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Regional Automotive Group General Manager - Western United States in Phoenix, Arizona

Rare General Manager opportunity in the Western United States for an experienced Automotive Dealership General Manager or a proven General Sales Manager looking to advance their career. This highly profitable dealership is positioned for growth and looking for a leader who's ready to take it to the next level.  The ideal candidate is a focused, dedicated Leader with a proven track record of success as measured by sales volume, ability to generate gross, and retain net. Emphasis on a leader who has a passion for building, developing, and maintaining teams. Prior GM experience isn’t necessary.  A strong GSM with something to prove would be a great fit.   We offer aggressive compensation packages, based on experience, and support systems. Also, there are highly competitive benefits with an outstanding 401(k) that includes an employer match. Responsibilities As the General Manager, you will be in charge of ensuring the profitability of the dealership by overseeing the various departments which include variable operations (sales & financing), fixed operations (service & parts), and the business office (accounting & administration). Duties of the General Manager include, but are certainly not limited to: * Hiring all management positions, completing performance evaluations regularly, and developing short and long-term goals for each department manager (includes administrative, sales, parts, collision centers, and service departments) * Planning and developing short and long-term goals and objectives annually, and submitting time projections to corporate management for approval * Effectively communicating with the comptroller/office manager on a weekly basis to review departmental forecasts and ensure consistency with annual projections * Paying close attention to daily operations, recommending and creating improved courses of action where necessary * Explaining the policies and procedures of the dealership to all employees and following up with employees to ensure that these issues are understood and followed * Providing dealership management with weekly reports on the financial condition of the dealership * Overseeing the monthly financial statement to ensure it is complete, accurate and submitted on time to the management/dealership owners * Coordinating with the business/administrative office to ensure that records and analyses are correctly maintained * Creating and maintaining a good working relationship with lending institutions and manufacturer personnel * Coordinating regular meetings with the managers of each department to ensure their profitability and efficiency * Overseeing the hiring and training of all department managers * Maintaining an enthusiastic attitude to build positive employee attitudes and morale * Overseeing and maintaining compensation plans for all employees * Creating cost-effective advertising programs and merchandising strategies for the dealership * Focusing on any customer complaints that department managers are unable to rectify and taking the necessary steps to resolve these complaints Qualifications (Education, Experience, Certifications, Licenses) * At least 5 years of dealership sales management experience  * Proven experience as a General Sales Manager in a high volume dealership * Previous General Manager experience is a plus but not required * Two years Finance and Insurance experience, at a minimum * Willing to accept full accountability for operational and financial performance * Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a large, diverse staff * Strong knowledge of vehicle value/pricing trends * Strong computer and Internet skills (multiple platforms) * P & L experience * Financial analysis and reporting experience * Strong knowledge of regulatory and compliance laws * Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills  * ADP Dealer Services Experience a plus * Professional appearance and work ethic * Self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work within a fast-paced environment * Current, valid driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) * All potential employees must pass pre-employment testing including a background check and drug screen Benefits * Paid training and development * Career growth opportunities * Medical and dental coverage * Paid vacation * 401(k)