General Manager | Lancashire & Wigan | Chorley Group

General Manager

Based at our Blackpool branch

The Role

We are placing a strong and dynamic leader into our flag-ship multi-franchise dealership in Blackpool – is that person you? You’ll be ready to make your mark in a market-leading independent motor group, reporting into the Board of Directors and responsible for your own successes.

Who we are:

Chorley Group is an award-winning family-owned business, breaking the mould of car sales by moving into the digital era whilst maintaining the traditional customer facing aspect of a dealership. Working for the Group is akin to joining a family, with all the support and loyalty you’d expect, along with keeping a work/life balance with our 5-day week.

What we think you'll be

  • An experienced General Manager looking for a senior role with an eye for detail and profits; proven used car track record and continued focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Have an inclusive and dynamic management style and a strong focus on training and developing your team;
  • A leader, setting the example of excellence to all around you, and motivating your colleagues to follow suit.

What you'll be doing

  • Running a multi-franchise dealership (Nissan, Hyundai & Kia) and overseeing all aspects of Sales, Aftersales and Administration;
  • Maximising sales and profits, leading your teams to first class sales and marketing;
  • Controlling costs in line with departmental and dealership objectives and business plans, you will ensure that profit targets are achieved, and expenses controlled, utilising all resources cost effectively;
  • Working and communicating with other managers, team members and Directors to develop the business and the Group ethos;
  • This role is not for the faint-hearted, you’ll be dealing with three brands and the different expectations of each, plus the used car business, whilst managing the overall position of the dealership.

What you'll get

  • OTE earnings of an expected £100k per annum – though this is in your own control to improve upon due to the Company’s uncapped earnings structure;
  • Company demonstrator and full fuel allowance;
  • Group Pension and benefits package including Life Assurance, Critical Illness, PMI & PHI (subject to qualifying criteria);
  • 5 day working week, and 7pm dealership close (5pm at weekends) and ideally living within a 45 minute radius to allow you to take advantage of the earlier closure times;
  • Full support from the Business, including marketing leads, digitised responses and online purchasing.

What you need to know/have

  • No specific qualifications required
  • Industry experience and a proven managerial track record are more important
  • Standard accounting practices to P&L
  • Franchise and industry standards
  • Current legislative requirements
  • The daily tasks required in the General Managers role of a dealership
  • How to deliver excellent Customer Service
  • Manufacturer or Franchise experience essential

If this sounds like a role you want to make your mark with,

speak to us directly or email your interest and CV to

Ref: General Manager

Closing Date 30/09/2019
Location Blackpool
Benefits Competitive salary and bonus structure Excellent training and development Career progression opportunities Company benefits package including group pension
Working Hours Full Time
Salary 100K OTE (uncapped) plus company benefits.
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