General Manager Automotive
Aspiriti Recruitment Group
Job Title : GENERAL MANAGER
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 dealerships 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!