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General Sales Manager – 2ic To Dp

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Our regional client is looking to recruit, with immediate effect, an experienced General Sales Manager (2IC to Dealer Principle) for their prestigious Mthatha (Eastern Cape) auto dealership.  A long term senior management career beckons within this Group for the appointed candidate.  


The main duties and responsibilities will include inter alia:

  • Formulating dealership sales forecasts of new and used vehicle sales, gross and operating profits as well as expenses for the new and used car sales departments
  • Ensure that the Sales team plan and implement objectives for achieving sales and gross profits
  • Hold weekly sales meetings with the Sales Manager and Sales Executives to review vehicle sales and gross profits sales team and conduct sales training where required
  • Co-ordinating the appropriate supply of new and used vehicles and purchasing vehicle stock accordingly
  • Identifying new and emerging markets in the greater Mthatha/Transkei area
  • Working with the Group Marketing Manager on recommendations for short and long term marketing and advertising plans and sales promotions
  • Attending to customer complaints and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction is achieved and maintained
  • Auditing all appraisals on trade-in vehicles
  • Leading and motivating the sales team consisting of a Sales Manager and five Sales Executives.


The ideal candidate will ideally:

  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the Mthatha/Transkei market
  • Have at least three years sales management experience in a franchise dealership sales environment
  • Strong communication skills to and the ability to professionally deal with customers, employees and suppliers


The remuneration package will consist of:

  • A competitive basic salary 
  • Commission 
  • A company vehicle
  • A 50% company contribution to a Medical Aid
  • An 8% of basic salary contribution to a Retirement Fund


This is a new position that is being created to grow our new and used car market share in the Mthatha / Transkei region.

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