General Manager – Automotive

Aspiriti Recruitment Group
Basra, Iraq

Ref: KP633-537
Aspiriti Recruitment Group

The Role

The Role

Department: OPERATION
Reporting to: CEO

The General Manager ensures the profitability of the dealership by overseeing the various departments which include variable operations (Sales & Financing), fixed operations (Service & Parts), and the business office (Accounting and Human Resources). Duties of the General Manager include, but certainly not limited to planning, motivating and coordinating the dealership’s management through leadership and solid business practices.

The major areas the General Manager will include:
• Planning and developing short and long-term goals and objectives annually, and submitting time projections to corporate management / CEO for approval
• Effectively communicating with the department managers on a weekly basis to review departmental forecasts and ensure consistency with annual projections
• Paying close attention to daily operations, recommending and creating improved courses of action where necessary
• Explaining the policies and procedures of the dealership to all employees and following up with employees to ensure that these issues are understood and followed
• Providing dealership management with weekly reports on the financial condition of the dealership
• Overseeing the monthly financial statement to ensure it is complete, accurate and submitted on time to the management / dealership owners
• Coordinating with the business/administrative office to ensure that records and analyses are correctly maintained
• Creating a good working relationship with lending institutions and manufacturer personnel and maintaining these relationships
• Coordinating regular meetings with the managers of each department to ensure their profitability and efficiency
• Overseeing the hiring and training of all department managers
• Maintaining an enthusiastic attitude to build positive employee attitudes and morale
• Overseeing and maintaining compensation plans for all employees
• Creating cost-effective advertising programs and merchandising strategies for the dealership
• Focusing on any customer complaints that department managers are unable to rectify and taking the necessary steps to resolve these complaints.



Qualification / Education Level :
Master in Business Administration from a European recognized university. Degree / diploma in Mechanical Engineering an added advantage.

Special Skills, if any:
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Ability to understand profit and loss statements
• Ability to manage a large, diverse staff
• Must possess strong communication skills to deal with customers, and vendors
• Stay abreast of the federal, state and local regulations affecting their operations and comply with them, including hazardous waste disposal and OSHA Right-to-Know regulations.
• Provide the necessary training on regulations and ethical practices

• Minimum 15 years of experience in dealership sales
• Excellent communication skills in English. Arabic is an added advantage Previous experience as a general Sales Manager or After Sales before progressing to the General Manager position is preferred

About the Company

About the Company

Aspiriti Recruitment is the leading automotive and transport (bus and rail) industry recruitment specialistfocusing on the Middle East, African and European markets.

Founded in 2002, Aspiriti has strategically based offices in Dubai and Malta. We partner with clients to assist them to achieve their organisational goals through the sourcing of outstanding talent for their business and with candidates to help them find their right next career move.

At Aspiriti, if your business or career has anything to do with wheels then we are your recruitment partner! Our core expertise are within the following industries:

• Motor vehicle and motorcycle dealerships
• Truck and commercial vehicle dealerships
• Fleet management and car rental companies
• Commercial vehicle importers and distributors
• Motor vehicle importers and distributors
• General automotive companies associated with either sales, service or parts
• Heavy Equipment importers and distributors
• Bus transport companies
• Rail, Metro, Tram and Infrastructure

Let the team at Aspiriti help you to achieve your aspirations!
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