General Manager - Agriculture

Location Devon
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Machinery, Technical & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £TBC
Contact name: Sophie Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 15152 SA *
Published: 7 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

General Manager

Location of the Job: South West - Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

The Company: Is a specialist supplier of Agricultural and Groundcare Machinery.

The Industry: Agricultural Machinery, Farm Machinery, Groundcare Equipment, Groundcare Machinery, Tractors, ATVs.

The Job Role Details:

You will be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the depots, with the aim to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the employees and processes.

A strategic business partner and a key member of the senior leadership team, you will support the CEO, Heads of Department and their teams, to ensure financial and commercial targets are delivered.

Key Responsibilities:
You will:

  • Monitor performance and productivity of managerial employees from the parts, sales, and service departments on an ongoing basis.

  • Develop, with input from managers, promotions/advertising specials for the Dealerships.

  • Attend Dealership Management meetings.

  • Ensure Health and Safety Standards are maintained.

  • Provide guidance to managers.

  • Review financial reports for action such as: inventories including parts, inventory turnover, new and used equipment, whole goods, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial ratios, new and used equipment and parts sales.

  • Recruitment of new team members.

  • Set yearly objectives for staff, with input from managers, for each of the departments.

  • Conduct performance reviews with Managers.

  • Monitor performance through KPI's, with input from manager, and productivity of employees on an ongoing basis and ensure monthly manager meetings are in place.

  • Ensure employees attend training programs and advise on training programs for employees.

  • Identify growth opportunities.

  • Maximise efficiencies in all operations.

Ideal Person Skills & Qualifications:
You will have / be:

  • Degree qualified in an agricultural or business discipline.

  • A working knowledge of agriculture.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal & written.

  • Able to build constructive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure a good level of support and challenge.

  • Strong attention to detail, ensuring work produced is always accurate.

  • A high level of commercial awareness.

  • A team player but with the ability to work autonomously when necessary.

  • Able to lead and manage a team of direct and indirect reports.

  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.

  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Appreciation of the importance of customer service.

  • Energetic and highly motivated in pursuit of business growth and success.

  • An awareness of marketing strategies, company image and reputation management

Additional Information:

  • This is a permanent full-time position.

  • Working Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm.

Salary Package: TBC

Plus Benefits: Commission, mobile phone, company vehicle, ongoing manufacturer training and development support, 22 days holiday plus bank holidays, Company pension scheme and staff discounts.

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