Head of Business

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Salary: £60000 – £62000 per annum + £62k OTE with benefits

Our client is seeking an experienced, driven and dynamic Head of Business for their automotive business in Stratford Upon Avon. This would suit an established Head of Business or Sales Manager ready to step up!

The ideal candidate with have experience in the Motorcycle sector, or with automotive sector with a passion for bikes!


Develop, forecast and revise business plans; determine where improvements can be made and develop action plans in order to achieve ongoing retailer objectives.

Increase market penetration through effective planned marketing to support business growth.

Oversee the implementation of marketing and promotional activities and monitor their success through line managers.

Create and maintain a professional retail image through positive media exposure.

Ensure adherence to Brand operating policies and guidelines, including Retail and Wholesale standards.

Ensure all retailer employees and contractors operate within the law at all times.

Review pricing/discounting policies regularly.

Ensure adherence to Health and Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.

Develop and maintain relationships with Brand representatives, professional bodies, suppliers, statutory representatives.

Examine accounts, operating controls and composite figures to monitor performance, plan improvements and allow corrective action to be taken.

Set profit objectives within a specific time scale to ensure a budgeted return on investment.

Maintain stock turnover ratios, ensuring any increase in stock holding generates a sufficient profitable return.

Determine the reason for budget variances, including positive and negative variances.

Maintain effective control of expenses in line with budget objectives.

Recruit suitably qualified and experienced personnel.

Coach and develop job-related skills of managers to support improvement in their performance.

Ensure training needs are met and accurate records kept.

Establish and review salary scales and incentive schemes.

Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with all management and staff.

Embody the Brand Guiding Principles and brand values in all interactions.

Communicate enthusiasm for the brand to all retailer staff and customers.

Ensure departmental managers record transactions accurately and timely onto the management information system.

Regularly review and communicate customer satisfaction results.

Ensure managers communicate customer satisfaction expectations to their staff.

Improve the quality of customer service and retention by enhanced facilities and improve technical skills and processes.


Knowledge and Skills

Exceptional customer service skills.

Strong leadership and communication skills.

Computer literate with good Microsoft office knowledge.

The enthusiasm and self-confidence to be committed to providing excellence.

Ability to prioritise workload, working methodically and systematically, making sensible decisions and working well under pressure.

Strong analytical thinking and problem solving.

Adaptability and self-motivation.

Ability to resolve issues and follow through on tasks.


A Level in Maths and English or equivalent.

HND / Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management or similar.


Previous experience in a similar role in the motor industry.

Proven track record in managing people and systems.

Experience / knowledge of modern business methods and controls.

Current driving license.


Package will be £62,000 OTE with benefits

Have you a proven track record within the automotive industry?

If yes, apply now to avoid disappointment and we will make contact about the role.

Please ensure your CV is up to date, and has all relevant contact details including address.

Who are you applying to?

The Solution Automotive Recruitment have been placing candidates into the UK Motor Trade since 1999. We have a fantastic relationship with all our clients and candidates across the country, many very long standing relationships. If you are skilled and experienced Automotive candidate, we want to hear from you and rest assured, you’ll be dealing with a person, not just a consultant! Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we get, we can only respond to the candidates who match the criteria set for this vacancy. We will retain your CV on our database and make contact as and when suitable vacancies arise. We will NEVER send your CV anywhere without your permission.

Key positons; Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Business Manager, Service Advisor, Parts Advisor, Technician, Mechanic, Master Technician, Workshop Controller, Service Manager, After Sales Manager, Dealer Principal, General Manager.

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