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General Manager/MD Designate - South East England - A800

De Lacy Executive has been retained by a highly successful, agricultural machinery business to source an experienced General Manager/MD Designate. This is a rare senior opportunity within the Agricultural Machinery sector, offering excellent career progression prospects.

The successful applicant will be required to lead the dealership management and staff team to achieve company profitability and market share objectives. Ensuring a high level of employee satisfaction, safety and customer service are maintained as the business continues to grow.

Ideal candidates will have a proven experience gained in a similar role.

They will demonstrate strong leadership skills and they will be both commercially and financially astute, as the role entails full profit and loss accountability.

The role and responsibilities:

  • Line management of Sales, Service and Parts Managers
  • Franchise relationship management and business planning
  • Achievement of annual dealership budgets
  • Dealership stock and cashflow management
  • Branch capital expenditure proposals
  • Health and Safety of all employees, contractors and visitors
  • Customer relationship management
  • Dealership marketing and social media strategy
  • Management, training & development of branch personnel
  • Recruitment of staff with assistance of line managers
  • Recruitment of line managers in conjunction with MD

Candidate Requirements:

  • Possess a solid understanding of an equipment-based dealership business model, including both sales & aftersales
  • Previous experience in a General Manager, National Manager or Director role will be highly advantageous
  • Experience gained in sales or aftersales management at Group or Branch Level in a dealership, or at Area Level in a manufacturer is highly desirable
  • Financially astute, with proven experience setting and managing KPIs in order to achieve their role objectives.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage a team effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proven experience in the Agricultural Industry, ideally gained in a dealership, distributor or manufacturer environment is highly desirable, although not essential
  • Full UK driving licence


An excellent remuneration package will be on offer to include a highly competitive salary and a company vehicle

To apply for this exciting new career opportunity: Please e-mail your CV and covering letter (in Word or RTF format please, not PDF) to amandalatham@delacyexecutive.co.uk

For more information please call: Amanda Latham on Office: 01885 483440, DDI: 01885 485524, Mobile: 07730 218934

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