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Career Opportunities for an Automotive Business Manager

10 MAR 2014

The role of automotive business manager can be difficult and challenging, but also very rewarding. Running your own dealership comes with a certain level of pressure, but the thrill of seeing your associates execute your sale plan to close a sale, or the joy of watching the different departments under your command coordinate smoothly and efficiently to ensure tremendous customer satisfaction will more than make up for it. Your leadership and logistic skills will be put to the test, though rest assured that you won’t have to do it all on your own. Your team will be there to support you, just like you are there to support them. Being a team player can be a highly effective management style that creates a sense of community and camaraderie at your dealership. For more great career tips, check out this blog by the Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute.

High Stakes, High Rewards

The automotive business manager is a high-responsibility position. Not only will the person in charge have to interact with account executives, high-level clients and different levels of managements, but he or she will also be responsible for the development and implementation of all sales plans. Since the general cost of a vehicle is, for most customers, not a small transaction, you will also need to be well versed in sales laws as well as legally binding business contracts. The overall goal of your team should be to transform your clients into “customers for life,” returning to the same dealership over time for repairs or additional sales needs.”