General Manager

Muster Limited


  • Senior automotive management role leading two strong brands
  • 100% NZ owned distributor
  • Diverse product range

General Manager

About the companies

Isuzu Utes New Zealand (IUNZ) is the authorised distributor of Isuzu light commercial vehicles in New Zealand. It supports a nationwide dealer network of retail and service centres.

Global Motors New Zealand is the authorised distributor of Renault light commercial and passenger vehicles. With an exciting and growing product range their network is growing.

Both companies are 100% New Zealand owned.

About the role

The General Manager reports to the Group Managing Director and is responsible for the operation of the overall business and achievement of the financial forecasts.

You will lead the team culture and be instrumental in delivering NZ's best customer experience across the two brands working within board approved policies and procedures. You will provide accurate and timely forecasting and actual results.

The role will have approximately 40 indirect reports with around 5 direct reports and will be based out of Mount Wellington.

The detail

  • Manage ongoing relationships with manufacturers
  • Oversee sales team and ensure both internal forecasts and brand targets are achieved
  • Monitor through data and maintain acceptable ESI, DSI and CSI scores
  • Maintain key relationships such as shipping companies, IUNZ/Renault management, suppliers, and strategic partners
  • Oversee daily business operations and management of team
  • Evaluate performance and productivity data versus benchmarks
  • Research, develop and implement growth strategies
  • Collaborate with Executive team on strategic direction and profitability of the company
  • Be accountable for providing the Board of Directors with accurate and timely reporting and presentations
  • Set and continually manage expectations with team members, customers, and suppliers
  • Coach, mentor and motivate team members
  • Manage critical entity relationships specifically dealers, large fleet, and lease companies
  • Ensure alignment between budgets and business strategies
  • Working relationship with Inspire for all marketing related matters relating to IUNZ/Renault
  • Working relationship with Parts and Service
  • Overseas travel as and when required
  • Any other tasks as required to successfully fulfil the role

About you

  • You need to be a self-starter, with a can do attitude and excellent communication skills
  • You will have a strong management track record within the New Zealand automotive industry
  • Proven ability in stock ordering and management
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent financial skills including forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning
  • Strong and proven ability in P&L/profit centre management
  • Experience working with a board of directors
  • You will have excellent people leadership skills
  • Strong presentation skills

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for two iconic global brands operating across New Zealand. The company has a culture that cares for its employees and offers excellent development opportunities. A competitive renumeration package will be offered.

If you feel you are interested in this role, please apply now including an up-to-date CV and relevant cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate.

For more information on the position, please contact Matt Twiselton or Daryl Feast at Musterrecruit on +64 9 394 7444


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