Location: Southampton

Salary: negotiable basic 

On Target Earnings: £130,000 

Job ref: OC12395

Contact: Jonathan France

Your Recruiter Is 

Jonathan France

Managing Consultant

Overseeing all the Teams

Jonathan France

Managing Consultant

Overseeing all the Teams

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Business / General Manager for our client’s main dealership in the Southampton area. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Head of Business / General Manager to work for fantastic company, a superb brand and to run a highly impressive dealership. This site is one of the highest performing in group, making huge profits and having superb staff in all departments that are long serving and high performing.

We are happy to have a chat prior to application however we won’t discuss any details of the opportunity before receiving a full and up to date CV.


  • This is an opportunity to run a very successful site with a proven & highly regarded motor dealer group.
  • We are looking for an exceptional talent, someone with experience running a large site to a high level of performance.
  • The role is working for a strong brand with high volumes so ideally you will bring volume experience though we are happy to speak with all experienced Head of Businesses who can demonstrate a background of success.

The right person must be a confident and highly professional individual who has the ability to take on a large operation across sales, aftersales and parts. You will be a real leader, someone who can nurture and develop a well-established team and take the site to the next level.

You must have a solid career history and be able to demonstrate successes, regular achievement and over-achievement of targets set YOY and be able to back up any claims.

Someone who has a strong knowledge of both sales and aftersales, has strong motivational skills and has the desire to really push their career to the next level.


  • We are looking for a proven and established Head of Business / General Manager.
  • At least 4 years running a large Car dealership to a highly successful level.
  • Must be a confident, driven and dynamic manager, someone who can really engage a large team.
  • Must be strong with your numbers – someone who always has their finger on the financial pulse.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

Any applications will be 100% confidential and we will only discuss the client upon receiving a copy of your CV. We won’t send your CV until we have discussed the role and company with you.

Reference – OC12395.
Vacancy – General Manager / Head of Business .
Location – Southampton.
Salary – Negotiable Basic OTE around £130,000 – Earnings will be much higher (This is a high performing site).
Hours – to be discussed

Consultant Jack Adams
Octane Recruitment

Please quote reference number: OC12395

Email: jonathan@octanerecruitment.co.uk

Direct Line: 0161 300 5434

Octane Recruitment is a specialist Automotive / Motor Trade recruitment agency. We deal with all aspects of the motor trade so if you have experience then we will be keen to have a chat; everything from Car Dealerships, HGV companies, Fleet companies, manufacturers & independent sites.