General Sales Manager – East SussexReference: FS/R/016792

Location: East Sussex

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + £70K OTE + Company Car & Fuel

Sector: General Sales Manager Jobs, Sales

Our client; a successful automotive company have an exciting opportunity for an experienced General Sales Manager with a proven track record to motivate a fantastic team and to further develop the business. The state-of-the-art facility based in East Sussex is looking for someone to take the business to the next level by creating competitive winning strategies aligned with the company objectives. The company you could find yourself working for is forward thinking, ever changing and adapting to the needs of its people and the market and are one of the best I have worked with, for promoting people from within. The site has a family feel to it and has one of the best staff attrition rates within the network.

You will find yourself…

  • Managing your team will have been an ingredient to that success and you must be able to demonstrate some of the key skills required to get the best from your team.
  • Reporting directly to the General Sales Manager, you will currently be in a similar role and looking for the next phase of your career development
  • Maximising the sales and profitability of vehicles and associated products, you must possess and be able to demonstrate first class selling and marketing skills gained within the motor industry at a high level
  • The successful applicant will be driven by success and will have a track record of experience in delivering results in their current role
  • The successful applicant can expect full support in the achievement of the highest performance standards and customer experience
  • Controlling costs in line with departmental and dealership objectives and business plans, you will ensure that profit targets are achieved, margins maintained and expenses controlled, utilising all resources cost effectively.
  • With credible leadership skills, you will have practical and recent experience of effectively managing, coaching, motivating and developing a sales team to ensure that industry-leading performance standards are evident throughout the department. This will not only ensure strong departmental performance and customer retention but in addition staff retention, succession planning, and the management of poor performers.
  • Our Client places a strong focus on customer care and satisfaction which is paramount to meet and exceed sales targets. Your excellent interpersonal skills will ensure that your department has a strong customer focus in line with business objectives and you must therefore be an excellent communicator who is firm, fair, assertive and highly professional.
  • Leading by example, you will ensure that this is demonstrated throughout the department, irrespective of the volume of work within the department at any one time. You will therefore have up to date knowledge of vehicle legislation, consumer legislation and trade practices with strong, relevant and practical knowledge of modern business methods and controls.

Who we are looking for

  • Experience working as a Sales Manager in the industry is essential
  • A motivated individual with lots of enthusiasm for running a sales team
  • Organised individual who can prioritise workload effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills will ensure that your department has a strong customer focus in line with business objectives
  • Excellent communicator who is firm, fair, assertive and highly professional

What is on offer?

£30,000 – £45,000 basic (depending on experience)

£70,000 OTE

Company Car



22 days Holiday

Hours: 8.30 to 17.30 for five days a week inc Saturdays with a day off in the week

HCP International is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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