If you want to become part of UK's 5th largest motor retailer, come join our team at Vertu Mercedes-Benz! We are currently looking for a very talented Market Area Used Car Sales Manager for the Mercedes-Benz division, to join us following an internal promotion!
We invest in our colleagues' future and are able to offer an industry leading remuneration package which includes an OTE of £70,000, a company car and a range of fantastic benefits.
Our Market Area Used Car Sales Manager will provide support to the Sales departments across the division by having responsibility for the stock management of over 500 units at a value of over £12m, inclusive of Retail, Trade, Non Franchise and Demo units. You will ensure stock is purchased correctly at the right price to maximise margin and manage stock age by minimising the levels of aging units, which will require consistent management of tight stock control processes to achieve retail budget profitability.
The Market Area Used Car Sales Manager is also responsible for centralising pricing across all sites in the Vertu Mercedes-Benz division and maximising profit opportunities by managing the speed a vehicle goes to market and reviewing the quality of merchandising of these vehicles. You will also be required to build and maintain strong relationship with the brand and 3rd parties, which is fundamental to the role of Market Area Used Car, in addition to upholding the highest ethical standards.
We are looking for a very talented individual with significant experience of buying high volumes of used vehicles for resale in a large motor retail business and a clear understanding of the automotive used vehicle environment, in relation to suppliers, purchasing and logistics, with a proven track record of strong negotiation skills, to ensure that we attain the best vehicle purchasing terms and prices. You must have significant, recent and relevant knowledge in relation to the market trends and factors effecting vehicle pricing and pricing trends, with the ability to forecast the future resale value of vehicles, in addition to handling quality control in a volume buying environment.
Due to the nature of this role and the requirement to build and maintain working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal sills and the ability to influence people to achieve shared objectives. You must also hold a full UK driving licence.
If your application is successful, we will need to complete employment checks prior to you starting with us. For this role, these can include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.
We are proud to be the Motor Retailer who invests more in our colleague's personal development than any other, so if you are successful, you can look forward to on-going training opportunities that provide you with the right career path, career progression and a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice which includes:
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