General Sales Manager,
Leeds Ford Central, Leeds Ford York Road
Contract Type: Permanent
Excellent earning potential
Market leading employee benefits
There has never been a more exciting time to become part of Lookers. We are proud to have recently been voted one of the UK's Top Employers and looking after both our people and our customers is at the heart of everything we do.
About the role
With Lookers having gained the UK Top Employer for the second year running and continuing to grow in success, There has never been a more exciting time to join our Leeds, York Road Ford Dealership as a General Manager.
Your duties will include:
Develop a customer service driven environment and culture through regular communication, team building and coaching with the managers and employees of your business.
Communicate and maintain customer service standards and measurements in line with the requirements of the Brand.
Provide clear leadership by ensuring the vision and objectives for the business are understood and communicated..
Recruit, train and develop department managers in line with organisational requirements.
Agree objectives & work standards with department managers reviewing their performance regularly.
Develop and monitor the business plan for all sales areas with senior managers in order to meet business objectives, profit margins and market penetration.
Formulate marketing activities for the dealership creating & maintaining brand awareness.
Ensure that Franchise operating standards, policies, procedures and financial controls are regularly monitored and reviewed in order to maximise the business performance.
Ensure that all staff are aware of Health and Safety requirements and regularly review with departmental managers in order to comply with Health and Safety regulations.
Liaise on a regular basis with brand UK representatives and Company senior management to review key performance indicators of the business. Ensure business adheres to current legislation.
Has the skills to draw the best performance from their people and manages and / or interacts with them, in a manner that builds relationships and team spirit.
Prioritises the need to have an understanding of the relevant consumer and local market influences.
Possesses an energy and genuine regard for the importance of the our customers
Is able to effectively analyse and interpret all types of commercial data, in order to accurately diagnose and put in place appropriate solutions to ensure business success and growth.
Possesses the personal impact and stature of a professional business person and has the essential skills to make an impact with a range of customers.
Knowledgeable of and aligned to the company, acting as trustworthy ambassador in the eyes of the customer, staff and peers.
Has the ability to see the bigger picture and envisage the longer term implications of actions and ideas.
Can focus on maximising the potential of their area of responsibility today whilst also having an eye for opportunity, planning for the future able to manage some strategic risks.
In recognition of the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people we have recently introduced a new and improved industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries, enhanced holidays that increase with service, critical illness cover after 2 years, one year fully paid maternity leave for women and for some roles a company car and high earning potential through commission or bonus.
As well as working with a great bunch of people you can also benefit from ongoing development with investment in specific brand and management training and the opportunity of a long term career path with one of the UK's Top Employers 2017.
If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.
Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received.