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Dealer Principal - Durban

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

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
Experience on Autoline/ Kerridge advantageous
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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