Automotive General Manager Job Description

Automotive General Manager Job Description

Automotive General Manager Job Overview

An automotive general manager oversees all aspects of an automotive dealership’s daily operations, including staffing, procedures, operational budget, and sales monitoring. They establish employee protocols and work closely with the general sales manager to track the auto group’s progress toward unit sales goals, profitability, and other quotas. Auto general managers must be tactical while overseeing sales teams, inventory, and business operations. They devote significant time to planning, strategizing, and measuring car sales and processes. They determine future training needs of store managers, sales associates, and service department team members. An automotive general manager’s ultimate goal is to ensure customer satisfaction and smooth daily operations of the dealership.

Automotive General Manager Job Template

Automotive General Manager Job Summary

Are you ready to take the next big step in your automotive industry career? Our high-volume auto dealership seeks a full-time automotive general manager to oversee and motivate our talented team of professionals. Ideal candidates for this position should have a track record of successful management positions with at least 3 years of experience, and a strong desire to succeed with integrity. You will oversee daily operations and assist sales and service managers in setting big but realistic goals. We offer a competitive base salary and financial incentives — when our automotive dealership succeeds, so do you! If you have dealership management experience and excellent communication skills, apply today!


Ashburn, VA

Automotive General Manager Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily operations, remedy customer complaints promptly, and ensure customer satisfaction metrics are met
  • Recruit, hire, and train service managers, office managers, and sales/finance department managers to meet profit levels
  • Assist with the creation of affordable advertising campaigns and programs to increase sale and brand visibility for the car dealership
  • Attend manager meetings and establish good working relationships with owners, managers, and dealership staff to establish sales processes and recommend daily unit sales
  • Implement growth strategies that align with automotive group objectives by carefully assessing profit and loss while maintaining vehicle inventory that meets the needs of the local market
  • Review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for accuracy and completion before sharing with upper dealership management
  • Learn and uphold all local, state, and federal regulations impacting vehicle sales, and the automotive industry as a whole

Automotive General Manager Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required; a high school diploma or GED equivalent needed
  • Three or more years of experience in a sales manager or general manager position for a dealership or auto group is necessary
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry and trends
  • Possess a state-issued driver’s license and acceptable driving record to operate dealership-owned vehicles
  • Strong communication skills; a track record of leadership; and the ability to interpret profit and loss statements are necessary for success

Automotive General Manager Compensation

$53,205 (National Average)

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