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Ford Regional Director

£70,000 basic salary, £100,000 OTE depending on skills and experience and Company Car

What we're looking for

Vertu are highly motivated to achieve the collective goal of being the very best motor retailer in the UK and we are well on our way to achieving this objective. We have scaled our business progressively to become the 6th largest motor retailer in the UK since flotation in December 2006, we now have 106 franchised outlets, including 21 Ford dealerships. We are major player in the UK automotive retail sector and a key partner with Ford. The Group have a reputation for delivering high levels of financial performance and is the most progressive motor retailer in the UK.

We are a stimulating, vibrant and focussed organisation and have experienced consistent growth and success every year since flotation. No politics, open communication, reward based on merit and recognition are key cornerstones of how we operate

Our investment in the continuous training, development colleagues sets us apart from our competitors and is a key priority in helping us achieve our vision. We invest more per head in this area than any other motor retailer as we firmly believe that it's the people in our business that make us successful. We also fully endorse and support our manufacturer s' aftersales training programmes and are committed to ensuring that all colleagues receive high quality training. We employ our own in-house sales and aftersales trainers and are also in partnership with Dale Carnegie¨ Training for our leadership development programmes.

Due to the success and growth of our Ford division we created a new position of Ford Regional Director for either the North (Stafford to Dunfermline), or the South (Birmingham to Bromley), which is covers approx.10-11 dealerships per region. This is a key senior role reporting directly to the board and overseeing dealerships with a total turnover of £197m in the North and £260m in the South. The North region retails over 6,000 new and 8,000 used vehicles while the South region retails over 7,000 new and 11,000 used vehicles. Aftersales turnover for the North is of £19.2m and £28.6m in the South. There are 410 colleagues in the North and 612 in the South.

Both divisions are a substantial part of our group. You will be responsible for the growth and development of all aspects of the dealerships within the division and will be challenged to exceed targets, achieve high customer satisfaction levels and deliver a good profit performance. One of the core responsibilities will be to lead, coach and develop a team of General Managers to achieve the strategic objectives of the region and exceed planned profitability.

Our Directors are expected to be the best in the industry and as a successful and growing business. We are looking for either an experienced Regional Director or an experienced, talented General Manager who is looking for their next career move. Experience in the Ford network operating at a senior level is absolutely essential. You must have an enviable and proven track record of performance and will be able to prove your ability to deliver results through the effective management of people. Therefore you must have outstanding leadership and people management skills as your primary focus it to lead your senior management team to deliver their business objectives. You will be able to demonstrate that you share our company values and possess strong leadership, communication and organisational skills.

We are looking for individuals who possess the following competencies:

• Leading and Supervising

• Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

• Formulating Strategies and Concepts

• Persuading and Influencing

• Presenting and Communicating Information

• A Proven Track Record of Performance

• A full, valid UK Driving License

Role & Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role are as follows:

• Customer Relationship: To take responsibility to achieve and maintain the highest possible CSI results.

• Revenue Generation & Profit Performance: To maximise Divisional revenues and profit margins in excess of the business plans

and to actively seek and deliver new business opportunities.

• Policies and Processes: To be a champion of Group policy and process and ensure they are explained, understood and

implemented by all colleagues. To specifically ensure all Health and Safety legislation & policies are adhered to.

• Marketing Strategy: To develop and actively manage the regional sales and aftersales marketing strategy with the Operational

Director in line with Group policies and initiatives.

• Finance & Cost Control: To work closely with your Regional / Divisional Accountant to understand, monitor, control and reduce

costs and to actively explore cost saving initiatives in line with the Group's War on Waste strategy.

• Recruitment: To ensure the selective and effective recruitment of colleagues and ensure there effective induction.

• Motivating the Team: To set the vision and objectives and keep the team updated with progress toward them. To lead the

strategy and incentivise colleagues to achieve their objectives and recognise/reward then when they do so.

• Performance Management: To ensure your management team actively set individual targets, continuously monitor colleague's

performance and provide first class coaching, support and training to support this.

• Manufacturer Relationship & Standards: To professionally and effectively manage the franchise relationship with the

manufacturer and exceed all related standards. To ensure all manufactures targets (CSI & registration targets etc.) are actively

negotiated, managed and communicated to the team.

• Company Presentation: To ensure excellence in the both the way the region and all colleagues are presented and exceed both

Company and Manufactures standards.

What You Can Expect

If you are successful you can look forward to on-going training opportunities, career progression and a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice, including a competitive salary and performance-related bonus, company car, private medical insurance, childcare voucher scheme, share incentive plan, Vertu rewards and pension scheme. If you are interested in joining the most progressive team in the industry please apply now.

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Aktiválás időpontja 2014.06.06.
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