Area Manager

Vacancy Description

£Negotiable basic (depending upon proven track-record), plus commissions, substantial performance-related bonus, company car and other benefits

The Role

We’re looking for a mature, experienced and dynamic Area Manager to take full responsibility for the development and ongoing management of our branches at Chester, Preston and Warrington. 

Reporting directly to the Senior Management of the business, this role will encompass all aspects of our operations at these depots, with particular emphasis upon developing their sales volumes into the future. 

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Formulating and implementing a business development plan for each depot.
  • Developing and utilising a keen knowledge of local markets and competition.
  • Attracting new accounts and re-activating those who have placed their business elsewhere. Presenting all aspects of our business and our products to clients and prospective clients; developing pricing strategies and the negotiation of Service Level Agreements and tariffs tailored to Clients usage needs.
  • Opening up new areas of business and contributing to the development of new rental products.
  • Managing and motivating depot staff to achieve sales targets.
  • Responsibility for the daily running of your branches, assisted by Team Leaders and Supervisors at each location.


The Person

The successful candidate will have experience in a branch management or business development role in the vehicle rental or automotive industry. Enthusiasm, diplomacy and a mature, intelligent approach to business are prerequisites.

You will have a proven record in developing sales volumes, and in the planning of business development, marketing and sales campaigns.  

A confident and experienced sales negotiator, you will have experience in attracting and developing new accounts, in the preparation of SLA’s, in the delivery of excellent service, and the management and retention of accounts on an ongoing basis. 

With managerial responsibility for three branches, you will be experienced in managing and motivating staff at all levels, and will be able to demonstrate an ability to achieve “buy-in” from your team to your ideas and leadership. Practical experience of day-to-day management of staff, including appraisals, personnel development and the development of individual sales targets is desirable. 


The Rewards

We’re offering a comprehensive and highly-competitive reward package for the right individual. This will include a negotiable basic salary plus an exciting performance-related incentive scheme under which you will participate directly in the success of your branches. Additionally, we offer private healthcare, contributory pension scheme and other benefits, including an executive car.


Application process for this role has finished.