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8 months ago
Euro Car Parts
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Car
Location: East Sussex
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Katie Shaw
Category: Manager Jobs, Sales

Founded in 1978 by Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, Euro Car Parts Ltd, part of the LKQ Corporation, is the largest automotive aftermarket specialist in the UK. We employ circa 9,500 team members, have over 220 branches, 14 hubs, 4 National Distribution Centres and our Head Office functions in both Wembley and our new premises in Tamworth, as well as Technical Sales Trainers and Specialist Teams.

We distribute parts for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles and have over 140,000 different stocked part numbers, significantly exceeding our competitors and this number is constantly growing.

At Euro Car Parts we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset. They make the difference between good and great. In our branch network the General Manager is one of the key roles for Euro Car Parts, ensuring that the branch team are fully aligned and driving sales and representing ECP professionally when dealing with all external and internal partners.

Some key facts:

  • Our customers are Trade, National and Retail (both online and instore)
  • c.82,000 deliveries per day
  • Over 5,250,000 square foot of warehousing
  • Partner with DHL on European Distribution
  • 2015: £905M turnover, £88M pre-tax profit, 9.72% pre-tax profit margin

A day in the life of a General Manager:

The day starts bright and early, at around 7.30am to ensure the branch is ready for the start of the trading day at 8am. Leading from the front a GM holds the daily morning meeting to inform and empower their team, motivating them to hit the daily targets ahead.

A GM will look to maintain the highest trade and retail standards, develop talent and maximise our profits at every opportunity throughout the day, every day! This would include visiting top spending trade customers and local national accounts, as well as making sure that the Branch and Sales Manager are keeping a tight ship back in branch to manage customer expectations. The customer is king, and time is money!

General Managers – what we expect:

  • A proven track record of maintaining sales and margin
  • Target driven individual with a strong work ethic
  • Experience of leading and motivating a large team
  • High levels of focus, energy and drive
  • Ability to thrive in a high pressure and fast-paced environment
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial thinker
  • Great communicator, confident to be involved in HR, succession planning and recruitment
  • Capable of managing all costs like a business owner
  • Stock control and Fleet management capability
  • Average of 50 hours per week Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm and alternate Saturdays from 8am - 4pm 

How we reward:

Your career with Euro Car Parts is only limited by your ambition and will to succeed.

For exceeding expectations in this fiercely competitive market we offer:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Uncapped monthly bonus
  • Genuine career progression
  • Holiday discounts with cashback
  • Up to 40% discount for tickets to major family attractions and cinemas
  • Up to 20% discount for various high street retailers
  • Plus amazing deals and discounts for 3,000 gyms in the UK

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