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National Network Development Manager

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, with some of the most iconic brands that the industry has ever seen. But we're also a great Sales, Marketing and Digital operation in our own right. Last year over 350,000 cars and vans were registered from the Volkswagen Group UK brands, achieving a market share of over 22% and confirming our position as the leading automotive company in the UK.

With a global target to be balance-sheet CO2 neutral by the year 2050, we are leading the automotive transition to zero emission battery electric vehicles. We're focusing on key strategic initiatives to help us become the leading provider of mobility services in the UK, digital sales, the next generation of aftersales and new efficient distribution structures to name a few.

We have a unique culture, built on difference and a friendly rivalry that inspires us all. Across our business, we learn from each other, encourage each other and regularly challenge each other to think differently. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time.

The exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Network Development team as a National Network Development Manager. There is responsibility for a team of multi-branded Investor aligned Network Development managers. Therefore, the role will support and drive the execution of Network Development strategies of all Brands through this matrix-manages field team. Enabled through the matrix-managed field team, and with direct responsibility for a number of Group Investors, this role carries ultimate responsibility for the implementation of the Group Ideal Network plan as well as the implementation of all Brand standards and guidelines.

Some of the many key activities delivered in this role include; chairing the bi-monthly Brand Network Development board meeting, ensuring that all Network Development brand objective are tracked and delivered on plan, being responsible for working with Financial Risk Investors to minimise the risk to VWG, and manage all network standard compliance and escalation processes for your Investors and ensure all non-compliance documentation and audit trails are maintained to support and notice of terminations that result in non-compliance escalations.

The ideal candidate should have a thorough understanding of Motor Trade Law, Company Law and industry knowledge as manufacturer and retail level.

So what can we offer you? We know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, car, fuel card and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle, including hybrid working.

Sound like a challenge? We'd love to hear from you…

  • Contract Type:
    Full-time - Permanent
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
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  • Function:
    Group Commercial Services
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  • Closing Date:
    31 August 2022
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