage these to ensure optimal performance within the New Sales division.
  • Manage financial risk and inventory security through effective stock control processes
  • Manage the sales process to satisfy the customer’s needs, ensuring CSI targets are met continuously
  • Use The Company’s Retail & OEM sales systems and procedures, and ensure these are followed by your team as well.
  • Recruit, appoint and develop staff, continuously monitoring performance, and addressing issues of concern
  • Lead the team to develop and maintain positive working relationships and reach objectives
  • Understand and implement The Company’s value based management principles


Essential individual competencies to be successful in the job

Academic qualifications


  • Matric Certificate
  • Unendorsed driver’s license
  • A marketing or finance diploma/degree will be an advantage

Work experience


  • Experience in the field in a management capacity



  • Sales and marketing principles
  • People management
  • Financial key indicators
  • Computer and DMS systems
  • Product knowledge



  • Customer relationship skills
  • Financial management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication, presentation
  • Coaching skills
  • Planning and organising

Personal Attributes


  • Concern for customer service
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Persuasiveness
  • Development orientation
  • Concern for communication
  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • Business acumen
  • Concern for standards
  • Reliability
  • Self Confidence

N.B. (Only candidates that meet the criteria will be shortlisted and contacted)

N.B. (Only candidates with Automotive Industry experience will be considered and contacted for this position)

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