Job of the Week, April 8: OEM dealer development manager

Publish Date: 
Apr 9, 2013

In an editorial partnership with powersports recruiting firm Lonski and Associates, Dealernews presents the Job Opening of the Week for April 8-12, 2013. 

INDIALANTIC, Fla. - Recruiting firm Lonski and Associates announces that a "major" OEM is hiring a dealer development manager for North America. And for you road warriors with an aversion to cubicles, here's the good part: It's a home office position that requires extensive business travel.

The position "is responsible for managing all network development activity for the improvement of existing dealers and the development of new dealers throughout North America," according to Lonski and Associates. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing and administering new dealer prospecting campaigns in key markets;
  • Formulating and deploying marketing plans to attract new dealer candidates;
  • Interviewing and evaluating new dealer candidates, and assisting them in the application process; and
  • Conducting new dealer orientation training.

Candidates must have solid experience in market analysis and in identifying market opportunities, plus a proven knowledge of dealership business structures and profit centers, according to Lonski and Associates. In addition, candidates must demonstrate advanced interview, prospecting and presentation skills, an ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance, strong organizational and problem-solving skills, and proven attention to detail. 

The company is looking for a "passionate" individual "with fit/feel for the off-road/MX/dual-sport/street bike motorcycle industry," according to the recruitment firm. Candidates should expect to travel for business more than 75 percent of the time.

Those interested in applying must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of dealer development experience within North America, DMV and franchise law experience, and be proficient in a number of software programs, according to the recruiters.

Those interested should contact Jay Wadzinski at 321-327-7619 or Jan Plessner at 949-900-6909.

Posted by Mary Slepicka