Richardson Executive Search

Automotive General Manager Filled

Current as of: March 21, 2019

Location/City: Calgary

Region: Calgary Area

Employer: Richardson Executive Search

Recruiter Name: Daryl Henry


Possible Relocation:

Are you looking to grow your career? Our client, a large successful Western Canadian based Auto Group, is looking for an experienced General Sales Manager/General Manager to join our team. We are looking for a driven, proven, professional, career minded, individual to come on board. If you have been a successful General Sales Manager and have been working to take the next step in your career or are already a proven GM, this opportunity is for you

Job Description:

  • Establishes the dealership’s short, medium, and long-term objectives within the Dealer Group leadership.
  • Ensure the financial structure of the dealership is sound and well balanced.
  • Strong focus on Sales growth and Fixed Operations.
  • Achieves monthly targeted objectives.
  • Continues an efficient communication system throughout the entire dealership.
  • Represent the dealer group in various areas, contact with major customers, the manufacturer, the owner, the financial community, and the public.
  • Plans dealership operations for the coming year and submits the plan to the senior management for approval. Strong ability to attract excellent staff and develop talent.
  • Monitors the daily control of operations and recommends improved procedures, if necessary.
  • Supplies senior management with reports on the dealership’s financial position.
  • Works directly with all managers to ensure the financial statements are accurate.
  • Regular training of sales staff on a weekly basis.
  • Conducts regular management meetings to ensure that each department is functioning efficiently and profitably.
  • Ensures that the manufacturer’s policies and procedures are being observed by the various departments.
  • Resolves customer complaints when the department manager has not managed to find a solution.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and success as a General Sales Manager/GM in the automotive industry.
  • Dealership Management experience is required.
  • Will be positive minded and upbeat to complement our existing management team.
  • Will have an exemplary leadership style and customer service skills.

If you have a great work ethic and execute on the business plan, you can expect:

  • A very strong and competitive compensation plan
  • Benefits package
  • Excellent bonus program




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