General Sales Manager - Volkswagen Southend

Posted 27 June 2024
Job type Permanent
Discipline Sales

Job description

General Sales Manager


Our Volkswagen Southend Retail Centre are actively looking for enthusiastic individuals excited to join our ever-growing automotive family, and if you’re as passionate about cars as we are then we'd love to welcome you to the team where you will be welcomed into a friendly team and be part of our exciting journey.

If you are hands on in nature, financially aware, have effective communications skills and are passionate about building teams which are focused on ensuring every customer has a great experience, then we would like to talk to you about our General Sales Manager position.

What you will be doing?

The development of the Sales Executives within the team to achieve and exceed targets.

Acting as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets.

Support the sales executives in negotiating the terms of an agreement and support the closure of sales.

Gathering market and customer information.

Negotiating variations in price, delivery and specifications with other managers.

Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions.

Checking quantities of goods on display and in stock and advising Sales Executives.

Checking vehicles in build with production and being a key point of contact.

Reviewing own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets.

Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements.

The training and development of Sales Executives within the Team.

Conducting regular performance reviews with employees.

What we are looking for?

You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the key success drivers essential to deliver consistently strong results in terms of business growth, net profit and cost control, together with high levels of employee and customer satisfaction. 

Whilst prestige experience will be a benefit, attitude and character are more important to us. We will want to see that you have strong leadership abilities and deeply care about customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.

In addition to the above, we are looking for individuals who meet the below criteria to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and meet the criteria below, then please apply!

A hands on leader and financially aware

Ability to negotiate at all levels with strong leadership skills

Motor Industry experience is preferable

Ability to work to timescales effectively

Keen eye for detail, good communication and a passion for delivering great customer service

Strong industry knowledge

Ability to work under pressure

Why work for Group 1 Automotive

There are many great reasons to join the Group 1 Automotive team, including the following industry-leading benefits package:

Enrolled on our industry leading Sales Academy

Eligible for our car ownership for yourself and family members

Accelerated training pathways and manufacturer training

State of the art facilities with modern automotive technology

Family friendly benefits such as enhanced Paternity & Maternity leave

Long Service holiday rewards that increase with your length of service

Paid day off for your birthday

Four day Aftersales Academy

Plus, much more!!

Our Values

At Group 1 Automotive we pride ourselves on our five core values that are incorporated in all we do.

Respect - Integrity - Transparency - Teamwork - Professionalism 

These are the principles that every member of our team lives by, whether that be business functions, customer interactions, how we interact with the local community and even how we view each other in the team.

Who we are?

Group 1 Automotive is part of a well-established and growing within the UK, with a wide representation of brands across America too. We primarily operate in the East and South East of England, representing brands across a range of dealerships and employing over 3,000 colleagues that are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service.

We recognise that a successful business is built around the quality and contentment of its people. As such, we are committed to providing fantastic career opportunities, state of the art resources, comprehensive training, competitive earnings packages and a wide variety of benefits and provisions to ensure our teams receive the utmost support, both professionally and personally.