Car Manufacturer Jobs
Around 40 mainstream car brands and around 10 mainstream truck brands invest billions in the design and manufacture of products in highly competitive and mature global markets. And, to enable global sales, create sales channels through a large number of national sales companies (NSC’s) and importers.
Although, with cars especially, the market is segmented by both retail value and vehicle type, the structure of a NSC is broadly similar. Most have teams of people responsible for product planning, franchising and brand standards including training, business management, marketing, sales operations, after-sales operations including parts sales, technical support and approved used vehicle programmes.
Most manufacturers are great places for career development, often having a graduate-entry point where bright and ambitious people can be exposed to a number of different business areas to find their niche – and from there develop great careers. Most senior managers within these businesses have worked across a number of functions before securing one of the top jobs.
It’s a great indicator of a business to be able to appoint and promote from within, and it’s equally great for a recruiter like us to say to candidates that they will have genuine career opportunities open to them if they can secure the role they’re going for.
When we’re briefed on roles it’s usually because there’s a need for a very specific skill, or there is new headcount being created in the pursuit of increased volume. The roles we handle tend to be dealer development – sales and after-sales, franchising, marketing and fleet sales – or in product planning, technical support or distribution and logistics. The level of opportunity ranges from operators at the ‘coal face’ of the business through to senior management and board level.