Centre Principle at Porsche Centre Dublin

Location Dun Laoghaire relocating to Finglas, Dublin 11 in 2018
Benefits Very attractive executive benefits package
Working hours Working Hours
Salary Competitive
Closing date 31/12/2017

Centre Principle at Porsche Centre Dublin

Joe Duffy Group is Ireland’s leading motor retailer Group with over 400 employees and an enviable franchise portfolio of brands, including BMW, BMWi, MINI, BMW Motorrad, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mazda, Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and KIA. The Joe Duffy Group has a proud heritage of providing excellent customer care from the foundation of its first BMW dealership in 1972. With ambitious plans for further growth, we are now looking to recruit a dynamic and target driven individual, to join our management team.

An exciting and rare opportunity exists for a highly professional and experienced Centre Principle, a proven track record in motor retail sales is a prerequisite and an understanding of aftersales. Irelands only Porsche Centre Dublin, is looking for an experienced motor trade professional to manage our Porsche Centre, this is an exciting time for this brand and in 2018 we will be relocating the Business to a new Flagship Facility in North Dublin.

You will be customer-focused, with a strong commercial awareness, and genuine passion for the motor industry. You will demonstrate strong leadership communication, influential and organizational skills. You must have current experience of dealership systems and procedures, working practices at senior management level, and be able to interpret accounts. You will ensure that all processes, procedures and financial guidelines are adhered to and maintained.

Naturally we will expect the successful candidate to have very strong sales and aftersales management skills, we will also be interested in your attitude, work ethic, communication and interaction skills. These need to include an obsession with quality, a strong desire to exceed customers’ expectations and the innate desire to embrace and enhance the values of the Porsche Brand.


Successfully manage all aspects of the sales and aftersales operations of the dealership to achieve agreed customer satisfaction, loyalty and profitability targets. A hands-on approach is very much our culture in business and you will be expected to lead by example. Target driven, you will thrive within an entrepreneurial environment and demonstrate success by increasing our sales volumes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As well as being responsible for all areas of the business as well as the responsibility for the overall dealership you will assume the role of Head of Sales and tasked with growing our vehicle sales volumes whilst delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Manage all aspects of the Sales Department’s performance to maximise customer service and ensure that the Porsche brand values are articulated in all aspects of a customer’s experience.
  • • Maintain standards of performance of the Sales and Aftersales teams through effective coaching, training and performance management. You will be committed to maintaining a culture of customer service excellence and delight. You will develop an environment of exceptional performance through regular communication, team building and effective coaching. Employee reviews should be core to your people strategy: from monitoring, measuring and directing current performances; to developing future aspirations.

  • Communicate and maintain customer service standards and measurements in line with the requirements of the Group and the Brand.
  • You will lead a significant Aftersales team in this exciting and dynamic organization overseeing the Service, Parts and Workshop teams ensuring maximum profitability and commercial opportunities.
  • Ensuring the dealership adheres to Porsche and Group standards at all times
  • Working with Group HR, recruit and select the Sales and Aftersales team members in line with Porsche and Group requirements.
  • To manage the mix and specification of new products based on sales trends, local market intelligence and the allocation and production constraints.
  • In conjunction with the Sales team and Group, oversee the supply of new and used vehicles.
  • • Maintain high customer satisfaction levels through the understanding and adherence to customer satisfaction indicators within brand and group

  • Implement and develop customer follow up systems and procedures to increase customer loyalty and to ensure superior customer service standards in line with the Porsche brand.
  • Maximise commercial opportunities through developing and implementing effective and consistent Sales and Aftersales events and campaigns.
  • Monitors and evaluates customer needs and competitor activity in the local market, ensuring that campaigns are relevant and targeted.
  • Liaise with other departments to maintain the accuracy of the customer database.
  • Regularly communicates and interacts with members of other departments to develop the business and the dealership team ethos.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment, ensuring staff comply with Health and Safety requirements.
  • Liaise with Group Marketing to drive programs and initiatives to promote the Porsche brand
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Key Competencies:

    Managing People
    Intellectually aware of and has a belief in the value of the human asset to current and future business success. Has the skills to draw the best performance from the people you manage and/or interacts with, in a manner that builds relationships and team spirit.

    Consumer and Market Focus
    Prioritises the need to have an understanding of the relevant consumer and local market influences. Possesses an energy and genuine regard for the importance of the customer to the sustainability of the business and the Brand and ensures procedures and attitudes are in place throughout their area of responsibility to deliver excellent levels of service.

    Business and Commercial acumen
    Effectively analyses and interprets all types of commercial data, in order to accurately diagnose and put in place appropriate solutions to ensure business success and growth. Has the ability to anticipate and act proactively as well as responsively.

    Personal Impact
    Possesses the personal impact and stature of a professional business person. Has the essential skills to make an impact with a range of people and possess a level of self-awareness that enables them to adapt their style to suit different requirements.

    Brand Alignment
    Knowledgeable of and aligned to the Porsche Brand, acting as trustworthy ambassador in the eyes of the customer, staff and peers. Runs their area of responsibility in a manner that honours the Brand values and supports Brand strategy in all that it does.

    Strategic Development and Planning
    Has the ability to see the bigger picture and envisage the longer term implications of actions and ideas. Whilst (s)he must focus on maximising the potential of their area of responsibility today, (s)he must also have an eye for opportunity, plan for the future and be able to manage some strategic risks.


    Competitive OTE package including a very impressive benefits portfolio.

    If you have a genuine enthusiasm for the exceptional Porsche products and believe that you can help us to maintain and further build upon our success, please apply with a CV today.

    We do not require the assistance of third parties or agencies - Thank you.

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