Sales Manager in Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Lookers Motor Group Limited

Location: Charles Hurst, Kia Newtownabbey

Hours: 44; Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 08:45-17:30, Thurs: 08:45- 20:00 and Sat: 09:00-15:00 (2 on, 1 off)

Salary: £40,000 plus an OTE of £60,000

Are you looking for a career-defining role and longing to be part of something new and exciting?! Charles Hurst Kia Newtownabbey are looking for an ambitious and talented Sales Manager to lead their team.

You will be based out of our BRAND-NEW Kia site which has recently celebrated it’s 18-month birthday! This is your opportunity to jump on board as we continue to make investments and grow our customer base and portfolio.

This is your opportunity to join the fantastic Kia brand which is known for its progressive stance, reliability, and impressive electrical vehicle range! There could even be the opportunity for you to switch out your company car for an electric model in the near future… how cool would that be!

Now here is something super impressive! We have been voted as NO.1 in 2023 by The National Franchised Dealers Association; showing our customers really do value the Kia brand!

As Sales Manager, you will act as a role model for customer service excellence for the team, always leading by example. You will develop long-lasting, meaningful relationships with our customers and coach and motivate the team to do so too. You will be reporting into Jason Hawthorne (Dealership Manager) and be responsible for a team of 3 Sales Executives (covering both new and used vehicles). This is an opportunity not to be missed!

You will oversee the day to day running of the showroom including vehicle valuations and sales, supervising the vehicle journey from workshop prep right through to imaging and showroom presentation. You will work alongside the divisional buyer, dedicated prep Technicians, detailers, and photography team so that you can deliver marketing standards.

  • Managing the full sales process, from web inquiry to phone & showroom.

  • Managing staff performance from structured 121’s to training & development.

  • Implementing department targets and brand KPI’s.

  • Responsible for buying in vehicles. As well as up to date stock pricing.

  • Ensuring full FCA compliance within the Sales Department.

  • Manage and own our Customer Satisfaction.

You will have prior experience in a similar automotive environment with a proven track record in transactional sales and delivering exceptional customer service experiences. You will have experience in leading a highly motivated team and know how to get the best out of each team member.

Are you a Showroom Host or Business Manager looking to progress into 5th gear and REALLY get your career into the fast lane?

Experience monitoring financial performance against budget and the ability to identify and address any shortfalls promptly is a must. You will need the ability to understand finance and insurance product regulations. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate a sale.

About us:

Charles Hurst are proud to be one of the top three motor vehicle retailers in the UK, representing 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a huge range of cars at over 150 franchised dealerships across hundreds of locations throughout the UK & Ireland. We recognise the hard work, flexibility, and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries plus;

  • Enhanced holidays that increase with service

  • Eligibility to join one of our car schemes

  • Critical illness cover after 2 years and Life Assurance

  • Smart Health – free access to support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • For some roles a company car and additional earning potential through commission or bonus.

We strongly believe in nurturing and providing our people with specific manufacturer brand and management training to enhance career development opportunities. So? What are you waiting for?

Charles Hurst are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential.

If your application is successful, we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role and responsibilities, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address, and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.

ID: 2023-1914

External Company Name: Lookers plc (Charles Hurst)

Address Line 1: 547 Antrim Road

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