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Dealer Principal - Bloemfontein

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

Job description:

A fast-paced and exciting environment, where achievement is suitably rewarded in an ever-challenging and continually growing industry.

If you are passionate about the motor industry and about providing a superior customer experience then this position is for you!

The position involves the formulation and administration of company/corporate policy in order to obtain given objectives.

The ideal candidate will need to:

Establish and maintain, in line with overall company policies and/ or accepted practices, corporate target objectives

Ensure all departments achieve profit margins agreed to in their objectives/budgets.

Control cash flow, stock and assets at a level commensurate with profit requirements and satisfactory return on investment

Recruit and retain skilled staff to meet given requirements through the sale of vehicles, associated products, parts and labour, according to financial resources available, in order to create profitability for the company whilst giving total customer satisfaction.

Encourage effective teamwork

Self-management and alignment with group values

To personally examine, on a monthly basis, all accounts, operating controls and composite figures for accuracy and to initiate improvement or corrective action promptly where required

Required skills/ competencies:

Negotiating

Persuasiveness

Active listening

Managing people Managing and maintaining manufacturer relationships

Adherence to dealership Employment Equity Plan/ targets Knowledge of:

The retail motor industry

Vehicle financing Monitoring of vehicle stock

Parts stock Monitoring of vehicle sales and associated products

Parts sales and labour sales Managing effective and skilled staff

To qualify for an opportunity the following is essential:

Senior Certificate (Grade 12/Matric) is a minimum educational requirement

A tertiary marketing and/ or sales qualification would be advantageous Computer literacy

A knowledge and drive to Social Media interaction

Valid SA driver’s license is essential

Sound understanding of finance and financial transactions

A passion for people and the ability to control and motivate staff (good people skills)

A passion for vehicles and the industry

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