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General Manager, Western Canada

General Manager, Western Canada

The Company

Honda Canada Inc. is a national automotive organization, rigorous and disciplined in its sales/business management processes, a long established brand that manufactures, markets and sells a complete range of automobiles, sport vehicles and power equipment through national dealer networks.

The Position

Reporting to the Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, the General Manager Western Canada oversees the implementation of corporate policy, sales strategies and programs that continue to build the brand and support the dealer network through a range of advertising and marketing activities, event sponsorship and merchandising.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Effective leadership, team building, motivational and resource allocation activities;
  • Day-to-day direction/leadership of dealer relations across the region;
  • Brand support through marketing and advertising, and developing the dealer network; and,
  • A focus on annual budgeting, forecasting, sales planning and monthly reporting.

The Candidate

The sales professional being sought is strategic, focused, self-starting, a proven team-energizer / senior automotive sales leader possessing:

  • The knowledge and experience to develop, manage and maintain effective dealer relationships;
  • Relevant automobile dealer network experience, including automobiles, recreational vehicles and other power equipment;
  • Professional team building skills, with proven ability to motivate an established sales force to greater levels of achievement; and,
  • The ability to lead and work in a cross-functional matrix in a multi-national organization.

The location is Vancouver or Calgary. Candidates should possess a university degree, and ideally, the ability to work in both official languages. This opportunity will appeal to a career-minded individual who should expect an appointment to a national role in Toronto.

Please reply in confidence to John Corso (corso@cmaexecutivesearch.com) or Steve Mould (mould@cmaexecutivesearch.com), referring to Project #25072. We thank all who express an interest.  We will only contact those applicants who closely meet the client requirements.

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